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

Locked Money

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

On the Town: what to do this weekend in OKC 12/5

Weekend Wrap Up

Friday, Dec. 5 –Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience: 8 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Watch one of America’s most famous performers live on stage in a one-night-only spectacular. Tickets can be purchased online. –Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk: 6-10 p.m. in the Paseo District. Visit 17 galleries featuring the work of over […]

Number of students studying off campus on the rise


An increasing number of students are heading off campus to study and focus on homework. Some students are opting to drive to local coffee shops or other quiet places rather than utilizing places like the library and study rooms on campus.

Annual Christmas choir concert changes locations


The university choirs are performing their annual Christmas Vespers on Dec. 12 and 13 in a new location. The Vespers concert will be at First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City, 1001 Northwest 25 St.

Students featured in seasonal dance show


The American Spirit Dance Company will kick off the Christmas season with the annual Home for the Holidays dance show, performed Dec. 11-14 in Kirkpatrick Auditorium.

University officials hire new directors of development

The office of university advancement and external relations has recently hired two new directors of development. Lora Malone and Kassie McCoy will both serve as directors of development, working together to assist donors in making philanthropic gifts to the university. “The director of development positions are designed to provide contact between the university and our […]

Softball team hosts Anatomy Lab fundraiser


The softball team is hosting an event in order to raise money for OCU’s prospective anatomy lab.The team announced its “A Night Under the Lights” event, which will allow members of the OCU community to bat against the softball players. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ann Lacy Stadium.

Christian athletic group works to improve leadership

The university’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is working on a new structure and meeting time.

Holiday happenings in Oklahoma City


Thanksgiving passed, and Oklahoma City is ready for Christmas. The song It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas could apply to the city this time of year with holiday-themed events happening across town.

Prizes offered in annual poster competition

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to present original posters and win prizes in the annual Fall Poster Contest.The poster contest is a judged scholarly competition that happens every fall, in which undergraduate students have a way of visually presenting information in any field. The posters usually include graphs, charts, illustrations or words, and must have been done during that semester.

Local organization stores medical health bus on campus

A mobile medical and dental truck that appeared this semester on campus eventually will give OCU healthcare students a hands-on learning experience. The truck is housed under an awning on the northwest corner of the parking lot north of Cokesbury Court Apartments. The approximately $600,000 truck, which OCU does not own, will be staffed by students […]

SGA overestimates number of bills for semester


Student Senate will not review the number of bills they estimated this semester.

University-Church Relations recommends donating on “Giving Tuesday”


The OCU Center for University-Church Relations has reminded the campus community that Tuesday, Dec. 2 is “Giving Tuesday.”

YWCA opens Santa Shop, donations for domestic violence victims


Christmas is a time of celebration and a time to be spent with loved ones. It is also a time to give back to your community and spread the love. The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Oklahoma City has provided a unique way for donators to give to their organization this season.

Powerful Prose series presents Holiday Bookfest


OCU will present a “Holiday Bookfest” as part of its Powerful Prose series.

Finishing strong: tips to make it through finals


Thanksgiving Break provides a tantalizing teaser to the joys of home: days full of family, naps, television, and home-cooked meals become the reality. But losing motivation during the final weeks of the semester can have a disastrous effect on grades and participation.

Director of Facilities leaves OCU

Jeff Castleberry, director of facilities, will be leaving OCU.astleberry has accepted a position as Director of Facilities Management for University Hospitals Trust. The UHT serves as an education and research branch of the OU hospitals.

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