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Oklahoman Modified: August 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm •  Published: August 26, 2014


Indian clinic building opens

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic dedicated its new medical building to its chairman of the board, Dr. Everett R. Rhoades, and celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 15. Rhoades, who is Kiowa, was the first American Indian director of Indian Health Service and is a founding member of the clinic. Located at 5208 W Reno, the building houses services including the Harmon-y Pediatric Clinic, physical therapy clinic, wellness center, optometry department, public health department, behavioral health department and administration and businesses offices. The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide health care and wellness services to urban Indians in central Oklahoma. The staff cares for more than 18,000 patients from more than 220 federally recognized tribes every year. For more information, go to

OU receives Panhellenic award

— The National Panhellenic Conference, a premier advocacy organization for women and the sorority experience, announced that it has awarded excellence and achievement awards to 32 universities, including the University of Oklahoma. OU is a recipient of an excellence award — the highest award — for 2014. OU met all seven criteria for the honor, including recruitment, Panhellenic structure, communication with its national adviser, judicial procedures, Panhellenic programming, academics and Panhellenic community impact and relations.

Design work on display

— The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design will open “Level Up! An Exhibition of Work From the Department of Design” with a free reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Donna Nigh Gallery on the third and fourth floors of the Nigh University Center. The exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman- through senior-level course work created by graphic and interior design students from the previous academic year. The work will be on display through Oct. 16. For more information, go to



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