Grant will expand kitchen for NSO
Residents of the Carolyn Williams Center, a program of United Methodist-related Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO), soon will have a new kitchen, thanks to a $100,000 grant from Impact Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma City center will gain additional food storage space and industrialized appliances to teach more young men how to prepare, cook, and store their food.
The residents are men ages 18-23 who were formerly homeless.
Seminary promotes Elaine Robinson
The Saint Paul Board of Trustees recently voted to approve the promotion of Elaine Robinson from Associate Professor to Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology. They also renewed her contract, for five years, as Academic Dean of Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU.
OCU named Healthy Campus
Oklahoma City University recently was rated "Excellent" as a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council.
OCU has several health-conscious features that factored into its recognition. A 1.3-mile walking path has been mapped out, and the campus was declared a tobacco-free area in 2008. OCU was the first college in the nation to add a raw vegan station in its cafeteria. Students, faculty, and staff may use the Aduddell Fitness Center free of charge, and OCU offers employees 60 minutes of wellness time to use each week for health improvement activities.