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In Other News JANUARY 14, 2004 Events

USAID awards grant to state universities to help Iraq's higher education

Four Oklahoma universities have been awarded a multi-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development for projects to improve Iraq’s higher education system in the coming years.

The USAID grant, called Al-Sharaka (which means “partnership” in Arabic), links the Oklahoma Higher Education Partnership – Cameron University, Langston University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma – with three Iraqi higher education institutions. Read more.

Communication leaders present new award to OSU's Watkins

Two statewide organizations dedicated to telling the higher education story in Oklahoma recently gathered at Oklahoma City Community College to present the first "Communicator of the Year Award" to a prominent communications expert: Natalea Watkins of Stillwater. Read more.

Northwestern recognized nationally for economic and workforce development

A national higher education organization has recognized Northwestern Oklahoma State University for its exemplary practices in economic and workforce development.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) cited Northwestern in its national report: “Economic and Workforce Development Best Practices.” The report was compiled to highlight the role AASCU’s 430 member institutions, mainly public colleges and universities, play in regional economic development. Read more.

NOC investigates forensic science class

Northern Oklahoma College’s first Forensic Science Investigation class is proving to be a real eye-opener for students.

The elective course attracted a number of students whose interest in the subject was triggered by television shows featuring forensic investigation techniques. Read more.

Funding and economic development top State Regents 2004 legislative agenda

Oklahoma higher education officials have identified several priority issues they would like to see lawmakers address during the next legislative session.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education officially adopted their 2004 legislative agenda recently, which consists of four priority issues: funding for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP); institutional and programmatic funding; a capital bond issue; and Oklahoma’s EDGE (Economic Development Generating Excellence). Read more.

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