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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

tuesday,november 22, 2016

Carlozzi named recipient of OSU College of Education award


Al Carlozzi, professor of applied health and educational psychology, will receive the OSU College of Education Leadership and Service Excellence Award for 2016.

For the last decade, Carlozzi has been director of the Counseling Center at OSU-Tulsa, mentoring and developing mental health counselors and counseling psychologists. Since taking the helm, the counseling center has grown from a staff of two interns to 11. He is involved with several community service organizations, including the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma where he has served as a board member and as president in 2015.

Working as part of the group’s education committee, Carlozzi helps organize the annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium and other education programs aimed at reducing the incidence of suicide and the stigma of mental illness. He also is the recipient of the 2013 OSU-Tulsa President’s Outstanding Teaching Award. Read more.

Make holidays happy for Academy Central Elementary student

The Cowboy Tree shines in the North Hall Lobby last year.
The Cowboy Tree shines in the North Hall Lobby last year.

Help make the season bright for a cowboy or cowgirl from the Cowboy Tree by providing gifts for a student at Academy Central Elementary, OSU-Tulsa’s Partner in Education school.

To participate, select a paper cowboy boot from the tree located in the North Hall Lobby. Register your name and the name of the student you select at the Information Center and purchase toys, clothing and other gifts for the child from those listed on the boot.

Gifts should be wrapped with the child’s boot attached and delivered to the Information Center by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 so they can be delivered to the school before winter break.

Tips for conserving energy at OSU-Tulsa during Thanksgiving break

Take some simple steps to help OSU-Tulsa save energy costs before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday. Tips for conserving energy include:

  • Turn off or unplug electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug fans, chargers, radios and appliances such as coffeemakers.
  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward to reduce heat loss.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave.

Since OSU in Tulsa implemented the energy conservation program in 2007, OSU-Tulsa has produced $2.2 million in savings. To learn more about campus conservation efforts, visit the energy conservation website.

Safety tips for using Thanksgiving dinner leftovers

Most Americans look forward to the tradition of eating Thanksgiving leftovers. But nobody wants their holiday ruined because of food poisoning. The OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) has advice for avoiding foodborne illness.

Among the tips are:

  • Remove all turkey meat from the carcass within two hours of removing it from the oven.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator within two hours from when cooking has completed.
  • Divide leftovers into small portions and store in several shallow containers.
  • Eat the leftovers within three to four days.
  • If large amounts of food are left, consider freezing them for later use. Do not wait until the leftovers have been in the refrigerator for several days to freeze. Frozen leftovers should be eaten within six months.
  • Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees Fahrenheit throughout or until steaming hot. Soups, sauces and gravy should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
  • Never taste leftover food that looks or smells strange. So when in doubt, throw it out.

For additional Thanksgiving food safety information, visit the FAPC website.