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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Successful Supervisor Series welcomes first graduates

The first Successful Supervisor Series graduatesNine OSU in Tulsa supervisors celebrated the completion of the Successful Supervisor Series training program at a special ceremony on Wednesday in North Hall 140.

Cathy Bausley, Internal Medicine, Dona Davidson, Library, Kimber Edwards, Clinical Financial Services, Doris Fowler, Research, Nathan Huffstetler, Physical Plant, Lisa Jenkins, Internal Medicine, Karen Muse, Surgery, Jeremiah Watkins, OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center, and Aleesha Wilson, Clinical Financial Services, each completed the year-long program.

During the program, each supervisor presented their capstone project to OSU in Tulsa leadership, including President Howard Barnett.

The Successful Supervisor Series offers supervisors at OSU in Tulsa the opportunity to hone their managerial skills, lead with confidence, positively affect morale and guide staff members to achieve critical goals for the university.

Barnett Elected Chair of National Nonprofit Board

Howard G. Barnett, Jr., president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, was elected chair of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofit organizations.

“Howard’s election as board chair – the first from our at-large directors - is an important milestone for the National Council of Nonprofits,” said Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and outgoing board chair of the National Council of Nonprofits. “It signals our transformation from trade association for state associations of nonprofits to a leadership organization for the nonprofit community. Howard’s proven leadership will help continue the momentum of the past few years as the Council of Nonprofits has stepped forward in advancing the nonprofit community.”

The National Council of Nonprofits works through member state associations to amplify the voices of America’s local community-based nonprofit organizations, help them engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, and achieve greater impact in their communities.

OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services office wins awards at OCPRA conference

OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services received four awards from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association during the organization’s conference in Durant July 8-10.

The team received a first place award in news writing for “OSU Medical Students Meet with Members of Congress at D.O. Day on Capital Hill,” and a third place award in poster design for “Cowboy Tree Poster.” The team also picked up honorable mentions in print advertising for “OSU-Tulsa’s America’s Brightest Orange Ads,” and in cover design for “OSU-Tulsa 2012 Graduation Program.”

The conference was attended by Dr. Mary Bea Drummond, director of Marketing and Communications Services and OCPRA board member, Ryan Jensen, graphic designer, Jamie Edford, web coordinator and Sean Kennedy, communications specialist.

OSU Cowboy Caravan coming to Tulsa

Cowboy Caravan 12 LogoThe POSSE and the OSU Alumni Association are bringing the Cowboy Caravan to Tulsa on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Cowboy head football coach Mike Gundy is expected to speak.

The event will feature the Fiesta Bowl and Big 12 Championship trophies, prize drawings and OSU athletic events ticket information.

The Caravan tour will stop at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel, located at 71st Street and Highway 169. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and kids 12 and under get in free. Visit okstateposse.com for more information.

Summer fire safety tips

Following these simple fire safety tips can help keep you safe this summer.

  • Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line.
  • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback up into the container and explode.
  • Keep all matches and lighters away from children.
  • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out.
  • Never grill in enclosed areas.
  • Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.
  • Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you're done.
  • Never leave campfires unattended.

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