AIA welcomes community members to traditional dance


Submitted by Alan Neitzel, AIA


Native American dancers travel from across the state to participate in the popular event.  Photo by D.J. Gosnell

Native American dancers travel from across the state to participate in the popular event. Photo by D.J. Gosnell

The Second Annual Contest Powwow will be held at 2 p.m. April 13 in the Student Center and is open to the campus.

Organizers are hoping to replicate the success of last year’s powwow that saw dancers from around the state and actors Eddie and Michael Spears.

The dinner of Indian tacos at 5 p.m. is free and open to the public. The Grand Entry at 7 p.m. will be led by the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Color Guard, with tribal princesses and dancers parading into the arena for the dance. The dance competition will follow and displays of jewelry and crafts will be up throughout the event.

“In just two short years, the American Indian Association has developed one of the most talked about events within the Native American community, and what sets Rose State apart is the kindness and service to our guests,” Alan Neitzel, a member of AIA, said.

Powwow organizers have some etiquette tips for attendees. Allow tribal elders and non-tribal seniors to get their food first. Assistance in getting food is available to seniors. Do not touch a dancer’s regalia, even if something falls off. There may be customs that exist when retrieving a fallen item. Photography of the event is welcome, but ask before photographing those outside of the circle.

AIA’s purpose is to increase RSC’s presence within the Native American community and be a positive reinforcement for students.


2013 science fair shines

Check out what went on at this year’s science fair. The kids did an amazing job!

By 15th Street News Posted in Events Tagged children, fair, invention, project, , Science fair, science kids, , winners

Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship

Scholarship recipient is awarded a 12 hour tuition waiver

for Fall 2013 AND a 12 hour tuition waiver for Spring 2014

Proposal Topic:

“Women Shaping a Healthy Future”

  • 1000 word essay AND a 10 slide PowerPoint excluding the title slide
  • Submit a bibliography of sources.
  • ALL submissions will be checked for plagiarism via
  • Please note that ALL submissions will be uploaded to the Women’s Leadership site on d2l and will be available for viewing.
  • Be sure to follow the guidelines provided regarding the topic and specific details.


  • Female students currently enrolled at Rose State College OR are enrolled for Fall 2013
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Legal Resident of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 6 hours for Fall 2013
  • Deadline: March 15, 2013

Proposal Submission:

There are three ways to submit your proposal:

  1. 1.     Save your presentation and essay on a flash drive and deliver it to the Special Services Office, Room 101, in the Student Services Building.

You will receive a signed/dated confirmation letter, and your flash drive will be returned while you wait.

  1. 2.     Submit it via email to Special Services at  In the subject line, enter ‘Women Shaping a Healthy Future’.

You will receive an emailed confirmation letter within 1 business day.

  1. 3.     Submit it via d2l using the following instructions:
  • Log onto D2L ( or
  • Select “Self Registration” on the menu bar beneath the RSC logo.
  • Select “Women’s Leadership” and self-enroll.
  • Upload submission in the drop-box listed “2013 Scholarship Submissions”.

You will receive an emailed confirmation letter within 1 business day.

Please contact Michelle Brockmeier ( or Monique Bruner (

or Sherri Mussatto ( if you need additional information.

Scholarship workshop a success


Skylar Wright

Features Editor

Student Success and Financial Aid teamed up at RSC on February 13to relay scholarship information to students for the 2013 school year. 25 students gathered around the speaker in the Tinker Terrace Room receiving flyers, a detailed power point presentation and a chance to win an iPad.

Student loans illustration

The workshop gave information about different scholarship opportunities here on campus, scholarship search websites, along with Ticket to Rose info and tips for writing a scholarship essay.


Robin Gamill, the Ticket to Rose advisement assistant said, “The application numbers for Ticket to Rose is up to 100 already and we normally receive 400 to 500 applicants.”


