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A comprehensive list of clubs is available through student activities. Clubs are a great way to make connections with people of similar interests on campus. If you do not see a club for you, start your own! All it takes is three prospective members and an advisor. If you can’t find an advisor, Student Activities can help with that too. Once all that is done, the club needs to submit the documents for chartering to Student Activities. That must include the list of prospective members, advisor and membership requirements. For more information, contact Student Activities in Student Center Room 114 or at 733-7376.

One of the best ways to get involved on campus and with the inner workings of campus activities, Student Senate elections are open to students each semester. To apply for fall semester candidacy, contact the Student Activities office. The deadline to apply is August 31 and elections will be on D2L September 5 and 6. Student Senators receive a 12- hour tuition waiver and a one-hour college credit for participation. This year’s executive officers are Elizabeth Larios (Pres.), Zach Lewallen (V.P.), Carson Stramski (Treasurer) and Austin Davis (Secretary). A spring election will fill the four executive positions for the 2013-2014 school year.

• A  merican Indian Association Advisor, Mechelle Aitson-Roessler @ 733-7308. • Baptist Collegiate Ministry Contact John Wilkerson @ 473-4478. • Black Students Association Advisor, Monique Bruner @ 733-7316. • Cheerleading Club Contact Student Activities @ 733-7376 • Chess Club Advisor, Steven Fowler @ 733-7595. • CLT Club (Clinical Laboratory Technology) Advisor, Evelyn Paxton @ 733-7577. • Club Trio Advisor, Amber Mitchell @ 733-7379 • Cyber Security Club Advisor, Ken Dewey 7337977. • Drama Club Advisor, Rick Nelson @ 736- 0364 • Future Criminal Justice Professionals Club Advisor, Arnold Waggoner @ 736-0238. • Go Green Club Advisor, Dr. John Wood @ 7337922. • Hispanic Students Association Advisor, Erica Alvarez @ 736-0271 • Imagination in Motion. Advisor, Terrance Byers @ 733-7573. • Latter Day Saint Student Association Advisor, Brent Fisher @ 736-0265 • Library Club Advisor, Brad Robison @ 733-7402. • Mass Communications Club Advisor, Skip Leckness @ 736-0272. • Mu Rho Alpha Club Advisor, Linda Whaley @ 733-7548. • Music Club Advisor, Emily Robinson @ 733-7427 • NSBE (Nat’l Society of Black Engineers) Advisor, Dr. Wayne Jones @ 733-7316.

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Wellness Center (PE)

Hours: Mon. – Fri. (6 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Sat. (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Closed Sundays and Campus Holidays The Wellness Center provides students and staff with free facility access. When on campus, students can utilize a variety of areas, from free weights to treadmills, from recreational activities such as basketball to volleyball, from an aquatic center with its indoor heated pool (open swim hours posted at aquatics desk) to its whirlpool and sauna. Additionally, a wellness assessment lab offers screenings for body fat and overall physical health. The Center also offers personal training classes that address the common goals of weight loss and body toning. For info, call 733-7350. Raider Dayz August 20 & 2 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Visit the booths for campus organizations and local venues while listening to live music by Attica State and Dante and the Hawks! Monday will see pizza served and Tuesday the Big Truck Taco makes its return to campus!

Rose State Student Theatre Productions (FA) The Rose State Theatre Department has released the 2012-2013 season. Auditions for all plays are open to all RSC students. Agnes of God (September 13 – 16) at H.B. Atkinson Theatre The Wizard of Oz (November 2 – 4) at Performing Arts Theatre Barefoot in the Park (February 14 – 17) at H.B. Atkinson Theatre Short and Sweet: A Ten Minute Play Festival (April 18 – 21) @ Performing Arts Theatre All plays are open to the general public for a $5 admission. Admission is free for senior citizens, RSC students and staff.

