TU Alums Become Uncorked

The Tulsa Chapter of The University of Tulsa Alumni Association will host its eighth annual TU Uncorked. TU Uncorked brings members of the TU family together as friends with a purpose – raising scholarship funds that provide financial assistance for TU students from the Tulsa area. Since its inception, TU Uncorked has raised more than $370,000 in scholarship funding for need-based students in the Tulsa area.

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Local Middle School Students Recognized

Middle school students from 27 counties throughout Oklahoma were recognized for their math skills and achievements during the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics’ 10th Annual Middle School Math: an Awesome Contest held on the school’s Oklahoma City campus in March.

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TU Team Prepares for Advertising Competition

NATIONAL : The 2012 University of Tulsa National Student Advertising Competition team performs April 5 in a dress rehearsal in the Hinkle Creative Center on the TU campus prior to their trip to Shreveport, La. to compete against 21 other universities from a four-state area.

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ORU Renovates

Oral Roberts University’s engineering department recently renovated areas for a machine shop and labs. These renovations were made possible through a $250,000 grant from the Helmerich Foundation.

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Tulsa Tech Student Elected Oklahoma BPA President

By JOHN HUNTER

Business Professionals of America () is the leading Career Tech Student Org-anization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The student organization has more than 50,000 members, in over 2,300 chapters located in 23 states.

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Robot Competition Inspires Teens Toward Engineering

By JOHN HUNTER

Tulsa Tech students gear up to compete in the Oklahoma City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Oklahoma City. Approximately 40 students from two separate teams will represent Tulsa Tech at this year’s event. The students began in January to design and build the perfect robot for this year’s event, which will include opportunities for more than $14 million dollars worth of scholarships offered by more than 128 colleges, universities, associations, and corporations.

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TU Law School Earns Top 100 Best Ranking

For the first time in its history, The University of Tulsa College of Law has been named in the top 100 law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report 2013 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

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OU-Tulsa School-Based Clinics Supported by BCBS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma leaders announced recently a $100,000 grant to the OU School of Community Medicine to provide direct patient care services to children and their families, regardless of insurance coverage or status, at the OU school-based clinics.

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TCC Honors Showcase

Approximately 140 high school seniors and parents attended the first Tulsa Community College Honors Showcase on Feb. 23 in Tulsa. Select seniors were chosen to attend this event based on their s and/or scores. The event was made possible by a $10,000 gift from State Farm.

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OSU Medicine to Host Open House

College students considering a career in medicine can check out the programs available through the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Med-Xtravaganza on Friday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Health Sciences.

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Bishop Kelley High School Fundraiser To Set Sail

Prepare to set sail for the luxurious Comet Cruise Line as event planners turn Bishop Kelley High School into three exotic ports-of-call for the 32nd Annual Bishop Kelley Dinner Auction Saturday, April 14. Guests will “arrive” in Greece, Alaska and Jamaica, enjoy a seated Captain’s dinner complete with wine pairings. Entertainment includes the Lederhosen Lounge, Poolside Bar, Casino, and Live Music featuring Emerson Entertainment’s Band, “After Dark”, along with a special performance by Bishop Kelley 2007 graduate and NBC’s “The Voice” recently-eliminated contestant, Adley Stump.

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OSUIT Aims at Bringing Awareness to Power Plant Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 30 percent of power operators currently employed will soon retire. Oklahoma State University’s Institute of Technology (OSUIT) partnered with Public Service Company of Oklahoma () and Calpine Oneta Energy to bring awareness to these potentially high-paying job openings.

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OSUIT Breaks Ground for Training Center

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the new Chesapeake Energy Natural Gas Compression Training Center, which will be built on the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology campus in Okmulgee. The center will be under construction soon and is funded by a lead gift of $2.0 million from Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The total cost of the building is estimated to be $4.9 million, and the Foundation is pursuing additional gifts to fund the training center.

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TPS Appoints Gil Cloud as Interim Athletic Director

Tulsa Public Schools announced Feb. 6 that it would appoint Gil Cloud as interim athletic director. Mr. Cloud assumed duties effective Tues., Feb. 7.

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Tulsa Tech Offers SpaceTEC Certification

By KARA GAE NEAL

Tulsa Tech is one of just a few distinguished learning institutions in the nation to offer the SpaceTEC Aerospace Technician certification for students who are interested in working in aerospace-related careers and the U.S. space industry.

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