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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

President Barnett teaching course on nonprofit fundraising

Barnett welcomes a guest panel to his students on Monday in North Hall 244.
President Howard Barnett welcomes a guest panel to his class on nonprofit fundraising on Monday night.

Graduate students in a new nonprofit leadership certificate program offered by Oklahoma State University are getting advanced training in fundraising techniques through a course taught by OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett this fall.

Fundraising for Nonprofits, a management course offered through the Spears School of Business, teaches students about fundraising approaches and helps develop the skills necessary to make a successful pitch to a potential donor. Throughout the semester, Barnett and a series of guest speakers have helped students prepare a fundraising plan for local nonprofit organizations.

The 12-hour Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate Program at OSU-Tulsa includes coursework in business, management, leadership, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The variety of courses enables the student to choose their emphasis of study as they prepare for leadership roles in nonprofit organizations.

A long-time Tulsa businessman, Barnett has been involved with many local and state civic and charitable organizations including the Center for Nonprofits, Tulsa Ballet, Salvation Army, Oklahoma Academy, Leadership Oklahoma, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Philbrook Museum of Art and Youth Services of Tulsa. In July, he was elected chair of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofit organizations.

Renovations underway for OSU-Tulsa's new coffee shop

The Physical Plant has removed a dividing wall between PC’s Coffee House and Subway for easy access between the shops.
The dividing wall between PC’s Coffee House and Subway has been removed for easy access between the shops.

Renovations are currently underway in North Hall to update the coffee shop located next to Subway. PC's Coffee House is expected to open soon in the space formerly occupied by MoJoe's.

Updates to the coffee house will include new flooring, paint and kitchen equipment. The facility will also be accessible through Subway.

PC’s Coffee House will offer a full variety of coffees, smoothies, milk shakes, sandwiches and snacks and will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. An official grand opening is planned once renovations are complete.

Miller to participate in lecture about Oklahoma authors

Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa

The OSU Center for Oklahoma Studies will host Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, at 3:30 p.m. today at the OSU-Stillwater Library for its annual Oklahoma Ovation lecture. The lecture commemorates Statehood Day, Nov. 16.

Mary Larson, Oklahoma oral history research program director, will interview Miller about Oklahoma authors, past and present, and what it means to have an “Oklahoma voice.” Miller will also discuss issues of cultural and literary identity. The lecture will end with a question and answer session.

An author herself, Miller has worked with a number of Oklahoma writers since founding the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers in 1994. She is the executive director and host of the television program Writing Out Loud.

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