Oral Roberts University , based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the United States, is an interdenominational, Christian, comprehensive liberal arts university with an enrollment of about 3,335 students. Founded in 1963, the university is named after its late founder, evangelist Oral Roberts.The school fronts on South Lewis Avenue between East 75th Street and East 81st Street in South Tulsa. Sitting on a 263-acre campus, ORU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools , and offers over 60 undergraduate degree programs along with a number of masters and doctoral degrees. ORU is classified as Master's University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. ORU was also ranked as one of 123 institutions in the 2012 "Best in the West" regional list produced by The Princeton Review. Wikipedia.
News Article | December 15, 2016
The International Nurse Association is pleased to welcome Lindsey Williamson, RN, BSN, Registered Nurse to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Lindsey Williamson holds two years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially medical/surgical intensive care and geriatric nursing. Lindsey is currently serving patients at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lindsey Williamson’s career in nursing began in 2016 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Oral Roberts University. She has served as Lead Nurse on mission trips to Brazil and Russia from 2014 to 2016. Lindsey attributes her successful career today to her faith in purpose. She feels God has been really good to her, and brought her to a school with gain a good education giving her a good outlook on how to serve people. Learn more about Lindsey Williamson here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134360/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
News Article | November 23, 2016
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the 2016-2017 Best Online Counseling Degree Programs in the nation. A total of 34 schools across the U.S. made the list, which was determined by comparing a variety of value-based statistics and educational outcome data from each school. Top finishers include the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Amridge University, University of Cincinnati and the University of Alabama. "With many opportunities to specialize and grow a meaningful career, counseling is a niche field these schools are making an extra effort to maximize student success in,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "From financial aid to placement services and overall affordability, these schools are providing the best overall combination of value and quality for counseling students in the nation.” To qualify for a spot on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings schools must meet several basic requirements. Colleges must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution. Two-year schools must offer tuition under $5,000 per year for in-state students, while four-year schools must offer tuition under $25,000 per year for in-state students. From there, the site analyzes and compares a variety of qualitative and quantitative data points, tuition costs and more to come up with final scores and ranks for each school. An alphabetical listing of schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Counseling Degree Programs list can be found below. For more details on data and methodology used to score each, visit: The Best Online Counseling Degree Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017: Amridge University Bellevue University Brescia University California State University - East Bay Colorado State University - Fort Collins Crown College Indiana Wesleyan University Mercy College Mid-Atlantic Christian University Mississippi College Missouri State University - Springfield National University North Dakota State University - Main Campus Northwestern State University of Louisiana Ohio Christian University Oral Roberts University Oregon State University Pacific Oaks College Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Spring Arbor University The University of Alabama The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Thomas University Union Institute & University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arizona University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Houston-Victoria University of Maine at Augusta University of North Dakota University of Wisconsin - Stout Utah State University Viterbo University Western New Mexico University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Carousel Industries, a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services and cloud solutions, today announced it has received the 2016 Eduventures Innovation of the Year Award along with its client, Oral Roberts University (ORU). This prestigious award was given to ORU and strategic technology partners on October 24 at a ceremony in Boston to recognize creative use of technology to enhance student success at colleges and universities. This program was created to showcase the achievements of individuals and organizations that share Eduventures' vision for generating improved outcomes through innovative programming that supports critical areas of an institution. Since 2014 Carousel has been a strategic partner to ORU with enterprise-wide networking, Wi-Fi, and educational technologies, leveraging new paradigms to reach the world with ORU's "whole person education." The result of this partnership led to ORU trademarking a new concept called ORU Geovision™ technologies, which have successfully delivered a global vision to reach the world with its award-winning "whole person education.” Carousel has delivered campus-wide innovation to numerous colleges and universities in the past decade, but few have been more exciting and impactful than the development of this world-class initiative at ORU. ORU's Geovision™ technologies started with the concept of simplification and integration by using wearable watch technology, Wi-Fi analytics, telepresence robots with streaming media, state-of-the-art digital classrooms, and augmented and virtual reality. The outcome of this collaborative work produced a streamlined technology ecosystem that allows all global citizens to engage in ORU's digital networked campus as "One Campus," which can transfer education and people around the world at the speed of light through the integrated ORU Geovision™ technology design. Carousel has collaborated with ORU on this multi-faceted initiative and helped to ensure that students have access to some of most innovative technologies in the world. Among the most impressive achievements that Carousel has helped ORU to attain include an 80 percent retention of its freshman class, the greatest three years of student growth, and a 40 percent efficiency improvement across the university's IT department. "Without Carousel Industries working side-by-side with ORU during the last two years, it is clear we would have taken twice as long to