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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, october 20, 2016

OSU-Tulsa to host mobile unit to assist U.S. veterans with benefits, service

Disabled American Veterans mobile service office

All U.S. veterans in the Tulsa area who would like assistance with filing veterans benefit claims are invited to a special event on Monday, Oct. 24 at OSU-Tulsa.

The Disabled American Veterans Oklahoma mobile service office will be in Lot E from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Representatives will be on hand to assist veterans with obtaining educational benefits or filing disability compensation claims and can provide information about a number of free resources and support services for veterans.

The special event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. Read more.

Campus Life celebrates Homecoming with decorations, hot dogs and selfies

Help Desk staff Andi Dean, left, and Krutika Patel show off IT's Homecoming selfie photo booth.
Help Desk staff Andi Dean, left, and Krutika Patel show off IT's Homecoming selfie photo booth.

OSU-Tulsa will be celebrating “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” on campus next week with free hot dogs, fun decorations and selfie opportunities throughout the campus. The activities are sponsored by Campus Life.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take selfies at photo booths during the week in the Computer Lab at Main Hall 2302 and North Hall 130 and share them on OSU-Tulsa Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tagged with #okstatehc.

Free hot dogs will be available at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday from Louie’s Dog House in the courtyard between North Hall and Administration Hall. The water in the OSU-Tulsa courtyard fountain will also be turned orange for the week.

In addition, OSU-Tulsa offices are decorating public spaces to get into the spirit of Homecoming for the week’s festivities.

Homecoming 2016, ‘A Cowboy Dream,’ concludes on Saturday, Oct. 29, with a football game between the OSU Cowboys and the West Virginia Mountaineers beginning at 11 a.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium. For additional information, visit the Orange Connection website.

CFR seminar to examine impact of trauma on early childhood development


Dr. Lana Beasley, OSU assistant professor of psychology, will discuss how trauma changes brain development in early childhood at noon tomorrow in Main Hall 2227. A light lunch will be provided.

Beasley is a licensed clinical child psychologist and conducts research with a focus on child abuse prevention, child trauma, anxiety, parent training and pediatric disorders.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Human Sciences. For more information, email Dr. Amanda Harrist, professor of human development and family science.

Fall Health Fair to feature health screenings, DUI simulator

Nutrition information and health screenings will be available to students, faculty and staff at the OSU in Tulsa Fall Health Fair at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Main Hall Commons.

The free services include blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, healthy food samples and a DUI checkpoint simulator. Participants also will have the chance to win door prizes.

For more information about the OSU in Tulsa Health Fair, contact Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center coordinator.

Employees complete OSU Pride Works quality service program

More than 20 employees have completed the “OSU Pride Works: Quality Service Initiative” certificate program launched this spring by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources.

Participants were required to attend five hours of in-class instruction and complete at least five of seven online courses. Attendance at the Ignite Your Passion Spring Staff Conference and the creation position-specific service standards also were mandatory.

Click here to view the list of recent OSU-Tulsa certificate recipients. To learn more about the certificate program and to find out how to enroll, visit the OSU Pride Works website.