August 2016

Q&A - August 26, 2016

When choosing where to go to college, students should really consider the academic reputation and price of tuition, but they more often look at the setting where the school is located. The attractiveness and amenities of the campus certainly factor into their decisions, but students also scrutinize the town where the campus is located.

When leaving home for the first time, students are really choosing a place to live as well as a place to go to school. So when trying to attract students, an appealing community is just as important as an appealing campus.

Q&A - August 19, 2016

It has been said that the best kind of security is the kind you never have to think about. On college campuses, we don’t want personal safety to be something students have at the forefront of their mind. We would rather it be the homework they have due, or that test that’s coming up, or the intramural softball game they’re playing later.

Q&A - August 12, 2016

Okmulgee is in the midst of a downtown revitalization that is almost unprecedented. Numerous renovation projects are underway and we will be seeing many more of our iconic architectural structures coming back to life over the next few years. These are exciting times to be living in Okmulgee.

Q: I would like to live in downtown Okmulgee. Will there be more apartments opening up very soon?

Q&A - August 5, 2016

We have an insidious problem in this country. The specter of small town decline is spreading as rural communities everywhere are struggling. Concerned citizens watch helplessly as their populations are declining, businesses failing, downtowns are being abandoned, and hometown pride is slowly fading. These citizens fear for the continued viability of their beloved hometowns but don’t know what to do. They need help but don’t know where to turn or who to trust.

Q&A - July 29, 2016

The old Post Office, on the northeast corner of 5th and Grand in downtown Okmulgee was constructed in 1918. OSUIT purchased this building last year (along with the building connected to it) and is planning to renovate and reopen them as a student housing complex in time for a centennial celebration. The grand reopening of the Old Post Office Complex will fittingly occur in early 2018, exactly one hundred years after its original construction.