The Ticket to Rose numbers are up for the month of February and are continuing to increase. Ticket to Rose in 2012 opened up to home school kids, private schools and alternative school kids, which increased the numbers as well.


If you were not able to attend the workshop the student success center has some information on scholarships or you can visit on the web



Christmas Lighting!

Check out some of the festivities that were held at tonight’s annual Christmas lighting!

Rose State College Blood Drive

Jennifer Byrd

News Editor


Thirty volunteers are needed to give blood and help saves lives. The American Red Cross will be in the Wellness Center on Tuesday, November 27, from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm for the RSC Blood Drive. All donors will receive a scratch code-card with a unique pin to redeem online for a prize.


Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the event, but it is recommended you make an appointment with Nickie Williams at 405-733-7330 or to ensure all qualifications are met ahead of time. You can also sign up online at .


There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met before blood can be donated. You must be healthy, at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. Additional requirements also apply to people with certain health conditions or people that have lived or traveled outside the U.S. to areas with diseases like malaria and Leishmanaisis.


On donation day be sure to drink plenty of water, wear comfortable clothing and have a healthy level of iron in your diet. Donors will also need to bring a list of current medications and a photo ID with their birthdate on it. Student IDs will not be accepted.


The blood most requested by hospitals is type O negative because it is the universal donor. While type O is needed the most, other types of blood are needed too. Don’t hesitate to donate just because you have types A or B. All blood donations are crucial.

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and a pint of blood can save up to three lives. Approximately 40,000 blood donations are needed everyday, which makes blood drives vital in resupplying the nations blood banks. It only takes about an hour for the entire donation process and you could be saving the life of someone you know.

Cycle Out Cancer participants bike the road to health

Jennifer Byrd

News Editor

Cycle Out Caner participants have powered through to this years goal.
Photo by Josi Weaver

It’s not too late to “Cycle Out Cancer” in the Wellness Center.  All month long two stationary bikes have been dedicated to promoting cancer awareness through physical activity. As of Nov. 13, ninety-seven people had accumulated 611 miles.

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Kick the habit, start a car

Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

Respiratory Therapy students brief students on lung health. Photo by Kenneth Beachler

During the annual Stop Smoking event held Oct. 24, students received a packet containing information, such as a list of the chemicals used in the production of cigarettes that could help them quit smoking.

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By 15th Street News Posted in Events, Raider Life Tagged Chemicals, Hazards, , Quit Smoking, Respiratory, tobacco, Wellness

Burns’ visit scares up campus ghosts

Chelsea Ratterman

Editor in Chief

Paranormal investigator Patrick Burns, of Tru TV’s “Haunting Evidence,” hosted an on campus ghost hunt the night of Oct. 25.

Burns gave a presentation on the basics of ghost hunting, the different terms used for equipment and phenomena, and evidence he has found in his investigations. After the presentation, Burns and the approximately 60 attendees went on a campus ghost hunt, exploring the Student Center, Fine Arts, the Wellness and Aquatic Center and the H.B. Atkinson Theatre.

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By 15th Street News Posted in Entertainment, Events, Raider Life Tagged Aquatic Center, Equipment, EVP, ghost, ghost hunter, ghost hunting, H.B. Atkinson Theatre, Haunting Evidence, Night, Patrick Burns, phenomena, Recordings

Academic eraser cleans up records

Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

Students sometimes find themselves wishing they could erase some of their grades to boost their GPA.

Oct. 23, Mechelle Aitson-Roesseler and Dustin Orrell presented information to students in regard to how the “Academic Forgiveness” form works during the “Understanding Your GPA” workshop.

According to Aitson-Roesseler and Orrell, many students think this form is the magic erase all when it comes to changing GPA. Students have three options to choose from on the “Academic Forgiveness Form.”

Mechelle Aitson-Roesseller, and Dust Orrell answer students question about how to calculate GPA.

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By 15th Street News Posted in Events, Raider Life Tagged Academic Forgiveness, GPA, gpa calculations, Rose State Catalog 2012/2013