Two unique women in the history of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, one living and the other long gone, continue to leave a lasting legacy to interdisciplinary learning as the university hosts the fourth annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium April 8.
Books on domestic violence, a children's book about an elf named Juniper and a story about a family facing hearing loss will be featured as three alums of the University of Science and Arts join together to sign books and talk about their work on Nov. 7 at the college.
A public forum on the status and progress of the teacher education program at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is scheduled Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. The annual public hearing is scheduled in the Gary Hall Lounge at 17th and Alabama.
This public hearing is one of many to be held statewide, designed to give the public an opportunity to review and comment on changes being made in teacher education programs -- not only at USAO -- but at all teacher education colleges in Oklahoma.
The University of Science and Arts will once again host the Oklahoma Music Educator’s Association (OMEA) All-State Choir regional auditions Oct. 31.
The university will welcome nearly 1,000 students, 7-12 grade, from across the southwest region of Oklahoma for the auditions. Schools in the Anadarko, Altus, Blanchard, Chickasha, Comanche, Duncan, Lawton, Moore, Mustang, Norman and Yukon areas are scheduled to participate in the statewide competition. Additional auditions will be held in other regions throughout the state.
Alums from across the nation will meet on the campus of the University of Science and Arts for the 2009 Alumni Homecoming Nov. 6-8. The reunion, Fast Forward to a New Century, is filled with many special events for alumni of the Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and USAO.
Gone but not forgotten, 50 years of marriage and public service by Ray and Mary Giles of Pocassett, are leaving a legacy at the University of Science and Arts, as the university hosts the Second Annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service. The event is made possible through endowment funds established by the family of Ray and Mary Giles and held at the USAO Foundation.
Charles A. Johnson, presiding judge of the Oklahoma Court of Appeals, will be the guest speaker during the Fall 2009 Society and Law Forum Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in Station 82, in the basement of the USAO Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
He spent 29 years in the classroom at the University of Oklahoma and 18 years so far at the University of Science and Arts. He is regarded by many to be Oklahoma's foremost art historian. And he is responsible for the opening and success of the Art Gallery at USAO. Artist Cecil Lee was honored Oct. 10 for his "vision for an art gallery that would serve both the university and the larger community of Chickasha and Grady County."
More than 40 works of art that include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media are on display during the Seven State Biennial Exhibition now through Nov. 27 in the Art Gallery at the University of Science and Arts.