UCO receives EPA award
For the second year in a row, the University of Central Oklahoma is being recognized for using more green power than any other school in its conference. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named the university the 2011-12 Green Power Champion of the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Per EPA estimates, Central's purchase of green power from Edmond Electric is equivalent to offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions of more than 2,000 average American homes, or nearly 4,000 passenger vehicles, annually.
UCO's relationship with the EPA began in 2006, when the university joined the Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.
OC chooses new dean
Oklahoma Christian University named Don Drew as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate schools. Drew takes the post June 1.
Drew joined the OC faculty in 2000 as founding director of the university's MBA program and currently serves as dean of OC's graduate programs. He received the university's Faculty Leadership Award in 2004.
“Don has been an effective leader in building our highly successful graduate programs,” OC President John deSteiguer said. “In this expanded role, he will help lead the university through the expansion and streamlining of all our academic programs and better target them to meet the long-term needs of our students.”
OCCC to have film clinics
The Oklahoma Film Institute at Oklahoma Community College will present the Summer 2012 OFI Cinema Clinics, June 7-30. The series of five, three-day clinics will be in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center, Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the cinematography clinic which will be Mondays through Wednesdays, June 25 through the 27.
Students enrolled in the clinics will learn motion picture production, script writing, directing and editing from OFI leader and Academy Award winning film producer, OCCC Artist in Residence Gray Frederickson (The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now). Joining Frederickson will be Emmy Award winning writer/director and producer/screenwriter Greg Mellott, chair of the Film and Video Production program at OCCC.
Tuition for each clinic session is $300. For more information or to enroll, call 682-7847.