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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, April 28, 2016

OSU-Tulsa offers credit, noncredit options for wine course

Photo of wine bottles

OSU-Tulsa will offer a wine appreciation and selection course in May as an introduction to major wine varietals and the art of pairing wine to food. The course will be offered to OSU students for one credit hour and is open to the public as a noncredit option.

The course will meet on consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 21 and May 28 in North Hall 151. Professional certified sommelier T.C. LeRoy, operating partner and general manager at Prhyme: Downtown Steakhouse, will instruct the course.

Students must be 21 years of age or older. OSU students who wish to enroll in the course for credit should contact their OSU-Tulsa advisor. The noncredit option costs $200. To enroll in the noncredit option, visit the Beverages in Hospitality Industry Course website.

Tips for tackling stress during Finals Week

Completing papers and projects and studying for exams during Finals Week can be taxing, but experts recommend making a plan to keep stress at a minimum. OSU-Tulsa offers relaxation and other services to help students successfully finish out the semester. Remember these tips:

  • Recharge and rest when possible. Take breaks from studying to refresh your mind and body. Walk around campus and grab free coffee or tea in the Main Hall Commons or North Hall Lobby from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
  • Take care of your health. Exercise, eat healthy food and make sure you get enough sleep to prepare your brain for exams. Students who have signed up as a member may use the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center.
  • Schedule study time to avoid procrastination. Visit the OSU-Tulsa Library or reserve a study room by calling 918-594-8130 or find a quiet place in Main Hall Commons or the North Hall Student Lounge.

Finally, experts say that maintaining a positive attitude can also lead to Finals Week success.

OSU-Tulsa mechanical engineering students awarded ASME scholarships

OSU-Tulsa student Justin Wollmann, left, Dr. Khaled Sallam, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Fred Schell, ASME Tulsa chair, and OSU-Tulsa student Amanda Harvey attend the ASME Tulsa monthly meeting.
OSU-Tulsa student Justin Wollmann, left, Dr. Khaled Sallam, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Fred Schell, ASME Tulsa chair, and OSU-Tulsa student Amanda Harvey attend the ASME Tulsa monthly meeting.

OSU-Tulsa students Amanda Harvey and Justin Wollmann were awarded scholarships by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Tulsa during the organization’s monthly meeting last Thursday.

Harvey is chair and Wollmann is treasurer of the student chapter of ASME at OSU-Tulsa. Fred Schell, chair of ASME Tulsa, presented the scholarships to both students.

Dr. Khaled Sallam, OSU-Tulsa ASME advisor, made a presentation at the event about teaching energy conversion through hands-on experiences to engineering students at OSU-Tulsa. ASME is a nonprofit membership organization that provides opportunity for collaboration, career enrichment and skills development across all engineering disciplines.

'Ignite Your Passion' at the Spring Staff Conference

OSU-Tulsa staff are invited to "Initiate to Get it done! Now Is the Time to Express...Your Passion" and reinvigorate careers during the 2016 OSU in Tulsa Spring Staff Conference set for May 19-20 at the Helmerich Research Center.

Kin Thompson, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management at Northeastern State University, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions will cover topics such as wellness, safety and Title IX. Speakers include Jeremiah Watkins, wellness center coordinator at OSU-Tulsa, Jesse Chaffin, wellness center coordinator at OSU-CHS, Matt Sharpe, safety manager, JJ Smith, assistant director of student services at OSU-Tulsa, Nekki Reagan-Neeley, OSU-Tulsa student services director, Tina Tappana, human resources director and Debbie Butler, human resources coordinator.

Each half-day professional development session provides an opportunity for staff to gain valuable knowledge and network with colleagues. Registrants may select either day to attend. Lunch will be provided for registered participants.

The deadline for registration is Monday, May 16. To register, click on the events calendar on the Learning Management System website.

Campus safety reminder

OSU-Tulsa University Police is reminding students, faculty and staff to be mindful of their surroundings on campus and to utilize the following tips to protect your property in public or on campus:

  • Keep automobile doors locked and avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle.
  • Never leave computers, backpacks or other possessions unattended.
  • Avoid leaving valuables or cash in plain sight.
  • Lock office doors when leaving for the day or weekend.

For more tips on how to protect yourself and your possessions, visit the OSU-Tulsa Campus Safety website.

You can report any suspicious activity to OSU-Tulsa Police by calling 918-594-8123 or visiting the office in Main Hall 1400. You can also report suspicious activity on campus anonymously using Silent Witness.

OSU-Tulsa University Police also offers Cowboy Guardian, a smartphone app that connects users with the OSU-Tulsa Police Department in case of emergency or to send a tip or photo of anything that appears out of place.