accomplish this initiative," said Michael Mathews, overall designer of ORU's Geovision™ technologies and ORU's CIO. "Carousel's insights, leadership and corporate team of experts have propelled ORU into an elite category of student services through Wi-Fi. Without Carousel, our wearable watch integration into the education system, telepresence, and Global touch into all the world would not be possible. This prestigious award is evidence that we have picked winning partners like Carousel." "We are pleased and honored to receive Eduventures 2016 Innovation Award along with our long-time client, Oral Roberts University," said Jim Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer, Carousel. "The ‘One Campus' vision developed and implemented by Mike Mathews and his team both locally and globally is truly impressive and has set the gold standard in distance learning. Seeing our services and technologies help expand ORU's reach to educate students globally–using the most advanced tools, including virtual reality, advanced video, and mobile platforms–has been particularly gratifying." About Eduventures Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. About Oral Roberts University (ORU) ORU offers more than 65 undergraduate majors, as well as 14 master's-level programs and two doctoral degrees. Faculty members educated at the nation's top graduate schools serve as academic, professional and spiritual mentors to students. ORU continues to redefine what it means to be a leading Christian university by embracing a globalized format at home and abroad. The Tulsa campus is home to students from all 50 U.S. states and 90 international countries. ORU and its students also deliver the Whole Person distinctive to all inhabited regions through distance learning, study abroad, educational partnerships, missions and outreach work, all anchored in a Christian worldview via http://www.oru.edu. About Carousel Industries Carousel Industries is a recognized leader in helping organizations evolve the way they communicate and orchestrate the flow of information throughout their networks. Carousel enables clients to connect and collaborate the way modern IT users demand and advance from their current network infrastructure to meet tomorrow's standards. With deep expertise across a vast portfolio of communication, network, and security technologies, Carousel is able to design, implement, and support solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer. By offering professional and managed services with flexible deployments in the cloud, Carousel ensures clients achieve agility and utilize technologies in the way most effective for their business. Founded in 1992, Carousel serves more than 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator, managed services and cloud solution provider – including the Inc. 500/5000, Healthcare Informatics 100, and CRN MSP Elite 150. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, Carousel has more than 1,400 employees based in 27 offices - with three Network Operating Centers nationwide.
News Article | October 28, 2016
rSmart® is pleased to be named a recipient of the 2016 EDUVENTURES Innovation of the Year Award with Oral Roberts University (ORU). This prestigious award was given to ORU and strategic technology partners who have demonstrated creative use of technology to enhance student success at colleges and universities. Since 2015, rSmart has been a strategic partner with Oral Roberts University to leverage new paradigms to reach the world with ORU’s whole person education, including rSmart’s OneCampus service discovery portal. The net result of this partnership led to ORU trademarking a new concept called ORU Geovision™ technologies; providing a global vision to reach the world with their award winning whole person education. OneCampus is a cloud-based solution that helps users discover services relevant to them and provides administrators valuable user feedback to facilitate further service discovery without a large financial or IT manpower investment. rSmart has provided campus-wide innovation to hundreds of colleges and universities over the past 15 years, but few projects have been more exciting than the development of this world-class initiative. ORU’s Geovision™ technologies are fronted by rSmart’s OneCampus application which served as ORU’s digital concierge service for all students. The outcome of this collaborative work produced a streamlined technology ecosystem that allows all global citizens to engage in ORU’s digital networked campus as ‘One Campus;’ which can transfer education and people around the world at the speed of light; through the integrated ORU Geovision™ technology design. “We celebrate this award with ORU from many perspectives, but mainly the fact that students enjoy some of the most innovative technology in the world from the OneCampus platform,” said rSmart CEO, Tony Potts. “rSmart’s partnership with ORU is indicative of the superior, innovative solutions that education technology companies such as rSmart, and exceptional providers of world-class education such as ORU, can provide to our student body. ORU retains 80% of their freshman, has had the greatest two years of student growth, and an IT department that is 40% more efficient through rSmart’s OneCampus approach.” Michael Mathews, overall designer of ORU’s Geovision™ technologies and ORU’s CIO, states “Without rSmart’s OneCampus solution it is clear we would have taken twice as long to accomplish this initiative. Their insights, leadership, and corporate team of experts have leaped ORU into an elite category of student services through OneCampus. Without rSmart, the entire breadth and depth of our innovation technologies would not be seamlessly integrated into the education system and have the Global touch into all the world. This prestigious award is evident that we have picked winning partners like rSmart.” About Oral Roberts University “ORU offers more than 65 undergraduate majors, as well as 14 master's-level programs and two doctoral degrees. Faculty members educated at the nation's top graduate schools serve as academic, professional and spiritual mentors to students. ORU continues to redefine what it means to be a leading Christian university by embracing a globalized format at home and abroad. The Tulsa campus is home to students from all 50 U.S. states and 90 international countries. ORU and its students also deliver the Whole Person distinctive to all inhabited regions through distance learning, study abroad, educational partnerships, missions and outreach work, all anchored in a Christian worldview.” Via http://www.oru.edu About rSmart For more than 15 years, rSmart has been changing the way higher ed thinks about technology by delivering solutions that reduce costs, improve productivity, and simplify the user experience. The OneCampus product is a lightweight, mobile-friendly technology that makes finding campus services faster and easier than ever. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more, visit https://www.rsmart.com.
