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Giles Symposium considers role of Islam in modern world

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October-18-2011
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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.

Check out the USAO Magazine today!

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October-13-2011
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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.

Highlights include:

Orff-Schulwerk workshop comes to USAO Oct. 29

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October-11-2011
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Angela Krieger, president of the Oklahoma Orff chapter, works with local children using the specialized instruments used in the Orff-Schulwerk process. Krieger and others will offer workshops in the Orff music education style at USAO on Oct. 29.

Every child loves to sing, clap, dance and make rhythms on whatever is at hand. Elementary school music teachers can receive specialized training in turning these natural human impulses into a lifelong love for music in their students at a special workshop scheduled for Oct. 29 at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

USAO alumni to meet for Homecoming Nov. 3-6

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October-06-2011
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Participants from last year's Alumni Homecoming gather in the USAO Terrace Room for a continental breakfast. The annual alumni reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290 or online at usao.edu/alumni.

Alums from across the nation will meet on the campus of the University of Science and Arts for the 2011 Alumni Homecoming Nov. 3-6. The reunion, Giving Back, is filled with many special events for alumni of the Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and USAO.

USAO Gold team plays ‘Mind Games’ on KSBI Wednesday

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October-04-2011
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The USAO Gold Team works in a study session between classes before their Mind Games competition against Northeastern A&M College. Pictured are (clockwise from left) Ismael Lawrence, Shaylea Shebester, Jessica Gray, Veronica Fennell and D.J. Nye. The show airs at 8 p.m. on Wednesday on KSBI 52.

The Gold Team is set to represent the University of Science and Arts in the second week of Mind Games, a collegiate academic quiz show scheduled for at 8 p.m. on Wednesday on KSBI 52.

Classical 'rock star' celebrated with concert Tuesday

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September-28-2011
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Dr. Stephen Weber celebrates the life and legacy of classical composer and pianist Franz Liszt in a solo recital starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Alumni Chapel at USAO.

He was the first musical superstar. In one 12-year period of his life, he performed some of the most technically difficult piano music ever composed more than a thousand times in more than 350 cities. He is thought by many critics to be the greatest pianist of all time.

His name was Franz Liszt and 2011 marks the 200-year anniversary of his birth.

To celebrate Liszt’s legacy and shed light on lesser-known aspects of his prolific career, Dr. Stephen Weber is slated to host a solo faculty recital featuring Liszt’s music and its connections to artwork, literature, poetry, and drama. The recital is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Alumni Chapel on the campus of the University of Science and Arts.

Fall festival celebrates Great Minds

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September-29-2011
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The Festival of Arts and Ideas launches into its fall season with a look at The Great Minds that have shaped and influenced culture. The Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 13 in the ballroom at the University of Science and Arts. Some of the presenters include (bottom, from left) Dr. Shelly Rees, Dr. J.C. Sanders, Dr. Stephen Weber, (top, from left) Dr. Jan Hanson, Steve Breerwood, M.F.A., and Dr. Darryel Reigh.

With a generous endowment from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, the Festival of Arts and Ideas is scheduled to launch its new season by looking at The Great Minds at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 13 in the ballroom at the University of Science and Arts.

Depression screening set for Oct. 6 at USAO

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September-28-2011
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USAO hosts a depression screening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the lobby of the USAO ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Center. The screening is free and open to the public.

As part of a national initiative to raise awareness about depression and other mental health disorders, the University of Science and Arts is scheduled to host a depression screening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6.

USAO team plays 'Mind Games' on KSBI Wednesday

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September-26-2011
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The USAO Mind Games team prepares to take on Rogers State Sept. 28, the match airing on KSBI 52 at 8 p.m. They are (front, from left) Hilary DeVries, Wendy Chambers, (back, from left) Preston Vasquez, Jeffrey Gray and Jeff Eike.

Two teams of students from the University of Science and Arts will go head-to-head this fall against teams from other Oklahoma universities as KSBI TV debuts its new show Mind Games.

7-State art competition opens Oct. 1 at USAO

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September-23-2011
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“Skyline Park: Night in Wheatland,” a digital composite created by Steven L. Brown, professor of art at USAO and Chickasha resident, is one of more than 40 entries in the Seven-State Biennial Exhibition that opens Oct. 1 in the USAO Art Gallery. Juror Jesús Morales will select the winners, eligible for more than $11,000 in awards and purchase prizes.

Surreal photography, rugged portraiture and imaginative sculptures – each rendered with techniques ranging from high-tech digital manipulation to pencil on paper and delivered across a variety of media.

This only begins to describe this year’s Seven-State Biennial Art Exhibition that brings together art and artists from across Oklahoma and surrounding states at the home of this unique endeavor: the University of Science and Arts. The Seven-State Biennial Art Exhibition opens with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct 1 in the Art Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.


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