Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams, left, will be the featured speaker during the Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service. In addition to her 8 p.m. presentation, Williams will moderate a panel discussion scheduled at 4 p.m. Participants on the panel include educator Amy Ingram, middle top; environmental activitist Robert Waldrop, bottom middle; Greensburg, Kansas mayor Bob Dixson, top right; and civil rights activitist Marilyn Luper Hildreth, bottom right. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Gelato is just better in Germany. Participants of the May 2008 trip enjoy seeing the sights around Heidelberg. The 2009 trip includes tours of Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London. The European Quartet is scheduled May 13-21, 2009. Information is available at www.usao.edu/news.
Bradford E. Ableson will be honored as an inductee into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fall on Nov. 8. Ableson has devoted his life to service as a chaplain in the U.S. Armed Services and has influened people nationally and globally as a pioneer in the field.
Russian-born Israeli violinist Yuval Waldman serves as both performer and director of music for the Bartok Festival. The festival is the fourth in a five part series that explore the life and times of each composer through a liberal arts perspective, involving interactive and multimedia presentations giving insight into relevant and related topics in history, politics, science, philosophy and other disciplines.
Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts alumnae Bill and Carol Wallace are being honored at USAO Nov. 8 as part of the annual USAO Alumni Homecoming festivities. The Wallaces are nationally recognized authors and speakers.
Warren Custer and Jason Hobbs start the Saturday night set at Oddfellow’s Music Hall. Tyrel Greenhalgh, a music major at USAO, started the business as a way to showcase local talent. For more information, visit Oddfellow’s MySpace page
USAO invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members to join a team of travelers headed to New York May 19-24. More information is available from tour leaders Roger Drummond at (405) 361-2554 or Jacquelyn Knapp at (405) 361-2554. From left are 2008 New York tour members C.W. Bardsher, Adeel Siddiqui, Robert Story and Payton Hamm.