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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Extended hours next week for admission, enrollment

Prospective students prepare to meet with OSU-Tulsa advisors about enrollment earlier this year.
Prospective students prepare to meet with OSU-Tulsa advisors about enrollment earlier this year.

OSU-Tulsa will host extended hours next week and Saturday in North Hall 130 to provide students extra time to finish admission, enroll for classes and verify financial aid before the start of the fall semester on Aug. 17.

Walk-in advising hours will be 2-7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday for the College of Arts and Sciences and the Spears School of Business. For the Colleges of Education, Engineering and Human Sciences, walk-in hours are 3-7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. On Friday, walk-in advising hours are 1-5 p.m. on Friday for all colleges.

Special Saturday Enrollment Day hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all colleges. Walk-in advising hours also will be 2-6 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 17 to Thursday, Aug. 20 and 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21.

In addition to extended hours and Saturday Enrollment Day, advising and enrollment representatives will be available for students during regular business hours Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

For more information about enrollment, contact Prospective Student Services at 918-594-8355.

Donation enhances interactive distance learning for OSU-Tulsa students

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, left, presents a plaque to Jerry Marshall dedicating the Scot W. Marshall Interactive Learning Classroom at a recent luncheon.
OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, left, presents a plaque to Jerry Marshall dedicating the Scot W. Marshall Interactive Learning Classroom at a recent luncheon.

OSU-Tulsa recently hosted a dedication for the Scot W. Marshall Interactive Learning Classroom. Jerry E. and the late John W. Marshall donated $100,000 to renovate the classroom, located in Main Hall 2227, in memory of their late son, Scot W. Marshall. Scot was a passionate supporter of Oklahoma State University and the OSU Cowboys.

“We greatly appreciate the Marshall family’s investment in our campus in honor of Scot, who was a loyal supporter of OSU,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “The Marshalls' generous gift will provide expanded learning opportunities for students at OSU-Tulsa and throughout the OSU system and offer our faculty the opportunity to share their knowledge with students on other campuses.”

Upgrades to the classroom include two 80-inch display monitors, push-to-talk microphones, videoconferencing equipment, a faculty lectern with an integrated touch control panel, computer system and a document camera.

Scot Marshall, who attended OSU and majored in business, passed away in 2012. He worked in several business ventures in Tulsa, including owning Preferred Tape Inc. and Preferred Film Converters Inc.

The Marshalls have made several donations to OSU-Tulsa. In addition to the interactive distance classroom, they created the Scot W. Marshall Endowed Scholarship and gave $50,000 to A Stately Affair in Tulsa, which also supports student scholarships.

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

Seminar to examine updates to national School Lunch Program

Hildebrand
Hildebrand

Deana Hildebrand, Ph.D., OSU associate professor of nutritional sciences, will discuss the development of “Cooking for Kids: Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals Program” at 12:15 p.m. in Main Hall 2205 on Friday, Aug. 21. A light lunch will be available.

She will discuss the training program, which provides knowledge, skills and resources for Oklahoma’s school food authorities to implement the revised meal pattern requirements of the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Human Sciences. For additional information, email Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., professor of human development and family science.

BOB shuttle reservations open Monday for fall semester

Students, faculty and staff who use BOB, the Big Orange Bus, may begin making reservations for the fall semester on Monday. The shuttle service between Tulsa and Stillwater will resume at the start of the semester on Aug. 17.

Reservations may be made by calling 918-594-8332 or visiting the Information Center in North Hall. Tickets are $7.50 for students and $13 for non-students per one-way trip and can be reserved up to a month in advance.

Visit the BOB website for information about the shuttle schedule and reservation policies.

OSU-Tulsa Academic Services team wins OSU Colorful Choices competition

OSU-Tulsa employees Sarah Vizza, left, Trey Alward, Allison Tifft, Thomas Wallis and Kelley Smallwood won the summer OSU Colorful Choices Challenge.
OSU-Tulsa employees Sarah Vizza, left, Trey Alward, Allison Tifft, Thomas Wallis and Kelley Smallwood won the summer OSU Colorful Choices Challenge.

A team of OSU-Tulsa Academic Services employees beat out 13 other OSU teams to win the summer Colorful Choices Challenge, an online competition to eat healthy fruits and vegetables.

Members of the winning team include Sarah Vizza, academic counselor; Trey Alward, graduate student services coordinator; Allison Tifft, academic counselor; Thomas Wallis, graduate admissions officer; and Kelley Smallwood, academic counselor and CRM coordinator. The goal of the competition was to eat at least five servings of produce each day.

About 129 participants across all five OSU campuses, four A&M affiliates and 77 county extension offices participated in the six-week challenge. The competition was sponsored by OSU’s America’s Healthiest Campus initiative.

For more information about upcoming challenges, email OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center Coordinator Jeremiah Watkins.

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