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OSU-Tulsa News

TueSDAY, Dec. 22, 2015

OSU-Tulsa announces winter holiday hours

OSU-Tulsa, including Advising, Bursar Office, Academic Services, Financial Aid and Campus Life, will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and remain closed until Jan. 4 for the winter holiday break. However, some areas will be open at select times. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 11.

  • Main Hall Commons: Open except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Computer Lab: Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Closed Friday-Sunday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. New Year’s Eve hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day and will resume regular hours on Jan. 2.
  • Library: Will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and remain closed until Sunday. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. The library will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 3, but will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 4-8 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 9. Normal hours resume on Jan. 10.
  • Big Orange Bus (B.O.B.): OSU’s shuttle service between Tulsa and Stillwater will not operate during winter break. The service will resume normal hours on Jan. 11.
  • OSU Foundation in Tulsa: Closed Thursday, Friday and Jan. 1.
  • OSU-Tulsa Bookstore: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for winter intercession. Will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Closed Thursday-Friday and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
  • Wellness Center: Will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and resume regular hours on Jan. 4.
  • Subway: Will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and reopen on Jan. 4.
  • Information Center: Will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and resume regular hours on Jan. 4.

OSU-Tulsa Police will be on duty 24/7 during the break and may be reached at 918-594-8123.

OSU-Tulsa celebrates university’s 125th year

A cake honoring the 125th anniversary of OSU was served at the OSU-Tulsa holiday reception.
A cake honoring the 125th anniversary of OSU was served at the OSU-Tulsa holiday reception.

OSU-Tulsa celebrated the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma State University during the faculty and staff holiday reception on Dec. 18.

The land-grant institution was established in Stillwater on Christmas Day in 1890. More than 35,000 students are enrolled across its five campuses. OSU-Tulsa was founded in 1999 and has become a vital part of the OSU system. Today, more than 240,000 graduates of OSU are scattered throughout the state, nation and world.

To watch a video about the history of OSU, visit the OState.TV website.

Welcome Week marks the beginning of the spring semester

The spring semester will kick off on Jan. 11 with Welcome Week to greet students and inform them about services on campus. Events will run through Jan. 14.

Each day, campus ambassadors will be at building entrances from 3:45-5:15 p.m. to assist with locating classrooms and university services. They will also have OSU-Tulsa promotional items to distribute to students.

Campus Life will provide free pizza and water for students in the North Hall Lobby each day beginning at 4 p.m. Information about a variety of campus services, including student organizations, OSU-Tulsa Library services and the Wellness Center, will be available from 3-5 p.m.

In North Hall 130, Career Services will host an open house from 4-5 p.m. each day to highlight job resources and other services available at OSU. Students may register for door prizes using their student ID. The first 100 students each day will receive a free HIREOSUGrads.com T-shirt.

The Information Center in the North Hall Lobby will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the event and return to regular hours on Jan. 15. Students may stop by the Information Center or call 918-594-8000 for help finding classrooms or services or to make a reservation for BOB, OSU’s Big Orange Bus.

Academy Central Elementary students to enjoy a Cowboy Christmas

OSU-Tulsa staff Melanie McClain, left, and Wes Horton load Cowboy Tree gifts on Thursday to deliver to Academy Central Elementary students before winter break.
OSU-Tulsa staff Melanie McClain, left, and Wes Horton load Cowboy Tree gifts on Thursday to deliver to Academy Central Elementary students before winter break.

Student Services staff delivered presents last week donated by students, faculty and staff to Academy Central Elementary, OSU-Tulsa’s Partner in Education school.

Some 45 students received the gifts as part of the Cowboy Tree program.  Among the presents donated were bicycles, clothing, skateboards and learning toys.

Since Thanksgiving, OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff have donated gifts after selecting a paper cowboy boot from the Cowboy Tree. Each boot contained each child’s wish list. The Cowboy Tree program is featured at OSU-Tulsa every year.

Help OSU-Tulsa save energy costs during winter break

Before leaving for the holidays, be sure to follow a few easy tips to help OSU-Tulsa energy conservation efforts. Tips include:

  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward to reduce heat loss.
  • Unplug all appliances, such as fans, chargers, radios and coffee makers.
  • Turn off or unplug all office machines, including computers, printers, monitors and speakers.
  • Turn off all lights before leaving.

Since OSU in Tulsa implemented the energy conservation program in 2007, OSU-Tulsa has produced nearly $1.9 million in savings. To learn more about campus conservation efforts, visit the energy conservation website.

 

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