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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Enrollment for summer and fall classes begins March 23

Individuals seeking enrollment advice stop in at OSU-Tulsa Advising Services.
Individuals seeking enrollment advice stop in at OSU-Tulsa Advising Services.

OSU-Tulsa academic services staff are encouraging students to prepare for summer and fall enrollment by reviewing the course schedules and then enroll early as possible.

Enrollment for summer and fall begins Monday, March 23 for priority and graduate students. Enrollment for seniors, juniors and transfer students will open during the following weeks. Early enrollment offers students the best course selection and avoids late enrollment fees. Dates are based on the total number of earned credit hours and may be viewed on the student self services website.

Undergraduate students must complete an Academic Plan form and meet with an advisor prior to enrollment. To schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, call 918-594-8271 or visit the Advising Center in North Hall 130. Graduate students with questions can contact their faculty advisor or contact a graduate coordinator at 918-594-8445.

View summer and fall schedule information on the Student Self-Services website. Summer classes begin May 18, June 8 and July 6. The fall semester begins Aug. 17.

Construction begins on Elgin Avenue campus entrance

Work has begun on OSU-Tulsa’s new entrance marker on Elgin Avenue across from Helmerich Research Center.
Work has begun on OSU-Tulsa’s new entrance marker on Elgin Avenue across from Helmerich Research Center.

Workers have begun construction on a new scenic entrance to the OSU-Tulsa campus along Elgin Avenue near the Helmerich Research Center. With increased traffic between the campus and ONEOK Field and the Blue Dome District, the project will clearly identify the southwest entrance to OSU-Tulsa.

The entrance will include a curved brick wall that reads Oklahoma State University with landscaping in front. The entrance, designed by Alaback Design Associates, is expected to be completed this spring. Funding for the project is provided by the UCT Authority.

The brick entryway is part of an overall branding plan for OSU-Tulsa that includes the university’s Signature Gateway located west of the Helmerich Research Center on Standpipe Hill. The ‘oranging up’ project is an effort to transform campus to be more reflective of OSU.

Michael Merten named director of Center for Family Resilience


Dr. Michael Merten is the new director of the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa. Students, faculty and staff are invited to a ‘meet and greet’ reception for Merton from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in OSU-Tulsa’s Tulsa Room.

An associate professor in human development and family science, Merten is a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the Society for Research on Adolescence. He is an associate editor for the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a member of the review board for the American Journal of Health Behavior.

Merten’s research areas include community and family factors impacting youth and young adult physical and mental health and development, family resilience in disadvantaged contexts and trajectories of healthy development from adolescence to adulthood. Merten replaces Dr. Joe Grzywacz who will concentrate on research projects.

Spring workshops to focus on time management, writing skills

The OSU-Tulsa Learning Services Center is offering a series of free workshops during the spring semester to help students develop organizational, writing and presentation skills.

The series begins Wednesday with “Time Management and Organization” from 3-4 p.m. in North Hall 110. Experts will provide tips for managing time and identifying distractions that take away from productivity.

“APA Style Writing” will teach students proper methods to cite information from sources and avoid plagiarism in research papers. Participants will also review formatting procedures for in-text citations and reference lists. The workshop will be on March 24 from 3-4 p.m. in North Hall 106.

The third seminar, “Improving Presentation Skills,” will be April 2 from 3-4 p.m. in North Hall 110. Participants will learn how to prepare, organize and deliver a presentation, as well as develop audience rapport and reduce fear of speaking in front of others. There will also be discussion of the proper use of visual aids and the basics of creating multimedia presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.

For more information or to register for any of the workshops, email the Learning Services Center or call 918-594-8232.