Connors State College http://connorsstate.edu Building Futures One At A Time Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:44:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blues and BBQ http://connorsstate.edu/blues-and-bbq/ http://connorsstate.edu/blues-and-bbq/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:44:55 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6944 BBQ-Blues_digital

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Athletic HOF Winners http://connorsstate.edu/athletic-hof-winners/ http://connorsstate.edu/athletic-hof-winners/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:39:27 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6937 CSC_AthleticHOF_Digital_2014

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Intramural Volleyball Tournament http://connorsstate.edu/intramural-volleyball-tournament/ http://connorsstate.edu/intramural-volleyball-tournament/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:32:14 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6933 volleyball_tourney_9-24-14

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CSC Students Participate in Domestic Violence and Sexual Misconduct Program http://connorsstate.edu/csc-students-participate-in-domestic-violence-and-sexual-misconduct-program/ http://connorsstate.edu/csc-students-participate-in-domestic-violence-and-sexual-misconduct-program/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:11:35 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6929 District Attorney Larry Moore speaks to more than 200 students and community members at Connors State College’s Domestic Violence Awareness program.  Looking on are Muskogee County Court Clerk Paula Sexton, right, and Assistant Director of WISH (Women in Safe Homes), left.

District Attorney Larry Moore speaks to more than 200 students and community members at Connors State College’s Domestic Violence Awareness program. Looking on are Muskogee County Court Clerk Paula Sexton, right, and Assistant Director of WISH (Women in Safe Homes), left.

More than 200 Connors State College students and other guests gathered together on the Warner campus to talk about domestic violence and sexual misconduct.  The growing number of cases being reported in the media of late offered a prime opportunity for CSC leadership to educate students and the public on this growing issue.

The issue of sexual misconduct and violence has become a major factor on college campuses.  Many colleges and universities are being investigated for Title IX issues for failing to adequately address the issue.  All three major universities in Oklahoma have had to deal with Title IX issues with their respective athletic programs within the last year, and OSU is currently under investigation for its handling of an incident last year.

“For years we have had a culture in the United States where sexual assault was often tolerated and there was very little support for the victims of such crimes.  This appears to be changing and in major ways,” said CSC Director of Student Services, Mike Jackson.

CSC President, Dr. Tim Faltyn, began the program by talking about a former student who was killed in an act of domestic violence.

“As the president Connors State College and an avid member of the Muskogee Community, I recognize the need for a change when it comes to Domestic Violence. The death of one of our students, Melinda Shatto, really opened my eyes to this very issue and I wanted to be here today because this has become a personal passion of mine,” Faltyn said.

Participants watched a short video called, “Telling Amy’s Story,” about a Penn State student who was a victim of domestic violence.  The film follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001.  The victim’s parents and co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel share their perspectives on what happened to Amy in the weeks, months, and years leading up to her death.

“I believe it needs to be noted that violence against women is more than cuts and bruises and broken bones.  Women who experience a traumatic event, such as domestic violence and/or sexual assault, often experience effects from the abuse like intrusive memories, flashbacks and generalized fear. These feeling jeopardize the quality of their life for many years after the event,” said Jackson.

Following the video a panel of local experts and advocates in the field of domestic violence gave opening statements and answered questions about violence against women.  Panelists included Muskogee District Attorney, Larry Moore, Muskogee Court Clerk and WISH Board Member, Paula Sexton, Women in Safe Home Executive Director, Evelyn Hibbs, Muskogee City Attorney, Roy Tucker, CSC Chief of Police, James Mendenhall, and Social Sciences Division Chair, Julie Dinger.

“Tonight’s event, and others like this, shows that we recognize the significant achievements that we have made in reducing domestic violence in America,” said Faltyn, “but we need to recommit ourselves to the important work still before us.”

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CSC Students Decide to Sumo Wrestle http://connorsstate.edu/csc-students-decide-to-sumo-wrestle/ http://connorsstate.edu/csc-students-decide-to-sumo-wrestle/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:12:37 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6924 Connors State College students had the opportunity to take out some back to school stress, by sumo wrestling outside the Warner campus cafeteria.  The event was one of many hosted by CSC’s student activities department.

“We offer as many fun events for the students as we can,” said Student Activities Coordinator, Cody Clovis.  “It’s a great way for the students to get involved on campus and to meet new people.”

