February 2013

Chamber choir preps for upcoming performances

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The choir is (front row) Mallorie Kimbrough of Blanchard; (center row, left to right) Jordan Danser of Chickasha, Cynthia Cunningham of Tulsa, Sarah Willouhgby of Chickasha, Amanda Whitchard of Muskogee, Rhenada Finch, accompanist; (back row, left to right) Brett Embry of Chickasha, Tory Chinn of Norman, Tasha Youngblood of Edmond, Robert Perou of Elgin, Tyler Heilaman of Duncan, Blake Trammel of Chickasha and Oscar Hernandez of Chickasha.

The USAO Chamber Choir shows off its new members while preparing for upcoming performances. The choir is scheduled to perform on March 8,9 in Norman with the All-Collegiate Chorus, sponsored by the Oklahoma Choir Director Association. It will be featured in a spring concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 9 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The choir will also perform at USAO’s Commencement ceremony on April 19.

USAO musicians join elites at state conference

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Lindsay Robbins, a junior music major from Moore, and Olen Cox, a senior music major from Hugo, joined top instrumentalists from all over the state for a performance with the Oklahoma All-Collegiate Honor Band.

Two members of the concert band at the University of Science and Arts performed with the Oklahoma All-Collegiate Honor Band last month.

Olen Cox, a senior music major from Hugo, and junior Lindsay Robbins, a music major from Moore, were selected from applicants statewide for the ensemble, which is composed of the top collegiate musicians statewide.

Festival explores meaning, identity through storytelling

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This year's festival focuses on storytelling as a means to understand the world as well as the self. Presenters include USAO faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the university.

With roots that stretch back before the written word, stories form the spine of the human experience as they entertain, educate and inform our experience of who we are and what we mean. This spring’s Festival of Arts and Ideas will explore Storytelling from a number of perspectives and academic disciplines beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 and 12 in the Ballroom at the University of Science and Arts.

35 runs, three wins, one clean sweep

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Blake McMullen

CHICKASHA – The Drovers had little trouble with a home sweep over Friends University. In a series spanning Saturday and Sunday, USAO scored 35 runs in just three games.

The Drovers (12-2) scored more runs in each passing game, topping out at 19 in the final game of the series.

In the middle of a home stretch, the Drovers return to action next weekend at home against Bethany College. The three-game series begins with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday and ends with a single game beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Game 1

USAO upsets No. 23 Evangels

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Brandon Cutler

CHICKASHA – Leading for nearly the entire 40 minutes, the Drovers grabbed an upset over the No. 23 Mid-America Christian Evangels despite battling several injuries.

The Drovers came out on fire on Saturday, leading by as much as 16 in the first half and by 11 at halftime, but the wear from the team’s short bench due to injuries started to show. Mid-America Christian was able to bring the game close and take the lead for the first time of the game with just over two minutes left.

Drovers drop in overtime to Lady Evangels

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Tashina Ototivo

CHICKASHA – In a game that went into overtime for the first time this season for USAO, the Drovers fell just short despite strong shooting and rebounding Saturday afternoon.

Mid-America Christian was able to best the Drovers in an overtime battle that ended 63-62.

The game had only been tied twice by halftime with MACU in control most of the half and leading by two after 20 minutes.

Returners, new coach bring hope for 2013

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Chelsea Zuchnik

CHICKASHA – With nearly all returners and a fresh coach bringing new enthusiasm, the Drover softball team has a chance to make a strong impression in 2013.

In her first season at the helm of a program, Head Coach Jadyn Smith is confident the 2013 Drovers will be a force to be reckoned with this season.

 “My expectations for this year are to compete to the best of our ability and finish in the top of the conference,” she said. “These girls are more than capable of doing just that.”

Budget Records 2012 - 2013

Click this link to view current budget records in an Excel Spreadsheet

- The first page details the Student Government Association Budget as most recently updated (legislative use funds)
- The second page details the Student Government Association Executive Council Appropriation Budget as most recently updated

DAVIS, Jean (Farmer)


Memorial service for Jean Davis, 90, Lawton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Davis died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home. Burial will be at Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home. Jean was born Sept. 6, 1922, in McAlester, to Eugene and Maltie Selby Farmer. She graduated from McAlester High School and then attended the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha. She also attended Hershey's Business School. She worked for the War Department during World War II. She married retired Col. Paul W.