Alternative gift market begins


Students of the Wimberly School of Religion have organized a way to give a gift that gives back with the alternative gift market this holiday season. Students can make a donation to Methodist charities, including Project Transformation, which provides kids with homework help and literacy instruction and the opportunity to support various charities around the world.

OCU professor completes 24 hour race

Erik Heine, professor of music, runs during a race in 2014. Heine will be running a 24-hour race to raise awareness of a genetic disease. 
Photo courtesy of Kate Pritchett

Dr. Erik Heine, professor of music theory, completed a 24 hour run this October. The 24 the Hard Way race raised money for the Special Friends Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing information and resources for families with children suffering from Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome.

On the Town: what to do this weekend in OKC 11/14

Weekend Wrap Up

Find out the hottest happenings in Oklahoma City this weekend.

Sororities gather for Festive Feast


The campus’s four sororities are coming together to give thanks for sisterhood with their annual Festive Feast.

Students reflect on Homecoming 2014


The crowd erupted as the members of Alpha Phi sorority stormed the floor after their name was called as sweepstakes winner.The sorority took home the Homecoming sweepstakes championship Nov. 9. The award ceremony took place at 7 p.m. in Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center.

Winter weather worries: home, car, and personal health

snow ocu gold star

Oklahoma will finally be feeling the chill, as we drop from near-record highs to lows near freezing. This kind of temperature jump can wreak havoc on cars, homes, and the human body, so before you enjoy the chill, make sure you follow these tips to simplify life.

Homecoming 2014: Lip Sync videos available online

The OCU Homecoming committee captured video of all eight lip sync performances from this year’s competition.The videos can be viewed online at the OCU Homecoming YouTube page.

Book about fracking and the energy industry in Powerful Prose


By Submitted Oklahoma City University’s Powerful Prose series will continue with a presentation about fracking and the energy industry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The presentation is free to the public and will be held at Full Circle Bookstore, the series co-sponsor, in the 50 Penn Place shopping center at 1900 Northwest Expressway. OCU President Robert Henry […]

OCU honors inspiration behind Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers


OCU honored Angel Ashley, a former Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Child and inspiration behind Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores fundraising efforts, with a reception.

No-Shave November: the method behind the manness


No-Shave November is a tradition in which men vow to go without shaving their beards for the month. The tradition is alive and well across the country, but many supporters do not know the history, or the charitable goals, behind this month-long celebration of beardness.

2014 Homecoming Royalty voting opens today

Jack Malone, mass communications junior, Andrew Luzania, vocal performance junior, and Devon O’Fallon, dance management junior, hold up their organization’s trophies after the Homecoming Sweepstakes winners are announced on Saturday on the Quad Lawn.  Kappa Sigma won third place, Gamma Phi Beta won second, and Lambda Chi Alpha won first. Photo by: Marianne Pickens

Voting for the 2014 Homecoming Royalty Court begins today.

On the Town: What to do this weekend in OKC 10/31

Weekend Wrap Up

It’s officially time to celebrate autumn in OKC! Take advantage of the many events going on in the city this weekend.

Student featured in Wrestling Hall of Fame ad


An OCU student will appear in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s fundraising campaign to raise money for updates.Emily Webster, senior captain of the women’s wrestling team, is featured at the end of the campaign’s video, asking for donations for the fundraiser.

School of Theatre students to represent at H&8th


Volunteers from OCU’s School of Theater will volunteer under the direction of professor Ashley Bellet at the H&8th Night Market on Halloween.The students will do Halloween costume makeup for children attending the event, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.

On the Town: what to do in OKC this weekend 10/24

Weekend Wrap Up

Your guide for what to do in Oklahoma City and beyond this weekend.

On the Town: what to do in OKC this fall break

Weekend Wrap Up

Saturday, 10/18 –OKC HORRORFEST The Damaged All-Night Horror Film Marathon: begins at 8 p.m. at District House in the Plaza District. The OKC film club presents their second annual night of horror. Classic and cult horror movies will be shown on the big screen at District House, with a wide variety of movies to please every […]

Worried sick: how to avoid exhaustion and illness during midterms


With high-profile diseases like Ebola and Entrovirus in the news, it can be easy to forget that other illnesses pose a very real, if less life-threatening, threat.College students possess several qualities that make them even more susceptible to illness than people at large: college students often eat more unhealthy food, have less time for exercise, and get less sleep than those living in the “real world.”

United Way campaigns for student involvement

The United Way, a national system of local charities, will conduct a campaign to promote student involvement this month on campus. The main event, a silent auction, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 10


A review of the entertainment industry for this week

Pumpkin spice: trend reaches record highs this fall


By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Pumpkin spice: it’s not just for lattes any more. The pumpkin flavoring trend has reached new heights during the start of the 2014 fall season. According to Datassential MenuTrends, which tracks marketing and sales in the food industry, pumpkin-inspired offerings in restaurants have increased 240% since 2008. Major food retailers […]

On the Town: what to do this weekend in OKC

Weekend Wrap Up

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. […]

Film Institute shows first film of 33rd season


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 […]

Urban Outfitters controversy: what’s the line between topical and tasteful?


    By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Photo From USA Today  Urban Outfitters has once again found itself in the center of a media firestorm, this time for the marketing of a shirt that is being branded “tasteless,” “lacking in judgement,” and “ultimately disrespectful.” The shirt is marketed on the Urban Outfitters website as a […]

Alumni Association hosts Downtown Lunch and Learn

The OCU Alumni Association will host a lunch and learn session titled “Living, Working, and Playing in the Urban Core.” The session will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. The session will be led by a discussion panel of local business professionals from BetterBlockOKC: ·         […]

Powerful Prose series features book about Nazi suppression

The Powerful Prose book discussion series will continue with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Full Circle Bookstore. The featured novel is titled “The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II,” by Oklahoma author Christiane Brant Faris. OCU President Robert Henry will lead the discussion along with Faris, who is a […]

University hosts OCU Week at the Museum

Oklahoma Arts Council paintbrushes art painting paint

The OCU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host “OCU Week at the Museum,” from Sept. 9-14 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the museum for free (OCU ID is required for entry). Currently, the museum is featuring the exhibit: “Gods and Heroes: […]

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