By Susannah Waite Megan Campbell, dance performance senior, has been dancing since a young age. Campbell has a passion for dance and said OCU has prepared her for a career after graduation.
By Susannah Waite Oklahoma City University is a liberal arts university that offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The private college is listed as a Top 25 school in U.S. News and World Report rankings of Best Regional University and in America’s Best Christian Colleges.
By Susannah Waite Many students at OCU have to learn to balance schoolwork and extracurricular activities. This semester, Sean McDivitt, second year law student, balanced law school and appropriations chairman of Student Senate. McDivitt said it has been difficult balancing law school with Student Senate responsibilities, but he enjoys it. “My best friends became my iPad,…
By Susannah Waite Nursing students stay busy with studying, coursework, exams, and clinicals. Mary Jane Graves, nursing senior stays even busier, adding cheerleading and pom to that list. “I chose OCU because it was the only school that allowed to do cheer and nursing,” Gaves said. “I also didn’t want to be in Kansas, where…
By Susannah Waite Several religion students had the opportunity to work on a unique project this semester with the Wimberly School of Religion. Ethan Watt, religion and youth ministry senior, was one of four students who worked to translate and interpret a Dead Sea scroll, an ancient Hebrew text. The school received the text from…
By Susannah Waite One acting freshman has come to OCU with a long list of professional credits on her resume. Andrea Fantauzzi has been involved in the performing arts since she was 5 years old. She began dancing at age 5, participating in competitive dance beginning at age 7 and taking voice lessons and acting…
By Susannah Waite Every year students from Meinders School of Business compete in the Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup is an Oklahoma competition where groups of students create business plans for start-up or early stage ventures. Nora Gnabasik, marketing junior, is competing in the Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row. “I think…
By Susannah Waite Amy Hanson, photography senior, recently completed a semester long project, culminating in a senior capstone exhibition. Hanson conceptualized a project,shot and edited digital prints, then narrowed it down to six final prints. The exhibition can be seen hanging in the gallery of Norick Art Center.
The holiday season provides many opportunities for students to give back to their community through service.
There have been several dorm security issues during the last couple of weeks.
Rehearsals Grill opened Oct. 28, following several setbacks.
The university-owned building at 23rd Street and Virginia is leased to Sodexo, the university’s food service provider, who operates the restaurant.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give Rehearsals Grill a try in the coming weeks.
An alumna and former university employee charged with stealing more than $104,000 from the university pleaded guilty last week to the charge.
Lisa Riggs was charged Sept. 18 in the western district of Oklahoma with wire fraud.
Kelli Keegan is no longer working as the director of operations for Sodexo, the university’s food service provider.
Keegan was promoted by the company to regional brand manager for Sodexo.
Homecoming is in full swing this week.
There are a variety of events occurring throughout the week, presented by Student Activities Council.
Rehearsals Grill will open with a revised business model, officials said Monday.
The university-owned building at 23rd Street and Virginia was leased to Sodexo, the university’s food service provider, who will operate the restaurant. Sodexo will run the restaurant, but will not serve beer or wine there, officials said.
A former Alpha Phi adviser was relieved from her duties after officials discovered money missing from the sorority’s account.
Lisa Riggs, a former university employee and an alumna, also was charged in federal court last week with wire fraud for unauthorized purchases on university credit cards.
Kelsey Griswold, has returned to fulfill her duties as Miss Oklahoma.
OCU administration hosted a home coming party Friday for Griswold, after she was named second runner-up at the Miss America Competition on Sept. 15.
Students hosted a watch party and several students were in Atlantic City to watch Griswold during the competition.
“I will tell you that the second I was called second runner-up, I heard God and the Holy Spirit speak to me and say this would’ve been the way of the ultimate plan,” Griswold said. “It’s not that I wasn’t qualified for the job, Nina was meant to be Miss America.”
An alumna and former university employee is charged with stealing more than $104,000 from the university.
Lisa Riggs was charged Sept. 18 with wire fraud in the western district of Oklahom
Forrest Wright, music theater sophomore, plays an instrument while sitting in a tree Sept. 16 on the Quad. Photo: Susannah Waite
Grace Karber, religion junior, and Emma Bade, acting junior, eat to-go lunches outside Sept. 10 near the Quad Lawn. Photo: Susannah Waite
Jacob Wade, biomedical science junior, kicks the ball while Kelli Kortemeier, music sophomore, looks on during a kickball game Sept. 16 on the Quad. Photo: Susannah Waite
Chloe Brown, dance performance freshman places a flag in the ground Sept. 11 on the Quad. The flags were sold as part of Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Week. Photo: Susannah Waite
Kristin Kuns, acting freshman, shows her support for Military Heroes Week, by placing a flag in the ground Sept. 11 on the Quad. Flags could be purchased and proceeds went toward Kappa Sigma’s philanthropy Fisher House. The fraternity raised more than $1,200 during the week. Photo: Susannah Waite
Josh Graham, biomedical science senior, and Rick Hall, vice president of student affairs peruse the “Men of Kappa Sigma Calendar” during Military Heroes Week on Sept. 10 outside the caf in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Kappa Sigma fraternity members sold calendars for $15 and proceeds went toward the chapter’s philanthropy Fisher House. Photo: Susannah Waite
By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student senators are making some changes to Student Senate meetings this semester. These changes include a more engaging call the audience as well as how bills are written and submitted At the Aug. 27 meeting, Senators approved the Standing Rules for the organization. The Standing Rules and other documents pertinent to…