March 2009

Hammons Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

CHICKASHA – After one of the best performances of his career, University of Science and Arts’ Nate Hammons was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 23-29.

Softball Rallies for Split with RSU

CHICKASHA – With five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the University of Science and Arts rallied for a 12-11 game two victory over Rogers State Monday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

Students Opinions Sought With NSSE

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March-30-2009
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Dallas Latter, a senior biology major from Canada, completes his 2009 NSSE Survey. The 85-question survey asks first-year students and seniors how involved they are with their studies, professors, and the campus community. The survey is administered by USAO's Assessment Center. USAO is one of nine colleges and universities in Oklahoma taking part in the program in 2009. Students have until April 12 to complete the online survey.

For the fourth year in a row, freshmen and seniors at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma have the opportunity to participate in a national survey in which they can rate the university on academic challenge, active learning and student-faculty interaction.

Students have until April 12 to complete the online survey. The assessment is part of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE – commonly called 'nessie'). It is an assessment that focuses on how effectively universities engage their students in academic endeavors by going to the source -- the students.

Drovers Earn Series Win in Texas

PLAINVIEW, Texas – Despite four errors, the University of Science and Arts cranked out 19 hits to beat No. 19 Wayland Baptist 12-10 in Sunday’s series finale. USAO took the final two games of the series to give the Drovers a very legitimate shot at cracking the top-25 with a 26-6 record overall and 10-5 record in conference.

Hammons’ Shutout Leads to Weekend Split

PLAINVIEW, Texas – Led by a two-hit complete-game shutout performance including 10 strikeouts by junior pitcher Nate Hammons, the University of Science and Arts defeated No. 19 Wayland Baptist 5-0 in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader. USAO had to settle for a split as WBU took game one 17-14.

Drovers Downed by Big Innings

SHAWNEE – The upset-minded Drovers were turned away by fourth-ranked St. Gregory’s during Thursday’s rainy road doubleheader. Except for two game-changing innings, the University of Science and Arts had their chances to collect wins against the conference’s second best team.

USAO Alumni Reunion Happens Everyday At Tate Publishing

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March-26-2009
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Graduates of the University of Science and Arts make up more than 10 percent of the workforce of Tate Publishing in Mustang. Eleven alums work at the publishing organization at all levels within the company. USAO graduates working for Tate include (front row, from left) Rachael Sweeden, Kristen Polson, Melanie Harr-Hughes, Ashley Luckett, Julie Bohannon (director of Alumni Development at USAO), Sara Wood and Marcie Price. Back row: Chris Castor, Jeff Elliott, Brandon Wood, Kurt Jones and Ryan Bell.

Under normal circumstances, if a group of 11 USAO graduates are together, there must be an Alumni Association event. But this happens everyday at Tate Publishing in Mustang, where more than 10 percent of the publishing company’s workforce are alums of the University of Science and Arts.

"I don't know what you guys are doing at USAO, but you need to bottle it. You are turning out top-tier talent with a great work ethic," said Dave Dolphin, director of book production at Tate.

Elizabeth Sellers Senior Recital Scheduled March 27

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March-25-2009
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USAO student Elizabeth Sellers will take the stage one more time as a USAO student during her senior recital March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel. Sellers will present Italian, French, German and English art songs, music theater, jazz and more during the recital. The performance is free and open to the public.

Student Elizabeth Sellers will take the stage for the last time at USAO as a student as she presents her senior recital March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel. The performance is free and the public is invited.

"It is sad to leave USAO and all of the people that have helped me through these last four years," Sellers said. "Doing a senior vocal recital is like taking a bow and realizing that the college experience is almost over. It is nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time."

Seven USAO Art Students Featured in Fall BFA Show

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March-25-2009
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The photos of Chase Doctorman are just a part of the art work featured in "Signature" -- the fall bachelor of fine arts art exhibition March 28-April 17 in the USAO Art Gallery. The work of five graduating seniors and two graduates will be featured. An opening reception is scheduled March 28 at 6 p.m. The gallery is located in Davis Hall on the USAO campus.

A person's signature is defined as a distinctive form of identification in authorizing a check or document. Two USAO graduates and five graduating fine arts majors at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will let their art define them during Signature, the spring bachelor of fine arts art exhibit at the university.

Six USAO Art Students Featured in Fall BFA Show

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March-25-2009
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Five USAO students are featured in "Signature," the spring BFA art show at the University of Science and Arts. The exhibition is scheduled through April 17 in the USAO Art Gallery. Participants include (front row, left) James E. Greenlee II, Jeremy Teel. Back row: Tina Dymond, Mallory Edwards and Tierney Renee Rasch.