U.S. Congressman Tom Cole joined Gov. Brad Henry and a host of state and tribal dignitaries on Wednesday to honor the memory and legacy of one of Oklahoma’s most notable historical figures – and the story of her life. Native Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata Fisher (1895-1995) toured nationally and overseas as a solo performer for more than 70 years. Eleven years after her death, the story of her life is coming to the stage.
Bookstore manager Dana Poag already has a stellar reputation on the campus of the University of Science and Arts, but thanks to a recent award, that reputation is known throughout five adjoining states as well.
Now in her third year as USAO Bookstore manager, Poag has been named Store Manager of the Year by Texas Book Company (TBC) for her attitude, leadership and dedication.
Ever humble, Poag said it’s all about the people.
CHICKASHA – For Rex Moore, research subjects come in small packages … with wings.
An award-winning biology senior at the University of Science and Arts, Moore is grabbing the attention of the scientific community. So far, he has discovered 36 new species of moths in Oklahoma. He has collected nearly 3,000 moths in the past two years. And he is the first person in the state to focus on new moth species in 80 years.
More than 200 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or above during the Spring 2006 semester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, USAO admissions officials have announced.
University records show that 157 students were named to the USAO Honor Roll and 78 students were named to the Regents Honor Roll.
Children who need academic or athletic challenges this summer can find them at the University of Science and Arts. Among the summer activities being offered on campus are sports camps, Artscope, a reading program and swimming lessons.