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In Other News february 12, 2003 Events

Dr. and Mrs. David J. SchmidlyOSU Welcomes New President

Dr. David J. Schmidly became the 17th president of Oklahoma State University and the CEO of the OSU System on January 16. He's already launched a strategic planning initiative, announced a reorganization of the OSU administration and delivered an address to the faculty that emphasizes diversity, technology and accountability. Read more on President Schmidly.

Universities See Benefits of Cost-Cutting Measures

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, and the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, may be miles apart in distance, but when it comes to thinking of saving money, they might as well be next door neighbors. Read more on cost-cutting measures.

Oklahoma Campuses to Kick Off “A Week of Action”

This month, Oklahoma college students will join more than 100,000 college students from across the country to launch the Raise Your Voice campaign, a national effort to increase student involvement in public life. In Oklahoma, the campaign is known as Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement (VOICE). Read more on A Week of Action.

College Alumnus Keeps Native American Heritage Alive

LeAnne HoweOklahoma City Community College alumnus LeAnne Howe is playing an important role in telling the stories of American Indians. This year she is writing the screenplay and appearing in a 90-minute PBS documentary titled, "Native Americans in the 21st Century, The Cherokees."

The documentary, which will air nationally in November 2004, focuses on the Cherokees of North Carolina and the challenges they face such as continuing land struggles, gaming and diabetes. Read more on OCCC alumnus LeAnne Howe.

USAO's Historic Lawson Court Now Open

Public tours of Lawson Court -- the ambitious $13.1 million apartment community at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma -- are available anytime by appointment, following the grand opening of this historic facility in December. Read more on Lawson Court.

 

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