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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

OSU-Tulsa University Police visit Broken Arrow middle school

Chief Murdock, Officer Law and students from Sequoyah Middle SchoolOSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock and Office Patrick Law spent Wednesday morning visiting with students in Candy Lievsay’s sixth grade class at Sequoyah Middle School in Broken Arrow.

Two members of the class sent letters to Law thanking him for his service to the community as part of a project to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11. The students each wrote thank you letters to area police officers, firefighters and paramedics thanking them for keeping the community safe.

During their visit, Murdock and Law answered questions about what it’s like to work as a police officer and gave the students a tour of an OSU-Tulsa police cruiser. Law also provided the students with plastic police badges.

Tulsa TechFest returns to OSU-Tulsa tomorrow

Tulsa TechFestOSU-Tulsa will host the seventh annual Tulsa TechFest tomorrow in the Conference Center. The one-day technology conference focuses on new products and trends, information security solutions and professional development in the technology field. Speakers will cover topics as diverse as enterprise architecture, software and web development, databases, project management and social media.

This year’s conference features more than 40 national and international speakers from across the industry, including keynote speakers Ambrose Little, a software designer at Infragistics, and Caleb Jenkins, an Agile coach with Sabre Holdings.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is needed. Participants can register in advance online or at the event. Organizers request that attendees bring two cans of food or a $2 donation for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and Family and Children’s Services.

Transfer Days offer one-stop admissions, enrollment opportunity

Transfer DaysStudents interested in taking classes at OSU-Tulsa this spring can take care of all their admissions and enrollment needs during Transfer Days on Nov. 13 and Nov. 27.

Transfer Day will take place in the Administration Hall Lobby from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Students can learn about programs offered at OSU-Tulsa, talk to academic advisors and explore campus during one visit.

For more information about Transfer Day or programs offered by OSU-Tulsa, contact Prospective Student Services at 918-594-8355 or email tulsa.info@okstate.edu.

Health Care Forum to discuss Insure Oklahoma and the Affordable Care Act

The Tulsa Metro Chamber will host a health care forum Wednesday, Oct. 24 at OSU-Tulsa in North Hall 150 from 8-9:30 a.m.

Nico Gomez, director of public information for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), will provide insight into the upcoming changes surrounding health care in Oklahoma as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.

He will discuss the status of Insure Oklahoma and prospects for its future. Insure Oklahoma is administered by OHCA and is directed at increasing access to commercial insurance for low income workers, either through their employers’ plan or as individuals.

The forum is free to attend and open to the public. To register, contact Joanna Slyter at 918-560-0276 or joannaslyter@tulsachamber.com.

Special OSU-Tulsa Discount Tickets available for Zombie Run

OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff can get discounted admission for the 2012 Tulsa Zombie Run at Chandler Park on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1-5:30 p.m. Come dressed as zombie, ghost, werewolf, vampire or anything scary. There will be doctors, firefighters, soldiers, hunters and lumberjacks chasing and hunting you throughout the course.

The creators of the Zombie Run are currently offering a 15 percent discount to all OSU-Tulsa students, staff and faculty who register by Oct. 19. To register for the Zombie Run or to get more information, visit www.918zombie.com. After you choose your desired race heat, click on “Enter Promotional Code” located in the middle of the page and enter the keyword osutulsa to receive the discount.