OSUIT in the News

Guardians of the Grid: Young linemen find ‘life on the lines’ to be challenging and rewarding.

By Mary Logan-Wolf | Originally published in Oklahoma Living

Like a lot of kids fresh out of high school, Arlan Penrice graduated with a question mark over his future. After some pondering, he thought he’d study to become an electrician at the OSU Institute of Technology (OSUIT) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, a move that would provide useful trade skills plus an associate degree. He mentioned his plan to his neighbor, and as Penrice recalled, the man didn’t mince words.

Ginnie Graham: Combat veteran paints to help fellow graphic design students

By Ginnie Graham | Originally published in Tulsa World

Sgt. Legrand Strickland felt a calling for a couple of things: design and combat.

Speaking about his contribution to Friday’s ArtPlus exhibit and art sale to benefit students in the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s School of Visual Communication, he speaks softly but passionately about both.

Is The "T" In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

By Dr. Bill R. Path | Originally published in Forbes

One thing is certain, in higher education, we love a good acronym. Our college campuses are absolutely littered with them. It seems like the name of every department, degree, course, and building are shortened to a convenient set of letters—making up a secret code students must learn to decipher. So, it is not strange at all that the STEM acronym was so easily incorporated into the educational environment of truncated vernacular.

Cooking advice from OSUIT chef instructors makes Thanksgiving simple

By Jessica Rodrigo | Originally published in Tulsa World

Thanksgiving meals prepared by trained chefs and home cooks aren’t that different. There are side dishes, desserts and, of course, a turkey.

OSUIT Repeats as Lowest Debt in 15-State Region

By Kathryn McNutt | Originally published in The Oklahoman

Four Oklahoma schools are ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the category of Best Regional Colleges in the magazine's 2017 report released last week.


Scotfest celebrates heritage with expanded festival

By Jerry Wofford | Originally published in Tulsa World

Expanded Highland Games, more fun events and raucous music will bring a bigger dose of Scotland to Tulsa this weekend with the 37th annual Scotfest.

Franklin Electric Offering Employment Through College Sponsorship

By Staff Reports | Originally published in Latimer County News-Tribune

Franklin Electric’s plant in Wilburton is facing the same challenge that many other manufacturers across the country are battling— hiring employees with proper training or experience in modern manufacturing.

Oklahoma community college students make all-academic team

By Kathryn McNutt | Originally published in The Oklahoman

The Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges recognized 35 outstanding two-year college students Monday at the state Capitol.


Line Crew Provides Crucial Assistance At Accident Scene; Tulsa City Council To Commend Action

By Staff Reports | Originally published in PSO Newsletter

Never underestimate the importance of a simple hand tool, like a hammer. In certain circumstances, it can help save someone’s life. That’s exactly the case last Friday morning, when Dean Franklin and his line crew showed up at the right place and time and with the right tool – a hammer – to assist with a motorist’s medical emergency in Tulsa.

MOTORTECH Donates $50,000 In Training Equipment To OSUIT

By TB&LN staff | Originally published in Tulsa Business & Legal News

OSU Institute of Technology’s Natural Gas Compression program got an early Christmas present in December with a donation of almost $50,000 in new trainers.