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Tulsa Ballet Breaks Ground on Satellite Dance School in B.A.; Announces $25 Million Campaign

To kick off its 60th anniversary season in 2016, Tulsa Ballet will open the doors to the Hardesty Center for Dance Education, to be located in Broken Arrow, just east of the intersection of Aspen Avenue (145th East Avenue) and New Orleans Street (101st Street). A groundbreaking event was held July 6.

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Indian Education Receives Check

TRIBAL SUPPORT: Cherokee Nation Councilwoman Cara Cowan Watts recently presented a check for $500 to Owasso Indian Education for the support of its annual cultural programming and community outreach efforts. From left are District 13 Councilman-Elect Buel Anglen; Wendy Stokes, with Owasso Indian Education; District 13 Councilwoman Cowan Watts; Owen Hawzipta, with Owasso Indian Education; Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Parent Committee Chair Sherry Patterson; and District 14 Councilman Lee Keener.

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TPS Reduces District Required Tests by Half

Today, Superintendent Deborah A. Gist announced a reduction of the amount of time students at Tulsa Public Schools spend on district-required tests by 54 percent. Dr. Gist made the announcement at a TPS Board of Education meeting, which was attended by teachers who served on the district’s Assessment Study Group. Dr. Gist accepted the group’s recommendations to curb over-testing by reducing the frequency of some tests, eliminating one entirely and by removing the district requirement to implement others. This cut the overall time spent on testing in the district by half.

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Philbrook Director Accepts Top Role with High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Philbrook Director Rand Suffolk announced today that he has accepted the role as Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga. Suffolk, who was selected following an international search, will remain with Philbrook through October 30, 2015 to ensure a smooth transition.

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Tulsa Fashion Week Debuts September 15-19

By TRACEY NORVELL

Get your passport to fashion! The inaugural, annual Tulsa Fashion Week debuts Sept. 15 – 19 set on a course to accelerate Tulsa’s fashion industry.

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Neroli a Key Ingredient in Rejuvenate Night Cream

Neroli oil is one of the most captivating essential oils a person could ever come across. It is believed that Neroli is named for Anne Marie de la Trémoille, the 17th century Italian Princess of Nerola and wife of Prince Flavio of Orsini. She is said to have worn Neroli as a perfume and used it in baths and on everything from linens to scarves and gloves for its wonderful fragrance.

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St. Francis Xavier Church Features Mission Style

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Just before noon several years ago, as I approached the building site for one of my residential projects, my ears rang with upbeat Hispanic music. When I got to the site, the framing crew had a boom box connected to a construction generator along with a grill rapidly cooking an assortment of tasty tamales. The superintendent for this project was bilingual by necessity. Without a doubt, hardworking Hispanics have found a growing niche in Tulsa’s construction industry.

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