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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, march 17, 2016

Enroll early for summer, fall semesters to ensure best course selection

Jordan Brasiola, right, checks in with Kenny Martin, Academic Services program specialist, last fall to begin the enrollment process for the spring semester.
Jordan Brasiola, right, checks in with Kenny Martin, Academic Services program specialist, last fall to begin the enrollment process for the spring semester.

Enrollment for the summer and fall semesters begins on Monday. Students are encouraged to enroll early to get the courses they need. Summer sessions begin May 16, June 6 and July 5 and the fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 15.

Students must complete financial aid forms to determine eligibility for financial assistance, including the 2015-16 FAFSA for summer and the 2016-2017 FAFSA for fall. The school code is 003170. For additional information about scholarships and financial aid, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

Undergraduate students must complete an Academic Plan form and meet with an advisor prior to enrollment. To schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, call 918-594-8271 or visit the Advising Center in North Hall 130. Graduate students with questions can contact their faculty advisor or contact a graduate coordinator at 918-594-8445. View summer and fall schedule information on the Student Self-Services website.

OSU-Tulsa graduate student selected as inaugural Tulsa Schweitzer Fellow

An OSU-Tulsa graduate student has been selected as part of the inaugural class of Tulsa Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Zach Giano, a doctoral student in human development and family science, has been chosen to spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors that impact health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

Schweitzer Fellows develop and implement service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities while fulfilling their academic responsibilities. Each project is implemented in collaboration with a community-based health and/or social service organization. Fellows come from many academic disciplines – medicine, occupational therapy, social work, psychology and other allied health fields.

Giano’s project, the Support and Tutoring Enrichment Program (STEP), provides families living in transitional housing with one-on-one tutoring services for adolescents and monthly enrichment seminars for older teens and adults, addressing topics such as budget management, parenting support and resume building. He has partnered with Circle of Care – Pearl’s Hope in Tulsa. Read more.

Gov. Fallin reappoints Ford to OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees

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Gov. Mary Fallin has reappointed Charles R. Ford to the board of trustees for OSU-Tulsa. He will serve another seven-year term as trustee after confirmation by the Oklahoma Senate.

Ford served as minority floor leader in the state Senate from 1991 to 1992. He was the principal author of legislation creating OSU-Tulsa. He and his wife, Patricia, endowed a scholarship at the university.

Ford graduated from the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now OSU) School of Engineering. He worked at Mid-Continent Petroleum Corp. from 1953 to 1955 and Tidewater Oil Co. from 1955 to 1958. After he left Tidewater Oil, Ford started the Charles R. Ford Co., a real estate investment firm in Tulsa. Read more.

Make Opportunity Happen

Jordan Brasiola, right, checks in with Kenny Martin, Academic Services program specialist, last fall to begin the enrollment process for the spring semester.
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OSU-Tulsa offered Chris Benge the opportunity to reach his full potential. While serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Benge enrolled in the business administration program to gain perspective from different generations of students and further develop his business skills. His education and experience at OSU-Tulsa continue to inform his policy decisions as Secretary of State. OSU-Tulsa can help you make opportunity happen, too. Whether your goal is increased earning power, lifelong connections or a better quality of life, OSU-Tulsa can help you get there from here. Watch this video to hear more about Secretary Benge’s story.

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