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Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students: Last Week of Portraits is This Week!

Our final spring round of FREE portraits is this week. Beat the rush by making your appointment now.
The last session scheduled is April 15-19 all day in the Bartlett Room in the Union.

If you're graduating in May or August 2013, schedule your sitting by calling (405) 325-3668.

For your convenience, a professional photographer will take portraits. Graduating seniors and graduate students should expect their sittings to take about 20 minutes. The photographer will take portraits in a graduation gown for inclusion in Sooner yearbook and can take photos in street or professional dress, as well. (We will provide caps, gowns and tassels; please bring any special regalia.) Photos of couples or small groups can also be taken (please note this when scheduling).

You can schedule an appointment in advance or walk in when the studio is open. The photographer will offer a variety of inexpensive portrait packages with rapid delivery.

While you're at your appointment, you can purchase OU's award-winning yearbook, Sooner 2013. Your portrait -- along with those of other seniors and graduate students -- is included in the book at no cost. The 400-page, coffee-table book will cover 2012-13 for all OU students with stories about sports, events, trends, people and issues relevant to OU students. (Sooner is regularly named one of the top yearbooks in the country. Don't miss this chance to own the 2013 version.) You can learn more about the book by following it on Twitter (@sooneryb) or liking it on Facebook.

You can purchase your book by downloading an order form online (Buy Sooner), at your portrait session or by calling (405) 325-3668. Call now to buy yours, schedule your portrait session or ask any questions you may have.

Oklahoma College Media Association Announces Winners

On April 5, 2013 the Oklahoma College Media Association announced it's winners and The Oklahoma Daily swept the "overall" awards. Here are the results from that contest:

  • First Place: Best Online Newspaper
  • First Place: Best Overall Newspaper
  • First Place: Interior Page Design
  • First Place: P. 1 Design
  • First Place: Feature Writing, Jake Morgan
  • First Place: News Photography, Rick Patino
  • Second Place: Investigative Reporting, Chase Cook
  • Second Place: Feature Writing, Jake Morgan
  • Second Place: Sports Photography, Kingsley Burns
  • Third Place: News Photography, Melody Lettkeman
  • Honorable Mention: Editorial Writing, Mary Stanfield
  • Honorable Mention: Feature Writing, Melodie Lettkeman

  • Daily Wins!

    The Daily placed FIRST in the following "events" in the Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest (competing in the college publications division):
  • news content (9/12/12, 4/30/12 and 5/7/12 papers)
  • in-depth enterprise (Chase Cook's sexual assault series)
  • editorial comment ("It's More Than a Housing Issue")
  • sports coverage (5/7/12, 10/10/12 and 10/19/12)
  • community leadership (election coverage)

  • In addition, The Daily placed second, third or fourth in these "events":
  • layout & design
  • news writing
  • feature writing

  • This was the first time that Student Media has entered this contest, which consists of 12 events. The Daily was entered into eight categories, and placed in all eight. Awards will be presented at a banquet on Friday, June 14, at the Reed Center in Midwest City.

    Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students: Last Week of Portraits is This Week!

    Our final spring round of FREE portraits is this week. Beat the rush by making your appointment now.
    The last session scheduled is April 15-19 all day in the Bartlett Room in the Union.

    If you're graduating in May or August 2013, schedule your sitting by calling (405) 325-3668.

    For your convenience, a professional photographer will take portraits. Graduating seniors and graduate students should expect their sittings to take about 20 minutes. The photographer will take portraits in a graduation gown for inclusion in Sooner yearbook and can take photos in street or professional dress, as well. (We will provide caps, gowns and tassels; please bring any special regalia.) Photos of couples or small groups can also be taken (please note this when scheduling).

    You can schedule an appointment in advance or walk in when the studio is open. The photographer will offer a variety of inexpensive portrait packages with rapid delivery.

    While you're at your appointment, you can purchase OU's award-winning yearbook, Sooner 2013. Your portrait -- along with those of other seniors and graduate students -- is included in the book at no cost. The 400-page, coffee-table book will cover 2012-13 for all OU students with stories about sports, events, trends, people and issues relevant to OU students. (Sooner is regularly named one of the top yearbooks in the country. Don't miss this chance to own the 2013 version.) You can learn more about the book by following it on Twitter (@sooneryb) or liking it on Facebook.

    You can purchase your book by downloading an order form online (Buy Sooner), at your portrait session or by calling (405) 325-3668. Call now to buy yours, schedule your portrait session or ask any questions you may have.

    Student Media Publications Board Announces Student Leaders for the 2013-14 Academic Year

    Buchanan Margerum Burden

    On Friday March 8th, the University of Oklahoma Student Media Publications Board announced three new editors. Blaykee Buchanan was selected as The Oklahoma Daily 2013 summer Editor-in-Chief, Buchanan is currently the Night Editor for The Daily. Kyle Margerum was elected Editor-in-Chief for The Oklahoma Daily for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. Margerum is currently the managing editor for The Daily. Sooner yearbook also has a new Editor-in-Chief as current 2013 managing editor Racey Burden was selected to lead the 2014 book.


    OU Student Media has three new silver Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:
  • The Oklahoma Daily, fall 2011
  • The Oklahoma Daily, spring 2012
  • Sooner yearbook 2012

  • The Oklahoma Daily came in third for best newspaper in the large circulation group in the Apple awards at the Spring 2013 CMA conference. First went to the Indiana Daily Student and second to the Iowa State Daily.
    The Best of Collegiate Design 20 Awards for The Oklahoma Daily
  • First-place editorial design by former EIC Chris Lusk from the 2011-2012 Year In Review edition
  • oudaily.com received an Honorable Mention for Main Page Presentation, which is equal to 4th place.

  • maryMary Stanfield has been named the 2013 Spring Editor-In-Chief forThe Oklahoma Daily. Stanfield, philosophy senior, is the opinion editor at The Oklahoma Daily. She has worked as the opinion editor since August 2011. At The Daily, Mary has worked as an opinion columnist, copy editor and team manager. She is a native of Dallas, Texas.










    maryLori Brooks, Associate Director of Student Media and Features Advisor has resigned from Student Media to take a job with CMA as the Associate Executive Director. Lori has served in her role in Student Media since 2004, but before her role as an advisor, she also spent time in Student Media as the student Editor-In-Chief for The Oklahoma Daily. Remaing staff members will miss Lori's friendship, enthusiasm, leadership and advising skills. Story







    OBITUARY

    Student Media was sad to hear of the death of Jerome (Jerry) A. Laizure, a Student Media alum and senior photographer for The Norman Transcript. Laizure passed away on December 3, 2012. He was 59.

    Awards
    Fall is awards season for collegiate media, and OU Student Media is racking them up.

    Sooner yearbook's 2011 edition won a Pacemaker, referred to as "the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism" at the National College Media Convention in Chicago. Only five books in the category 301 or more pages took home the top award.

    Former Oklahoma Daily Editor Chris Lusk also won two individual honors: second place in the newspaper page one category and honorable mention in special section cover in ACP's Design of the Year contest.

    Both The Daily and Sooner placed in the convention's on-site Best of Show contest: Sooner 2013 took home third, The Oklahoma Daily fifth and OUDaily.com 10th in their respective categories.

    For more information about Student Media services, call (405) 325-2521.