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Art history alum shares experiences of staying in Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Art history alum shares experiences of staying in Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak

In November 2018, OSU art history graduate and Stanford Ph.D. candidate Lora Webb moved to Rome to study Byzantine art and manuscripts for two years. But when COVID-19 began to rapidly spread through the country in February and March of this year, Webb had to make a decision: stay put or come back to the U.S. She ultimately decided to remain in Italy.

Music education grad sings for virtual Spring Commencement

Music education grad sings for virtual Spring Commencement

If the school year was ending like any other, Dustin Boatright would be performing the songs live at graduation for his fellow College of Arts and Sciences classmates and other attendees. But due to COVID-19, the ceremony has been moved online. The Edmond, Oklahoma, native said the situation is disappointing but unavoidable and ultimately “not the end of the world.”

Cherished Possessions community art project sweeps through Stillwater

Cherished Possessions community art project sweeps through Stillwater

Ever discover something near and dear to your heart? Most likely, yes — we all have Cherished Possessions. And a new community project at the Oklahoma State Museum of Art is offering you the opportunity to share and experience these heartfelt items.

Combining dance and science

Combining dance and science

At Oklahoma State University, Alannah Templon has been on a part of the OSU Dance Company and also the OSU Tap Company. She has even served as president of the OSU Dance Company for the last two years. She has double majors in biology and sociology with a minor in dance.

OSU hosts poetry reading with Doel Reed Scholar

OSU hosts poetry reading with Doel Reed Scholar

Tyler Mills will give a poetry reading from her collection Hawk Parable at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Bennett Memorial Chapel.

OSU Symphony to perform at national conference

OSU Symphony to perform at national conference

The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra is one of two groups chosen to perform at the 2020 College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Visiting Artist Ania Jaworska to Speak on Dissolving the Boundaries Between Architecture, Design and Art

Visiting Artist Ania Jaworska to Speak on Dissolving the Boundaries Between Architecture, Design and Art

Architect Ania Jaworska will speak as part of the exhibition In the Mind of a Collector at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.

Babu among 27 CAS honorees at University Awards Convocation

Babu among 27 CAS honorees at University Awards Convocation

Dr. Kaladi Babu, a Regents Professor in the Department of Physics, received the Eminent Faculty Award during the University Awards Convocation on Dec. 11 in the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Music. Magic. McKnight.

Music. Magic. McKnight.

More than music filled the air at the Opening Gala at The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts. The sold-out black-tie concert drew 1,000- plus people who were entranced by the New York Philharmonic, one of the world’s most iconic ensembles, and Oklahoma-born Broadway star Kelli O’Hara. But before a single note could carry the audience away, guests arrived to the pageantry of walking the orange carpet on their way into the Marilynn and Carl Thoma Grand Atrium. The welcome reception was broadcast live, sharing the spotlight shining so brightly on Stillwater with the world.

Composing a Legacy

Composing a Legacy

The names of 22 families and organizations glow subtly from wooden tiles inlaid in the wall of the Patron Lounge on the second floor of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts.

Growing in Harmony

Growing in Harmony

With the opening of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, and a new home for the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music, music performance and education at Oklahoma State University will reach a level few universities can match.

Behind the Curtain: Q&A with McKnight Center Director Mark Blakeman

Behind the Curtain: Q&A with McKnight Center Director Mark Blakeman

Mark Blakeman, Marilynn and Carl Thoma Executive Director of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University, spent more than two years preparing to open the state-of-the-art concert hall, working to ensure that every detail was in order and the product on stage matches the magnificence of the space, not just this season but for countless seasons to come.

Amplifying Art

Amplifying Art

A 12-foot twisted ribbon-like bronze sculpture anchors the outdoor plaza at The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, where surround sound and a giant screen offer new ways for the community to interact with art at Oklahoma State University.

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

Focused. Persistent. Grateful. Those describe Oklahoma State University junior music education major Abraham Nuñez.

Youthful Appeal

Youthful Appeal

At The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, Marilynn and Carl Thoma Executive Director Mark Blakeman is passionate about providing a rich experience for all visitors — an experience that resonates deeply in the unspoken, shared parts of humanity.

A Centennial Celebration

A Centennial Celebration

In July, more than 1,000 students and alumni from across the United States flocked to Stillwater to celebrate a national band fraternity that has been 100 years in the making.

Teresa Miller to be inducted into Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame

Teresa Miller to be inducted into Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame

Oklahoma author and educator, Teresa Miller, will be celebrated as the 2019-2020 inductee into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. Author P.C. Cast will make introductions and open the night for a conversation between novelist Rilla Askew and Miller. A reception for guests and former inductees will follow.

OSU presenting Argonautika

OSU presenting Argonautika

The ancient Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts is still famous thousands of years after its creation because of its timeless themes. The OSU Department of Theatre is putting those on display with a presentation of Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts from Thursday through Sunday.

Community Educational Programming a Big Part of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts' Inaugural Season

Community Educational Programming a Big Part of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts' Inaugural Season

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts on Oklahoma State University's campus has prioritized educational programming as part of its Inaugural Season. In a partnership with Stillwater Public Schools, the Center will provide various opportunities for local students to experience unique performances from some of the world's most accomplished performers and gain a hands-on understanding of the performing arts industry.

New CAS dean sees opportunities in classes, research and more

New CAS dean sees opportunities in classes, research and more

Glen Krutz, the new dean of Oklahoma State University's College of Arts and Sciences, enjoys both teaching and research. He was drawn to the opportunity to get “closer to the action” going on in classrooms and research facilities that comes with the position.

College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences honored 25 of its most successful alumni Sept. 27 during the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development. Ardoth Hassler and Dr. George Thompson were both inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brent Butcher and Maddy Cunningham were named Rising Stars. There were also 21 Distinguished Alumni recipients.

Winston Churchill’s granddaughter to speak at OSU

Winston Churchill’s granddaughter to speak at OSU

Celia Sandys, granddaughter of famed historical figure Sir Winston Churchill, is coming to Oklahoma State University.

Animation and Digital Art Exhibit brings Matrix animator to Town

Animation and Digital Art Exhibit brings Matrix animator to Town

The OSU Museum of Art brings the history of animation and digital art to life in the exciting new exhibition Little Nemo’s Progress: Animation and Contemporary Art. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 14, with a public reception on Sept. 27.

Cowboys in Canada: OSU Symphony Orchestra to perform at conference in Vancouver

Cowboys in Canada: OSU Symphony Orchestra to perform at conference in Vancouver

The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra is one of two U.S. orchestras that will perform at the 2020 College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference.