KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Character, heart and a team-centric attitude are the qualities simply dripping from USAO senior Graham Faulkner, who was named an NAIA Champion of Character at the 2013 Buffalo Funds- NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.
Faulkner was one of 32 players nationwide to earn the prestigious honor. Players are chosen who best exemplify the five core values of the NAIA: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Servant Leadership.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Playing in the first game of the 2013 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship on Wednesday morning, the Drovers started off strong, but ultimately couldn’t overcome the No. 6 Southwestern Assemblies of God in the end.
“I’m proud of the way we played,” Head Coach Brisco McPherson said. “It’s not because they didn’t want to win. That team is just so scrappy. I’m just proud of our guys. They competed.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After days of agony awaiting to hear if they qualified for the 2013 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, the Drovers could be heard around campus yelling in joy when the coveted opportunity to play became a reality.
Less than a week and 400 miles later, the Drovers are set to compete in the first round of the tournament.
Lauren Carter, a senior communication major from Tulsa, works to meet her fitness goals in the Nobbs Wellness Center at USAO. The new facility plays an integral role in the success of this year’s Make Marble Pay program, which matches weight loss among students, staff and faculty with dollars for the general scholarship program.
As the program nears its midpoint, the Make Marble Pay scholarship/wellness initiative is giving every indication of surpassing last year’s effort.
Diane Ravitch outlines the ever changing reform agenda in her book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System. What is new is that there appears to be more unity among the educational community in defining what "forward progress" looks like.