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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 7, 2012

“We Are Who We Were” traveling exhibit on display in Main Hall Commons

We Are Who We Were imageThe Oklahoma History Center installed a new exhibit in the OSU-Tulsa Main Hall Commons this week detailing the history of American Indians in Oklahoma. "We Are Who We Were" tells the story of Oklahoma American Indian tribes through words, images and the voices of the people who share their stories.

Representing the 39 American Indian tribes currently associated with Oklahoma, the exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to explore the traditional historic past of native peoples of Oklahoma as well as experience contemporary Native American culture.

Using the 20th century Indian experience as a bridge between the past and the present, the exhibit offers photographic images, tribal music, Indian art and oral histories. The traveling exhibit is based on the permanent American Indian Exhibit in the Oklahoma History Center’s ONEOK Gallery in Oklahoma City.

RSVP for Zoo U: OSU in Tulsa Staff Appreciation Day at the Tulsa Zoo

Zoo U logoOSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa staff and faculty and their families are invited to Zoo U at the Tulsa Zoo on Saturday, June 30. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the Tulsa Zoo becomes private for OSU in Tulsa after 5 p.m.

The event includes free admission to the Tulsa Zoo, entry to Mohawk Park and a free parking pass, and free train and carousel rides after 5 p.m. A complimentary dinner will be provided and Pistol Pete will be available for photos.

The deadline to request tickets for Zoo U is Thursday, June 14.

OSU-Tulsa faculty, staff Foundation campaign donations increase

OSU-Tulsa faculty and staff increased participation in the OSU Foundation Branding Success Faculty/Staff Campaign from 73 percent in 2011 to 80 percent in 2012.

Several departments won a pizza party for having more than 75 percent participation. Those departments include Academic Relations, Administrative Services, Business Affairs/Budget/Accounting, Communication Services,   Human Resources, President’s Office, Student Services/Enrollment Development and Student Success Center.

Branding Success is the largest educational fundraising campaign in Oklahoma history and will provide necessary resources for OSU to further its mission as a land-grant institution.

Fallin signs Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Program Act to combat state physician shortage

Gov. Mary Fallin signed the Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Program Act on Wednesday as part of the effort to bring more primary care physicians to rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma. The new law will provide $3.08 million to create physician residency programs to bring a new generation of doctors to medically underserved communities across the state.

Burns Hargis, OSU president, Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Leigh Goodson, vice president for research and institutional advancement, Dr. William Pettit, associate dean for rural health, Corie Kaiser, director of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health, Dr. Mary Bea Drummond, director of marketing and communications services, Kyle Summers, Evan Schwenk and Blake Middleton, fourth year medical students, Todd Thomas, Janel McMillin, Jeremy Ransdell and Stephanie Letney, second year medical students, joined Fallin and key legislators in a signing ceremony at the capitol earlier today.

The Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Program Act allows the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to contract with the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine to set up and operate new physician residency programs in medically underserved areas. View the complete story at the OSU-CHS website.

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