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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Center for Family Resilience to host open house

Center for Family Resilience LogoThe Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will showcase faculty research and promote future plans for the center at an open house on Friday, Feb. 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Tulsa Room.

Dr. Joseph Grzywacz, director of the Center for Family Resilience and Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family Resilience, will present his vision for the center to leaders of community agencies and university supporters, as well as students, faculty and staff. Associate directors Ronald Cox Jr., Ph.D., Amanda Morris, Ph.D., and Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., will also provide updates on current programs.

The center opened in 2011 as an extension of the university into the community to create opportunities for collaboration on social issues affecting families across the nation. The Center for Family Resilience is engaged in numerous research projects ranging from family and student studies to preventing teen pregnancy and reducing the high school dropout among youth.

To RSVP for the open house, contact Cox at cfr@okstate.edu.

BOLT, S3 participants begin professional development programs with luncheon

BOLT and S3 participantsOSU in Tulsa Human Resources hosted a welcome luncheon for the participants in the Bright Orange Leaders in Tulsa and Successful Supervisor Series programs on Wednesday at Baxter's.

BOLT is a professional development series facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc., designed to refine leadership and communications skills among leaders and emerging leaders at OSU in Tulsa. This year's participants include Angela Bacon, Aaron T. Christensen, Heidi Holmes, Cindie Lamon, Kim McCrackin, Karen Muse, Vicky Pace, J.J. Smith, Dr. Johnny Stephens and Tina Tappana.

The Successful Supervisor Series offers supervisors, managers, directors and administrators the opportunity to develop and refine the skills needed to lead with confidence, positively affect morale and guide staff to achieve critical goals for the university. The newest participants in S3 include Amanda Benn, Melissa Cox, Cindy Earnest, Debbie Evans, Kimbra Freeman, Shelley Houk, Ashley Mellor, Mina Phillips and Angela Smallen.

Vintage O-State to raise scholarship funds

The Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association will host the 13th annual Vintage O-State on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa.

The ticketed event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hard Rock Hotel's Sky Room with live entertainment. Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent and live auction, benefit Tulsa-area students planning to attend OSU-Tulsa or OSU-Stillwater.

Tickets are $80 per person. A limited amount of discounted reservations are available at the Hard Rock Hotel. Sponsorships are also still available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit the alumni association's website.