Inside This Week
January 17, 2000
• Enjoy college experience, editorial, p. 2.
• Software makes math easy as pi, p. 5.
• Martin Luther King Day celebrated, p. 7.
• Where there’s smoke there’s fire? p. 9.
will prevent most
Being late for class is no excuse for ignoring law
scientist to do the math. It
By Michaela Marx is often crowded in the
Editor parking lot during the busy
times of the day.
Although the student-to-
C lasses have started
which means thou-
sands of students will drive
parking-places ratio does
not add up, tickets for dis-
obeying rules will.
to school every day to at- If students fail to honor
tend classes. the rules it might result in
One of the first learning an expensive ticket.
experiences at OKCCC for Keith Bourque, director
new students will be that of Campus Safety and Se-
parking on college ground curity, said that not only
is not an easy task. can the OKCCC Safety and
Currently there are ap- Security Department issue
proximately 9000 students tickets, but also the city of
enrolled in OKCCC on- Oklahoma City, which is
campus classes and the
college provides a capacity
of 2335 parking spots. See “Parking ,” page 12
It does not take a rocket
readies for next term
Bob Todd rehired for next year
Photo by Ryan Johnson
By Michaela Marx
Hurry up and wait: Several OKCCC students wait patiently in line at the student
bookstore the week before classes begin. The bookstore, located on the first floor of the main
building, sells textbooks and other supplies such as paper, pens and pencils.
Online college begins programs R
obert P. Todd will remain as
president of OKCCC.
On Dec. 21 the Board of Regents
I t seems as if learning
goes beyond the class-
room in this computer age.
Chancellor Hans Brisch
from the Oklahoma State
cation institutions already
offers distance education
programs and courses over
took action to re-employ Todd as the
president of OKCCC for the fiscal
Going to classes is easier Regents for Higher Educa- OneNet. Todd, who has been a member
and more convenient for tion said the online pro- “The Online College of of the college family since OKCCC’s
students with the estab- gram is necessary. Oklahoma will further ex- beginnings in 1972, has been presi-
lishment of the Online Col- “To meet Oklahoma’s tend theses offerings by dent since 1995.
Dr. Robert Todd
lege of Oklahoma or OCO. changing educational coordinating courses and He took over the position from
OCO begins its pilot pro- needs, Oklahoma colleges resources statewide.” former president Bob Gaines, who retired due to health
gram this spring. and universities must pro- OCO will give access to problems. Todd began his career at the college as pro-
It will build on existing vide more convenient ac-
distance education re- cess to quality programs
sources to provide students and courses,” he said. See “Online ,” page 12 See “Todd,” page 12
with high quality education “Each of our higher edu-
2 • PIONEER • January 17, 2000 Lab Director • Ronna Austin • 682-1611, ext. 7307
Editorial and Opinion
Thanks goes out to ‘guardian
Electronic college angel’ for help after accident
alienates students To the Editor: He even climbed back
into the truck to get my
I have something that I
would like to say to him.
My family and I would bookbag and purse. I thank you from the
Ahh... a new millennium... a new semester... back
like to thank the young As soon as he realized bottom of my heart, my
man who got me out of my that I was all right, he angel. You were truly
The halls of OKCCC are filled with students try-
vehicle on Dec. 13. disappeared into the looking out for me. Without
ing to get enrolled. The check out lines in the book-
Someone had hit me on school. you helping me, I could
store are long and it takes approximately 15 min-
my passenger side, making I was pretty shaken up have been seriously
utes to purchase anything — even just a pencil and
my car roll onto its driver’s and would not have gotten injured.
a bottle of orange juice.
side. out of the truck safely —Michelle Perry
This picture doesn’t look much different from any
The young man opened without his help. OKCCC Student
the back hatch and helped I even called him my
However, things have changed over the past
me out. guardian angel.
years. The future holds some real technological
possibilities for colleges.
OKCCC has invested in a huge amount of this
READERS! Vol. 28 No. 17
The number of telecourses and online classes has Use these pages to share your ideas, MichaelaMarx..................Editor
increased over the last two years. Students do not thoughts, comments with
even have to show up physically to take some RyanJohnson....Photographer
classes. Convenient isn’t it?
the rest of the world. SusanWierimaa...Ad.Manager
Last semester, one of my professors predicted Write us: 7777 S. May Ave., RonnaAustin.........LabDirector
that all college education may move into cyberspace SueHinton.......FacultyAdviser
OKC, OK 73159,
in the not-too-distant future.
The technology is fully developed and available. e-mail the editor at: The PIONEER is a publica-
tion of Oklahoma City Com-
It’s just a matter of time before it’s put into use. firstname.lastname@example.org munity College through the
There are several reasons to applaud this tech- Division of Arts and Humani-
or drop by 2M6 of the main building. ties. It is published weekly
This kind of education would be cheaper because We want to hear from you! during the fall and spring se-
the salaries paid to professors would be lower since mesters and the eight-week
they would no longer have to show up at the college
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Students could stay home and never have to en- necessarily represent those of
ter a college to earn a degree. the publisher.
Those same ideas are also what make this pros- The PIONEER welcomes let-
pect a scary one. ters to the editor and encour-
There would be no personal contact at all be- ages the use of this publica-
tion as a community forum.
tween professors and students, no socializing with
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the vending machines. phone number and signature.
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fered are convenient for people who live outside the withhold the name if the re-
metro area, miles away from a college, or for those quest is made in writing. The
physically unable to attend class, but exclusively PIONEER has the right to edit
all letters and submissions for
broadcast education should not be the goal.
length, libel and obscenity.
