Tulsa Rotary Dictionary Program Began as a Dream


Dolly Dixon recently joined Southside (Tulsa) Rotary Club. She wanted to ensure that the dream of her late husband, Stanley, endured.

The dream wasn’t originally Stanley’s. It was the dream of Annie Plummer.

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Local Huntington Educator Attends Annual Convention

Most days, J. Bryan Osborne is the educator helping Tulsa’s young people build skills in mathematics, reading, phonics and other important subjects. Recently the tables were turned at Huntington’s annual meeting, which schooled Huntington educators from across the U.S. in curriculum and instructional updates to meet emerging student needs. The convention also introduced the latest “best practices” for helping students achieve top scores on the most up-to-date versions of the SAT and ACT.

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Holland Hall Book Fair Feb. 23

The Holland Hall Book Fair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 per person.

The Fair offers a large quantity of used, rare and children’s books for every type of reader. The rare books section will include collectibles, first editions and hard-to-find publications.

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Arvest Delivers $5K for UMAC ‘Wall of Fame’

Arvest Bank recently presented a $5,000 grant, on behalf of the Walton Family Foundation, to members of the Union Schools Education Foundation for the creation of a special “Wall of Fame” to grace the front entrance of the Union Multipurpose Activity Center.

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TCC’s West Campus Adds New Element

A steady increase in the number of college students interested in math and science has prompted the construction of a new building on Tulsa Community College’s West Campus. A ceremony to mark the construction of the new Science and Math Building was held in late November.

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OWP Looking for Submissions

Oklahoma is the theme of the Oklahoma Centennial Writing Contest, celebrating writing about Oklahoma by state teachers and students. The contest is sponsored by the Oklahoma Writing Project at the University of Oklahoma.

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Students Gain Knowledge at Tulsa College Network

Tulsa Community College recently hosted Tulsa College Network at the Northeast Campus.

Tulsa College Network showed students how easy it is to stay close to home, keep their job, be with friends, go to a public college and do it all for less. The event covered topics such as college life in Tulsa, transfer opportunities, financial aid and admissions.

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Awsome Author

Children’s author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka recently visited Holland Hall as part of the Sue T. Lawson Visiting Illustrator/Author Program to talk about what inspired him to write and illustrate his books, including “Baghead,” “Bubble Bath Pirates,” “My Buddy Slug” and “Punk Farm.”

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Honored Chair

Larry Wofford was recently honored by the University of Tulsa College of Business Administration as the Davis D. Bovaird Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies. The Davis D. Bovaird endowed chair is one of the highest honors given by the TU College of Business.

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Advancing Education

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently announced their 2008 Legislative Agenda titled “Competing in our Second Century.”

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Assess Mid-Year Academic Success at Huntington

While the winter holidays offer a great opportunity to relax, they should also be a time to reflect on the progress students have made so far in the school year. Huntington Learning Center, 7116 S. Mingo Rd. Ste. 105, can help students achieve the best grades possible.

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OU-Tulsa Specialty Clinic

University of Oklahoma President David Boren was in Tulsa Dec. 4 to announce details for the new OU-Tulsa specialty clinic designed to address health disparities in Tulsa. The 50,000 square-foot clinic, to be built in north Tulsa, will focus on specialty care, including the treatment of cancer and heart disease.

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Missouri Military Academy Teaches More Than Reading, Writing


Look like a soldier. Act like a gentleman. Study like a scholar. That is the mission of Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo., one of the nation’s most prestigious military schools. Located just north of St. Louis, MMA enrolls young men, grades 6-12, several of whom are from the Tulsa area. At the beginning of January, MMA will begin accepting applications for the spring semester.

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Tulsa Community College Dedicates Education Outreach Center

A former convenience store at 22nd Street and Garnett Road is now Tulsa Community College’s Education Outreach Center. The soda machine and gas pumps are gone, but the idea of convenience is not. On Nov. 9, TCC hosted a dedication ceremony at the EOC, located at 2201 S. Garnett Rd.
The ceremony included remarks from Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, Tulsa City Councilor Dennis Troyer, Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber President Francisco Trevino, TCC President and CEO Tom McKeon, EOC Coordinator Isaac Hiriart and others.

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Montessori School Groundbreaking

MONTESSORI ADDITION: Forty years after some old barracks were added to the Undercroft Montessori School at 3745 S. Hudson Ave., has “temporary” classrooms, they are due to be replaced by new buildings that will not only be modern but will add three new classrooms to the educational facility. Breaking ground for the new classrooms are, from left, Joe Perrault, Cathey Edwards, Chuck Fedon, Leisa McNulty, LeAnn Huxall, John Blickensderfer, Scott Savage, Leslie Savage, Lissa Millspaugh, Terri Harrison and Monte Harrison.

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