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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, May 3, 2012

OSU-Tulsa faculty, students cap Power Swag project with Walk Against Racism

Swag participants at the YWCA Race Against RacismA group of OSU-Tulsa Human Development and Family Sciences faculty and students recently capped a semester long project with a group of seventh-grade girls from Central Junior High School by participating in the YWCA’s Race Against Racism on April 28.

The Power Swag project teamed up the OSU-Tulsa and Central students, under the direction of Dr. Amanda Morris, associate professor of HDFS, and Dr. Karina Shreffler, assistant professor of HDFS, for three hours each week to discuss issues ranging from healthy relationships, self-esteem, nutrition, college preparation and resilience. They have also been training to participate in a 5K race.

“It has been very rewarding to watch our OSU students and the seventh-graders bond and work together during this project,” said Shreffler. “We look forward to a continuing partnership with Central next year as well.”

Students, faculty, staff and community members donated 45 new pairs of shoes for the girls participating in the project and covered the race entry costs. Power Swag student team leaders from OSU-Tulsa included Meagan Meadows, Jordan Love, Kali Bandele, Chandra Prevost, Nicole Stevenson, Julie Staton, Libby Jennings, Meg Brown, Rachel Hartlieb and Wakel Burks.

Three from OSU in Tulsa graduate from NTDC Leadership Program

NTDC Leadership Program participantsThree representatives from OSU in Tulsa graduated from the North Tulsa Development Council Leadership Program on Friday, April 27. Larry Cochran, OSU-Tulsa faculty and instructional development administrator, OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock, and Terry Brown, executive assistant in the Office of Research, graduated as part of Class 3.

The eight-month long program is for individuals with a sincere commitment to the improvement and vitality of north Tulsa. The program builds community leaders to work on economic development and educates participates on key issues facing north Tulsa.

As part of the program, participants completed a service learning project by working on the development of the Shoppes on Peoria project. Teams worked on several areas of the project, including tenant development, community engagement and out parcel and art development.

Helicopter to shoot aerial video of campus today

A helicopter will be taking aerial video footage of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences late this morning and Friday morning. The footage will be used in upcoming marketing productions.

Tips for OSU-Tulsa Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations, Class of 2012! Here are a few tips to help make this momentous occasion go smoothly.

Monday, May 7
The Pavilion at Expo Square

5:15 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m. Graduate Check-in begins
5:30-6:30 p.m. Families arrive
6:30 p.m. Graduation Concert begins
6:30-6:45 p.m. Graduate Line-up
7 p.m. Processional begins

  • If you or a guest will need special assistance because of a disability, including guests with wheelchairs or walkers, please call Priscilla Boegh in Student Disabilities Services at 918-594-8354 to make arrangements.
  • Seating is limited, so families should arrive early (prior to 6:30 p.m.).
  • Coordinate a post-ceremony meeting point with family members.
  • Leave all personal items (purses, backpacks, etc.) at home or with a friend or family member.
  • Mortarboard Caps: Mortarboards are worn horizontally (parallel to the ceiling) with the point directly in the center front.
  • Tassel: Wear on the right, front side of your cap until you receive your diploma (then change to the left, front side).
  • Hoods for Graduate Students: March in carrying your hood over your right forearm.

A professional photographer will take individual photographs as you accept your diploma and after you exit the stage.