A Trip to London, Day Eleven and Twelve Journal

LONDON – I was beginning to feel really tired on this last day before our presentations and had been up late working, only to be back at it again at 6 in the morning. I was planning on meeting University of Central Oklahoma student Rebecca Dahl that morning, but we pushed our meeting off to…

A Trip to London, Day Nine and Ten Journal

LONDON – It was a late night the day before talking with the former planning commission member, but I pushed on and conquered the day. I made a small change at breakfast and got the fried eggs instead of the poached eggs, which were pretty much the same thing. Apparently, they do not fry theirs…

A Trip to London, Day Seven and Eight Journal

LONDON – After a long night, I slept in until 7:30 in the morning and got up and had breakfast with fewer people than normal. Only four of us were at breakfast this morning, including University of Central Oklahoma alumnus Leroy Coffman, student Anthony Nguyen and professor David Chapman. It was rather nice to not…

A Trip to London, Day Five and Six Journal

LONDON – It took us several days, but today the day started off right with breakfast and we quickly got off after having our English breakfast. Today was a day of more interviews in the area of the Mile End Underground and we were at a library interviewing any person we could ask about the…

A Trip to London, Day Three and Four Journal

LONDON – It was a slower morning for most of us as we began our third full day in London researching and exploring the area. The day started at around 6 a.m. for me, which was an hour before breakfast and gave me time to move a little slower than normal, but I could have…

A Trip to London, Day One and Two Journal

LONDON – The sights of London came upon 23 student researchers from the University of Central Oklahoma as many pushed forward after a long overnight flight across the pond. We arrived very early at around 6:45 a.m. on Monday after having to circle the airport three times, as many students on the plane were ready…

Groups gather funds, hay to help Oklahoma fire victims

By Wednesday morning, members of the Canute FFA chapter had already collected three tractor-trailer loads of hay for fire victims in northwest Oklahoma. “We want to help those who have had their lives turned upside down,” said Canute FFA President Satyn Steffes. “We all have to help each other out.” The Canute FFA is accepting…

Oklahomans assess damage, losses after wildfire

VIDEO: //players.brightcove.net/713285227/EksC8Exjl_default/index.html?videoId=5356376769001 LAVERNE — It was Monday evening when the nearly 1,000 residents of Laverne were told to leave their homes as a wildfire that had already charred hundreds of acres inched closer to the town. The fire, known as the 283 fire from its proximity to U.S. 283, came within a mile of taking…

New Orleans Journal, SICB Conference

NEW ORLEANS – Saturday started out slower than the previous days, which allowed me to read the Wall Street Journal’s weekend paper and have a few cups of coffee. It was nice to be able to have a few moments to gather my thoughts, even though they had been scrambled after trying to order a…

New Orleans Journal, SICB Conference

NEW ORLEANS – Coming to New Orleans was full of surprises and delays, for Dr. John Barthell, provost of the University of Central Oklahoma and I. The flight that we were supposed to catch out of Oklahoma City had been canceled, pushing us back four-hours. Due to the change we missed everything on the first…