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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Campus Compact honors OSU-Tulsa student for community engagement

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OSU-Tulsa graduate student Pamela Pittman-Adkins was honored as the Community Engagement Professional of the Year by Oklahoma Campus Compact during the 2013 Heartland Conference on Sept. 19-20.

Pittman-Adkins is the founder and chair of the Higher Education Forum of Oklahoma, which unites Tulsa-area public schools with nine public and private colleges and universities and numerous community and civic engagement organizations. The forum develops collaborative and innovative strategies to coordinate, integrate and support the secondary to post-secondary educational pipeline.

Pittman-Adkins has entered the dissertation phase to complete her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies at OSU. She teaches future teachers in social foundations in the College of Education at OSU-Stillwater.

OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign begins Monday

OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign co-chair Susan Johnson, right, and committee members Aaron T. Christensen and Cari Klarich meet to finalize event plans.
OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign co-chair Dr. Susan Johnson, right, and committee members Aaron T. Christensen and Cari Klarich meet to finalize event plans.

OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will kick off the annual joint fundraising campaign on Monday with a goal of raising $57,000 for the Tulsa Area United Way. The week-long campaign is being organized by the OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign Committee, under the direction of co-chairs Dr. Susan Johnson and Nathan Huffstetler.

Activities planned throughout the week include food trucks, a bake sale, vendor fair, chili and pizza luncheons, raffles and candy sales. Faculty and staff may also purchase jeans passes to wear jeans during the campaign.

Tulsa Area United Way pledge cards, which can include a one-time donation or monthly payroll deduction, should be returned to Human Resources. Departments with 80 percent or more participation will receive a free lunch from Baxter’s. OSU-Tulsa Faculty and staff who return their pledge cards before 10 a.m. on Monday will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Reasor's gift card.

United Way is the official charitable organization of OSU in Tulsa. In 2012, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS raised more than $54,500 to benefit the organization. For more information about the campaign, visit the OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign website or watch your email for updates from tulsa.unitedway@okstate.edu

Scholarship recipients, donors recognized at special reception

Student Molly Sartors, right, visits with Montie Box, a scholarship donor, during the reception.
OSU-Tulsa student Molly Sartors, right, visits with scholarship donor Montie Box during a reception last week.

OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Foundation hosted a reception to recognize OSU-Tulsa scholarship recipients and donors on Sept. 26 in the B.S. Roberts Room. OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett thanked scholarship donors for their generous support, which makes it possible for many students to earn an OSU degree. Dr. Raj Basu, vice president for academic affairs at OSU-Tulsa, congratulated the students on their academic successes.

Ariana Cano, a senior mechanical engineering major and recipient of the Frederick A Bendana Memorial Scholarship and an OSU Regents Transfer Tuition Scholarship, spoke about how scholarships have helped her pursue  higher education and how an OSU degree will expand her career opportunities.

More than 190 OSU-Tulsa students were awarded with scholarships from the OSU Foundation this semester.

Practice conservation during Energy Awareness Month

Going Green logoOctober is Energy Awareness Month and the numbers show OSU in Tulsa conserves energy. Since the beginning of the energy program in July 2007, OSU in Tulsa has saved more than $2,675,000. Remember to contribute to energy conservation with these simple steps:

  • Adhere to conservation guidelines
  • Turn off all possible electronic equipment when not in use
  • Unplug items such as fans, chargers, radios and appliances when not in use
  • Report malfunctioning equipment or equipment running when it should be off
  • Report water leaks, running toilets or dripping sinks