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By Peyton Bates
Student Marketing Assistant

On Sunday, February 12, students from the Theta Chi Omega sorority at St. Gregory’s University traveled to Oklahoma City to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The girls served a full meal to families in need at the House.

February 22, 2017 - 3:18pm

St. Gregory’s University student Beth McHale will debut her senior art show on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Life Lounge located in the Rockwood Center on St. Gregory’s campus in Shawnee. The general public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy refreshments during the free exhibition.

February 15, 2017 - 3:11pm

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University will debut its production of The Firebugs on Thursday February 16, at 8 p.m. in the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center. The production will run through Sunday, February 19.

The performance will be a new kind of theatrical experience, a type of play that the audience will likely have never seen or heard of before.

February 14, 2017 - 3:22pm

Seniors preparing for graduation in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences presented their research to St. Gregory’s University’s Board of Directors as part of the board’s February meeting. President Michael Scaperlanda invited six students to present their research posters to the board to highlight the work of St. Gregory’s students. The intent was for board members to have direct interaction with the students they makes important decisions for.

February 14, 2017 - 3:11pm

St. Gregory’s University received a $10,000 grant from the Bobby Dean Little Trust to help support the Schola Cantorum. The grant will help purchase hardbound chant resources, new choir robes and stoles in university colors and upgrade music storage systems and choir folders.

“We are so fortunate to have received this grant from the Bobby Dean Little Trust. Our students are looking forward to the extra resources the grant will provide for us,” said Br. Damian Whalen, O.S.B., director for the Schola Cantorum.

February 9, 2017 - 3:36pm

Chris Fly is the Director of Information Technology Information Technology at St. Gregory’s University. He was nominated by faculty, staff and students at the University and chosen by the Employee of the Month committee to receive the honor.

Prior to working for St. Gregory’s, Fly worked as an independent IT consultant for five years in the Oklahoma City metro area. He also worked for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education from 1989 to 2009, holding various positions with the last one being Assistant Director of Support, Training and Maintenance.

February 9, 2017 - 3:32pm

(Shawnee, Okla. – February 6, 2017) Michael Scaperlanda, J.D.., will be sworn in as the sixteenth president of St. Gregory’s University on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Inauguration ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in the Don and Jenetta Sumner Field House, and will include a formal procession of trustees, distinguished guests, and faculty and staff, with a reception following the ceremony. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and reception. Mass will be in the Abbey Church that morning at 11 a.m.

February 7, 2017 - 3:05pm

By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Assistant

On Friday, January 27,several students and faculty from St. Gregory’s attended the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. to participate in the march against abortion.

March for Life in Washington D.C. is the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration. Several well-known speakers also attended the march, including Vice President Mike Pence as well as Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York Cardinal, and Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson.

January 31, 2017 - 4:24pm

By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Assistant

St. Gregory’s University will host three Graduation Fairs for 2017 graduates from its Shawnee and Tulsa campuses. The Graduation Fairs will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 11 a.m. in the Great Room for College of Arts and Science students, Wednesday, February 8 at 5:15 p.m. on the Tulsa campus and Monday, February 6 at 5:15 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Benedictine Hall for Shawnee College of Continuing students 

January 30, 2017 - 2:13pm

By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Assistant

On Sunday, January 22, St. Gregory’s students attended March for Life in Tulsa, Okla. The event began with a peaceful march at 1 p.m., followed by presentations by guest speakers, including St. Gregory’s own President Michael Scaperlanda.

January 25, 2017 - 3:27pm