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OSU-Tulsa News

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Orientation sessions help students navigate college life

Graduate Student OrientationThe first few days of college can be overwhelming for anyone. OSU-Tulsa will host several orientation sessions in January to prepare students to navigate university life.

“During orientation, students will learn how to successfully navigate the OSU-Tulsa campus and discover all of the services and opportunities that are available to them to use,” said Susan Tolbart, director of recruitment and student development. “Our programs help students learn about the information, services, systems and processes they’ll use at OSU. We want to help eliminate some of the frustration that may come with starting on a new campus.”

New undergraduate students can choose from sessions scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5 at noon and 6 p.m. or Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. All three sessions will take place in North Hall 150. Online registration is available.

New International Student Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Graduate Student Services Center/International Student Services Office, Main Hall 1101. The mandatory session for first year international students will be lead by Amy Duncan, graduate admissions office and international student specialist. For more information, contact Duncan at 918-594-8445 or amy.d.duncan@okstate.edu.

Graduate Student Orientation is set for Saturday, Jan. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons. Current and new students can meet fellow graduate students and professors while learning about the various workshops, resources and services available through OSU-Tulsa’s Graduate Student Services Center. For more information, call the OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services Center at 918-594-8445.

All orientation sessions offer students the opportunity to tour campus and provide information about campus life activities, student organizations and other valuable services. Students also learn how to participate in the Orange Power Pass rewards program.

Participants will also receive OSU-Tulsa drink cups that allow students to get $.25 refills at the Subway and MoJoe’s on campus. In addition, most sessions offer giveaways or door prizes.

Service efforts make holidays a little brighter

Nekki Regan-Neely delivers gifts to students at Academy Central Elementary.Students, faculty and staff at OSU-Tulsa have made the holidays a little brighter for people in Tulsa through their philanthropic efforts in the past month.

Donations to the OSU-Tulsa Cowboy Tree provided holiday gifts to 45 children at OSU-Tulsa’s Partners in Education school, Academy Central Elementary. Nekki Reagan-Neeley, director of student services, and Aaron Molett, maintenance tech, delivered the gifts on Dec. 19.

The campus also participated in the Bedlam Canned Food Drive, with donations going to support the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

Several student organizations also held events to support the community. The Health Promotion Club held a blanket drive for the homeless and the Human Development & Family Sciences Club collected items for Blue Star Mothers. The Hispanic Student Association and African American Student Association teamed up to collect hats and gloves for the homeless.