Students report home invasion, armed burglary off-campus

A student is urging his classmates to be careful while off campus after he and his roommates were robbed at gunpoint. A student living in a house in the 2000 block of N.E 16th was armed at gunpoint on Oct. 14.

Students compete in Miss OCU 2015

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Veronica Wisniewski was crowned as Miss OCU 2015 on Saturday, Oct. 25.

OCU Homecoming events, competition begin

Students are preparing for a week of late-night painting, building, dancing, and bonding.Homecoming kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. Other Homecoming events will take place Nov. 3-8.

Officials change “Book Bucks” textbook funding program

Students who have their books paid for through scholarships are in for a change next semester.Book Bucks will no longer be transferred to students’ personal bank accounts beginning Spring 2015.

“Bat Boy: the Musical” opens on campus

Bat Boy: The Musical opens on Friday to help celebrate Halloween on campus. Performances will be at 8 p.m. and midnight Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Official denies claims of president’s departure

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President Robert Henry is not leaving OCU, a university official said Oct. 28.

School of Theatre students to represent at H&8th

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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.

University officials implement Ebola prevention measures

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All official travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone by University faculty, staff, and students have been suspended due to the Ebola virus outbreak in Dallas.

OCU adds Master’s Degree Program in Elementary Teaching

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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.

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 […]

OCU Alum to host statewide Forum on Arts Education

Jeff Poulin, an OCU alumnus, will host the first-ever statewide Forum on Arts Education in Oklahoma on Oct. 21. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, OK.

OCU ranked among top regional universities

Submitted OCU was ranked as one of the best universities in the western United States. College Choice, a website which publishes rankings of schools for prospective students, named OCU to their list of Best Western Regional Universities last week. OCU was the only school in Oklahoma to make the list. The school was ranked 31 […]

Worried sick: how to avoid exhaustion and illness during midterms

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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.”

Shakespeare’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” opens on campus

The student directed play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, will open tomorrow in Burg Theater in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.Twenty-six cast members will perform the Shakespearian play with a couple of their own added twists.

Police Department releases security report

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Burglaries are the most highly reported campus crime, according to a security and fire report released earlier this month. The report, released Oct. 1, is required by federal law. It lists policies and crime statistics from 2011-13 for the university and surrounding areas.

Campus community prepares for Homecoming 2014

Campus organizations can begin planning for their Homecoming participation.Homecoming will take place Nov. 3-8. The 2014 Homecoming theme was revealed earlier this month. The theme, which organizations must follow in their planning is, “A Great Big Adventure.”

Nathan Doll appointed new assistant soccer coach

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Nathan Doll, OCU graduate and soccer player, is the new assistant soccer coach.Doll was hired July 1.Doll was a graduate assistant to Head Coach Brian Harvey in 2013.

Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity makes return with charter numbers

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Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity is close to securing their charter this year. The fraternity has been on campus and working to obtain the charter for four years. The fraternity was added in 2010 because of the high demand for fraternity involvement on campus.The fraternity gained 13 new members this semester, putting their member number at 33. They needed 30 to begin to apply for the charter.

New student health insurance plan begins

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Students were charged $816 for health insurance coverage this fall, unless they petitioned to have the fee removed. OCU began requiring all domestic undergraduate students taking 12 hours or more, and all graduate students taking nine hours or more have health insurance coverage when enrolling. This new plan is in effect with the Affordable Care Act.

Student Senate sets soft caps on bill spending

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A Student Senate committee is suggesting how much the governing body should allot for each bill presented to them. Student Senate’s appropriations committee has set soft caps for the semester to suggest how much Senate should spend on each bill.

OCU Women’s Wrestling competes in Cumberlands Duals

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OCU Stars women’s wrestling completed one shutout among three victories at the Cumberlands Duals Friday. The event took place at the University of the Cumberlands, in Kentucky, and featured teams from across the the country. OCU, ranked second in the Women’s College Wresting Association, beat Cumberlands 45-2, and Lindenwood University 41-0. Senior Emily Webster won all three […]

OCU alumnae, benefactor, honored in Journal Record’s Woman of the Year program

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Three members of the OCU community were honored at the Journal Record’s 34th annual Woman of the Year event on Oct. 2.

On the Town: What to do in OKC 10/10

Weekend Wrap Up

Want to get off campus for some city fun this weekend? Here are the top events happening in OKC in the next three days.

OCU Ranked Second in the WCWA’s Preseason Rankings

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The OCU Stars women’s wrestling team was ranked second in WCWA’s preseason rankings

Student-run theater group open season

Out of the Box season begins this weekend with a story about love and hate.   Out of the Box is a student-run organization that allows students the opportunity to direct and produce their own plays. This is the first year Out of the Box is recognized as an organization on campus by the Student […]

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