Part of the entire college experience involves ac- Letters to the editor can be
tually going to class and meeting people. delivered in person to the PIO-
Just imagine the future without long lines at the NEER office, mailed to: Pio-
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For the new millennium, I hope college remains cessed on the Internet at:
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lived instead of transformed into some additional
online service students consume because of its con-
Editor • Michaela Marx • 682-1611, ext. 7675 January 17, 2000 • PIONEER • 3
Comments and Reviews
‘Sleepy Hollow’ not the fairy tale folks remember
I’m sure we all remem- from a guy with about the three and a beautiful lady named
ber the story of Ichibod no head. murders — all of Katrina, who is played by
Crane and Sleepy Hollow as The story starts the victims were Christina Ricci.
told by Disney. in New York with decapitated. He is Needless to say, by the
It was happy and playful Ichibod in a then told that no end of the movie, all is ex-
and full of fun, but that’s courtroom stand- mortal being could posed about the “headless
not what the “headless ing before a be capable of com- horseman” and his crimes.
horseman” is about. judge. mitting such If you want to know the
He is a ruthless killer, not He is petition- crimes. ending, I would suggest you
a cartoon. What is a per- ing the city to Being the scien- haul yourself to the near-
son supposed to do to get stop using tor - tist he is, Ichibod est movie theater and buy
the real story? ture on people sets out to dis- a ticket to “Sleepy Hollow.”
Head straight for the who commit petty prove their theo- I give the movie 4 out of 5
nearest theater to see crimes. ries of supernatu- decapitated heads due to
“Sleepy Hollow,” starring The city, in an ral beings and find one lame scene that threw
Johnny Depp as Ichibod attempt to get rid the real killer. the tempo of the movie for
Crane. of him, sends Ichibod to sic sciences” in finding the Ichibod receives a loop.
It contains all the blood Sleepy Hollow to put to use killer of three people. help from a young boy he —Ryan Johnson
and gore you would expect his “state of the art foren- Upon arrival he is told takes in as his apprentice Staf f Writer
Music moves into 21st century ‘Male Gigolo’ worth
via Sony Playstation, MTV every penny
I know there are those out there who The best part about the game is that you
listen to music in the car or at home, all can sample music off your favorite CD
the while tapping your hands to the beat which means you can recreate your favor- Rob Schneider dishes up tasteless laughs
and thinking “I wish I could make music ite song on your own Playstation.
like this.” Now you can. After you have created that top hit single, “Deuce Bigelo - Male Gigolo.” The name of this
MTV Music Generator for your you can hook your Playstation audio to movie is almost as funny as the movie itself.
Playstation console is all you need. your home computer and save the song Rob Schneider is a fish tank cleaner and self-
This game is like your own personal mu- onto a CD and have it to listen to anytime trained aquarium expert. He has no luck with the
sic studio. It ca- you wish or even to girls. In other words, he is a loser.
ters mostly to the sell. One day his path crosses with a dark-haired, hot-
techno and club In order to sell it tempered and muscle-packed gigolo. He lives in an
music people but you must use the apartment on the ocean and the fish tank, the cen-
any type of music MTV Music Gen- terpiece of this apartment, alone costs more than
can be made. erator logo on your $6000. He gets paid to show women “pleasure” and
It features CD, a small price to his life is what Deuce’s will never be.
ready-made pay for your own However, a sick fish is a treat from destiny for
samples of differ- creation. Deuce when the gigolo asks him to baby sit his fish
ent types of music, each ranging from one As an aspiring musician I would have to and the house while
to ten seconds. Each sample varies in its say that, short of professional equipment, he is out of town.
content in the approximately 3000 pre- this is the best music studio equipment a The first night in
made samples. person can buy and at an affordable price Deuce’s dream
This allows you to make a great amount to boot. apartment turns into
of music and never have it be the same as I give this game 5 out of 5 CDs and highly a catastrophe and all
a song you have already created. recommend that if you have even the of a sudden he is in
But that’s not all. You don’t have to use slightest interest in music you buy your desperate need of
the pre-made samples. You can make your copy today. Prices run about $44. cash to fix the broken
own, ending up with an entire song cre- —Ryan Johnson $6000 fish tank as well as a few
ated solely by you. Staf f Writer other things that broke.
So he decides to try his luck as a gigolo and en-
gages in a comic adventure trying to earn the cash.
Have a story idea? Have a complaint? He is surrounded by hilarious characters, such as a
mad police man, a huge lady customer and Deuce’s
Want to share your opinion? He-Pimp.
e-mail the editor:
The humor is just on the border between hilari-
ous and tasteless. That’s what makes it so funny.
