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Winter gardening: The Discount of Our Winter Tents and This Spud's for You
posted by President Henry on 2/26/2014

The Discount of Our Winter Tents - winter gardening with voice professor Brenda Holloman



This Spud's for You - President plants purple potatoes


Powerful Prose Book Review Series
posted by President Henry on 1/22/2014


As part of the Powerful Prose book review series, I had the opportunity last week to lead a discussion on the republished book "And Satan Came Also." The book was originally written by former OKC city manager and OCU Law School alumnus Albert McRill in 1955.  Historian and author Larry Johnson updated the original book and added some very helpful and interesting annotations.  Full Circle Books recently published the new version. The book provides a look into the somewhat shady side of Oklahoma City's political history.


Thanks to Oklahoma City treasure Full Circle Bookstore for this fantastic series. Our next Powerful Prose event will be in March.  More details to follow!

The Best of 2013 Slide Show
posted by President Henry on 12/31/2013


Great things happened in 2013! Watch our end-of-year slide show.

From Our Home to Yours
posted by President Henry on 12/5/2013
Saluting JFK
posted by President Henry on 11/22/2013

Some personal thoughts on the legacy of JFK. 


The Alma Does Mater
posted by President Henry on 10/30/2013

We had a great time with the Homecoming 2013 opening ceremony and we're just getting started.


Jo Rowan made sure the students are ready with a spirited interpretive dance routine based on the Alma Mater:



See a calendar of Homecoming events here.

Here We Grow Again
posted by President Henry on 8/15/2013

We've been working away in eager anticipation for another school year. Here's a video of some of our preparations and a few of my favorite welcome-back activities:


Year in Review
posted by President Henry on 5/9/2013

As the 2012-2013 academic year draws to a close, I would like to thank OCU students, faculty and staff for a phenomenal year. It is a privilege to be a part of the OCU community and see our students rise toward their dreams.


I can’t possibly begin to cover all of the exciting things that happened this year, but here are a few of my favorites. The youngest of our campus cats, Zoe, tagged along for a year-in-review tour:



I would love to hear some of your favorites from the last year. Email me at mhale@okcu.edu.

A Theater Legend to a High Degree
posted by President Henry on 4/29/2013

What do you give someone who already has some of the biggest honors in show business? Jonathan Tunick has won a Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and an Oscar. We decided that deserved another great honor – an honorary doctorate from Oklahoma City University.


Here’s a video from the ceremony last week:



We will also be giving honorary degrees to the following people during our commencement ceremony May 11:


Martha A. Burger, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; Kristin Chenoweth, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; Burns Hargis, Honorary Doctor of Laws; and Ed Kelley, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Ed will also be our undergraduate commencement ceremony speaker. Chao Teng-Hsiung will receive  an Honorary Doctor in Business during his visit from China on May 16.

The Greatness of Working at OCU
posted by President Henry on 3/11/2013

It was fun to hear last week how much some of our faculty and staff members know about OCU, and how much they love their jobs. Some of them participated in “The OCU IQ Test” video series, where they were interviewed by a few of our many talented students. Hailey Holloway dropped by my office to see how much I know about our university, and here’s the video proof!: