Saturday, April 18, 2009

Super Six

The Campus Activities Council is moving to prevent the formation of a group who has come to be known as "The Super 6" in homecoming 2009.

The group is a merger of several different fraternities and sororities including Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Pi Beta Phi.

The Greek bodies originally were teaming up as one group to enter homecoming where they boycott building a float and using the money that would be spent on the float to host a philanthropy.

"It is nothing against CAC or anything like that," said Dan McCarthy, president of Phi Delta Theta. "We just want to use the money to benefit people rather than building a float that you just throw away the next day after months of work."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Gaylord Ad and PR Agency

Above: The new add agency facility on the 2nd floor of the new wing of Gaylord Hall will allow students the opportunity to work with real clients and get hands on experience with state of the art facilities and a student ran operation.
A new student- led public relations and advertising agency will be on the second floor of the new Gaylord wing next semester.

The PR and ad agency has yet to be named and has been a dream since the Gaylord building has been designed, said professor David Tarpenning. The agency will begin training this summer and will begin operations in the fall.

After a profit is generated, which could be as early as the spring, scholarships could be made available for those involved. While the interview and application process is over, students are still welcome to apply next fall for the spring of 2010.

"It is a great experience for students to deal with real clients from around the nation and get hands on experience," said Andrew Jones, advertising junior. "Working for a student led agency is makes students infinitely more marketable, as employers would rather see students work for an agency as opposed to internships."

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Oprah's right-hand man coming to OU

Oprah's right-hand man will be coming this week to speak to students about his experiences with Oprah and the future of radio.

Erik Logan joined XM Satellite Radio in 2004 where he became the executive vice president. He joing Harpo, Inco. in 2008 and has been working with Oprah and all around Harpo ever since.

Logan will be lecturing several classes and will also be interviewed by both the "Wake up, Oklahoma" morning broadcast show and the "OU Nightly" evening broadcast.

"It should be very interesting," said OU freshman Rachel Barclay. "I was raised watching Oprah. My mom is obsessed."

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sooner Scandals finals

Sooner Scandals came to and end tonight with the victors being Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the Beta Theta Chi fraternity.

Sooner Scandals is an annual event that takes place every spring semester in which student groups, predominantly fraternities and sororities, partner up and put on a 12 minutes musical during CAC's Parents Weekend.

This year, six shows made the finals, of which three placed. Placing second was Delta Gamma and Phi Delta Theta, followed by Chi Omega and Delta Tau Delta.

"The shows this year were better than I expected," said OU freshman Katie Piper. "I didn't participate or anything, but now I really want to next year."