Edelman to speak at OCU
Civil rights activist and longtime children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman will give a free speech at Oklahoma City University. Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at the Wellness and Activity Center at OCU. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. A graduate of Yale Law School, she was the first black woman admitted to The Mississippi Bar and served as the director for law and education at Harvard University. She worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Martin Luther King Jr.
Educator named to STEM board
An Oklahoma woman was recently elected to the board of directors of the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education. Linda Atkinson is the associate director for K12 Partnerships at the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, which is based at the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on technology-enriched learning, technology and school reform and science learning. The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education is a national group that resources and supports science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM).
LGBT summit set at UCO
The Equality Network Institute has announced details of the 2013 Oklahoma LGBT College Summit. The one-day conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) college students will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Students will learn about advocacy, media and other issues. Registration is free and includes lunch and a T-shirt. To register, go to tinyurl.com/2013CollegeSummit.
OCU program accredited
The major nationwide teacher education accreditation body recently accredited the education department at Oklahoma City University. The process for accreditation with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education began five years ago. OCU passed every requirement in the review criteria: candidate knowledge, skills and professional dispositions; assessment system and unit evaluation; field experiences and clinical practice; diversity; faculty qualifications, performance and development; and unit governance and resources. The department offers certification programs in early childhood, elementary, secondary and PK-12 education.