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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 27, 2013

OSU-CHS Security offers personal safety tips for summer

Summer is here, and with more people out enjoying the warm weather comes the potential for an increase in crimes of opportunity. OSU-CHS Security encourages students, faculty and staff to keep these simple safety tips in mind to protect yourself when walking to and from your car.

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk confidently and with a purpose and observe those around you. Keep your head up.
  • Avoid texting or talking on your phone.
  • Keep your arms free of books, packages or other things that can restrict your movements. Use a backpack or bookbag to hold your items.
  • Carry your purse or bag close to your body rather than allow it to dangle by your side.
  • If you feel that you are being followed, walk or run to a lighted building for help. Do anything you can to draw attention to yourself.
  • Call OSU-CHS Security if you feel threatened.

OSU-CHS Security patrols the campus and clinics 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Officers will walk you from any building or parking lot to any location at OSU-CHS at any time.

You can reach OSU-CHS Security at 918-625-8592 or at the security desk in Founders Hall. Report suspicious individuals, activity and situations by calling OSU-CHS Security or online through the Silent Witness program.

Rep. Bridenstine to host town hall meeting at OSU-Tulsa

U.S. Congressman Jim Bridenstine

U.S. Congressman Jim Bridenstine will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

The town hall forum is open to the public. Bridenstine will discuss recent events in Washington, D.C., and answer questions from constituents.

Bridenstine was elected to represent Oklahoma's first congressional district in 2012.

Behavioral sciences professor coordinates closing seminar for TIPS program

Richard Wansley, Ph.D., left, with TIPS program participants Hope Cohen-Webb, D.O., Thalia Simela, D.O., and Ashley Simela, D.O.
Richard Wansley, Ph.D., left, with TIPS program participants Hope Cohen-Webb, D.O., Thalia Simela, D.O., and Ashley Simela, D.O.

Richard Wansley, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral sciences, conducted the final seminar of the Training in Policy Studies seminar hosted in Chicago on June 5-8.

Second- and third-year osteopathic residents preparing for leadership roles in health care policy are selected to participate in the prestigious year-long program, which consists of four intensive seminars and additional research projects.

Wansley has served as a lead faculty member for TIPS for almost 10 years. The program is offered by the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Healthcare Association.