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Oklahoma Hall of Famer Glen Johnson to Address USAO Fall Commencement

CHICKASHA – More than 80 seniors are scheduled to walk the stage Dec. 8 as Dr. Glen Johnson, president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, addresses the fall 2006 commencement at the University of Science and Arts. The commencement begins at 8 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

In November, Johnson was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Johnson has played major roles in Oklahoma’s political and higher education systems.

Three USAO Students Compete in Rule-Breaking Statewide Photo Contest

CHICKASHA – Three students from the University of Science and Arts recently proved they have what it takes to compete with Oklahoma’s best young photographers – and break all the rules of photography while doing it.

ShowBand Concert Set for December 1

Grammy award-winning country singer Jody Miller will share the stage with the USAO ShowBand for a blow-out concert Dec. 1. The ShowBand is known statewide for combining Motown hits with pop and jazz favorites. Special guests include pianist Ukie Hart and country trumpeter Mike Moore. The free concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium and is open to the public.

Sigma Tau Delta Honors Nine USAO Students

CHICKASHA – Nine students recently were inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, a national English Honor Society that made its debut on the University of Science and Arts campus in October.

The formation of the honor society’s new USAO chapter was initiated by several English students. Pocasset English junior Kily Richardson-Keeling contacted the national Sigma Tau Delta organization and instigated the chartering process.

USAO’s Student Newspaper Staff Makes National ‘Trend’ with Award

CHICKASHA – Eleven students at the University of Science and Arts received national attention when their student newspaper, “The Trend,” took third place at the National College Media Convention. USAO was the only Oklahoma college besides the University of Oklahoma to take home a prize at the annual nationwide convention in October.

Dr. J.C. Casey, professor of communication and advisor to “The Trend,” said she and the staff of student writers, designers and editors, were excited to receive state and national acclaim.

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