December 2007

USAO Students Chosen for Seven-State Honor Choir

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December-21-2007
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Four USAO students recently were selected to sing in the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association’s Collegiate Honor Choir, a prestigious choir comprised of college students from across seven states. The ensemble will perform a concert Feb. 22, 2008, in Kansas City. From left are Comanche vocal music education junior Scott Pitts, Hinton vocal music education freshman Tana Ferguson, Comanche vocal music education freshman Matthew Pitts and Tulsa vocal performance junior Elizabeth Sellers.


CHICKASHA – Four student singers will represent Oklahoma’s public liberal arts college in February when the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association’s Collegiate Honor Choir performs in Kansas City. Elizabeth Sellers, Tana Ferguson, Scott Pitts and Matthew Pitts, music students at the University of Science and Arts, recently were selected to sing in the prestigious seven-state choir.

USAO Offers Weekly Evening Poetry Class to Public

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December-21-2007


CHICKASHA – Calling all closet poets! The University of Science and Arts is offering a no-stress, weekly poetry writing class on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 9. The eight-week class is open to the community and all ages.

USAO Inducts 13 into Hypatia Honor Society

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December-20-2007
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Thirteen USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university’s 80-year-old organization which honors students for their high academic achievements, character and integrity and service to the university and their community. Front row, from left, are Keena Wayland, Shelia Guerrero, Ashley Luckett, Helen Chappell, Stacie Hill and Jennifer Bridgforth. Back row, from left, are Jeremy Teel, Dale Bellamy, Kyle Dake, Kelsey Rowland, Ricky James and Bobby Arnold. Joshua Vaughn was not available for photo.


CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts recently added 13 students to the fold of Hypatia, the University’s 80-year-old prestigious honor society. The students were inducted during an awards luncheon attended by faculty and family members Nov. 29.

Arvest Backs USAO Student Leaders With $10,000 Gift

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December-19-2007
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USAO Student President Kati Wint, left, accepts a $10,000 check from the Walton Family Foundation through Arvest Bank to help remodel offices for the USAO Student Association. The new suite will be located on the third floor of the USAO Student Center. Celebrating this initiative with her are, from left, Lizzi George, Arvest marketing; Dave Adams, Arvest assistant vice president/commercial lender in Chickasha; Michele Johnson, Arvest marketing; USAO President John Feaver; and Candice Dorman, assistant vice president and branch manager in Chickasha. This gift from Arvest will be matched with other capital funds to restore an unfinished third-floor section of the Student Center, located on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

CHICKASHA -- Merry Christmas, college student leaders! Arvest Bank, on behalf of the Walton Family Foundation, will help give student government a new home at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a $10,000 gift to help renovate a section of the third floor of the Student Center for new offices.

Seek Fresh Approaches, Take Risks,’ Moss Tells USAO Graduates

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December-07-2007
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Creative Oklahoma’s Phil Moss addressed a crowd of 850-plus graduates, friends and family on Friday night at the USAO fall commencement. He challenged grads to fearlessly embrace the future and their capacity to be creative in it.


CHICKASHA -- Facing a challenging world ahead, college graduates need to “seek fresh approaches, learn to take risks, and be open to innovation,” said the new leader of Creative Oklahoma, Dr. Phil Moss, when he addressed 84 graduates and their families on Friday night at the University of Science and Arts.

New graduates welcomed an audience of more than 850 for the fall commencement, which was televised locally.