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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011

OSU Research Week highlights innovative projects

Research Week LogoOSU’s annual Research Week highlights the creative and innovative research projects underway by OSU students and faculty. The inaugural OSU in Tulsa Research Day is scheduled during Research Week on Friday, Feb. 25 at OSU’s Center for Health Sciences.

Faculty, undergraduate students and graduate students from several academic areas will give presentations on their research beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:45 p.m. Lunch and transportation from OSU-Tulsa to OSU-CHS will be provided. For more information, contact Bavette Miller at 918-594-1401.

Visit OSU’s Research Week website to view a complete schedule of workshops, speakers and presentations in Stillwater.

Celebrate Black History Month with “A Taste of Soul”

In honor of Black History Month, OSU-Tulsa's African-American Student Association (AASA) will host "A Taste of Soul" on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby. Participants can sample various soul food cuisines for $2, including fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet yams, corn bread and peach cobbler.

What is 5320? New plan unveiled to help Oklahomans get healthy

5320 LogoGov. Mary Fallin and many other state leaders unveiled a new campaign this week aimed at helping Oklahomans get healthy.

According to organizers, the number “5320” campaign represents the lives of 5,320 Oklahomans that could be saved each year if the state simply met the national average for health measures. Currently, Oklahoma ranks 46th nationally in major health status categories.

The first phase of the campaign is called “Shape Your Future” and encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free. Want to join the effort? Visit the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center in North Hall 116 and learn about upcoming events, health education programs, screenings, nutrition information and fitness equipment available to OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff.

Volunteers needed for Engineering Design Challenge

Volunteers are needed to assist with OSU-Tulsa’s eighth annual Engineering Design Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 24. Students, faculty and staff volunteers will assist with the event that brings elementary through high-school aged students to OSU-Tulsa to design, build and race self-propelled, motorized boats. No experience is necessary and volunteer times are flexible. To register or for more information, visit the EDC website or call 918-594-8355.