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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

OSU in Tulsa Research Day to feature two keynote speakers

Bergman, (left) and Boss
Bergman (left) and Boss

Two nationally renowned researchers will be the keynote speakers at OSU in Tulsa's Research Day on Feb. 20-21. Dr. Jeffery Bergman, a pediatrician at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and Dr. Pauline Boss, author of several books on theory of ambiguous loss, will share their research experiences with OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff during the two-day event.

Bergman, a pediatric hospitalist at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., will present on Thursday, Feb. 20 at noon in Dunlap Auditorium at OSU-CHS. Boss, a leading educator and researcher best known for developing the theory of ambiguous loss,  will present on Friday, Feb. 21 at noon in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. A special speakers’ reception with Bergman and Boss is set for Feb. 20 at  5 p.m. at Baxter’s Interurban Grill. 

Students and faculty still have time to submit oral and poster abstracts to the Office of Research. The deadline to submit is Friday, Feb. 7. The deadline for poster print requests is Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Research Day is hosted in conjunction with OSU Research Week, which takes place Feb. 17-21. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amanda.benn@okstate.edu. For a complete schedule of events, visit the OSU in Tulsa Research Day website.

Workshop offers assistance in completing FAFSA

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Financial aid counselors will be available to assist students filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid during a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in North Hall 243.

During the FAFSA Application Come-and-Go Workshop, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive assistance in completing the online financial aid form. Completing the FAFSA takes about 30 minutes with easy step-by-step instructions.

Students must complete their FAFSA by Feb. 3 to receive priority consideration for 2014-2015 scholarships and financial aid. For more information, contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at tulsa.financialaid@okstate.edu or 918-594-8273.

Straight Talk forum at OSU-Tulsa to discuss female incarceration

The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women will present a Straight Talk forum, “Restoring Hope in Women – A Balanced Approach to Female Incarceration,” on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150.

The forum will feature a panel of experts discussing Oklahoma's female incarceration rates, the highest in the nation, and the efforts of social service organizations to assist women after they have been released from prison. 

Television journalist Becky Dixon, a member of the commission, will serve as moderator for this event. Panelists include Felicia Collins Correia, CEO of Tulsa YWCA; Mimi Tarrasch, director of women in recovery at Family & Children's Services; Deidra Kirtley, director of Resonance; State Rep. Kevin Matthews; and Roberta Muth, a graduate of the "Brenda Project."

The Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women acts as a central clearinghouse and coordinating agency for activities and information relating to women. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.