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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mayfest 2013 poster to be unveiled at OSU-Tulsa

Mayfest logoThe original artwork for the Mayfest 2013 poster, created by Tulsa artist Eleanor Davy Carmack, will be unveiled Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa's Helmerich Research Center. OSU-Tulsa is a long-time community partner of the event.

In its 41st year, Mayfest is Tulsa's annual outdoor fine arts and music festival. More than 350,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly event set for May 16-19 in downtown Tulsa.

Carmack, who studied fine art at the University of Tulsa, won Best in Show in 2009 at the Mayfest Invitational. She taught art at Holland Hall for 35 years. For more information about Mayfest, visit tulsamayfest.org.

OSU in Tulsa promotes sustainability efforts for Earth Day

Pistol PeteOSU in Tulsa will celebrate Earth Day with special projects to highlight the university's sustainability efforts. Beginning Monday, Call2Recycle will provide boxes at the Information Center in North Hall and the first-floor vending machines in Main Hall to collect rechargeable batteries for recycling.

Angelyn Holmes, energy education manager for OSU in Tulsa, will host a swap shop open house in North Hall 253 on Friday from 2-3 p.m. for faculty and staff to trade unwanted office items. Email Holmes for more information or to have an item picked up.

OSU in Tulsa faculty, staff and students can play an important role in energy conservation efforts by turning off lights, computers, monitors, printers and other electronic devices when not in use, and by recycling paper, plastic bottles and aluminum cans in appropriate bins.

Visit the OSU in Tulsa Energy Education website to learn more about OSU's ongoing efforts to reduce energy consumption.

OSU in Tulsa faculty and staff campaign event set for Monday

The Cowboy WayOSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS President Howard Barnett and OSU President Burns Hargis will host the annual faculty and staff campaign event, "Supporting OSU: the Cowboy Way,"  on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU Center for Health Sciences.

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

Door prizes will be available for all attendees and raffle drawings will take place throughout the event. Employees who turn in a pledge card or make a donation to the Foundation before or during the event will be eligible for a special drawing. Those who have donated since July 1, 2012 are already entered.

Beggs resident makes donation to OSU in Tulsa SAC's Kuddles 4 Kids

Barnett, O'Neal and KeeneWhen Beggs resident K.J. O'Neal read about OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council's Kuddles 4 Kids program, she saw an opportunity to use her collection of special stuffed bears to bring comfort to sick children. For the past 10 years, O'Neal, who is not affiliated with the university, has purchased "Sammy Bears" to support Jewelers for Children, an organization that benefits charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

O'Neal recently met with Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, and Jean Keene, OSU in Tulsa SAC president to deliver the bears.

The Kuddles 4 Kids program collects new and gently used stuffed animals for young patients at OSU Physicians clinics. To make a donation, contact a member of OSU in Tulsa SAC.

OSU-Tulsa to provide parking for Heart Walk participants Saturday morning

OSU-Tulsa will provide parking for participants of the American Heart Association's Tulsa Heart Walk on Saturday. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

All entrances to campus will be open. Parking Lot E will be reserved for OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff. Those visiting campus Saturday morning are encouraged to arrive early and anticipate traffic delays.