For only the second time in 40 years, the Alpha Psi Omega chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma initiated nine new members into their local chapter April 5.
Sigma Xi is the USAO chapter of Alpha Psi Omega -- a national theatre honor society. With more than 600 casts, the organization is the largest national honor society in America. Its goal is to acknowledge those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theatre and to encourage a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre.
It's not too late to see the spring bachelor of fine arts art exhibition at the University of Science and Arts. Five USAO students are featured in "Signature," the spring BFA art show that ends this Friday. The exhibition is in the USAO Art Gallery and is free and open to the public. Participants include (front row, left) Jeremy Teel and James E. Greenlee II. Back row: Tina Dymond, Mallory Edwards and Tierney Renee Rasch.
As the world's attention continues to be centered on the global economic crises, a group of scholars, researchers and faculty will narrow their focus to poverty in Africa during the Symposium on Africa at the University of Science and Arts on April 9.
The symposium will explore the economy, politics and global impact of the continent. The event will be in the Davis Hall Amphitheater at USAO. It is free and open to the public.
Poster presentations, video and music will be on display beginning at 8 a.m., followed by the symposium from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored March 24 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen. The luncheon honored 24 students at the college.
“These students represent the best of our freshman class,” said Dr. Peter Thomas, associate professor of education/science and faculty advisor for the honor society. “We’re very proud of these students and their achievements.”
Two talented music groups will be featured in one night of entertainment during the Spring Concert of the Concert Wind Ensemble and The Key Players at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The performance is scheduled April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus.
"The Wind Ensemble will present a colorful and challenging program with the music of Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Howard Hanson, Vaclav Nelhybel, James Curnow and Anne McGinty," said Dr. Dan Hanson, professor of music and director of both groups.
Six great minds argued various perspectives on the future of science and education at the third annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts March 26. Among the issues on the table were science literacy, interdisciplinarity in science and the evolution vs. creation debate during the program called The Promise of Science and Challenges of Science Education.
Dr. Robert Frodeman, director of the University of North Texas Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity, discussed What Does an Interdisciplinary Science Look Like?
The music of Whitney Houston, Bob Wills, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra and a special surprise conclusion will be just part of the spring concert of the Showband at the University of Science and Arts April 10.
The concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
Although it was probably the coldest and windiest day in the 20 year history of the Montmartre chalk art competition, more than 900 artists bundled up to participate in the April 2 event at the University of Science and Arts.
In all, more than 1,700 students participated in Montmartre, the statewide high school Scholastic Meet and the Droverstock music festival -- also known as the Spring Triad.
Summer in Chickasha means one thing for local children -- Artscope. Chickasha’s premier arts camp is gearing up for a fun two weeks by offering scholarships to the community. In its 11th year, Artscope is scheduled June 15-26 on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Enrollment for the camp is now open to the public.
Tuition for the two-week, all day camp is $150 per child ages 8-12. However, partial-to-full scholarships for eligible students are available through assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council.