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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

PSO presents $260,000 to OSU-Tulsa for energy conservation efforts

Public Service Company of Oklahoma President Stuart Solomon, left, presents OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett with an incentive check for the university's recent energy conservation efforts.
PSO President Stuart Solomon, left, presents OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett with an incentive check for the university's recent energy conservation efforts.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma presented OSU-Tulsa with a $260,134 incentive check for efforts to reduce energy usage on campus during a special ceremony on Tuesday. The rebate is the largest ever awarded through an energy efficiency program supported by PSO.

OSU-Tulsa partnered with Johnson Controls of Tulsa to complete Phase III of the campus energy conservation program. The work included retrofitting light fixtures with lower-wattage bulbs and installing two new energy-efficient chillers to reduce electricity usage. The program also included replacing all toilets on campus with new environmentally friendly models that use 60 percent less water and adding aerators to all sink faucets to reduce water usage.

The next phase of OSU-Tulsa's energy conservation program includes implementing sustainable business practices, including a managed print services program that will reduce printing and copying volume while also decreasing energy consumption.

OSU in Tulsa Health Fair offers free flu shots, screenings

2012 Health Fair participantsOSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff can take advantage of several free services during the OSU in Tulsa Health Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. in Main Hall Commons.

Participants can receive a flu vaccination, enjoy healthy snacks and donate blood to the Oklahoma Blood Institute. Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt and be entered in a drawing to win tickets to the Bedlam football game on Dec. 7. Cholesterol, audiology and body fat screenings will be offered. Students can enter to win a Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale and faculty and staff can register for a drawing to receive OSU gear. My Fit Foods will offer free samples during the fair.

The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center, OSU Medical Clinic and OSU-CHS Health Care Center will share information about services available for students, faculty and staff. For more information about the health fair, contact Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa wellness coordinator, at 918-594-8147.

Cooper, Carlozzi to present national webinar on gender transition

Sandy Cooper, OSU in Tulsa Human Resources director, and Dr. Al Carlozzi, OSU-Tulsa professor of counseling psychology, will present a national webinar on transgender issues in the workplace for college and university human resources professionals next week.

The College and University Professional Administrators of Human Resources and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education are offering the webinar, "The Transgender Transition in the Workplace," to offer guidance and resources to assist colleges and universities with employees who are undergoing gender transition.

The webinar will focus on diversity training in this emerging area, dispelling common misconceptions of gender transitions, describing steps universities can take before, during and after an employee's transition, and discussing legal issues and public relations situations that may arise.

Cooper and Carlozzi authored an article on gender transition for CUPA-HR last year and presented on gender transition issues in the workplace at state and regional human resources conferences earlier this year.

Phi Beta Lambda collects items for local food bank

Phi Beta Lambda, OSU-Tulsa's student business club, is hosting a food drive to collect non-perishable items for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma through Jan. 1.

The organization is collecting canned meats, fruit and meals, soup and stew, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, rice, cereal, baby formula and fruit juice.

Collection boxes are located at each Main Hall Commons entrance, the North Hall Lobby, Conference Center and outside North Hall 130.