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HELMERICH FOUNDATION MAKES $500,000 GIFT IN SUPPORT OF OU LIBRARIES
ARDMORE - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced at the OU Board of Regents meeting today that The Helmerich Foundation of Tulsa is making a $500,000 gift in support of the renovation of a floor in the Neustadt Wing of Bizzell Memorial Library to create a 21st century collaborative learning center.
OU Plans to Construct New Residential College Housing
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that planning is underway for new residential colleges for upperclassmen and women. They will be patterned on those at Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.
Design Phase Underway for $12 Million OU Tornado Shelters
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that MA Plus, which was selected to design OU tornado shelters, is nearing completion of the planning for the $12 million OU tornado shelters. The project is an expansion of campus storm shelters to house students living in University housing. Read more
OU’S JEANNINE RAINBOLT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS/DEBT FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced today that the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education has raised $3.1 million thus far in its $10 million fundraising drive for scholarships, the focal point of which is a Debt Forgiveness Program for new teachers. Read more
Will and Helen Webster Make Major Gift to Establish Fellowship Program in Honors College
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has received a $1.1 million gift from Will and Helen Webster of California to encourage teaching excellence and enhance the educational experience of students in the Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College. The Webster’s gift will be directed to an endowment for the new Presidential Faculty Fellows Program. Read more