On the subject of writing song melodies, composer Robert Schumann once said, “in order to compose, all you have to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.” For composer and educator Dr. Stephen Weber, the trick was to write songs that incorporated things that other people had already said.
Two students are sharing the spotlight at their upcoming University of Science and Arts senior recital. On April 4, oboist Annica Canady of Choctaw and soprano vocalist Rachael Sweeden of Oklahoma City will present a joint public performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
To assist the Chickasha Fire Department in responding to large crowds anticipated for Thursday’s funeral of firefighter Destry Horton, the University of Science and Arts will host a live broadcast of the observance to four remote locations. The funeral is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30.
Unique perspectives and distinct disciplines will reveal the world through artistic eyes March 31 at the annual University of Science and Arts senior art exhibit. The art show, titled “Different Directions,” will feature the works of 15 bachelor of fine arts seniors from the spring semester, as well as seven seniors from 2005.
A new traveling exhibit entitled “Early Oklahoma: Black Dreams/Black Hope” will be unveiled on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the University of Science and Arts’ Student Center Regents Room.
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council, this nine-panel exhibition tells the stories of Chickasha’s Ada Lois Sipuel, who broke down color barriers in higher education; early Oklahoma journalist Roscoe Dunjee; and Edwin McCabe, an early Black leader in territorial Oklahoma.
Heralding spring with bagpipes, Scottish-Highland dancing, and folksongs, the Concert Choir will present a unique musical experience March 30 at the University of Science and Arts.
The university’s Concert Choir will debut its annual Spring Concert with a Celtic flair at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Jan Hanson, the choral arrangements will include Irish and Scottish tunes such as “A Celtic Suite,” “Go, Lassie, Go,” and “Celtic Lullaby.” Deborah Johnson will accompany the choir on piano.
Meteorologist Gary England joined a host of atmospheric scientists on March 9 when the latest advancement in radar technology was unveiled in Chickasha. Despite brisk winds and 40-degree temperatures, the ceremony drew nearly 100 people on the Owens Flag Plaza at the University of Science and Arts, a few steps from the tower where the first radar was installed later that day.
This is your invitation to join President John Feaver at 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Owens Flag Plaza in the Campus Oval. Please help us welcome faculty and students from other universities participating in the research. Technically this is a press conference but it is open to the public as well. We are expecting OKC media to attend. -RT
Sculptor Archie Held of Point Richmond, Calif., will be on campus today to present his work as the second of three artists under consideration in the USAO Public Art Project this spring.
Held’s brief presentation is scheduled at 11 a.m. today -- Thursday, March 2 -- in the Davis Hall Theater at USAO. Held will present his proposal for the public art sculpture to be erected in the Alumni Walk of Fame in front of the USAO Nash Library.