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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

OSU, TCC partner to ease transition for transfer students

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, OSU President Burns Hargis and TCC President Leigh Goodson signed an agreement that will help ease the transfer process between the two universities.
OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, left, OSU President Burns Hargis and TCC President Leigh Goodson signed an agreement that will help ease the transfer process between the two universities.

OSU and TCC announced a partnership on Tuesday to help more students move from A to B – an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree – between the two institutions.

OSU President Burns Hargis, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett and TCC President Leigh B. Goodson took part in a signing ceremony to establish nearly 20 new paths so students can complete an associate degree at TCC and transfer their credits to OSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The transfer agreement involves new articulated degree programs in business, management, computer science and political science, available at OSU-Tulsa and OSU-Stillwater.

These will be added to the 19 existing programs between TCC and OSU. This partnership increases access to affordable public higher education in the state and could boost the number of transfer students who complete a bachelor’s degree. Each year, approximately 600 TCC students transfer to OSU, many of them taking classes at OSU-Tulsa.

Saturday Enrollment Day provides additional chance to enroll for spring

Tanner Tibbets waits to speak with an advisor about enrolling at OSU-Tulsa during Transfer Day on Tuesday.
Tanner Tibbets waits to speak with an advisor about enrolling at OSU-Tulsa during Transfer Day on Tuesday.

OSU-Tulsa will host Saturday Enrollment Day on Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to give current and prospective students an extra opportunity to complete the admissions and enrollment process.

Students also may enroll or meet with an advisor at OSU-Tulsa during regular business hours at OSU-Tulsa Prospective Student and Advising Services in North Hall 130. The spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 12.

The Student Information System (SIS) is available online to continuing students after meeting with an advisor. SIS is available 24 hours every Monday, 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment with an advisor, contact Prospective Student Services by email or by calling 918-594-8355. For information on graduate student programs, contact Graduate Student Services by email or by calling 918-594-8445.

OSU-Tulsa announces winter holiday hours

OSU-Tulsa, including the Bursar Office, Prospective Student Services, Advising, Financial Aid and Campus Life, will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and remain closed until Jan. 5 for the winter holiday break.

However, several venues will be open during the break at select times. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 12.

  • Main Hall Commons: Open except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Computer Lab: The computer lab will close at 8 p.m. tomorrow and remain closed through Sunday. Hours on Monday and Tuesday are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The lab will close Dec. 24-28, then reopen Dec. 29-30 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The lab is closed Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 and will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 4. From Jan. 5-9, the lab will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hours on Jan. 10 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Jan. 11 are 1-9 p.m. Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 12.
  • Library: The OSU-Tulsa Library will close at 5 p.m. tomorrow and remain closed until Monday. Hours Monday and Tuesday are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Dec. 24-27, but will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 28-30. It will then be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 4. From Jan. 5-8, library hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Normal hours resume Friday, Jan. 9.
  • Big Orange Bus (B.O.B.): OSU’s shuttle service between Tulsa and Stillwater will not operate during winter break but will resume normal hours Jan. 5.
  • OSU Foundation in Tulsa: Open Dec. 29-31.
  • OSU-Tulsa Bookstore: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for winter intercession, but closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
  • Wellness Center: Will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen Jan. 5.
  • Subway: Will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen Jan. 5.
  • Information Center: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen Jan. 5.

OSU-Tulsa Police will be on duty 24/7 during the break and may be reached at 918-594-8123.

Save energy costs at OSU-Tulsa during the winter holiday break

Help OSU-Tulsa conserve energy during the winter holiday break by keeping these tips in mind:

  • Turn off all office machines, including computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug everything that can be unplugged without causing damage, including radios, fans, coffeemakers, candle warmers and chargers.
  • Turn off the lights and close blinds by tilting slats upward.

Some areas on campus may be cooler than usual during the break because of reduced heating time.

Collegiate Food Bowl Challenge to help local food bank

Collegiate Food Bowl Challenge Logo

Help the hungry in your community and show your Cowboy Pride during the 2014 Collegiate Food Bowl Challenge. The annual fundraiser benefits the Community Food Bank of Oklahoma.

OSU is competing against other university alumni associations for the most money raised for the hungry in eastern Oklahoma. Competitors in the challenge include the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association and Tulsa-area alumni associations from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, the University of Arkansas, Texas A&M University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Texas.

To donate, go to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma website and check the OSU box. All donations, which must be made by Dec. 26, are matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. For more information, contact Tulsa Chapter Food Bowl Coordinator Kevin Shahan.

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