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May 23, 2013
SSC To Hold Girls’ Basketball Camp
Seminole State College’s Belles Basketball Program will sponsor a girls’ basketball camp June 3-6 for grades three through eight. The four-day camp will be held in the College’s Raymond Harber Field House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will cost $60.
Campers will receive individual instruction in basketball fundamentals to improve their game, as well as have the opportunity to play in daily games to further their basketball understanding. Participants will have a 30-minute lunch break each day. A concession with snacks and drinks will be provided and pizza will be sold for $1.50 per slice. Campers will also receive a T-shirt with their registration fee.Registration will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, June 3. Those needing additional information or wanting to pre-register for the camp should contact SSC Head Belles Basketball Coach Rita Story-Schell at (405) 382-9223.
May 20, 2013
Seminole State College’s Summer Semester starts June 3
Seminole State College’s summer semester classes begin Monday, June 3. Students interested in taking college courses during the seven-week term may enroll without special permission through Wednesday, June 5.
Class schedules detailing course offerings are available on the SSC College’s Web site at www.sscok.edu. Students interested in attending the fall semester are also encouraged to enroll now. The fall semester will begin Monday, August 19. A special two-week fall intersession is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 16. Interested students are encouraged to enroll for the classes now.SSC’s Admissions Office Summer Hours are open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. During June and July offices will be closed on Friday. For more information on classes or enrollment at Seminole State, contact the SSC Admissions Office at (405) 382-9230.
May 20, 2013
SSC Regents Convene for May Meeting
The Seminole State College Board of Regents convened Thursday for their monthly meeting. At their May meeting, the SSC Board heard reports on campus activities, approved the FY14 Campus Master Plan Projects and formalized a policy regarding food, beverage and gift expenses.
During the President’s report to the Board, Dr. Jim Utterback gave an update about a variety of campus events, as well as student and faculty awards and activities. He also presented information about the recent SSC’s Educational Foundation Spring Recognition Banquet that was held May 2 and Commencement ceremonies that were held May 10.
As their first item of business, the board approved a new policy defining appropriate use of funds for food, beverage and gift expenses. This policy formalizes long-standing practices. It was recommended by the Office of the Attorney General that the College develop a policy regarding these type of expenditures.
Next, the board approved an agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company to operate campus vending machines. The College solicits bids from several companies for this service, and determined Coca-Cola’s proposal to be the best. The board then approved the FY13 Internal Audit Report from BKD, CPA & Consulting covering bursar’s office, credit card purchases, fixed assets and miscellaneous claims.
The FY14 Campus Master Plan Projects and 2013-2014 Events and Employee Holiday schedule, which are submitted for approval to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, were presented on the consent agenda and approved. Additionally, the following degrees: Associates in Science in Business; Computer Science; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Elementary Education; Health Related; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Pre-Engineering; Social Sciences and Associates in Art; Language Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Behavioral Sciences were approved for changes as a result of an intensive curriculum review in all divisions on the consent agenda.
“The degree updates will better prepare our students to transfer to a four-year institution or enter a workforce. Additional degree options are being added in psychology, sociology, government and history,” said Dr. Melanie Croy, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Board members present at the meeting included: Chairman Jeff Miller, David Wilson, Marilyn Bradford, Karen James and Mike Ervin.The SSC Board of Regents’ next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 18.
May 9, 2013
SSC Offers Kids Summer Camp Program
Seminole State College is offering a series of two-week long Kids Summer Camp activities throughout the summer. The two-week camps run June 3 through Aug. 1, Monday through Thursday and will focus on a variety of kid-friendly learning activities.
June camps include “Archery,” “Lego Camp,” “Math Centers Galore,” “Piano for Beginners,” “Pottery for Kids,” and “Fishing Camp,” “Digital Photography,” and “Outdoor Education Camp.” July camps focus on “Reading Camp,” “Introduction to Water Skills,” “Fundamental Aquatic Skills,” “Swim Stroke Development Skills,” “Swim Stroke Improvement Skills” and “Parent/Child Aquatics.”
