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State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 11 items )  

Cherokee Heritage Center Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma, Feb. 26 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Oklahoma Historical Society is proud to announce that the Cherokee Heritage Center has been awarded a grant through the new Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program. The Cherokee Heritage Center has been awarded $8,100 for the development of a new strategic plan with the help of a facilitator. The development of a comprehensive strategic plan is vital to  more

Cherokee Nation to Host Community Outreach Events in Dallas, Fort Worth
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma, Feb. 29 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and other tribal leaders will visit Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, for a community gathering of enrolled Cherokee Nation citizens on March 7 and 8. There are now over 19,700 registered Cherokee Nation citizens living in Texas, with over 5,000 living in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas alone. Over the last decade, th  more

Chickasaw Nation: Everyone Counts in 2020
ADA, Oklahoma, Feb. 27 -- The Chickasaw Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Few things are as important as being counted during the 2020 United States census. The census will shape both local communities and the national landscape. For Native Americans, the census offers an opportunity to provide a better future for tribal communities and future generations. The census bureau reported the Native American population was undercounted by nearly  more

North Carolina A&T State University, Live Nation Urban, Chris Paul Family Foundation Partner for Internship Pipeline
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 27 -- North Carolina A&T State University issued the following news: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Live Nation Urban and Piedmont Triad native and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul, through the Chris Paul Family Foundation, have teamed up to establish a formalized internship pipeline between the university and the company. The partnership supports a new course focused on entertainment, media and sports for students in the Willie A  more

Oklahoma Democratic Party: Legislation Honoring Oklahoma Women Veterans Passes Committee
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 27 -- The Oklahoma Democratic Party issued the following news release: Legislation to honor the contributions of women from Oklahoma that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces passed the House Rules Committee 6-0 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. House Bill 2981, authored by Rep. Kelly Albright (D-Midwest City), establishes June 12 as "Oklahoma Military Women in History Day." "Whether formally through military service or informally through organizations like the Red Cros  more

Oklahoma Democratic Party: Munson Passes 'Handle With Care' Bill Focused on Student Mental Health
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 25 -- The Oklahoma Democratic Party issued the following news release: Legislation to help increase communication between law enforcement and school districts has passed the House Public Safety Committee. House Bill 3640, authored by Rep. Cyndi Munson (D-OKC), directs CLEET to offer training that provides instruction for law enforcement on how to alert a school district or charter school about the presence of a minor child or a child who has reached 18 years of ag  more

Oklahoma State Treasurer McDaniel: Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan Reduces Fees
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 26 -- Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel issued the following news release: The already low fees for the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan are getting even lower, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced. Effective this month, the management fee for Oklahoma's official college saving plan is being reduced by more than 16 percent. The new management fee will be 0.25 percent on account balances, down from 0.3 percent. The fee reduction could save OCSP account o  more

SSC Professor Completes Doctoral Program
SEMINOLE, Oklahoma, Feb. 27 -- Seminole State College issued the following news: Seminole State College Assistant Professor of English Dr. Andrew Davis recently completed his doctoral program at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Davis completed his PhD in English with an emphasis in Screen Studies from OSU in December. His dissertation, "Selling Queer Cinema: The Emergence and Decline of New Queer Cinema and its Impact on American and Transnational LGBTQ Cinemas (1990-2010)," examines the cultur  more

University of Oklahoma Medicine Expands Array of Services With Robotic Spine Surgery
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 25 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: OU Medical Center at OU Medicine has become the first hospital in Oklahoma to offer robotic spine surgery. The advanced technology allows for the precise placement of spinal hardware during complex spinal operations. "The capacity to perform robotic spine surgery is another advance in the level of care available to Oklahomans and patients in the surrounding region," explained Ian Dun  more

University of Oklahoma Medicine Neurology Specialist Honored By National Organization
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 28 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: Nidhiben Anadani, M.D., OU Medicine neurologist, was recently recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Partner in MS Care, for her expertise in treating MS. As a Partner in MS Care, Anadani appears on the National MS Society website as a physician specializing in the care of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. "We are proud to partner with Dr. Anadani to en  more

University of Oklahoma: Children's Hospital Initiates Program to Help Staff Deal With Emotional Issues
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 29 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine will be the first facility in the Oklahoma City area to incorporate Schwartz Rounds, a program to provide support to staff members who may deal with stressful and emotional situations throughout their work day. Schwartz Rounds are a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for pa  more