Morning winds and rain couldn’t stop more than 2,000 area students from flocking to the University of Science and Arts for the annual Spring Triad event. The Triad, composed of the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, Scholastic Meet and Droverstock music festival, drew students from nearly 80 schools across the state to the USAO campus April 6.
Is it possible to fuse country music with Motown tunes? At the University of Science and Arts, Joe Settlemires and his Showband will attempt the musical feat on April 14. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre.
Although the Showband generally is known for its swing style and pop pieces, this concert brings more of a country flair to the table. And for a good reason: special guest fiddle player Monte Gaylord is joining the band for the special event.
Music senior Thom Proctor promises a unique musical experience at the University of Science and Arts on April 10. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Alumni Chapel will host his senior composition recital, which doubles as a costume party.
The recital includes 13 original compositions performed on piano, guitar and percussion, as well as choral pieces, improvised music and what Proctor calls “electronic experiments.”
Eating worms and dog biscuits may not sound appealing, but it’s just one way that the University of Science and Arts is celebrating Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day. On April 12, the Education Division invites both children and adults to take part in a Read-Aloud and Taste of Books Hour from 12:30-1:30 in Gary Hall.
Television theme songs meet rousing marches when the Droverspirit Concert Band hits the stage April 11 at the University of Science and Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Dan Hanson, the band will perform several spirited symphonic band classics for its annual spring concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Little Theatre.
Fourteen students were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society March 22 at the University of Science and Arts. Hypatia is the university’s only campus-wide honor society. Students cannot apply for membership; they are hand-selected for Hypatia by a faculty committee. Special guest speaker U.S. Senator Tom Cole addressed the students at the noon luncheon.
Eight college students from different walks of life have taken it upon themselves to teach others what they should have learned in grade school. On April 7-8, the University of Science and Arts Drama Club brings the comedic drama “Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” to the stage.
Based on the best-selling series of books by Robert Fulghum, “Kindergarten” reveals funny, insightful truths about everyday life. The world-renowned drama has been performed to audiences from Singapore to Prague, from L.A. to Washington, D.C.
One of Chickasha’s largest annual powwows is scheduled April 7-8 on the oval at the University of Science and Arts. Students in the Inter-Tribal Heritage Council (ITHC) are planning the event, which is non-exclusive and open to all members of the community.
Special guest dancers from across Oklahoma will be featured. The two-day event kicks off Friday evening at 8 p.m. as the Mithlo family of Apache performs the Dance of the Mountain Spirits.
Three concurrent events guarantee to stimulate the eyes, ears and brainwaves of thousands of students from all over the state. Art, music and academic competitions return to the University of Science and Arts on April 6 for the annual Spring Triad.
With a history of more than 3,000 high school students in attendance, in addition to the greater USAO and Chickasha communities, the event is expected to draw record numbers.