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Archive for: March, 2015

Responses to the Fraternity video

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Compiled by the staff of The City Sentinel from online sources On Tuesday morning (March 10), we posted Pat McGuigan’s report on initial responses from state legislators concerning a video of fraternity members reciting racist phrases. That story, including comments from several prominent black Oklahomans, can be viewed here: Here are comments from several other […]

OCU honored by Arbor Day Foundation with Tree Campus USA recognition

The Arbor Day Foundation has recently honored Oklahoma City University with the 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition for its continued commitment to effective urban forest management.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Arbor Day Foundation has recently honored Oklahoma City University with the 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota, Tree Campus USA is a national program that recognizes colleges and universities […]

State Capitol voices unite to decry racist fraternity chant

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma state Legislature is sometimes slow-moving. When it comes to the nuances of state public policy, that can be a good thing, indeed. But every now and then, speed can be a sign of virtue. All over Oklahoma, responses to a racist chant that went “viral” […]

OCU President Robert Henry joins iCivics board chaired by Justice O’Connor

Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry, has joined the board of ICivics, the non-profit organization chaired by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (center). With them is OCU first lady Jan Henry.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter iCivics, the nonprofit organization founded and chaired by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, has announced that Oklahoma City University President Judge Robert Henry has joined its 11-member governing board. A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, iCivics creates effective digital learning […]

Jennifer Granholm delivers call to practical progressive action at “Sally’s List” event

Executive session: Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm smile for The City Sentinel after her speech to the Powerful Women Lunch, benefiting Sally's List, which supports identifying, recruiting and electing progressive women. The event was held Thursday (March 5) at the Will Rogers Theatre on N. Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher During her visit to Oklahoma, Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, delivered an affirmation of progressivism, stressing the role women must play in advancing an alternative to the “far right,” which she says now dominates the Republican Party. Her wide-ranging address centered on practical steps needed to advance policy alternatives […]

OK-CADP hosts two events with Frank Thompson – warden turned anti death penalty advocate

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will host its 24th Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Dinner featuring keynote speaker Frank Thompson, former Oregon State Penitentiary Warden on Saturday, April 4.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has announced two events to be held on Saturday, April 4, on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. Both events will feature special guest speaker Frank Thompson, a former Oregon State Penitentiary warden – now an anti-death penalty advocate. The […]

CAIR Oklahoma banquet “Rooted in Faith: Growing Through Service” set for March

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 28, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter will host their 9th Annual Awards Banquet, themed “Rooted in Faith: Growing Through Service.”  The event will be held at the Reed Conference Center in the Sheraton Hotel, 5800 Will Rogers Rd., in Midwest City. Registration begins […]

March brings classes, events and activities to the Myriad Gardens

Among the many classes, events and activities held this month at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, now through March 14, the “Jewel Orchids: Treasures of the Rainforest” exhibit is free with regular admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory in downtown OKC.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This March there will be a variety of fun and educational classes, events and activities for the entire family at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Kids can learn about vanilla beans, how to plant potatoes and enjoy a series of Spring Break pop-in activities. For adults, Oklahoma Gardening […]

Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIX now accepting applications

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its twenty-eighth year, is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 adult class.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its twenty-eighth year, is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 adult class. The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year.  The criterion for selection includes demonstrated leadership on the part of applicants in their communities and state. The program is […]

Custer County, American Indians’ Ferguson: The story that won’t make it to CNN

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by Levi Rickert, NativeNewsOnline.net In the aftermath of Ferguson, I am reminded of Custer County. On a Monday night in November, the nation waited for the grand jury’s decision on whether or not Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be indicted for the August 2014 killing of teenager, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen. […]

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