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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Signature Gateway wins construction award from builders association

Flintco was recently honored for construction of OSU-Tulsa's Signature Gateway.
Flintco has been honored for construction of OSU-Tulsa's Signature Gateway.

The Tulsa chapter of the national Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. trade association presented Flintco and OSU-Tulsa with the 2014 Excellence in Construction award for the new Signature Gateway.

Located on Tulsa’s historic Standpipe Hill on the west side of campus, the gateway overlooks Interstate 244 and the Brady Arts District and establishes OSU’s presence as part of downtown Tulsa.

Flintco served as construction manager on the Signature Gateway project. Construction on the project began last fall and major work was completed this spring, with Alaback Design Associates serving as designer and Kinslow, Keith and Todd as architect. The next phase of the project will include street improvements and additional lighting along the entrance to campus.

OSU-Tulsa lab hosts Blue Thumb water quality training

Volunteers drag Mooser Creek for fish and other aquatic life to determine if pollutants cause stress as part of a water quality training program.
Volunteers drag Mooser Creek for fish and other aquatic life to determine if pollutants cause stress as part of a water quality training program.

OSU-Tulsa’s environmental science graduate program hosted a group of teachers, students and citizens for volunteer training on protecting Oklahoma’s water resources earlier this month. The training was sponsored by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.

The Oklahoma Blue Thumb Water Quality Education program provided two days of learning about nonpoint source pollution, such as oil, grease and fertilizer, and how it affects human, animal and aquatic life. Participants also learned how to test for such pollution and prevent it.

During the training, the volunteers collected water samples at the nearby Mooser Creek for testing back in the graduate lab. Volunteers also gathered fish, insects and other small animals using a large dragnet to learn more about aquatic life and to determine whether the pollutants cause stress for fish.

Show Orange Pride in Tulsa Pulse health and fitness event

OSU-Tulsa Health and Human Performance Department students and faculty will be participating in Tulsa Pulse, a health and fitness event at Guthrie Green on Saturday, Nov. 15. The event includes the annual Tulsa School Pride Race, fitness classes, health fair and activities, all to benefit Tulsa Public Schools’ physical education program.

The school with the most entrants in Tulsa Pulse races will win $300 worth of physical education equipment. The event includes a 5K run, a 5K bike ride or a 1K fun run/walk and kicks off at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $15 to $20.

Registration may be completed online by Nov. 14 or forms available at the HHP Lab or the Wellness Center may be returned to Dr. Amy Bowersock in North Hall 307 by Nov. 5.

Two from OSU in Tulsa graduate from Leadership Tulsa

OSU in Tulsa staff members Larry Cochran and Bria Taylor graduated in Class 51 of Leadership Tulsa.
OSU in Tulsa staff members Larry Cochran and Bria Taylor graduated in Class 51 of Leadership Tulsa.

Two OSU in Tulsa staff members recently graduated from the nine-month Leadership Tulsa program.

Larry Cochran, faculty and instructional development administrator at OSU-Tulsa, and Bria Taylor, director of outreach and special events at OSU-CHS, graduated with Class 51 on Oct. 21.

Through the organization’s flagship community leadership development program, participants meet with the city’s top leaders and visit a variety of areas in Tulsa to learn about governance, culture, authentic leadership and other ways to develop and sustain leadership qualities.

CFR to host conference on living with a chronic health condition

The OSU Center for Family Resilience will host the sixth annual Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience on Friday, Nov. 7 to discuss the effect a chronic health condition has on families.

The “Living with a Chronic Health Condition: Helping Families Survive and Thrive” conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in North Hall 250. Several nationally recognized experts will speak at the conference, including Merle Keitel of Fordham University, Alexandra Quittner of Miami University, Lee Hyer of Mercer University School of Medicine and Catherine Chesna of the University of California at San Francisco.

The cost is $10 for students and $35 for clinicians, academicians and others interested in the topic. Lunch is included. Registration is available online.

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