State briefs for Oct. 5
Director named for Medical pot authority
The state Health Department announced Thursday that Adrienne Rollins will take over as director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
Rollins is director of health policy, planning and partnerships, and previously worked on preventing tobacco use and increasing health care access. She was part of the Health Department team that planned to implement State Question 788.
The department also announced it has hired as legislative liaison Ashley Scott, who previously worked for Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall.
OSU hosts STEM event for students
Oklahoma State University will host more than 150 junior high and high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics students March 28-30 at the annual Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair.
This is the first year the event will be at OSU. East Central University in Ada had hosted the fair for more than 40 years.
"There has never been a greater need for STEM students in our world, and we welcome this opportunity," OSU President Burns Hargis said in the announcement. "We applaud East Central University for its long and successful run as host."
Students who conduct STEM research can present their findings at one of seven regional fairs across the state. Those who place first, second or third are invited to attend the state-level science and engineering fair, where they will compete to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Phoenix.
For information about donating to support the fair, call Denise Melot at 405-338-8008.
OBU to open enrollment for music classes
The music preparatory department at Oklahoma Baptist University will open enrollment Oct. 15 for the spring semester. Children and adults can enroll in private lessons, ensembles and classes, which begin Jan. 24 on campus.
Private music lessons for all ages are offered in piano, voice, strings, winds, brass and percussion. Lessons are taught by OBU professors, members of professional symphony orchestras and OBU music majors.
Youths may participate in Shawnee Honor Choir (grades 3-7) or Concert Choir (grades 8-12). Students of all ages may participate in the string ensemble and jazz ensemble. Keyboard readiness, keyboard concepts and beginning cello classes also are offered.
For more information and to enroll, go to www.okbu.edu/music-prep, call 405-585-4329 or email email@example.com.
FROM STAFF REPORTS