When the USAO Foundation was formed 36 years ago, one of its founding trustees was local banker Curtis Brooks, who went on to serve 50-plus years in banking and supported the University of Science and Arts as an outspoken advocate. At the time of his death at 92 this week, he was chairman emeritus of the First National Bank.
When he died on Monday, USAO lost a great friend, said USAO President John Feaver.
Twelve students at the University of Science and Arts were initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.
The time was the middle of the nineteenth century. Long-standing monarchies all over Europe were crumbling. New ideas about science and society undermined commonly held ideas about the human condition that had persisted for millennia. The great thinkers of that time and the decades that followed groped insistently for some bedrock concept upon which they could base their quest for meaning.
Dr. Zach Simpson explores this search for an alternative to certainty in his first book, Life as Art: Aesthetics and the Creation of Self. Simpson is scheduled to share excerpts and observations from his research beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 in room 124 of Davis Hall.
Dr. Brent Bristow, a celebrated saxophonist and clinician, will share his talents with the campus and community at a visiting faculty recital next week at the University of Science and Arts.
Bristow is scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 25 in the USAO Alumni Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Students interested in studying abroad have a new opportunity in a one-time scholarship recently announced at the University of Science and Arts.