Rob Schneider is great and the movie is a fun film to
see with a bunch of friends.
firstname.lastname@example.org —Michaela Marx
4 • PIONEER • January 17, 2000 Editor • Michaela Marx • 682-1611, ext. 7675
Faculty Association OKCCC director of recreation
awards eight $250 and community services
student scholarships awarded for community work
The OKCCC Faculty As- with the activities.
sociation chose eight tal- By Kathi Etherton “I have been involved
“These are out-
ented and involved OKCCC Staf f Writer with the Red Cross for
students as recipients for
about 27 years and I
their semi-annual $250 Each has wonderful serve on a number of
scholarships. potential.” Volunteering has paid committees,” he said. “I
The winners are: Tory —Rachel Butler of f for Chris Moler, love the organization and
Aylesbury, math and phys- Faculty Association OKCCC’s Director of Rec- I will continue to support
ics major; Cathy Bowman, Scholarship Committee reation and Community it for as long as I can.”
graphic communications Services. Moler has given pre-
major; Valerie Case, biology
He recently received Chris Moler sentations at the Okla-
major; Tina Hale, elemen- the award for the Ameri- homa Recreation and
tary education major; Angie member, Butler said. can Red Cross Health “He gives up a lot of his Parks Society statewide
Lovett, physical therapy The criteria on which the and Safety Services De- free time to help us out and conference speaking on
assistant major; Joel committee selects the re- partment Volunteer of if we ever need him he will Aquatic Risk Manage-
Mann, engineering major; cipients are academic per- the Year. be right there ready to ment and T rends in
Michaela Marx, journalism formance and leadership, Kristi Leonard, the vol- help,” Leonard said. Aquatic Programming.
major and Dorothy Tietz, especially outside the class- unteer coordinator for Moler earned the award He recently traveled to
physical therapy assistant room. the Oklahoma Chapter for his work with the Ameri- Orlando, Fla. and spoke
major. Also the student’s poten- Red Cross, said Moler can Red Cross as volunteer at the Athletic Business
Rachel Butler, chair of tial, as the nominating fac- had some real competi- chair of the annual South- National Conference on
the scholarship committee, ulty members evaluate it, is tion. west Regional Aquatic “How To Get the Most of
said the association is an important criteria. “There were quite a School, the Southwest Re- a Collegiate Aquatic Cen-
pleased with the choices. One of the requirements large number of nomi- gional Lifeguard Games, ter” and “Perfecting the
“These are outstanding was to enter an essay about nees for this award from serving as co-chair of the Business Plan Process.”
students,” she said. the student’s role at volunteer staff members Wacky Water WaHoo Water He also volunteers as
“As a group they do ex- OKCCC as well as his fu- as well as paid staf f Safety Day, at White Water Aquatic Track Chairman
cellent academic work, are ture academic goals. members,” she said. Bay, and various other for the National Confer-
leaders in campus organi- The ideas from the essay “He is very dedicated health and safety commit- ence and is on the na-
zations, class and else- were also taken into ac- and he works very hard tees. tional publications Edi-
where, and write in both a count when choosing the for the Red Cross. Moler said he stays busy torial Advisory Board.
thoughtful and articulate eight winners, she said.
manner. Each has wonder- The Faculty Association
In order to be considered
funds the scholarships
through work at the Arts
by the scholarship commit-
tee the student has to be
nominated by a faculty
Festival, a craft and bake
sale held in the spring and
Jack Cain scholarships
Cain Memorial Scholar - Club, Masalamani said.
By Michaela Marx ship. The Engineering Club
Editor Jack Cain Memorial raised most of the money
Scholarships were awarded for this year’s scholarships
to Joel Mann, Hanna Smith with its successful book-
Hard work pays off. and Patrick Figaro. These sale in December, Masila-
That was proven lately students each received a mani said.
when four $250 check. Many faculty and staff
OKCCC Justin Hawkins was members had donated nu-
engineer - awarded a $100 scholar- merous books for that
ing stu- ship, said Professor of En- cause.
d e n t s gineering Masil Masila- Masalamani said he ap-
each re- mani. preciates the donations and
ceived a The Jack Cain Memorial help.
special re- scholarship is available ex- “Thanks for all who
Masil ward for clusively to engineering helped to raise the money,“
Masalamani their dedi- majors, he said. he said.
cation and Other requirements are The scholarship fund
hard work in the form of a a GPA of at least 3.0 and was created in remem-
scholarship check. the students should have berance of Jack Cain, a
The Engineering Club completed at least 30 credit former OKCCC math pro-
also sponsored, for the first hours at OKCCC. Recipi- fessor who was killed in a
Please Don’t Drink and Drive time, a scholarship as a ents also need to be in- mountain climbing acci-
part of the overall Jack volved in the Engineering dent in May 1996.
Staff Photographer • Ryan Johnson • 682-1611, ext. 7676 January 17, 2000 • PIONEER • 5
put out quickly
By Kathi Etherton
Staf f Writer
Smoke in the college over the holi-
days called the attention of security
and other faculty members on the
morning of Dec. 21, 1999.
According to Keith Bourque, coor-
dinator of Campus Safety and Secu-
rity, OKCCC physical plant workers
were soldering a water line on a wa-
ter fountain on the second floor of the
main building and it caught the in-
sulation on fire.
Bourque said the fire didn’t spread
from the second floor in the computer
technology room, but the smell it cre-
The Verdehr Trio ated did drift to the bathrooms
Pianist Gary Kirkpatrick, Elsa Verdehr on clarinet and violinist Walter Verdehr around the corner and the offices in
Verdehr T rio to make appearance He said there was minimal damage
because the fire was put out right
away and didn’t continue to any other
teacher of violin at the University of Cen- rooms.
By Ryan Johnson Verdehr When asked why no alar ms
tral Oklahoma in Edmond.
Staf f Writer They have performed in 14 European Trio sounded, Bourque responded that
countries, the former Soviet Union, South Lecture there are no smoke or fire alarms in
and Central America, Asia, Australia, and Time: that area.
