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In Other News MARCH 10, 2004 Events

Capital bonds needed to meet record college enrollments

It’s been nearly 12 years since the last capital bonds were issued to construct and renovate buildings on Oklahoma’s public college and university campuses. Since that time, a tremendous strain has been put on the infrastructure of those institutions that now serve more than 228,000 students annually.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education put their stamp of approval recently on such a plan that, if OK’d by legislators and the voters, could provide the state system $500 million for capital improvements. Read more.

OSU-Okmulgee to offer new Bachelor of Technology degree

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved three technical, discipline-specific bachelor of technology degree programs at OSU-Okmulgee. Bachelor degree programs are new to the campus, traditionally known for its technology-intensive associate in applied science programs and high graduate job placement. Read more.

Continued record higher ed enrollment creates challenges

The total number of students on Oklahoma’s public college campuses is up 2.6 percent this spring compared with spring 2003, according to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. A total of 169,694 students have enrolled in classes, the highest total spring enrollment ever for the state system. This follows on the heels of a record enrollment last fall.

The State Regents released the information as part of the “Spring 2004 Preliminary Enrollment Report for Oklahoma Higher Education.” Read more.

OSU-CHS bioterrorism training begins with distance learning

How does a rural community handle critical health care needs in the face of a natural or terrorist disaster?

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' distance-learning semester for bioterrorism response training, which started March 1, will help provide some answers for health care professionals. Study topics include mass casualties, chemical agents, and special needs populations. Read more.

Northeastern State to offer financial planner program

State Farm continues its partnership with Northeastern State University with a gift of $75,000. The funds will be used to create a financial services concentration for NSU finance and accounting majors. Once certified by the Certified Financial Planner Board, the program will be the only undergraduate level CFP board registered program in Oklahoma. Read more.

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