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Mary Bilder to present OCU Quinlan Lecture on April 5

Mary Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School will deliver the 2018 Quinlan Lecture at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. on Thursday, April 5.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City, OK – The 2018 Quinlan Lecture will be delivered by Mary Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N. Harvey, on Thursday, April 5.  The free lecture, titled “James Madison and Constitutional Compromise” will be […]

A look at those who lobby at the state Capitol for public education, including tax increases

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Stacy Martin and Patrick B. McGuigan What does a top contract education lobbyist make in Oklahoma? Margaret Erling’s lobbying firm makes $75,000 a year lobbying for the Tulsa Public Schools, the state’s second largest school district. The firm garners $50,000 a year as the lobbyist for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Fred Jordan’s lobbying firm […]

24th annual Flute Fair to feature Grammy winner Molly Barth

The Oklahoma Flute Society's annual Flute Fair on March 10-11 will feature Grammy winning flutist, Molly Barth.  MollyBarth.com

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – The Oklahoma Flute Society will present its 24th Annual Flute Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 at the University of Oklahoma Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in Norman.  The event will feature Grammy winning flutist, Molly Barth as guest artist. Saturday will include a […]

STV Dance & Singing Camp set for March, 5K Run in June

Since its inception in 2010, the Stop the Violence Singing and Dance Camp program has reached thousands of youth across the state of Oklahoma, providing direction and hope to children. Photo provided.

UPDATE:  The Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp has been moved to March 19-24.  Location stays the same.  Register for FREE now! By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Stop the Violence (STV) OKC will host its 9th annual Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp from March 12 – 17. The program will take […]

Tracy Crow, #MeToo activist and author will keynote OSU Women Veterans Symposium

Award-winning author, journalist and former Marine Corps officer Tracy Crow will be the keynote speaker at the OSU Women Veterans Symposium on March 10.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University will feature former Marine Corps officer and sexual assault survivor Tracy Crow as the keynote speaker for the third annual Women Veterans Symposium. The event on Saturday, March 10 will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center located in the Oklahoma […]

Acclaimed author and civil rights advocate to speak at OSU

Author and activist Carol Anderson will speak at OSU's Student Union Theater on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK– On Thursday, February 8, Oklahoma State University will host critically-acclaimed author and human and civil rights advocate Carol Anderson.  Her presentation will take place at Oklahoma State University’s Student Union Theater at 7 p.m. on the Stillwater campus. The event is free and open to the public. Anderson’s […]

State Chamber’s ‘OK2030’ strategic plan recommends school choice

Dr. Jennifer Lepard, Oklahoma’s State Chamber Research Foundation Executive Director, guided the process of creating OK2030, the organization’s long-term strategic vision project. Photo Provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Chamber has unveiled a comprehensive vision for public policy reforms aiming “to dramatically improve our state’s rankings and prospects.” The OK 2030 document, described as “the culmination of a yearlong effort to gather ideas and input from across the state” includes major education policy reforms, […]

OCU named a ‘Best College Value’ by Kiplinger’s

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University was recently named a 2018 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a leader in personal finance news and business forecasting. Out of 100 private universities that made the list, OCU is ranked #71. The rankings are available online. The list will appear in print […]

Star Spencer High School receives donation of new band instruments valued at $4500

From left: Seen with the new xylophone funded by the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Partners in Action projects are: (from left) Brad Herzer, OKCPS Deputy Chief of Schools; Alta Price, Manager of Outreach and Programs with the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools; Corey Robinson; Zalee Robinson; Princess Berry; DJ Carter, Star Spencer Band Director; Quenton Frederick, Jamari Carter, Victoria Birney, Bill Caldwell: Brian Hinson, Star Spencer Principal; and Verna Martin, the Instructional Leadership Director.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Star Spencer High School students were the honored recipients of brand new band instruments earlier this week. The gift was funded by a donation given to the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools in the amount of $5,000. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, […]

Positive Tomorrows announces $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign

The Positive Tomorrows Capitol Campaign will help to raise funds to build a new 36,000 square foot school for homeless children, nearly doubling the school’s current capacity. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Last month, on “Giving Tuesday” (Nov. 28) Positive Tomorrows held its largest annual fundraiser, the Gold Star Luncheon. During the event, Oklahoma’s only elementary school for homeless children announced a $10.2 million Capital Campaign. This campaign will help to raise funds to build a new […]

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