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National Recognition, Creative Projects and Budget Concerns Part of 2010 for USAO

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February-10-2011
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Celebrating their success in restoring the Stevens Alumni House and turning over the keys to USAO President John Feaver are members of the team who brought together 294 alumni gifts to restore the Home Management House at USAO. These alumni are members of the Stevens Alumni House Renovation Committee. From left are Art Evans of Broken Arrow, '68; Pat Heidlage of Claremore, '59; Feaver; Angie Burruss of Chickasha, '93; Bess Working of Checotah, '58; Linda Holding of Blanchard, '65; and Alumni President Judy Ford of Shawnee, '63. Not pictured is Helen Bolton of Bixby, '59.

It was a year of great triumphs and budget challenges at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as the institution was featured on national television, the men’s soccer team made it to the National Tournament and the school faced a budget reduction of more than five percent.

Deadline for Spain trip looming

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January-31-2011
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The Prado stands out as one of the highlights of an upcoming trip to Spain led by Dr. Brenda Brown. The art museum, located in Madrid, was designed on the orders of Charles III in 1785 by the architect Juan de Villanueva in order to house the Natural History Cabinet. For more information about visiting Spain later this year, call 574-1207.

While a few spots remain on a trip to Spain planned for this summer, the deadline for application is quickly approaching. Interested parties have until Feb. 14th to make their deposits.

Eight initiated into USAO education honor society

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January-25-2011
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Eight students were initiated into the Kappa Delta Pi chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in the fall. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. The initiates, from left to right, are Mary Rios, Jennifer Kappel, Stormi Foster, Garan Qualls, Priscilla Barth, Gabrielle Martinez, Christie Sandefur and Shelby Young.

Eight students at the University of Science and Arts were honored in the fall as they were initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.

'Writing Margaret Atwood' community blog launched

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January-21-2011
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The 'Writing Margaret Atwood' project celebrates the work of one of the English language’s most celebrated writers with a community blogging effort featured on the USAO website. Atwood is the featured speaker for the Emerson-Weir Liberal Arts Symposium at USAO, March 31.

In anticipation of the March 31 visit to Oklahoma by literary legend Margaret Atwood, USAO is sending out a call for people to participate in a community-wide writing project called Writing Margaret Atwood. The renowned author will present a public lecture during the upcoming Emerson-Weir Liberal Arts Symposium.

Bohannon sees China before European tour

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January-20-2011
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Dr. Ken Bohannon, associate professor of music at the University of Science and Arts, enjoys a moment at the Great Wall while on a recent visit to China. Bohannon will draw upon the training he received at the EF Tours conference in Beijing when he takes a group of travelers to Europe later this year.

Dr. Ken Bohannon spent a week in China earlier this month as part of his preparation to lead a group of travelers on a European expedition later this year.

Basco offers tips to ‘Make Marble Pay’

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January-20-2011
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Chris Basco, director of health services at USAO, shares nutrition tips with Jessica Jackson, sports information coordinator. Basco is overseeing the Make Marble Pay program that swaps pounds lost for dollars into the scholarship fund, made possible by the generosity of Dr. Dex Marble, vice-president of academic affairs.

“Breakfast. It’s a no brainer.”

That’s the first piece of advice that Chris Basco, director of health services, offers to anyone interested in losing weight and seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Lose weight, win prizes and make Marble pay

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January-13-2011
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Peel off the pounds, compete for a flat-screen TV and help grow the USAO Foundation scholarship fund by participating in the Make Marble Pay contest.

Dr. Dex Marble hasn’t lost his mind but, if he has his way, both his waist and his wallet are about to get a lot skinnier between now and April.

Jordan to deliver keynote address at 1st Annual USAO Student Leadership Conference

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January-12-2011
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Dion Jordan offers students strategies on how to become the leaders of tomorrow. He is the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual USAO Student Leadership Conference, scheduled for Feb. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Center.

Students at the University of Science and Arts will be challenged to reach their highest leadership potential when motivational speaker Dion Jordan comes to campus as part of the 1st annual USAO Student Leadership Conference on Feb. 8.

USAO art gallery digs deep into private collection to find Faces

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January-11-2011
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This portrait of an African man hangs in the USAO art gallery as part of a new exhibition entitled Faces. The drawing was done by Derald Swineford, longtime OCW/OCLA/USAO art instructor, while he was stationed in North Africa during the Second World War. Faces, a collection of portraits drawn from the USAO permanent collection, is set to run until Feb. 4.

The art gallery at the University of Science and Arts is opening the Spring 2011 trimester with a unique exhibition entitled Faces. The exhibit is drawn from the university’s private collection of art and showcases the rich legacy of history it represents. 

Perpetual Motion dance company to perform at USAO

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January-07-2011
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Dancers from Perpetual Motion show the style and athleticism that characterize their modern/aerial dance routines. Perpetual Motion is scheduled to perform on Jan. 25 in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Science and Arts.

Armed with a desire to educate and enrapture its audience, modern dance company Perpetual Motion is scheduled to perform in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Science and Arts.


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