Women’s Basketball ranked prospective Sooner Athletic Conference winner

The women’s basketball team is the favorite to win the Sooner Athletic Conference title.

Men’s Basketball ranked fourth in Sooner Athletic Conference

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The men’s basketball team has been projected to finish fourth place in the Sooner Athletic Conference, whose season begins Oct. 31.

Rowing Team Senior Named Top Collegiate Finisher

The rowing team competed in the women’s championship singles race Saturday, in the 50th Head of the Charles on the Charles River in Boston, and senior Liz Mathews became the top collegiate finisher. Mathews turned in a time of 21 minutes and 30.530 seconds in the 4,800 meter race. She finished in 20th place in […]

Men’s soccer scores close victory


The OCU Stars men’s soccer team won 4-3 against Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The team is now ranked at the top of the men’s soccer standings in the Sooner Conference, coming away with a four win streak.

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.

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.

OCU Volleyball defeated by Texas Wesleyan


Texas Wesleyan defeated OCU Stars Volleyball 3-1, on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Sid Richardson Center in Fort Worth Texas. OCU went down to 13-9, 5-3 in Sooner Athletic Conference.

OCU Women’s Wrestling competes in Cumberlands Duals

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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 […]

Sorority Recruitment 2014

OCU sorority recruitment 2014

Members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority prepare to welcome their newest members on Bid Day 2014. Photo: Lauren Matheny

“Bonnie and Clyde” musical staged at OCU

Bonnie and Clyde musical premieres at OCU

Sarah Feist, music theater sophomore, asks Matt Flowers, music theater sophomore, for a dance in the Opera and Music Theater Company’s production of “Bonnie and Clyde.” The musical made its Oklahoma premiere on Oct. 3 at OCU. Photo: Anna Ediger

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

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

OCU Soccer wins against St. Gregory’s University

Submitted OCU Men’s Soccer won against St. Gregory’s University, in Shawnee,  on Tuesday at Fr. Victor Roberts Field. The Stars scored a 4-1 win on the fellow Oklahoman team. Ruy Vaz, senior forward, produced his first hat trick, which is where a player scores three goals in one game. OCU improved 4-3-2, 3-0-1 in Sooner Athletic […]

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.

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.

Pumpkin spice: trend reaches record highs this fall


By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Pumpkin spice: it’s not just for lattes any more. The pumpkin flavoring trend has reached new heights during the start of the 2014 fall season. According to Datassential MenuTrends, which tracks marketing and sales in the food industry, pumpkin-inspired offerings in restaurants have increased 240% since 2008. Major food retailers […]

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