On the Town: what to do in OKC this weekend 10/24

Weekend Wrap Up

Your guide for what to do in Oklahoma City and beyond this weekend.

University officials implement Ebola prevention measures


All official travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone by University faculty, staff, and students have been suspended due to the Ebola virus outbreak in Dallas.

OCU adds Master’s Degree Program in Elementary Teaching


OCU officials have announced the addition of a new master’s degree program in Elementary Teaching. Classes in the program will begin in summer 2015. In a statement about the program, Elizabeth Willner, the director of teacher education, said that a need for more qualified public school teachers motivated university officials to begin the new program.

On the Town: what to do in OKC this fall break

Weekend Wrap Up

Saturday, 10/18 –OKC HORRORFEST The Damaged All-Night Horror Film Marathon: begins at 8 p.m. at District House in the Plaza District. The OKC film club presents their second annual night of horror. Classic and cult horror movies will be shown on the big screen at District House, with a wide variety of movies to please every […]

OCU Alum to host statewide Forum on Arts Education

Jeff Poulin, an OCU alumnus, will host the first-ever statewide Forum on Arts Education in Oklahoma on Oct. 21. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, OK.

OCU ranked among top regional universities

Submitted OCU was ranked as one of the best universities in the western United States. College Choice, a website which publishes rankings of schools for prospective students, named OCU to their list of Best Western Regional Universities last week. OCU was the only school in Oklahoma to make the list. The school was ranked 31 […]

Worried sick: how to avoid exhaustion and illness during midterms


With high-profile diseases like Ebola and Entrovirus in the news, it can be easy to forget that other illnesses pose a very real, if less life-threatening, threat.College students possess several qualities that make them even more susceptible to illness than people at large: college students often eat more unhealthy food, have less time for exercise, and get less sleep than those living in the “real world.”

Shakespeare’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” opens on campus

The student directed play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, will open tomorrow in Burg Theater in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.Twenty-six cast members will perform the Shakespearian play with a couple of their own added twists.

Police Department releases security report

Police Report

Burglaries are the most highly reported campus crime, according to a security and fire report released earlier this month. The report, released Oct. 1, is required by federal law. It lists policies and crime statistics from 2011-13 for the university and surrounding areas.

Campus community prepares for Homecoming 2014

Campus organizations can begin planning for their Homecoming participation.Homecoming will take place Nov. 3-8. The 2014 Homecoming theme was revealed earlier this month. The theme, which organizations must follow in their planning is, “A Great Big Adventure.”

Nathan Doll appointed new assistant soccer coach


Nathan Doll, OCU graduate and soccer player, is the new assistant soccer coach.Doll was hired July 1.Doll was a graduate assistant to Head Coach Brian Harvey in 2013.

Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity makes return with charter numbers


Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity is close to securing their charter this year. The fraternity has been on campus and working to obtain the charter for four years. The fraternity was added in 2010 because of the high demand for fraternity involvement on campus.The fraternity gained 13 new members this semester, putting their member number at 33. They needed 30 to begin to apply for the charter.

New student health insurance plan begins


Students were charged $816 for health insurance coverage this fall, unless they petitioned to have the fee removed. OCU began requiring all domestic undergraduate students taking 12 hours or more, and all graduate students taking nine hours or more have health insurance coverage when enrolling. This new plan is in effect with the Affordable Care Act.

Student Senate sets soft caps on bill spending

senate gavel

A Student Senate committee is suggesting how much the governing body should allot for each bill presented to them. Student Senate’s appropriations committee has set soft caps for the semester to suggest how much Senate should spend on each bill.

OCU Women’s Wrestling competes in Cumberlands Duals

women's wrestling

OCU Stars women’s wrestling completed one shutout among three victories at the Cumberlands Duals Friday. The event took place at the University of the Cumberlands, in Kentucky, and featured teams from across the the country. OCU, ranked second in the Women’s College Wresting Association, beat Cumberlands 45-2, and Lindenwood University 41-0. Senior Emily Webster won all three […]

OCU alumnae, benefactor, honored in Journal Record’s Woman of the Year program


Three members of the OCU community were honored at the Journal Record’s 34th annual Woman of the Year event on Oct. 2.

On the Town: What to do in OKC 10/10

Weekend Wrap Up

Want to get off campus for some city fun this weekend? Here are the top events happening in OKC in the next three days.

OCU Ranked Second in the WCWA’s Preseason Rankings

women's wrestling

The OCU Stars women’s wrestling team was ranked second in WCWA’s preseason rankings

Student-run theater group open season

Out of the Box season begins this weekend with a story about love and hate.   Out of the Box is a student-run organization that allows students the opportunity to direct and produce their own plays. This is the first year Out of the Box is recognized as an organization on campus by the Student […]

Local organization trains spirit squad for championships


OneHealthyBod is working with OCU’s Spirit Squads to help them improve for nationals.Steve Clausen from OneHealthyBod in Oklahoma City works with pom and cheer members and the mascots at 5 a.m. Tuesdays.

Information expo hosted for campus community


Students, faculty and staff can explore 50 vendors from the area during the first Benefits and Wellness Expo. The expo is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center.

Admission officials host open houses

OCU Stars

Several schools on campus will host open houses Thursday, Oct.9 for prospective student. Kramer School of Nursing, Meinders School of Business and the School of Graduate Studies will host open houses with faculty and admissions staff in attendance.

Dance school recognized for programs, training

Elise Jenkins, dance management senior, prepares to do a cambré side towards the barre Friday in Studio M in Edith Kinney Gaylord Center.  Jenkins and classmates danced to songs such as “Somewhere over the Rainbow” as part of “Fun Music Friday.”

The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management has been getting its share of publicity during the last few months.
The school was named a top dance school by Dance Magazine last month.Several other publications also named OCU as a top-tier dance program.

Stress relief week events scheduled for midterms

Student Activity Council will provide opportunities for study breaks beginning Monday for Stress Relief Week. SAC hosts a Stress Relief Week during midterms and finals to encourage students to take study breaks during exam periods. Midterm exams officially begin Oct. 13.

University ranked as ‘Military Friendly School’

OCU was named a Military Friendly School for 2015. Victory Media, a veteran-owned outlet for career resources for veterans and their families, announced the list earlier this month.

Democracy Plaza hosts “Last Chance Picnic”

Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. President

By Submitted Democracy Plaza, the Center for Student Leadership’s initiative to educate student voters, will host a picnic dinner  from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday on the quad. The Last Chance Picnic has been designed to give students one last chance to register to vote, while informing them about important issues in this year’s election. […]

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