UCO prepares for WinterGlow
WinterGlow, the start of the holiday season at the University of Central Oklahoma, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30.
This is the 15th year for WinterGlow. The 2012 theme is “Miracle on 2nd Street.”
The evening begins with the ceremonial lighting of Old North, the university's oldest building. UCO President Don Betz and Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb will speak.
After the lighting ceremony, guests are invited to the Nigh University Center to participate in free holiday-themed activities including face painting, interactive games, crafts and carriage rides. Children who bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Edmond Hope Center can have a complimentary photo with Santa, courtesy of Taylor Made Photography.
For more information, go to www.uco.edu/winterglow or call 974-2363.
Parents' group will meet
Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the private meeting room of the Oklahoma Blood Institute, on the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Broadway.
The guest speaker will be Scott Van Krevelen, director of Van's House, a long-term treatment facility. He will talk about enabling versus helping. He will discuss with parents how their actions may be hindering their child's recovery.
Krevelen is in recovery himself, according to a news release.
For information, call 642-8198.
Students' creativity is honored
A project called Recycle Art, designed by Angie Debo Elementary School fifth-graders, was named a winner in the Creative Sparks contest.
McKelly Moore, Kelly Xu and Kaitlyn Grimes designed the project, which was spotlighted Nov. 13 at the Oklahoma State of Creativity Forum at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Creative Sparks is sponsored by Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores through The Oklahoman's Newspapers in Education.
Students were required to propose a creative idea to spark creativity in their learning environments. Students created a full advertising campaign that included a 500-word essay and video posted on YouTube.
The students will share a $500 prize, and their class will receive $2,000.
From Staff Reports