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USAO Graduates 115 Students

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April-22-2011
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<p>Dr. John Feaver speaks to the spring 2011 graduating class of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Friday evening in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on USAO&rsquo;s campus.</p>

More than 1,500 people attended Friday night’s commencement in two ceremonies at the college – the fourth time a two-ceremony schedule has been used to alleviate overcrowding in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

Presiding over the ceremony was Dr. John Feaver, president of the college.

Regents honor top faculty, student athletes

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April-19-2011
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Three faculty members were honored for teaching and research by the USAO Board of Regents last week. From left are Dr. Stephen Weber, professor of music and coordinator of the music department; Dr. Chris Walker, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Division of Business and Social Sciences; and Dr. Zachary Simpson, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies.

Regents honored top faculty members and student athletes when they met on April 12 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The board also reappointed faculty, professional and general staffs for the coming year and approved curriculum changes.

USAO Minerva Awards highlight student achievement

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April-18-2011
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A total of 17 seniors graduating with honors were recognized during the 2010-11 Minerva Awards at USAO in the spring. They are (from left, front row) Katherine Johnson, Lacey Gillis, Kayla Butler, Kyndra Spaulding, (back row) Kenneth Young, Taylor Smithwick, John Fitzgerald, Adrian Talley and Katie Arnold. Not pictured are Cindy Alexander, Kelsey Bennett, Sarah Brewer, Hayley Curtis, Eric Monsebais, Jorden Wiggins, Christina Wilson and Amanda Mertes. The Minerva Awards provides public recognition for outstanding students at USAO.

Students at the University of Science and Arts were honored in the spring for a variety of achievements during the fifth annual Minerva Awards Ceremony at the USAO Ballroom April 12.

Eight USAO students enter drama honor society

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April-14-2011
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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. The inductees are (front row, from left) Jennifer Hammersberg, Callison Vaughan, Amanda Whitchard, Cara Cox, Jessica Gray, (back row) Adam Bryant, Kyle Reed and Christopher Bennett.

Eight USAO students were honored for scholarship and service as they were inducted on April 9 into the Alpha Psi Omega chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Artscope Summer scholarships available through April 30

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April-13-2011
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Artscope, Chickasha’s two-week summer art camp, currently is accepting registration forms and scholarship applications for the 2011 session. In its 13th year, Artscope will be held June 13-24 on the USAO campus.

Summer in Chickasha means one thing for local children -- Artscope. Chickasha’s premier arts camp is gearing up for a fun two weeks by offering scholarships to the community. In its 13th year, Artscope is scheduled June 13-24 on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Enrollment for the camp is now open to the public.

Make Marble Pay - Video Update

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April-05-2011

It's never too late to do the smart thing! At the end of the trimester - on April 22, graduation day, in fact -- two flat screen TVs will be given away to the winners of Make Marble Pay. Don't know what Make Marble Pay is? Well, watch this video about the progress Dr. Marble and a student have made since this competition began.

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USAO inducts 14 students into honor society

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April-04-2011
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Fourteen USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university’s 88-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 Quinton Talley, Kristina Boehlke, Chelsea LaGace, Jesse Eaton, Jessica Gray, Kyndra Spaulding, Lacey Gillis and Brittany Gotcher. Back row, from left, are Travis Bates, Adam Bryant, Chelsea Davis, Trey Moss, Debbie Stone and Christopher Bennett.

Fourteen 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.

Drovers strive to make a difference

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March-29-2011
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John Fitzgerald, a senior art student, Bryan Byars, a freshmen physical education major and Kyle Daily, a junior studying history, work in conjunction with Ross Health Systems to do yard work for elderly and ill patients.

College students invested a Friday this month doing yardwork for homebound patients, reading to elementary children and improving city institutions in an event known as Drover Difference Day.

Metcalf receives Staff Achievement award

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March-28-2011
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Vinson Metcalf, assistant coach for the Drover men's basketball team, 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.

Because of his above-and-beyond attitude and his consistently happy demeanor, Coach Vinson Metcalf received the Regents Staff Association Award for the third quarter of the 2010-11.

'Seven' artists produce one memorable show

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March-25-2011
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Work by 7 senior BFA candidates come together at USAO on April 2 for a show entitled, “Seven.” The opening reception will be held April 2 from 7-9 p.m in the USAO Art Gallery in Davis Hall and will be exhibited until April 22.

In the ancient world, people looking up into the sky noticed that seven points of light seemed to move, separate from the stars. As a result, the number seven became associated with divinity and perfection.

At the University of Science and Arts this spring, the number seven is associated with a collection of seven senior fine arts students giving their final show, entitled Seven. The opening reception will be held along with the exhibit in the USAO Art Gallery on April 2 from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.


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