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University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is a private research university in Tulsa, United States. TU has an historic affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and the campus architectural style is predominantly Collegiate Gothic; the University of Tulsa manages the Gilcrease Museum, which includes one of the largest collections of American Western art and indigenous American artifacts in the world. In 2016, Tulsa acquired The Bob Dylan Archive and is developing a museum nearby in downtown Tulsa to display pieces from this collection. TU hosts the Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, founded by former TU professor and noted feminist critic Germaine Greer. TU's athletic teams are collectively known as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and compete in Division I of the NCAA as members of the American Athletic Conference; the Presbyterian School for Girls was founded in Muskogee, Indian Territory, in 1882 to offer a primary education to young women of the Creek Nation. In 1894, the young school expanded to become Henry Kendall College, named in honor of Reverend Henry Kendall, secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions.

The first president was William A. Caldwell, who served a brief, two-year term ending in 1896. Caldwell was succeeded by William Robert King, a Presbyterian minister and co-founder of the college, who had come to Oklahoma from Tennessee, by way of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Kendall College, while still in Muskogee, granted the first post-secondary degree in Oklahoma in June 1898. Under King, the college was moved from its original location in downtown Muskogee to a larger campus on lands donated by Creek Nation Chief Pleasant Porter. Kendall College students and administrators were instrumental in efforts to get the State of Sequoyah recognized; the opening of the new campus coincided with the start of the tenure of the third president, A. Grant Evans. Over the next ten years, Evans oversaw the struggling school's growth. In most years, class sizes remained small and although the Academy, the attached elementary and high school was more successful. At the request of the administration, the Synod of Indian Territory assumed control as trustees and began to look at alternatives for the future of the school.

When the administration was approached by the comparatively smaller town of Tulsa and offered a chance to move, the decision was made to relocate. The Tulsa Commercial Club decided to bid for the college. Club members who packaged a bid in 1907 to move the college to Tulsa included: B. Betters, H. O. McClure, L. N. Butts, W. L. North, James H. Hall, Grant C. Stebbins, Rev. Charles W. Kerr, C. H. Nicholson; the offer included $100,000, 20 acres of real estate and a guarantee for utilities and street car service. The college opened to thirty-five students in September 1907, two months before Oklahoma became a state; these first students attended classes at the First Presbyterian Church until permanent buildings could be erected on the new campus. This became the start of higher education in Tulsa. Kendall Hall, the first building of the new school, was completed in 1908 and was followed by two other buildings. All three buildings have since been demolished, with Kendall the last to be razed in 1972.

The bell that once hung in the Kendall Building tower was displayed in Bayless Plaza. The Kendall College presidents during 1907–1919 were Arthur Grant Evans, Levi Harrison Beeler, Seth Reed Gordon, Frederick William Hawley, Ralph J. Lamb, Charles Evans, James G. McMurtry and Arthur L. Odell. In 1918, the Methodist Church proposed building a college in Tulsa, using money donated by Tulsa oilman Robert M. McFarlin; the proposed college was to be named McFarlin College. However, it was soon apparent. In 1920, Henry Kendall College merged with the proposed McFarlin College to become The University of Tulsa; the McFarlin Library of TU was named for the principal donor of the proposed college. The name of Henry Kendall has lived on to the present as the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences; the University of Tulsa opened its School of Petroleum Engineering in 1928. The Great Depression hit the university hard. By 1935, the school was about to close because of its poor financial condition, it had a debt of $250,000, enrollment had fallen to 300 students, the faculty was poorly paid and morale was low.

It was that the oil tycoon and TU-patron Waite Phillips offered the school presidency to Clarence Isaiah Pontius, a former investment banker. His primary focus would be to rescue the school's finances. A deans' council would take charge of academic issues. However, Pontius' accomplishments went beyond raising money. During his tenure the following events occurred: In 1935, the university opened the College of Business Administration, which it renamed as the Collins College of Business Administration in 2008; the Tulsa Law School, located in downtown Tulsa, became part of the university in 1943. In 1948, oil magnate William G. Skelly donated funds to found the University radio station, KWGS. After William G. Skelly died, his widow donated the Skelly Mansion, at the corner of 21st Street and Madison Avenue, to the University of Tulsa; the school sold the mansion and its furnishings to private owners in 1959. On July 5, 2012, the university announced that it would repurchase the house as a residence for its president, who would live on the second

Canadian federal election results in Midwestern Ontario

This is page shows results of Canadian federal elections in Midwestern Ontario, from Woodstock to Milton, from Lake Erie to Goderich. Before the late 1950s, Midwestern Ontario had not leaned towards either the Progressive Conservatives or the Liberals on a regular basis as there was wide variation in each party's results election to election. Since the late 1950s, Midwestern Ontario has been a conservative-voting area. From the 1963 to 1980 elections when the Liberals formed the federal government after every election except one, the Progressive Conservatives won the majority of seats, in the 1979 Progressive Conservate election plurality, the only seat the Tories did not win was won by the New Democrats; the NDP claimed one seat from the mid-1960s until the 1993 in the riding of Brant. Vote splitting allowed the Liberals to win all of the seats in the Midwestern Ontario from 1993 to 2000 in their province-wide sweeps, although one seat was lost to the Conservative Party in a 2003 by-election.

