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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, september 1, 2016

Making Science Fun outreach program seeks volunteers

Volunteer Alex Ravajy, left, helps a student work on a science project as part of the Center for Family Resilience’s Making Science Fun school outreach program.
Volunteer Alex Ravajy, left, helps a student work on a science project as part of the Center for Family Resilience’s Making Science Fun school outreach program.

The Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa is seeking volunteers to mentor seventh- and eighth-grade students at McLain Seventh Grade Academy and Central Junior High School as part of a program aimed at exposing African-American students to science, technology, engineering and math careers. This is the second year for the initiative.

Professionals in various fields that have a connection to science, including engineers, pharmacists or doctors, are encouraged to volunteer to speak to the students for one or two sessions. Anyone interested in helping children with experiments and activities leading to a final science fair presentation may volunteer as mentors. Involvement in a science-related field is unnecessary. Mentors are urged to make a six-week commitment to work with seventh-grade students or a 12-week commitment with eighth-graders to introduce children to the field of science.

The goal of the program is to promote family engagement, education and awareness of career opportunities in science. To volunteer as a science professional or as a mentor, email program coordinator Chantelle Lott or call 918-402-4708.

Are you a good digital citizen?

OSU-Tulsa is committed to creating and maintaining a productive living and learning community that fosters the intellectual, personal, cultural and ethical development of its students. All members of the OSU family are encouraged to follow the digital citizenship tips below when interacting with others online:

  • Be smart. Think before you post. Answer these questions: Is it helpful? Is it kind? Is it legal? If your answer to any of these is “no” or you aren’t sure, don’t post the content.
  • Have fun. Digital media and apps are designed to encourage engagement and interaction. Use it to build others up, instead of tearing them down. Be a part of the conversation. There is value in diversity and sharing different ideas and perspectives.
  • Advocate for a good cause. Do you love #okstate, your student organization, a car, an animal or your hometown? Post with passion. Use the apps and sites you are comfortable with to advocate and share information about the things you love most.

Learn more digital citizenship tips at the OSU Digital Safety website.

Show Orange Pride on College Colors Day

Colege Colors Day logo

Wear orange tomorrow to display your OSU pride for College Colors Day. The annual tradition encourages college students, alumni, faculty and staff to show their support by wearing university apparel.

Other ways to show Orange Pride is through OSU-Tulsa’s various social media, including posting photos on the OSU-Tulsa Facebook page, tagging @OSUTulsa on Twitter or @OKStateTulsa on Instagram and using the hashtag #CollegeColors.

To learn more about the event, visit College Colors Day. To see the latest OSU apparel, visit the OSU-Tulsa Bookstore.

Get the OSU Student All Sports Pass

OSU is offering students a $250 pass to get into every OSU home game for every sport this year, including football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, softball, baseball and tennis.

To purchase the All Sports Pass and avoid buying tickets at the last minute, fill out a branch campus form and email it to the OSU ticket office with your class schedule and copy of your student ID card. For more information, call 877-ALL-4-OSU.

In addition, OSU faculty and staff qualify for $100 off for up to four season football tickets in the 100 or 200 levels of Boone Pickens Stadium.To learn more, call 405-744-5745 or email the OSU ticket office.

Save energy costs during Labor Day weekend

Help OSU-Tulsa save energy and related costs by following a few basic tips when leaving for the Labor Day holiday:

  • Turn off lights, lamps and fans.
  • Shut down computers and electronic devices, including monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug appliances, such as mini-refrigerators, televisions, stereos and coffee pots.
  • Close blinds by tilting upward to reduce energy loss.

Since 2007, OSU has saved more than $35 million in energy costs. To learn more about university conservation efforts, visit the Energy Management Program website.

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