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OSU-Tulsa News

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

OSU in Tulsa graphic designer receives inaugural OCPRA ‘Rising Star’ award

Ryan Jensen

OSU in Tulsa graphic designer Ryan Jensen earned the inaugural Randy Tally Rising Star Award from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association. The award was presented during the organization’s Fall Workshop on Wednesday at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

The Randy Talley Rising Star Award recognizes rising communications, marketing and public relations professionals working at private and public higher education institutions in Oklahoma. Professionals selected for the award have demonstrated creativity, innovation, advocacy, expertise and integrity in the public relations field. The award is named for Randy Talley, a founding and long-time member of OCPRA who retired from the University of Science of Arts of Oklahoma earlier this year.

Jensen, a graduate of Northeastern State University, has been a graphic designer in Marketing and Communications Services at OSU in Tulsa since January 2011. His previous experience includes positions at the Tahlequah Daily Press and NSU. Jensen’s design work has received numerous awards during OCPRA’s annual awards competition, including first place in print advertising for the institution’s Get There From Here campaign. In addition, this entry won the 2013 Best in Show award, beating out of more than 613 entries from other institutions of higher education from across the state for the competition’s top prize.

OSU-Tulsa to close for Thanksgiving holiday

OSU-Tulsa will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the national Thanksgiving holiday.

On Wednesday, all academic services and business offices, including the Bursar Office and Computer Lab, will close early at 5 p.m. The OSU-Tulsa Bookstore will be open until 3 p.m. on Wednesday and closed throughout the weekend.

In addition, Subway will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and remain closed until Monday. 

The Main Hall Commons only will be open on Friday for students who wish to study. The Computer Lab will reopen for regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 1-9 p.m. on Sunday. The Library will also resume regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1-9 p.m. on Sunday.

Help OSU-Tulsa save energy during the holiday break

Going Green The extended Thanksgiving weekend provides OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save energy. Before leaving for the Thanksgiving break:

  • Turn off electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Consider emptying and defrosting mini-refrigerators so they can be unplugged with the door left ajar during the break.
  • Unplug fans, chargers, radios and appliances such as coffeemakers.
  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave.

Keep in mind that some areas on campus may be cooler than usual during the break due to reduced heating.

Thanksgiving Day Race to run through OSU-Tulsa Thursday

John Hope Franklin Boulevard will be closed Thursday morning for the Thanksgiving Day Race through downtown Tulsa.

The Thanksgiving Day Race benefits the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and features a 5k race and one mile run which begins and ends at the Guthrie Green in the Brady Arts District.

Streets closed Sunday for Tulsa Toy Run

John Hope Franklin Boulevard through campus and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard north of the IDL will be closed at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday for the Tulsa Toy Run, sponsored by the Tulsa Dream Center and Tulsa Big Wheels Motorcycle and Car Club. The main campus entrance and east entrance will be affected.

The ride will bring visitors from across the state for the motorcycle ride, which begins in OSU-Tulsa's Lot A and ends at the Tulsa Dream Center, located at 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The fee for entry is a new, unwrapped toy. Visitors may enter campus from the south along Greenwood Avenue or Elgin Avenue.