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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.

OSU-Tulsa joins state initiative to help adults complete their degrees

OSU-Tulsa will participate in Reach Higher: DirectComplete, a state effort launched Wednesday to help adult students complete their college degree.

The adult degree completion program connects state workforce development needs with degree programs at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities. A grant from Lumina Foundation is providing more than $777,000 over a three-year period to support the program.

Graduate student spearheads OSU-Tulsa’s move to zero-landfill status

Graduate student Lauren Branum fills a reusable water bottle to help reduce waste at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

OSU-Tulsa graduate student Lauren Branum outside Tulsa's Covanta facility.

Graduate student Lauren Branum has been “talking trash” for months, but it’s a good thing because the result will be a cleaner and greener Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

Orange Pride: Kathy Williams

As a high-school dropout who started college at age 30 and now has bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Kathy Williams has an edge when it comes to recruiting students to OSU-Tulsa.

“I can relate to nontraditional students because I was one,” she said. “I know how important education is. It’s something nobody can ever take from you.”

Memorial for first Booker T. Washington High principal closer to realization

Ron Bussert, OSU-Tulsa vice president for administration and finance, left, Captola Dunn and her son, Malcolm Dunn, co-chairs of the Ellis Walker Woods Memorial Committee, state Sen. Kevin L. Matthews, Jay Helm, chairman of the University Center at Tulsa Authority Board of Trustees, state Rep. Regina Goodwin and Tulsa city councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper break ground on Monday for the Ellis Walker Woods Memorial.

Oklahoma’s University for Parents launches 2018-19 slate of workshops

In its second year of helping parents and children strengthen their relationships, Oklahoma’s University for Parents (OK-UP) is offering a full schedule of free parenting workshops and provider training events beginning Oct. 9.

OSU-Tulsa faculty established the statewide initiative last year to help Oklahomans strengthen parent-child relationships and build positive parenting skills.

OSU-Tulsa, OSU-CHS team up to provide free professional development for educators statewide

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Project ECHO team and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa have joined forces in creating a virtual network for school administrators and teachers statewide to consult with experts about improving educational prospects for students in rural and underserved communities.

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