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TCC, RSU Partner for Seamless Transfers

Tulsa Community College and Rogers State University are joining together to make it easier for students to earn their associate’s degree at one institution and then transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree at the other.

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Jenks School Board Works Together

“Locally elected school board members represent the parents and community in the direction and oversight of the school district,” says Melissa Abdo, a Jenks graduate who joined the Jenks Public Schools Board of Education in 2013.

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Riverfield Welcomes Dr. Jane Goodall to Campus

Riverfield Country Day School hosted Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist and conservationist, Sept. 3. Goodall spoke with students of a variety of ages about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will ultimately solve the problems it has imposed on the earth. Goodall is eager to help the students recognize their personal responsibility and ability to affect change. “Every individual matters,” she says. “Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”

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Bixby School Board in Tune with District

By EMILY RAMSEY

“To me, the school board is the embodiment of ‘local control,’” says Lisa Kramer, who is currently serving in her fifth year as a school board member, “where we have local parents and community members who are vested in our community trying to make the best possible decisions for our youth.”

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TPS School Board is Voice for District

By EMILY RAMSEY

“The school board is a liaison between the public and the Tulsa Public Schools administration and therefore plays an important role in delivering the voice of the community in the decisions Tulsa Public Schools makes for our kids,” says Suzanne Schreiber, who started serving on the school board in February.

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TU to Honor Alumni During 2014 Homecoming

The University of Tulsa announces its schedule of events for Homecoming 2014, Oct. 15-19. For the university’s “All American Homecoming,” students, alumni and the entire TU community will enjoy five fun-filled days of celebration hosted by the Alumni Association.

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School Board Proud of Union

By EMILY RAMSEY

“A member of the Board of Education is a link between the residents of a school district and the administration,” says Stacey Roemerman, Union’s Zone 4 School Board of Education member. Although Roemerman is new to the board, only holding her seat since April, she is certainly not new to involvement with the Union School District. Roemerman has three children who attend Union, and she has served on the Jefferson Elementary PTA for three years, this year as president.

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Education Trip Stops at Elvis’s Graceland

Editor’s Note: The is the second article in a series about a family’s education venture from Tulsa to Washington, D,C. and places found in between.

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TCC President Well Prepared for New Role

By EMILY RAMSEY

Dr. Leigh Goodson, Tulsa Community College’s first female president in its more than 40-year history, officially entered her new office on July 2.

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OSU-CHS Honors Professor

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Faculty Senate recently presented Dr. Nancy Van Winkle with the Faculty Distinguished Service Award.

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Jake Henry Receives Vision Leadership Award

Jake Henry Jr. has been named the Tulsa Community College Foundation 2014 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. He will receive the award at the TCC Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner Sept. 30 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave.

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OSUIT Expands Programs to Meet Workforce Demands

Oklahoma economists are forecasting a boom in manufacturing, and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is responding to the state’s increased workforce demand.

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College Prep at NSUBA

For the eighth year, Northeastern State University and KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Tulsa College Preparatory, a public charter middle school in Tulsa, has partnered to give seventh grade students a chance to experience college first-hand. This year, the event took place on Aug. 20.

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Summer Learning

ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION: Thoreau students Theodore Spitler, far left, and Josey Orford work together to create a birdhouse with Holland Hall student Carrington Jackson working across the table.

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TPS Receives Grant

Sustainable Tulsa, the Southside Rotary Club of Tulsa and The Henry Bellmon Sustainability Awards formally dedicated Tulsa Public Schools’ new compressed natural gas compressor at the McBirney Bus Lot on Aug. 14. The compressor, which was made possible with a $60,000 grant from the Bellmon Awards, will be used to fuel part of the district’s fleet of 148 CNG-powered school buses.

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