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October 22, 2013

Chickasha restaurateur Ed Hicks, a former member of the USAO Board of Regents, died in March. Appointed by Gov. Frank Keating, Hicks served on USAO’s governing board from 1999-2006.

October 22, 2013

His art has been showcased in the Smithsonian, chosen to represent Red Earth and appeared on the cover of Oklahoma Today magazine – just to name a few. Jeremy Dylan Cavin will travel back to his hometown of Chickasha to receive the USAO Young Alumni Award on Nov. 2.

October 16, 2012

He loved to perform music. He loved his family. He thrived as a leader in a dynamic Texas financial organization. And he devoted himself to community development. But his heart gave out at 44, long before anyone was ready to say goodbye.

He loved to perform music. He loved his family. He thrived as a leader in a dynamic Texas financial organization. And he devoted himself to community development. But his heart gave out at 44, long before anyone was ready to say goodbye.

 

Now his legacy – indeed the legacy of his Chickasha family – burns brightly through the lives of students who benefit from the Mike Brooks Memorial Fund, which was established in the USAO Foundation upon his death in 1987 and grows steadily with new gifts from his family every year.

October 16, 2012

A generous pledge of $175,000 from OCW alumna Nan Willett and her husband John has set into motion the newest public art project on the campus of the University of Science and Arts — a larger-than-life bronze statue of one of the university’s most beloved graduates, Te Ata Fisher.

A generous pledge of $175,000 from OCW alumna Nan Willett and her husband John has set into motion the newest public art project on the campus of the University of Science and Arts — a larger-than-life bronze statue of one of the university’s most beloved graduates, Te Ata Fisher.

Individuals representing a number of state-wide arts organizations, donors and the university convened on Aug. 16 to build a consensus on the nature and scale of the project.

October 3, 2012

Local real estate leader and former city councilman Chris Mosley was sworn in on September 11 to the USAO Board of Regents. He will serve the remaining six years of a term left by Regent Teresa Adwan of Tulsa.

Local real estate leader and former city councilman Chris Mosley was sworn in on September 11 to the USAO Board of Regents. He will serve the remaining six years of a term left by Regent Teresa Adwan of Tulsa.

“I believe that higher education is a key to success in any community and the institution needs to be tightly connected to its community,” Mosley said.

August 19, 2011

We chose GIVING BACK as the theme for this year’s USAO Magazine because we see so many USAO alumni, students, faculty and staff active in their communities.

We chose GIVING BACK as the theme for this year’s USAO Magazine because we see so many USAO alumni, students, faculty and staff active in their communities. This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but is merely a sampling of the people and programs at USAO who encourage giving back.

August 18, 2011

Amid the stresses of making it to class in a timely fashion, it is easy to forget that the IDS core curriculum makes USAO what it is. While the liberal arts focus is what separates USAO from other public institutions in Oklahoma, it is the interdisciplinary approach of team teaching across disciplines that distinguishes it from other liberal arts universities, public and private, around the country.

Amid the stresses of making it to class in a timely fashion, it is easy to forget that the IDS core curriculum makes USAO what it is.

While the liberal arts focus is what separates USAO from other public institutions in Oklahoma, it is the interdisciplinary approach of team teaching across disciplines that distinguishes it from other liberal arts universities, public and private, around the country.

August 13, 2011

Tentative schedule of events for November 3-6, 2011

August 12, 2011

More than 60 students from the University of Science and Arts partnered with local businesses for a day of volunteerism aimed at making a difference for Chickasha families and the institutions that serve them.

More than 60 students from the University of Science and Arts partnered with local businesses for a day of volunteerism aimed at making a difference for Chickasha families and the institutions that serve them.

Drovers invested a Friday this past March doing yardwork for homebound patients, reading to elementary children and improving city institutions in an event known as Drover Difference Day.

August 12, 2011

The USAO Alumni Association is giving individuals another way to honor friends, professors, classmates and family who have passed away with the Memorial Scholarship.

The USAO Alumni Association is giving individuals another way to honor friends, professors, classmates and family who have passed away with the Memorial Scholarship.

“The Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship given in honor of those who have passed away. The scholarship may include several names and, depending on the amount, given to many different students,” said Eric Feuerborn, director of alumni development.

August 9, 2011

Two scholarships honoring the memory of the late Laron Short have been established: one, an annual scholarship for current students; the other, an endowed scholarship for future students.

Two scholarships honoring the memory of the late Laron Short have been established: one, an annual scholarship for current students; the other, an endowed scholarship for future students.

The two funds were established by 1949 graduate and emeriti faculty member Dr. Rose Marie Smith, alum and adjunct faculty member Tonnia Anderson and 2010 graduate JJ William Francais to honor Short, a communication alum who died May 24 from injuries sustained in the tornado that touched down in Chickasha.

August 7, 2011

Five scholarships have been established to honor members of the Good family by Yoshie Good of Chickasha.

Five scholarships have been established to honor members of the Good family by Yoshie Good of Chickasha. The Isaac and Mary Good Scholarships were established in 2011.

The Goods were early residents of Chickasha and served as civic, art and church leaders for more than a century. Early in the year 1900, Good became interested in land development in Oklahoma and established an extensive real estate business that was managed by his son, J.C. Good, and son-in-law, C. Schlotterbeck.

August 4, 2011
September 9, 2010

Inspired in part by the addition of several public art pieces on the USAO campus, the Chickasha Area Arts Council, the City of Chickasha and the university are collaborating on a project that will make downtown Chickasha a hub for the arts in the community and the area.

Inspired in part by the addition of several public art pieces on the USAO campus, the Chickasha Area Arts Council, the City of Chickasha and the university are collaborating on a project that will make downtown Chickasha a hub for the arts in the community and the area.

September 9, 2010

He spent 29 years in the classroom at the University of Oklahoma and 19 years so far at the University of Science and Arts. He is regarded by many to be Oklahoma's foremost art historian. And he is responsible for the opening and success of the Art Gallery at USAO.  Artist Cecil Lee was honored last fall for his "vision for an art gallery that would serve both the university and the larger community of Chickasha and Grady County."

He spent 29 years in the classroom at the University of Oklahoma and 19 years so far at the University of Science and Arts. He is regarded by many to be Oklahoma's foremost art historian. And he is responsible for the opening and success of the Art Gallery at USAO.  Artist Cecil Lee was honored last fall for his "vision for an art gallery that would serve both the university and the larger community of Chickasha and Grady County."

August 25, 2010

Lonnie Jourdan accepts his honorary bachelor’s in liberal arts at USAO’s spring graduation. Jourdan’s degree was the first-ever honorary degree given by the university.

One man’s commitment to USAO has literally helped change the face of the university, and for that, he was conferred with USAO’s first-ever honorary degree in April.

August 23, 2010

Class of '61 Scholarship As they near their 50th reunion in 2011, the 1961 class of the Oklahoma College for Women are staking their claim in the future of USAO with the establishment of the Class of 1961 Scholarship.

August 17, 2010

The Ruth Schlotterbeck Avery Scholarship was established by Richard and Linda Avery in May. Ruth was raised in Chickasha and graduated from Kansas State University.