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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

OSU-Tulsa establishes Ross Group Distinguished Speaker in Engineering Series

Helmerich Research Center

Warren Ross, president of Ross Group, has donated $40,000 to Oklahoma State University-Tulsa to establish a special series featuring distinguished speakers in the field of engineering.

The Ross Group Distinguished Speaker in Engineering Series, the first endowed lecture series at OSU-Tulsa, will bring engineering innovators to the OSU-Tulsa campus to discuss research and other topics of interest related to engineering. Two speakers will be featured annually as part of the series.

Ross Group, a Tulsa-based development, engineering and construction firm, is involved with multiple projects in downtown Tulsa, including three hotels, an apartment complex and the company’s new headquarters.

The first talk, “Materials Selection for the Next Generation Thermal Barrier Coatings,” is set for Thursday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in Room 153 of the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center. Dr. David R. Clarke, the Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials at the Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is the featured speaker. Read more.

Transfer Days offer admissions, enrollment opportunity

OSU-Tulsa undergraduate admissions officer Lance Mott works with a transfer student during last spring’s Transfer Days.
OSU-Tulsa undergraduate admissions officer Lance Mott works with a transfer student during last spring’s Transfer Days.

OSU-Tulsa will host Transfer Days on Thursday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 15 to provide prospective students a special opportunity to complete admissions and enrollment for the spring semester. Participants can check in at North Hall 130 between 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

During the event, prospective students may meet with an academic counselor, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, enroll in classes, complete admissions and receive information about programs offered at OSU-Tulsa. Students will also be able to take a tour of campus.

For more details, contact OSU-Tulsa Prospective Student Services at 918-584-8355 or by email at Tulsa.info@okstate.edu. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is available at http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/main/transferday.php. Spring classes begin Jan. 11.

Campus Life sponsors Homecoming Happy Hour

Students can celebrate OSU’s Homecoming and enjoy free hot dogs starting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 as part of Homecoming Happy Hour hosted by Campus Life.

The Dog House will be in the courtyard between North Hall and Administration Hall to distribute the food. The celebration in conjunction with “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” at OSU-Stillwater.

Homecoming 2015, ‘Stillwater, Still Loyal, Still True,’ concludes on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a football game between the OSU Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at T. Boone Pickens Stadium. For additional information, visit the Orange Connection website.

Citywide Research Day set for November

Students and faculty from OSU-Tulsa may submit posters and papers for the third Citywide Research Day on Friday, Nov. 6. The event is open to all students and faculty from the Tulsa area.

The event is a free, daylong conference for Oklahoma academic researchers to share their work with others in the Tulsa community. The yearly event is sponsored by Tulsa Research Partners, a collaboration of OSU-Tulsa, OSU-CHS, OU-Tulsa, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College and the Oklahoma Innovation Institute.  The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa will host the event this year in the Schusterman Center.

A call for posters or papers will be issued soon along with information on how to enter. To register for the event, visit the Oklahoma Innovation Institute website.