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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, may 26, 2016

Summer classes are quick and convenient way to gain credits

Students participate in an Innovative Marketing class during spring interession at OSU-Tulsa.
Students participate in an Innovative Marketing class during spring intersession at OSU-Tulsa.

In as little as four or eight weeks, students can earn college credits toward their degree by taking a summer course at OSU-Tulsa.

Summer courses provide convenience for students who live in the Tulsa area and for OSU-Stillwater students who are home for the summer. In addition, summer courses are ideal for students who have banked-hour credit from their block-rate tuition plan. Students may find out if they have banked hours through Student Self-Services and contact their academic counselor to determine if the summer course is eligible under the blocked-rate tuition plan.

Enrollment for summer sessions are underway. Classes begin June 6 and July 5. Read more.

Undergraduates set to begin new research fellowship program at OSU-Tulsa

Dan Lowry, OSU-Tulsa graduate research assistant, right, leads a tour of a research laboratory during the Helmerich Research Center Showcase last December.
Dan Lowry, OSU-Tulsa graduate research assistant, right, leads a tour of a research laboratory during the Helmerich Research Center Showcase last December.

Eleven college students from universities throughout the country will begin the inaugural Research Experience for Undergraduates program on Tuesday at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center. The fellowship runs through July 31.

The program is a unique, hands-on opportunity for undergraduates to participate in cutting-edge research typically reserved for graduate students. Participants will conduct research in a variety of disciplines, including materials processing, energy storage and generation, biomaterials, combustion and aerospace.

The program’s focus is entrepreneurship and commercialization to introduce scholars to the transition of ideas from lab research to real-world applications. Scholars will undergo professional development in communication skills, learn how to prepare for graduate school and careers and interact with local industry partners engaged in materials research. For more information, visit the REU website.

OSU to run against OU in races during annual Bedlam Run

Bedlam Run logo

Put on your running shoes and represent OSU during the annual Albert G’s BBQ Bedlam Run downtown on Saturday, July 30. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds for OSU and the University of Oklahoma.

The 5K and 10K races begin at 7:30 a.m. and the Fun Run at 7:35 a.m. Early registration for the 5K and 10K is $35 and $20 for the Fun Run. After July 1, registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K and $25 for the Fun Run. Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. at Second Street and Frankfort Avenue in the Blue Dome District.

The Tulsa chapter of the OSU Alumni Association and the OU Club of Tulsa plan the event each year to celebrate the spirited rivalry between the two universities going back more than 100 years. For additional information, visit the Bedlam Run website.

Energy saving tips for Memorial Day and beyond

Here are a number of useful tips to save the university energy costs over the long holiday weekend that can also be used at home to keep money in your own pocket:

  • Turn off or unplug electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug fans, chargers, radios and appliances such as coffeemakers.
  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward to reduce heat loss.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave.

Keep in mind that some areas on campus may be warmer than usual during the break due to reduced cooling times.

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