Dozens of students are gearing up for the annual USAO Droverspirit Wind Ensemble and Key Players spring concert April 1 in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., both ensembles will provide an evening of eclectic and upbeat music. The concert is free and open to the public.
Chickasha singer/songwriter Michael Bendure hits the stage with a solo concert March 28 at USAO. At 7:30 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium, Bendure will perform an evening of original acoustic songs. The concert is free and open to the public.
Four graduating art students are joining forces with previous art graduates in the BFA student exhibit at the USAO Art Gallery. In all, 14 current and former bachelor of art seniors are displaying original artwork. An opening reception with refreshments and live music is scheduled March 29 at 4 p.m. in the gallery, located in Davis Hall. From left, clockwise, are Chris Castor, Lindsey Finch, Bonnie Amspacher and Chelsea McClanahan.
Dr. Stephen Kandeh, assistant professor of sociology, and other USAO faculty host the first Symposium on Africa March 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the USAO Student Center Ballroom. Special guest researchers, scholars and faculty from other Oklahoma universities join to discuss Africa's past, present and future and its effect on the globe, America and society as a whole. The symposium is free and open to the public.
The USAO Concert Choir presents its annual spring concert March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre. The free concert features traditional spirituals, folk songs, pop selections and is open to the public.
Shakespearean expert and literary historian Stephen Greenblatt recently addressed a crowd of 350 in USAO's Te Ata Memorial Auditorium as part of the annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium. His March 6 lecture, entitled, 'Shakespearean Beauty Marks,' speculated that the famous playwright preferred distinct facial features over flawless images, a preference which distinguished Shakespeare at the time and continues to do so today.
USAO's Spring Triad, a combination of the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, the Droverstock music festival and the statewide high school Scholastic Meet, is scheduled for April 3 on the USAO campus. Last year, more than 800 artists of all ages blanketed the university sidewalks with original artwork like the drawing shown here. Thousands of students of all ages are anticipated to participate in the day's events. The Spring Triad is open to the public.