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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

OSU-Tulsa honors homecoming victims during moment of silence

Students, faculty  and staff sing “Proud and Immortal” at the OSU-Tulsa Moment of Silence Ceremony  on Tuesday.
Students, faculty and staff sing “Proud and Immortal” at the OSU-Tulsa Moment of Silence Ceremony on Tuesday.

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett led students, faculty and staff in a moment of silence during a special ceremony on Tuesday afternoon in remembrance of the victims of the recent homecoming parade tragedy in Stillwater.

After remarks from Barnett about the strength of the Cowboy family, participants bowed their heads in silence and then sang “Proud and Immortal,” OSU’s alma mater. Raj Basu, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs, recited the lyrics of “There is a Light,” a song written by OSU graduate James Price in honor of the victims.

Four people died and more than 40 others were injured on Oct. 24 in the OSU Homecoming Parade. Killed were retired OSU Regents Professor Dr. Marvin Stone; his wife and OSU employee Bonnie Stone; two-year-old Nash (Strauch) Lucas, son of OSU student and employee Nicolette Strauch; and University of Central Oklahoma MBA student Nakita Prabhakar Nakal. OSU-Stillwater honored victims during a community-wide memorial service on Tuesday evening at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Career Week designed to empower students with job search skills

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OSU-Tulsa Career Services will host Career Week on Nov. 16-19 to provide valuable information on preparing for life after graduation and obtaining employment.

Events will include a resumé gallery and resumé critique session, mock interviews, workshops on graduate school and ways to increase your confidence. There will also be an etiquette dinner to learn the manners and polish needed at business functions, dinner interviews and more.

To view a more detailed calendar of events and times, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

Seminar to focus on improvements in aircraft engine performance


James Williams, Ph.D., a distinguished research professor at the University of North Texas and professor of materials science and engineering and Honda Chair Emeritus at Ohio State University, will discuss significant improvements in the performance of aircraft engines at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Helmerich Research Center 153.

A world-renowned authority on titanium alloys, Williams will examine new design methods, materials and processes that have resulted in greater durability and performance for aircraft engines. The seminar is part of OSU-Tulsa’s Ross Group Distinguished Speaker in Engineering Series.

Williams has worked for Rockwell, Boeing and GE Aircraft Engines and spent 13 years at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was dean of engineering, president of Mellon Institute and engineering professor. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, a fellow of ASM International and a member of the GE Aircraft Engines Propulsions Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the SME/TMS/AIME James Douglas Gold Medal and the TMS Leadership Award.

The seminar, presented by the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering and Ross Group, is free and open to the public.

Get energized at the Fall Staff Conference

OSU-Tulsa staff and faculty can get invigorated at Energize, the 2015 Fall Staff Conference on Thursday, Nov. 19 or Friday, Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Helmerich Research Center.

The keynote speaker will be Clay Staires, a former high school teacher and coach who now travels the country as “The Millionaire School Teacher.” He has been ranked as Oklahoma’s top motivational speaker by GigMasters, a national online booking agency. He will discuss creating “viral” customer service experiences.

Other sessions include Jamie Edford, web manager for OSU Marketing and Communications in Tulsa, presenting on being a social media ambassador; OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock providing insight on what to do if there is an incident on campus; and Angelyn Holmes, OSU-CHS assistant director of facilities management, presenting on sustainability programs at the university.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants. For the complete conference schedule and to register, visit the Fall Staff Conference website.