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State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 24 items )  

East Central University Names Gibson Provost for Academic Affairs
ADA, Oklahoma, June 5 -- East Central University issued the following news: East Central University welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Gibson as its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. He served in the same position at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, for the previous five years. Gibson brings significant academic and administrative experience to ECU. A tenured professor in English at Wesley since 2005, he also held the position of Associate Dean of Curriculum & Program   more

East Central University, Oka' Water Institute to Help Bring $20 Million NSF Research Grant to Fruition
ADA, Oklahoma, June 5 -- East Central University issued the following news: East Central University will play a key role in a recently awarded $20 million grant to study the intersection of land use, water availability and infrastructure. The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, administered by the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), will support interdisciplinary research to benefit all of Oklahoma. In addition to ECU, participating entities include Oklahoma St  more

East Central University: President Pierson's Statement on George Floyd Incident
ADA, Oklahoma, June 4 -- East Central University issued the following letter by President Katricia G. Pierson: The following is an open letter written by East Central University President Katricia Pierson and emailed to all ECU students and employees on Wednesday, June 3, 2020: The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, magnified the inequalities and injustice that continue across our nation. It was not an isolated or singular event. Sadly, his death is further evidence that racism still exis  more

Mayor, Police Chief Hold Round Table Discussion on Race, Equity and Policing in Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma, June 2 -- The city of Tulsa issued the following news: Mayor G.T. Bynum, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin and other City leaders held a round table discussion with members of the Tulsa community regarding four key areas of discussion. Following a #WeCantBreathe press conference outside City Hall Monday morning, Mayor Bynum invited all organizers into the Tulsa Council Chambers to engage in an open, proactive and engaging dialogue about race, equity and policing in Tulsa. T  more

Okla. A.G. Hunter Advises Health Department to Release Data
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 4 -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued the following news release: Attorney General Mike Hunter advised the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) that releasing the data about COVID-19 infections does not violate state or federal law, as long as individuals are not identifiable. After consultation with the attorney general, the OSDH will resume releasing local infection data and deaths. Demographic data, such as age and race, will only be released   more

Okla. State Treasurer McDaniel: Pandemic Continues to Strike Oklahoma's Economy
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 5 -- Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel issued the following news release: The coronavirus pandemic continued to make its presence known in this month's Oklahoma Gross Receipts to the Treasury, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced as he released data showing a 14 percent drop in May revenue collections. Gross receipts for May total $923.1 million, down by $150.5 million from May of last year. "The Oklahoma economy, as reflected in state revenue collectio  more

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality: Boil Order Issued for MRT Properties Water System
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 2 -- The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the MRT Properties water system, located in Payne County, to inform users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute, bottled water, or water from another acceptable source for consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. Th  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt, First Lady to Moderate Roundtable on Race
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 6 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release on June 5: Governor Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt will moderate a roundtable discussion on race with Oklahoma community leaders. The event will air at 6 p.m. Sunday on Gov. Stitt's Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as on KJRH in Tulsa. It is also scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Tuesday on KAUT in Oklahoma City and has been made available through the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters to  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: 94 Cities, Counties Register for Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 3 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: The State of Oklahoma announced that cities and counties have from June 1 through June 10 to submit their first round of applications to the State's CARES FORWARD team to receive reimbursement funding for local government expenses incurred due to the presence of COVID-19. To date, 94 cities and counties across Oklahoma have requested to participate in the CARES FORWARD reimbursement platform. "T  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: Oklahoma Tests Nearly 36,000 Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Staff During Month of May
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 3 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Governor Kevin Stitt announced the Governor's Solution Task Force and the Oklahoma State Department of Health tested more than 35,800 residents and staff at 265 nursing homes and long-term care facilities across Oklahoma during the month of May. Ahead of the initial goal of May 31, the State tested all facilities that already had a confirmed case of COVID-19 as well as facilities that had reside  more

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Research Team Receives $20 Million National Science Foundation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 4 -- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education issued the following news release: A new $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, administered by the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), will support interdisciplinary research to benefit Oklahoma. During the five-year award, a team of 34 researchers from Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Langston U  more

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education: 15 Oklahoma College and University Students Named Newman Civic Fellows
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 2 -- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education issued the following news release: Determined to find solutions for the challenges communities face throughout the country, 15 inspirational students from Oklahoma's colleges and universities were recognized as 2020 Newman Civic Fellows during the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education meeting Friday. Taylynn Williamson, Connors State College; Jayci Jones, Northeastern State University; Karlianne Lovelace, Nort  more

