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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Civic leaders to be honored as 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa

2015 Icons
The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa include, clockwise from upper left, Bryan Close, Peggy Helmerich, Bishop Edward Slattery and Bob Jones.

OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will honor four outstanding individuals who have had a major impact through service to others. The efforts of 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa have helped improve the lives of citizens in the community, throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.

“As a land grant university, OSU has a service mission to educate, share knowledge and help others,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “These four individuals embody that spirit of service and have made the world better through volunteerism, mentorship and philanthropy.”

The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa are Bryan Close, president of CloseBend, Inc., Peggy Helmerich, philanthropist, Bob Jones, former executive director of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, and Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Catholic Dioceses of Tulsa.

The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa will be honored at “A Stately Affair in Tulsa” on Monday, May 18. Proceeds from the black-tie event at Southern Hills Country Club will fund scholarships for students who plan to attend OSU-Tulsa or OSU-CHS.

OSU alumni Jack Allen, chairman of HUB International CFR, and Dave Kollmann, division president for Flintco, are serving as co-chairs for A Stately Affair. For sponsorship information, visit the A Stately Affair website or contact the OSU Foundation in Tulsa at 918-594-8500.

Survive finals week with stress management tips

The countdown to finals week can be overwhelming as students work to complete projects and study for exams. But there are things you can do to minimize stress during this time. Here are some tips to ensure finals week success:

  • Find a quiet place to study to remain focused and avoid distractions.
  • Eat a balanced diet, exercise and try to get at least six hours of sleep each night.
  • Take small breaks to recharge. Stand up, stretch or go for a walk to refresh yourself for a few minutes before returning to your studies.
  • Get organized and manage your time by making “to-do” lists or using a planner.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to cram for a test. Start early.

Between 3-5 p.m. today, students may get a free chair massage to help them relax. The five-minute massages are sponsored by Campus Life.

Stay informed with OSU-Tulsa winter weather closing information

Winter Weather NotificationsWinter is approaching and with it the possibility of snow, ice and other severe weather. Students, faculty and staff should be aware of OSU-Tulsa's severe weather closing procedures.

OSU-Tulsa rarely closes, but classes may be cancelled if extreme weather conditions or emergency situations arise.

In the event campus closes, information will be posted on the OSU-Tulsa website, an email will be sent from tulsa.news@okstate.edu, and there will be a recording on the main campus phone number at 918-594-8000. Information will also be posted on OSU-Tulsa’s Facebook and Twitter.

The media also will be notified if campus closes. Students concerned about specific courses should contact their instructor

Celebrate the holidays at the OSU-Tulsa faculty and staff party

Faculty and staff are invited to a come-and-go holiday reception to celebrate the season on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Executive Board Room at Administration Hall.

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett and Ron Bussert, vice president for administration and finance, will be at the event to help celebrate the end of the year.

The reception will include a variety of desserts. For additional information about the event, contact Karen Castle.

Buy an autographed OSU football and support OSU SAC in Tulsa

Authographed Football

Show your Cowboy Pride and support the OSU Staff Advisory Council in Tulsa by purchasing a football signed by the 2014 OSU Cowboys football team. Each ball is $150 and signatures vary for each football.

To purchase your football, contact Rebecca Allison. The organization accepts cash or checks payable to OSU SAC.

Tulsa Toy Run to collect gifts for Tulsa Dream Center

The Tulsa Biker and Car Club’s third annual Tulsa Toy Run will kick off at 1 p.m. in Lot A at OSU-Tulsa on Sunday, to deliver toys to Tulsa Dream Center.

When the motorcycle run begins at 2 p.m. in Lot A, the north Greenwood Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard entrances to campus will be closed. Campus will be accessible from Elgin Avenue or south Greenwood Avenue. Streets are expected to reopen around 3 p.m.

Gifts collected during the Toy Run will be handed out at the Tulsa Dream Center’s Christmas Giveaway on Dec. 21.

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