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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

OSU-Tulsa Career Fair open to OSU students and recent alumni

Students talk with business representatives about potential employment at the spring 2014 OSU-Tulsa Career Fair.
Students talk with business representatives about potential employment at the spring 2014 OSU-Tulsa Career Fair.

Students and recent alumni can network and meet with potential employers at the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair on Thursday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

Nearly 40 local employers will be on hand to answer questions about available positions. Participants are encouraged to come professionally dressed, bring resumés and be prepared to meet potential employers.

View a complete list of employers and graduate schools attending the career fair and the degrees they are seeking at hireosugrads.com.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day anticipated as one of the largest

Students, faculty and staff will showcase research happening at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences tomorrow during the fifth annual OSU in Tulsa Research Day. The event will include 65 research posters and seven oral presentations, the most entries since OSU in Tulsa Research Day was launched in 2011.

Oral presentations will be in D-107 and poster presentations will be in Founders Hall at OSU Center for Health Sciences. Poster judging will take place from 1-3 p.m.

Dr. Kent Smith, associate dean for the OSU-CHS Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science, will be the featured speaker during lunch at noon in Founders Hall. Smith, who founded Native Explorers, will discuss the success of the program aimed at increasing the number of American Indians in medicine.

Research Day will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OSU Center for Health Sciences. For a detailed schedule or additional information, visit the Research Day website.

Tutoring Services offers OSU-Tulsa students help with writing, math

OSU-Tulsa junior Joel Troyer signs in at OSU-Tulsa Tutoring Services on Wednesday.
OSU-Tulsa junior Joel Troyer signs in at OSU-Tulsa Tutoring Services on Wednesday.

When Debbie Littlefield needed a little help mastering Microsoft Excel for a homework assignment, she turned to OSU-Tulsa Tutoring Services for help.

“I was totally lost when I was asked to use Excel for an assignment,” said Littlefield, who recently returned to college to complete her bachelor’s degree. “The tutor was patient and kind. She took the time to show me how to use Excel and answered all my questions.”

Littlefield is one of many students who utilize OSU-Tulsa’s free tutoring services each semester. OSU-Tulsa students can receive individualized help with writing papers or completing math assignments.

Tutors provide 50-minute, one-on-one sessions with students. Writing tutors can help students get started on a paper, organize ideas, instruct on incorporating research and including documentation, provide a refresher on grammar and punctuation rules and work with students on fine-tuning writing style and clarity. Math tutors can work through practice problems, review basic concepts, help students prepare for exams and help familiarize them with calculator functions.

To read the full story about OSU-Tulsa Tutoring Services, visit the website.

Effect of light, circadian rhythms on sleep subject of research seminar


Dr. Greg Clare, assistant professor of design, housing and merchandising at OSU-Stillwater, will discuss the effects of light and circadian rhythms on sleep during a seminar tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in North Hall 222.

“Light and Circadian Rhythms in an Older Adult Congregate Living Facility” will explain why restful sleep is important for good job performance and stress management and offer tools to help monitor and reduce sleep disruptions. Clare will also discuss creating a plan to improve family sleep environments.

The seminar, hosted by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa, includes a light lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Amanda Harrist.

Tickets for ‘An Evening with Neil Gaiman’ available


Don’t miss the opportunity hear from iconic British author Neil Gaiman when he makes his first trip to Tulsa next month for an event sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Reads. Tickets are still available for “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Gaiman will share insights into his acclaimed works, which include the landmark graphic novel series “Sandman” and the 2013 British Book of the Year “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.” He is also known for his book “Coraline,” which was made into a 2009 stop-motion film. He is the first author to win the Newbery Award and the Carnegie medal for the same work, “The Graveyard Book.” The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers will present Gaiman with its Ambassador Award during the event.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online or by calling 918-596-7111. Discounts are available for teachers, students and Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers members. For more information, contact Teresa Miller at 918-594-8215.