SSC Hosts Regional Speech Tournament

Seminole 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. 

John Bolander (right), SSC Assistant Professor of Speech, coordinated the tournament and helped with the Extemporaneous Speech topic draw with Riverfield coach David Wright (left).

PLC Visit National Weather Center

National Weather Center

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 minutes.

SSC Named Certified Healthy Campus

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.

SSC Student Government Attends Spring Congress at Capitol

Learning about State Government

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.

Kansas City Art Institute Representative Meets with SSC Students

Students standing for a photo

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.