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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

wednesday, dec. 21, 2016

Graduate certificate in human resource management first in state

Dr. Evan Davis, director of Human Resource Management Programs and clinical assistant professor of management at OSU-Tulsa, center, meets with members of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association, including Nancy Gunter, association president and vice president of leadership at YMCA, left, and Trey Alward, OSU-Tulsa graduate student services coordinator,  during a luncheon to announce OSU-Tulsa’s new graduate certificate program in human resources management.
Dr. Evan Davis, Human Resource Management Programs director, center, meets with members of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association, including Nancy Gunter, association president, left, and Trey Alward, graduate student services coordinator, during a luncheon to announce OSU-Tulsa’s new graduate certificate program in human resource management.

OSU-Tulsa is offering a new graduate certificate in human resource management, the only such certificate available at any public college or university in the state. Enrollment for the certificate program is open for the spring semester.

The certificate is a total of 15 credit hours with courses in talent development, talent acquisition, total rewards, human resource analytics and employment law.

Deemed a “gateway to an MBA,” the certificate course credits are transferable to or may be earned concurrently for associated OSU graduate programs such as the Master of Business Administration and other OSU master’s programs.

Students can complete the program in a year. Human resources professionals and those interested in a career in the human resources field will learn from Spears School of Business faculty and professionals from around the region. The program helps prepare students for certification exams. Read more.

Saturday Enrollment Day adds extra convenience to enroll for spring

OSU-Tulsa students will have a special opportunity to complete admissions and enrollment after returning from the holiday break from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 in North Hall 130.

Academic counselors will be available to provide assistance and current and prospective students may verify financial aid that day.

Saturday Enrollment Day will kick off a week of extended hours for enrollment from Jan. 9-13. Hours will be 8 a.m.-7 p.m. from Jan. 9-12 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 13.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, contact Prospective Student Services by email or by calling 918-594-8355. For information on graduate programs, contact Graduate Student Services by email or by calling 918-594-8445. Spring classes begin Jan. 17.

OSU-Tulsa announces winter holiday hours

OSU-Tulsa, including Advising, Bursar Office, Academic Services, Financial Aid and Campus Life, will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday and remain closed for the winter holiday break until Jan. 3. However, some areas will be open at select times. Spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17, the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

OSU-Tulsa Police will be on duty 24/7 during the break and may be reached at 918-594-8123.

To view the full holiday schedule, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

Ron Knight named Orange Pride Award winner

Ron Knight, left, receives the Orange Pride Award from OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett at the faculty and staff holiday reception.
Ron Knight, left, receives the Orange Pride Award from OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett at the faculty and staff holiday reception.

With a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s in counseling, Ron Knight has just the combination of experience and education needed to successfully provide guidance to engineering students.

On Friday, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett presented Knight with the Orange Pride Award, which recognizes employees who go above and beyond their normal job duties in services to the university. Read more.

Help OSU-Tulsa lower energy costs during winter break

As part of OSU’s energy conservation program, be sure to take steps to help OSU-Tulsa energy conservation efforts before leaving for the holiday break. To save energy:

  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward to reduce heat loss.
  • Unplug all appliances, such as fans, chargers, radios and coffee makers.
  • Turn off or unplug all office machines, including computers, printers, monitors and speakers.
  • 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.

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