October 2007

Metro Artist, Teacher Receive USAO Alumni Awards

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October-31-2007
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USAO graduates Amy Brooks Ingram and Paul Mays are this year’s USAO Young Alumni Award recipients. Ingram is a co-founder of an inner-city college preparatory middle school in northeast Oklahoma City. Mays is an award-winning independent metro artist.


CHICKASHA – Two graduates from the University of Science and Arts have been chosen to receive this year’s Young Alumni Awards at the annual USAO Alumni Homecoming. Metro artist Paul Mays and language arts innovator Amy Brooks Ingram were honored during an annual luncheon Nov. 2 as part of the alumni reunion.

Wade, Loop Inducted Into USAO Alumni Hall of Fame

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October-31-2007
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Oklahoma College for Women alumnae Paula Loop and Mary Helen Scrogin Wade are being honored at USAO Nov. 2 as part of the annual USAO Alumni Homecoming festivities. Loop, left, was a World War II WASP pilot who was killed at age 29 when her plane crashed. Scrogin is an award winning piano teacher and music educator.

 


CHICKASHA – As part of its annual Alumni Homecoming, the University of Science and Arts selected two individuals to receive honors at an awards luncheon for new USAO Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. A World War II fighter pilot and a music educator were named to the Hall of Fame during theNov. 2 ceremony.

Tickets Required for Fall Commencement Dec. 7

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October-29-2007
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Graduating seniors will receive nine tickets for family and friends at the annual fall commencement, Dec. 7. In the spring, commencement was divided between two venues. Students shown here prepared for the ceremony in the hallway outside the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.


For the first time ever, admission to the fall commencement on Dec. 7 at the University of Science and Arts will require tickets.

USAO Drama Department Receives Statewide Awards

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October-26-2007
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Cast and crew members of “Death of a Salesman” took home multiple state awards and distinctions following last week’s performance by the USAO drama department. The team received honors from American College Theatre Festival judges after its matinee performance Oct. 14. Cast members took a moment from a recent rehearsal to blow off some steam with this silly pose.

 

CHICKASHA – For most people, death is the end of a long journey. But for the drama department at the University of Science and Arts, it’s just the beginning. Its recent fall production, Arthur Miller’s “The Death of a Salesman,” earned several state drama awards and honors after its final performance last weekend.

USAO Fills Annual Homecoming With Fun Nov. 2-4

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October-25-2007


CHICKASHA – Preparations for this year’s Alumni Homecoming are underway at the University of Science and Arts. Coordinators say that the annual festivities, scheduled Nov. 2-4, are filled with fun events and activities for the anticipated 300 guests from across the nation.

Flamenco Guitarist Heats Up Stage Nov. 6 at USAO

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October-24-2007
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Flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford takes listeners on a gypsy joyride through the mysterious hillsides of Spain Nov. 6 at USAO. As part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series, the world-traveling virtuoso will share his guitar mastery with a crowd in the Te Ata Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through the USAO Business Office at (405) 574-1213.


CHICKASHA – Although flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford has traveled the world over, he is returning to his Oklahoma roots Nov. 6 to perform at the University of Science and Arts as the third installment in the annual Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS).

ASL Club Presents Event for Deaf Public Oct. 29 at USAO

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October-23-2007


CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts is inviting the local deaf and hard of hearing community to attend a special presentation Oct. 29 on the USAO campus. The presentation, led by Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD), is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in the Gary Hall Lounge.

The event is free and open to the public.

USAO Hosts OMEA All-State Choir Auditions Oct. 27

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October-22-2007


CHICKASHA – Continuing in last year’s footsteps, the University of Science and Arts will host the Oklahoma Music Educator’s Association (OMEA) All-State Choir regional auditions Oct. 27.

Bach Festival Explores Life, Times of Bach at USAO Oct. 22-27

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October-17-2007

 

CHICKASHA – Professors, professional musicians and student performers are joining forces for a six-night musical, intellectual and philosophical look at Johann Sebastian Bach at the University of Science and Arts. Beginning Oct. 22, the university is offering six consecutive evenings of free events that center not only on the famous composer’s music, but different aspects of the life and times of Bach.

Gay-Straight Alliance Club Holds Public Event Oct. 11

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October-08-2007


CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts is home to many clubs and organizations that advocate for and serve in their communities. One student club, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), is doing its part by encouraging local participation in its “Rainbow Union Event” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 on the USAO oval.