By Staff Reports
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1/31/13 at 3:08 AM
ORU to dedicate student center at new time Friday
Oral Roberts University has changed the time for the dedication of the Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center, the first major new building constructed on campus in 30 years.
The dedication will be held during chapel service at 11 a.m. Friday in Christ Chapel at ORU, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held immediately after the service, about 12:15 p.m.
The building has a recreational area for students, with two dining areas, multiple gaming stations and one of the largest television screens in the state. The second level houses ORU Alumni and Development offices, an alumni lounge and conference rooms.
-BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
TCC schedules talk with Tulsan in State Department
Tulsa Community College will host a public reception and presentation Monday featuring Tulsa native James Kuykendall, who has worked for the State Department in Washington, Mexico, Belgium and Canada.
The Wright Christian Academy graduate will talk about his experiences and encourage college students to consider careers in the State Department as part of the agency's Hometown Diplomats Program.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. in the TCC Center for Creativity at the Metro Campus, 910 S. Boston Ave., with a reception; Kuykendall's presentation will follow at 6.
Kuykendall now is the reporting officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
- From Staff Reports
Monte Cassino students head to U.S. science bowl
Monte Cassino Middle School, a private Catholic school in Tulsa, won the Oklahoma Middle School Science Bowl earlier this month and will soon compete nationally.
The Monte Cassino team of four eighth-graders and one seventh-grader competed against other Oklahoma teams at the regional competition Jan. 19. The team will compete in the 23rd Annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl slated April 25-29.
Middle and high school students from across the country will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington for the National Science Bowl finals. The competition will cover science topics including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, math and physics.
"We are thrilled to be able to participate in the finals of the competition," said Monte Cassino's science bowl coach and social studies teacher Jennifer Light. "Our students have worked hard to earn this opportunity."
- From Staff Reports
$180,000 in grants given to area nonprofit groups
The Sarkeys Foundation has announced $994,867 in grants for 34 Oklahoma nonprofit groups, including $180,043 for seven in the Tulsa area.
"We know the need continues to grow, and we are pleased to be able to help with social and human services needs in communities across our state," said Kim Henry, the foundation's executive director. "Our focus in 2013 will continue to be supporting organizations' programs and services benefiting the most vulnerable Oklahomans."
Since its founding in 1962, the foundation has awarded more than $75 million in grants for education, social services, arts and culture, health and medical research, and environmental projects.
Agencies receiving grants include:
- MIKE AVERILL, World Staff Writer
- American Red Cross: $10,000 for disaster response relief in southeast Oklahoma.
- Child Abuse Network: $18,043 for specialized program equipment.
- Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa: $30,000 for updating 211 community call center services.
- Health Outreach Prevention Education: $12,000 for its "Empowered 4 Life - Making Thoughtful Choices" program.
- A Pocket Full of Hope: $10,000 for its "UpBeat 360" program.
- San Miguel School: $50,000 for HVAC, fire suppression and monitoring, and a security fence.
- Stand in the Gap: $50,000 for program expansion.