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In Other News JULY 22, 2005 Events

Continued increases in financial aid highlight higher education's 2005-06 budget

To help more students fulfill their dreams of earning a college degree, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved an increase of $25.2 million in student financial aid as part of higher education’s nearly $1.7 billion general operating budget for fiscal year 2006. Read more.

'Carrie'd away - Another NSU success story

For 14 weeks America tuned in each Tuesday and Wednesday evening as Northeastern senior Carrie Underwood sought to make her dreams come true. One of more than 100,000 contestants on the popular Fox Network program "American Idol," Carrie began her whirlwind trip in St. Louis tackling the first of many auditions that would lead her to the bright lights of Los Angeles and a coveted recording contract with Arista Records. Her journey is storybook and her adventure just beginning as audiences around the globe continue to celebrate this newest Idol and her northeastern Oklahoma roots. Read more.

Rose State becoming storm ready

When Rose State College Professor Steve Carano challenged engineering students to submit plans to build a Davis Vantage PRO weather system, three unique proposals were presented to him. RSC Engineering Professor Heidi Heilhecker led the three teams of students as they narrowed down the choices of weather devices.

Now, the College is on its way to becoming story ready. Read more.

Cameron's CETES lands first tenants

The halls in Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) are abuzz with life.

LYNAYS, LLC. and Oklahoma Computer, Software and Robotics (OCSR) are the first two tenants to enter CETES, which is designed to be a catalyst for the development and growth of technology-based industries in Southwest Oklahoma. Read more.

 

State colleges receive extra funding for graduating more students

Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities will share performance funds of $2.2 million in 2005-06 for keeping more of their students in college and graduating them.

As part of their Brain Gain performance funding policy, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will allocate the funds as a reward for institutions that have shown an improvement in their retention or graduation rates. The program is based on the State Regents’ Brain Gain 2010 initiative they created in 1999 in an attempt to increase the percentage of degree holders in Oklahoma to at least the national average. Read more.

 

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