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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OSU/A&M Regents approve OSU-CHS tuition increase

Center for Health Sciences

The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved tuition increase for OSU-CHS medical and graduate programs at a meeting on Friday. Medical school tuition will increase by 3 percent, or approximately $708 per year for in-state students, and graduate tuition will increase 5 percent, or approximately $9 per credit hour for in-state students.

The tuition increase was the result of several factors, including state budget appropriations, mandatory cost increases and the availability of federal funding. The tuition increase will generate approximately $350,000 to support efforts in the classroom and clinic system.

In 2014-2015, OSU-CHS will have a record amount of scholarship money available for students to help offset the educational costs. The university will also have the largest amount of funding ever available for endowed chairs to help recruit and retain the exemplary faculty to teach in the classrooms, clinics and hospitals.

Fit 2 Learn Summit brings focus to school health, wellness programs

Tulsa First Lady Victoria Bartlett challenges educators to help students develop healthy habits during the summit.
Tulsa First Lady Victoria Bartlett challenges educators to help students develop healthy habits during the summit.

Colony Fugate, D.O., wants all kids to be healthy. That’s why the OSU-CHS clinical associate professor of pediatrics and medical director of the OSU Family Health and Nutrition Clinic is pushing to implement programs that emphasize children’s health in Tulsa-area schools.

Fugate recently served as co-chair of a special event devoted to developing student wellness policies and programs for schools. Hosted by the Tulsa County Wellness Partnership, the Fit 2 Learn Summit: Creating Healthy School Environments through Policy and Practice brought together more than 120 teachers, support staff, parents, health advocates and community leaders, including Tulsa First Lady Victoria Bartlett. 

The summit included workshops on successful programs at local schools and offered suggestions on how to integrate nutrition and physical education in the classroom curriculum.

Read more about the Fit 2 Learn Summit on the OSU-CHS website.

Volunteer to represent OSU-CHS on staff advisory council

Staff looking for an opportunity to be more involved on campus and network with OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa colleagues can join the OSU Staff Advisory Council in Tulsa.

SAC is seeking volunteers for one-year terms on the council. Members serve as a voice for OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa staff. SAC activities include scholarship fundraisers, honoring exceptional service, social events and organizing various celebrations on the OSU in Tulsa campuses.

Contact Johnathan Franklin, OSU SAC in Tulsa president, for more information or to volunteer. Meetings are hosted monthly at Baxter’s Interurban Grill on the third Friday of the month and last approximately one hour.

Bedlam Run marks fifth year in Tulsa

Bedlam Run

The Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association and the OU Club of Tulsa will host the Albert G’s BBQ 2014 Bedlam Run presented by Williams on Saturday, July 26 in downtown Tulsa. The event raises funds to support student scholarships.

Bedlam Run includes a timed 5K and 10K beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile fun run at 7:35 a.m. Timed routes begin and end on Second Street between Elgin and Frankfort avenues and run through the OSU-Tulsa campus. Awards will be presented in 13 age categories with special recognition going to the most spirited runner and best water stop.

Early registration, through July 18, is $35 for timed races and $20 for the fun run. Visit bedlamrun.com for more information and to register online. Registration and packet pickup will also be available at both Fleet Feet Sports locations in Tulsa from 4-8 p.m. on July 23-25.