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Canadian GEAR UP seventh graders tour area public libraries

Twenty-four Canadian GEAR UP students recently visited area public libraries to learn about resources and programs available within the different library systems of Oklahoma. Library cards are free to patrons and give free access to numerous research and entertainment options. Students began the morning at the Eufaula Memorial Library. Library Assistant Kim Patterson welcomed students to The Charles L. Follansbee Room to guide them through the tools available online at www.eodls.org. From the website, students can find apps and resources that are geared for their age by clicking on the “teen” link. After linking to the teen options, they can

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Canadian GEAR UP eighth graders tour area public libraries

Thirty-four GEAR UP students recently traveled to McAlester and Eufaula to learn more about resources available through the different public library systems. Students began the morning by visiting the McAlester Public Library. Heath Stanfield, Senior Library Assistant welcomed students to the library and led them through a tour of the facilities. Students began the tour looking at various video games patrons can check out with a library card. There was quite a selection with games to support Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4. As the tour ventured past the DVDs and other video media, students moved into the print

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Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP provides CPR training to Canadian seniors

Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel recently held a training session for Canadian High School seniors in the art and science of CPR. Students also learned other rescue techniques, including the Heimlich Maneuver (pictured) which is used open an airway blocked by a foreign object. Canadian senior Corey Hoskins demonstrates the Heimlich Maneuver on senior Dalton Lenox during a CPR class presented by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel.

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Canadian GEAR UP eighth graders tour Oral Roberts University

Thirty-five eighth grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour Oral Roberts University (ORU). Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at ORU led by Student Ambassador Joseph Thomas, a freshman from Montgomery, AL majoring in Business Administration. Canadian students had a detailed tour of the beautiful campus and learned about the various programs ORU offers. The tour began inside ORU’s Global Learning Center. Thomas explained that most computer-related courses are offered in this building such as IT and Graphic Design. ORU has a unique Virtual Reality (VR) program where students gain experience in all

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Canadian GEAR UP seventh graders tour Oral Roberts University

Twenty-four seventh grade GEAR UP students from Canadian recently traveled to Tulsa to tour Oral Roberts University (ORU). Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at ORU led by Student Ambassadors Allyson Woods, a sophomore from Texas majoring in Environmental Sustainability and Riley Kempker, a sophomore from Iowa majoring in Ministry and Leadership. Canadian students saw numerous buildings, met ORU students and learned about various programs ORU offers. Students began the tour in front of the rotating globe at ORU’s Global Learning Center (GLC). Woods explained to students the resources and activities in the GLC. It has

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Canadian GEAR UP sixth and seventh graders tour Tulsa Community College & OK Aquarium

Fifty-one Canadian GEAR UP students recently traveled to Tulsa to tour Tulsa Community College (TCC) and Jenks to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium. Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour at the Southeast Campus of TCC. Student Recruiters William Baldwin and Ali Castillo led students through the beautiful campus. TCC is the third largest school in our state with enrollment numbers around 25,000 students. There are four main campuses in the Tulsa area. The Southeast campus is the largest with approximately 10,000 students. Though this is a large Oklahoma college, they manage to keep class sizes small, around

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