Event scheduled to help students find different majors, minors

Career Services is offering “Majors, Minors and More,” an event featuring the different academic programs available at OCU. The new event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bill and Pam Shdeed Lounge in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. It is open to all students. Majors, Minors and More was created […]

Officials investigate controversial picture

Administrators launched an investigation Oct. 8 after a photo of a student in blackface circulated on social media. The student went to a party dressed as Jay Z and posted about it on Snapchat. She is seen in the photo with her face painted black, a practice known as “blackface.” Blackface represents a time when […]

Message from the President: Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

I have been informed of what appears to be a clearly offensive and unacceptable post on social media that may have been posted by an individual or group of individuals who are affiliated with Oklahoma City University. In response, I have initiated formal complaint procedures under our university policy concerning actions that constitute discrimination, harassment, […]

Honors students want to customize new space

The Honors Program is  asking Honors students to submit ideas to paint their new space. The Honors Program moved into their new space in the first floor of the Gold Star Memorial Building at the beginning of August, after the School of Law moved to downtown Oklahoma City. The Honors Program previously did not have […]

Student records, releases album of original songs

A student recently released an EP recorded in a friend’s house. Nick Villalon, acting senior, was inspired by a former co-worker to record Little Things and Heartstrings “He told me to constantly keep writing and so I did,” Villalon said. “I wrote about trees, dogs, anything. Then he started listening to my songs and told […]

Students form cricket team

Students soon may have the opportunity to join an international game on campus. A group of students are starting a cricket team. The team has not begun practices, but wants to start this week, after paperwork is filed and accepted. There are 25 people on the team, but more are always welcome, said Mary Benner, […]

Speaker’s visit rescheduled

An internationally recognized humanitarian’s visit is rescheduled for Tuesday. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe originally was scheduled to speak Sept. 23, but the event was rescheduled after she encountered problems traveling out of Uganda. She will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Petree Auditorium in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Nyirumbe is a Catholic nun known for risking […]

Musical portrays director with relationship crises

A new musical will open Oct. 9 focusing on a director’s life as he struggles to find balance at home and work. Nine is about an Italian director, Guido Contini, who is lacking inspiration for his next movie. His marriage is struggling and his life is in shambles as his mistress, wife, muse, and producer all […]

Smith Hall to become ‘interfaith dorm’

Renovations to Smith Hall could make OCU a regional leader in interfaith cooperation. The university’s Strategic Planning Committee approved a proposal in August to redevelop Smith Hall into interfaith student housing. If the university secures fundraising commitments for the project this semester, students could move into Smith in 2017, said Marty O’Gwynn, vice president for […]

Police ask students for help reporting suspicious people

Campus police are asking for students’ help. OCU Police encourage students to be wary and report any suspicious or unknown people seen on campus, Chief Bradd Brown said Monday. “It’s a small community and it is usually pretty easy to tell who doesn’t belong,” Brown said. “We rely on people’s eyes and ears to be […]

After school music program helps OKCPS students

OCU offers music education and orchestra experience to 220 Oklahoma City public school students at no cost to the children or families. El Sistema Oklahoma is an after school program that supplies instruments, lessons, transportation and mentorship to children between grades four and eight. The Bass School of Music partners with St. Luke’s United Methodist […]

Editors recommend diligence during Homecoming Week

The Homecoming theme was announced and the festivities soon will commence. Students soon will spend days and nights perfecting Lip Sync dances, building giant spirit structures and wishing they had more sleep. Homecoming can either be the most exciting time of the academic year or the worst. Students will have to balance long days in […]

New restaurant set to open

Chae Modern Korean, a new Korean restaurant and bar, will open in the old Rehearsal’s Grill building west of campus at the beginning of October. Daniel Chae, who also owns All About Cha Stylish Tea and Coffee, 7300 N. Western Ave., owns the restaurant. It will accept StarsCash, use both patios for seating and employ […]