• N  TSO (Non-Traditional Students Organization) Advisor, Pam Reynolds @ 733-7418. • Nurses Christian Fellowship Advisor, Genia Wilson @ 736-0335. • Paralegal Association Advisor, Judy Shaw @ 7337460. • Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Suzanne Thomas @ 7337515 or Caryl Gibbs @ 733-7508. • Recreational Sports Assoc. Chris Leland @ 7360304. • Republicans Club Advisor, Dean Fisher @ 7360223 • Sew Savvy Club Advisor, Pam Reynolds @ 7337418 • Sigma Alpha Mu (Science & Math) Advisor, Dr. Adjoa Richardson Ahedor @ 733-7551. • Spectrum Alliance Advisor, Elizabeth Boger @ 733-7521. • Student Nurses Association Advisor, Velmarie Swing @ 733-7352. • Student Senate Advisors Kirby Harzman or Emily Fisher @ 733-7376. • Study Abroad Club Advisor, Reginald Snoddy @ 733-7927. • TEACH Club (Tomorrow’s Educators Advancing Careers Here) Advisor, Linda Tucker @ 736-0219 • VOICE/OIL Club Advisor, Dr. John Wood @ 733-7413. • Veterans Club Advisor, Dr. John Wood @ 7337922. • Wellness Club Advisor, Liz Brown @733-7353 • Wesley Student Fellowship Advisor Dianne Goodloe @ 733-7332.

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August 20, 2012, when students return for the first day of classes, is the most exciting day of the year for the faculty and staff at Rose State College. Teaching and learning is our primary focus; students are our primary concern. The noise, the hubbub, the excitement permeate the campus. Many of you may be confused about where to go and what to do. If so, stop and ask any staff member—faculty, administrator, clerk, receptionist—and you will get assistance. We pride ourselves on friendly service and good information. As many already know, I am retiring at the end of this academic year; thus, I have my last chance to give advice to students. The rules are simple: put classroom learning on your list each day as the first priority and mark it off at the end of each day as completed. Last week I told the leadership students (who had to report a week early) that no one was more surprised than I when I succeeded in my first semester. As a first member of my family to become a college student, I was not sure what to expect. Many of you are in the same situation and have the same trepidation. The secret I discovered for my success is that I did not get behind schedule in any class. I attended every day, I took notes, I read the assignments, and I asked for clarification when in doubt. Try the method; it works! You have available excellent faculty, advisors, counselors, and administrators, who have your best interests at heart. Your best efforts plus their best efforts add up to success. Be responsible to the rules of the classroom; pay attention to college communications about financial aid; avail yourselves of the free tutoring in the Learning Resource Center and the Math Lab. Take joy in learning. Your years in higher education should be some of the best you will ever experience.

Mark Your Calendars! August 29- Couponing Mania workshop in Social Sciences Room 208 at 12:15 p.m. For info, call 733-7334. August 31- Filing deadline for Student Senate candidates. For info, call 733-7376.

My best wishes for your success,

September 1: Auditions begin for “ The Wizard of Oz” at 10 a.m. in the H.B. Atkinson Theatre.

September 5&6- Student Senate Elections via D2L.


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Phi Theta Kappa (SC)

Advisors: Caryl Gibbs (733-7508) Suzanne Thomas (733-7515) Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society based on GPA. The Rose State Chapter’s name is Alpha Eta Alpha. To qualify, students must have completed 12 hours of coursework and achieved a 3.5 GPA. The qualifying student will receive an invitation to join. Benefits of joining include access to potential scholarships and graduation regalia.




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Scan here for access to the Rose State student handbook, or go to rose-a-z#H and click the Handbook(Student) link. You can also pick up a hard copy in the Student Services Building.

A note to students: Make sure to get a copy of the 2012-2013 Catalog if you are a new enrollee this year! The Catalog may change, but the degree sheet from the year you enrolled sticks with you!




As the new school year begins, knowing what resources are available may help jump start the upcoming semester. There are a multitude of resources available on campus for students to utilize. Clubs on campus help students get connected and tutoring and counseling help students through the hardest parts of the semesters. Knowing where and how to get these services and use them is the most important part.




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Learning Resources Center (LRC)

Fall Hours Mon. - Thurs. (7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Fri. (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Sat. (7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Sun. (1 a.m. - 8 p.m.) At the LRC students can find print and non-print resources that will aide in their education. First floor books are for reference only and cannot be checked out, but copies can be made. Also on the first floor, reference librarian(s) are available to assist students in their research. Books, on the second floor, may be checked out. This floor also has an audio/video resource specialist to help with any audio or video needs. Both first and second floors also house computers, which the students may use to search the many online database(s) to which the LRC subscribes. These computers are also available for students to access the internet.





