Dollie Fortenberry McDonald shepherds a group of children from the Jane Brooks School for the Deaf for a group photo near Willard Hall in 1955. The Jane Brooks School was housed on the campus of the present-day University of Science and Arts from 1953 through 1970. McDonald is memorialized in a new scholarship for deaf education majors.
Chickasha residents Phillip and Kay Neill Wint have established a new annual scholarship honoring Dollie Fortenberry McDonald, a long-time housemother at the Jane Brooks School for the Deaf. It is available only to junior or seniors majoring in deaf education at the University of Science and Arts.
The USAO Showband gears up for its upcoming Fall concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the concert, call (405) 574-1318.
On the heels of a year spent playing Western swing, the USAO Showband is happy to return to its roots – playing a little bit of something for everyone in the audience.
The USAO Showband is scheduled to perform an eclectic collection of American classics at 7:30 on Nov. 18 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Maestro and master violinist Yuval Waldman returns to Oklahoma for a holiday concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 in a novel venue – the historic Gold Dome in midtown Oklahoma City. Waldman will be joined by the Harding Fine Arts Academy Choir as well as a hand-chosen string ensemble. Based in New York City, Waldman travels and performs around the world and is known for imaginative approaches to music presentation.
Maestro Yuval Waldman of New York City returns to Oklahoma on Dec. 4 for a Holiday Concert Under the Dome – showcasing the choir from the Harding Fine Arts Academy and a world-class strings group led by Waldman.
“The Rant,” a mixed media piece featuring ceramics, gold leaf and paint by artist Jan Tindale demonstrates the Ardmore artist’s unique style and imagery. This piece and others will be on display in a double opening of Tindale’s art show, Angels and Altars alongside the USAO Drama Department’s fall production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches on Nov. 12.
The art and drama departments at the University of Science and Arts are collaborating this fall on a unique event that brings an art show and Pulitzer-prize winning play together into one thought-provoking evening.
The USAO Concert Choir performs in the Alumni Chapel under the direction of Dr. Jan Hanson. The choir will join forces with the Guthrie High School Concert choir, under the direction of Bill Perring, for two concerts on Nov. 14 at the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium in Chickasha and Nov. 17 at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.
More than 100 voices will fill two historical venues as the choirs of the University of Science and Arts and Guthrie High School combine to present two concerts on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17.
A nurse, played by Jo Jamarik (center), a freshman drama major from Marshall, Texas, comforts Louis Ironson, portrayed by USAO alumnus C.W. Bardsher (left) as he visits his ailing partner Prior Walter (right), played by Dewayne Delaney, a freshman drama major from Norman, in rehearsal for the upcoming production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches at the University of Science and Arts. The drama department will stage a one-night-only production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Davis Hall Little Theater.
The drama department will stage a one-night-only production of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Davis Hall Little Theater.
Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, assistant professor of biology, discusses the properties of the different elements with an area student as part of the Women in Technology and Science workshop. Registration for this year’s workshop is due by Oct. 23.
The USAO Association for Women In Science will hold its 3rd Annual Women In Technology and Science workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Each child attending will need to be registered for the program before Oct. 24. Registration is $10 but scholarships are available to those interested but unable to pay.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the fourth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha. Earlier that afternoon, Hirsi Ali will join four speakers on a panel titled, “Islam and the Middle East in Perspective.” The panel is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Davis Hall Amphitheater is open to all. Admission for both events is free.
From the moment that Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled to the Netherlands to seek political asylum in 1992, she has been a lightning rod for controversy and a conduit for conversation about Islam in the modern world.
Hirsi Ali will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the fourth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.
Marcy LaFerr is one of the students involved in the Corn Culture preservation project at USAO. Learn more at magazine.usao.edu
Every year, the university produces a new issue of the USAO Magazine to let our many friends and supporters know about this institution’s 108-year legacy and what our students, faculty, alumni and staff are doing to extend it into the future.
This year’s theme is Giving Back and it is chocked full of interesting articles, video features and slideshows that demonstrate all the ways that giving back impact the people around us.