SNU OIL Students Tour State Capitol

SNU students participating in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL) toured the State Capitol, October 17. OIL is a mock legislature composed of students from colleges around the state.

OIL convenes November 14-17. Participants are divided into the three branches of government. The OIL House meets in Capitol chamber of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the OIL Senate meet in the Oklahoma Senate chamber.

The mid-October tour gave SNU's first-time OIL participants an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Capitol building and the House chamber before the OIL session begins.

This year SNU student Jenna Holt is serving as OIL Lieutenant Governor and Breanna Little is in the OIL Supreme Court.

The SNU OIL faculty sponsor is Rick Farmer. Dr. Farmer is an adjunct professor at SNU and the Director of Committee Staff at the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Pictured above are SNU OIL students Scott Martin, Andrea Kesterson, Jason Walser, Michael Ogelsby and Cody Alexander standing outside the 5th floor office of SNU alumnus Representative Gary Banz and overlooking the Capitol Rotunda.

For more information on the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, contact the History and Political Science Department at Southern Nazarene University at 405.491.6654.