I hope all had a safe and enjoyable July 4th weekend. In the OKC area, including Edmond, a couple of firework shows did not go exactly as planned, but I don't think there were injuries - just disappointed viewers. Seems in at least two shows, something misfired and set off the entire displays at once. I guess we could look at them as 'time consolidation', but I'm not sure that occurred to those who had camped out for several hours to get their preferred spots.
Oh well..........on to the news.
Homecoming 2015- Saturday Parade
Important Homecoming Update! - I hope by now all know that the dates for our next homecoming are Nov. 4,5. I want to make known that in response to some suggestions from alumni in the past few years, we are announcing a new start time for the musical ("The Music Man"). Previously beginning at 8 pm, this year's start time for the performances will be 7:30 pm. The request was made to make it more possible for young children to attend the entire performance. We hope that this makes it more possible for some young children to attend this great family show.
Residual effects - since we try to coordinate a couple of other events not to conflict with the musical, this will also mean new times for the Friday night Alumni Banquet, now at 5:30-7:15 pm and Saturday evening's 70's Barn Bash, now at 5:30-7:15 pm.
Special HC Reunions 'to date' and contact:
Class of 1966 - Alumni Office
70's Decade Barn Bash - Alumni Office
Tag all of your memories, posts, and photos with #OCHomecoming
and #OCishome. Be sure to follow our alumni Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for all the latest Homecoming updates.
Are you from the 1970's decade? Join the OCC 1970's Facebook group
(click on it) to connect with fellow classmates, post pictures from your era, and get the scoop on the Homecoming reunion!
AD Curtis Janz leaves OC
- After 30 years or so of serving the OC community, our current Athletic Director, Curtis Janz ('86),
has accepted a similar job at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith. While we obviously hate to lose Curtis, we wish him well in this new work. We know that UAFS will be a better place for his coming. For a complete story on Curtis's work at OC, go to oceagles.com/news/2016/.
Hotel Storm Feedback? - Having now had this hotel discount program in place for a few months, I'd be very interested to hear some feedback from those of you who have used the program. Was it 'user friendly'? Did it work as designed? What problems did you encounter or suggestions would you make to improve the program.
We would like to make this service as beneficial to you as possible. Your feedback may help us make it so. It could be a valuable savings for those visiting for homecoming and other campus events as well as any travel you may make. I hope to hear from you.
If you have not used it yet, click on the HotelStorm icon above and use the password EAGLES.
- Candace Owens
is the Director of Career Services. She has some great things planned for fall/spring to help students getting ready for the "real world".
Take a look at our Career Services page
by clicking on www.oc.edu/careerservices
. You can also email Candace at email@example.com
if you would like to help.
Fall Schedule:(Employers,Recruiters, Alumni needed)
Part Time Job Fair- Sept. 9
"Monopolize Your Career" Week- (Job Fair- 30th) -Sept. 28-30
Dress for Success for Women (lunch)- Oct. 12
Resume Reviews/Mock Interviews-TBD
Vienna, Spring 2017 - Just a reminder that the date for our next spring Vienna Alumni Adventure is April 29-May 6, 2017. Last year's trip was fantastic and Ken ('69) and Lindy (Scobey '69) Adams have again agreed to join us and lead the tours. We hope to have the preliminary costs for 'non-air' expenses by September, so I hope you will consider joining us. If you have earlier questions, you can contact the Alumni Office for assistance.
Stafford North's Good News Newsletter - Good News in July 2016 brings a story about Christians on a cruise who reached out in conversation and the good things to which that led. Their story is a great one about see, hear, and DO. Also the home at Hope Harbor in Claremore, Oklahoma, is celebrating seventy years and has a new director. Another good news story is that nearly twenty ministers in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas churches have decided to help their congregations be more evangelistic in what they are doing about it. Finally, a report from Mel Latorre, Sr. ('66), tells of well-attended national meetings in Brazil.
You can reach Good News at www.oc.edu/goodnews
. Send good news story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
. And plan to attend the OC Lectureship onOctober 2-4
. Many wonderful speakers dealing with important topics. For a complete program go to www.oc.edu/lectureship
Til next month when we'll be in the early stages of year 66 on campus.........enjoy the rest of the summer, Eagles!