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Faculty Talent Shines in OCUCreates

Faculty members at Oklahoma City University will exhibit their creative talents from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 27 at an event titled “OCUCreates” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Tickets are free for OCU faculty and staff members and $15 for the public. The museum is located at 415 Couch Drive.

The event will highlight some of the many works produced by OCU faculty members including books, music, visual art and films. The faculty members and the works they’ll discuss include:

Books:

* Abigail Keegan: “Depending on the Weather,” named a finalist in the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award competition by the Oklahoma Center for the Book

* Robin Meyers: “The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus”

* James Buss: “Winning the West with Words: Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes”

* Mohamed Daadaoui: “Moroccan Monarchy and the Islamist Challenge”

* Marc DiPaolo: “War, Politics and Superheros: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film”

* Lisa Wolfe: “Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs and Judith”

* Sharon Betsworth: “The Reign of God is Such as These: A Socio-Literary Analysis of Daughter in the Gospel of Mark”

* Mike Wimmer, illustrator: “George” by Frank Keating, published by Simon and Schuster; "Pilgrims Progress" by John Bunyan, edited by C. J. Lovik, published by Crossways

Film:

* Fritz Kiersch will screen his recent film “12: Promises” and hold a discussion

Music Scores:

* Lendell Black and Ed Knight have both written the musical scores for recent film projects and will discuss with guests

Art:

* Mike Wimmer will showcase selections of his artwork.

Admission includes a complimentary drink ticket and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. A cash bar will be available.

Mark Davies, dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences, said the event gives professors a chance to showcase their professional work.

“Given that our faculty are so deeply committed to teaching and learning in the classroom, some people don’t realize the breadth and depth of the scholarly and creative output of our professors,” Davies said. “OCUCreates gives us all an opportunity to see and celebrate the outstanding scholarship that enhances and informs the excellent teaching of Oklahoma City University faculty.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Janelle Warlick at jwarlick@okcu.edu or call (405) 208-6033; or download the reservation form at the link:

http://www.okcu.edu/creates/docs/OCUCreatesReplyCard.pdf