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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010

OSU’s Tulsa Campuses Launch Paper Recycling Campaign on Earth Day

Earth DayStudents, faculty and staff from OSU’s Tulsa campuses gathered this morning to kick off a paper recycling campaign on Earth Day. President Howard Barnett and Energy Education Manager Angelyn Holmes (pictured above) described the benefits of the program.

“Recycling is the next major goal in our commitment to sustainability,” Barnett said. “We’ve made a lot of progress with our energy conservation efforts and now we’re taking the next important step. With this new program, everyone on OSU’s Tulsa campuses can do their part to help us drastically reduce the amount of paper we send to area landfills.”

The paper recycling program is the second phase of OSU’s conservation efforts. In 2007, OSU-Tulsa launched an energy conservation program that has saved $393,190 in energy costs from January 2008 to January 2010, representing a 22.8 percent savings.

To learn more about the program and how you can help protect the environment, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

OSU’s CFRR to Host Conference on Troubled Children and Youth

OSU’s Center for Family Risk and Resilience at OSU-Tulsa will host their second annual community conference Thursday, May 13. This year’s conference will focus on strategies for working with troubled children and youth.

The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in North Hall 118 at OSU-Tulsa. Dr. Tim Cavell, a clinical child/family psychologist and psychology professor at the University of Arkansas, will present “Parent-Based Interventions for Defiant and Aggressive Children: 10 Principles and the Six-Sided Parenting Box.”

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 918-594-8336 or visit the CFRR website.

Mayfest 2010 Poster to be Unveiled at OSU-Tulsa

The original artwork for the Mayfest 2010 poster, created by local artist Christopher Westfall, will be unveiled Wednesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Research Center.

Now in its 38th year, Mayfest is Tulsa’s annual outdoor fine arts and music festival. More than 350,000 people are expected to attend the family friendly event set for May 13-16 in downtown Tulsa.

Mayfest posters will be available for purchase at the unveiling for $25 if signed by the artist and $15 for unsigned.

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