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April 8, 2011

Data Mining Demystified at noon Thursday, April 14 at OSU-Tulsa

Learn more about how researchers and other professionals use data and text mining applications to analyze large quantities of information for better decision making with  OSU’s Dr. Dursun Delen, associate professor in Management Science and Information Systems, at noon Thursday, April 14, North Hall, rm. 150. The presentation is part of the Faculty Research Excellence Series sponsored by OSU-Tulsa Library. Attendees may call 918-594-8133 by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, to reserve lunch for $8.95, or a bring sack lunch.

Colby Foundation Endowed Lectureship is Friday, April 15

Three speakers present personal and professional perspectives on organ donation and transplantation at the annual Colby Foundation Endowed Lectureship at noon Friday, April 15, in Dunlap Auditorium. Harvard Medical School associate professor James Rodrigue, Ph.D., discusses the psychological issues of organ donation and transplantation. He is director of the Center for Transplant Outcomes and Quality Improvement at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Stephanie Scott, a registered nurse and quality systems manager of organ recovery for LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, will present transplantation donor and recipient information for physicians.

Starla Cassani tells her personal about the loss of her infant son, Colby Cassani, and the decision to donate his organs. She and her husband John Cassani, D.O., a family physician and a 1980 graduate of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, donated Colby’s organs, a decision resulting in life-saving and life-enhancing outcomes for several other children. They founded the Colby Foundation, and the lectureship series to qualifying schools of medicine, in order to educate medical students about the importance of organ donations and transplantation.

OSU-CHS SAC scholarship applications due Friday, April 15

Applications for employee scholarships from SAC are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 15. 
For eligibility requirements and application forms:


OSU-CHS researcher Dr. Tom Glass on NPR health blog

National Public Radio’s health blog, Shots, features R. Tom Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D., in an article about the presence of contamination in brass and wind band instruments.

OSU COM 2005 graduates Brian and Elizabeth Harris team up in Tahlequah

Elizabeth Harris, D.O., an OG/BYN, and her husband Brian Harris, D.O., an anesthesiologist, met in chemistry lab, attended OSU College of Medicine together, married during medical school, and now work at the Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. The couple graduated in 2005 and completed their residencies at OSU Medical Center on June 30, 2010.  Read more:  http://www.cherokee.org/NewsRoom/FullStory/3558/Page/Default.aspx

More testing, so more snacks needed for Eugene Field students

Students at Eugene Field need healthy snacks and bottles of water during testing April 18 - 29th.  Totals needed: 360 total snacks for 5th grade students (6 days); 252 total snacks for 4th grade students (4 days); 236 total snacks for 3rd grade students (4 days);
200 total bottles of water (will refill individual bottles). Drop off donations (pretzels, Gold Fish, Cheese-Its, granola bars, bottled water) at Physicians Office Bldg. ,  Rm.420,  Houston Parke,  Pediatrics check-in,  Health Care Center, break room,  CHS, main elevators and  Forensic/Biomedical building, elevators. Pick up is Thursday, April 14. Contact Laurie St. Clair to make a monetary donation.

Scrub Run April 23 benefits LifeShare transplant donor service

Sign up now for the 31st annual OSU Osteopathic Scrub Run on April 23, sponsored by the OSU Student Osteopathic Medicine Association. 

8 a.m.          Lo Detrich Honorary 5K  
9:15 a.m.    Colby Cassani and Brayden Jueschke  
                      Gift of Life 10K
9:20 a.m.   William Ferry Memorial 1-mile Fun Run  

Races are walker-friendly and are chip-timed. Register at Fleet Feet Sports – Tulsa, 5968 S. Yale Ave. Telephone: (918) 492-3338, or at getmeregistered.com.

Race proceeds benefit LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma. April is national Donate Life Month, highlighting the need for organ donations in Oklahoma.


Boo-yah! FA/ST is back

Softball and friendly competition rule at the annual FA/ST challenge Tuesday, May 17, at Lesion Field. Players for MSI meet the MSII team at 5:15, and the winners then takes on the reigning champions, the Faculty/Staff team, at 6:45 p.m. 

PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling coming to campus

Angelyn Holmes, OSU in Tulsa energy education manager, has announced that a PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling machine will be installed in the OSU-CHS student lounge area during Earth Week April 18-22, and will be dedicated Thursday, April 21. When you recycle your plastic bottles and aluminum cans in a Dream Machine, you can earn personal reward points, redeemable for local discounts (kiosks only); support post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities and help make our planet a little greener. The Dream Machine recycling initiative – created by PepsiCo in collaboration with Waste Management, Keep America Beautiful and Greenopolis – is introducing thousands of recycling kiosks and bins at high-traffic, public locations around the country to help increase the U.S. beverage container-recycling rate by giving Americans convenient access to recycling receptacles.

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Calendar of events

Graduation events
Thursday, May 12

  • Graduation breakfast, 9 a.m. 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, 10441 S. Regal Blvd.

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