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NOTE: The July 23, 2011, program will be the final edition of College Connection. Archived programs will remain available.

July 23, 2011, #825 (WMA, 11.1)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the OSU Wind Ensemble performs "Allegro con brio" from the "Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble"; OPSU's Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, accompanied by Mariah Carrel-Coons, perform "I Dreamed a Dream"; the ECU Choral Department performs "The Luckiest"; the NSU Wind Ensemble performs "American Salute"


July 16, 2011, #824* (WMA, 10.9)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the UCO Jazz Studies Department performs "Song for You"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "Please Send Someone to Love"; OU Professor of Violin Gregory Lee and pianist Sue Witham perform "Spanish Dance, Opus 26: No. 2"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning"; SOSU's Department of Music performs "Distant Voices, Movement Two"

*rebroadcast of July 25, 2009, edition


July 9, 2011, #823* (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the OPSU Jazz Band performs "Satin Doll"; OSU-Tulsa's Larry Cochran performs "You Don't Know Me"; the ECU Brass Ensemble performs "Allegro" from Handel's "Water Music"; a quartet, including OSU's Jeffrey Loeffert, performs "Finale" from Alexander Glazunov's "Quartet for Saxophones"

*rebroadcast of July 31, 2010, edition


July 2, 2011, #822 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the Cameron/Lawton Community Band and the Cameron/Lawton Civic Chorale perform Irving Berlin's "America" medley; the USAO Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs "Muddy Water"; OSU-Tulsa's Larry Cochran performs "Georgia on My Mind"; OU's John Schwandt performs "Aba Daba Honeymoon"; the Conor and Avano Duo, featuring OSU's Dr. Conor Nelson, performs "An Evening Party" from Naoka Hishinuma's "On a Full Moon Night"


June 25, 2011, #821 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: differences in learning outcomes assessments; tobacco-free campuses; rethinking undergraduate business schools


June 18, 2011, #820 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: class attendance policies; the impact of more powerful marijuana on college students; findings of a new survey of college presidents


June 11, 2011, #819 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: cyber F's; dealing with prescription drug use among college students; research findings from The Citation Project; Lumina Foundation's new framework for measuring student learning


June 4, 2011, #818 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: learning to learn; the use of Wikipedia to promote libraries; college major makes major difference; legislative recap with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


May 28, 2011, #817 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: completion agenda for baby boomers; finding graduates without degrees; comparing online programs; procrastination equation


May 21, 2011, #816 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: redefining college costs and benefits; fixing accreditation; OSU announces iPad study findings; student engagement – traditional v. alternative teaching methods


May 14, 2011, #815 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: use of placement tests questioned; incarcerated individuals face higher education barriers; myth of the starving artist; crisis intervention and prevention


May 7, 2011, #814 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Census Bureau research on college attainment; TCC's Tulsa Achieves focuses on volunteers; university launches automated academic advising system; interview with Ann M. Blair, author of Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age


April 30, 2011, #813 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: research findings from The Citation Project; completion agenda for baby boomers; new company formed from OSU-private partnership; interview with April Kelly-Woessner, co-author of The Still Divided Academy: How Competing Visions of Power, Politics, and Diversity Complicate the Mission of Higher Education


April 23, 2011, #812 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Pell Grant funding update; "tough breaks" can derail college plans; disruptive innovation in higher education


April 16, 2011, #811 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: the use of Wikipedia to promote libraries; ECU offers training for "green" jobs; learning to learn; the proposed Digital Public Library of America


April 9, 2011, #810 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: effects of alchohol on college students; OSU emphasizes animal welfare; TCC provides entrepreneurial leadership; interview with Jonathan Cole, author of The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected


April 2, 2011, #809 (WMA, 10.7m)
Highlights: technology and the completion agenda; RSC receives grant for cybersecurity students; access to child care affects degree completion; crisis intervention and prevention


March 26, 2011, #808 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: public higher ed spending at 25-year low; NSU math and reading clinic helps student teachers and the community; CU partners with law enforcement; introducing OCAP


March 19, 2011, #807 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: online coaching helps students; Sober College; faculty burnout; open courseware programs


March 12, 2011, #806 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: OSU business school responding to expanding globalization; RSU announces partnership with industrial park; financial aid information gap; Summer Academies in Math, Science and Technology


March 5, 2011, #805 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: annual survey of college freshmen; the future of email; new website helps women in STEM fields; the effect of class size


February 26, 2011, #804 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: the role of socioeconomic factors in delaying college; Skype in the classroom; study on college athletes; Higher Ed Day recap with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


February 19, 2011, #803 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: learning to learn; university commercialization still solid; college student health plans; Lumina Foundation's new framework for measuring student learning


February 12, 2011, #802 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: study shows decrease in state support for higher education; university endowments rebound in 2010; "gotcha" videos and higher ed; discussion with blogger and author Richard Whitmire on Why Boys Fail


February 5, 2011, #801* (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights:a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the OPSU Jazz Band performs "Satin Doll"; OSU-Tulsa vocalist Larry Cochran performs "You Don't Know Me"; ECU's Brass Ensemble performs "Allegro" from Handel's "Water Music"; OSU saxophonists perform "Finale" from the "Quartet for Saxophones"

*rebroadcast of July 21, 2010, edition


January 29, 2011, #752 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: financial aid information gap; accountability measures; invisible computer lab; OU School of Law


January 22, 2011, #751 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: academic outcomes of athletes; Washington offers low-cost, online course materials; new kind of drinking worries campuses; academic freedom in the post-9/11 era


January 15, 2011, #750 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: faculty in residence halls; the future of email; incentives for online course faculty; faculty influence waning on campus


January 8, 2011, #749 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: colleges urged to play greater role in regional development; university commercialization still solid; universities address issues of their neighborhoods; update on GEAR UP


January 1, 2011, #748* (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: UCO's Jazz Studies Division Head Brian Gorrell and Edmond guitarist Shane Conaway perform "We Three Kings"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "Children, Go Tell It"; the ECU Choir performs "The Lord is My Shepherd," from John Rutter’s "Requiem"; the OCCC Concert Choir performs "Winter Wonderland of Snow"

*rebroadcast of January 3, 2009, edition

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December 25, 2010, #747* (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: the OCCC Choral Department, accompanied by Lisa Barsaleau, performs "Fanfare and Processional for Christmas"; the OPSU Concert Choir, accompanied by Mariah Carrel, performs "Joy to the World"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "Christmas Pipes"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; UCO's Jazz Studies Division Head Brian Gorrell and Edmond guitarist Shane Conaway perform "The Christmas Waltz"

*rebroadcast of December 27, 2008, edition


December 18, 2010, #746 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: student public relations firm lands deal; professor's research on barroom behavior may assist campuses; EOSC and NEO receive $2 million in federal grants; interview with the author of The iConnected Parent


December 11, 2010, #745 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: Tuition Impact Analysis Report; Oklahoma's Promise Year-End Report; new Study Abroad website; e-textbook update


December 4, 2010, #744 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: Oklahoma Civic Health Index; student loan debate; new research on hazing; Reach Higher program expands to offer associate degrees


November 27, 2010, #743 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: RSC receives TRIO grant for student support; writing on campus; "gotcha" videos and higher ed; discussion with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson about the State Regents' legislative agenda


November 20, 2010, #742 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: teaching professional online educators; new website helps women in STEM fields; technology and the completion agenda; progress report on student loan changes


November 13, 2010, #741 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: higher ed and the next Congress; survey on veterans in college; bridge programs help adult students; the effect of class size


November 6, 2010, #740 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: update on new USDE regulations; two companies team up on remediation; federal grant aid jumps with tuition; using video game design principles to design college courses


October 30, 2010, #739 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: new kind of drinking worries campuses; comic books in the classroom; reports on academic performance gaps among ethnic groups; the future of student health plans


October 23, 2010, #738 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: EOSC and NEO receive $2 million in federal grants; Britain considering change in higher ed funding; OSU students dig into recycling; discussion with blogger and author Richard Whitmire on Why Boys Fail


October 16, 2010, #737 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new book describes challenges facing higher ed; job outlook improving for 2011 graduates; assessment of student learning at the collegiate level


October 9, 2010, #736 (WMA, 29.1m)
Highlights: OSU grads rank high with job recruiters; bottled water on campuses; results of survey of international students; Title IX debate


October 2, 2010, #735* (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the UCO Wind Symphony performs "Revolutionary Fantasy"; OSU pianist Thomas Lanners performs "Barcarolles III"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "We've Found the Main Nerve"; the CU Pan Express performs "Flag Woman"

*rebroadcast of July 17, 2010 edition


September 25, 2010, #734 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: report shows college financial aid increasingly goes to students in need; the value of libraries; women lead in doctorates; online learning and the visually impaired


September 18, 2010, #733 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: increasing Hispanic student completion; NOC receives largest private donation in its history; initiative to experiment with Wikipedia in the classroom; higher ed behind bars


September 11, 2010, #732 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: employers expect hiring increase; community college STEM success; CU honored as being "military friendly"; interview with the author of The Five-Year Party: How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child and What You Can Do About It


September 4, 2010, #731 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: USAO highly rated by U.S. News & World Report; OSU receives record number of grants; U.S. Department of Education to step up monitoring of compliance with student aid laws; interview with the author of The iConnected Parent


August 28, 2010, #730 (23:50) (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: OU's energy course praised; comic books in the classroom; impact of Supreme Court handgun ruling on campus gun bans; fall preview with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


August 21, 2010, #729 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: reports on academic performance gaps among ethnic groups; survey regarding college website design and student expectations; kinesiology becomes one of fastest-growing majors; President Obama's National Educational Technology Plan


August 14, 2010, #728 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: lawmakers take on "for-profit" higher education; report on teacher preparation and accountability; report indicates students studying less; Title IX debate


August 7, 2010, #727 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: RSC wind power gains recognition; outsourcing online courses; federal changes regarding copyrighted content; study-abroad programs


July 31, 2010, #726 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the OPSU Jazz Band performs "Satin Doll"; OSU-Tulsa vocalist Larry Cochran performs "You Don't Know Me"; ECU's Brass Ensemble performs "Allegro" from Handel's "Water Music"; OSU saxophonists perform "Finale" from the "Quartet for Saxophones"


July 24, 2010, #725 (WMA, 10.7m)
Highlights: new federal legislation impacts private loans and debit card fees; technologically illiterate students; college-going rates up overall; discussion with Walter Bumphus, president elect of the American Association of Community Colleges


July 17, 2010, #724 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the UCO Wind Symphony performs "Revolutionary Fantasy"; OSU pianist Thomas Lanners performs "Barcarolles III"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "We've Found the Main Nerve"; the CU Pan Express performs "Flag Woman"


July 10, 2010, #723 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: impact of Supreme Court handgun ruling on campus gun bans; Supreme Court ruling on student groups affects colleges; background checks for students; discussion of the FY2011 budget with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


July 3, 2010, #722 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: adjuncts and retention rates; studies explore online v. traditional learning; study notes possible racial bias on SAT; new federal rules on textbooks


