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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

OSU in Tulsa Research Day highlights student, faculty efforts

Research Day

OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS students and faculty will showcase their research at the 2014 OSU in Tulsa Research Day on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Helmerich Research Center.

Students and faculty can submit oral and poster abstracts to the Office of Research through Monday, Feb. 7.

Research Day is hosted in conjunction with OSU Research Week, which takes place Feb. 17-21. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amanda.benn@okstate.edu

Record number of donors help OSU in Tulsa exceed United Way campaign goal

Campaign progress meter for United Way, showing a total of $64,931 raised over a goal of $57,000

A record number of donors helped OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS raise nearly $65,000 during the 2013 OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign, surpassing the goal of $57,000. This year, 228 faculty and staff donated to the campaign, up from 113 in 2012.

Faculty and staff were encouraged to participate in the campaign by returning a pledge card with a donation of any size. Departments were challenged to reach 80 percent or more participation. The following departments reached the goal: Family Medicine, OSU-CHS Academic Affairs, Human Resources, OSU-Tulsa President’s Office, OSU-CHS President’s Office, Rural Health, Surgery and the Office of Research.

Campaign co-chairs were Dr. Susan Johnson and Nathan Huffstetler.

OSU-Tulsa hosts International Night in celebration of diversity

OSU-Tulsa will feature traditional dress, music and dances from around the world during International Night on Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

International Night, celebrated during International Education Week, will feature performances by OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College students. Special guests from the Kripalaya Dance Academy will present the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dances. Sol Azteca will perform Mexican folk dances, Bachata Tulsa will demonstrate bachata, a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic, and Tulsalseros will be dancing the salsa.

The event, presented by the OSU-Tulsa International Student Organization (ISO), is open to the public and tickets are $3 each. ISO promotes social and cultural exchanges between international students and the Tulsa community.

Visit the OSU-Tulsa website to learn more about the events planned by ISO to celebrate International Education Week. For more information, call Jahaziel Hiriart at 918-949-7755 or email blancah@okstate.edu.

Campus Gateway Project continues at OSU-Tulsa

As construction continues on the campus Gateway Project, a crane will be positioned next week between Detroit Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

The project is the next phase of OSU-Tulsa's "oranging up" campus beautification efforts and will improve OSU's visibility as part of a rejuvenated downtown Tulsa.

As part of the project, OSU-Tulsa will be collaborating with the City of Tulsa on street and adjoining land improvements, including streetscaping and lighting. The entire project will take approximately two years to complete.

Get involved in OSU in Tulsa SAC

The OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council works to bring together staff from OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS to build camaraderie, promote educational advancement and voice concerns to administration.

SAC members advise the presidents and administration on policies and procedures that affect morale, well-being, working conditions and professional welfare. The council raises funds to provide tuition assistance to Tulsa-based staff continuing their education and organizes OSU in Tulsa's Holiday Party.

OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS staff are invited to attend OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council's meetings on the third Friday of every month at Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 S. Houston Ave. The next meeting is Nov. 15 at noon. Members of OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa administration often attend to give updates. For more information, visit the OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council website or contact Angelyn Holmes, OSU in Tulsa SAC president. 

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