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Oklahoma news briefs for May 13, 2014

Oklahoma news briefs for May 13, 2014
Oklahoman Modified: May 12, 2014 at 6:32 pm •  Published: May 13, 2014
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In brief

Oklahoma City

OCU business

college cited

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International announced Monday that 17 academic institutions worldwide — including Oklahoma City University — have earned accreditation in business. Founded in 1916, the association is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The recognition puts OCU’s Meinders School of Business in an elite group that makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. Business Dean Steven Agee said the designation will impact recruitment and retention of premium faculty members and students. Agee said 95 percent of Meinders School of Business graduates find employment or begin a graduate or law program immediately after graduation, compared to a 43 percent placement rate among universities nationwide. There are 711 institutions in 47 countries and territories that have earned the accreditation.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Prague

Old medicine

can be left

Residents will be able to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at the Prague Police Department starting this week. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control will install a disposal box Friday in the police department lobby. It will be accessible 24 hours a day. Needles and liquids won’t be accepted. The drop box installation is part of an effort led by police and the Prague Turning Point Coalition to reduce the supply of drugs in the community that are potentially harmful to teens and adults.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Shawnee

Museum to host Art Day

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum will host a free Community Art Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will work with artist Lynn Pollei to create watercolor paintings of nature, inspired by the landscape and floral paintings of Oklahoma artist Barbara Cleary on display at the museum. Pollei is an accomplished artist and art educator. All ages are welcome. Supplies needed for the art project are provided. Admission to the museum exhibits also will be free. For more information about the event, call (405) 878-5300 or go to www.mgmoa.org.

FROM STAFF REPORTS