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USAO alumni to meet for Homecoming Nov. 1-3

Alums from across the nation will meet for the 2013 Alumni Homecoming Nov. 1-3 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The reunion is filled with special events for alumni of the Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and USAO.

USAO releases 2013 Summer honor rolls

More than 170 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the summer 2013 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, the USAO registrar has announced.

Acclaimed chef to keynote upcoming symposium

[LECTURE SCHEDULED for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium]

With the news filled with stories about meat grown in a petri dish, world bee populations in collapse and concerns about the impact of genetically-modified crops, food has moved the forefront of a conversation about growing populations and how best to support them.

Chef Dan Barber does not claim to hold all the answers but, through his work as a sustainable food advocate and cutting-edge restaurateur, has established himself as a man who asks the right questions.

Barber is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the sixth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The event is free and open to the public.

"From Hendrix to Heifetz": Eclectic duo opens performing arts season Friday

What happens when a Juilliard trained violinist and a pianist best known for his performance on a 70s AOR classic sit down to play Bach?

When that violinist is Tracy Silverman and that pianist is Phil Aaberg, music that once seemed familiar and, to some, inaccessible, becomes transformed into something living, rhythmic and unpredictable.

Seven State Biennial 2013 Winners (UPDATED 10/16/2013)

The Nesbitt Gallery has chosen the following works as the 2013 Seven-State Biennial Purchase Awards

The Chickasaw Delegate, ink on vintage ledger, artist J. Dylan Cavin ($595.00)

Inquisitive, digital photography, artist Megan Check ($180.00)

Peyote Bluff Rivers II, mixed media 3-D, artist Joeallen Gibson Jr. ($680.00)

Relativity, acrylic, collage, artist Bert Seabourn ($3200.00)

Mickey, oil on canvas, artist Chris Small ($1400.00)

The following works have been chosen as award winners by the 2013 Seven-State Biennial juror, Dr. Mark White:

First Place ($2500)     Power Point, graphite on paper, artist Liz Roth

Second Place ($1500) Carcass, oil on canvas, artist Noel Torrey

Third Place ($500)      High Wire Abstract, digital photography, artist Jane Iverson

Honorable Mention ($100 each):

Twist, T shirts, sticks, artist Kim Rice

Chandu Magic Set, colored pencil, MDF, artist Cynthia Marcoux

Remnants, mixed media, artist Cynthia Brown

Totemic Scape XV, polychrome wood, artist Douglas Shaw Elder

Mix It Up, artist Brian Fickett