The Conservatives picked up four more seats in the 2004 election, another in the 2006 election, four more in 2008, leaving Guelph as the only Liberal seat in the region from 2008 to 2015. In the 2015 Liberal majority government win, the Conservatives still took one more seat in the area than the Liberals as they swept the rural areas; the Conservatives are weaker in the larger cities of Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph because they have prominent universities with large student populations. The Liberals retained three of the four ridings in those cities by significant margins in 2006 despite the Conservatives forming the government and won four of the five seats available there in the 2015 election, the exceptions in both elections being the rural Kitchener-Conestoga riding, although both wins in the riding were only narrow victories for the Conservatives. In the 2008 election victory by the Conservatives, the ridings of Kitchener Centre and Kitchener-Waterloo were only won by the Conservatives by less than 300 votes.

The riding of the more suburban city of Cambridge has leaned Conservative dating back decades whereas the riding of Brant-Brantford has switched from being NDP, to Liberal to Conservative in the last three decades

Marvel Experience

The Marvel Experience, or The Marvel Experience: The World's First Hyper-Reality Tour, is a mobile interactive attraction featuring Marvel's characters run by Hero Ventures. As early as 2011, Hero Ventures had approached Marvel Entertainment about a traveling attraction. A seven figure upfront licensing fee with 15% median royalty was agreed upon. Hero Venture sought out additional funding for the project. On August 22, 2013, Marvel Entertainment announced that it was working with Hero Ventures on The Marvel Experience, a traveling production/attraction. Being planned is a part 2 and another theme second tour. On January 9, 2014, Hero Ventures unveiled the dome design image. On October 10, tickets went on sale. A preview of the Experience was scheduled for Phoenix from December 12-January 3, 2015 officially premiering on January 9, 2015 in Dallas. Due to popular demand at the time, Hero Ventures announced that the stay in San Diego would be extended until March 1, 2015 while heading to Chicago with its opening on April 2.

Instead, the show was reworked. The tour went to Philadelphia with plans to go to New York and St. Louis. In July, Hero Ventures announced that the show's summer tour would end early after its three-week run in Philadelphia. While no reason was given for the early end of the tour, refunds were to be issued for prepaid tickets; each tour stop last from 17 to 24 days. Each location of the attraction is expected to cost $2.5 million which will be offset by ticket and concession sales on a rented 2 acre lot. 10,000 visitors is the expected maximum number. There will be scheduled entry times for attendees at seven-minute intervals to avoid overcrowding; the $30 million attractions was designed with a dome complex two football fields in size, "4D motion ride", projected animation, motion comics, virtual-reality and holographic simulations while including social media. Movie conceptual artist Aaron Sims was the designer on the attraction with Jerry Rees as director and VFX by Rhythm & Hues and Prana Studios.

Lexington Design + Fabrication produced the interactive elements. The mobile dome complex is designed to look like a S. H. I. E. L. D. Mobile Command Center. Domes were chosen as to not have to rent existing facilities that take up to 25% of the ticket price. PVC resin and other elements are used to construct the domes making them expensive, but should be offset by the saving on facility costs. Absolute Hollywood live event company designed the structures. Attendees will interact with several Marvel heroes and with SHIELD agents during the two-hour performance in which they fight the forces of Hydra with a final battle against the Red Skull, MODOK, their Adaptoids. Kevin Smith was revealed in Del Mar, California as the voice of M. O. D. O. K. Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris were involved in producing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Hero Ventures, LLC is an entertainment company; the company is based in Los Angeles. In 2009, Rick Licht started working full-time on a yet unnamed venture, a business idea of his, Doug Schafer's, that they had been discussing over the years.

In 2011, Licht was joined by Schaer as chief operating officer and Jason Rosen as chief production officer. Hero Ventures first approached the National Baseball Hall of Fame for a dome show, but was turned down, they developed a new list of project partners, topped with Marvel Entertainment, who agreed to a seven figure licensing deal for the movable dome show, which brought on Michael Cohl and Jesse Harris to pay the upfront fee. Hero Ventures was formed into a Limited liability company on November 14, 2012 in Los Angeles by Licht and Rosen. Prior to the August 22, 2013 announcement of its first project The Marvel Experience, the company received "A" round investment commitments from Steve Tisch, Roy P. Disney & Shamrock Holdings, Maurice & Paul Marciano, WWE, Vista Equity Partners president Brian Sheth, Ross Hilton Kemper and Enlight Media to fund that project; this raised funding of $16.5 million allowing them to move into an office in Westwood, Los Angeles and start taking salaries. Additional funding came from advances on royalties from vendors and $10 million from co-production partners with some partners taking profit participation.

With the announcement of Marvel Experience, several other IP holders started making inquires about doing similar projects for their properties, but HV held off on additional attractions until its current project was shown a success. On October 10, 2014, The Marvel Experience tickets went on sale. In early December 2014, Magic Johnson was announced as an investor and member of its Board of Managers. A preview of the Experience was scheduled for Phoenix from December 12-January 3, 2015 officially premiering on January 9, 2015 in Dallas. Iron Man Experience Marvel Universe Live! Marvel Super Heroes 4D Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Official website Hero Ventures