The archery class will be taught by Curtis Allen. The two-week session is scheduled for June 17 through June 28. Students will attend lessons Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Haney Center Bay. Cost of the course is $59 per student. Students must be at least ten years of age or older to enroll. All safety gear and equipment is provided and no previous experience is necessary. “This is a ‘beginners’ course that focuses on basic shooting and safety. It is great for those who are considering taking up the sport or would just like to try their hand with a modern bow,” said Carol Hartman, Business and Industry Coordinator, who organizes the kids summer camps.
“Lego Camp” is being taught by Colette McClure. It is scheduled for June 3 through June 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon in the Haney Center Room 104. The camp teaches the principals of math, science, physics, problem solving, critical thinking, fine motor skills, imaginative play and social cooperation. Students in the 10 a.m. class will learn how to make a tricycle, wagon, tractor, house, airplane and tower. Students in the 11 a.m. class will learn how to make a helicopter, tow truck, airplane, crane, playground and carousel. The cost of the Lego camp is $59 per student. All materials are included.
The “Math Centers Galore” camp will place an emphasis on making math fun using patterns, facts, money and time. The camp schedule is June 3 through June 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The instructor for the course is Colette McClure. The cost of the math camp is $59.
“Piano for Beginners” is being taught by Susan Gates starting June 3 and concludes June 13. The classes are 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for kids five to eight years old and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for kids nine and above. The price of the class is $159 and includes a roll-up piano keyboard and music book.
“Pottery for Kids” will be offered June 3 through June 13 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for kids five to eight years old and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for kids nine to twelve. The class will be taught in the Colclazier Tech Building room 104 by Linda Qualls. The cost of this class is $69 and includes all supplies and tools.
“Fishing camp” will provide a safe way to learn the basics techniques of fishing. No experience is necessary. The class is taught by Curtis Allen and is taught in the Haney Center Bay and the ponds at SSC Henderson Park. The camp schedule is June 17 through June 28, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The cost of the fishing camp is $59. All equipment is provided.
“Digital Photography for Kids” begins June 17 through June 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Janna Manlapig will be the instructor. Cost of the course is $159 and includes a digital camera. It will take place in the Haney Center Room 117. Students must be at least seven years of age.
“Outdoor Education Camp” will help students feel comfortable outside at the same time teaching survival skills and awareness about snakes, bees, spiders and poisonous plants. The camp is scheduled for June 17 through June 28 from 11 a.m. to noon. The instructor for the camp is Curtis Allen. The cost is $59.00.
The two-week “Reading Camp” will place an emphasis on reading comprehension by using a combination of children’s literature, highly focused concentration exercises, hands-on experiences and strategies to help increase reading speed. The camp schedule is July 15 through July 26, Monday through Thursday. First through third grade developing readers or older readers who may need extra practice with developing reading skills attend from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the reading camp is $59. All materials are included. The camp will be taught by Tamee Daniel in Haney Center Room 121. The purpose of the program is to give students an opportunity to enhance their reading comprehension skills such as recalling information and details, following sequence of events, identifying main ideas, making conclusions, predicting outcomes and classifying.
“Learn to Swim” covers a variety of swim levels. “Introduction to Water Skills,” “Fundamental Aquatic Skills,” “Swim Stroke Development Skills,” “Swim Stroke Improvement” and “Parent/Child Aquatics” are scheduled for July 8-18; and July 22-Aug. 1. Students will attend lessons on Monday through Thursday. Lessons are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in 45 minute slots depending on your swim level. Students are assigned an instruction time depending on their individual swim skill level. The swimming lessons will be taught by Dawn Prater, a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Cost of the course is $59 per student. The class takes place in the indoor Olympic-size swimming pool at SSC’s natatorium in the Raymond Harber Field House. The climate-controlled, indoor facility allows instruction regardless of the outside weather conditions and without the dangers of overexposure to the sun.Registration for kids’ camps starts May 13. Those wanting to enroll are encouraged to call Carol Hartman, Business and Training Coordinator at (405) 382-9246. or Lana Reynolds at (405) 382-9218. Participants can also enroll at the College’s Office of Admissions in the Ben and Bonnie Walkingstick Student Services Building Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m; Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.