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A photo of Dr. Daniel Sutherland, the upcoming speaker for the Summer History Symposium

Upcoming Civil War symposium examines role of guerrilla warfare

Published: Friday, May 15, 2015

Dr. Daniel Sutherland is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the fourth Summer History Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 9 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sutherland is a distinguished professor of history at the University of Arkansas, where his teaching and research have traditionally focused on the American Civil War.

Sutherland’s keynote address will focus on the role that guerrilla warfare played in the American Civil War, both in advancing causes unobtainable by regular forces and in the degrading effect that it had on the Confederate war effort by weakening support for state and national governments and diminishing the trust citizens had in their officials to protect them.

Jesús Moroles speaks with a student as a faculty member handles a giant piece of granite with a forklift.

Renowned granite sculptor named 2015 artist-in-residence at USAO

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015

Internationally renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles has begun his tenure as the 2015 artist-in-residence at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Moroles accepted the position as part of a unique opportunity to work on a massive installation known as Coming Together Park while training a new generation of artists to work in his chosen medium, granite.

A triptych of doctors Lewis, Shackleford and Shafer

Housing facilities renamed to reflect institutional legacy

Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Officials have renamed the individual buildings of the Lawson Apartments after three former faculty members.

The buildings, previously known only as ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’, are now known as ‘Shafer’, ‘Shackleford’ and ‘Lewis’ respectively. The names are derived from former faculty members Dr. Ingrid Shafer, Dr. Martha Shackleford and Dr. Anna Lewis.

A picture of Dr. Dan Hanson, retired professor of music

Hanson retires, leaves tuneful legacy

Published: Monday, May 4, 2015

The occasion is Commencement of Spring 2015.

The eight o’ clock ceremony is winding down as the students have already made their fateful dash across the stage and President Feaver has conferred their degrees with the authority vested in him by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

As the audience rises to join in singing the College Hymn, a familiar slender figure takes his place at a keyboard situated at the foot of the stage. Dr. Dan Hanson’s somber black robes can’t hide his irrepressible smile as the group song ends and he makes a quick adjustment to the keyboard. The familiar strains of Chad and Jeremy’s 1964 hit, “A Summer Song”, accompany the students on their long, slow walk out of the auditorium.

He holds the song’s final chord a moment longer than expected, signaling not only the end of the night’s festivities, but also the end of an era.

After 28 years of service to the university, Hanson has officially retired.

Enrollment for summer swim lessons begins May 28

Published: Monday, May 4, 2015

Nothing goes together like a hot Oklahoma summer and time spent at the lake or a pool. Parents can gain an added sense of comfort knowing that their children have learned the basics of water safety and swimming proficiency from an experienced professional.

Summer swim lessons for children begin June 2 in USAO’s indoor pool. Enrollment runs May 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in the foyer of the USAO Fieldhouse, located at 20th Street and Utah.