OCCC students discuss hot topics with Russian peers

From the U.S. economy to small Russian businesses, WikiLeaks to Donald Trump, a variety of topics arose during a discussion between American and Russian students in a recent video conference on campus.

On Dec. 8, a small group of OCCC students and professors discussed international business and financial matters with students on the other side of the world from the fourth floor of the Keith Leftwich Memorial Library.

Using the Internet phone service Skype, OCCC students had a chance to speak with students from Ulyanovsk State University in Russia. This event, the “Multicultural Business Forum,” was hosted by the Multicultural Business Club.

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Tours offer students an inside look at the University of Oklahoma

A half dozen OCCC students accepted an invitation to tour the University of Oklahoma campus Nov. 10, to see if it would be their destination college when they transfer.

All of the students attended for different reasons. Some were looking at their options, some were very interested in the OU campus, and a few already knew they wanted to attend OU.

OCCC student Tamy Budiardjo said she has always known that she was going to attend OU.

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Santa, scuba divers to visit OCCC tonight

OCCC will host a scuba session with Blue Water Divers 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the Aquatic Center.

Recreation and Fitness Director Roxanna Butler said those who come and participate in the event will have a chance to take pictures and video with Santa and test out some new equipment.

“The event is for certified divers to come possibly try their new equipment, but also see new things from Blue Water,” Butler said.

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‘Idol’ autographs among items to be auctioned

From celebrity autographs to beauty products, a variety of goodies will be sold in a silent auction held from noon to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow in the first floor of the Main Building, across from the Coffee Shop.

Jackie Frock, Health Professions administrator, said the minimum bids start between $10 and $20.

Proceeds will go towards the Nursing Student Association, of which Frock is a sponsor, she said.

“Our philosophy is faculty and students are going to buy presents anyway, and this offers quality items at discounted prices that students can buy conveniently,” Frock said.

She said the baskets contain items for all ages.

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Relationship experts school students in rules of romance

You cannot change a person into someone you want them to be.

Those were among the words of wisdom Debbie Chansombat had to offer students who attended a seminar entitled “Playing the Relationship Game” on campus Nov. 10. Chansombat said it is vital to cultivate relationships with those who already have the characteristics.

The seminar was headed by Chansombat and Nate Cottle, family life education professor at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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Employee wellness chairwoman gives healthy eating tips

The road to better health can be made simple with helpful ideas that can be life-changing, said Lisa Vaughan, Employee Wellness Task Force chairwoman, in a Nov. 2 luncheon speech that focused on nutrition.

About 20 students attended the event.

Vaughan, an aerobics instructor, believes diets are only a temporary solution to losing weight.

“It has to be a lifestyle change,” she said.

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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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