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December 14, 2011
Campus Fun without the Exams
Oklahoma’s college calendars are filled with events for everyone.

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Oklahoma’s colleges and universities offer more than just lectures and exams. Whether you have a passion for fine arts or a love of sports, there are plenty of exciting events happening at a campus near you.
 
While the University of Oklahoma in Norman might be best known for its talented football team, there are plenty of other activities happening on campus. The university boasts one of the largest fine arts programs in the state. The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts was established in 1903 and today offers a variety of studies in art including art history, music, dance and drama. Experience firsthand the creativity of the university’s up-and-coming choreographers at University Theatre: Young Choreographers’ Showcase, at the Rupel Jones Theatre January 26 through 29, 2012. You’ll be able to see new, imaginative choreography performed by inspiring modern dance and ballet majors. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Box Office or visit www.ou.edu/content/finearts/calendar.
 
If you’re looking to catch some action on the court, check out the University of Tulsa Hurricanes. The men’s basketball team’s season is in full swing and there are plenty of home games left to attend. On January 25, they’ll take on the University of Central Florida Knights, and on February 4, 2012, they’ll battle the Marshall University Thundering Herd. Home games are played at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, a 138,000-square-foot multi-use facility capable of seating more than 8,000 people. Along with sporting events, the center hosts concerts, festivals, commencement ceremonies and other campus-related events. Find both the men and women’s basketball schedules and other information about the Tulsa Hurricanes at www.tulsahurricane.com.
 
For a night full of laughs, get a ticket to the Nobodies of Comedy at East Central University in Ada. Featured on Comedy Central, this event includes stand-up performances by a variety of talented comedians such as Erick James, Mark Viera and James Johann. The event will take place on January 26 in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. In addition to housing two theaters, the center also features an art gallery, outdoor sculpture garden and classroom space, covering 85,000 square feet. Other upcoming events include a concert by Franc D’Ambrosio on February 28 and a performance by Black Violin on March 16, 2012. Learn more at www.ecok.edu/hbffac/index.htm.
 
Just because you’re not enrolled doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the activities and entertainment opportunities at local colleges and universities. Exciting events are happening year-round, and the best part is you don’t have to study.

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