Daily routines of geniuses…and how mine measures up


I realized that I have something in common with creative geniuses from around the world. No, it isn’t my unique talent for writing sonnets, painting portraits, or composing symphonies. It’s my inherent need to schedule out my day. So how does my schedule stack up?

How to spring back after Spring Break


Knowing how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things after Spring Break, it’s important to take steps on the first day back to encourage yourself for the last six weeks of hard work (yes, only six weeks left in this year!). Here are a few tips to make the transition a little easier.

Baseball team defeats St. Gregory’s

Submitted The baseball team came out ahead 7-6 against St. Gregory’s in 10 innings March 12 at Jim Wade Stadium. OCU tacked on five runs in the first inning and were unable to score again until the sixth. The Stars, ranked 16th in NAIA baseball, improved to 15-5, 3-1 Sooner Athletic Conference baseball. Senior Connor Lynch singled to […]

Softball team defeats Ottawa

Submitted The softball team dispatched Ottawa (Kan.) 12-4 and 7-0 on March 12 at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Jamie Rateliff sparked OCU with a three-run home run in the first game, while senior Kylee Rounsaville knocked in five runs in the Stars’ second game March 12. Oklahoma City, ranked fifth in NAIA softball, improved to […]

Women’s basketball wins SAC tournament

The women’s basketball team becomes Sooner Athletic Conference champions by winning against Oklahoma Baptist,76-70, March 7 at Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. The team worked hard for the championship win, sophomore Guard Albany Anderson said. “We had a game plan and we executed,” Anderson said. “I feel on top of the world. Being undefeated […]

Sooner Athletic Conference tournament hosted on campus

OCU is hosting this year’s Sooner Athletic Conference basketball tournament.

Why so serious? Investigating TheatreOCU’s sad plays


TheatreOCU is known for producing excellent theatre. But often times, the subject matter is deep, dark, and depressing. The 2014-2015 season has been especially dark. After seeing The Trojan Women, a tragic play about the battered women of Troy, and Night, Mother, a play about suicide, I wondered why we produced so many sad shows. So I asked.

Weathering winter driving in OKC


Coming from the icy tundra of Wisconsin, I thought driving during the Oklahoma winter would be easy. But the recent stream of winter weather had me brushing up my skills. Here are some tips for driving in the ice and snow.

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


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 […]

Oklahoma lawmakers consider texting and driving ban


Oklahoma lawmakers are seeking legislation to ban texting and driving. The case to ban the use of mobile phones while operating vehicles has been long debated, but came to a head last month after a phone-related incident cost two highway patrol officers their lives. On Jan. 1, 2015, Steven Clark was driving down I-40 and […]

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.

Mass comm students finalists in contest

Two Mass Communications students, Veronica Wisneiwski and Sunsinee Parker, are finalists in the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful-End Little Video contest. To find out more about the contest visit the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful website. Parker’s video ‘Do Your Part’ and Wisneiwski’s video ‘Babes Don’t Like Litter Bugs’ are two of only four finalists. Wisneiwski said she was […]

Law School moves to new downtown location

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OCU’s School of Law is “going forward” with their new location at 800 N. Harvey Ave in downtown Oklahoma City.Law students began classes this semester at the new school.

Water back on campus

The water main break is repaired and water is restored to campus. The water main broke around 4 p.m. Jan. 15 and facilities started receiving calls from students, faculty and staff about there not being any water. Facilities knew about the water main break before receiving the calls, but there was a discrepancy between OCU […]

No water on campus

There is no water on campus due to a water main break in Oklahoma City. The water main is shut down to make necessary repairs. OCU has an emegernecy feed that is designed to feed the physicial plant that can supply water to most of campus. Mark Clouse, director of facilities, said in a Jan. 15 […]

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.

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.

Powerful Prose series presents Holiday Bookfest


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

High School State Dance Competition Recruits for OCU

OSDTDA’s State Dance Team Competition is used as a recruitment tool for OCU’s Pom squad. The Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors’ Association competition is hosted in the Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center at OCU Dec. 12-13. The duo and trio competition is Friday, and the group competition is Saturday. […]

Men’s Wrestling Defeats Bacone College

The men’s wrestling team beat Bacone College in Muskogee 34-9 Wednesday at the Palmer Center. The Stars, who are ranked 12th in NAIA wrestling, moved to 3-2 in duals. The team got rid of a 9-7 deficit by taking the final five matches of the dual. Sophomore Ricky McCarty pinned Bacone’s Tyler Logan in 1:47. […]

Former OCU Golfer Qualifies For Pro Tournament

Former OCU golfer James Marchesani has earned his way into the Australian Masters that starts Thursday and goes through Sunday at the Metropolitan Golf Club. Marchesani, the 2014 NAIA men’s golf individual champion, picked up one of the six pre-qualifying berths. Marchesani finished second in program history with a 72.22 career stroke average. Marchesani became […]

Men’s Basketball Suffers Loss Against Langston

The men’s basketball team lost to Langston University, 83-68, Tuesday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior R.J. McGhee anchored the Stars with 22 points. OCU fell to 2-2 in men’s basketball. The Stars led 8-1 just inside the first two minutes, their largest lead of the game. Langston University went on an 11-4 run to tie […]

OCU professor completes 24 hour race

Erik Heine, professor of music, runs during a race in 2014. Heine will be running a 24-hour race to raise awareness of a genetic disease. 
Photo courtesy of Kate Pritchett

Dr. Erik Heine, professor of music theory, completed a 24 hour run this October. The 24 the Hard Way race raised money for the Special Friends Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing information and resources for families with children suffering from Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome.

Women Soccer Players Collect SAC Honor

Junior Forward Allison Worsham and senior Defender Ashleigh Story collected first-team all-Sooner Athletic Conference honors Tuesday. Worsham was third in the SAC in scoring with 14 goals, while Story anchored the back line for the Stars. Worsham led the Stars with 31 points, she scored 14 goals and provided three assists. The three-year-starter scored a […]

Men’s Basketball Suffers Loss

University of North Texas beat the Stars 106-100 Monday at the Super Pit in a men’s basketball exhibition. Senior Guard Tharone Chilton provided 24 points, six rebounds, five assits and three steals. North Texas’ senior Guard Jordan Williams led with 27 points. Chilton canned a three-pointer that put the Stars in front 71-61 with 11:19 […]

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