June 26, 2010, #721 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: U.S. education department revises rules for "for-profit" institutions; high-tech teacher training; number of degrees could fall short of demand; interview with the author of Parenting Out of Control


June 19, 2010, #720 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Sober College; new database tracks university spending of federal research dollars; faculty burnout; crowd science


June 12, 2010, #719 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new study on student retention; new national standards aim to improve college readiness; humanities goes digital; interview with the author of Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes


June 5, 2010, #718 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: digital v. print scholarly journals; website for peer-reviewed teaching resouces; new report indicates U.S. lacking in international competitiveness and educational attainment; Governor's Cup winners


May 29, 2010, #717 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: connecting students to financial aid; recent study on tenure; effect of lack of funding for high school counselors; 40 years after Kent State


May 22, 2010, #716 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Justice Dept. looks at NCAA scholarship rules; credit card fee change could affect colleges; new organization to promote community colleges to international students; U.S. plan to produce more college graduates


May 15, 2010, #715 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: Complete College America; tuition insurance; report on the future of U.S. graduate education; Title IX debate


May 8, 2010, #714 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: direct lending update; report on undergraduate student debt levels; Google starts digitized books grant program; Summer Academies


May 1, 2010, #713 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: reducing Ph.D. attrition rates; teaching online courses with more human interaction; narrow skill training v. a broader undergraduate education; grad school survival guide


April 24, 2010, #712 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: the iPad and higher ed; graduation gaps for science majors; journalism partnerships; six strategies for community college success


April 17, 2010, #711 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: the changing role of academic libraries; replicating success with remedial students; "anonymous / offshore" grading; new book examines the funding of public higher education


April 10, 2010, #710 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: benefits of college degree to disadvantaged students; book questions value of Advanced Placement program; online enrollment up; Latino college completion gap


April 3, 2010, #709 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: update on the American Graduation Initiative; campus energy-saving programs


March 27, 2010, #708 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: recession could impact United States in global education race; studies about blacks and Latinos in the math/science field; virtual student clubs; conversation with Dr. Peter Smith, author of Harnessing America's Wasted Talent


March 20, 2010, #707 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: OU researcher starts new firm; U.S. GPAs on the rise; TCC regents approve fire training; AP classes


March 13, 2010, #706 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: UCO awards tuition waivers to "Makeover" family; textbooks for rent; tuition insurance; what high school juniors and seniors should be doing to prep for college


March 6, 2010, #705 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: UCO awards tuition waivers to "Makeover" family; textbooks for rent; tuition insurance; what high school juniors and seniors should be doing to prep for college


February 27, 2010, #704 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: public opinion of higher education continues downhill decline; credit cards and campuses; graduation gaps for science majors; intellectual piracy


February 20, 2010, #703 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: narrow skill training v. a broader undergraduate education; e-library economics; survey examines how undergraduate students spend their time; using video game design principles to design college courses


February 13, 2010, #702 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: contributions to colleges drop; RSC's allied health program grows; Governor's Cup update; federal legislation takes aim at diploma mills


February 6, 2010, #701 (WMA, 29.4m)
Highlights: update on the American Graduation Initiative; the battle against plagarism; online enrollment up; business schools and the Great Recession


January 30, 2010, #652 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: state higher education budgets impacted significantly by stimulus funds; effects of the economic downturn on first-time college freshmen; recent study on when students specialize; OKcollegestart.org update


January 23, 2010, #651 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: increase in male enrollment at community colleges; textbooks for rent; UCO's Care Share program; discussion with Chancellor Glen Johnson regarding the State Regents' legislative agenda


January 16, 2010, #650 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: RSC receives NSF cybersecurity grant; the true costs of student success; the effect of social media sites on grades; hybrid learning


January 9, 2010, #649 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: female representation on college boards; growing demand for Russian language studies; defining the enrollment boom; controversy over teaching styles


January 2, 2010, #648 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: The ECU Flute Ensemble performs "Let It Snow"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "The Gift"; an RSC holiday concert features "Silent Night"; the NOC Choir performs an excerpt from Handel's "Messiah"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; the SWOSU Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble (featuring SWOSU and area high schools) perform a Christmas medley

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December 26, 2009, #647 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: UCO's Jazz Ensemble I performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; SWOSU's Symphonic Band performs "A Christmas Festival"; the NSU Singers perform "O Come All Ye Faithful; the RSC Chorus performs "Silent Night"; the CU/Lawton Civic Chorale performs the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah"


December 19, 2009, #646 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: implications of increases in Pell Grant costs; financial literacy courses as requirement for student aid; new study on why students leave college; update on Reach Higher


December 12, 2009, #645 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: connecting with part-time students; online service for prior learning assessment; recent study on when students specialize; public colleges and universities look to federal support for funding


December 5, 2009, #644 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: using interdisciplinary curriculum to improve learning; college admissions process; OCCC expands free tuition program; NCAA graduation rates on the rise


November 28, 2009, #643 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: U.S. research sliding; hiring outlook for grads remains bleak; using PowerPoint in the classroom; OKcollegestart.org update


November 21, 2009, #642 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: OSU gets grant for ethanol research; using Twitter in the classroom; organizing retention efforts


November 14, 2009, #641 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: expectations of students regarding technology on campus; problem with international comparisons of higher education; RSU economic development partnership recognized; transfer students


November 7, 2009, #640 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: global competitiveness of U.S. higher education; using data to  predict student success; international "leapfrogging"; the millennial muddle


October 31, 2009, #639* (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the ECU Jazz Ensemble performs "Blue Orleans"; the OSU Trombone Octet performs "Provence"; the SWOSU Wind Ensemble performs "The Gum Suckers March"; the CU Pan Express performs "Brazil"; OPSU's director of bands, Dr. Matthew Saunders, performs "Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord"; the LU Marching Band performs "I'm So Glad"

*rebroadcast of July 18, 2009, edition


October 24, 2009, #638 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: H1N1 campus update; free online courses; characteristics of successful new faculty members; research on working students


October 17, 2009, #637 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: community college role in reaching Obama's college access and completion goals; OU develops oZONE; higher education financial aid program's for America's needy; update on civic education


October 10, 2009, #636 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: evaluating online high schoolers; tenure research; Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? workshop; simpler FAFSA improves college access


October 3, 2009, #635 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: defining "college ready"; NSU targets regional poverty; future of university libraries; writing technologies change learning


September 26, 2009, #634 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: assessing accountability; cheating and online courses; economy affecting campus laptop programs; new book explores degree completion


September 19, 2009, #633 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: impact of the new chair of U.S. Senate Education Committee; Creative Oklahoma Fall Symposium; new e-textbooks offer advances; college football and American culture


September 12, 2009, #632 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Latino college attainment; five college majors on the rise; WOSC economic development partnership recognized; discussion with the Innovation Award winner in the Oklahoma Governor's Cup competition


September 5, 2009, #631 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: Pell Grant costs to soar with increased enrollments; new G.I. Bill to offer incentives to attend four-year colleges; students turning to private loans before exhausting federal loan options; H1N1 flu preparedness on college campuses


August 29, 2009, #630 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: ACT trends in Oklahoma; U.S. research sliding; RSU economic development partnership recognized; attitudinal barriers of parents of low-income students.


August 22, 2009, #629 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Google Book Search; default rate higher on direct-to-consumer loans; OSU economic center looks to expand reach; back-to-school overview with TCC President Tom McKeon


August 15, 2009, #628 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: southern states face greatest higher ed challenges; SpacedED.com; MSC economic development partnership recognized; update on textbooks


August 8, 2009, #627 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: higher ed employee health care costs rising; a portrait of STEM majors; CASC receives federal grant; Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup winners


August 1, 2009, #626 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: report details demographics on Pell Grant recipients; TCC receives grant for tech skils program; tenure research; update on the new G.I. Bill


July 25, 2009, #625 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: a summer music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the UCO Jazz Studies Department performs "Song for You"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "Please Send Someone to Love"; OU Professor of Violin Gregory Lee and pianist Sue Witham perform "Spanish Dance, Opus 26: No. 2"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning"; SOSU's Department of Music performs "Distant Voices, Movement Two"


July 18, 2009, #624 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: a music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the ECU Jazz Ensemble performs "Blue Orleans"; the OSU Trombone Octet performs "Provence"; the SWOSU Wind Ensemble performs "The Gum Suckers March"; the CU Pan Express performs "Brazil"; OPSU's director of bands, Dr. Matthew Saunders, performs "Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord"; the LU Marching Band performs "I'm So Glad"


July 11, 2009, #623 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: online education study shows real value; assessing accountability; OPSU economic development partnership recognized; simplifying FAFSA


July 4, 2009, #622 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: call for transformation of math and science education; CU economic development partnership recognized; monitoring students taking online courses; discussion of the FY2010 budget with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


June 27, 2009, #621 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: student aid experiment could end; parents' views of the economy may affect enrollment; international Ph.D. students; approaches to general education


June 20, 2009, #620 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: LU offered to middle schooler featured in Obama speech; new study on binge drinking by college students; supporting the needs of male college students


June 13, 2009, #619 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new study shows "How America Saves for College"; new "adjuncts-only" magazine; faculty involvement in undergraduate research; the inevitability of online courses


June 6, 2009, #618 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: credit card bill to protect students; search engine could help raise money; UCO to ban tobacco use on campus; credit card use by students


May 30, 2009, #617 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: OSU veterinary college goes green; the evolving Google library; Great Books online certification program; Tulsa Research Partners


May 23, 2009, #616 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: wind energy training grant; recent anonymous gifts to institutions; remedial students face uphill climb; SMART (Single Mothers Academic Resource Team)


May 16, 2009, #615 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: growth in TCC's Tulsa Achieves program; effect of economy on retirement of professors; study shows U.S. faculty lag in global engagement; using technology to recruit students


May 9, 2009, #614 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: proposed changes in federal financial aid; report on study methods; donation to enable NEO collaborative nursing degree program; the life of John Hope Franklin


May 2, 2009, #613 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: economy impacting college planning; study on mental health of college students; trends in liberal arts; teaching underprepared students


April 25, 2009, #612 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: effect of the new G.I. Bill on public colleges and universities; learning and motivation course improves grades and retention rates; community colleges and dorms; academic integrity


April 18, 2009, #611 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: rise in distance learning enrollment; electronic device use in the classroom affects outcomes; stimulus funding to help purchase buses; interview with incoming president of the AASCU


April 11, 2009, #610 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: outsourced courses; parents' views of the economy may affect enrollment; USAO student reaches out to youth; Summer Academies in Math, Science and Technology


April 4, 2009, #609 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: the Early College High School Initiative; economy affecting campus laptop programs; international Ph.D. students; update on GEAR UP


March 28, 2009, #608 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new online mental health tool for campuses; plagarism detection services not always accurate; grade inflation


March 21, 2009, #607 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: global downturn could boost college enrollment; Great Books online certification program; iPhones v. PCs; mission and money in higher education


