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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, August 25, 2016

OSU-Tulsa announces fall speakers for MSE seminars

Banerjee
Banerjee

Dr. Parag Banerjee, assistant professor of engineering and applied science at Washington University in St. Louis, will start off the fall OSU-Tulsa Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 in Helmerich Research Center 153.

Other confirmed series speakers include Dr. Daniel Abraham, engineer in chemical sciences at the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill., on Sept. 29; Dr. Heather Fahlenkamp, Robert N. Maddox associate professor of chemical engineering at OSU, on Oct. 13; Dr. Subhash Mahajan, distinguished professor in materials science and engineering, special adviser to the chancellor at the University of California-Davis and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, on Oct. 19; Dr. Santosh Das, retired vice president of Polymer Technologies, Inc. in New Jersey and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, on Nov. 3; and Dr. Gopan Krishnan, OSU assistant professor of chemistry, on Nov. 17.

The seminars are hosted by the School of Materials Science and Engineering. All are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit the OSU-Tulsa MSE website. Read more.

Wellness Center activities planned for fall semester

Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa wellness coordinator, gives away promotional items to students who can hold a plank for one minute last week during Welcome Week.
Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa wellness coordinator, gives away promotional items to students who can hold a plank for one minute last week during Welcome Week.

The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center has planned a number of events for the fall semester, including a plank competition, a fitness program, yoga and much more.

The Student Plank Competition will be on Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wellness Center. Students are encouraged to stop by and attempt a record plank. The top three men and top three women will win a prize.

The wellness center offers numerous fitness classes, including Zumba and yoga and will introduce Essentrics this semester. Yoga mats and blocks, resistance bands, aerobic step equipment, rubber-coated dumbbells and more are available for use. Classes take place in the Fitness Studio in North Hall 117. To view the class schedule, visit the Fitness Studio website. Read more.

Vendor Days to provide student discounts, sample giveaways

OSU-Tulsa will host Vendor Days on Tuesday and Wednesday to provide information about local groups that offer discounts to OSU-Tulsa students.

Vendor representatives will be available from 3:30-6 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby to detail discounts and hand out free samples.

Among the vendors scheduled for the event are Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, AT&T, MidFirst Bank, The Enclave at Brookside, Mansion House Apartments, Cricket Wireless and others.

First participants complete new OSU Pride Works program

OSU employees participate in the “OSU Pride Works: Quality Service Initiative” certificate program launched during the spring semester.
OSU employees participate in the “OSU Pride Works: Quality Service Initiative” certificate program launched during the spring semester.

Sixteen employees have completed the “OSU Pride Works: Quality Service Initiative” certificate program launched this spring by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources. The program is designed to help staff improve customer service skills.

OSU-Tulsa certificate recipients include Helen Bailey, human resources specialist; Karen Castle, executive assistant to the president; Cidney Dirickson, classroom technical specialist; Rebecca Hutton, budget and finance customer service representative; Theodoshia Knauls, budget and finance specialist; Olivia Knight, lead testing specialist; Charyl Turner, budget and finance specialist; Shaun Underwood, budget and finance coordinator and Monica Williams, help desk administrator.

Team members attended five hours of in-class instruction and finished at least five of seven online courses. In addition, they attended the Ignite Your Passion Spring Staff Conference and created position-specific service standards. Planning is underway for new classes this fall. To learn more about the certificate program and to find out how to enroll, visit the OSU Pride Works website.

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