Faculty members honored at awards luncheon

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning honored six faculty members April 15 at the fourth annual Faculty Award Luncheon.

Student benefits from recommended internship

David Scott

David Scott, marketing senior, might have made a difference in the community to help prepare the future leaders of our state.

Officials name new vice president for university advancement

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University officials announced John R. Hillis as the new vice president of university advancement and external relations.

Senators approve requests at weekly meeting

Senators approved three requests presented April 26 at their weekly meeting.

Texas lawmakers want equal funding for “traditional values” on public college campuses

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The Texas House of Representatives has passed a budget bill that would require all public universities in the state to create a center for “traditional values” if they already have a student center for “alternative” sexuality on campus, according to Inside Higher Ed.

U.K. company will begin generating power from garbage

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U.K. company Advanced Plasma Power could power 60,000 homes from 50-year-old garbage, according to GOOD.

Officials analyze rise of crimes in spring

A look at March’s police blotter reveals a number of crimes occurring within the OCU Police Department’s jurisdiction.

Senators approve new student government appointments

Senators voted to approve Student Government Association’s appointments for the 2011-2012 academic year at their first meeting with the new senatorial board.

Student nurses his American dream

Tshakalisa Khupe, nursing senior, boarded his flight to America on Dec. 25, 2002. The round trip ticket he purchased would be of little use to him. He didn’t intend to use the return flight.

Pitcher earns SAC recognition

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OKLAHOMA CITY – OCU’s Rich Hawkins was tapped by the Sooner Athletic Conference as pitcher of the week for April 11-17.

OCU leads after first day of SAC Championships

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Oklahoma City University built a four-shot lead through 18 holes of the Sooner Athletic Conference women’s golf championships April 18 at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

Homeless woman arrested for enrolling son in public school

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After a woman from Bridgeport, CT., enrolled her 6-year-old son in a Norwalk elementary school, she was charged with stealing $15,686 for the cost of her child’s public education, according to the Stamford Advocate.

OCU to Host Senior Follies in June

OKLAHOMA CITY – OCU alumna Jane Jayroe Gamble, an author, speaker, former news anchor and former Miss America, has been named Mistress of Ceremonies for the Oklahoma Senior Follies.

‘Glee’ to cover ‘Friday’

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The hit show Glee will be performing a recent viral song on one of the upcoming episodes.

Stars finish 2-2 in Capital City Classic

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OKLAHOMA CITY – OCU fell 8-1 to Columbia (Mo.) before knocking off Northwestern Oklahoma State 10-2 April 16 at Ann Lacy Stadium in the Domino’s Capital City Classic.

Former vice president inaugurated as UW-Stevens Point chancellor

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Just one week after President Robert Henry was installed as 17th president of OCU, a former university community member was installed at another university.

Student journalists cleverly deal with administrative order

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Administrators at LaSalle University ordered students of the LaSalle University Collegian to run a controversial story below the fold, even after other news outlets already reported it.

Oklahoma woman mutilates cat for outfit to wear to Lady Gaga concert

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Angelina K. Barnes, a 20-year-old woman, was charged with animal cruelty by the Oklahoma county district, according to KFOR.

Former Supreme Court justice astounded by lack of civics knowledge

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor speaks April 14 in the Homsey Moot Courtroom in Sarkeys Law Center.  O’Connor spoke about civics in classrooms as well as her time as a judge. Photo: Marianne Pickens/ The Campus

Sandra Day O’Conner, former Supreme Court Justice, spoke to students April 15 to promote her website, iCivics.org.

Pom, cheerleading win national championship titles

"Everyone was screaming, hugging, jumping up and down, and laughing." - Emily Tobin, pom co-captain

Emily Tobin has never been one to cry, but said she found herself tearing up Saturday after learning she contributed to winning two national championships for OCU.

School bans lunches from home to decrease risk of obesity

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Chicago elementary school, Little Village Academy, has banned lunches brought from home, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Week dedicated to ending violence

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After concluding a week of inaugural festivities, OCU will take the plunge into another full week of events to celebrate the fight against societal violence.

Student’s assertion lands broadcasting internship

Allison Gappa learned first-hand that a little determination can take her a long way, especially when it comes to landing an internship.

Fraternity to raise awareness of homelessness

Bo Gaston, secondary math education freshman, sits to inform students about Delta Alpha Chi’s Homeless Awareness Week on April 13 outside of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel Center. The week will culminate in an all-night Shack-a-thon on April 15, at which students will sleep outside. Photo: Courtney Zanetti/ The Campus

Delta Alpha Chi fraternity members are planning several important events for their annual campaign, Homeless Awareness Week.

Students work to create musical set that ‘screams’ ’80s

A musical that is literally a blast from the past is in the works. From break dancing, to quotes from 80s songs, sweat bands, big hair, and acid washed denim jeans “The Wedding Singer” is full of ‘80s culture.  A production of students from the Wanda L. Bass School of Music this musical was made into a staged performance after the movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore first experienced success.  The plot follows the main character, Robbie, a wedding singer who meets an engaged waitress with who he discovers a compatible relationship.  Director Paula Sloan, said the musical is a “timeless story.” “It’s about falling in love and finding the right person,” she said. “It’s just set in the 80s.” Audience members can expect a fun filled night with catchy music, Sloan said.  “The story is easy to follow, and there’s lots of good choreography restoring the ‘80s to the stage,” she said.  The show will be performed 8 p.m. April 15, 16 and 2 p.m. April 17 in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Tickets range from $12, $18, $25 and can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 405-208-5227.

From break dancing, to quotes from 80s songs, sweat bands, big hair, and acid washed denim jeans “The Wedding Singer” is full of ‘80s culture.

Two women detained under France burqa ban

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France became the first nation to ban burqas, veils sometimes worn by Muslim women, anywhere in public, according to the Huffington Post.

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