OCU named Certified Healthy Campus

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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.

Season’s givings: easy gifts for college students

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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.

Softball team hosts Anatomy Lab fundraiser

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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.

YWCA opens Santa Shop, donations for domestic violence victims

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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

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

Finishing strong: tips to make it through finals

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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.

Winter weather worries: home, car, and personal health

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Oklahoma will finally be feeling the chill, as we drop from near-record highs to lows near freezing. This kind of temperature jump can wreak havoc on cars, homes, and the human body, so before you enjoy the chill, make sure you follow these tips to simplify life.

OCU honors inspiration behind Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers

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OCU honored Angel Ashley, a former Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Child and inspiration behind Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores fundraising efforts, with a reception.

No-Shave November: the method behind the manness

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No-Shave November is a tradition in which men vow to go without shaving their beards for the month. The tradition is alive and well across the country, but many supporters do not know the history, or the charitable goals, behind this month-long celebration of beardness.

OCU alum earns PGA Tour card

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By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Tyrone Van Aswegen, OCU alum and former member of the Men’s Golf team, has earned his second PGA Tour card. Van Awsegen tied for 11th place in the Web.com Tour Championship last Sunday. He finished at 29th place in Web.com’s ranking of the top 50 golfers who received their PGA […]

Volleyball team dedicates game to breast cancer awareness

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The volleyball team will dedicate their pink-out game in support of breast cancer awareness to a player’s family member.The pink-out game is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, and will be dedicated to senior Kelley Shiel’s grandmother, Sandra Allen, who died of breast cancer at age 71.

Police Department releases security report

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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.

United Way campaigns for student involvement

The United Way, a national system of local charities, will conduct a campaign to promote student involvement this month on campus. The main event, a silent auction, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.

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

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

Information expo hosted for campus community

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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.

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.

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: ·         […]

What your coffee choice says about you

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor What coffee you choose each morning could say something about your personality, a new study finds. Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a clinical psychologist, recently conducted a study of 1,000 coffee drinkers. The study took into account common personality traits from several methods of psychological schools of thought in order to come […]

Summer in session: ways to stay on track for next fall

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor For students, summer is a time to relax, take a deep breath, and look back on the year of hard work with pride. It’s a time for summer jobs, for exciting internships, for horizon-broadening trips abroad. But despite the temptation to completely check out, summer should also be a time […]

Resisting the urge: healthy snack habits for hard-core studying

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor What you eat while studying can affect your memory, mood, and general well-being. Though it might seem easier to rip open a bag of chips or scarf down a candy bar, making healthful and easy choices can go a long way to energizing students for studying marathons or long days […]

Sleep no more: students struggle to find time to rest

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor The late spring serves as crunch time for many OCU students. With final exams looming, final performances drawing near, and a lagging sense of focus, sleep is often the last thing students think about during this busy period. However, a restful sleep schedule can build a solid basis for a […]

Finishing the school year strong: tips and hints

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor While spring semester is drawing to a close, students often feel the need for a productivity boost as focus lags. The end of the school year can bring on bouts of anxiety, fatigue, and procrastination just when students need focus and energy.  For seniors, this lack of drive can be […]

University counselors encourage stress relief during finals week

The university counselors promote stress relief during finals week by brining therapy dogs to campus. Brandi Gibson, director of university counseling, said the best way to relieve stress is to maintain a healthy diet and sleep regularly throughout the semester.

Counselors, students promote mental health awareness

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Students and university officials are working to establish better mental health services and access on campus. Brandi Gibson, director of university counseling, serves at the director of the behavior intervention team. Click here to read more on the team’s objectives and members. “I provide feedback regarding mental health issues if there’s a student in question […]

Gluten Free Diets: A Health Nut Fad, or Practical Science?

The gluten-free diet has become a cultural phenomenon for those seeking to lose weight and boost their digestive health

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