Sunday, April 12, 2009

11th Annual Table Carving

This past Monday, April 6 leaders from across campus gathered in the Clarke-Anderson room of the Memorial Union in both celebration of OU leadership and in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

This meeting kicked off a week long process to memorialize the names of the many leaders on OU's campus by carving them into a wooden table that will be placed in the Clarke-Anderson wing of the Union.

Stemming from a tradition that was started in 1999, now invites the presidents, chairs and captains of many campus organizations and athletic teams to "make their mark" on the university.

"When I first came to be President here at the University of Oklahoma most students didn't even know the chant. Since then I have started the tradition a singing the chant at all university events. Now we look on to continue this tradition as well as the countless others that make OU stand apart," said President David L. Boren.

And the end of the week the table will be stained and varnished to preserved the table for the next century. Over the next 100 years, it is planned for the room to be filled with these annual leadership tables.

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