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Redlands Community College Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2016

  • State Conference: Redlands Community College hosted the Ninth Annual Oklahoma Service-Learning Conference on Oct. 28. It was the largest conference to date, featuring presentations on academic service-learning projects from faculty who work at colleges and universities throughout the state.

    According to Campus Compact, a coalition of more than 1,100 colleges and universities in the United States, “Service-learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community.”

    The conference also brought together more than a dozen community partners, including El Reno Public Schools, Fort Reno, Veterans Upward Bound, CART House and Canadian County CASA, to voice their needs and connect with faculty and academic programs to develop ideas for meetings those needs in the community.

  • Dr. Temple Grandin Visit: Redlands Community College is preparing to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in our Conference Center for a dinner and evening presentation on autism and the integration of students with autism on college campuses. Josh Hargis with Agvocates will also be speaking on his organization’s efforts to work with students with special needs. Cost is $10 per person; Swadley’s is catering the meal. Those interested are encouraged to pre-register by Nov. 9 at

    Dr. Grandin, who could not speak until she was three-and-a-half years old, is now recognized as the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.

  • Indian Taco Day: The Native American Student Organization at Redlands Community College will host an Indian Taco Sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Redlands Student Center. This is a fundraiser for the student organization.

  • New Computer Lab Coming: At their regular meeting on Oct. 20, the Redlands Board of Regents approved a request to spend $80,000 to construct one, 40-seat computer lab in the Arts and Sciences Building. The lab will feature 40 Dell computers – making it the largest classroom/computer lab on the Redlands campus. The lab will primarily serve as a Math Lab for students taking Algebra and Quantitative Reasoning courses.

  • Weapons and Gun Policy Approved: Also at their regular meeting on Oct. 20, the Redlands Board of Regents approved a “Weapons, Firearms, Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives and Dangerous Chemicals” policy. The policy states that “no person is allowed to possess, display, or use firearms, weapons, ammunition, or fireworks on campus at any time.” It further defines these categories and includes procedures allowing an on-duty police officer to carry a firearm on campus.