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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Fall workshops planned for new and prospective graduate students

Graduate Student WorkshopsThe Graduate Student Services Center will offer a variety of workshops and presentations this fall to give graduate students the resources they need to successfully earn their degree.

Topics include preparing for entrance exams, the application process, funding opportunities, creating a plan of study and thesis and dissertation reviews. The events will conclude with Graduate Student Appreciation Week Nov. 7-11.

All events are free and open to new and current graduate students, as well as those considering graduate school. For a complete list of scheduled events, visit the GSSC website or call 918-594-8445.

Student Organization Fair highlights opportunities to get involved

Campus Life will host a Student Organization Fair next week to highlight the many student groups available at OSU-Tulsa. The fair will take place Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.

Students will have the opportunity to talk with student group leaders from a variety of organizations. Information about each organization’s mission, meeting schedule and membership benefits will also be available.

There are about 16 active organizations at OSU-Tulsa and all bring students together to build skills, make friends, develop networks and enjoy campus and community activities.  

OSU in Tulsa to kick off joint United Way Campaign Sept. 8

OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will partner again this year for the university’s annual United Way fundraising effort, which runs Sept. 8-23. The campaign will kick off Thursday, Sept. 8 with breakfast at the Greenwood Cultural Center from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast will be provided by Baxter’s Interurban Grill. President Howard Barnett will also announce the 2011 fundraising goal and Barry Maxwell, development director for Youth Services of Tulsa, will present information about how the funds raised provide services to 61 Tulsa-area partner agencies each year. Entertainment will also be provided by musician Clint Parsons and magician Steve the Sleeve.

The theme of this year's campaign is “What the World Needs Now…” United Way is recognized as the official charitable organization of OSU. Last year, OSU’s two Tulsa campuses raised a combined total of more than $51,600 for the Tulsa Area United Way.

Show your orange pride for College Colors Day Sept. 2

College Colors Day“Orange Friday” is already a longtime OSU tradition, but College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2 is an opportunity to be a part of a nationwide annual celebration that encourages fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel to promote traditions and spirit.

Whether it’s in class or at the office, at work or at play, show your OSU Cowboy spirit and wear your favorite orange apparel. Share a photo of you (or you with friends and family) wearing OSU orange on College Colors Day and post it to the OSU-Tulsa Facebook page, @reply to us on Twitter or email it to tulsa.socialmedia@okstate.edu. Go Pokes!