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The PoMo Historical by Nick Abrahamson

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Postmodern seems to be one of those words academics love to throw around, while others might see the term at best as nebulous or at worst intimidating.  Like the prefix ‘meta-’, or perhaps an art movement, it can mean many things simultaneously: postmodernism has its hallmarks, some elements that reappear across works within the tradition.  But it doesn’t have to be scary.  Think of Post-rock, also a very vague term for a music genre that is mostly defined by long instrumentals.  This can refer to movements of Bach-ian complexities.  Or a cinematic band such as Explosions in the Sky that s

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Be a Power Up! Volunteer!

Have some free time on your hands and want to help integrate new literacy students to the program? We offer a 2 hour orientation session to incoming students in which we discuss how the program works, what the expectations are of both students and their prospective tutors, and goal setting strategies in detail. This orientation session is called Power Up! and next year we plan to offer one session a month for ESL students, and one for Basic Literacy students: now we just need the volunteers to lead and assist these sessions!

Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

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November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, and the Association for Fundraising Professionals has put together this list of famous quotes about giving to celebrate the occasion:

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
-John D. Rockefeller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
-Charles Dickens

Oath of Office

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On November 14, 2012 Oklahoma's newly elected and re-elected legislators were sworn into office. Read about the swearing-in ceremony at TulsaWorld.com.

The 54th session of the Oklahoma Legislature will commence at noon on January 8, 2013. We wish all of our newly elected and re-elected state legislators well as they work to serve the best interests of their constituents and the State of Oklahoma.

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