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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Prepare for commencement by attending the Graduation Fair

Graduation Fair

Students planning to graduate this semester can get ready for the 2014 commencement ceremony during the OSU-Tulsa's Graduation Fair on Tuesday, March 25 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.

Students can check their graduation status, complete a reservation card for the ceremony and purchase caps, gowns, personalized announcements, class rings and diploma frames.

OSU-Tulsa Career Services will be available to offer job search advice and the OSU Alumni Association will be on hand to answer questions about membership benefits. Students will have the opportunity to visit with Graduate Student Services about graduate degree programs and may register to win door prizes.

OSU-Tulsa's Graduation Ceremony is set for Monday, May 12 at the Pavilion at Expo Square. Visit the OSU-Tulsa Graduation website for more information.

VANGUARD: Advertising as public diplomacy


As an advertising professor and communications researcher, Dr. Jami Fullerton is interested in how advertising and other globalized media affect international relations. She investigates the relationship through the concept of nation branding.

"Nation branding is at the intersection of public diplomacy and marketing. Essentially, the same strategies and tactics we use in marketing and brand management can be applied to cities, states and nations," says Fullerton, OSU-Tulsa professor and Peggy Welch Chair in the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications. "I'm very interested in how all of these areas converge through the use of strategic communication."

Fullerton and her research partner, Dr. Alice Kendrick, professor of advertising at Southern Methodist University, recently published a study in American Behavioral Scientist measuring the impact of the federal government’s “Brand USA” tourism campaign on Australians’ opinions of the United States.

Read more about Fullerton’s research from the 2014 issue of Vanguard on the OSU-Tulsa website.

OSU-Tulsa writing contest winners to be honored at Poets and Writers event

Winners of the 2013 OSU-Tulsa Creative Writing Contest will be recognized for their original poetry and short stories on March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center during the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers' "An Evening with Kathryn Stockett."

This year's winners for poetry include Janie Schatz for "Echoes," Yvette Wiley for "Life Without End" and Alexandria Trahan for "Moments." Short story winners being honored include Sabrina Hall for "Christmas Morning," Alysha Glasser for "But You Don't See Me" and Phoenix Williams for "Elise."

The annual contest, open to all enrolled OSU-Tulsa students, is judged by instructors and Learning Services Center writing consultants.

The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa will also honor Stockett with the Homecoming Award, a special designation for writers originally from the South and Southwestern U.S. who have distinguished the region through their writing. Stockett, the best-selling author of "The Help," is a native of Jackson, Miss., is being presented 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.

Making the Right Connections

Patience Dudley

While earning a degree at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, students have the ability to connect with others who share common interests. Through student organizations and community service, you will make lifelong connections with mentors and fellow students who will assist you in achieving your dreams. Whether your goal is increased earning power, a better quality of life or more opportunities, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here.

View a video on the OSU-Tulsa website to learn how one student made the right connections on campus.