Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With An Entrepreneurship Symposium, And Easter Events

Apr 17, 2014

The University of Oklahoma’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) and the College of International Studies present the Social Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014.

Product innovation and design expert Paul Polak delivers the keynote lecture at the Social Entrepreneur Symposium 2014.
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The event brings together marketing experts, product designers and academics from across the state to discuss the role of design thinking in social entrepreneurship and in curricular initiatives at OU.

Paul Polak, author of the book Out of Poverty and CEO of Windhorse International, delivers the event’s keynote lecture.

Polak founded the Colorado based firm International Development Enterprises which has developed radically affordable irrigation technologies for the poor in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

A panel discussion with CCEW Agile Product design team member Lauren Gilbert, the Director of OU’s Education Abroad Office Laura Brunson and Vice President of Tulsa’s Cubic Creative Marketing Firm Winston Peraza follows the lecture.

A reception showcasing an exhibition of Oklahoma-based social innovation and design projects caps off the evening.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History hosts the symposium Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is required.

The following day marks the beginning of Holy Week and Journey Church of Norman celebrates with Good Friday in the Park at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Journey Church's Good Friday in the Park takes place at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
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Lawn-chairs and blankets are recommended for a communal, picnic-style dinner at 5:45 p.m. before the evening’s Christian praise and worship begins.

“This outdoor event is the perfect opportunity to invite the entire city to experience Jesus’ sacrificial love and forgiveness,” the organization said in a recent press release.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place in Journey Church’s Norman Campus Auditorium at 3801 Journey Parkway just northwest of I-35 and Tecumseh Road.

Journey Church hosts additional Easter activities throughout the weekend for individuals who can’t attend Good Friday in the Park.

What would the holiday be without an Easter egg hunt? 

The Classen Curve strip mall in northwest Oklahoma City hosts the Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 19.

This year’s Eggstravaganza features a basketful of children’s attractions including face painting, balloon artistry and inflatable bounce houses along with, of course, an Easter egg hunt.

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The hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. and features three different age groups, ensuring that every child leaves with treats.

Spaghetti Eddie provides child-appropriate music live and the Easter Bunny joins the fun by posing for pictures with youngsters.

Although admission to the Spring Eggstravaganza is complimentary, organizers ask for a $5 contribution benefitting the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

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