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USAO Minerva Awards highlight student achievement

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April-16-2012
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A total of 30 seniors graduating with honors were recognized during the 2011-12 Minerva Awards held on April 11 at USAO . They are (from left, front row) Nicole Duncan, Genevieve Cagaoan, Roberta Lake, Leslie Bross, Lexxa Kever (from left, back row), Taylor Peterson, Bled Nguessan, Autumn Fosburg, Alyssa Roeske, Niall Crick and Gabrielle Barros. Not pictured are Christopher Bennett, Cody Bogle, Melanie Clason, Meghan Duggins, Jeffrey Eike, John Gardner, Allison Gordon, Jessica Gray, Jennifer Griswold, Lauren Halleran, Norma Jones, Christopher Kiefer, Rebekah Kiefer, Gennifer Majors, Alyssa Pence, Meghan Scott and Shaylea Shebester. The Minerva Awards provides public recognition for outstanding students at USAO.

Students at the University of Science and Arts were honored for a variety of achievements during the sixth annual Minerva Awards Ceremony at the USAO Ballroom April 11.

$500K gift launches wellness center home

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April-11-2012
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Smashing walls with hammers instead of “breaking ground,” Student Association President Preston Vasquez helps kick off the demolition for the Nobbs Wellness Center at USAO. With him are (left to right): First Lady Marilyn Feaver, Health Services Director Chris Basco and USAO President John Feaver. Demolition ended last week and construction of the new center is underway.

A trend that started as a campuswide emphasis on health and fitness in recent years will now – thanks to a generous $520,000 bequest from alumna Pat Nobbs – find a permanent home in the new Nobbs Wellness Center, opening this fall.

USAO students brings science out of the classroom

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April-11-2012
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A young visitor to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge learns about arthropods from a traveling exhibit created by USAO students.

Students at Grand Elementary and kids visiting the Wichita Wildlife Refuge benefitted from a new program that sends biology majors from the University of Science and Arts out into the public to share their research.

Spring Triad events draw 2200 to USAO campus

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April-09-2012
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An estimated 2200 attendees from all over Oklahoma flocked to the USAO campus on April 5 for the university’s annual Spring Triad event that includes the Montmartre Chalk Art competition, Scholastic Meet and the Droverstock music festival.

With a hint of spring chill in the morning air, more than 2200 people flocked to the USAO campus for the Spring Triad on April 5. Students from 74 high schools across Oklahoma visited Chickasha.

USAO initiates 23 into freshman honor society

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April-03-2012
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A total of 23 first-year students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta March 27 at the University of Science and Arts. ALD is a national scholastic honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students. Initiates included, front row, from left: Kiefer Burkhard, Bailey Grogg, Ashlee Cox, Dian Sultzbach, Crista Mooney. Second row, from left: Zachary Quintero, Chelsea Butler, Kylie Clark, Courtney Killmer, Chastity McClintic, Vaunda Knapp. Back row, from left: Amanda Robinson, Chris Collins, Glen Straughn, Brandon Nalley, Krayton Rogers and Katie Sears. Not pictured is Linda Addo, William Benzel, Matthew Crow. Emily Harrison, Halie Morrison and Amber Trawick.

Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored March 27 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen.

Graduating artists' work covers the 'spectrum'

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March-27-2012
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Five artists collaborate for the upcoming senior show, Spectrum. Pictured here (from left to right) are pieces by Bridgette Bullock, Lori Spray, Alyssa Pence, Sarah Yandle and Chelsea LaGace. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the USAO Art Gallery.

Five senior art students are taking the last step toward graduation as they prepare the final exhibition of their work at the University of Science and Arts.

An opening reception is scheduled at 7 p.m. on March 31 in the USAO Art Gallery. The event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Jackson receives Staff Achievement award

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March-13-2012
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Jessica Jackson (left), sports information director at USAO, receives her Staff Achievement award from Monica Park (right), manager of the Lawson Court facilities and the 2010-11 Employee of the Year.

Jessica Jackson received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the third quarter of the 2011-12 year at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

USAO corn study finds national audience

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March-13-2012
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Dr. Lee Hester, associate professor of American Indian studies at USAO, shared research on cultivating traditional corn stock recently as a featured guest on Native America Calling, a nationally syndicated call-in talk radio program.

Traditional corn growing techniques were the subject of discussion on the national radio program Native America Calling on February 28, spurred by research that originated at the University of Science and Arts.

USAO musicians reach 'first chair' in state

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March-13-2012
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David Forsythe (left), a senior business administration major from Sacramento, Calif., and Jeff Eike (right), a senior from Ames pursuing a double major in instrumental music and computer science, represent USAO’s Concert Wind Ensemble on a state level with their appointment to the Oklahoma All-Collegiate Band.

Two students at the University of Science and Arts were named to the 2012 Oklahoma All-Collegiate Band.

Chalk art festival sends out call to Oklahoma artists

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February-21-2012
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This drawing by Dalton Lather of Altus High School took home the Best of Show honors during the 2011 Montmartre Chalk Art Competition at USAO. The 2012 festival is being held, along with a statewide curriculum contest and the Droverstock all-day music festival on April 5.

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 5.


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