The Verdehr Trio will be performing two in the musical capitals of the United 5:30 p.m. Harve Allen, director of public rela-
of their newest pieces for the first time at States. tions, was close by and could smell
7 p.m. Jan. 25, in the OKCCC Theater. The Trio is currently working on produc- Place: the smoke.
The Verdehr Trio, made up of violinist ing a CD with the recordings of new works 1C5 in AH Allen said he felt there wasn’t a real
Walter Verdehr, his wife Elsa on clarinet, created especially for them. danger because the flames were ex-
and pianist Gary Kirkpatrick, said they The group is also working on the video, Date: tinguished before it could spread but,
have concentrated on defining the per- “Making of a Medium,” which will consist Jan. 24 he said, the smell lingered and caused
sonality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio for of several half-hour programs. attention to be called to the area.
the past 20 years. These programs will include interviews Concert Nick Ackles, coordinator of media
During this time they have been success- and discussions by composers and per- Time: services, said he also became con-
ful in commissioning more than 80 works formers, and performances of each work. 7 p.m. cerned when he smelled smoke from
from some of the world’s most prominent The Verdehr Trio will also be giving a his second floor office.
composers. lecture, “The State of New Music,” Jan. 24, Place: “It was all over in a matter of a
They have rediscovered and transcribed 5:30 p.m. in room 1C5 of the Arts and OKCCC minute” Ackles said.
18th and 19th century pieces for inclu- Humanities building. Theater The physical plant workers were not
sion in concert programs. They will discuss the state of modern available for an interview.
The Trio has also commissioned the chamber music and the process of com- Date:
work of a local composer Zhu Shuhua, missioning works. Jan. 25
Chamber Singers Wanted!
Auditions for Chamber singers will be held from
Jan. 17 through 20 in 1C5 of the Arts and Humanities
Building. Tuition fee waire available for eligible
members. Come to 1C5 in AH to sign up for a time to
audition or call Ryan Herbert
at 682-1611, ext. 7249
6 • PIONEER • January 17, 2000 Staff Writer • John Huggins • 682-1611, ext. 7675
Math made easier for students Former occupational
Staf f Writer
“The main benefit of the program is the stu-
dent can work at his or her own pace.”
therapy students score
—Marsha Austin 515.75.
OKCCC Math Professor By Eduar do Vasquez OTA professors Phyllis
Math may be a little Newswriting I Student Baker and Tom Kraft said
easier now thanks to a the success of the stu-
computer software pro- pace,” she said. “They can learner,” Austin said. dents came from hard
gram that teaches, tutors go over and over something “The instructor still plays All fourteen for mer work, an interest in what
and assists students in dif- they are having trouble an important role. They OKCCC Occupational they are doing and their
ficult lessons. with which they couldn’t do work one-on-one with stu- Therapy students who re- experiences through the
Academic Systems is the in a traditional classroom, dents, but now students cently took the Certified program.
interactive software pro- The software presents both the instructor and the Occupational Therapy As- Baker said great in-
gram that will be used in problems for the student to computer to call on for a sistant test passed. structors and good stu-
several OKCCC remedial work on and then after- particular program.” The students are now li- dents were the main rea-
math courses. wards, the student receives The software is installed censed to work as Occu- son for the high average.
Students are given indi- immediate feedback on the in 24 of the college comput- pational Therapy Assis- She said the students
vidualized lessons and can best way to solve the prob- ers. tants. have to meet several re-
work at their own pace and lem. The student can go This spring the Interme- They all scored above quirements before enroll-
advance to the next lesson over that concept more to diate Algebra course with the national average as ing in the OTA Program.
when they feel that they are understand it better or the Academic Systems for- well. The students are not
ready. move on to the next lesson. mat will be offered online The average test score only good with the
Marsha Austin, OKCCC Students can also take for the first time. was 524.86 out of 600 classes, she said, but are
professor of mathematics, quizzes to test what they “We also hope to offer stu- possible points. also special people, dedi-
said students will find the have learned. dents the option of pur- OKCCC students cated to help and to serve
program helpful. “This is for the visual chasing CDs they can take scored almost 10 points their clients with their
“The main benefit of the learner, and it works best home and work the lessons above the average of special needs.
program is the student can if the student is self-moti- through the Internet,” Aus-
work at his or her own vated and an independent tin said.
New century comes complete with new fashions LOSE WEIGHT
son. Better•Be Healthier•Gain
By Kristin V incent “Long coats look good on the men rather than short Confidence•Have More
Newswriting I Student coats, giving them a more confident and striking look.” Energy•Build Self-
Carter said, “ Short coats create a casual look, but seem Esteem•
to not be as versatile.” For a complete brochure
Spring is around the corner. Even more important — Carter said there are many fashion options this sea- that tells you how
to achieve your
we’ve entered the 21st century. It’s obviously time for a son.
fashion update. “Fashion is one thing, style is another,” she said. “Style send $1 and a SASE to:
A Chicago department store, Kohls (our version of is personal. Weight Loss
Dillards), has the scoop on what is in and what is out for “Take what’s in fashion and modify it to suit your indi-
the upcoming season and millennium. vidual style and one that best fits your figure type. Being
Kim Carter, Kohl’s manager of operations and person- comfortable in your choice of clothing leads to confidence.
P.O. Box 891641
nel, sees the upcoming fashion as a new beginning for Confidence is the best reflection of you.” OKC, OK 73189
most people. One OKCCC student may have summed it up best in
Carter said gray is the new black. Black is still one of her comments.
the best choices, she said, but gray will be noticed as a “Today [fashion] seems less trendy. Basic is the best •OKCCC PIONEER•
nice versatile color, too. way to go, then you can accessorize with something edgy SAVE TIME!
