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Oklahoma A+ Schools and UCO To Host Oklahoma 'Crystal Darkness' Watch Party

Jan. 7, 2009

Contact: Adrienne Nobles, Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Central Oklahoma, (405) 974-2103,

(Editor's Note: All print and electronic media are invited to attend this event as a part of their Crystal Darkness coverage. Please contact UCO University Relations at (405) 974-2103 for arrangements.)


Oklahoma A+ Schools? and the University of Central Oklahoma will host a free community watch party of a documentary in support of the statewide anti-methamphetamine campaign, Crystal Darkness Oklahoma, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13 in UCO's Broncho Sports Grill, located in the University Suites.

Crystal Darkness Oklahoma, co-chaired by Oklahoma First Lady Kim Henry and former district attorney Wes Lane, combines public and private sectors to provide resources to help communities eliminate the threats of methamphetamine or "meth."

The Crystal Darkness documentary will air on all local television stations in Oklahoma from 6:30-7 p.m., Jan. 13, and feature testimonials graphically articulating the devastating impact meth has had on families and communities across the state.

"We are honored to collaborate with our UCO colleagues and throughout our statewide network to host an enriched experience," said Jean Hendrickson, OK A+ executive director.

"Following the documentary, we will have a question and answer discussion with UCO faculty and support services, live UStream chats and free informational materials."

Special guests will include Wes Fryer, Oklahoma Heritage Association director of technology and education outreach, representatives from the UCO Student Counseling Center, and Sunshine Cowan, UCO Community Health program instructor and Healthy Life Skills coordinator.

The Crystal Darkness watch party is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so registration is suggested. Register at

Free parking is available in the lot north of University Suites and south of UCO Wellness Center.

Oklahoma A+ Schools? is a statewide network of PK-12 schools that advances a quality, whole school experience to nurture the creativity in every learner and provides the state's only research-based school reform model with creativity in its mission. Oklahoma A+ Schools? is headquartered at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK.

For more information, visit or call (405) 974-3779.