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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Spring enrollment begins Oct. 19

OSU junior Jordan Brasiola checks in with Kenny Martin, program specialist with OSU-Tulsa Academic Services, for her appointment on Tuesday to speak with an academic counselor about spring enrollment.

Enrollment for the Spring 2016 semester is set to begin this month and OSU-Tulsa Academic Services is encouraging students to schedule advising appointments and enroll early to ensure the best course selection.

Enrollment for priority and graduate students begins Monday, Oct. 19. Seniors, juniors and transfer students will be able to enroll on dates that are based on the total number of earned credit hours. Those dates may be viewed on the Student Self Services website by clicking on registration, then class change options. Spring classes begin Jan. 11.

Undergraduate students must complete an Academic Plan form and meet with an academic counselor prior to enrollment. To schedule an appointment, call 918-594-8271 or visit the Advising Center in North Hall 130. Graduate students with questions can contact their faculty advisor or contact a graduate coordinator at 918-594-8445. View spring course and enrollment information on the Student Self-Services website.

Barkalaureate to honor Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa graduates

Lily, Lucy, Jake, Diesel and Deuce are the first class of graduates to join Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa.
Lily, Lucy, Jake, Diesel and Deuce are the first class of graduates to join Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa.

The first class of Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa therapy dogs will graduate during a special “Barkalaureate” ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. Jean Sander, dean of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the guest speaker.

The graduates include Deuce, a yellow lab, and his handler Kayse Shrum, D.O., OSU-CHS president; Diesel, a chocolate lab, and his handler Megan Whitehead, clinic coordinator for the communication sciences and disorders department at OSU-Tulsa; Jake, a red heeler mix, and his handler Jerrie Hall, associate library director at OSU-Tulsa; Lily, a cockapoo, and her handler Sandy Cooper, assistant vice president for human resources; and Lucy, a black lab, and her handers Amanda Sumner, OSU-CHS registrar, and Philip Sumner.

The P3T graduates will serve OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa as greeters and campus ambassadors and will be available for clinical or crisis situations. The goal of the program is to positively enhance physical and emotional health and contribute to the America’s Healthiest Campus wellness initiative launched in 2014.

Campus departments may request a P3T dog visit by emailing pettherapytulsa@okstate.edu. Additional information about Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa is available at the P3T website.

Events planned to raise funds for Tulsa Area United Way

The OSU-Tulsa United Way Campaign committee, under the leadership of co-chairs Karen Castle and RD Bell, has planned a number of activities to raise funds to support the Tulsa Area United Way and its 60 partner agencies.

The campaign will run Monday, Oct. 5-9 and includes a pizza lunch, a breakfast cart and a chili cook-off. Faculty and staff may also “flamingo” a co-worker’s office, purchase a Jeans Pass to wear jeans for up to one week and play a guessing game in the OSU-Tulsa Library.

In addition to Castle and Bell, committee members are Amber Mullins, Angel Ray, Jeremiah Watkins, Tina Barnaby, Troby Thompson, Annette Morey, Jamie Edford, Debbie Butler and Branden Davis. OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS have set a joint goal of raising $60,000. For more information or to view a complete schedule of events, visit the OSU-Tulsa United Way Campaign website.

Water main repair to affect North Hall, Administration Hall

Crews will be working to replace a water line near the North Hall loading dock on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11. The installation was scheduled during the fall break weekend to minimize the impact on classes.

Due to the water line replacement, water will be shut off to North Hall, Administration Hall and the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium on both days. Air conditioning will also be impacted in the affected areas during the installation.

OSU-Tulsa will maintain normal operating hours. Main Hall and the Helmerich Research Center will be unaffected. Subway and PC’s Coffee House will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 10. The 4-inch diameter water line was installed in the 1990s and has broken twice in the past year. About 400 feet of the line will be replaced.

OSU-Tulsa Library offers research assistance, software access

Tom Thorisch, instructional librarian at OSU-Tulsa  Library, prepares the Library Instruction Lab for a research workshop.
Tom Thorisch, instructional librarian at OSU-Tulsa Library, prepares the Library Instruction Lab for a research workshop.

Writing academic papers can be daunting, but the OSU-Tulsa Library provides free services to help students improve research skills, learn proper format styles and use software to conveniently create bibliographies.

“Academic research databases require different strategies than what students are used to doing on Google,” said OSU-Tulsa Librarian Tom Thorisch, who is the instruction librarian and also part of the reference team. “The library’s research training teaches students to navigate through the virtual and traditional resources to find the information they need.”

Each week, Thorisch conducts workshops to assist with locating information on specific research topics and developing new research skills. He also offers one-on-one sessions to guide students through the process of research, organization and completion of a research paper. Read more.