News Article | November 10, 2016
Carousel Industries, a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services and cloud solutions, today announced it has recently received the ‘Top Solution Selling Provider of the Year’ Award in the United States and Canada category from Extreme Networks, Inc. during its Global Partner Summit in Orlando, FL. Carousel earned the award by successfully partnering with Extreme to apply innovative technology solutions, and by achieving key measurable business outcomes for a growing number of Extreme’s customers in key industries, including higher education, hospitality, and government. One year ago, Carousel received Extreme’s Top National Year-over-Year Growth Award after recording the highest year-over-year growth among Extreme's national partners and tripling its revenue with Extreme in 2015. This year, Carousel received an award in recognition of its ability to consistently partner with Extreme to implement and deploy integrated connectivity and analytics solutions to solve specific business problems for enterprise customers. “The Carousel-Extreme Networks partnership continues to grow and flourish, and I am incredibly proud of all of our hardworking employees who are going the extra mile to meet and exceed expectations of both Extreme and their customers,” said Jim Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer, Carousel Industries. "In enterprise environments, customers demand truly integrated solutions, not point products. This award is very gratifying and signifies the value that Extreme places on our ability to collaborate and help them deliver flexible, innovative and highly reliable network optimization and analytics solutions.” "We’re proud to recognize Carousel Industries with the Top Solution Selling Provider of the Year Award in response to their ongoing commitment to serving as an invaluable partner to Extreme Networks," said John Brams, Director of Sports & Entertainment, Hospitality, Extreme Networks. "At Extreme, we value our partners’ hard work and dedication, and Carousel has gone above and beyond to ensure successful implementations for a growing number of mutual customers.” During 2016 Carousel has continued to deliver business value through large-scale, comprehensive integration projects at new and existing customer engagements using Extreme solutions. In June, Carousel and Extreme completed a pervasive and secure high-density Wi-Fi implementation at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. The companies were tasked with implementing an arena-wide Wi-Fi solution capable of meeting the specific operational requirements that would deliver reliable mobile connectivity for stadium operations as well as an interactive experience for fans. The Sabres deployed Extreme's full connectivity and analytics solutions, which included 450 ExtremeWireless™ access points and wireless controllers, ExtremeManagement™, ExtremeControl™, and ExtremeAnalytics™. These solutions enhance Wi-Fi connectivity, improve game day operations and support mobile services, such as ticketing and concessions. Carousel provided its large-scale sports facility project management, implementation and integration expertise, as well as ongoing on-site support at the arena. Carousel has continued to deliver powerful wireless connectivity to Buffalo’s New Era Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. Using Extreme’s wired and wireless solutions which offer superior visibility and control, Carousel has successfully delivered free, uninterrupted connectivity to the arena’s 71,000+ fans. The companies partnered to dramatically improve the fan experience at the venue. At Oral Roberts University, Carousel collaborated with Extreme to finalize a massive, multi-phase project to deliver wireless connectivity across the school’s 263-acre campus, linking the university infrastructure with students located across the globe. This project is a cornerstone of ORU’s ambitious vision of creating a “One Campus” Global Education Network for distance learning. Completed this fall, this implementation enables students to experience the full breadth of a physical campus anywhere in the world via trailblazing technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, telepresence robots and wearable technology. Carousel Industries is a recognized leader in helping organizations evolve the way they communicate and orchestrate the flow of information throughout their networks. Carousel enables clients to connect and collaborate the way modern IT users demand and advance from their current network infrastructure to meet tomorrow's standards. With deep expertise across a vast portfolio of communication, network, and security technologies, Carousel is able to design, implement, and support solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer. By offering professional and managed services with flexible deployments in the cloud, Carousel ensures clients achieve agility and utilize technologies in the way most effective for their business. Founded in 1992, Carousel serves more than 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator, managed services and cloud solution provider – including the Inc. 500/5000, Healthcare Informatics 100, and CRN MSP Elite 150. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, Carousel has more than 1,400 employees based in 27 offices - with three Network Operating Centers nationwide.