NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma plans to turn to flat-rate tuition and mandatory fees for full-time undergraduate students carrying between 12 and 21 credit hours per semester.
The Norman Transcript reports Friday that, pending approval by the OU Board of Regents and the State Regents for Higher Education, flat-rate tuition and mandatory fees would go into effect in fall 2013.
The rate is to be based on OU's current 15-credit hour rate for tuition and mandatory fees. Under the flat-rate plan, students could enroll in up to 21 hours and pay for only 15.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health is investigating whether anyone who handled a rabid puppy that later died was exposed to the disease.
The health agency said Wednesday the Bluetick/Walker Coonhound mix puppy was part of a litter of five or six 10-week-old puppies that were sold on June 9 at the Bivens Dog Trade in Sulphur. The puppies have black, brown and white markings.
Officials say one of the puppies developed symptoms of rabies on June 12 and subsequently died. Laboratory testing by the agency confirmed the presence of rabies.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is joining a star-studded country music concert planned to benefit victims of last month's deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Toby Keith announced Wednesday that Hagar and country music legends Mel Tillis and John Anderson would be joining his Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert July 6 at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Other performers include Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson and Ronnie Dunn.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said customers affected by last week's tornadoes in Oklahoma will have the option to delay some payments on their car and truck loans.
The Michigan-based auto company says its disaster relief program allows qualified customers to delay one or two monthly payments on their vehicle loans. Ford says those who are eligible for the program will be sent postcards with contact information.