March 14, 2009, #606 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: this year's college grads face brutal job market; NSF grant to OSU will boost minority participation; Oklahoma College Savings Plan options expanding; college drinking


March 7, 2009, #605 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: stimulus bill impact on college grads; teaching techno-writing; USAO students help underpriviledged children; a new climate of timidity


February 28, 2009, #604 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: economic stimulus impact on students; tough times encourage collaboration among campuses; confusion about the new G.I. Bill; expanding copyright exemptions for higher education


February 21, 2009, #603 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: study shows U.S. faculty lag in global engagement; study shows that peers, not professors, influence student views; recession's effect on higher education; technology transfer


February 14, 2009, #602 (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: remedial students face uphill climb; RSC's Communications Center/Performing Arts Theatre 10th anniversary; time-to-degree and Ph.D. students; campus safety and the Clery Act


February 7, 2009, #601 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: RSU's new regional business intelligence center; OSU sets record for FY 2008 sponsored programs; understanding college freshmen


January 31, 2009, #552 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Athletic recruitment*; revising the foreign language major*; top threats to computer systems*; update on e-textbook trends

*originally aired on some stations as part of the January 10, 2009, edition


January 24, 2009, #551 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: U.S. lagging behind in attainment of science/technology degrees; USAO student reaches out to youth; 2009 U.S. higher education outlook; academia in the blogosphere


January 17, 2009, #550 (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: Reach Higher celebrates first graduating class; peer instruction; attitudes discourage females in math; AASCU's top-10 issues for 2009


January 10, 2009, #549 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Athletic recruitment; revising the foreign language major; top threats to computer systems; getting ready for fall enrollment


January 3, 2009, #548 (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: UCO's Jazz Studies Division Head Brian Gorrell and Edmond guitarist Shane Conaway perform "We Three Kings"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "Children, Go Tell It"; the ECU Choir performs "The Lord is My Shepherd," from John Rutter’s "Requiem"; the OCCC Concert Choir performs "Winter Wonderland of Snow"

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December 27, 2008, #547 (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: the OCCC Choral Department, accompanied by Lisa Barsaleau, performs "Fanfare and Processional for Christmas"; the OPSU Concert Choir, accompanied by Mariah Carrel, performs "Joy to the World"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "Christmas Pipes"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; UCO's Jazz Studies Division Head Brian Gorrell and Edmond guitarist Shane Conaway perform "The Christmas Waltz"


December 20, 2008, #546 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: College Board issues call to action; Gates Foundation grants for degree completion; humanites teaching difficult to measure; student mental health


December 13, 2008, #545 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: RSU establishes biofuels center; better learning with sights and sounds; some community colleges taking capstone approach; teaching underprepared students


December 6, 2008, #544 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: OU increases use of local food; higher education and wikibooks; recession-proof jobs; civic literacy


November 29, 2008, #543 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: OSU/OU partner for EDGE grant; Reach Higher update; record year for international enrollment; financial aid tips in a troubled economy


November 22, 2008, #542 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: more students enrolling in online courses; simplifying the federal student aid process; discussion with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson about Oklahoma higher education's legislative agenda


November 15, 2008, #541 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: impact of young voters on the 2008 election; ECU grants encourage students to work with older adults; data may be answer to file-sharing dilemma; discussion with Blake Gumprecht, author of The American College Town


November 8, 2008, #540 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: backsliding on women's sports; RSC brings "Big Read" to Oklahoma County; increasing access the online way; economic impact study


November 1, 2008, #539 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: many adults being left behind; university research on energy drinks and risky behavior; researching beyond Google; a status report on student newspapers


October 25, 2008, #538 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: Governor's Cup winners; new college search Web site; study shows that peers, not professors, influence student views; a generation falling behind


October 18, 2008, #537 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: results from study on campus IT environments; community colleges and engineering students; attitudes discourage females in math; effect of class and race on technology and training


October 11, 2008, #536 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: mental health group urges students to know their rights; voluntary accountability; proposed plan to simplify FAFSA; youth voting trends and Campus Compact's Campus Vote Initiative


October 4, 2008, #535 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new research on women, academe and careers; Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? workshop; online lectures; the economy's impact on higher education


September 27, 2008, #534 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Student Veterans Statewide Conference; increase graduate school enrollment; Brad Henry International Scholars; smoking on campus


September 20, 2008, #533 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: wind to power OU campus; educational benefits of medical school diversity; CPR training for campuses; teaching financial literacy


September 13, 2008, #532 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: textbook sales drop; academic dishonesty and anti-cheating efforts on campuses; novel approach to fundraising involves faculty; understanding young male culture


September 6, 2008, #531 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: update on CLASS training; green movement not extending to teaching and learning; continued decline in science funding; recruiting and retaining faculty


August 30, 2008, #530 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: states changing high school exit exams; tracking and staying connected with students; how Americans pay for college; Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008


August 23, 2008, #529 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: cultural blocks to studying science; update on campus file sharing; increase in online, open resource textbook use; the new G.I. Bill


August 16, 2008, #528 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: debate on Uniform Conflict-Disclosure Rules; Oklahoma wind energy partners; fall preview with Chancellor Glen Johnson


August 9, 2008, #527 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: the value of remedial education; "new media" instruction in journalism school; higher education fall preview with RCC president Dr. Larry Devane, 2008-09 Council of Presidents chair


August 2, 2008, #526 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: changes in high school seniors over last 30 years; U.S. Department of Education sets details of loan rescue plan; USAO's Farm to School Program; update on Oklahoma's Hispanic students


July 26, 2008, #525 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: slower growth projected for fundraising; some community colleges taking capstone approach; career readiness certificates; professional science master's (PSM) degree


July 19, 2008, #524 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: a summer music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the LU Band performs "Drum Feature" and "I'm So Glad I Go to L.U."; the NSU Jazz Emsemble performs "One for the Children"; the SOSU Chorale performs "Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty"; the ECU Woodwind Ensemble performs "Rondo for Three Clarinets"; the USAO Show Band performs "Sway"; CU students perform "Afta-Suba"


July 12, 2008, #523 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: laptop security on college campuses; New Hampshire law school introduces alternative to bar exam; importance of student/campus "fit"; a status report on student newspapers


July 5, 2008, #522 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: 2008-09 tuition rates and the tuition lock option; the "double whammy of disadvantage"; grading the new SAT; teaching entrepreneurship


June 28, 2008, #521 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: researching beyond Google; national advanced teacher certification questioned; examining the national purposes of American higher education


June 21, 2008, #520 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: university research on energy drinks and risky behavior; law professors banning laptops in classrooms; focus on retention


June 14, 2008, #519 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: ACT preparation backfiring; many adults being left behind; Facebook applications; guide to new professors teaching their first semester of college


June 7, 2008, #518 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: colleges shorten academic week in response to gas prices; Microsoft ends book scanning project; legislative round-up


May 31, 2008, #517 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: federal student loan update; GRE to begin assessing non-cognitive skills; student use of textbooks; private fundraising on public campuses


May 24, 2008, #516 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: effect of recorded lectures on class attendance; growing importance of career services on campus; private sector's roll in global higher education; academia in the blogosphere


May 17, 2008, #515 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition; student learning and accountability; non-traditional academic advising; CLASS update


May 10, 2008, #514 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new scholarship from the Oklahoma Business Roundtable; colleges step up fundraising for student aid; faculty evaluations; job outlook for '08 graduates


May 3, 2008, #513 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: publisher to offer free digital textbooks; study shows most students want "helicopter parent" involvement; new scholarship from the Oklahoma Business Roundtable; accountability


April 26, 2008, #512 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: report warns of faculty salary gap; research shows lack of progress in closing racial gap; study looks at student stress and anxiety; online learning


April 19, 2008, #511 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Oklahoma higher education request supplemental funding; older students in higher education; effect of high school graduating class size on higher education; cost containment


April 12, 2008, #510 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: consequences of admission policy changes in Texas; social networks and higher education; Global Education Conference; student loan industry update


April 5, 2008, #509 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: financial aid recipients more likely to give back to their communities; C-CERT training; importance of student/campus "fit"; higher education and the oil patch


March 29, 2008, #508 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: UCO's National Campus Security Summit; e-textbooks; survey on interaction among various demographic groups on college campuses; OU Law School update


March 22, 2008, #507 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: remediation update; remediation and learning communities; student interaction among different demographic groups on college campuses; academic freedom


March 15, 2008, #506 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: OKcollegestart.org update; employment patterns and degree fields; ethics for managing study abroad programs; increase in computer science majors; student services for veterans


March 8, 2008, #505 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: private donations reach all-time high; OU offers housing rebates to reward academic success; UCO receives grant for cyber security lab; new messaging service helps campuses; student turnout for Election 2008


March 1, 2008, #504 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Congress may weigh in on state higher education spending; OSU-Okmulgee watchmaking program partners with Rolex; stemming the rising costs of higher education; Oklahoma Creativity Project


February 23, 2008, #503 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: gains and gaps on AP scores; TCC program boosts retention; counseling methods for high school students transitioning to college; NSU students give back; student health centers


February 16, 2008, #502 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: changes to FERPA; diversity among college and university presidents; community college funding; tips for fall 2008 incoming college freshmen


February 9, 2008, #501 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: sophomore slump; student learning and accountability; survey reveals what employers want from college graduates; international faculty


February 2, 2008, #452 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: effect of subprime crisis on private student loans; student gambling; OSU's new engineering scholarship program; survey reveals what employers want from college graduates; CLASS Task Force Final Report


January 26, 2008, #451 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: students' opinions of themselves; humanities push for community colleges; OSU-Tulsa named "fit friendly"; blue-collar boomers latecomers to college; journalism school


January 19, 2008, #450 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: national higher ed budgets; e-textbooks; communication apprehension in students; more women getting bachelor's degrees; students with disabilities


January 12, 2008, #449 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: accreditors and colleges join forces on Higher Education Act; libraries rate high with students; legal experts call for law school shake-up; collaborative approach to scholarly publishing; remediation


January 5, 2008, #448 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: the ECU Flute Ensemble performs "Let It Snow"; the USAO Concert Choir performs "The Gift"; an RSC holiday concert features "Silent Night";; the NOC Choir performs an excerpt from Handel's "Messiah"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; the SWOSU Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble (featuring SWOSU and area high schools) perform a Christmas medley

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December 29, 2007, #447 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: the USAO Show Band performs "Please Come Home for Christmas"; the SWOSU Woodwind Ensemble performs "The Twelve Days of Christmas"; the NSU Jazz Ensemble performs "The Little Drummer Boy"; the CU Civic Chorale performs "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah"


December 22, 2007, #446 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: declining U.S. dollar affects study abroad programs; most parents plan too little for college; "leisure studies" degree programs; environmentally friendly campuses


December 15, 2007, #445 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: report reveals need to increase number of degree holders; OU-Tulsa program to ease health care provider shortage; SOSU receives federal economic development grant; OSU alternative fuel research; campus performing arts centers


December 8, 2007, #444 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: changing needs of online students; CUNY's ASAP program; LU professor's teaching techniques attract national attention; OU's business college ranks in top 15; accountability


