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B.A. Museum Announces Interim Director

The Museum Broken Arrow has announced the appointment of a new interim executive director, Rebekah “Becky” Wood. Wood previously served on The Museum Broken Arrow’s Board of Directors.

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Tulsa’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church a Departure from Classical Byzantine Architecture

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

The Greek Orthodox Church has a long history in Christianity. Some date its present beginnings to the 1054 AD “Great Schism” when it separated from the Catholic Church. Others would put this date much earlier. Regardless, this faith has developed church buildings with a distinct character in its more than 1,000-year history. The resulting architectural style is often called Byzantine. A key church that reflects this style is Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which is so well known that it is almost a symbol of the Greek Orthodox faith. Other famous Greek Orthodox Church buildings would be St. Mark in Venice and St. Basil in Moscow.

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Business and People Notes June 2018

Tulsa Attorney Ken Underwood has received the Tulsa County Bar Association Golden Rule Award.

Underwood has been practicing law in Tulsa for over 35 years. During his career, he has selflessly and consistently dedicated himself to serving the needs of his clients and the community as a whole through decades of service to the Bar as well as many other organizations and worthy causes. 

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Global Energy Outlook Emphasizes Geopolitics

Energy Watch by MARK A. STANSBERRY

At the 2004 International Energy Policy Conference in Tulsa, the main focus was on the subject of geopolitics. Fourteen years later, the focus is on the global energy outlook with an emphasis on geopolitics.

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Homebuilders Host Parade of Homes

The 2018 Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes, June 16-24, is the perfect opportunity to discover all that Tulsa area homes have to offer. During the Parade of Homes, nearly 150 new homes ranging in price from $150,000 to more than $1,000,000 will be open daily from 1 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. The annual event is presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and sponsored by Samsung. Homes are spread throughout nine different cities in the Tulsa region, from Glenpool to Claremore.

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ORU Honored for Innovations in IT

IDG’s CIO has announced Oral Roberts University as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

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American Red Cross Needs Donors

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.

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Election Time Approaches in Interesting Year

The June 26 Oklahoma Primary Election will allow voters to pick the nominees for various federal, state and county offices for November’s General Election. State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana, is also on the Statewide Primary ballot. In primary races with more than two candidates where no one receives a majority of the votes, runoffs will be held Aug. 28.

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Day of Citizenship: Precinct Officials Needed


When there is an election in Tulsa County, the Tulsa County Election Board is responsible for making sure the voting process is flawless. Preparing for a smooth process, which is free of any doubt about the integrity of the results, requires more than just properly working machines. It primarily relies upon the precinct officials who are there from the time the polls open until they close.

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Voters Encouraged to Cast Ballots on June 26


Historically, there has been low voter participation in elections held during the summer. There are many reasons why voter turnout has been only a small percentage of registered voters.

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Two Tulsa Blue Employees Honored

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum recently presented Tulsa Blue certificates to City of Tulsa employees Rick Lisenbee and Gary McColphin for their outstanding service to their colleagues and the community during a special recognition ceremony at City Hall.

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Wes Smithwick Resigns at B.A. Chamber

Editor’s Note: This article is compiled from writings of Bob Lewis and Emily Ramsey, Broken Arrow Express contributing editors.

The “help wanted” sign is out at the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation following the resignation of Wes Smithwick, who served as president and CEO of both organizations.

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Urban Data Program Helps Tulsa to Compete

From Tulsa's Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum

When I took office, our City of Tulsa team recognized the benefits of using data to help solve public problems, drive policy and measure results. However, as we tried using data to guide decisions and lower barriers to innovation, we lacked the ability to use our own data and the data analytics talent needed to transform local government’s use of data-driven evidence. But that didn’t stop us. We found a solution.

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Tulsa’s Summer Shows Attract Star Power


Have you ever wondered what qualities make a star? The entertainment business is famously competitive, with few spots open at the top. Why do some performers strike gold when most do not?

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Fab Lab Tulsa Unveils 3D Printer for Health Care

Fab Lab Tulsa has unveiled a new, innovative 3D printer that has the potential to change the way medical students study human anatomy by printing specific anatomically correct body parts through technology and design.

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