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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, September 15, 2016

OSU-Tulsa announces United Way Campaign co-chairs

Debbie Butler, left, and RD Bell
Debbie Butler, left, and RD Bell

RD Bell, reference librarian and curriculum collection coordinator, and Debbie Butler, human resources coordinator, have been named co-chairs of the 2016 OSU-Tulsa fundraising campaign to support the Tulsa Area United Way.

The campaign will run Oct. 3-7. A week of activities will include the traditional chili cook-off, morning and afternoon snacks, the traveling flamingos, a basket auction and more.

OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences have set a combined goal of raising $60,000 for 2016. Contributions support the Tulsa Area United Way’s 60 partner agencies that serve more than 50,000 people in the six-county service area. For more information about the campaign, contact Bell or Butler.

OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center launches Choose Orange nutritional campaign

PC's Coffeehouse General Manager Shaheen Sharieff, left, assistant manager Mandy Helms, and store manager Adilene Soberanis help kick off the Choose Orange wellness campaign on Wednesday.
PC's Coffeehouse General Manager Shaheen Sharieff, left, assistant manager Mandy Helms and store manager Adilene Soberanis help kick off the Choose Orange wellness campaign on Wednesday.

OSU-Tulsa joined Stillwater's effort to provide healthier food options on campus through the Choose Orange campaign.

The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center introduced the nutritional campaign on Wednesday during the grand re-opening of PC’s Coffeehouse.

Choose Orange labels healthy food options with a sticker, which indicates the item meets USDA dietary guidelines for nutrition. Read more.

Intramural sports leagues available to OSU-Tulsa students

OSU-Tulsa is a non-residential campus but students still may participate in intramural sports, including soccer, flag football and volleyball. The program also offers golf tournaments and power lifting competitions.

In partnership with Tulsa Community College, the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center offers a full schedule of events for students at OSU-Tulsa, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Northeastern State University-Tulsa and TCC.

The registration deadline for soccer is Monday. A mandatory team meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Monday at Large Field #1 at Soccer City Indoor Fields, 5817 S. 118th East Ave. The first game will be 6 p.m. on Sept. 26. The volleyball registration deadline is Oct. 20. A team meeting is set for 10 a.m. that day at TCC Southeast.

To register for a league or find more details about other deadlines and sporting events, visit the Intramural Sports website.

Earthquake Safety Tips

Oklahoma experienced its strongest earthquake ever earlier this month when a 5.8-magnitude temblor hit Pawnee, which is about 55 miles northwest of Tulsa. As earthquakes become more common in Oklahoma, OSU-Tulsa wants to let students, faculty and staff know a few basic safety tips if you feel movement:

  • Drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy table or piece of furniture and hold on until the shaking stops.
  • Move away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls and objects that can fall.
  • Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside.
  • Do not use elevators or stairs.
  • If you are outside, stay outside and move away from buildings, streetlights and utility wires.
  • Avoid stopping near or under buildings, bridges, ramps or overpasses.

To learn more tips about preparing for and surviving an earthquake, visit the OSU Campus Safety website.

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