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In Other News JANUARY 18, 2006 Events

Funding issues highlight State Regents' legislative agenda

Additional funding in key areas heads the list of priorities for the 2006 legislative session, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have announced.

The State Regents recently adopted their annual legislative agenda that will guide them in discussions with legislative leaders this spring. Read more.

ECU professor proposes new national park

An East Central University professor has created quite a stir in Michigan with his proposal to create that state’s first national recreation area, a 4,000-acre park that would link 17 lakes in two counties. Read more.

 

UCO named official training site for U.S. Paralympics

The University of Central Oklahoma is celebrating its new status as an official training site for U.S. Paralympic athletes/Community Partner with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

As a Paralympic training site, UCO expects to attract elite athletes from throughout the country to the UCO campus for training in a variety of events. Read more.

Redlands student is dedicated to working with adopted horses

Redlands Community College student Cody Killingsworth believes that it’s always good to help those who are in need. Killingsworth’s desire to help those in need, however, extends beyond helping his fellow man, to helping animals that are in need, most specifically, horses.

Killingsworth, who currently owns 11 horses, has dedicated himself to adopting wild mustangs that are in need of a good home. Read more.

NSU professor joins Cornell research team to rediscover 'extinct' woodpecker species

For more than 60 years the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker of North America was thought to be extinct. But in 2004, thanks to the help of audio recordings and one actual sighting, researchers have found just enough evidence to prove that the world’s third largest woodpecker, though elusive, is very much alive.

This past December, Dr. Mia Revels, associate professor of biology at Northeastern State University, joined fellow members from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology research team as they ventured to the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge of Arkansas to uncover the mystery surrounding this species and its dwindling habitat. Read more.

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