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Enrollment Up 4.3 Percent at USAO; Financial Aid Grows to $8.2 Million

Fall enrollment is up by 4.3 percent at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, which welcomed students from 26 states, 12 countries and 52 Oklahoma counties this fall, said USAO President John Feaver on Tuesday.

In its regular monthly meeting, the USAO Board of Regents welcomed new member Jack Mildren, authorized the renaming of the Main Auditorium, heard a report on financial aid trends, approved an alumni plan to renovate and occupy the Home Management House, and agreed to purchase property south of the campus.

USAO Announces Summer 2006 Honor Rolls

CHICKASHA – Nearly 300 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the summer 2006 semester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO admissions officials have announced.

University records show 220 students were named to the USAO Honor Roll and 55 students were named to the Regents Honor Roll. Honor roll students represent five countries and 20 states.

Award-Winning Artist Exhibits Colorful Works at USAO

CHICKASHA – Thirteen years after earning an out-of-state education and traveling abroad, nationally renowned artist Kristy Lewis Andrew has returned to her Oklahoma roots. Beginning Sept. 10, her works will be on display at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

Cecil Lee, regents professor of art and director of USAO’s Art Gallery, said Andrew is one of the state’s up-and-coming artists of note.

Chinese Acrobats Bring Wonder to USAO Stage

CHICKASHA – For more than 27 centuries, Chinese acrobats have been thrilling audiences worldwide with mesmerizing acts of daring and grace. And on Sept. 6, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will add Chickasha to their world tour.

Closing Reception for Art Exhibit ‘Pin-Ups’

Three USAO art seniors extend personal invitations to the community to attend a closing reception for their art exhibit, “Pin-Ups,” Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the Davis Hall third floor art gallery. During the reception, guests can meet the artists and purchase artwork. From left are sculptor Heidi Helmers and cartoonist Marcie Price, both of Moore, with painter and sculptor Gail Grass of Chickasha.

The art show runs through Sept. 15 and is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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