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In Other News july 16, 2003 Events

Tuition and fees still among the lowest in the region

Students attending Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities will be paying more for their college education beginning next year.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved tuition and mandatory fee increases for Oklahoma’s 25 four-year and two-year colleges. Resident tuition and fees will increase an average of $430 for a full-time undergraduate student and $1,087 for nonresidents. The increases go into effect at the start of fall classes and are based on a full load of 30 credit hours. Read more on tuition and fees.

Anita PhilippCommunity college professor receives international recognition

Anita Philipp, professor of computer science at Oklahoma City Community College, was recently recognized for an online course she created. "Web Site Development" was named a 2003 WebCT Exemplary Course.

Philipp joins a select group of faculty and course designers from around the world whose courses have earned the Exemplary Course designation. This year's six selected courses represent institutions in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more on Philipp.

International Space Station transmits live program

International Space Station Crew

Crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) will transmit a live question and answer broadcast to Tulsa Aviation Alliance Science and Engineering Careers Academy, 1 p.m., July 17, Main Auditorium, Riverside Campus, Tulsa Technology Center (TTC), 801 East 91st St., Tulsa.

During the program, which is open to the public, the audience can communicate with Ed Lu (flight engineer and science officer) and Yuri Malenchenko (commander), the astronauts of Expedition Seven, the crew currently living on ISS, by audio and video. Read more on the ISS program.

Top Australian diplomat to teach at OU

Australian Ambassador Allan Robert Taylor, one of Australia's top diplomats and immediate past director of the Australian equivalent of the CIA, will be a visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma this fall to teach in the OU School of International and Area Studies. Taylor also will co-teach a political science course on intelligence with international terrorism expert Dr. Stephen Sloan. Read more on Taylor.

Alumni head SWOSU landscaping project

Visitors to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus during the next few years are going to notice several scenic changes around various buildings.

Thanks to the SWOSU Alumni Association, a landscaping project is underway on the Weatherford campus. The association is spearheading an effort to update landscaping around several areas on campus. The effort ends up being very timely since Oklahoma universities are facing cuts in state appropriations. Read more on SWOSU's landscaping.

Higher Education launches redesigned Web site

The new Oklahoma higher education Web site, www.okhighered.org, contains a lot of the same links to useful information you have been accustomed to seeing, now in a more user-friendly format.

Besides its fresh, contemporary design, the site also provides more up-to-date news about Oklahoma higher education and spotlights many of the programs, services and events that make Oklahoma’s state system of higher education one of the finest in the nation. In addition, persons with disabilities will find the site more accessible than ever before, ensuring that everyone who visits the site will get the information they need in a format that best suits them.

We hope you find the new site pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate, and we hope that you come back to visit often.

 

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