January 2007

Jernigan Scholarship Seeks Forward-Thinking Students

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January-30-2007

CHICKASHA – A scholarship fund named after long-time Chickasha resident and businesswoman Betty Baker Jernigan seeks thoughtful students who can express their ideas in writing at the University of Science and Arts. Good for two consecutive semesters, the scholarship application is due Feb. 15 in USAO’s Financial Aid office.

Drama Club Presents Ghostly Readers Theatre at USAO

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January-25-2007

CHICKASHA – There’s no such thing as a bad time for a ghost story, or at least that’s what the Drama Club believes at the University of Science and Arts. On Jan. 26, the club will stage a readers theatre presentation of “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday.”

The play, written by Michael Brady, tells the story of a man and daughter who are trying to cope with the death of their wife and mother. To help the husband move on, the ghost of his wife appears throughout the story.

Sophomore Review Shows off art Talent at USAO

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January-25-2007

CHICKASHA – Colorful paintings, introspective photographs and an array of interesting art currently hang in the Third Floor Art Gallery at the University of Science and Arts. It’s all part of the annual Exhibition of the Academic Review for art sophomores, and this year’s show is a big one.

USAO Announces Fall 2006 Honor Rolls

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January-25-2007

CHICKASHA – More than 275 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the fall 2006 semester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO admissions officials have announced.

University records show 168 students were named to the USAO Honor Roll and 86 students were named to the Regents Honor Roll. Honor roll students represent seven countries and 13 states.

USAO Hosts Improv Workshop January 21

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January-24-2007

Improvisational comedy class participants recently played out a vacation to Middle Earth complete with wizards, monsters and pointy-eared elves. Sponsored by the Chickasha Area Arts Council, instructor Collin Andrulonis taught the basics of theatrical improv to a full class last weekend at the USAO Davis Hall Little Theatre. The two-day workshop ended Jan. 21 with an improvisation performance for family and friends.

USAO Artists Gain ‘Momentum’ at State Exhibit

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January-24-2007

CHICKASHA – Ten artists from the University of Science and Arts recently were selected from more than 200 artists across Oklahoma to show their stuff at a competitive statewide art show.

“Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still” is a juried art exhibit currently on display at Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City through Jan. 26. Filled with colorful paintings, ornate sculptures, photography and more, the exhibit features six current USAO art students and four alums.

USAO Raises a ‘Ruckus’ With Free Song Downloads

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January-23-2007

CHICKASHA – Students at the University of Science and Arts just got a new perk thrown into their enrollment package: free, legal music downloads. By partnering with high speed Internet service provider OneNet, Ruckus Network, Inc. now offers unlimited free song downloads to all USAO students with a student email address.

The new service was made possible by an agreement with Ruckus, USAO and OneNet, coordinated by Lynn Boyce, chief information officer and director of information, research and network services.

USAO to Host Free Mediation Training

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January-19-2007

CHICKASHA – Every conflict needs resolution and behind every resolution is a mediator. To that end, the University of Science and Arts is hosting a free basic mediator training course Feb. 7-9 in the Emerson Room.

While focusing on the practical application and mastery of communication skills, the Early Settlement Mediation program also will touch on conflict and mediation theory. The training in Austin Hall 109 mostly will consist of role-play and interaction with others.

Jeffrey Snider to Perform January 23

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January-18-2007

One of the nation’s renowned baritone singers is coming to Chickasha for a night of operatic proportions. Jeffrey Snider will take the stage at the USAO Alumni Chapel on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $2 for USAO students to $10 for general admission. Tickets are available in the USAO Business Office in Troutt Hall or by phone at (405) 574-1213. Baritone Jeffrey Snider is one of the final performing artists of this season’s Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. Snider also will give a free Master Class tutorial and demonstration at noon on Jan.

USAO’s ‘Studio 18’ Features ‘Law & Order’ Interview

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January-18-2007

CHICKASHA – All play and no work may not be a successful mantra for some, but for a small television cast and crew at the University of Science and Arts, it’s a formula that’s paying off. Beginning Jan. 25, USAO’s “Studio 18” will feature an exclusive interview with “Law & Order” actress Milena Govich.

Originally from Norman, Govich plays Detective Nina Cassidy, the first-ever female detective on NBC’s long-running drama.