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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

OSU-Tulsa University Police Offers Holiday Safety Tips

David Pillars shares safety tips with Jerry MooreWith the holiday season underway, OSU-Tulsa University Police Chief Melvin Murdock is reminding students, faculty and staff to be cautious on and off campus. Here are some general safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Always lock your car doors. Lock your door whenever you leave your home or office for any length of time.
  • Keep valuables, personal items or holiday gifts out of plain view in your car or office.
  • Take all valuable personal items home with you over the holiday break.
  • When in a public place like a restaurant, library or the mall, make sure your valuables are attended at all times. If you have to get up from a table, take all of your things with you.

As always, Murdock reminds people to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious individuals, activity and situations to the OSU-Tulsa Police. You can report suspicious behavior by calling OSU-Tulsa Police at 918-594-8123 or online through the Silent Witness program.

Registration Open for OSU in Tulsa Research Day

Research DayOSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences students and faculty will have the opportunity to present their creative and innovative research projects at the 2013 OSU in Tulsa Research Day.

The event, in conjunction with Research Week at OSU's Stillwater campus, is scheduled for Feb. 21-22 at the OSU Center for Health Sciences. The event is sponsored by the OSU in Tulsa Research Office.

Submission forms and abstracts are due to the Research Office by Monday, Feb. 4. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amanda.benn@okstate.edu. The deadline to request a poster to be printed is Friday, Jan. 18.

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Group projects, presentations, research papers and final exams are just a few of the many challenges students face during the last weeks of the semester.

Fortunately, OSU-Tulsa's Learning Services Center offers several ways students can reduce stress and prepare for the upcoming finals week.

Study Tips and Stress Busters

  • Use a planner or "to-do" lists to manage your time.
  • Avoid multitasking - focus on one thing at a time.
  • Start early - don't wait until the last minute to cram information.
  • Find a quiet place to focus and avoid distractions.
  • Read material more than once and don't just skim.
  • Take little breaks to recharge mentally and physically.
  • Eat a balanced diet, exercise and try to get at least six hours of sleep each night.

Still feeling overwhelmed? The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center offers confidential counseling services for stress and other related issues. To learn more, call 918-594-8568.

Keep up-to-date on OSU-Tulsa winter weather closing information

Winter is approaching, and with it the possibility of snow, ice and other severe weather. Students, faculty and staff should be aware of OSU-Tulsa's severe weather closing policies.

OSU-Tulsa rarely closes. Classes may be cancelled if extreme weather conditions or emergency situations arise.

In the event the campus closes, information will be posted in the "News" section on the OSU-Tulsa home page, an email will be sent to students, faculty and staff from OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services at tulsa.news@okstate.edu and there will be a recording on the main campus phone number at 918-594-8000. Information will also be posted to OSU-Tulsa's Facebook and Twitter.

In addition, the media will be notified in the event of campus closing. Please watch the OSU-Tulsa home page for the most up-to-date information.

Students concerned about the cancellation of a specific course should contact their course instructor.

Happy Trails to Winter Graduates

Through Dec. 19
Career Center, North Hall 130

December graduates can stop by to get a free year of Career Services, a discounted OSU Alumni Association membership, an alumni glass tumbler and information about joining POSSE and purchasing OSU athletic tickets at a reduced rate.