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May 2, 2019

Vol. 19, No. 49

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Directions, by Joe Slack, in real life is located in front of OnCue, at 15th and I-35, 4100 E. 15th Street, but this week is hidden somewhere in our paper. Email c o n te s t @ e d m o n d p a p e r. c o m with the correct location to be entered in the weekly drawing. For more information, see page 4.

Woman recalls lifesaving transplant See Page 13 PHOTO PROVIDED

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Scattered Thunderstorms High 74° Low 57°

SATURDAY, MAY 4 AM Showers High 77° Low 60°

SUNDAY, MAY 5

AM Thunderstorms High 82° Low 64°

The University of Central Oklahoma African American Faculty and Staff Association, and the Black Student Association will host a congratulatory celebration for students graduating this spring at 4 p.m. May 5 in the Nigh University Center (NUC) Ballrooms on Central’s campus. This event is open to the public. Graduation is an event that annually touches thousands of lives. It can be something as simple as kindergarten graduation or commencement for those earning their medical degrees. Over the next few weeks, thousands in the Edmond area will be marking an education milestone. In fact the season of cap-and-gowns has already begun as Oklahoma Christian University again celebrated commencement early with hundreds getting degrees last Friday at the Payne Athletic Center. The other institutes of higher education will be marking commencement over the next two weeks. Most notably will be the University of Central Oklahoma. The University of Central Oklahoma will celebrate the achievements of approximately 1,937 graduates during the Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies May 10-11 in Central’s Hamilton Field House. Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra S.

Horn will address graduates at the 6 p.m. ceremony Saturday, May 11. UCO President Don Betz also will offer comments at each of the university’s five ceremonies. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as follows: n 3 p.m., Friday, May 10: College of Education and Professional Studies bachelor’s degree candidates; except psychology undergraduates; n 7 p.m., Friday, May 10: College of Education and Professional Studies psychology undergraduates and Jackson College of Graduate Studies master’s degree candidates; n 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11: College of Business bachelor’s degree candidates; n 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11: College of Fine Arts and Design, and College of Mathematics and Science bachelor’s degree candidates; and, n 6 p.m., Saturday, May 11: College of Liberal Arts bachelor’s degree candidates. The University of Oklahoma and

Oklahoma State University will also be having graduation the weekend of May 10 and 11. At OU, a campus wide commencement is May 10 at the football stadium starting at 7 p.m. Individual colleges hold ceremonies the next day. Oklahoma State holds most of its graduation on May 11. (See article Page 3.) The next weekend, Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Bret Towne will shake the hands of thousands of students, who graduate from Edmond’s three high schools. On May 18 at the Cox Convention Center, the three high schools will alternate times for commencement. At 10 a.m it will be Santa Fe followed by Memorial at 2 p.m. At 6 p.m, Edmond North closes out graduation ceremonies. Make plans for graduation cards and gifts now. The 2019 graduation season promises to be busy for families, friends and the grads themselves.

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Edmond Life & Leisure's weekly newspaper, distributed to homes and rack locations on Thursdays. Edmond's only locally owned and operated new...