Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Linda Steele Brown: Interim Superintendent, OKC Schools

This is old news but worth noting. When Bob Moore left last spring, the Oklahoma City Public School District's School Board named Linda Steele Brown as Interim Superintendent. She has worked in the school district since 1974 and done practically everything. We wish her good luck and success until the district's national superintendent search is completed.

UCO Offers Women's (Higher Ed) Leadership Conference

Here is The Journal Record's article which you can also read at http://www.journalrecord.com/viewstory.cfm?recid=71534:

Women’s leadership conference offered at UCO

EDMOND (JR) – Preparing women to assume leadership positions in higher education administration is the goal of a one-day workshop sponsored by the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The conference – “Maximizing the Leadership in You” – is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at UCO. The cost is $60.

Speakers will include Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Anne Morgan, a consultant, historian and writer. Topics for sessions include communication skills, mentoring, networking strategies and leadership development.

The Oklahoma Women in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Network. More information on the conference is available by calling Debbie Blanke at (405) 225-9151. The deadline for registration is Oct. 19.

Oklahoma's Women Attorneys Meet in Tulsa 9-28-06

The Oklahoma Bar Association's Women in Law Conference will be held at the renaissance hotel in Tulsa this Thursday. Women lawyers will take continuing education sessions and hear talks by VIPs including Gail Evans, author of She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know and Play Like A Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success That Women Need to Learn.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Color Purple Music Director Linda Twine

Oklahoman Linda Twine is music director for play "The Color Purple" that has been entertaining sell-out crowds on Broadway since December 2005. Read the Oklahoman article here.

OCU Nursing Honors Seven at Oct 5 Celebration

Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing honors seven (click for story):
Gwen Dailey, Associate Chief for Nursing Specialty Services, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, OKC.
Lisa Griffitts, nurse educator, Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada
Tammy Powell, Chief Nursing Officer and VP, St Anthony Hospital, OKC
Paula Price, Director of Health Promotion and Community, Norman Regional Health System
Stacy Robberson, Clinical Nurse Manager, Integris Baptist Medical Center, OKC
David Wilson, Staff Nurse, CHildren's Hospital Urgent Care Center, St Francis Hospital, Tulsa
Stanley Hupfeld, President and CEO, Integris Health, OKC

Christy Gaylord Everest

I actually heard a group of liberal Democrats recently admit that The Oklahoman is a better newspaper since Christy Gaylord Everest was elected president of The Oklahoma Publishing Company in 2002. Imagine that. Go Christy!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Abby Cash is Oklahoma's Argitourism Guru

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture recently appointed Abby Cash as director of Agritourism. She is developing an inventory of agriculture-related products and tourism services.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mex Frates Dies

I have been out of state so I just discovered that civic leader Mex Frates died in early September at the age of 98. Her family settled in the Heritage Hills section of Oklahoma City in 1911 when she was 3 years old. She was the very first president of Junior League of Oklahoma City (1933), helped found our United Way, served on the boards of many, many civic organizations and was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1969! You can read entries in her Legacy Book here and nice write-ups about her by the Oklahoman.

France Honors Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson of Oklahoma City recently was presented France's Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Thompson is the honorary consul of France for Oklahoma and has spent a lifetime teaching students Frence and promoting friendship between France and The United States. Read John Greiner's Oklahoman article by clicking here. TRead more about the French Legion of Honor by clicking here. Thompson is the wife of Judge Ralph G. Thompson.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Linda Hasler-Reid: Oklahoma's 2007 Teacher of the Year

Muskogee teacher Linda Hasler-Reid was named teacher of the year at the State Fair yesterday. Read The Oklahoman article here.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Supplement in The Oklahoman

In today's (Sept 17, 2006) The Oklahoman there is a nice 4 page supplement on the life of Oklahoma desegregation pioneer Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher. Sadly, I can't find a link to the story on their website - which is a real shame - so you'll have to pick up a copy of the paper yourself. Sorry!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Susan Winchester Is 2006 Woman of the Year

Congratulations to State Representative Susan Winchester for being selected the Journal Record's 2006 Woman of the Year. Read story here.

Friday, September 15, 2006

(Oklahoma) Women In Charge

The Oklahoman ran a lovely article by Paula Burke Erickson Sept 14, 2006 on a number of Oklahoma women who have made it to the top. Featured were Brooke Murphy (Crowe & Dunlevy law firm), Denise Suttles (Oklahoma City Clinic), Brenda Sanchez (Remington Park Casino), Yvonne Hovell (East Tulsa Dodge dealership), Isabel Chancellor (IngenuitE software consulting firm in Oklahoma City), Cheryl Cohenour (CRC & Associates environmental and hazardous waste consulting firm in Tulsa) , and Dana Weber (Webco Industries). Also featured was Amy Polonchek, Interim Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Click here to read the article.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Linda Edmondson on Advanced Directive

Kudos to Linda Edmondson for informing the public via an article in today's Oklahoman that Oklahoma has a new advanced directive ("living will"). So, if you have none, go get the form and do one; if you have one already, you will want to make an updated version! To download a copy of the new form go to http://okpalliative.nursing.ouhsc.edu/oklaw and click on "Oklahoma Advanced Directive Form" or call 271-1491, ext 49194. Read Linda's article here. And read about Linda here.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Artists/Designers: Show Your Stuff at OKC's The Girlie Show October 20-21

This is a juried art show for Oklahoma women artists and designers.

The show was featured in Oklahoma Today this month.

You can check out their website here.