Getting started checklist Get your student ID- Student Services Room 100 Get your parking passAdministration Building; Cashiers window Find a major or career path- Visit Career Services in the Professional Training Center and utilize their Discover program to help find your path. Find your department advisor  Business: Steve Johnson; BS 107; 736-0348; sjohnson@rose. edu  Engineering/Science: Nick Bastani; SM 104-A; 736-0280;  Health Sciences: Linda Reichelt; HSC 101; 733-7545;  Humanities: Rick Woodard; HU 107; 733-7999; rwoodard@  Social Services: Nick Clayton; SS 127; 733-7409; nclayton@ Get Wellness Center accessFront Desk Physical Education and Recreation Building Join a club- Student Activities has a list! Or start your own! Sign up for tutoring- Student Success can help you or visit the tutoring office, first floor of the Learning Resources Center. Volunteer your time: run for Senate or tutor someone!


Map Legend 15th Street News is the RSC newspaper and online news source ( Staffed by student writers and editors, it is our job to get campus news and events out to students and faculty. We always welcome volunteer writers and photographers who wish to submit content. For journalism and photography majors, this is a great way to start building a portfolio! Contact the editor, Chelsea Ratterman, if you wish to volunteer for us at cratterman@rose. edu or FA 110. STAFF MEMBERS Editor in Chief Chelsea Ratterman ( Assistant Editor D.J. Gosnell ( Graphic Artist Michele Penix Secretary Carol Benefee ( Coordinator of Student Publications Julie Lesko-Bishop ( Computer Tech Scottie Seger ( Letters to the Editor The 15th Street News welcomes and encourages letters to the editor. Letters should be maximum 300 words and are subject to editing for obscenity, clarity and space. Submissions must include name, title, major, classification and phone number. 15th Street News reserves the right to not publish submitted letters. Letters may be emailed to the editor [], hand delivered FA 110 or sent by mail to: 15th Street News, Rose State College, 6420 SE 15, Midwest City, OK 73110. Letters must be typed. Policies The 15th Street News is published as a weekly newspaper and designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions

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without censorship or advance approval. Columns, commentaries and letters to the editor are personal opinions of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of 15th Street News or other students, faculty or administrators of the college. Anyone having a complaint may call the editor in chief, 733-7400, or the Student Publications Board chairperson, Dr. Kent Lashley, 733-7490. 15th Street News is a member of OCMA, OPA, ACP, Great Plains Journalism Association and the Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Pro Chapter. This publication is printed by the Edmond Sun, issued by RSC and authorized by the Coordinator of Student Publications. RSC, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.

AB: Larry W. Nutter Administration Building HU: Russell Vaught Humanities Building SS: James F. Howell Social Sciences Building ET: Engineering Technology Building LRC: E. T. Dunlap Learning Resources Center LH: Lecture Hall SM: Henry Croak Science and Math Building BB: George Epperly Business Building AT: H. B. Atkinson Theatre FA: John Miskelly Fine Arts Building PE: John Garrett Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building / Aquatic Center SC: W. P. Bill Atkinson Student Center SB: Don S. Reynolds Student Services Building CD: Child Development Laboratory Center UC: The University Center (UCO) CC: Communications Center CL: Tom Steed Community Learning Center HE: Health / Environmental Science Building HA: Health Sciences Annex PTC: Professional Training Center HC: Health Sciences Center

Financial Aid Information and Office Hours (SB) Mon. - Tues. (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.), Wed. - Thurs. (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Located in the Student Services Room 200, the Financial Aid office assists students in locating grants and loans for which they qualify. A requirement for filing for aid is to have completed the Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is completed using the student’s and parent’s federal tax forms. Students can call the financial aid office for assistance in filling out this form at no cost. Identify Rose State on the form to receive the financial aid reports by using the federal school code 009185. Students are encouraged to fill out applications from January – March for aid. The earlier the application is received the better chance a student has of receiving the aid.

Student Success Center (SB) and Lab (SC)

Center Hours: Mon. - Fri. (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or by appointment Lab Hours: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Both are closed on weekends The Student Success Center and Lab provide important resources and connections to students. The Student Success Center, located in Student Services Room 106, helps connect students with important campus resources such as tutoring and counseling as well as providing workshops for helpful hints to survive college life. The Lab, located in Student Center Room 111, provides the PLATO tutorials that assist students in improving their COMPASS scores. The Lab also helps students succeed at using D2L, OASIS and their RSC email account. The Lab provides additional support by connecting students with peer mentors.

