Three USAO alumni, Shane Harris (left), Michelle Skinner (center) and Steve Sanders (right) return to campus for a recital with current students as part of the Alumni Homecoming festivities this weekend. The recital begins at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel.
A joint recital featuring alumni, students and the university chamber choir is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Alumni Chapel as part of the Alumni Homecoming festivities.
KAISER, a surreal but timely adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, runs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10 in the Davis Hall Little Theater. The show is free to USAO students, staff and faculty. Tickets are $10 at the door with a $5 discount for students. The play is appropriate for audience members over 13; younger audiences may be disturbed by nightmarish makeup and stylized violence.
During this hotly contested presidential election, fueled by a sluggish economy and a polarized electorate, Katie Davis, associate professor of theatre arts, feels like the time is right for some political commentary from long ago.
“I want to present a play that reminds audiences of the importance of the thinking voter - while giving them a theatrical experience that will surprise and delight them,” Davis says.
Sophia Durbin (left) and Abigail Grimes (center) of Ryan work with USAO alumna Vanessa Tindell (right) to make a golden penny during the 2011 Women in Technology and Science Workshop. This year’s workshop for 5th and 6th grade girls is scheduled for Nov. 3. Registration is available online at link.usao.edu/WITS12 or by calling 574-1325.
Area 5th and 6th grade girls can learn about careers in science and technology during the Women in Technology and Science Workshop, scheduled for Nov. 3 at the University of Science and Arts.
April Doshier, executive director for Food and Shelter and a Chickasha native, returns to her alma mater to receive the USAO Young Alumni award on Nov. 3. The annual reunion, scheduled from Nov. 1-4, is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.
Chickasha native April Doshier embodies the call to service that is implicit in the liberal arts mission of her alma mater.
Doshier will be honored for her service to some of Oklahoma’s most at-risk communities with the Young Alumni Award during a ceremony on Nov. 3 at the University of Science and Arts.
Work from senior art students Heather Walton (left), Lucia Martinez (center) and Wendy Chambers (right) takes center stage in Curious 3, an upcoming show at USAO. The show will open with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the 3rd Floor Art Gallery in Davis Hall.
Three graduating art students will show off the fruits of their artistic labors in a fall senior BFA show titled Curious 3.
An opening reception is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the 3rd Floor Art Gallery in Davis Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Arun Gandhi speaks at the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the 44th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in 2012. Gandhi will deliver the keynote address for the 5th annual Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.
Arun Gandhi spent two years during his teens living with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, learning firsthand about the challenges and triumphs of advocating for non-violent change.
These beliefs were directly challenged on January 30, 1948 when an assassin took his grandfather’s life but, from that day forward, Arun Gandhi dedicated his life and passion to ending senseless violence throughout the world.
Gandhi is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the fifth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Dr. Aleisha Karjala, associate professor of political science, talks with members of the Campaigns and Elections class as they prepare to host Just the Facts: Election 2012. The event is a public forum designed to fact check various claims made by the opposing campaigns for the presidency. It is free and open to the public.
Political science students will fact-check issues surrounding the upcoming presidential election in a public forum scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the USAO Ballroom.
Four USAO music alumni return to campus for the first Music Career Day, designed to give students practical advice on building a career as a musician. Pictured are (left to right) Rheuben Green, Valerie Yocum and Steven Sanders. Not pictured is Marie Sanders.
Music students will benefit from the experience of their predecessors as four alumni return for the first Music Career Day scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Room 124 of Davis Hall.
“Route 3 Bus,” an acrylic painting, will be one of more than two dozen works on display when the Nesbitt Gallery opens its second show of the season, Paintings by Paul Walsh. Walsh, a resident of Roff, will be in attendance for an artist’s reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the gallery.
Every Oklahoma landscape presents an opportunity for artist Paul Walsh to create a new painting.
“Oklahoma is the perfect theater for acting out my visual play,” Walsh writes about his work. “Our open prairies with its valleys and the sky gives it all scale and opens up before our eyes and encourages us to just enjoy.”
The Nesbitt Gallery opens the second show of its 2012-13 season with an exhibition of Walsh’s paintings with an artist’s reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13.
The bi-annual Festival of Arts and Ideas explores the Body Politic, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16 in the USAO Ballroom. The Festival brings together faculty and students to explore a common theme through multiple disciplines. The festival is free and open to the public.
The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 declares that “the body politic is … a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people.”
In an age characterized by a deeply polarized electorate and a nation defined by the rugged individualism of its citizens, does this notion still stand?
This question is just one of the ideas that will be explored as the bi-annual Festival of Arts and Ideas convenes to consider The Body Politic, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16 in the Ballroom on the campus of the University of Science and Arts.