She said animal prints have made a comeback as well. or trendy. FAX YOUR AD!
“Animal prints on accessories are a nice choice for “The big hair, big earrings, Brat-written-across-the-
women,” Carter said. chest shirts, fluorescent colors and pants down to the
She said wearing animal prints as an outfit is not the rear are all something we need to forget.”
best thing to do.
“Animal prints need to be
worn in moderation, like a
purse or nice pair of shoes.”
Cashmere blends, twin
sets, and three-quarter
length shirts are the look of
the upcoming season for
women. A black leather
belted coat, or a flowing
black jacket are in style for
the women who want to look
Corduroy is back in for the
men in the upcoming sea- •It Pays to advertise in the PIONEER••It Pays to advertise in the PIONEER•
Staff Writer • Kathi Etherton • 682-1611, ext. 7676 January 17, 2000 • PIONEER • 7
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther
The life, the legacy
boards of directors and Timeline
By Ryan Johnson served on the board of
Staf f Writer trustees of several institu- 1954
tions and agencies. He was Brown vs.
also a member of the Board of
n Jan. 17, we American Academy of Arts Education
celebrate Martin and Sciences. 1956
Luther King Day, King received hundreds Rosa Parks
but who is this man? of awards for his role in the
King was born Jan. 15, Civil Rights Movement.
1929, to Rev. Martin Luther Among them were: Most
King Sr. and Alberta Will- Outstanding Personality of
iams King. He was the sec- the Year by Time, 1957; the
ond child and the first son Springar n Medal from
to the King’s. NAACP, 1957; and the
Because of his high score Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.
on the college entrance ex- formed the service. During Church in Atlanta. King’s life ended on April
ams in his junior year of his marriage they had four Upon completion of his 4, 1968. He was in Mem-
high school, he advanced to children. studies at Boston Univer- phis to lead sanitation 1960
Morehouse College at the After graduating from sity, he went to Dexter Av- workers in a protest against Sit-In Protests
age of 15. Morehouse College in 1955, enue Baptist Church, low wages and intolerable 1961
He completed his disser- King was awarded many Montgomery, Ala. He was conditions when he was Freedom Rides
tation in 1955, at 26, and honorary degrees from nu- pastor there for five years. shot by James Earl Ray.
was awarded a doctorate merous colleges and uni- He resigned in 1959 to be- His funeral services were
the same year on June 5. versities in the United come co-pastor with his fa- held on April 9, 1968, at
Two years before, he had States and various foreign ther at Ebenezer Baptist Ebenezer Church and the
married Coretta Scott on countries. Church and President of campus of Morehouse Col-
June 18, 1953. The cer- In February of 1948, at the Southern Christian lege. The President of the
“I Have A
emony took place at the the age of 19, King entered Leadership Conference. United States proclaimed a
Scotts’ home in Marion, the Christian ministry at King was a member of day of mourning and flags
Ala. The Rev. King Sr. per- the Ebenezer Baptist many national and local were flown at half-staff.
The man behind the vision 1964
Civil Rights Act
By Kathi Etherton “...So I say to you, my friends, that even though we
Staf f Writer must face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I
still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in
the American dream that one day this nation will 1965
frican-American civil rights were defined by Mar- rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed -
tin Luther King Jr. in many history-making mo- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men Prize ceremony
ments. King’s vision was presented in speeches are created equal. March to
and is still observed today. Montgomery
King was elected president of the Montgomery Improve- I have a dream that one day on the red hills of courthouse
ment Association, the organization which was respon- Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former
sible for the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott from slave-owners will be able to sit down together at
1955 to 1956. The Bus Boycott, initiated by King, faced the table of brotherhood...
the problem of segregation in transportation. Rosa Parks,
a black woman, was riding the bus when a white person ...I have a dream my four little children will one day
demanded that she give her seat up for him, but Parks live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
refused and was arrested. A white individual had the color of their skin but by the content of their
right to sit down and force blacks to stand in the back. character. I have a dream today!...” 1968
The African-Americans were denied the right to sit at the — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King is
front of the bus. murdered
King led protests in Birmingham for desegregated de- The following year on Dec. 10, 1964, King won the Nobel
partment store facilities and fair hiring in 1963. In April Peace Prize and delivered yet another moving speech.
of that year he was arrested after demonstrating in defi- King’s selfless devotion gave direction to 13 years of
ance of a court order. While in jail he wrote “Letter From civil rights activities and his speeches inspired many. Be-
Birmingham Jail.” This letter was widely circulated and cause of his participation in civil rights activities, he was
became very well known in the civil-rights movement. arrested 30 times. —Photos and Infor mation
King had a dream of integration of blacks and whites King’s philosophy was nonviolent direct action. His courtesy Inter net
and he announced his vision to the American people in concept of “somebodiness” gave blacks as well as poor Seattle T imes
his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, people a sense of worth and dignity which was not seen Louisiana State University
at the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial. until then.
8 • PIONEER • January 17, 2000 Staff Photographer • Ryan Johnson • 682-1611, ext. 7676
Volunteer work involves Students set goal
occupational therapy students of helping others
It also provides them with
By Eduar do Vasquez “We are so thankful to the students for By Philip Rajakanu the knowledge to adminis-
Newswriting I coming out here to help us get this program Newswriting 1 Student ter emergency health care
Student started.” and react appropriately in
—Lisa Matthews situations demanding fast
The desire to help others decision-making.
Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled
Two years ago, Tom is one of the main reasons Stafford said graduates
Kraft, professor of the Oc- people are attracted to must be able to work well
cupational Therapy As- and participated in it. tion for the Disabled is a OKCCC’s Emergency Medi- under pressure and make
sistant Program, started The foundation has its United Way Partner cal Technician’s program. critical decisions without
a partnership with the own Wilderness Challenge Agency. Brent Stafford, EMT in- hesitations.
Oklahoma Foundation Center that is located on Formed some 30 years structor, said he sees that As part of the training,
for the Disabled. the shores of Lake Stroud. ago, the OFD serves one desire in his students. students have to ride on
Since then, numerous The Wilder ness Chal- thousand disabled citi- “The excitement and the EMSA ambulances and are
Occupational Therapy lenge Center provides a zens each month. interest in emergency medi- exposed to real life emer-
Assistant program stu- peaceful atmosphere for The disabled partici- cine are the secondary rea- gencies.
dents have volunteered groups up to 100 persons pate in outdoors experi- sons,” he said. They also are required to
time to the foundation. to enjoy and learn. ences, arts and craft, Stafford’s EMT career be- go into emergency, labor
The students help out Lisa Matthews, Founda- sports and all types of gan in 1979. He has been and operating rooms as
in a variety of ways. tion Program Director, said networking with peers. teaching OKCCC’s EMT well as all other areas
Some help in organizing she appreciates the OKCCC The foundation is cur- program for 16 years. within a hospital to get the
activity rooms while oth- students’ hard work and rently in need of volun- Within the EMT program feel of actually being in the
ers work directly with dedication. teers. Interested persons students become qualified medical field.
members of the founda- “We are so thankful to the should contact Kraft at to provide pre-hospital It is a two-year program
tion. students for coming out 682-1611, ext. 7227, or emergency health care. in either a certification pro-
Student volunteers here to help us get this pro- call the Foundation for All coursework is de- gram or a degree course.
have also helped pre- gram started.” the Disabled at 842- signed to prepare students Many graduates have
pared a summer camp The Oklahoma Founda- 6636. for careers as ambulance gone further to become
and emergency vehicle per- physicians, as many as 40
sonnel, industrial medical in the last 16 years.
•It Pays to technicians or as emer - For more information on
advertise in the gency medical personnel at the EMT program, please
PIONEER• special events. call 626-7573.
contact the editor at:
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Staff Writer • Kathi Etherton • 682-1611, ext. 7676 January 17, 2000 • PIONEER • 9
10 • PIONEER • January 17, 2000 Campus Club & Organization contact • Susan Craig • 682-1611, ext. 7675
Twelve Angry Women and three men needed
Auditions for Twelve Angry Women will be noon to 1:30
p.m. in 1F5 AH on Thursday, Jan. 20. The show needs 12
women and three men and the performance dates will be
7 p.m. Feb. 16 through 19 in the lobby of the college library.
If any questions call Darin Young at 682-1611 ext. 7588.
Enrollment for spring semester continues
On campus enrollment for the spring semester will be
held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays until Jan.
23. Previously admitted students may enroll by phone at
682-6222 or over the Internet at www.okc.cc.ok.us.
Traditional 16 week and the condensed eight-week Photo by Ryan Johnson
semesters begin Monday, Jan. 17. Fast-Track classes Surprise! Professor Abra Glenn-Allen Figueroa was surprised when one of her classes
begin Jan. 22 and the eight-week mid-spring semester hosted a baby shower for her in December. Figueroa teaches English as a second language at
begins March 20. On campus, internet and telecourses OKCCC and is expecting a baby any day.
Auditions for Chamber Singers being held
Auditions for Chamber Singers will be held from Jan.
17 through 20 in room 1C5 in the Arts and Humanities
College clubs offer
building. Tuition fee waivers are available for eligible
members. Need not be a music major to participate. Sign
up for a time at 1C5 or call Ryan Herbert at 682-1611 ext.
students variety of fare
students with the opportu- student’s social and educa-
By Susan W ierimaa nity to investigate teaching tional opportunities.
Drawing teacher needed
Staf f Writer as a career and learning •Student Physical
An adjunct teacher is needed to instruct a Drawing I
more about the art of teach- Therapist Assistant Organi-
class and an Advanced Sketching class beginning
ing. zation (SPTAO) increases
Saturday Jan. 22 at Western Oaks Middle School, 7200
An array of clubs and •Health Professions SPTA student’s educa-
NW 23rd. Each class meets for eight weeks from 10-10:55
organizations have been Club affords students the tional, social and profes-
a.m. and 11-11:55 a.m. on Saturdays. Adjuncts need to
established at OKCCC to opportunity to meet for pro- sional opportunities.
be 18 yrs. or older and show proof of experience and/or
encourage students to be- fessional growth and social •Hispanic Organization
portfolio of work. Call Jonie Welle, Community Education
come involved in college ac- interaction. to Promote Education
Coordinator at 682-1611 ext. 7205.
tivities. •Psychology/Sociology (HOPE) plans activities on
•Collegiate Secretaries Club provides meetings of campusand offers services
Mensa offering scholarship
International (CSI) provides groups and individuals in- to the Hispanic community.
