A simple rule of thumb still holds true for Howard College â€” when the economy is up, enrollment is down.
Preliminary enrollment numbers for the fall 2013 semester show what college officials expected â€” enrollment at the junior college district is down 9 percent from this time last year and an increase in energy sector hiring is the major reason why.
Susan Graham, internationally known opera diva, will be the guest artist Saturday when the Big Spring Symphony orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Keith Graumann, begins its 32nd season.
Graham will be performing some of the most popular operatic arias from Carmen, the Marriage of Figaro and the Merry Widow. Sheâ€™ll sing in both halves of the program, before and after the intermission and sheâ€™ll close the concert.
â€śWeâ€™re fortunate to have such a distinguished personality to open this yearâ€™s season,â€ť said Graumann, symphony conductor. â€śShe brings a lot of excitement to the stage.â€ť