2015 Academy Awards nominations causes controversy


This year’s Academy Award nominations came with a few surprises – and, perhaps more importantly, a few notable snubs.

School of Law hosts “Know Your Rights” forum

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The OCU School of Law will host an interactive forum discussing citizen’s rights while interacting with police officers, titled “Know Your Rights 101.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Oklahoma City

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OCU will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day–but students can still participate in events around the city.

Judaic New Testament scholar to present next Neustadt Lecture

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Aaron Gale’s lecture, entitled “The Jewish Context of the New Testament,” will discuss archaeology and the Gospel of Matthew as they relate to the Jewish experience. The lecture will begin with a discussion between Gale and Professor Lisa Wolfe of OCU, who is a Christian Hebrew Bible scholar. Wolf is the endowed chair of Hebrew Bible, and teaches with the Wimberly School of Religion.

Fraternity makes changes to philanthropy schedule

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The Kappa Sigma fraternity is making some changes to their philanthropy, the military heroes campaign, in the hopes of spreading awareness more efficiently and effectively.

Let’s Talk About It book series features “As I Lay Dying”


The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series will begin the new semester with a discussion of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.”The discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 in room 151 of Walker Center.

Water back on campus

The water main break is repaired and water is restored to campus. The water main broke around 4 p.m. Jan. 15 and facilities started receiving calls from students, faculty and staff about there not being any water. Facilities knew about the water main break before receiving the calls, but there was a discrepancy between OCU […]

No water on campus

There is no water on campus due to a water main break in Oklahoma City. The water main is shut down to make necessary repairs. OCU has an emegernecy feed that is designed to feed the physicial plant that can supply water to most of campus. Mark Clouse, director of facilities, said in a Jan. 15 […]

Sports update: Athletes compete during break


The athletic teams were hard at work while other students were home for the holidays.

Honors Program applications available


Students looking to add a few extra points to their grade point average or who are anxious to take more challenging, stimulating classes will get the opportunity to do just that by applying for the honors program.

Reevaluating resolutions: how to create new goals


Lauren Matheny, web editor, gives tips and tricks for making new year goals that last.

Officials search for vice president for student affairs


Officials have begun the search for a new vice president of student affairs.The vice president for student affairs position was left empty in July after Rick Hall retired after a 40 year career in educational leadership.

School officials to release prioritization report


University officials soon will announce their findings from the campuswide prioritization project.

SGA plans new resolutions, State of the Students event

Student senators are working on two new resolutions for this semester that could make students’ lives a little easier.

Student Senate changes meeting schedule

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Student Senate members voted to change the frequency of their meetings. The decision was made to hold meetings on a bi-monthly schedule for the Spring 2015 semester. Previously, the organization held meetings once a week.

Happy holidays from MediaOCU

A beautiful berry bush adds natural charm to the campus during the holiday season as the stately Administration Building stands in the background.

MediaOCU will be taking a brief hiatus over the holiday break as our staffers and advisor enjoy three weeks with friends and family. We will be back with OCU news and events on Jan. 12, when the university begins the spring semester. In the meantime, we wish all of our readers a happy, safe, and […]

OCU named Certified Healthy Campus


OCU has been named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The program recognizes public and private colleges, universities, and career technology centers that “make a positive impact on the health of their students, employees and visitors.

“Let’s Talk About It” book series discusses family feuds


The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series will resume in January, with a new theme shaped around family drama.
The first meeting of the new year will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13 in Walker Center room 151.

Holiday decorations spread cheer across campus

A beautiful berry bush adds natural charm to the campus during the holiday season as the stately Administration Building stands in the background.

The OCU campus has turned festive with the advent of the holiday season. Buildings across campus have blossomed with holiday cheer. Take a virtual tour of the bedecked campus with Student Publications.

Members of Red Earth Creative Writing program present readings


Members of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program will present two literary readings in January.

Stress relief week turned into weeks

Splitting stress relief week into two separate weeks gives students time to study for their finals, while still having the opportunity to participate in stress relieving activities. Stress Relief week includes Pizza Feast, the Food Truck Fair, snacks outside the caf, therapy dogs coming in and Alvin’s offering free coffee after close. Pizza Feast happened […]

Athletics Department members gather record donations in food drive


The Athletics Department have gathered a record number of food items during this semester’s Canned Food Drive.OCU student-athletes raised over 11,996 food items to donate to Skyline Urban Ministries.

Winners of Undergraduate Research Day Poster Contest Announced


The winner of the annual Undergraduate Research Day Poster Contest have been announced.The poster competition took place on Friday, Dec. 5, and included posters submitted from a wide variety of majors.

Students compete on state-wide game show


Three OCU students will compete in the quarterfinal match of “Mind Games” at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Theresa Hottel, Dustin Austin, and Chance Johnson will face teams from across the state in the match.

Season’s givings: easy gifts for college students


The holidays are a time of joy, festivities, cheer, and presents. The first three don’t require much besides a cheerful disposition and a few Christmas carols, but the idea of gift giving can strike fear into the heart of broke college students everywhere.

OCU works with national bank on financial research

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OCU partnered with Arvest Bank to conduct research surveys about financial security and its link with holiday spending.

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