Publications for 2003

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      Schusterman Family Foundation

      Nearly three years ago, the face of the University of Oklahoma changed

      dramatically with a transformational gift of $10 million from Charles

      and Lynn Schusterman to create a unified and permanent home for OU-Tulsa

      through the purchase of the Amoco Research Center at 41st and Yale.

      President David L. Boren and the...

      The Pride

      The University of Oklahoma is instilling a reinvigorated sense of

      “pride” in the renowned Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. A $1.5 million

      campaign was launched recently to address the needs of the 99-year-old

      organization, which is recognized as one of the country’s best marching

      bands. To date, approximately $...

      2003-2004 Class of Presidential Professors Honored

      Among the 2003-2004 Class of Presidential Professors who fit this

      definition are two who received newly established awards.


      Green, associate professor of classics and letters, was named the first

      Joseph Paxton Presidential Professor. U.S. Ambassador Robert McKinney, a

      1932 OU alumnus and New Mexic...

      The JoAnna Newman scholarship

      Long-time Sooner fan JoAnna Newman cherishes her memories of the

      excitement and fun of OU football gamedays. A blue-ribbon cook and

      gardener, Newman remembers making sandwiches on Saturday mornings to

      take to the game. She recalls the close, friendly atmosphere in the

      stadium’s north end zone, Section 13, where...

      OU Faculty and Staff Continue OU Faculty and Staff Continue

      With their health care costs going up and salaries staying level, OU

      employees did something extraordinary in 2003: they continued to give

      to the annual Campus Campaign in record numbers.

      The 2003 Campus

      Campaign rivaled the record-breaking 2002 results, with overall

      participation for active and retired...

      Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

      A testamentary gift from the late Fred Brown, of Lake Placid, New

      York-$500,000 for art acquisitions at OU’s Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of

      Natural History-is an exclamation point in the story of unending

      generosity in a longstanding relationship between Brown and his wife,

      Enid, and the alma mater he loved.

      New Board Members Elected

      Three new members were elected to fill vacancies on the University of

      Oklahoma Foundation Inc. Board of Trustees at the regular quarterly

      meeting August 30, held at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma

      City. The board then reviewed the treasurer’s report for fiscal year

      2002-2003, ending June 30, 2003. Tot...

      Julian J. Rothbaum

      The Tulsa oilman and attorney whose devotion to the cause of higher

      education included 15 years as a University of Oklahoma Foundation

      trustee died September 26. He was 89.

      A native of Hartshorne,

      Rothbaum was OU student body president in 1936, the year he earned his

      bachelor’s degree; he received a law...

      Inasmuch Foundation

      The Inasmuch Foundation is continuing its work for “the least of these”

      with a grant of $189,000 to train professionals in treating and

      preventing the maltreatment of children. This three-year grant is being

      awarded to the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of

      Pediatrics at the OU Health Science...

      The Mervin Bovaird Foundation

      The Mervin Bovaird Foundation of Tulsa has awarded a $100,000 challenge

      grant to the OU - Tulsa College of Medicine to implement a new model in

      health care designed to provide better access to health care by the

      area’s neediest citizens through the establishment of the Bedlam

      Community Health Clinic.


      OU Recording Third Straight Year of $85 Million or More

      “If You Build It, They Will Give” might be the headline for fund

      raising in the University of Oklahoma’s 2003 fiscal year.


      capital projects on the OU campus were a major reason that, despite a

      national downturn in philanthropic support for higher education, OU

      recorded its third straight year in...

      New Chair endowed

      Edward Brandt, M.D., remembers every detail of the day nearly four

      decades ago that Stewart G. Wolf changed his life. The incident, said

      Brandt, who earned a 1954 bachelor’s degree in math from OU and his M.D.

      in 1960, speaks volumes about the beloved former College of Medicine

      professor and why contributions ha...

      The Nichols Chair

      John and Mary Nichols, of Oklahoma City, whose gift in 1998 created the first endowed faculty position in the School of Dance, have made an additional $250,000 gift to upgrade the professorship to an endowed chair. Designated for the director of the School of Dance, the Nichols Chair is held by Mary Margaret Holt, an award-winning professor.

