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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Peterson joins OSU-Tulsa as Library Director


Sarah Peterson is looking forward to collaborating with students, faculty and staff at OSU-Tulsa on ways to bring new services to the campus library.

“Library services are changing a lot due to rapid advancements in technology and changes in the needs of students and faculty,” said Peterson. “OSU-Tulsa has many great resources available and we will be looking at ways to maximize those services to meet the changing needs on our campus.”

A 20-year veteran of the Tulsa City-County Library, Peterson joined OSU-Tulsa as the library director on Wednesday. She replaces longtime OSU-Tulsa Library Director Beth Freeman, who retired in December.

“Sarah brings many years of experience in managing services for the Tulsa City-County Library,” said Dr. Raj Basu, OSU-Tulsa vice president for academic affairs. “I welcome her knowledge and expertise and look forward to working together as we continue to offer the best quality higher education experience in Tulsa.”

Peterson was most recently the technical services manager for the Tulsa City-County Library and also served as backup system administrator for the library’s catalog software. She worked on a variety of projects for TCCL including joining a resource-sharing consortium, implementing a new ILS and new discovery platform, and working on sustainability issues.

To learn more about the OSU-Tulsa Library and its services, visit the library website.

STATE: 1999 Founders continuing legacy of OSU-Tulsa Founders

Campus Gateway

OSU-Tulsa was established on Jan. 1, 1999, thanks to the vision and support of many people who knew the value of higher education in Tulsa. Last year, five individuals were honored as OSU-Tulsa Founders for their part in creating the Tulsa campus.

Former OSU President Jim Halligan, former state Sen. Penny Williams, former state Sen. Charles Ford, former Gov. Frank Keating and OSU-Tulsa’s founding President Gary Trennepohl saw the need for a comprehensive research university in Tulsa. Their efforts to bring OSU’s internationally recognized degrees to Tulsa have impacted the lives of more than 30,000 students.

To continue the legacy of the OSU-Tulsa Founders and in celebration of the institution’s 15th anniversary, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett established the 1999 Founders. This program honors those who embrace the vision of OSU-Tulsa’s Founders by investing in the institution’s continued success at making a world-class OSU education accessible and affordable for northeastern Oklahomans.

Read the full story from the Winter 2014 edition of STATE Magazine at the OSU-Tulsa website.

Oklahoma authors exhibit in Brady Arts District begins March 6

Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson

The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and the Oklahoma History Center will present “Oklahoma Writers — A Literary Tableau” from March 6 to April 16 in downtown Tulsa.

The seven-week event will showcase Oklahoma’s rich literary tradition by introducing participants to some of the state’s most accomplished authors. It will feature exhibits at numerous venues, most in downtown’s Brady Arts District.

One exhibit will feature the legendary Jim Thompson, the Anadarko, Okla. native and author of “The Killer Inside Me.” There will also be items on display such as the leather-bound copy of “Where the Heart Is” that Oprah Winfrey had made for author Billie Letts.

Exhibit locations include the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center, the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Philbrook Downtown, the Greenwood Cultural Center, the Tulsa Historical Society and the Woody Guthrie Center.

The event is funded by the Kirkpatrick Foundation in Oklahoma City.

Students and alumni can order official OSU Class Ring March 2

The OSU Alumni Association will display samples of 2015 OSU Class Rings and take orders on Monday, March 2 from 3-7 p.m. in the North Hall lobby.

The ring is available to alumni and current students with more than 60 credit hours. It was designed by a group of OSU students, alumni and administrators and is the only official ring recognized by the university.

The deadline for orders before the spring 2015 ring ceremony is March 5 and the deadline for spring graduation is March 13. For more information about the class ring, visit the OSU Alumni Association website.