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USAO Alum and Former Chickasha Resident Grabs Emmy

CHICKASHA – Don Michael Jr. knows what it’s like to look out for his fellow man – and get rewarded for it. The University of Science and Arts alumnus and former Chickasha resident recently won an Emmy award for a campaign he helped create at a television station in Las Vegas.

Michael is the art director at KVBC, an NBC affiliate station, where he manages a staff of four designers who create graphics and animations for news, promotions and sales departments.

National Opera Singer Slated for USAO Concert Jan. 23

CHICKASHA – Some singers would faint at the thought of performing before a panel of world-renowned singers. Not Jeffrey Snider. In 2005, he placed second in a vocal competition judged by opera celebrities such as Placido Domingo.

No wonder Snider’s been called “one of the finest male soloists” ever to have performed “Carmina Burana.” On Jan. 23, the renowned baritone will bring his award-winning voice to the University of Science and Arts at 7:30 p.m. in the USAO Alumni Chapel.

USAO Spring Classes Begin Friday

CHICKASHA – With residence halls opening in anticipation of returning students, spring classes begin Friday at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

Oklahoma Artists Showcased in ‘Centerfold’ Art Show

CHICKASHA – A dazzling display of art by state and national artists is coming to Chickasha when the “Oklahoma: Centerfold” exhibit reaches the University of Science and Arts on Jan. 14. The biennial juried art exhibit is hosted alternately by USAO and the Leslie Powell Gallery and Foundation of Lawton.

Displayed in the USAO Art Gallery through Feb. 9, “Centerfold” features more than 40 original pieces by 31 artists from across the nation. Fifteen artists represent different Oklahoma communities.

Kiowa Children’s Books Boxed for Christmas Delivery

CHICKASHA – Five colorful Native storybooks are scheduled for special delivery in the form of a new box set – just in time for the holidays. On Dec. 20, “Winter Night Stories and Songs” will go on sale in the University of Science and Arts Bookstore.

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