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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

OSU in Tulsa surpasses United Way campaign goal

Tulsa Area United Way logoThe OSU in Tulsa campuses surpassed their joint United Way Campaign fundraising goal of $54,500 for 2012. Together, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences raised $57,377.27 for the Tulsa Area United Way.

The campaign, which concluded last week with a basket auction and luncheons at both campuses, saw a record number of payroll pledges and key club members.

The auction winners included David Knight (Go Pokes), Sarah Prial (OSU Tailgate), Beth Webb-Ozmun (Made in Oklahoma), Karen Muse (Basketball Tickets), Eric Scholl (Mystery Money Mug), Robin Dyer (Halloween Trick-or-Treat) and Alicia Reaves (OSU).

The 2012 OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign was organized by co-chairs Bria Taylor and RD Bell.

OSU-Tulsa University Police Promotes Two, Welcomes New Officer

Chief Murdock promotes Sgt. PenceOSU-Tulsa University Police celebrated the promotion of two officers to the rank of sergeant at a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock announced the promotions of Sgt. Ryan Ayers and Sgt. Joel Pence.

Murdock also introduced the newest member of the OSU-Tulsa University Police department, Officer Randall Richardson. Richardson recently moved to Tulsa from Minnesota and has military and police experience that made him an ideal candidate to join OSU-Tulsa’s police force.

OSU-Tulsa Hosts Health Fair

OSU in Tulsa students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to get helpful health and nutrition information at the Fall 2012 OSU-Tulsa Health Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from noon–4 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

Health fair participants can take advantage of services such as flu vaccinations, health risk assessments, audiology screening, fitness assessments, counseling information and much more.

Light food and drink will be provided. For more information about the OSU-Tulsa Health Fair, contact Jeremiah Watkins at jeremiah.watkins@okstate.edu.

OSU-Tulsa to Host Advanced Screening of Ken Burns Documentary

The Oklahoma Center for Poets & Writers at OSU-Tulsa and OETA-The Oklahoma Education Network will host an advance screening of the new Ken Burns documentary, The Dust Bowl, on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

The screening will also feature a chat with the film’s writer and producer Dayton Duncan following the presentation. The Dust Bowl examines, through the stories of people who lived through the period, their experience of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. The two-part, four-hour film documents the history and causes of the dust bowl, but focuses primarily on the personal stories of survival – how Oklahomans lived, worked and persevered.

The event is part of the statewide Oklahoma Dust Bowl Project led by OETA-The Oklahoma Network and the Oklahoma Conservation Partnership, consisting of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Dust Bowl will air on OETA-The Oklahoma Network Nov. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 405-841-9212 or e-mail abarcum@oeta.tv to reserve seating.

OSU-Tulsa Student Receives NCFR Award

WilliamsOSU-Tulsa doctoral student Amanda Williams recently received the prestigious Student Award from the National Council on Family Relations. This award is given to NCFR graduate student members who have demonstrated excellence as a student with high potential for contribution to the discipline of family studies.

Williams received the award for her research, which focuses on young adults’ risk and resilience with an emphasis on social media technology, homelessness and health risks behaviors.

During her tenure at OSU, Williams has been involved in a number of funded grant proposals and coordinated numerous research projects. She intends to continue to explore risk and resilience as it relates to the use of technology by adolescents, emerging adults and their families.

Williams was named a co-recipient of the award along with Mallory Lucier-Greer of Auburn University. The National Council on Family Relations is the nation’s premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.

Get Fit With Women on Weights Program at OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center

The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center is seeking participants for Women on Weights (WoW), a program dedicated to improving women’s physical wellness.

The WoW program works to debunk the myths surrounding weights training for women and also provides participants with the knowledge they need to create and sustain a workout program of their own.

The program runs Nov. 13, 20 and 27 from 9-10 a.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center. Space is limited. To register for the Women on Weights program, email Jeremiah Watkins at jeremiah.watkins@okstate.edu.