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Public Affairs supports OU’s mission through publicity, promotion and special events designed to encourage public understanding and support of the University and to foster a consistent, positive image of OU across the state and nation.
Five Outstanding Individuals to Receive Honorary Degrees
NORMAN – Four outstanding individuals will join University of Oklahoma Commencement speaker Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, and Founder and Chair of Teach For America, in being awarded honorary degrees at OU’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.
OU's Alexis Taitel Named Recipient of Truman Scholarship
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholar and Honors student has been selected as a recipient of the Truman Scholarship. Alexis Taitel won the prestigious award based on her leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of “making a difference.” She is the eighth OU student to be honored with the national award since 2003 and the 13th since the scholarship began in 1977.
2014 STAFF SENATE AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE HELD APRIL 22
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma staff members who are retiring will be recognized and staff will be honored for outstanding performance at the Staff Senate Awards Ceremony Tuesday, April 22. Read more about the awards.
2014 OU Staff Week to Include Daily Activities and Annual Awards Ceremony
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Norman campus Staff Week will feature an ice cream social, art show, games and activities, as well as a picnic and the annual awards ceremony. Staff Week is April 21 through 25 and this year’s theme is “OU Staff: The Real Superheroes!” Donations of canned food items to benefit Norman’s Food for Friends may be brought to all of the activities except for the awards ceremony. Read more about Staff Week.
CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All to Deliver OU Commencement Address
NORMAN – Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, and Founder and Chair of Teach For America, will deliver the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St. Read more about Wendy Kopp.