Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 Haiku Week 7

The Home-Made GingerBread Seoulwich House at Dallas, New York Time Square and London

Buy for less food shop,


on NewsOk, Mike Beebe,
Ginger Beebe meets Ovita Goolsby,
An Arkansas Photo

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Aim Was Song

Before man to blow to right
The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
In any rough place where it caught.

Man came to tell it what was wrong:
It hadn't found the place to blow;
It blew too hard - the aim was song.
And listen - how it ought to go!

He took a little in his mouth,
And held it long enough for north
To be converted into south,
And then by measure blew it forth.

By measure. It was word and note,
The wind the wind had meant to be -
A little through the lips and throat.
The aim was song - the wind could see.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Marywood University


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marywood University
Marywood University seal.png
Motto Sanctitas Scientia Sanitas
Motto in English Holiness, Knowledge, Health
Established 1915
Type Private liberal arts university
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
(Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
Endowment $23.9 million[1]
President Sr. Anne Munley, I.H.M., Ph.D.
Admin. staff 259
Undergraduates 2,000+
Postgraduates 1,300+
Location Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Suburban, 115 acres (0.47 km2)
Colors Forest Green and White
Athletics NCAA Division IIICSAC, ECAC
Sports 11 varsity teams
Nickname Pacers
Affiliations ACCU
Marywood University logo.png
Marywood University is a coeducational, Catholic liberal arts university located on a 115-acre (0.47 km2) campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marywood currently enrolls more than 3,400 students in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The university is a national arboretum with more than 100 types of trees and shrubs. Marywood's Catholic identity coupled with its mission to educate students to "live responsibility in an interdependent world" encourages students to be socially responsible agents of change.


The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary came to Scranton, Pennsylvania and established St. Cecilia's Academy in 1878 "for young ladies". Mount St. Mary's Seminary opened in 1902. Mother Cyril Conroy, superior in 1901, deliberately chose the term "seminary" (roughly equivalent to a high school in present times) to avoid the suggestion of a finishing school – which was a much more common destination at that time for older girls who could afford to continue their education – as it was intended to be "a place where young scholars dedicated themselves to serious study". The Motherhouse was co-located with the seminary. Its buildings suffered major damage during a fire in the 1970s. As a result, Scranton Preparatory School, then a boys' school, became co-educational to accommodate the girls.[2] The arch, now known as "Memorial Arch", which stood at the entrance to the seminary-cum-motherhouse still stands on the present-day campus and the former seminary's name can be seen engraved on it.
The seminary was the next time step to the Sisters' ultimate goal: to open a women's college in Scranton. Marywood College opened with 34 students and Mother Germaine O'Neil as president and treasurer. It was the fifth Catholic women's college in the United States.[3] The first batch of students graduated in 1919 with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Letters. By the 1930s, the college had diversified its curriculum, offering subjects ranging from the social sciences to pre-medicine.[4] In 1937, the Sisters turned down an invitation to merge with St. Thomas College, then under the Christian Brothers. St. Thomas later came under the administration of the Jesuits after World War II and is now the University of Scranton.[5]
By the 1970s, other single-sex Catholic colleges and universities in the Diocese such as College Misericordia and King's College were becoming co-educational and Marywood followed suit, opening its doors to male students in the fall of 1989.[6] In 1997 it was granted university status by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.[7]

