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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 […]

Remembering the Genoveses: Elizabeth and Eugene, Back in the News

Pictured during his early years as America's best-known Marxist historian, Eugene Genovese (1930-2012). Rochester.edu Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan   In a recent essay, syndicated columnist Rich Lowry deftly deployed the words of two leading American scholars of the modern era. Reflecting on a surging academic and journalistic movement to redefine U.S. history comprehensively (and negatively) in terms of slavery and attendant sins of the American past, Lowry deployed these words: […]

Ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau to speak at OCU

Ocean conservationist, explorer, documentary filmmaker, and shark expert Fabien Cousteau will be the featured speaker for the OCU Lemon Distinguished Speaker series on Sept. 24.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will host a guest presentation by ocean conservationist, explorer, documentary filmmaker, and shark expert Fabien Cousteau at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. His presentation, themed “One Ocean, One People,” will be held in the Petree Recital Hall inside the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts […]

Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. to launch opening of 33 OKCPS STEM Centers

On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders at Mark Twain Elementary School to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS).  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. there will be an assembly […]

OCU Certificate Programs now open for enrollment

Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University is now offering certificate programs in project management, government contracting, and two programs for human resources professionals.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Enrollment has opened for four professional certificate programs beginning this fall in the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. A leader in professional education for nearly two decades, Meinders is now offering certificate programs in project management, government contracting, and two programs for human […]

Oklahoma Democratic party congratulates Young Democrats on national honors

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party, through communications director Angela Allmond, said today (Wednesday, July 24) it was “thrilled to celebrate the successes of the Young Democrats of Oklahoma at the recent Young Democrats of America convention in Indiana.” Joshua Harris-Till was elected national president of the YDA. He is the second […]

State House Minority Leader Emily Virgin responds to Epic Charter investigation

State Rep. Emily Virgin, a Norman Democrat,is the Oklahoma House Minority Leader. File Photo.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Minority Leader Emily Virgin (D-Norman) released the following statement in response to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation launching an investigation of Epic Charter Schools amid allegations that school leaders embezzled millions of taxpayer dollars. “I am very concerned about the report that Epic Charter Schools has been paying students […]

OEA membership down 16 percent over five years

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By Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   When thousands of Oklahoma teachers participated in union-led protests at the Capitol in 2018, some thought the event was a sign of increasing power for teacher unions. Yet newly released figures show the Oklahoma Education Association, the state affiliate of the National Education Association, continued to […]

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