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      Generous OU friends and alumni helping students over higher tuition hurdle

      The $2 million Sooner Heritage Scholarship Campaign, announced in January 2003 by OU President David L. Boren, is off to a great start, with $677,000 raised to date.

      Boren launched the campaign to help students with the anticipated $800 annual increase in tuition and fees. The increases were necessitated by Oklahoma’s current budget crisis...

      The Thams Collection

      The University of Oklahoma’s collection of art by members of the Taos Society of Artists, also known as the Taos Colony, is now one of the largest in the country following a gift of a collection valued at an estimated $5 million. The William H. and Roxanne Thams Collection was contributed by OU alumnus William H. Thams in memory of his late wife...

      Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center Update

      he renovation and expansion of the University of Oklahoma’s historic Holmberg Hall, creating the Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, is proceeding right on schedule, as is the endowment campaign being conducted to ensure its beauty for generations to come.

      The $17.9 million project, funded with a $12.2 million grant from the Donald...

      Gaylord Hall GroundBreaking

      In April 7, ground was broken for Gaylord Hall, the $17 million future home of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Less than three weeks later on April 27, Edward L. Gaylord, patriarch of the family whose contribution is making the new facility a reality, died in Oklahoma City.

      OU Pre...

      New Addition to Adams Hall underway

      roundbreaking for Michael F. Price Hall—the 55,000-square-foot, $19 million addition to Adams Hall, home of the Michael F. Price College of Business—was held Friday, April 25, at the site, located at the corner of Asp Avenue and Brooks Street. The building will be named in honor of Wall Street investor whose support and involvement has helped the...

      Foundation Board of Trustees Meet

      treasurer’s report of third quarter financial activities and

      an overview of the investment portfolio performance highlighted the May

      9, 2003, meeting of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Board of

      Trustees in Norman. The trustees also paid tribute...

      Garner Endows Chair

      pril 3 was a great day of lots of cheers and a few tears as famed

      television and movie actor James Garner returned to the town and the

      campus where he grew up to make a $500,000 gift to endow the first

      faculty chair in the long...

      Senior Gift

      For almost a century, Senior Class Gift projects at the

      University of Oklahoma have allowed OU graduates to pay tribute to their

      class at OU and leave behind a more beautiful campus in the process.

      From entrance arches to speci...

      Senior Gift

      For almost a century, Senior Class Gift projects at the

      University of Oklahoma have allowed OU graduates to pay tribute to their

      class at OU and leave behind a more beautiful campus in the process.

      From entrance arches to special fountains and from th...

      Thatcher Hoffman Smith Prize established

      A $40,000 cash prize honoring the creative process has been

      established at the University of Oklahoma Foundation by a grant from

      Oklahoma City resident Jeanne Hoffman Smith. The first biennial

      Thatcher Hoffman Smith Prize, which focuses on recognizing people who

      enrich the lives of others through the creativity...

      Thatcher Hoffman Smith Prize established

      Thatcher Hoffman Smith Prize


      A $40,000 cash prize honoring the creative process has been

      established at the University of Oklahoma Foundation by a grant from


      Special Prize Endowed by Neustadt Daughters

      ildred D. Taylor, one of the foremost writers for young

      people in the United States for nearly three decades, has been named

      laureate of the inaugural $25,000 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s

      Literature, awarded by the University of Oklahoma and its international


      Lloyd Noble Center Expansion Dedicated

      For parts of two basketball seasons, fans

      attending the men’s and women’s games peered over and around barricades

      to catch glimpses of the construction that was transforming Lloyd Noble

      Center into one of the country’s finest basketball complexes. Th...


      he story of All-American Roy Williams and the University of

      Oklahoma has been built on achievements of lasting impact. A national

      championship, the Big 12 crown, the Jim Thorpe Award, the Bronko

      Nagurski Award and, of course, "...