November 2011

Campus mourns death of Mark Owens

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November-05-2011
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Mark Owens addresses the crowd assembled for the 2003 dedication of the Owens Flag Plaza at USAO. Beside him is Caroline Owens, his partner in every endeavor.

Mark Owens, 63, a visionary entrepreneur and designer of the Owens Flag Plaza at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, died Nov. 1, at his home in Castle Rock, Colo.

He will be remembered for generations by alumni and friends of USAO as the “imagineer” behind the Owens Flag Plaza, which he designed as three interlocking circles to harmonize its unique three-part history.

In Memorium - Mark Owens 2011

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Meet the 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees

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November-05-2011
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Newly inducted members of the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame stop for a photo with President John Feaver after Saturday's ceremony. The annual event is a highlight of the USAO Alumni Homecoming. From left are Christopher Price of North Carolina, winner of the Young Alumni Award, and hall of fame honorees fire safety expert Dr. Robert England of Stillwater, concert pianist and educator Margaret Singer of Paris, and visionary elementary educator Annette Dake of Bridge Creek. At right is USAO President John Feaver.

Four exceptional individuals who are distinguishing themselves in diverse fields were honored Nov. 5 by the USAO Alumni Association.

Drovers overrun the Pioneers, move on to semis

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11/04/2011

CHICKASHA – Facing Wayland Baptist for a second time this season, the Drovers seemed to have no trouble against the eighth-seeded Pioneers in the Sooner Athletic Conference Quarterfinals.

A 3-1 win sends the Drovers to the semifinals, where they will host Oklahoma Baptist at 2 p.m. Monday at Drover Pitch.

Innovations 2012

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November-04-2011

Coaches ready for season with great recruiting class

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11/04/2011

CHICKASHA – The outlook is positive for Coach Brisco McPherson and the team he’s assembled for the 2011-12 season.

A strong core set of returners beefed up with what he describes as one of his better recruiting classes, McPherson is ready to see what the season has in store.

The Drovers have eight returners, including three major playmakers in Trell Porter, Phillip Harris and Graham Faulkner.

Newcomers to be big factor in USAO success

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11/04/2011

CHICKASHA – With the women’s basketball season opening up this weekend, the Drovers are gearing up to improve on last season and take it a day at a time.

Assistant Coach Leandra Johnson said she has high hopes for the team’s success in her first season at USAO.

“I think we will do really well this year. We’re very athletic, all of the girls, and we work really hard,” Johnson said. “One of our main goals is to build from last year and just go up.”

The key to the team’s success this year, Tompkins said, is just to take it a day at a time.

In the Saddle — Coach Laci Tompkins

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11/03/2011

CHICKASHA – Starting off her third season at USAO, women’s basketball head coach Laci Tompkins said her returners, including Tabby Bailey, Tashina Ototivo, Victoria Russell, Paige Pulliam and Hannah Henry, will hold a significant role on the team.

“I’m really looking forward to them,” Tompkins said. “They are really setting a standard of leadership, pushing everyone and knowing what to expect, so I’m really enjoying that. They are going to be a big help.”

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