College Days With Mid-Del

Have a peek at what the Mid-Del students are up to as they come to Rose State to learn about college.

College days will be running until the 18th.

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Students experience impaired driving, courtesy of OHP

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol offered the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience to students on Wed. Sept. 25 in the Wellness Center parking lot.

SIDNE’s is a special battery-powered, remote controlled vehicle that provides an actual experience with normal versus impaired driving. The vehicle has special features that delay the reaction of the brakes and gas pedals.  Drivers were given instructions on how to operate and drive through the pre-set course. After drivers got the feel for the course, SIDNE then is switched on to impaired mode. The drivers were given goggles to wear to impair their vision, just like driving under the influence.

“It was good, but with goggles on it was like driving [with] 3-D things coming at you,” Skylie Hurt, Pre-Medicine major, said.

The combined consensus of students said that driving normally was fine, but with the simulator the students felt that the experience of driving while the impaired was very dangerous and would not recommend it.

SIDNE is provided through Innocorp, Ltd. and is being used for demonstrations in the fight against drunk driving throughout Oklahoma.

By 15th Street News Posted in Raider Life Tagged Driving, Impaired, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, , SIDNE,

Characteristics and philosophy expected of the next Rose State president

Dennis Gosnell

Assignment Editor

Characteristics and philosophy expected of the next Rose State president

During the summer Dr. Terry Britton, president Rose State College, announced his retirement, and with this announcement came the need for the Board of Regents to find his replacement.

On Aug. 14, a town hall meeting was held between the Board of Regents and those of the RSC community. Faculty and staff stood up and gave the Board of Regents their perspectives and wishes on the type of personality, type of character, and type of philosophy they would like to see in the next president.

Much was said in the way of support for the needs of the students by the faculty and staff who presented ideas concerning the needs of the students to the Board of Regents.

Following are concerns set forth during the meeting.

  • Need a president with a short-term plan to renovate appearance of the campus. Students judge a school not only by its academic standing but also by its appearance and level of maintenance.
  • Need a president who will be supportive of those who need a remedial education, and who will see the importance of catering to their unique needs.
  • Need a president that recognizes the uniqueness of Rose State students and community college students.  It would be good to see a president who teaches a class and who is in touch with the students.
  • Need a president that instills a sense of pride in the RSC community, gives the students better facilities, and who focuses on best practices in which the level of academics at RSC becomes rich.
  • Need a president who promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The development of national and international science and technology requires students to have skills in STEM; RSC needs to meet these needs and have the technology and facilities needed to give students the skills required in the current and future world of science and technology.

Other faculty and staff talked about the need for a president who understands the need for external relations with not only the community but also those in the State legislature.  The next president needs to be up to date on current education legislation and be able to work with state legislatures to create a marked difference in student’s education.

It was the wish of some of the faculty and staff to have a president with an academic background as well as an administrative background. The president represents not only the administration of the college, but all areas, including the faculty, adjunct professors, and staff.

Adjunct professors are crucial to the everyday workings of the college. Without them, the number of courses offered would be limited to the number professors on payroll. The next president should recognize and promote their role in the continuing growth of the college’s various academic programs.

At the end of the town hall meeting Joe Cole, chairman of the Board of Regents told the faculty and staff that they would try to find the college a president that had the personality and character they described.

OMG! Shoes!

By: Narges Taghavi, Feature Editor

OMG! Shoes!

Although, the heat might not be gone the truth of the matter is that summer is coming to an end, so that means it is time to put up those flip-flops and slip on your fall footwear. Like clothes and accessories, with each new season come new shoe trends dying to be rocked.

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Beautification project brings art to campus

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor

Beautification project brings art to campus

Have you seen the new mural in the west staircase of the Social Sciences building?

Dr. Bret wood and Professor Suzanne Thomas are featured alongside RSC students in the stairway mural.

During the summer, art students participated in a contest that would let them help paint a mural in the stairways around campus.  Students had to submit a proposal to a committee and a winner was determined from the entries.

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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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Program helps returning students to REACH Higher

By: Logan Pierce, editor-in-chief


Adults who have already taken some college classes have the opportunity to finish what they started through the Reach Higher degree completion program.
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By 15th Street News Posted in Features Tagged associate degree, continuing education, higher, REACH, returning,

Students to feel tuitions pinch

Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor

It was recently announced that the interest rate on Stafford student loans could be expected to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent come July 1 with the expiration of a 2007 bill, unless action is taken. This could result in nearly $1,000 being added to payments of those receiving financial aid.
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By 15th Street News Posted in News Tagged - Oklahoma State Board of Regents, , double, , hike, july, , , stafford loans, state board of regents, , thousand dollars, Tuition

Pegasus lets students soar through self expression

By Amber Stafford, circulation manager

Every year the Humanities and Communication divisions put together a contest for students to enter works of original art, photography, poetry, short stories, and essays. Pegasus is RSC’s annual literary publication for students, faculty and staff for selected artwork and literary endeavors. The Pegasus journal has been in existence for 21 years. The spring publication will be Vol. XXXII (32).
Students may submit entries to the panel, which selects the best of works to showcase in a journal that is published in the spring. Pegasus highlights the outstanding creative work of the RSC community.
“Those entrants whose work is selected to be included in the book are invited to an unveiling ceremony, usually in April, and receive a free copy of the book,” Susan Dawson-O’Brien, professor of journalism said.
The book is produced by the Humanities Division, under the guidance of Dr. Betty Edwards, dean of Humanities Division. Theresa Walther, professor of English and Dawson-O’Brien, work together through all phases of production.
Acceptance by the editors for inclusion in the journal is an accomplishment and an honor as they accept the best submissions for publication. The number of inclusions varies from year to year depending on the number of applicants.
“Students are encouraged to submit their creative work to Pegasus because having their work published is a big deal and looks great on a resume and is a source of pride,” Walther said.
To get registration forms and more information, see Professor Walther in Humanities Room 133A or Professor Dawson-O’Brien in Communications Center Room 120. The entry due date is December 2 in the Main Humanities Division office. Copies of Pegasus journal can be purchased from Humanities department while supplies last.

By 15th Street News Posted in News, Raider Life Tagged Communication, contest, Dr. Betty Edwards, essays, Humanities, original art, photography, poetry, short stories,

Month long Hispanic heritage celebrations . . . un gran exito

By: Narges Taghavi, Feature Editor

RSC celebrated Hipanic Heritage Month Sept.27, with music, free food, and a Hispanic themed Family Feud game. (For those without the Game Show Network, Family Feud is a game where two teams compete in a battle to provide the most given responses to various survey questions. One hundred students and faculty were surveyed for each of the questions, and some of the answers shocked not only the contestants but also Rubin Murcia, emcee for the event. Hispanic Family Feud was an entertaining way to get students and staff involved in the festivities, since they made up the teams.

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While everyone did a great job and gave it their best, ultimately the “Leadership Team” won the game and proved to have the most Hispanic knowledge. The game was amusing and friendly, and there were no sore losers. In addition to Family Feud, there was a small display of Bolivia and Puerto Rico, and a $30 gas card was awarded to one of the survey participants. Dr. Joanne Stafford helped put the event together.