Oklahoma state news briefs, April 21

Oklahoma state news briefs, April 21
Modified: April 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm •  Published: April 21, 2013
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In brief

Oklahoma City

OCU screens Myanmar film

Oklahoma City University's annual documentary film series will conclude at 2 p.m. April 28 with Robert H. Lieberman's “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain.” The screening will be in the Moot Court Room in Sarkeys Law Center at NW 23 and Kentucky Avenue. It is sponsored by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund and is free to the public. Shot clandestinely over a three-year period in Myanmar, the film shows the everyday life in a land that has been held in the grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. It includes an interview with the recently released Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Late film critic Roger Ebert called the film “A thing of beauty: its cinematography, music and contemplative words make it not an angry documentary but more a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia.”

From staff reports

OSU-OKC sets Earth Day Fair

An Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City student organization will host its fourth annual Earth Day Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday on the north side of the Student Center. OSU-OKC's Go Green student group promotes environmental awareness on campus and within the community by supporting community service projects, educational seminars and presentations. The fair will feature free food, music from KJ103, prizes and information from a variety of environmentally friendly organizations. The Earth Day Fair and other spring service projects are sponsored in part by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and through a grant from OGE Energy Corp as part of the Great American Cleanup initiative. For more about the fair, go to www.osuokc.edu/earthdayfair.

From staff reports