Student wins statewide broadcast contest

Sunsinee Parker, mass communications senior, won a statewide video contest. Parker entered Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s End Litter Video Contest in November as an assignment for her nonlinear editing class. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that used this contest for high school and college students to create PSAs about the littering and illegal dumping […]

Men’s basketball ties for No. 2 spot

The men’s basketball team wins against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) 82-78 on Feb. 26 at the Sheaffer Center in a clash of top 25-ranked teams in NAIA Division I men’s basketball. Senior Gary Inglett hooped free throws with five seconds left for the final margin. The 23rd-ranked Stars moved into a tie for second place in […]

Women’s basketball wins sixth-consecutive SAC championship

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The women’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season championship with an 87-44 victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) Feb. 26 at the Sheaffer Center. The Stars, ranked second in NAIA Division I, won its 16th SAC regular-season crown, and improved to 21-2, 16-1 in conference. Coach Latricia Trammell pointed out senior […]

Fraternity to receive charter after almost five years as colony

By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer After spending nearly five years as a colony, OCU Phi Gamma Delta will be recognized as a full chapter this semester. Phi Gamma Delta, or FIJI, International Headquarters’ personnel will be on campus March 27-28 to install the current colony members into the national fraternity. When a colony becomes an […]

Award winning author to lecture in the chapel

By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer The Wimberly School of Religion will host a special lecture featuring Marilyn Oden courtesy of the Lemon family. The Lemon family donates to help fund the special lectures hosted on campus. Oden is an award-winning author who has published 11 books. She has had life experiences across six different continents […]

Religious life staff, students host youth service day

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor The religious life and church relations staff will host a Youth Service Day on March 7. Youth Service Day was developed to introduce United Methodist high school students to OCU. United Methodist youth groups from around the state sign up each year for the day of service and worship on […]

Officials replace planners to help cut costs

By Taylor Rey, Staff Writer Officials will no longer create and supply free planners for students. Planners have been supplied to students for almost 10 years.  They usually include a day-to-day calendar for tracking assignments and campus events and are free to students to pick up in the campus store. But the cost of supplying […]

Production focused on right to die laws to open in nursing school

A show taking place in the Kramer School of Nursing addresses right to die laws. Whose Life is it Anyway? is a play about a paraplegic man, Ken Harrison, who is being kept alive by his doctors and nurses. He faces the problem of having no control over his own life. “I think it’s a […]

Golf cart legend debunked

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By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer An urban legend on campus suggests that getting hit by an OCU golf cart results in free tuition. This myth is false. OCU owns about 20 golf carts, which are used to expedite travel around campus. The primary users of golf carts are facilities, IT, risk management, and admissions employees. […]

Romantic, operatic pirate melodrama set to open

By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer The first main stage opera, The Pirates of Penzance, is preparing to open and tell a story with romance, comedy and lots of music. The show follows “Frederic,” who has just turned 21 and is free from the pirates of Penzance, or so he thinks. He falls in love with […]

Health officials ask students to take care of themselves

By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer The campus health clinic is busy due to the large number of sick students. In terms of numbers, the sicknesses have not been worse than previous years, said Laura Reinhardt, director of campus health clinic. But the campus health center has been able to see and treat more patients than […]

Music, theater celebrities to give master classes, concert

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By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer Music and theater students will have the opportunity to gain insight into the entertainment industry from two famous performers without leaving campus. Two-time Grammy and Tony award winner Patti LuPone will engage with students in a Q&A session at 3 p.m. March 6 in Petree Recital Hall in Kirkpatrick Fine […]

Mobile application released to campus community

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By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief The university launched a new tool to help students engage with the campus community. The new Oklahoma City University app was launched Feb. 17. The app has had 549 downloads from the Apple Store and between 100 and 500 downloads from GooglePlay, as of presstime. “So far we have gotten really good […]

