Archives for January 2011

Women’s wrestling team wins national championship

Oklahoma City University won its third consecutive Women’s College Wrestling Association championship as four Stars captured individual titles Saturday in California.

Students selected for music theater showcase

Twelve students were selected to perform by a panel of judges to perform for agents in New York City.

Taco Bell may countersue for defamation

After a lawsuit was slapped onto Taco Bell’s wrists for misrepresenting the amount of beef that is actually used in their products, Taco Bell took to the mic in rebuttal to the “false” claims.

Moton’s 29-point performance life Stars to win

PLAINVIEW, Texas – The Oklahoma City University men’s basketball used a late-game rally and a hot hand from the outside to earn the 54-49 victory over Wayland Baptist (Texas) at the Hutcherson Center.

OCU pounds Wayland Baptist 97-61

PLAINVIEW, Texas – Oklahoma City University returned to its winning ways and walloped the Wayland Baptist (Texas) Flying Queens 97-61 at the Hutcherson Center.

University aims for third consecutive WCWA championship

ATHERTON, Calif. – Oklahoma City University may be facing tougher competition for a third consecutive national championship in the Women’s College Wrestling Association Championships on Saturday at Haynes-Prim Pavilion.

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Enhake chamber trio coming Sunday

The Distinguished Artist Series at Oklahoma City University continues at 3 p.m. Sunday with the enhake chamber trio performing selections from Mozart, Schumann, Bruch, Marshall, Piazzolla and Bartok. The concert will be held in the Petree Recital Hall in the Bass Music Center.

Film series continues

OKLAHOMA CITY — The OCU Film Institute will continue its annual series at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 with Aditya Assarat’s “Wonderful Town” in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium.

University announces new scholarships, tuition reductions, for creative writing program

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Red Earth Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Oklahoma City University is pleased to announce five $1,000 merit scholarships for members of its inaugural class.

Free Movie Night hosted Thursdays despite athletic conflicts

Two changes have been made to the Free Movie Night events this semester, according to Jessi Pingel, chief commissioner of Student Activities Council, at last week’s Student Senate meeting.

Jan. 27 Free Movie Night schedule

Will Ferrell to join ‘The Office’ cast

In a last minute effort to boost ratings for the sitcom, Will Ferrell is set to join “The Office” cast alongside Steve Carell before his character Michael Scott makes his triumphant exit from the series.

Oklahoma flu outbreak persists

Another Oklahoman was killed by the flu epidemic, officials say.

‘Casino Royale’ canceled, fraternity members reprimanded

Casnio Royale has been canceled. The Interfraternal Council’s disciplinary committee ruled Jan. 24 that Kappa Sigma would not be permitted to host their informal rush event Jan. 27.

Community remembers ‘revolutionary’ professor

Using Yahoo! instant messenger and a TV screen, a student was one professor’s lifeline.

Teaching With Silence

Essay written by the late Dr. Elaine Smokewood, English professor

Toyota recalls more than 1.5 million vehicles

Toyota announced Jan. 26 recalls of more than 1.5 million vehicles worldwide as a precaution to prevent fuel leakage, according to a CNN article.

Nutrition labels to be placed on front of packages

Consumers will see “keys” to their nutrition on food packaging in the next few months.

Nursing students, faculty settle into new home

The start of the new semester marks a new beginning of one department full of students and faculty on campus.

Student Senate proposes shuttle service

Student Government Association is looking into a shuttle service for students during major holidays or breaks.

Students to produce film with professional

Ty Fanning and Dillon Horner acting sophomores, will be on set next month — not as actors, but as co-directors. The two will work for the first time to portray a script they co-wrote.

SGA officials appoint new senators

Student Senate appointed two new senators to fill seats vacated this semester. Katie Alsup and Alexis Embry were appointed to two of several open seats Jan. 25 during Senate’s weekly meeting.

Vice president to leave university for external employment offer

Art Cotton announced his resignation from to take affect next month. The vice president for advancement and external relations said he was offered position with the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation.

Henry presidency may extend to UCO

Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, cousin to President Robert Henry, “seriously considers” applying to become the University of Central Oklahoma’s new president after W. Roger Webb, the university’s current president, announced last week that he would be retiring his position this summer.

Taco Bell faces advertising lawsuit

A California citizen filed suit against Taco Bell Coporation on behalf of herself and the general public.

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