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education: Two Outstanding Seniors Named Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholars
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 2 -- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education issued the following news release: Two Oklahoma high school seniors have been named Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholars for outstanding leadership, civic involvement and academic talent. Erin Lynae Slagell, Weatherford High School, and Madison Grace Eulberg, Meeker High School, will each receive a $2,000 award through the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship program. The Chancellor's Scholars Program was created in 1990   more

Oklahoma State Senate: Legislative Leaders Take Legal Action to Protect States' Rights
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 5 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following news release on June 4: Legislative leaders on Thursday filed an action with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in response to a recent federal court motion by Gov. Kevin Stitt that poses significant risk to states' rights and the Oklahoma Constitution's separation of powers. In a May 28 filing in a federal court case concerning tribal gaming compacts, Stitt asked a federal judge to rule on the Oklahoma attorney general'  more

OU-TU School of Community Medicine Offering Chronic Pain Webinar for Professionals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 2 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: An informative webinar on chronic pain therapies being offered by OU-TU School of Community Medicine in conjunction with the James W. Mold Oklahoma Primary Healthcare Improvement Cooperative, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. The webinar, Beyond Pain Pills: Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Chronic Pai  more

Public Service Company of Oklahoma Announces $200,000 AEP Foundation Grant to State FFA
TULSA, Oklahoma, June 4 -- Public Service Company of Oklahoma issued the following news release on June 3: Agricultural education in Oklahoma is getting a big boost with the announcement of a $200,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation to fund FFA STEM After-School Grants for the next five years. The AEP Foundation is the charitable arm of American Electric Power, parent company of Tulsa-based electric provider, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). The announcement was mad  more

Public Service Company of Oklahoma Hicks Recognized for Partnerships With Tulsa Schools
TULSA, Oklahoma, June 2 -- Public Service Company of Oklahoma issued the following news release: Public Service Company of Oklahoma's Carole Huff Hicks has been named the Partners in Education Distinguished Service Partner of the Year by the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. The honor is in recognition of Hicks' and PSO's many years of distinguished service to the Foundation's Partners in Education program. Hicks, PSO's External Affairs Manager for Tulsa, initiated and has led and managed the Comp  more

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Issues Statement on Death of George Floyd
WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma, June 4 -- Southwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following statement by President Randy Beutler on George Floyd's death, equality and justice: In response to the recent, brutal death of George Floyd, I want to reach out to the SWOSU community to express anguish over his passing and resolve that we all work for a better world that realizes its faults and is committed to correcting them. We all grieve when there is injustice. We all are deeply saddened when peopl  more

Tulsa: Greenwood Art Project Artists Announced
TULSA, Oklahoma, June 3 -- The city of Tulsa issued the following news on June 2: Artists selected to participate in the Greenwood Art Project have been announced on the Greenwood Art Project's website, and through Instagram and Facebook. The Greenwood Art Project will present 34 temporary public artworks celebrating and commemorating a vibrant community in the Historic Greenwood District. This week marks the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Greenwood Race Massacre. The announcement is posted on t  more

University of Central Oklahoma to Host Virtual Open House for Master of Science in Business Analytics, June 10
EDMOND, Oklahoma, June 3 -- The University of Central Oklahoma issued the following news release: The University of Central Oklahoma College of Business will host a virtual open house to provide prospective students with an all-inclusive preview of UCO's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. The virtual open house will be hosted via Zoom at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. Those interested in attending will need to register in advance to receive the event link. "UCO's MSBA pro  more

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Awarded $11 Million Grant to Study Infections
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 2 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to create the Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity, a hub for research into many types of infections and how the immune system recognizes and destroys them, or succumbs to them. The new center will be housed in the college's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, chaired  more

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Awarded $11 Million Grant to Study Infections
NORMAN, Oklahoma, June 5 -- The University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to create the Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity, a hub for research into many types of infections and how the immune system recognizes and destroys them, or succumbs to them. The new center will be housed in the college's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, chaired by Jimmy Ballard, Ph  more

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Researchers Make Discovery About Pancreatic Cancer Drug Resistance
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 3 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: One of the biggest barriers in treating pancreatic cancer is that it becomes resistant to chemotherapy and its rapid growth cannot be stopped. Researchers at the OU College of Medicine have published a paper in Gastroenterology, a top journal in GI cancer research, identifying a protein that affects how much chemotherapy can travel into a cancer cell. The discovery comes from the lab  more

University of Oklahoma Medicine Interventional Cardiologist Presents Study Findings at Annual Cardiology Conference
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 2 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news on June 1: Usman Baber, M.D., OU Medicine interventional cardiologist, presented findings of a recent study of patients at elevated risk for secondary myocardial infarction, during the 2020 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions. The annual conference, held virtually for the first time last week, is an international forum for the advancement of int  more