UCO Teacher Job Fair set for Wednesday
The University of Central Oklahoma will present its 2014 Teacher Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Central’s Nigh University Center third-floor ballrooms.
Professional attire is required and attendees are encouraged to bring several copies of their résumé. The event is free and open to anyone pursuing a professional position in education.
More than 50 school districts and educational organizations will have booths at the fair, including Edmond Public Schools, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Broken Arrow Public Schools, Tulsa Public Schools, Midland Independent School District (Texas), Arkansas City Public Schools (Kan.) and the Peace Corps.
Representatives are seeking applicants for a wide range of education certification areas, including administration positions, speech-language pathologists, nurses, counselors, psychologists, psychometrists and library media specialists.
To learn more about this event, contact Central’s Office of Career Services at 974-3346 or visit www.careers.uco.edu.
McAffrey wants to keep government going
State Sen. Al McAffrey is a candidate who will bring fair representation to Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, he said. The Oklahoma City Democrat said he has represented every person regardless of their faith or color of their skin while serving as a member of the Senate District 46 and House District 88.
“For any reason, I was there to listen to your needs and try to help you,” McAffrey said. “I feel like I work for the taxpayer and the taxpayer is my boss. We may disagree on issues, but at least you have a voice.”
Bicycle chairman defends reverse-angle parking
Edmond Bicycle Committee Chairman Fred Richard questions whether people who are unable to perform reverse angle parking should be allowed to drive, he said.
Dr. Brad Fielding was granted a continuance at this week’s Edmond City Council meeting regarding his variance request to omit reverse-angle parking in front of his optometry office at 13 N. University Drive. The new parking lines were added late last year at Fielding’s business after the city opened new bicycle lanes along University. The city cites safety for bicyclists as the main reason for introducing reverse-angle parking. Violators potentially could be ticketed.
Attorney General’s Office offers Consumer Protection Day
The Attorney General’s Office will join consumer specialists, legislators and media representatives on Tuesday for the 2014 Oklahoma Consumer Protection Day. The free event is designed to help Oklahomans avoid fraud, identity theft and scams.
HireLive presents job fair April 10
HireLive will be working with multiple Fortune 500 companies, industry leaders and local businesses bringing candidates and companies together in Denver.
HireLive is a national career service company specializing in sales, retail and management career fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring.
The company will offer job seekers the chance to meet with hiring managers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 10 at the Embassy Suites, 1815 S. Meridian in Oklahoma City. There is free parking.
Participants are encouraged to bring 10-15 résumés and dress professionally for this free job seeking event.
Governors promote workforce training initiative for economic success
Gov. Mary Fallin said states like Oklahoma need to bolster its educational and workforce training efforts to meet the “new minimum” of economic success for America’s 21st century workforce.
She made those comments Friday during her National Governors Association initiative summit at the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City where she was joined by Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Missouri, and Gov. Terry Branstad, R-Iowa.
RCB Bank makes purchases of SpiritBank locations
RCB Bank is expanding its territory in Oklahoma with the acquisition of seven new branches from SpiritBank including its Edmond location at 3823 S. Boulevard.
The bank has entered into an agreement with SpiritBank to acquire branches located in Cushing, Drumright, Edmond, Oilton, Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Stroud. The sale, pending regulatory approval, is expected to be finalized sometime in early May.
Arvest names new Oklahoma City banking president
Ron Witherspoon made the trek from Arkansas to Oklahoma two days and eight hours before his set interview time. The icy, unpredictable Oklahoma weather would not affect Witherspoon’s chance. Witherspoon’s early bird attitude sufficiently demonstrated his character, landing him his dream job on a clear Oklahoma day.
Witherspoon now serves as the new Oklahoma City Arvest president overseeing bank branches in the metro area, including the ones in Edmond.
Ribbon cutting kicks off Insure it Forward
Insure it Forward, at 400 S. Broadway, Ste. 8, recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of its new location. Founder Jim Scheihing has 24 years of experience in health and life insurance as well as employee benefits, and the agents at IIF have a combined 45 years. Scheilhing reports that he sold his first agency when health care reform legislation passed and started IIF with a focus on life insurance and giving back by donating 50 percent of his profits to local charities. “The chaos and confusion during the implementation process of the Affordable Care Act created a need for trained agents to guide people through the health care maze.” For more information, call 405-585-0648 or visit www.insureitforward.com.
Retirement system boards approve management sharing agreement
The Boards of Trustees of the state’s two largest public pension systems have approved a temporary agreement to share the services of OPERS Executive Director Tom Spencer. Under the agreement, Spencer will serve as interim director of the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System as they undertake a national search for a permanent director.
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