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USAO releases 2013 Fall honor rolls

More than 210 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the fall 2013 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, the USAO registrar has announced.

University records show 138 students were named to the USAO Honor Rolls and 73 students to the Regents Honor Roll. Honor roll students represent 35 counties, seven states and six countries.

European travel meeting scheduled for Feb. 18

The final informational meeting for a trip to Berlin, Prague and Vienna is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in room 120 of Davis Hall at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The meeting, as well as the trip, is being hosted by Dr. Brenda Brown, professor of English and USAO’s Study Abroad director.

NYC Tour deadline approaches

The University of Science and Arts is sponsoring a six day, five night art and theatre tour to New York City that is planned for May 20 through May 25, 2014. The tour will be led by emeritus faculty member Roger Drummond and Jacquelyn Knapp, associate professor of art.

Alumni return for music career event

Alumni Thomas Green, Ashton House and Gregg Standridge will return to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as presenters for the second annual Music Career Day, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Davis Hall Room 124.

The event is free and open to the public.

Festival celebrates ‘renaissance’ thinkers, ideas Feb. 17, 18

In a world that is driven by high technology and specialization, it is easy to forget that people who gained mastery over multiple fields or disciplines have historically introduced the most fundamental changes in human culture.

Though commonly known as “renaissance men,” these thinkers, known as polymaths, appear in human history through every period and, in some cases, were not men at all.

This year’s Festival of Arts and Ideas will focus on The Polymath, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 18 in the Ballroom at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Both nights of the festival will be supplemented by a faculty and staff art show called Outside the Lines in the lobby outside the Ballroom that will include visual art as well as poetry and music.

Interested attendees are invited to arrive at 7 p.m. to take in the art show.

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