A total of 21 first-year students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta April 2 at the University of Science and Arts. ALD is a national scholastic honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students. Initiates included, front row, from left: Ashlee Brown, Christine Butler, Jennifer Cornett, Sarah Dreschler, Britni Ford, Sara Fugate, Shelby Hoover, Allison McGlothlin, Linda Savinova, Amanda Zink and Jennifer Stewart . Back row, from left: Conner Cheek, Jordan Danser, Johnathon Riel, Maïte’ Miller, Dao Thong Lim, Braxdan Turner, Lauren Rickman, Taylor Smith and Magdalene Tsonetokoy. Not pictured is Ryan Clougherty.
CHICKASHA -- Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored April 2 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen.
Fielding only 16 participants, the scholastic team from Deer Creek High School was “the little team that could” as it scored the first place trophy at the 2013 USAO Scholastic Meet. The scholastic meet is one of several events held on the first Thursday in April as part of the university’s Spring Triad.
Three days of precipitation and standing water in the Oval led to the first ever “rained out” Montmartre Chalk Art Festival but the yearly scholastic meet and Droverstock music festival went on as planned.
Alexis Brown’s “Owl-ways & Forever” won the Best in Show award in the Innovations 2013 art competition. The awards, which were given out March 18, featured work submitted from 13 different schools.
More than 90 students faced off recently at Innovations, an annual high school art competition held at the University of Science and Arts. Students from high schools around the state competed in the art competition held exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.
The Quirks exhibit features artwork from graduating seniors Sarah Job (left), Megan Check (center), Kari Kuzinar (right), Jordan Kistler and Taylor Preston as well as recent graduates, Wendy Chambers and Lucia Martinez. An artists’ reception for the show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on April 6 in the Nesbitt Gallery at USAO.
Every artist has experiences and ways of looking at the world that makes his or her contribution a little bit different. These differences are celebrated in a show titled Quirks that highlights the work of five graduating artists and two recent graduates at the University of Science and Arts.
An artists’ reception for the show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on April 6 in the Nesbitt Gallery. The show will be available for public viewing from April 1 through the 19th.
The USAO Chamber Choir enjoys a moment of fun after its recent performance with the Oklahoma Choral Director’s Association’s Collegiate Honor Choir. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Sarah Willoughby, Tory Chinn, Oscar Hernandez, Mallorie Kimbrough, Amanda Whitchard, Robert Perou, (back row, left to right) Brett Embry, Jordan Danser, Tyler Heilaman, Cynthia Cunningham, Blake Trammel and Tasha Youngblood.
The USAO Chamber Choir joined elite vocalists from all over the state to work with a master conductor earlier this month.
Recent Kappa Delta Pi initiates take a moment to celebrate their achievement. They are (front row, from left) Ashlee Cox, Melanie Hiatt, Amanda Russell (back row from left) Jacob Alexander, Regina Baker, Crystal Carroll, Kylie Clark, Aubrey Dorman, Alexandria Neighbors, Jin Nguyen, April Self and Rachel Sharpe. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education.
Twelve students at the University of Science and Arts were initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.
USAO Math, Technology and Science Club sponsors and members attend the Texas Oklahoma Regional Undergraduate Symposium last month. Pictured (left to right) are Dr. Quan Tran, Preston Vasquez, Dao Thong Lim, Dustin Grider and Dr. J.C. Sanders. Vasquez presented a paper on easing the transition from algebra to geometry to open the conference.
Hoping to ease the transition from algebra to geometry for high school students, an undergraduate mathematician from the University of Science and Arts delivered a presentation on his research at a conference in Texas last month.
Preston Vasquez, a senior mathematics major from Bridge Creek, opened the 8th Annual Texas Oklahoma Regional Undergraduate Symposium (TORUS) by presenting a paper titled Motion Without Movement.
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.
Matt Watson (left), a 2012 graduate from Tuttle, Dusty Barrett (right), a senior mathematics major from Godley, Texas, help clear yard waste for homebound patients of Ross Home Health as part of Drover Difference Day in 2012. The day of volunteerism is entering its third year with a new round of projects on March 1.
Students, staff and faculty left the dorms and classrooms and headed into the community to make Chickasha a better place to live as Drover Difference Day entered its third year at the University of Science and Arts.
This drawing by Diego Quirnino of Altus High School took home the Best of Show honors during the 2012 Montmartre Chalk Art Competition at USAO. The 2013 festival is being held, along with a statewide curriculum contest, acting competition and the Droverstock all-day music festival on April 4.
Oklahoma artists are invited to participate in the annual Montmartre judged sidewalk chalk art festival on the campus of the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha on April 4.