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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Helmerich Research Center to showcase technology, outreach services

Helmerich Research Center

OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology will host a special open house for the Helmerich Research Center on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. The 2015 Helmerich Research Center Showcase will highlight the array of services available to small businesses, entrepreneurs and manufacturers.

Representatives from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (SBCD), OSU Inventor’s Assistance Service, OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering and the OSU New Product Development Center will be at the event.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to tour selected research laboratories and attend presentations by OSU-Tulsa graduate students. Read more.

OSU-Tulsa Main Hall to close Sunday for scheduled power outage

OSU-Tulsa Main Hall will be closed Sunday until 1 p.m. due to a scheduled power outage. Public Service Company of Oklahoma will be performing maintenance to the utility lines powering Main Hall. PSO fully anticipates that work will be completed by 1 p.m.

The North Hall Lobby will be open for students who need a place to study. The Main Hall Commons will reopen when the work is finished. The Library and Computer Lab will open as normally scheduled. OSU-Tulsa Police officers will remain on duty. Once power is restored, the North Hall Lobby will close.

The network system in Main Hall will be affected during the outage. The network in North Hall and Administration Hall will not be impacted. The system functionality in Main Hall will be restored once the power is back on.

Students, faculty and staff who visit Main Hall on Sunday afternoon are advised to dress warmly as facilities may be cooler than normal due to heat being off during the outage.

Tulsa attorney joins OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees


John M. O’Connor, shareholder, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Newton, O’Connor, Turner & Ketchum, a prominent Tulsa commercial law firm, has been appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to the OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees.

“John O’Connor is a distinguished attorney who will lend valuable expertise to the oversight of OSU-Tulsa,” OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett said. “As an involved community leader, he will bring a welcome and fresh perspective to addressing Tulsa’s higher education needs.”

O’Connor has concentrated his law practice for more than 30 years in corporate governance, business entities and transactions and commercial litigation. He regularly has been named to the Oklahoma’s Best Lawyers, Tulsa’s Top Lawyers and Super Lawyers lists and has been honored by Super Lawyers Business Edition’s national publication. He is an active member of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma and American bar associations. He serves on the Committee on Corporate Counsel for the American Bar Association. Read more.

Stay informed of OSU-Tulsa winter weather closing information

As winter approaches, students, faculty and staff should be aware of OSU-Tulsa weather closing procedures. OSU-Tulsa rarely closes, but campus may shut down in the event of extreme weather conditions.

If campus closes, students, faculty and staff will receive an email from tulsa.news@okstate.edu. In addition, a notice will be listed on the OSU-Tulsa website and there will be a recording on the main campus phone number at 918-594-8000. Information will also be posted on OSU-Tulsa’s Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, a text message will be sent to OSU-Tulsa subscribers via Cowboy Alert. Sign up for Cowboy Alert by logging in to O-KEY.

The media also will be notified if campus closes. If the campus is open and students have a concern about a specific course, they should contact their instructor.

Mac now available in computer lab

Monica Williams, OSU-Tulsa help desk  administrator, demonstrates the new Mac computer in the second-floor computer  lab.
Monica Williams, OSU in Tulsa help desk administrator, demonstrates the new Mac computer in the second-floor computer lab.

The OSU-Tulsa Computer Lab now has an Apple McIntosh (Mac) computer available for all students. It is one of 32 computers that students may access in the second-floor lab in Main Hall.

Monica Williams, help desk administrator for OSU-Tulsa Information Technology, said students had begun requesting access to a Mac because some professors have been requiring work to be submitted in Mac files.

There also is a Mac Lab on the Stillwater campus, which is convenient for some students who travel between campuses. Williams said the lab plans to expand its number of Macs in the future.