Daily O'Collegian, 2007-12-11
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1 he daily mo collegian few are tracking plan's progress by jenny colton staff writer , newsocolly.com three years into the university's five-year strategic plan, no one seems to be tracking its progress and at least department has created a separate plan. review daily o'colicgian of "critical success factor" goals in osu-stillvvatcr plan found that 34 87 measurable have not been met another 17 couldn't determined. osu administrators deserve an "f" for implementing executing said sociology professor with experience planning. "there arc very few organizations who do this stuff well, never had good record follow-through," kenneth kiser said. before v. burns hargis was selected as osu's president last week, some they believed would reevaluated revised fit thq .goalgpf thcl.nqw prsi-dent, whoever might be. needs built on honest assessment university help decide what kind should developed done get enough people commit it. "good plans literally drive every decision," "that's way it be." september 2004, regents approved which set five campuses college, unit jn system. create former david schmidly paid 51270,000 hire planning consultant. he wanted completed years. after appointed council regularly evaluate and make necessary updates, according to the 2005 osu accreditation self-study report. interim president mar lenc strathe said council meets periodically review progress of some "broad" goals. however, committee chairman it hasn't met in at least a year. "really, where we were important was basic start up, creation plan," joe weaver, associate vice for administration finance. "now that have out there, haven't been as active. but once got plan up on web, made sure approved by board, i felt like, most part, our work done." "good strategic plans literally drive every decision. that's the way it should be." kenneth kiser an osu sociology professor . .trathsaidoeptrack. of the academic goals plan, university created ledgers. ledgers contain data about student, faculty and research information, along with tuition fee rates. they are updated each year from past five years college department. when plan was created, considered placing all plan's critical success factors on ledgers, strathe said. however, not them were included because "even ledger itself is a huge database, so most around division that's what we've been tracking primarily," kiser, who worked strategic planning in 1980s '90s, said he pre- stx page 9 a winter storm rolled across oklahoma on sunday, covering trees and powerlines with ice causing them to break. people throughout the state are power outages, many schools were closed monday. mark nelson o'collegian 1 winter storm leaves thousands without power by jaclyn cosgrove senior staff writer jaclyn.cosgroveocolly.com hie weather outside is frightful, but conditions should become more delightful as the week continues. even though rain in forecast for next few days, ice, snow and sleet aren't expected temperatures start warming up after wednesday, said john pike, a meteorologist with national service norman. it predicts pq.riod?$fraln to day 100 percent chance of precipitation and a high near 38. tonight chance freezing rain exists with low about 29 40 percent precipitation. temperatures are expected to reach the mid"40s for rest week after wednesday meanwhile in other parts state, people not only suffering because cold weather but also power outages. gil broyles, manager corporate communications at oklahoma gas & electric, saitl about 228,000 customers arc without power. this is the largest power outage og&e, state's utility, has had, he said. an ice storm five years ago caused company's previous record, 195,000 people power, og&e lias a service area of 30,000 miles and it encompasses stillwater area, although no were in stillwater, smaller communities outside city, such as ripley oilton, are without. about 82,000 people in oklahoma city and also 25,800 norman did not have power as of monday afternoon, according to the og&e system witch on its web site. another 200,000 customers public service company remained without thousands more smaller utilities were heavy ice weighed down lines sent tree limbs crashing into wires. seb cold page 9 t nun says don't cuss on the playground grosse pointe park, mich. (ap) sister kathy avery won't put up with swearing at her school, and she's not above repeating offending language to make sure everyone understands which words she tolerate. principal of st. clare montefalco catholic school had students stay after a mass last month informed fifth- through eighth-graders that has zero-tolerance policy for cursing, just in case anyone wasn't what was talking about, read off list banned phrases. mini nil jium 11 1 y mm m wummwm twmaimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm a slow road to freedom riverside, calif. (ap) it wasn't exactly high-speed chase. willy the tortoise made crawl for this week, getting half mile from fenced yard where he lives in doghouse. shelley larsen figures 200-pound shellback escaped after her 1 8-year-old son, aaron, left gate open thursday. crunch time ibiilte , . preston bezanto'collegian nicholas kaukis, a statistics junior, hides out in corner of the third place coffee shop to study during finals week. despite cold weather, remains open cater students. students find quiet place to study at coffee shops newspocolly.com despite monday's ice storm, students are piling into coffee shops and 24-hour restaurants to study for finals. the manager of third place said number cracking their books at local shop is consistent with numbers from past years. mark graves shop's location plays a role in increased business. "if university had closed campus, it would be differ ent story," said. "but our proximity people who having take finals can get here easily they don't have drive. storm isn't really deterring any business." he plans advance last two weeks semester by ordering more products keeping a. full stock supplies. "this where lot ouf the seiffeslei; ' ufatetsilfa: "it typically enhances business during dead week and finals week. customers tend to buy more stuff while they are studying." some businesses might run out of supplies, but others room weeks. a barista at aspen coffee said weather is not affecting people often call ahead make sure tables available shop. "we definitely have an increase in amount people," emily mckcnzie said. do our best accommodate everyone. we shift around or let them sit bar room." despite increased number people, mckenzie respect one another's space studying. "everyone polite another since everyone here get same thing done," "it's annoying atmosphere." 1npu dead and finals weeks. the manager of international house pancakes said that although weather normally prohibits business, he has not noticed fewer students studying in restaurant. "since we are open 24 hours a day see large increase amount here," bashar babbour said. restaurant tries to accommodate who studying. hosts try seat their own sections. ihop also offers unlimited coffee refills, student discount free internet access. "students welcome come study at all time," "we'll supply atmosphere internet." osu campus remained monday, library's shop eatery, java dave's, closed because source of food and drink in the library, which is hit hard during finals week. rich paustenbaugh, associate dean for research instruction services, said library's vending machines often run out items. "the library busier, it's open more hours," paustenbaugh said. over weekend between dead week week." on-campus coffee still can be found at stout coffee. manager donna brown she keeps all restaurant stock, giving establishment plenty has seen an increase last-minute crammers, as well. "usually, individuals come with their books rather than study groups," "it's pretty quiet down here unless workers get a little radical."
|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 2007-12-11|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Sillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK; Oklahoma State University, 1924 -|
|Relation||The Daily O'Collegian|
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