• School foundation distributes grants to teachers


    Warrensburg – Nine school district teachers received Classroom Impact Grants totaling $7,722 when the Star Patrol, comprised of Warrensburg School District Foundation members, made surprise visits to classrooms. The grants, for special classroom projects and accessories, came from proceeds from the sale of Major Savers cards, and other foundation fundraising efforts. Recipients this year are... • Tracy Sachs, Maple Grove Elementary School, second-grade teacher, received $349 for “Flip for Math,” to provide technology resources created for students and parents to access at home, to instruct students on concepts prior to classroom instruction and to purchase an Apple iPAD for the classroom to serve students unable

  • BRIEF: 'Tor' is software for keeping things online anonymous


    Anonymity online can strike some as scary; what, some argue, do you need to be doing online that requires you to hide your identity if not mischief? In fact, journalists, whistleblowers, activists in censorship-prone countries and people simply hoping to protect themselves from identity thieves may opt to keep their activity private online. One tool for doing that is Tor, which has built a following of millions of users. Tor, built out of the volunteer-driven “ Tor Project,” encrypts data and routes it through hidden servers, shielding the information and its origin from prying eyes. It gained notoriety when NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used it in his communications with journalist Glenn Greenwald. You can download Tor soft

  • NewView Oklahoma sets standards for services for the blind and visually-impaired


    “I will call New View Oklahoma again if my vision worsens so I can keep living independently in my home,” Dorothy said. NewView Oklahoma provides low vision rehabilitation services and employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1949 as the Oklahoma League for the Blind, NewView strives to empower people through its community programs to achieve maximum independence. “Our team helps train individuals to do the things they love again,” she said. “We teach new skills and adaptive technology that allows a person with a visual impairment to cook again, or read books again, or remain living independently in their own home.

  • Vicky Maxwell Davies


    /Vicky Maxwell Davies, a Partner with Boyden UK, asserts in the firm's new Executive Monitor report that clients are engaging in many more Chief Digital Officer searches as a result of developments in big data, mobile and other tech advancements in all industries.

  • 4 cooking secrets to help you bake like a pro at home


    (BPT) - When it comes to food and cooking, Americans are becoming more adventurous and inspired to try new things. They buzz about the latest food trends with friends, share picture-worthy meals on their social feeds, binge on cooking shows and aspire to bring the unique dishes they eat in restaurants or see on TV to their own kitchens, recreating them for the entire family to enjoy. And it’s not just the parents who have become swept up in this cooking revolution. An impressive 93 percent of parents with children 4 to 17 years old report that their kids help out with food preparation at home, according to results of a national survey conducted for appliance maker LG Electronics.

  • KC-centered Animal Health Corridor reaps global recognition


    Ten years after its founding, just how firmly fixed in international awareness is the Kansas City-centered Animal Health Corridor? Monday night, hundreds of people are gathering here, some from around the world, to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary. On Tuesday, hundreds more will attend an investor showcase here of companies on the cutting edge of animal health. No question about it. The 300-mile corridor between Manhattan, Kan., and Columbia, Mo., is firmly fixed as “the Silicon Valley for animal health research and development,” said Sam Al-Murrani, interim CEO of Prommune Inc., a startup working on swine and avian flu vaccines that is relocating to Overland Park from Omaha, Neb.

  • Screen shot: OCCC begins broadcasting National Theatre Live series during Arts Festival Oklahoma

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    During this year’s Labor Day weekend Arts Festival Oklahoma, which annually draws more than 25,000 art lovers to Oklahoma City Community College, the college is launching its foray into National Theatre Live, joining more than 1,100 venues around the world in broadcasting productions from Britain’s world-renowned National Theatre in London.

  • CU-Boulder unveils new mobile safety app

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The University of Colorado is unveiling a new mobile safety application for students and employees as the campus continues to phase out its "blue light" emergency phones. Since last November, crews have removed 10 of the 80 existing emergency phones, which were installed in the mid-1990s all over the Boulder campus so that passersby could report crimes in progress, suspicious persons, medical emergencies or other concerns. The phones are out-of-date, in need of repair and mostly used for prank calls, so CU Student Government leaders began looking for a modern way to replace them.

  • Video Game Haiku Review - "Madden NFL 16"

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Title: Madden NFL 16 Format: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 Price: $59.99 Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: EA Sports ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) The Grade: A- Madden 16 Haiku Review So what is Draft Champs? Madden fantasy football Bye Richard Sherman What’s it all about: The 27th edition of one of gaming’s most popular sports franchises, this series has been one of the most consistent and reliable throughout its history. This latest edition of Madden is full of upgrades and new features that make this one of the best Maddens in recent years. The Good: There are always tweaks and new modes to this franchise but what players get in “Madden 16” is more substantial t

  • Huntsville teacher: "It's been a crazy week, but a good week.'

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The first week of the new school year is one filled with excitement and anticipation for both new and veteran teachers. It’s a week when teachers get to know their students, fellow teachers and become familiar with their new surroundings. For Candice Carroll, a new fourth-grade teacher at Huntsville Elementary, and veteran kindergarten teacher Angel Dowell, their first week of school brought a mixed bag of excitement and nerves. “I was definitely nervous, but I didn’t feel nervous until maybe a week before when we had all the teachers come back. They would talk about our to-do list and I would have some anxiety about that,” Carroll said Thursday afternoon. “It’s been a crazy week, but a good week.

