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October 2013

The ICC has had 70 participants start the training process to complete Microsoft Office Certification. 13 graduates are currently employing their newly certified Office skills at various local businesses and community organizations.

September 2013

The ICC recently completed a nine-week training class for an adult group the Lend-a-Hand non-profit organization. Topics covered included: Microsoft Word, Email, Photo Editing and Movie Making and Web-based applications including Google Earth and online genealogy. The Lend-a-Hand Parent Child Center has numerous informational and intervention programs designed to eliminate child abuse in Oklahoma.

The ICC has started a new ten-week training class for senior citizens of the Reding Senior Center of the Oklahoma Housing Authority. This dynamic senior group is learning how to work in Windows, make a flyer in Word, communicate with family via email and Facebook, and edit photos and movies.

Dr. Veronica McGowan will present a technology session on KidPix Digital Storytelling and Movie Making at the 2013 Oklahoma Technology Association’s Encyclo-Media Conference on October 1-2 in Oklahoma

Finally, the ICC is excited to bring three half-time and two seasonal Americorps Oklahoma positions to our campus. Senior Brittany Delgado and freshman Mary West will be serving adults by providing assistance with job skills in the Oklahoma-in-Action program while sophomore Colin Ferguson will be serving youth as part of the Oklahoma Serves program. Other part-time positions will be employed to serve youth in our 2014 Summer program.

 July 2013 

The ICC is thrilled to start a 10 week training class for adults at Shartel Towers of the Oklahoma Housing Authority. The students have been busy learning how to use the touchpad and a flash drive.

The ICC welcomes new partner, Lend-A-Hand Parent-Child Center. We can't wait to visit the center to teach seniors computer basics such as email, Word and Google Earth!

We're taking our guest speakers on the road with us! Many thanks to Coupon Princess Shannon Snow http://couponprincess.net/ of Savings Nation https://www.facebook.com/SavingsNation for joining us at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Woodson Park Senior Center to tell community members how to save at the grocery store and pharmacy by using online coupons.

Dr. McGowan becomes President of the Special Interest Group of Computing Teachers for the International Society of Technology in Education at the ISTE 2013 Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

June 2013

The ICC recently completed a training programs for senior citizens at the Woodson Park Senior Activity Center of the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation program. Participants learned how to use the mouse and keyboard, created email accounts, learned how to create a letter and flyer, visited our state capitol and the White House via Google Earth, created a retail spreadsheet, made an iMovie about themselves, and participated in Web-based activities. All participants were receive a certificate documenting their experience in the Computer Basics training.

An adult group from Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church also completed a similar training program. Congratulations to “graduates”: Mickey Partridge, Laura Reed, Robert Partridge, Loyce Dixon, Narva Crayton, Renee Roberts, Mary Bonner, Bev Benson, Bennie Surratt, Cleatus Thomas, Margaret Senter, Liz, Frost,  Dorris Burleigh, Lonetta Nolen and many thanks to Doreen Miles-Williams for organizing the program.

The Intergenerational Computer Center at Oklahoma City University has been providing a temporary home to a community college program that sustained damage during a tornado. The Oklahoma City Community College Career Transitions program, which is co-sponsored by the state Department of Human Services, helps parents obtain job skills, education, and experience to be competitive in the labor market.

The ICC has recently welcomed two programs of a new partner, the Urban League. The Urban League has "adopted" an eighth-grade history class of Douglas Middle School. Participants have researched the Urban League and famous African American Oklahomans and are compiling their research into various multimedia formats. Also, the McDonald's YES Academy will visit the ICC in July to develop their computer literacy skills.

May 2013

The ICC recently completed a training program for adults at the Dynasty Care Adult Day Care facility in Del City. Participants learned how to use the mouse and keyboard, created e-mail accounts, learned how to create a letter and flyer, made an iMovie about themselves, and participated in Web-based activities.

The ICC hosted more than 450 high school students as part of the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma's Powering the Possible Program, sponsored by a grant from Dell. The participants toured the OCU campus, learned about higher educational opportunities and culture and blogged, tweeted, and posted materials about their experience.

 April 2013

The ICC welcomes new community partners: Toastmasters, Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Penn Avenue United Methodist Redemption Church.

