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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, July 16, 2015

OSU in Tulsa wins top advertising, multimedia awards at OCPRA competition

OCPRA Entries
Samples of OSU-Tulsa advertising

Oklahoma State University Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa took top honors in two categories and received 11 awards overall at the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association conference in Sulphur. The annual OCPRA competition featured entries from public and private higher education institutions across Oklahoma.

OSU Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa placed first in print advertising for its Get There From Here campaign ads that appeared in numerous local and statewide publications and serve as the cornerstone for its integrated marketing campaign series. The team also placed first in multimedia for the Get There From Here Graduation multimedia presentation, which involved digital, social media and video elements.

In addition to the first place “Grand” awards, the Marketing and Communications team earned five second place “Excellence” awards, two third place awards and two honorable mention honors.

The team received second place awards in video featurette and radio spot as part of the Get There From Here Campaign. Social media use for the OSU-Tulsa Graduation Ceremony, digital ads for the OSU School of Health Care Administration online top 5 ranking, and newsletters, The Current and The Center, also placed second in the competition.

The team took third place for direct mail for the Get There From Here mailer and for the Cowboy Guardian logo. In addition, the team received honorable mention for the OSU Center for Health Sciences Research Spotlight logo, a new initiative highlighting faculty research, and for cover design for the OSU-Tulsa Graduation program.

OSU Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa provides communications, marketing, graphic design, web, social media and video services for OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa. Accepting the awards were Dr. Mary Bea Drummond, assistant vice president for Marketing and Communications Services and member of the OCPRA board of directors, Jamie Edford, web manager and Ryan Jensen, graphic designer.

Seminar to examine role of T cells in cancer, autoimmune disease treatment


T. Kent Teague, Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor of immunology at OSU Center for Health Sciences, will discuss his research into the use of T cells in treating cancer and autoimmune diseases tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in Main Hall 2205.

He also is associate professor of surgery at OU-Tulsa. He will explain two new advances in blocking immune checkpoints in cancer therapy and the basics of how T cells can regulate autoimmune diseases. In addition, Teague will look at how cytokines can be used to manipulate T cells.

A light lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the College of Human Sciences. For questions about the seminar, contact Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., OSU professor of human development and family science.

Orange Pride


The Orange Pride award was established to recognize employee excellence among the OSU-Tulsa staff. The June recipient is Scott King, Career Services coordinator. This monthly series spotlights Orange Pride recipients and lets you learn more about OSU-Tulsa’s outstanding employees.

What drives you to do your best work? Interacting with our students is what makes me want to do my best. I enjoy helping solve student problems and to be a part of such an exciting process as finding a new career. Helping students realize just how many strengths and skills they have developed and how to market those in the best way possible brings a smile to my face. My goal is to have every student leave my office more excited about their career prospects.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? My wife and I are currently waiting to be matched with a child in the adoption process.

What do you like to do in your leisure time? I love attending OSU football and basketball games with my family. We also try to go to all the football bowl games that OSU attends. As a family we love to support the rest of our family. In 2013 we cheered my nephew on in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and this December we will be cheering my niece and nephew in the Citrus Bowl Parade and a parade in Disney’s Epcot theme park in Orlando, Florida.

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.

RSVP to celebrate staff appreciation at Oklahoma Aquarium

Oceans of Appreciation Logo

Make plans to attend Oceans of Appreciation, the 2015 OSU in Tulsa Staff Appreciation Day at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks on either Friday, July 31 or 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.