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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

OSU-Tulsa Signature Gateway brightens downtown skyline

The OSU-Tulsa Signature Gateway's lights were turned on Tuesday night.
The OSU-Tulsa Signature Gateway's lights were turned on Tuesday night.

Tulsa’s skyline became a little brighter Tuesday night as OSU-Tulsa hosted a dedication and lights-on ceremony for the new Signature Gateway, located on Standpipe Hill between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Detroit Avenue.

“The Signature Gateway highlights OSU’s presence as part of the downtown Tulsa skyline and lets campus visitors know they are entering Cowboy country,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “The gateway will increase our connectivity with downtown businesses and entertainment districts.”

The dedication included the official lighting of the OSU logos on the 70-foot-tall brick structure atop Standpipe Hill. Each evening at dusk, the lights will come on, further promoting OSU’s presence.

Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education Jay Helm, a former OSU/A&M Board of Regents member and OSU-Tulsa Trustee, and University Center at Tulsa Authority Chairman Bill McKamey assisted Barnett with flipping the switch to light the gateway.

OSU-Tulsa students help launch flu prevention campaign

OSU-Tulsa senior Cody Hankins plays ‘Louie Achooee’ the flu bug as part of the annual ‘Don’t Bug Me’ campaign.
OSU-Tulsa senior Cody Hankins plays ‘Louie Achooee’ the flu bug as part of the annual ‘Don’t Bug Me’ campaign.

OSU-Tulsa health education and promotion students donned funny costumes and performed a skit on Oct. 29 at Limestone Elementary School in Sand Springs – all to teach children how to “Just Say Boo to the Flu.”

As they performed the community service, the students also gained insight into promoting health education in schools.

Kerry Morgan, clinical instructor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at OSU-Tulsa and certified health education specialist at OSU Family Health and Nutrition Clinic, said the event was mutually beneficial for both her students and the elementary students.

The assembly was in collaboration with the “Don’t Bug Me!” flu awareness and prevention campaign sponsored by Hillcrest Medical Center and the Tulsa Health Department. The students will take the flu prevention assembly to elementary schools in Union and Tulsa public school districts next week.

Read the full story on the OSU-Tulsa website.

Fullerton selected for USC fellowship in public diplomacy


Dr. Jami Fullerton, media and strategic communications professor and the Peggy Welch Chair in Strategic Communications at OSU-Tulsa, has been selected as a 2014-16 research fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy.

As part of the fellowship, Fullerton will conduct a research project, “A Model of Country Concept: How Attitudes toward Nations are Formed.” The study focuses on public diplomacy, nation branding and developing theory to optimize teaching and research in both areas.

She will also host a symposium next summer in San Francisco where scholars will present papers based on her model, which will be edited into a book on public diplomacy.

Enhance your creative skills at the Fall Staff Conference

OSU in Tulsa staff and faculty can jump start their creativity at the Fall Staff Conference, “Cherries & Bologna: Turn on the Power of People and Ideas,” on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Helmerich Research Center.

Participants will learn how to tap into their creativity to find solutions to every day challenges in the work place. Additional workshop topics include persuading others through storytelling, discussing ways to stretch your mind and body at work and office communications.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants. For the complete conference schedule and to register, visit the Fall Staff Conference webpage.