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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

OSU-Tulsa to honor Founders as part of 15th anniversary

15th Anniversary Logo

In celebration of OSU-Tulsa’s 15th anniversary, the university will honor five individuals for their contributions to transforming higher education in Tulsa.

The OSU-Tulsa Founders being honored include former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, former Oklahoma Sen. Charles Ford, former Oklahoma Sen. Penny Williams, former OSU President Jim Halligan and founding OSU-Tulsa President Gary Trennepohl.

“The OSU-Tulsa Founders each played a key role in the establishment and growth of OSU-Tulsa. Their efforts have afforded thousands of citizens in northeastern Oklahoma the opportunity to pursue a college degree,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “The 15th anniversary of OSU-Tulsa is the perfect time to remember and honor those individuals who have helped us get there from here.”

The OSU-Tulsa Founders will be honored at a special invitation only luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Helmerich Research Center. To learn more about OSU-Tulsa’s 15th anniversary, visit the OSU-Tulsa website

MLK Jr. Parade Monday; Campus entrances closed

15 years in Tulsa, for Tulsa

OSU in Tulsa students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, at 11 a.m. Monday for the “2014 Living the Dream: Let Freedom Ring” parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tulsa's annual MLK Commemorative Parade will begin at the main entrance of OSU-Tulsa at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. The parade will proceed east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and Tulsa's historic Greenwood District.

During the parade, access to campus will be restricted and visitors should expect significant delays. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enter campus from the north on Greenwood Avenue as all other campus entrances will be closed. Parking will be available in Lot A or B.

For more information, contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley at 918-594-8234.

Parenting styles affect on children’s development focus of OSU-CHS seminar


Dr. Amanda Morris, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of human development and family science, will discuss how parenting can affect children’s social and biological development at OSU Center for Health Sciences’ Third Friday Seminar tomorrow at noon in D-107.

Morris will present “The Role of Context in Children’s Biological and Social Adjustment: Is Supportive Parenting the Key?” which examines the role parenting plays on children’s physical and mental health. She will explore the specific links between parenting styles and the development of children’s emotion regulation and social adjustment.

A research associate with the OSU Center for Family Resilience, Morris leads a study on family and youth development. The focus of her research is to examine predictors and outcomes of emotion regulation.

The seminar, sponsored by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

OSU-Tulsa Health Education and Promotion program to host open house

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Health and Human Performance Lab

Learn about degrees in health education and promotion during an open house on Feb. 7.

The OSU-Tulsa Health Education and Promotion department will host an open house on Friday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Hall 116A to showcase the program.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with current students and faculty, tour the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Health and Human Performance Lab and the OSU-Tulsa campus, speak with a financial aid counselor and learn about OSU admission requirements.

The open house is free and guests are welcome. Register for the open house by Feb. 4 at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. For more information, contact Prospective Student Services at 918-594-8355 or email tulsa.info@okstate.edu.

Wellness Center offers spring intramurals, fitness classes

OSU-Tulsa students can now register to compete in a number of spring intramural sports. Leagues include volleyball, soccer and basketball. A 5k run is set for April 26 and a Most Fit Competition will be April 25-26.

OSU-Tulsa partners with Tulsa Community College, OU-Tulsa and NSU-Broken Arrow to offer students a full schedule of intramural activities. Registration deadlines and locations vary. 

Students, faculty and staff may also take advantage of weekly fitness classes at the Fitness Studio in North Hall 117. Classes included yoga, Zumba, cardio step, Barre None and boot camp. Participants must enroll at the Wellness Center.

For more information about intramural sports and fitness classes, contact the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center at 918-594-8126.

15 years in Tulsa, for Tulsa

15 years in Tulsa, for Tulsa

This January, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa celebrates 15 years of providing quality higher education in downtown Tulsa. Since 1999, our outstanding faculty and staff have helped thousands of students earn an internationally recognized OSU degree while remaining close to home, work and friends. Whether your goal is increased earning power, a stronger network or a more secure future, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here.