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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FEMA course provides training for higher education personnel

Fema course participants
Members of OSU-Tulsa’s emergency management planning team discuss the benefits of being prepared for disaster situations during FEMA training on Tuesday.

Personnel from Tulsa-area colleges and universities are preparing to respond to emergency situations at a Federal Emergency Management course offered at OSU-Tulsa this week. The course, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education, provides strategies to improve procedures to protect lives, property and operations.

The three-day interactive course, organized by OSU-Tulsa Police, provides an overview of emergency management, risk assessment processes, how to establish an emergency operations center, implementing an incident command system and development of an emergency operations plan. Other topics include strategies for community partnerships, training and testing plans and engaging the campus community.

Representatives from OSU-Tulsa, OSU Center for Health Sciences, OSU-Stillwater, OSU Institute of Technology, Tulsa Community College, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Langston University, Northeastern State University and the University of Tulsa participated in the course.

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

Faculty and staff appreciation day

OSU-Tulsa will celebrate the contributions of staff and faculty at a special event at ONEOK Field on Friday, July 11. Bring your family to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” OSU in Tulsa’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day and prepare to cheer on the Tulsa Drillers.

Staff and faculty can reserve tickets to watch the Drillers take on the Arkansas Travelers. Tickets include a buffet in the Osage Casino Pavilion and wristbands for children age 12 and younger to enjoy Hornsby’s Hangout. The gates open at 5 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. and a fireworks show at the end of the game.

Visit the Staff Appreciation Day website to request tickets. The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, July 1.

Engineering summer camp brings middle school students to OSU-Tulsa

Tulsa Alliance of Engineering’ summer camp participants build stick bridges in Main Hall in 2013.
Tulsa Alliance for Engineering's summer camp participants build stick bridges in Main Hall in 2013.

Middle school students interested in engineering will take part in a special event sponsored by Wallace Engineering at OSU-Tulsa on Friday, June 20. The event is part of the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering’s annual summer camp.

The camp offers eighth- and ninth-grade students from the Tulsa-area an opportunity to learn about engineering principles, career opportunities and local degree programs. Students will receive an overview of model remote control airplanes from Dr. James Kidd, OSU clinical associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Kidd will also explain the mechanics of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.

The group will also tour the Brady Arts District with representatives from Wallace Engineering to learn about structural and civil engineering. The tour will include several projects completed by the firm, including Guthrie Green and Hardesty Arts Center.

The Tulsa Alliance for Engineering is a partnership between OSU-Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa, Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.