December 1, 2007, #443 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: decline of tenure causes concern; OCCC adding international business center; OCU receives grant for text messaging notification system; improving student writing


November 24, 2007, #442 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: student use of textbooks; robots spur interest in computer science; new approaches to collegiate-level science teaching; Florida college's efforts to recruit male students; black women and the "ivory tower"


November 17, 2007, #441 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: OCCC creates centennial mosaic mural; RSU professors chronicle lives of Oklahoma women; OU produces interactive DVD about Oklahoma's political history; USAO/Oklahoma College for Women centennial exhibit; Oklahoma higher education's 2008 legislative agenda


November 10, 2007, #440 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: closing the college achievement gap; importance of parental involvement; survey on faculty satisfaction; USAO receives top ranking in U.S. News and World Report; preventing violence against women on campus


November 3, 2007, #439 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: book digitizing project raises questions; BYU pays students to evaluate faculty; online enrollment continues to grow; Oklahoma's Promise


October 27, 2007, #438 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: OSU professor featured in Smithsonian; improving equity for minority historians; medical school enrollments increase; NSU reconnects with alumni; update on Reach Higher


October 20, 2007, #437 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: CLASS Task Force update; new study on faculty political views; concerns about states' NCLB exams; understanding funding trends; career services offices on college campuses


October 13, 2007, #436 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: graduation rates for student athletes; expansion of the OpenCourseWare program; comparing colleges' graduation rates; new ways to measure learning


October 6, 2007, #435 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: Congress considers change to student records law; how the college admissions process shapes student attitudes; NSU Jazz Ensemble releases new CD; the challenging future for scientific researchers


September 29, 2007, #434 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: federal lawmakers approve historic increase in student aid; faculty job satisfaction survey; campuses receive $1 million grant to help prevent violence against women; Oklahoma EPAS


September 22, 2007, #433 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: college choices for high-achieving Hispanic students; Oklahoma's Promise CAPTC results; preparing high school students for college; update on campus alcohol issues


September 15, 2007, #432 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: when student writing raises a "red flag"; international student recruiting; business schools offering "green" development programs; the "net" generation goes to college


September 8, 2007, #431 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: early enrollment for athletes; student use of textbooks; professor uses Jon Stewart book as textbook; the value of undergraduate research


September 1, 2007, #430 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: state system fall preview with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


August 25, 2007, #429 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: update on college persistence; wiki textbooks; OU fall preview


August 18, 2007, #428 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: ACT results; USAO's Team Nova participates in national competition; state program receives grant to help alleviate nursing shortage; OSU fall preview


August 11, 2007, #427 (WMA, 7.7m)
Highlights: OSU releases state job forecast; new approaches to collegiate-level science teaching; differing ideas on MBA skills; regional university fall preview


August 4, 2007, #426 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: university publishing in the digital age; the Ph.D. Completion Project; Faculty Communication 101; community college fall preview


July 28, 2007, #425 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: technology transfer; alternatives to Social Security numbers as student I.D. numbers; FAA awards OU its largest-ever service contract; college access for the working poor


July 21, 2007, #424 (WMA, 10.7m)
Highlights: private student loans; FAA awards OU its largest-ever service contract; computer time can add up to aches and pains; TCC textbook fund; legislative wrap-up with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


July 14, 2007, #423 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: a summer music special from Oklahoma's college campuses: the ECU Jazz Band performs "Jazz Variations"; the USAO Show Band performs "Route 66"; OSU faculty member Zarina Melik-Stepanova performs "Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn" by Johannes Brahms; the CU Civic Symphony performs "Let the Bright Seraphim"; OSU faculty member Thomas Lanners performs "Sonata for Piano, No. 2, 2nd Movement" by Ned Rorem


July 7, 2007, #422 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: employment outcomes report; ECU receives U.S. Department of Agriculture grants; Teach for America; SWOSU Wind Ensemble performs "George Washington Bicentennial March"; OSU Wind Ensemble performs "Stars and Stripes Forever"


June 30, 2007, #421 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: preventing cheating on online tests; Amazon takes on Google to digitize textbooks; deadline approaches for student loan consolidation; TCC students receive prestigious scholarship; black women and the "ivory tower"


June 30, 2007, #421 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: preventing cheating on online tests; Amazon takes on Google to digitize textbooks; deadline approaches for student loan consolidation; TCC students receive prestigious scholarship; black women and the "ivory tower"


June 23, 2007, #420 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: early alert programs aim to prevent dropout; TSEIP; campuscalm.com; Virginia Tech report finds fault with privacy laws; first-generation college students


June 16, 2007, #419 (WMA, 10.7m)
Highlights: Oklahoma's Promise; groups challenging U.S. News and World Report college rankings; study about testing and human memory may help educators; digitizing library collections; helping low- income students become high achievers


June 9, 2007, #418 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: annual "Condition of Education" report; robots spur interest in computer science; study shows more Americans value higher ed but worry about cost; OSU partners with rural electric cooperative to offer leadership series; students with learning disabilities


June 2, 2007, #417 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: National Campus Security Summit; possible changes to the federal financial aid system; Florida college's efforts to recruit male students; OSU-OKC receives U.S. Department of Education grant; evaluating personal admissions essays


May 26, 2007, #416 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Campus Life and Safety and Security (CLASS) Task Force holds first meeting; ACT study shows not all core courses preparing students for college; high school students show improvement in U.S. history; LU breaks ground in Greenwood area of Tulsa; Scholars for Excellence in Child Care


May 19, 2007, #415 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: dangers of heavy drinking in college; college recruiting and social networking sites; communicating with students via cell phones; NSU Jazz Ensemble produces top ten CD; Oklahoma Money Matters


May 12, 2007, #414 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: OKcollegestart.org officially launched; job outlook for new college grads; site promotes Tulsa internships; Florida program for first-generation college students; "last-minute" enrollment


May 5, 2007, #413 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: Governor's Taskforce on Campus Life and Safety and Security; effect of part-time student enrollment on faculty interaction; RSC's cyber security scholarship; helping troubled college students


April 28, 2007, #412 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: study shows states making progress in education reform; 40-year survey on incoming college freshmen; state community colleges pursue accreditation for early childhood education; OPSU students tutoring elementary students; adult students and the "hidden college"


April 21, 2007, #411 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: campus response to student death; results of National Curriculum Study; new student-campus matching Web site; 40-year survey on incoming college freshmen; faculty bias


April 14, 2007, #410 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: survey on student political awareness; software not improving student performance; GRE changes abandoned; ECU to embed service learning into curriculum; Spellings Commission update


April 7, 2007, #409 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: update on federal funding for higher education; EDGE Endowment; occupational students; new technology aids assessment; technology literacy


March 31, 2007, #408 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: diploma mills; simplified FAFSA proposed; "helicopter" parents; OU diabetes center; international branch campuses


March 24, 2007, #407 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Oklahoma's Promise funding update; study on rural students and college preparation and attendance; professor researches "mind wandering" in college students; immersive learning


March 17, 2007, #406 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: nationwide rebound in higher education funding; students and credit cards; closing the "degree gap"; OSU's rural health report; a new look at Millennials


March 10, 2007, #405 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Oklahoma's Promise funding update; effect of college rankings on funding levels; DREAM Institute scholarship; student prep survey paradox; undergraduate research


March 3, 2007, #404 (WMA, 10.8m)
Highlights: illegal file sharing on college campuses; increase in private donations to higher education; OU-Tulsa health initiative; OSU-OKC's digital media studio; discussion with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson about the 2007 legislative session


February 24, 2007, #403 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: campuses respond to winter illnesses; results of a national college president survey; Florida program for first-generation college students; TCC's new community campuses; "green" campuses


February 17, 2007, #402 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: capital bond allocation for OSU; early alert programs; cooperative alliances; High School Indicators Project


February 10, 2007, #401 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: Pell Grants; Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program (TSEIP); OSU students receive volunteer award; NWOSU centennial celebration; Reach Higher - Oklahoma's Degree Completion Program


February 3, 2007, #352 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: Gov. Henry announces funding plan for Oklahoma's Promise; effects of Sept. 11 on academic freedom; student programs modeled after "The Apprentice"; Governor's Cup business plan competition; completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


January 27, 2007, #351 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: U.S. House passes student loan interest reduction; clues about the gender gap; Web sites for ratings of professors by students; conversation with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson


January 20, 2007, #350 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: scholarpedia.org; existing workforce training; LU receives grant from HUD; OPSU dean named to OCAST committee; college and workforce preparation


January 13, 2007, #349 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: rebound for state funding; national study on binge drinking; CASC president retiring; laid-off auto workers reluctant to pursue higher education; teaching entrepreneurship


January 6, 2007, #348 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: Oklahoma College Savings Plan; Oklahoma Scholars Program; OSU proposes tobacco ban; online degrees in foreign languages; financial aid for adult students

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December 30, 2006, #347 (WMA, 10.7m)
Highlights: ECU students perform "Let It Snow"; USAO students perform "The Gift"; UCO students perform "Resonet In Laudibis"; NOC students perform an excerpt from Handel's "Messiah"; NSU students perform "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; SWOSU and Weatherford-area high school students perform a Christmas medley


December 23, 2006, #346 (WMA, 10.6m)
Highlights: UCO students perform "Sing We Now of Christmas"; SWOSU students perform "The Twelve Days of Christmas"; NSU students perform "The Little Drummer Boy"; USAO students perform "Hear the Bells"; ECU students perform "Dance of the Reed Pipes"; NOC students perform "Hallelujah Chorus"


December 16, 2006, #345 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new approach to textbook writing; internationalizing college campuses; civic engagement on campuses during the holidays; job prospects for December graduates; copyright issues on campuses


December 9, 2006, #344 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: recommendations from a national legislative group; use of advisors by community college students; more public colleges using commercial marketing techniques; concurrent enrollment increases at OCCC; U.S. Department of Education action plan on accreditation


December 2, 2006, #343 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: workforce development training; libraries of the future; Tuition Impact Analysis Report; Oklahoma's Promise/OHLAP state champions; online learning


November 25, 2006, #342 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: TABOR defeated in three states; student engagement benefits minority students; Thanksgiving pre-college checklist; LU plans for increasing diversity in enrollment; extracurricular activities


November 18, 2006, #341 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Higher education and the new Congress; campus voter turnout; link between part-time instructors and graduation rates; NSU's new mascot; understanding and preventing high school and college dropout


November 11, 2006, #340 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Tulsa Regional Medical Center gets a new name; textbook publishing; Oklahoma showcases technology-based initiatives; non-degree students on campus


November 4, 2006, #339 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: Oklahoma higher education budget needs; Oklahoma Financial Aid Exchange (OFAX); study shows students lacking information literacy skills; college yearbooks; information technology issues on campus


October 28, 2006, #338 (WMA, 10.1m)
Highlights: the state's Workforce Development Initiative; campus campaign activities; Oklahoma ranks third in country in volunteers; NSU science center opening; teaching methods beyond lecturing


