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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.

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.”

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