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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

Philanthropists, civic leaders named OSU in Tulsa Icons

OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., first row left, OSU President Burns Hargis, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, Bill Major, of the Zarrow Group of Foundations, back row left, Dennis Neill, of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Jay Helm, Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, recently gathered for the A Stately Affair in Tulsa kickoff event.
OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., first row left, OSU President Burns Hargis, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, Bill Major, of the Zarrow Group of Foundations, back row left, Dennis Neill, of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Jay Helm, Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, recently gathered for the A Stately Affair in Tulsa kickoff event.

An Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, a prominent Tulsa charitable organization and a generous philanthropist who left his mark on the city have been selected as 2017 OSU in Tulsa Icons by OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS for their contributions to the university, the state of Oklahoma and the nation.

The Icons are Jay Helm, a Tulsa businessman who serves as a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; and the late Henry Zarrow, who with his wife, Anne, founded the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.

The Icons for OSU in Tulsa, who were selected by an independent committee, will be honored at “A Stately Affair in Tulsa” on May 1 at Southern Hills Country Club. Proceeds from the black-tie event will fund scholarships for students who plan to attend OSU-CHS or OSU-Tulsa. Read more.

Tulsa Tech pre-engineering students learn about degree options

Dr. Feng Lu, research scientist and manager of the Advanced Materials Characterization Center, right, tells Tulsa Tech students how a scanning electron microscope works during a tour last Friday.
Dr. Feng Lu, research scientist and manager of the Advanced Materials Characterization Center, right, tells Tulsa Tech students how a scanning electron microscope works during a tour of the Helmerich Research Center last Friday.

Several groups of Tulsa Tech pre-engineering students have toured the Helmerich Research Center recently as part of an outreach effort to expose area high school students to educational opportunities at OSU.

While at the HRC, students learned about innovative research as well as educational options for becoming an engineer, including taking basic college courses at Tulsa Community College then completing a bachelor’s degree program and pursuing graduate studies in the materials science and engineering program at OSU-Tulsa.

Outreach to high school students who have already shown an interest in engineering is important so they can learn about educational options and a path to reach their goals, said organizer Ron Knight, academic counselor for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at OSU-Tulsa. Read more.

Library workshops to help students hone research, database skills

The OSU-Tulsa Library will offer two free workshops this spring on ‘Library Research and Critical Thinking.’ The workshops are aimed at helping undergraduate and graduate students save valuable time and find the right information when writing a research paper, thesis or dissertation.

“Beyond Google” sessions are set for 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. “Digging Deeper” sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 and March 6. Attendance at both sessions of each workshop is recommended, but not required. All sessions will be in the OSU-Tulsa Library Instruction Lab, which is located in Main Hall.

Participants will learn basic to advanced search techniques and how to use specialized search engines and academic databases. Participants may also bring assignments or research topics to use while exploring search strategies and learning to refine searches to focus on specific information.

To learn more about the workshops or to register, visit the workshop website.

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