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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

OSU-Tulsa professor receives 2015 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award


Dr. Dennis Mott, OSU-Tulsa professor of management and managerial communications, is the recipient of the 2015 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award. The award was approved during a recent meeting of the Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents.

Mott earned his Ph.D. in business education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master’s degree in educational administration and management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He joined the faculty of Oklahoma State University in 1974 as professor of management and managerial communications after a one-year stint as associate professor at the University of Wisconsin.

He has received numerous awards for teaching and advising and was a nominee for the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. He also is a nominee this year for the Spears School of Business Greiner Excellence in Teaching Award and is listed among Who’s Who in Business Higher Education. He is a member of the National Business Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa and the Association for Research in Business Education-Delta Pi Epsilon. Read more.

OSU-Tulsa Career Fair offers opportunity to network

John Tsilekas, left, speaks with a representative of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair last fall.
John Tsilekas, left, speaks with a representative of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair last fall.

All OSU students and alumni are invited to meet representatives from companies seeking to fill open positions during the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 3-5 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

About 55 employers have registered to participate in the event, one of the largest gatherings of company representatives for an OSU-Tulsa career fair. Participants should come professionally dressed with resumes and prepared to meet potential employers.

Students may view the list of employers attending, along with majors they are seeking and jobs and internships they have posted, by visiting hireosugrads.com.

Police shootings, incarceration subject of upcoming town hall meeting

KTUL, Channel 8 will host a town hall meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium to discuss police shootings, homelessness and incarceration in the Tulsa community.

“Code Blue” will feature a panel discussion about a citizen’s rights when approached by a law enforcement officer, solutions to the growing problem of homelessness in Tulsa and the rising number of women incarcerated in Oklahoma.

KTUL, Channel 8, is sponsor of the event aimed at creating a dialogue that will help make the Tulsa community safer and stronger. The meeting will be streamed live at KTUL.com.

Campus Life celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Qdoba

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Campus Life will offer free food from Qdoba from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the North Hall Lobby.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the U.S. recognizes the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their contributions to America.

Five Latin American countries gained their independence on Sept. 15, 1821, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Belize and Chile celebrate independence days on Sept. 16, Sept. 18 and Sept. 21.

Orange Pride


Annette Morey, executive assistant in marketing and communications services, is the recipient of the August Orange Pride award. 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?
Loyalty - instilled in me by my oldest sister.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Growing up around airplanes, I’ve always dreamed of skydiving. So, next year I’m planning a tandem jump with my hero – my dad.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
A quote from my handsome husband: Keep your eye upon the doughnut – and not upon the hole!

Name one thing you are most proud of about OSU-Tulsa.
Being downtown and catching a glimpse of the OSU-Tulsa Signature Gateway makes me so proud!

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.

Traffic from Susan G. Komen race to impact campus

Students, faculty or staff visiting campus on Saturday are encouraged to arrive early and anticipate traffic delays due to the Susan G. Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure. The race will take place between 6 a.m. and noon.

Several streets near campus will close for the event, including Archer Street from Greenwood Avenue to Detroit Avenue and Elgin Avenue from Archer Street to I-244.

OSU-Tulsa is a Pink Ribbon Sponsor for the event and is providing free parking to participants in Lot A and Lot D. Shuttle service will be available from the center of campus on John Hope Franklin Boulevard to the event site at ONEOK Field.