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Wellness program hits stride

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March-12-2013
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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.

Students reach into community on Drover Difference Day

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February-28-2013
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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.

Chalk art festival sends out call to Oklahoma artists

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February-25-2013
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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.

USAO Child Development Center taking applications March 1

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February-21-2013
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Enrollment for the USAO Child Development Center begins March 1 for the fall 2013 trimester. Designed for three- and four-year-olds, the acclaimed program stimulates growth in multiple areas, including social, emotional and intellectual. Snack time is just one of the many activities included each day for local children.

Beginning March 1, the University of Science and Arts will begin receiving and processing applications for fall 2013 enrollment in its acclaimed Child Development Center.

Chamber choir preps for upcoming performances

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February-19-2013
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The choir is (front row) Mallorie Kimbrough of Blanchard; (center row, left to right) Jordan Danser of Chickasha, Cynthia Cunningham of Tulsa, Sarah Willouhgby of Chickasha, Amanda Whitchard of Muskogee, Rhenada Finch, accompanist; (back row, left to right) Brett Embry of Chickasha, Tory Chinn of Norman, Tasha Youngblood of Edmond, Robert Perou of Elgin, Tyler Heilaman of Duncan, Blake Trammel of Chickasha and Oscar Hernandez of Chickasha.

The USAO Chamber Choir shows off its new members while preparing for upcoming performances. The choir is scheduled to perform on March 8,9 in Norman with the All-Collegiate Chorus, sponsored by the Oklahoma Choir Director Association. It will be featured in a spring concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 9 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The choir will also perform at USAO’s Commencement ceremony on April 19.

USAO musicians join elites at state conference

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February-19-2013
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Lindsay Robbins, a junior music major from Moore, and Olen Cox, a senior music major from Hugo, joined top instrumentalists from all over the state for a performance with the Oklahoma All-Collegiate Honor Band.

Two members of the concert band at the University of Science and Arts performed with the Oklahoma All-Collegiate Honor Band last month.

Olen Cox, a senior music major from Hugo, and junior Lindsay Robbins, a music major from Moore, were selected from applicants statewide for the ensemble, which is composed of the top collegiate musicians statewide.

Biblical scholar promises ‘revelations’ in upcoming address

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February-19-2013
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Dr. Elaine Pagels is the keynote speaker for the upcoming Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium. Pagels is scheduled to deliver the keynote address based on her new book about the Book of Revelation beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Few books in the Bible inspire more conversation and controversy than the Book of Revelation. For some, it is read as a blueprint of future events. For others, it is a tantalizing glimpse into the worldview of first century Christians as they suffered persecution at the hands of Rome.

One of the pre-eminent scholars of early Christian history, Dr. Elaine Pagels will present the research from her most recent book Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation as part of the 7th annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts.

Pagels is scheduled to deliver her keynote address beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

Artist pays ‘hommage’ to women’s journey

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February-12-2013
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“Master of the Saints” (pictured here) is just one of artist Donna Adams’ paintings featured in the show Hommage currently on display in the Nesbitt Gallery at USAO. Adams will be on hand for an artist’s reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the gallery to meet visitors and talk about her work.

Artist Donna Adams draws from an unlikely source in her exploration of women’s journey throughout history.

“As inspiration, I have studied ancient female symbols and explored the voluptuous shapes of pears as a feministic expression of women’s journey through time,” Adams says.

The Nesbitt Gallery is scheduled to host an artist’s reception for Hommage, a collection of Adams’ paintings, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 with Adams in attendance to meet the public and answer questions about her work.

Hester speaks at Smithsonian symposium in DC

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February-05-2013

A faculty member at the University of Science and Arts participated in a symposium dedicated to discussing ethnic stereotypes in sports at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Artists make public presentation for Te Ata project

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January-30-2013
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Who will sculpt the famous likeness of renowned storyteller Te Ata Fisher? Pictured here in 1918 is Te Ata (1895-1995), the subject of a new public art project underway at USAO. Five artists chosen by the selection committee will be on campus Feb. 7 to present their vision for the statue, which will be visible to visitors approaching the university from Grand Avenue.

Five sculptors are scheduled to visit the University of Science and Arts on Feb. 7 to present their vision for the previously announced statue of famed American Indian storyteller Te Ata.


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