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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 19, 2012

OSU in Tulsa hits $2 million in savings from energy conservation

OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences have reached $2 million in energy savings as a result of the energy conservation program launched in 2007.

“While the world celebrates Earth Day on Sunday, OSU in Tulsa faculty, staff and students can continue to participate in our energy conservation program,” said Angelyn Holmes, energy education manager. “We appreciate everyone who has participated in the energy conservation program. There is a lot of talk about becoming green, and OSU is actually doing that in a big way.”

Since OSU in Tulsa began the program, energy consumption has been reduced by 26 percent. That is the equivalent of 19,469 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, 3,494 passenger cars removed from the road or 497,987 trees planted.

Some of the energy saving initiatives include turning off lights in empty rooms, shutting down computers, monitors, speakers and printers at the end of the day and turning off appliances like coffee makers, fans and radios when they are not in use. The university has also implemented a paper recycling program and teamed with PepsiCo to place Dream Machines on both campuses.

Visit OSU-Tulsa’s energy education website to learn more about the energy conservation program and how you can help protect the environment.

Riata Entrepreneurial Internship Program applications due Sunday

Riata Center for Entrepreneurship LogoThe Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the OSU Spears School of Business is accepting applications for the fall Entrepreneurial Internship program through Sunday. The program is open to OSU undergraduate and graduate students.

Students will work with an entrepreneur, president or senior executive in a company located in the Stillwater, Tulsa or Oklahoma City metropolitan areas. Students will also enroll in independent study to earn course credit for their internship.

To apply online or to learn more, visit the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship's website or email Nola Miyasaki.

Mayfest 2012 poster to be unveiled at OSU-Tulsa

The original artwork for the Mayfest 2012 poster, created by nationally renowned artist and OSU graduate Otto Duecker, will be unveiled Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Research Center. OSU-Tulsa is a long-time community partner of the event.

In its 40th 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 17-20 in downtown Tulsa.  

This is the second time Mayfest has featured Duecker, who designed the poster for the 1993 festival. For more information about Mayfest, visit www.tulsamayfest.org.

Dr. Vonnie McLloyd to present at OSU Chautauqua on Parenting

McLloydThe Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences’ Human Development and Family Science Department and OSU-Tulsa’s Center for Family Resilience will host the fourth Chautauqua on Parenting on Friday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in North Hall 151 at OSU-Tulsa.

This year’s Chautauqua is titled Empowering Economically Disadvantaged Parents to Enhance Child Development. Vonnie McLoyd, Ph.D., University of Michigan Developmental Area Chair and Ewart A. C. Thomas Collegiate Professor of Psychology, will present the keynote address on “Interventions that enhance the development of children in poverty.”

For more information and to register visit www.humansciences.okstate.edu/chautauqua, email cfr@okstate.edu or call 918-594-8336 or 405-744-9938. Registration is $25 until May 2 and $35 at the door.

OSU-Tulsa to provide parking for Heart Walk participants Saturday morning

OSU-Tulsa will provide parking for participants of the American Heart Association's Tulsa Heart Walk on Saturday. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

All entrances to campus will be open. Parking Lot E will be reserved for OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff. Those visiting campus Saturday morning are encouraged to arrive early and anticipate traffic delays.

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