Not every student is an actor or artist, but at USAO all students must fill an "artistic expression" requirement. "Now their options have been expanded slightly," announced Roger B. Drummond, associate professor of drama.
Under a new interpretation of the guidelines, students may take a class in basic or advanced acting to fill the requirement, he said.
Representing the presidents of 18 Oklahoma colleges and universities, USAO President Roy Troutt last week urged the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to rethink their new method of allocating state funds. Most college presidents were "surprised, disappointed, frustrated and concerned" over new funding levels, Troutt said.
Police, college educators and social services experts have once again joined forces to present two one-hour classes at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The courses, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, are a joint effort between three local institutions -- the Women's Service and Family Resource Center, the Chickasha Police Department and USAO's sociology faculty.
I was reading my favorite blog today, The Daily Heller, and he mused about this book 420 Characters. Illustrator Lou Beach is using his Facebook status (limited to 420 characters) as a holding place for short stories, very short stories, and very poetic. How creative is that! Last year I was reading about sms poetry contests, and now facebook status short stories! Wow, how technology and social media have changed the face of literature.
USAO is an amazing place to work. I love interacting with the students. My husband and I have become very close friends with a girl from Africa. It's wonderful to get to know students from many different nations, including this one. Each student is extra special; all kinds of different personalities and outlooks. Each one created for something special in life.