Working in a lab with students is Dr. Peter Thomas, associate professor of education and science. USAO's faculty-student ratio 15-1, among the lowest in Oklahoma.
Only 19 universities in America scored an ‘A’ grade in the national What Will They Learn? project, aimed at improving essential core curriculum. That list includes the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) unveiled its 2011 list on Tuesday.
Sculptor Jon Hair presented this maquette of Te Ata Fisher as part of his winning bid to memorialize the celebrated storyteller in monumental form on the campus of the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha. Hair was chosen from a pool of more than 30 artists after an extensive nationwide search.
CHICKASHA -- With more than 75 sculptures gracing the campuses of 30 universities, Jon Hair is bringing his artistic mastery to Oklahoma to capture the likeness of “Oklahoma treasure” Te Ata Fisher in monumental bronze on the campus of the University of Science and Arts.
Dr. Zach Simpson (left) and Dr. James Finck (right) both saw new books published in 2012. Several other members of USAO’s faculty published articles, book chapters and presented at conferences throughout the year.
With three new books – on the Civil War, local history and aesthetic living – plus scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals, faculty at the University of Science and Arts are engaged in research when not in the classroom.
Dr. Vincent Hazleton, professor and acting director of the school of communication at Radford University, returns to his alma mater to be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame on Nov. 3. The annual reunion, scheduled from Nov. 1-4, is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.
An author and educator, Dr. Vincent Hazleton is recognized as a trailblazer in the field of public relations.
Hazleton will be inducted into the USAO Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will also honor Young Alumni Award recipient April Doshier on Nov. 3.
Freshmen from the Class of 2016 exit Troutt Hall after a formal Matriculation ceremony confirming them as students of the University of Science and Arts. Maintaining the highest admission standards in the state, USAO received more national acclaim this week as the American Council of Trustees and Alumni awarded Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university with an ‘A’ grade for the strength of its core curriculum.
Of more than 1,000 universities surveyed nationwide, only 21 scored an ‘A’ grade for the breadth of courses required for graduation – an elite list which, for the second year in a row, includes the University of Science and Arts.
USAO President Dr. John Feaver (left) presents outgoing Chairwoman Molly Tolbert (right) with a gavel in honor for her leadership as chair of the USAO Board of Regents. Tolbert is succeeded by John Nelson (not pictured) of Chickasha.
Regents approved a new $12.3 million budget for the coming year at the University of Science and Arts that is virtually unchanged from last year’s budget. Approved by the State Regents in their June 21 meeting, the new USAO budget includes a 7.1 increase in student tuition and mandatory fees to cover mandatory cost increases, mostly in health insurance and utilities, of nearly $196,000.
Charles and Margôt Nesbitt’s legacy of generosity is celebrated with an inaugural reception at the newly christened Nesbitt Gallery at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4 in Davis Hall at the University of Science and Arts.
Rechristened to honor a prominent Oklahoma family whose generous donations form the spine of its permanent collection, the Nesbitt Gallery is celebrating the change with an inaugural reception at the University of Science and Arts.
Mary Mélon (center), president and publisher of the Journal Record, and USAO President Dr. John Feaver (right) congratulate Dr. Erik Guzik (left) for his groundbreaking research that was honored with the Creativity Award during the Journal Record’s Innovator of the Year awards banquet on April 5 at the Renaissance in Tulsa.
CHICKASHA -- An innovative program to connect Oklahoma schools and improve problem-solving skills reached another milestone on April 5 as the Journal Record recognized the University of Science and Arts with its yearly Creativity Award.
Dr. Zach Simpson, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, elects to teach class at The Circle, an outdoor art installation and meeting area, on a beautiful spring day. Smaller classes sizes and a focus on teaching are just two of the reasons why USAO was described as a “Great Place to Work” in higher education by Oklahoma Magazine.
Oklahoma Magazine has selected the University of Science and Arts as one of four Oklahoma universities providing outstanding work environments.
Dr. Erik Guzik works with local students to demonstrate the creative tools in the Virtual Problem Solving program. Guzik was recently awarded the Great Inspirations award by Creative Oklahoma for his work on VPS and Oklahoma A+ schools.
For his work in problem-solving software innovation, Dr. Erik Guzik earned the Great Inspirations Award at the Oklahoma Creativity Forum Nov. 1.