Police conduct active shooter drill

An active shooter drill happened at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. The drill lasted about 10 minut

Music professor trains for philanthropic 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

One professor on campus is taking “run for your life” to a whole new level.

Dr. Erik Heine, professor of music theory, will run a 24-hour race in October to raise money for the Special Friends Foundation.

Student government association hosts annual retreat

Student Government Association worked on bonding as a unit at their annual retreat last Saturday Sept. 13.

Renowned sculptor Rosalind Cook to present at OCU


By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Famous sculptor Rosalind Cook will give a presentation about her work at 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Cook will also describe her new book, title “Capturing the Spirit in Bronze,” which is being released this month. She will sign copies of the […]

Men’s Golf kicks off season with U.C. Ferguson Classic


The OCU Stars men’s golf team will host the 42nd U.C. Ferguson Classic, at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course, as its season opener. The Stars hold the top spot in the Golf Coaches Association of America preseason NAIA rankings. Twelve other teams will play in the tournament. The U.C. Ferguson Classic […]

OCU Hall of Honor will induct business, community leaders

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  Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will induct five business and community leaders into the OCU Hall of Honor during the 28th annual Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor luncheon on Oct. 29 at the Cox Convention Center. The annual luncheon is organized to honor members of the local business community. Proceeds benefit the […]

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 […]

What do you think? Justice Sotomayor raises important questions

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited OCU yesterday for an hour-long session with law students, law faculty, and other members of the OCU community. Law professors and President Robert Henry asked Sotomayor questions, which she elaborated on. Sotomayor began her presentation by discussing her Puerto Rican heritage, and the encouragement of her parents while she […]

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: ·         […]

OCU student becomes Thunder Girl


Kayle Marshall, OCU senior, was selected as an OKC Thunder Girl for the 2014-2015 season.She has been selected as one of eight new women joining the 20 member squad. Marshall is a senior education major at OCU, and has been a member of the OCU Pom Squad since her freshman year. During her time on […]

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 […]

Local transgender candidate heads for historic House race


Julia Sophia, one of two Democratic candidates running for a House seat in District 88, could make history as the first transgender legislator to take office in the US. District 88 lies near the heart of Oklahoma City, including the Paseo and Plaza districts. Julia Sophia is running against Jason Dunnington, an Oklahoma City University visiting […]

OCU Women’s volleyball team starts season undefeated


The OCU Stars women’s volleyball team emerged undefeated at the Kansas Wesleyan Invitational over Labor Day Weekend. The Stars first defeated Haskall Indian Nations University on Saturday afternoon, scoring 25-15, 25-19, 25-16. The win provided Kyle Steele with his first victory as head coach of the team. Later Saturday evening, the Stars won against Tabor College with a […]

Denney Crabaugh inducted into American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame


Oklahoma City University baseball coach Denney Crabaugh will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 3, 2015 at the ABCA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Crabaugh is already a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Crabaugh owns a record of […]

University hosts OCU Week at the Museum

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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: […]

OCU named one of best colleges by Princeton Review

OCU was named as one of the best colleges in the Western region by the Princeton Review in their annual list. The Princeton Review is a resource designed to help students applying for college discover schools they might like to attend. The review is published annually, and features different categories. OCU won its spot along […]

“Let’s Talk About It” book series focused on Oklahoma crime novels

The 2014 “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series will feature novels of investigative crime taking place in Oklahoma. The first discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept 9 in Walker Center room 151, and will feature the novel “The Old Buzzard Had It Coming,” by Donis Casey. At each session in the […]

Police investigate car break-ins

Two cars were burglarized Tuesday night in the Cokesbury Clubhouse apartment parking lot.

Move-in day


Jaclyn Wangler, dance performance junior, and Grace Karber, religion senior, chat while waiting for new students to check in for their dorm assignments in the Pavillion Aug. 19. Wangler and Karber are resident assistants in Walker Hall dormitory. Move-in for new and returning students started Sunday.
Photo: Amy Fuhrman

Men’s basketball team to face off against North Texas

The OCU Stars men’s basketball team will face off against the Mean Green of the University of North Texas on Nov. 10 in an exhibition game. The exhibition will take place at the University of North Texas Coliseum, better known as The Super Pit. This is not the first time OCU will play the Texas team: […]

Police close street parking due to move-in

The OCU police department will be closing Noble Drive and the Draper Drive parking lot from the night of August 17 to the afternoon of August 19. The police department has distributed fliers and sent out emails reminding students, parents, and staff of the closures. Any cars found in the listed areas may be towed […]

OCU to host basketball tournaments

By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Oklahoma City University will host the 2015 Sooner Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, on March 4-7 in the Abe Lemons Arena. The Sooner Athletic Conference is an organization of NAIA ranked teams from small private colleges and universities across the state of Oklahoma, and has been in existence […]

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 […]

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