Germs are hitting OCU hard, and students are feeling the pinch of sick days at the start of the semester.Currently, several strains of illness are criss-crossing the OCU campus, including influenza, strep, mono, the common cold, and stomach bugs. While the more mild forms of these diseases can be treated with rest, lots of fluids, and over-the-counter medicine to control symptoms, the other diseases are very serious and should be treated by a medical professional.
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The School of Law moved into its new building in downtown Oklahoma City during the first weeks of the Spring 2015 semester. The building features five floors of classrooms, study space, libraries, and communal spaces for law students and professors. It also features a full-size courtroom. Photo: Emily Wiley
Student Affairs will host a Superbowl watch party for the campus community.
The campus community has the chance to nominate faculty who have had a positive influence in their lives for a major award. The Outstanding Faculty Award committee is accepting nominations from the student body, staff and other faculty members commending teachers who have made an impact in their lives during the academic year.
Students in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music greet each other during the first week of the new semester. Classes began on Monday, Jan. 12, with many auditions and tryouts quickly following. Photo: Ali Wonderly
With schedules filling up in the first weeks of the new semester, thinking about volunteering can be stressful. But random acts of kindness provide a quick and easy way to give back to the community.
OCU will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day–but students can still participate in events around the city.
President Robert Henry discusses pizza with Savannah Jackson, acting senior, at the Pizza with the President event on Dec. 9. President Henry took over the pizza line in the cafeteria of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center during lunch. He made his own pizzas, while spending time with students and staff. Photo: Amy Fuhrman
Lauren Matheny, web editor, gives tips and tricks for making new year goals that last.
Student Senate members voted to change the frequency of their meetings. The decision was made to hold meetings on a bi-monthly schedule for the Spring 2015 semester. Previously, the organization held meetings once a week.
MediaOCU will be taking a brief hiatus over the holiday break as our staffers and advisor enjoy three weeks with friends and family. We will be back with OCU news and events on Jan. 12, when the university begins the spring semester. In the meantime, we wish all of our readers a happy, safe, and…
OCU has been named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The program recognizes public and private colleges, universities, and career technology centers that “make a positive impact on the health of their students, employees and visitors.
The OCU campus has turned festive with the advent of the holiday season. Buildings across campus have blossomed with holiday cheer. Take a virtual tour of the bedecked campus with Student Publications.
A tree decorated in blue and gold stands tall outside the caf in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The university has been decked out for the holiday season, with public spaces decorated with trees, garland, ribbons and more. Photo: Anna Ediger
The holidays are a time of joy, festivities, cheer, and presents. The first three don’t require much besides a cheerful disposition and a few Christmas carols, but the idea of gift giving can strike fear into the heart of broke college students everywhere.
OCU partnered with Arvest Bank to conduct research surveys about financial security and its link with holiday spending.
Friday, Dec. 5 –Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience: 8 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Watch one of America’s most famous performers live on stage in a one-night-only spectacular. Tickets can be purchased online. –Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk: 6-10 p.m. in the Paseo District. Visit 17 galleries featuring the work of over…
The softball team is hosting an event in order to raise money for OCU’s prospective anatomy lab.The team announced its “A Night Under the Lights” event, which will allow members of the OCU community to bat against the softball players. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ann Lacy Stadium.
Dancers from the American Spirit Dance Company rehearse the annual Home for the Holidays show on Nov. 24 in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Center. More than 100 dancers will be featured in this year’s production, which runs Dec. 11-14 in Kirkpatrick Auditorium. Photo: Anna Ediger
A mobile medical and dental truck that appeared this semester on campus eventually will give OCU healthcare students a hands-on learning experience. The truck is housed under an awning on the northwest corner of the parking lot north of Cokesbury Court Apartments. The approximately $600,000 truck, which OCU does not own, will be staffed by students…
The OCU Center for University-Church Relations has reminded the campus community that Tuesday, Dec. 2 is “Giving Tuesday.”
Thanksgiving Break provides a tantalizing teaser to the joys of home: days full of family, naps, television, and home-cooked meals become the reality. But losing motivation during the final weeks of the semester can have a disastrous effect on grades and participation.
Members of the American Spirit Dance Company rehearse Nov. 24 in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Center. The “Home for the Holidays” dance show opens Dec. 11 and runs through Dec. 13 in Kirkpatrick Auditorium.
Jeff Castleberry, director of facilities, will be leaving OCU.astleberry has accepted a position as Director of Facilities Management for University Hospitals Trust. The UHT serves as an education and research branch of the OU hospitals.