Academic Program and Rankings

Marywood's programs are administered through four degree-granting colleges, with 60 bachelor's degree, 36 master's degree, two doctoral degrees, two terminal degrees by program (MFA, Ed.S.): accounting, advertising and public relations, architecture (B.E.D.A., B.Arch., M.Arch., and interior architecture) art (graphic design, illustration, photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture, art administration and art therapy), athletic training, aviation management, biotechnology, business, communication arts, criminal justice, communication sciences and disorders (speech-language pathology), computer information and telecommunication systems, counseling, digital media and broadcast production, education (elementary and secondary), English, exercise science, financial planning, foreign languages, health services administration, history/political science (pre-law), hospitality management, human development, information technology, international business, kinesiology, marketing, math, medical technology, music (performance, music education, music therapy), nursing, nutrition and dietetics, Ph.D. human development, philosophy, physician assistant, psychology, Psy.D. (doctorate in psychology), science, special education, speech-language pathology (communication sciences and disorders), theatre and social work. All students are required to complete a core curriculum in the liberal arts in addition to the courses in their major. Undergraduates may also enroll in double majors, honors and independent study programs, practicums, internships, and study abroad, as well as Army and Air Force ROTC programs.
Marywood University is consistently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings.


Marywood University is an NCAA Division III school and member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The official name given is the Marywood Pacers. Marywood currently competes at the varsity level in baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, Marywood has announced it will add track and field to its roster of varsity sports in 2014.[8] Students may also choose from more than 30 intramural programs, including club sports, as well as fitness options, recreational classes and activity clubs.

Campus Buildings and Landmarks

The Rotunda The Liberal Arts Center, completed in 1923, is crowned with one of the campus' most distinctive architectural features, the dome of the Rotunda. foreground, Memorial Commons
  • The Aquatics Center, opened in 2011, has an 8-lane NCAA regulation pool, 3-meter diving board, 1-meter diving boards, competition gutters, and seating for 200 spectators.
  • The Center for Natural and Health Sciences is home to several academic departments, including Math, Science, Nursing, and Administrative Studies.
  • The Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, opened in 2007, is home to the Marian Chapel, Campus Ministry, and Conference and Event Services.
  • The Fricchione Day Care Center, built in 1991, is a child development center for children of Marywood staff, faculty, and students.
  • Immaculata Hall was built in the 1950s. It was originally called Alumnae Hall, and it was later renamed to honor Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, Marywood's first dean. It houses the President's Office and the Office of Planning and Institutional Research.
  • The Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, completed in 2001, provides studio space and facilities for art students, including computer labs, dark rooms, and a print-making studio.
  • The Learning Resources Center, opened in 1968, houses the University's main library.
  • The Liberal Arts Center is home to many academic departments, including Religious Studies, Philosophy, Social Sciences, English, and Foreign Languages. The Admissions Office is also located here.
  • Maria Hall, one of the original campus structures, now houses the University Development/Advancement Office.
  • The Media Center is home to TV Marywood and WVMW-FM 91.7.
  • The Center for Athletics and Wellness includes a 1,500 seat arena, a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) fitness center, and other athletic facilities.
  • The Memorial Arch, built in 1902, originally held the inscription "Mt. St. Mary's" and marked the entrance to the original Motherhouse, which was the location of Mt. St. Mary's seminary. Even though the Motherhouse was destroyed by fire in 1971, the arch still stands as the welcoming landmark at the entrance of the campus. The statue of the Virgin Mary on top of the arch is often referred to by students as the "Electric Mary" due to its halo encircled by light bulbs. The original stone steps to the Motherhouse are behind the arch.
The Memorial Arch, built in 1902, marks the entrance to the original Motherhouse, which was the location of St. Mary's Seminary.
  • The Memorial Commons was built in 1975 as a memorial to the original IHM Motherhouse that burned down in 1971.
  • The Nazareth Student Center, built in 1964, houses the main dining room, a lounge, a game room, the university bookstore, the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, and other university offices.
  • The O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, built in 2002, houses academic programs and research facilities.
  • The Rotunda adorns Marywood's Liberal Arts Center.
  • The Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, built in the 1950s as Assumption Hall, was rededicated in honor of Sette LaVerghetta in 1998. It is home to the Communication Arts and Music Departments.
  • The Center for Architectural Studies, completed in the fall of 2009, is a state-of-the-art example of sustainable design. It's a spacious, adaptive re-use of Marywood's former gymnasium. It features two levels of studios, a woodshop, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) lab, and a student lounge. It houses the region's first and only school of architecture.
  • The Tony Domiano Early Childhood Center, built in 2000, provides space for about 60 children in pre-school and kindergarten.
  • The Shields Center for Visual Arts serves Marywood's art students. It has lab space for the graphic design, art history, and art therapy programs. It also houses three art galleries: Mahady Gallery, Suraci Gallery, and Maslow Study Gallery.
  • The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, renovated in 1998, was previously known as the Center for Human Services. It is home to the Reap College of Education and Human Development and the Counseling/Student Development Center.