University closes early due to inclement weather

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The main campus and the School of Law will be closing at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Officials sent out the Blue Alert to students, faculty and staff around 1:10 p.m. To find out more about how officials decide on closings, read Editor-in-Chief Emily Wiley’s previous story. Please be careful going home, and check with MediaOCU for […]

Officials continue to monitor weather updates

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University officials spent more time looking at weather than students may have thought. When severe weather seems imminent, officials constantly monitor the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration website, noaa.gov, which provides a constantly updating forecast for weather across the nation. If it seems that conditions worsen, then the university provost, assistant provost, the university’s risk management […]

Counselors encourage students to attend group sessions

By Miguel Rios, Staff Writer Counseling services is hosting a interpersonal group to help students develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. The interpersonal group, started by Lori Finley, master level intern for the counseling center, will meet from 12 to 1 p.m. every Friday, except during Spring Break, until April 3 in the counseling […]

Student offers free yoga class

By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer A student now offers free group yoga sessions to everyone on campus. Rayne Sofley, acting sophomore, leads the group’s sessions, from 8 to 9 a.m. every day in different locations around campus. Sofley announces locations and other information about the sessions on a Facebook page titled Yoga OCU. Yoga is […]

Worship service to provide different speakers for community

Evensong will bring in guest speakers this semester to give a different voice to the community. The Rev. Rodney Newman, director of religious life, has scheduled three guest speakers to preach at Evensong this semester. The speakers are: Hannah Lampi, religion junior; Michael Horn, youth ministry junior, and Lori Walke, associate pastor at Mayflower United […]

Proposed ‘language’ brings changes to SGA

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief Students might not be seeing candidates for Student Government Association at voting places anymore. The old language on the campaign rules for SGA allowed candidates and their staff to stand at the voting places with iPads and other devices asking passing students to vote. With the new language proposed, this would become illegal and […]

Women’s soccer team raises money for new locker room

By Miguel Rios, Staff Writer The soccer team has raised enough money to get a new locker room after nearly five years of fundraising. “All four years that I’ve been here, we have shared a locker room with the guy’s team,” said Ashleigh Story,  liberal arts senior. “It’s the tiniest little thing, and it smells […]

New personnel planning graduation ceremony

By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer Logistics of the commencement ceremonies have yet to be announced to students expecting to graduate because of a personnel change in academic affairs. “I see signs about graduation, but I’ve never had it explained to me exactly what I need to do,” said Brady Bieber, economics and finance senior. Academic […]

Baseball improves in season

The men’s baseball team fell to Mount Mercy (Iowa) 3-1 and controlled MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 6-1 Feb. 20 at Jim Wade Stadium. The Stars, ranked 16th in the NAIA, improved to 7-3 in the season and created a combined 10 hits for- the day. Mount Mercy scored all of their runs in the third inning. OCU scored their loan […]

Women’s basketball reaches season-highs

The women’s basketball team defeated St. Gregory’s 115-50 Feb. 19 at Abe Lemons Arena. The Stars set a season high in 3-pointers made with 14 in total, and tied a season high in with 27 assists, but committed a season low in turnovers with only nine. The Stars improved to 19-2, 14-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference women’s basketball. The […]

Cokesbury water shut off

Cokesbury Court Apartment’s water will be shut off 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Feb. 20. Residents were notified by an email from Jerry Jones, office manager for university apartments, at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 that the water would be shut off Feb. 19. Students were notified again around 3:15 p.m. that the date had been moved to Feb. 20. The reason for […]

OCU student wins contest

Sunsinee Parker, mass communications senior was announced the winner in the college division of the End Litter video contest, hosted by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. Parker won a $750 cash prize for her winning video. High school and college students were entered into the contest. To find out more about the contest, visit the KOB website. […]

University closes due to inclement weather

Officials announced the campus will be closed Feb. 16 due to inclement weather. Students, faculty and staff were alerted via Blue Alerts around 10:10 a.m. The original decision was that campus would open at 11 a.m., and the alert was sent out at 6:30 a.m. MediaOCU will have more updates as needed, stay safe.

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