USAO Kicks Off Spring Classes Friday
With the return of spring-like sunshine come college students as they prepare for a new semester at the University of Science and Arts. Spring classes begin Friday at Oklahoma’s public liberal arts university in Chickasha.
In addition to offering more than 300 classes in 23 fields of study, USAO’s spring calendar is filled with a number of musical and theatrical events. Drover basketball hits high gear as Sooner Athletic Conference play is underway now. Softball and baseball get things started in February and the massive Spring Triad – an all-day academic, art and music festival that welcomes more than 3,000 to campus – is planned for April 3.
A spring class schedule is available from the USAO Admissions Office, 574-1204, or on the Internet at www.usao.edu/schedules. Classes begin Jan. 4 and continue through Spring Commencement on April 18.
USAO’s website also offers a full course catalog, events calendars, sports news and sections on art shows and fine arts events. Persons who wish to get e-mail updates about USAO news, events and sports can sign up for the Alumni News Hotline at www.usao.edu/alumni/getmorenews.htm.
The University’s basketball teams continue Sooner Athletic Conference play with home games on Thursday against Oklahoma City at 6 and 8 p.m. and on Saturday evening at Mid-America Christian at 6 and 8 p.m.
The next event in the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is South American folk group Andes Manta, who visits the campus Feb. 15 for a 7:30 p.m. concert in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Beginning Jan. 13, the USAO Art Gallery will display the works of Oklahoma City artist Paul Medina. The Gallery is open weekdays 8:30-4:30. On Feb. 17, the USAO Gallery welcomes guest artists Carolyn Cornwell Faseler and Vicki Maenza. A full schedule of art shows is available at www.usao.edu/gallery.
Now entering its twelfth year as a hub site in the state’s telecommunication network, USAO will import nearly two dozen courses this spring. Among all colleges in Oklahoma, USAO is the leader in providing imported courses.
By importing only courses that complement USAO’s curriculum, not duplicating it, students gain learning options. Graduate level telecommunication courses are offered in guidance and counseling, education administration and business administration.
The telecommunication courses are delivered in interactive television classrooms in USAO’s Nash Library. Students in Chickasha not only see and hear the teacher at the sending institution, but with video technology, they also are seen and heard during classroom discussion, along with other students at various sites across the state.
USAO offers courses in 23 fields of study and seven non-degree, pre-professional fields to choose from. Fields of study available at USAO are American Indian studies, art, biology, business (with concentrations in accounting, business administration and management), chemistry, communication, computer science, deaf education, drama, early childhood education, economics, elementary education, English, history, mathematics, music, natural science, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, sociology and speech pathology.
The University welcomes new students and non-traditional older students who wish to continue or finish their degrees. The enrollment process takes about an hour, according to the admissions office.