  • Loughran Hall is a residence hall for freshman students only, houses up to 324. Room doors secured through a card access system and a staffed security desk is located on the Terrace Level of the Building. There are ADA compliant rooms which are handicap accessible. Laundry rooms, study rooms, TV rooms, and public use microwaves are located on several floors. This building is connected to the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.
  • Madonna Hall is an upperclassmen residence hall with co-ed floors. Room doors secured through a card access system and a staffed security desk is located on the first floor of the building. There are ADA compliant rooms which are handicap accessible. Laundry rooms are located on each floor of the building. Study areas are located on multiple floors. Madonna Hall also features a professional kitchen and a small movie theatre for resident use.
  • Regina Hall, originally named O'Reilly Hall, was the first student residence built at Marywood in the late 1920s. After the Motherhouse was destroyed by fire in 1971, the area that had once been the formal dining room was converted for use as a chapel. The chapel was then converted to what is now the Liguori Center. Regina Hall is still a residence hall today.
  • Immaculata Hall, originally built in the 1950s and named Alumnae Hall, was later renamed Immaculata Hall to honor Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, Marywood's first dean. Immaculata has two floors of single-room dorms for resident students.
  • Emmanuel Hall provides specialty housing for 25 upperclass students in primarily 4-person rooms. The residence includes a kitchen and large common area.
  • Perpetual Help Hall houses up to 14 male resident students. A washer and dryer are located on the ground floor of the house. A kitchen, study area, and living room are located on the first floor.
  • McCarty Hall, dedicated in November 1941, was once used as a practice house for students majoring in vocational home economics. Today it stands as an all-female residence house.
  • Bethany Hall houses 8 female resident students. A kitchen and a study area/living room are located on both the first and second floors of the house. A laundry room is located on the ground floor of the house.
  • The Woodland Residences provide apartment-style living for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Each unit houses between four and ten upperclass students.

Notable Alumni


Marywood University Arboretum
Marywood University was declared an arboretum in 1975 in honor of Sister Maria Laurence Maher, then Professor of Biological Sciences, and received its official designation as such in 1997. It now contains 42 species of trees (103 varieties) and a comparable collection of shrubs, ornamental grasses, and flowers.[10]


  1. As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  2. "Scranton Prep History".
  3. Steadfast in the Faith: The Life of Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle. CUA Press. 2006. p. 17. ISBN 9780813214290.
  4. Dunn, Josephine Marie; Kashuba, Cheryl A. (2007). Images of America — The Women of Scranton: 1880-1935. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 59–61. ISBN 9780738538587.
  5. "President's Page: Road to the Centennial".
  6. Gallagher, John P. A second century begins: the Diocese of Scranton, 1968-1993. Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton. p. 62.
  7. "Chronological History of Marywood: 1997".
  9. Butler, Michael P. (2014-03-05). "Former Wilkes-Barre mayor Namey dies". The Citizens' Voice. Retrieved 2014-03-30.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

love lock

Our body temperature
reaches the same level
as we lock our lust
with the warmth
of a kiss;
and the rages
of the anxious
The clock tells that
it's past midnight,
While we hoped longer sleep
under the jealous stars,
believing twilight is death.

Sunday, September 21, 2014



I like white heat,
Hot, hot, sunny bake,
Noisy cicada,
sweat in your chest,
bees buzzing in the backyard,
running and walking,
I like the one you love me days!

