May 4, 2012
Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University students have been inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the only honor society for history students in the United States. Both Tanner Schantz, junior, and Sarah Owens, senior, from Enid take history courses via ITV from Northwestern-Enid.
The purpose of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas.
Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history, assisted by Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, conducted the induction ceremony on April 30. Hardaway has been the adviser to Northwestern’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter since 2004.
Hardaway explained that membership is open to only a few students each year. “Members do not have to be history majors,” Hardaway said. “But
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SILVERDALE — Graduation advice comes aplenty at this time of year, but for a small group of students, one message Monday night was very clear.
“Remember to be proud of who you are,” said David Boxley of Kingston, a Tsimshian carver originally from Metlakatla, Alaska. “That’s the first step.”
Boxley spoke to a gathering of Central Kitsap School District students, all of Native American descent, who will graduate this year.
The small ceremony was the sixth such celebration organized in Central Kitsap, inspired by similar ceremonies at schools elsewhere, such as North Kitsap and South Kitsap, said Kathleen Payne, Indian Education liaison for Central Kitsap.
Boxley also performed with Tsimishian and Git Hoan Dancers. Joe Price and Port Gamble S’Klallam Family Singers offered an eagle song and a happy song. T
April 12, 2012
Dual enrollment classes, where students take college classes while still in high school, are often considered great options. And for some students they can be a good choice. But, there is a real downside to these classes as well.
So what is the problem? Students often take college classes instead of available AP classes at their high schools. The problem with that is that many of these college courses are being taken at local community colleges. Now community college classes can be just fine. How
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April 9, 2012
Q: How did Henry Mancini break into film scoring?
Caps: At first, Mancini came into the film industry indirectly, passively. What he really wanted to do was become an arranger/orchestrator for Big Bands. This was in the 1940s. His ear was glued to the radio broadcasts of his favorite bands like Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman. After military service, he was able to land a job with the Tex Beneke band as pianist/arranger. He even married the band singer, Ginny OConnor. Shes the one who brought him to Hollywood then where she had been living. There, he found work providing music for Hollywood nightclub acts and soon for radio drama. Then it was only a short hop to scoring for movies. He joined the music staff at Universal Studios and worked on an assembly line scoring their cheap quickie-flicks B westerns, monster movies, suburban comedies, even teen musicals. In that fac
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April 8, 2012
Protesters gathered outside the Brownsville ISD Administration Building Tuesday.
Employees of the district are upset over their hours getting slashed.
About 100 of them didn’t show up to work at all Tuesday.
All they want is to protect their livelihood.
12 year BISD bus driver Sergio Guerrero spoke on behalf of his colleagues over a cutback in hours which he says just won’t cut it.
“As you can see nobody is being aggressive or violent,” Guerrero said during the protest.
About 200 drivers and bus monitors met Tuesday, protesting what they say was a notice from the district alerting employees their work week was downgraded from 40 hours or more, to 32 hours.
“When we get back to work they were telling us to punch in at later time and they want you to be hurrying during the route and punch out as early as you can to cut your hours down,” said Guerrero.
Protesters were told by the district they could address their concerns individually but declined.
“It’s the whole department.
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