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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

New smartphone app enhances campus safety services at OSU-Tulsa

Using Cowboy Guardian's safety timer

Students, faculty and staff at OSU-Tulsa can turn their smartphones into personal safety devices with the new Cowboy Guardian program. Cowboy Guardian utilizes the free Rave Guardian Campus Safety App to connect users with the OSU-Tulsa Police Department. Users can download the app to their smartphone from the App Store for iPhones or the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Cowboy Guardian users can activate a safety timer while traveling to their car or on campus. If the timer goes off without being deactivated, an OSU-Tulsa Police dispatcher will contact the user to verify his or her safety. The GPS location service enables OSU-Tulsa Police to locate users when the safety timer expires. Other features include a one-touch emergency call button and the ability to send a text or photo tip.

Watch a demonstration of Cowboy Guardian or visit the OSU-Tulsa Police website to learn how to download and activate the app and for more details about the service.

OSU-Tulsa Career Fair draws students seeking employment opportunities

Sudha Sikha talks with Addison Group recruiter Jorge Lancaster about possible mechanical engineer openings during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair.
Sudha Sikha talks with Addison Group recruiter Jorge Lancaster about possible mechanical engineer openings during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair.

Sudha Sikha recently moved to Tulsa from Stillwater after earning her OSU master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Her next step is to land a job. “This is the fifth time I’ve been to an OSU career fair, but this time I’m very serious because I have graduated,” Sikha said.

The OSU-Tulsa Career Fair last week provided OSU students and alumni the opportunity to meet representatives from companies hiring for part-time, full-time and internship positions. There were 68 employers - a record for the event - at the career fair in the Main Hall Commons, including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Flight Safety International, Helmerich & Payne, Leidos Engineering and Baker Hughes.

Lori Walden, who represented Arthur J. Gallagher and Co., said she had numerous students inquiring about jobs with the insurance brokerage and risk management agency. In the past, she said several OSU students had served internships with the company, which turned into permanent positions. “We have had great success with the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair,” she said.

The career fair is organized by Patti Schmigle, OSU-Tulsa career services coordinator. Planning is currently underway for the Spring 2015 OSU-Tulsa Career Fair.

S3 program offers leadership training for OSU in Tulsa faculty, staff

S3 participants include Cyndi Canning, David Gulowsen, Amber Moreno, Amy Adams, Dale Chapman, Monica Williams, Amber Hood, Amy Barnett, Brandi Brown and Jamie Edford. Not pictured are Ryan Ayers and Melissa Kash-Holley.
S3 participants include Cyndi Canning, David Gulowsen, Amber Moreno, Amy Adams, Dale Chapman, Monica Williams, Amber Hood, Amy Barnett, Brandi Brown and Jamie Edford. Not pictured are Ryan Ayers and Melissa Kash-Holley.

Twelve members of the OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS staff began training on Wednesday as part of the Successful Supervisor Series, an eight-month-long professional development program for faculty and staff in supervisory roles.

Participants are Amy Adams, health information manager; Sgt. Ryan Ayers, OSU-Tulsa Police; Amy Barnett, radiology practice administrator; Brandi Brown, business affairs coordinator; Cyndi Canning, continuing medical education coordinator; Dale Chapman, OSU-CHS security and emergency operations manager; Jamie Edford, marketing and communications web manager; David Gulowsen, family medicine clinic nurse manager; Amber Hood, director of regulatory compliance/research; Melissa Kash-Holley, OSU-CHS librarian; Amber Moreno, OB/GYN practice administrator; and Monica Williams, help desk administrator.

The S3 program, offered by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources, covers topics ranging from human resource law and managing employee performance to retention, communication and organization.

Registration open for Tulsa Research Partners’ Citywide Research Day

Tulsa Research Partners logo

Tulsa Research Partners is now accepting research poster submissions for the second Citywide Research Day on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, 906 S. Boston Ave. OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences are Tulsa Research Partners member institutions.

Students and faculty can submit posters and papers for the event and register at the Oklahoma Innovation Institute website. Submissions are due Monday, Oct. 27 and preregistration ends Wednesday, Nov. 5.

The theme of this year’s event, "STEMulating Connections," aims to promote science, technology, engineering and math research and education in Tulsa.

The value of an OSU education

A Stately Affair in Tulsa
Jack Allen (co-chair), Howard Barnett, OSU-Tulsa president, Kayse Shrum, D.O., OSU Center for Health Sciences president and Dave Kollmann (co-chair) will host A Stately Affair in Tulsa.

OSU alumni Jack Allen, chairman of HUB International CFR, and Dave Kollmann, division president for Flintco, know the value of an OSU degree. That’s why they are leading an effort to ensure future students benefit from an OSU education as co-chairs of A Stately Affair in Tulsa on May 18, 2015. The black-tie event raises funds to support student scholarships at OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS.

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