ING representative preps students for future financial success

Students were lectured on the importance of financial planning during the final Money Matters session, held from noon to 12:45 p.m. yesterday in CU3.

Rebecca McGee, ING representative, spoke at the event.

“If you are one of those people, like I was, who can’t live on what you’re making right now, ask for help,” McGee said.

She said that professors and even Financial Aid could help students with financial advice.

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Club among festival participants

The Advocates of Peace will participate in the annual Fall Peace Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, said Katie Williams, club president.

The Civic Center Hall of Mirrors is located at 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City.

The Peace Education Institute is a non-profit, Oklahoma-based organization founded in 2007. The organization’s purpose is to provide educational opportunities to children, youth and adults that will contribute to non-violence in all aspects of living and encourage people to become active in peaceful social change.

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Baptist club director steps down

After working with OCCC’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries on and off for the past 32 years, director Mike Barnett will be stepping down. Taking his place will be Denny Freeman, another leader who has worked with the BCM in Oklahoma for more than 20 years.

Since classes have resumed this semester, Barnett and Freeman have led the BCM meetings together as a team, but Freeman will soon be on his own.

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Halloween Carnival set for Oct. 29

A gaggle of ghouls, ghosts and goblins will haunt the campus Friday night, Oct. 29, when OCCC hosts its annual Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8:30 p.m., said Katie Treadwell, Service Learning and Student Life Program Coordinator.

The event is designed to entertain children from the area, as well as children of OCCC students. Ages typically range from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, she said.

“We wanted to provide a safer option for children on Halloween,” Treadwell said.

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Relationship violence explored

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, said Jenna Howard, licensed counselor and social worker in Student Support Sevices.

Student Support Services and Student Life will be hosting Relationship Violence Awareness Week Oct. 11 through 15, she said.

The week of workshops is dedicated to helping those who are experiencing domestic violence and to those who want to help, she said.

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OCCC choirs to take the stage Oct. 14

There will be music in the air when the OCCC choirs take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Mid-America Christian University, located at 3500 SW 119 St. The concert is free and open to the public, said music Professor Ron Staton.

The concert has been forced to relocate off campus for several years because there is simply not enough room to seat all the guests in the Bruce Owen Theater, Staton said. This will change once the new theater on campus is completed in 2012.

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Hispanic club hopes to share heritage

Members of the Hispanic Organization to Promote Education at OCCC will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in a number of ways, said Francisco Cervantes, HOPE club president.

For starters, the club has made plans to attend Fiesta de las Americas 2010, a multi-cultural outdoor festival scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the main street of Capitol Hill, SW 25 Street, between Walker and Shields.

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