Guthrie-based Byron Berline Band hits the stage Sept. 18 at USAO. The first act in the seventh annual Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series, the raucus bluegrass band kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are on sale through the USAO Business Office at (405) 574-1213.
CHICKASHA – Chickasha’s premier performing arts series kicks off Sept. 18 with a house-stompin’ evening of fiddles, banjo and more when the Byron Berline Band takes the stage at the University of Science and Arts.
Beginning Aug. 29, international exhibitor and award-winning artist Tim Sullivan reveals mankind’s fascination with his own image in a display of abstract artwork at the USAO Art Gallery. Visitors can meet Sullivan at the opening reception at 7 p.m. in the gallery. His exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 19.
CHICKASHA – While many artists would see a physical impairment as a disability, Tim Sullivan exploits it: he’s dyslexic. Beginning Aug. 29, the international exhibitor and award-winning artist will display his original prints and ceramics at the University of Science and Arts.
Joe Settlemires, USAO ShowBand director, recently rubbed elbows with jazz guitar legend George Benson (right) at the annual Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival in Oklahoma City.
CHICKASHA – When Joe Settlemires signed on to play at a tribute concert this summer, he didn’t just salute one of jazz guitar’s greatest musicians; he performed alongside some of the greatest jazz guitarists to date.
At the annual Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival in Oklahoma City this June, Settlemires opened for the jazz quintet The Yellowjackets, members of which he played with 30-40 years ago.
A “drove” of freshmen – who this year rank among the highest, academically, in university history – try to untangle themselves during Freshman Orientation at USAO. Fall classes begin Aug. 27, with enrollment continuing through Aug. 31.
CHICKASHA –The end of Freshman Orientation brings the beginning of a new school year at the University of Science and Arts. Fall classes begin Aug. 27 at Oklahoma’s public liberal arts college. Enrollment continues through Aug. 31.
USAO’s Marcie Price, graphic designer, stars in the leading role of Shelby in the Chickasha Community Theatre production of “Steel Magnolias” this weekend. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the Davis Hall Theatre, with a matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. From left are Kristy Jarnagin, Christy Clift, Frances Redding, Marcie Price, Sachelle Story and Susan FaGalde.
Students experience their first taste of college life during Freshman Orientation Week, 2006.
CHICKASHA – Moving to the top of the exclusive “Great Schools, Great Prices” list in U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma takes the No. 1 spot among all baccalaureate colleges in the western United States ranked for both academic quality and reasonable cost.
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins joins USAO President John Feaver and Marilyn Feaver to unveil a new history exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center on Aug. 27. A public reception is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at the new facility northeast of the State Capitol. An official Oklahoma Centennial event, the exhibit and its statewide tour salute great Oklahoma women, specifically 10 whose stories span 1917-58 on the campus of the Oklahoma College for Women. Four are living and remain internationally recognized leaders in their fields of medicine, art and music and librarianship.
CHICKASHA -- A new museum exhibit will be unveiled Aug. 27 that colorfully tells the story of 10 women whose common experience at the Oklahoma College for Women helped them to change their world. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins will introduce the exhibition at the new Oklahoma History Center, northeast of the State Capitol.
A 1951 Oklahoma College for Women graduate left stocks valued at more than $600,000 to the USAO Alumni Association. Aurelia Howery, shown in this 1951 OCW yearbook photo, left the stocks for student scholarships.
BERGEN, N.J. – A uniquely visionary woman who managed a full-time career but also found time and energy to garden, quilt, travel the world and invest heavily in the lives of her grandchildren, has made an investment in the lives of students for generations to come at the University of Science and Arts.