March 2011

Drovers strive to make a difference

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John Fitzgerald, a senior art student, Bryan Byars, a freshmen physical education major and Kyle Daily, a junior studying history, work in conjunction with Ross Health Systems to do yard work for elderly and ill patients.

College students invested a Friday this month doing yardwork for homebound patients, reading to elementary children and improving city institutions in an event known as Drover Difference Day.

Showband Spring Concert


April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Te Ata Auditorium, Troutt Hall

Oliver earns national scholar-athlete award


Success both on the court and in the classroom is essential for any student-athlete at USAO, and junior Maggie Oliver has both.

Because of her strong GPA and play on the women’s basketball team, Oliver was named a 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. She was one of 127 players chosen nationally. Eighteen players from the Sooner Athletic Conference were included.

“We’re proud of her,” Coach Laci Tompkins said. “She’s a great student and a great person on and off the floor.”

Training Session for VPS Project

Regents Room, Student Center

04/02/2011 - 8:00am

Relay for Life Fundraiser

Student Center Lobby

03/28/2011 - 11:00am - 03/31/2011 - 11:00am

Metcalf receives Staff Achievement award

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Vinson Metcalf, assistant coach for the Drover men's basketball team, displays his Staff Achievement award alongside Kellie Driscoll, administrative assistant for the Media and Community relations department and the 2009-2010 USAO Employee of the Year.

Because of his above-and-beyond attitude and his consistently happy demeanor, Coach Vinson Metcalf received the Regents Staff Association Award for the third quarter of the 2010-11.

'Seven' artists produce one memorable show

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Work by 7 senior BFA candidates come together at USAO on April 2 for a show entitled, “Seven.” The opening reception will be held April 2 from 7-9 p.m in the USAO Art Gallery in Davis Hall and will be exhibited until April 22.

In the ancient world, people looking up into the sky noticed that seven points of light seemed to move, separate from the stars. As a result, the number seven became associated with divinity and perfection.

At the University of Science and Arts this spring, the number seven is associated with a collection of seven senior fine arts students giving their final show, entitled Seven. The opening reception will be held along with the exhibit in the USAO Art Gallery on April 2 from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

VIDEO: In the Saddle – Neesha Sorrell

CHICKASHA – Even as a freshman, Neesha Sorrell has become the Drovers’ go-to pitcher, especially after throwing her first college no-hitter and being named SAC Pitcher of the Week.