Job Fair provides opportunities

More than 100 employers will be talking to prospective employees at OCCC’s annual job fair to be held on campus Oct. 6, said Judy McGee, Employment Services coordinator.

They will be looking for full and part-time workers, she said.

McGee said among the companies attending will be Sears, Integris hospitals, Midwest City Hospital, UPS, and Hobby Lobby.

OCCC will have a booth at the job fair as well, McGee said.

“We try to have something for everybody,” she said.

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Test-taking strategies explored in Brown Bag

Teaching students better methods to prepare, take, and feel about quizzes and exams was the topic of a recent Brown Bag luncheon.

From noon to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 22 in CU1, Services to Students with Disabilities Assistant Director Sarah French spoke to a group of students about helpful test-taking skills and strategies.

Although most students fear tests, French said, they do not realize they already have the materials needed to succeed in them.

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Upcoming fair offers chance to volunteer

Whether it’s sorting cans at a food bank, walking dogs for the animal shelter, or simply answering phones, volunteers make a difference in the community.

For students who want to serve others, OCCC is hosting a Volunteer Fair on campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the General Dining Area, said Katie Treadwell, Student Life program coordinator.

The fair offers a venue where community agencies come together in one place to help promote volunteering at their agency, she said.

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Student Life series explores healthy relationships

For college students, nurturing and maintaining a healthy relationship can be difficult. Many young adults find this goal to be out of reach. This may be because they lack the skills to balance relationships and school.

Many students who attend college are in some type of relationship, whether it is long term or casual, professional or personal they may feel the pressures of maintaining good relationships with good grades.

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Director wins Robert P. Todd Award

At this year’s employee convocation, the Robert P. Todd Leadership Award went to Mathematics Director Tamara Carter.

Established in 2006, the award recognizes employees who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their work, according to college officials.

The award is named after former OCCC President Robert P. Todd, who died in December 2005.

“I am so honored to receive this award,” Carter said. “There are so many great leaders on this campus. It’s great to be recognized.”

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Honor goes to Facilities leader

John Mullins, Building and Campus Service crew leader for Facilities Management, is the latest recipient of the Elven Gray award.

The award recognizes employees who go above and beyond their regular duties, someone who has an uplifting attitude, and someone who is devoted to the college and its students and employees, according to a handout describing the awards.

Chris Snow, Facilities Management assistant director, said Mullins is an exceptional employee.

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Student Life to offer free tacos beginning at noon today

Students looking for a quick pick-me-up in between classes can stop by the College Union today for a free taco.

Starting at noon today in the union foyer, Student Life will be handing out free tacos to students, said Darin Behara, Student Life director.

In addition to tacos, Behara said, students will also receive promotional information about upcoming Student Life events, such as the Brown Bag lecture series.

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