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THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2011

OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa fitness centers free for faculty and staff starting Jan. 1
OSU faculty and staff will have free access to their campus fitness center facilities starting Jan. 1. The change is part of OSU’s effort to be America’s Healthiest Campus by promoting exercise and healthy living.

“Offering use of the CHS fitness center free to faculty and staff supports the OSU system-wide wellness initiative and strengthens our health and wellness commitment,” said Eric Polak, director of administrative affairs. 

To enroll at OSU-CHS, contact Brad Johnson at bradluj@okstate.edu or 918-561-8272.  The center is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At OSU-Tulsa, users need to fill out the enrollment form and have an OSU ID. The OSU-Tulsa center is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OSU Center for Rural Health distributes SHIP grants to 59 rural hospitals

auto Purcell SHIP Check.jpgPhoto: Corie Kaiser from OSU Center for Rural Health, Jennifer Warren, CFO and Jim Berry, CEO, Purcell Municipal Hospital, show a display SHIP check for $7,503.80.

As part of its Small Hospital Improvement Program, the OSU Center for Rural Health is distributing checks totaling $442,724 to 59 rural hospitals in Oklahoma (see map). The SHIP grant program is for small, rural hospitals that are essential access points for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.  More.


OSU-CHS shows our community spirit

OSU Energy Education
Save money on home heating and cooling with insulation. The easiest and most cost-effective place to add insulation is the attic. Other effective locations include unfinished basement walls and crawl spaces. Insulating walls can be complex, so check with a contractor for advice. When insulation is correctly installed and the home is efficiently weatherized, the average home can see a savings of up to 20 percent of your heating and cooling costs


Damaging effects of hydrochloric acid
In the linked video, Dr. Jarrad Wagner, with the OSU Center for Health Sciences, shares the possible damaging effects of hydrochloric acid with Fox 23 reporter Frank Wiley. A tanker truck leaking hydrochloric acid forced the evacuation of some homes near Sapulpa and closure of a portion of the Turner Turnpike on Wednesday.

Shortage of doctors a growing concern in Oklahoma
Oklahoma must take steps to address its physician shortage or the situation will get worse in a state that already ranks among the nation's least healthy. A recent New England Journal of Medicine article ranks Oklahoma as the state facing the most challenges in meeting medical needs.

Mark your calendar

OSU in Tulsa Research Day rescheduled, deadlines now March 9
The OSU in Tulsa Research Office Research Day is rescheduled for April 4-5, 2012 at the Helmerich Center at OSU-Tulsa. Submission forms and abstracts are due to the research office by Friday, March 9. Poster print requests must be submitted to graphics at OSU-CHS by Friday, March 9. For more information contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amada.benn@okstate.edu

Faculty meeting tomorrow
The fall general faculty meeting is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in Dunlap.

Webinar is tomorrow
Understanding and Working with Student Resistance to Active Learning, 1–2 p.m. tomorrow in E102.

Educational Development live sessions calendar
Jan. 20, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Dunlap, Dr. Tony Errichetti.

Feb. 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Dunlap, Dr. John Pelley.

March 16, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., location to be announced, Dr. Dee Fink.

Campus snapshot
Campus Snapshot
OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council members meet Pistol Pete at Friday's holiday party. Staff who had their photo taken with Pete can view or download their photo on OSU-Tulsa's Flickr.

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