NCF shares prayers and services

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

NCF shares prayers and services

There are many clubs on campus but only the Nurses Christian Fellowship has a skeleton for their mascot.

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D2L Makes Changes

By: Narges Taghavi

Feature Editor

D2L Makes Changes

Most Rose State College Students know what D2L is but if they are new to the school, here is a brief description of it; according to the Rose State web site “Desire2Learn, abbreviated D2L, is a learning management system which allows participants to engage in online classroom and community activities through a web browser.” Students can get in touch with their teachers and classmates through the site as well.

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Online answers to campus questions

Dennis Gosnell, Assignment Editor

Rose State’s website has many tools to give their students the chance to succeed and fulfill their educational dreams.

RSC combines the digital with the physical to give students an edge in learning

The LRC (Learning Resources Center) database utilizes a multitude of different search engines to help individualize a student’s search. If the LRC does not have a particular book, it can be borrowed through the college loan book program.

The faculty and staff directory gives students accessibility to the RSC faculty and staff community. In most cases all a student needs to do is type a faculty or staff members name into the search engine to find them.

Find a club that fits you

The Club page shows the RSC club list. This database  gives students the basic information about the clubs, and who to contact for further information. The Calendar of Events page shows the events that each of the clubs may be participating in.

When students look at the degree programs directory, they can find additional resources from places outside of the college to help them make a decision about their present or future educational needs.

Confused where to find student email or d2l login information? Click the Student login link.

There is also a student login link that takes you to a page that lists the available places a student can go to view their school email, current course schedule, or class assignments. The student email, D2L, and Oasis pages are available to give students full accessibility to their professors, advisors, and school email accounts.

Counselors help students find the right groove to accomplish their educational dreams

For those that need help with life difficulties or who have trouble with accomplishing their educational dreams, there is the campus counselors’ site. These professionals are here to listen, offer additional resources, and help students with their academic troubles.

Today’s Techno Savvy vs Yesterday’s Old School Habits

By: Dennis Gosnell   Assignment Editor

In an era of Internet revolution the online classroom presents an alternative learning solution for students that may find it difficult to attend normal classroom education.
The RSC online course program utilizes the Desire to Learn (D2L) classroom management tool. This allows students twenty-four hour access to classroom information, course work, and exam dates.
In the Instructional Support Center, Dr. Dana Lindon-Burgett, instruction design coordinator, knows what it takes to succeed in online classes. “The students that do well in this program are the ones that feel they belong to a community.” Lindon said, “Most students that do not do well, are those with limited time, personal struggles, or the program doesn’t match a person’s learning style.”
Online classes can save students money by limiting the cost of transportation and potentially, childcare. Angele Fahay, RSC student, described her experience as interesting, convenient, and pretty good. “It’s great if you have kids and no child care.” Fahay said.
To achieve higher quality in online classes and classroom education, the Instruction Support Center uses an online quality assistance system called Quality Matters. Peer reviews are performed to gather appropriate information on the quality of an online course.
There are 11 Quality Matters certified Instructors on campus who use an eight-stage assessment platform to perform their peer review. This involves a course overview and introduction, learning objectives (competencies), assessment and measurement, learner engagement, course technology, learner support, and accessibility.
This program helps both the online course and classroom instruction students by providing the educational institution with assessments of its online courses.
The Internet seems to be the next stage in education. With many students flocking in to participate and seek a higher education, the benefits of online education give people more room to excel. According to the Instructional Support Center 20% of the student population of RSC takes an online course or courses. With the growing participation in online courses, the sky is not the limit but an opportunity to a wider world.

To find what courses are available online, a student just needs to go to the Rose State Oasis website and follow these steps:

1.  Select the semester of attendance and click the Go tab.

2.  On the next page select the Additional Search Criteria tab.

3.  Select Computer Based in the Mode of Education field and click on the Search tab.

4.  Choose course from the list of possible online courses and submit.


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Learning Resource Center

By: Chelsea Ratterman, assistant editor

The Learning Resource Center is a valuable asset on campus. Faculty and students utilize the various services of the LRC to enhance teaching and learning experiences. Everything from the library to video viewing services is contained within the building on the east end of the campus. The LRC issues a biannual newsletter, “LRC Connections,” to inform faculty and staff of new resources available to them.

A main attraction of the LRC is its Library, which spans both floors. It contains more than 98,000 items, which can be accessed within the library, or checked out with a valid student ID. Magazines and e-books are also available. Some textbooks are on reserve for students who need them. Reference, audiovisual materials and periodicals are available, but may not be checked out. Fines for late books are 5 cents a day. LRC patrons can use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL), where a book, that isn’t available here, can be requested from

Helpful staff can assist you in checking out books from the LRC. Photo by, Logan Pierce

another library. The Library Club also meets here twice a month, to promote the library and its services.

“The LRC has a variety of resources for you to be a successful college student.  Please let us know how we can help you. Stop by the reference desk on the LRC first floor for assistance,” Sharon Saulmon, LRC dean said.

When the LRC is closed, there are still resources available to students. Students can email a reference librarian at The Ask-A-Librarian feature is available online, where students can join a chat room that is open 24/7 and is linked from the LRC website at

Contained on the 1st Floor of the LRC is the Testing Center, where exams from various classes can be taken. Bring your photo ID, class name, instructor’s name, and test number. Major exams such as CLEP, ACT and COMPASS can also be taken here.

Tutoring Services are available for general education classes. After signing up, students will be matched with a “Live” tutor for such classes as English and Algebra, two of our more popular courses. “Online” tutoring is also available 24/7; where students may upload specific math problems or paragraph drafts for their tutor to review. The most popular online subjects are physics and chemistry. Also contained here is the Reference Computer Lab, with Microsoft Office products and a reference librarian close by to assist with research needs.

The Audiovisual Services and Computer Lab, located at the north end of the 2nd Floor, contains 41 computers for student use. Students can also view over 1500 different videotapes. The circulation desk for the library is located on this floor. This is where you can apply for the OK-Share card that allows you to checkout books from any participating library. The Distance Learning Offices are located here, where you can find information on Internet courses and telecourses.

For more information and other numbers, check out or the LRC website, You may access many different databases for research, find out more about LRC services, as well as have quick links to all of your log-ins–D2L, Student eMail, and OASIS (student information system). You must log into a campus computer once each semester to be able to access databases from off campus. If you need assistance with the learning management system, D2L, please stop by an LRC computer lab or LRC206.

LRC Hours

7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

1 to 8 p.m. Sunday