Students, faculty and friends plan to spend six days and five nights taking in the sights of New York City. For more details, contact Jacquelyn Knapp at (405) 574-1303 or visit the tour’s information page online at usao.edu/news/trips-tours/new-york-2012
CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts is sponsoring a six day, five night art and theatre tour to New York City that is planned for May 22 through May 27, 2012. The tour will be led by emeritus faculty member Roger Drummond and Jacquelyn Knapp, associate professor of art.
Mark Owens addresses the crowd assembled for the 2003 dedication of the Owens Flag Plaza at USAO. Beside him is Caroline Owens, his partner in every endeavor.
Mark Owens, 63, a visionary entrepreneur and designer of the Owens Flag Plaza at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, died Nov. 1, at his home in Castle Rock, Colo.
He will be remembered for generations by alumni and friends of USAO as the “imagineer” behind the Owens Flag Plaza, which he designed as three interlocking circles to harmonize its unique three-part history.
Named this week to the prestigious “National Liberal Arts Colleges” category in "U.S.News & World Report," the University of Science and Arts fields much tougher competition this fall, according to USAO officials. This puts USAO in the company of hundreds of nationally respected private liberal arts colleges in the exclusive rankings.
A quiet change happened in the national rankings this year, a change that could easily go unnoticed since Oklahoma’s usually highest ranked public university has disappeared from its familiar spot on the “Baccalaureate Colleges” list in U.S.News & World Report.
Mary Rios, a senior deaf education major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, begins her two-year tenure as the Miss Deaf Oklahoma Ambassador. Rios will go on to compete for the Miss Deaf America at the National Association of the Deaf conference in 2012.
Mary Rios, a student at the University of Science and Arts, has been awarded the title of Miss Deaf Oklahoma Ambassador at the recent Oklahoma Association of the Deaf Conference.
Artists and admirers mingle on the campus of USAO as part of the Spring Triad, an event that includes the Montmartre Chalk Art Competition, the Scholastic Meet and the Droverstock music festival. Campus officials estimate that more than 2,000 people visited the campus April 7 to take part in the competitions and festivities.
With near-perfect spring weather, more than 2,000 people flocked to the USAO campus for the Spring Triad on April 7. Students from more than 75 high schools across Oklahoma visited Chickasha.
USAO Physical Plant workers Jacob Pike and Kent Klingman work with a team of staffers to install the new crown molding on USAO’s oldest building, Troutt Hall, built in 1910. Contractors had estimated the job for more than $100,000, but Physical Plant Director Tim Stiger managed the project in-house and accomplished it for about $55,000. This is one of a dozen cost-saving strategies developed by USAO faculty and staff that have netted more than $368,000 so far this year.
Responding to painful budget cuts with characteristic ingenuity, USAO staff and faculty are imagining new ways to harness available dollars. The school shaved $350,000 a year off its energy bills by creating Oklahoma’s first energy performance contract in higher education back in 2001, but now more state budget cuts are requiring even more imagination.
Recognized for 50 years of service, USAO friend Jim Ruff was honored by the Oklahoma Officials Association in July.
He's been an athletic official for five decades, a lifetime resident of the Chickasha area and a friend to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for many years. And this year, the Oklahoma Officials Association honored Jim Ruff for meritorious service as an athletic official.