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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ceremony to commemorate history of Standpipe Hill

Construction of the OSU-Tulsa Signature Gateway is part of an “oranging-up” effort and increases the campus’s connectivity with downtown Tulsa.

The University Center at Tulsa Authority and OSU-Tulsa will recognize a significant location in Tulsa history at a special event next month. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Standpipe Hill Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony on Thursday, June 12 at 11 a.m.

The marker will be located south of John Hope Franklin Boulevard between Detroit Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Standpipe Hill is named after the water tower that was built in the shape of a stove pipe on the hill in 1904. The hilltop overlooks the Greenwood District to the east, which was the site of the 1921 Race Riot. Standpipe Hill is also the home of OSU-Tulsa’s Signature Gateway, which is near completion. The hill is owned by the UCT Authority, a city trust.

To attend the dedication, RSVP by noon on Wednesday, June 11 to 918-594-8291 or tulsa.marketing@okstate.edu. Event parking will be available in Lot D.

Elgin mural project adds art to campus entrance

Bedlam baseball fans walk past the mural on Elgin Avenue painted by the Tulsa Girls Art School.
Bedlam baseball fans walk past the mural on Elgin Avenue painted by students from the Tulsa Girls Art School.

A project to enhance the Greenwood District along Elgin Avenue near the OSU-Tulsa campus has helped many young Tulsans tap into their creativity.

George Kaiser Family Foundation and Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa have commissioned four local organizations to paint murals on the Interstate 244 underpass on Elgin Avenue between OSU-Tulsa and ONEOK Field.

Global Gardens, Phoenix Rising, the Tulsa Girls Art School and the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences developed designs for the murals. Each sketch was submitted to the Tulsa Arts Commission for approval.

Read the full story on the OSU-Tulsa website.

Fat Guy’s run to close campus roads Saturday

Roads through campus will be closed on Saturday morning for the Fat Guy’s Burgers and Baseball 5K. The run begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of the restaurant on Greenwood Avenue, followed by the one-mile fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m.

The route includes Elgin Avenue, John Hope Franklin Boulevard and Greenwood Avenue on campus. Roads are expected to be open after 9:30 a.m.

Those visiting campus Saturday morning are encouraged to arrive early and anticipate traffic delays. Proceeds from the event benefit the Pet Adoption League.