Student raises money to buy woman a car

Brooke Crutchfield, economics and finance senior, is raising money to buy a woman a car. The woman, Barbara, does not yet know about the fund. Barbara was walking to go get aspirin the first time Crutchfield offered her a ride. She immediately noticed the stench of infection as the woman got into her car, Crutchfield […]

Coach inspires players, community

Brian Harvey is the first and only head soccer coach at OCU. But before he was coaching, he was a professional soccer player himself. Harvey played for the Dallas Tornadoes in 1968 and traveled the globe playing 38 games in six months, according to the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics  website, naia.org. The Tornadoes were […]

HSA hosts Latino Youth Leadership Conference

The Hispanic Student Association will host the Latino Youth Leadership Conference to convince Latino youth to go to college and make the Latino community stronger, at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Meinders School of Business. This will be the twelfth annual conference and HSA expects about 200 Latino students ages 17 to 18-years old […]

Volleyball Comes Up Short Against D-II Competition

The women’s volleyball team lost Saturday Oct. 3 against NCAA Division II teams West Texas A&M and Southwestern Oklahoma State at the WTAMU Fieldhouse. The Stars lost straights sets 27-25, 25-21, 25-11 to West Texas A&M in the first match, then dropped the second match 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18 to Southwestern Oklahoma State. OCU, ranked […]

Student named ‘most successful runner to attend university’

Arya Bahreini is a biomedical science senior with plans to go on to dental school. Aside from studying, you can find Bahreini practicing to maintain his reputation as one of the most successful runners to ever attend OCU. “It’s great to know I’ve set a high bar for the OCU program,” Bahreini said. Bahreini wasn’t […]

Homecoming theme announced, festivities set to begin

Campus organizations are preparing for Homecoming Week. The theme this year is Unite, and will honor the Class of 1965’s 50-year anniversary. “The theme this year will be fun,” said Jacob Overling, business administration senior. “It will take a campus that is already a family and make them have a stronger bond.” Festivities will be […]

After-hours library assistants hired, trained for technical help

Students can rest easy knowing there is after hours help in the library for late night studying. These students will be trained to be more helpful with computer and network-related issues, especially after hours when the librarians go home. “Generally, we have librarians here until six or seven o’clock in the evening, but not after […]

Annual book discussion kicks off with theme focused on hardships

The “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” book discussion is kicking off its fall session this month. The discussion series will include five sessions, where a humanities scholar will present the book selection before participants are split into smaller groups with discussion leaders, allowing students and faculty to come together and share their thoughts and ideas. […]

Student forms chess club

Ali Alataiwi, nursing graduate, could not find a local chess club, so he formed his own. He encountered opposition, but now Alataiwi’s club is a legitimate campus organization that will meet from 4-5 p.m. every Tuesday. The first gathering was yesterday. The official location is not determined, but for now, the group will meet in […]

Indian taco sale canceled

The Native American Society’s Indian taco sale that was set for Sept. 25 was canceled. The cancellation occurred because of issues with where the food could be prepared, said Brianna Hillebrand, cell and molecular biology senior and president of NAS. The Indian tacos are usually prepared in the kitchen of Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie […]

Annual film festival opens with theme inspired by survivor

The OCU Film Institute is presenting their 34th annual film festival. The film Timbuktu, written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, will be shown next. The film focuses on a cattle herder who lives a quiet life until it is interrupted by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. The film will show at 2 p.m. […]

Communications director resigns

Sandy Pantlik, senior director of university communications, resigned from her position Sept. 18. Pantlik left after receiving a job offer at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. Leslie Berger, director of public relations, and Rod Jones, assistant director of media relations, said they were unsure of Pantlik’s reason for leaving, besides that it was a good opportunity for […]

University counselors help students cope with college life

More college students are suffering from depression and mental health issues than in past years, according to a study by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State in Pennsylvania. September is National Suicide Awareness Month. About 1,100 suicides happen on a college campus per year, and the number is increasing, according to an […]

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