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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Library awareness campaign to receive ALA best in show award

Library Awareness Campaign ImageThe OSU-Tulsa Library will be honored by the American Library Association in June for a recent marketing campaign to increase awareness of services and resources available for students, faculty and staff.

The campaign, designed by Marketing and Communications Services with input from the library staff, will receive the Best in Show Award in the Services and Resources Available/Patron Orientation Materials/Policy Materials category of the ALA's Best of Show PR Xchange competition.

The campaign included a series of posters and digisigns that advertised services available at the library, ranging from research materials to reserving study rooms. Entries were evaluated on content, originality and design.

OSU in Tulsa to honor professor for energy conservation efforts

WhiteThe Energy Education Program at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will honor Dr. Margaret White, professor of management at OSU-Tulsa, with the Orange Power Award at a special ceremony tomorrow at 3 p.m. in North Hall 253. The Orange Power Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who is a champion of energy conservation on campus.

Angelyn Holmes, energy education manager for OSU in Tulsa, said White teaches Sustainability in Management and practices energy conservation both in and out of the classroom. She volunteered to move her weekend course from North Hall to Main Hall, which is open on weekends, to cut down on energy consumption. Holmes said that White is also committed to shutting down electronic equipment and lights when leaving her office and classrooms.

OSU in Tulsa's Energy Education Program has saved more than $2 million since it was implemented in 2007. To learn more about contributing to conservation efforts at OSU in Tulsa, visit the Energy Education website.

Hispanic Student Association hosts inaugural art and cultural exhibit

Suavecito by Thomas BaldonadoThe OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association hosted the inaugural Latino/Chicano Art and Cultural Exhibit from April 19-20 at Liggett Studios.

The exhibit featured authentic Mexican cuisine and artwork from 13 local and national artists, including OSU-Tulsa student Thomas Baldonado. Funds from event benefitted the Hispanic Student Association at OSU-Tulsa.

Students participating in YWCA's Race Against Racism

Race Against RacismStudents Lindsey Clark, Brittany Griffin, Donny Kramp and Susan Walker will represent OSU-Tulsa in the YWCA's Race Against Racism on Saturday morning between ONEOK Field and John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. The students will be joined by more than 500 participants to raise awareness of the YWCA's mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

OSU-Tulsa, one of the event sponsors, will provide parking for participants of the one-mile justice walk and the 5K. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m.

Those visiting campus Saturday morning are encouraged to schedule extra time to get to and from campus. All entrances to campus will be open. To learn more about the Race Against Racism, visit the YWCA's website.

Use caution when undertaking spring cleaning tasks

Springtime for many people brings extra cleaning and yard work. OSU in Tulsa Safety Manager Matt Sharpe is reminding everyone to slow down and be careful. Mishaps with ladders, gardening tools and lawn mowers can cause injuries that require medical attention.

To avoid accidents and injuries, follow these tips:

  • Wear proper protective clothing for the task, like a hat, gloves or goggles.
  • Use your legs to lift, not your back and bend at the knees.
  • Get help with items that are too big or oddly shaped.
  • Use a ladder or step stool rather than furniture that could tip or slide.
  • Never use a ladder on uneven, soft or wet surface.
  • Keep the center of your body within the side rails to avoid over-reach.