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Troullier Parker honored for civil rights legacy, ‘courage’

University officials honored Clydia Richie Troullier Parker at a luncheon held on Feb. 19 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for her role in ending the segregational policies that prohibited African-American women admission to the Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) in 1955.

Chamber ensemble piece celebrates African-American women’s lives, struggles

In her famous speech, delivered to the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851, abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth defiantly responded to a male critic in the audience who insisted that women were weak and in need of protection.

“Nobody ever helps me into carriages,” Truth said. “I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?”

Truth is one of four African-American women whose life will be celebrated when the visiting Core Ensemble performs Ain’t I a Woman? at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series.

USAO releases 2013 Fall honor rolls

More than 210 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the fall 2013 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, the USAO registrar has announced.

University records show 138 students were named to the USAO Honor Rolls and 73 students to the Regents Honor Roll. Honor roll students represent 35 counties, seven states and six countries.

European travel meeting scheduled for Feb. 18

The final informational meeting for a trip to Berlin, Prague and Vienna is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in room 120 of Davis Hall at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The meeting, as well as the trip, is being hosted by Dr. Brenda Brown, professor of English and USAO’s Study Abroad director.

NYC Tour deadline approaches

The University of Science and Arts is sponsoring a six day, five night art and theatre tour to New York City that is planned for May 20 through May 25, 2014. The tour will be led by emeritus faculty member Roger Drummond and Jacquelyn Knapp, associate professor of art.

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