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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, December 15, 2016

Marshall Brewing expert to bring beer course to OSU-Tulsa


Wes Alexander, director of sales for Tulsa’s Marshall Brewing Co., will instruct a class on beer appreciation and brewing at OSU-Tulsa next month.

“Introduction to Malted Beverages: An Overview of Beer” will be offered on two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. The course will explore beer tasting, food pairing, trends and challenges in the beer industry as well as its history.

This is the first time the course is being offered at OSU-Tulsa and offers OSU students the perfect opportunity to pick up an additional credit hour in just two weekends.

OSU-Tulsa will also again offer a wine appreciation and selection course in the spring. The course is an introduction to the styles and flavors of major wine varietals as well as evaluating wines, matching wine to food and learning the major wine growing regions of the world. The class also includes wine tasting.

For more information about the classes or to enroll, visit the OSU-Tulsa website. Read more.

New student orientations for spring semester set for January

New student orientation sessions will be available next month to provide information about OSU-Tulsa. Current students are welcome to attend for a refresher or to learn about available services.

Undergraduate student sessions are set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 and at noon and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 in North Hall 150. To register, visit the Campus Life website or call 918-594-8355.

A graduate student orientation will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 in the B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall. For additional information, contact Graduate Student Services. International student orientation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in North Hall 140.

Orientation sessions provide students an opportunity to visit the OSU-Tulsa campus and get information about campus activities, student organizations, resources and services. Most sessions offer giveaways or door prizes to participants.

OSU-Tulsa graduate student wins Kolb scholarship

Daniel Lowry, an OSU-Tulsa doctoral student, discusses his research with Pankaj Sarin, Ph.D., assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently in a laboratory at Helmerich Research Center.
Daniel Lowry demonstrates laboratory equipment for Tulsa Tech students on a recent tour of the Helmerich Research Center.

Daniel Lowry, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, is one of six OSU graduate students to be awarded a Walter Kolb Graduate Studies Scholarship.

The award recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline from the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. Recipients were selected by a committee appointed by the deans of both colleges.

Lowry routinely conducts research at the Helmerich Research Center on crystallography, ceramic processing and X-ray diffraction, with a focus on how certain ionic species such as hydrogen and oxygen move across solid oxide ceramic layers. Read more.

Alamo Bowl travel packages going quick

The OSU Alumni Association is offering traveling packages to San Antonio for the Cowboys’ appearance in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29. The Cowboys will meet the Colorado Buffaloes at 8 p.m. at the Alamodome.

The remaining package available is a two-night deluxe land-only package with a stay at the team hotel, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. The package includes game day brunch, hotel/stadium transfers and an Alamo Bowl souvenir. Game tickets are not included. For more information, visit the Oklahoma State Fan Travel website.