State College hosted its third speech and debate tournament of the academic
year on March 15 and 16. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s
Southeast Regional was the largest tournament this season, bringing in 16
schools and 293 students and coaches.
The action began 9:00 a.m. Friday and continued with debate rounds through 8:00 p.m. The events continued most of the day Saturday with speeches and acting events until the awards assembly, where performers filled the Jeff Johnston Auditorium to await the results.
The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class traveled to Norman on March 12 to visit the National Weather Center. During their visit, the SSC students toured the multi-level facility and saw storm vehicles, equipment and other technology used out in the field and at the center to predict and track the weather. While there, they also learned about the OU School of Meteorology and the types of jobs available with a major in that field of study.
Science on a Sphere
PLC student Hannah Lay of Earlsboro pretends to balance the
“Science on a Sphere”– a 6-foot-diameter hollow fiberglass sphere located
inside the atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman. A popular feature
of the sphere is showing a month of weather in motion within just a few
Seminole State College recently received a 2018 Award of Excellence from Certified Healthy Oklahoma. The College was recognized as a Certified Healthy Campus at CHO’s annual awards event, hosted in partnership with The Journal Record. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program showcases businesses, campuses, communities, congregations, early childhood programs, restaurants, and schools that are committed to supporting healthy choices through environmental and policy change. These entities work to improve the health of Oklahomans by implementing elements, policies, and programs that will help Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco free. Melinda Sims, SSC Residential Life and Student Activities Coordinator (left), and Mechell Downey, SSC Executive Assistant to the President (right), pose with the award at the Embassy Suites in Norman.
Several professional women and current college students recently shared their success stories in a program entitled “Women in STEM: We are Unstoppable!” The program was provided to encourage young women to consider a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Continue reading “SSC Hosts Women in STEM Program”→
Seminole State College Student Government Association members (pictured from left to right) Tijah Johnson of Shawnee, Brittney Moore of Seminole, Ryleigh Lane of Seminole, Allyson Sing of Tecumseh and Kaitlyn Trunk of Okemah pose at the State Capitol during the Oklahoma Student Government Spring Congress on March 9.
Learning about State Government
Seminole State College Student Government Association members attended the Oklahoma Student Government Spring Congress this weekend at the State Capitol. Students completed workshops and visited committee meetings where new resolutions were developed in order to be introduced as new legislation.
The Seminole State College Language Arts and Humanities Division recently received a donation of $500 to aid in the continuation of its annual Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium. The donors, Bill and Dorothy Boudreau, were so moved by the campus event last November that they wanted to help. Continue reading “SSC Creative Symposium Receives Donation”→
Julia Welles, a representative from the Kansas City Art Institute, visited the Seminole State College campus recently and spoke to art students about the institute’s expanding program in visual arts. She discussed different programs of study, which include traditional studio art programs such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture as well as creative writing, fiber, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration and animation. Pictured from left to right are Aiden Pepe, Janell Streater, Lane Jones, Nathan Powell, SSC Assistant Professor of Art Angela Church, Montana Douthit, Kristen Ivey, Tristen Wood and Julia Welles.
Seminole State College Art Club students visited the studio of professional ceramicist Paul Pfrehm recently to learn his process of horse hair raku ceramic firing. Pfrehm, an artist who has a working ceramic studio in Seminole, has shown his artwork in six different galleries in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Continue reading “SSC Art Club Visits Local Accomplished Artist”→