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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.

Spring Concert Features Celtic Twist March 30

Heralding spring with bagpipes, Scottish-Highland dancing, and folksongs, the Concert Choir will present a unique musical experience March 30 at the University of Science and Arts.

The university’s Concert Choir will debut its annual Spring Concert with a Celtic flair at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Jan Hanson, the choral arrangements will include Irish and Scottish tunes such as “A Celtic Suite,” “Go, Lassie, Go,” and “Celtic Lullaby.” Deborah Johnson will accompany the choir on piano.


Meteorologist Gary England joined a host of atmospheric scientists on March 9 when the latest advancement in radar technology was unveiled in Chickasha. Despite brisk winds and 40-degree temperatures, the ceremony drew nearly 100 people on the Owens Flag Plaza at the University of Science and Arts, a few steps from the tower where the first radar was installed later that day.