Miss EOC Teen, Local school kids honor victims

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

Miss Eastern Oklahoma Teen 2013 Faith Suddath and Willow Brook Elementary endured the rain to honor victims of child abuse. Photo by Amber Stafford.

Despite the rainy weather, children from Willow Brook Elementary School and Miss Eastern Oklahoma County Teen 2013, Faith Suddath, placed pinwheels and ribbons in the RSC Butterfly Garden on April 2 for Child Abuse Awareness Month. “My platform is impacting children of the future by being able to be a part and volunteer for Willow Brook, and to get to mentor and read to the children,” Suddath said. RSC teamed up with Miss EOC Teen Faith Suddath to tie in her required platform requirement with Child Awareness Day. The blue ribbons placed by the ten children from Willow Brook were to signify abuse of children. “Children are gifts from God and they should be treated as such gifts, and no child should be mistreated,” Danita Ramsey, a special education teacher at Willow Brook Elementary, said. According to national child abuse statistics, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds and as of 2010, more than five children die every day as a result of abuse. While walking around the Campus Mall, check out the blue ribbons and pinwheels placed in the tree on the east end of the Butterfly Garden.

By 15th Street News Posted in Raider Life Tagged Blue, Child Abuse, Child Abuse Awareness Month, children, Faith Suddath, Miss Easter Oklahoma County Teen, national child abuse statistics, Ribbons, RSC Butterfly Garden, Statistics, Willow Brook Elementary

Miss EOC Teen, local school kids honor victims

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

iss Eastern Oklahoma Teen 2013 Faith Suddath and Willow Brook Elementary endured the rain to honor victims of child abuse. Photo by Amber Stafford.

iss Eastern Oklahoma Teen 2013 Faith Suddath and Willow Brook Elementary endured the rain to honor victims of child abuse. Photo by Amber Stafford.

Despite the rainy weather, children from Willow Brook Elementary School and Miss Eastern Oklahoma County Teen 2013, Faith Suddath, placed pinwheels and ribbons in the RSC Butterfly Garden on April 2 for Child Abuse Awareness Month. “My platform is impacting children of the future by being able to be a part and volunteer for Willow Brook, and to get to mentor and read to the children,” Suddath said. RSC teamed up with Miss EOC Teen Faith Suddath to tie in her required platform requirement with Child Awareness Day. The blue ribbons placed by the ten children from Willow Brook were to signify abuse of children. “Children are gifts from God and they should be treated as such gifts, and no child should be mistreated,” Danita Ramsey, a special education teacher at Willow Brook Elementary, said. According to national child abuse statistics, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds and as of 2010, more than five children die every day as a result of abuse. While walking around the Campus Mall, check out the blue ribbons and pinwheels placed in the tree on the east end of the Butterfly Garden.

By 15th Street News Posted in Raider Life Tagged Blue, Child Abuse Awareness Month, Child abuse statistics, children, Faith, Miss Easter Oklahoma County Teen, Ribbons, RSC Butterfly Garden, Suddath, Willow Brook Elementary

Relay for Life team recruits local students in cancer fight

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor 

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Diana Lovendino takes measure of the pennies received from Highland Park Elementary for their Relay for Life team. Submitted Photo.

 

 

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held on campus from 7 p.m. May 31 to 7 a.m. June 1 in the Campus Mall.

The theme for Relay for Life is “Cancer does not stop for nighttime.” The relay starts at dusk and ends the next morning. The light and darkness of day and night parallel the physical effects, emotions and mental state of cancer patients while undergoing treatments.

The RSC Health Sciences division team, Hakuna Matata, is doing the relay in honor of Prof. Fred Bassett.

Hakuna Matata has many fundraisers lined up to help raise money throughout the coming months.

 

 

The division office is selling candy bars, soda, and chips and will have a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. April 8.

The team is currently selling tickets for an Applebee’s Flapjack fundraiser on May 4.

For five dollars, a ticket buys pancakes, sausage links and a drink; the team receives three dollars of each ticket and any tips.

Another fundraiser for the team is the sun, moon, and footprint cards. The sun cards are for those battling cancer; moon cards for those who lost their battle, and both sell for a dollar each. The footprint cards sell by shoe size; if you wear size six then you pay six dollars a card. The team is also selling luminaria bags, which can be decorated in honor of a cancer victim, for five dollars each.

