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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Quindlen to speak at OSU-Tulsa

QuindlenAnna Quindlen’s work has appeared on numerous bestseller lists, as well as two of America’s most influential publications – The New York Times and Newsweek. She’ll bring her stories of life as an author, journalist and opinion columnist to OSU-Tulsa on Oct. 6.

“An Evening with Anna Quindlen” will take place at 7 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. The event, which will feature readings and a book signing, is presented by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Town Hall.

Quindlen is the bestselling author of six novels and seven nonfiction books. Her New York Times column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She also wrote the “Last Word” column for Newsweek from 2000-2009.

The event is part of Tulsa Reads, a citywide reading initiative jointly sponsored by the Tulsa City-County Library System, Tulsa Town Hall, the Tulsa World and the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa. To learn more about Tulsa Reads and to view a complete schedule of events, visit poetsandwriters.okstate.edu or the Tulsa Reads Facebook page.

OSU-CHS to host expert on team-based learning

Group assignments are a common teaching practice in most colleges and universities. However, if students have a negative experience with a group assignment, it will likely limit their ability to adapt to today’s team-oriented workplace environment.  

Dr. Larry Michaelsen, professor of management at the University of Central Missouri, will present “Getting Lemonade Instead of Lemons from Group Work” on Friday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Room D007.

The presentation will focus on four strategies that enable faculty members to design successful group assignments that are effective for students’ application and critical-thinking skills, promote positive attitudes, can be graded easily and used in any class type. For more information or to RSVP for the event, email Machelle Davison.

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Be RecognizedPeople everywhere recognize the Oklahoma State University name. Having a degree from a well-known research university provides instant credibility. At OSU-Tulsa, you can boost your potential with an internationally recognized OSU degree, the same degree students in Stillwater receive. Plus, you’ll enjoy the lifetime benefits of being connected to a network of loyal OSU alumni. Take a look at OSU’s new national TV spot, “America’s Brightest Orange.”

OSU Energy Education

Going Green LogoOSU in Tulsa has recycled almost 28 tons of paper this year, which is equivalent to saving approximately 112 barrels of oil, 117,600 kilowatt hours of energy and enough energy to heat and air-condition the average North American home for nearly 168 months. Each office and classroom should have a cardboard box available to collect paper for recycling. If your office or classroom does not have a container, contact the Tulsa Helpdesk at 918-594-8200 and one will be delivered. Check the website for paper products acceptable for recycling.