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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

BOLT, S3 participants complete professional development programs

S3 and BOLT participants
BOLT (above) and Successful Supervisor Series participants
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Participants in OSU in Tulsa Human Resources's Bright Orange Leaders in Tulsa and Successful Supervisor Series completed the professional development programs with a presentation for their supervisors and OSU in Tulsa administration on Sept. 11.

Participants presented videos about the projects they completed, shared their experiences in the programs and provided recommendations.

Leaders and emerging leaders at OSU in Tulsa who participated in BOLT refined their leadership and communications skills. The program was facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc. Graduates included Angela Bacon, Aaron T. Christensen, Heidi Holmes, Cindie Lamon, Kim McCrackin, Karen Muse, Vicky Pace, J.J. Smith, Dr. Johnny Stephens and Tina Tappana.

The Successful Supervisor Series offered supervisors, managers and directors the opportunity to develop and refine the skills needed to lead with confidence, positively affect morale and guide staff to achieve critical goals for the university. S3 graduates included Amanda Benn, Melissa Cox, Cindy Earnest, Debbie Evans, Kimbra Freeman, Shelley Houk, Ashley (Mellor) Lorenz, Mina Phillips and Angela Smallen.

Family health, development focus of OSU Center for Family Resilience events


The Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa will present a pair of events focused on strengthening family health and development.

The center will host a nationally renowned expert on childhood psychopathology and socialization within the family for a free community presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in North Hall 151.

Dr. James Snyder, professor of psychology at Wichita State University, will present "Risk, resilience, and resources: Psychosocial interventions and advocacy to promote healthy families and child development.” Snyder studies risk and protective factors associated with the development of conduct problems, aggression, anxiety disorders and depression.

The Resilient Families Conference, which features national renowned researchers, is set for Friday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the B.S. Roberts Room.

The focus of the conference is “Interdisciplinary approaches to strengthening family and individual resilience.” Registration is $50 and includes lunch. Register online at the CFR website. Visit the CFR website to learn more about the conference or contact Dr. Michael Criss.

OSU Class Ring on display at OSU-Tulsa

OSU Class RingThe OSU Alumni Association will showcase the official OSU Class Ring at OSU-Tulsa on Monday, Sept. 30 from 3-7 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.

Alumni and current students with 60 or more credit hours will be able to order their class ring. It was designed by a group of OSU students, alumni and administrators and is the only official ring recognized by the university.

Visit the alumni association's website for pricing information, photos and videos about the ring. For more information, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405-744-1456.