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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Parkhurst reaches top level in Orange Power Pass program

Marci Parkhurst (right) with Orange Power Pass advisor Angel RayWhen Marci Parkhurst signed up for the Orange Power Pass at OSU-Tulsa, she had no idea that’d she’d be the first student to reach the highest level of the program. In December, Parkhurst reached the achiever level of the student retention program and received an Amazon Kindle.

“I thought maybe I would get a gift card or something,” said Parkhurst, who was presented with the prize at the beginning of the spring semester. “The Kindle was definitely a surprise. It will come in handy, that’s for sure.”

Parkhurst is one of the many students participating in Orange Power Pass, a program where you earn points for learning about the services available at OSU-Tulsa and participating in activities with student organizations throughout the year. Once you earn a certain number of stamps, you’re eligible for a prize.

“It’s an easy thing to do on your own or with fellow students,” said Parkhurst. “It’s relatively easy to do and by the end of your first week on campus you’re eligible for five to 10 stamps.”

Participants need to earn 30 points to reach the Achiever level, but prizes are available after earning five, 10, 15 and 20 stamps. Prizes could include a keychain, sunglass case, T-shirt, water bottle, cooler, stadium seat, umbrella, MP3 player, Netbook, DVD player or other items.

New and current students are eligible to sign up for the Orange Power Pass program. For more information on the program, visit the Orange Power Pass website or contact Angel Ray, Orange Power Pass advisor, at bangel@okstate.edu or 918-594-8119.

Nominations due Friday for Student Philanthropist of the Year Scholarship

The Women for OSU Council is accepting nominations for the 2012 Student Philanthropist of the Year scholarship through Friday, Jan. 20. The scholarship winner will receive $2,000 for the 2012-2013 school year.

Women for OSU is a mechanism to channel passions and strengthen women’s connections to the university through their relationship with WOSU. In keeping with this mission, students nominated for this scholarship award must exhibit volunteer leadership with a philanthropic project. The project may include anything that contributes to the greater good of the university community and beyond.

Nominations forms must be accompanied by the student’s current resume. Students may not nominate themselves for this honor. Two letters of recommendation, including one from a faculty member, must be included.

Announcement of the award will be at the luncheon held during the Women for OSU Spring Symposium, April 12, 2012. Winners must be present to receive the award.

Engineering research for a brighter future

Dr. Raman Singh shows carpet and a panel made from recycled carpet in this Tulsa World ad.Dr. Raman Singh and his graduate student researchers explore methods to recycle the more than 3 million tons of carpet Americans discard each year into new material with uses ranging from aerospace to home construction. Singh’s work is another way OSU’s cutting-edge research in Tulsa will benefit Oklahoma and the world.

Watch Dr. Singh discuss the carpet recycling project.