October 2012

Giles Symposium: Keynote Address with Arun Gandhi

Arun Gandhi spent two years during his teens living with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, learning firsthand about the challenges and triumphs of advocating for non-violent change.

These beliefs were directly challenged on January 30, 1948 when an assassin took his grandfather’s life but, from that day forward, Arun Gandhi dedicated his life and passion to ending senseless violence throughout the world.

10/25/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Giles Symposium: Panel Discussion

2 p.m. USAO Ballroom

Giles Keynote Speaker Arun Gandhi will join three social welfare experts for a panel titled “Advocating for the Voiceless.” Each of the three presenters will highlight efforts in Oklahoma to bring attention and aid to those who are pushed to the margins of society.

10/25/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Senior art show highlights work of 'Curious 3'

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Work from senior art students Heather Walton (left), Lucia Martinez (center) and Wendy Chambers (right) takes center stage in Curious 3, an upcoming show at USAO. The show will open with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the 3rd Floor Art Gallery in Davis Hall.

Three graduating art students will show off the fruits of their artistic labors in a fall senior BFA show titled Curious 3.

An opening reception is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the 3rd Floor Art Gallery in Davis Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

ACTA lauds USAO 2012

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Freshman Poolaw records fastest personal time

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CHICKASHA — Running among 218 other racers on Saturday, freshman Jeffrey Poolaw set his own personal record for an eight-kilometer course, beating out his time from earlier this month by nearly 25 seconds.

Poolaw finished the race, which is roughly five miles, in 31:36.05. He has improved his time steadily in each of the three eight-kilometer races USAO has competed in.

But it was Kieran Brennan who was the Drovers’ top runner in Saturday’s race, which was the NAIA Mid-States Classic at Southwestern College in Kansas. Brennan finished in 30:54.64.

Park, Rey set new personal records

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CHICKASHA – Two Drover women set their own person records for five-kilometers in a Saturday race in Winfield, Kan.

Competing at Southwestern College, both senior Beatriz Rey and freshman Deborah Park recorded their best times to date.

Rey finished in 21:07.04, just seconds before her previously held record, while Park cut nearly a minute off of her time, finishing in 21:38.66. They were USAO’s second and third runners to cross the finish line respectively.

Finishing first for the Drovers was Brittni Kent, who ran the course in 21:01.54.

LAKE, Jeanneane B. (Thorton)


B. Jeanneane Lake Jeanneane passed away September 30, 2012, 41 days shy of her 84th birthday, with family members and friends present. She was born November 10, 1928 in Chickahsa, Okla. to parents Vernon E. Judge Thornton and Kathryn Katy Marshall Thornton. They had raised their family near Ninnekah, Okla. She was the youngest of their three daughters and one son. She graduated high school in Ninnekah in 1946 then attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. She later attended U.C. California in Merced, majoring in Accounting Principals.

Public relations pioneer to be inducted into hall of fame

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Dr. Vincent Hazleton, professor and acting director of the school of communication at Radford University, returns to his alma mater to be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame on Nov. 3. The annual reunion, scheduled from Nov. 1-4, is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

An author and educator, Dr. Vincent Hazleton is recognized as a trailblazer in the field of public relations.

Hazleton will be inducted into the USAO Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will also honor Young Alumni Award recipient April Doshier on Nov. 3.

Drovers stay undefeated with win over OBU

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CHICKASHA – With five second-half goals against Oklahoma Baptist, the Drovers grabbed another conference win and remain one of the only undefeated teams left in the NAIA.

The Drovers, ranked third in the country, are 12-0-2 and 6-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Taking on OBU, both teams failed to find the net for the first 65 minutes of the game. The first half battle left the Drovers outshooting the Bison 10-4. With a 0-0 score at half, the game looked to be a low scoring one.