Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics' Awesome Friends

By Gilmore, Joan | THE JOURNAL RECORD, October 11, 2002 | Go to article overview

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics' Awesome Friends


Gilmore, Joan, THE JOURNAL RECORD


The Awesome Friends of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics know that life must be a blend of brains and beauty. That's why the "Friends" are bringing author and interior designer Alexandra Stoddard to town this month. She will speak at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and to students at the school.

The fund-raising luncheon is $75 per person and tables seat eight guests. Donors of $1,000 or more will receive invitations to a cocktail reception in Stoddard's honor at the home of Christy and Jimmy Everest the evening before the luncheon as well as a yearlong membership in Awesome Friends. The support group for the school contributes money from its benefits to a faculty fund. Because the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a state agency, salaries are regulated by the Legislature. Faculty members have seen very little change in their salaries since the founding of the school 12 years ago. More than 80 percent of the professors hold Ph.D. degrees in their fields but are making less per diem than those in public school systems. In addition, the professors are required to work 12 months instead of the usual nine. The Faculty Endowment and the Awesome Friends Faculty Award were established to provide additional income to the faculty members.

Oklahoma's first lady Cathy Keating is honorary chairman of the luncheon and co-chairs are Connie Fuller, Sarah Hogan, Ann Lee and Anna Noel Williams, a long-time friend of Stoddard, who is based in New York. Co-chairmen include Joan Frates, Connie Givens, Julie Hall, Bette Jo Hill, Carolyn Mee, Karen Samis and Pam Shdeed.

She has written more than 20 books covering topics ranging from interior decor to letter writing. Stoddard's latest book, Choosing Happiness: Keys to a Joyful Life, was published earlier this year.

Her suggestions to readers and clients range from having a pretty bowl of lemons on your kitchen counter to the importance of the personal touch of handwritten notes, as opposed to non-personal e- mail.

She will be signing her books at the luncheon and at Full Circle Bookstore Oct. 23. For additional information, call 521-6436. Checks payable to the OSSM Foundation may be mailed to her at the school, 1141 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73104.

Canterbury to sing

Kicking off its season with a nautical theme, Canterbury Choral Society, 170 voices strong, will present Ralph Vaughan Williams' classic masterwork, A Sea Symphony, on Oct. 19 at Civic Center Music Hall. Accompanying the singers at the 8 p.m. concert will be the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Constantina Tsolainou is artistic director of Canterbury. Season tickets, priced from $74 to $31, are available as well as individual tickets. For additional information or tickets, call 232-7464.

"Christmas Sing" is next up for Canterbury and will be presented at 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8. The third concert will feature "Pirates to Pinafores" and will feature the chorus singing music from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore. The final musical voyage will be at 8 p.m. May 3 and bears the title of "Hollywood on the High Seas."

Phil's big weekend

This is a big, big football weekend for many folks but this also will be a big weekend for fans of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • A full archive of books and articles related to this one
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics' Awesome Friends
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.