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Southwest Oklahoma Impact Coalition Wins Prestigious Economic Development Award

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

CHICKASHA – The Southwest Oklahoma Impact Coalition took top honors among more than 450 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada at a recent forum in Chicago.

The SOIC won the “Raising the Bar” 2006 Synchronist Award at the annual Synchronist User’s Forum, hosted by Blane, Canada Ltd., for its front line team’s work on collecting and compiling information based on approximately 150 interviews with southwest Oklahoma manufacturers.

USAO Presents Broadway Comedy, ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

CHICKASHA – What do three celebrities, four penguins, 10,000 cockroaches and an Egyptian mummy have in common? They’re all part of the upcoming production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner” at the University of Science and Arts.

The well-known Broadway comedy hits the Davis Hall Little Theatre Oct. 27-28 at 8 p.m. with a matinee Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

Katie Simons, assistant professor of drama, said the wit and energy of the play will carry easily to the audience.

Violin Virtuoso Emanuel Borok Rocks USAO Stage

Published: Monday, October 16, 2006

CHICKASHA – A globetrotting violin virtuoso is coming to Chickasha for one night of solo classical music. As part of the sixth annual Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS), Grammy-nominated violinist Emanuel Borok will be performing live Oct. 24 at the University of Science and Arts.

USAO Announces Alumni Homecoming Nov. 3-4

Published: Friday, October 13, 2006

CHICKASHA – Plans are underway for more than 300 guests at this year’s Alumni Homecoming at the University and Science of Arts. Beginning Nov. 3, USAO alums from 10 states and even foreign nations will gather on the university campus for a weekend of traditions and memory making.

Alumni President Angie Burruss said that USAO grads are in for an exciting weekend.

USAO Alum Tackles Ceramics in Her Golden Years

Published: Friday, October 13, 2006

CHICKASHA – Most artists “discover” art within themselves at a young age. For Mary Ellen Thomas, it happened a bit later.

“I found ceramics, or ceramics found me, at the age of 60,” she said.

The 81-year-old University of Science and Arts alumna recalled about her 20-year artistic journey, which culminated with award-winning stoneware and a ceramics glazing technique that has caught national attention.

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