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.