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Girl Scouts Merge Modern with Traditional

By EMILY RAMSEY

Archery, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing. After learning about everything that the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma offers, it’s hard not to want to rewind the years and join the century-old organization.

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Instructor Elected to National Organization Board

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Today, 200,000 members in more than 5,500 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, environment, nutrition and career exploration.

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Family Donates to OSU-Tulsa

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa recently hosted a dedication for the Scot W. Marshall Interactive Learning Classroom.

Jerry E. and the late John W. Marshall donated $100,000 to renovate the classroom in memory of their late son, Scot W. Marshall. Scot was a passionate supporter of Oklahoma State University and the OSU Cowboys.

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Holland Hall Recognizes Successful Alumni

The Holland Hall Alumni Association and its board has announced Ken Levit as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award winner and Micah Fitzerman-Blue as the 2015 Young Alumni Achievement Award winner.

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TPS Reduces District Required Tests by Half

Today, Superintendent Deborah A. Gist announced a reduction of the amount of time students at Tulsa Public Schools spend on district-required tests by 54 percent. Dr. Gist made the announcement at a TPS Board of Education meeting, which was attended by teachers who served on the district’s Assessment Study Group. Dr. Gist accepted the group’s recommendations to curb over-testing by reducing the frequency of some tests, eliminating one entirely and by removing the district requirement to implement others. This cut the overall time spent on testing in the district by half.

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OSU in Tulsa Wins Print Advertising, Media Awards

Oklahoma State University Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa took top honors in two categories and received 11 awards overall at the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association conference in Sulphur. The annual OCPRA competition featured entries from public and private higher education institutions across Oklahoma.

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Dedication Helps Student Build His Future

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Although Tulsa Tech offers many different programs and opportunities for all types of students to succeed, students must be dedicated to learning new skills in order to truly make their own path. Carpentry student Jordan Dunkin demonstrates his dedication each morning by waiting for the 6:50 a.m. bus that takes him to downtown Tulsa, then catching a second bus that stops near Tulsa Tech’s Lemley Memorial Campus for class.

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Bixby Graduates Named All-Staters

By EMILY RAMSEY

Bixby High School 2015 graduates Katherine Kramer and Bryan Lee have been named Academic All-State Scholars by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit statewide organization. The 2015 Academic All-State Class is made up of 100 top public high school seniors, who come from 74 schools and were selected from 558 students throughout Oklahoma. David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.”

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Former TPS Superintendent Appointed OU-Tulsa Prof

Keith Ballard, Ed.D., former superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, joins the faculty of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa on July 1. Ballard will serve as director of the Professional Development and Leadership Academy and professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the OU Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.

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TCC Owasso Meeting Workforce Needs

By EMILY RAMSEY

Tulsa Community College opened in Owasso in August 2013, offering programs tailor-made for the needs of the community and workforce.

The school offers three degree programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Technology and Nursing: LPN/Paramedic to RN.

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TU Alumni Hold Fundraiser

TU Uncorked welcomed more than 500 guests to the Donald W. Reynolds Center on June 5 for the 11th annual University of Tulsa Alumni Association wine festival. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $700,000 for the TU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to Tulsa-area students based on financial need and academic qualifications.

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Teacher of the Year Brings Subjects to Life

By EMILY RAMSEY

Growing up in a family that valued learning, Margaret “Meg” Deweese could have easily been set on an early path to becoming an educator.

“Growing up, we took vacations to battlefields,” she says. “Both my parents loved education and loved to learn.”

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Part-Time Classes Cater to Variety of Interests

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of part-time classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from sewing and quilting to machining.

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Warren Foundation and Saint Francis Health System to Endow $10 Million Fund for OU-TU Medical 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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Junior Achievement - Business Success Series Luncheon Features Energy Industry Experts

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma hosts the semi-annual JA Business Success Series (BSS) on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:30 am at the DoubleTree Warren Place presented by Hewlett Packard.

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