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NEWS

March 10, 2000

RSU Announces Wage Increase for Federal Work Study Students

Students who qualify for Federal Work Study assistance at Rogers State University will receive a wage increase of 85 cents per hour.

Beginning immediately, RSU work-study students will receive $6 per hour, an increase over their previous wage of $5.15 per hour, the federal minimum wage. The wage increase will be retroactive to Feb. 1, according to Barrett Bell, RSU Director of Enrollment Management.

"We have decided to reward the efforts of our student workers," Bell said. "We want to let them know that their efforts are appreciated and that they are valued as staff members as well as students."

Several jobs are presently available on the RSU campus, Bell said. A variety of offices and departments at RSU are seeking new work-study students for employment. RSU departments looking for work-study employees include: the School of Business and Technology, the Department of Mathematics and Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences, the Office of Enrollment Management, the Business Office, Student Support Services, Physical Plant, Food Services, RSU-TV, RSU-Radio, and the Career Services Office.

"Working on campus is a lot more convenient than finding an off-campus job," said Stacy Hughes, an RSU freshman majoring in elementary education from Inola. "I can just leave class and walk a few steps to work. Plus you can learn a lot about the operation of a university."

Hughes serves as a work study at RSU's Office of Public Information, where she helps maintain the university's news clipping archive, assists with the design of flyers and posters, and distributes news releases to area newspapers.

Students interested in receiving work-study assistance should visit RSU's Office of Enrollment Management in Preparatory Hall on the Claremore campus, or the university's branch campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor. For more information, call 343-7529.