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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Meet with potential employers at OSU-Tulsa Career Fair

A student meets with a potential employer at the OSU-Tulsa Career FairStudents and recent alumni will have the opportunity to connect with area employers at the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons. View a complete list of employers attending the career fair and the degrees they are seeking at hireosugrads.com.

Patti Schmigle, career services coordinator, reminds job seekers to come professionally dressed and bring plenty of resumes to hand to potential employers. The OSU-Tulsa Career Center is available to assist in creating resumes, and also offers supplies for your job search, such as resume paper, thank you notes and portfolios.

Career Services will also be hosting Mock Interview Day on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. in North Hall 130 to give you the opportunity to practice interviewing skills with local recruiters before the career fair. To register, visit hireosugrads.com.

BCBS of Oklahoma provides $300,000 grant to OSU-CHS for women’s health program

Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost, Bert Marshall, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, and John Dodd, CAP director of education leadership.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is providing a $300,000 grant to OSU Center for Health Sciences to provide health education and physician services for Healthy Women, Healthy Futures, a program to assist at-risk women living in poverty with children enrolled at one of three Community Action Project early childhood centers.

“One of our top missions at the OSU-CHS College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide health care for underserved populations,” said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS. “Healthy Women, Healthy Futures allows us to reach out and provide medical services to an underserved population in Tulsa with educational programs that aim to improve physical, emotional, social, dental and vision health.”

Healthy Women, Healthy Futures seeks to improve the health of at-risk women before they become pregnant again, minimizing the risk of premature birth or infant death. In addition to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and OSU-CHS, the program is a community partnership between CAP, the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Tulsa Health Department, Community Health Connection, Eye Care for Tulsa and Ocean Dental. Classes address the benefits of exercise, cardiovascular wellness, diabetes prevention, nutrition, healthy shopping and cooking and pregnancy plan development.

In addition to the grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the George Kaiser Family Foundation has pledged a matching gift of $300,000, providing a total of $600,000 for the program. Funds from the grants will be used to support the costs of nutritional classes, medical services, health navigators and nurse educators for the program. The program is operated by the OU College of Nursing.

OSU’s OB/GYN Physicians offer consultations, ultrasound demonstrations at Tulsa Women’s Living Expo

Tulsa Women's Living Expo LogoOklahoma State University Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Department will offer health consultations and free 3D ultrasounds demonstrations at the Tulsa Women’s Living Expo, Friday through Sunday at Expo Square.

“Providing access to health care is a primary mission of OSU Physicians,” said Lori Gore-Green, D.O., clinical associate professor for OSU Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology. “The Tulsa Women’s Living Expo provides an opportunity to connect with women in the community to showcase the types of services available to maintain the health of mothers and their babies.”

OSU Physicians, part of the OSU Center for Health Sciences, offer several community-based Tulsa clinics that serve as a teaching model for OSU medical students. The clinics offer services from family medicine to specialty care.

OSU physicians will be on site to answer questions and provide information for women and expectant mothers at a booth near the main stage in the Health Pavilion, located by the OSU Mobile TeleHealth Clinic.

OSU physician Joseph Johnson, D.O., will take part in an “Ask the Doctor” session about cervical cancer prevention at noon on Saturday. Dr. Pete, OSU Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine mascot, also will be at the booth from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday.

Expo hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.womenslivingexpo.com/Tulsa2012.

Get Motivated Seminar to impact campus

The commute to OSU-Tulsa will be affected Monday as an estimated 10,000 people head downtown to the BOK Center for the day-long Get Motivated Seminar. Students, faculty and staff are reminded to schedule extra time for the commute as traffic will be heavy throughout the area.

Parking. OSU-Tulsa will provide free parking in lot A for the seminar. Shuttles will be running every five minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. between campus and the BOK Center. BOB, the Big Orange Bus, will run on schedule. Please factor in extra time to find a parking space on campus.

Volunteer. The PEPCO Center is seeking volunteers to usher and blow-up beach balls during the event. Volunteers must wear white shirts, black pants and black shoes, and will be provided with breakfast, lunch and a small stipend. Volunteers will work from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To sign up, contact Ella Suttle, executive director of PEPCO Center of Tulsa Inc., at esuttle@sbcglobal.net or 918-438-3616.

Tickets. Free tickets to the Get Motivated seminar are available in the Student Services office, North Hall 130. For more information on the event, visit www.getmotivated.com.