Event Briefs for March 18, 2014

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services now bears the name of Donna Nigh, a lifelong advocate for people with special needs.
Oklahoman Published: March 18, 2014
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UCO honors Donna Nigh

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services now bears the name of Donna Nigh, a lifelong advocate for people with special needs. The university hosted a reception to celebrate the honor. Nigh served as first lady of both the state of Oklahoma and the university and was instrumental in organizing resources to support the needs of people with mental disabilities. Her husband, former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh, served as president of UCO from 1992-1997. To learn more about the Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services, go to www.uco.edu/ceps/dept/apss.

Church cafe offers hope

Remaining hopeful while facing difficulties will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe at 6:30 p.m. March 26. The program, titled “Why Do Bad Things Keep Happening? Finding Hope ...Against All Odds,” features a screening of the film “My Last Days.” The film chronicles the experiences of Ryan and Amy Green and their young son Joel as he faces repeated health challenges. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Cafe is at Wickline United Methodist Church, 417 Mid America Blvd. For more information, call 732-0356.

Sheriff to round up drugs

The Cleveland County sheriff’s office will sponsor a Prescription Drug Roundup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at several grocery stores. Deputies will collect expired or unwanted medications at Homeland stores at 1251 Alameda St. and 2600 W Robinson St. in Norman; Homeland at 10700 S Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City; and Crest Foods, 1315 N Eastern Ave., in Moore. For more information, call 701-8847.

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