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In Other News March 16, 2005 Events

Record enrollments continuing this spring at state colleges and universities

Enrollments are up slightly across Oklahoma’s public higher education system this spring compared to this same time last year, building on record enrollments that have been registered for the spring semester during each of the last three years.

According to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Preliminary Enrollment Report for spring 2005, enrollment at Oklahoma public colleges and universities has increased by 1.1 percent or 1,865 students compared to last spring. A total of 171,136 students are enrolled this spring across the state system. Read more.

Northwestern Small Business Institute team wins national award

A team of Northwestern Oklahoma State University students in the university’s Small Business Institute (SBI) program placed second in the nation for the SBI Specialized Case of the Year.

The award was announced during the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship/SBI joint conference recently held in Palm Springs, Calif. Other winners were Seattle University (Wash.), first place, and Sonoma University (Calif.), third. Read more.

State, national officials celebrate success, fight to keep funding of education programs

More than 900 college administrators, educators, state officials and students from throughout the state met at the state Capitol recently to celebrate the success of Oklahoma’s TRiO programs.

Those in attendance also made their voices heard about President George Bush’s recent proposal to eliminate TRiO’s Upward Bound and Talent Search programs and redirect the funding toward an extension of his No Child Left Behind Program. Read more.

Northeastern Center for Rural Development to launch MapInfo location-based economic development Web site

The Oklahoma Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University recently announced the launch of a program and Web site that will help developers and business owners attract new business to Oklahoma.

Based on location technology from MapInfo Corporation, the Web site provides public access to economic development information about the state. Read more.

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