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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Finish Orange helps OSU-OKC students earn OSU bachelor’s degrees

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, left, OSU President Burns Hargis and OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley sign Finish Orange articulation agreements at a ceremony on Friday.
OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, left, OSU President Burns Hargis and OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley sign Finish Orange articulation agreements at a ceremony on Friday.

OSU President Burns Hargis, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett and OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley signed 23 articulation agreements on Friday to expand the Finish Orange program.

Finish Orange is a program that enables OSU-OKC students who have earned their associate degree in certain areas to seamlessly transfer to OSU-Tulsa or OSU-Stillwater to complete work on a bachelor’s degree.

OSU-Tulsa has a similar Finish Orange partnership with the OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee for students working on a general business bachelor’s degree. For more information about Finish Orange, contact Prospective Student Services at 918-594-8355.

Events planned to raise funds for Tulsa Area United Way

OSU-Tulsa United Way Campaign Committee members include Andi Dean, Ashley Lorenz, Cari Klarich, Lisa Lane, R.D. Bell, Kathye Watson, Annette Morey, Denise Winzenburg, Karen Castle and Stacy Coleman.
OSU-Tulsa United Way Campaign Committee members include, from left to right, Andi Dean, Ashley Lorenz, Cari Klarich, Lisa Lane, R.D. Bell, Kathye Watson, Annette Morey, Denise Winzenburg, Karen Castle and Stacy Coleman.

The OSU-Tulsa United Way Campaign committee, under the leadership of chair Karen Castle, has planned a number of on campus activities to raise funds to support the Tulsa Area United Way and its 61 partner agencies.

The campaign will begin Monday, Sept. 29 with the Help Make Tulsa Sweeter Kick-off event at 2 p.m. in the Executive Board Room. OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett will help launch the campaign and representatives from the Tulsa Area United Way will share how our donations make a huge impact in the six-county area.

The committee will also be hosting a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Day on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. Faculty and staff can place an order for chocolate or glazed doughnuts and they will be delivered directly to your office. Other activities include bingo, lunch and a movie, coffee and cookie breaks, a chili cookoff and a fitness competition.

Faculty and staff may also “flamingo” a co-worker’s office, purchase a Jeans Pass to wear jeans for a day or for two weeks and play a guessing game in the North Hall Lobby. Children and grandchildren can also participate in a coloring contest. The finished pages will be displayed at the chili cook-off and participants can vote for their favorite by donating $1.

OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS have set a joint goal of raising $60,000. Visit the OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign website for more information and to see a complete schedule of events. Pledge cards will be distributed to all faculty and staff starting today or may be downloaded from the website.

OSU SAC in Tulsa to present Award of Excellence

The OSU Staff Advisory Council in Tulsa will present the Award of Excellence for this year’s classified employee at a reception on Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. in North Hall 140.

The award, presented annually to a classified staff member from OSU-Tulsa or OSU Center for Health Sciences, commemorates exemplary work and outstanding support for the institution. Chad Landgraf, GIS specialist in the OSU Center for Rural Health, received the Award of Excellence for administrative/professional personnel last month.

The reception is open to all staff and faculty. Refreshments will be provided.

Students, alumni can order an official OSU Class Ring

Class Ring

The OSU Alumni Association will showcase the official OSU Class Ring on Monday, Oct. 6, from 3-7 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.
 
The ring is available to alumni and current students with 60 or more credit hours. It was designed by a group of OSU students, alumni and administrators and is the only official ring recognized by the university.

The deadline to order a ring before the fall 2014 graduation is Oct. 28. For more information, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405-744-8716 or visit the OSU Alumni Association Website.

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