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Return to medieval times at Norman fair

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:25pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS 

NORMAN — More than 200 artisans will be at the 42nd Annual Medieval Fair at Reaves Park on Friday through Sunday in Norman.

A 14th-century kingdom comes to life each year at the Medieval Fair, as costumed citizens dressed as kings, queens, knights and fools take part in the immersive experience.

Held annually since 1977, this living history fair features educational exhibits, arts, crafts, food, games, demonstrations and ongoing entertainment at seven stages, according to the Norman Visitors Bureau.

Food vendors at the Medieval Fair will offer foods including smoked turkey legs, roasted corn, funnel cakes and handcrafted root beer.

One-of-a-kind wares include whimsical and fine art, jewelry, woodworking, leather goods, swords and shields, pottery, stained glass and clothing.

The free fair is open from 10 a.m.

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Oklahoma City Schools closing Wednesday for teacher walkout.

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:24am

From Staff Reports

Oklahoma City Schools and several area school districts are closing Wednesday for a third straight day for the statewide teacher walkout.

Bethany, Deer Creek, Edmond, Mid-Del, Newcastle, Norman, Oklahoma City, Purcell, Shawnee, Yukon Schools and others will be closed Wednesday.

Check NewsOK.com for a complete list of school closings. 



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Basketball tournament to benefit Norman nonprofit Loveworks Leadership

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 7:46pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

First-responders from Norman and Moore will compete in a basketball tournament April 21 that benefits a Norman youth organization.

The fourth annual “Heroes on the Court” event will take place at 10 a.m.

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Spring enrollment up at only 7 colleges

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:37pm

By Kathryn McNutt


Spring enrollment at Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities decreased 1.5 percent compared with last year.

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Opera to be presented at OU

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 4:59pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — A ruined castle in the Scottish Highlands is the setting for Sir Walter Scott's eerie Gothic romance as University Theatre and the School of Music present "Lucia di Lammermoor.

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OU alumna, organist to be lauded

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:59am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma School of Music will pull out all the stops — organ and otherwise — April 7 and 8 to honor organist Diane Bish, an OU alumna and a worldwide ambassador for the pipe organ.

Bish is best known as the host of the international TV series "The Joy of Music.

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Anthropological group to hold annual meeting Saturday

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:51am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — “Animals, Aliens and Demons: The Anthropology of Humans and Other Beings” will be the theme for annual meeting of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society on Saturday, March 31.

The one-day session is open to the public and will cover topics that are as varied as they are unusual, said Mel Phillips, OAS president.

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Students show their spots and stripes in musical

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:47am

Animals talk, with a little help from magic dust, and have something to say to us, in a new medieval fantasy musical.

“Spots and Stripes,” a family-friendly musical, premiered Thursday in the auditorium of Norman's Longfellow Middle School, 215 N Ponca Ave.

It will also be performed at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Students suggest community enhancements for downtown Blanchard

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:35am

By Kay Hunt For The Oklahoman

Students enrolled in the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) program recently met in Blanchard to present their project ideas for enhancing the downtown area to city officials.

The City of Blanchard was selected by the IQC as one of the communities to receive an Oklahoma Municipal League grant to design projects that create experience-based learning opportunities for students in the College of Architecture, all the while providing the communities with credible options to assist in accomplishing their goals.

In his grant proposal, City Manager Robert Floyd outlined several challenges the community is having in the downtown area that he wished for the IQC students to address.

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Next University of Oklahoma president has vision of reaching a higher plain

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 9:01pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Jim and Janet Gallogly were planning to retire to Austin, Texas, to be near two daughters and two grandkids when he got the call.

“My wife was saying, ‘I'm finally going to have you home.' And then I came and said, ‘The university has asked me to do something, and you know I never say no to OU.'"

Gallogly was asked to interview for the job of president of the University of Oklahoma to succeed retiring President David Boren.

"President Boren told me he had never called Jim Gallogly and Jim Gallogly had not said 'yes' to a request," Chairman Clay Bennett said after the OU Board of Regents hired the retired business executive to be OU's 14th president.

"We're thrilled.

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Norman police ID man shot by officers Sunday

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:04am

By Robert Medley

NORMAN — Police on Thursday released the name of a man who was shot by police officers during a confrontation Sunday, as well as the two officers who shot him.

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