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Deborah C. Solomon’s new book, The Deadly Battleground Of The 21st Century Church, ($12.99, paperback, 9781498484787; $6.99, e-book, 9781498484794) explains her belief that every evil working must be exposed and the Church must be united in order for God's Glory to saturate His Church. She stresses to readers that it is now time for the Church to stop hindering the flow of God's Anointing in and through His Church – and clean up all the mess so God can show up. According to the author, God is using her book to address His Church during the perilous times of today. She believes that it is His desire to bring complete order to His Church, especially since His people are in the last of the last days. She concludes that as a result, His Glory will be poured out through His Church all over the earth. “I pray and hope for all readers to be brought to a place of humility before God, and a place of love and forgiveness for all who have fought against them in the Church,” states the author. “Hoping also for a great spirit of repentance from all those in the Church who have fought against their very own brothers and sisters in Christ. Praying for the conviction of the Holy Spirit to saturate the hearts of all, especially those who messed up.” Deborah C. Solomon has been a writer for years. She has always been involved in poetic writing competitions as a child and teenager and young adult and won numerous awards. She also moves in the Prophetic Realm in a very powerful way. According to the author, the Lord speaks to her through dreams and visions and she has always been a woman of "Order." God has birthed her with this capacity to address every state of disorder, in His Church especially. Her name “Deborah” is also representative of the Prophetess and Judge Deborah in the Book of Judges in God's Word. She also loves all people dearly. The author was born and raised in Kingston Jamaica. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology from John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She also holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Oral Roberts University with a pending Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Degree. She also holds a Diploma in Evangelism and Missions from Youth With a Mission World Missionary Organization. She is an Ordained World Evangelist, Licensed Minister and Deliverance Christian Counselor. Deborah has been Ministering in Churches, Conferences, and Seminars in the United States and the Caribbean for the past thirty years. She also operates as the Director and Events Coordinator for a Children’s Charity Organization. Deborah has recently launched a CD, “Loose That Woman And Let Her Go” – a spoken word Musical to be enjoyed by women from all walks of life. She currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Deadly Battleground Of The 21st Century Church through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 194.15K | Year: 2010
The vehicular ad hoc network is one of the key enabling components in Intelligent Transportation Systems that has been developed for safe and smooth driving without excessive delays. A major hurdle in the development of the networks for time-dependent safety-critical services is the lack of established models and metrics. These enable one to determine the effectiveness of the network design mechanisms for predictable quality of service, and allow the evaluation of the tradeoff between network parameters.
This collaborative research project between Oral Roberts University and Duke University analyzes and suggests enhancements of safety-critical services in vehicular ad hoc networks. Several key issues are investigated in the project. First, the project develops stochastic modeling techniques to address some open problems, such as hidden terminal issues and rebroadcast coverage problems in two-dimensional broadcast vehicular networks under typical traffic scenarios. Second, new analytical models are developed for time-dependent analysis of time-critical safety services. Consequently, performance, reliability, and survivability metrics for the safety services are defined and analyzed. Third, new solutions to assure reliable delivery of emergency messages and novel analytical model based cross-layer protocols are designed and studied. Broad impact of the work is that the outcome of this research is deemed to be beneficial to the design and analysis of general mobile ad hoc networks for critical missions. This project creates new collaborative opportunities with the industry. Both graduate and under-graduate level courses are developed to integrate the scientific findings of the project with current teaching activities at the two universities.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: IUSE | Award Amount: 23.78K | Year: 2015
Recognizing the national need for significant improvement in undergraduate STEM education, collaborators from six institutions (Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Marys University, Oral Roberts University, Hope College, Ursinus College, and California Polytechnic University) will explore a new approach to introduce students to authentic research in biochemistry laboratory courses. The project will test the hypotheses that engaging in authentic research will improve students abilities to master key aspects of experimentation (experimental design, data processing and interpretation, and communication of research outcomes) and visualization (use of representations to communicate various aspects of the research process). The project is likely to be transferrable to other institutions, and is an example of a cost-effective way to introduce course-based research into the undergraduate curriculum.
