April 2012

Sixth-seeded Drovers head to conference tournament

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CHICKASHA – The USAO Drovers are heading back to Shawnee this week to compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday through Saturday.

At 27-19 overall and 17-13 in the SAC, the Drovers enter the tournament as the sixth seed.

The teams will play a round-robin style within two separate pools. The champion of each pool will then compete in the championship on Saturday.

USAO plays in a pool with second-seeded OBU, third-seeded Rogers State and seventh-seeded Saint Gregory’s.

Drovers fall to No. 8 Bison

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers put up four solid runs were in Thursday afternoon’s Senior Day game, but it proved not enough to top the No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist Bison.

The Drovers struggled to find rhythm in the first half of the game, giving up five quick runs. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth when the Drovers got on the board.

In the Saddle — Liz Agpalo

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CHICKASHA – With just two conference doubleheaders left before the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, the Drovers are fighting for seeding in the tough conference.

“The season has gone really great. At the beginning we have had a couple of rough spots coming together as a team,” senior Liz Agpalo said. “But by the end we finally pulled together … for the most part, it’s gotten a lot better. We’ve surprised a couple of teams.”

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Retention Meeting

Troutt Hall, Room 126

Repeats every 2 weeks until Sat Jun 02 2012 . Also includes Wed Jun 27 2012.
05/02/2012 - 8:00am
05/16/2012 - 8:00am
05/30/2012 - 8:00am

Wedding Reception

USAO Ballroom

07/07/2012 - 7:30pm

USAO takes split with No. 13 Cavaliers

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CHICKASHA – Facing a tough top 15 team on Senior Day, the Drovers took the split against the No. 13 Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

Sophomore pitcher Neesha Sorrell threw eight strikeouts in the first game, but the Drovers were not able to grab a victory and fell 5-0. The Drovers turned around, however, to shutout the Cavs in game two.

On just the fourth Drover batter of the game, the USAO scored when Kayla Adams doubled to right center to bring home leadoff hitter Katie Jirak.

Skinny jeans, fat laptops among rewards in USAO weight loss initiative

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Chelsea Butler, of Chickasha, is congratulated by Dr. Dex Marble, vice president of academic affairs, for her prize-winning fitness efforts in the 2012 Make Marble Pay program. Butler, along with Adam Heilman (not pictured), manager of the USAO Print Shop, won a new Hewlett Packard laptop for her contribution to the program. The program generated $2500 for the USAO General Scholarship fund.

Chelsea Butler knew exactly why she wanted to lose weight when she enrolled in a weight-loss, health awareness initiative at the University of Science and Arts in January.

USAO course takes TV back to 'old school'

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Students and community members are encouraged to sign up for “Social Commentary in 1970s Sitcoms,” a new course being offered this summer at the University of Science and Arts. The class, taught by Dr. Brenda Brown (not pictured), will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 29 through July 31. More information about enrolling at USAO can be obtained by calling 405-574-1204.

Gas was less than a dollar per gallon. Records were physical objects that one placed on a record player in order to listen to music. Television came into the home via an antenna and was, for all intents and purposes, free.

As the song goes, “Those were the days…”