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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, October 13, 2016

Civic leaders to chair OSU’s A Stately Affair in Tulsa

Ted and Shiela Haynes, left, and Judge Terence and Jeanette Kern
Ted and Shiela Haynes, left, and Judge Terence and Jeanette Kern

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma President Ted Haynes and his wife, Shiela, have been selected as co-chairs and senior U.S. District Judge Terence Kern and his wife, Jeanette, have been named honorary co-chairs for ‘A Stately Affair in Tulsa,’ the biennial black-tie gala fundraiser for OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS.

As event co-chairs, Shiela and Ted Haynes will lead the organizing committee for the fundraiser set for May 1, 2017, at Southern Hills Country Club. Proceeds from the gala support scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and medical students from OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa. Read more.

Enroll early for spring semester to secure needed classes

OSU-Tulsa academic counselor Alicia Buxton helps Charles Nickles enroll for the fall semester last summer.
OSU-Tulsa academic counselor Alicia Buxton helps Charles Nickles enroll for the fall semester last summer.

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that specific class you need to graduate is full by the time you enroll. To avoid such situations, OSU-Tulsa academic services is encouraging students to enroll for spring courses as early as possible to get the best course selection and avoid late enrollment fees.

Enrollment for spring classes begins on Oct. 24 for priority and graduate students. Enrollment for seniors, juniors and transfer students will open over the following days. Dates are based on the total number of earned credit hours and may be viewed on the enrollment website.

Undergraduate students must complete an Academic Plan form and meet with an advisor prior to enrollment. To schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, call 918-594-8271 or visit the Advising Center in North Hall 130. Graduate students with questions can contact their faculty advisor or contact a graduate coordinator at 918-594-8445. Read more.

Seminar to examine semiconductor structure, deformation of solids


Dr. Subhash Mahajan, distinguished professor in materials science and engineering and special adviser to the chancellor at the University of California-Davis, will speak about his research at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Helmerich Research Center 153.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Mahajan’s research interests are centered on understanding the interrelationship between structure and properties in semiconductors, superconductors and magnetic materials and the deformation behavior of solids. The seminar is part of OSU-Tulsa’s Ross Group Distinguished Speaker in Engineering Series.

The seminar is presented by the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering and is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming MSE seminar speakers, visit the MSE Seminars website.

Wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence next Thursday

Purple Thursday logo

OSU-Tulsa invites all students, faculty and staff to wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 20 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Stop by North Hall 130 or Human Resources in Main Hall 1405 to pick up an ‘End Domestic Violence’ sticker to display with your purple apparel.

In addition, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend two events about domestic violence. Jason Beaman, D.O., chair and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at OSU Center for Health Sciences, will discuss domestic violence warning signs at 3 p.m. in North Hall 140 on Wednesday.

On Oct. 26, Samantha Wade, with Tulsa's Domestic Violence Intervention Services, will discuss domestic violence statistics and red flags during a lunch-and-learn session at noon in D-207 at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W. 17th St. Read more.