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OU Welcome Center to be Renovated and Named in Honor of Significant Gift From Jones Family

The University of Oklahoma received a $15 million gift from longtime supporters Jonny and Brenda Jones to help fund the renovation and expansion of Jacobson Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Norman campus... Continue reading

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Q&A with LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Quan Phan

As the LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator with the Gender + Equality Center (GEC) at the University of Oklahoma and an OU doctoral candidate, Quan Phan works around the clock to find unique ways to serve the LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and community of OU... Read Quan's Q&A

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Meet OU student Ezra Koenig

Hailing from Inola, Oklahoma, a rural town with just over 2,000 inhabitants, Ezra Koenig entered OU with goals in mind: they wanted to find their community, study what they are passionate about, and make a lasting difference... Continue reading Ezra's story

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Meet the Class of 2022

On Friday, May 13, the University of Oklahoma family gathered in celebration of the OU Class of 2022 at the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium! To celebrate the Class of 2022, we collected the stories of eight graduating students... Continue reading

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State-of-the-art podcast studio comes to Gaylord College

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication introduced a new creative space, a state-of-the-art podcast studio fit with microphones, soundboards, headphones, and other recording technology, for Gaylord students and alumni on March 28, 2022... Continue reading 

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Watch why these four students chose OU

What makes the University of Oklahoma special to those who are a part of it? What resources and opportunities have students enjoyed? Why should you join the OU family? All of these questions were answered by Anna Brooks, Jolie Morgan, Devin Brown, and Andrew Jacob... Watch their OU stories

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The Big Event & the OU Dance Marathon 2022

Each year, the Big Event and the OU Dance Marathon positively impact Oklahoma communities in unique ways. From raising thousands to benefit Oklahoma children to volunteering across Norman and OKC to help the local community, thousands of OU students are committed to the act of giving... Continue reading

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Q&A with OU Black Royalty 2022

This year, four contestants took to the stage to be chosen as OU Black Royalty for 2022. Through an expansive collection of on-stage categories and interviews with judges, the pageant reveals the contestants' true passion for leadership, service, and cultural awareness on the OU campus... Continue reading Alan's and Jasmine's Q&A

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How OU senior Bren Cable travels through time with her research in Tanzania, Africa

Since her first year at OU, Bren Cable has been involved with the student organization Pick and Hammer Club. Through Pick and Hammer, Bren found the opportunity to expand her interests on a global scale and travel to Africa to continue her research as an undergraduate research assistant... Continue reading Bren's story and Q&A

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Four OU organizations that empower women on campus

Learn more about the organizations at OU that empower women and individuals on campus — OU Women's Health Advocacy, African Women's League, Society of Women Engineers, and Women's Philanthropy Network... Continue reading

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OU Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences creates scholarship program

The Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences announced its newest initiative: the Dodge Family Scholars program, a financial need-based scholarship opportunity that will benefit and support a talented cohort of students with financial needs... Continue reading

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New Financial Programs and Partnerships to Benefit OU Transfer Students

The University of Oklahoma, committed to providing an education that is affordable and accessible, is investing in more financial support for incoming transfer students. Beginning in fall 2022, the Crimson Commitment program will be available to incoming Oklahoma’s Promise transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society or participants of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College... Continue reading

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Q&A with OU senior and STEM student Devin Brown

With the resources, opportunities, and support of OU’s faculty, staff, and students, OU senior and STEM student Devin Brown has not only shaped a successful and meaningful college career but also found his home with the OU family... Continue reading Devin's story and Q&A

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Black History Month Kickoff with African American Programs and Services Coordinator Angelique Price

On February 1, OU hosted the 2022 Black History Month (BHM) Kickoff to show the investment the University has in celebrating and valuing the cultural identities of OU students. Angelique Price has spent the last several months planning the in-person event... Continue reading Angelique's story

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Q&A with OU's Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator, Aerial Hobson

In college, Aerial was welcomed into a small chapter of fewer than eight women and dived fully into the philanthropies and the mission behind the organization. Aerial took that experience earned and now serves the University of Oklahoma as the coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services as well as the advisor for the Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council... Continue reading Aerial's Q&A

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From OU's School of Visual Arts to Choctaw Nation's installation walls, learn how Antonia Belindo creates art inspired by heritage

Before Antonia Belindo, a Kiowa artist and OU's American Indian Programs & Services Coordinator, stepped foot on the University of Oklahoma’s campus, her future was already cemented by the legacy left at OU by her late grandfather... Continue reading Antonia's story

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Q&A with OU Coordinator of Native American Student Recruitment Cassandra Cline

Meet Cassandra, an admissions counselor whose efforts are enriching the lives of Native American students at OU... Continue reading Cassandra's Q&A

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Q&A with Jolie Morgan and Necole Begay

Meet two OU juniors who are working to positively impact their Native American communities on and off campus... Continue reading Jolie's and Morgan's Q&As

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How OU student Andrew Jacob helped record a movie score

Through a fellowship at OKC’s music production company Onyx Lane, Andrew helped record a score for the 2021 fantasy movie, Iké Boys... Continue reading Andrew's story


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The Little Box of Big News: How it's made

Have you ever wondered how the Little Box of Big News makes it to the doorsteps of OU's prospective students?... Continue reading how the admissions box is created

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Explore OU's non-flying aviation program

When Caylin Cannady discovered the OU Aviation Program, their close-by facilities, and the tight-knit student and faculty community, her college search ended and her OU story began... Continue reading Caylin's story


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Q&A with First-Generation OU Student Baley Wells

Learn more about the first-gen OU experience through a Q&A with Baley Wells, a first-generation college OU graduate and current OU grad student... Continue reading Baley's story

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How Jackie Simmons found her home at OU

Watch how Jackie Simmons, a sophomore acting major in the OU School of Drama, found her community, purpose, and home at OU... Continue reading Jackie's story

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Alumni Letters

Read letters to future Sooners from OU alumni about how the University of Oklahoma impacted their lives and what they are each doing now. Read Letters

Mr. and Miss Hispanic OU 2021 Q&A

Miss & Mr. Hispanic OU

Read why two Latinx students, Dylan Yahir-Ruiz and Adriana Gonzalez-Vega, were crowned Mr. and Miss Hispanic OU for 2021 and how their platforms will serve the next generation of OU Latinx students... Continue reading "Q&A with Mr. and Miss Hispanic OU 2021"

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Meet Dr. Daniel Resasco!

Take a closer look into the STEM world, the Latinx community, and what you can accomplish at OU with chemical engineering professor, Dr. Resasco... Continue reading "Meet Dr. Daniel Resasco!"

Map of the internships from the starting point of OU

Kickstarting Careers: A summer of interning

Learn how three Latinx students changed the trajectory of their careers by completing internships at banking firm Goldman Sachs, Duit Holdings, Inc., and engineering group Jacobs... Continue reading "Kickstarting Careers: A summer of interning"