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A 100-Year-Old Name

Much has changed in our world in the last 125 years – and higher education has not been immune. When the University of Tulsa was founded as Henry Kendall College just before the turn of the 20th century, the school looked entirely  different than it does today, except for one element: dedication to students. TU’s origins extend to the Presbyterian...

Henna, suds, balloons and jokes

Immerse yourself in exotic culture at India Fest on Aug. 24 at Tulsa’s Expo Square. The event touts authentic food, clothing, henna tattoos, art, music and performances. The same day at Tulsa’s Cox Convention Center, Wild Brew, one of Oklahoma’s premier beer festivals, benefits the Sutton Avian Research Center; ticket holders can enjoy suds and grub from top-notch beer...

Fun For Everyone

Wet and wild fun is planned Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at OKC’s Riversport Rapids, with whitewater rafting, yard games, rides on the Big Water Bull and food from the Big Water Grill. Sundays are the perfect opportunity to head to Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown OKC for the Twilight Concert Series starting Aug. 4 with Red Dirt music from Wight...

From Knights to Marathons

The Medieval Fair of Norman is one of Oklahoma’s largest weekend events. Family friendly since 1977, the April 5-7 fair brims with exhibits, arts, crafts, food, games and seven stages with entertainers. The free event is at Reaves Park. Visit medievalfair.org for details. The OKC Memorial Marathon celebrates life with more than 25,000 runners and walkers gathering April 29 to...

A New Year’s Powwow

The 18th annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow kicks off at the Muskogee Civic Center at 1 p.m. with traditional Native American ground dancing until 5 p.m., followed by gourd dancing, singing, games, raffles and contests – until the countdown just before midnight to welcome in the new year. This alcohol-free, Native American-focused event showcases traditional music, drums, costumes and...

A Fine Shade of Green

Peggs native and Locust Grove High School graduate Mason Fine, a junior at the University of North Texas, has become one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Mean Green history. Fine’s strong play has been a big reason why UNT, in its third year with Muskogee native Seth Littrell as head coach, has played in consecutive bowl games. In September,...