Chickasha native, OCLA alumnus and professor of art Kent Lamar retires after 38 years of teaching at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Every trimester’s end brings on a time of transition as students receive their grades and, in some cases, their diplomas. This past spring’s conclusion in the April 19 commencement marked more than just the passage from one term into the next.
As the second ceremony of the night reached its conclusion, a familiar figure rose with the rest of the faculty and lifted the staff that he had meticulously carved from its perch next to the university president on stage.
An earthy cry of celebration rose from the audience. Angus Kent Lamar, long-time professor and chairman of the art department, gave a wry smile before joining the procession of faculty off of the stage.
With that, Lamar officially had retired and his 38-year tenure at the University of Science and Arts came to an end.
This year's festival focuses on storytelling as a means to understand the world as well as the self. Presenters include USAO faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the university.
With roots that stretch back before the written word, stories form the spine of the human experience as they entertain, educate and inform our experience of who we are and what we mean. This spring’s Festival of Arts and Ideas will explore Storytelling from a number of perspectives and academic disciplines beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 and 12 in the Ballroom at the University of Science and Arts.
Sixteen USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university’s 89-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 Sky Corby, Stephanie Hart, Stacy Lamb, Calandra McCool, Allyson McMahon, Emily Potter, and Dominique Midgett. Back row, from left, are Matthew Crow, Lisa Fruit, Shane Hagan, Megan Harris, Jacob Hollenbeck, Kelsea Mallette, Bryan Hutchinson and Paige Pulliam.
Sixteen 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.
Alumni gather on the steps of Troutt Hall during last year's homecoming to sing the College Hymn. 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 or online at www.usao.edu/alumni.
Alums from across the nation will meet on the campus of the University of Science and Arts for the 2012 Alumni Homecoming Nov. 1-4. The reunion is filled with special events for alumni of the Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and USAO.
Chickasha’s economy gets a boost of nearly $12 million yearly from the University of Science and Arts, according to a study designed to examine the 103-year-old institution’s economic impact on the local economy.
As an agriculturist, a small business owner and a mother, State Rep. Leslie Osborn has led a life filled with challenges that she met head on and overcame. On Dec. 10, Osborn is scheduled to deliver the commencement address to the Fall 2010 class of graduating seniors at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and impart some of the wisdom from experience that got her where she is today.
Twelve USAO students recently were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society, the university’s 87-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 Heather Brand, Shaylea Shebester, Katie Arnold, Cody Bogle and Alyssa Pence. Back row, from left, are Kelsey Bennett, Amber Caudill, Lexxa Kever, Gabrielle Martinez, Hayley Curtis, Meghan Duggins and Adrian Talley.
Twelve 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.
Getting a look at the new DroverGen Energy Lab are members of the USAO Board of Regents, including, from left, Regent John Nelson, Regent Teresa Adwan, Professor of Chemistry Darryel Reigh, President John Feaver, Regent Molly Tolbert and Regent Leslie Hudson.
He helped to build one of the Oklahoma’s most successful global companies and now brings his energy and enthusiasm to the University of Science and Arts. Entrepreneur David McLaughlin, co-founder of Advance Food, was named by Gov. Brad Henry to the USAO Board of Regents in the spring – giving USAO an ever-widening breadth in leadership, boasts USAO President John Feaver.
As the keynote speaker in this year's Giles Symposium, Minnijean Brown Trickey, left, will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. At 2 p.m. the same day, Trickey joins panelists (top row) Dr. George Henderson, James Nimmo and (bottom row) Dr. Richard Allen to discuss civil rights today. Moderator for the panel discussion is Kelly Brown, director of Nash Library.
Some people believe the American civil rights movement started with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, but courageous citizens were fighting indispensable battles for social justice years earlier. One of those fighters was Minnijean Brown Trickey, a member of the “Little Rock Nine.”
Trickey will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Chickasha at the third annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts.