Saturday, September 28, 2013

We are Proud of Caitlin Britt!

In the Spotlight

"It does prepare you for the real world.”

Caitlin Britt

Finance and Economics Major
Communications Minor

It started as a high school project. The class worked toward getting clean drinking water to Ethiopia, and Caitlin Britt was in charge of fundraising. The students’ goal was met, the water was provided and the class received photographs showing the community benefiting from the clean water. “It made everything worthwhile, and it put a perspective on how we can help others,” she says.
Now a senior at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Caitlin hopes to channel her altruism by either working for a nonprofit entity or in a corporation’s community engagement program.
Caitlin, who’s from Oklahoma City, is the first in her family to attend the University of Arkansas, and, unlike her parents and sister, is not choosing a career path in the medical profession. With an interest in numbers and history – Caitlin believes the business field incorporates both – she began researching schools that could provide her with the best education.
She was impressed that the Walton College is ranked among the best colleges by U.S. News & World Report. She also wanted to attend a large university that gave a small community feel. The Walton Honors Program provided the surroundings she was looking for, she says.
Majoring in both finance and economics with a communications minor, Caitlin says she feels the concentrations will enable her to pursue many opportunities, which are being made possible with help through the Honors College, Beta Gamma Sigma and Walton Fellowship scholarships. “Being able to have those tools – hopefully to serve the community – would be the ultimate goal,” she says.
This past summer, Caitlin worked as a revenue operations intern for nine weeks at ESPN’s print and media division in New York, where she held a variety of responsibilities. One in particular involved assisting with the sport network’s ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) website, for which she entered data and coordinated polling for the ESPY Awards. Caitlin was one of 70 interns selected in a pool of over 15,000 applicants, and the only one from Arkansas, she says.
While in New York, Caitlin also learned things not normally taught in the classroom: how to maneuver her way through the Big Apple and manage a personal budget. New York also offered great networking opportunities with its abundance in media and advertising, she says.
Caitlin says every undergraduate should get an internship in an unfamiliar city. “It does prepare you for the real world,” she says.
In 2012, she interned with Chesapeake Energy Corp., the nation’s second larger producer of natural gas.
Caitlin is active in Walton College’s many programs. She is co-leader of the Walton College Honors Student Executive Board, which is comprised of Walton Honors Program students who work toward building alumni relations and organize social and marketing activities for the college. She is also a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, where she serves as the new member coordinator.
She has also had opportunities to give to others. Last year, she studied abroad in Belize with other Walton College students. While there, her team helped create several business plans for community groups, distributed a micro-loan and built a playground.
All of this makes for challenging work, but she says it’s beneficial to the real world and she will carry that knowledge and encouragement by Walton College’s faculty, staff and students for years to come. “I have enjoyed being here so much with the relationships I have made,” she says.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Did you know?


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15)
Recognize contributions and celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture. 
a. Visit, Smithsonian Education, Hispanic Heritage Virtual Tour
b. Watch PBS documentary, Latino Americans


Celebrate Oklahoma City’s Multi-Cultural Heritage at  Fiestas de las Americas, Saturday September 28th, 2013 @ Cox Center, location moved due to expected rain, 9:00 am-9:00 pm.

The award winning Fiestas de las Americas celebrates the cultural diversity and traditions in Oklahoma with a colorful all-day outdoor festival.

This year’s festivities include a vivid parade, live music, folkloric dances, authentic food, activities for children and much more. For event information contact Jorge Hernandez at (405) 632-0133, to register for the event visit



You can help bring a voice to victims of domestic violence by lighting your home or business purple for the month of October.

Updated Casady YAC Executive Board

STUCO's Homecoming Week

Wizards Day


Homecoming/Fall Fest


Aliens and Robots Day



Family Expo At Crystal Lake 

Expected volunteers: 
9:00 -4:00  Mrs. Clay,; 405-520-1325
10:00-1:00 Majo, Neely, Gracie, Jessie, and Catherine L.???

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Peace Palace - 21 September

Dear Cyclones,

Thank you for all your incredible support of Peace Day 2013. What an amazing day!

This year’s campaign has been a resounding success, and I’d like to say a massive thank you for all your support in making 21 September 2013 the biggest Peace Day to date.

Our focus now is on measuring the impact of Peace Day 2013. We want to highlight our combined efforts in making the world a more peaceful place, and give you the results of this year’s campaign in as comprehensive a way as possible. In order to achieve this, we really need you to provide us with feedback on your activities. Please fill in the Peace Day Measuring form and forward it to all those people you know who were active on Peace Day.

We also look forward to receiving photos, videos and online links that you may have of your Peace Day activities*, so that we can share these with our large community of supporters, inspiring ever more people to get involved and take action for peace.

Finally, thank you so much to those of you who were able to host the live broadcast of the historic Peace Day 2013 celebration on your online platforms. We were delighted with how the event went, and really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The groundbreaking 24-hour Global Broadcast will soon be available to watch again on our website, so keep an eye out for this amazing content, and share it with your friends and supporters once it becomes available. My latest documentary Peace One Day The Journey, made especially for Peace Day 2013, is available for you to watch online right now, giving you an exclusive look behind the scenes of Peace One Day and highlighting some of the incredible people from around the world supporting the peace process.

Thank you again for your continued support. We’re really looking forward to working together over the next 12 months. Here’s to Peace Day 2014!

Warm regards,

In peace


Jeremy Gilley
Founder, Peace One Day

Sunday, September 22, 2013




OU, OCU, CASADY SCHOOL YAC, AND YOUTH LEAD OKC joined hands providing a kids carnival @ Boys and Girls Club on 9/21 International Day of Peace.  Pinwheels made by Casady MD,LD, and Primary and Lower Division After School Programs welcome the club  members.  Casady LD peace class pledges were also placed on the path to the carnival.

Youth LEADOKCasady and YAC Chairs Ananya B. and Natasha S. explain the significance of the 11 Days of Unity starting on 9/11 and culminating on 9/21 (Peace Day). 

At the Carnival, Youth LEAD teens from Douglas and Mercy School Institute helped make pinwheel decorated pencils to thank the volunteers and connect the day to the carnival participants.  Youth Lead OKC also provided a minute to reflect on thoughts of peace on small pieces of paper.  The thoughts of the children will be part of YLOKC art project being designed by YLOKCasady YAC Junior Chair, Sidney, J.




Casady Middle Division Peace Freeze Frame
 7:00-7:45 AM:  Planting and blessing of Service-Learning Program and MD pinwheels by Father Blizzard. Silent Peace Walk around the lake.  


9:30 AM:    MD Chapel.  Freeze Frame Peace Activity by Mr. Crofton

10:30 AM:  PD Chapel.  Pinwheel Walk and Blessing by Father Blizzard at the PD library.

12:00 PM:  UD Chapel. Peace Imagery Exercise by Mr. Crofton

2:30 PM: LD Chapel. Planting and Blessing of Pinwheels. Words of Peace Melody by Mr. Crofton.  Peace Song by LD students led by Mrs. Rice

3:00 - 8:00 Pick-up and replanting of pinwheels at OCU's Chapel.  Casady YAC/Youth LEAD OKCasady giveaway of Six Billion Paths to Peace T-shirts to performers and thank you pinwheels, made by LD Casady students, to festival attendees.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

9/21: International Day of Peace

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Dear Friend,
Today is Peace Day! I wanted to send you this message to say thank you for all your hard work over the last few months, and for being a part of today’s inspiring celebration of peace: Peace Day 2013.
Without you none of this would have been possible. Today, the message of Peace Day is set to reach 600 million people across the globe. That’s an incredible achievement, and it’s all down to your effort and dedication.
Let’s enjoy today and make this celebration of peace the biggest the world has known by inviting all your friends, your neighbours, your families and your networks of supporters to join us in marking today as the day of global peace and reconciliation. Watch the incredible 24-hour Global Broadcast via YouTube along with millions of others. To find out what’s on and when, check out our 24 Hour TV Guide.
Who are you making peace with today? Whoever it is that you’re reconciling yourself with, and wherever you are in the world, thank you for joining us in making today, Peace Day, an historic day; here’s to you all, and here’s to peace!
In peace,

Jeremy Gilley
Founder, Peace One Day

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Mission #11 : 09.21.13

Good Morning Agents!

You now know how powerful you are and that inside of you is the antidote to all things negative. Recognize that you don’t need missions to carry out the work of spreading kindness, patience, empathy, and compassion. You know what to do. You always have.
Mission 11Reflect on what you’ve done over the past 10 days. See if you find a nugget of truth in the idea that EVERY act of kindness and compassion you performed increased the amount of antidote that was already inside of you. As such, consider EVERY kind and compassionate thing you do in your life as increasing the amount of this antidote that exists in the world.
Think about this antidote. Put a word on it. Define it for yourself.
What word did you choose?
Write it down. Post it on your Facebook page and share it with others. Tweet it with the hashtag #SAoC. Write it on sticky notes and post them around town. Make yourself a T-shirt with nothing but that word on it. Choose an action today that supports what your word means to you. Do the same thing tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that…
Spread the word.
Thank you, agents.
Thank you, my friends.

Casady Middle Division

How to make Pinwheels for Peace


SATURDAY: 9:00-3:00 KIDS CARNIVAL.  Set-up and tear down included.  Sindey is the chair of this project.  Expected attendance:  Sidney, Natasha, Ananya, Mrs. Clay, YLOKC-Mercy Institute teens - mentors, Shannon (10:30 am)

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Jude Law

Dear Cyclones

This Saturday, from 4am (Central European Standard Time) we will present a 24-Hour Global Broadcast on YouTube, including amazing live content from around the world to raise awareness of, and drive action on, the day. We want you and all those you know to be with us for this groundbreaking broadcast, and that’s why we would love for you to host the PeaceCode on your digital platforms, enabling you to present this unmissable content to your online community. It’s really, really simple and quick to embed the PeaceCode on your website, blog or Facebook page. Click here for easy-to-follow instructions on how to get it.

We also now have a comprehensive TV Guide to the day’s festivities. Check out the Guide to find out exactly when all the different parts of the 24-Hour Global Broadcast are taking place.

We want to help you drive people to where you will be hosting this historic transmission. So wherever it is – your website, blog or Facebook page – here are a series of new films we recorded with Jude Law yesterday that you can share to promote your page on Peace Day. We hope they help!

Here’s how else you can be a key part of the effort to spread the message of Peace Day:  

  1. Watch the 24-Hour Global Broadcast – at any point on 21 September
  1. Get involved in our new online Thunderclap campaign 
  1. Mark the Day and tell us what you’re doing 
Thanks so much for your continued support –

Jeremy Gilley
Founder, Peace One Day





7:00-7:45 AM:  Planting and blessing of Service-Learning Program and MD pinwheels by Father Blizzard. Silent Peace Walk around the lake.  In case of rain, pinwheels will be blessed at Student Center.


9:30 AM:    MD Chapel.  Freeze Frame Peace Activity by Mr. Crofton

10:30 AM:  PD Chapel.  Pinwheel Walk and Blessing by Father Blizzard.  In case of rain, pinwheels will be blessed at the PD library.

12:00 PM:  UD Chapel. Peace Imagery Exercise by Mr. Crofton

2:30 PM: LD Chapel. Planting and Blessing of Pinwheels. Words of Peace Melody by Mr. Crofton.  Peace Song by LD students led by Mrs. Rice

3:00 - 8:00 Pick-up and replanting of pinwheels at OCU's Chapel.  Volunteering at OCU's International Day of Peace Celebration 2013