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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, august 18, 2016

Career Services announces workshops, events for fall semester

OSU-Tulsa students and alumni talk to potential employers during the 2016 Spring Career Fair in Main Hall.
OSU-Tulsa students and alumni talk to potential employers during the 2016 Spring Career Fair in Main Hall.

OSU-Tulsa Career Services will offer a slate of workshops and events beginning in September to help students and alumni prepare for their employment search.

Résumé Doctor, a drop-in résumé critique session, will kick off the semester on Sept. 13. Other scheduled events include workshops on career fair success and salary negotiation. A mock interview day will provide students and alumni a chance to learn successful techniques for interviewing with prospective employers.

Several ‘BOB for Jobs’ days also are scheduled for different areas of employment interest. On those days, students may take the Big Orange Bus for free to OSU-Stillwater for various career fairs and should reserve a seat by calling the OSU-Tulsa Information Center at 918-594-8332. To view the event schedule, visit the Career Services website.

Campus police chief attends White House briefing on community policing

Melvin Murdock, OSU-Tulsa police chief, attends a briefing on community policing recently at the White House.
Melvin Murdock, OSU-Tulsa police chief, attends a briefing on community policing recently at the White House.

OSU-Tulsa Police Chief Melvin Murdock was invited to the White House to participate in a briefing about how to improve policing throughout the country.

The White House briefing was the sixth in a series scheduled since June as part of the federal ‘Advancing 21st Century Policing’ initiative. For each briefing, about 100 police officers of all ranks gathered at the White House to hear from experts on topics such as implicit bias, officer safety and using social media to improve public trust with the communities they serve.

The OSU-Tulsa Police Department works to make sure they are known around campus as well as the surrounding community.

“I always tell my officers, ‘I don’t want the first time for our community to see you to be in a crisis,’” Murdock said. Still, he learned new ways to connect with the community, specifically through social media. Read more.

Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa celebrates National Dog Day

Diesel, a Pete’s Pet Posse therapy dog, is one of several dogs and handlers who will greet students, faculty and staff in the North Hall Lobby on National Dog Day.
Diesel, a Pete’s Pet Posse therapy dog, is one of several dogs and handlers who will greet students, faculty and staff in the North Hall Lobby on National Dog Day.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa (P3T) will celebrate National Dog Day from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 in the North Hall Lobby.

Three P3T dogs and their handlers will greet students during that hour, including Blue, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd, and handler, Jessica Bradley, OSU-Tulsa career services coordinator;  Fern, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, and handler Dr. Matt Bowler, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of management and the Don R. Brattain professor in the Spears School of Business; and Diesel, a 7-year-old chocolate lab, and his handler, Megan Whitehead, clinic coordinator for the communication sciences and disorders department. From noon-1 p.m., Jake, a 10-year-old red heeler mix, and his handler, Jerrie Hall, retired associate library director at OSU-Tulsa, will be in North Hall 130.

Snacks also will be available for students, faculty and staff. Participants who make a minimum donation to P3T will be entered into a drawing to win one of five Mavis Pearl stuffed animals. Mavis Pearl, an English bulldog and canine celebrity, is an honorary P3T member and 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. Read more.

Student Organization Fair highlights opportunities for campus involvement

OSU-Tulsa student Carl Smith peruses information about campus student groups in the North Hall Lobby earlier this year during the Student Organization Fair.
OSU-Tulsa student Carl Smith peruses information about campus student groups in the North Hall Lobby earlier this year during the Student Organization Fair.

OSU-Tulsa students are invited to learn ways to network with other students who share career interests during the Student Organization Fair at 4 p.m. on Monday through Aug. 25 in the North Hall Lobby.

Information on club membership, meeting times and goals will be available. In addition, students will have the opportunity to sign up to join an organization. The event is sponsored by Campus Life.

Josh's Sno Shack will be serving free snow cones during the event each day while supplies last. For more information, call 918-594-8450 or visit the Student Clubs and Organizations website.

OSU-Tulsa Library sets events to welcome students back to campus

Candace Butcher, library technical assistant, shows the collection of graphic novels available to check out at the OSU-Tulsa Library.
Candace Butcher, library technical assistant, shows the collection of graphic novels available to check out at the OSU-Tulsa Library.

OSU-Tulsa students are invited to enjoy snacks and 10-minute mini-tours of the OSU-Tulsa Library beginning Monday.

Mini-tours are set for 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. All students who take a tour will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Snacks will also be available during those times.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the library will serve fresh popcorn from 3-5 p.m. To learn more about the resources available, visit the OSU-Tulsa Library website.

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