BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, March 10, 2013
3/10/13 at 4:41 AM
LT seeks applicants for internship program
Leadership Tulsa is accepting applications for the New Voices Board Internship Program.
This program is a partnership between Leadership Tulsa and the Tulsa Area United Way. It is designed to increase the diversity on Tulsa Area United Way agency boards.
Leadership Tulsa is seeking candidates with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who have the commitment to serve the nonprofit sector in a leadership role but have not previously served on more than one nonprofit board of directors. Program participants will gain training and support through a full-day educational session and quarterly breakfasts with board mentors.
The program will begin in August. Participants will be chosen based on their application and letters of reference, and there is no charge for the program.
Only participants will be selected. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 3.
For more about the New Voices Board Internship program, contact Leadership Tulsa at 918-477-7079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORDAM receives award for work with Boeing
NORDAM Europe Ltd., NORDAM's European repair facility, has received a gold-level 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence award.
Located in Blackwood, South Wales, NORDAM Europe repairs and overhauls thrust reversers, nacelles and composites for the commercial aircraft industry and has been providing modifications for B-737 CFM 56-7 thrust reversers to Boeing since 2009. The repair facility is a joint venture of NORDAM and GE Aircraft Engine Services Ltd.
Tulsa-based NORDAM, one of the world's largest independently owned aerospace companies, employs 2,500 people across nine facilities on three continents.
The firm designs, certifies and manufactures integrated propulsion systems, nacelles and thrust reversers for business jets; builds composite aircraft structures, interior shells, custom cabinetry and radomes; and manufactures aircraft transparencies, such as cabin windows, wing-tip lenses and simulator screens.
NORDAM also is a third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the military, commercial airline and air freight markets.
i2E Fellows sought for Tulsa, OKC summer positions
Oklahoma college students can apply for a paid, 10-week fellowship this summer at an entrepreneurial company in the Oklahoma City or Tulsa areas.
Applications for the 2013 i2E Fellows program are being accepted through Friday. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
Fellows will earn $6,000 while working full time on projects designed specifically for their skill sets at i2E client companies in Oklahoma City or Tulsa or at i2E's offices in either city. The fellowships begin June 3.
Thirty-one college students have served as previous i2E Fellows, and many have used the fellowship to launch their careers with entrepreneurial companies or with their own startup endeavor.
For more about the i2E Fellows program, visit tulsaworld.com/i2efellows or call Casey Harness, i2E Fellows Program Director, at 405-813-2425 or email charness@i2E.org.
APSCO receives U.S. patent on pneumatic cylinder
Air Power Systems Company (APSCO), a global manufacturer of pneumatic cylinders, valves and control solutions, has received a U.S. patent for its design of a pneumatic cylinder used to control pump valves on dump trucks.
Patent 8,297,586 for a "proportional control pneumatic cylinder" provides users precise control of hydraulic spool movement with the air controls on their trucks.
According to Larry Mocha, APSCO's president and CEO, the new patented technology will be used by a variety of truck equipment manufacturers.
This is the fifth U.S. patent issued to APSCO. The company also has filed for three more patents on technology developed by the company.
Tulsa-based APSCO develops, manufactures and markets pneumatic cylinders, valves and control solutions for the mobile, truck equipment and automotive industries. APSCO recently acquired Winter-Fab, a turn-key precision metal fabrication company serving the oilfield, pipeline and mobile equipment industries.
Clare Bridge Place open in assisted-living community
Sterling House of Broken Arrow, a Brookdale Senior Living assisted-living community, opened Clare Bridge Place, a new memory care expansion community located on the Sterling House campus at 4001 S. Aspen Ave.
The community will offer Brookdale's Clare Bridge program, which serves residents who require assistance with activities of daily living while providing a safe environment. Residents will begin moving in the first week of April.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/sterlinghouse
ORU president to speak at OK Ethics luncheon
Oral Roberts University President Mark Rutland will be the guest speaker for a Tulsa chapter of Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) luncheon March 28.
Rutland will discuss his experience and what it takes to turn an organization around using ethical principles at the luncheon, scheduled for from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown, 616 W. Seventh St.
Since 2009, ORU has successfully eliminated $55 million in long-term debt and completed nearly $40 million in campus improvements.
Rutland will discuss his upcoming book, "ReLaunch," and how these principles could be applied in many organizational settings.
The cost is $25 for OK Ethics members, $35 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Register online at tulsaworld.com/okethics by March 25.