The team is doing a new fundraiser, Penny Wars, this year with Highland Park Elementary School. So far the school has raised $600, by students placing pennies in classroom jars, in a competition to see who brings in the greatest amount of money for the relay.

For more information please call Diana Lovendino or Marsha Littles at 405-733-7361.

 

 

 

 

By 15th Street News Posted in Raider Life Tagged American Cancer Society, Cancer, Cards, Fundraiser, Hakuna Matata, Highland Park Elementary, Penny wars, Relay, Relay For Life, Team, walk
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Retirement Gala

Foundation dinner for the retirement of Dr. Terry Britton and Regent Joe Cole of Rose State College.

By 15th Street News Posted in News

Hacker Mitnick to Speak

 

Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

 

Rose State Live has invited former hacker Kevin Mitnick to talk about his 30 years experience in computer security and his books at 3 p.m. April 12 in the Tom Steed Community Learning Center as part of their cultural series.

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The presentation “Art of Deception: Are YOU in Danger of Being Conned” free event and seating is limited. After he speaks, the opportunity to purchase “Ghost in the Wires” and  ‘The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security” as well as have them signed by Mitnick.

Mitnick’s “Ghost in the Wires” details his time as a hacker. NY Times reviewer J.D. Biersdorfer wrote about how he was able to talk anybody into giving him any kind of information he wanted, such as personal information on the F.B.I. agents tracking him down and personal passwords. His adolescent hobby of studying tactics to circumvent security systems let him penetrate some of the toughest computer systems in the world.

Mitnick has made appearances on shows such as 60 Minutes, Court TV, National Public Radio, as well as a guest spot on the ABC spy drama “Alias.”

For more information on the event or to RSVP for seating call 733-7458 or visit rose.edu/rslive.

By 15th Street News Posted in Raider Life Tagged Ailias, Art of Deception, , Ghost in the Wires, hacker, information, , J.D. Biersdorfer, Kevin Mitnick, media, New York Times, , security,

Busy campus welcomes spring to Rose State

Chelsea Ratterman

Editor in Chief 

 

Student Activities is hosting its Spring Fest event April 9 to 11.

The event will kick off with speaker Stan Pearson at 2 p.m. April 9 in the H.B. Atkinson Theatre. Pearson is a di-versity and motivational speaker whose method S.A.L.S.A., or support, act, learn, strive and accept, engages audiences in interactive activities on topics such as stereotypes, self-esteem and leadership. The event will have free pizza.

 Last year’s Spring Fest ended up indoors due to rain. Event planners hope to see outdoor activities this year.

Last year’s Spring Fest ended up indoors due to rain. Event planners hope to see outdoor activities this year.

 

On April 10, the Community Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center and Wellness Center, in conjunction with Spring Fest. Free screenings for blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes and a posture analysis will be offered, as well as cholesterol testing from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The cholesterol screening requires participants to fast after midnight. Free Jersey Mike’s will be available, as well as music from Nicnos, a Moore based band.

April 11 will feature the band North Meets South, another Oklahoma based band, and free pizza in the campus mall. A self-defense class is also being held in the Wellness Center at 2 p.m. free of charge.

Clubs who would like to set up a table during Spring Fest need to contact Student Activities at 733-7376.

On April 10 and 11, Senate Executive officer elections will be held online on D2L.

Enrollment begins

Student Success and the Welcome Center are hosting their “Spring into Campus” event again this year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 and 11. This event will allow students to meet with an advisor and get enrolled in summer and fall classes. Free snacks will be provided. To RSVP a spot, call the Welcome Center at 733-7372.

 

 

 

A smile a day brings a job your way

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman signed her book “Fight Fatigue” for attendees of the conference after her presentation. Photo by Amber Stafford.

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman signed her book “Fight Fatigue” for attendees of the conference after her presentation. Photo by Amber Stafford.

Rose State held the Seventh Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on March 29 in the Professional Training and Education Center.

The conference theme this year was “Women Shaping A Healthy Future.” In the fight against heart disease, everyone showed his or her support by wearing red.

