Annual musical revue set for Jazz Lab
The University of Central Oklahoma Musical Theatre Division presents its 12th annual holiday musical revue, this year titled “Holidays at Home,” 8 p.m. Dec. 5-8 and Dec. 12-14 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.
“While past productions of this holiday favorite have sought an aesthetic of glamour and over-the-top elegance, this year’s production aims for an aesthetic more suited to the ‘Holidays at Home’ theme,” said Shannon Hurleigh, director of the production and musical theatre instructor at Central.
Central student vocalists and ensemble members will perform a variety of tunes from “Oklahoma Christmas” to “Sleigh Ride” to “Meet Me at the Mistletoe.”
“We want to rekindle that warm, cozy feeling one associates with spending the holidays at home.
This show is a sure way to get anyone excited about the holiday season,” Hurleigh added.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Mitchell Hall Box Office at 974-3375 or by visiting www.click4tix.com/uco.
OC invites community to 6th-annual Winter Wonderland Week
Oklahoma Christian University invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with its sixth-annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons on Dec. 3.
OMRF offering summer science internships
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Fleming Scholar Program. Application deadline is Feb. 1.
Students must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the Fleming Scholar Program. Scholars are paid and also receive free housing, if eligible.
Sequoyah announces Students of the Month
These Sequoyah Middle School students were chosen by their teachers as November students of the month for being respectful, kind and conscientious. They are, front row from left, Alec Foster, Lincoln Hawks, Meredith McKinnon, Maddie Allen, Hensley Hancuff, Ethan Espiritu and Santiago Gonzalez. Pictured, middle row from left, are Jackie Harsha, Kate Pope, Asher Clift, Grant Shipman, Rhagan Carter and Faythe Miller. And front row from left, are Max Sise, Connor Romeike, Kristyn Lepard, Zoe Prebula and Sawyer Smith.
Oklahoma Christian University earns re-accreditation from NCATE
Oklahoma Christian University has earned reaccreditation for the next seven years from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
NCATE’s professional accreditation reflects that OC’s School of Education met rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. Those standards ensure that OC graduates are among the most prepared in the country to teach students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
UCO communications, advertising students called ‘rising stars’ of the industry
Three University of Central Oklahoma students have been awarded Oklahoma City Ad Club scholarships totaling $6,000.
Kenna Baker of Yukon, Laura Lynch of Edmond and Darrell Potter of Agra each received a $2,000 cash scholarship Nov. 13 during the club’s annual Career Day.
Lynch and Potter, senior strategic communications students, received Journalism Art Communication awards, scholarships reserved for students majoring or minoring in a communications-related field.
Corvias Foundation offers scholarships to military families
Corvias Foundation, an award-winning private, charitable foundation recently announced that applications for the 2014 Our Future Scholarships and 2014 Our Family Educational Grants are now available. The foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education.
Carr named to Dean’s List at Biola University
In October, Jacob Carr was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence. Carr, of Edmond, was one of 1,422 students who were named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2013.
Biola students are placed on the Dean’s list to honor those with a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade-point average is at least a 3.2.
Thanksgiving Day dinner at UCO
Volunteers were preparing turkeys, vegetables and other favorite side dishes for the 32nd Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Nigh University Center on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.
Organizers were seeking 175 helpers to serve guests. Volunteers include folks working in the desert room, line servers, dishwashers, wait staff and bussers. Others deliver meals to the homebound. Food is provided by Edmond churches. After all have been served, meals will be donated to the Jesus House, Edmond Mobile Meals, Breakfast on Boulevard, The Samaritan House, the HOPE Center of Edmond, Cook’s Night Out and My Brothers Keeper.
Lankford wary of Iran negotiations
An historic agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry has made with Iran concerning its nuclear enrichment program drew concern from Congressman James Lankford. Lankford spoke Tuesday at a town hall meeting at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Kerry said Tuesday that the United States will work toward reaching a final comprehensive agreement that ensures Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon. An initial agreement stipulates that Iran’s current nuclear program must be peaceful, Kerry said.
“And that has to be absolutely verifiable,” Kerry said.
Diplomacy always should be used to avoid a war by resolving an issue, Lankford said.
“But my real concern on this issue with Iran is we’re going to release some of the sanctions, and release about $7 billion back into Iran for the promise of future action in Iran,” Lankford said. “Iran has not been good in keeping promises of future action.”
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