Students will demonstrate the product of a trimester’s worth of their hard work as they present an evening of opera scenes. The performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Alumni Chapel at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
The event is free and open to the public.
The third century before the common era was a busy one.
Rome defeated Carthage twice and established itself as a world power with which to be reckoned. The emperor Ashoka unified the Indian subcontinent under his rule and, for a time, established Buddhism as the principle religion of that land. Just across the Himalayas, Qin Shihuang established the first historical dynasty of China, the Qin dynasty, and began construction on the Great Wall.
And, during the third century BCE, the first historical record of Chinese acrobats can also be found.
Now, some 2300 years later, this rich tradition of music, costumes, dancing, contortions and tumbling returns to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for a one-night only performance by one of the premier Chinese acrobatic troupes in the world.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats are scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS).
She is described as a dedicated scholar, a committed educator, the expert on Native American libraries and a pioneer and innovator in library science. Dr. Lotsee Patterson will be honored for her life’s work as she is inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame November 2.
Three graduating art students will exhibit their work in a fall senior BFA show titled Cocktail.
An opening reception is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the 3rd Floor Art Gallery in Davis Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association (OSTCA) awarded Katie Davis with the 2013 Outstanding Young College Teacher award for her work with the theatre arts department at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Davis, an associate professor of theatre arts, received the award at the organization’s yearly convention on Sept. 28 at the University of Oklahoma.