Mensa is offering their annual Scholarship Essay
social and educational ac- terested in understanding •Parenting as Single
Contest to any student enrolled in a degree program at an
tivities for students in the human behavior. Students with Class (PASS)
accredited American college or university for the academic
office administration pro- •Science Club explores provides a network of other
year following the award. The awards are based on a 550
gram. various aspects of the “pure single parent students to
word essay detailing the students academic and career
•Drama Club promotes sciences,” introducing stu- help each member be suc-
goals. Membership in Mensa is not required and advanced
the College’s Theater Arts dents to both formal and cessful in their endeavors.
degree students are welcomed. To request a scholarship
Program, sharing ideas and field research techniques. Additional information
application contact the college scholarship office.
common interests. •Student Art Guild (SAG) on these clubs and organi-
•Engineering Club pro- is composed of anyone with zations, as well as their fac-
Teen years made easier through confidence class
vides students with oppor- a love for art. ulty sponsors, is available
Teen Modeling, a class designed to help teens, ages
tunities to learn engineer- •Student Nurses’ Asso- in a brochure “OKCCC
11 to 17, build self-esteem and confidence is being offered
ing through a variety of ac- ciation (SNA) is designed to Clubs and Organizations,
by the Office of Recreation and Community Services at
tivities. contribute to the student’s 1999-2000,” distributed
OKCCC. The class will meet from noon to 12:55 p.m.
•Future Teachers’ Orga- educational development. through the Office of Stu-
Saturday afternoons for eight weeks beginning March 25.
nization/Student Okla- •Student Occupational dent Life or you may visit
Cost is $40 for an eight-week session. Call 682-7560 or
homa Education Associa- Therapy Association their website at
682-1611, ext. 7205 for more information.
tion (FTO/SOEA) provides (SOTA) increases OTA www.okc.cc.ok.us.
Telephone helpline volunteers wanted
CONTACT, a United Way agency, needs volunteers to
help callers that need help or just want to talk. Volunteers
will undergo training to learn how to listen, reflect feelings,
Does your club have news
and help callers solve their own problems. Free
introductory classes for anyone wanting to participate are
to share? Call 682-1611,
scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 20.
You can call CONTACT 848-2273. ext. 7675
Ad Manager • Susan Wieramaa • 682-1611, ext. 7674 January 17, 2000 • PIONEER • 11
Pioneer Classified Advertising is FOR SALE: ’88 Dodge Cara- 6328(home).
free to all currently enrolled van, 4 cy., auto, AM/FM radio, AC/ FOR SALE: 19” color TV with
OKCCC students and employ-
ees for any personal classified Heat. Tilt, cruise, good condition. remote, never had a problem, $75;
ad. Ads must be submitted in writ- $2500 OBO. Call 720-2345. roll around power wash unit with
ing with IDs supplied or work area FOR SALE: ’91 Olds Cutlass polisher and water conditioner
and college extension included. Sierra. 4-door white with 139K bottles, 50ft. hose with wand, one
Deadline for advertising is 5 p.m. hwy. miles. $1,100 OBO. Very of a kind. Call Joel at 682-1611
Tuesday prior to the publication
date. Call 682-1611, ext. 7674 for dependable. Call 577-7738. x7352 or page Joel at 539-8334.
more information. FOR SALE: ’67 Mustang. V8-
289, 3-spd manual, factory A/C. SERVICES
Runs great and Y2K-OK! Asking
AUTOMOBILES $3,500 OBO. Call 681-4244. Editing/Proofreading
FOR SALE: ’96 Honda Civic MISCELLANEOUS $6 per hour
EX, 2 dr. coupe, 5 speed, black w/
gray int., loaded, nice car, 46,000 SEEKING: Father with daugh- • Experienced
miles. $11,950. Call 354-6703 or ter to share nice 3/4bedroom • Also Type
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.. home, walking distance to 321-8834
FOR SALE: ’85 Audi 4000, OKCCC. Prefer non-smoker;
fuel injected, 5 speed, $750 OBO. might consider parent with child.
Please call 794-1184. $275 per month, all bills paid + POSITIONS
FORSALE: ’96 Grand Am GT. deposit. Call Michael at 682-9414.
Green/Tan interior, pw, pdl, AM/ SEEKING: Roommate. $210 LearnasyouEarn:
FM, CD, tint, eagle alloys and V-6. per month + half the bills. Located Ideal hours for students at
Only 31,000 miles, excellent con- 2 1/2 miles north of OKCCC. Call FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
dition. $10,000 OBO. Call 713- Ken at 627-2691. MASSAGE CENTER.
2267 or 691-8753. FREE TO A GOOD HOME: Southwest Oklahoma City.
FOR SALE: ’84 Pontiac Female wolf. Please call Tamara Ask for Linda
Parisienne, 4-door, V8, 5.0L, at 634-6647 and leave a mes- 682-9222.
automatic with overdrive. Cold sage.
A/C and new tires. Runs great
and starts every time. $1,000
HOUSEHOLD •Free to OKCCC students
OBO. Call Joe or Nancy, 681- FOR SALE: Wooden bunk and employees with a 7-
4244. bed with mattress, twin double line maximum. See below
FOR SALE: ’86 Honda Ac- bottom with drawers under bot- for an example of a 7-line
cord, Burgundy, AC, AM/FM tom bunk, paid over $600 new, ad.
Cass., new tires, 250K miles. Runs $300 OBO; complete 10-gallon •Rates are as follows for
great and starts every time. $1,500 fish tank with extras, $40. Call all others: $8 for the first
OBO. Call 521-8402. Cheryl at 682-7510(work) or 672- column inch and $1 each
additional line thereafter.
