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In Other News SEPTEMBER 15, 2004 Events

Tulsa college first to have distance-learning degrees accredited

Tulsa Community College (TCC) is the first Oklahoma public college or university to receive regional accreditation of TCC degree and certificate programs offered through distance learning by the Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) for The Higher Learning Commission. Read more.

New book by profs details musical landmarks along Oklahoma's section of Historic Route 66

To get a snapshot of Oklahoma’s significant contributions to musical and popular culture, all one has to do travel on historic Route 66 through the state.

To detail this rich musical heritage, Dr. Hugh Foley, assistant professor of communications and fine arts at Rogers State University, and Dr. George Carney, Regents professor of geography at Oklahoma State University, recently wrote a 200-page guide to notable musical landmarks and histories along Oklahoma’s section of Route 66. Read more.


Energy agreement details substantial saving for university

An agreement made with Sempra Energy Solutions will translate into nearly $7 million in guaranteed energy savings to fund an energy performance project for Northeastern State University. A detailed audit conducted by the company quantified savings opportunities for energy and water utilities as well as energy conservation measures. Read more.

College helps local teachers, schools with science program

Thanks to the Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery Series at Oklahoma City Community College, many high school teachers are returning to the classroom this fall with a new science curriculum. Several Oklahoma high school teachers gathered on campus throughout the summer to develop their biotechnology lab skills, a field that has significant changes almost daily. Read more.

ACT scores up slightly, math worries continue

The average ACT composite score increased in 2004, both nationally and in Oklahoma, but state education leaders still have plenty of cause for concern. The ACT scores are an indicator of how well students are prepared for college, and they show that a large number of Oklahoma students continue to be unprepared, especially for college math and science courses. Read more.

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