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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

OSU-Tulsa deemed StormReady by the National Weather Service

OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock, left, and OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett display a National Weather Service certificate recognizing the renewal of the campus’ StormReady status.
OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock, left, and OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett display a National Weather Service certificate recognizing the campus’ StormReady status.

OSU-Tulsa has been recertified by the National Weather Service as StormReady, a designation recognizing communities that take extra steps to anticipate and respond to severe weather events.

To earn the StormReady recognition, a community must implement NWS measures to improve weather preparedness, including communications protocols, warning dissemination and weather monitoring. OSU-Tulsa is recertified through 2017.

OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences were first recognized as StormReady universities in 2011 and remain the only campuses in Tulsa with the designation. Ten university campuses in the state, including all five OSU campuses, as well as 97 Oklahoma communities are StormReady.

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers hosts author at KIPP school

Matt de la Peña
Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña, award-winning author of young adult novels and children’s books, will spend Tuesday at Tulsa’s KIPP College Preparatory Academy as part of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa’s outreach efforts to area schools.

He will make several presentations and eat lunch with the school’s fifth- to eighth-grade students. The center also purchased copies of de la Peña’s latest book for all upper-level students and provided 10 e-readers for the school library.

De la Peña is known for young adult bestsellers such as Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican Whiteboy, We Were Here and I Will Save You. The author’s visit was made possible with a grant provided by the Hub International CFR’s education fund. Jack Allen, the company’s chairman, is an OSU graduate and co-chair of A Stately Affair, OSU in Tulsa's biennial scholarship fundraising event.

Career Services to host workshops, career fair for spring semester

Scott King, Career Services coordinator at OSU-Tulsa, swipes student identification cards for entry in the door prize giveaway at the open house during Welcome Week.
Scott King, Career Services coordinator at OSU-Tulsa, swipes student identification cards for entry in the door prize giveaway during Welcome Week.

Career Services will offer a variety of free events and workshops during the 2015 spring semester to help students and alumni in their employment search.

The lineup of spring career events will begin Jan. 20 and culminate in the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair on March 5 from 3-5 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons. Events include workshops on salary negotiation, job search strategies and career fair preparation. Résumé critique sessions will be available as well as a mock interview day to help participants prepare for common employers questions.

For a complete list of scheduled events, visit the Career Services website or call 918-594-8404. Advance registration is required for some events.

A better quality of life

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D.J. Mercer’s desire to help strengthen families from economically disadvantaged areas drove him to pursue a graduate degree at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. While learning new skills and working with our internationally recognized faculty researchers in the Center for Family Resilience, D.J. is creating a better quality of life for himself and the citizens of Oklahoma. OSU-Tulsa can help you have a better quality of life, too. Whether your goal is increased earning power, personal discovery or a Big 12 degree, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here.

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