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THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2012

OSU medical students assist at Oklahoma Mission of Mercy in McAlester

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The OSU Center for Health Sciences display will be on exhibit as OSU medical students take part in the OkMOM event Friday and Saturday in McAlester.

More than 40 Oklahoma State University medical students will provide health assessments at the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy dental clinic on Feb. 3-4 at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester.

The medical students from OSU Center for Health Sciences will assist in ensuring that people are healthy enough to receive dental treatment during the two-day clinic. Mission of Mercy provides free dental care for patients of all ages who need but cannot afford dental care.

“The OSU Center for Health Sciences’ mission is to provide rural and underserved populations with medical care,” said Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We encourage our students to get involved in community services projects like Mission of Mercy that offer an opportunity to give back to Oklahomans in need.”

The dental clinic will treat 1,000 patients each day on a first-come, first-served basis. OSU-CHS volunteers will help with medical histories, temperature and blood pressure checks, while OSU physicians consult with dentists to assess patients.

Sponsors for the Mission of Mercy are the Oklahoma Dental Association, Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation and Oklahoma Dental Foundation. For more information, visit www.okmom.org.

For more information, visit the Mission of Mercy website.


02-02-classring.jpgOrder your OSU Class Ring Feb. 20

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association will showcase the official OSU Class Ring at OSU-Tulsa on Monday, Feb. 20, from 3-7 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.

The ring is available to alumni and current students with 60 or more credit hours. It was designed by a group of OSU students, alumni and administrators and is the only official ring recognized by the university.

Each ring is custom made in sterling silver or 10, 14 or 18-karat solid yellow or white gold. Rings are also available with or without diamonds or cubic zirconia.
For more information about the Official OSU Class Ring, contact Kathryn Bolay-Staude at 405-744-1456 or visit http://orangeconnection.org/ring.


OSU Energy Education

If you see lights on in an empty classroom, office or study room, please turn them off. Every flip of the switch makes a difference. 


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OSU Medical Center completes $25 million renovation.

Greater Tulsa Reporter
Dr. Shrum among honorees for Pinnacle Award


Mark your calendar

First Friday seminar tomorrow
Richard L. Benton, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomical sciences and neurobiology at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville, will discuss “Acute Endothelial Plasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: In search of novel therapeutic targets” at noon tomorrow in Dunlap Auditorium.

Blood drive is Wednesday
The American Red Cross blood drive is from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Founders Hall. Sign up in the Office of Student Affairs.

Student affairs topics at Wednesday’s Lunch-n-Learn
Susan Tolbart and Dana Livingston will provide information on student affairs and student life at Lunch-n-Learn from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa.

Educational Development Session Feb. 9
Interprofessional Education at Case Western Reserve University: Curricular Challenges and Meaningful Work, 11 a.m. in D-101.

Weight Watchers at Work information meeting is Feb. 9
Learn more about the Weight Watchers at Work program at an information session from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 in D-107. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amanda.benn@okstate.edu


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