OSU President Visits Tulsa

EDUCATION LEADERS: Oklahoma State University-Tulsa held a campus reception for new OSU President Burns Hargis in late March. Hargis, right, is pictured with OSU-Tulsa President Gary Trennepohl and Kara Gae Neal who will be Tulsa Technology Center’s Superintendent as of July 1.

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RSU Students Make Governor’s Cup Round of Business Plan Competition

A team of Rogers State University students advanced to the final round of the statewide Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 12.

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Golden Driller Catches OSU Spirit

More than 500 Oklahoma State University-Tulsa undergraduate and graduate students will soon make their mark on the Tulsa-area economy. In early May, OSU’s orange pride made a mark on a historic Tulsa landmark.

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Peaceful Pole

Monte Cassino staff and students recently dedicated a Peace Pole to Carol Lucking, whose children attend the school. In attendance at the dedication ceremony were Monte Cassino School Director Sister Mary Claire, Carol’s husband Mike and their children Mikey, Erin and Quinn.

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Collins Receives Honorary Degree

The University of Tulsa has renamed its business college as the Collins College of Business to honor the vision and leadership of Tulsa businessman Fulton Collins, who has chaired the TU Board of Trustees since 1997.

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TCC Holds Inaugural Super Service Week

The City of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College and Volunteer Central of Greater Tulsa jointly sponsored the first Super Service Week for Tulsa Achieves scholars May 5-11. Mayor Kathy Taylor, TCC President and CEO Tom McKeon and many Tulsa Achieves scholars kicked off Super Service Week at the Tulsa Zoo. Tulsa Achieves students then lent helping hands to the City of Tulsa by volunteering throughout the zoo and Mohawk Park.

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TU Professor Earns Teaching Award

The Oklahoma Music Teachers Association recently selected Roger Price, professor of music at the University of Tulsa, as its 2008–09 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. The award is particularly special because Price’s students spearheaded the effort.

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OU-Tulsa Receives $50,000 Donation

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa officials announced March 31 a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation in support of the Bedlam Alliance for Community Health and the OU-Tulsa educational leadership program. The grant will help fund critical primary care services for more Oklahomans in need of a medical home and assist in the preventive education services planned for all clinic sites.

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‘Riverfield Rocks Street Party’ May 2

Riverfield Country Day School will host its third annual “Riverfield Rocks Street Party” featuring nine student-led bands on Friday, May 2. The free event is open to the public and will be held on the school’s 120-acre campus located at 2433 W. 61st St. in Tulsa.

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Monte Cassino Dedicates Peace Pole

Monte Cassino School celebrated the dedication of its Peace Pole on Holy Thursday, March 20. The Peace Pole as installed during the dedication and is located on campus between the Marian Chapel and elementary school, south of the new bell tower.

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RSU Announces Major Expansion

Rogers State University has announced an $8 million expansion and renovation of Baird Hall, which houses programs in the liberal arts on RSU’s main campus in Claremore.

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Huntington Offers Summer Tutoring

There are three sure signs that it is springtime in Tulsa: the days are getting longer, the weather is turning warmer and for school kids, end-of-the-year report cards are being sent home. If report cards mean storm clouds at home, what should parents do?

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TCC Receives National Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

Tulsa Community College has received a $1.74 million national grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that is expected to address the current shortages of skilled Information Technology (IT) workers and anticipated baby boomer retirements of IT personnel negatively impacting the local and regional economy. The grant will provide free tuition, customized training, the creation of a regional IT skills center, and youth education.

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Miss Helen’s Begins Expansion


Just 12 short years after opening its new facilities at 4849 S. Mingo Rd., Miss Helen’s Private School is making a necessary expansion.

Four new classrooms, needed to ease the crowding of the burgeoning elementary school, had a groundbreaking in March and will be ready by the end of June. The school currently has 15,600 square feet of space and the new classrooms will add about 3,600 square feet.

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