Presentations & Exhibitions

History lecture by Dr. David Gargola

The USAO history department will host Dr. David Gargola of the University of Kentucky as the last in a series of guest speakers during the spring 2017 trimester. Gargola will speak in the USAO Ballroom on Friday, April 14, at 3 p.m. The topic of his lecture is “The Fall of the Roman Republic in Western Political Thought.” Gargola will examine the factors that scholars throughout history have considered critical in the collapse of Republican Rome and how Rome’s shift from republic to empire has shaped the political ideologies of western culture .

Bryce Lockwood lecture and discussion

The USAO history department will host retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Bryce Lockwood on Thursday, March 9, as the second in a series of guest speakers this semester. Beginning at 6 p.m. in the USAO Ballroom, Lockwood will discuss the attack on the USS Liberty and then lead an open-ended discussion about foreign relations in the United States. The event is free and open to the public. 

Panel: Education in Oklahoma

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma's Nita R. Giles Public Policy Program and the Oklahoma Policy Institute present Education in Oklahoma, a panel discussion examining feasible solutions to problems facing the Oklahoma education system.

Phyllis Hudecki, former Oklahoma Secretary of Education, executive director, Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition

David Perryman, Oklahoma State Representative

Mickey Hepner, dean, College of Business, University of Central Oklahoma

Poetry reading, open mic night

Dr. Sarah Webb, regional published poet and professor emerita in English, will present her poetry in an upcoming reading scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Room 124 of Davis Hall at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. An open mic will follow the reading.

The event is free and open to the public.

Discussing American Race Relations

In light of the national dialogue regarding race issues within the United States, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, is hosting an event to discuss the different factors that have impacted current race relations.

The event will begin with a screening of the documentary film, "Ferguson: a Report from Occupied Territory." followed by a panel discussion.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Raushan Alexander-Ashanti, Chickasha City Council and president of Chickasha's NAACP.


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