Annette Dake, Bridge Creek Elementary art teacher and gifted and talented coordinator, exemplifies the service-oriented, interdisciplinary mission of the University of Science and Arts. Dake will be one of three inductees into the Alumni Hall of fame during this year’s reunion Nov. 4-6. The annual alumni reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.
Whether inspiring her students to reach out to U.S. veterans or influencing state policymakers to raise awareness about childhood obesity, Annette Dake has set a high standard for fellow and future educators.
On Nov. 5, Dake will be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.
Oklahoma College for Women alumna Dr. Kathy Black, left, thanks Margaret Singer for a spontaneous piano performance during last year’s USAO Alumni Homecoming. Singer will be one of three inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame during this year’s reunion Nov. 4-6. The annual alumni reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.
From the campus of the Oklahoma College for Women to the glamour of the Paris Opera, Margaret Ann McConnel Singer has forged a legacy of artistic excellence and generosity that has touched thousands of lives. On Nov. 5, Singer will be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.
The Queens’ Building houses the arts and humanities studies for Queen Mary, University of London. USAO students studying abroad can choose from one of six courses at Queen Mary during a five-week stay in London as part of a program offered by USAO and Midwestern State.
Seven schools, including the University of Science and Arts, are coming together to offer students a study abroad program in London next summer for credit hours and life experience.
The USAO Honor Roll recognizes students whose grade point average is 3.5 or higher for 12 or more hours of class work (seven or more in the summer term). 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 195 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the summer 2011 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO records officials have announced.
Dan Bice, education interpreter for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, displays his Staff Achievement award alongside Kellie Driscoll, administrative assistant for the Media and Community Relations department and the 2009-2010 USAO Employee of the Year.
Described as “a champion for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus,” Dan Bice received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 year at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Textbooks from the USAO bookstore are available for rental in additional to the traditional purchase model. This rental option is one of the new programs enacted by the bookstore this fall to better accommodate students' needs.
As students prepare to return for classes at the University of Science and Arts on Aug. 29, they will have a new option waiting for them in the USAO Bookstore—the option to rent their textbooks for the trimester.
Rachael Brown takes advantage of a break in her studies to visit Venice, Italy. Brown spent five months studying at Swansea University in Wales, UK after being named a Brad Henry International Scholar.
After five months of study in Wales, Brad Henry International Scholar Rachael Brown has returned home to Chickasha and is poised to begin her final semester at the University of Science and Arts.
These are names of famous artists one might expect to see when visiting the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian but local residents can view their works in person at the USAO Art Gallery through Aug. 5.
<p>Members of the USAO Staff Association present Eileen Thomas, a representative of the Christmas in August committee, with a donation to help offset the cost of school supplies for area children. Pictured (from left to right) are Julie Stockstill, Linda Williams, Eileen Thomas and Paula Brashears.</p>
The Staff Association at the University of Science and Arts recently made a donation of $200 to Christmas in August, an annual event designed to deliver school supplies to area children.
In the early 1970s, Johnnie Pearl Coffey, a retired educator, had a vision to provide children in Chickasha with school supplies. Her vision became known as Christmas in August, an event in which the business community, civic leaders, educators and local churches unite to provide school supplies to children who attended Chickasha Public Schools.
<p>Alicia Working of Mustang (above) and Zachery Geary of Okeene (below) are the 2011-12 recipients of the William Neill Scholarship.</p>
Alicia Working of Mustang and Zachery Geary of Okeene have been awarded the William Neill Scholarship at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma this fall.
The scholarship covers the cost of room, board, books, tuition, and related fees for the recipient minus the amount applied to these costs through other University, state, and/or federal grant and scholarship sources. In short, it covers most things not covered by other aid.