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Political scientist, educator enlisted for USAO Hall of Fame

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October-26-2011
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Dr. Robert England, professor of political science at Oklahoma State University, returns to his alma mater to be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame on Nov. 5. England will be one of three inductees during this year’s Alumni Homecoming. The annual reunion, scheduled from Nov. 4-6, is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

A co-author of five books and numerous journal articles, Dr. Robert England has distinguished himself as an educator, political scientist and a developer of fire leadership and management programs.

USAO aces Community Quiz to help CHS team

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October-25-2011
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The USAO "Community Quiz" team relaxes after a hard-fought victory over seven other local businesses and organizations. The team is (from left) Rob Vollmar, Veronica Fennell, Adeel Siddiqui and Adam Heilman.

Chickasha High School’s academic team got a boost in October from USAO when three alums and a current student teamed up to compete in – and win – a “Community Quiz Bowl.”

McNabb receives Staff Achievement award

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October-25-2011
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Vanessa McNabb (right), administrative assistant for academic affairs, receives her Staff Achievement award from Monica Park, manager of the Lawson Court facilities and the 2010-11 Employee of the Year.

Described as “always willing to help out with a smile on her face,” Vanessa McNabb received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the first quarter of the 2011-12 year at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Exemplary educator tapped for USAO Hall of Fame

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October-19-2011
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Annette Dake, Bridge Creek Elementary art teacher and gifted and talented coordinator, exemplifies the service-oriented, interdisciplinary mission of the University of Science and Arts. Dake will be one of three inductees into the Alumni Hall of fame during this year’s reunion Nov. 4-6. The annual alumni reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

Whether inspiring her students to reach out to U.S. veterans or influencing state policymakers to raise awareness about childhood obesity, Annette Dake has set a high standard for fellow and future educators.

On Nov. 5, Dake will be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

Celebrated pianist to be inducted into USAO Hall of Fame

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October-12-2011
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Oklahoma College for Women alumna Dr. Kathy Black, left, thanks Margaret Singer for a spontaneous piano performance during last year’s USAO Alumni Homecoming. Singer will be one of three inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame during this year’s reunion Nov. 4-6. The annual alumni reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

From the campus of the Oklahoma College for Women to the glamour of the Paris Opera, Margaret Ann McConnel Singer has forged a legacy of artistic excellence and generosity that has touched thousands of lives. On Nov. 5, Singer will be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

London Study Abroad program announced

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October-07-2011
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The Queens’ Building houses the arts and humanities studies for Queen Mary, University of London. USAO students studying abroad can choose from one of six courses at Queen Mary during a five-week stay in London as part of a program offered by USAO and Midwestern State.

Seven schools, including the University of Science and Arts, are coming together to offer students a study abroad program in London next summer for credit hours and life experience.

USAO announces Summer 2011 honor rolls

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September-19-2011
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The USAO Honor Roll recognizes students whose grade point average is 3.5 or higher for 12 or more hours of class work (seven or more in the summer term). The Regents Honor Roll recognizes those who have been named to the USAO Honor Roll for three or more consecutive trimesters. The honor rolls were created to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

More than 195 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the summer 2011 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO records officials have announced.

Bice receives Staff Achievement award

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September-13-2011
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Dan Bice, education interpreter for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, displays his Staff Achievement award alongside Kellie Driscoll, administrative assistant for the Media and Community Relations department and the 2009-2010 USAO Employee of the Year.

Described as “a champion for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus,” Dan Bice received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 year at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

USAO Bookstore rolls out rental program

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August-15-2011
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Textbooks from the USAO bookstore are available for rental in additional to the traditional purchase model. This rental option is one of the new programs enacted by the bookstore this fall to better accommodate students' needs.

As students prepare to return for classes at the University of Science and Arts on Aug. 29, they will have a new option waiting for them in the USAO Bookstore—the option to rent their textbooks for the trimester.

Henry scholar returns after overseas study

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August-03-2011
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Rachael Brown takes advantage of a break in her studies to visit Venice, Italy. Brown spent five months studying at Swansea University in Wales, UK after being named a Brad Henry International Scholar.

After five months of study in Wales, Brad Henry International Scholar Rachael Brown has returned home to Chickasha and is poised to begin her final semester at the University of Science and Arts.


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