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Archive for: April, 2012

Inauguration reconnects former professor Hall Duncan with symbolic mace nearly 40 years later

Hall Duncan, Ph.D., holds the mace he will carry as he leads the procession at the inauguration of the University of Central Oklahoma’s 20th president, Don Betz, Ph.D. on April 20.  Duncan designed the mace in 1975 for the inauguration of retired Central president Bill Lillard. Photo courtesy of UCO Photographic Services.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer On Friday, April 20, Don Betz Ph.D. will be inaugurated as the new President of the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). Leading the academic procession will be UCO Professor Emeritus, and mace-bearer, Dr. Hall Duncan. Duncan, a writer, illustrator and lecturer, is the designer of the university’s mace, an ornamented […]

Tree of Life ceremony asks, “What would Martin Luther King do today?”

The Oklahoma City Branch of the NAACP and the Oklahoma City MLK Coalition will present the 26th annual commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 6:45 p.m.  Photo provided

The Oklahoma City Branch of the NAACP and the Oklahoma City MLK Coalition will present the 26th annual commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. They tribute will be followed with a Rights Rally from 7 to 8 p.m. Both events are open […]

State Capitol hosts celebration of “Bob Wills Day” with daughter, Carolyn Wills, music and dance

By the 1930's, Bob Wills had become the face of Western swing. Photo courtesy www.bobwills.com

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The public is invited to celebrate “Bob Wills Day” with song and dance at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, April 4. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. State Representative Purcy Walker (HD 60) from western Oklahoma and Kent Harrison, State President of the Oklahoma State Fiddlers, Inc., are working […]

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