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OCU School of Law Alumni Awards Dinner to be held on March 28

The Oklahoma City University School of Law will honor the 2020 recipients of the OCU Law Alumni Awards on March 28.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City University School of Law has announced the 2020 recipients of the OCU Law Alumni Awards. Tamya Cox-Touré will be honored with the Community and Public Service Award, Garvin Isaacs will receive the Distinguished Law Alumnus Award, and Elizabeth Isaac will receive the […]

Induction gala, book, documentary to highlight Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame was established in 1971 to honor “Oklahoma journalists who have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the citizens of our state and country.”

Staff Report   Edmond, Oklahoma – Ten journalists, two Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and 10 posthumous inductees will be honored during the special 50th anniversary gala and banquet of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. The gala will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Oklahoma History Center. “The 50th anniversary gives us […]

John Marshall Middle School students honored for academic achievement during grade point challenge

OKCPS leaders (back row, from left) Jason Brown, OKCPS Deputy Superintendent; Michael Harris, Principal, John Marshall Middle School; Dr. Lee Beasley, John Marshall Enterprise Board member; and Jimmy Lawson, John Marshall Impact Team founder, honored twenty-eight students from John Marshall Enterprise Middle School for their academic achievement during the Impact Grade Point Challenge, during which the students each earned at least 4 A’s during the last semester.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) leaders recently recognized twenty-eight 7th and 8th graders from John Marshall Enterprise Middle School for their outstanding academic achievement during the school’s Impact Grand Point Challenge.  During the challenge, each student earned at least 4 A’s during the fall semester. The […]

Time on the Tigris: Through the eyes of a child

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Nyla Ali Khan Sometimes it helps to see the world through the eyes of a child. Contrary to popular opinion, Iraq and Iran were not benighted regions of the world, nor were their peoples barbaric and savage. I had the good fortune of visiting Iraq with my family in April-May 1980, prior to the decade-long […]

The “Black Hole” for Open Records at the University of Oklahoma

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Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin The City Sentinel Online   The University of Oklahoma somehow became, in recent years, a “Black Hole” for journalists and citizens wanting to monitor how tax dollars are spent. Early in the new year, CapitolBeatOK designated OU’s less-than-desired status for non-transparency as the sixth most significant story about Oklahoma […]

Schools disagree on definition of ‘significant medical condition’

Ray Carter is the director of OCPA’s Center for Independent Journalism. Photo provided.

Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   Under Oklahoma’s school grading system, a measure of “chronic absenteeism” is one of the factors included in the calculation of schools’ A-F grades on state report cards. However, exceptions are allowed for students with significant qualifying medical conditions that result in long absences. In the 2017-2018 and […]

Oklahoma City Public Schools – District-wide keyboarding competition yields winners

3rd Grade Champion – Terrell Wilburn, 35 WPM, Accuracy %97, from Thelma R. Parks Elementary School, during the The Oklahoma City Public Schools “Key Bee” finals at the Frederick Douglass High School auditorium on Nov. 14.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   The Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) “Key Bee” finals took place at the Frederick Douglass High School auditorium on November 14. The “Key Bee” is a typing competition for students in grades third through sixth. School administrators, students and families gathered for this typing contest and celebrated the 2019 Keyboarding Bee’s champions. […]

Backyard Poultry Workshop set for Nov. 2 in Norman

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension Offices in Cleveland County and Oklahoma County will host a series of free Backyard Poultry Workshops at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman on Saturday, November 2.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension Offices in Cleveland County and Oklahoma County, in cooperation with the Canadian Valley Poultry Club’s Mega Poultry Show, will host a series of free Backyard Poultry Workshops on Saturday, November 2. The workshops will begin at 9 a.m. […]

15th annual Touch A Truck set for Oct 5 in Norman

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 15th annual Touch A Truck event, presented by the Pioneer Library System and multiple community partners, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson Street in Norman. Attendees will have a chance to […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Sigma Sigma Omega chapter) supports Langston

Oklahoma City members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, shown here in a spring 2019 photo, sponsor several scholarships for students in the metroplex who plan to attend Historical Black Colleges or Universities, highlighting Oklahoma’s own Langston University. Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Staff Report   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) has designated September 15-21, 2019 as HBCU Week. During this week members of AKA are encouraged to promote and highlight Historically Black Colleges and Universities. To kick-off its HBCU Week activities, the Sigma Sigma Omega (SSO) Chapter in Oklahoma City kicked offits HBCU […]

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