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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, june 16, 2016

OSU-Tulsa offers scholarship to Tulsa city, county employees

OSU-Tulsa campus and Tulsa skyline

An OSU-Tulsa scholarship program for employees of the City of Tulsa or Tulsa County provided the impetus for Paul Gilchrist to complete his bachelor’s degree in business. As an employee of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau, Gilchrist was grateful when he discovered the financial aid program.

“It definitely lightened the load and contributed to my success,” he said. “OSU-Tulsa is a wonderful place and I got a fantastic education.”

The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County Employees Scholarship provides half of tuition costs per semester up to six credit hours. Full-time city and county employees can receive up to nearly $1,200 for two semesters of OSU-Tulsa undergraduate or graduate courses. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more.

Tulsa Juneteenth set as four-day celebration

Movies, music and heritage will mark the four-day Tulsa Juneteenth 2016 celebration in downtown Tulsa from June 16-19.

The celebration begins at 3 p.m. today with a forum on black history at OSU-Tulsa in North Hall 150. It continues tonight at 9:30 p.m. with a Movie in the Park at Guthrie Green. The film, ‘The New Juneteenth’ will be shown and filmmaker Ike Water will speak. Friday will feature a musical ‘Tribute to Wayman Tisdale’ at 6:30 p.m. at Guthrie Green. Saturday begins with a 1 p.m. tour of John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and numerous activities continue through a 6 p.m. concert at Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street. Juneteenth wraps up with a noon gospel brunch on Sunday.

Juneteenth is a commemoration of when news that slavery was abolished reached Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in most of the country. To learn more, visit Tulsa Juneteenth.

Experience Matters

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You bring a lifetime of valuable experience when you return to college. At OSU-Tulsa, our faculty embrace and utilize that experience to make the classroom relevant and engaging. Our small class sizes encourage discussion and collaboration, and you’ll gain insights that can be put to work the next day.

Learn how a degree or certificate from OSU-Tulsa can help you use your life experiences to gain more opportunities and a better quality of life. Watch a video of OSU-Tulsa professor Dr. Michael Morris discussing how a student's experience is an asset when returning to college at the OSU-Tulsa website.

OSU Cowboys baseball headed to the College World Series

For the first time since 1999, the OSU Cowboys baseball team will participate in the College World Series in Omaha.

OSU’s first game in the series will be against the University of California-Santa Barbara at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the TD Ameritrade Park. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, Cox Cable Channel 26.

The College World Series berth marks the 20th in OSU baseball history, which ranks as the sixth most on the NCAA's all-time list.

For event or travel information, visit OKStateFanTravel.com.