Student, guest artists featured on campus


Students may not realize how much art is actually on campus. There are several art collections and statues around campus that have either been donated or commissioned for the university. There are two statues of Native American influence on campus. “The one in front of the art school is actually a replica of the statue […]

Residence hall without water

Banning residents have limited time to use the bathroom in their own rooms. “I wake up and can’t use the bathroom in the dorm that I’m paying a couple thousand dollars to live in,” said Ben Roberts, acting freshman. Banning has had several water leaks, which the Facilities Department is trying to resolve. Monday, April […]

Administrators recognize student concerns, need for change


Oklahoma United Methodist Hall may be facing some changes when the funds are available. Administrators recognized the need for changes in campus buildings in the prioritization report that was released to students April 20. Prioritization is a process in which officials recommend what programs are priorities and which can receive funding cuts. In support function […]

Students decide top ten issues on campus


Student leaders across campus brainstormed together to find the top 10 issues on campus at STAR Summit April 24. The event has been hosted by Student Affairs every spring to help bring together leaders from every student organization on campus to build community, plan the student activity calendar for the next academic year, and identify […]

Officials name interim provost


Dr. Kent Buchanan, assistant provost, has been named the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Buchanan will step into the positions July 1 after current provost Dr. Susan Barber retires June 30, according to an email that was sent out to the campus community May 7. Buchanan has been assistant provost since 2012 […]

Game night to give students a break


By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer   The Wesley Center will host a game night to give students a break from studying during Finals Week. Game night is free of charge and is open to everyone. It will be hosted from 9 p.m. to midnight May 6 in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. […]

Prioritization report for students


Prioritization Report Final Version for students

Short film round-up


Batz, a seven-minute animated short from Max Maleo and Aurélien Prédal, is a fabulously original tale of unlikely friendship. It follows two bats whose vastly different lifestyles collide in a fast-paced, action-packed adventure. While some of the visuals are a bit squirm-inducing – it is, after all, a short about bats – the whole thing […]

Campus resources help students get jobs


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

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.

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.

Workers fix damaged awning before new students arrive


By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer   The awning on the southwest corner of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center began to droop last week to the point that it became dangerous to students. “I noticed the concrete bowing above my head as I went into Alvin’s last Tuesday,” said Shannon Beshears, dance performance sophomore. […]

Health clinic to move to new location that provides easier access


By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer   The Student Health Clinic soon will have a new home, thanks to the physician assistant program and the Kramer School of Nursing. The west side of the Kramer School of Nursing West building is being converted from faculty and staff offices to the home of the new Campus Health […]

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.

Officials approve prioritization recommendations


By: Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief; and Amy Fuhrman, Associate Editor University budgets will be cut after the board of trustees agreed to move forward with prioritization recommendations. This means cuts across campus. Prioritization has been going on since April 2014. This is one of the final steps of the process. “I think this was a very […]

Professor publishes book with help of students


By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer   An OCU professor has just published her second book after several years of research and help from students. Children in Early Christian Narratives by Dr. Sharon Betsworth, associate professor of New Testament, will be released on tomorrow. The book explores the lesser-known role of children in the four Gospels […]

University hosts leadership event for student feedback

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By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer   STAR Summit, an annual student leadership event, will take place at 2 p.m. April 24 in the Leichter Room in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. Officials host STAR Summit to receive student opinions regarding student organization activities and begin preparation for next year. Faculty from student activities […]

Officials announce vice president for student affairs


By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief   The search for the new vice president for student affairs and dean of students is complete. Dr. Amy Ayres was  selected and will assume the position July 1. “I wish her the best,” said Dr. Liz Donnelly, acting vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who also applied […]

SGA installs new communication device to engage students


By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor   A new method of communication has appeared outside the caf. The scrolling marquee sign was placed outside of the caf by the Student Government Association, which bought the sign this spring for $3,060. Student Senate approved the sign and included the expense for it in the Spring 2015 budget. […]

Officials propose sorority house price increase

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Sorority members may face a price increase next fall. The sorority houses were built in 1998, but sororities have never received a price increase. Each sorority pays $200 a month, but the proposal would increase it to $500 a month. The proposed price increase began with Lee Hall, former director of first-year experiences and disability […]

Students receive prioritization update


Officials released a prioritization report to students on Tuesday.

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.

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