Archive for March 2009

New OU website to feature volunteer opportunities

From The Oklahoma Daily: A new OU Web site, engage.ou.edu, will allow students to track community service and volunteer hours for classes, campus groups or personal use this fall. The Web site is being tested by about 200 students this semester, said Quyen Arana, associate director of the K20 Center, an OU program that seeks […]

Conference discusses sustainability with state, national leaders

From The Oklahoma Gazette: The eighth annual Oklahoma Sustainability Network Conference, hosted by Sustainable Edmond, will include discussions from national and statewide leaders on sustainable daily living on topics ranging from transportation and energy to agriculture and education. “It really is a way to network groups in who might otherwise not realize that they have […]

House passes nuclear bill

From The Norman Transcript: Legislation that would streamline the review process for nuclear power plants was passed by the Oklahoma House Thursday night, but opponents said the guidelines would protect utility stockholders while exposing ratepayers to the huge financial risks posed by nuclear plants. […] “If Oklahoma is going to remain on the energy forefront […]

Students back fair trade petition

From The Oklahoma Daily: Students are circulating a petition to make all OU purchases of on-campus coffee and tea 100 percent fair trade. “Our goal is to have coffee and tea sold to students as guilt-free and as conflict-free as possible,” said Lindsay Baugh, Norman Fair Trade spokeswoman and public relations junior. She said fair […]

Opposition grows to nuclear incentive bill

From The Norman Transcript: While a Norman lawmaker’s bill to lure a nuclear power generator to Oklahoma has drawn opposition from one of the largest lobbying associations in the country — the American Association of Retired Persons — the measure is expected to be voted on by the House of Representatives today. In a media […]