April 2009

Minerva Awards Highlight Student Achievement

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April-23-2009
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The USAO Concert Choir performs during the Honors Convocation and Minerva Awards ceremony April 6. Faculty, students and staff members presented departmental, athletic and creativity awards to dozens of students during the annual event.

Each year, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma spotlights student achievement with the Honors Convocation and Minerva Awards ceremony. This spring, faculty, students and staff members presented departmental, athletic and creativity awards to dozens of students during the annual event, held April 6 in the USAO Student Center Ballroom.

After a welcome by USAO President Dr. John Feaver, guests were entertained by the USAO Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jan Hanson, professor of music.

USAO’s Nealeigh Earns CFRE

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April-29-2009
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Dr. Michael Nealeigh, vice president for university advancement at the University of Science and Arts, has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive certification by CFRE International for high standards, tenure, service, education and commitment. Nealeigh joined the USAO administration in August 2006.

USAO's own Dr. Michael Nealeigh recently joined more than 5,300 professionals around the world who have been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.

The CFRE designation is part of CFRE International. Nealeigh is vice president for university advancement at USAO and is one of only 58 Oklahomans with the CFRE designation.

House Drives in Winning Runs

ALVA - Dalton House's two-run double in the eighth inning was the difference in the University of Science and Arts' 5-2 game one win over Northwestern Oklahoma Thursday. Nate Hammons set a new school record with 10 wins in a season in a 4-1 game two win.

Drovers Slug Their Way to Sweep of OBU

SHAWNEE – With 17 hits, 15 runs and a complete-game shutout from junior pitcher Michelle Bauer, the University of Science and Arts roll into postseason play with plenty of momentum after Tuesday’s road sweep of Oklahoma Baptist.

Cuba Art and Culture Subject of Upcoming Art Exhibition

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April-28-2009
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"Memories of Sailing" by Reinaldo Pagán Ávila offers a glimpse into a culture that very few know about in the United States. Ávila is just one of several artists from Cuba featured in "Cuba Oriente" May 1-30 at the USAO Art Gallery. The exhibition, which features several contemporary Cuban artists, is part of a larger exhibit held at the Goddard Center in Ardmore last year.

Just as the relationship between the United States and Cuba is in the headlines again, the Art Gallery at the University of Science and Arts will bring a portrait of Cuban life through its art during "Cuba Oriente" May 1-30.

An opening reception is scheduled May 1 at 6 p.m. The USAO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Davis Hall on the USAO campus. Davis Hall is on the oval at South 17th Street between Grand Avenue and Alabama Street in Chickasha. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Health Update: Swine Influenza (Flu)

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April-28-2009


USAO Offices Closed on Fridays May 15-Aug. 7

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Drovers Split With No. 2 OCU, Lierle Grabs HR Record

CHICKASHA – Led by Brandt Lierle’s record-breaking 32nd career homer, the University of Science and Arts blasted six home runs and took game one over No. 2 Oklahoma City 12-9 Saturday afternoon. OCU answered with a 13-2 game two win to take the series.

USAO Lights Up Fourth Street – With News

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April-24-2009
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A new electronic marquee delivers messages to drivers at the busy intersection of Fourth and Chisholm in Chickasha. Partnering in this project is the college, the USAO Foundation and the City of Chickasha. From left are Mayor Greg Elliott and USAO President John Feaver. The sign was made possible by a generous grant from the Craig Foundation through a special agreement with the City that requires community involvement. Community groups who want to share their messages and events are welcome to submit ideas to media@usao.edu.

Drivers near the busiest intersection in Chickasha are the targets of a drive-by shooting – of marketing messages from the University of Science and Arts, that is.

Partnering with the City of Chickasha, USAO has built an elaborate multimedia message board, at the corner of Fourth Street and Chisholm Drive, that will share college and community information 24 hours a day to drivers in the busy corridor. According to the state highway department, more than 25,000 vehicles a day pass by that intersection.

Drovers Sign Mustang’s Faulkner

MUSTANG – With cake, balloons and a group of fans, Mustang High School’s Graham Faulkner signed his official letter of intent Tuesday to play basketball for the University of Science and Arts. Mustang’s leading scorer, Faulkner is the Drovers’ first signee of the recruiting season.