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THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2012

Campus renovations progressing

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Work is underway on the new west entrance, where a sculpture will be installed in late April. The new entry is expected to be operational by March.

Renovation projects in the medical library and the clinical skills area are nearly complete and remaining projects in Merkel Auditorium, the student lounge and the anatomy lab are on schedule. In addition, construction of a new west entry is underway.

“We are making good progress,” said Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., who oversees the interior renovation projects.  “The clinical skills area and the library will be completed this week.”  The clinical skills area has expanded from six to 11 examination rooms and has an enlarged teaching lab and more storage.

Merkel Auditorium will have new framing and electrical wiring, seating for approximately 150 and a 160” front projection screen with large monitors throughout the lecture hall. New lighting, seats, tables and equipment will be installed and sound absorbing material on the walls blends with the shades of beige and taupe colors of the seating areas.

The student lounge’s kitchen area tile and carpet are installed and electrical and ceiling work is being completed this week.  The anatomy lab features an enlarged space with 18 stations, more monitors and a new restroom. The target date for completion is March 1.

Eric Polak, administrative affairs director, said most of the construction on the new west entry should be finished by mid-February and operational by March. Installation of a sculpture is scheduled to start April 20 and is expected to take about 22 working days.


BSGA food drive ends Tuesday 

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

Place donations of peanut butter, jelly, honey and bread in the containers at the elevators on the first floor of the Barson and Forensics Sciences buildings. The drive ends Tuesday. 

For more information, contact summer.dodson@okstate.edu.


IN THE NEWS

Tulsa World
Dr. Kayse Shrum among recipients of the 2012 Pinnacle awards.

Campus e-clips
OSU Center for Rural Health distributes SHIP grants to 59 rural hospitals.


Mark your calendar

Just donate it
Do your spring cleaning and help the OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council’s scholarships fund by donating items for the  spring yard sale. To donate items, contact Ronda Shouse at rondads@okstate.edu.

Student affairs, student life topic of Feb. 8 Lunch-n-Learn
Susan Tolbart and Dana Livingston will discuss student affairs and student life at Lunch-n-Learn from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 8, in the Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa. Employees are encouraged to attend and bring a sack lunch. Cookies are provided.

Blood drive is Feb. 8
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from noon-4 p.m. Feb. 8 in Founders Hall. Please sign up in the Office of Student Affairs.

Faculty development dates
Live sessions and dates: Feb. 1 - “The Neurobiology of Learning,” 1–5 p.m., Dunlap Auditorium, Dr. John Pelley.
March 16 - “Want Your Students to Learn More? Designing Your Courses for More Significant Learning,” 1-5 p.m., location to be
announced, Dr. Dee Fink.

Webinars from 11 a.m. to noon in D-101 include:
•  Feb.2-Creating an Inter-professional Learning Community: The University of Kentucky Deans' Honors Colloquium
•  Feb. 9-Interprofessional education at Case Western Reserve University: Curricular Challenges and Meaningful Work
•  Feb. 16-IPE experience in a clinical setting
•  Feb. 23-Herding Cats: Development and implementation of  a Multi-phase Interprofessional Education Program


OSU Energy Education
During the heating season, keep the drapes and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home. Closed them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

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