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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, jan. 12, 2017

OSU-Tulsa to host Welcome Week for the start of spring semester

Academic counselor Amber Mullins gives an OSU-Tulsa student a free T-shirt during Welcome Week last year.
Academic counselor Amber Mullins gives an OSU-Tulsa student a free T-shirt during Welcome Week last year.

Welcome Week will kick off the spring semester on Tuesday to welcome students to OSU-Tulsa and help them become familiar with services available on campus. Events will run through Jan. 19.

Each day, campus ambassadors will be at building entrances from 3:45-5:15 p.m. to assist with locating classrooms and university services. They will also distribute OSU-Tulsa promotional items to students.

Campus Life will provide free pizza and water for students beginning at 4 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby. Career Services will host an open house from 4-5 p.m. to highlight job resources and other services available at OSU. The first 100 students each day will receive a free T-shirt.

Students may stop by the Information Center in the North Hall Lobby or call 918-594-8000 for assistance in finding classrooms or services or to make a reservation for BOB, OSU’s Big Orange Bus.

Hispanic Student Association reaches out to community

Dr. Claudia Otto, clinical assistant professor of teaching and curriculum leadership and club adviser, left, student Jose Erazo and student Mabel Sanchez show off the T-shirts for the newly formed OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association recently.
Dr. Claudia Otto, clinical assistant professor of teaching and curriculum leadership and club adviser, left, student Jose Erazo and student Mabel Sanchez show off the T-shirts for the newly formed OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association recently.

The OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association wants to make a mark in the community by reaching out and helping others. Several members recently volunteered as translators during an event aimed at bringing awareness to heart disease among women.

Vestido Rojo, or Go Red, featured free health screenings, educational breakout sessions and a luncheon. It is an American Red Cross initiative to address the needs of and raise awareness of heart disease among Hispanic women in Tulsa. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among Hispanic women.

Club members plan to increase community involvement as the organization grows while providing camaraderie among OSU-Tulsa students interested in the Hispanic culture. To join the organization, email Otto for information. Read more.

Native American multimedia artist to perform at OSU-Tulsa

Starr
Starr

Arigon Starr, a multimedia artist and enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, will give a musical performance and lecture at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

She is the guest of Dr. Lindsey Smith, OSU associate professor of English and editor of the American Indian Quarterly, in partnership with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. The fellowship is a project of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Starr’s visit is in conjunction with Smith’s OSU-Tulsa course on Native American Studies and the Arts.

Starr is one of the founders of the first Indigenous Comic Con, which took place in Albuquerque last fall. She is the author of Super Indian and the just-released Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers. She will perform several songs and read from her works The Red Road and Super Indian. To learn more about Starr, visit the Arigon Starr website.

Winter weather communications reminder

With icy weather in the forecast this weekend, OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff should be aware of how the university communicates in the event of a change in schedule.

OSU-Tulsa rarely closes, but campus may shut down if weather conditions or emergency situations warrant. In the event of a change in schedule, an announcement from tulsa.news@okstate.edu will be distributed through campus email.

Information will be posted on OSU-Tulsa’s Facebook and Twitter. A notice also will be on the OSU-Tulsa website along with a recording on the main campus phone number at 918-594-8000. Additionally, a text message will be sent to OSU-Tulsa subscribers via Cowboy Alert. Sign up for Cowboy Alert by logging in to O-KEY. The media will be notified if campus closes.

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