Special guest conductor and world-renowned violinist Yuval Waldman returns to USAO as performer and director for the upcoming Brahms Festival June 23-27. The third in the series of five events planned through spring, 2009, the Brahms Festival features musical guests, theatrical performances and much more. He is shown here with USAO graduate and pianist Rhenada Finch of Lindsay. Each event is free and open to the public.
Duncan attorney Gretchen Roddy, left, leaves the USAO Board of Regents this month after a seven-year term on the board. Roddy was appointed in 2001 by Gov. Frank Keating. Serving his last meeting as chair, Chickasha attorney Wes Johnston, right, was presented a gavel at Tuesday's meeting of the USAO Board of Regents by USAO President John Feaver. Johnston is serving a seven-year term, appointed by Gov. Brad Henry in 2003.
USAO students met with a national student leader on June 4 â€“ Anthony Daniels, chair of the National Education Association Student Program (center). From left are Amy Lasater, secretary of the Student Oklahoma Education Association/SNEA secretary; Floyd Cox, SOEA student advisor; Dr. Jeanne Mather, faculty advisor to SNEA and Kappa Delta Pi at USAO; Cindy Carlton, campus vice president of SOEA; guest speaker Anthony Daniels; Ellen Fitzwater, SNEA/KDP treasurer; Wendy Czikra, 2007-09 president of USAO SOEA; Thomas Parker, USAO KDP president and SOEA state legislative representative; Stephanie Grillo, incoming president of USAO SNEA 2008-2009; and Lindsay Kirtley, KDP historian.