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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 28, 2013

President's Luncheon welcomes TCC students to campus

President's Lunch graphicStudents from Tulsa Community College will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of continuing the education at OSU-Tulsa during a special luncheon with Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

During the President's Luncheon, Jennifer Douthit, a TCC alumna and OSU-Tulsa marketing and management major, and Maisha Cazenave, a TCC and OSU-Tulsa alumna, will share their personal stories about coming to OSU-Tulsa and discuss the value of pursuing an OSU degree.

The event will showcase degree opportunities and services offered at OSU-Tulsa and provide TCC students the opportunity to ask questions about financial aid and scholarships, take a campus tour and meet with representatives from many of the departments and services on campus.

Faculty and staff campaign event set for April 22

Supporting OSU: The Cowboy WayPresident Howard Barnett and President Burns Hargis will host the OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS Giving Campaign Committee's  annual faculty and staff event, "Supporting OSU: the Cowboy Way," on Monday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS.

Faculty and staff can enjoy lunch with fellow colleagues, while learning about the tradition of faculty and staff giving at the Tulsa campuses. Old Urban Trolley will run a continuous route between and OSU-Tulsa's Main Hall and OSU-CHS from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is in support of Branding Success: The Campaign for Oklahoma State University. Branding Success is the largest educational fundraising campaign in Oklahoma history and will provide necessary resources for OSU to further its mission as a land-grant institution.

Heels for Words to raise funds for Cowboy Aphasia Camp

Cowboy Aphasia CampThe Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at OSU-Tulsa will host Heels for Words 2013, a walk to increase awareness of aphasia and raise funds for the Cowboy Aphasia Camp, on Saturday, April 13.

Aphasia, an impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words, is usually acquired as the result of a stroke or brain injury but does not affect intelligence. During the camp participants with aphasia are paired with OSU-Tulsa graduate clinicians studying communication disorders for one-on-one therapy sessions to work on specific communication skills.

Heels for Words 2013 features a 1.5-mile walk and a half-mile walk. All participants are encouraged, but not required, to walk in high heels. Participants who complete the 1.5 mile trail in high heels will be eligible for a prize. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with both walks starting at 9 a.m. The cost to walk is $10. Event shirts are $16 and must be preordered by Friday, March 29.

Visit the Heels for Words event website to learn more or to register online. To learn more about aphasia, visit the National Aphasia Foundation website.

Bone marrow registration drive seeks to save lives

Delete Blood Cancer logoEvery day thousands of patients search for a bone marrow donor match, but only 4 out of 10 are lucky enough to receive a transplant. That's why students in Dr. Matt Bowler's Leadership Dynamics course at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa have organized a bone marrow donor registration drive to help locate potential lifesavers.

The drive, set to run April 9-11 from 3-5:30 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby at OSU-Tulsa, is in partnership with the Delete Bone Cancer DKMS, a national organization leading the fight to defeat bone cancer by empowering people to take action and donate bone marrow.

Potential donors will get the inside of their mouth swabbed and their record placed into a national database to see if they are matched with any patients. The drive is open to the public. For more information about bone marrow donation, visit deletebloodcancer.org.

Sample global cuisine at International Flavor Day

Signs for different countriesThe OSU-Tulsa International Student Organization will host International Flavor Day on Thursday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in North Hall 140.

The annual event showcases the many different cultures of OSU-Tulsa's international student population with food, beverages, music and cultural presentations.

Students, faculty and staff will be able to sample food and beverages from different cultures around the world. The event is free, with donations provided by Tulsa-area restaurants.

Elote Luchador Run to close entrances to campus Saturday night

Main roads around OSU-Tulsa will be closed Saturday night for the Third Annual Elote Luchador Run. John Hope Franklin Boulevard, Elgin Avenue and part of Greenwood Avenue will be closed from approximately 5-7 p.m. for the run.

Students, faculty and staff visiting campus will be able to access campus from the north on Greenwood Avenue. Proceeds from the run will benefit the YMCA's Kids to Camp program.