homecoming

Texas group The Oh Hellos come to O’Reilly Family Event Center Feb. 19

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 2, 2015 — Texas-based duo the Oh Hellos will perform live in concert Friday, Feb. 19 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center as part of Drury University’s 2016 homecoming celebration. Drury-based group Lost & Found will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and free to all Drury students. Tickets are available starting at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 5 at www.drurytickets.com or by calling (417) 873-6389. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the OFEC box office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos are siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath, who were born and raised in a musical family in southern Texas. In the fall of 2012, the duo released their debut full-length record, “Through the Deep, Dark Valley,” an album full of regret and redemption. Their second full-length album, “Dear Wormwood,” is at times delicate, intimate, and affectionate; and at other times soaring, towering and joyfully explosive. The band’s influences range from Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens to The Middle East and the Muppets, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.

For more on the bands, visit http://www.theohhellos.com or https://www.facebook.com/LostAndFoundsMusic/.

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Drury announces its distinguished alumni awards

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 28, 2011 — The Alumni Council and The Office of Alumni and Development at Drury University announce the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for Reunion Weekend 2011.

Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement

Dr. D. Gregory Farwell ’90

Physician and Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California – Davis Health System.

Dr. Farwell’s extensive career in the medical field has resulted in over 130 presentations and 48 published articles. In January 2011, he led a global team of surgeons in a voice box transplant surgery that was the second of its kind and successfully restored speech to a patient after 11 years of silence. He has been the recipient of multiple honors, including the 2008 “Guide to America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Lisa Esposito

Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Drury University

Dr. Esposito has taught philosophy and religion at Drury for more than 13 years. A prominent figure in the Drury faculty governance and administration landscape, she has provided leadership on more than 20 campus committees. She has also been the recipient of several Drury faculty awards for excellence in leadership and teaching. Outside the classroom, she is known throughout the Springfield community for her work in acrylic     painting. Dr. Esposito regularly participates in area art exhibitions and has received several awards for her work.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Dr. Amber Campbell ’98

Doctor of Osteopathy/OB GYN, Warsaw, Missouri.

Dr. Campbell is dedicated to providing quality medical care to patients in her rural hometown of Warsaw, Missouri. As the youngest doctor of only seven physicians in Benton County she is currently one of two OB/GYN physicians in the area that delivers babies. Dr. Campbell is the area’s only female physician and maintains a large and growing practice, seeing over 30 patients daily in addition to her work caring for local nursing home residents.

Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service

Rev. David Scott ’79

Pastor, Arch United Methodist Church, Hannibal, Missouri.

Rev. David Scott is an inaugural member of Drury’s Loyalty Society, with a history of annual giving that began in 1982. An active member of the community, Rev. Scott has dedicated his life to eliminating homelessness, suffering, and hunger issues. This legacy of community service led him to found Lebanon area LLIFE, an agency that has provided aid to over 13,300 people in six months.

Ludo to perform concert at Drury University on Feb. 18

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 25, 2011 — Drury University will host Ludo in concert Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in Weiser Gymnasium. The concert is free for Drury students, $5 for Drury faculty and staff, and $15 for general admission. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Drury University’s Student Union Board (SUB) is sponsoring the concert as part of the campus’s homecoming week. “We gauged student interest and found that Ludo was the most popular choice for a student concert,” said Allison Griffith, SUB Coordinator.

Ludo, originally from St. Louis, Mo., is best described as an alternative rock band. To date, the group has released four albums, including their most recent Prepare the Preparations.

For more information, visit Ludo’s website: http://www.ludorock.com/

Media Contact:
Allison Griffith
Coordinator—Student Union Board
Office: (417) 873-6975
E-mail: agriffith@drury.edu

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