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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Prepare for OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony with these helpful tips

Graduation
The OSU-Tulsa Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Pavilion at Expo Square.

The Class of 2014 will be honored during OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony on Monday at the Pavilion at Expo Square. Dr. Gary Trennepohl, OSU-Tulsa’s founding president, will serve as keynote speaker for the institution’s 15th graduation ceremony.

To help make this exciting and busy day go smoothly for graduates, family and friends, follow these event tips:

  • If you or a guest will need special assistance because of a disability, including guests with wheelchairs or walkers, please call Priscilla Boegh in Student Disabilities Services at 918-594-8354 to make arrangements.
  • Seating is limited, so families should arrive early. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
  • Coordinate a post-ceremony meeting point with family members.
  • Leave all personal items (purses, backpacks, etc.) at home or with a friend or family member.
  • Mortarboards are worn horizontally (parallel to the ceiling) with the point directly in the center front.
  • Tassels are worn on the right, front side of your cap until you receive your diploma (then change to the left, front side).
  • Graduate students should carry hoods over their right forearm during the processional.
  • When traveling to the Pavilion, avoid construction on Yale Avenue between 21st and 31st Streets by taking the Harvard Avenue exit from the Broken Arrow Expressway.

A professional photographer will take individual photographs as you accept your diploma and after you exit the stage.

Graduation Ceremony Schedule

5:15 p.m. Doors open
5:30-6:20 p.m. Graduate Check-in
6:30 p.m. Graduation Ceremony begins
7 p.m. Processional

OSU in Tulsa IT director receives Patriot Award

Maj. Ginger Turcotte, right, and Jon Russell, left, present the Patriot Award to Randall Popp during a ceremony at OSU-Tulsa.
Maj. Ginger Turcotte, right, and Jon Russell, left, present the Patriot Award to Randall Popp during a ceremony at OSU-Tulsa.

A U.S. Department of Defense agency has recognized OSU in Tulsa Information Technology Director Randall Popp with the Patriot Award for his support of an Oklahoma National Guard member who was deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom.

The agency, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, promotes cooperation between civilian employers and National Guard and Reserve employees.

Maj. Ginger Turcotte, 138th communications flight commander at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, presented the award in recognition of Popp’s support of Jon Russell, an OSU in Tulsa telecommunications technician, during a special ceremony on April 30.

Russell, a staff sergeant and cyber transport craftsman with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, had worked at OSU in Tulsa for only seven months when he was deployed in 2012 to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar to provide communications support to thousands of U.S. and coalition forces serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. Russell nominated Popp for the award for supporting his deployment.

Academy Central Elementary students to visit OSU-Tulsa for College Day

Recruiter Scott King talks to Academy Central Elementary students during College Day in 2013.
Recruiter Scott King talks to Academy Central Elementary students during College Day in 2013.

Academy Central Elementary sixth-grade students are headed to college next week at OSU-Tulsa. A group of 40 students will visit campus to learn about the value of higher education for College Day on Friday, May 16.

The day includes career activities, health and wellness labs, foreign language exercises and memory skills tests. Students will also tour OSU-Tulsa’s classrooms, library and computer labs and meet current students and alumni.

OSU-Tulsa hosts College Day each spring for Academy Central Elementary, one of OSU-Tulsa's Partner in Education schools.

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