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THURSDAY, Jan. 5,  2012

Building renovations progressing, sculpture will anchor new west entrance

Classroom and other renovations are on schedule at CHS. Eric Polak, director of administrative affairs, said the west courtyard now under construction features a new entrance into Founders Hall, seating areas and landscaping. The area, which will have a surface of brick pavers similar to the east courtyard, will be completed in early spring.

Polak said the most exciting part of the project is the sculpture that will be installed in April or May. Designed by Ralph Helmick, the 50-foot sculpture will be visible to commuters on the highway and is the centerpiece of the courtyard. The sculpture, part of the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Act, is jointly funded by OSU and the City of Tulsa. The abstract piece represents the intersection of education, law, scientific discovery and medicine, reflecting the spirit of the campus and its partnership with Tulsa Police Department.

Merkel Auditorium and rooms D005 and D009 were demolished and remodeling in the area continues through mid-March. The anatomy lab was gutted and the clinical skills and student kitchen areas are nearing completion. The library is scheduled for completion next week and has added five new carrels.


Forensic consultant is seminar speaker

Forensic consultant Wayne Moorehead discusses the application of forensic microscopy to reported Morgellon’s Disease at noon on Friday in Dunlap Auditorium. Moorehead holds a B.S. and M.S. in criminalistics and worked 30 years at the Orange County sheriff coroner’s crime lab. He was an evidence technician, forensic chemist, criminalist and forensic scientist. He is a forensic TRACE (training, research, analysis/accreditation, consulting and education) consultant. Refreshments are available at 11:45 a.m.


Jan. 16 parade honors Dr. King

OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff are invited to join the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. parade scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 16. This year’s parade theme is “All People, All Races, All Religions: The Dream Lives.” The one-quarter mile parade route begins at Detroit Ave. and John Hope Franklin Blvd. on the OSU-Tulsa campus, proceeds east to Greenwood Ave. and concludes at Archer and Elgin. Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, are part of the parade.

An OSU MLK Day parade 2012 hooded sweatshirt can be pre-ordered by 5 p.m. tomorrow at the information center in North Hall at OSU-Tulsa. Cost is $20 for basic sizes and larger sizes are slightly more. Pre-payment is preferred.  Shirts may be picked up after 3 p.m. Jan. 13. For parade information contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley at 918-594-8234 or at Emonica.reagan@okstate.edu


IN THE NEWS

The Oklahoman
Letter to the editor from President Barnett: State should provide funding for rural hospital residencies.

Oklahoma D.O.
OSU mobile cardiology rolls into rural and underserved Oklahoma.

Tulsa People
OSU-COM graduate and general surgery 4th-year resident Kyle Wooderson, D.O., is featured in Tulsa People’s “Called to Care” story in its December 2011 issue.


Mark your calendar

Antiques Roadshow airs
The Antiques Roadshow’s Tulsa episodes air on PBS Jan. 9 and 16 at 7 p.m. OSU in Tulsa volunteers assisted at the show tapings last July. OETA

Free access to fitness centers
OSU faculty and staff now have free access to OSU in Tulsa’s fitness center facilities. To enroll at OSU-CHS, contact Brad Johnson at bradluj@okstate.edu or 918-561-8272.  The center is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At OSU-Tulsa, users need to fill out the enrollment form and have an OSU ID. Center hours are weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

University holiday Jan. 16
OSU-CHS will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sam’s Club on campus Jan. 17
Sam’s Club is on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17. A Sam's Club membership is $40 for one year. Students who join or renew a membership receive a $15 gift card to Sam's Club. Staff and faculty members receive a $10 gift card.

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

Feb. 17 -“The Neurobiology of Learning,” 1-5 p.m. in Dunlap Auditorium with Dr. John Pelley.

March 16 -“Want Your Students to Learn More? Designing Your Courses for More Significant Learning,” 1-5 p.m. at a location to be announced with Dr. Dee Fink. Learn more at http://centernet.okstate.edu/oed/fdseries.cfm


OSU Energy Education Start the new year with an energy assessment of your home. It gives you an idea of areas that need improvement to save money and energy resources. For more information on how to conduct an assessment, visit the U.S. Department of Energy website at energy assessment.


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