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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

OSU-Tulsa, TCC partner for Black History Month reader’s theater event

The Forgotten Glory: Remembering Tulsa's Greenwood

The African American Student Associations at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College will present a reader’s theater featuring a conversation between two prominent civil rights figures on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

“The Forgotten Glory: Remembering Tulsa’s Greenwood” presents a fictionalized conversation between John Hope Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr. about the historic Greenwood District, including the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the reconstruction of Greenwood and the struggles of urban renewal.

The focus of the play is to share history, promote generational responsibilities and inspire hope for a Tulsa that continues to work toward reconciliation. It is sponsored in partnership with the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, the Tulsa City-County Library System and Certain Curtain Theatre.

Donations will be accepted at the front door. Funds will be used to support student scholarship and leadership development at OSU-Tulsa and TCC. For additional information, contact Dr. Dewayne Dickens at 918-595-7046 or dewayne.dickens@tulsacc.edu.

OSU in Tulsa Health Fair offers health information, services

Students wait for a free glaucoma exam during the Spring 2013 OSU in Tulsa Health Fair.
Students wait for a free glaucoma exam during the Spring 2013 OSU in Tulsa Health Fair.

OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to get helpful health and nutrition information at the Spring 2014 OSU in Tulsa Health Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

The OSU Medical Clinic will provide cholesterol and body fat screenings and the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center will host fitness challenges.

In addition, healthy snacks and beverages will be provided. Participants can register to win door prizes. For more information about the OSU in Tulsa Health Fair, contact Jeremiah Watkins.

Training available to use Tandy Community Supercomputer

Tandy Community Supercomputer
Tandy Community Supercomputer

The OSU in Tulsa Office of Research will host training sessions for faculty, students  and staff on use of the Tandy Community Supercomputer on Feb. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in D-107 at the OSU Center for Health Sciences and March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in Main Hall 2323. The Tandy Supercomputing Center, an initiative of the Oklahoma Innovation Institute and Tulsa Research Partners, offers researchers access to high performance computational capabilities in Tulsa.

The first session will offer a broad overview of supercomputing, the Tandy Supercomputing Center and its services. Attendees will learn basic concepts of applying high performance computing to their work and find out about computing resources across the state available to OSU in Tulsa researchers. The second session is a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of using the supercomputer system, like logging in, compiling code and submitting jobs. The class will also provide an introduction to parallelism and the storage hierarchy. Attendance in the first session is recommended but not required and seating is limited. 

Significant experience in computing is not required for the sessions. However, some basic programming knowledge is assumed during training. Contact Terry Brown for more information or to register for the March 13 session.

Phi Beta Lambda collects more than 800 pounds of food for local food bank

Phi Beta Lambda vice president Kristy Lawson and president Cat Rockholt count cans donated during the food drive.
Phi Beta Lambda vice president Kristy Lawson and president Cat Rockholt count cans donated during the food drive.

Phi Beta Lambda, OSU-Tulsa's student business club, collected more than 800 pounds of food donated from students, faculty and staff for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma during the fall semester.

Organization members collected 832 pounds of non-perishable items for the food bank which serves 450 partner programs in 24 counties. Last year, the food bank distributed 15.5 million pounds of food.

Phi Beta Lambda, a student business organization committed to excellence through action in the areas of education, progress and service, is open to all OSU-Tulsa students.

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