Dr. Charlie Clark to speak on the election process

By Kelly Gamble

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Dr. Charlie Clark

Dr. Charlie Clark of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Idabel, Oklahoma will be presenting “The Election Process: Understanding the Basics on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The sixty minute presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.in the auditorium at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, McCurtain County campus in Idabel, Oklahoma and is free to the public.

In an election year, it is more important than ever for citizens to understand the structure and procedures of American elections. “The Election Process: Understanding the Basics” is a non-partisan, informational presentation meant to introduce new and experienced voters to important aspects of the election process. Dr. Clark will discuss several subjects including: registration, the function of election boards, primaries and caucuses, the Electoral College, and representation at the local, state and federal level. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and attendees will be provided with a contact sheet of representatives, as well as information on registering to vote in the state of Oklahoma.

About Dr. Clark

Dr. Clark grew up in Idabel, Oklahoma, and enlisted in the United States Army following his graduation from high school. He served for six years as Military Police and was stationed in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Following his service, he joined the Enterprise, Alabama Police Department and retired after thirty years holding the rank of Police Captain. He holds a Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and a doctorate in Jurisprudence from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law. Dr. Clark has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University since 2014.

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ELED Students Attend Symposium

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Dr. Barbara McClanahan (left) and MCC ELED students Amanda Roberts Rae, Shayna Buckner, Dorthea Smith, and Nicky Slabaugh attended the 12th Annual Bill Martin Jr. Memorial Symposium at the Texas A&M University – Commerce campus.

Four ELED students traveled to Commerce, TX, on April 7 to attend the 12th Annual Bill Martin Jr. Memorial Symposium. The Symposium provides access to quality, practical professional development for teachers in a mini-conference format.

This year’s featured speaker was children’s poet Brod Bagert, who often accompanied Bill Martin, Jr., on his national speaking tours.

The Southeastern students attended sessions on classroom management, reading strategies, technology and the use of electronic games for learning, and using literacy in physical education. They all reported a number of useful “take-aways” from their day on the Texas A&M-Commerce campus and are already looking forward to the 13th Annual Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium.

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