Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves. More than 60 different recipes featuring chocolate as the primary ingredient will be offered at a special tasting event that features live jazz and cash prizes this Saturday night at the University of Science and Arts.
The event is the brainchild of the USAO Staff Association and will benefit a scholarship fund administered by the USAO Foundation.
Hot Chocolate-Cool Jazz is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14 in the USAO Ballroom.
Understanding the power of encouragement, perseverance, respect and kindness can change your life and ensure your success, said scientist and ethicist Dr. Larry Magrath on Friday night to summer graduates at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
The campus family mourns the loss of a rare woman who lived on this campus as a child when her father was president, later graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1942, was inducted to its Alumni Hall of Fame in 2001, and was serving at the time of her death on the USAO Foundation Board of Trustees.
A quirky, “reality” comedy highlights the summer schedule at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, as the drama department presents “Noises Off.” The three-act play is scheduled for July 15-18 at USAO’s Davis Hall Theatre.
Admission to the play is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for students. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
The campus bookstore at the University of Science and Arts has opened in new digs this summer. “It’s better, more accessible space, with lots of sunlight, new features, more insignia gift items and a great new location,” says Manager Dana Poag. The USAO Bookstore, operated by Texas Book Company, is now located at the east entrance of the USAO Student Center, at the corner of 17th and Alabama. In coming weeks, the facility will get new fabric awnings, outdoor seating and coffee service. Hours are 8-5 weekdays.
Dana Manning of Lindsay received the USAO Alumni Association’s Distinguished Graduate award on July 30 at summer commencement. Manning earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration and graduated cum laude from the University of Science and Arts. She is employed with Morgan Stanley of Chickasha. She finished her baccalaureate degree in three years, while working two jobs, and maintained a high grade point average. Presenting the award is Alumni President Pat Cave of Chickasha.
A staff member at the University of Science and Arts has earned a prominent award for success and potential in the field of financial aid.
Laura Coponiti serves as assistant director of financial aid at USAO. She recently earned the Philo Bratcher Award and a scholarship to attend the Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SWASFAA) conference which was held in Little Rock, Ark. For USAO, Coponiti received a $500 scholarship from the organization.
Approving a new $9.5 million budget for the upcoming year that barely covers fixed-cost increases like insurance, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Board of Regents has agreed to raise tuition this fall, and to grant the first pay raise in three years for faculty and staff.
The average student will pay about $289 more per year – or about the price of an MP3 player.
USAO President John Feaver called the increases “necessary under difficult budget constraints.”
From the time a British quartet and a country boy from Memphis made appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in the early 1950s, the American music scene was forever changed. The Beatles, Elvis Presley and many other artists brought “rock and roll” music to America’s teenagers.
Join President John Feaver tonight (May 26) at 9 p.m. to welcome home the Drover Softball Team. Refreshments will be served in Scooters (in the Student Center Terrace Room). Come show your support for an amazing team with spirit and ambition, having earned a school record 49 wins this season!