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Holland retires from USAO with legacy of service

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August-07-2013
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Retired professor of speech language pathology Diane Holland (center) basks in the affection of recent grads Kelly Snow of Konawa (left) and Texhoma resident Beatriz Rey (right). Holland retired from teaching and managing the John Morris Clinic Speech and Language Clinic after 22 years of service at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Diane Holland had a five-year plan.

After working as a speech pathologist for the Norman Public School system, she was intrigued by the possibility of teaching when a position at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma opened up but didn’t want to become too far removed from working with clients.

Twenty-two years later, Diane Holland is retiring from a career of educating speech pathologists who have gone on to treat thousands and from running the John Morris Speech and Language Clinic that has helped hundreds in Chickasha and the surrounding communities.

Confederate generals Lee and Jackson to take center stage at symposium

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June-14-2013
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Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, one of America’s foremost authorities on the Civil War, will share his decades of scholarship and study on Gens. Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson when he delivers the keynote address for the Summer History Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on June 27 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. James “Bud” Robertson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the second Summer History Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 27 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts.

Robertson’s address will focus on Gens. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee, continuing the Summer History Symposium’s four-year focus on the American Civil War.

The event is free and open to the public.

Festival explores meaning, identity through storytelling

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February-25-2013
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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.

USAO inducts 16 students into honor society

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November-19-2012
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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 to meet for Homecoming Nov. 1-4

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October-10-2012
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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 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.

Study shows USAO boosts local economy nearly $12M annually

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January-05-2011

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.

USAO Fall 2010 Commencement live!

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December-10-2010
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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.

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USAO Inducts 12 students Into Hypatia Honor Society

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December-07-2010
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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.

McLaughlin Adds Muscle to USAO Regents’ Leadership

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October-08-2010
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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.

Giles Symposium Hosts Civil Rights Voices Oct. 7

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September-23-2010
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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.


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