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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Tulsa TechFest returns to OSU-Tulsa tomorrow

Tulsa TechFest LogoOSU-Tulsa will host the sixth annual Tulsa TechFest tomorrow in the Conference Center. The one-day technology conference focuses on new products and trends, information security solutions and professional development in the technology field. Speakers will cover topics as diverse as mobile development, social media, programming languages and online business.

This year’s conference features many of the nation’s top industry executives, including keynote speaker Glenn Block, a senior program manager for Microsoft. He will speak about building web applications using a new programming interface from Microsoft.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is needed. Participants can register in advance online or at the event. Organizers request that attendees bring two cans of food or a $2 donation for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and Family and Children’s Services.

OSU-Tulsa to host workshop for women returning to college

OSU-Tulsa will host the ninth annual “Women in Transition” college fair and workshop on Thursday, Oct. 13 for women considering a return to college.

The event is presented by the Tulsa Chapter of the American Association of University Women and will feature two identical sessions, including a morning session from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Conference Center and an evening session from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Tulsa Community College’s Southeast campus in the Studio Theatre. The cost is $5 for advance registration or $8 at the door.

For more information or to register, visit www.tulsawomenintransition.org.

OSU Center for Health Sciences alumni make a difference after Joplin tornado

State Magazine CoverThe cover story of this month's OSU Alumni Association STATE Magazine features two alumni of OSU-Tulsa's sister campus who were in Joplin, Mo. on May 22 when the EF-5 tornado devastated the city.

Dr. Kevin Kitka was on duty in the St. John's Regional Medical Center emergency room when the hospital was nearly destroyed by the twister. Dr. Sean Smith, physician president of the Mercy/St. John's Clinic in the Joplin and Kansas division, was at home when the storm hit but made his way through the wreckage of the city to assist at St. John's.

The story features moving accounts of the physicians' experiences on that day and is accompanied by incredible photographs of the devastation in Joplin. View a PDF file of the STATE Magazine story here.

Counseling Center offers information for National Depression Screening Day

In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center is providing information today in the North Hall Lobby where students can learn about depression and the services available at the Counseling Center.

The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center offers counseling and support resources to help students gain the skills and insights they need to thrive in their life and learning. Counselors provide a confidential environment to discuss concerns about relationships, health, motivation, behaviors, stress, decision making, time management, grief and life decisions.

The Counseling Center is open to the community and fees are based on a sliding scale system. OSU students, faculty and staff receive the first five sessions free. For more information, visit the Counseling Center’s website or call 594-8568.