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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Phi Beta Lambda takes top awards at state leadership conference

OSU-Tulsa Phi Beta Lambda members Imran Kahn, Cat Rockholt, Stephanie Huaman, Magarita Raygoza-Ibarra, Kristy Lawson and Truby Mackey at the conference.
OSU-Tulsa Phi Beta Lambda members Imran Kahn, Cat Rockholt, Stephanie Huaman, Margarita Raygoza-Ibarra, Kristy Lawson and Truby Mackey.

The OSU-Tulsa chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently won several awards and earned the Silver Chapter Ribbon during the Oklahoma Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference at OSU-Stillwater.

The student business club received second place in public relations and third place in the Make a Difference category. Cat Rockholt and Stephanie Human earned individual Make a Difference awards for their volunteer work. Rockholt was also recognized with a Who’s Who Award for completing the most volunteer service of the OSU-Tulsa club members and was elected four-year university vice president of the Oklahoma chapter. She will represent OSU-Tulsa and the state at regional and national events.

In competitive events, Human placed second for learning and studying skills and third in Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda facts. Kristy Lawson won second place in business law, Imran Kahn earned third place in microeconomics and Rockholt took second place in job interview skills. Truby Mackey placed third in telephone etiquette skills. The club will represent OSU-Tulsa at the 2014 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. in June.

OSU in Tulsa launches sustainable office certification program

Going Green

In an effort to recognize departmental efforts to embrace energy conservation and stewardship of resources, OSU in Tulsa will introduce a new office certification program at a special event in conjunction with Earth Day on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in North Hall 140.

Sustainability U provides faculty and staff with the tools and framework to operate an office environment that is productive while also promoting sustainable office practices and good stewardship of resources.

The program will focus on energy conservation, recycling, purchasing energy efficient equipment, enhancing office operations to use fewer resources and developing an office culture committed to sustainability efforts.

Departments that complete the program and meet requirements can apply for Sustainability U certification. For more information about the program, attend the launch event, visit the Sustainability U website or contact Angelyn Holmes, OSU in Tulsa energy education manager.

Curriculum Studies Project hosts LSU researcher for lecture


Louisiana State University researcher Dr. Petra Munro Hendry will present the OSU Curriculum Studies Project Distinguished Lectureship on Friday, April 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150.

The co-director of the Curriculum Theory Project at LSU, Hendry will present, “Re-imagining Public Education: Democracy, Nation Building and the Louisiana Franco-Afro-Creole Protest Tradition.”

Hendry is the St. Bernard Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association Endowed Professor in the College of Education. She works with doctoral students, teaches courses in curriculum theory, curriculum history, oral history methodology and gender studies and is the author of “Engendering Curriculum History.”

The event is sponsored by the OSU Curriculum Studies Project, the OSU School of Teaching Curriculum Leadership and OSU-Tulsa.

OSU-Tulsa to host High School Student Leadership Conference

Higher Ed Forum Logo

Northeastern Oklahoma high school students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills during the second annual High School Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 26 at OSU-Tulsa. The conference is presented by the Higher Ed Forum of Oklahoma and is co-chaired by OSU College of Education faculty Dr. Denni Blum and Dr. Shanedra Nowell.

Tulsa community leaders, including former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, Kate Richey with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, Kuma Brown with the Tulsa Regional Chamber and Heather Duncan with Community Action Project of Tulsa, will lead a variety of workshops during the conference. Topics will focus on leadership, service, youth activism, effective communication, relationship building and emotional intelligence.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges and universities throughout the state. For more information about the free conference, visit the Higher Ed Forum of Oklahoma website.

Tools for Success

Tools for Success

Combining real-world experience with knowledge gained in the classroom, Oklahoma State University in Tulsa provides students with the tools to succeed in today’s diverse workforce. Our faculty and staff provide the support to help you stay on track to achieve your goals and earn your Big 12 degree. If you want increased earning power and a more secure future, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here.

OSU-Tulsa student Tyree Filhiol shares how her advisors and professors gave her the tools she needed to reach her goals in a video on the OSU-Tulsa website.