Oklahoma Heritage Association's 'Oklahoma Institute' available at Northwestern-Enid

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Oklahoma Heritage Association's 'Oklahoma Institute' available at Northwestern-Enid

October 8, 2008

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid is one of only three Oklahoma universities broadcasting Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum’s kickoff event for Oklahoma Institute — its new adult education program.

Oklahoma Institute, a program of the Oklahoma City museum, will take place on Oct. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. via interactive television to Studio 220 at the Enid campus, 2929 E. Randolph. Because there are local sponsors, those gathering for the viewing may do so at no charge.

“Northwestern is proud to host this event, and we appreciate local sponsors making it possible for people in this part of the state to have access to the institute,” said Dr. Cheryl Evans, Enid campus dean.

Reservations and questions should be directed to Evans at (580) 213-3105 or clevans@nwosu.edu.

Oklahoma Institute will provide interactive experiences focusing on the state’s history and future and the people who have helped shape the state. The institute’s programming is geared toward an adult audience, from young professionals to community leaders.

An interactive panel session, “Public Service in Oklahoma: A Panel on Championing Community Engagement,” will feature Clayton I. Bennett, president of Dorchester Capital, a diversified, private investment company, chairman of Professional Basketball Club and owner of Oklahoma City’s new NBA franchise the Oklahoma City Thunder; Kathy Taylor, Tulsa mayor; and John Tyler Hammons, Muskogee mayor and one of the youngest mayors elected in U.S. history.

Moderator Renzi Stone will present questions from the live audience, at Oklahoma City University’s Kerr McGee Auditorium, and three satellite locations.