There are 7 lines per col-
S T O P! umn inch. See example
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12 • PIONEER • January 17, 2000 Staff Writer • Becky Gerred • 682-1611, ext. 7675
Parking fines will be given to all violators
runs $5, as does double or search for a parking spot.
“Parking ,” improper parking which “Traditionally the busi-
Cont. from page 1 are indicated with a blue est time of the day is from
outline. just before 9 till 11 am, and
even more expensive. Bourque also said stu- from around 5 till 8 p.m.,”
Tickets for parking in a dents, staff and faculty Bourque said.
fire lane costs $25 or $50 if caught without proper The Safety and Security
the Oklahoma City Police parking sticker also have to Department will be out
Department writes the pay $5. around campus and write
ticket. Parking in handi- Other traffic violations tickets, but they also pro-
capped spots is $50 if is- on campus that might cost vide advice and help if
sued by Safety and Secu- are speeding, going down a needed.
rity or $100 by the city, one-way-street the wrong “We are out there the
Bourque said. direction, reckless and un- first three days of class di-
Parking in a Faculty and safe driving and running a recting traffic,” Bourque
Staff spot, or in a special- stop sign, Bourque said. All said. “We will show the stu-
permit-required parking of these tickets are $25. dents where to find empty
spot, which are reserved for It is smart to make plans parking spots and trying to
regents and the president for arriving in time to make it easier for them.”
Technology includes full online college Photo by Ryan Johnson
“Online ,” New to the college? Need answers? Don’t know where
“The Online College will be of great benefit to to go? Melanee Hamilton and Craig Robinson of OKCCC’s
Cont. from page 1 students, colleges, universities...” Prospective Student Services may have the answers you’re
programs such as elec- —Hans Brisch looking for.
Chancellor of Higher Education The two have set up a booth on the first floor of the main
tronic library databases,
building for the first week of class. Students who may be
allow students to be served
experiencing problems can stop by and get help.
by multiple providers, ex- ments in electronically-de-
pand concurrent enroll- livered courses in 1997- information and share re-
ment opportunities for high
school students, serve col-
1998 alone and they expect
that number to grow.
sources on certain sub-
College president prepares
leges and universities with
programs they can easily
“Changing student needs
and lifestyles now make it
Oklahoma will serve as
the lead state for physics,
to serve another term
import and make available necessary to take educa- while California leads biol-
aquatic activities and was
to their students, and allow tion to the community, ogy, Georgia, business, and “Todd,” awarded Number One site
colleges and universities to home or workplace of stu- North Carolina, teacher
share resources, knowl-
Cont. from page 1 [facility] in terms of quality
dents via technology. education.
and assistance to the ath-
edge, course content, and “The Online College of Each state will also lead
gram manager in the sci- letes.
expertise. Oklahoma can do this in an efforts in its areas as well
ence and business area in “That still fills me with a
“The Online College will accessible and economical as involve faculty from all
1972. great deal of pride,” he said.
be of great benefit to stu- way,” Burgess said. four states in developing
One thing Todd said he Todd said he also appre-
dents, colleges, universities Although the OCO will and reviewing processes,
enjoys most about his po- ciates the opportunity to be
and businesses,” Brisch begin in the spring, it still including standards for ad-
sition at OKCCC is to see part of the growing college.
said. needs a commitment of fi- mission and access.
how large the college’s im- He said the relationships
“It will help students and nancial resources. The states will then share
pact is on the community. among OKCCC staff and
businesses because it pro- The State Regents have this information with fac-
“This work gives me the faculty are unique and have
vides one point of contact requested $8.7 million in ulty in other states.
opportunity to make things been from the early days of
for information concerning their state budget request. “With the Online Learn-
better to help students suc- the college.
distance education.” The funding would be ing Exchange, college fac-
ceed,” he said. Todd also mentioned the
OKCCC as well as other used to develop online ulty will have an extensive
The positive growth and excellency of the Board of
Oklahoma colleges and course registration for stu- and easily-accessible re-
development of the college Regents.
universities will be partici- dents; purchase necessary source for online and mul-
throughout the years prove He said the men and
pating in this establish- hardware, including Web timedia materials,” Brisch
that the college’s mission women serving on the
ment. and application servers; said.
and Todd’s work have a board truly represent the
OKCCC does have online and add new library cata- “This saves time and
great deal of impact on the people within the commu-
classes right now offered log software and databases. money because they do not
lives of the people in the nity and the college greatly
through OKCCC. In addition to the OCO, have to create all of the re-
community. benefits from their work.
However, the OCO will the State Regents also an- sources themselves.
One of his fondest After almost 28 years at
expand on that and will nounced plans to partici- “Students also benefit as
memories of his time at the college and being in his
make classes accessible to pate in a national pilot of- college faculty incorporate
OKCCC is the college’s in- fifth year of presidency , he
more people and areas of fering the Online Learning multimedia into their in-
volvement in the 1989 is still having fun, Todd
interest. Exchange or OLE. struction because the stu-
Olympic Festival. said. He enjoys the work
According to State Re- The OLE will establish dents are encouraged to
OKCCC hosted all and the people at OKCCC.
gents Chairman Bill W. discipline-based communi- access lecture information
Burgess Jr., Oklahoma col- ties online where higher and do class assignments
leges and universities had education professionals online, helping them fur- •It Pays to advertise in the PIONEER•
more than 23,500 enroll- and students can access ther develop their computer