  • Air Force receiver Garrett Brown flying high under the radar

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Garrett Brown doesn't really fly under the radar, he just zigs and zags around it or gets lost on the screen next to much larger targets. The Air Force senior has thrived in this manner. He caught six touchdowns last year - most for a Falcons player since 1972 - and on five of those there wasn't a defender within 5 yards of him. It's easy to understand. Opposing defenses have a checklist of issues that they must consider against Air Force, and chief among them are big fullbacks, the option and Jalen Robinette as a vertical threat on the edge. If safeties aren't already cheating up to help with the run, they're probably eyeing the tight end across the middle.

  • Oklahoma responds to growing need for digital marketing skills with educational opportunities

    Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    As there aren’t many specific digital marketing degree programs, how do colleges prepare students for an online marketing career, and how do longtime professional stay up with the increasing role of digital components in marketing plans? A case for being a digital marketer Just a few years ago, digital marketing was a minor aspect of a company’s larger marketing scheme. As of 2015, digital marketing has become a driver in marketing and PR strategies for most businesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for marketing managers will grow by 13% between 2012 and 2022. Job security for marketing managers also looks positive, as marketing employees are less likely to be laid off

  • Boulder Valley updating schools with innovation in mind

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Boulder Valley schools are getting an innovation makeover. The school district contracted with Minneapolis-based architectural firm Fielding Nair International, which is working with schools this fall as they start working with architects and their communities to design construction projects. The projects will be paid for through the $576.5 million bond issue approved in November, with the 31,000-student district repairing and upgrading all of its 55 schools — including rebuilding three elementary schools. A new K-8 campus in Erie also is included.

  • Centaurus High distributes Chromebooks to freshmen for one-to-web initiative

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Centaurus High freshman Perrin Ahlers was thrilled when her teacher handed her a Chromebook of her own, one she can use in class and at home. "I have two older brothers who also use the same computer at our house," she said. "We have to schedule time, and I can't always get all my work done. It's nice to have my own device that I don't have to share. I'm excited." The Lafayette school recently gave out about 300 Chromebooks to its freshman class, marking the start of its second year of a one-to-web initiative. "We want students to be prepared to lead their own learning," said Principal Rhonda Haniford.

  • CSU-Pueblo celebrates new building

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Colorado State University- Pueblo o_cials lauded the new state-of-the-art General Classroom Building that is now open on campus before participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building Friday afternoon. “This building is dedicated to our primary mission of education and has been designed to address society’s rapidly changing technology needs,” CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare told a crowd of well over 100 who packed into the building’s lobby for the ceremony. The three-story classroom building cost $16 million to build and is located just west of the library and academic resource building.

  • Medical equipment stolen in burglary

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Pricey medical equipment was among the items reported stolen Thursday from a specialty store located on the 900 block of South Santa Fe Avenue. The burglary was reported around 7:30 a.m., according to a police report. A CPAP machine valued at $1,400 and an iPad and Samsung tablet were the items reported stolen. The total value of those items is just over $2,000. There is no suspect information at this time. Arrests Janell Elizabeth Briseno, 35, of the 1200 block of Rio Grande Avenue, was arrested Thursday on a theft warrant. She bonded out of Pueblo County jail on $5,000 bail. Isaias Ramirez-Balle, 42, address not specified, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controll

  • Oklahoma school administrators combat teacher shortages

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    School district administrators struggling to staff classrooms with teachers are offering cash, computers and other perks to keep more from leaving. But some say the incentives are nothing more than temporary solutions to the state's teacher shortage. Clinton Public Schools, for example, will pay teachers a $1,500 Christmas stipend and give them iPads and laptops for personal use when they sign contracts with the western Oklahoma district. "We've had several situations where teachers have left for better opportunities in other districts or better opportunities in other professions," Tyler Bridges, Clinton's assistant superintendent, said Friday during the Oklahoma State School Boards Association conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission reviews other states' opt-outs for smart meters in Public Service Co. of Oklahoma case

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma is seeking approval to charge customers a one-time fee of $183 and $28 per month to opt-out of using its smart meters. After that, the utility's one-time fee for opting out would rise to $261.

  • 2 new phones are serious contenders for Samsung's flagship

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Samsung is looking for the right combination of features to dethrone the iPhone as king of the smartphone world. Where Apple releases one or two models annually — usually in September — Samsung releases new phones almost monthly. Of course, not all new Samsung handsets are aimed at the top of the market, but a few times a year, Samsung takes a big swing. This month brings the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5, which I’ve been carrying for the last week. These two phones are largely the same on the inside. They look alike from a distance, but there are a few differences. Both phones are big. They share a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Pixel density is a very good 518 pix

  • Pentagon Technology

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    U.S. Air Force Colonel Peter Ford, middle, speaks to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate student Sung Tran, left, before an announcement by Defense Secretary Ash Carter at Moffett Field, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Mountain View, Calif. Carter announced that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.