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USAO releases 2012 Fall honor rolls

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January-23-2013
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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. 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 220 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the fall 2012 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, the USAO registrar has announced.

Weight-loss, scholarship initiative adds new challenges, incentives

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January-18-2013
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The newly-opened Nobbs Wellness Center serves the headquarters for Make Marble Pay, a wellness initiative designed to raise money for the general scholarship fund at USAO. The program, now entering its third year, has raised nearly $7000 and has set a goal of another $5000 for 2013.

A scholarship drive designed to promote healthy eating and wellness begins its third year with more tools for participants to meet their goals. Three iPad minis are to be given away as grand prizes.

The program, called Make Marble Pay, kicks off Monday, Jan. 21 in the Nobbs Wellness Center, located in the USAO Student Center. Those interested in participating are invited to weigh-in between 9 a.m. and noon at any time during the spring term.

Kirkpatrick Family Fund joins concert series donors

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January-07-2013
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Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre entertain a full house at a recent concert that was part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at USAO. The Kirkpatrick Family Fund joined a host of national, state and local sponsors of the series with a recent donation. The next event in the series features the Texas Boys Choir on March 1.

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund joins the list of sponsors for the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series with a donation towards the recent performance by the Chicago Tap Theatre.

Regents accept clean audit, set calendars

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January-02-2013
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Members of the USAO Board of Regents met in December before the holidays. From left are Hilary Kitz of Tulsa, Molly Tolbert of Oklahoma City, Mo Anderson of Edmond, Leslie Hudson and David McLaughlin, both of Oklahoma City; President John Feaver, and Chris Mosley of Chickasha.

A new student constitution and a clean external financial audit were approved in December when the University of Science and Arts Board of Regents met for the last time in 2012.  Regents also approved an academic calendar for 2013-14 and their own schedule of meetings for 2013.

USAO tops national college value list for affordability

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December-27-2012
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Bailey Grogg, a sophomore political science major from Midwest City, attends USAO debt-free with a mixture of financial aid, merit-based institutional scholarships and other awards from civic organizations. Scholarships and financial aid cover more than 65 percent of the average students’ cost of attendance at USAO, which has been named for the second year to Kiplinger’s Top Values in Public Colleges list.

For the second year in a row, a national financial institution has rated the University of Science and Arts as the most affordable entry on its Top Values in Public Colleges list.

Heilman receives Staff Achievement award

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December-13-2012
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Adam Heilman (right), manager of the USAO Print Shop, receives his Staff Achievement award from Jessica Jackson (left), sports information manager and the 2011-12 Employee of the Year.

For his service above and beyond the call of duty, USAO Print Shop Manager Adam Heilman was awarded the Regents Staff Achievement Award. Heilman was named honoree for the second quarter of the 2012-13 year at the yearly Staff Association Christmas gathering.

Grads ready for life’s challenges, as well as jobs, Feaver charges

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December-07-2012
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Adam Bryant of Tuttle, center, is congratulated by faculty after he received the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award during Friday’s commencement at USAO. Bryant graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in music and theatre arts. With him are Dr. Dan Hanson, professor of music; and Dr. Ken Bohannon, associate professor of music.

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CHICKASHA – The importance of a college education as a tool for economic advantage – finding a job – must not overshadow its role in shaping citizens engaged in a democratic republic, cautioned President John Feaver on Friday night as he addressed graduates and well-wishers in the Fall commencement ceremony honoring 72 graduates at the University of Science and Arts.

High school art contest registrations due Feb. 20

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December-05-2012
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“Persais” won Best of Show during 2012’s Innovations art competition. The charcoal drawing was the work of Michali Thompson of Bethel High School. Registration for this year's competition is open to all Oklahoma high school junior and senior artists.

Cash prizes, public exhibition and multiple awards are up for grabs to the winners of this year’s Innovations art competition at the University of Science and Arts. Registration for high school artists is Feb. 20.

NYC tour announced for May 2013

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December-05-2012
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Students, faculty and friends plan to spend six days and five nights taking in the sights of New York City. For more details, contact Jacquelyn Knapp at (405) 574-1303 or visit the tour’s information page online at usao.edu/news/new-york-2013

The University of Science and Arts is sponsoring a six day, five night art and theatre tour to New York City that is planned for May 14 through May 19, 2013.

Eleven initiated into education honor society

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November-28-2012
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The recent Kappa Delta Pi initiates take a moment to celebrate their achievement. They are (front row, left to right) Angie Spears, Rachel Rowe, Hailey Odell, (second row, left to right) Kymberly Vance, Kasi Snow, (third row, left to right) Carolyn Dock, Shannon Horner, Sara Stinson, (back row, left to right) Victoria Russell, Lawrence Spitzer and Larissa Brown. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education.

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


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