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Music Professors Perform World Premier Piece

On the subject of writing song melodies, composer Robert Schumann once said, “in order to compose, all you have to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.” For composer and educator Dr. Stephen Weber, the trick was to write songs that incorporated things that other people had already said.

Student Recital Showcases Oboe and Voice

Two students are sharing the spotlight at their upcoming University of Science and Arts senior recital. On April 4, oboist Annica Canady of Choctaw and soprano vocalist Rachael Sweeden of Oklahoma City will present a joint public performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

USAO Channel to Carry Hero’s Funeral

To assist the Chickasha Fire Department in responding to large crowds anticipated for Thursday’s funeral of firefighter Destry Horton, the University of Science and Arts will host a live broadcast of the observance to four remote locations. The funeral is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

Exhibits Take Art in “Different Directions” March 31

Unique perspectives and distinct disciplines will reveal the world through artistic eyes March 31 at the annual University of Science and Arts senior art exhibit. The art show, titled “Different Directions,” will feature the works of 15 bachelor of fine arts seniors from the spring semester, as well as seven seniors from 2005.


A new traveling exhibit entitled “Early Oklahoma: Black Dreams/Black Hope” will be unveiled on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the University of Science and Arts’ Student Center Regents Room.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council, this nine-panel exhibition tells the stories of Chickasha’s Ada Lois Sipuel, who broke down color barriers in higher education; early Oklahoma journalist Roscoe Dunjee; and Edwin McCabe, an early Black leader in territorial Oklahoma.