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State census response rate a little better than 10 years ago

State census response rate a little better than 10 years ago

Hogan Gore, Gaylord News

April 8, 2020

Forty-one percent of households in Oklahoma have completed the nation’s first primarily digital census with one-third of surveys completed online since the count began last week. As good as it may appear, that puts Oklahoma towards the bottom of the state response ranking. Currently the Sooner state i...

The Last Picture Show

Customers wait for “Back to the Future” to start after the sun sets at the Chief Drive-In in Ninnekah. Gov. Stitt expanded non-essential business closures to all 77 Oklahoma counties, which will affect drive-in theatres.

Conner Caughlin

April 2, 2020

NINNEKAH -- As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the United States, some Oklahoma drive-in theatres were trying to keep their doors open to cure cabin fever.   Drive-ins across Oklahoma were open until Gov. Kevin Stitt expaned his “safer-at-home” policy to all 77 Oklahoma counties on Wednesda...

It may be a year before Cherokee delegate is seated in Congress

Kimberly Teehee set to become first Cherokee delegate to Congress.

Addison Kliewer

September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON—Kimberly Teehee returned to the Capitol this week to work with congressional aides in crafting a plan that will permit her to take a seat as the Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. While the visit to Congressional offices by  Teehee and Cherokee Principal...

Ponca Chief’s statue joins greats in Statuary Hall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at dedication of Chief Standing Bear statue in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

Sarah Guevara

September 18, 2019

WASHINGTON -- A new statue of a legendary chief of Ponca City’s Ponca Tribe joined the silent sentinels in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. The statue, submitted by the State of Nebraska from which Chief Standing Bear hailed and in which he is buried, is 12 statues down from the statue of Sequoyah...

Inhofe introduces bill to make English official national language

Abigail Bitterman

March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON — As the battle over President Donald Trump’s wall at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced a bill this week that would make English the national language of the United States. The English Language Unity Act of 2019, S. 678, would establish Englis...

Native American artists create art show to celebrate their culture

Yatika Fields’ unfinished mural painting displayed in the Fred and Enid Brown gallery at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on March. 16, 2018, in Norman.

Rochelle Chukwuma

March 26, 2018

A Native American family of artists came together to showcase work that appreciates the value of family and indigenous culture at a natural history museum in Norman. Anita Fields, the mother of the family, is Osage, and she is a clay sculptor. Tom Fields, the husband, is Muscogee, and he is a pho...

Norman art museum crew aims for perfection

Kristi Wyatt, preparator and associate exhibition designer, and Christopher Mackie, assistant preparator, wrap a painting and prepare to place it in a cardboard container. The painting joined a collection of artwork that was sent to Dallas for conservation Monday.

Sam Brown

March 23, 2018

Brad Stevens gets asked what exactly his job is more often than he’d like. “When I tell people what I do, they’re like, ‘Well, what is that?’ So I always have to explain them what a preparator does.” They may only be three people, and they may do a job that not a lot of people think much...

Museum hosts club for young students to promote science

Spike’s Club students line up to go explore the ancient life gallery at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History on Feb. 1, 2018, in Norman.

Rochelle Chukwuma

March 19, 2018

  Elementary students are developing a love for the natural world as they participate in a monthly after-school program that promotes science hosted by a local history museum. The program's Spikes Club instructors at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman said the focus on...

OU fine arts students facing added costs

Music education sophomore Bryla Birdwell does voice exercises in Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center. Birdwell pays over $250 a semester for instrumental accompaniment.

Jordan D'Silva

March 3, 2018

Many students in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts are facing added financial stress, paying over $250 out-of-pocket a semester for instrumental accompaniment. Most fine arts students are required to have paid accompaniment for classes, rehearsals and performances. Students are often too...

OU senior gets his time in spotlight as lead in spring musical

Jordan D'Silva

February 16, 2018

Musical theatre senior Thomas Cromer practices a tap routine Musical theatre senior Thomas Cromer will be a leading man for the first time in an OU production, starring as Jimmy Winter in Nice Work if You Can Get it beginning Friday evening at 8 p.m. in Brackett Theatre. Cromer will play a wealthy p...

Price College Leading the Way in Diversity and Inclusion

The sign above the front door of Price Business College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, located on the first floor of Price in room 1030.

Sammi Steele

September 15, 2017

It has been two years since the racially charged SAE video prompted the University of Oklahoma’s President David Boren to institute diversity offices at every college a OU. Today, Price Business College’s is one of a handful of United States universities that houses a diversity and inclusion office...

Low acceptance rate helps School of Dance

Low acceptance rate helps School of Dance

Abigail Bitterman

September 15, 2017

The low acceptance rate of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Dance has allowed it to maintain high standards of excellence and education. Last year, 250 people applied to the school, but only 19 were accepted, according to Michael Bearden, the Director of the School of Dance. That’s an acceptance...

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