Tutoring Center and Fall Hours (LRC)

Office Hours Mon. - Thurs. (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Tutoring Hours Mon. - Thurs. (8 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Sat. (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Sun. (1 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Each student may take up to two hours per week per subject of free tutoring. Students must notify the tutoring center and their tutor ahead of time if they are going to miss a tutoring session. If a student misses two tutoring sessions they can be dropped, even if prior notification has been given. For more information, please call the LRC at 733-7417.

Academic Labs and Fall Hours

Math lab at 733-7929 Science and Math room SM 121 Writing lab at 733-7384 Humanities (HU)104 The academic labs provide students a place to go and get individual assistance. Students can checkout videos, books, or calculators. Textbooks may also be available for students to use in the various labs. The Math lab is for individualized assistance with math classwork and concepts. The Writing lab provides students assistance on papers and writing projects. The Language Lab is for students who need assistance with foreign language classes. The Reading Lab helps students improve their reading skills.

Veteran Affairs (SB)

Fall Hours: Mon. - Tues. (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)* Wed. - Thurs. (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)* Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)* VA trained specialists are available to help students that are looking to utilize the various GI Bill chapters entitlements from military service. They are located in rooms SB 100S and 100T and can be contacted at 733 7326 *Monday - Friday during the schools extended hour’s timeframe

Extended Academic Programs (FA)

For more in depth academic learning, students can participate in the Service Learning or Honors Programs. The Honors Program offers students the opportunity to develop their intellectual potential and become active members of the community. For info on this program, call 733-7394 or go to Fine Arts Room 117. The Service Learning Program is a teaching method that allows students to utilize what they’ve learned in practical use in the community. For more info on this program, call 733-7346.

Testing Services and Fall Hours (LRC)

Academic: Mon. - Thurs. (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Sun. (1 - 7 p.m.) Placement: Mon. - Tues. (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) Wed. - Thurs. (8 a.m.- 6 p.m.) Fri. (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) Students who have missed a test, or need to retake a test, can go to the Academic Testing Services office located in north end of the LRC. The student must arrange with the professor to take the test in the testing office and need to bring their Student ID. Students who arrive within half an hour of the Testing Services closing hours will be turned away. Placement tests, such as the COMPASS and CLEP tests, are conducted in the Testing Services office, room 210 of the Student Services building.

Disability Services (SB)

These services are for those students requiring additional help or specific aids in navigating toward the bigger brighter tomorrow. The Services for Students with Disabilities office is located in LRC 125, 733-7407. Students wishing to take advantage of these services need to bring in their documentation and class schedule. Be sure to start the process early, preferably before classes begin. These services are provided based on the requests of the student and by the accommodations needed for the different classes.

Career Services (PTC)

Looking for a job? The RSC Career Services has a directory of off- campus employment opportunities for those looking for part-time or full-time employment. Career Services also assists in resume creation, interview techniques and job search skills. The Discover program the center offers can help a student decide on a career and/or major by obtaining more info on their chosen field. The program gives guidance on careers based on an individual’s abilities, values and interests and gives them more in-depth info on specific careers. The Career Services office is located in the Professional Training Center’s Room 134A and can be contacted at 733-7488.

Professional Counseling (SB)

Fall Hours: Mon. - Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) The Special Services Room 101, provides students, faculty, and staff with short-term counseling for those who may be having issues with study, life, depression, anger, or grief. These professionals will help you learn coping skills to help you make the most of your education. For information contact 733-7373.

Online Login Information

Rose State College has a comprehensive list of all the online accounts provided to RSC students posted at The OASIS program allows students to view financial and academic records. The D2L program lets students participate in classes and access assignments posted by the professor. The student’s RSC email account and computer access across campus is activated after enrollment is completed .To login to OASIS, D2L, and campus computers, a student’s username is the first initial of their first and last name, followed by their student ID (i.e. JD0258698). The initial password is the student’s birthday in the format MMDDYYYY. To login to the student email the username is with the password being the student’s birthday in the format MMDDYYYY. Passwords must be changed every six (6) months. The system administer will notify you when the password change is due. OASIS access: D2L access: RSC student email access:


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