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Ms. Sada Knowles, Instructor of Psychology and Family Studies, presented a paper titled, “How Nurturing and Disciplinary Practices Vary by Parenting Style with Toddlers,” at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Seattle, WA, on April 18-20, 2013. Ms. Knowles has been teaching at Oklahoma Christian University since the fall of 2011.
The Oklahoma Christian University Department of Music featured several recitals during the spring 2013 semester. All the recitals were held in the Adams Recital Hall. The first occurred on Friday, February 22, at 2:30 p.m. Student performers included vocalists Whitney Jarvis, Jolie Young, Amanda Lewis, Stephanie Loyd, Lauren Wheeler, Kalee Floyd, Megan Reed, and Tommy Winberry.
On Friday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m. student performers included instrumentalists, Shelby Stanaland, Tiffani Seeley, Sara Dollen, Chase Brown, Laura Blair, Stephen Grant, Kandyce Everett, Daniel Griffin, Denae Lee, Dale Reeves, and vocalist, Ryan Gonzales. Also performing was Callen Clarke, an adjunct music professor of composition, who performed on his Oud (a predecessor to the present day guitar). Mr. Clarke’s friend, Ali Soltani, accompanied him with percussion.
At the Friday, April 5, 2:30 p.m. recital, those who performed included student instrumentalists, Emily Elridge and Marina Pendleton. Vocalists were, Andrew Zapapta, Christopher Jenkins, Hannah Crowder, Amber Cox, Sean Steele, Reece Kingcade, Moriah Willing, Lauren Weatherford, and Rebecca Moran.
Krystal Williams’ Senior Voice Recital was held on Thursday, April 11, at 7:00 pm. Krystal’s recital featured songs by Handel, Schumann, Cimara Purcell, Thomson, Mozart, Faure, Poldowski, and Strauss.
The annual Honors Recital was held on Friday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m. The recital included vocalists, Alyssa Jackson, Ariel Moncivais, Kandyce Everett, and Brian Wilcox. Instrumentalists who performed were Dayna Heitfeld, Oboe; Amanda Lewis and Helen Holmlund, piano. The second half of the recital included students selected by their peers from previous departmental recitals. The selected Honor Recitalists performing were vocalist, Tommy Winberry and instrumentalists Stephen Grant, Alto Saxophone; and Emily Eldridge, Violin. Departmental awards were also presented.
The semester recitals concluded with Daniel Wheat who presented his Senior Trumpet Recital on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:00 pm., and Julia Yeildings’ Senior Clarinet Recital that was held on Saturday, April 20th at 4:00 pm.
Dr. Matt McCook, Associate Professor of History, presented a paper titled, “’The Sectarian Friend’ Elias Hicks and the Second Great Awakening” at the 2013 Roger Williams University Conference on Religion and the State” that was held in Bristol, Rhode Island, on April 12-14, 2013. Dr. McCook has taught at Oklahoma Christian University since the fall of 2002.
Mr. Jeff Price, Associate Professor of Art and Design, presented a paper titled, “Creating Opportunity through Undergraduate Game Design Competitions” at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning that was held at Florida State College at Jacksonville, FL, on April 8-12, 2013. Mr. Price has taught at Oklahoma Christian University since the spring of 2009.
Dr. Raymon Huston, Associate Professor of Political Science, served as a sponsor for OC students attending the Model Arab League that was held at Texas A & M University in Commerce, TX, on April 11-13, 2013. Dr. Huston has been teaching at Oklahoma Christian University since the fall of 2004.
The Oklahoma Christian University Department of Music invites you to attend a performance by the Oklahoma Community Orchestra on Tuesday, April 16th, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be presented in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium (to see a campus map, follow this link http://www.oc.edu/about/map.aspx).
This fourth concert of the OCO season, under the direction of Dr. John Fletcher, will feature the music of Aaron Copland (El Salon Mexico), Georges Bizet (Carmen Suite No. 1), and Ralph Vaughan Williams (Scherzo Alla Marcia from Symphony No. 8), along with the winners of OCO’s eighth annual Young Artist Competition. Competition winners are Emily Bishop, who will perform the first movement of the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto in b minor with the orchestra, and Zhander P’ng, who will perform the first movement from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
For further information, please call the OC Music Department at 425-5530, or visit the OCO website at www.okorchestra.org. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 if purchased online. Tickets are available at the door. OC students, faculty, and staff are admitted free of charge with their OC ID.
The OCO is the “orchestra-in-residence” at Oklahoma Christian University. Several OC students, alumni, and faculty perform in the orchestra. Support for this performance has been provided, in part, by the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.