Bryon Dickens' career path took a turn when the president of Oklahoma City Community College asked him to develop and launch a mentoring program for at-risk students. Dickens, a successful image consultant for professional men and women, never had tackled a job like that. "I committed to one year," he said. It was 2015 and newly installed OCCC President Jerry Steward wanted a program to help the student demographic that was struggling the most: black males.
College to phase out courses at industrial parkJohn McConnel looks at natural gas compressor package during the dedication and reception of the Chesapeake Energy Natural Gas Compression Training Center at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Wednesday September 25, 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The OklahomanYour browser does not support the audio element.
OKMULGEE — Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology will phase out instructional programs offered at the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor because the satellite campus is losing money. The OSUIT Advanced Training Center opened in 2001 to provide advanced technical education and workforce training to the businesses located at the industrial park and the surrounding communities. Officials said they will close the center in two years because of persistent low enrollment.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".