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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Registration open for writing workshop with humorist Wade Rouse

RouseThe Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa will host a special workshop for aspiring writers with humorist Wade Rouse on Wednesday, April 17 from 1-4:30 p.m.

"Chapter 2 – How to Perfect, Polish and Complete Your Book and Land an Agent" will provide participants the opportunity to interact with Rouse as he shares his personal experience of writing memoirs. Rouse will use exercises to help participants become familiar with the writing process as well as share helpful tips to get published and find an agent.

The workshop is limited to 50 participants. The cost to attend the workshop is $30. To register, contact Teresa Miller at 918-594-8215 or teresa.miller@okstate.edu.

At 7 p.m., the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa and the Tulsa City-County Library will present "Hilarity at Harwelden, An Evening with Wade Rouse" at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main. Rouse will read from his memoir, answer questions and autograph books. This event is free to the public.

OSU in Tulsa hosts American Society of Microbiology annual meeting

Oklahoma State University in Tulsa will host the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Branch of the American Society of Microbiology at Friday and Saturday at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.

Approximately 80 ASM members from Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma will participate in the conference, which features research presentations by microbiology faculty, post-doctoral students, and graduate and undergraduate students. Award winners will be named on Saturday.

Friday night will feature a branch dinner and a presentation by ASM Distinguished Lecturer Nancy Freitag, Ph.D. Freitag will present "The Listeria monocytogenes Transition from Environmental Bacterium to Human Pathogen" at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. Freitag is a professor of the department of microbiology and immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at OSU-CHS, currently serves as president-elect of the Missouri Valley Branch of ASM.

Show us how OSU-Tulsa helped you 'Get There From Here'

Get There from HereGraduating students have the opportunity to get involved in the OSU-Tulsa "Get There From Here" campaign this month. All you have to do to participate is take a photo of yourself holding a piece of paper with your name and a brief statement about what your goal was when you enrolled at OSU-Tulsa.

Photos can be posted on the OSU-Tulsa Facebook page or tag @OSUTulsa on Twitter.

Eligible participants who post their photos by April 19 will be entered into a drawing for a free diploma frame ($100 value). The photos may also be used during the slideshow at OSU-Tulsa's graduation on Monday, May 6.

Tulsa Drillers high school showcase begins tonight, home opener April 11

The 9th Annual Drillers High School Baseball Showcase begins tonight and runs through Saturday. The first game each evening begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a game at 7:30.

Drillers fans are permitted to park at OSU-Tulsa for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday games. No fan parking is allowed Monday through Thursday.

The Tulsa Drillers play their home opener at ONEOK Field Thursday, April 11 against the San Antonio Missions at 7:05 p.m. The opener kicks off a six-game home stand for the Drillers. The Opening Night Parade kicks off at 6:15 p.m. at OETA Tulsa, adjacent to parking lot A.

Crowds of 6,500 people are expected to attend the pre-game parade and traffic around campus will be heavy. Students are asked to schedule extra time to find parking when coming to class or to catch BOB, the Big Orange Bus, for the ride to Stillwater.

Gospel Fest set for tomorrow at TCC Metro Campus

The OSU-Tulsa African American Student Association and the Tulsa Community College African American Student Association will present Gospel Fest tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the TCC Metro Campus Student Commons.

This year's theme is "Expressions of Gratitude" and features musical acts, comedy, shopping and more. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Tickets available for Bedlam Baseball, Tailgate Party

The OSU Alumni Association has tickets available for the Bedlam Baseball on Friday, May 10 at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa. The cost is $30 and includes entrance into the pre-game tailgate inside the ballpark, barbecue dinner and a reserved seat in the OSU section at the game.

The tailgate begins at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Free parking is available at OSU-Tulsa.

Contact the Tulsa Drillers Ticket Office at 918-744-5901 to request the OSU Alumni Package. For more information, email tulsa@orangeconnection.org.