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State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 13 items )  

College of Medicine Researcher Earns Federal Grant for Knee Osteoarthritis Research
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, July 30 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: By the time they turn 65, at least half of people suffer from osteoarthritis, a condition that impairs quality of life and cannot be slowed by medication. Matlock Jeffries, M.D., an OU College of Medicine researcher and physician, recently received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his search for a biomarker that can aid in the early diagnosis of   more

ECU Awarded Prestigious IMLS Grant
ADA, Oklahoma, July 31 -- East Central University issued the following news: Congressman Tom Cole congratulated East Central University, located in the Fourth District of Oklahoma, after it was named a National Leadership Grants for Libraries recipient by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. "I am delighted to congratulate East Central University on receiving significant funds to pursue a very meaningful project over the next three years," said Congressman Tom Cole. "With the funding   more

Fla. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets From China
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 28 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is warning Floridians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail. The seed packets, which may arrive unexpectedly in packages bearing Chinese characters, may bear the name China Post, and may be labeled as jewelry, have been reported in multiple states including Virginia, Kansas, Was  more

Fla. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets From China
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 29 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release on July 28: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is continuing to warn Floridians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail. The seed packets, which may arrive unexpectedly in packages bearing Chinese characters, may bear the name China Post, and may be labeled as jewelry, have been reported in multiple states including  more

Howard Payne University Alumnus Honored Following Air Force Flight Training
BROWNWOOD, Texas, July 30 -- Howard Payne University issued the following news: Kevin Domingue of Lake Dallas, a 2015 graduate of Howard Payne University, was recently awarded the Air Education and Training Command Commander's Trophy, Leadership Award, Distinguished Graduate and the Flying Training Award at the conclusion of one year in Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Domingue credited support from others and a duty to serve his country for his success thus fa  more

Northwestern Oklahoma State University: Regents Approve Northwestern Budget for Fiscal Year 2021
ALVA, Oklahoma, July 30 -- Northwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Northwestern Oklahoma State University's budget has been approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for fiscal year 2021. With a decrease of $223,378 from state appropriations, Northwestern will operate with a total budget of $26,072,311. This represents a budget reduction of 2.3 percent. As operational costs increase and state approp  more

Oklahoma Democratic Party Supports Tribal Sovereignty
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, July 29 -- The Oklahoma Democratic Party issued the following news release: The Oklahoma Democratic Party stands with Oklahoma tribal governments after the recent United States Supreme Court decision in the groundbreaking McGirt v. Oklahoma case, which ruled that, as pertaining to the Major Crimes Act, most of eastern Oklahoma remains tribal reservation lands. The reservations of the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole were never disestablished   more

Oklahoma Democratic Party: Minority Leader Calls on Governor to Implement CDC Recommendations
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, July 31 -- The Oklahoma Democratic Party issued the following statement: Oklahoma House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement after a U.S. House of Representative COVID-19 subcommittee Chairman Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina, admonished Governor Kevin Stitt for not following the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendations. Clyburn, who sent a letter to Stitt asking the governor's office to submit documentation to the House s  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt Issues Statement on Court Ruling on Tribal Gaming
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, July 29 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court's ruling on the tribal gaming in Oklahoma: "I am deeply disappointed by the federal court's ruling. It confirms my fears, and the fears of many fellow Oklahomans, that the State entered into a poorly negotiated deal and now we must bear the cost of this mistake. The federal court determined that the 2004 Gaming Compact autorenewed for 15 years because of an action taken by  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt, Sec. Brown, Education Stakeholders Announce PPE Assistance for Oklahoma Schools
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, July 31 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release on July 30: Governor Kevin Stitt announced the State of Oklahoma is allocating $10 million in federal CARES Act funding to supply Oklahoma schools with PPE in order to open safely for in-person learning. Joined by Secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood Initiatives Justin Brown and education stakeholders from across the state, Gov. Stitt stressed the importance of the health and safety o  more

Public Service Company of Oklahoma Teams Up With Food Banks to Shine A Light on Neighbors in Need
TULSA, Oklahoma, July 30 -- Public Service Company of Oklahoma issued the following news release: Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is again teaming up with Oklahoma's two largest food banks to distribute more than 100,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs to families in need. Since 2014, PSO has worked with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to coordinate the distribution of free energy-efficient bulbs as part of PSO's Shine A Light project. To   more

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Names Rowland as Director of Native American Institute
DURANT, Oklahoma, July 29 -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University issued the following news: A familiar face has returned to lead the Native American Institute at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Lauren Rowland is now serving as director of the Institute, a position she held previously from 2017 to 2018. "I am very pleased to have Lauren back on our team,'' said Dr. Brad Ludrick, associate vice president for tribal relations and academic affairs. "She has tremendous background knowl  more

University of Central Oklahoma Names Brennan as Interim Associate Dean of College of Mathematics and Science's
EDMOND, Oklahoma, July 31 -- The University of Central Oklahoma issued the following news release: The University of Central Oklahoma has named Robert Brennan Jr., Ph.D., as the College of Mathematics and Science's interim associate dean, effective Aug. 1. Co-Interim Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs Charlotte Simmons, Ph.D., and Gary Steward, Ph.D., jointly stated, "Dr. Brennan has served as chairperson of the department of biology for the past five years and brings a mix of both academic   more