OIL delegation thrives at Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature

Released by OPSU Campus Communications on 02/05/2014 OPSU's OIL delegation pictured in Rep. Gus Blackwell's office during the 2nd session of the 45th Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature in November. Front row left to right: Eva Dye, Jasmine Brown-Jutras, Alandra Yoder and Kinsley Smith. Back row left to right: Jacob Murphy and Adviser, David Cole. —Courtesy photoOPSU's OIL delegation pictured in Rep. Gus Blackwell's office during the 2nd session of the 45th Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature in November. Front row left to right: Eva Dye, Jasmine Brown-Jutras, Alandra Yoder and Kinsley Smith. Back row left to right: Jacob Murphy and Adviser, David Cole. —Courtesy photo Goodwell, Okla. — OPSU's Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL) delegation thrived at the 2nd Session of the 45th Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature in November.

Delegation Chair Eva Dye, Vice Delegation Chair Jacob Murphy, Jasmine Brown-Jutras, Kinsley Smith and Alandra Yoder all served in the OIL Senate.

It was Dye's fifth session; her leadership roles included Head Secretary, Assistant Parliamentarian, Assistant Freshman Liaison, and Chair of the Standards and Ethics Committee. She also served on the Rules Committee, the highest committee of the OIL Senate.

Attending session for only his second time, Murphy was awarded Second Runner-Up for Best Senate Delegate and was selected to serve in the executive branch as the Director of Fundraising. He acted as Head Sergeant at Arms as well as served on a joint budgeting committee. Murphy's bill, designed to amend Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program requirements, was heard and passed in the OIL Senate.

Brown-Jutras, Smith and Yoder all attended OIL session for their first time. They, too, participated in the legislative process, by caucusing, asking questions and casting votes. Brown-Jutras presented legislation on charter schools in Oklahoma, and the bill sparked excellent debate.

The five students received Honorable Mention for Best Senate Delegation, which recognized the delegation for its diligent leadership, remarkable improvement and promising future. Only three schools outperformed OPSU in the OIL Senate—Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University and Northeastern State University.

The students are eager to represent their school again in April at the next OIL session and reach even higher goals.


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