CHICKASHA – At the heart of the University of Science and Arts campus stands Troutt Hall, the building that began the rich history of Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university. And nearly 100 years after its construction, its auditorium is getting an extreme makeover.
Built in 1926 as an addition to the original building, Troutt Hall Auditorium has been home to commencement ceremonies for 80 years. This spring, remodeling forced commencement outdoors, the first outdoor ceremony on the campus in almost 50 years.
CHICKASHA – Native American storytelling, Chinese acrobats and futuristic classical music are just a few of the exciting acts scheduled for the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at the University of Science and Arts. The sixth season begins in August and ends in February. Season tickets go on sale July 28 at the USAO box office or by phone at (405) 574-1213.
Art professors step in front of the easel and behind the camera for a new art show July 17-28 at the University of Science and Arts. The new art show gives students and visitors a chance to see what happens with art professors outside of the classroom.
Located on the third floor of Davis Hall on the USAO campus, the show features selections by five art professors using multiple media forms.
Jacquelyn Knapp, assistant professor of art, is showing a number of her drawings and sculptures.
Gracemont artist and guest USAO Art Gallery curator Carol Whitney (left) is one of 12 Native artists on display for USAO’s upcoming Native American Women art exhibit. The art show runs Aug. 5 – Sept. 1 in conjunction with the “Te Ata” world premiere production and is open to the public. She is assisted by senior photography senior Angela Moore from Rush Springs
CHICKASHA – Coinciding with the theatrical world premiere of “Te Ata” the University of Science and Arts is hosting a unique Native American art exhibit that will bring to life the “real world” experience of the American Indian woman.
The opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Davis Hall Art Gallery. “Te Ata” premieres later that night at 7:30.
U.S. Congressman Tom Cole joined Gov. Brad Henry and a host of state and tribal dignitaries on Wednesday to honor the memory and legacy of one of Oklahoma’s most notable historical figures – and the story of her life. Native Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata Fisher (1895-1995) toured nationally and overseas as a solo performer for more than 70 years. Eleven years after her death, the story of her life is coming to the stage.
Bookstore manager Dana Poag already has a stellar reputation on the campus of the University of Science and Arts, but thanks to a recent award, that reputation is known throughout five adjoining states as well.
Now in her third year as USAO Bookstore manager, Poag has been named Store Manager of the Year by Texas Book Company (TBC) for her attitude, leadership and dedication.
CHICKASHA – For Rex Moore, research subjects come in small packages … with wings.
An award-winning biology senior at the University of Science and Arts, Moore is grabbing the attention of the scientific community. So far, he has discovered 36 new species of moths in Oklahoma. He has collected nearly 3,000 moths in the past two years. And he is the first person in the state to focus on new moth species in 80 years.
More than 200 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or above during the Spring 2006 semester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO admissions officials have announced.
University records show that 157 students were named to the USAO Honor Roll and 78 students were named to the Regents Honor Roll.
Children who need academic or athletic challenges this summer can find them at the University of Science and Arts. Among the summer activities being offered on campus are sports camps, Artscope, a reading program and swimming lessons.
CHICKASHA – One of America’s most beloved Native storytellers comes to life Aug. 5-13 in a unique theatrical production designed to challenge and inspire through the life story of an amazing Oklahoman. Tickets are on sale now for this joint production featuring nationally known actors.
Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata Fisher (1895-1995) is one of Oklahoma’s most recognized historic figures. Her story is one of perseverance, deliverance and poetic resolve, says playwright JudyLee Oliva of Albuquerque.