Phi Mu moves into new home, completes Panhellenic Quadrangle


The OCU chapter of Phi Mu moved into their new meeting house during the summer, right in time for recruitment. The house is located in the building previously occupied by the Student Health Center, completing the Panhellenic Quadrangle alongside the existing three sorority houses. The chapter previously used the Cokesbury Court Clubhouse as a meeting […]

Sorority fall recruitment ends, fraternity rush begins


More than 130 women participated in sorority rush during Formal Recruitment Aug. 19 through Aug. 22. Bid Day was Sunday on the campus quad. The new sorority members ran from Watson Lounge inside Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel to the quad, where their new sisters stood waiting. “We work hard during recruitment,” said Danielle Petersen, music […]

Greek organizations host informational meeting


Freshmen packed Petree Recital Hall in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center to hear from all the Greek organizations on campus at the Greek Info Meeting. Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity Council hosted the meeting to meet and hear from the presidents of each fraternity and sorority. During the meeting, the presidents introduced themselves and their organizations philanthropy and […]

Welcome picnic moved inside


Students can enjoy free food inside during the Welcome Back Picnic this year. The picnic was moved inside because of heat concerns. The event has been hosted outside on the quad for several years, offering free food and live steel drum music from student performers. “We moved it inside because it was always so hot,” […]

Freshmen populate campus for Stars Week

Incoming freshmen lined up at the West Lawn Pavilion to check in to the residence halls Aug. 18. The new students had the help of New Student Orientation leaders and Greek life members to move into Walker, Banning and Draper Halls. “It’s going really well and really smooth,” said Jeri Jones, administrative assistant for university housing. “I’d say it’s going smoother than […]

Students participate in Relay For Life


OCU supported the American Cancer Society by hosting Relay For Life on the quad.

Campus resources help students get jobs


Students have several resources on campus to help them get a job for the summer and after graduation.

The City Cabaret opens in OKC


OCU faculty and staff perform with new cabaret group in Oklahoma City.

Students participate in rainy ‘Love Not Hate’ event

Students enjoyed free food and tie-dying T-shirts in the rain at the seventh annual Love Not Hate Day.

Therapy dogs not allowed on campus

Many people agree that dogs are beneficial to mental health, but you won’t be seeing them on campus.

Festival of the Arts brings the galleries to the street

Oklahoma Arts Council paintbrushes art painting paint

The 2015 Festival of the Arts will run this weekend in the OKC Myriad Gardens.

The best places to study in OKC


Finals season is upon us. Many students will lock themselves away in dorm rooms and library cubicles, on blankets on the quad or the back booths of Alvin’s. But sometimes, to really get the full benefit of studying, you need to leave the campus and find your own space. Here are some of the best spots to plug in, tune out, and settle down for a few hours of solid studying in Oklahoma City.

Geese make home on campus, students seem unsurprised


By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor   The campus gained two new members this spring. A pair of geese first appeared around campus at the beginning of April. They could be seen walking on the quad in the early morning hours, picking at bugs and squawking to students. The birds also have provided picturesque photo opportunities, […]

Podcast: Students attend free movies, new vice president hired


Student can count on free movies and a new vice president next semester.

Podcast: April brings sexual assault awareness, SGA elections


April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the student body elected a new vice president of Student Government Association this month too.

Podcast: University bestows honorary degree, students forced to move out early


A distinguished Oklahoman received an honorary doctorate and students are being forced to move out of dorms before graduation.

Wild at heart: animals on campuses


As OCU’s resident pair of geese have added two new members to the campus wildlife population, it’s compelling to wonder: what kind of animals are you likely to find on college campuses across the country? MediaOCU uncovers the similarities and differences of the animal residents on our campus, and those across the nation.

Add some hours to your day: tips for hectic schedules


How many times have you caught yourself saying, “If only there were more hours in the day!” Fortunately, there are ways to make the day easier, and use time wisely. Here are a few tips for making the most of each day’s time.

The science behind “a case of the Mondays”


Monday is dreaded across the world as the start of a new week of hard work and more stress. While I usually try to think particularly positively on Mondays, I began to wonder: is there some psychological preset that makes this the most dreaded day of the week for, well, nearly everyone?

A walk to remember: the history of Relay for Life


As OCU participates in Relay for Life, MediaOCU looks into the history and success of the world-wide event.

Weather apps for a rainy day


April showers bring May flowers to Oklahoma–but they also bring the risk of severe weather to our state. When severe storms hit, most people flip on the TV or turn on the radio to check our local forecast. But for those of us kept busy with rehearsals, practices, and classes, it can be difficult to get accurate weather reports. Here are some apps designed to do just that: alert you when severe storm is in the area, and tell you when it’s safe to stay out, and when it’s time to take cover.

‘Comparison is the thief of joy:’ how to shield yourself from negativity


“Comparison is the thief of joy,” said that philosophical 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. But how do you resist the urge to feel inferior on a campus full of over-achievers? Here’s my take on the thorny question of comparison.

Spring cleaning, the college way


Ah, spring. A time of bunnies, allergies, and the inevitable realization that your room has gone from a winter wonderland to a disaster zone. Here are some tips to ease the spring cleaning blues.

Daily routines of geniuses…and how mine measures up


I realized that I have something in common with creative geniuses from around the world. No, it isn’t my unique talent for writing sonnets, painting portraits, or composing symphonies. It’s my inherent need to schedule out my day. So how does my schedule stack up?

‘Fat is not a feeling:’ Facebook changes controversial status option


In this tech-heavy area, many social media users post emoticons (those cute little smiley faces that can exhibit almost any expression on the spectrum) without a second thought.But some Facebook users insist that one particular emoticon, far from being harmless, poses an extreme risk to body image and confidence in users.

How to spring back after Spring Break


Knowing how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things after Spring Break, it’s important to take steps on the first day back to encourage yourself for the last six weeks of hard work (yes, only six weeks left in this year!). Here are a few tips to make the transition a little easier.

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