OU President David Boren and Coaches Join New Sooners for Class of 2017 Photo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: OU Public Affairs, (405) 325-1701
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and the OU Class of 2017 gathered Sunday to honor one of OU’s newest traditions, the class photo on historic Owen Field.
The newest members of the Sooner family and President Boren were joined on the field by Athletic Director Joe Castiglione, Associate Athletic Director Nicki Moore, Head Football Coach Bob Stoops, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Sherri Coale, Head Softball Coach Patty Gasso, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Clarke Stroud, University College Dean Nicole Campbell and the Sooner Schooner.
Members of The Pride of Oklahoma and OU’s spirit squads formed the white outline of the interlocking OU, and the more than 4,000 members of the Class of 2017 wearing their crimson Class of 2017 shirts completed the internationally recognized logo. Also participating were members of the flag corps, carrying the OU flags and the flags of the Big 12.
The photo took place the evening before the first day of classes for the Class of 2017. President Boren officially welcomed the members of the class of 2017 during the New Sooner Academic Convocation last Thursday and congratulated the freshmen on being the highest academically ranked class in OU history with an average ACT of 26.2.
OU Board of Regents to Hold Special Meeting
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will hold a special meeting on Friday, Aug. 11, in Oklahoma City. Read More
OU Biologist Receives $1.2 Million NSF Grant in Support of Ecological Research
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma biology professor, Michael E. Kaspari, has been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study MacroSystems ecology—exploring how Earth’s temperature, precipitation and biogeochemistry govern the abundance, diversity and activity of ecological communities. Kaspari will test these models by generating the first standardized field data from entire communities of ground dwelling arthropods—an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton, a segmented body and paired jointed appendages. Read More
OU Named Among Architectural Digest's Top 18 Stunning Libraries Around the World
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library has been named among 18 stunning university libraries around the world, according to Architectural Digest. OU is the only Big 12 University to be recognized, joining the ranks of other university libraries such as Duke Humfrey’s Library at Oxford University in England; Trinity College Library at the University of Dublin.. Read More
KGOU Wins Top Radio Award
NORMAN – KGOU-FM has won the radio sweepstakes award from the Arkansas-Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters Association for the sixth time in the past seven years. The honor is given for most awards won in the AOAPB’s annual journalism contest. Read More