Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Career Shift for Terri Watkins

Congratulations to Terri Watkins on her move to the State Auditor and Inspector's office. Here is The Oklahoman's article. I missed it so extend thanks to Mike McCarville for mentioning it on The McCarville Report Online.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Katie Case Wins Chickasaw Nation's Pontotoc District Seat 3

Does anyone have a current listing of Native American women elected officials in Oklahoma?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Wilma Mankiller, Other Women Tribal Chiefs

Former Cherokee tribal chief Wilma Mankiller is one
of Oklahoma's treasures so I was
delighted to see her quoted in the
Dec 16th Oklahoman.

(Click here to read the full article).

Women chiefs of Oklahoma tribes include:

•Alice Brown Davis, Seminole Nation, 1922-1935
•Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Nation, 1985-1995
•Grace Goodeagle, Seminole Nation, 1994-1996
•Bernadette Huber, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, current
•Glenna J. Wallace, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, current

Picturing Mary - OETA Friday, Dec 22, 8 pm

OETA will broadcast the program "Picturing Mary" on Friday, December 22 at 8 pm. The film demonstrates how - through local life and culture - images of Mary are as relevant to the faithful now as they were hundreds of years ago. A sneek preview of the film was available today at the Oklahoma Museum of Art in Oklahoma City and at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa.

Sally Tibbals Honored

OU College of Nursing instructor Sally Tibbals has received a 2006 "End-of-Life Award of Excellence." She has been teaching Oklahoma's future nurses how better to care both for dying patients and their families. If you have not yet cared for a dying parent, spouse or loved one, you may not yet appreciate end-of-life issues. When you are in those shoes, remember Sally Tibbals - and be thankful.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Cindy Rosenthal Is Running for Mayor of Norman

Vote for Cindy Rosenthal. Better yet, help in her campaign! Norman has only had one woman mayor and that was about 50 years ago and she was selected by members of the City Council. So this could become the first time citizens of Norman have elected a woman mayor.

And Dr. Rosenthal certainly has the credentials. She has been serving on the Norman City Council, co-founded N.E.W. Leadership, is director of the Carl Albert Center at OU, teaches politics and government at OU, previously worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures, has published numerous books and is wicked smart and totally honest. Read more and find out how to send her a campaign contribution at her website http://CindyForMayor.ORG

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ann Hoover Teaches Etiquette and Protocol

The Okahoman had a nice story recently on Oklahoma City's Ann Hoover. She gives lectures on protocol, entertaining, etc. Check out her website at

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Carolynn Caudill, Oklahoma County Clerk

The Oklahoman has a nice article today on how, under Carolynn Caudill's leadership, Oklahoma County has become a model for other counties nationwide in digitalization of public records. Read the story here.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Women Complete Chamber Management Training

The following women recently completed the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives Association's "Chamber Management Institute" program: Lisa Navrkal (Bixby), Betty Calley and Suzanne Shirey (Sapulpa), Jennifer Shaffer (Vinita), Dee Ann Gray (Beaver County) and Carol Campbell (Glenpool).

Linda Bowlby's New Book "Renaissance Woman"

Oklahoma author Linda Bowlby (Red Earth Woman and Red Earth Wisdom) recently published Renaissance Woman: A Study of Women's Roles Throughout History With Accompanying Works of Art. The book explores positive historical female role models since the ancient Greek period. Go girl. You can meet her on Saturday, December 9 at 3 pm at the wonderful Full Circle Book Store in Oklahoma City (50 Penn Place). Read The Oklahoman article about her here.

OCU to Award Clara Luper an Honorary Degree

December 15 Clara Luper will receive an honorary Doctorate degree from OCU in recognition of her lifetime of civil rights work and education. Click here to read bios on Luper.

OKC’s 2007 “Byliner” Awardees Named

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications recently announced that their 2007 Byliner Awardees are Major General Rita Aragon, director of Staff protocol, US Air Force; Martha Burger, treasurer and senior vice president-human resources, Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Mary Ann Eckstein, vice-president-news, KFOR-TV; Sister Joseph Marie, Villa Teresa School; Pam Newby, executive director, Special Care Inc.; Mary Lilliam (Lil) Ross, community leader and Laura Warriner, artist. The celebration dinner will be February 8 at the Petroleum Club.

OCU Societies to Honor Four Women

Oklahoma City University will honor Kay Goebel, Rita Moore, Lois Salmeron, and Martha Burger at a ball on February 24th. Congratulations, ladies.

Oklahoman Jeane J Kirkpatrick Dies

Oklahoman Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick died yesterday at the age of 80. She was the first women to serve as a US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Glenna Wallace First Woman Chief of Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Glenna J Wallace of Seneca, Missouri was recently sworn in. Read The Oklahoman article here. She is in a small circle of women chiefs including Oklahoman Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee Nation, 1985-1995), ALice Brown Davis (Seminole Nation, 1922-1935), Grace Goodeagle (Quapaw Tribe, 1994-1996) and Tamara SUmmerfield (Quapaw Tribe, 2000-2002).

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Celebrating Oklahoma Authors

These Oklahoma authors are gathering in Tulsa tonight. Wish I could be there!

Billie Letts / Shoot the Moon Ally Carter / Cheating at Solitaire Wilma Mankiller / Every Day is a Good Day

James Patrick Hunt / Before They Make You Run William Bernhardt / Capital Murder Kandi Radzinski / S is for Sooner Connie Cronley / Light and Variable

David Dary / The Oregon Trail: An American Saga Will Thomas / The Limehouse Text Andrew Burstein / The Passion of Andrew Jackson

Tim Tharp / Knights of the Hill Country Hannibal Johnson / No Place Like Home: A Story About an All-Black, All-American Town

Jami Fullerton / Advertising’s War on Terrorism Malena Lott / The Stork Reality John Wooley / Ghost Band

M. J. Van Deventer and Nancy Ingram / Modern Country Michael Wallis & Suzanne Fitzgerald Wallis / The Art of Cars

William Winchester / A Very Small Farm Kim Doner / The Philosopher’s Club Robert J. Conley / Cherokee Medicine Man

Friday, December 01, 2006

Lyn Hester Appointed to Commission on the Status of Women

Congratulations to Lyn Hester on her recent appointment to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. She was appointed by Governor Brad Henry and replaces renita Shofner.