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Fall Plant Sale http://connorsstate.edu/fall-plant-sale/ http://connorsstate.edu/fall-plant-sale/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:45:59 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6918 September 18th and 25th

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Warner Campus Greenhouse

 

8” potted Chrysanthemums (Red, Orange, Purple,Yellow) $5.00 ea.

Ornamental Kale (Red or White) Swiss Chard(Bright Lights)$4.00 ea

Dianthus, Pansy, & Violas in Deep Six Packs     $2.00 per 6 pack

Buy a tray of six packs and Save!

$10.00 per tray of 36 plants (6-6packs). You save $2.00

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LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, OKLAHOMA! http://connorsstate.edu/lets-talk-about-it-oklahoma/ http://connorsstate.edu/lets-talk-about-it-oklahoma/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:31:29 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6651 LetsTalkAboutIt-Oklahoma_Fall2014_digitalConnors State College’s latest series Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! Making Sense of the American Civil War, will be held at the Muskogee West campus auditorium on select Thursdays this Fall.  Dive into the literature and explore the American Civil War like never before.  Learn what tensions of he late 1800’s lead to the succession of the American south.  Join Connors State College at the Muskogee West Campus and “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!”

 

 

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Connors State College Remembers 9/11 http://connorsstate.edu/connors-state-college-remembers-9-11/ http://connorsstate.edu/connors-state-college-remembers-9-11/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:18:34 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6908 9-11 Memorial Event

American Legion Department of Oklahoma Commander Tim Smith, recently spoke to Connors State College students, faculty and staff about the events on 9/11.

Students, faculty and staff at Connors State College gathered together on September 11, to remember those lost in the tragic terrorist attacks on that day thirteen years ago.   Guest speaker, Tim Smith, who currently serves as The American Legion Department of Oklahoma Commander, encouraged the group to do their best every day and not just when tragedy strikes.

“As we move away from the 9/11 event in years, we sometimes forget the tragedy and loss of that day 13 years ago.  I remember the fear that all Americans felt those first 24 hours as we waited to see what was going to happen next.  I remember, as do many, exactly where I was and what transpired for the first few days and weeks after that,” said Mike Jackson, West Campus administrator and director of student affairs.  “Many of our students don’t know, or forget, the part that so many men and women in service play every day that allows them to go to class or whatever they please without fear. They may not have had to pay the debt but others have for them. The price of freedom has never been free.”

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Sexual Misconduct & Domestic Violence Program Tonight! http://connorsstate.edu/sexual-misconduct-domestic-violence-program-tonight/ http://connorsstate.edu/sexual-misconduct-domestic-violence-program-tonight/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:54:40 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6904 The issue of sexual misconduct and violence has become a major factor on college campuses.  Many colleges and universities are being investigated for Title IX issues for failing to adequately address the issue.  All three major universities in Oklahoma have had to deal with Title IX issues with their respective athletic programs within the last year and OSU is currently under investigation for its handling of an incident last year.  For years we have had a culture in the United States where sexual assault was often tolerated and there was very little support for the victims of such crimes.  This appears to be changing and in major ways.

 

Nationally, the public outcry against the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in response to his acts which showed Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of an elevator, forced the NFL to come up with a more uniform and strict response to domestic violence.  Roger Goodell, the commissioner laid out very strict penalties in response to acts of domestic violence.  First offenses would require a baseline of a six-game suspension, and second offenses could equate to a lifetime ban from the NFL.  Offenses to a pregnant woman or in front of a child would warrant more severe penalties.  Recently, Ray McDonald, who plays for the San Francisco 49’ers allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife.  The new policy initiated by Goodell will be put to its test immediately.

 

The CSC program on the 15th will have a short video called “Telling Amy’s Story.”  It is about a Penn State student who was a victim of domestic violence.  Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy’s Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001.  The victim’s parents and co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel share their perspectives on what happened to Amy in the weeks, months, and years leading up to her death.

 

It should be noted that violence against women is more than cuts and bruises and broken bones.  Women who experience a traumatic event, such as domestic violence and/or sexual assault, often experience effects from the abuse like intrusive memories, flashbacks and generalized fear. These feeling jeopardize the quality of their life for many years after the event.

 

After the video there will be a panel of local experts and advocates in the field of domestic violence who will give opening statements and answer questions about violence against women.  We will open the floor to questions after the video.

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Movie Night http://connorsstate.edu/movie-night/ http://connorsstate.edu/movie-night/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:06:32 +0000 http://connorsstate.edu/?p=6889 Movie Night Panet of the Apes

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