October 21, 2006, #337 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: rising cost of insurance on college campuses; online college texts; report on adult learners; teacher education programs


October 14, 2006, #336 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: connection between appropriations and graduation rates; study shows young adults lack basic career skills; RSC forms cooperative alliance; TCC eastside outreach site; diversity on campus


October 7, 2006, #335 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: study shows college students lack knowledge of American history; new National Weather Center dedication; OSU body armor research; early college application; governing boards


September 30, 2006, #334 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: Oklahoma reacts to Spellings Commission report; economic impact of bioscience; enrollment projections indicate need for more faculty; LU's new 10-year plan; faculty-in-residence


September 23, 2006, #333 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: completion rates for low-income and minority students; diversity among graduate students; Oklahoma College Savings Taskforce; update on OSRHE's nursing initiative; earning college credit in high school


September 16, 2006, #332 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: lottery/capital bond update; remediation costs; conversation with new RSC President Terry Britton; RSU students to build robotic dogs; collaboration among Oklahoma higher education institutions and tribal colleges


September 9, 2006, #331 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: status of new federal grants; Education Department responds to federal commission recommendations; colleges prepare for Perkins Act changes; state AP scores at all-time high; higher education serving the military


September 2, 2006, #330 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: putting science degrees to work; measuring international students' English skills; conversation with new NWOSU President Janet Cunningham, grade inflation


August 26, 2006, #329 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: students' online behavior; foster children and higher education; distractions hinder learning; OSU smoking cessation programs; college fairs


August 19, 2006, #328 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: ACT results; advice for incoming college freshmen; TCC's new health sciences learning center; conversation with OU President David Boren


August 12, 2006, #327 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: college paths of career tech students; academic engagement; entrepreneurs in college; OU receives $9 million bequest; conversation with OSU president, Dr. David Schmidly


August 5, 2006, #326 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: online tutoring; high school exit exams; SOSU ranks high for American Indian graduation rate; university chefs participate in Culinary Challenge; regional universities overview


July 29, 2006, #325 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: GEAR UP awards EOSC multi-million dollar grant; lottery meets funding goals; world premiere of Te Ata play at USAO; conversation with new ECU President Richard Rafes; community college overview


July 22, 2006, #324 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: OU/MG connection; higher ed gender gap continues; campus health centers; students managing education debt; transfer students


July 15, 2006, #323 (WMA, 8.3m)
Highlights: Regents propose consultant to aid in chancellor search; program addresses healthcare worker shortage; demographic trends favorable for higher education; state spending on student financial aid; guide to buying a laptop; textbook issues on campus


July 8, 2006, #322 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: new Welfare rules; Academic Competitiveness Grants and National SMART Grants; colleges clamp down on credit card payments; ECU receives grant; parents' guide to planning for college


July 1, 2006, #321 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: interview with Chancellor Paul G. Risser; SREB praises Oklahoma's higher education efforts; online assessment tools; OSU professor among leading world researchers in electronic customer relationship management; higher education budget


June 24, 2006, #320 (WMA, 11m)
Highlights: Oklahoma College Savings Plan Taskforce; campus facilities influence enrollment decision; new online tool to improve writing skills; Oklahoma's Promise-OHLAP deadline


June 17, 2006, #319 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: U.S. Supreme Court to hear race-conscious placement issue; federal funding cuts threatening American Indian medical training centers; mistake in federal student loan legislation creates confusion; SOSU receives gifts from Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation; disabled students on campus


June 10, 2006, #318 (WMA, 10.9m)
Highlights: SAT scores; future of textbooks; UCO joins Green Power Partnership; new OU degree could save endangered languages; service learning


June 3, 2006, #317 (WMA, 11.1m)
Highlights: adult learners; workplace/college readiness skills; UCO hosts Endeavor Games; OSU only U.S. school to perform at Japanese concert; using technology to recruit students


May 27, 2006, #316    Part 1 (WMA, 11m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: soaring construction prices affect Oklahoma college and university capital projects; ACE report on student employment; The College Board offers AP Chinese courses; report on higher education faculty salaries; fundraising for community colleges
Part 2 Highlights: TCC pilot training program acquires new technology; OCCC childbirth and neonatal care nursing program; OU-Tulsa/Tulsa Public Schools leadership pilot program; RSC physics and engineering students demo hovercraft; summer on campus


May 20, 2006, #315    Part 1 (WMA, 11m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: new federal grant programs; guaranteed admission program for Virginia students; college libraries entering new age; U.K., Australia vie with U.S. for Indian students; sustainability on campus
Part 2 Highlights: OSU develops new body armor; RSU Equestrian Center; CU history professor receives fellowship; OU racing team; financial issues for college students


May 13, 2006, #314    Part 1 (WMA, 11.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: differences in financial aid awards to dependent and independent students; FDNY and California college partner to offer online degree program; study analyzes college choice; loan debt could affect career choices; relationship between states and public institutions
Part 2 Highlights: OU's OK-TEEM program; UCO graphic design exhibit; MSC gunsmithing program; OPSU psychology faculty and students present research; finding a first job


May 6, 2006, #313    Part 1 (WMA, 11m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: Governor's Cup; recruitment and retention of American Indian students; Ph.D. completion rates; EDGE endowment; Economic Development Grant for Partnership Recognition Program
Part 2 Highlights: mumps; SOSU theatre director awarded fellowship; OU reduces size of freshman English classes; OCCC speed-learning class; sophomore slump


April 29, 2006, #312    Part 1 (WMA, 11m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: college grads going to big cities; correlation between college selection and pay/job status; DEPSCoR grants; academic research space expanding; National Commission on the Future of Higher Education
Part 2 Highlights: CU professor's movie accepted to festival; OSU converting sorghum into ethanol; RSC offers free remedial summer program; UCO switching to wind power; OU and weather research


April 22, 2006, #311    Part 1 (WMA, 11.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: college rankings databases; African-Americans and Hispanics in STEM fields; federal Title IX review; standup.org; biotechnology and higher education
Part 2 Highlights: LU receives largest gift in school history; SOSU hosts opera festival; EOSU track and field program returns; OU program to curb pharmacy shortage; AP courses


April 15, 2006, #310    Part 1 (WMA, 11.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: Higher Education Act renewed; child care providers and higher education; Oklahoma job growth; multiculturalism
Part 2 Highlights: OU-Tulsa urban design project; OSU's publishes Oklahoma Women's Almanac; OCCC to aid Hispanic businesses; UCO partners with Indian colleges; Oklahoma College Savings Plan


April 8, 2006, #309    Part 1 (WMA, 11m)     Part 2 (WMA, 11m)

Part 1 Highlights: sophomore slump; athletics at community colleges; economicdiversity.org; college cost forum; the jobs of the future/hot degrees
Part 2 Highlights: SWOSU's SURE-STEP Workshop; "Redlands on the Road" travel program; OU professors helping Thai students; CU receives largest donation in school's history; choosing a college


April 1, 2006, #308    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Research Day; performing arts facilities on college campuses; colleges without grades; recruiting foreign students; alumni associations
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-Okmulgee's career readiness certificate program; endowed chairs; OPSU 's online nursing degree; OCCC class project turns into cab company; scholarship searches


March 25, 2006, #307    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma population increase; Hispanic-serving institutions; ACE's "Solutions for Our Future" campaign; college women polled about spring break behavior; general education requirements
Part 2 Highlights: NSU optomotry professor receives grant from Navy; UCO "Good to Great" campaign seeks student input; RSU's online entrepreneur program; campus visits


March 18, 2006, #306    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.4m)

Part 1 Highlights: Supreme Court upholds college military recruiting law; ACT study reports lack of reading skills; GEAR UP mentoring/campus visit program; Partners Conference for Oklahoma Families; remediation
Part 2 Highlights: OU alum promotes school on Telemundo; OSRHE grants to help spur economic development in the state; new radar system installed at USAO; Tallgrass Prairie Retreat; Summer Academies


March 11, 2006, #305    Part 1 (WMA, 10.7m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: OSRHE nursing initiative; breaks lessen chance of finishing degree; online classes on the rise; TRIO programs again face elimination; legislative agenda
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-OKC nation's first college to certify child passenger safety techs; LU performs at Honda's Battle of the Bands; OU aims to lead diabetes research; RCC wine appreciation course; leadership


March 4, 2006, #304    Part 1 (23:01) (WMA, 10.7m)     Part 2 (22:03) (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma's Promise application online; VOICE Month of Action; literacy study; sexual harassment on campus; technology transfer
Part 2 Highlights: UCO to provide nursing classes at RSC; OCCC expanding for health profession classes; OSU helping ranchers cope with drought; SWOSU honors its youngest donor; choosing a major


February 25, 2006, #303    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Tribute to Chancellor Emeritus Hans Brisch; eligible students not applying for Pell Grants; GRE postpones new format; Oklahoma's research funding growth; plagiarism
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-OKC outreach office at OKC Stockyards; OPSU joins Army's ConAP program; NSU selected as Adult Degree Completion Program lead institution; ECU professor proposes new national park in Michigan; pre-med students


February 18, 2006, #302    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: TRIO Day at the State Capitol; Higher Ed Day; iTunesU; report indicates U.S.-Asian engineering gap overstated; LU and the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Part 2 Highlights: Garth Brooks in OSU TV ads; NSU students provide tax preparation assistance; UCO/OCU study links higher ed and belief in paranormal; OU receives grant to preserve Native American drawings; Oklahoma Scholar Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP)


February 11, 2006, #301    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: study on the rising cost of textbooks; salaries for MBAs; book examines young professionals after college; OCAST internships for small business research and development; GEAR UP
Part 2 Highlights: TCC nanotechnology program; UCO free parking lot for HOV; CU launches centennial fundraising campaign; OUHSC's accelerated nursing program; College Goal Sunday


February 4, 2006, #300    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: two-year anniversary of College Connection; Hurricane Katrina evacuees stay at Oklahoma campuses; Gov. Henry to announce education budget plans; study shows many college students lack basic skills; USAO and the value of liberal education
Part 2 Highlights: USAO becomes first state university to go entirely wireless; OSU-CHS Web site to support first-year medical students; OU College of Journalism in U.S. State Department program; SEOSU mascot change; associate degrees


January 28, 2006, #252    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma teachers rank seventh in national quality survey; Pres. Bush unveils "critical language" plan; professor studying why students procrastinate; Oklahoma receives NGA grant for teacher development; OSRHE public agenda
Part 2 Highlights: NSU professor researches once-"extinct" woodpecker; OPSU student travels to Oman for royal rodeo; OSU CHS research on pet therapy for the elderly; RCC equine science student adopts wild horses; Cash for College


January 21, 2006, #251    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma's Promise funding; DVDs offer glimpse into college life; Student Advisory Board proposal goes to Legislature; Tulsa economy experiencing strong growth; advocacy workshop
Part 2 Highlights: college fair for GM workers; ECU/DOD partnership in McAlester; OSU-OKC PRIDE program; OU researcher discovers new way to treat anthrax; mentoring


