Fall enrollment is up by 4.3 percent at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, which welcomed students from 26 states, 12 countries and 52 Oklahoma counties this fall, said USAO President John Feaver on Tuesday.
In its regular monthly meeting, the USAO Board of Regents welcomed new member Jack Mildren, authorized the renaming of the Main Auditorium, heard a report on financial aid trends, approved an alumni plan to renovate and occupy the Home Management House, and agreed to purchase property south of the campus.
CHICKASHA – Nearly 300 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the summer 2006 semester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO admissions officials have announced.
University records show 220 students were named to the USAO Honor Roll and 55 students were named to the Regents Honor Roll. Honor roll students represent five countries and 20 states.
CHICKASHA – Thirteen years after earning an out-of-state education and traveling abroad, nationally renowned artist Kristy Lewis Andrew has returned to her Oklahoma roots. Beginning Sept. 10, her works will be on display at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.
Cecil Lee, regents professor of art and director of USAO’s Art Gallery, said Andrew is one of the state’s up-and-coming artists of note.
CHICKASHA – For more than 27 centuries, Chinese acrobats have been thrilling audiences worldwide with mesmerizing acts of daring and grace. And on Sept. 6, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will add Chickasha to their world tour.
Three USAO art seniors extend personal invitations to the community to attend a closing reception for their art exhibit, “Pin-Ups,” Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the Davis Hall third floor art gallery. During the reception, guests can meet the artists and purchase artwork. From left are sculptor Heidi Helmers and cartoonist Marcie Price, both of Moore, with painter and sculptor Gail Grass of Chickasha.
The art show runs through Sept. 15 and is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CHICKASHA – At a recent psychology conference drawing thousands worldwide, five members of the University of Science and Arts community joined the nation’s top psychology experts and students to present research. Guest speakers at the event included celebrities “Dr. Phil” McGraw, Bill Cosby and a host of renowned psychologists.
CHICKASHA – While the world is busy debating over Dan Brown’s “DaVinci Code,” the University of Science and Arts is going straight to the source. In May, USAO is hosting its annual tour of Italy with an invitation that extends beyond the campus to surrounding communities.
CHICKASHA – One year after Hurricane Katrina devastated thousands of homes, a team from Chickasha is gathering again to remember the parts they played in the relief effort.
Last October, the University of Science and Arts led a group of 18 students and staff members to Biloxi, Miss. to help hurricane and flood victims, with two additional trips earlier this year. On Aug. 29, the Community Service Squad is meeting in the USAO amphitheater in Davis Hall room 224 at 6 p.m. to relive the difference they made and rally support for future assistance from the community.
Three art seniors recently chose to bare it all in ‘Pin-Ups,’ an art exhibit currently on display at the University of Science and Arts. The art show features the works of Moore artists Marcie Price and Heidi Helmers, as well as Gail Grass of Chickasha.
And although they don’t appear disrobed, these décor divas use multiple media to give a peep show of what’s going on inside.
CHICKASHA - Rehearsals for the world premiere production of “Te Ata,” by JudyLee Oliva, are underway at the University of Science and Arts. The off-Broadway play with music runs Aug. 5-13 in the newly renovated and renamed Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at USAO. From left are Katie Barton of Norman, Donna Brooks of New York (back), DeLanna Studi of Los Angeles (front), Robert Cheadle of Ada, Nancy Goate of Oklahoma City, Scott Stoney of Dayton, Ohio, Brandon Blankenship of Ada and Julie Ray Burwell of Ada. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (405) 574-1213. More information about “Te Ata” is available online at www.TeAtaWorldPremiere.com