Byline: Spencer Grant / Online Writer
When a natural disaster strikes in another country, like the earthquake in Nepal, you may not be aware of how many people around you have been affected.
“At first, I couldn’t comprehend the damage done,” said professor of Business and Economics Gyanendra Baral. Baral is a native of Nepal, and has been a resident of the U.S. for the past 16 years.
Baral said he “didn’t know the depth of the damage” until he started watching the news and seeing more and more images of the ravaged Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, where the quake hit the hardest.Read More
To combat and raise awareness about alcoholism, OCCC will be offering a workshop about addiction signs and symptoms. The workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m on April 29 in room CU3.
Admission is free, and it will also count as fourth-quarter health and safety training for employees and students. The event is open to students, faculty and guests.
Ken Skidmore, a professionally licensed clinician with Cher A. Bumps and Associates, and will provide information about addiction and the ways in which it can be fought.Read More
OCCC’s Visual and Performing Arts Center was recognized as the best entertainment venue of 2015 by Moore Monthly magazine’s Best of Moore & South Oklahoma City awards.
The voting was done online by thousands of people through the magazine’s website.The VPAC competed with other venues in Moore, including the Heydey Entertainment and the Orr Family Farm.
“This win is another indication that OCCC is making a significant and noticeable impact in our community,” said Director of Cultural Programs Lemuel Bardeguez.Read More
The Bridgestone/Firestone trust fund donated $5000 to OCCC during the spring 2015 semester in an effort to promote scholarship distribution to attract more students to the automotive service career field.
The goal with the scholarship money distribution is to give students a little bit less to worry about financially, said Brad Walker, Transportation Technology chair and Automotive Technology professor.
The donation is especially appreciated in a field like Automotive Technology because it tends to be a little bit more expensive, he said.Read More
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on March 26, in OCCC’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin contacted OCCC after hearing about the theater, having said it was known for its excellent acoustics, said Lemuel Bardeguez, Director of Cultural programs at OCCC.
Despite the Orchestra’s name, it should be noted they aren’t the Russian government’s official Orchestra.Read More
Ever since you were little, your parents and relatives have always told you, “Don’t play those video games for so long!” But, of course, you didn’t heed their foolish precautionary remarks. You had to keep playing. You can’t just pause it.
Video games have been confusing the baby boomer generation for a while now, but what if your grandma’s warning that “you play that game so much you’ll die” was true?
I discovered a recent article about a Chinese man who died after playing one of my favorite games, World of Warcraft, for 19 hours straight. The guy was at an internet cafe (a foreign concept here in the land of free WI-FI) when his friend caught him away from the screen “looking very pale” and having a coughing fit. After dabbing blood from his mouth, his friends decided to call an ambulance, but alas, it was too late. This man had died from prolonged World of Warcraft exposure.Read More
Most people know Blizzard Entertainment through their popular online game, World of Warcraft. What people may not know is that Blizzard launched their own online card game, Hearthstone, a few years ago.
While the app is on the Google Play and iTunes store, I have an iPhone 6, so I had to resort to some jailbreak trickery to get it to work.
The concept of the game is to attack your opponent’s life (they have 30) while simultaneously playing monsters and spells to gain the upper hand.Read More
Make Connections, Use Connections — an educational session about using social media and making local connections — will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 in room CU2.
Jill Lindblad, Director of Graduation, Employment and Transfer Services at OCCC, will be speaking at the event and said it is part of the “GET” a job series.
“This seminar is about using social media to improve your marketability to get a job.Read More
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has partnered with OCCC to host the 59th annual National Swimming and Diving Championship on campus in the Aquatic Center.
The event runs from March 4 through March 7, and OCCC is looking for volunteers for the event, including: door attendants, ticket takers, heat sheet and program sales, and hospitality.
“The eyes of the entire nation are on OCCC during this event,” said Recreation and Fitness Secretary Laura SwainRead More