January 14, 2006, #250    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: state appropriations for higher education up nationwide; students want balance of IT and personal instruction; high school counselors urge to change SAT; Oklahoma population growth; EDGE
Part 2 Highlights: OSU computer program predicts box office success; SEOSU Brain Gain grant for adult learners; UCO wins state quality award for performance measures; residential life


January 7, 2006, #249    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: state experiences revenue surplus; National Governors Association awards college prep grant to Oklahoma; how colleges save on energy costs; Wikipedia; role of economic development centers on college campuses
Part 2 Highlights: OCAST award to OUHSC for Internet health project; RSU degree in computer game development; USAO collaborates with Office of Oklahoma Art in Public Places; ECU opens Native American Studies Center; FAFSA

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December 31, 2005, #248    Part 1 (WMA, 10.7m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: SWOSU students perform a Christmastime medley; the RSC chorus performs "Silent Night"; the NOC college choir perform three selections from their Christmas concert
Part 2 Highlights: NSU students perform five songs from their Christmas Celebration benefit concert; NSU and SWOSU students perform jazz versions of popular Christmas songs


December 24, 2005, #247    Part 1 (WMA, 10.7m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: USAO students perform selections from their Madrigal Dinner; OCCC students perform their vocal Christmas concert, including a special arrangement of "Jingle Bells"
Part 2 Highlights: SWOSU students perform their Christmas concert, including a barbershop quartet of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"; SWOSU and high school students perform "Tuba Christmas"


December 17, 2005, #246    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma Supreme Court approves bonds for endowed chairs; Tulsa ranked as "hot" city for entrepreneurs; language immersion dorms; more Americans earning science PhDs; improving access to higher education
Part 2 Highlights: NWOSU's Woodward branch campus to have new home; OU grant to help schools use video games for learning; USAO receives Program of Excellence grant; OCCC experiences increase in Hispanic students; home-schooled students


December 10, 2005, #245    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: higher education responds to GM plant closing; Oklahoma's Promise enrollment growth; cooperative alliances with career techs; federal education budget bill status; math and science teacher shortage and the Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program (TSEIP)
Part 2 Highlights: conversation with new OCCC president, Dr. Paul Sechrist; OSU's Don Nickles Fellowship Program; NSU named "best regional university" by Oklahoma Living; RSC Summer Bridge Program; college applications


December 3, 2005, #244    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: job outlook survey; high-risk students in community colleges; ACE recommendations; agricultural education; career services workshop
Part 2 Highlights: Exxon gift to OU College of Engineering; RCC Program of Excellence grant; UCO to host Paralympic trials; college finals


November 26, 2005, #243    Part 1 (WMA, 10.7m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: study predicts income decline; research on adjunct professors; assesment methods for liberal education; unifying national teacher test scores; women in science
Part 2 Highlights: Stillwater Academy for Lifelong Learners; Business Commercialization Center established at SWOSU; OPSU Program of Excellence Grant; RSU dedicates Bartlesville campus; dealing with depression among college students


November 19, 2005, #242    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: international enrollments on the rebound; laptops in class questioned; report on unmet financial need; internships key to graduate hiring; OKC Chamber initiative
Part 2 Highlights: OSU student elected FFA national president; LU rehab grants; UCO working toward golf management accreditation; CU Arabic courses; understanding the independent student


November 12, 2005, #241    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: collegiate business plan competition; group to match Oklahoma College Savings Plan contributions; more students study Chinese language; incentives for student athletes; adult degree completion program
Part 2 Highlights: TCC gaming degree program; OU going wireless; RSC professor's song selected for movie soundtrack; college transfer


November 5, 2005, #240    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Colorado's TABOR referendum; student sleep deprivation; high school senior survey; SREB's Sloan Semester; higher education budget needs
Part 2 Highlights: OETA considering move to TCC's metro campus; OU's Chinese degree program; UCO's fashion marketing degree program; OSU's Atherton Hotel featured in Southern Living; distance learning


October 29, 2005, #239    Part 1 (WMA, 10.5m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma tuition and fees ranking; Oklahoma AP scores; GRE makeover; facebook.com; Brain Gain funding concept
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-Tulsa/TCC dual enrollment agreement; OU aviation program earns accreditation; RSC/LU GEAR UP partnership; NWOSU nursing lab gift; health care workers


October 22, 2005, #238    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Conference; Research Day; healthcare costs for higher education employees; national report on student success at public colleges; EDGE update
Part 2 Highlights: Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame; Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at ECU; UCO celebrates National Chemistry Week; RSC e-degree option; campus safety and security


October 15, 2005, #237    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: preliminary fall enrollment report; EDGE Research Workshop; ACT researchers release findings on test takers; outsourcing report; student engagement
Part 2 Highlights: OPSU boosing Hispanic enrollment; new KOSU tower; OU Research and Training Institute; RCC's Club Scrub; retention efforts


October 8, 2005, #236    Part 1 (WMA, 10.5m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: Higher Education Act reauthorization; women in science; college faculty attitude study; IntellectualTakeout.com; Scholars for Excellence in Child Care research
Part 2 Highlights: OU Student Retention Taskforce; NOC theatre partnership; RSC staffer appointed Rotarian team leader; NSU "senior" Homecoming Queen; Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP)


October 1, 2005, #235    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: Census Bureau reports education gains; student aid and college tax credits; salary gains; free academic blogs; biotechnology and higher education
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-Tulsa goes wireless; OU receives "Storm Ready" designation; NEOA&M partners with OWU; RSU unveils new mascot; student information portal


September 24, 2005, #234    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: study on improving college readiness and success; marriage and doctoral degree study; Hispanics and federal student aid; VOICE Voter Registration Contest; higher education and disabilities
Part 2 Highlights: conversation with new LU president, Dr. JoAnn Haysbert; OU student receives astronaut scholarship; UCO Passport program; concurrent enrollment


September 17, 2005, #233    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: SAT results; Student Leadership Retreat; INROADS program; enrollment gains of Native Americans; highly qualified teachers
Part 2 Highlights: UCO Policy Institute; OSU electronic monitoring device; OCCC Bricktown Canal mural; RSU theatre program; freshman survival 101


September 10, 2005, #232    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: results of student preparation study; new survey on college students and credit cards; debt management chat event; college president hoping to change Jay Leno's opinion of community colleges; OSU and OU alternative fuels research
Part 2 Highlights: OU's ranking in degrees awarded to minority students; RSC wetlands project; OSU-Okmulgee's program for high-voltage linemen; NEO's Norse Road; Oklahoma higher education's response to Hurricane Katrina


September 3, 2005, #231    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.1m)

Part 1 Highlights: distribution of preparing for college information; Business Roundtable focuses on math and science careers; economics enrollments up nationally; salary trends for recent college grads; ACT results
Part 2 Highlights: UCO's leadership program; Creek Nation awards OSU-Okmulgee nursing scholarships; OCCC's Arts Festival Oklahoma; RSC aquatics program recognized nationally; state system fall overview


August 27, 2005, #230    Part 1 (WMA, 10.6m)     Part 2 (WMA, 10.2m)

Part 1 Highlights: ACT results; U.S. News and World Report college rankings; censorship of student publications; Princeton University's University Channel; workforce education
Part 2 Highlights: OSU's Conoco-Phillips Alumni Center; DREAM Institute scholarship winners; OHLAP-Oklahoma's Promise helps foster children attend college; technology on campus; OSU fall overview


August 20, 2005, #229    Part 1 (WMA, 8.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: report on Internet's impact on the classroom; student volunteering worth billions; Oklahoma awarded second GEAR UP grant; conversation with new OCAST director; OHLAP Urban Initiative results
Part 2 Highlights: OCCC bioinformatics program; CU Duncan branch receives grant; "social norm" approach for moderating student drinking; OSU building projects; cooperative alliances


August 13, 2005, #228    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: OU student retention study; College Board to monitor AP courses; OSU English as a Second Language program; regional university fall overview
Part 2 Highlights: UCO Jazz Lab


August 6, 2005, #227    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: SREB report findings; research and development spending up; OU's wild bird database; UCO/RSC partnership; community college fall overview
Part 2 Highlights: RSU's Bit-by-Bit Therapeutic Horse Riding Program


July 30, 2005, #226    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: "helicopter" parents; UCO students design restaurant; Campus Compact conference; cyber counseling
Part 2 Highlights: OU's robotics program


July 23, 2005, #225    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: remedial courses help students complete degrees; USAO's Team NOVA; test assesses students' technological abilities; conversation with Larry Dean Jewell, paraplegic student at OSU-Okmulgee; the importance of grant writing on campuses
Part 2 Highlights: SWOSU's 50th annual Band Camp


July 16, 2005, #224    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Colorado's College Opportunity Fund; student borrowing on the increase nationally; Scholars for Excellence in Child Care; online courses grow; energy-related programs at Oklahoma colleges and universities
Part 2 Highlights: creating learning environments


July 9, 2005, #223    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Brain Gain performance funding; pharmacy degrees; discussions with outgoing State Regents' chair Jimmy Harrel and incoming chair Cheryl Hunter; USAO's plan to enhance its historic mission; OneNet
Part 2 Highlights: RSC weather project


July 2, 2005, #222    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: 2005-06 tuition and mandatory fee rates; National Guard tuition waivers; TANF program; OCCC hosts Oklahoma Film Institute; academic freedom
Part 2 Highlights: Summer Academies in Math and Science


June 25, 2005, #221    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma students named to USA Today All-USA Academic Team; SWOSU wins national diabetes education award; faculty salaries; OSU students create muffin for NASA; student interest declining in IT-related fields
Part 2 Highlights: role of higher education in Oklahoma aviation


June 18, 2005, #220    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Consitution Day requirement; national financial aid amount small; students attend multiple colleges to get degree; ACT executive retires; OHLAP deadline approaching
Part 2 Highlights: campus fitness centers


June 11, 2005, #219    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Senate Bill 982; LU historian; changes to AP courses; new testing for teachers; role of economic development centers on college campuses
Part 2 Highlights: RCC's Agriculture and Equine Program


June 4, 2005, #218    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: state appropriations to higher education; student loan consolidation; concerns about Google's library scanning project; OPSU drinking and driving prevention event; review of legislative session
Part 2 Highlights: USAO's Kiowa language expert


May 28, 2005, #217    Part 1 (WMA, 8.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: OCSP state income tax deduction increased to $10,000; "money for college" promise to military comes under fire; Library of Congress joins Internet2; several states adopt college prep curriculum; recruitment of students from Southeast Asia
Part 2 Highlights: SWOSU and Clinton High School help math and science teachers; OSU professor to offer conflict solutions; ECU's Quick Advantage Entrepreneurship Program; international diabetes group establishes U.S. office at OUHSC; Hispanic students on Oklahoma college campuses


May 21, 2005, #216    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: U.S. Congress action on Perkins Act; education benefit increased for reservists and National Guard; 15-nation study by the Education Policy Institute; teacher training study; summer on Oklahoma college campuses
Part 2 Highlights: USAO's Team Nova; CASC's academic reprieve program; NEO student wins international award; RCC offers programs to aid grape-growing industry; cooperative alliances


