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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Prenatal toxin exposure expert to headline OSU in Tulsa Research Day

Fry
Fry

Rebecca C. Fry, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Research Day on Feb. 18-19 at OSU-CHS.

Fry, an expert on prenatal toxin exposure, will speak at noon on Friday, Feb. 19 in D-107. She will discuss her research on how prenatal exposure to toxins results in detrimental health outcomes in children. She is specifically researching potential genetic alterations in children resulting from exposure to toxins during pregnancy.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day highlights the creative and innovative research projects undertaken by students, faculty and staff at OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS. A variety of disciplines are represented during the event, including biomedical sciences, anatomy and cell biology, engineering and more. Read more.

OSU-Tulsa recognized as Certified Healthy campus

Student Danielle Brown does the log roll during the Reps for Cash event at the annual United Way Chili Cookoff last fall.
Student Danielle Brown does the log roll during the Reps for Cash event at the annual United Way Chili Cookoff last fall.

OSU-Tulsa has been recognized as a Certified Healthy campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health for the university’s commitment to making health and wellness a priority. OSU-Tulsa will receive the award during the annual Certified Healthy Oklahoma awards luncheon on March 2 at the Embassy Suites Norman – Hotel & Conference Center.

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program offers three levels of certification – basic, merit and excellence. OSU-Tulsa was recognized for excellence in implementing effective practices and policies that support a healthy campus.

OSU-Tulsa provides free membership for the campus Wellness Center to all students, faculty and staff. In addition to exercise equipment, the membership also provides access to fitness classes and wellness workshops. Read more.

OSU-Tulsa Financial Aid Awareness Week highlights ways to pay for college

Students may learn options for paying for college during Financial Aid Awareness Week from Jan. 25-29.

A financial aid information table will be available throughout the week in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons to outline the various programs, grants and scholarships that are available to students. The event is hosted by the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1 to be considered for federal financial aid programs, such as grants, loans and work-study. The FAFSA deadline for priority consideration for 2016-17 OSU-Tulsa scholarships is Feb. 1. The deadline for the Oklahoma Tuition Aid grant is March 1. The FAFSA application may be filed online at the Federal Student Aid website. The OSU-Tulsa Federal School Code is 003170.

For more information, contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at tulsa.financialaid@okstate.edu or 918-594-8273. Additional information also may be found by visiting the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

Help OSU-CHS celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students, faculty and staff represent OSU in Tulsa during last year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
Students, faculty and staff represent OSU in Tulsa during last year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to walk with Pistol Pete and newly crowned Miss OSU in the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader.

This year’s parade theme is “One Race…The Human Race.” The parade will begin at the intersection of John Hope Franklin Boulevard and Detroit Avenue and proceed east through campus to Greenwood Avenue. From there, the procession will travel south through the historic Greenwood District and will end at Archer Street and Elgin Avenue. The parade is organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society of Tulsa.

T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies for the event may be pre-ordered online at Dupree Sports Tulsa. The order deadline is Jan. 11. Orders will be delivered to OSU-Tulsa and will be available for distribution at a date to be announced. For additional information, contact Nekki Reagan-Neely or Melanie McClain.

Pets for Wellness

Advertisement by OSU Marketing and Communications  Services in Tulsa
Advertisement by OSU Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa

OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS have some furry friends providing therapeutic services to students, faculty and staff. OSU’s campuses in Tulsa have partnered for Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa, an extension of the popular pet therapy program launched as part of the America’s Healthiest Campus initiative. Pet therapy can help improve physical and emotional health on campus.

Meet the members of Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa at http://p3tulsa.okstate.edu.

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