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April 29, 2011

OSU-CHS Graduation events nearing

Thursday, May 12
Graduation breakfast, 9 a.m. in Founders Hall, sponsored by OSU-COM Alumni Association. Graduation rehearsal is immediately afterward.

Military commissioning, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Warren Place

Graduation banquet, 6:30 p.m., Doubletree Warren Place

Friday, May 13
Graduation, 7 p.m., Spirit Bank Event Center

Nominations due today for Staff Advisory Council

Staff Advisory Council seeks nominations by today for 23 open seats for 2011-12. You may nominate yourself.  Before nominating a staff member, please confirm that the potential nominee is willing to serve and attend meetings.  All nominees must be fulltime non-staff, completed at least 90 days of continuous employment at OSU CHS, and have their supervisor’s approval.

To nominate a non-faculty staff member email rondads@okstate.edu and/or krys.hatfield@okstae.edu with the name of the nominee, their phone number and department. You will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt of nomination. An online election is May 16-20. 

Currently, SAC has 42 seats, with 23 seats vacant for the 2011-2012 term:

  • 1 vacancy - District 1: Center for Health Sciences/Phoenix + Other (11 seats)
  • 8 vacancies  - District 2: Houston Parke/Houston Center/ Physicians Office Building/ Eastgate/ St Francis (10 seats)
  • 3 vacancies - District 3: Health Care Center/ Bldg 2401 (6 seats)
  • 6 vacancies - District 4:  OSU-Tulsa Main Hall (8 seats)
  • 5 vacancies - District 5:  OSU Tulsa North Hall/ Admin Bldg (7sSeats)

Other= Airport, Enid and OKC

Individual differences in adult learning is faculty development session topic

Dr. Gary Conti, an expert in the field of adult learning and teaching strategies who has developed numerous instruments related to the teaching-learning process, will conduct a faculty development session, “A Roadmap for Addressing Individual Differences in Adult Learners,”  from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Dunlap Auditorium. 

The session examines the concept of individual differences and addressing them by identifying learning strategy preferences. Participants will identify their own learning strategy preference and its implications. RSVP to machelle.davison@okstate.edu

First Friday Seminar presents aging and thirst mechanisms research

University of Iowa research scientist Robert Thunhorst, Ph.D., presents “Age-related declines in thirst mechanisms in the Brown Norway rat model of aging,” at noon Friday, May 6, in Room D-107, CAME.  Dr. Thunhorst is a researcher in the psychology department and the cardiovascular center at the university.

His recent studies with aging rats suggest that diverse reflexive and behavioral responses to body fluid and sodium deficits decline with age at different rates.  Results from these studies will contribute to better understanding of why hormonal and neural signaling mechanisms fail to promote adequate water and sodium ingestion in old age and, ultimately, may lead to better management of dehydration in the elderly.   The presentation is open to the public. Refreshments are available at 11:45 a.m.

Be Wise! Immunize! May 7 at Tulsa Air and Space Museum
A “Be Wise, Immunize” event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. Peggy Bernard-Howe R.N., OSU continuous quality improvement coordinator, is Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition board president. The event offers: 

  • Vaccines for 18 and younger
  • Tdap (whooping cough) boosters for incoming seventh graders
  • Free admission to the TASM for child (infants, children, adolescents and teens)
  • Free car seat checks

Sponsors are TAIC, Rotary Clubs, Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa Safe Kids and Oklahoma Caring Foundation. Parent or legal guardian must accompany child and must bring current immunization records. More at www.tulsaimmunize.org

Nominate SAC Awards for Excellence by May 20

Staff Advisory Council is calling for nominations for the Awards for Excellence. Two awards are given; one to administrative/professional staff employee and one to a classified employee. Each recipient receives $500 (after taxes).  You can make nominations on the SAC Website, due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 20. Recipients are announced at the OSU-CHS Staff Appreciation Day picnic Friday, June 17. 

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