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Valentine Cabaret

February 13,15,16,17 at 7:30 PM

History Speaks Series

February 19- 7:00 PM

Peggy Grande- Secretary to former President Ronald Reagan

February 20- 7:00 PM

Spring Sing 2018

March 2,3 at 8:00 PM, 3 at 2:00 PM

Associates Gala

April 50- Door open at 6:30 PM

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Spring Sing 2018

Greetings, Fellow Eagles! Already, Christmas 2017 seems a distant memory and we're only a few weeks away from spring 2018 - and you know what that means........... I'm getting older really fast! So, let's get on with it.


Now, to the news...

Spring Sing #50!

That's right...... Spring Sing is 50 years old this March! I would imagine those who started this program in the late 60s had no idea of the impact on OC life this would have. This weekend remains the largest recruiting weekend of every year. Granted, it's had its changes over the years, but now involves around 400+ students per year and remains as the only student-run production of its kind among our sister schools. Pretty unique and a good learning experience for our students. And yes.........still very physically and academically challenging for those students.
 
ss2017ee2017 SPRING SING- IOTA KAPPA PHI WON FIRST PLACE

One of the more recent changes/additions to this SGA - sponsored production is the students' addition of a charity fund-raising component to their program. For the past two years, they have named a charity for which they raise funds using this show as the catalyst. To see how you can help with this year's charity effort - whether or not you are attending the show - Click here.

Tickets
 for the shows on March 2,3 are now on sale online at 
oc.edu/springsing.

2018 Associates Gala

On Thursday, April 5, OC will host its annual Associates Gala at the Western Heritage and Cowboy Museum. This event is one of the premier dinner events each year and hosts our Associates donors and their guests for an evening of entertainment and the awarding of our annual "Lee Allen Smith Spirit of Oklahoma" award. This year's honoree is Darci Lynne Farmer, winner of the 12th America's Got Talent. Darci is a young lady from the Oklahoma City area who won the competition with her outstanding ventriloquist act. She promises to make this evening a very memorable one. If you're already an Associate member, I hope you'll make every effort to join us for this special evening. For information on how you can become an Associate go to oc.edu/associates.


Alumni Office Offers 'Adulting' Classes to Students

For the past two years, our office has hosted what we're calling 'Adulting' classes, primarily for juniors and seniors. The purpose for the classes is to prepare them for life after college with such topics as personal budgeting, how to prepare for income taxes, shopping for insurance, resume prep and interviewing tips, and establishing 'healthy' credit. Each topic is covered by an alum qualified in the respective topic. For most of the students taking advantage of these sessions, it is information they would not likely receive in any of their credited classes, but the information they will HAVE TO HAVE for life on their own. Students have seemed very appreciative of the sessions.

BrianBlundell
 

Homeward

With each new year, our social service clubs rally together with their alumni (you!) ready to claim the title Homeward Pride Competition: Club Champions. Not only are you giving to your club passion project and raising our alma mater's rank in the U.S. News & World Report--you're declaring to the world that your club has the greatest, most deeply-rooted, can't-stop-won't-stop Homeward Pride. And with the competition ending on March 31, it's anybody's game. Does your club have what it takes to win?

Knights - Alpha Knights Treasury
Scots - Adam Langford Scholarship
Bulls - Delta Scholarship
Rainbows - Gamma Service Award
Owls - Iota Mission Award
Panthers - Welcome Home Kits for International Students
Arrows - Community Garden
Cubs - HonduraServe
Samurai - Psi Samurai Scholarship
Doves - John Thompson Scholarship

Any amount. Any OC project. Every new club grad giver between now and March 31 counts. Use the links above to give to your club’s passion project OR give anywhere on campus via www.oc.edu/homeward.


Upcoming Campus Speakers

WHEELER PARKER, JR. PICTURED ABOVE

Two outstanding speakers will address audiences on the campus this month.
 
Monday, February 19, 7:00 pm - History Speaks Series - Wheeler Parker, Jr.-  Born in Slaughter, Mississippi in 1939 – Wheeler Parker’s family relocated to Chicago in 1947 with the hope of providing better living conditions and a better education for their children. Wheeler returned to Mississippi with his grandfather, Moses Wright during summer 1955. TravelIng with him was his 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till. The events of that week changed his life forever. The incident at the store in Money; the night of terror when Emmett was taken from the home and murdered, and his return to Chicago alone and in constant fear for his own life, still causes him to tremble and weep. He always believed he would see Emmett again, not being able to accept that the horrific corpse returned to Chicago was Emmett, and he was able to cope by believing he was not dead. The last living eyewitness (besides Till’s accuser), Wheeler is a survivor of this event – an event that sparked the civil rights movement – an event that Time Magazine said: “Changed The World.” This event? The murder of Emmett Till.

The lecture is free, but register at oc.edu/historyspeaks.
 

Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm
, Adams Recital Hall-  
Pepperdine alumna Peggy Grande will speak about her 10 years as President Ronald Reagan's Executive Assistant during his post-presidency years. 
Her presentation topic and the name of her book published last February, "The President Will See You Now", should prove an interesting evening.

Seating is first come first serve.


2018 Vienna Alumni Adventure

We regret to inform you that the trip planned for April 28-May 5, 2018 has been canceled.  One of our leaders for the trip had some health issues come up and both would not be able to go with us this year.  Lindy came through her heart surgery well, but has a long recovery ahead of her. Our prayers are with Ken and the rest of the Adams family.

Our apologies to our guests who had already registered.  Full refunds will apply.

We will look forward to a spectacular trip in 2019!  The dates for the Vienna Alumni Adventure will be April 27-May 4, 2019. We hope you will join us.


and finally.......

 


Stafford North's 'Good News' Newsletter

February Good News has great reports about Europe from Eastern European Mission, from Africa through a report of new churches in Nigeria, and from the Latin World through a report from Great Cities Missions. There is also an article about Europe’s becoming more receptive to the gospel message. You will be encouraged by these stories so be sure to read them. 


To suggest a story for Good News contact stafford.north@oc.edu. Share this newsletter with those on your contact list and with your local congregation.  We are strengthened by stories of success.  To read Good News go to www.oc.edu/goodnews.


Til March......


In Him,
Bob Lashley ('74)