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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, august 4, 2016

Extended hours next week for admission, enrollment

Academic counselor Priscilla Boegh, right, discusses the transfer process with OSU-Tulsa student Joseph Nowicki.
Academic counselor Priscilla Boegh, right, discusses the transfer process with OSU-Tulsa student Joseph Nowicki.

OSU-Tulsa will host extended hours next week to provide students extra time to finish admissions, enroll for classes, purchase books and verify financial aid before the start of the fall semester on Aug. 15. Extended hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

In addition, undergraduate academic counselors will offer walk-in advising during designated times next week. Walk-in advising hours for each college are available on the OSU-Tulsa website.

Special Saturday Enrollment Day hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 13. Undergraduate walk-in advising will be available that day for all colleges and majors.  Students will also be able to attend undergraduate and graduate new student orientations at 10:30 a.m., purchase books and check on financial aid. A special Saturday campus tour for prospective and new students will be available at 1 p.m. To register for the tour, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. For more information about enrollment, contact Prospective Student Services at 918-594-8355 or Graduate Student Services at 918-594-8445.

OSU Writing Project provides strategies for teachers to instruct writing

Melissa Hort Overton, an English teacher at Edison Preparatory High School in Tulsa, presents her research poster about how movement enhances learning during the OSU Writing Project Summer Institute in North Hall last week.
Melissa Hort Overton, an English teacher at Edison Preparatory High School in Tulsa, presents her research poster about how movement enhances learning during the OSU Writing Project Summer Institute in North Hall last week.

Reading and writing are the key to learning and succeeding in life, research shows. To improve literacy among students from elementary school to college, the Oklahoma State University Writing Project arms Oklahoma educators with the most effective teaching practices and strategies to carry into their classrooms.

“The best teachers in writing are those who write,” said Shelbie Witte, Ph.D., OSU associate professor of secondary literacy education, the Chuck and Kim Watson Endowed Chair in Education and OSU Writing Project director.

Since 1992, OSU has offered teachers an intensive, two-week OSU Writing Project Summer Institute to learn best practices of successful reading and writing instruction, she said. This summer’s institute was at OSU-Tulsa. Read more.

BOB ready to roll for fall semester

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The Big Orange Bus (BOB) will resume shuttle service between Tulsa and Stillwater on Monday, Aug. 15, the first day of the fall semester.

Students, faculty and staff can begin making reservations on Monday online, by calling 918-594-8332 or by visiting the Information Center in North Hall. Tickets are $7.50 for students and $13 for non-students per one-way trip and can be reserved up to a month in advance.

Visit the BOB website for information about the shuttle schedule and reservation policies.

Mavis Pearl to join P3T at Barkalaureate

Mavis Pearl
Mavis Pearl

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa will celebrate the graduation of its second class on Monday with a special guest: local canine celebrity Mavis Pearl.

Mavis Pearl is an English bulldog known for her broad smile and the brightly colored tutus she wears to visit local hospitals, shelters and other agencies. She will be named an honorary member of Pete’s Pet Posse in recognition of her work as goodwill ambassador for local nonprofit Joy in the Cause, an organization dedicated to showing individuals in crisis care and compassion through personal acts of kindness.

The P3T Barkalaureate will take place at 3 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. For more information and to meet the graduating class, visit the P3T website.

Cowboy Caravan parking reminder

Parking Lot E, west of the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium, will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 11 for Cowboy Caravan.

The event will include a photo booth, face painting, children's games, refreshments and other activities. There will also be a panel discussion with OSU coaches, an opportunity to meet Pistol Pete, the Spirit Squad and the Pep Band. Tickets for the coaches’ panel are $10 per person, but all other activities are free to enjoy.

The event is hosted by the OSU POSSE and OSU Alumni Association for fans in the Tulsa area to celebrate the success of OSU athletics. Visit the OSU Alumni Association website to purchase tickets for the panel discussion. The parking lot will reopen on Friday, Aug. 12.

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