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CORAZON WATKINS ART EVENT CONTINUES THROUGH FEB. 10

CHICKASHA – Original paintings by artist Corazon S. Watkins are on display in a new exhibit that continues through Feb. 10 at the USAO Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public weekdays from 9-4 in Davis Hall.

Watkins’ paintings have been featured in exhibitions or held in collections across America and in Austria, Spain, United Arab Emirates, The Philippines, and Costa Rica.

FCA President to Speak at USAO for Martin Luther King Day

As part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Day festivities, Rev. Carey Casey, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Foundation and an original character in the movie Remember the Titans, will speak at 7 p.m. in the University of Science and Arts’ Davis Hall Theater.

Admission is free to hear the well-known motivational speaker, lecturer, pastor and coalition builder who works to bring about positive change in the areas of religion, civil rights history and racial reconciliation.

‘Baroque’ Masterclass Free to Public

The public is invited to a free masterclass offered by the musicians of Go for Baroque, scheduled to perform Jan. 13 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The free workshop is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. in the USAO Chapel. Tickets to the concert following at 8 p.m. are $8 to the general public, $6 to seniors and $2 to all students and children.

This is the fourth event in the popular Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series for the 2005-06 season. Go For Baroque prides itself on making serious music into fun and entertaining pieces.

USAO Reaches Out to Hurricane Victims

CHICKASHA -- Energized by gripping media pictures of hurricane victims, and with memories still vivid of Oklahoma’s weather tragedies, three key campus leadership groups at USAO -- faculty, staff and student associations -- have joined to raise money and support for victims of hurricane Katrina.

A $250 gift from the USAO Staff Association started the ball rolling on Thursday, as various student organizations joined the campaign to help hurricane victims. Students and faculty from USAO wanted to do more than just donate cash gifts, though.

USAO NAMED NO. 1 IN THE WEST, AMONG BEST DEALS IN AMERICA

CHICKASHA – “Best in the West!” is the celebration cry echoing from campus this week as USAO has been named – for the fifth time -- the No. 1 undergraduate public college in the Western United States by U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges. Again, that makes USAO the highest-ranked public college in Oklahoma in the annual rankings by America’s Best Colleges.

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