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Union Offers Sports Entertainment Mgt. Program

Keeping to the progressive standard of preparing students to be college and career ready, Union High School is offering a new program in the cutting edge industry of Sports and Entertainment Management.

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Former Tulsa Tech Student Returns to Teach

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

One of Tulsa Tech’s newest faculty members, machining instructor Tyler Reibert, certainly knows what it feels like to be a student in his classroom. It wasn’t that long ago that the former student sat in the same exact classroom.

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OSUIT Pipeline Program Meets Industry Needs

Representatives from the Gas Processors Association (GPA) and Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) visited the OSU Institute of Technology (OSUIT) campus in September for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the newly-renovated GPA/GPSA Midcontinent Chapter Classroom in the school’s new Pipeline Integrity Technology program.

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Foundation Gives Donation

The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma through its Masonic Charity Foundation recently donated $50,000 to the Corrections Education Program at Tulsa Community College. The program, called Second Chance, enables faculty to teach college courses to offenders who are incarcerated.

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Military Scholarship Benefits Student

As a direct descendent of a U.S wartime veteran, Bishop Kelley senior Matthew Hanisch has been selected to receive a $20,000 college scholarship through the Samsung-American Legion program.

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Fundraiser Supports School Initiatives

The Union Schools Education Foundation (USEF) announces the return of its annual dinner and auction fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Union-A Sure Bet;” the event will offer attendees a casino night experience, to be held Nov. 1, with tickets on sale now.

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STEM Program Expands

By EMILY RAMSEY

As part of its strategic plan, Union Public Schools has taken on ways to expand its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs. Playing a key role in instituting those programs has been Associate Superintendent Kathy Dodd.

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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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