Student Publications names 2014-15 editorial board

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Student Publications has named its 2014-15 editorial board members.

OCU launches screenwriting MFA program

Oklahoma City University has added a new Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting program that is one of just a handful of its kind in the country. Classes are set to begin in January for the spring 2015 semester. The low-residency program will focus on theory and application of the screen narrative. It will include […]

The Campus named state’s top newspaper


OCU’s Student Publications staff won 10 awards, including top newspaper, at this year’s state media conference.

Stars advance to SAC tournament final


Oklahoma City University powered past Northwood (Texas) 10-0 Sunday at Jim Wade Stadium to advance to the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. OCU, ranked No. 16 in NAIA baseball, outhit the Knights 13-4 to improve to 35-16 overall. The Stars improved to 3-0 in pool play with the win and will host top-ranked Oklahoma […]

Richard II


Hunter Paul, acting senior, looks on as Tomer Burtnaru, acting senior, and Robert Jamerson, acting sophomore, duel during the final dress rehearsal for TheatreOCU’s Stage II production of Shakespeare’s Richard II in the Black Box Theatre in the Wanda L. Bass Music Center on Wednesday evening.
Photo: James Murphy

Power outages reported on campus

Several power outages have been reported in buildings across campus as of Wednesday evening.

What your coffee choice says about you

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor What coffee you choose each morning could say something about your personality, a new study finds. Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a clinical psychologist, recently conducted a study of 1,000 coffee drinkers. The study took into account common personality traits from several methods of psychological schools of thought in order to come […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 19


The lineup for the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival has been announced.  Notable French entries include Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D experiment Goodbye to Language and Michel Hazanavicius’ The Search.  Other films vying for prizes include Atom Egoyan’s The Captive and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner.  For more on the lineup, click here. In other Cannes news, French actress-turned-director Nicole Garcia will […]

Watch the weather


Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware this weekend. In the event of severe weather, tune in to local news sources for updates. Additionally, follow instructions included in Blue Alert notices if issued. Tornado Safety IF YOU ARE IN THE OPEN Attempt to reach a protective area, such as a sturdy building with a basement. If […]

Status of on-campus restaurant unclear


The future of an on-campus restaurant is uncertain.

OCU wins back-to-back SAC women’s golf championships

Photo credited to OCU athletic department.

OCU women’s golf team won its third consecutive conference title in the Sooner Athletic Conference women’s golf championship Tuesday at the Tascosa Gold Club’s LaPaloma Course. Elia Folch, senior, won her second SAC individual crown in a row. Laura Jones and Emily Alberktson are also two-time SAC individual champions.  This is Folch’s fourth win of […]

The heartbleed bug: what you need to know


The Internet is abuzz with news about the Heartbleed bug, a vulnerability in the encryption technology that protects email, e-commerce, online banking, and other internet communications.  The bug allows attackers to access confidential encrypted data and steal the encryption keys used to secure it.  At-risk websites include any system running OpenSSL encryption, such as Amazon, […]

Resisting the urge: healthy snack habits for hard-core studying

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor What you eat while studying can affect your memory, mood, and general well-being. Though it might seem easier to rip open a bag of chips or scarf down a candy bar, making healthful and easy choices can go a long way to energizing students for studying marathons or long days […]

Documentary series searches for ‘Sugar’

The 16th annual Documentary Film Series at Oklahoma City University will conclude at 2 p.m. April 27 with Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man.” The screening is free to the public and will be held in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in Meinders School of Business. It is sponsored by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund. “Searching for […]

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.

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