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Chasing Storms, Chasing Dreams

A fascination with storms and a love of football led Kelvin Droegemeier to a 35-year career at the University of Oklahoma ... and later to one of the most prominent jobs a scientist can hold in the U.S.  Droegemeier took the position of the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in April 2020 after an...

Football, soccer and rodeo

College football season begins with home games for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Sooners began the season at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Aug. 31 against the Houston Cougars. OU takes on South Dakota on Sept. 7 and Texas Tech on Sept. 28. OSU plays McNeese State on...

A Tour of Higher Education

Oklahoma students speak about a liberal-arts education Often bypassed by thousands of aspiring seniors in Oklahoma high schools are small liberal-arts colleges nearby. While the vast majority of in-state, college-bound students go to either the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, a regional university or a community college, small liberal-arts schools offer other higher-education options – primarily low student-faculty ratios, individualized...

At the Corner of Hope and Reality

If you live in Tulsa, you may have seen Emeka Nnaka, a motivational speaker and advocate for those with physical challenges. The Georgia native and Tulsa transplant (he attended Oral Roberts University) seems to pop up everywhere, and his larger-than-life personality and stature make him difficult to miss. Wherever he is, he’s usually right in the middle of the action...

Patron Saint of Libraries

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  Her calendar brims with appointments and get-togethers. PEGGY V. HELMERICH DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR AWARD Award Presentation/Black-Tie Gala 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Central Library, Fifth Street and Denver Avenue Free Public Presentation 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 Central Library For more information or to buy tickets to the dinner, visit helmerichaward.org or call 918-549-7323. Her slim build and vibrant facial features defy time and make you recall her films from the early...