Six music students who are enrolled in Advanced Conducting this semester will demonstrate their skills by conducting the CU Concert Choir and the CU Concert Band on Thursday, April 28. Victoria Chambers, Shay Hernandez, William McGee, Rachel McCurry, Mikayla Stephenson and Kenneth Williams have been working with the ensembles since mid-March and are ready to take the conductor’s baton for this concert. The performance will take place in the University Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Cameron University will honor approximately 800 graduates this spring during its 2022 Commencement. Twin ceremonies are planned for Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, in Cameron Stadium, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. The events are open to the public and will conclude with the traditional fireworks display.
The Cameron University English program honored its outstanding writers with receptions at CU’s main campus in Lawton as well as at Cameron University-Duncan. The event honors outstanding English composition students.
The University Theatre will resonate with a wall of sound when the Cameron Community Brass Choir takes the stage for a concert ranging from Verdi’s “Triumphal March” from Aida to popular movie theme songs including “Back to the Future” and “Star Trek.” The concert will take place on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m.
The sounds of musical instruments and harmonious voices will fill the air on Tuesday, April 26, when the Cameron Civic Chamber Orchestra and Cameron Concert Choir present a spring concert in the McCutcheon Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens/military/K-12 students. Admission is free to CU students, faculty and staff with Cameron ID. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. As seating is limited, reservations are recommended; call 580-581-2346 to reserve tickets.
The late John Armstrong Beckman loved history and considered himself fortunate to be able to work in a field that he adored. In addition to serving as a registrar for the Fort Sill Museum for 27 years, he utilized his knowledge of history into the classroom, teaching at Cameron as an adjunct instructor for almost 20 years. Beckman’s love of history will continue to impact CU students in perpetuity with the John Armstrong Beckman Endowed Scholarship in Social Sciences.
Cameron University’s English program is pleased to announce the winners of the first CU Write Essay Content, which is funded by the John C. Paynter Endowed Lectureship in Communications. The content is designed to recognize and award outstanding examples of each major assignment in the English composition course curriculum sequence. Winning essays will be included as examples for students in the new OER textbook for English Composition, “CU Write.”
The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences, in conjunction with The Red Cord and the Human Trafficking Training Center, will host a community workshop focusing on the problem of human trafficking on Monday, April 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Shepler Ballroom. Area residents will learn about human trafficking in the community and how to support law enforcement in their efforts.
The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the CU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Friday, April 29. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.