April 2009

Concert Wind Ensemble, Key Players in Concert April 7 at USAO

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April-01-2009
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“A delightful hour of distinctively rousing, raucous and unusual entertainment” is how Dr. Dan Hanson, professor of music at USAO, describes the Spring Concert of the Concert Wind Ensemble and Key Players April 7 in USAO’s Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Two talented music groups will be featured in one night of entertainment during the Spring Concert of the Concert Wind Ensemble and The Key Players at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The performance is scheduled April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus.

"The Wind Ensemble will present a colorful and challenging program with the music of Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Howard Hanson, Vaclav Nelhybel, James Curnow and Anne McGinty," said Dr. Dan Hanson, professor of music and director of both groups.

Science, Education, Faith Issues Examined in Emerson-Wier Symposium

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April-03-2009
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"The Promise of Science and Challenges of Science Education" was the theme of a panel discussion during the annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts March 26. An audience of 250 attended the discussion led by moderator Aleisha Karjala, assistant professor of political science at USAO. Panelists included Keith B. Miller, Kenneth R. Hobson, Edward O. Wilson, Robert Frodeman, Joseph Thai and Edna Manning. A photo gallery from the Symposium is available at usao.edu/news (click 'photo fun').

Six great minds argued various perspectives on the future of science and education at the third annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts March 26. Among the issues on the table were science literacy, interdisciplinarity in science and the evolution vs. creation debate during the program called The Promise of Science and Challenges of Science Education.

Dr. Robert Frodeman, director of the University of North Texas Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity, discussed What Does an Interdisciplinary Science Look Like?

Spring Showband Concert Features Music for Everyone

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April-01-2009
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Fiddle player Monte Gaylord will be the featured guest during the spring concert of the Showband at the University of Science and Arts April 10. The concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The group is under the direction of Joe Settlemires.

The music of Whitney Houston, Bob Wills, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra and a special surprise conclusion will be just part of the spring concert of the Showband at the University of Science and Arts April 10.

The concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

Crowds Brave Weather for Spring Triad at USAO

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April-06-2009
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Lindsay Wallace, Brandon Ruble, LaShay Henderson and Jasmine Williams from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf took home the Best of Show award during the 2009 Montmartre chalk art competition at the University of Science and Arts. Artists from elementary schools, high schools and colleges across the state created more than 340 original works of art in four hours canvassing the entire oval.

Although it was probably the coldest and windiest day in the 20 year history of the Montmartre chalk art competition, more than 900 artists bundled up to participate in the April 2 event at the University of Science and Arts.

In all, more than 1,700 students participated in Montmartre, the statewide high school Scholastic Meet and the Droverstock music festival -- also known as the Spring Triad.

Artscope Summer Scholarships Available Through May 1

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April-01-2009
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Artscope, Chickasha’s two-week summer art camp, currently is accepting registration forms and scholarship applications for the 2009 session. In its 11th year, Artscope will be held June 15-26 on the USAO campus.

Summer in Chickasha means one thing for local children -- Artscope. Chickasha’s premier arts camp is gearing up for a fun two weeks by offering scholarships to the community. In its 11th year, Artscope is scheduled June 15-26 on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Enrollment for the camp is now open to the public.

Tuition for the two-week, all day camp is $150 per child ages 8-12. However, partial-to-full scholarships for eligible students are available through assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Community Leaders Establish Two New Scholarships

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April-01-2009
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Chickasha community leaders Harold and Kay Jackson (top) and USAO Alumni Hall of Fame recipient Merenda O'Bar and her husband Jesse established two scholarships to benefit education majors at the University of Science and Arts. The scholarships are available through the USAO Alumni Association. The Association awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to USAO students in the 2008-09 academic year.

When students at the University of Science and Arts apply for one of the more than 75 scholarships available from the USAO Alumni Association, they will have two new scholarships available for the next academic year.

Chickasha community leaders Harold and Kay Jackson and USAO Alumni Hall of Fame recipient Merenda O'Bar established two scholarships to benefit education majors at the college.

Pioneer of USAO Core Curriculum to Speak at Spring Commencement

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April-10-2009
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Dr. Ingrid Shafer, professor of philosophy and religion and Mary Jo Ragan Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, will address 142 graduating seniors and their families April 17 during two spring commencement ceremonies at 6 and 8 p.m. Shafer will conclude a 41 year career at the University of Science and Arts at the end of April.

Concluding a 41 year career at the University of Science and Arts, Dr. Ingrid Shafer, professor of philosophy and religion and Mary Jo Ragan Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, will address 142 graduating seniors and their families April 17 during two spring commencement ceremonies at 6 and 8 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.