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Recent Master’s Graduates Join Tulsa’s Team

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

The City of Tulsa is partnering with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for a Graduate Fellowship Program that places recent master’s degree graduates from around the country with municipalities to help with research and policy initiatives.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Visits Union PAC

HELLO TULSA!!! GOP Presidential candidate Sen.Ted Cruz visited Tulsa Aug. 13 as the guest of Rep. Jim Bridenstine. The photo was taken after Cruz stepped off the campaign bus at Union High School. The Union Performing Arts Center was packed with Cruz supporters who showed extremely strong support for the candidate. Bridenstine was the sixth member of Congress to endorse Cruz for president.

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Susan Harris is Named the 2015 Vision Honoree

Susan Harris is the Tulsa Community College Foundation 2015 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. She will receive the award at the TCC Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner Thurs., Sept. 24 at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. The 2015 Vision Honorary Chair is Don Walker and Susan Neal serves as the dinner committee chair.

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Tulsa Delegation Attends International Paris Air Show

By DEWEY F. BARTLETT, JR.

In June, I traveled overseas to attend the International Paris Air Show, a well-regarded and world-renowned international trade show that has received global attention for its 100-plus years of operation. Notably, in 1969, both the Concorde aircraft and Boeing 747 jumbo jet were one of their first public displays at the Paris Air Show. A year later, the world’s most popular commercial aircraft (Boeing 747) would begin its career in the skies with almost every airline in the world.

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Union in the ‘Center of the Community’

By EMILY RAMSEY

“Even though Union Public Schools doesn’t have its own city like Tulsa or Broken Arrow schools, we still want to be in the center of our community,” says Charlie Bushyhead, assistant superintendent for support services.

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Various Tulsa Area Organizations Working Toward a Collective Impact

An example of a new collaborative initiative for the betterment of society is IMPACT! Tulsa, an alliance seeking to improve local educational outcomes from “cradle to career.”

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Updated Zoning Code Needed for the Future

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Tulsa has come quite a ways since the ‘70s. Our city is more sophisticated and complex than it was 45 years ago and along with that comes new challenges.

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TYPros Hosts Street CReD at Johnson Park

Tulsa’s Young Professionals hosted its fifth Street CReD (Community Re-Development) event May 30 at Fred Johnson Park to celebrate the positive change happening at 61st Street and Peoria Avenue and in the surrounding neighborhood.

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Warren Foundation, Saint Francis Health System To Endow $10 Million for OU-TU Med Students

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham have announced the establishment of a $10 million endowed scholarship fund made possible through the generosity of the William K. Warren Foundation and Saint Francis Health System.

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Spavinaw Waterline Part V: 1924 Tulsa – The Quest for Clean Water Comes to an End

By CHARLES CANTRELL

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth article in a multi-part series focusing on monumental moments and events in the history of Tulsa and the many unique individuals making up the city’s illustrious legacy. The editors of GTR Newspapers wish to thank Tulsa Historical Society & Museum for research assistance, help in factual verification and the use of many of the marvelous photos accompanying these articles.

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Route 66 Center Announced

At a May 20 press conference in downtown Tulsa, representatives of the Route 66 Alliance announced the Route 66 Experience, an interactive interpretive center and hospitality complex.

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Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women Honors Seven with Pinnacle Awards

The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women has chosen seven women for Pinnacle Awards in 2015. Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. presented the awards at a reception on May 20.

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Saving Lives: Putting the Brakes on Distracted Driving

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Everywhere you go, people are talking on their cell phones while driving and oftentimes are not giving their full attention to the task at hand, which can lead to disastrous results.

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B.A. Councilor Sees Bright Future

By EMILY RAMSEY

Scott Eudey, Broken Arrow’s newest city councilor, may not have grown up in Broken Arrow, but his affection for the community and the city as a whole is clear.
Eudey’s time in the greater Tulsa area began when he attended college at the University of Tulsa.

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Ken Busby Honored by Leadership Oklahoma

Leadership Oklahoma presented three awards for leadership at its board of directors meeting at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa on March 27.

The Distinguished Graduate Award honors a Leadership Oklahoma graduate whose recent leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards of Leadership Oklahoma and whose activities achieved results or set an example of statewide significance. The Distinguished Graduate Award belongs to Ken Busby, the former executive director and chief executive officer of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. Under his leadership for the past 12 and a half years, the Council, a service organization for more than 60 cultural organizations, has become one of the top 50 local arts councils in the nation. Busby is a visionary and has been instrumental in the revival of downtown Tulsa. He was previously the director of development for Tulsa Zoo Friends. Prior to that, Busby was with Gilcrease Museum for eight years, serving as membership director and director of communication. Busby is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XVII.

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