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Deer, Brown bridge cultures at conference

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November-26-2012
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Jamie Deer (left) and Dr. Brenda Brown (right) come together to bridge cultures in their presentation presented recently at the South Central Modern Language Association conference. Deer, of Anadarko, is a senior English major and Brown is a professor of English at the University of Science and Arts.

A student and professor for the University of Science and Arts presented a co-authored paper on a dialogue between cultures at the South Central Modern Language Association in San Antonio, Texas this month.

'About face!": Art show runs through Dec. 7

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November-14-2012
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“The Bill,” a painting by South African artist Roy Carruthers, is just one of many “faces” that make up the show Faces from the Goddard Center at USAO’s Nesbitt Gallery. The show opened with a reception on Nov. 17 and runs through Dec. 7

The Nesbitt Gallery's latest show, Faces from the Goddard Center, is scheduled to run through Dec. 7.

Simpson receives Staff Achievement award

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October-30-2012
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Bobbie Jo Simpson (left), director of Sparks Residence Hall and admissions counselor, receives her Staff Achievement award from Jessica Jackson (right), sports information manager and the 2011-12 Employee of the Year.

Currently fulfilling two full-time positions on staff, Bobbie Jo Simpson was awarded the Regents Staff Achievement Award. Simpson was named honoree for the first quarter of the 2012-13 year at a meeting of the USAO Staff Association.

New Wellness Center open for students, faculty

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October-12-2012
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Accomplished entirely with private gifts, the spacious new Nobbs Wellness Center for students, faculty and staff opened on Thursday at USAO. Demonstrating the treadmills for USAO President John Feaver and First Lady Marilyn Feaver is Freshman President Deborah Park of China. The center is open long hours to encourage healthier lifestyles for all members of the campus community. The center is named for the late Vestal Litton “Pat” Nobbs, an alumna of the Oklahoma College for Women, who made a successful career in health and fashion and built the international health and fitness company, Jeunique International Inc. in the City of Industry, Calif.

Students and faculty turned out in droves this week to enjoy a new campus wellness center named for the late Pat Nobbs, a visionary health entrepreneur and 1930s alumna.

Music department unveils chamber choir

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October-01-2012
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The newly formed USAO Chamber Choir prepares for upcoming performances in the Alumni Chapel. The ensemble’s members are (from left to right) Jordan Danser, Tory Chinn, Tasha Youngblood, Blake Trammell, Amanda Whitchard, Tyler Heilaman, Dillon Pierce, Kierra Dean, Jessie Merritt, Cynthia Cunningham, Brett Embry, Amanda Robinson, Sarah Willoughby and Robert Perou. Seated is Rhenada Finch, accompanist.

The number of opportunities for students to perform in music ensembles has grown at the University of Science and Arts with the creation of the new chamber choir.

USAO Releases 2012 Summer honor rolls

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September-26-2012
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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 165 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the summer 2012 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, the USAO registrar has announced.

Regents approve property purchase, meet new members

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September-14-2012
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Two new members were added to the USAO Board of Regents on Tuesday. From left are Mo Anderson of Edmond, president and vice chairman of Keller Williams International; USAO President John Feaver; and local businessman Chris Mosley, a vice president of Mosley Agency of Chickasha. Mosley replaces Regent Teresa Adwan and Anderson replaces Regent Neal McCaleb, whose term expired.

Reports on the full calendar of fall events, news in fund raising, a new campus alcohol policy, a real estate purchase and the introduction of two influential new members filled the agenda Tuesday when members of the University of Science and Arts' Board of Regents met in Chickasha.

Jackson earns Employee of the Year award

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September-14-2012
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Regents Chair John Nelson, far right, presents USAO’s Jessica Jackson with the Staff Employee of the Year Award. Jackson coordinates sports information and works in media relations since 2009 at USAO. Also pictured are USAO President John Feaver, far left, and Monica Park, residence life and hall director for the Lawson Court housing facility. Park was last year’s Employee of the Year.

USAO Regents Chair John Nelson presented the Staff Employee of the Year Award to Jessica Jackson, who manages the sports news bureau at USAO, during the September regent’s meeting held on Tuesday.

US News ranks USAO among national liberal arts colleges

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September-13-2012
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Named for a second year to the prestigious “National Liberal Arts Colleges” category in U.S.News & World Report, the University of Science and Arts fields much tougher competition, according to USAO officials. This puts USAO in the company of hundreds of nationally respected private liberal arts colleges on the exclusive rankings. The university remains in the top 25 national liberal arts colleges “Least Debt” list.

For the second year in a row, the University of Science and Arts is the only institution in Oklahoma – public or private – to be ranked on the exclusive “National Liberal Arts Colleges” list in U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges Guide.

Alumni gift, hard work transform habitat

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September-10-2012
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New signage marks the entrance to the USAO Habitat Area, which has been recently overhauled to better serve the campus and community’s educational needs. More information about public programs using the Habitat can be obtained by calling 574-1313.

It is a place that has been many things to many people.

The Lodge. The Campus Farm. The original site donated for what would become the Oklahoma College for Women.

More recently though, it been transformed by the hard work of a number of USAO professors, students and organizations along with the generosity of alumni into something brand new— the USAO Habitat Area.


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