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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

OSU-Tulsa students, staff volunteer at Food on the Move launch event

Melanie McClain, Cat Rockholt, DJ Mercer, Jerry Moore and JJ Smith hand out produce with Taylor Ipock and Brittany Hoverman from the Tulsa Health Department’s It’s All About Kids program.
Melanie McClain, Cat Rockholt, DJ Mercer, Jerry Moore and JJ Smith hand out produce with Taylor Ipock and Brittany Hoverman from the Tulsa Health Department’s It’s All About Kids program during the Food on the Move kick-off event.

Five OSU-Tulsa volunteers helped launch an initiative led by Taylor Hanson that will bring healthy food and community resources to underserved neighborhoods at Tulsa Community College’s Northeast campus on Tuesday.

Cat Rockholt, president of OSU-Tulsa Phi Beta Lambda, DJ Mercer, president of the OSU-Tulsa African American Student Association, JJ Smith, assistant director of student affairs, Melanie McClain, student affairs program specialist, and Jerry Moore, academic services program specialist, volunteered at the kick-off event for Food on the Move, a project combating hunger in Tulsa and Oklahoma.

The event included a mobile grocery store, food trucks and fresh produce. The OSU-Tulsa students and staff helped set up and assisted with clean up. Representatives from the Tulsa Health Department’s It’s All About Kids program were also handing out fresh produce while Hanson served at DJ.

Food on the Move has partnered with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Iron Gate and THD for the food events, which will travel to neighborhoods across the city. For information on volunteering for one of the events, contact Smith.

OSU-Tulsa to host discussion series 'Muslim Journeys'


The OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association will host a free discussion series, Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, during the fall semester. The project seeks to familiarize public audiences with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

Each session will feature a discussion lead by Dr. Najwa Raouda, OSU-Tulsa lecturer in religious studies. Raouda is an international consultant on the Middle East, oil, comparative literature and world religions. She has presented research papers on politics in education, social class and the role of education and Muslim women’s concepts of feminism and emancipation. Her research interests include gender and social class dynamics in society and education, intercultural communication and interfaith dialogue as well as the role of literature and the arts in human interaction, conflict prevention and peacemaking.

The series will includes a discussion on The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis, IV, on Sept. 16; Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel on Oct. 7; A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed on Oct. 28 and The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson on Nov. 18. All events will begin at 5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150.

For more information about how to register and pick up books for the series, contact OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association President Phoenix Williams.

Fall intramurals, fitness classes available through OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center

The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center is offering a number of activities, classes and services this semester to help students, faculty and staff get fit and be healthy.

Register to participate in several intramural sport leagues and events, including football, soccer and basketball. Participants can compete in as many sports as their schedule permits. To see a full list of the sports offered for the Fall 2014 semester, visit the Intramural Sports website.

Grab your water bottle, athletic shoes and headband before heading to the Fitness Studio in North Hall 117. Boot camp, yoga, Zumba, bar none and Pilates classes are tailored for beginner, intermediate or advanced members. View the complete list of the classes at the Fitness Studio webpage.

To participate in these activities, sign up to be a Wellness Center member. Memberships are free for all students, faculty and staff. For more information about intramurals, fitness classes and other wellness activities and events, email the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center or 918-594-8147.