Biochemistry laboratory courses will be redesigned to include modules in which students will integrate computational and wet lab techniques as they characterize proteins whose three dimensional structures are known but to which functions have not been previously ascribed. Because the project is focused on discovery, it is reasonable to expect that some of the students will produce novel results that will contribute to the field of biochemistry. Formative and summative evaluation will address assessment of student learning gains in terms of improved conceptual understanding and visualization of experiments using a validated instrument composed of open-ended and closed-ended questions. Faculty members and teaching assistants will be surveyed and interviewed about their satisfaction with the project, its usability, and the extent to which they see the project as part of their own and their students development. The project team will create and disseminate modules (promol.org) that form the core of a new curriculum for undergraduate biochemistry laboratory courses. The results of the work will be presented at professional meetings, such as the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and submitted to scholarly journals.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 1.15M | Year: 2015
For the 2013-2014 school year, the U.S. Department of Education identified statewide shortages of Mathematics and Science teachers in Oklahoma, continuing the pattern of shortages in at least one of these disciplines that has recurred annually for the past two decades. This Noyce Scholarship program at Oral Roberts University, Math and Science Scholarships for Teaching (MASST), will produce 26 highly qualified secondary math or science teachers from STEM disciplines who commit to teaching in a secondary high-need school. The project will partner with two of the largest school districts in the state of Oklahoma, Tulsa Public Schools, and Broken Arrow Public Schools, as well as the Tulsa Dream Center (a non-profit community center).
MASST Scholars will receive research-based, specialized training in high-need pedagogy that will be in practice throughout matriculation as the Scholars participate in multiple early experiences in high-need educational settings. The program will also support internships for 32 STEM students recruited from both ORU and Tulsa Community College (TCC) who will closely work with high-need students at the Tulsa Dream Center. A community of teacher learners will serve as a support system for the Scholars once they graduate from ORU, providing curriculum and pedagogical support for the new teachers during their induction years. The MASST Program proposes to advance knowledge and understanding within STEM education by applying Hollins research methodology to the secondary areas of science and mathematics to determine if the specialized training in structured dialogue with contextualized practice in high-need schools increases the length of time that graduates teach in high-need schools. Scholars from underrepresented populations will be recruited from current ORU STEM majors and from students at TCC, thereby broadening participation of underrepresented groups.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Hey, manager. You're pretty modern. You don't run your team like a factory assembly line right? But are you puzzled why some team members just don't seem to respond? Here are five tips for updating your management style from David Burkus, author and professor at Oral Roberts University: 1. Don't equate presence to performance. Ever heard people talk about how much work they got done because they stayed home and weren't interrupted? Let employees leave the office for a quiet space when necessary. 2. Limit internal communications. Now that we have so many ways to communicate, we have a glut, and it can become distracting, inefficient and counterproductive. Some companies have found productivity rises when email is banned for small amounts of time or even altogether. 3. Create more informal performance reviews. Instead of Hunger Games-like high stakes performance reviews tied to rankings, give people more frequent sessions of actual feedback on how they're doing, where the only consequences are that they get better at their job. 4. Cultivate alumni networks. People leave jobs all the time, for all kinds of reasons — it shouldn't have a stigma of betrayal. Make people remember you fondly. Having folks out there talking about how it was a great experience working for you can be good for recruiting. 5. Make salaries transparent. Yep. You read that right. Once the novelty of having a salary listed on a person's intranet entry goes away, employees begin seeing it as a benchmark and managers are less prone to favoritism. And at the end of the day, just keep in mind that people want to do meaningful work with talented people. And build your policies from there. Read more about these management tips here: 5 tips to transform your outdated management style Also see: 10 tips for achieving more with fewer resources, from the new book Stretch How to find your next leadership job: 5 tips How to create work-life balance in tech: 7 tips from the C-suite