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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 17, 2012

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Founder of CA Youth in Theatre, Gai Jones has been installed into the following Halls of Fame: Outstanding Arts Educator for Orange County; CETA Outstanding Educator; CA State Thespians; EdTA Hall of Fame, CA; has been granted a Theatre In Our Schools Award with AATE; PTSA Service Award; she is a member of DAR, Zeta Phi Eta, AATE, EdTA. While teaching eighth grade speech/drama in Fullerton, Calif., she completed a master’s in theatre as the first woman to receive the degree at CA State University, Fullerton in 1968. She taught theatre at El Dorado High School, Placentia, Calif., for 34 years. Upon retirement, the Black Box Theater was named The Gai Jones Theater. Gai lives with husband Dr. Wendell Jones in Ojai, Calif., and is supportive of daughters Marcie Jones, elementary educator; Karyn Carney, educator; son-in-law Michael, who recently returned from service in Iraq, and grandson Laith.

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October 16, 2012

Vincent Hazelton is a professor and acting director of the school of communication at Radford University.

A native of Louisiana, Hazelton earned a bachelor of arts in speech and drama from Oklahoma College for Liberal Arts in 1970. He attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and earned his master’s and Ph.D. in communication in 1974 and 1977 respectively.

Vincent Hazelton is a professor and acting director of the school of communication at Radford University.

A native of Louisiana, Hazelton earned a bachelor of arts in speech and drama from Oklahoma College for Liberal Arts in 1970. He attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and earned his master’s and Ph.D. in communication in 1974 and 1977 respectively.

Hazelton has been active in the field of public relations since 1978 and served a three-year term of the board of directors for the Public Relations Society of America.

October 16, 2012

In a time when Facebook users can be thought of as citizens of the third-largest country in the world and political revolutions are driven by 140-character “tweets,” the role of social networks and social media have become issues of vital importance.

In a time when Facebook users can be thought of as citizens of the third-largest country in the world and political revolutions are driven by 140-character “tweets,” the role of social networks and social media have become issues of vital importance.

What do these changes in how people relate to one another say about human culture? How different are these new social networks from the ones that have sustained human civilization since the dawn of history?

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 16, 2012

The fall festival, held on October 11 and 13, featured eight short excursions into the lives and ideas of people who reshaped the way we see the world and, in some cases, the course of history. These presentations included traditional lectures as well as musical performances, multimedia presentations, dramatic interpretations and, in one case, a bowling ball being dropped from the ceiling.

The fall festival, held on October 11 and 13, featured eight short excursions into the lives and ideas of people who reshaped the way we see the world and, in some cases, the course of history. These presentations included traditional lectures as well as musical performances, multimedia presentations, dramatic interpretations and, in one case, a bowling ball being dropped from the ceiling.

October 3, 2012

Why is USAO ranked third in the nation by Washington Monthly for promoting upward social mobility? Meet Bailey Grogg. Her single mom worked hard, but Bailey Grogg knew that her college dreams would require scholarships, good grades, state grants and her own sweat equity. She’s on her way up, she’s not afraid of a challenge and she’s absolutely typical.

Her single mom worked hard, but Bailey Grogg knew that her college dreams would require scholarships, good grades, state grants and her own sweat equity. She’s on her way up, she’s not afraid of a challenge and she’s absolutely typical.

August 12, 2011

Known for her lifelong devotion to teaching and preserving the Kiowa language, author and educator Alecia Keahbone Gonzales died on April 22.

Known for her lifelong devotion to teaching and preserving the Kiowa language, author and educator Alecia Keahbone Gonzales died on April 22.

August 12, 2011

Having penned 14 novels, nearly 20 collections of poetry, nine volumes of non-fictional prose, six children’s books, three television scripts and a libretto, margaret atwood was featured as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium.

Having penned 14 novels, nearly 20 collections of poetry, nine volumes of non-fictional prose, six children’s books, three television scripts and a libretto, margaret atwood was featured as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium.

August 12, 2011

Faculty dreamed it. They built it. And now the Masons are helping to fund it.

Faculty dreamed it. They built it. And now the Masons are helping to fund it.

August 9, 2011

Though Dr. Ingrid Shafer retired from active teaching at the University of Science and Arts in 2009, you could hardly tell it from the number of hats she still wears on the university's behalf.

Though Dr. Ingrid Shafer retired from active teaching at the University of Science and Arts in 2009, you could hardly tell it from the number of hats she still wears on the university's behalf.

Her full title, professor emerita of philosophy and religion, Mary Jo Ragan professor of interdisciplinary studies and editor-in-chief of Crosstimbers magazine only hints at all that Shafer has done since her retirement.

In 2010, she served as the Area Chair for Religion and Culture at the Popular Culture Association national meetings in St. Louis.

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 4, 2011
August 30, 2010

A Most Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star, a social studies advocate and the chief executive officer of one of America's best hospitals will be honored this year as they are inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

A Most Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star, a social studies advocate and the chief executive officer of one of America's best hospitals will be honored this year as they are inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

August 29, 2010

It's been more than 40 years since a Tulsa Public School teacher won the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Award, but that changed last year thanks to a USAO alum. Brian Grimm, a 1996 graduate of USAO, was named the 2010 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year in September 2009.

It's been more than 40 years since a Tulsa Public School teacher won the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Award, but that changed last year thanks to a USAO alum. Brian Grimm, a 1996 graduate of USAO, was named the 2010 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year in September 2009.

 

August 27, 2010

In the audience of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were recording artists, music producers, music writers and at least one Drover from Ninnekah, Oklahoma. Steven Patrick Sanders, a 1998 music education graduate of the University of Science and Arts, was a part of the celebration as a nominee.

In the audience of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were recording artists, music producers, music writers and at least one Drover from Ninnekah, Oklahoma. Steven Patrick Sanders, a 1998 music education graduate of the University of Science and Arts, was a part of the celebration as a nominee.

August 23, 2010

He helped build one of Oklahoma’s most successful global companies and now brings his energy and enthusiasm to the University of Science and Arts. Entrepreneur David McLaughlin, co-founder of Advance Food, was named by Gov. Brad Henry to the USAO Board of Regents in the spring – giving USAO an ever-widening breadth in leadership, boasts USAO President John Feaver.

He helped build one of Oklahoma’s most successful global companies and now brings his energy and enthusiasm to the University of Science and Arts. Entrepreneur David McLaughlin, co-founder of Advance Food, was named by Gov. Brad Henry to the USAO Board of Regents in the spring – giving USAO an ever-widening breadth in leadership, boasts USAO President John Feaver.