CHICKASHA – If variety is the spice of life, then the University of Science and Arts is the spice rack of music. On Nov. 20, the university will showcase two of its top musical groups when the USAO Droverspirit Concert Band teams up with the new Key Players Synthesizer Ensemble for a night of free eclectic and energetic music.
The 7:30 p.m. concert, scheduled in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium in Troutt Hall, is free and open to the public.
CHICKASHA – Ten students have joined the ranks of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, at the University of Science and Arts. At a special reception Nov. 13, the students joined faculty and family as each was inducted into the elite society.
Dr. Tina Winn, associate professor of psychology and chair of the division of business and social science, said the students deserve the recognition.
CHICKASHA – Randy Talley may be one of the best public relations guys in the state – and that’s no spin. The director of media and community relations for the University of Science and Arts recently was named Communicator of the Year by two professional organizations holding a joint conference in Stillwater.
Talley was honored by the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) and the State Communicators Council at a statewide forum Nov. 15 at Oklahoma State University.
CHICKASHA – A sinister storyteller is coming to Chickasha. On Nov. 17, the University of Science and Arts will bring Martin McDonagh's “The Pillowman” to stage.
Presented as a readers theatre production, the 8 p.m. drama tells the story of a writer whose gruesome stories of murders begin resembling actual events. Admission is $2 for the Davis Hall Little Theatre production.
The play is student directed by Tulsa drama senior DeeDee Beard, who said she was attracted to the story of the storyteller.
CHICKASHA – Exercise is proven to have multiple benefits, including better physical and mental health. But Dr. Nancy Osborn recently discovered an additional benefit: statewide recognition. The local professor recently was honored by the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) for her achievements in physical education.
Osborn, who has been teaching at the University of Science and Arts for nearly 15 years, received the OAHPERD Honor Award in October for her contributions to physical education in the state.