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Improving lives: Tulsa's Center for Family Resilience works to help people across Oklahoma

Students interact during a Center for Family Resilience event.

National experts to tackle effects of opioid crisis on families during Tulsa conference

Chautauqua speakers

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As the opioid crisis continues to plague the nation, the OSU Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is bringing in nationally recognized experts to explore strategies to help families cope with the drug’s impact on their lives.

Orange Pride: Pam Jackson

Orange Pride recipient Pam Jackson
It’s not really a surprise that Pam Jackson ended up working in a police department.

Her dad, now retired, was a state trooper. Her husband, recently promoted to commander, is a police officer with the Jenks Police Department.

“I guess you could say I come from a police family,” she said. “I kind of gravitated toward it.”

Maldonado-Otto’s passion for students sparks pick for OSU-Tulsa teaching award

Dr. Claudia Maldonado-Otto

As the first member of her Mexican family born in the U.S., Dr. Claudia Maldonado-Otto knows what it is to be considered outside the norm.

OSU-Tulsa student hooked on aviation - at first sound

Emma Keller

The first thing Emma Keller ever heard was an airplane engine.

After spending her first 18 months of life without the ability to hear, an operation opened up the world of sound. While leaving the hospital in her mother’s arms, she pointed excitedly as she heard an airplane flying overhead.

“Of course, I don’t really remember that, but my mom tells that story,” Keller says with a laugh.

OSU Announces Howard Barnett’s Position Change

Howard Barnett

Oklahoma State University announced today that Howard Barnett, President of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, will become President Emeritus of OSU-Tulsa effective July 1, 2019.

“Howard is not retiring but we are asking him to focus on issues external to the university such as legislative matters and fundraising, rather than the day-to-day running of the campus in Tulsa,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “Over the next few months, we will undergo the process for choosing a new President for OSU-Tulsa. We appreciate Howard’s outstanding dedication and service to OSU.”

Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa offers spring writing workshops

Spring 2019 Workshop Series

 

From filmmaking to hip-hop poetry, several award-winning Oklahoma writers will be leading noncredit workshops this spring designed to help writers of all levels flex their creative muscles.

Workshops include:

 

So You Want to Make a Movie?

OSU-Tulsa faculty honored at University Awards Convocation

OSU-Tulsa Provost Pamela Fry presents Tara Urich the OSU Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Tonya Hammer, associate professor in counseling and counseling psychology, center, was presented the 2018 Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award by OSU President Burns Hargis and Dr. Mindy McCann, OSU Faculty Council chair and professor of statistics.

OSU-Tulsa graduate lauded as ‘Rising Star’ for making a difference in young lives

Tim Gowin

As a youth pastor for many years, Tim Gowin has always enjoyed working with teens and young adults.

When he and his family moved to Tulsa 12 years ago, his youth pastor experience landed him a position as Street Outreach Specialist with Youth Services of Tulsa. But he soon discovered that his associate’s degree in Biblical studies from a small private school wouldn’t help him reach a leadership role at a nonprofit organization.

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