The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.
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.
SAM NOBLE MUSEUM TO BE AWARDED NATIONAL MEDAL FOR MUSEUM SERVICE
NORMAN – In a White House ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 8, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma will be awarded the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. The Institute for Museum and Library Services is honoring only five museums and five libraries nationwide with the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
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. Read more about the scholarship.
Brad Burnett Receives the 2014 Regents' Award for Superior Staff
NORMAN – Brad Burnett, University of Oklahoma Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Financial Services, has been selected as the 2014 Regents’ Award for Superior Staff on the OU Norman campus. Read more about the award.
OU Designated Big 12 Conference Champion In EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge
NORMAN – For the second consecutive year, the University of Oklahoma is the Big 12 Conference Champion for using more green power than any other school in the conference, according to rankings just released by the U.S. Environmental Agency. Read more about the award.