Just a quick update for all students and alumni/ae who will be in Central Oklahoma this Sunday, November 11...
I arrive in OKC late Friday night, and thus won't be able to come to any of the Friday events. On Saturday, I look forward to meeting many of you, but after consulting with several different OBU constituencies months ago, we decided against mounting any kind of formal, public protest/demonstration this year. I don't know if I'd be going to homecoming if it hadn't been for Save OBU, but I'm going because it's my 10th anniversary reunion, not because I want to lead a protest. If things go downhill, we'll mobilize for actual protests, letter-writing campaigns, demonstrations, etc.
Throughout the weekend, I have some meetings with key people planned, and I'll visit a couple of local churches Sunday morning.
Sunday 1:30-3:30 -- Save OBU contributing editor Veronica (Pistone) Risinger ('11) will be in the lower level GC to meet with students or anyone who may be on campus. We look forward to hearing your impressions of how things are going this fall, especially now that Provost Norman has been (at least temporarily) neutralized/chastened.
Sunday 4:00-6:00 -- General/open strategy session. Meet in front of the library at 4, and we'll proceed to an indoor location.
Look forward to meeting everyone!