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Robinson, Francais join state elite for Women’s Leadership Initiative

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June-14-2013
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USAO students Amanda Robinson (left) and Robin Francais joined 34 other undergraduate women from across the state for the National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute, a selective program designed to educate, inspire and empower women to become political leaders, in May.

Two students at the University of Science and Arts joined a select group of women from Oklahoma’s undergraduate institutions in participating in a National Education for Women’s Leadership Initiative in May.

USAO Regents approve 2013-14 budget, other university improvements

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June-13-2013
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USAO President Dr. John Feaver (left) presents outgoing chairman John Nelson (right) with a gavel in honor of his leadership as chairman of the USAO Board of Regents. Hilary Kitz (not pictured) will succeed Nelson as chairwoman.

CHICKASHA – Focusing on the quality of both education and overall student experience, the Board of Regents at the University of Science and Arts approved university and committee recommendations on budget, tuition costs, curriculum changes and several other university functions at their meeting this week.

The regents approved a budget of $12.7 million for the coming academic year. This total includes $800,540 for authorized fee waivers and a $25,283 allocation to Jane Brooks School for the Deaf.

Upcoming reception celebrates birdhouse sculptor

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June-07-2013
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This birdhouse sculpture by Duncan artist Ben Herrington is part of the Birdhouse…Funhouse show currently on display in the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts. Herrington will be on hand to answer questions about his work at an artist’s reception scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on June 15 in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Artist Ben Herrington takes that one step further by transforming wood that others discard into distinctive birdhouse sculptures that straddle the line between function and art.

The Nesbitt Gallery is scheduled to host an artist’s reception for Birdhouse…Funhouse, an exhibit of Herrington’s work, beginning at 7 p.m. on June 15. Herrington is expected to be in attendance to answer questions about his work.

Galer receives Staff Achievement award

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May-30-2013
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George Galer (left), USAO security officer, receives his Staff Achievement award from Jessica Jackson, the 2011-12 Employee of the Year.

USAO Security Officer George Galer was awarded the Regents Staff Achievement Award. Galer was named honoree for the third quarter of the 2012-13.

Area students workshop from page to stage in one hour

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May-14-2013
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Actors from the Rush Springs Middle School drama club line up for a curtain call after working with the USAO theatre arts department last week to produce a scene from To Kill a Mockingbird in one hour. Pictured here are (from left) Parker Jordan as Atticus Finch, Leah Rennaker as Scout, Thomas Davidson as Mr. Cunningham and Jackie Ward as Jem.

Members of the Rush Springs Middle School drama club planned, produced and performed a scene adapted from a classic novel in one hour with some help from the USAO theatre arts department this month.

Wellness, scholarship initiative tips the scale in third year

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May-14-2013
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Three members of the USAO community won iPad minis as part of the Make Marble Pay weight loss/scholarship initiative. They are (from left) Bo Steele, Dustin Barrett and Richard Bowen. In total, USAO shed more than 600 pounds and raised well over $6,000 for the general scholarship.

Armed with new resources for creating and sustaining wellness and weight loss efforts, students, faculty and staff set a new record for the Make Marble Pay program at the University of Science and Arts.

Six inducted into national theatre honor society

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April-26-2013
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Initiates into the USAO Sigma Xi Cast of Alpha Psi Omega take a moment in the spotlight after having been inducted. Pictured are (from left) Brandon Nalley, Olen Cox, William Benzel, Katie Davis, Daniella Jimenez, Courtney Mayall and Russell Cunningham.

Six USAO theatre arts students were honored for scholarship and contributions to the university theatre as they were inducted in April into the Alpha Psi Omega chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

USAO professor helms twin concerts in Chickasha, Switzerland

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April-25-2013
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Dr. Stephen Weber, professor of music and chairman of the Arts and Humanities division at USAO, presents the first of two concerts showcasing the hymn tradition beginning at 3 p.m. on May 5 at Epworth United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public. Weber will travel to Switzerland later in the month to reprise the same material in the homeland of his ancestors.

Musician, composer and teacher Dr. Stephen Weber celebrates the rich history of hymns with a pipe organ concert scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on May 5 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha.

USAO commencement honors 132

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April-19-2013
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Tashina Ototivo poses with USAO Alumni Association President Nancy Powell after receiving the Association’s Distinguished Graduate Award. Ototvio graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

More than 1,500 people attended Friday night’s commencement in two ceremonies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – the fifth time a two-ceremony schedule has been used to alleviate overcrowding in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

USAO inducts 15 students into honor society

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April-18-2013
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Fifteen USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university’s 90-year-old organization, which honors students for their high academic achievements, character and integrity and service to the university and their community. Front row, from left, are Audrey Dixon, Megan Check, Aubrey Van Tassell, Samantha Lightfoot, Robin Francais, Jamie Harvey and Kathryn Daniels. Back row, from left, are Kerye Hartzell, April Self, Kylee Taylor, Logan Wilsie, Daniel Bokemper, Joshua Cook, Erin Coggan and Elizabeth Chambers.

Fifteen students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored recently for their academic achievements and community and campus activities as they were initiated into Hypatia, USAO’s only campus-wide honor society.


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