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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Grand Marshals selected for OSU-Tulsa Graduation

Shreffler and HarperDr. Joel Harper and Dr. Karina Shreffler have been selected as grand marshals for OSU-Tulsa’s 2012 Graduation Ceremony on May 7. The honored faculty members will lead the faculty and student procession during the ceremony.

Harper is an associate professor of finance in the Spears School of Business and serves as the Finance Ph.D. program coordinator. His research interests include pension fund issues, privatization in former communist countries and foreign exchange exposure of businesses.

Shreffler is assistant professor of human development and family science. Her research focuses on macro-scale factors impacting fertility, contextual factors affecting childbearing and reproductive issues and their consequences.

OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in The Pavilion at Expo Square. Tulsa Community College President Thomas McKeon will serve as the keynote speaker.

‘Steps for Success’ offers information, techniques to get started in college

OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College will host Steps for Success, a free college information program, today from 6-8 p.m. in North Hall 150 at OSU-Tulsa.

Steps for Success provides students with strategies and resources for completing an associate degree at TCC and a bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa.

TCC students will be able to learn about admissions and enrollment, transfer requirements and financial aid. Students will also be able to apply for one of 10 Steps for Success scholarships.

OSU-Tulsa faculty and staff campaign event set for May 17

Branding Success LogoPresident Howard Barnett and the OSU-Tulsa Faculty and Staff Campaign Committee will host the annual Branding Success Campaign event for faculty and staff on Thursday, May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Main Hall Commons.

Faculty and staff can enjoy lunch with fellow colleagues, while learning about the tradition of faculty and staff giving at the Tulsa campus. Door prizes will also be handed out during the event.

Branding Success is the largest educational fundraising campaign in Oklahoma history and will provide necessary resources for OSU to further its mission as a land-grant institution.

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Finals begin next week and OSU-Tulsa’s Learning Services Center offers several ways students can reduce stress and prepare for the end of the semester.

Study Tips and Stress Busters

  • Use a planner or “to-do” lists to manage your time.
  • Avoid multitasking - focus on one thing at a time.
  • Start early - don't wait until the last minute to cram information.
  • Find a quiet place to focus and avoid distractions.
  • Read material more than once and don't just skim.
  • Take little breaks to recharge mentally and physically.
  • Eat a balanced diet, exercise and try to get at least six hours of sleep each night.

Still feeling overwhelmed? The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center offers confidential counseling services for stress and other related issues. To learn more, call 918-594-8568.