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2013-2014 Panorama Events

Panorama 2013

All events begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.

STOMP 9-10-13

September 10, 2013

Tickets on Sale August 12th

Room 205
Administration Building

Or call (580) 774-3019
for credit card purchases

$5.00 for SWOSU students, faculty/staff, and emeriti with a valid SWOSU ID
$10.00 for others if pre-purchased
$20.00 for all tickets purchased at the door

STOMP, the 20-year-old international percussion sensation, bangs into Weatherford this fall to bring its electrifying performance to Panorama.

Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; this year the show will incorporate two new pieces. It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way...or paint cans, or kitchen sinks.

Find your rhythm at SWOSU this fall at the award-winning international sensation, STOMP!

Nev Schulman 11-12-13

Nev Schulman
November 5, 2013

Admission FREE!

In a world where everyone is constantly connected digitally, social media has made communicating easier, but this digital world might also complicate relationships. According to MTV "Millenials" 18-24 years old, 1 in 4 has online dated, 1 in 2 has "a friend" who does it and, in the past three years, traffic to top 10 online dating sites has tripled. Now hear from the star and host of MTV's hit series CATFISH: THE TV SHOW, Nev Schulman, about his experiences and perspectives on this evolving medium.

Following the success of Rogue Pictures and Relativity Media's critically acclaimed 2010 documentary-thriller CATFISH, MTV's new hit series CATFISH: THE TV SHOW tackles the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world. The series follows host, Nev Schulman, whose own online love drama was the subject of the "Catfish" film, as he takes viewers on a deeply personal journey that goes inside the stories of young people as their online-only romantic relationships collide.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby
April 3, 2014

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As part of Comedy Central’s Far From Finished Tour, comedian Bill Cosby will appear at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Thursday, April 3.

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.

Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. The show, based on Cosby’s childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.

The former Navy serviceman’s illustrious list of accomplishments includes roles on the children’s educational show Electric Company and creating and producing the Emmy award wining Little Bill, which is based on his bestselling book series.

Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family. Time magazine called the show “an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race.” The Cosby Show dominated the number one spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise.

Cosby’s current best seller is I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was. Cosby talks about the Bible, being a grandfather and his first love in his humorous and insightful manner.

Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award.

Cosby’s been busy raising a family, too. He married the former Camille Hanks on January 25, 1964, while she was still a student at the University of Maryland. They raised four daughters (Erika, Erinn, Ensa and Evin) and one son (Ennis) and now have three grandchildren. The family resides in New England.