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.
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.