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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

OSU-Tulsa students holding drive to support wildfire relief

Wildfire Relief LogoOklahoma State University-Tulsa’s Alpha Phi Omega is hosting a donation drive Aug. 17-22 to support the victims of the recent wildfires in Oklahoma.

The student organization will be collecting items to benefit Drumright Fire Disaster Relief and the Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Burggraf Restoration has donated a trailer to collect the donations, which will be parked in Lot A east of Main Hall. Volunteers with Alpha Phi Omega will collect donations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Collection boxes will also be available at the Information Center in North Hall.

Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food, bottled water, sports drinks, toiletries, diapers, undergarments for men, women and children, kitchen utensils, blankets, school supplies and pet food.

For more information, contact Marci Parkhurst at 918-938-8643 or Zack Stump at 405-334-9174.

OSU-Tulsa to host Welcome Week activities

Welcome BannerTo celebrate the start of another semester, OSU-Tulsa will host a number of activities to welcome students and help them become acquainted with services available on campus. The events run Monday through Thursday.

Campus ambassadors will be located across campus to help students find classes and other resources during the week. The ambassadors will also be handing out OSU-Tulsa giveaways to students.

Campus Life will offer free pizza in the North Hall Lobby starting at 4 p.m. each day for students.

Career Services, located in North Hall 130, will host an open house for students to learn about career resources available at OSU. Students will receive a free HireOSUGrads.com t-shirt while supplies last and can register for door prizes.

The OSU-Tulsa Information Center in the North Hall Lobby will have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

KIPP students spend first day of school at OSU-Tulsa

KIPP logoApproximately 90 fifth-graders from KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory will get a taste of university life when they attend their first day of the school year at OSU-Tulsa on Monday. It’s the sixth consecutive year OSU-Tulsa has hosted KIPP students.

KIPP Tulsa is part of a national network of schools in the “Knowledge is Power Program” and is operated through a partnership with Tulsa Public Schools. School administrators plan the first day of classes on a university campus to emphasize the idea that KIPP students are starting their education where they will finish – at college.

While visiting OSU-Tulsa, the students will meet with current students, faculty and staff, take a Spanish class, learn college survival techniques, learn about resources available through Career Services and take a tour of campus.

Applications open for Oklahoma Academy Town Hall Conference

Oklahoma Academy LogoOSU-Tulsa students have the opportunity to apply to attend the Oklahoma Academy Town Hall Conference at the National Center for Employee Development in Norman on Oct. 14-17.

The conference is titled “It is 2032 – Where in the World is Oklahoma?” and examines what the next 20 years holds for the state and what collaborative efforts are taking place to move Oklahoma forward.

Juniors, seniors and graduate students with interests in sociology, law, political science, public administration, psychology, economics, business and city planning are encouraged to apply. Applications are due to OSU-Tulsa Campus Life no later than Aug. 30.

Learn more about the conference and the Oklahoma Academy on the OSU-Tulsa website.

Motorcycle raffle to raise money for Tulsa Area United Way

Harley Davidson MotorcycleOSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences are selling raffle tickets for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to raise funds for the Tulsa Area United Way.

Tickets are $10 or three for $25 and can be purchased from RD Bell in the OSU-Tulsa Library. The drawing for the motorcycle will be at the BOK’s Rock-N-Rib Festival on Sept. 15 between 1-3 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Career changer

Career ChangerEarning an OSU degree can help give you an edge in today’s competitive market. With hands-on experience in classrooms and high-tech labs, OSU-Tulsa students earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees valued by area employers. In fact, the Wall Street Journal listed OSU in the Top 50 schools whose graduates are highly rated by corporate recruiters. Learn how a degree from OSU in Tulsa can offer you a brighter future.

Learn more about the careers available to OSU graduates at OSU-Tulsa's Career Services Center.