The University of Science and Arts Concert Choir is bringing out the holiday cheer early with its annual Christmas concert Nov. 16. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel features seasonal favorites, hymns and even a handbell choir, percussion and an instrumental ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. The USAO Concert Choir will be performing for the first time in new choir robes, shown on right, made possible through a gift from the Mike Brooks Memorial Fund.
CHICKASHA – If art reflects one’s deepest desires, then Connie Seabourn must dream of flying. Beginning Nov. 12, the Oklahoma City artist is coming to University of Science and Arts with a special exhibit in the USAO Art Gallery.
Her exhibit, entitled, “Flight, Dreams and Journeys,” is a colorful mixture of media portraying images in nature, religious icons, women and wildlife; particularly birds in flight. The public is invited to a special opening reception on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. during which Seabourn will be available.
CHICKASHA – In the spirit of the upcoming season, the University of Science and Arts Concert Choir is presenting its annual Christmas concert Nov. 16. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel features holiday favorites, hymns and even a handbell choir, percussion and an instrumental ensemble.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jan Hanson, professor of music and director of the Concert Choir, said the concert offers a large variety of seasonal music.
USAO’s Opera Scenes class will take viewers on a journey through space, science and liverwurst in the imaginative and humorous children’s opera, “The Quantum Fieldtrip” Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. More than 300 local elementary students will review the original opera on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The family-friendly performances are free and open to the public.
CHICKASHA – At a recent awards luncheon attended by faculty and family members, 17 students were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society at the University of Science and Arts. The Nov. 2 initiation featured comments by current Hypatia officers, as well as USAO administration.
Dr. Nancy Warden, professor of mathematics and chairman of the Hypatia committee, said she enjoys spotlighting the selected students.