CHICKASHA – Sitting in the middle of the pack with just two conference series left, the Drover baseball players hold their fate in their hands.
“The last few series we’ve really done a lot better,” said senior Brandon Jewett. “It’s a slow start. Not really the start we wanted, but we’re coming around as a team and together. We’re planning on having a good tournament.”
Dr. John Paul Cook joined the USAO faculty in Fall 2012. His mathematical research interests include algebraic number theory and the representation theory of finite groups.
Dr. Cook maintains an active research program devoted to researching and developing high-quality methods of instruction for advanced mathematics courses. Two of his research papers have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals in the past year. Dr. Cook has been invited by members of his research field to give a featured address on one of these papers at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January. Additionally, the USAO News Bureau recently wrote a feature story on Dr. Cook's research (you can read it here: http://usao.edu/news/research-yields-prime-conference-spot-publication).
Dr. Cook's wife, Regina, is a Ph.D. student in public health. They have two children.
For more information (including more information about Dr. Cook's research interests), please visit: www.johnpaulcook.com
"Students are most likely to learn when they see a need for what we intend to teach them." Guershon Harel
"Simply put, the best teachers believe that learning involves both personal and intellectual development and that neither the ability to think nor the qualities of being a mature human are immutable. People can change, and those changes -- not just the accumulation of information -- represent true learning." -- Ken Bain
Roland Nuñez is the Director of Student Development at USAO. He joined the USAO staff in June 2012.
After working for two years as a Resident Advisor then a Resident Director in his undergraduate career, he chose to pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs. During this time, he worked as a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma State University's Campus Life Programs.
Roland has many hobbies ranging from the sciences (aviation, meteorology, zoology) to the arts (theatre, writing, composing). He is a licensed pilot and a published author.
Smashing walls with hammers instead of “breaking ground,” Student Association President Preston Vasquez helps kick off the demolition for the Nobbs Wellness Center at USAO. With him are (left to right): First Lady Marilyn Feaver, Health Services Director Chris Basco and USAO President John Feaver. Demolition ended last week and construction of the new center is underway.
A trend that started as a campuswide emphasis on health and fitness in recent years will now – thanks to a generous $520,000 bequest from alumna Pat Nobbs – find a permanent home in the new Nobbs Wellness Center, opening this fall.
A young visitor to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge learns about arthropods from a traveling exhibit created by USAO students.
Students at Grand Elementary and kids visiting the Wichita Wildlife Refuge benefitted from a new program that sends biology majors from the University of Science and Arts out into the public to share their research.