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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Trennepohl to deliver OSU-Tulsa’s 15th anniversary commencement address

Trennepohl
Trennepohl

Dr. Gary Trennepohl, OSU-Tulsa’s founding president, will serve as the keynote speaker for OSU-Tulsa’s 15th graduation ceremony on Monday, May 12 in The Pavilion at Expo Square.

Trennepohl became the first president of the OSU-Tulsa campus in 1999 after serving as dean of the Spears School of Business. Under his direction, OSU-Tulsa’s enrollment tripled and the university established a partnership with Tulsa Community College to provide a seamless transition for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Tulsa.

More than 500 OSU-Tulsa undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in this year’s graduation ceremony. OSU-Tulsa’s graduation will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a concert led by Dr. Douglas Henderson, director of the OSU Cowboy Marching Band, followed by the processional.

For more information about OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony, visit the graduation website or call 918-594-8164.

Showcase highlights OSU-Tulsa’s graduate programs

Aaron T. Christensen, graduate student services manager, talks with a student about OSU-Tulsa’s graduate programs.
Aaron T. Christensen, graduate student services manager, talks with a student about OSU-Tulsa’s graduate programs during a previous showcase.

Learn about OSU-Tulsa graduate programs during the Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs Showcase on Tuesday, March 25 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the North Hall Student Lounge.

Program representatives will be available to answer questions about admission processes and degree requirements. Graduate student services coordinators will provide information regarding services available on campus and how they can assist with the application process.

To learn more about OSU-Tulsa’s graduate degrees, contact the Graduate Student Services Center at 918-594-8445, osutgssc@okstate.edu or visit the center’s website.

Heels for Words walk to raise funds for aphasia camp

Heels for Words supports Cowboy Aphasia Camp, a summer program which helps individuals with aphasia develop language skills.
Heels for Words supports Cowboy Aphasia Camp, a summer program that helps individuals with aphasia develop communication skills.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will host a fundraiser walk on Saturday, April 19 at OSU-Tulsa to benefit Cowboy Aphasia Camp. The event Heels for Words 2014, helps people imagine what life would like if saying your own name is more difficult than walking in heels.

Participants are encouraged to walk in high heels on a 1.5-mile trail or a half-mile trail. Walkers who complete the 1.5 mile trail in high heels will be eligible for a prize. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with both walks starting at 9 a.m.

Registration for Heels for Words is $15 and may be completed at the event website. Event shirts are available and must be ordered by Saturday, April 5.

Learn tips for healthy eating on the go with HealthyGuidance webinar

Faculty and staff can discover ways to improve food choices during a free lunch and learn webinar on Wednesday at noon. “Nutrition on the Go!” offers tips on how to eat healthy meals and snacks while maintaining a busy schedule.

The webinar is presented by HealthyGuidance through ComPsych, OSU-Tulsa’s Employee Assistance Program. HealthyGuidance helps employees make positive lifestyle changes and smarter health decisions.

To sign-up, visit the webinar registration website. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to join the webinar. A headset is recommended, but not necessary.

Nutrition sciences professor to discuss therapeutic effects of foods at seminar

Heels for Words supports Cowboy Aphasia Camp, a summer program which helps individuals with aphasia develop language skills.
Basu

The impact of nutrition on treatment and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be a central topic during a special seminar featuring OSU nutrition researcher Dr. Arpita Basu tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in D107 at OSU Center for Health Sciences.

An associate professor in the department of nutritional sciences in the College of Human Sciences, Basu will discuss, “Therapeutic Effects of Functional Foods on Cardio-Metabolic Health Risks in Adults.” The seminar focuses on how different compounds in foods influence risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the use of green tea and berries to modify these risks. Basu will also discuss the implications of her research on nutrition therapy in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa, OSU-CHS and OSU-Stillwater. A light lunch will be provided to those who attend. For more information, contact Amanda Harrist.

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