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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Stay stress-free during finals week

Stay Stress Free During Finals Week
Students study on the second floor of North Hall.

The semester is almost over and students are finishing group projects, presentations, research papers and preparing for final exams. During this busy time, reduce your stress as you study for finals with these tips for success:

  • Use a planner or "to-do" lists to
    manage your time.
  • Avoid multitasking - focus on one
    thing at a time.
  • Start early - don't wait until the last
    minute to cram information.
  • Find a quiet place to focus and
    avoid distractions.
  • Read material more than once
    and don't just skim.
  • Take little breaks to recharge
    mentally and physically.
  • Eat a balanced diet, exercise and try to
    get at least six hours of sleep each night.

Still feeling overwhelmed? The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center offers confidential counseling services for stress and other related issues. To learn more, call 918-594-8568.

Cowboy fans compete in Collegiate Food Bowl Challenge

Food Bowl Challenge Logo

Join  the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association in giving back to the Tulsa community as part of the second annual Collegiate Food Bowl Challenge. The fundraising drive benefits the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

The Tulsa chapter is competing against other local alumni organizations to raise money to help feed thousands of families in eastern Oklahoma. All donations will be matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. 

To make a donation, visit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma website. For more information, email tulsa@orangeconnection.org. The Collegiate Food Bowl Challenge ends Thursday, Dec. 26.

OSU unveils new car tag, proceeds support scholarships

New License Plate

Beginning in January, OSU alumni and fans can show their Cowboy spirit with a new Oklahoma car tag featuring Pistol Pete. More than 5,900 OSU fans voted on the car tag design, with the winning license plate capturing more than 41 percent of the vote.

The cost of each license plate is $38 with $20 going to the OSU Alumni Association to support student scholarships. The redesigned car tag for Oklahoma residents can be personalized up to five letters or numbers instead of the previous predetermined number sequence.

License plates will be available to purchase from the Oklahoma Tax Commission and at local tag agencies. Order forms for the redesigned OSU car tag will be available soon at the OSU Alumni Association website.

Celebrate the season at the SAC Holiday Party

OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS staff and faculty can celebrate the holiday season at the OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council Winter Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Main Hall Commons. OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett and OSU-CHS President Dr. Kayse Shrum will share a holiday greeting at noon.

OSU in Tulsa SAC will provide a complimentary lunch from Baxter’s Interurban Grill. Departments are asked to donate a bsket for door prizes by Wednesday, Dec. 18. Attendees will vote for the best basket. During the party, SAC will be collecting canned food, hats, underwear, gloves and socks for a local organization.

To donate a basket or for more information about the SAC Winter Holiday Party, contact RD Bell at rd.bell@okstate.edu or 918-594-8136.

Students: Win OSU Basketball tickets

OSU-Tulsa Campus Life is giving away a pair of tickets to the OSU vs. Texas basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 8. To be entered into the drawing for the tickets, students should email tulsa.news@okstate.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The winner will be notified by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 17.