Iconic American musician “Little Steven” Van Zandt will sit down with ACM@UCO Executive Director Scott Booker for an exclusive masterclass discussion on Nov. 26 in ACM@UCO’s Songwriting Room, (first floor), 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. in Bricktown. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jim and Pat historically have aligned with different political affiliations and demonstrated civility with each other. With the recent midterm elections and political conversations, discuss what you perceive to be the biggest challenges impacting political conversations.
First some good news:
UCO Musical Theatre Major Greg Gore has recently been cast as The Man in the Yellow Hat in Lyric’s upcoming Theatre for Young Audience production of Curious George: The Golden Meatball. The production will also feature UCO Musical Theatre graduates Justin Larman and Bailey Maxwell. Congratulations!
Now a story:
“When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer.” – Stevie Wonder . . .
Written by Kyle Cohlmia, curator of the UCO Melton Gallery
One of my favorite parts of the role of curator at the Melton Gallery is working with living artists. I love the way in which each artist is different; hearing about their unique approaches to the craft is an exciting experience. Additionally, it’s always an honor working with University of Central Oklahoma alumni who know the art department (many of whom comment on the once again experiencing the distinct smell of the paints from the painting room) and received instruction and inspiration from our very own faculty. . . .
Friday's show also features special guest and acclaimed keyboardist, pianist and singer-songwriter John Fullbright playing keys with Benjaman and Tovar during their sets. The Grammy-nominated Americana musician joins the Horton Records music showcase in between tour dates.
The University of Central Oklahoma has become known worldwide for its Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) program. The U.S. Department of Education awarded UCO with a $7.8 million grant to kick-start STLR, because UCO’s idea to help students addressed a need within the education community. Everyone is familiar with college transcripts, which can be certified and copied or digitally sent to future employers or graduate schools. However, college students grow and transform through both academic and non-academic experiences while at UCO. Through STLR, students now can display not only their aptitude in their discipline knowledge but also their growth in other important areas. STLR acts as a second transcript that records a student’s Transformative Learning at UCO. Transformative Learning is about how you grow and transform into a productive, ethical, engaged citizen, ready to take on the world after college. . . .
Chief of Staff Benge focused his message on pragmatism and working with individuals who may not always agree with your views. What are you doing now, or what can you do, to engage with those who may view things differently, and what strategies or practices can you use to try and find solutions to challenges.