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Opera to be presented at OU

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 4:59pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — A ruined castle in the Scottish Highlands is the setting for Sir Walter Scott's eerie Gothic romance as University Theatre and the School of Music present "Lucia di Lammermoor.

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OU alumna, organist to be lauded

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:59am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma School of Music will pull out all the stops — organ and otherwise — April 7 and 8 to honor organist Diane Bish, an OU alumna and a worldwide ambassador for the pipe organ.

Bish is best known as the host of the international TV series "The Joy of Music.

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Anthropological group to hold annual meeting Saturday

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:51am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — “Animals, Aliens and Demons: The Anthropology of Humans and Other Beings” will be the theme for annual meeting of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society on Saturday, March 31.

The one-day session is open to the public and will cover topics that are as varied as they are unusual, said Mel Phillips, OAS president.

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Students show their spots and stripes in musical

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:47am

Animals talk, with a little help from magic dust, and have something to say to us, in a new medieval fantasy musical.

“Spots and Stripes,” a family-friendly musical, premiered Thursday in the auditorium of Norman's Longfellow Middle School, 215 N Ponca Ave.

It will also be performed at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Students suggest community enhancements for downtown Blanchard

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:35am

By Kay Hunt For The Oklahoman

Students enrolled in the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) program recently met in Blanchard to present their project ideas for enhancing the downtown area to city officials.

The City of Blanchard was selected by the IQC as one of the communities to receive an Oklahoma Municipal League grant to design projects that create experience-based learning opportunities for students in the College of Architecture, all the while providing the communities with credible options to assist in accomplishing their goals.

In his grant proposal, City Manager Robert Floyd outlined several challenges the community is having in the downtown area that he wished for the IQC students to address.

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Next University of Oklahoma president has vision of reaching a higher plain

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 9:01pm

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

NORMAN — Jim and Janet Gallogly were planning to retire to Austin, Texas, to be near two daughters and two grandkids when he got the call.

“My wife was saying, ‘I'm finally going to have you home.' And then I came and said, ‘The university has asked me to do something, and you know I never say no to OU.'"

Gallogly was asked to interview for the job of president of the University of Oklahoma to succeed retiring President David Boren.

"President Boren told me he had never called Jim Gallogly and Jim Gallogly had not said 'yes' to a request," Chairman Clay Bennett said after the OU Board of Regents hired the retired business executive to be OU's 14th president.

"We're thrilled.

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Norman police ID man shot by officers Sunday

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:04am

By Robert Medley

NORMAN — Police on Thursday released the name of a man who was shot by police officers during a confrontation Sunday, as well as the two officers who shot him.

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Who is Jim Gallogly? 5 things you ought to know

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:45pm

By Kathryn McNutt


After James "Jim" Gallogly was named the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma on Monday, people in the crowd who were asked what they thought of the choice admitted they knew very little about him.

Sarah Stagg, a graduate student in higher education administration, was one of them.

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OU to hold Persian music festival

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:01pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Nowruz Persian Music Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the University of Oklahoma.

The festival will include a workshop and concert of Nowruz classical and folk Persian music as performed by special guest musicians Ghazaleh Faylinejad, vocal; Farhad Fathieh, kamancheh; Shahin Shahbazi, tar and setar; Farzan Roohparvar, tar and bam tar; and Nariman Assadi, tombak and daf.

The event is presented by OU School of Music as part of the Masala World Music series.

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Achievers

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:49pm

NORMAN — Jeanette R. Davidson, professor in the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 outstanding women in higher education.

This annual special report, published in honor of Women's History Month, recognizes this year's class of leading women for their contributions and leadership in academia.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside this esteemed group of phenomenal women,” Davidson said.

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Police report bystander video from Sunday has surfaced of police shooting man in Norman

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 9:08am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A bystander has posted a video to social media of a Sunday police shooting that left a man in critical condition, police report.

Police have expressed concern that the video doesn't show the full context of the incident and may leave viewers with an inaccurate impression of the events leading up to the shooting.

Norman police have not released body cam video taken by the officers involved in the Sunday shooting. 

The man, whose name was not released, was in critical condition Monday afternoon, police said.

Officers went to a welfare check in the 2600 block of Van Buren Street about 3:15 p.m.

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Gallogly 'clear choice' as University of Oklahoma's 14th president

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 6:08pm

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

NORMAN — James "Jim" Gallogly promised to bring energy and his vision of greatness to the University of Oklahoma following Monday's announcement that he will be the institution's 14th president.

"We aspire to greatness, nothing less.

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Police officers shoot man with gun Sunday in Norman

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 4:29pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Police officers shot a man who was holding a gun Sunday afternoon, according to a news release.

The man, whose name was not released, was in critical condition Monday afternoon, police said.

Officers went to a welfare check in the 2600 block of Van Buren Street about 3:15 p.m.

Officers reported trying to negotiate with the man, but he pulled out a gun and pointed it at them, according to police.

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James Gallogly named new OU president

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:07am

NORMAN — James "Jim" Gallogly will become the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma this summer.

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14th OU president to be named Monday

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:40am

By Kathryn McNutt


NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will appoint the university’s 14th president in a special meeting set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

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University of Oklahoma junior to run cross-country for young adults with cancer

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:55pm

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

NORMAN — Anna Sewell will spend 49 days this summer running from San Francisco to New York City to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

"Somewhere along the way I'll probably ask myself, 'Why did I do this?' But it'll be so worth it in the end," said Sewell, 21, a junior at the University of Oklahoma majoring in nutritional sciences.

She is one of 26 members of Team New York who will run across America in one of three 4K for Cancer running events this summer.

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Sailing classes offered at Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:28pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse will host its 17th year of sailing classes for children and adults.

Each class will be taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors and assistants with years of teaching and sailing experience.

Class size is limited.

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California artist visits OU art museum Tuesday

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:21pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — In his new installation at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, California-based artist Jesse Small uses fabricated cross sections of satellite dishes and shadows to explore themes of space travel, afterlife journeys and cosmic microwaves.

The artist behind Space Burial is visiting the University of Oklahoma's art museum for a complimentary public gallery talk through the new exhibition at 1 p.m.

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OU Regents set to name new president Monday

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 8:30pm

Kathryn McNutt

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will appoint a president in a special meeting Monday in Norman.

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Oklahoma students study science of spring

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:20pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Kids were on their feet and ready for fun when spring officially started at the Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster Ave.

The science of spring was explored during a "Spring Equinox Fun" class that welcomed the new season at 11:15 a.m.

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