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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Cowboy fans look for bragging rights and to make a difference in Bedlam Food Drive

Bedlam Food DriveOSU will try for a fifth straight win as Cowboy and Sooner fans compete in the  sixth annual Bedlam Canned Food Drive to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma fans will compete to raise the most donations of canned food and money now through Friday, Dec. 2. The OSU-OU Bedlam football game takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3.

OSU fans can score points for the Cowboys by donating non-perishable food items at both of OSU's Tulsa campuses as well as other locations in the city. Monetary donations are also accepted at the CFBEO website and can be designated as part of the Bedlam Food Drive and for OSU.

During last year’s Bedlam food drive, OSU beat OU by more than 2,500 points, which include food items and monetary donations. A total of 7,206 pounds of food and $1,942 was donated and used to support the 450 Partner Programs served by the Food Bank.

OSU faculty and staff win awards at Oklahoma Distance Learning Association conference

ODLA LogoOSU won four awards at Wednesday's Oklahoma Distance Learning Association annual conference.

Larry Cochran, faculty and instructional development administrator at OSU-Tulsa was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to distance learning. Dr. Tracy Suter, associate professor of marketing, and Bill Handy, former visiting assistant professor in the School of Media and Strategic Communications, won Innovative Use of Mobile Technology for their iPad initiative, which included classes at OSU-Tulsa.

Simon Ringsmuth, computer support specialist for the Spears School of Business, won Outstanding Development and Application of Technology in Support of Education in the Field of Distance Learning for his work improving the school's distance learning technology and support. Debbie Sanders, instructional developer with OSU's NASA INSPIRE project, was awarded the Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming: Online or Synchronous for her work with the ODLA Online Teachning Certification Program.

The ODLA is a an organization dedicated to developing techniques and technologies that eliminate the barrier of time and place in delivering quality education and training.

Prospective students to "Explore Business" at OSU-Tulsa event

OSU-Tulsa will offer high school and Tulsa Community College students the opportunity to explore the wide variety of business-related degree options available at OSU-Tulsa at “ExploreBusiness” at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Helmerich Research Center.

Dr. Tracy Suter, associate professor of marketing, will be the featured speaker. Participants will learn about OSU business degree programs available in Tulsa, along with the salary prospects and job expectations for various business professions.

For more information, visit the Explore Business registration page or call 918-594-8355.