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Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Wednesday’s “Seven Ways to Increase Student Attention and Learning” opens faculty development series

“Seven Ways to Increase Student Attention and Learning,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room E102, opens a series of faculty development seminars offered by the OSU-CHS educational development department.

Presenter Dr. Kendall Zoller will discuss strategies for accelerating learning, communication methods to guide student attention without direct management, practices to build credibility quickly and efficiently, techniques to increase student participation, skills for reaching all students and ways to create and build on positive classroom dynamics. 

For more information about the series, contact Machelle Davison, Ed.D., OSU-CHS educational development director.


Building renovations are progressing

Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., interim vice-provost for graduate studies, presented an update on the progress of building renovations at a recent meeting for OSU-CHS faculty and staff.   

Renovations have begun in clinical skills and the library.  Lighting and audiovisual upgrades in D107 and Dunlap should begin soon, along with a total renovation of D007.  During work on these lecture halls, first-year medical students are attending morning lectures in the Helmerich Research Center at OSU-Tulsa. 

In the library, two group study rooms are being added, additional study carrels have been installed and restrooms are being updated. Anatomy lab renovations are scheduled to begin on Dec. 8.

The renovations are being made to  accommodate increased class size and to keep pace with technology advances.

Mark your calendar

BSGSA dog show tomorrow
The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association dog show Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at OSU-CHS, benefits the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals and BSGSA.  Entry is $15 on show day, $10 in advance. Contact Bavette Miller  or Summer Dodson.

Free movie tonight
The Tulsa Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience presents "Awakenings" at 7 p.m. tonight in Dunlap Auditorium.  Admission is free.

First Friday Seminar Oct. 7
“Engineering microalgae for fuels and natural products” is the topic for speaker Tyler W. Johannes, Ph.D., P.E., from the University of Tulsa chemical engineering department, at the First Friday seminar at noon Friday, Oct. 7, in D-107.

Lunch-n-Learn features OSU Rural Health

Bring your lunch and learn about OSU Rural Health programs with Dr. William Pettit, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa. Enroll at tulsa.hr@okstate.edu

OSU Energy Education

Check OSU in Tulsa's Energy Education green tips for hints and ideas to help conserve resources and save money.

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