Air conditioner running,
Water fountains flowering,
Lazy men snoring,
I lie awake, daydreaming
our first time,
The glittering card for our new born child,
Swimming as a family of 4 at YMCA,
The times you whisper "I Love You"
in my ears...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

(Labor Day Poems) THEY WHO TREAD THE PATH OF LABOR ~ Henry Van Dyke

They who tread the path of labor follow where My feet have trod;
They who work without complaining, do the holy will of God;
Nevermore thou needest seek Me; I am with thee everywhere;
Raise the stone, and thou shalt find Me, clease the wood and I am there.
Where the many toil together, there am I among My own;
Where the tired workman sleepeth, there am I with him alone:
I, the Peace that passeth knowledge, dwell amid the daily strife;
I, the Bread of Heav'n am broken in the sacrement of life.
Every task, however simple, sets the soul that does it free;
Every deed of love and mercy, done to man is done to Me.
Nevermore thou needest seek Me; I am with thee everywhere;
Raise the stone, and thou shalt find Me; cleave the wood, and I am there.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Love Lock

Our body temperature
reaches the same level
as we lock our lust
with the warmth
of a kiss;
and the rages
of the anxious
The clock tells that
it's past midnight,
While we hoped longer sleep
under the jealous stars,
believing twilight is death.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daniel I. Linzer


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daniel I. H. Linzer
Fields molecular biology
Institutions Northwestern University
Alma mater Yale University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Known for signal transduction

Daniel I. H. Linzer (born 1954) is an American molecular biologist and academic administrator. Linzer was named provost of Northwestern University on September 1, 2007 having previously served as Dean (2002–2007) and Associate Dean (1998–2002) of Northwestern's largest constituent school, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Linzer received his bachelor's degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1976, a Ph.D. in biochemical science from Princeton University in 1980, and a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.[1] He joined Northwestern in 1984 as an assistant professor, and remains a professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. He has conducted research on the molecular basis of hormone action and signal transduction.[2] Linzer has been awarded the Searle Scholars Award and the American Cancer Society Faculty Reserarch Award.
Linzer resides in Evanston, Illinois.[1]

External links


  1. "Linzer Named Dean of Weinberg College". Northwestern University Media Relations. February 6, 2002. Retrieved 2008-09-19.[dead link]
  2. "Searle Scholar Profile: Daniel I. H. Linzer". Kinship Foundation. Retrieved 2008-09-18.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sunnydale Sentiments

Far away: thunder storms, haunted homes,
Teachers' lounge, fisherman's boats,
Snow-covered mountains
above Cape Red Lake,
August, the fair time,
All the churches of Christian
are pinned in painting,
Standing next to one another
like a priest's extracted
wisdom teeth,
We plot football games strategies,
and cook out at paid lawns,
Tilt our notebook, pages hot
from the sun, and draw stars
with images of bottomless smoke,
Between lines,
Orange slashes of a torched island flash,
Letting it pass upon the realization
of dead end.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Brad Henry


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brad Henry
Henry in 2004
26th Governor of Oklahoma
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 10, 2011
Lieutenant Mary Fallin
Jari Askins
Preceded by Frank Keating
Succeeded by Mary Fallin
Personal details
Born July 10, 1963 (age 50)
Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kim Henry
Children 3 daughters
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Religion Baptist
Charles Bradford "Brad" Henry (born July 10, 1963) was the 26th Governor of Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected governor in 2002. Henry won re-election for a second term on November 7, 2006 with 66% of the vote.[1]
Henry was the third governor and second Democrat in Oklahoma history to hold two consecutive terms, along with Democrat George Nigh and Republican Frank Keating. In 2010, Henry was ineligible to run for re-election even though he maintained high approval ratings, because of term limits set by the Oklahoma Constitution. His second term ended on January 10, 2011, and he was succeeded as governor by Republican Mary Fallin.
Henry has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate.[2]



