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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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For those itching to be outdoors, the upcoming OAS field meeting is the perfect opportunity to explore outside and new topics of interest.

OAS Invites Students Outside to Learn

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

Have you been itching to get out into nature recently? The Oklahoma Academy of Science’s (OAS) biannual field meeting would be a good opportunity to do so. The meeting will take place at the Sequoyah...

Gary Jackson, the Ultimate Frisbee Clubs vice president, looks to make a throw down field to score.


Christian Booth , Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

Ultimate frisbee, which has been present on USAO’s campus for over a decade, officially became a university club this fall. The Ultimate Frisbee Club (UFC) plays in the Oval at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays....

Dr. Zack Sanders, assistant environmental science professor, searches for plant specimens to press alongside Kris Rogers, sophomore environmental science major, in the Plant and Fungal Lab.

School of Science Hires Sanders and Cretacci

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

As a small university, USAO boasts that it is easy to know professors on a personal level, which means students most likely will notice when a new professor or two is added to their department. Over the...

Ronnee Buyuks and Brooklin Mathers walk downtown and chat about which food trucks theyre going to try first Saturday.

Rock Island Weekend Takes Over Downtown

Luka Messick, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

Chickasha is hosting the Rock Island Weekend Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1 to bring people around the country to Chickasha. Four events are taking place during the weekend, including an arts festival,...

Ashlin Tryczak, SGAs treasurer, welcomed guests to SGAs Election Night in the ballroom, where Chicken Express was served, games were played, and votes were cast.

SGA Announces Election Night Results

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer September 26, 2023

USAO’s Student Government Association (SGA), hosted its Election Night in the ballroom Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.. The event put the nail in the coffin in deciding which candidates would be chosen...

Skyler Sturgis-Garneau, a housing coordinator, speaks with Harry Cracknell, a resident assistant, outside of the Lawson Clubhouse.

Housing Adds Three New Coordinators

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer September 25, 2023

With many changes coming to USAO this year, the Housing Department is not left unaffected. With such sweeping changes underway and more on the horizon, students might wonder what these changes are and...

At an Insect Walk last October, a species of Tiger Month was trapped and shown to participants.

JMOERC Offers Free Workshop for Students

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

The Jean McLaughlin Outdoor Education and Research Center (JMOERC), located about a 5-minute drive west of campus, is the hub for all things field science at USAO. It’s location on the USAO Habitat acreage...

Cynthia Fuston lectures during her Business Law I class, while students Dakota Martinez (left) and Jordan Leslie listen attentively.

Fuston Now Engages Students in Business Classes

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor September 21, 2023

Cynthia Fuston, visiting assistant professor of business, has found a way to marry two things she loves into one: financial accounting and student engagement. Fuston began her career at USAO in 2017,...

Chelsea Fuston, the most recent recpient of the Brad Henry International Scholar Award, prepares to board a flight in Norway.

Attention: Leaving Chickasha!

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer September 20, 2023

The college experience promises nothing if not opportunities: opportunities for academic success, for thoughtful exploration of complex ideas, and, perhaps most importantly, opportunities for employment...

Andrea Alvarez, a USAO student, works on her personal crochet project.

Yarn Lovers Society: Creativity, Community, and Fiber Arts

Leslie Marquez, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

USAO’s Yarn Lovers Society (YLS), a student-led organization, meets Thursdays in the Lawson Club House conference room from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to work on crochet, knitting, and embroidery projects together,...

Tammie Warren (left), owner of Tammies Bling Boutique, and Whitney Palensano, Membership Director of the Chamber, stand together during a Womens Wednesday event.

Women Empowered at the Chamber’s Women’s Luncheon

Gisela Alonso, Contributing Writer September 18, 2023

The Chickasha Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event open to the Chickasha community for their Women's Luncheon in the USAO ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Services building, Tuesday,...

Dr. Feaver and President Hale stand side-by-side before the 2023 Green & Gold Gala began Saturday night.

Green & Gold Gala Raises $19K for Campus

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor September 17, 2023

Attendees dressed in their finest to honor USAO’s 12th President John H. Feaver Saturday, Sept. 16 night at the 2023 USAO Green and Gold Gala. The event was organized to commemorate Dr. Feaver and the...

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