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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015

Still time to enroll for spring semester

Students wait in North Hall 130
OSU-Tulsa business management student Matt Lee visits Academic Services to begin making spring enrollment plans.

OSU-Tulsa Academic Services is urging students to enroll now for the Spring 2016 semester to ensure the best course selection.

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 North Hall 130. Graduate students with questions can contact their faculty advisor or visit with a Graduate Student Services Center coordinator in North Hall 130 or call 918-594-8445.

Spring classes begin on Jan. 11. To view spring course and enrollment information, visit the Student Self-Services website.

OSU-Tulsa hosts tree dedication to honor campus founders

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett speaks at the tree dedication for the OSU-Tulsa Founders on Wednesday.
Sandra Trennepohl, wife of OSU-Tulsa founding President Gary Trennepohl, left, former state Sen. Charles Ford, former OSU President Jim Halligan and OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett cut the ribbon at Wednesday’s tree dedication ceremony.

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett dedicated five elm trees on Wednesday that were planted near the Elgin Street campus entrance in honor of the university’s founders. The dedication was hosted in conjunction with a meeting of the 1999 Founders.

State senator and former OSU President Jim Halligan, former state Sen. Penny Williams, former state Sen. Charles Ford, former Gov. Frank Keating and OSU-Tulsa’s founding President Gary Trennepohl each had a tree dedicated in their name. The group has been honored as OSU-Tulsa Founders for their efforts in establishing OSU-Tulsa in 1999.

Those who attended the lunch and the dedication ceremony include Halligan; Ford and his wife, Pat; and Trennepohl’s wife, Sandra. The 1999 Founders are a group of dedicated individuals who continue the legacy of the OSU-Tulsa Founders to provide a world-class OSU education that is accessible and affordable for northeastern Oklahomans and invest $1,999 annually in the 1999 Founders Fund.

Celebrate the holidays, OSU 125th anniversary at faculty, staff reception

Faculty and staff are invited to a come-and-go holiday reception to celebrate the season from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18 in the Administration Hall Executive Board Room. The event will also commemorate OSU’s 125th anniversary, which falls on Dec. 25.

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, Ron Bussert, vice president for administration and finance, and Raj Basu, vice president for academic affairs, will be at the event to help mark the end of the year.

The reception will include a variety of desserts. Members of the executive floor team will bring homemade desserts or their holiday favorites. For additional information about the event, contact Karen Castle.

Finals Week to feature free coffee and tea

Free coffee and tea will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during Finals Week as an extra service for students during the end of the semester testing period.

Beverages will be available in both the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons on Monday through Thursday.

The complimentary coffee and tea service is sponsored by Campus Life.

Orange Pride


Beverly Morris, academic counselor for academic services, is the recipient of the November Orange Pride award. This monthly series spotlights Orange Pride recipients and lets you learn more about OSU-Tulsa’s outstanding employees.

What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I like hanging out with my kids, which includes crazy teenage sleepovers and attending hockey games.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Most people are surprised to find out I have a degree in French.

Name one thing you are most proud of about OSU-Tulsa.
When we became OSU-Tulsa we had only four undergraduate business courses on the Tulsa campus.  We now have around 70 undergraduate business courses each semester.

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
International travel.

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.