January 2006

USAO Goes 100% Wireless for Student Convenience

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January-25-2006

Students found a welcome new convenience when they returned to campus this spring at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – the broadest access to Internet services available on any college campus in Oklahoma. Better yet, it’s free.

USAO became the first Oklahoma school to “go totally wireless,” a term meaning that students, faculty and guests with laptop and handheld computers can surf the Internet from anywhere on campus – even outdoors or in the middle of the campus oval.

USAO’s Hypatia Honor Society Announced

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January-20-2006

CHICKASHA - Seventeen students from the University of Science and Arts were inducted recently into the Hypatia Honor Society – the school’s only campus wide honor society.

The Hypatia Honor Society was founded in 1923 to honor students for their high academic achievements, character and integrity, and service to the university and community. The honor society was named after Hypatia, the famous Greek female mathematician.

TeAta World Premiere Offers Opportunity for Oklahoma Actors

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January-19-2006

Actors across Oklahoma and the nation are invited to audition for the world premiere of Te Ata, A Play With Music. The groundbreaking production, set to debut in the fall, showcases the life of world-renowned storyteller and actress Te Ata Thompson Fisher (1895-1995).

Playwright and artistic director JudyLee Oliva sees the world premiere as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Oklahoma actors to audition for the production slated for national audiences.

CORAZON WATKINS ART EVENT CONTINUES THROUGH FEB. 10

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January-16-2006

CHICKASHA – Original paintings by artist Corazon S. Watkins are on display in a new exhibit that continues through Feb. 10 at the USAO Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public weekdays from 9-4 in Davis Hall.

Watkins’ paintings have been featured in exhibitions or held in collections across America and in Austria, Spain, United Arab Emirates, The Philippines, and Costa Rica.

FCA President to Speak at USAO for Martin Luther King Day

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January-12-2006

As part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Day festivities, Rev. Carey Casey, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Foundation and an original character in the movie Remember the Titans, will speak at 7 p.m. in the University of Science and Arts’ Davis Hall Theater.

Admission is free to hear the well-known motivational speaker, lecturer, pastor and coalition builder who works to bring about positive change in the areas of religion, civil rights history and racial reconciliation.

‘Baroque’ Masterclass Free to Public

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January-06-2006

The public is invited to a free masterclass offered by the musicians of Go for Baroque, scheduled to perform Jan. 13 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The free workshop is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. in the USAO Chapel. Tickets to the concert following at 8 p.m. are $8 to the general public, $6 to seniors and $2 to all students and children.

This is the fourth event in the popular Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series for the 2005-06 season. Go For Baroque prides itself on making serious music into fun and entertaining pieces.