POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2011:
Windy Cause. Tulsa Public Schools, Chamber Music Tulsa and 100 Black Men of Tulsa are partnering to bring the Grammy nominated Imani Winds to Tulsa on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3pm for a free concert at Booker T. Washington High School.
Making its debut in Tulsa this season, New York's dynamic Imani Winds is considered North America's leading wind quintet.
Imani, meaning 'faith' in Swahili, subtly reflects the five-member ensemble's African-American and Latin American ancestry. The group has a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally sincere programming, inspirational outreaches, and genre-blurring collaborations with major artists. They are frequently engaged by chamber music series in Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York.
For additional information about Tulsa Public Schools, please visit the TPS website, tulsaschools.org.
International Lesson. Street School, an
alternative school of choice, hosted four
educators from various parts of Indonesia who are touring North America to gain a better understanding of the American education system. The Indonesian school system representatives came to Street School after making stops in Washington DC; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Albany, New York where they toured a variety of private and public institutions, elementary and secondary schools and vocational schools.
The Indonesian guests were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Hosted by the Tulsa Global Alliance, the goal of their visit to Street School was to take a look at an alternative education program that works.
The Department of State outlined four professional objectives for their time in the United States. Of most importance was gaining an understanding of the American education system, its structure, administration and support services, funding and network building.
Additionally, they are examining the role of community organizations, religious-based organizations, social organizations and education activities in promoting a quality education.
Cowboy Career. Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology will host the 5th Annual "Career Encounters of the Orange Kind" on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 10am to 2pm on the campus in Okmulgee. The event is for high school seniors and adult learners who want to know more about the programs OSUIT offers and the prospects for high-paying careers after graduation.
Tabitha Music, OSUIT's director of special events and services, says the great thing about "Career Encounters" is that it really shows what sets OSUIT apart from other universities.
In addition to the many Associate degrees and Associate in Appli ed Science degrees offered, OSUIT also offers three Bachelor of Technology degrees in civil engineering, instrumentation, and information assurance and forensics.
Online registration for "Career Encounters" is free, fast and easy. Pre-registration is required. Visit osuit.edu/careerencounters for more information.
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