FOCUS EXTRA



Welcome to Focus Extra, your source for expanded coverage of alumni news at Oklahoma City University.


 

FALL 2013


Miss America 2013

OCU's Kelley Griswold made a great showing in this year's Miss America pageant—and the campus community made sure she got a great sendoff.


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Starry Night Soiree 2013

Friends of Oklahoma City University celebrated Starry Night Soiree recently at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum.


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Pom Team Victory!

The OCU Pom Team displays their national championship trophy. The team won their second national championship this year.


Matriculation 2013

Student Terrance Craft welcomed freshmen to campus during matriculation on behalf of the Student Government Association. Read his speech here.


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Homecoming 2013

Check this space for a photo slideshow from this year's homecoming celebration!


SPRING 2013


Devon Scholars Snapshot

Devon Scholars find success around the world after graduating from Oklahoma City University.


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University Update

Click below for recent campus highlights.


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Distinguished Alumni

Read full bios of our 10 Distinguished Alumni.


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The Garden by Sarah Marsh

Download a full version of The Garden by Sarah Marsh.


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FALL 2012



Big League City

Read an excerpt from Big League City: Oklahoma City’s Rise to the NBA by Oklahoma Senator David Holt (R-Oklahoma City).


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Rose Soiree

View photos from the 2012 Nebula Society party.


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Distinguished Alumni

Read full bios of our 10 Distinguished Alumni for 2012.


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Memory Lane

See the newly-renovated archives collection area on the fifth floor of the Dulaney Browne Library.


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SPRING 2012


John Hope Franklin Portrait Unveiling

Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry spoke during the unveiling ceremony at the state Capitol in February. Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler was also present.


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Kinstler Guest Lecture

Everett Raymond Kinstler gave a guest lecture at Oklahoma City University while he was in town to unveil his portrait of John Hope Franklin in February 2012.


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Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel Spire Installation

Crews install the spire on top of the chapel on Nov. 23, 2011.
Film is 20X speed. "Lux Arumque" music performed by the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, from the Christmas Vespers album.


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Valerie Couch Selected as New OCU Law School Dean

Click the link to read a story in The Oklahoman newspaper about Valerie Couch becoming the School of Law dean.


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Agee Named Business School Dean

For more on Steven C. Agee, who has been named dean of the Meinders School of Business, check out this article from last year's Focus.


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OCUReads : Help Pick the Next Book!

Let us know which book pictured in Focus Magazine (Spring 2012, page 14) you would like the university to choose next and why. Email OCUREADS@OKCU.EDU with your comments and suggestions.


FALL 2011


Wilma Mankiller Tree Dedication

Gloria Steinem was the guest of honor at a tree-planting ceremony this fall at Oklahoma City University in remembrance of Wilma Pearl Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.


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Chickasaw Warrior Garden Dedication

Oklahoma City University dedicated its new Chickasaw Garden, a gift from the tribe to the university, during a standing-room only ceremony Sept. 6.


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True Blue

View the OCU Campus Store Holiday Shopping Guide.


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2011 Homecoming

Alumni and students joined together to celebrate Homecoming at Oklahoma City University.


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Documentary Reflects on Basketball Powerhouse

A documentary titled "The Great Eight: The Story of Oklahoma City University's NCAA Division One All Americans." was recently released.


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SPRING 2011


Inauguration : Robert H. Henry

Oklahoma City University celebrated the inauguration of Robert Henry as the university's 17th president the week of April 3 with music, theater, dance, baseball, distinguished guest speakers and more.


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Justice Presides Over Dinner Reception

President Robert and First Lady Jan Henry hosted a dinner reception April 13, 2011, at the Wilson House in honor of a campus visit by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.


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Spring Honorary Degree Recipients Recognized

Recipients were recognized with honorary doctorates during OCU's spring commencement ceremony.


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Heaven's Rain : OCU LAW Alumnus Showcases Film

Oklahoma City University School of Law Alumnus Brooks Douglass screened his autobiographical film "Heaven's Rain" at Oklahoma City University this spring.


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Rich Travis : When Buckets Rained Down 'The Pit'

Photos from the Oklahoma City University archives of legendary sharpshooter Rich Travis '69.


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Distinguished Speaker Series : N. Scott Momaday

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and storyteller N. Scott Momaday spoke at Oklahoma City University Nov. 2 as part of the university's Distinguished Speaker Series.


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"The New Guy"

Starsky T. Ram is the new kid on campus at Oklahoma City University. Watch his antics and take a guess at who is the man behind the mask.


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FALL 2010


2010 Blu Party

Oklahoma City University and riversport supports enjoy the 2010 blu party, which marked the start of the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta and the christening of the Devon Boathouse, home of OCU Rowing and Canoe/Kayak.


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Chesapeake Energy Presidential Scholars

Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon announced July 12 the creation of the Chesapeake Presidential Scholars Program at Oklahoma City University's Meinders School of Business.


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Hall of Honor

Oklahoma City University's Meinders School of Business honored five business leaders Oct. 21 at this year's Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of honor luncheon.


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Distinguished Alumni


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BLUEtique Grand Opening


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