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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Enrollment Madness comes to OSU-Tulsa

March Enrollment Madness ImageGet a jump on enrolling and score the best selection of summer and fall classes at March Enrollment Madness on Tuesday, March 27 in North Hall 130 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

"March Enrollment Madness is a fun day where students can complete all the steps necessary to enroll for summer and fall at once," said Susan Johnson, director of academic and enrollment services. "Various offices will also showcase the services available for students, including financial aid and the OSU-Tulsa Bookstore."

Students can meet with academic advisors, learn more about scholarships and financial aid and complete enrollment. No appointments are necessary.

The Orange Power Pass program will be handing out information and students can earn a stamp by taking a campus tour. Candy will be handed out at each office on the tour and participants will be eligible to sign up for a prize drawing.

Hourly prize drawings will begin at 9:30 a.m. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served from 3-6 p.m.

Students can also enter to win one of six $250 tuition waivers for the fall semester. Three will go to undergraduates and three for graduate students. Winners will be announced April 5.

For more information on March Enrollment Madness, call 918-594-8271.

Pipes and Sticks on Route 66 comes to OSU-Tulsa

Pipes and Sticks on Route 66 LogoThe sounds of bagpipes will fill the air at OSU-Tulsa on Tuesday, April 10 when five of the world’s most accomplished pipers and drummers make a tour stop as part of Pipes and Sticks on Route 66.

“These five players are celebrating the Mother Road by taking a tour down Route 66, and performing concerts and teaching workshops in every state along the historic highway,” said Bill Tetrick, director of the City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums. “This is a great ensemble of some of the best in the world of piping and drumming. Each member of the group has won solo piping and drumming awards, and are well-known for their incredible talent and for their entertaining way on the stage.”

The group consists of pipers Stuart Liddell, Willie McCallum, and Angus MacColl and snare drummer, Jim Kilpatrick, all from Scotland, and bass drummer and percussionist Mike Cole, from Chicago.

The concert will consist of traditional tunes, as well as crowd-pleasing numbers frequently requested. Humor is incorporated into the concerts and audience participation is encouraged.

Sponsored by the OSU Pipes Band the event will be held in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at pipesandsticks.ticketbud.com, by email at pipesandsticks66@gmail.com or at the door.

Center for Family Resilience offers Active Parenting Now course for Latino families

Center for Family Resilience LogoThe Center for Family Resilience and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is offering Padres Activos de Hoy (Active Parenting Now) for Latino parents with children 5-12 years old beginning Wednesday, March 28.

Parents have the option of selecting a six-week program running on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. or a three-week program running Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Two sessions will be offered from noon-1 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. on the OSU-Tulsa campus.

“The acclaimed parenting program is taught totally in Spanish using materials culturally adapted for Latino families,” said Dr. Ron Cox, director of the Center for Family Resilience. “The course teaches parents techniques to raise a child using encouragement and how to build a strong parent-child relationship.”

Topics covered during the course include styles of parenting, building courage and self-esteem, responsibility and discipline, winning cooperation from your child and saying no to drugs.

Registration is free. Participants can buy the parent workbook for $15 or rent it for $5. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

To register, call 918-594-8336, e-mail cfr@okstate.edu or visit the Center for Family Resilience website.