Election results released

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Yesterday, Thursday April 3, SGA released the election results for the 2014-2015 SGA high officers. The results were as follows: Beatrize Martinez- SGA President Terrance Craft- Student Senate President and Vice President of SGA MaryAnn Grover- Student Activities Council President and Vice President of SGA Students voted for SGA high officers on Tuesday April 3 […]

SGA election results released

The 2014 Student Government Association high office winners were announced Thursday. Beatrize Martinez was re-elected as president of SGA. Terrance Craft won Vice President of SGA, President of Student Senate. Maryann Grove won Vice President, President of Student Activities Council. The votes were cast April 1 and 2. Applications to be on the SGA executive […]

Senior King and Queen announced

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The winners of the 2014 OCU Senior King and Queen title are Caleb Dicke, representing Kappa Sigma, and Ali McCurdy, representing Gamma Phi Beta. Dicke, dance performance senior, was excited to win the award. “All the seniors deserve this,” Dicke said. “It could have gone to anyone.” McCurdy, dance performance senior, was grateful for the […]

SGA constitution passed

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The changes to the SGA constitution have passed with a 90.99% pass rate. A total of 555 students voted; 505 voted for, 50 voted against. The changed constitution will go into effect after the completion of the current SGA term. The new officers, who will be sworn in in April, will be sworn in under […]

Voting opens for revised SGA constitution

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Students can vote to approve or reject the SGA constitution draft until tomorrow at 5 p.m. SGA needs at least 15 percent of the student body to vote on the constitution proposed and half of the 15 percent to pass the proposition. To vote, students can log onto OrgSync here and cast their vote with […]

SGA members run for state offices

Two Student Government Association officials are running for positions on the Oklahoma Student Government Association Board of Directors. Terrance Craft, SGA secretary of public relations, and SGA President Beatrize Martinez will participate in the election during OSGA’s Spring Congress on Feb. 28 through March 1 at Tulsa Community College – Southeast. OSGA is comprised of […]

Senior king, queen competition returns

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Student Government Association will host the second Senior King and Queen Ceremony: Seniors’ Biggest Night later this month to honor senior achievements. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Petree Recital Hall in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Seniors and their families will be honored at the free event, which is open to […]

Students call for more security

A resolution is currently sitting on the senate floor calling for heightened security in Cokesbury Court apartments.

Women’s wrestler focuses on leadership responsibilities

Challenges and obstacles always have been part of Beatrize Martinez’s world.

This makes being a senior leader of the women’s wrestling team and Student Government Association president another set of challenges she thinks she can overcome.

Cuban salsa night provides free lessons, community

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Cuban Salsa Night has returned this semester, offering students free Latin dance lessons.

The club meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.

Student Senate passes resolution regarding laundry maintenance

Student Senate passed a resolution that addresses the maintenance of laundry facilities for campus residents.

A resolution is a formal way for students to communicate their wishes to administration.

Student government works on transparency, allotments

When looking for help with funding, students and organizations have the opportunity to turn to student government.

Student Governmnet Association has the ability to give out money to organizations through allotments.

Student government plans, hosts first tailgating event

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Student Government Association will host a ‘White Out Wednesday’ tailgating party to support OCU soccer teams today,.

The festivities are from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Team One Pavillion across from United Methodist Hall.

SGA’s first Free Movie Night of the year scheduled for Thursday

Student Government Association’s first Free Movie Night of the year is scheduled for Thursday.

Free Movie Night is a SGA-funded event that allows students to use their student IDs to receive a voucher for a free movie ticket at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16 at 150 E. Reno Ave

Student Government offers new discount program

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Students can save money at more than 22 local businesses thanks to Student Government Association.

SGA recently launched the Stars Advantage program, which gives discounts specifically for OCU students.

The program was developed over the summer by Edgars Boitmanis, vice president of SGA.

Student Government encouraged to monitor spending

By The Editors Student Senate recently approved Student Government Association’s Fall 2013 budget. The budget totals to more than $106,000 for the semester and is comprised mainly from student fees. The budget includes events hosted on and off campus for students, SGA officials’ salaries, office supplies, and more. Read more on page 1. SGA officials […]

Students to assist with Moore relief efforts

By Emily Wiley, Staff Writer OCU Cares is helping with the Moore, Okla. tornado relief effort on Sept. 21. OCU Cares is a new way for organizations to keep track of member service hours and fundraisers. The Moore event is the first opportunity for groups to use OCU Cares. “Moore is part of our community, […]

Student government approves fall budget

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By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association has nearly $12,000 less in its fall budget this academic year. Student Senate approved the $106,000 budget in its Sept. 3 meeting. The budget decreased for the first time in several years. The Fall 2012 SGA budget was $117,700. SGA President Beatrize Martinez spent the summer creating the budget […]

Freshmen increase activity in campus organizations

By The Editors OCU students are known for their commitment to various organizations and participation in multiple activities at any given time. The freshman class this year seems to be extremely involved in campus organizations and groups. A record number of women went through sorority recruitment this year. More than 150 women signed up for […]

Columnist calls for tornado relief support

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By Trey Witzel, Columnist When I was growing up in Oklahoma, I had a few friends whose birthdays were on May 3.  They hated it.  Since 1999, that date has always been associated with one of the largest, deadliest tornadoes in history. I remember where I was when the May 3 tornado happened. My family […]

Fraternity philanthropy week to raise money for military heros

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By Emily Wiley, Staff Writer Kappa Sigma fraternity is hosting their first philanthropy week to benefit Fisher House Sept 9-13. Fisher House is a national non-profit organization that provides a network of 38 comfort homes on the properties of military and veterans affairs medical centers. The Foundation also provides support to families of patients receiving […]

Festival of Oklahoman culture cancelled

By Ally Hansen, Staff Writer Okie Fest will not happen this year due to recent budget cuts. Okie Fest is a celebration of Oklahoman culture dedicated to international students and students from out of state. Okie Fest is an opportunity to share food, music and culture that is unique to Oklahoma. Typically the event serves […]

Student government president discusses plans, goals for 2013-14 academic year

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By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association members are gearing up for another school year. SGA President Beatrize Martinez and other members of SGA spent the summer working on plans for the academic year. “The direction, looking forward, is definitely communication,” Martinez said. “This year we’re really making sure that we’re at events, and we […]

SGA launches website, encourages student feedback

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association has created a website in hopes of improving communication with the campus community. The website, launched Aug. 11, features links to important documents, including the Student Code of Conduct and allotment information. “I think the website will be a great tool for students to go to and use,” […]

Student government encouraged to work on transparency

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A new round of officers were elected or soon will be appointed to Student Government Association leadership positions.

Candidate appeals process influences changes to SGA election rules

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The election commission is reviewing the Student Government Association election rules after this year’s elections.

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