Women’s Basketball Wins National Title


Members of the women’s basketball team return to campus March 26 outside Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. The Stars played their national title game in Frankfurt, KY.
Photo: Alyssa Marie Pearson

Police investigate intruder, make arrest in theft

OCU police recently investigated a break-in in Methodist Hall and made an arrest for theft from Dawson-Loeffler Science and Mathematics Center. Officials said they do not think the two incidents are related. A student woke up during Spring Break to discover an unfamiliar man entering her room in Methodist Hall. The student’s roommates were gone […]

Sleep no more: students struggle to find time to rest

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor The late spring serves as crunch time for many OCU students. With final exams looming, final performances drawing near, and a lagging sense of focus, sleep is often the last thing students think about during this busy period. However, a restful sleep schedule can build a solid basis for a […]

Election results released


Yesterday, Thursday April 3, SGA released the election results for the 2014-2015 SGA high officers. The results were as follows: Beatrize Martinez- SGA President Terrance Craft- Student Senate President and Vice President of SGA MaryAnn Grover- Student Activities Council President and Vice President of SGA Students voted for SGA high officers on Tuesday April 3 […]

SGA election results released

The 2014 Student Government Association high office winners were announced Thursday. Beatrize Martinez was re-elected as president of SGA. Terrance Craft won Vice President of SGA, President of Student Senate. Maryann Grove won Vice President, President of Student Activities Council. The votes were cast April 1 and 2. Applications to be on the SGA executive […]

Sorority hosts cancer awareness fundraiser

Gamma Phi Beta will host Pancake Palooza from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on April 5at the Gamma Phi Beta house. The sorority will sell all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5. All proceeds will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The NOCC works to improve knowledge about the disease’s early symptoms. They also assist newly diagnosed women […]

Campus Storm Shelters

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay aware of the weather today. In the event of severe weather, tune in to local news sources for updates. Additionally, follow instructions included in Blue Alert notices if issued. Storm shelter locations are designated across campus.The following is a list of storm shelter locations on campus, according […]

Severe weather shelters on campus

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay aware of the weather today. In the event of severe weather, tune in to local news sources for updates. Additionally, follow instructions included in Blue Alert notices if issued. Storm shelter locations are designated across campus.The following is a list of storm shelter locations on campus, according […]

Open Streets OKC, celebrating community engagement, comes to NW 23rd St.


By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor Open Streets OKC, a celebration of active transportation, will close off a section of NW 23rd St. this Sunday. The event will take place between noon and 4 p.m., on NW 23rd Street between Robinson and Western. Open Streets OKC is described as “an opportunity to experience a new use […]

Trio of Stars make all-American list


Autumn Lau, Yvonte Neal and Kayla MacKenzie represented national champion Oklahoma City University on the NAIA Division I women’s basketball all-American team. Neal, a junior from Spring Valley, Calif., made the second team, while Lau, a senior from Mount Wolf, Pa., and MacKenzie, a senior from Peoria, Ariz., became honorable-mention all-Americans for the Stars. MacKenzie also […]

Stars to play for women’s basketball tournament title tonight


The OCU women’s basketball team will play for the NAIA Division I women’s basketball championship title tonight. There will be a watch party at 5:30 p.m. in the student lounge of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The Stars will play tonight at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky., against the winner of […]

Suspicious smell in Walker Center remedied

An unusual smell filled the Halls of Walker Center of Arts and Sciences Thursday morning.

Student Publications honored with design awards

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The Campus newspaper and its web partner, MediaOCU.com, were recently honored in the national Best of Collegiate Design contest. College Media Association hosts the national competition, which is in its 21st year. This year’s Best of Collegiate Design received more than 1,000 entries from 128 colleges and universities. Twenty media professionals judged the entries. MediaOCU […]

Six degrees President Robert Henry

Honors programs accepting applicants

The Honors Program is currently accepting applications from undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.5 or better. The applications may be picked up in WC 228 or WC 253. Students will need to obtain faculty recommendations and write two essays. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2014. Admitted students will be notified […]

Senior King and Queen announced


The winners of the 2014 OCU Senior King and Queen title are Caleb Dicke, representing Kappa Sigma, and Ali McCurdy, representing Gamma Phi Beta. Dicke, dance performance senior, was excited to win the award. “All the seniors deserve this,” Dicke said. “It could have gone to anyone.” McCurdy, dance performance senior, was grateful for the […]

Christian Sorority hosts beauty week events

Kappa Phi, the christian sorority, is hosting their annual Beauty Week. The week is focused on finding inner beauty and acceptance, rather than outward appearance. The events for the rest of the week include: Wednesday – Yoga and Yogurt at 6 p.m. in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel; Thursday – Pizza by […]

SGA constitution passed


The changes to the SGA constitution have passed with a 90.99% pass rate. A total of 555 students voted; 505 voted for, 50 voted against. The changed constitution will go into effect after the completion of the current SGA term. The new officers, who will be sworn in in April, will be sworn in under […]

Voting opens for revised SGA constitution


Students can vote to approve or reject the SGA constitution draft until tomorrow at 5 p.m. SGA needs at least 15 percent of the student body to vote on the constitution proposed and half of the 15 percent to pass the proposition. To vote, students can log onto OrgSync here and cast their vote with […]

Creative peace symposium scheduled

A symposium focusing on peacemaking through education, networking and advocacy will be coming to campus.

OCU distinguished speaker is Harvard African American lineage expert

 An expert on African American family lineage will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. March 6 as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Oklahoma City University. The lecture is free to the public and will be held in the Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s presentation is titled “Finding […]

The American Spirit Dance Company show March 13-15

The American Spirit Dance Company spring show will be March 13-15. The show will be at 8:00 p.m. Thursday March 13- Saturday March 15, with an additional 2:00 p.m. show on Saturday, in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium. Seating is reserved and all seats are $20. To reserve tickets call the performing arts ticket office at 405-208-5227 […]

Alpha Phi begins Women’s Heart Health Week


The women of the Alpha Phi sorority have begun their annual Women’s Heart Health Week. Throughout the week, the women of Alpha Phi will be raising money and awareness to support women’s heart health. Alpha Phi will have a table outside the caf, selling raffle tickets for prize baskets. They will also have jars set […]

SGA members run for state offices

Two Student Government Association officials are running for positions on the Oklahoma Student Government Association Board of Directors. Terrance Craft, SGA secretary of public relations, and SGA President Beatrize Martinez will participate in the election during OSGA’s Spring Congress on Feb. 28 through March 1 at Tulsa Community College – Southeast. OSGA is comprised of […]

PA program planned for 2016 start date

University officials are establishing a physician’s assistants program to be housed in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences. Physician’s assistants, or PAs, receive graduate training in medicine. They are licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to work with physicians to provide patient care. University officials decided in Summer 2013 […]

Alumnus competes in final round of reality show

Alumnus David Brown (mass communications ’95) competed in the final episode of The Biggest Loser Season 15. Brown and two other finalists competed in a triathlon and final on-air weigh in Feb. 4. Brown entered the competition at 409 pounds and lost 222 pounds during the season. He had the highest total weight loss of […]

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