CHICKASHA – As part of the Oklahoma Commission on Teacher Preparation, the University of Science and Arts will host its annual teacher education forum Nov. 15. The 4 p.m. meeting will be held in the Gary Hall lounge on the corner of 17th Street and Alabama.
CHICKASHA – What do an international business leader, an urban renewal expert and a prizefighter have in common? Each has earned high honors from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Three graduates were honored Nov. 4 at USAO as part of the annual Alumni Homecoming activities. During an afternoon awards banquet, USAO named 1956 Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) alums Ann Marie Hooper Harrison and Betty Remy Burns into its Hall of Fame. In addition, Oisin Fagan, class of 2003, received a Young Alumni Award.
CHICKASHA – Writing an opera may not sound like rocket science, but for a handful of writers at the University of Science and Arts, the opposite is true. “The Quantum Fieldtrip” is an original educational opera about science and space written by two USAO staff members and an alumna. The cosmic opera debuts Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with a free performance in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Ceramic pottery and oil landscape paintings currently line the walls of the USAO Art Gallery in Davis Hall. As part of the annual USAO Homecoming, Nov. 3-5, two alums have teamed up to display their original artwork in the gallery. Sculptor Mary Ellen Thomas, class of 1976, displays her stoneware and pottery alongside painter Brandon Wood, class of 2003. A special closing reception is being held Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. during which visitors can meet the artists.
Three USAO art seniors have joined forces to display “Smoke,” an exhibit featuring ceramics and photography in the Davis Hall Third Floor Art Gallery. The artists will be on hand Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. for a special public reception with refreshments. From left are photography major Angela Moore of Amber, photography major Lauren Biddy of Seminole and ceramics art major Crystal Mayes of Duncan.