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Art Exhibit Reveals Professors’ Perspectives

Art professors step in front of the easel and behind the camera for a new art show July 17-28 at the University of Science and Arts. The new art show gives students and visitors a chance to see what happens with art professors outside of the classroom.

Located on the third floor of Davis Hall on the USAO campus, the show features selections by five art professors using multiple media forms.

Jacquelyn Knapp, assistant professor of art, is showing a number of her drawings and sculptures.

New Exhibit Explores Native Women’s Experience

CHICKASHA – Coinciding with the theatrical world premiere of “Te Ata” the University of Science and Arts is hosting a unique Native American art exhibit that will bring to life the “real world” experience of the American Indian woman.

The opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Davis Hall Art Gallery. “Te Ata” premieres later that night at 7:30.

Gov. Henry Announces World Premiere Native Play

U.S. Congressman Tom Cole joined Gov. Brad Henry and a host of state and tribal dignitaries on Wednesday to honor the memory and legacy of one of Oklahoma’s most notable historical figures – and the story of her life. Native Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata Fisher (1895-1995) toured nationally and overseas as a solo performer for more than 70 years. Eleven years after her death, the story of her life is coming to the stage.

Poag Named College Bookstore Manager of the Year

Bookstore manager Dana Poag already has a stellar reputation on the campus of the University of Science and Arts, but thanks to a recent award, that reputation is known throughout five adjoining states as well.

Now in her third year as USAO Bookstore manager, Poag has been named Store Manager of the Year by Texas Book Company (TBC) for her attitude, leadership and dedication.

Ever humble, Poag said it’s all about the people.

USAO’s ‘Moth Man’ Grabs Statewide Attention

CHICKASHA – For Rex Moore, research subjects come in small packages … with wings.

An award-winning biology senior at the University of Science and Arts, Moore is grabbing the attention of the scientific community. So far, he has discovered 36 new species of moths in Oklahoma. He has collected nearly 3,000 moths in the past two years. And he is the first person in the state to focus on new moth species in 80 years.

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