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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, May 2, 2013

OSU-Tulsa offers graduation ceremony preview and helpful hints

Graduates at the 2012 OSU-Tulsa Graduation CeremonyOSU-Tulsa will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2013 on Monday at the Pavilion at Expo Square, with Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, recently profiled in the Tulsa World, as featured speaker. This is an exciting and busy day for graduates, family and friends, so here are a few tips to help make the event go more smoothly:

  • If you or a guest will need special assistance because of a disability, including guests with wheelchairs or walkers, please call Priscilla Boegh in Student Disabilities Services at 918-594-8354 to make arrangements.
  • Seating is limited, so families should arrive early (prior to 6:30 p.m.).
  • Coordinate a post-ceremony meeting point with family members.
  • Leave all personal items (purses, backpacks, etc.) at home or with a friend or family member.
  • Mortarboard Caps: Mortarboards are worn horizontally (parallel to the ceiling) with the point directly in the center front.
  • Tassel: Wear on the right, front side of your cap until you receive your diploma (then change to the left, front side).
  • Hoods for Graduate Students: March in carrying your hood over your right forearm.

A professional photographer will take individual photographs as you accept your diploma and after you exit the stage.

Graduation Ceremony Schedule

5:15 p.m. Doors open
5:30-6:20 p.m. Graduate Check-in
5:30-6:30 p.m. Families arrive
6:30 p.m. Graduation Concert begins
7 p.m. Processional begins

Community health improvement focus of Center for Family Resilience seminar

KendrickThe OSU-Tulsa Center for Family Resilience will host David Kendrick, M.D., M.P.H., chief executive officer of Greater Tulsa Health Access Network, for a special community health seminar on Friday, May 10 at 12:15 p.m. in North Hall 220.

During "MyHealth Access Network: Building a Laboratory for Community Health Assessment and Improvement," Kendrick will discuss how utilizing electronic health records can impact community health and the role that health systems and family research play in health initiatives. Kendrick will also discuss how MyHealth Access Network, a non-profit coalition, can assist in research efforts and improve health care quality while controlling costs.

The lecture, hosted by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, is free and open to the public. The lecture will also be broadcast to Stillwater and available for viewing at a later date on the CFR website. Lunch will be provided for participants in Tulsa.

For more information, email Dr. Amanda Harrist, associate director for education and translation in the Center for Family Resilience.

OSU shuttle service suspended for May intersession, will resume June 3

BOB - The Big Orange BusShuttle service between Stillwater and Tulsa on OSU's BOB, the Big Orange Bus, will be suspended for the May intersession beginning Monday. BOB will resume Monday, June 3 at the start of the second summer session. Visit the BOB website for information about the summer shuttle schedule.

They got there

They got thereHundreds of students will graduate from OSU-Tulsa on May 6, joining the ranks of OSU alumni who add to the state's workforce and economic prosperity. With an internationally respected OSU degree, these graduates have created new opportunities and a more secure future for themselves and their families. OSU in Tulsa can help you get there from here.