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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Staff, faculty invited to celebrate OSU-Tulsa’s 15th anniversary

PSU-Tulsa 15th anniversary

OSU-Tulsa will host a special reception for staff and faculty to celebrate the institution’s 15th anniversary on Monday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in the B.S. Roberts Room.

The event will commemorate 15 years of success for OSU-Tulsa. More than 30,000 students have taken courses at OSU-Tulsa since the summer of 1999 through fall 2013, comprising 534,758 student credit hours. Those 30,000 students have earned 17,479 OSU degrees, including 11,150 bachelor's degrees, 5,489 master's degrees and 840 doctoral degrees, with some students earning multiple degrees. Of those earning degrees, more than 7,200 have taken the majority of their classes at OSU-Tulsa.

To attend the event, RSVP by noon on Friday, Feb. 28 to Annette Morey or call 918-594-8291. Light refreshments will be provided.

OSU-Tulsa to host screening of documentary on obesity epidemic

The Weight of a Nation

OSU-Tulsa will host a special community screening of the first installment of the HBO documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity increases the risk of a number of health conditions including hypertension, adverse lipid concentrations and type 2 diabetes.

The four-part documentary examines the facts and myths of the epidemic, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and the health care system. The film features case studies and interviews with leading experts, individuals and families struggling with obesity. The first installment, “Consequences,” examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health effects of being overweight or obese.

Before the documentary, participants will be introduced to health and wellness resources at OSU-Tulsa. Dr. Suzy Harrington, OSU chief wellness officer, will discuss how the OSU system is striving to be “America’s Healthiest Campus.” Registration is requested at the OSU-Tulsa website.

African-American Student Association offers A Taste of Soul

Students sample soul cuisine from the AASA during A Taste of Soul.
Students sample soul cuisine from AASA members during A Taste of Soul in 2013.

OSU-Tulsa’s African-American Student Association will offer A Taste of Soul in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.

Students, faculty and staff can sample various soul food cuisines like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet yams, collard greens, corn bread and peach cobbler. Monetary donations will be accepted and used for future AASA events.

Registration open for the Entrepreneurship Inspire Conference

The OSU Riata Center for Entrepreneurship will present the Entrepreneurs Inspire Conference to offer resources and network opportunities on April 8 at the Cox Center in Tulsa.

The day-long conference features keynote speakers Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO of FEED Projects, and David Wilk, founder of the Four Day Weekend. Participants will have the opportunity to select from five tracks for breakout sessions, including entrepreneurship in the arts, women entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship, corporate intrapreneurship and inspiring entrepreneurs.

The conference is for entrepreneurs in Oklahoma who have started a business, have an idea for a new business or want to learn more about the entrepreneurial mindset. For more information or to register, visit the conference website.