May 14, 2005, #215    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: computer access in public schools; researchers study possible liberal bias in advancement of college faculty; unusual scholarships; USDE proposes new system for collecting student data; crisis at the core – college readiness
Part 2 Highlights: OSU scholarship announcement; CU students win business plan competition; OU's Think 15 program; Summer Academies deadline; how seniors can get ready for college


May 7, 2005, #214    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Pell Grant changes; research and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); women in tenure track positions; impact of the open job market on the teaching profession; legislative funding update
Part 2 Highlights: new weather radar at USAO; plagiarism detection software; OSU professor named 2005 Oklahoma Chemist; SWOSU students win national network design contest; college retention


April 30, 2005, #213    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: National LambdaRail; research endowment (S.B. 918); dual credit programs; Oklahoma College Savings Plan; National Weather Service/OU Meteorology storm season preparation
Part 2 Highlights: OCCC's $100,000 economic development grant; CU's Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies; Fast Track LPN-to-RN program at NEOA&M; Minority Teacher Recruitment Program; the role of high school guidance counselors


April 23, 2005, #212    Part 1 (23:03) (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (22:01) (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: record number of college graduates; Annual Financial Aid Report; nationwide decline in elementary school social studies; GEAR UP Essay Contest; Oklahoma Money Matters/Financial Literacy Week
Part 2 Highlights: OU-Tulsa's nutrition classes for children; TCC receives TRIO grant; OPSU Education Advancement Grant; serving students with disabilities; OHLAP Urban Initiative


April 15, 2005, #211    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: OHLAP funding update; lottery start-up; National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education report; job prospects for new college graduates
Part 2 Highlights: Udall Scholarship recipients; higher education mandatory costs; Rural Economic Development Summits; petroleum engineering students on the rise; impact of international students on Oklahoma higher education


April 9, 2005, #210    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: EPSCoR grants; EPAS annual report; economic development grants; fast track-to-college recommendations; Oklahoma higher education's legislative agenda
Part 2 Highlights: OSU selected as National Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education; OU/NASA wireless internet research; OCCC's new online learning program; CU graphic design students finalists in national contest; mental health services on campus


April 2, 2005, #209    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: nationwide decline in elementary school social studies; National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education report; public school teacher aptitude study; National Weather Service/OU Meteorology storm season preparation
Part 2 Highlights: petroleum engineering students on the rise; CU Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies; OPSU education advancement grant; USAO Spring Triad; impact of international students on Oklahoma higher education


March 26, 2005, #208    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: OCAST faculty-student intern partnership program; decline in foreign students applying for graduate school; Oklahoma Student Loan Authority; outsourcing on college campuses
Part 2 Highlights: OU's "Big Event"; OCCC Capitol Hill Center; UCO credit card finance program; Title III grant benefits USAO; financial aid deadlines


March 19, 2005, #207    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: higher education capital bond issue; OHLAP House Bill 1357; MBA graduate study; distance education in K-12; teaching the Millennials
Part 2 Highlights: alternative spring break; ECU Angel Investment Program; OU purchases new planes; NSU launching economic development Web site; remediation


March 12, 2005, #206    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: charitable contributions to higher education; OK-Share library program; impact of market forces on higher education; analysis of benefits of higher education; Key Indicators of Accountability report
Part 2 Highlights: OSU professor wins Medal of Excellence from the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence; OU professors choose e-books to help students save money; LU marching band participates in Honda Battle of the Bands; NSU student's American Idol experience impacts campus; Summer Academies in Math and Science


March 5, 2005, #205    Part 1 (WMA, 8.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Construction costs on college campuses; spring preliminary enrollment report; financial aid scams; IT spending survey; implementation of recent state questions
Part 2 Highlights: NWOSU Small Business Institute team places second in national competition; OCCC Women in Science Careers Conference; new mouse species named after OSU president; RCC/Mercy Hospital partnership; Oklahoma Money Matters


February 26, 2005, #204    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Brain Gain efforts; Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program; minority enrollment in higher education; diploma mills; federal budget impact
Part 2 Highlights: Devon Energy gift to OSU; Children's Theater program at EOSC; NSU honors former legislators; OSU-Okmulgee student achieves goals; VOICE Month of Action


February 19, 2005, #203    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: federal budget impact on GEAR UP; HERI-UCLA study on racial/ethnic views; Public Agenda survey on life after high school; NanoBioMagnetics receives honors; OneNet and economic development
Part 2 Highlights: UCO's American Democracy Project conference; NSU's second-year retention program; NSU to offer Cherokee language degree program; Higher Education Day at the Capitol; TRIO Week


February 12, 2005, #202    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: federal education budget; remediation report; High School Indicators Project; professor suggests phasing out federal financial aid; 2005 legislative agenda
Part 2 Highlights: OSU vet medicine bioterrorism research grant; UCO receives science and arts grants; CU students provide tax help; RSU to launch honors program; honors programs


February 5, 2005, #201    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: future of TRIO programs; college graduation rates; distance learning programs; more students passing AP exams; gender shift on college campuses
Part 2 Highlights: College Goal Sunday; OSU vice president climbs Mount Kilimanjaro; MSC president teaching history course; SWOSU centennial book; higher education centers


January 29, 2005, #152    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: top jobs for college graduates; AP courses; cyber security on college campuses; Google library project; Higher Education Act reauthorization - changes to financial aid;
Part 2 Highlights: TCC's Baby Signs course; RSU acquires Bartlesville building; OPSU music professor to perform at Carnegie Hall; CASC president named president of North Central; academic support for student athletes


January 22, 2005, #151    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: capital bond issue press conference; Pell Grant changes; Achieve's Expectations Gap report; EDGE research update
Part 2 Highlights: OCCC named one of the fastest-growing colleges; OSU English courses for foreign pilots and air-traffic controllers; SWOSU Positive Futures for Native American Youth project; TCC professor named Oklahoma Professor of the Year; first-year college experience


January 15, 2005, #150    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma Mesonet award; NCAA academic reform update; Gates Foundation grants for "early college" high schools; educational endowments; capital bond issue update
Part 2 Highlights: OCCC human patient simulator; OSU-CHS telemedicine network; land gift to RSU; $1 million donation to EOSC; Cash for College


January 8, 2005, #149    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: State Regents' public agenda; state spending on higher education; Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition; economic development and higher education
Part 2 Highlights: OSU partnership to develop new body armor; CU professor elected president of American Chemical Society; NSU hosts Oklahoma War Archive; LU researcher; college endowments


January 1, 2005, #148*    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: scholarship scam; NSU professer assists U.S. Olympians; TCC distance learning accreditation; OU's food bank; conversation with new MSC president, Dr. William Pennington; early childhood education
Part 2 Highlights: Oklahoma musicians

*rebroadcast of July 24, 2004, edition

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December 25, 2004, #147*    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: CU students perform "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Up on the Rooftop," "Deck the Halls," "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night"; SWOSU students perform "Carol of the Bells" and "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day"
Part 2 Highlights: SWOSU students perform "Christmas Medley," "A Maiden Most Gentle," and "Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol"; USAO students perform selections from Vivaldi’s “Gloria”

*special edition featuring holiday music from three of Oklahoma's regional universities


December 18, 2004, #146    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Tuition Impact Analysis Report; legislative agenda; OSU federal research funding; campus Web sites; OneNet helping state agencies
Part 2 Highlights: NSU $10 million science center; LU physics professor; RSU acquires building; KCCU-FM highlight; Native Americans and higher education


December 11, 2004, #145    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: higher education capital bond issue project list; Best Practices in Marketing, Recruitment, and Student Financial Aid Workshop; Mapping Your Future chat events; Pell Grant legislation; TRIO programs
Part 2 Highlights: SEOSU/Paris (TX) Junior College agreement; RCC/Mercy Health Center partnership; NWOSU president appointment to national committee; campus charitable events


December 4, 2004, #144    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: the value of state investment in research; transition from homeschool to college; NCES study on dropout rates; community college students; higher education in rural Oklahoma
Part 2 Highlights: conversation with new director of the Downtown College Consortium, Gary Davidson; OUHSC's viral vaccine research grant; OSU academic gift; OSU-OKC's paramedic-to-nurse program; remediation


November 27, 2004, #143*    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: college graduation rates; employers' need for "soft skills" from college graduates; new computer system at RCC's goat-milking facility; conversation with EOSC's President Richard Bernard; NCAA reforms
Part 2 Highlights: film making and Oklahoma's college campuses

*rebroadcast of June 26, 2004, edition


November 20, 2004, #142     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: teacher diversity; job outlook for college seniors; investing in research; grant for OU's Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History honored; course redesign project
Part 2 Highlights: TCC's concurrent enrollment program; OSU research investment; SWOSU care packages for soldiers; SSC's new employment center; studying abroad


November 13, 2004, #141     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: state funding for community colleges; youth vote; Hispanic Student Center; expert claims college savings programs favor rich; funding and opportunity crises
Part 2 Highlights: OU's Student Academic Services Center; NOC's Northern Thunder Club; OSU-Okmulgee cybersecurity certification; RSU's economic impact; earning college credit early


November 6, 2004, #140     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Brain Gain improvement grants; NCAA's graduation project; EOSC's Department of Justice grant; EPSCoR Women in Science Conference; National LambdaRail
Part 2 Highlights: OU-Tulsa's Early Childhood Institute; UCO's Poverty Awareness Week; TCC's Native American business degree program; parental involvement in EPAS


October 30, 2004, #139     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: College Board's Education Pays survey; college rankings; Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force; VOICE Voter Mobilization Day; OU and OSU cooperative programs
Part 2 Highlights: Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? workshop; OSU literacy project; USAO Getty grant; Weathernews at OU; scholarship searches


October 23, 2004, #138     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: ACT report on college readiness; Oklahoma GEAR UP awarded SBC Foundation grant; Education Trust's No Child Left Behind study; lack of diversity in health professions; gender disparity on college campuses
Part 2 Highlights: TCC hosts Senate debate; EOSC nursing program; LU physical therapy doctorate program; RSU students participate in Washington Center Internship Program; student loans


October 16, 2004, #137     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Pell Institute study about college affordability for lower-income families; lack of FAFSA applications; Oklahoma College Savings Plan piggy bank giveaway; UCO forensics science program grant; accreditation
Part 2 Highlights: OSU students receive Tylenol Scholarships; CU professor's documentary featured at 2004 Berkeley Video & Film Festival; NSU-BA expansion; TCC's Hump Day Seminar series; campus housing


October 9, 2004, #136     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Fall enrollment numbers; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Education At a Glance report; laptops in the classroom; Science Education Resource Virtual Diversity Center; Nov. 2 state questions
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-OKC's degree program for electrical utility linemen; OU's adult nurse practitioner program; UCO's Passport project; college fairs; applying for college


