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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

OSU-Tulsa prepares for fall semester with Welcome Week activities

Career Services Coordinator Patti Schmigle greets students during fall Welcome Week in 2013.
Career Services Coordinator Patti Schmigle greets students during fall Welcome Week in 2013.

OSU-Tulsa will kick off the start of the fall semester with a number of Welcome Week activities beginning Monday. Events run through Aug. 21.

To help students locate classes and university services, campus ambassadors will be located near building entrances from 4-5:30 p.m. Ambassadors will also be passing out OSU-Tulsa giveaways to students.

Campus Life will be handing out free pizza to students in the North Hall Lobby at 4 p.m. Information booths about campus services such as OSU-Tulsa University Police, OSU-Tulsa Medical Clinic and the Wellness Center will be set up from 3-5 p.m.

The OSU-Tulsa Career Center, located in North Hall 130, will host an open house from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to learn about Career Services. Students can pick up a free HireOSUGrads.com T-shirt and Fall 2014 Career Event Calendar and can register for door prizes.

The OSU-Tulsa Information Center, located in the North Hall Lobby, will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist students with locating a classroom or making BOB, the Big Orange Bus, reservations.

Castle, Thompson named OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign co-chairs

Karen Castle, left, and Dan Thompson have been selected as the OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign co-chairs.
Karen Castle, left, and Dan Thompson have been selected as the OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign co-chairs.

Karen Castle, OSU-Tulsa President’s Office executive assistant, and Dan Thompson, coordinator of instructional design, assessment and educational technology at OSU-CHS, were recently selected to be co-chairs of the OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign. OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences have set a joint-goal of raising $60,000 for 2014.

Castle, Thompson and a committee of volunteers will organize events, contests and other activities as part of the annual campaign. Donations support the Tulsa Area United Way and its 61 partner agencies, which serve nearly 550,000 people in a six-county area. More information will be announced as planning gets underway.

In addition to the campaign, OSU in Tulsa will be participating in the Tulsa Area United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 5. Volunteers will be working on projects at Eugene Field Elementary School and lunch will be provided. To sign up for Day of Caring, email chsoutreach@okstate.edu.

Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference set for Sept. 26

The OSU Center for Family Resilience will host a special fall edition of the annual Linking Geriatrics and Gerontology conference on Friday, Sept. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater.

This year’s conference, titled “Breaking the Silence: Elder Abuse, Care and Resilience,” will focus on a variety of issues related to Oklahoma’s aging population including elder abuse, psychological well-being, legal and ethical considerations of elder abuse, mandatory reporting and the resilience of seniors.

The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. Early registration fees for the conference are $75 and $40 for seniors 65 and older and students. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the conference website.

A stronger network

A Stronger Network

Jonathan Townsend has made many connections as a student at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. The faculty, students, staff and community leaders he has met serve as teachers, mentors, friends and advisors. Their support has helped Jonathan in his pursuit of a brighter future for Tulsa. OSU-Tulsa can help you build a stronger network, too. Whether your goal is more opportunities, increased earning power or a more secure future, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here. Learn more about Jonathan’s journey on the OSU-Tulsa website.

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