St. Gregory’s University is presenting a free Christmas concert, Festival of Lessons and Carols, at 5 p.m. this Sunday in the historic St. Gregory’s Abbey Church on campus. The concert will feature seasonal music performed by St. Gregory’s Schola Cantorum, as well as readings from scripture that narrate the story of Advent and Christmas.
St. Gregory’s University, St. Gregory’s Abbey and the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will celebrate the arrival of all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition with a special opening event on December 14 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
St. Gregory’s University visual arts major Emily Grygier will host the opening of her senior arts exhibition this Friday, December 5 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center located in the Rockwood Center on the Shawnee campus.
The exhibition, titled Wide-Eyed Dreams, reflects the variety of her artistic exploration and features images of dancers or movement prominently among her pieces. Grygier, a senior from Pearland, Texas, will be graduating in May with a double major in visual arts and dance
The Dance Department at St. Gregory’s University will hold open auditions for its spring ballet production, Danvers’ Lilly, Saturday, December 6 from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. at the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center.
Auditions are open to dancers 12 and up of all experience levels. Rehearsals will begin in February and will be held on week nights or weekend days, depending on dancer availability.
St. Gregory’s University recently hosted elementary and middle school students and their teachers on the Shawnee campus for robotics training as part of the Connecting STEM to Literacy Workshop.
At the workshop, which took place November 14-15, participants learned to collaborate in a group setting, how to use engineering design and creativity to solve problems, how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and literacy are connected and basic programming of Lego EV3 Robots.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University will debut their latest production, Bamboozled! by Michael Brill, on Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m. at the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center.
“Bamboozled! is a fast-paced comedy inspired by Italian commedia from the Renaissance era,” said Dr. David Coley, director of St. Gregory’s Theatre Department. “Familiar characters scheme and trick each other to get ahead and find true love. Mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and wordplay abound.”
The Delta Omicron Omega sorority at St. Gregory’s University has been hard at work with their community service projects, both on campus and off. Recently, the sorority participated in the Krouch Early Childhood back pack program for their off campus community service project.
St. Gregory’s University signed a new agreement with Oklahoma Aviation on Wednesday, solidifying the pilot training option for the University’s new aviation program.
Under the updated contract, St. Gregory’s and Oklahoma Aviation will partner to offer a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management that also includes an option to train and receive a professional pilot license.
St. Gregory’s University will host a free information session for individuals who are interested in earning an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree through its College of Continuing Studies Adult Degree Program.
The College of Continuing Studies at St. Gregory’s offers flexible class schedules, personalized attention from start to finish and a faculty that is comprised of real world experts who provide a challenging Catholic Liberal Arts education to students.
On Monday, Nov. 10, Keenan English visited with St. Gregory’s University Aviation Management students to talk about career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as the many hats he wears in his position as Assistant Airport Manager for the City of Shawnee.
“It was great having Keenan share his knowledge of airport operations with the class,” said Dr. David Brockway. “Our students are enriched by hearing the experiences of people like themselves who went through a university aviation program and are now working in the aerospace field.”