The University of Science and Arts is sponsoring a six day, five night art and theatre tour to New York City that is planned for May 20 through May 25, 2014. The tour will be led by emeritus faculty member Roger Drummond and Jacquelyn Knapp, associate professor of art.
Alumni Thomas Green, Ashton House and Gregg Standridge will return to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as presenters for the second annual Music Career Day, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Davis Hall Room 124.
The event is free and open to the public.
In a world that is driven by high technology and specialization, it is easy to forget that people who gained mastery over multiple fields or disciplines have historically introduced the most fundamental changes in human culture.
Though commonly known as “renaissance men,” these thinkers, known as polymaths, appear in human history through every period and, in some cases, were not men at all.
This year’s Festival of Arts and Ideas will focus on The Polymath, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 18 in the Ballroom at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Both nights of the festival will be supplemented by a faculty and staff art show called Outside the Lines in the lobby outside the Ballroom that will include visual art as well as poetry and music.
Interested attendees are invited to arrive at 7 p.m. to take in the art show.
The first comprehensive fundraising campaign at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma enters its second year with a series of face-to-face meetings with alumni and friends.
Classical. Ragtime. Jazz. Blues. Soul. Hip-hop.
To the casual listener, these genres of music may seem like unrelated movements, separated in time by the popular audiences who embraced them and, in time, left them behind for the next new thing.
In the hands of a skilled musician, who understands how each style is an outgrowth of the period preceding it, all of this music can be transformed into a single tapestry that tells a uniquely American story.
For Donald and Barron Ryan, it has also become a vehicle for a father and son to share that multigenerational story with audiences across the country, told from the keyboards of twin pianos that ring with musical mastery and technical prowess.
Ryan & Ryan is scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Alumni Chapel at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series.