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Biology Senior Wins State Award for Moth Research

For Rex Moore, research subjects come in small packages … with wings. The biology senior at the University of Science and Arts recently won an award at the State Capitol for his research and presentation of Oklahoma’s moths. The annual Research Day at the Capitol pit undergraduate students from around the state against each other using posters and presentations as the choice media.

High School Seniors Awarded USAO Scholarships

With scholarships in hand, high school seniors across the state are gearing up for college at the University of Science and Arts. High school seniors recently received scholarships from USAO to attend the fall semester. The university awarded multiple types of scholarships, from academic to art talent, from athletic to music.

Nancy Moats, director of financial aid, said this year’s scholarship recipients display high levels of academic and leadership skills.

Te Ata World Premiere Spotlights Native Actors

Native American actors across Oklahoma and the nation are preparing to begin rehearsals for the world premiere of Te Ata. The groundbreaking production, set to debut in August, showcases the life of world-renowned storyteller and actress Te Ata Thompson Fisher (1895-1995); cast members represent tribal nations across the country.

Playwright and acting artistic director JudyLee Oliva (Chickasaw) sees the world premiere as a unique opportunity for Native American performers by offering the rare chance to display their talents as actors, musicians and singers.

First USAO Rapp Scholarship Awarded to Curtis

In a historical first, the Rapp Foundation of Oklahoma City recently created a $25,000 endowment for music scholarships at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The first scholarship generated from the gift has been awarded to music junior Gina Curtis of Chickasha.

Curtis is a vocal music education major at USAO. A non-traditional student with three children, Curtis came to USAO in 2004 to complete a bachelor of arts degree in music. By becoming an elementary school teacher, she hopes to introduce music into the lives of young children.

USAO Names Public Art Project Winner ‘Flight’ Captures Oklahoma Nature, Culture in Bronze

CHICKASHA -- International artist Archie Held synthesizes Oklahoma’s natural fauna and native culture in a new sculpture to be unveiled this fall at the University of Science and Arts.

Oklahoma’s public liberal arts college has teamed up with the new Office of Oklahoma Art in Public Places to bring new art to the state. After a search that produced submissions from 82 artists around the world, USAO announces Archie Held as the winner.

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