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Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Oklahoman Published: October 13, 2013

Education notes

11 join education hall of fame

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society announced the class of 2013 into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. They are: M. Dewayne Andrews (Oklahoma City) — University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Don Betz (Edmond) — University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern Oklahoma State University; Thomas L. Brown (Bartlesville) — Oklahoma City University; Loren P. Gresham (Oklahoma City) — Southern Nazarene University; Joe M. Kinzer Jr. (Edmond) — Northern Oklahoma College; Nancy Mergler (Norman) — University of Oklahoma; Donna J. Nelson (Norman) — University of Oklahoma; Cynthia S. Ross (Lawton) — Cameron University; Gary L. Trennepohl (Tulsa) — Oklahoma State University; Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Tulsa) — University of Tulsa; Ann Lacy (Oklahoma City) — Oklahoma City University (Award of Merit). The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and dead, for outstanding meritorious service to higher education in Oklahoma. This is the 20th year to honor higher education educators and administrators as well as those who support higher education with distinguished contributions.

OCU hosts film screening

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will continue its 32nd season with Lorraine Levy's “The Other Son,” screening at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27 and McKinley Avenue. Admission to all films in the series is free. The series is supported in part by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund and endowments through OCU and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “The Other Son” is about a man who, while preparing to join the Israeli army for his national service, realizes that he is not who he thinks he is. This realization changes the lives of a Tel Aviv Israeli family and a West Bank Palestinian family, forcing them to reassess their identities, values and beliefs.

UCO to hold Saudi National Day

The University of Central Oklahoma's Saudi Student Association invites the community to Saudi National Day, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in UCO's Nigh University Center third floor ballroom. The free event is open to the public and will include a traditional Arabic lunch for 300 attendees, Saudi singers, actors, fashion, a documentary about the country and prizes. More than 400 Saudi students call the university home, making them the single largest international student population at UCO. International students represent eight percent of the overall student enrollment at UCO.

From staff reports