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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

CHS Behavioral Health Services offers resources to cope with Newtown school shootings

In light of the recent events in Newtown, Conn., many organizations are making an effort to help people better manage the distress related to this incidence. Teri Bourdeau, Ph.D., director of behavioral health services at OSU-CHS, offers some helpful information for coping with the tragedy.  

"Schools are normally very safe places for children and these types of situations are rare," said Bourdeau. "Communication and collaboration among schools, parents and communities are critical to ensure that students continue to view schools as safe, caring and supportive environments. How adults react to this tragedy can shape the way children and youth react and their perceptions of safety."

Bourdeau recommends the following resources to learn more about coping in the aftermath of a school shooting:

OSU-CHS sets winter holiday hours

OSU Center for Health Sciences will be closed for the winter holiday break beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and running through Jan. 1. However, a few campus venues will be open to students, faculty and staff at select times. All campus offices will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

  • OSU Clinics: Closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1.
  • Medical Library: Closes at 7 p.m. on Friday and remains closed through Dec. 25. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 26-30. Closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 2-4. The library will return to regular business hours Jan. 5.
  • Mathews OSU-COM Bookstore: Closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
  • OSU Foundation: Closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

Campus security will be open and available 24 hours a day at 918-625-8592.

OSU Medicine open house invites college students to explore medical careers

Med-X BannerCollege students considering a career in medicine are invited to the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's Med-Xtravaganza on Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at OSU-CHS.

Prospective students, parents, advisors and undergraduate faculty are invited to meet current OSU Medicine faculty and admissions staff. Med-Xtravaganza provides information on all admissions criteria, a tour of the facilities, hands-on demonstrations of labs and a chance to have one-on-one interactions with current medical students.

To reserve a spot at the open house, visit here. Deadline to RSVP is Feb. 8. For more information, contact Maghin Abernathy at 918-561-8277.

OSU in Tulsa to walk in MLK Day Parade

MLK Parade LogoStudents, faculty and staff at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences are invited to join Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, to march in the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. parade on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m.

This year's theme is "Celebrate Diversity 2013: Let Hope Inspire the Dream." The parade will start at Detroit Ave. and John Hope Franklin Blvd., and proceed east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and the historic Greenwood District.

Hooded sweatshirts with the OSU in Tulsa event logo are available for preorder from the Information Center in the North Hall Lobby through Jan. 11. Sweatshirts will be available for pick-up on Jan. 18 after 3 p.m. For more information, contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley at 918-594-8234 or emonica@reagan@okstate.edu.

Help OSU Alumni Association Tulsa Chapter win 2012 Food Bowl Challenge

The Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association needs your help in its competition with the Oklahoma Cornhusker Club to collect food and cash donations for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

The Food Bowl Challenge, which ends Dec. 27, seeks donations of canned food and cash. Cannned goods can be delivered to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Okoahoma at 1304 N. Kenosha Ave.  Those making donations should specify they are for the OSU Alumni Association.

To make a cash donation, contact Steve Jacoby at steven.r.jacoby@saic.com, Lindsey Smith at lindsey.h.smith@jpmorgan.com or LouAnn Smith at louann.smith@nabholz.com.

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