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Holmberg Hall at University of Oklahoma as active as ever at 100

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:23pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Auditorium, as it was called when it was built as part of the University of Oklahoma's original campus in 1918, has a rich 100-year history and continues to shine in the spotlight.

"Holmberg Hall is our jewel.

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Boren to leave hospital Monday, OU says

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:22pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A celebration weekend honoring University of Oklahoma President David Boren for his year's of leadership will take place as planned, OU spokesman Rowdy Gilbert said Monday.

Gilbert said Boren has recovered completely from a minor stroke suffered Saturday, and there is no lasting impact.

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OU students, faculty and staff give back in 'Big Event'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:26pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Thousands of students, faculty and staff recently joined together April 14 to participate in "The Big Event," the University of Oklahoma's 19th annual official day of community service.

Every spring, more than 6,000 students, faculty and staff fan out across Norman and the Oklahoma City metro area for one day of service.

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University of Oklahoma officials say David Boren in good spirits after minor stroke

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:44pm

By Berry Tramel and K.S. McNutt Staff Writers

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren suffered a minor stroke Saturday during a campus event, OU spokesman Rowdy Gilbert said.

Paramedics evaluated Boren, who experienced some discomfort and dizziness after delivering a speech honoring retired Sooner football coach Bob Stoops.

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Norman officers cleared in March shooting

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:48pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — The Cleveland County district attorney has cleared two Norman police officers in the shooting of a man in late March.

After reviewing evidence, which included reports, witness statements and body-worn camera video, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Lt.

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Hundreds of Moore district teachers skip school

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:17pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

MOORE — Hillary Price and her colleagues marched to the Capitol on Thursday with purpose. But inside, the Brink Junior High teacher felt conflicted.

Price and hundreds of other teachers skipped school to continue participating in the teacher walkout, defying a directive from Superintendent Robert Romines to return to the classroom.

"I was torn, obviously, because I miss my students," she told The Oklahoman.

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Green with Energy

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:17pm

OKC Energy FC fan Jeff Clear, of Norman, supports his team with a spiked green wig during a recent soccer game at Taft Stadium.



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Former OSU-OKC president named OU regent

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:44pm

From Staff Reports

Gov. Mary Fallin announced Wednesday she has appointed her former secretary of education and workforce development to serve a seven-year term on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Natalie Shirley, of Oklahoma City, served three years on Fallin's cabinet before resigning in January to become the president and chief executive officer of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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Pop-up shops, food trucks coming Friday to downtown Norman

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:39am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — As part of Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk, STASH will host the Flower Power Market from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

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OU Hornsemble to hold spring concert

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:37am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present the OU Hornsemble in concert at 8 p.m.

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Norman sailor participates in Japanese festival

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:38pm

Fireman George Carter, from Norman, shows a visiting local national how to discharge a CO2 bottle during the Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Spring Friendship Festival in Japan.

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Norman teachers, parents march to Capitol as walkout continues

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:18pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Not to be outdone by their counterparts in other cities, educators here took to the streets early Monday and walked about 20 miles to the Capitol for Day 8 of the statewide teacher walkout.

Nearly 90 teachers and parents gathered at 5 a.m.

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Part of Norman street to close Wednesday for waterline replacement

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:56pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lahoma Avenue between Daws Street and Tonhawa Street will close temporarily for waterline replacement.

The roadway is expected to reopen by 5 p.m.

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Poetry reading planned in Norman

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:55pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series at the University of Oklahoma and MAINSITE Contemporary Art will hold a poetry reading from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Medieval Fair offers fun, frivolity

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 6:30pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS 

NORMAN — The 42nd annual Medieval Fair brought a coterie of lords and ladies to Norman's Reaves Park on Friday.

Games included the ax throw and the "dragon's nest," as well as chess games with human pieces.

The fair at Reaves Park, 2501 S Jenkins Ave., continues from 10 a.m.

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Silver Alert canceled, missing Norman woman found safe

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:30am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A Silver Alert has been canceled and a missing woman jhas been found safe, police report.

Debra Hall, 64, has been missing since Friday, police report.

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Return to medieval times at Norman fair

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:25pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS 

NORMAN — More than 200 artisans will be at the 42nd Annual Medieval Fair at Reaves Park on Friday through Sunday in Norman.

A 14th-century kingdom comes to life each year at the Medieval Fair, as costumed citizens dressed as kings, queens, knights and fools take part in the immersive experience.

Held annually since 1977, this living history fair features educational exhibits, arts, crafts, food, games, demonstrations and ongoing entertainment at seven stages, according to the Norman Visitors Bureau.

Food vendors at the Medieval Fair will offer foods including smoked turkey legs, roasted corn, funnel cakes and handcrafted root beer.

One-of-a-kind wares include whimsical and fine art, jewelry, woodworking, leather goods, swords and shields, pottery, stained glass and clothing.

The free fair is open from 10 a.m.

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Oklahoma City Schools closing Wednesday for teacher walkout.

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:24am

From Staff Reports

Oklahoma City Schools and several area school districts are closing Wednesday for a third straight day for the statewide teacher walkout.

Bethany, Deer Creek, Edmond, Mid-Del, Newcastle, Norman, Oklahoma City, Purcell, Shawnee, Yukon Schools and others will be closed Wednesday.

Check NewsOK.com for a complete list of school closings. 



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Basketball tournament to benefit Norman nonprofit Loveworks Leadership

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 7:46pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

First-responders from Norman and Moore will compete in a basketball tournament April 21 that benefits a Norman youth organization.

The fourth annual “Heroes on the Court” event will take place at 10 a.m.

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Spring enrollment up at only 7 colleges

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:37pm

By Kathryn McNutt


Spring enrollment at Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities decreased 1.5 percent compared with last year.

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