Southeastern News

Southeastern Chorale in concert April 20

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Chorale, the premier choral ensemble for Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be featured in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, the Chorale will present Imagined Corners – a Choral Journey,  featuring music representative of the four cardinal points of the globe.

This concert of secular music will range from English to Chinese folk songs and also includes Native American music and Japanese vocal jazz.

The resulting works utilize a wide range of vocal techniques and writing styles ranging from spoken chorus to contemporary choral music.

Jesseca Shipman, junior music education major from Kiowa, will serve as student conductor for this event.

Chorale to present “Cantate!’’ on Nov. 19

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Chorale, Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s premier choral ensemble, will present Cantate!, on Thursday, November 19.  The concert will be held in the Fine Arts Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The concert is based on Psalms as a means of expression through song.  Covering all eras of music, from Renaissance to contemporary, the concert will present varied styles of singing and expression.  Each section of the concert is ushered in with the singing of a different Cantate Domino, with pieces following reflecting and building on its initial style.

The Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger.

Southeastern choral groups in concert April 21

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Choral Ensembles will be featured in concert on Tuesday, April 21, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the Southeastern Vocal Consort and the Southeastern Men’s Glee, both conducted by Dr. Stacy Weger, Director of Choral Activities.

The Southeastern Consort will present J.S. Bach’s cantata “Gottes Zeit is die Allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106). This early cantata, written for a funeral service, reflects on the difference in Old Testament and New Testament views on death and the hereafter. Southeastern students will perform the solos and choral sections with accompaniment by a chamber instrumental group.

The Southeastern Men’s Glee will perform a wide range of repertoire ranging from traditional men’s chorus numbers to more substantial works. The centerpiece will be Johannes Brahms’ “Alto Rhapsody” (Op. 53), featuring Elizabeth Knight as soloist. Dr. Knight currently serves as instructor of voice at Southeastern. Written as a wedding gift for Robert and Clara’s Schumann’s daughter, the work fully and richly expresses the concept of unrequited love.

 

Southeastern to present series on children and society

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will present a series of lectures and arts events titled “Lost Child – A Multidisciplinary Reflection on Children and Society’’ —  in November.  The-two week series is designed to bring focus to society’s role and responsibility in safeguarding the wellbeing of its children.

               Presentations, lectures, and arts offerings will serve as the platform for this reflection with contributions from the departments of Art, Communication, and Theatre; English, Humanities and Languages; and Music.  Other speakers will be participating from the Denison Independent School District and the Chickasaw Nation.

 Admission to all events is free, though the Southeastern Chorale is asking for food donations from those attending their concert to go toward Families Feeding Families.  Additionally, the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity of Southeastern Oklahoma State University will lead a food drive during the first two weeks of November as a service benefiting children in our area.

 A complete list of events includes:

Tuesday, November 5

       8:30 p.m. Playhouse Auditorium,  “Dance for the Lost Child” Arts Presentation, Theatre at Southeastern Dance Program,  Riley Risso, MFA – Director , Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

 

Thursday, November 7 – 9:30 a.m. Student Union Auditorium,   “Infinite Hope | Malala’s Journey” – Presentation, Dr. Shannon McCraw with  Rylee Hendricks,

Sierra Kinnamon,  Hanna McMurtrey, Katrina Rose, Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

 

Monday, November 11 – 3 p.m. Fine Arts Building Recital Hall, Dr. Jani Barker – Lecture Presentation               ,  “Risky Stories: Picture Book Art About the Endangered Child for the Child in Safety,”  Department of English, Humanities, and Languages                                                                       

Wednesday, November 13 – 3 p.m.  Fine Arts Building  Recital Hall, Dr. Meg Cotter- Lynch – Lecture Presentation,    “Earthly Mothers, Heavenly Father, and Children Left Behind,” Department of English, Humanities, and Languages

9 p.m.  Playhouse Lobby,    “A Child’s Journey” – Poet’s Coffee House, Theatre at Southeastern,  Kathleen Hardgrove. MFA -Project Director,

  Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

 

Thursday, November 14 – 4 p.m. – Fine Arts Building  Room 116 –  Jackie Melancon MA, Med – Lecture Presentation,   “The Art of Teaching the Lost Child,’’ Denison Independent School District 

Tuesday, November 19 – 7:30 p.m.  Fine Arts Building  Recital Hall –    “Lost Child” – Arts Presentation,  Southeastern Chorale in Concert, Dr. Stacy Weger, Conductor,

Dr. Tristan Eggener, Accompanist, Department of Music

Please contact the Department of Music at 580-745-2088 or Southeastern Oklahoma State University at 580-745-2394  to request assistance due to a disability. Accommodations cannot be guaranteed without adequate advance notice.

Southeastern Symphonic Choir to begin rehearsals Sept. 9

DURANT, Okla. — The Southeastern Symphonic Choir will begin rehearsals on Monday, September 9.

Hosted by the Department of Music on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, this group offers community members, and University students, faculty and staff the opportunity to come together to sing major choral works.  This choir is the featured performance group for the Candlelighting ceremony on campus, Southeastern’s oldest tradition, which will be held on Dec. 9.

This year, the Southeastern Symphonic Choir rehearses on Mondays from 6-8 p.m.  This choir is open to all with an interest in choral singing.  With the full use of lighting, organ, and brass orchestration, the concert should prove exciting to singers and audiences alike.

