Tulsa Tech Barber Graduate Has Style
Brandon Thompson definitely has a unique style, but he prefers to be called a barber rather than a stylist.
“I’m a barber so my focus is on haircuts for men and boys,” Thompson says. “Although I can trim and do a few highlights, when women ask if I can cut their hair, I usually refer them to the stylist in my shop who provides services primarily for women.”
From Spooky to Sublime, Tulsa PAC Has it All
It’s that time of year again – when Christmas trees start showing up in store displays before Halloween! But wait just one minute. Or a month, or two, for that matter. Let’s first enjoy some autumnal splendor, and those creepy/scary October shows we have so much fun with at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Small Steps Toward Sustainability Lead to Big Changes
“We can’t all do great things but we can all do small things with great love.”
This statement sits on my desk and as the years go by, I understand its depth better and better. Sweeping societal changes begin in the smallest of ways: a spark of inspiration, an idea someone speaks out loud, a tiny light in the fog.
Throughout Tulsa County, government, private businesses and communities continue to put one foot in front of the other towards a more sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
Performance Season Kicks in to High Gear at the PAC
The performance seasons of many of our arts organizations begin in September. That is one good reason to make your way downtown.
If you haven’t been north of 3rd Street in a while, you will find many surprises. The entire area is taking on a new look and feel. Arts enclaves and entertainment venues are springing up, and restaurants are opening to meet the demand. There are more things to see and do than you can imagine.
Culinary Student Gains Gourmet Experience
Rebecca Warnken was both surprised and nervous when she discovered that she had been selected to participate in this year’s Odyssey de Culinaire. The 10th annual event was hosted on July 26 by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association at the Doubletree Hotel at Warren Place in Tulsa. This unique and entertaining evening allowed a few lucky students the opportunity to work alongside some of Oklahoma’s finest chefs as they prepared their delicious creations.
Unique Industry Training Helps Growing Company
In January 1997, Quinn and Swanson Bierman decided to form a local business known as Air Hygiene International, Inc. The name chosen by the two brothers reflected their primary industry goal of air pollution reduction through emissions testing. Even though the company’s headquarters consisted of a back bedroom and a garage in the beginning, Air Hygiene’s mission was to utilize cutting-edge computer and instrument technology to perform at a level of excellence typically associated with larger stack testing companies.
Facts and Fanfare for Recycling News in Tulsa County
Tulsa County continues to amaze and inspire not just eco-lovers, but governments, surrounding states and even other countries.
To start with, the Tulsa County Drug Recycling Program recently celebrated the landmark of recycling the wholesale value of $10 million worth of prescription drugs. In honor of the program’s founder, George Prothro, the Tulsa County Medical Pharmacy officially changed its name The George Prothro M.D. Pharmacy of Tulsa County. Prothro and fellow doctor Jerry Gustafson, both now retired, helped trail blaze legislation to allow the proper recycling of prescription drugs, which has since been adopted in 38 states and in Canada. This has led to a look at proper disposal of drugs including drop-off sites outside police stations.
Tulsa City Hall to House Largest Supercomputer
I recently had the pleasure of signing a lease agreement with the Oklahoma Innovation Institute for space in City Hall that will house the largest community supercomputer in the nation.
Oklahoma Earthquakes, Fracking and Assumptions
In 2010 Oklahoma had 1,047 earthquakes. However, not one of them was the magnitude of the 5.6 quake that occurred on November 5, 2011. The quake tremors were felt in Tulsa but also as far away as Wisconsin and South Carolina. The question that now seems to be on everyone’s mind is, “Could fracking be the culprit of this seismic ruckus?”
Fab Lab Fabulous for Creativity and Repurposing Trash
Here’s a question for you: Who do you think is responsible for trash? Do you think it’s yours for consuming the product? Do you think it’s the manufacturers’ for the materials used in their products? Do you think it’s the business where you purchase the product?
A Treasure to Visit in Seminole
Each of the contributors to the oral history website www.voicesofoklahoma.com are special. Few of the stories however, will cause you to plan an Oklahoma vacation, this time to Seminole, to see the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum – the crowning achievement of the Moran’s philanthropic, community and business success.
Tulsa Tech Student Wins Photography Competition
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for Tulsa Tech student Michael Miller, it’s worth a first place state title. This Owasso high school senior was recently announced as winner of the Oklahoma Skills photography competition and will travel to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the national competition later this summer.
Tulsa Chamber Sets Sights on Education
One of the most important predictors in economic development and job growth is a talented, educated and trained workforce. The Tulsa region’s ability to recruit and retain such a workforce relies on access to quality education. That’s why in 2007, the Tulsa Metro Chamber made education one of the top priorities of its long-term strategic plan for our region.
Defining Trash Talk: Understanding the Lingo
There has been a lot of trash talk in Greater Tulsa lately, as the city recently unveiled its new trash plan. However, if you’re not obsessed with waste management like I am, much of the terminology and acronyms can be confusing. If you don’t know the lingo, how can you understand the local system and its upcoming changes? Fear not. Your Trash Talk columnist is here to cut through the confusion and give you an overall understanding of common, local trash terminology.
Tulsa Tech Students Win Design Competition
Tulsa Tech’s interior design team recently won first place in the state interior design competition with Oklahoma Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Tulsa Tech FCCLA members, Caitlin Coody, a Skiatook high school senior, and Paxton Stieber, a Broken Arrow high school junior, will now travel to Orlando, Florida to compete in a national competition later this summer.
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