March 2013

The ICC was pleased to be part of the Cleveland and Linwood Elementary School's Intersession Program. Kids learned how to use the Kerpoof website to greate a story and movie based on the story.

The mobile van has taken it's longest trip to date - to an iCivics event for social studies teachers in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

The ICC is pleased to host and participate in the 2013 Oklahoma City Kickoff of the Girl Scouts Who Code! events, scheduled for various dates in March. Girls will learn the basics of computer coding, earn badges for website design, make apps and movies, code scratch projects, and program robots. Please visit Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma's website (http://www.gswestok.org/) of you'd like to register your daughter for one of these events. In addition, the ICC is excited to participate with the Girl Scouts in a new project, sponsored by the Dell Corporation, which is designed to create digital public service announcements for healthy lifestyles.

February 2013
The ICC is pleased to host two events for the Oklahoma Center for Non Profits: a Writing Event and a QuickBooks training event during the spring semester.

 On March 22nd, the ICC is hosting a training event for a new partner, the Cherokee Nation.

 For the second year, the ICC will be hosting the Oklahoma Bar Association , Law Related Education Department’s iCivics program for area social studies teachers on April 4th.

The ICC has kicked off new mobile lab programs for the Woodson Park Senior Center of the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, for the Sanctuary Homeless Shelter sponsored by Catholic Charities, for the Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services in Midwest City, and for the Sunbeam Family Services Homeless Shelter.

 January 2013

 On January 31st, the ICC hosted the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and over 60 high school counselors for an all-day training event.

 December 2012

The ICC served as donation point for the Toys for Tots program.

The ICC will host Single Parent Support Networks Annual Holiday Party on December 15th. Parents will be attending computer sessions, craft sessions and beauty sessions at this event.

The ICC is honored to be featured in Metro Family's December 2012 issue. 

November 2012
The ICC’s focus this month will be on job searching and resume and cover letter improvement.

11/05/12
Kimberly Folkes, the Adult Career Services Coordinator from ResCare Workforce Services, will tell us about services offered through the Workforce Oklahoma-Reno Center and will assist community members in their job searching skills.

11/20/12
Justeen Cosar, a Job Developer at The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) (www.teem.org), will join us to tell us about the services offered by TEEM to help members of the community in their job search and resume building.

October 2012

The ICC is participating in OCU's United Way fundraising events. Stop by and see our decorated pumpkin and door.

The ICC welcomes Webster Elementary to our site to conduct their Benchmark testing.

Y-Achievers will begin work at the ICC, learning resume and job search skills for future workplace success.

10/1/12
The ICC begins visits to our new partner, Union Baptist (unionbaptist.net), to offer free classes to children and young adult groups.

10/1/12
Dr. McGowan becomes a mentor to a promising McNair Scholar. Find out more about the program here: http://mcnairscholars.com/

10/16/12
Author and publisher Lucinda M. Thierry Riles from Made By Me Publications http://www.madebymepublications.com/ will present a free seminar on How to Publish a Book.

September 2012

The ICC offers regular classroom instruction to 5th and 6th graders at Gatewood Elementary http://okcs.gatewood.schooldesk.net/ and Positive Tomorrows (http://www.positivetomorrows.org/).

9/17/12
The ICC sponsored a community event to help senior citizens create and explore their online Social Security Administration website. Thank you to all the attendees for their participation.

9/20/12
Dr. McGowan will present her paper "Developing the Applicant Pool in the Strategic Recruitment of Assistive Technology Professionals" at the October 2-3 OTA Learning Technology Encyclo-Media Conference.

9/21/12
The ICC forms new relationships with YWCA Oklahoma City (“Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women”) http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=djIMI0POKvG&b=4818621, AmeriCARE OneSource americareonesource.com/Home_Page.html, and Oklahoma Teachers Continuing Education.com.

9/24/12
The ICC unveils new improvements to our website; a big thank you to OCU Web Content Coordinator Brian Byrne.

August 2012

The ICC conducted professional development for teachers at Positive Tomorrows Charter School (http://www.positivetomorrows.org/) and Santa Fe South Middle Schools (http://www.santafesouth.org/).

The ICC participates in First Baptist's (http://www.fbcokc.org/) Movie Night for kids, offering free instruction in iMovie.