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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, november 17, 2016

Tulsa among top 50 fittest college towns; OSU-Tulsa cited as healthy campus

Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa wellness coordinator, gives away promotional items to students who can hold a plank for one minute during Welcome Week for the 2016 fall semester.
Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa wellness coordinator, gives away promotional items to students who can hold a plank for one minute during Welcome Week for the 2016 fall semester.

Tulsa was named among the top 50 fittest college towns in America by the Great College Deals website, which also mentioned OSU-Tulsa for its variety of health and fitness services available to students.

As one of the fittest college towns, Tulsa has a growing culture of fitness that includes more walkability downtown, numerous parks and green spaces, as well as its bike rental program called Tulsa Townies, the website noted. In addition, Tulsa has several large farmers markets that provides access to fresh produce, it said.

According to the website, OSU-Tulsa was included because of its proximity to downtown Tulsa and its fitness options as well as the university’s own emphasis on health and fitness through the OSU America’s Healthiest Campus initiative. Read more.

Get the schedule you want by enrolling early for the spring semester

Enroll early for the spring semester to help secure the schedule you want, avoid full or cancelled classes and earn a chance to win tickets to OSU men’s basketball games.

If you enroll by Wednesday, you could win tickets for the OSU vs. OU or OSU vs. West Virginia games. Those who enroll by Dec. 16 will be eligible to win tickets for the OSU vs. Iowa State or OSU vs. Arkansas games.

Undergraduate students must complete an Academic Plan form and meet with an adviser 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 adviser or contact a graduate coordinator at 918-594-8445.

View spring class schedules and other information on the Student Self Services website. The 2017 spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 17.

OSU-Tulsa to close for Thanksgiving holiday

OSU-Tulsa will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of the national Thanksgiving holiday.

No classes are scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Academic services and businesses offices, including the Bursar Office, Prospective Student Services, Information Center, Advising, Financial Aid and Campus Life, will close at 5 p.m. that day.  Campus operations will resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 28.

The OSU-Tulsa Learning Services Center, Wellness Center and Student Disability Services also will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Learning Services will reopen at 9 a.m., the Wellness Center at 6 a.m. and Student Disability Services at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.

Main Hall Commons will reopen Friday, Nov. 25 for students who wish to study. The OSU-Tulsa Library and Computer Lab will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and resume regular hours at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Seminar to examine sexual behavior, resilience in gay and bisexual men


Dr. Jeffrey T. Parsons, distinguished professor of psychology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will discuss his research at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow in Main Hall 2227.

Parsons will examine the results of his study, “Sexual Behavior, Syndemics and Resilience in a National Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men.” He will identify themes related to resilience extracted from the data and examine the variability in sexual health and sexual risk among that population.

His general research interests are health behaviors, LGBTQ issues and interventions designed to change sexual or drug use behaviors among various populations. He is the director of the Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST).

The event is presented by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Human Sciences. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, email Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., professor of human development and family science.