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UCO Gets $2M Gift For Boathouse District
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The University of Central Oklahoma has received a $2 million gift that will go toward construction of a boathouse on the Oklahoma River. The boathouse will be used for the university's women's rowing team and will also include a live music venue, outdoor performance area and art gallery. The gift from MidFirst Bank also includes an additional $500,000 to endow a faculty chair and assist with the university's efforts to renovate the Old North building on campus. UCO President Don Betz says the new Boathouse district will provide both a training location for athletes and a new arts and culture venue. The university says the live music venue will be named for MidFirst Bank. Officials say the gift from MidFirst completes the university's fundraising initiative for the Boathouse project. "Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Posted: Tuesday, January 15 2013, 01:12 PM CST
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Education board to consider waivers for Moore
May 23, 2013 01:15 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Board of Education is expected to consider waivers for public schools in the tornado-ravaged community of Moore.
The State Board of Education meets Thursday in Oklahoma City. It's slated to consider waivers for Moore Public Schools relating to instructional days and filing deadlines for certain reports.
The Central Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross is also expected to attend the meeting to discuss storing donated supplies after a monstrous tornado hit Moore Monday and killed 24 people, including 10 children.
Seven of the children were pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.
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