Early life and education

Henry was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the son of Charles Henry, a prominent judge and former state representative.[3] After graduating from Shawnee High School in 1981, Henry attended the University of Oklahoma as a President's Leadership Scholar and earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1985.[3] He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. In 1988, he was awarded his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review.[3]
Henry practiced law in Shawnee, Oklahoma before running for the Oklahoma State Senate.[4] He served as a state senator from 1992 until he became governor.[4]

Gubernatorial campaigns

2002 gubernatorial election

In the 2002 election for governor, Henry defeated former Republican Congressman Steve Largent, an NFL Hall of Famer, by just over one-half of one percent of the vote, in a race that also included Independent candidate Gary Richardson, a retired federal prosecutor. Henry received 448,143 votes (43.27%) to Largent's 441,277 votes (42.61%). Richardson, a former Republican candidate, received 146,200 votes (14%).[5]
Henry ran a campaign of "barnstorming" rural areas, and stopping at Wal-Mart stores in an RV with supporters. Henry was endorsed by football coach Barry Switzer, who has widespread popularity in the Sooner State and accompanied Henry to many campaign events.
On the policy side of the campaign, Henry ran on the platform of the "education governor." He argued for increasing teachers' salaries and funding for higher education in the state by approving a state lottery to raise money.

2006 campaign

In the Democratic Party primary election on July 25, 2006, Henry received 218,712 votes, 86% of the vote.[6]
In the November 7 general election, Henry faced Fifth District U.S. Congressman Republican Ernest Istook and won with 66% of the vote.[1] He won with a higher total than any gubernatorial candidate in almost fifty years.[7]

Governor of Oklahoma

The Cabinet of Governor Brad Henry
Office Name Term

Governor Brad Henry 2003–2011
Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin 2003–2007

Jari Askins 2007–2011

Secretary of State M. Susan Savage 2003–2011
Attorney General Drew Edmondson 2003–2011
State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan 2003–2008

Steve Burrage 2008–2011
State Treasurer Robert Butkin 2003–2005

Scott Meacham 2005–2011
Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher 2003–2005

Kim Holland 2005–2011
Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau 2003–2007

Lloyd Fields 2007–2011
Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett 2003–2011

Secretary of Agriculture Terry Peach 2003–2011
Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Kathy Taylor 2003–2006

Natalie Shirley 2006–2011
Secretary of Education vacant 2003–2011
Secretary of Energy David Fleischaker 2003–2008

Bobby Wegener 2008–2011
Secretary of the Environment Miles Tolbert 2003–2008

J.D. Strong 2008–2011
Secretary of Finance and Revenue Scott Meacham 2005–2011
Secretary of Health Tom Adelson 2003–2004

Terry Cline 2004–2007

Mike Crutcher 2007–2009

Terri White 2009–2011
Secretary of Human Resources Oscar B. Jackson Jr. 2003–2011
Secretary of Human Services Howard Hendrick 2003–2011
Secretary of the Military Harry M. Wyatt III 2003–2009

Myles Deering 2009–2011
Secretary of Safety and Security Bob Ricks 2003

Kevin L. Ward 2004–2011
Secretary of Science and Technology Joseph W. Alexander 2004–2011
Secretary of Transportation Phil Tomlinson 2003–2009

