Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame inductees

Daniel Resasco, professor of chemical engineering and Gallogy Chair at the University of Oklahoma, specializes in the study of catalysts and nanomaterials for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. He is the author of over 300 publications, holds more than 40 industrial patents, and has received about 27,000 citations in scientific literature.

Carl Renfro served as the chairman and CEO of Pioneer Bank & Trust in Ponca City from 1979 to 2006 and played a major role in establishing the city’s University Center, which provides access to college courses from institutions throughout the state. Renfro and his wife have endowed permanent scholarship funds with the University Center Foundation, as well as a lecture series at Northern Oklahoma College.

Paul Risser, originally from Blackwell, held a diverse range of professional positions throughout his career, but showed dedication to the importance of higher education. The well-published ecologist taught in Oklahoma, New

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Scientific Games Congratulates Oklahoma Lottery On Topping $1 Billion In Contributions To K-12 Education

$1 Billion to Education Milestone Coincides with Lottery’s 15th Anniversary

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) congratulates the Oklahoma Lottery (or the “Lottery”) on surpassing the $1 billion in contributions to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund maximizing revenue for public education in the state. The $1 billion milestone coincides with the Oklahoma Lottery’s 15th Anniversary, giving the state cause to celebrate. The Oklahoma Lottery is one of the youngest in the U.S. and has partnered with Scientific Games on all of its games and technology since the Lottery’s inception in 2005.

Scientific Games Congratulates Oklahoma Lottery on Topping $1 Billion in Contributions to K-12 Education
Scientific Games Congratulates Oklahoma Lottery on Topping $1 Billion in Contributions to K-12 Education

“When voters approved the Oklahoma Lottery in 2004, they did so with the promise of increased funding for education. Today we celebrate an accomplishment that has helped countless Oklahoma

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University of Oklahoma cuts Senior Capstone Experience while adding mandatory diversity class


On September 2, University of Oklahoma Vice Provost for Faculty Jill Irvine sent an email to her colleagues announcing a change in curriculum: the campus would be adding a mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion course for all students beginning in fall 2021.

At the same time, OU would be removing the Senior Capstone Experience as a General Education requirement, a culminating course in which students complete a large-scale project in their major field, such as a 50-page research paper or a laboratory program.

“The General Education proposed changes will now be submitted to the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE) for approval,” wrote Irvine to faculty, adding, “We are hopeful that these changes will be approved at the upcoming meeting.”

But Irvine and other administrators had previously been warned against taking such actions by a cadre of department chairs in disciplines such as history, English, anthropology, philosophy, modern

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