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OCU professor runs to fund scholarship

Oklahoma City University music theory professor Eric Heine will compete in the Boston Marathon this year to raise money for the Deb Heine Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, when fully endowed, will be awarded to undergraduate music majors who have completed at least five semesters at OCU.

This year marks the 123rd Boston Marathon. Athletes must qualify by achieving a standard time based on age and gender. Heine completed the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in 3:11:21, almost four minutes under the time needed to qualify for the Boston race.

Heine invites alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university to partner with him in the creation of the Deb Heine Endowed Scholarship. To learn more contact Christi Jeffreys at 405-208-5436 or to give go to

Teen recovery school plans run next month

Teen Recovery Solutions will host the annual Run for Recovery at 9 a.m. Feb. 17 on Lake Hefner Trails at Stars and Stripes Park. Run fees are $25 for 5k and $30 for 10k. To register or make a donation go to teenrecoverysolutions.org/runforrecovery.

The first 300 to register will receive a commemorative campfire mug, and the first 300 finishers will receive a medal. This a sanctioned event. Participants must be at least 6 years old on race day. Walkers, leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.

Teen Recovery Solutions provides a high school education designed to meet the clinical and academic needs of adolescents in recovery. The program offers a combination of academic, social, clinical and family support. The school depends largely on the support of the community. More information can be found at TeenRecoverySolutions.org.


Oral Roberts to mark founder's 100th

Oral Roberts University will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder Wednesday with a daylong celebration. The Centennial Chapel Celebration begins at 11 a.m. at Christ's Chapel on the ORU campus. The public can watch the service live at Following the service, a bust of Roberts will be unveiled in the ORU Prayer Tower.

Granville Oral Roberts was born Jan. 24, 1918, near Ada. He became an ordained Pentecostal minister and traveled the world with his evangelism and healing ministry. In 1954, he took his ministry to television, which became an important part of his ministry throughout the remainder of his life.

In 1961, he purchased 160 acres near 81st and Lewis Avenue in Tulsa and broke ground on Oral Roberts University, dedicating it in 1967. Today more than 4,000 students from more than 100 nations attend the university. A member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Roberts died at the age of 91 in 2009.


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