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USAO Hosts Improv Workshop January 21

Improvisational comedy class participants recently played out a vacation to Middle Earth complete with wizards, monsters and pointy-eared elves. Sponsored by the Chickasha Area Arts Council, instructor Collin Andrulonis taught the basics of theatrical improv to a full class last weekend at the USAO Davis Hall Little Theatre. The two-day workshop ended Jan. 21 with an improvisation performance for family and friends.

USAO Artists Gain ‘Momentum’ at State Exhibit

CHICKASHA – Ten artists from the University of Science and Arts recently were selected from more than 200 artists across Oklahoma to show their stuff at a competitive statewide art show.

“Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still” is a juried art exhibit currently on display at Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City through Jan. 26. Filled with colorful paintings, ornate sculptures, photography and more, the exhibit features six current USAO art students and four alums.

USAO Raises a ‘Ruckus’ With Free Song Downloads

CHICKASHA – Students at the University of Science and Arts just got a new perk thrown into their enrollment package: free, legal music downloads. By partnering with high speed Internet service provider OneNet, Ruckus Network, Inc. now offers unlimited free song downloads to all USAO students with a student email address.

The new service was made possible by an agreement with Ruckus, USAO and OneNet, coordinated by Lynn Boyce, chief information officer and director of information, research and network services.

USAO to Host Free Mediation Training

CHICKASHA – Every conflict needs resolution and behind every resolution is a mediator. To that end, the University of Science and Arts is hosting a free basic mediator training course Feb. 7-9 in the Emerson Room.

While focusing on the practical application and mastery of communication skills, the Early Settlement Mediation program also will touch on conflict and mediation theory. The training in Austin Hall 109 mostly will consist of role-play and interaction with others.

Jeffrey Snider to Perform January 23

One of the nation’s renowned baritone singers is coming to Chickasha for a night of operatic proportions. Jeffrey Snider will take the stage at the USAO Alumni Chapel on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $2 for USAO students to $10 for general admission. Tickets are available in the USAO Business Office in Troutt Hall or by phone at (405) 574-1213. Baritone Jeffrey Snider is one of the final performing artists of this season’s Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. Snider also will give a free Master Class tutorial and demonstration at noon on Jan.

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