USAO Walk Through Enrollment Friday
As fall temperatures made a return to the Chickasha area Wednesday, fall students at the University of Science and Arts are returning as well. Classes at USAO begin Aug. 30 with walk-through enrollment scheduled Aug. 27.
In addition to offering more than 350 classes in 23 fields of study, USAO’s fall calendar is filled with a number of musical and theatrical events. A fall class schedule is available from the USAO Admissions Office, 574-1204, or on the Internet at www.usao.edu/schedules. Classes continue through Fall Commencement on Dec. 10.
Students can apply online to USAO for free. The process takes about 20 minutes and students will need their ACT scores, household income and GPA/class rank. Go to the USAO website -- www.usao.edu -- and click the 'APPLY!' button.
USAO’s website also offers a full course catalog, event 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 Drover soccer home season begins Aug. 31 with a men's game against Hillsdale College at 3 p.m. The women play their first official home game Sept. 28 against Oklahoma City.
Beginning Sept. 10, USAO graduate Helen Shafer will present a solo show of whimsical metal work and jewelry. The exhibit is scheduled through Oct. 1 in the Davis Hall Third Floor Art Gallery. The show is free and the public is invited. An opening reception is scheduled Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
The USAO Art Gallery kicks off the fall season with an exhibit of the work of John Kingerlee Sept. 3-Oct. 1. An opening reception is scheduled Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. Kingerlee is an Anglo-Irish artist who has traveled to a dozen states since 2006. An online gallery of Kingerlee's work is available at /home/category/image-galleries/kingerlee-gallery-4.
The 10th season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series begins Sept. 25 with the Horseshoe Road Band at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Ticket information is available at www.usao.edu/dwpas.
The USAO drama department is scheduled to present Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker Nov. 11-13. The USAO Symposium on Africa is scheduled Nov. 18. The symposium provides a multidisciplinary look at African issues.
The 2010 Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service is scheduled Oct. 7. Civil rights advocate Minnijean Brown Trickey will be the keynote speaker. Trickey was one of The Little Rock Nine.
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. Students can pursue a bachelor of art, bachelor of science or bachelor of fine arts degree with teacher certification in several areas.
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.