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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 27, 2014

School grading system focus of Faculty Research Excellence Lecture


The Oklahoma School A-F Grading System and its impact on public education in our state will be the focus of the 2014 Faculty Research Excellence Lecture led by Dr. Laura Barnes on Thursday, April 17 at noon in the B.S. Roberts Room.

Based on research from the OSU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation and the OU Center for Educational Policy, Barnes will moderate a discussion examining the accuracy and effectiveness of the school report cards. The panel, including Dr. Mwarumba Mwavita and Dr. Jam Khojasteh from OSU and Dr. Patrick Forsyth and Dr. Curt Adams from OU, will examine the studies they have conducted on the system. The group will also make recommendations for future development of the school report cards.

The Faculty Research Excellence Lecture is sponsored by the OSU-Tulsa Library and is free and open to the public. Participants may bring their own lunch or reserve one in advance for $8.95 by calling 918-594-8133 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16.

TCC students invited to campus for President’s Luncheon

Priscilla Boegh, OSU-Tulsa disability services coordinator, speaks with a TCC student during the 2013 President’s Luncheon.
Priscilla Boegh, OSU-Tulsa disability services coordinator, speaks with a TCC student during the 2013 President’s Luncheon.

Tulsa Community College students interested in transferring to OSU-Tulsa will join President Howard Barnett for a special luncheon tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

The President’s Luncheon highlights the benefits of transferring to OSU-Tulsa and earning an OSU degree. Hannah Sutton, a TCC alumna and OSU-Tulsa management information systems major, and Kelli Brown-Groblewski, a TCC and OSU-Tulsa alumna, will share their experiences as students at OSU-Tulsa.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about specific degree programs and services offered at OSU-Tulsa and can take a tour of campus. Financial aid counselors will also be available to discuss options to help pay for college, like scholarships, grants and loans.

Event celebrates 15 years of students at OSU-Tulsa

15 Years in Tulsa

Students are invited to a special event celebrating 15 years of students at OSU-Tulsa on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Courtyard. The event is part of OSU-Tulsa’s 15th anniversary celebration, which kicked off in January.

Campus Life will provide free hot dogs from The Dog House for all OSU-Tulsa students to commemorate this historic milestone.

More than 30,000 students have taken classes at OSU-Tulsa since the university opened in 1999. Those students have earned 17,479 OSU degrees, including 11,150 bachelor’s degrees, 5,489 master’s degrees and 840 doctoral degrees. Of those, more than 7,200 have taken the majority of their courses at OSU-Tulsa.

Join the OSU in Tulsa Heart Walk team

Students, faculty and staff can join the OSU-Tulsa Wellness team for the 2014 American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at ONEOK Field. Visit the OSU-Tulsa team page to join.