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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Grzywacz appointed George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Family Resilience

GrzywaczJoseph G. Grzywacz, Ph.D. has been named the George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa. Grzywacz will serve as professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Sciences at OSU. He will provide leadership to the Center for Family Resilience on critical issues affecting families, youth and communities.

Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, said that Grzywacz is an excellent addition to the nationally recognized faculty at OSU-Tulsa.

“Dr. Grzywacz’s teaching and research efforts will add a dynamic dimension to our growing program, provide new learning opportunities for our students and increase the collaborative research efforts among our faculty to address societal issues that impact families in Oklahoma and across the nation,” Barnett said.

Prior to coming to OSU, Grzywacz had been a professor of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has held several positions there since 2002, serving most recently as associate director for research in the Center for Worker Health.

As the GKFF Chair, Grzywacz will conduct research on family risk and resilience in addition to teaching and mentoring students who will become the next generation of family scientists and scholars. 

Workshop to Assist Women in Returning to College

A new job, updated work skills, career advancement and more money are among the top reasons women go to college after several years away from formal education. If you’re dreaming of going to school, explore your options at the ninth annual “Women in Transition” workshop.

The workshop offers sound, practical advice and an opportunity to meet with local educational organizations and financial aid advisers. It is scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 4 with two identical sessions:

  • 8:30 a.m.-noon, OSU-Tulsa North Hall.
  • 4:30-8:30 p.m., Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus, Student Union, 10300 E. 81st St. S.

Pre-registration fee is $5; registration at the door is $8. Women in Transition will provide a limited number of registration fee waivers for those unable to pay the registration fee, but advance registration is required.

Participants will hear inspirational stories from women about how they managed to succeed at attending college while managing jobs and family responsibilities. Plus, they will learn about financial aid options to make it possible and take a computerized career assessment. Refreshments are provided. Several scholarships are awarded at the conclusion of each session.

Register online at tulsawomenintransition.org or call 918-615-2766 and leave a message.

Komen Race for the Cure coming to downtown Tulsa Sept. 15

Thousands of women, men and children will join together in downtown Tulsa next week in a race to the finish line to help fight breast cancer in the Susan G. Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure.

A timed and untimed 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at ONEOK Field. OSU-Tulsa will provide free parking to participants.

Dr. Regina Lewis, clinical assistant professor at OSU Center for Health Sciences, has formed a team for OSU in Tulsa, Cowboys for the Cure. To join, visit the team page.

The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest 5K series in the world. Online registration is now open for the 2012 Race. Visit komentulsa.org for race information.

OSU Energy Education

Going GreenOnly use it if you need it. Campus buildings are equipped with electronic door openers designed for individuals with disabilities or limited range of motion. When these electronic door openers are used by individuals without a need, the mechanics of the door opener are used needlessly, electricity to power the door is wasted and climate-controlled air from inside escapes while the doors are open, which results in increased heating and cooling costs.