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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

OSU-Tulsa turns 15

Tulsa Skyline

This month marks the 15th anniversary of the creation of OSU-Tulsa.

“While our campus is still relatively new compared to other universities, we have had a major impact on higher education in Oklahoma,” OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett says. “By bringing OSU to Tulsa, the institution offered place-bound students the opportunity to earn a degree from a major state university.”

OSU officially began administration of the campus on Jan. 1, 1999. Before that, the campus was home to the University Center at Tulsa, a consortium consisting of Langston University, Northeastern State University, OSU and the University of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Legislature approved the bill establishing an OSU campus in Tulsa in May 1998, and OSU-Tulsa officially opened in January 1999. Then-OSU President James Halligan pushed for the establishment of the OSU campus in Tulsa, which was the largest city in the nation without a freestanding public university at the time.

Read more about OSU-Tulsa’s anniversary in the winter 2013 edition of STATE magazine.

OSU-Tulsa sets Welcome Week activities for students

Students visit the Career Services Open House last semester for information, free T-shirts and door prizes.
Students visit the Career Services Open House during the fall semester for information, free T-shirts and door prizes.

OSU-Tulsa will host a number of activities during Welcome Week to greet students at the start of the spring semester. All events run Monday through Thursday.

Campus ambassadors will be available from 4-5:30 p.m. near building entrances to help students find classrooms and locate university services. Ambassadors will also be handing out OSU-Tulsa giveaways to students.

Campus Life will provide free pizza to students in the North Hall Lobby at 4 p.m. each day. Information regarding student services will be available at tables in the North Hall Lobby.

Career Services, located in North Hall 130, will host an open house to showcase job resources and services available at OSU. Students will receive a free HireOSUGrads.com T-shirt while supplies last and can register for door prizes.

The OSU-Tulsa Information Center will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Students can visit the Information Center in the North Hall Lobby or call 918-594-8000 for help locating a classroom or to make a reservation for BOB, OSU’s Big Orange Bus.

Career Services spring events include workshops, career fair

Students complete academic plans before meeting with advisors.
Students and alumni speak with employers during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair last semester.

Career Services will host several free events and workshops during the Spring 2014 semester to assist students and alumni in their employment search.

The spring career events calendar includes the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 3-5 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons. Events run Jan. 21 to Feb. 20.

Workshops cover a variety of tops like job search strategies, career fair preparation and uncovering hidden strengths. Career Services will host several résumé critique sessions and a mock interview day has been planned to help participants prepare for common employers questions.

For a complete list of scheduled events, visit the Career Services website or call 918-594-8404. Advance registration is required for some events.

Financial Aid Awareness Week teaches students about paying for college

Student Riley Sowell discusses financial aid options with Ashley Lorenz, coordinator of scholarships and financial aid, during Financial Aid Awareness Week last year.
Student Riley Sowell discusses financial aid options with Ashley Lorenz, coordinator of scholarships and financial aid, during Financial Aid Awareness Week last year.

OSU-Tulsa students can learn about programs and scholarships available to help pay for college during Financial Aid Awareness Week on Jan. 27-31.

Financial Aid Awareness Week, hosted by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, offers assistance in locating and applying for different types of aid to cover the costs associated with earning a college degree.

To view a complete schedule of events, including a FAFSA workshop, visit the Financial Aid Awareness Week website. For more information, contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at tulsa.financialaid@okstate.edu or 918-594-8273.

 

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