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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Learn about ways to pay for college during Financial Aid Awareness Week

Financial Aid Awareness WeekThe OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is hosting Financial Aid Awareness Week Nov. 5-9 to help new and returning students find solutions to fund their college degree.

An information table will be located in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons all week, offering guidance on scholarships and other forms of financial aid available for students. A number of events and workshops are scheduled throughout the week to help students locate financial aid opportunities.

For more information on Financial Aid Awareness Week, contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at tulsa.financialaid@okstate.edu or 918-594-8273.

Harvard sleep medicine expert to speak at OSU-Tulsa

BuxtonOrfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D., will present “Sleep Deficiency Causes and Consequences” on Friday, Oct. 26 at noon at Oklahoma State University–Tulsa in North Hall 220.

Buxton is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and associate neuroscientist in the division of sleep medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He will discuss potential causes of sleep deficiency and the impact that can have on your personal wellbeing, physical health and family. Using laboratory studies, Buxton will also present research on the impact not getting enough sleep can have on metabolism and why getting enough sleep is an essential part of a healthy life.

The presentation, which is free to attend, is part of the Seminar Series sponsored by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.

A light lunch will be provided. The lecture will also be streamed live to the OSU Stillwater campus in Math Sciences 310. No RSVP is required.

Staff members recognized for contributions to OSU-Tulsa

Two OSU-Tulsa staff members were recently recognized for their outstanding service and contributions to students, faculty and staff during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Lawson-Newby and BarnettJennifer Lawson-Newby, human resources coordinator, was presented the Max Minor Service Award for the leadership and guidance she provides to OSU in Tulsa employees every day. The award is named in memory of long-time OSU employee Max Minor and is awarded to staff members who demonstrate a commitment to OSU-Tulsa. Lawson-Newby received the award in part for creating the Successful Supervisor Series, which helps OSU in Tulsa supervisors hone their managerial skills, lead with confidence and help the university achieve its goals.

Hess, Schmigle and BarnettPatti Schmigle, career services coordinator, received the Roberta Joan Cothran Hess Staff Award for her dedication to helping students secure career opportunities both during college and after graduation. Dr. James Hess funded the award in memory of his mother to honor a staff member at OSU-Tulsa for their commitment to student services. During her time at OSU-Tulsa, Schmigle has spent countless hours counseling students on the nuances of resume development, interviewing and salary negotiations. She has also expanded the number of programs available to help students in their career search.

Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, Raj Basu, vice president for academic affairs, Ron Bussert, vice president for administration and finance, and Hess, vice president for healthcare administration and chief operating officer at OSU Center for Health Sciences, presented the awards.

Other considerations for the awards include outstanding leadership skills, effective communication and community involvement. Each winner receives an award plaque and a cash gift.

OSU Concert Chorale to perform with Signature Symphony at TCC

The Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale will perform with the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education at the TCC Southeast Campus.

“Celebrating America” will feature performances of classic music from top U.S. composers under the direction of OSU’s nationally acclaimed chorister and composer Dr. Z. Randall Stroope. “The Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story will open this distinctively American musical panorama, featuring OSU alumnus Dr. G. Barry Epperley conducting the orchestra.

A special pre-concert reception will be held for OSU alumni, students, faculty and staff in the TCC Math and Science Building Lobby at 7 p.m. The reception will feature champagne and light desserts. Alumni may RSVP for the reception by contacting Susan Martin at 918-595-7776.

Tickets to the event cost from $21.75 to $32.50. OSU alumni, students, faculty and staff may request a $3 discount. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 918-595-7777.