March 2009

USAO Choir Concert Features Sacred and Secular Music March 31

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March-20-2009
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The USAO Concert Choir presents its annual spring concert March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre. The free concert features traditional spirituals, folk songs, and sacred selections.

The sounds of spring are in the air -- birds singing, lawnmowers running and the Concert Choir at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma getting ready for its spring concert March 31.

The Concert Choir's spring concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre on the USAO campus. The concert is free and the public is invited.

Season Ends for Cold Shooting Drovers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The clock struck midnight for this year’s Cinderella team Thursday afternoon as the University of Science and Arts fell behind early and lost to Union, Tenn., 82-63 in the first round of the national tournament.

USAO Inducts 15 Into Hypatia Honor Society

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March-17-2009
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Fifteen USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university's 85-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 Jana Bruer, Christina Wilson, Laura Venable, Lacey Shook, Megan Mascorro, Sarah Chalfant, Sarah Brewer and Sarah Burden. Back row, from left, are Kasey Sams, Jessica Saltos, Ricky Meeks, Zachary McGrew, Sarah Haffner, Michelle Bauer and Emily McLennan.

Fifteen students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored recently for their academic achievements and community and campus activities as they were initiated into Hypatia, the USAO honor society.

The students were inducted during an awards luncheon attended by faculty, staff and family members March 9.

Dr. John Feaver, president of USAO, shared remarks at the ceremony.

Championship Central

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Get all your championship information as well as live stats and live play-by-play of the Drovers run for their second national title. Play-by-play courtesy of George Plummer and KOOL 105.5 FM. Coverage of all USAO games will begin 15 minutes prior to tipoff.

Brackets Set, Drovers to Face Union

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The brackets are set, and the University of Science and Arts now knows its first first-round opponent in its fifth national tournament appearance.

Winners Named in the Innovations 2009 Art Competition

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March-16-2009
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Alva High School student Megan Schwahn won Best of Show with her "Kindred Spirits" in mixed media during Innovations, an annual art exhibit and competition at USAO. Students from 22 high schools submitted original artwork for the competition. More than 40 prizes were given for the submissions.

More than 100 students faced off recently for an annual high school art competition at the University of Science and Arts. Students from 22 high schools around the state competed in Innovations, an art exhibit held exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.

Alva High School student Megan Schwahn won the Best of Show award for her mixed media "Kindred Spirits." Brook Hoover, an Elgin High School student, received the People's Choice Award.

Staff Association Taking Orders for Droverstock Shirt

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March-13-2009

The USAO Staff Association is selling Droverstock t-shirts for $10 each. For every t-shirt sold, $5 goes to the Association to help fund programs and projects by the organization. To order a shirt, contact Anna Marie Pratt at 574-1281. The Association also will have a booth at Droverstock April 2. Baked goods and breakfast items will be sold. To donate items for the sale, contact Eileen Thomas at 574-1328. Modeling the Droverstock shirt is Tiffany Hile, an early childhood education major from Shawnee.

Jenny Bendure Receives Staff Achievement Award

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March-13-2009

Jenny Bendure, printing services manager at USAO, received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the third quarter of 2008-09. Colleagues noted in their nominations that Bendure is “a real team player who works well beyond her job description” and “is always professional, courteous and handles many tasks at once.” The Regents Staff Achievement Award is presented quarterly to one outstanding staff member. From these award winners, an Employee of the Year recipient is selected.

Basketball Team Hot At Right Time

CHICKASHA – No one really saw it coming, but the University of Science and Arts finished the season on a six-game winning streak and captured an automatic bid into the 2009 NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. USAO will be making its fifth appearance overall and second in a row.