April 2006

Scholarships Available for Artscope Summer Camp

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April-26-2006

Artscope – Chickasha’s creative summer camp for children – is quickly approaching. A unique summer arts day camp for children ages 8-12, Artscope will be held on the University of Science and Arts campus June 12-23.

Tuition is $150 per child, and a limited number of spaces and scholarships are still available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The original scholarship deadline of April 30 has been extended until all scholarships have been given out.

Officials Salute Student Achievement in Outdoor Commencement

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April-21-2006

“USAO has always and will always attract the brightest minds,” said Dr. Sanders Huguenin to a record-breaking crowd of 1,600 at the University of Science and Arts spring commencement. On Friday night, Huguenin, vice president of academic affairs, addressed the audience during the university’s first outdoor commencement in nearly 50 years. His message was one of student achievement. (read full Huguenin address here)

USAO Holds First Outdoor Commencement in 50 Years

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April-14-2006

More than 100 graduating students will receive their degrees during an outdoor commencement ceremony at the University of Science and Arts on April 21. At 8 p.m., the university will hold its first outdoor graduation service in nearly 50 years.

The ceremony takes place south of the flag plaza on the oval and will accommodate 1,500 guests. Overflow seating is available in the Davis Hall Amphitheater, where the televised event will be shown on a 12-foot screen. A live broadcast also is scheduled on USAO Channel 18.

Spring Triad Draws Thousands to USAO

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April-13-2006

Morning winds and rain couldn’t stop more than 2,000 area students from flocking to the University of Science and Arts for the annual Spring Triad event. The Triad, composed of the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, Scholastic Meet and Droverstock music festival, drew students from nearly 80 schools across the state to the USAO campus April 6.

Concert Exhibits Western Appeal April 14

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April-11-2006

Is it possible to fuse country music with Motown tunes? At the University of Science and Arts, Joe Settlemires and his Showband will attempt the musical feat on April 14. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre.

Although the Showband generally is known for its swing style and pop pieces, this concert brings more of a country flair to the table. And for a good reason: special guest fiddle player Monte Gaylord is joining the band for the special event.

Senior Recital Doubles as Costume Party April 10

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April-10-2006

Music senior Thom Proctor promises a unique musical experience at the University of Science and Arts on April 10. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Alumni Chapel will host his senior composition recital, which doubles as a costume party.

The recital includes 13 original compositions performed on piano, guitar and percussion, as well as choral pieces, improvised music and what Proctor calls “electronic experiments.”

USAO Celebrates National D.E.A.R. Day

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April-10-2006

Eating worms and dog biscuits may not sound appealing, but it’s just one way that the University of Science and Arts is celebrating Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day. On April 12, the Education Division invites both children and adults to take part in a Read-Aloud and Taste of Books Hour from 12:30-1:30 in Gary Hall.

Droverspirit Concert Presents TV Music, More

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April-07-2006

Television theme songs meet rousing marches when the Droverspirit Concert Band hits the stage April 11 at the University of Science and Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Dan Hanson, the band will perform several spirited symphonic band classics for its annual spring concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Little Theatre.

Fourteen Students Inducted Into Hypatia Society

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April-07-2006

Fourteen students were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society March 22 at the University of Science and Arts. Hypatia is the university’s only campus-wide honor society. Students cannot apply for membership; they are hand-selected for Hypatia by a faculty committee. Special guest speaker U.S. Senator Tom Cole addressed the students at the noon luncheon.

Renowned “Kindergarten” Play Takes USAO Stage

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April-04-2006

Eight college students from different walks of life have taken it upon themselves to teach others what they should have learned in grade school. On April 7-8, the University of Science and Arts Drama Club brings the comedic drama “Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” to the stage.

Based on the best-selling series of books by Robert Fulghum, “Kindergarten” reveals funny, insightful truths about everyday life. The world-renowned drama has been performed to audiences from Singapore to Prague, from L.A. to Washington, D.C.