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Troutt Hall Auditorium Receives Makeover

CHICKASHA – At the heart of the University of Science and Arts campus stands Troutt Hall, the building that began the rich history of Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university. And nearly 100 years after its construction, its auditorium is getting an extreme makeover.

Built in 1926 as an addition to the original building, Troutt Hall Auditorium has been home to commencement ceremonies for 80 years. This spring, remodeling forced commencement outdoors, the first outdoor ceremony on the campus in almost 50 years.

Performing Arts Series Brings Music, Drama to USAO

CHICKASHA – Native American storytelling, Chinese acrobats and futuristic classical music are just a few of the exciting acts scheduled for the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at the University of Science and Arts. The sixth season begins in August and ends in February. Season tickets go on sale July 28 at the USAO box office or by phone at (405) 574-1213.

Art Exhibit Reveals Professors’ Perspectives

Art professors step in front of the easel and behind the camera for a new art show July 17-28 at the University of Science and Arts. The new art show gives students and visitors a chance to see what happens with art professors outside of the classroom.

Located on the third floor of Davis Hall on the USAO campus, the show features selections by five art professors using multiple media forms.

Jacquelyn Knapp, assistant professor of art, is showing a number of her drawings and sculptures.

New Exhibit Explores Native Women’s Experience

CHICKASHA – Coinciding with the theatrical world premiere of “Te Ata” the University of Science and Arts is hosting a unique Native American art exhibit that will bring to life the “real world” experience of the American Indian woman.

The opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Davis Hall Art Gallery. “Te Ata” premieres later that night at 7:30.

Gov. Henry Announces World Premiere Native Play

U.S. Congressman Tom Cole joined Gov. Brad Henry and a host of state and tribal dignitaries on Wednesday to honor the memory and legacy of one of Oklahoma’s most notable historical figures – and the story of her life. Native Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata Fisher (1895-1995) toured nationally and overseas as a solo performer for more than 70 years. Eleven years after her death, the story of her life is coming to the stage.

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