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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

OSU-Tulsa Police achieve certification from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police

Stacey Puckett (left) presents OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock with the award of certification.The OSU-Tulsa Police Department was formally recognized Tuesday for achieving certification from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police.

 “The OSU-Tulsa Police Department is one of an elite few who have completed this rigorous certification program,” said Stacey Puckett, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. “There are only 16 other law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma that have achieved certification and OSU-Tulsa is the first in the state to achieve level one certification for smaller agencies.”

Every aspect of OSU-Tulsa’s Police Department was evaluated in depth, including policies, procedures, operations and employee training. Puckett said the department had to successfully meet national standards in 12 critical areas to achieve certification. Visit OSU-Tulsa’s website to learn more about the department’s certification.

Orientation sessions prepare students for fall semester

New Student OrientationOSU-Tulsa will host several new student orientation sessions this month to prepare students for fall classes.

New undergraduate students can choose from sessions scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 18 at noon and 6 p.m. or Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. All three sessions will take place in North Hall 150. Online registration is encouraged, but not required.

An International Student Orientation is also scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. in North Hall 140. Current international students will share their experiences and answer questions. To learn more, call 918-594-8445.

OSU-Tulsa’s Graduate Student Orientation will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Main Hall Commons. Current and new students can meet fellow graduate students and professors while learning about the various workshops, resources and services available through OSU-Tulsa’s Graduate Student Services Center.

All orientation sessions will offer students the opportunity to tour campus and provide information about campus life activities, student organizations and other valuable services. Students will also learn how to participate in the Orange Power Pass rewards program.

Komen Race for the Cure coming to downtown Tulsa Sept. 17

Thousands of women, men and children will join together in downtown Tulsa next month in a race to the finish line to help fight breast cancer in the Susan G. Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure.

A timed and untimed 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at ONEOK Field. OSU-Tulsa will provide free parking to participants.

The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest 5K series in the world. More than 12,300 people participated in last year’s Tulsa event.

Online registration is now open for the 2011 Race. Visit www.komentulsa.org for race information, to register, start a team or join a team.