October 2, 2004, #135     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: 2004 Southern Innovation Index; OETA to air Education for What: Learning Social Responsibility; Governor's Summit on Economic and Workforce Development; using math; teaching the Millennials
Part 2 Highlights: OSU physicists create new form of matter; NSU's Institute for Retail Marketing and Sales; USAO film colloquium; CU's wi-fi; Oklahoma Higher Education Math and Science Month


September 25, 2004, #134     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: EDGE update; OSU agricultural delegation to visit Israel; Oklahoma College Savings Plan Month; online diploma mills
Part 2 Highlights: OCCC's Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery Project; RCC creates marketing plan for McDonald's "Go Active" Happy Meal; Celebration of Books at OSU-Tulsa; learning styles


September 18, 2004, #133     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: student involvement in voting; USA Today tuition study; gaming/casino-related degrees; CU supports hurricane relief; national report card on higher education
Part 2 Highlights: OSU professor on Dr. Phil advisory board; EPSCoR field trips; Chancellor's Connection; the Oklahoma Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS)


September 11, 2004, #132     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: 9/11's impact on college enrollment; OSRHE's economic development grant program; TCC's national ranking; college students registering to vote; state system of higher education overview
Part 2 Highlights: RSC's cyber security certificate program; OSU's emergency management degree program; SEOSU professor authors book on terrorism; OU's online budgeting program; financial aid


September 4, 2004, #131     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: USAO's national ranking; declaring a major; high school graduation tests; Tulsa medical schools/Shriner's telemedicine partnership; comprehensive university overview (OSU)
Part 2 Highlights: OU-Tulsa nursing grant; OSU's Budget City; OCCC/NCED partnership; workforce development; Project FAITH


August 28, 2004, #130     Part 1 (WMA, 8.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: underrepresentation of women in top research faculty positions; SEOSU receives Noel-Levitz 2004 Retention Excellence Award; Candid Campus revived; comprehensive university overview (OU)
Part 2 Highlights: The DREAM Institute (Disability, Resources, Educational Advocacy, Motivation); conversation with new TCC president, Dr. Tom McKeon; hispanic outreach


August 21, 2004, #129     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: ACT scores; in-state tuition rates for undocumented students; choosing a major; regional university overview
Part 2 Highlights: buying books and supplies for college; parental involvement; distribution of preparing for college information; SEOSU instructor participates in Oxford Roundtable; concurrent enrollment


August 14, 2004, #128     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: RCC's distance learning reaches U.S. soldiers in the Middle East; SWOSU's Cheyenne language course; Upward Bound; RSU economic development success story; two-year college overview
Part 2 Highlights: forensic science programs on college campuses


August 7, 2004, #127     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: "senioritis"; professional science master's (PSM) degrees; the role of higher education in building partnerships with China; TCC's adopt-a-school program; Leadership Education and Achievement Program (LEAP) and Academic Commitment to Education (ACE)
Part 2 Highlights: OSU's Food and Agricultural Products Center


July 31, 2004, #126     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: College Horizons program for Native American students; $2.4 million donation to OU; adult enrollment; higher starting salaries for college graduates; last chance for fall enrollment
Part 2 Highlights: getting reacquainted with Will Rogers


July 24, 2004, #125     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: scholarship scam; NSU professer assists U.S. Olympians; TCC distance learning accreditation; OU's food bank; conversation with new MSC president, Dr. William Pennington; early childhood education
Part 2 Highlights: Oklahoma musicians


July 17, 2004, #124     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: increase in financial aid; DaimlerChrysler names OSU-Okmulgee “School of the Year” ; math and science gender gap; RSU approves fraternity/sorority; summer internships
Part 2 Highlights: museums on college campuses


July 10, 2004, #123     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Higher Education Act reauthorization; Student Data Report findings; Oklahoma Department of Commerce/higher education rural partnership; distance learning; advanced degrees
Part 2 Highlights: astronomy and Oklahoma higher education


July 3, 2004, #122     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: NIH grant announcement; states' revenue picture; conversation with Dr. Bill McHenry, OSRHE's new vice chancellor for academic affairs; G.I. Bill anniversary; tuition increases
Part 2 Highlights: starting democracies – how Oklahoma colleges help


June 26, 2004, #121     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: college graduation rates; employers' need for "soft skills" from college graduates; new computer system at RCC's goat-milking facility; conversation with EOSC's President Richard Bernard; NCAA reforms
Part 2 Highlights: film making and Oklahoma's college campuses


June 19, 2004, #120     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: OHLAP deadline; OASIS recognition; bioterrorism training at CU; OTEP conference; adjunct professors
Part 2 Highlights: bone hunters


June 12, 2004, #119     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: 2005 federal higher education budget; gaming proceeds fund scholarships for Choctaws; federal student loan rates and consolidation; Oklahoma College Savings Plan recognized on national radio show; for-profit colleges
Part 2 Highlights: storm chasers with college degrees


June 5, 2004, #118     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: National LambdaRail announcement; Chancellor's Scholars; OSU-Okmulgee's Toyota Technical Education Network program; OHLAP eligibility for foster children; legislative year in review
Part 2 Highlights: USAO's "professor of rock and roll"


May 29, 2004, #117     Part 1 (WMA, 8.1m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: increased admission standards at OSU and OU; EPAS Oklahoma Scholars; CU's Duncan branch campus; Google search engine and scholarly papers; ACT Work Keys program
Part 2 Highlights: NSU's involvement with Vision in Preschoolers project; USAO President John Feaver named chair of Oklahoma Academy for State Goals; TCC's SPICE program; UCO's Melton Art Collection; campus comeback stories


May 22, 2004, #116     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Increase in number of Oklahoma college degree holders; 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education; SHEEO's National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education; Oklahoma students named to 2004 USA Today All-Academic Team; recruiting faculty
Part 2 Highlights: OSU named top value by Consumer's Digest; OU-Tulsa receives $10 million gift; NSU's Students in Free Enterprise-International vie for national championship; LU's President Ernest Holloway inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame; summer on campus


May 15, 2004, #115     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Higher Education Act reauthorization; Oklahoma's "Technology Counts" ranking; U.S. losing ground in science field; federal government restrictions on foreign researchers; graduation and retention
Part 2 Highlights: Summer Academies; EPSCoR conference; UCO's performance contract; RCC's Arapaho course; college job placement services


May 8, 2004, #114     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Record number of college graduates; impact of a college degree on the earning power of women; Georgia's HOPE scholarship; MTV's Choose or Lose Scholarship; academic efficiency
Part 2 Highlights: McCurtain County Higher Education Center; OSU's involvement with Oracle technology project; NEO student named Swearer Student Humanitarian Award winner; higher education programs at correctional facilities; Academic Scholars


May 1, 2004, #113     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Tulsa's "America's Most Livable Communities" ranking; job prospects for college graduates; safety issues for study abroad programs; grants.gov Web site; capital bond issue update
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-OKC domestic preparedness conference; SWOSU's Aviation, Aerospace and Technology Expo; NSU-BA's fire services degree program; family graduation tradition at USAO; healthcare worker shortage


April 24, 2004, #112     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: capital bond issue; gender shift on campus; Oklahoma's Technology and Science Index ranking; EPSCoR/OneNet Virtual Science Fair; homeland security research
Part 2 Highlights: summer enrollment/courses; RCC's goat dairy; OU museum curator's fossil expedition in Antarctica; OCCC's Mosaics Project; Oklahoma College Savings Plan


April 17, 2004, #111     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: endowed chairs funding; EPAS scores; Cisco's Mobile Government Technology Showcase; jobs of the future
Part 2 Highlights: OSU's Citizen Scientists program; DaVinci Scholars; Humboldt Research Award; fifth anniversary of OSU's Center of International Studies; Scholars for Excellence in Childcare


April 10, 2004, #110     Part 1 (WMA, 8.0m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: results of OSIS survey on public perception of higher education; Oklahoma College Savings Plan milestone; course transfer; study of teacher education programs; service learning
Part 2 Highlights: conversation with SWOSU's Steve Strickler, on being honored for his contributions to theatre education; American Democracy Project event; conversation with MSC's President Glen Pedersen; 2004 Research Day winner; distance learning


April 3, 2004, #109     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development; IRS rule change affecting student employees; Annual Financial Aid Report; Mapping Your Future chat event; student credit card debt
Part 2 Highlights: OU's Al Sharaka Program; Truman Scholars; Goldwater Scholars; Oklahoma Film Institute competition at OCCC; Summer Academies in Math and Science


March 27, 2004, #108     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: OU Weather Center; Research Day at the Capitol; Academic Bill of Rights; changes to the No Child Left Behind Act; global education
Part 2 Highlights: OU Sooner Magazine; donation of geographic information system (GIS) equipment to NSU; conversation with USAO's Dr. Stephen Weber, the Oklahoma Federation of Music Club's 2003 Musician of the Year; private donations to colleges and universities; fundraising workshop; preparing for college


March 20, 2004, #107     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: legislative update; Pell Grant changes; international student national trends; Higher Education Act reauthorization; OneNet
Part 2 Highlights: Oklahoma Mesonet; OU Entrepreneur Center; conversation with LU's President Ernest Holloway; transition from high school to college athletics


March 13, 2004, #106     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: discussion of funding for endowed chairs with Gov. Brad Henry; other state's higher education budget woes; Internet 2; Pell Grants; capital needs
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-CHS bio-terrorism response training; NSU's online Oklahoma Rural Development Atlas; taskforce on Hispanic students; conversation with TCC's President Dean VanTrease; border colleges


March 6, 2004, #105     Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: Oklahoma Senate Bill 553; Pell Grants; Pathways to College Network; Higher Education Day; federal outlook
Part 2 Highlights: OSU-OKC grant; OU's international exchange program; Oklahoma Student Government Association conference; RSU's Center for Economic and Community Development; TCC's student union and fitness center; workforce training


February 28, 2004, #104    Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: EDGE action plan; spring enrollment; survey on public confidence in higher ed; SEOSU-OCCC aviation science degree; research
Part 2 Highlights: SWOSU telemedicine; NSU living literature; RSC's EmPower; conversation with Dr. George Stanley, CU professor and author of Mr. Rogers biography; OHLAP


February 21, 2004, #103      Part 1 (WMA, 8m)    Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: employment outcomes report; Oklahoma College Savings Plan; Raise Your Voice "Month of Action"; discussion with Sen. Cal Hobson
Part 2 Highlights: history of LU; OSU strategic planning; UCO Democracy Project; RSU equine therapy; first generation college students


February 14, 2004, #102      Part 1 (WMA, 8m)     Part 2 (WMA, 7.7m)

Part 1 Highlights: remediation; change in Pell Grant limits; EDGE
Part 2 Highlights: campus Valentine traditions; College Goal Sunday recap; ECU's Dorothy Summers Theater; lifelong learning


February 7, 2004, #101      Part 1 (WMA, 8m)    Part 2 (WMA, 7.6m)

Part 1 Highlights: higher education news; national perspective on President Bush's new community college proposal; conversation with Chancellor Paul G. Risser
Part 2 Highlights:
campus news; conversation with Petronel Malan, SEOSU artist-in-residence and Grammy nominee; College Goal Sunday

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