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THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2011

MLK Jr. Parade set for 11 a.m. Monday 

OSU in Tulsa students, faculty and staff will join Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, at 11 a.m. Monday for the “All People, All Races, All Religions: The Dream Lives” parade honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

The parade begins at Detroit and John Hope Franklin Blvd., and proceeds east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and the historic Greenwood District.

Sweatshirt orders can be picked up on Friday after 3 p.m. Contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley or call 918-594-8234 for more information about the event.


OSU-CHS fitness center use increases

Since the OSU-CHS fitness center is now free for students, faculty and staff, Fitness Center Specialist Brad Johnson says use of the facility has increased.

“We’ve had a huge turnout of people,” he said, estimating that approximately 40 new users have filled out forms.  Johnson has placed a motivation board in the center where users can post favorite slogans, pictures, photos or quotes that inspire them. “Hopefully, seeing their personal motivator on the board when they come in to exercise will inspire them to have a better workout,” he said.

Johnson said treadmills, exercise bikes and the elliptical machines have cable television screens but users need to bring their own headphones or ear buds. Gym etiquette includes wiping down cardio equipment and re-racking weights after use. New users need to fill out an information sheet. All users need to sign in and sign out at the desk at each visit.

Biomedical student group’s food drive will help stock Iron Gate’s cupboard

The OSU-CHS Biomedical Science Graduate Student Association’s Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) food drive is underway, accepting donations for Iron Gate Tulsa, an organization that feeds the hungry and provides groceries to those in need. 

Donations of peanut butter, jelly, honey, bread and other associated items can be placed in the containers at the elevators on the first floor of the Barson and Forensics Sciences buildings.
Contact BSGSA president Summer Dodson for more information. The drive ends Jan. 31. 


IN THE NEWS

The Bixby Bulletin
President Barnett spoke to the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce about "The Importance of Higher Education to the Economy and OSU's Role in Tulsa.”

Mark your calendar

CHS is closed Monday
OSU-CHS is closed Monday in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Antiques Roadshow airing episode on Monday
An episode of the Tulsa Antiques Roadshow is scheduled on PBS (OETA) Monday at 7 p.m.

Sam’s Club here Tuesday
Sam’s Club is at CHS from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday offering annual memberships for $40. Students who join or renew a membership receive a $15 gift card to Sam's Club. Staff and faculty receive a $10 gift card.

Faculty development
Jan. 20, “Simulations: State of the Art and Lessons Learned,”  1-4 p.m. in Dunlap Auditorium with Dr. Tony Errichetti.

Enroll for upcoming Lunch-n-Learn
Bring your lunch and join Susan Johnson as she presents information about OSU academic relations from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa.  Enroll at Hr, Tulsa

OSU in Tulsa Research Day now April 4-5
April 4-5 is new date for Research Day. Submission forms for the annual showcase are due March 9 in the Research Office.  Poster print requests must be submitted to CHS graphics March 9.Contact Amanda Benn at amanda.benn@okstate.edu or 918-561-1402 for information.


OSU Energy Education

Insulating your water heater is an easy do-it-yourself project that should offer an immediate payoff in lower energy bills. If your unit is in an unheated area, a fitted water heater blanket can pay for itself quickly. Insulate at least the first six to 10 feet of hot water supply pipe with pipe insulation, available at hardware stores. Then set your hot water heater to 120 degrees.


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