February 2011

Mitchell retires after 33 years service at USAO

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February-15-2011
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Security Chief Ron Mitchell, right, retired this month from USAO after 33 years of service to the campus community. With him are his wife, Kay Mitchell, center, and USAO President John Feaver.

Colleagues and friends said farewell to the friendly face of USAO security for more than 33 years, Ron Mitchell, on Feb. 11. Members of the campus family gathered in the Student Center for a reception in his honor.

Regents rehire Feaver, approve software solutions

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February-15-2011
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Regents learned of a new $45,000 grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation to expand USAO research and development of Virtual Problem Solving software, designed by Dr. Erik Guzik, left. Regents rehired President John Feaver, right, to serve another year as president.

Dr. John Feaver was rehired as president of the University of Science and Arts for another year by the USAO Board of Regents on Feb. 8. Feaver is serving his 11th year as president.

USAO Showband gets into 'swing' of things with dance, fundraiser

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February-15-2011
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The USAO Showband gears up for their upcoming Western swing dance at the USAO Ballroom on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

The ballroom at the University of Science and Arts is scheduled to come alive with the sounds of Western swing as the USAO Showband hosts a fundraising dance on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Nominations Needed for Minerva Awards

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The Minerva Awards provides public recognition for outstanding students at the college. Students are honored for excellence in academics, community service, campus involvement and other areas. Nomination forms are available online at www.usao.edu/minerva in the Minerva Awards Ceremony section. The deadline for award nominations is February 25th.

Each year, USAO spotlights student achievement with the Minerva Awards ceremony. Nominations for several awards are now open and the USAO Student Services Office needs students, faculty & staff to nominate individuals and organizations to be spotlighted during the early April celebration.

Drovers take two from Bethany

CHICKASHA – The Drovers defeated Bethany College twice in USAO’s home opening series on Monday afternoon.