Sigma Tau Delta will issue its annual edition of The Scarab, a creative anthology, in April.Sigma Tau Delta, OCU’s chapter of the international English honor society, creates this publication to showcase the immense talents of OCU students.
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.
OCU’s School of Law is “going forward” with their new location at 800 N. Harvey Ave in downtown Oklahoma City.Law students began classes this semester at the new school.
Kassie McCoy is beginning the semester as the new director of development in the office of university advancement and external relations.
The preliminary recommendations of the prioritization process were released to faculty and staff last week.Students did not receive any of the information or a password to the results.aThe prioritization process has been ongoing since the beginning of the academic year. The process is meant to help university officials see how programs use money and where budgets need to be modified.
Aaron Gale’s lecture, entitled “The Jewish Context of the New Testament,” will discuss archaeology and the Gospel of Matthew as they relate to the Jewish experience. The lecture will begin with a discussion between Gale and Professor Lisa Wolfe of OCU, who is a Christian Hebrew Bible scholar. Wolf is the endowed chair of Hebrew Bible, and teaches with the Wimberly School of Religion.
The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series will begin the new semester with a discussion of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.”The discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 in room 151 of Walker Center.
Students looking to add a few extra points to their grade point average or who are anxious to take more challenging, stimulating classes will get the opportunity to do just that by applying for the honors program.
Members of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program will present two literary readings in January.
Three OCU students will compete in the quarterfinal match of “Mind Games” at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Theresa Hottel, Dustin Austin, and Chance Johnson will face teams from across the state in the match.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to present original posters and win prizes in the annual Fall Poster Contest.The poster contest is a judged scholarly competition that happens every fall, in which undergraduate students have a way of visually presenting information in any field. The posters usually include graphs, charts, illustrations or words, and must have been done during that semester.
OCU will present a “Holiday Bookfest” as part of its Powerful Prose series.
Three new faculty members have joined the new MFA in Screenwriting program. Richard Wenk, David Simkins, and David Golden, writers and producers for television and film, will join the program when classes begin in January 2015.
The School of Law announced a new program in homeland security on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The program is titled the Judge Alfred P. Murrah Center for Homeland Security Law and Policy.
The annual Stargazing Cabaret is hosting their own senior showcase.The Stargazing Cabaret is a student-organized and student-performed show that happens twice a year, once in the fall semester and once in the spring. The show is done to benefit the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Organization, which is one of the nation’s leading industry-based fundraising and grant-making organizations.
The long awaited renovation of the Gold Star Memorial Building is slated for completion in December.The building, constructed in 1953, was built in memory of the Methodists who died in World War II, according to an article alumna Amanda Alfanos wrote for The Oklahoman.
Students required to take chemistry as a part of their degree will have the opportunity to learn in upgraded laboratories.University officials unveiled the $2.2 million renovation plan to current chemistry laboratories in the Dawson-Loeffler Science and Mathematics building at an Oct. 22 trustee meeting.
National auditions are scheduled this weekend for incoming theater and music students.Students get a chance to volunteer and help guide future students through the audition process.
The first production of the mainstage opera season will open Friday, Nov. 14.The production will differ from past shows, as two one-act operas will be performed on the same evening, instead of one.
Oklahoma City University has been named a 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll school by the U.S. Department of Education. OCU is the only school in the state of Oklahoma to be added to the list this year.
Officials recently announced the addition of a new master’s degree program in elementary teaching.The new program is geared toward adult students holding a bachelor’s degree in any discipline who wish to teach elementary-age students.
OCU officials announced plans for $2.2 million in chemistry lab upgrades during the fall Board of Trustees meeting.
OCU officials have announced the addition of a new master’s degree program in Elementary Teaching. Classes in the program will begin in summer 2015. In a statement about the program, Elizabeth Willner, the director of teacher education, said that a need for more qualified public school teachers motivated university officials to begin the new program.
By Submitted “Capitol Offense,” by William Bernhardt, is the next book to be discussed in the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series. The discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Walker Center, Room 151. This year, the series is focusing on crime novels which take place in Oklahoma. “Capitol Offense”…
By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Welcome to the first edition of “On the Town,” a place to let you know what’s going on off-campus this weekend. The Oklahoma City community is redolent with events, festivals, and cultural opportunities, and the Student Publications staff encourages students to get off campus and get out on the town….
By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor The OCU Film Institute will kick off its 33rd season with a showing of “Like Father, Like Son,” by the filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu. The showing will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business. The film details the stories of two…