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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 2, 2015

OSU-Tulsa faculty featured on C-SPAN2’s Book TV this weekend

Dr. Jami Fullerton, Peggy Welch Chair of Strategic Communications and professor of media and strategic communications, was interviewed by a C-SPAN crew during the network’s visit in March.
Dr. Jami Fullerton, left, Peggy Welch Chair of Strategic Communications and professor of media and strategic communications, was interviewed by a C-SPAN crew during the network’s visit in March.

A C-SPAN program airing this weekend exploring Tulsa’s history and literary life will feature several OSU-Tulsa faculty members and the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa.

A C-SPAN network crew spent one week in Tulsa last month to record interviews with numerous local authors. Among those interviewed were Dr. Jami Fullerton, Peggy Welch Chair of Strategic Communications and professor of media and strategic communications, Dr. Stacy Takacs, director of the American Studies program, and Dr. Najwa Raouda, lecturer in religious studies. Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, will also be featured with the “Oklahoma Writers – A Literary Tableau” exhibit currently on display in the Brady Arts District.

The program will air Saturday and Sunday on Book TV on C-SPAN2 Cox Communications channel 1481. Tulsa programming will also air on American History TV on C-SPAN3 Cox Communications channel 482.

Be prepared to take shelter when severe weather approaches

Storm Ready Logo

With severe weather season beginning in Oklahoma, OSU-Tulsa is reminding everyone to be prepared in the event of a storm. OSU-Tulsa officials monitor weather conditions and take action accordingly when severe weather is indicated.

A good plan begins with monitoring weather reports to be alerted when storms are in the area, including by radio, phone app or the internet. If there is time, turn off computers and other equipment that could be affected by power surges. Close hallway doors to shield corridors from flying debris and stay away from windows.

When on campus, seek shelter as necessary in the following locations:

  • Main Hall: 1100 wing, 1300 wing or 1400 wing restrooms (lower level).
  • North Hall: Conference Center (includes the B.S. Roberts Room and North Hall 153, 155 and 156).
  • Auditorium: Restrooms in the auditorium lobby or the Conference Center in North Hall.
  • Administration Hall: First floor restrooms and other rooms away from windows.
  • Helmerich Research Center: First floor interior restrooms adjacent to the atrium.

Visit the OSU-Tulsa website for more tips on how to prepare for severe weather. 

Orange Pride


The Orange Pride award was established to recognize employee excellence among the OSU-Tulsa staff. The February recipient is Paul O’Neill, assistant director of the physical plant. This monthly series spotlights Orange Pride recipients and lets you learn more about OSU-Tulsa’s outstanding employees.

What do you like best about working at OSU-Tulsa? I like the atmosphere around campus and the people I work with. I also like that each day offers something new and different.

What is one thing people don’t know about you? I enjoy doing genealogy research. My daughter is an OSU grad in Zoology and is currently working as an animal keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom caring for black rhinos, hippos, crocodiles and hoof stock. My son is attending OSU Stillwater and is studying theater tech.

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be? I would love to spend a month in Ireland with my wife. I have traced a lot of my ancestors to several places in Ireland and would love to see them in person.

To nominate an OSU-Tulsa staff member for the Orange Pride award, complete the nomination form. Orange Pride recipients are selected each month and receive a framed certificate and $100.

Tulsa Roughnecks games will close streets around campus

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC soccer team has launched its inaugural season at ONEOK Field. Elgin Avenue between Brady and Archer Streets will be closed on game days, including tonight’s 7 p.m. match against St. Louis.

Elgin Avenue will close beginning at 7 a.m. on game days. Students should plan to enter campus from Greenwood Avenue or John Hope Franklin Blvd.

To view the team’s schedule, visit the Tulsa Roughnecks FC website.

OSU-CHS Scrub Run to support research into childhood cancer

OSU Center for Health Sciences will host the 36th annual 5K Scrub Run on Saturday, April 25, to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research.

The event will feature a 5K and one-mile fun run at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W. 17th Street. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. and the fun run starts at 9:05 a.m. A free health fair, a raffle and children’s activities will follow the run at 10 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the top female and male runner and in each age group. The top three finishers in the fun run will also receive a prize. In addition, a prize will be awarded to the “Fastest Scrubs.” Registered runners will receive a free T-shirt.

Registration for both the 5K and one-mile fun run will be available online at the event website.  Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run.