Week 13 – Lessons in Leadership – Senator Kay Floyd

Senator Floyd discussed how Oklahoma’s legislation ranks 50th in representation of leadership from the minority, along with some initiatives she has collaborated with others to have passed. What did you find most interesting from the conversation, and as a leader, how can you help lead from or for the minority?

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The Educative Tool of Autobiography

How many times have you heard a student ask, “How does this relate to my life?” Autobiography and life writing can be a transformative tool in the classroom to help illicit answers to this question. After all, we all come to college with a different set of life experiences that make up the whole of […]

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Free Weights vs Machine Weights

By Javier Ibanez When it comes to new people wanting to do resistance training, usually the first questions they ask themselves is whether to work out on machines or with free weights. There are many great benefits for each type of weight training, but there has always been a debate on which one is better. […]

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Eating Disorders in Athletes

By Kaitlyn Johns Sports have many benefits to athletes including: improvements in physical health, social connections, and improved self-esteem. Sports can also end up creating a negative body image for young athletes once they begin entering the competition world. Society has such a skewed image of thinness and the pressure of competition on athletes, leading […]

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Week 12 – Lessons in Leadership – Michael Carolina

Michael Carolina asked the audience to rank Oklahoma on an innovation scale from 1 to 10. After hearing about the technological advances, educational opportunities and initiatives in our state, how do you feel you can continue to advance these efforts, and discuss any new ideas or topics that you learned.

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The North-South Divide in American Creativity

See this Washington Post article about the NEH graphical representation of findings above. Also, note this NEH definition of what they considered “personally performed or created artwork” for purposes of their survey: “Created pottery, ceramics, or jewelry; created leatherwork, metalwork, or woodwork; did weaving, crocheting, or other textile art; played a musical instrument; did acting; […]

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Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part III

As we have explored in part I and part II of this series, there are many ways to design instructional videos. These range from simple information delivery video, to more complex scenario-based learning experiences. In the final article of this series, I explore how to use demonstration videos as a teaching technique while also allowing […]

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Election 2016: A Disorienting Dilemma

By Linda Harris. It did not take long for Americans shocked by Donald Trump’s historic election-upset to publicly voice their angst, anguish, and outright anger at the electoral process, Trump supporters, and ultimately at the final results.  The extent of this emotional turmoil pitted family and friends against one another on social media and sent […]

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Week 11 – Lessons in Leadership – Sen. Ron Sharp

Now that the elections have concluded, we can take measure of the current political climate. A number of perspectives have been shared with you during the semester, and you will surely hear more opinions and conversations for some time. As our nation and state moves forward from the election, discuss how you can engage in […]

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At Home Arms

By Darla Hyde Many of us struggle to find time to make it to the gym every day.  So here is a simple arm workout that can be performed at home incorporating your chest muscles, your triceps and shoulders. All of these exercises can be modified to be more or less challenging so try them […]

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