August 2012

Fall term filled with campus, community events underway

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August-22-2012
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Tashina Ototivo (extreme upper right), a senior music major from Walters, enjoys a playful moment between events with new freshmen during USAO’s Freshmen Orientation week. Classes begin Aug. 27 with enrollment continuing through Aug. 31.

After another summer of soaring temperatures, students will be greeted by unseasonably cool weather as they return for the fall trimester at the University of Science and Arts. Classes begin Aug. 27 with enrollment continuing through Aug. 31.

Special Adjunct of Music

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First Name: 
Kate
Last Name: 
Sekula
Professional Type: 
Faculty
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Education: 

Ph.D in Music Theory and History, University of Connecticut, currently ABD.

Master of Music in Flute Performance, George Mason University, 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance, Lebanon Valley College, 2002

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Lebanon Valley College, 2001

 

 

Phone Number: 
405-574-1288
Bio: 

Kate Sekula is currently a graduate student at the University of Connecticut and is pursuing a Ph.D. in music theory and history.  Her proposed dissertation topic is: “Utilizing Computer Programming to Analyze Post-tonal Music:  Segmentation and Contour Analysis of Twentieth-Century Post-Tonal Music for Solo Flute.”  Kate holds a B.S. in music education and a B.A. in flute performance from Lebanon Valley College and a M.M. in flute performance from George Mason University where she studied with Ms. Judith Lapple.  Recently, she has presented papers for the New York Chapter of the American Musicological Association (in joint with the North American British Music Association) and for the International Network of Alternative Academia’s symposium entitled: “Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning.”     

Kate has studied flute with Barbara Divine (formerly of the United States Coast Guard Band), Dr. Theresa Bowers (Gettysburg University) and the late Judith Lapple (formerly of the United States Army Band and Orchestra).  

https://www.youtube.com/user/katesekula

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
251
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Curriculum Vita: 
Famous Quote: 

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

Custodian

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Dianna
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Johnson
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Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1233
Bio: 

Dianna Johnson is a Custodian at USAO. She has been a member of the staff since 2012. 

The custodians at USAO are part of the Physical Plant Office. The office is responsible for groundskeeping, building maintenance, carpool and carpentry.

Campus Building: 
Physical Plant
Office Location: 
100

Stephen Owusu

Players Number: 
10
Class: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Accra, Ghana
Previous School: 
Anton High School
Height: 
5-8
Position: 
F

2012: In his freshman season at USAO, Owusu played in every game of the season and came in second on the team in goals scored with 12, two of which were game winners. He added another two assists to come up with 26 total points on the season. He scored two goals a piece in wins against Texas Wesleyan and Saint Gregory’s and had a hat trick — all three Drover goals — in a 3-1 win over Lubbock Christian. He was named All-Conference Second Team for his efforts.

Priscilla Mensah

Players Number: 
23
Class: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Kumasi, Ghana
Previous School: 
Konadu Yiadom Senior HS
Height: 
5-3
Position: 
MF

2012: As a freshman, Mensah saw action in nine games on the season.

High School: Mensah attended Konadu Yiadom Senior High School in Ghana before traveling to the states to play soccer. There, she was the top goal scorer and one of the team’s best mid-fielders.

Major: Biology

Interesting Fact: Doesn't give up easily

USAO walk-through enrollment Friday

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August-20-2012
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Dr. Chris Walker, chair of the division of Social Sciences and Business and associate professor of psychology, speaks to a group of new students during Orientation Week at the University of Science and Arts at Oklahoma. Though many incoming students are already on campus, enrollment will continue, culminating with walk-through enrollment on Friday. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27.

Classes at the University of Science and Arts begin Monday, Aug. 27 with walk-through enrollment scheduled for Friday.

Lateefah Simon Giles Symposium Speaker

Lateefah Simon

Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

www.lccr.com

‘It’s about getting a bit better every day’

Date Published: 
08/20/2012
Image: Taylor Fain in game last season

CHICKASHA – The question on each coach’s and player’s mind is a simple one: Will we compete for a national title?

The potential is there, head coach Jimmy Hampton said. While the Drovers lost some talented players due to graduation, the women have several new players, eight of which could start immediately.

“The women have been working tactically so as we are fairly fit and ready to compete,” Hampton said. “We will find where the pieces are and grow. It will just be about getting a bit better every day.”

Doing it the Drover way

Date Published: 
08/20/2012
Image: Kris Andrews plays last season

CHICKASHA – After three NAIA National Tournament appearances in a row, the Drover men have a lot to aim for in 2012, but it could take a lot of work to get there, head coach Jimmy Hampton said.

“This group will have to make its own way with so many newcomers,” Hampton said. “We probably will go through some tough, tough growing pains.”

The preseason focus for the men has been on fitness and teaching the new players how to compete and what to expect out of the strong league.

Faculty Forum Meeting

Reminder and Location of Meeting to be Sent out Day Before.

Date: 
03/29/2013 - 3:30pm