Spoil Your Grandkids With Gifts of Stock For Graduation

By Dan Greenshields

Do you have a grandchild graduating from kindergarten, high-school or college this year? Have you started thinking about what kind of gift you’ll give? A new study from Grandparents.com finds that American grandparents spend more than $50 billion annually on their grandkids. Of that astonishing total, $16 billion alone is going toward clothing and toys in the form of gifts.

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Mayor Tours Tulsa Tech

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett recently toured the Tulsa Tech-Broken Arrow Campus, 4000 West Florence St., to see the newly renovated campus and receive background on the alternative fuels technology program. Included in the program will be a natural gas engine course, which will train individuals to work on compressed natural gas engines.

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School Election Information Announced

Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, for voters in the -1 Tulsa School District, Election District Number 1, the -3 Broken Arrow School District, Election District Number 1/Wagoner County portion only, the -4 Bixby School District, the -7 Skiatook School District, the -8 Sperry School District, the -9 Union School District, Election District Number 1, as well as a Special Election for the entire -9 Union School District, the -14 Liberty School District, and the Tulsa Technology Center District Number 18, Zone 2 only. Patty Bryant, Secretary of the Tulsa County Election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their vote count.

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Street School’s Annual Street Party Set for April 9

Street School, Tulsa’s non-profit alternative school for at-risk youth, announces its 16th annual Street Party 2011: A Night of Glee on Saturday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.

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Tulsa Community College is Rewarded for Energy Efficiency

Tulsa Community College was presented a check for more than $120,000 from Public Service Company of Oklahoma for participation in the company’s Smart Schools Program. Combined with a previous payment of approximately $114,000, has earned Smart Schools incentives from totaling more than $234,000.

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Students Design Improvements

The results of an architectural collaboration between students from the University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M University who designed a community health care center and adjacent shopping and mixed-use commercial development for the economically distressed north Tulsa area was showcased recently at Tulsa Tech’s North Campus.

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Tulsa Children’s Museum Brings Southern Louisiana Soul to Tulsa Families March 26

The Tulsa Children’s Museum and Grammy award-winning artist Terrance Simien will bring the rich history and multi-layered sounds of Zydeco, the music of the French-speaking Creoles of southern Louisiana, to Tulsa families at interactive concerts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

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Junior Achievement Challenges Students to Invest in Their Future

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma is gearing up for its 8th annual Student Investor Challenge. The event is so popular that it had to expand to meet the demand and this year 800 high school students will attend.

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Union School District Seeking Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy

Union Public Schools is looking to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Education after the resignation of one of itsBoard Members. Zone # 2 representative Ross Ford, who recently retired from the Tulsa Police Department, stepped down from hisBoard position to become Union’s Director of Security.

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Paying for College When You Haven’t Saved Enough


For many parents with college bound children, paying for that college education can come down to three choices: go broke, go into debt or go crazy. Pete West, president of Empowered College Funding, is offering another option: find free (or cheap) money.

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Tulsa Tech and BA Team Up


Students in Tulsa Tech’s cosmetology program, along with students in the barbering program, both study their craft in preparation for careers involving the latest trends and styles. These two outstanding programs allow students to explore their creative talents and build a strong foundation for a lucrative position in a billion-dollar industry. Students work in state-of-the-art facilities with actual clients and are encouraged to develop a personal style while utilizing good customer service skills.

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Give the Gift of Woodworking This Spring Season

Finding a gift for that special someone can be hard. When that special someone seemingly has everything, that task gets even harder.

But a hard to shop for loved one could create the ideal gifting opportunity this season. In lieu of scouring the malls for that perfect gift, give the gift of a hobby.

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Teens Ignoring Parents on facebook

According to Kaplan Test Prep’s latest survey* on social networking trends and practices among today’s teens, 35% of teens whose parents are on Facebook report that they are actually not online friends with them. Of that group, 38% say the reason they are not friends is because they’ve ignored mom or dad’s friend request. But even as some teens ignore their parents’ friend requests, 82% say that mom and dad are either “very involved” (44%) or “somewhat involved” (38%) in their academic lives.

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Oklahoma State University Executive Serving as Interim President at OSUIT

When Dr. David Bosserman first visited the campus of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) in 1990, he recognized that OSUIT has a unique and valuable place with the land-grant mission. “OSUIT more closely meets the land-grant charge of providing education to middle class families,” says Bosserman. “We open our doors wide for people who may be the first in their family to get a college education or need a college degree to get a job and become a productive member of the workforce.”

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OSUIT and Electrical Industry Training Institute Announce Historic Agreement

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) and the Electrical Industry Training Institute, Inc. () have signed a collaboration agreement that will provide leading-edge training for workers in the electrical industry throughout the United States.

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