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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015

OSU-Tulsa to offer spring orientation sessions for new students

JJ Smith, assistant director of student services, explains enrollment procedures during an undergraduate student orientation session last year.
JJ Smith, assistant director of student services, explains enrollment procedures during an undergraduate student orientation session last year.

New student orientation sessions will be available next month to provide information about the university and services that are offered on campus.

Undergraduate student sessions are set for noon and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. All sessions will be in North Hall 150 and will include an optional campus tour. To register, visit the Campus Life website or call 918-594-8355.

A graduate student orientation will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 in the B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall. For additional information, contact Graduate Student Services.

International students can learn about resources and services offered at OSU-Tulsa in an orientation set for 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 in North Hall 140.

Orientation sessions provide students an opportunity to visit the OSU-Tulsa campus and get information about campus activities, student organizations, resources and services. Most sessions offer giveaways or door prizes to participants.

BOLT participants graduate from professional development program

Clockwise from top right are Randall Popp, Don Lowther, Mary Bea Drummond, Duane Kohler, Robert Sammons, Dohn Martin, Jeff Hackler, Sarah Peterson, Susan Steele, Lora Cotton, Sarah Hall, Brandy Close and Jarrad Wagner.
Clockwise from top right are Randall Popp, Don Lowther, Mary Bea Drummond, Duane Koehler, Robert Sammons, Dohn Martin, Jeff Hackler, Sarah Peterson, Susan Steele, Lora Cotton, Sarah Hall, Brandy Close and Jarrad Wagner.

Thirteen OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS faculty and staff were honored on Tuesday for completing Bright Orange Leaders in Tulsa (BOLT) during a luncheon at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center. BOLT is a professional development program offered by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources to develop leadership and communication skills among university leaders.

William Pettit, D.O., OSU-CHS provost, Ron Bussert, J.D., OSU-Tulsa vice president of administration and finance, and Sandy Cooper, J.D., assistant vice president for human resources, provided introductory remarks. Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLO, Inc. and program leader, also spoke at the event.

The 2015 BOLT graduates are Brandy Close, OSU-CHS director of curricular affairs, instructional design and academic technologies; Lora Cotton, D.O., vice chair of family medicine and statewide program director for the family medicine residency; Mary Bea Drummond, Ed.D., assistant vice president for OSU marketing and communications services in Tulsa; Jeff Hackler, J.D., assistant to the dean for rural service programs and chair of the Department of Rural Health; Sarah Hall, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine; Duane Koehler, D.O., assistant to the dean for rural education; Don Lowther, OSU-CHS director of fiscal affairs; Dohn Martin, OSU-CHS medical library director; Sarah Peterson, OSU-Tulsa library director; Randall Popp, director of information technology; Robert Sammons, OSU-CHS director of clinical education; Susan Steele, D.O., chair of the department of medical education; and Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., associate professor of forensic sciences.

As part of the program, the BOLT graduates presented a video about what they learned in the program and how it has shaped their leadership skills. To learn more about BOLT, visit the OSU in Tulsa professional development website.

Morris recognized with 2015 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award

Morris
Morris

Amanda Morris, Ph.D., Bryan Close Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Development and professor of human development at OSU-Tulsa, was honored with a 2015 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award at the University Awards Convocation last week in Stillwater.

“Dr. Morris is a stellar example of the outstanding faculty teaching at Oklahoma State University,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “The classroom experience she provides students in the human development and family sciences program and her research and outreach work are impacting the lives of many families in Tulsa and Oklahoma.”

Morris conducts research on parenting and emotion regulation as well as the influences on the social and emotional development of children and adolescents. She is widely published in national journals on child development and psychology. Read more.

Research seminar to focus on effective discipline for toddlers

Larzelere
Larzelere

Robert Larzelere, Ph.D., OSU endowed professor in parenting and internationally recognized scholar on parenting, spanking and other disciplinary approaches, will discuss effective disciplinary tactics for toddlers during a seminar tomorrow at noon in Main Hall 2205.

He will examine complementary and contradictory aspects of different parenting perspectives and present information on both immediate and long-term outcomes of disciplining toddlers based on specific misbehavior.

Carolyn Henry, Ph.D., OSU professor of human development and family science, and Sada Knowles, a recent OSU doctoral graduate, also will participate in the seminar.

A light lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Human Sciences. For more information, email Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., professor of human development and family science.

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