Monique Bruner, professor of political sciences, welcomed women to the conference by telling how the conference was started to provide hands-on experiences to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Dr. John Carl, associate dean of Social Sciences, opened with a slide show of differences between men and women that showed that college women are the future. Regent Betty Wright shared a poem that to become a more confident woman is to have great smile on your face.

Dr. Sara K. Spurlock D.D.S, and Dr. Mary Ann Bauman were among the morning speakers of the conference.

Dr. Spurlock discussed the value of a smile. Taking that measure on your outer appearance makes you a more confident person. She also talked about how having a smile makes you healthy, both mentally and physically.

“You only have three to eight seconds to make a first impression to shine so having a good smile is effective to you.” Dr. Spurlock said.

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman, the keynote speaker talked about the number one reason women go to the doctor: fatigue. She is the author of the best selling book “Fight Fatigue.” The book helps women tackle the common problems of feeling run down and tired all the time.

“I believe we are on a journey and part of the journey is to decide those behaviors in our life that make us happy, that are healthy and we need to nurture,” Dr. Bauman said. “Those behaviors in our life that make us uncomfortable and sad, we can change those behaviors and that’s the key to fight fatigue.”

Throughout the day there were four breakout workshops to attend. The workshops include “How to Advocate for Women’s Legislative Issues” presented by Tamya Cox; “Working In, Working Out” presented by J. Rachel Fixico and Pauline Walker; “Sex…Now That I Have Your Attention” presented by Sally Boyster, Kim Robberson, and Elizabeth Koldorff, professors in the health sciences division; “Getting The Most Nutritional Bang for your Buck” presented by Deborah Lyne.

The closing keynote speaker was Lisa Gibson; she is a registered dietitian and adjunct faculty member at RSC, her presentation was “Regaining Balance through Mindful Eating”.

Tips on Basic Mindful Eating

-Quit the diets and make peace with your food

-Honor your Hunger

-Respect your fullness and be satisfied

-Respect your body and honor your health

-Start Small

-Honor your feelings

In closing, Professors Monique Bruner and Michelle Brockmeier thanked everyone and handed out door prizes. The Eighth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference is set for March 28, 2014.

 Hard Copy version states Dr. Bret Wood opened with the slide show. The slide show is actually created and presented by Dr. John Carl, associate dean of Social Sciences. 

By 15th Street News Posted in Raider Life Tagged College Women, Dr. John Carl, Dr. Mary Ann Bouman, , Michelle Brockmeier, Mindful Eating, Monique Bruner, morning speakers, Political Science, Red, social sciences, Women's Leadership Conference

Pipeline leak sparks green activists

 

 

Around this time last year, President Obama made a visit to Oklahoma, to talk about the Keystone XL Pipeline. He instructed his administration to cut the red tape and allow the pipeline to begin construction. It seems that those who had been holding back were right in their hesitation to send the plans through.

 

At the start of April, a pipeline like Keystone ruptured in Arkansas, approximately 20 miles outside of Little Rock. Diluted bitumen, which is thick tar-like oil dug up in northern Alberta and treated with chemicals to make it transportable by pipeline, flowed through the city and resulted in evacuations.

 

Exxon Mobile was instructed not to restart the pipeline by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, until all safety concerns had been addressed.

 

This only added sparks to the fire of Keystone opponents, as the exact thing they had been saying would happen with a cross-continent pipeline, ended up happening.

Blue Marble 2012-Arctic View

The approval of the Keystone pipeline was a pure campaign move by Obama. If he had listened to the State Department, whose original report said that not all the potential environmental effects had been explored and as such postponed a final decision, the opponents of the pipeline would not be screaming quite so loudly.

 

Obama pushed the approval under duress from Congress and as a campaign concession to voters. He should have listened to the State Department and the EPA when they cautioned the potential impact of the pipeline on the earth it would flow through.

 

Many feel global warming and climate change to be a hoax. Whether this is true, we should take more care in deciding what goes into the earth. The earth is what provides oxygen and nutrition, and we should take more care that it can provide those things in a quantity necessary to support the growing population, and that it can provide it to the quality to support that population.

By 15th Street News Posted in Editorial Tagged Activists, Arkansas, climate, DIY, environment, EPA, Exxon Mobile, Green, hazardous materials safety, Keystone, Leak, Pipeline, pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration,