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USAO alumnus returns home for role in Tulsa opera

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February-20-2012
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Ninnekah native Steve Sanders returns to Oklahoma to play the role of Father Grenville for the Tulsa Opera’s staging of Dead Man Walking. Sanders graduated from USAO in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in music education.

USAO graduate and Distinguished Young Alumni award winner Steven Sanders will be returning to the state of Oklahoma to sing the role of Father Grenville in the opera Dead Man Walking for the Tulsa Opera on Feb. 25, March 4 and 5.

USAO to expand smoke-free campus July 6

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February-14-2012
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USAO announces its intention to comply fully with Gov. Mary Fallin’s executive order that bans tobacco on state property beginning July 6.

Citing health and financial concerns for all members of the campus community, leaders at the University of Science and Arts said Thursday the school will comply fully with Gov. Mary Fallin’s executive order that bans tobacco on state property beginning July 6.

Educator's work exhibited in national portfolio

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February-03-2012
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Artist and educator Steve Brown joins an elite list of 100 printmakers whose work is being exhibited across the country as part of East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking. Brown’s print, titled “Skyline Park: Truman Presidential Library” is a digitally-manipulated photograph inspired by Oklahoma’s stormy weather.

A print created by Steve Brown, professor of art at the University of Science and Arts, has been included in a printmaking exhibit and portfolio traveling the United States.

USAO kicks off Spring classes

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January-04-2012
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This bronze seal stands as part of an unfolding initiative to make the University of Science and Arts more visible from Grand Avenue. Regular enrollment day at the University of Science and Arts is Jan. 6. Classes also start Jan. 6 at Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university in Chickasha. The college offers more than 400 classes in 22 fields of study. A spring class schedule is available from the USAO Admissions Office, 574-1204, or on the Internet at usao.edu/usao-course-schedules.

Though the clocks won’t spring forward until March, the University of Science and Arts is getting its traditional jump on things with the launch of the Spring 2012 trimester. Classes begin Friday at Oklahoma’s public liberal arts university in Chickasha. The first day of classes is also enrollment day at the college.

Woidke receives Staff Achievement Award

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December-15-2011
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Shayna Woidke (right), graphic designer for the media and community relations office, receives her Staff Achievement award from Monica Park (left), manager of the Lawson Court facilities and the 2010-11 Employee of the Year.

Artist and graphic designer Shayna Woidke received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the second quarter of the 2011-12 year at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Twelve initiated into USAO education honor society

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November-30-2011
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Recent Kappa Delta Pi initiates take a moment to celebrate their achievement. They are (front row) Cody Bogle, Erin Coggan, Whitney Null, (second row) Julia Scott, Samantha Fowler, (third row) Tiana Cook, Rebekah Kiefer, Jamie Harvey, (fourth row) Meghan Scott, Emily Potter, (top row) Tamara Awbrey and Corie Harris. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education.

Twelve 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.

Watson crowned 'Mr. USAO'

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November-29-2011
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Matthew Watson, a senior economics major from Tuttle, (foreground) stands victorious after being named Mr. USAO as his fellow competitors salute him. The Mr. USAO competition was part of Family Weekend held at the University of Science and Arts on Nov. 18-19.

Among a field of nine competitors, Matthew Watson of Tuttle was crowned “Mr. USAO” on Nov. 19 as part of Family Weekend at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

USAO inducts 13 students into honor society

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November-15-2011
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Thirteen USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university’s 88-year-old organization which honors students for their high academic achievements, character and integrity and service to the university and their community. Front row, from left, are Norma Jones, Lindsey Cathey, Genevieve Cagaoan, Victoria Petrosky and April Lawrence. Back row, from left, are Leslie Bross, Maegan Womble, Tashina Ototivo, Kale Barnett, Ashley Paxton, Taylor Peterson, Nicole Duncan and Elizabeth Stevens.

Thirteen students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored recently for their academic achievements and community and campus activities as they were initiated into Hypatia, USAO's only campus-wide honor society.

Meet the 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees

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November-05-2011
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Newly inducted members of the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame stop for a photo with President John Feaver after Saturday's ceremony. The annual event is a highlight of the USAO Alumni Homecoming. From left are Christopher Price of North Carolina, winner of the Young Alumni Award, and hall of fame honorees fire safety expert Dr. Robert England of Stillwater, concert pianist and educator Margaret Singer of Paris, and visionary elementary educator Annette Dake of Bridge Creek. At right is USAO President John Feaver.

Four exceptional individuals who are distinguishing themselves in diverse fields were honored Nov. 5 by the USAO Alumni Association.

Archivist with passion for nature earns USAO Young Alumni honor

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November-01-2011
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Christopher Price, archivist with the National Park Service, returns to his alma mater to receive the USAO Young Alumni award on Nov. 5. The annual reunion, scheduled from Nov. 4-6, is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

An interest in collecting baseball cards started Christopher Price on a path that finds him now preserving natural resources for future generations.

Price will be honored for his service to America’s environmental treasures with the USAO Young Alumni award during Alumni Homecoming at the University of Science and Arts on Nov. 4-6.


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