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Team Nova Presses on Despite Rain, Difficulties


CHICKASHA – Pouring rain and technical glitches couldn’t stop Team Nova from competing Wednesday morning in a national competition in robotics research. Computer scientist John K. Johnson and students at the University of Science and Arts welcomed a team from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Regents Approve Budget, Tuition Increases, Contracts

Regents approved a new $12.25 million budget that reflects modest growth – 6.7 percent over last year – at the University of Science and Arts on Tuesday. While USAO’s state appropriation of $7.37 million will rise by $226,755 this fall, most of the new money will be seized by projected mandatory cost increases in insurance, utilities, and risk management of $204,647.



Three members of the faculty have distinguished themselves with awards from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Board of Regents.  Regents Chair Patti Rogstad presented two awards for superior teaching and one for research.

USAO Relay for Life Team Suits up for Cancer Fundraiser

CHICKASHA – Twelve women are doing their part to raise money and awareness for the upcoming Chickasha Relay for Life, one swing at a time. Members of the University of Science and Arts Staff Association each pledged $100 toward the June 8 fundraiser on the USAO campus, vowing to help “knock cancer out of the ballpark.”

Norman Resident Honors Wife With New USAO Business Scholarship


CHICKASHA – Lorene Smith Summers may not have been able to afford a college education herself, but a recent gift made in her name will help pave the way for future business students at the University of Science and Arts. A $75,000 endowed scholarship was established May 22 by her husband, Robert F. Summers II of Norman.