Gary Ridley 2009–2011
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Norman Lamb 2003–2011
Henry was sworn in as Oklahoma's 26th Governor on January 13, 2003, with the oath of office being administered by his cousin, federal appeals court judge Robert Harlan Henry. As Governor, he was a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. He was the president of the Council of State Governments in 2007.
Henry made national headlines by giving sanctuary from the redistricting warrant to Texas Democrats in that state's legislature by allowing them to travel across state lines into Oklahoma en masse to deny a quorum for voting on a redistricting plan. "Our position is that, without a warrant signed by a judge, we have no authority. Even under those circumstances, we are hesitant to get pulled into a Texas political battle. If we're going to do battle with Texas, we prefer that it be on the football field," Henry said through his spokesman.
As a tax-cutting governor, Henry has sought a stance of moderation on most political hot button issues and seemingly has appeal across party lines.[8] Henry is pro-choice and has vetoed legislation to mandate ultrasound viewings prior to abortion procedures. He has a mixed view of racial affirmative action, supporting it in college and graduate schools, but not in hiring for the bureaucracy. Henry supports expanding public healthcare and holding HMOs accountable for poor care; however, he also is in favor of upholding the death penalty and is against gun control. The governor supports tax cuts for the lower and middle classes and believes in keeping the income tax; he also supports using the "War on Drugs" strategy to combat methamphetamine use within his state.[8]
On May 27, 2004, Governor Brad Henry issued Executive Order 04-21, which created the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council.[9] The Ethnic American Advisory Council then published an English translation of the Qur'an embossed with the Oklahoma State seal which was then distributed to 149 Oklahoma state legislators.[10] There were 35 lawmakers who declined to accept the copy of the Qur'an that they were offered.[11] After refusing the copy of the Qur'an, Republican State Representative Rex Duncan wrote a letter to his colleagues explaining, "Most Oklahomans do not endorse the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology." Further, Duncan said during a TV interview "I think it was inappropriate that they used a state centennial seal on a religious item."[12]

In 2003, Henry signed bills into law that: made downloading child pornography a crime, strengthened the financial oversight of HMOs by the state, created a $300,000 cap on noneconomic damages for obstetric and emergency room cases except in wrongful death cases or if negligence is shown and made other changes to regulate medical liability actions, penalized predatory lending, authorized payday lending, and placed a moratorium on the sale of water from a sole source aquifer.[13] He also was a strong supporter of a ballot proposal to establish a statewide lottery to benefit schools.[13]
In 2004, Henry signed a bill into law that set out a total of $2,100 in across-the-board salary increases for state employees, public school teachers and state troopers.[14] He also signed legislation to limit the sale of pseudoephedrine used to make crystal meth.[14]
In 2008, Henry vetoed an anti-abortion measure which required, among other things, women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion. The veto was overridden and was the first override in Oklahoma since 1994, when Gov. David Walters was in office.[15] That law was struck down by a state district court, but passed again in April 2010, whereupon Henry again vetoed it.[16] His veto was again overridden.[17]
Despite Henry's high job approval ratings and avoidance of controversy, Oklahoma voters approved a term limit holding the governor to a total length-of-time of eight years in office. The law already provided for a term limit of two consecutive terms for the governor. This effectively prohibited Henry, then 47, from making a comeback attempt at a later date.[18]
However, later in the fall of 2013, Henry stated the initiative doesn't apply to him: claiming he was already term limited by the State Constitution before the proposition was approved. Supporters have asked Henry to run in the 2014 elections against incumbent Republican Governor Mary Fallin, but Henry refused to challenge the popular Republican; but didn't rule out a future gubernatorial campaign in the future.

Oklahoma Supreme Court appointments

Governor Henry appointed the following Justices to the Oklahoma Supreme Court:

Budget proposals

Governor Henry submitted the following budgets to the Oklahoma Legislature: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.


Henry was widely expected to be named President of the University of Central Oklahoma. However, the state's largest newspapers, The Daily Oklahoman and The Tulsa World, both editorialized against the appointment of Henry as UCO president by the UCO Board of Regents, which was appointed by Henry. Another candidate, Don Betz, was named to the position. Henry was considered a likely choice to be Dean of the Oklahoma City University School of Law. However, U.S. Federal Magistrate Valerie Couch was appointed. As Governor, Henry appointed 5 members of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and delivered the 2010 commencement address at the OCU School of Law. Henry has strong experience as Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Chairman, OU Law Review Editor and considerable skills in fundraising.