Leak discovered in dormitory


A leak in a drain line was discovered in Walker Hall dormitory around 1 p.m yesterday. The 17 affected students will be unable to use their bathrooms until the leak is fixed by OCU Facilities. The leak impacted odd numbered rooms in B hall on the fourth through the seventh floors. “We notified the affected […]

SGA shares plans, encourages volunteers for academic year


Student Government Association has begun preparation for another year, focusing their attention on restructuring the organization. “The prioritization report asked that we undergo a strategic planning process to make sure the organization is keeping with a new student body,” SGA President Chance Johnson said. “We intend to streamline SGA and make it better able to […]

University police department moves to different location


The police department has a new location on campus. OCUPD moved into their new location at 1635 N.W. 23rd St. Aug. 17. The building has a bulletproof wall in the entryway that was created out of recycled bulletproof vests and a control room with cameras watching over the main campus and the law school. There […]

Officials change parking regulations, offer new permits

Parking Flyer

The police department plans to improve parking on campus with new parking permits and guidelines. There are now four types of permits comprised of: Commuter, Cokesbury, Methodist Hall, and Star Access. The Star Access permit was created to provide full access parking to residential students so they can park at their residency and in general […]

Sorority fall recruitment ends, fraternity rush begins


More than 130 women participated in sorority rush during Formal Recruitment Aug. 19 through Aug. 22. Bid Day was Sunday on the campus quad. The new sorority members ran from Watson Lounge inside Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel to the quad, where their new sisters stood waiting. “We work hard during recruitment,” said Danielle Petersen, music […]

Arts, sciences dean steps down, resumes teaching

Davies mug

Dr. Mark Davies stepped down from his position as  dean of Petree College of Arts and Sciences to work more closely with students, after 15 years of collegiate dean and associate dean titles. “I wanted to get more involved in social and ecological responsibility work,” Davies said. “ This way, I can spend more time […]

New leadership named for academic affairs

Kent interim provost pic

Dr. Kent Buchanan is starting the academic year where his predecessor left off. Buchanan became interim provost July 1 after Dr. Susan Barber retired. He has served as assistant provost since 2012. Barber kept Buchanan up-to-date and involved so he knew what was expected of him and what kind of decisions he would be making. […]

Stars Week welcomes new students to campus, OKC


A new event centered on exploring Oklahoma City was introduced during this year’s Stars Week. OKConnect gave freshmen the opportunity to choose from five different trips around Oklahoma City via a campus shuttle. The trips included: – the Devon Boathouse, 275 S. Lincoln Blvd., and Empire Slice House, 1734 N.W. 16th St., – Devon Energy […]

Event informs freshmen about campus opportunities


Freshmen learn about opportunities on campus before classes even begin. Around 40 students learned about the opportunities they have at the undergraduate level during IMPACT on Aug. 21 in the Great Hall in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. This is the first year IMPACT has been done. It was created to inform freshmen […]

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

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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

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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.

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