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Faculty, staff and students of OSU Institute of Technology were joined by employees of Nabholz Construction Company today to celebrate the completion of construction of the first phase of the university’s new Chesapeake Energy Natural Gas Compression Training Center during a “topping out ceremony.”
OSU Institute of Technology will hold a “topping out” ceremony for its new Chesapeake Energy Natural Gas Compression Training Center on Monday, February 11 at 1 p.m. Representatives from Nabholz Construction Company will be on hand to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction on the building.
A December graduate of OSU Institute of Technology’s nursing program was featured on KTUL Channel 8 recently in a story about survival.
The OSU Alumni Association will be showcasing the Official OSU Class Ring at OSU Institute of Technology on Friday, Feb. 15, for students and alumni to purchase. Samples of the ring will be available and a representative from the Alumni Association will be taking questions and orders from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the OSUIT Student Union lobby.
Prospective college students can learn how to navigate through the college financial aid process at OSU Institute of Technology’s “Afternoon with Pete” workshop on Sunday, February 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Financial aid representatives will present information to high school seniors and their parents to help them apply for scholarships, loans, grants and other types of financial assistance that are available to finance a college education.
OSU Institute of Technology nursing students love their community members and employees, so they are holding a “Matters of the Heart” health fair to perform heart health checks in February, the month of the heart. The nursing students will perform finger stick cholesterol checks, finger stick blood sugar level checks and blood pressure checks free of charge.
John Hammer, a graduate of OSU Institute of Technology’s Visual Communications program, is a graphic designer by trade and is now a fine artist. Last year, he returned to his childhood passion for drawing and painting, and is now returning to his college alma mater in Okmulgee to display his artwork.
The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved the exchange of two parcels of land between Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation at its meeting today, which was held on the OSUIT campus in Okmulgee. The exchange of the two roughly 10-acre plots will benefit each educational institution by allowing for expansion of facilities.
Rabbi Yehuda Weg from Tulsa visited OSU Institute of Technology’s Culinary Arts department recently, drawing a large crowd of students to listen to him speak about Jewish food laws and Kosher meal preparation.
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies program at OSU Institute of Technology (OSUIT) has recently doubled both its number of female students and its total enrollment due to program director Jennifer Block’s recruiting efforts during the last few years.
Jesse Chupp, who graduated from OSU Institute of Technology’s High Voltage Electricity degree program in the summer of 2011, is featured in a video news story by Fox News in Washington, D.C.
OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee received a rebate check for $74,569.80 from Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) this week for participation in PSO’s High Performance Businesses program (formerly called Smart Schools). The rebate is an initial rebate for lighting retrofits that have been completed at five of the 26 facilities on the OSUIT campus. The rebate amount will greatly increase when the lighting retrofit is completed at all 26 buildings on campus by the beginning of February.
OSU Institute of Technology recently graduated three highly-skilled professionals from the Watchmaking and Microtechnology program to help fill the significant worldwide demand for the service of high-end luxury time pieces. In partnership with Rolex USA, OSUIT is one of only three watchmaking educational programs across the US to provide graduates the opportunity to receive certification through both the Swiss American Watchmakers Training Alliance (SAWTA) and the American Watch and Clock Institute (AWCI). Additionally, OSUIT is one of only two institutions to award a college degree.
Nearly 265 students graduated from OSU Institute of Technology recently, bringing the total number of graduates for the year to more than 950. The majority of OSUIT graduates have at least one job offer waiting for them in technical fields that have a demand for highly-skilled workers.
Instagram has been grabbing news headlines lately about their recent policy change, which stated: “You agree that a business may pay Instagram to display your photos in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions without any compensation to you.” The policy change was scheduled to take effect Jan. 16, 2013.
The Gas Compressor Association (GCA) recently presented a donation check to OSU Institute of Technology’s Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute division to be used for scholarships for students in the Natural Gas Compression program. The $18,000 donation check from GCA was a way of supporting the university and assisting in increasing the number of students and the technical capabilities of the program.
OSU Institute of Technology educates students in highly-technological career fields, and nearly 99 percent of graduates have at least one job offer when they graduate. The university’s December graduation ceremony will include more than 265 graduates, bringing the total number for the year to nearly 950 graduates. OSUIT’s fall graduation ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in Covelle Hall for students earning Bachelor of Technology degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees and Associate in Science degrees.
The Student Veterans Association (SVA) at OSU Institute of Technology recently received national status by being accepted as a chapter by Student Veterans of America. OSUIT has a long history of veterans attending the university and President Bill R. Path has made a renewed commitment to serving veterans.
OSU Institute of Technology’s Multicultural and International Student Association (MISA) hosted the annual International Extravaganza recently to celebrate cultural diversity on campus and showcase art and music from other countries. OSUIT joined campuses across the nation celebrating International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State.
OSU Institute of Technology’s class of 38 graduating nursing students will enter the health care field later this month, gaining employment in hospitals and clinics around Oklahoma. Each year, the number of nurses who graduate from OSUIT continues to rise, as the program continually increases its capacity for students to meet the demand for nurses. OSUIT started the nursing program nearly eight years ago in response to the national nursing shortage.