Although the temperature doesn’t reflect it, spring is returning to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – spring classes that is. Classes begin Jan. 8 at Oklahoma’s public liberal arts university in Chickasha. Jan. 8 also is enrollment day at the college.
Landscape paintings and earthy sculptures fill the walls and displays of the USAO Art Gallery as the exhibit Murphy & Koerth gets underway. The exhibit features the paintings of Regina Murphy and Howard Koerth.
Two alums, a faculty member, a current student and USAO President John Feaver will appear in the upcoming TV special Building Your Future: Educational Opportunities in Oklahoma, which is scheduled to air Jan. 6 on KWTV Channel 9 at 7 p.m.
As a mathematician, Dr. Nancy Warden, a professor of mathematics with more than 29 years in the USAO classroom, used math and little humor to share “variables one might observe in an equation for success as a college graduate.” Warden addressed 62 graduates and their families during the fall 2009 Commencement ceremony Dec. 4 at the University of Science and Arts.
Musician-educator Joe Settlemires must have been a good boy this year. His “perfect Christmas wish” is coming together on Dec. 18 – when he brings to Chickasha The Former Texas Playboys to make the music he loves and raise money to help students get an education.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Violin virtuoso Yuval Waldman is joined by a strings ensemble and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble from the University of Science and Arts for a concert of classical and popular music under the historic Gold Dome during Christmas Under the Dome.
One of the 20th century's most prominent guitarists is stopping in Chickasha on Dec. 11 as part of his USA Tour. Jazz guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth is scheduled to perform in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus at 7:30 p.m. This will be Holdsworth’s first performance in Oklahoma.