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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, november 3, 2016

OSU-Tulsa to honor fallen soldiers with more than 1,700 American flags

The U.S. flag flies in the plaza near the courtyard at OSU-Tulsa.
The U.S. flag flies at the plaza near the courtyard at OSU-Tulsa.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to place small flags in a designated area adjacent to North Hall on the north side of John Hope Franklin Boulevard beginning at 10 a.m. Monday until all flags have been placed as part of OSU-Tulsa’s ‘Flags for the Fallen’ memorial for Veterans Day.

The university will provide more than 1,700 U.S. flags to honor the American men and women who have given their lives in military operations in the global war on terrorism. Each flag planted will represent four fallen U.S. service members lost during that conflict.

‘Flags for the Fallen’ will be on display through Veterans Day, which is Friday, Nov. 11. In addition, all on campus are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 1 p.m. on Veterans Day in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in service to their country. Read more.

‘Feel the Power’ at Fall Staff Conference

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OSU-Tulsa employees are invited to the 2016 Fall Staff Conference, “Feel the Power: Communicating with Intentions,” on either Nov. 17 or Nov. 18 at the Helmerich Research Center. Each day will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Williams, a motivational speaker from Training Evolution in Atlanta. He will talk about developing optimism and resiliency. Williams will also present breakout sessions on building strong relationships and developing influence.

Other breakout session speakers include Al Carlozzi, Ed.D, director of the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center and professor of psychology, who will discuss emotional intelligence in the workplace; Andrew Urich, J.D., OSU associate professor of management, who will speak on the power of influence; and Shelby Morris, OSU training coordinator, who will discuss active listening skills.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants. The registration deadline is Nov. 14. For the complete conference schedule, visit the Fall Staff Conference website. To register, visit the Learning Management System (LMS).

Singh named keynote speaker at Materials in STEM conference


Raman Singh, Ph.D., OSU associate dean for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and Helmerich Research Center director, will be the keynote speaker for the Materials in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (M-STEM) conference set for Sunday through Tuesday at Tulsa Tech in Owasso.

Singh will present his address, “From Steam Engines to Self-Driving Cars: Why STEM Matters” at 9:15 a.m. on Monday. Pankaj Sarin, Ph.D., OSU-Tulsa assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will present “Ceramics – Trial by Fire” at 10 a.m. on Monday and “Diary of an REU Scholar” at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Do Young Kim, Ph.D., OSU-Tulsa assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will present an “Introduction to Flexible Organic Electronics” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Tyler Worden, design engineer for the New Product Development Center at OSU-Tulsa, will discuss internship models for new product development at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. For more information, visit the event website.