March 2017

Q&A - March 31, 2017

In just a few years, OrangeFest has become one of my favorite events of the year because it brings the OSU Institute of Technology community and the Okmulgee community together for a really fun evening.

This is the third year Okmulgee Main Street and OSUIT have partnered together to bring the festival to downtown Okmulgee with plenty of family-friendly fun, live entertainment, food trucks and, of course, the Glo Run 5K. So, in this week’s column, allow me to answer the question I hear often about what we have planned on Friday, April 7.

Q&A - March 24, 2017

I have lived in many different ZIP codes over the course of my lifetime but have found Okmulgee’s code (74447) to be the easiest to remember. When you think about it, a ZIP code is much more than a number to direct correspondence to a town. It’s an identification number that represents a shared lifestyle of people with different beliefs and backgrounds who all live and work together in the same community.

In this column, I normally answer your questions, but today, I would like to pose a multiple choice question to you.

Q&A - March 17, 2017

Have you ever experienced the frustration of deliberately walking from one room to another to get something only to forget what you wanted to retrieve? No matter how long you stood there trying to remember, no matter how hard you strained your mind, you just couldn’t recall why you were there. If we can become so lost and confused just walking from one room to another, is it any wonder why we have so much trouble finding our direction and purpose in life?

Q&A - March 10, 2017

Life for a college student has to be more than just attending classes, studying and taking tests. What a dreadful existence that would be! Students need a social life filled with extracurricular activities. They need to make new friends while they are attending college and gain new experiences outside of the classroom.

Q&A - March 3, 2017

The OSUIT billboard on Highway 75, north of Okmulgee, has been one of our most visible recruiting tools for many years. We have also been proud to use this roadside display to welcome travelers to Okmulgee. A very generous property owner made this location possible many years ago, and OSUIT will always be grateful.