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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cowboy Caravan coming to OSU-Tulsa

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OSU-Tulsa will host Cowboy Caravan on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m., which includes an opportunity to meet with OSU coaches, players and Pistol Pete.

The event is hosted by the OSU POSSE and OSU Alumni Association for fans in the Tulsa area to celebrate the success of OSU athletics. Cowboy Caravan will feature both indoor and outdoor activities.

Outdoors activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Lot E and include inflatables, food trucks, an autograph session with athletes and coaches and a pep rally with the OSU Spirit Squad. A coaches panel and student athletes panel will be in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium from 6-7 p.m. Tickets to the panel, which will be emceed by Larry Reece, voice of the Cowboys, are limited. The indoor events will be streamed live on OState.TV and will be available for viewing live in Lot E.

Tickets for the indoor program are $5 and outdoor activities are free. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tulsa County Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association. To purchase tickets, visit the Cowboy Caravan website.

Local teens build, race gliders in summer engineering camp

Susan Tolbart, OSU-Tulsa director of academic services, helps Grant Stucky cut a dowel rod for his team’s glider launcher during the summer engineering camp in the Main Hall Commons last Thursday.
Susan Tolbart, OSU-Tulsa director of academic services, helps Grant Stucky cut a dowel rod for his team’s glider launcher during the summer engineering camp in the Main Hall Commons last Thursday.

Cascia Hall eighth-grader Torrance Ingram knew what his team of teen engineers needed to do to design and build a swift glider at an engineering summer camp at OSU-Tulsa last Thursday afternoon.

“I love planes so I know a little bit about how they work,” he said while advising a team member how to shape the wings to enhance lift. “I want to be a pilot someday.”

OSU-Tulsa hosted the annual Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance summer camp for middle and high school students in partnership with ONE Gas. The event is aimed at sparking students’ interest in engineering careers.

“In a very short amount of time, these students experience the whole spectrum of engineering, from design to revisions to the end product,” said James Kidd, clinical associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at OSU in Stillwater.

Kidd outlined the basic principles of aircraft design before the teams began their projects. As they began to build, each team used his advice in different ways to complete the project.

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

RSVPs open for staff appreciation event at Oklahoma Aquarium

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RSVPs are now open for Oceans of Appreciation, the 2015 OSU in Tulsa Staff Appreciation Day at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1.

The event will run from 6:30-10 p.m. each night, offering staff and faculty the opportunity to select which night to attend. Tickets are available for an employee plus one guest.

Oceans of Appreciation will include food and live entertainment and guests will be able to tour the aquarium. Reservations may be completed online at the Oceans of Appreciation website.

BOLT welcomes new participants in professional development program

Clockwise from top right are instructor Rhett Laubach with BOLT participants Mary Bea Drummond, Dohn Martin, Lora Cotton, Sarah Peterson, Brandy Close, Susan Steele, Jeff Hackler, Jarrad Wagner and Don Lowther. Not pictured are Sarah Hall, Duane Kohler, Randall Popp and Robert Sammons.
Clockwise from top right are instructor Rhett Laubach with BOLT participants Mary Bea Drummond, Dohn Martin, Lora Cotton, Sarah Peterson, Brandy Close, Susan Steele, Jeff Hackler, Jarrad Wagner and Don Lowther. Not pictured are Sarah Hall, Duane Kohler, Randall Popp and Robert Sammons.

Thirteen OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences faculty and staff have begun training in the Bright Orange Leaders in Tulsa professional development program offered by Human Resources.

Facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc., BOLT is a six-month program designed to refine leadership and communications skills among leaders and emerging leaders at OSU’s campuses in Tulsa.

The 2015 participants are Brandy Close, OSU-CHS director of curricular affairs, instructional design and academic technologies; Lora Cotton, D.O., vice chair and associate professor of family medicine; Mary Bea Drummond, Ed.D., assistant vice president for OSU marketing and communications services in Tulsa; Jeff Hackler, J.D., assistant to the dean for rural service programs and chair of the Department of Rural Health; Sarah Hall, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine; Duane Koehler, D.O., assistant to the dean for rural education; Don Lowther, OSU-CHS director of fiscal affairs and controller; Dohn Martin , OSU-CHS Medical Library director; Sarah Peterson, OSU-Tulsa Library director; Randall Popp, director of information technology; Robert Sammons, OSU-CHS director of clinical education; Susan Steele, D.O., clinical associate professor of family medicine; and Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., associate professor of forensic sciences.

 

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