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October 11, 2002


Northeastern "Centered" for Rural DevelopmentPhoto of rural gas station in need of improvement

House Bill 1503 of the 48th Oklahoma Legislative session has created the Oklahoma Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University. The Center is designed to provide a “coordinated and collaborative system that is readily accessible and responsive to the needs of cities, counties, schools, trust authorities, and other development organizations,” all with the purpose of contributing to a better standard of living in rural Oklahoma. Click here to read more about NSU Center for Rural Development.

$1.5 Million Grant Targets Downtown OKC

A $1.5 million Public Works grant from the Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has been awarded to renovate the second and third floors of the First National Center in order to establish the Oklahoma City Enterprise Center. The Center is designed to provide business development and training services to new and expanding businesses. Click here to read more about the grant.

UCO Professor Selected by NASA for Cutting Edge ResearchUCO professor Baha Jessemnejad

University of Central Oklahoma physics and engineering professor Baha Jessemnejad is doing his part to help U.S. space explorers to go where they have never gone before. This summer, Jassemnejad participated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Faculty Fellowship Program at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Click here to read more about the NASA research.

OU'S Gaylord College to Explore Native American Issues at Brite Symposium

Topics ranging from Native American journalists in the mass media to challenges facing journalists in tribal media will be addressed by panelists at the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication's 2002 Brite Symposium, "Native Americans and the Mass Media: A Matter of Representation," scheduled Nov. 7-8 on the OU Norman campus. Click here to read more about the symposium.

Grant Helps Students Launch Health Careers

Lack of available learning opportunities limit career options for disadvantaged students, but a grant to Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will give students who qualify a chance to become doctors, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists and health professionals. Click here to read more about the OSU-CHS health careers grant.