The USAO Staff Association is selling Droverstock t-shirts for $10 each. For every t-shirt sold, $5 goes to the Association to help fund programs and projects by the organization. To order a shirt, contact Anna Marie Pratt at 574-1281. The Association also will have a booth at Droverstock April 2. Baked goods and breakfast items will be sold. To donate items for the sale, contact Eileen Thomas at 574-1328. Modeling the Droverstock shirt is Tiffany Hile, an early childhood education major from Shawnee.
Jenny Bendure, printing services manager at USAO, received the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the third quarter of 2008-09. Colleagues noted in their nominations that Bendure is “a real team player who works well beyond her job description” and “is always professional, courteous and handles many tasks at once.” The Regents Staff Achievement Award is presented quarterly to one outstanding staff member. From these award winners, an Employee of the Year recipient is selected.
The spring temperature is not the only thing heating up in Chickasha. USAO's Vocal Jazz Ensemble will heat up the Alumni Chapel on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. with its spring concert. The performance is free and open to the public.
"The concert will feature several acappella numbers as well as selections with piano, upright bass and drums," said Dr. Ken Bohannon, associate professor of music and director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. "In addition to choral selections with the ensemble, several of the members will be singing various jazz solos from the standard jazz repertoire."
Panelists representing a wide range of backgrounds and academic training will join together March 26 on the campus of the University of Science and Arts to discuss The Promise of Science and Challenges of Science Education during the third annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium.
A panel discussion is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. in the Davis Hall Amphitheater at USAO. A presentation is also scheduled at 7:30 p.m. featuring legendary biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Sacred, folk and popular styles from Gregorian Chant to contemporary music theater will be featured as the USAO Concert Choir takes the stage for their Spring Concert March 31 at the University of Science and Arts. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre and is free and open to the public. The choir presents concerts on campus each fall and spring trimester. The choir also performed in the Five Bs Music Festival – most recently during the Bernstein Festival. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Jan Hanson, professor of music at USAO.
Southern Cheyenne Nation member and internationally known poet Lance Henson is scheduled to present his poetry March 24 at 7 p.m. in Gary Hall on the campus of the University of Science and Arts. Henson is a 1972 graduate of the college and was named to the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004.
The poetry reading is free and open to the public. Gary Hall is located on the southeast corner of 17th and Alabama in Chickasha.
Live music, colorful art, food booths, and academic excellence combine each spring at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha for the Spring Triad. This year's events are scheduled April 2.
Combining the statewide high school Scholastic Meet, the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest and the Droverstock music festival, the Spring Triad is the largest one-day event each year on the USAO campus. Last year's activities drew more than 2,500 people.
The Student National Education Association and Kappa Delta Phi are holding a raffle to raise money for Books for Tots. The raffle is for a quilt made by USAO student Stephanie Conner. The quilt is 52 inches square. Tickets are $1 each and are available from any SNEA member on campus or from Dr. Jeanne Mather at 574-1291 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawing is tentatively scheduled March 31. The winner need not be present to win and the quilt can be mailed to the winner if necessary.