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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, june 2, 2016

OSU-Tulsa to host Welcome Week for students in summer classes

Josh’s Sno Shack served free snow cones during last year’s Summer Welcome Week.
Josh’s Sno Shack serves free snow cones during last year’s Summer Welcome Week.

Free snow cones will greet students as they begin summer courses on Monday, courtesy of Campus Life. Josh’s Sno Shack will be on campus from 3-5 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby each day through Thursday as part of Summer Welcome Week. The effort is aimed at helping students connect with campus student services.

Among the services available on campus, the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center has scheduled summer activities and programs that are free of charge. Students must complete an enrollment form each semester and additional details are available online.

The OSU-Tulsa Library is another valuable service for students. The library provides an exhaustive list of aids, including computer and printing access, database search training, research workshops, laptop and GoPro camera loan programs, study rooms, bean bag chairs, games to relieve stress and professional reference librarians to assist with research and information.

The Big Orange Bus (BOB) shuttle between Tulsa and Stillwater campuses resumes service for the summer on Monday. View the schedule or make a reservation at the BOB website. For a full listing of student services on campus, visit the OSU-Tulsa Services website.

OSU-Tulsa on Tulsa People’s A-LIST

Tulsa People A-LIST logo

Once again, the readers of Tulsa People magazine have voted OSU-Tulsa as one of the best places for adult education in the city. The magazine's ‘A-LIST 2016: Keep Tulsa Cool’ was published in the June 2016 edition of the magazine.

OSU-Tulsa has been on the A-LIST every year since 2012. The magazine publishes its annual list of businesses and institutions that its readers say they prefer. Major categories include food, fun, shopping, body and services.

The yearly list is produced as a guide to the best in Tulsa. The top five readers' picks were listed for each category. To view the entire A-LIST, visit Tulsa People for a full rundown and for Editors’ Picks.

Make your voice heard on election of next Tulsa mayor, councilors

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Tulsa County to be eligible for the June 28 statewide primary election.

In Tulsa, three city council district seats, city auditor and the mayor’s position are up for election, including districts 3, 4 and 6. The Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 seat, held by Karen Keith, also will be on the ballot. In addition, voters will select among Tulsa County candidates for court clerk, county clerk and sheriff. To view city and county candidates, visit the Tulsa County Election Board.

All 101 seats in the state House of Representatives and 25 of the seats in the state Senate are up for election. Oklahoma voters also will elect one member to the U.S. Senate and all five representatives to the U.S. House. The general election is set for Nov. 8. To view statewide candidates, visit the Oklahoma Election Board. For more information about registering to vote, visit the Tulsa County Election Board at 555 N. Denver Ave. or the Tulsa County Election Board website.

Staying safe during the summer

Summer is a time when people spend more time outdoors. To prevent accidents and injuries from summer activities, here are some tips that can help:

  • Reduce your chance of getting tick-borne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks and showering after being outdoors. Use insect repellents to keep mosquitos away and avoid bees and wasps.
  • Be sure to wear protective clothing when handling pesticides and fertilizers. Never operate a mower in your bare feet and avoid wearing loose clothing. Rake before mowing to prevent stones or loose debris from launching in the air.
  • Be aware when temperatures rise. Take frequent breaks when working or playing outdoors to avoid heat stroke or exhaustion. Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to prevent sunburns or blisters.
  • Wear proper gear when riding scooters, bikes and skateboards to prevent head, elbow, wrist and knee injuries.
  • Keep barbecue grills at sufficient space from siding and eaves and supervise the grill at all times.

To learn additional safety measures for summer, visit the OSU Environmental Health and Safety website.