Educator Learned Early from Teacher
Like most memorable teachers, Cedar Ridge Elementary’s Teacher of the Year, Amy Tietsort, discovered her passion early in life.
Tietsort’s memories of her early love of teaching start with her third grade teacher and “the way she made me feel,” Tietsort says. She remembers spending time with her teacher outside of the classroom. “She cared for me as a person, not just as someone learning facts,” Tietsort says.
TU Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
University of Tulsa senior Cara Dublin has been awarded a Fulbright Student grant to study in England for the 2013-14 academic year. She is expected to graduate from TU in May with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in English.
Instructor Hopes to Leave a Teaching Legacy
Each year, the Tulsa Engineering Foundation, the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation and the Construction Specification Institute present the Tex Richardson Engineering and Science Guidance Award to an instructor for outstanding achievement and service in engineering and science guidance activities in the State of Oklahoma. The award was established in 1992 to recognize both teachers and engineers in Oklahoma who demonstrate exceptional service in guidance activities for students.
TU Ad Program Partners with O.A.T.H. for Campaign
When Don Hull was approached by fellow Kirk of the Hills members regarding who he would recommend to assist with creative and production for a public service campaign for Oklahomans Against Trafficking of Humans (O.A.T.H.), he knew just who to call.
OSU Med Students Meet with Legislators
Medical students with the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine met with state legislators and governmental leaders during Osteopathic Medicine Day on March 6 to discuss health care issues and advocate for the osteopathic profession.
Law Day Contests for Students
The Tulsa County Bar Association and Foundation is sponsoring a number of activities for Law Day and Law Week. This year’s theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All” was selected because 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Carrie Reese Is Union Teacher of the Year
Carrie Reese, a fifth grade teacher at Briarglen Elementary School, 3303 S. 121st E. Ave., has been named the 2012-2013 District Teacher of the Year for Union Public Schools. The announcement was made during the annual Teacher of the Year reception Wednesday, March 13, at the Union Performing Arts Center.
Explore OSU-Tulsa Hosts Graduate Degree Showcase
The Graduate Student Services Center at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will host the Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Showcase on Tuesday, March 26 from 2-5 p.m. in the North Hall Student Lounge.
Aviation Education Program Celebrates 10 Years
Throughout the past decade, Tulsa International Airport has harnessed children’s enthusiasm and curiosity and directed it towards an interactive educational experience for area students. In February 2003, the airport opened the Aviation Learning Center () as an additional component of the Aviation Education Program. Since its opening, more than 14,000 area children have taken a tour of the airport and traveled through the .
Union Teacher Readies Students for High School
Patti Evans knows she represents an important transition for her eighth grade students. Evans teaches pre-algebra at the Union Eighth Grade Center to students with learning disabilities, such as and visual impairments.
Bixby Teacher Sees Students Thrive in New Program
It didn’t take long for Dinah Hill, Teacher of the Year at Bixby’s Central Elementary, to pinpoint her main interest. “In second grade I used to wheel handicapped students to lunch,” she says. “I don’t know what started it. I just gravitated toward it.”
TPS Considers Armed Guards
The Tulsa Regional Chamber and Tulsa Public Schools hosted a forum on school security Feb. 14 that featured Tulsa Public Schools Police Chief Gary Rudick and Ident-a-kid Rick Hagen. Ident-a-kid is a security measure currently implemented in 25 of the 74 school sites. Above, Rudick encourages placing an armed guard at each school site as opposed to arming teachers.
Student Manufactures Brighter Future for Himself and Family
A couple of years ago Archie Cleveland, Jr. was busy searching for a better job to help provide for his wife and their newborn son. The job he had involved long hours, six days a week, with no opportunity to advance and compensation that wasn’t satisfying the needs of his young family. The situation was also complicated by the fact that there were not that many local employment opportunities to begin with, and most of the job listings required additional education or the pay was less than what he already made.
ORU Names William ‘Billy’ Wilson President
Dr. William “Billy” Wilson will become the fourth president for Oral Roberts University. Wilson, 54, will begin his tenure July 1.
“Chancellor Oral Roberts founded this university on big-thinking and innovation,” says Board Chair Mart Green. “In this day and age where technology and culture are constantly shifting, Dr. Wilson’s global vision, experience and relationships will be a catalyst for growth and transformation.”
Rejoice Schools Celebrates 20 Years
Rejoice Christian Schools has become an important part of Owasso. The school was established 20 years ago and continues to reach out to students today.
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