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FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm •  Published: December 28, 2013


UCO receives Grant to assist prospective teachers

— The University of Central Oklahoma received a $20,000 grant from AT&T for the Prospective Teachers Academy, an initiative started by the College of Education and Professional Studies to assist and prepare Oklahoma City Public School students for a college degree and teacher certification. The goal is to guide these students back to a setting where they can lead students and understand the various challenges faced in urban environments.

Don't get caught without gun knowledge

Moore Norman Technology Center will host a free workshop Jan. 30 to help business owners make informed decisions related to Oklahoma's Open Carry law. “Guns in the Workplace: Dos and Don'ts” will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the center's South Penn Campus, 13301 S Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. To register, call 364-5763, ext. 7260.

Libraries will close

for New Year's

The Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed all day Wednesday in observance of New Year's Day. Libraries will resume normal operating hours Thursday. Customers can still transact business online at