Singers are invited to attend rehearsals in the Fine Arts Building 116, (the Choral Rehearsal Hall).  If you would like more information, please call Dr. Stacy Weger, Director of Choral Activities, at 745-2222, or Sarah Carr, Symphonic Choir Manager, at 745- 2874.

Banquet honors Southeastern Faculty-Staff

 

 Southeastern president Larry Minks, center, congratulates Dr. Martin Bressler, left, recipient of the Professor of the Year Award, and Dr. Ken Elder, Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Southeastern president Larry Minks, center, congratulates Dr. Martin Bressler, left, recipient of the Professor of the Year Award, and Dr. Ken Elder, Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Dr. Stacy Weger, center, was the recipient of the Heart of Southeastern Award. Congratulating him are Southeastern president Larry Minks and Vicki Hudson, who served as master of ceremonies for the awards banquet.

Dr. Stacy Weger, center, was the recipient of the Heart of Southeastern Award. Congratulating him are Southeastern president Larry Minks and Vicki Hudson, who served as master of ceremonies for the awards banquet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURANT, Okla. — Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s annual Faculty-Staff Recognition Banquet was held Monday night in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on campus.

The event honored and recognized a number of faculty and staff members for outstanding contributions to the University. Also honored were retirees and employees for years of service.

Following is the list of the award winners:

Heart of Southeastern Award: Dr. Stacy Weger, Assistant Professor of Music

Faculty Senate Awards

Professor of the Year: Dr. Martin Bressler, Associate Professor of Management

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Ken Elder, Professor of Sociology

John Massey School of Business

Outstanding Service Award: Dr. Kitty Campbell, Professor of Management

Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Stan Alluisi, Associate Professor of Aviation Management

Outstanding Scholarship/Research Award: Dr. Larry Prather, Professor of Finance

School of Arts and Sciences (Arts)

Outstanding Service Award: Riley Risso Coker, Assistant Professor of Theatre

Outstanding Teaching Award: Skip Robinson, Director, Center for Rhetoric & Professional Development

Outstanding Scholarship/Research Award: Dr. Margaret Cotter-Lynch, Associate Professor of English

School of Arts and Sciences (Sciences)

Outstanding Service Award: Dr. Diane Dixon, Professor of Biological Sciences

Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Karl Frinkle, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Outstanding Scholarship/Research Award: Dr. Nancy Paiva, Associate Professor of Chemistry

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Outstanding Service Award: Dr. Daniel Weigel, Professor of Psychology & Counseling

Outstanding Teaching Award: Dr. Charla Hall, Professor of Psychology & Counseling

Outstanding Scholarship/Research Award: Dr. Kimberly Donovan, Associate Professor of Psychology & Counseling

Staff Association Awards

Professional/Administration: Pamela Forster, Coordinator, Ancillary Services

Secretarial/Clerical: Dana Clure, Secretary, Behavioral Sciences

Service/Technical: Michael Stout, Director of Help Desk, Information Technology

Other Awards

Spirit of Southeastern: David Wyatt, Electrician, Physical Plant

Enrollment Management Partnership Award: Eddie Harbin, Director of Physical Plant

Retirees

Jan Brown, Office Assistant, Music Department, 11 years of service

Harold Cornelison, Secretary. Center for  Instructional Development and Technology, 24 years

Dr. Ken Elder, Professor of Sociology, 39 years

Bruce Johnson, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, 36 years

Pat Jones, Finance Office Administrator, 24 years

Virginia Marshall, Switchboard Operator, 19 years

Susie Wilson, Coordinator/Teacher Certification Officer, 24 years

Southeastern Chorale in concert on April 23

DURANT, Okla. — The Southeastern Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, will be featured in concert Tuesday, April 23, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The concert titled,  “Metamorphosis, ” will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  The concert will include a wide variety of music, from Renaissance motets to contemporary works dealing with transformation and change.  The event will feature Taylor Hunt and Brian Campos as student conductors. Katya Chernaya – Oh serves as accompanist for this group.

Southeastern Symphonic Choir welcomes new members

DURANT, Okla. – Hosted by the Department of Music, Southeastern Oklahoma State University once again invites the community to join us in preparing for the annual Candlelighting ceremony and concert.

Rehearsals for the Symphonic Choir take place on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Room 116. The Symphonic Choir will meet for the first time on August 27. All wishing to participate should attend this rehearsal — no audition is required.

The Candlelighting festivities will take place on Monday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Candlelighting event is the oldest tradition at Southeastern, with this year marking the 91st presentation of the holiday favorite. Featuring the Southeastern Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, this event offers community members, university students, and faculty and staff the opportunity to come together to begin the celebration of the season.

This year the concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” as well as other traditional works. Candlelighting is supported by the Southeastern Cultural and Scholastic Lectureship Fund and the Department of Music. If you would like more information, please call the Department of Music at 580-745-2088.

Chorale concert set for April 17

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The concert, titled “The Road Home,” will feature music from the American church experience. This music will range from Sacred Harp and Southern Harmony tunes to gospel and spirituals.

Many familiar tunes such as “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” will be presented.

The Chorale is exploring this distinctly American music in preparation for its inaugural tour to Europe later this year.

Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 580-745-2088.