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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

MLK Jr. Parade Monday; Campus entrances closed

MLK Parade OSU in Tulsa logoOSU in Tulsa students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, at 11 a.m. Monday for the "Celebrate Diversity 2013: Let Hope Inspire the Dream" parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tulsa's annual MLK Commemorative Parade will begin at the main entrance of OSU-Tulsa at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. The parade will proceed east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and Tulsa's historic Greenwood District.

During the parade, access to campus will be restricted. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enter campus from the north on Greenwood Avenue as all other campus entrances will be closed. Parking will be available in Lot A or B.

Sweatshirt orders can be picked up tomorrow after 3 p.m. Contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley or call 918-594-8234 for more information about the event.

Flu Season: Stop the spread of germs and get vaccinated

With recent reports of Tulsa County's increase in flu cases, physicians at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences are encouraging people to take simple steps to stop the spread of germs.

During flu season, it's important to practice preventative actions to stop the spread of germs. Remember to wash your hands often and remind your family to do the same. These steps can help prevent you from getting sick.

Other ways you can keep germs away:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

The OSU-Tulsa Health Clinic will offer free flu vaccinations for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m. in North Hall 265. Walk-ins are preferred and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Galina Michka at 918-594-8920.

Free copies of Hannah Coulter available

The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and the Tulsa Library Trust are offering students, faculty and staff free copies of Hannah Coulter, the critically acclaimed book by Wendell Berry. Last month, Berry received the Helmerich Distinguished Author Award from the Tulsa Library Trust. 

Hannah Coulter tells the story of a Kentucky farm family moving forward after losing their husband/father during World War II. Copies of the book can be picked up at the OSU-Tulsa Library while supplies last.

World Class: OSU faculty in Tulsa

World Class OSU faculty in TulsaThe internationally renowned faculty at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa are dedicated to helping students get the most from their Big 12 education. Small class sizes and one-on-one interaction with professors enable students to build a strong network with professionals in their career field. OSU-Tulsa faculty make a personal investment in their students. No matter what your goals, our faculty will help you get there from here.

Watch a video of Dr. Tracy Suter, associate professor of marketing in the Spears School of Business, talk about the impact of OSU-Tulsa's faculty at OSUinTulsa.com.