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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

South Korean team visits OSU-Tulsa to learn about lifelong education programs

Han Gang-Woo, left, Dr. Hyunmin Lim, MiHyun Paek, Lynna Ausburn, Stacey Coleman, and Dr. Ji Hoon Song met together Wednesday to discuss adult education.
Han Gang-Woo, left, Dr. Hyunmin Lim, MiHyun Paek, Dr. Lynna Ausburn, Stacey Coleman and Dr. Ji Hoon Song discussed adult education on Wednesday.

Researchers from the National Institute for Lifelong Education in South Korea met with staff and faculty at OSU-Tulsa on Wednesday to discuss programs for adult students. They reviewed OSU-Tulsa’s strategies for recruitment and retention, support services and challenges in running lifelong learning programs.

OSU-Tulsa hosted Dr. Hyunmin Lim, Center for Lifelong Learning University, MiHyun Paek, Jungwon University, Han Gang-Woo, Munhwa Daily Newspaper, and Dr. Ji Hoon Song, University of North Texas.

The group met with Susan Tolbart, director of recruitment and student development, Aaron T. Christensen, graduate student services manager, Stacey Coleman, graduate student services coordinator, and Dr. Lynna Ausburn, associate professor in the OSU College of Education and School of International Studies.

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers to present Homecoming Award


The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa will honor Kathryn Stockett, best-selling author of “The Help,” with the Homecoming Award at a special event on March 27 in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

The Homecoming Award is presented to writers originally from the South and Southwestern United States who have distinguished the region through their writing. A native of Jackson, Miss., Stockett’s novel reflects her own experience of growing up in a household with African-American domestic workers. “The Help” has sold more than 10 million copies and was listed for 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List after its release in 2008. An Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of Stockett’s novel, starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone, was released in 2011.

The award will be presented during “An Evening with Kathryn Stockett,” which will feature a discussion with the author on her debut novel, as well as a question and answer session. The event is hosted in conjunction with Tulsa Reads, a community-wide reading initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, the Tulsa City-County Library System, Tulsa Town Hall and the Tulsa World.

Tickets for “An Evening with Kathryn Stockett” are $10 plus handling charges and should be purchased in advance at myticketoffice.com or 918-596-7111. Discounted tickets are available for students and teachers. For more information, contact Miller at 918-594-8215.

Center for Family Resilience to host seminar on diabetes and bone health


The Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa will host researcher Dr. Brenda J. Smith for a diabetes and bone health seminar on Friday, Dec. 13 at 12:15 p.m. in D107 at OSU Center for Health Sciences.

Smith, the John and Sue Taylor Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the OSU College of Human Sciences, will present “Unraveling the Story of Type 2 Diabetes and Its Implications on Bone Health: A Translational Approach.” The seminar will include a discussion of why bone fractures can result as a complication of Type 2 diabetes, the social and economic impact of major health events like hip fractures and how applying this research can provide insight into the development of complex diseases.

Smith’s research areas include effects of phytochemicals and exercise on bone health, the role of immune and antioxidant systems on bone biology as well as research on inflammation, nutrition and aging. She has received the OSU Regents Distinguished Research Award and received numerous grants from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

The seminar is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Amanda Harrist at amanda.harrist@okstate.edu.

Get tickets to see the Cowboys play in the Cotton Bowl

Cotton Bowl Logo

The OSU Cowboys will make their eighth straight bowl appearance when they take on the Missouri Tigers on Friday, Jan. 3 in the 78th annual AT&T Cotton Bowl. 

Students, faculty, staff and alumni may purchase tickets to the game in Arlington, Texas by visiting the Oklahoma State Ticket Office. Public tickets to the Cotton Bowl are sold out. For a seating chart of the OSU allotment, visit the AT&T Cotton Bowl Seating Chart.

For information about travel packages, visit the International Tours website or call 405-372-1647. Visit the Orange Connection website for details on special events planned by the OSU Alumni Association during the Cotton Bowl.