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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 18, 2015

OSU-Tulsa to host engineering summer camp next month

Madison Maier, left, Tatiana Gilford and Cody Thompson build a model unmanned aerial vehicle as part of last year’s engineering summer camp at OSU-Tulsa.
Madison Maier, left, Tatiana Gilford and Cody Thompson build a model unmanned aerial vehicle as part of last year’s engineering summer camp at OSU-Tulsa.

Middle and high school students from across the Tulsa area will participate in an engineering camp at OSU-Tulsa on Thursday, July 2, as part of the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering’s annual summer camp program.

The event provides area students an opportunity to learn about the variety of engineering fields and to consider pursuing engineering as a career. This year, OSU-Tulsa is partnering with ONE Gas for the event.

Each member of the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering, including OSU-Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa, Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, hosts the students for a day.

Seven supervisors graduate from S3 leadership training program

Sandy Cooper, left, assistant vice president for human resources, with Successful Supervisor Series graduates Amber Hood, Amy Barnett, Dale Chapman, Melissa Kash-Holley, Brandi Brown, Jamie Edford and Monica Williams.
Sandy Cooper, left, assistant vice president for human resources, with Successful Supervisor Series graduates Amber Hood, Amy Barnett, Dale Chapman, Melissa Kash-Holley, Brandi Brown, Jamie Edford and Monica Williams.

Seven OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS supervisors were recognized at a special ceremony on June 10 in North Hall 140 at OSU-Tulsa for completing the eight-month-long Successful Supervisor Series training program.

Graduates include Brandi Brown, business affairs coordinator, Dale Chapman, OSU-CHS security and emergency operations manager, Monica Williams, help desk administrator, Melissa Kash-Holley, OSU-CHS librarian, Jamie Edford, marketing and communications web manager, Amy Barnett, OSU-CHS radiology practice administrator and Amber Hood, OSU-CHS director of regulatory compliance and research.

Each graduate completed a capstone project and made a presentation during the program to OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS administrators before receiving a graduation certificate and award.

The Successful Supervisor Series, which was led by Sandy Cooper, assistant vice president for human resources, offers supervisors the opportunity to hone their managerial skills, lead with confidence, positively affect morale and guide staff members to achieve critical goals for the university.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa candidates begin training

Lily, one of the P3T candidates, began her therapy dog training at OSU-CHS on Wednesday.
Lily, one of the P3T candidates, began her therapy dog training at OSU-CHS on Wednesday.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa (P3T) has selected five canine candidates to begin training as therapy dogs for OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. The dogs began their training on Wednesday evening at OSU-CHS.

Utilizing the expertise of the OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital, therapy animals are being trained and placed in OSU departments as an additional wellness benefit for the entire campus population.  The pet therapy program seeks to positively enhance physical and emotional health and contribute to the success of the America's Healthiest Campus Initiative.

P3T candidates will continue training throughout the summer, with the first graduating class expected to be active in the Fall 2015 semester.

Juneteenth Tulsa celebration includes forum, fashion show at OSU-Tulsa

Media, law enforcement, fashion and drama will all be part of the city’s annual Juneteenth celebration hosted at OSU-Tulsa today.  Juneteenth commemorates the news of slavery being abolished reaching Texas on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in most of the country.

Events will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a community forum on "Media, Police and the Community” in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. Other events include a meet-and-greet with Black Wall Street members and a drama and fashion show titled “I Am More Than My Hair,” looking at historical fashions.

The Tulsa Drillers will host Juneteenth Night tomorrow at ONEOK Field. The event will include a salute to Negro Leagues Baseball. Greenwood Avenue, between the I-244 underpass and Archer Street, will close at 4 p.m. for a street festival with jazz music, art and other activities.

The MLK Jr. Commemoration Society and Guthrie Green will host free Juneteenth events on Friday and Saturday. The events will include music, vendors and food trucks.

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