Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
ORU/OSU-CHS agreement for medical school admissions is signed
Oral Roberts University has signed an agreement with OSU-CHS that will provide ORU students with a special opportunity to be admitted into OSU’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.
Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, praised the partnership as a way to help meet the healthcare needs of the state.
“OSU in Tulsa believes the early assurance agreement between ORU and OSU’s medical school will ultimately increase the number of highly skilled physicians serving underserved areas, including many urban neighborhoods, and rural areas of Oklahoma,” Barnett said. “OSU recruits from the brightest talent pool in the state and welcomes the opportunity to have more potential ORU students become OSU physicians.”
"This partnership with the OSU Center for Health Sciences is one that I know will benefit both universities and Oklahoma," said ORU President Mark Rutland. "The unique, whole person education at ORU will give those students entering this excellent D.O. program a foundation for success. This newly formed program will produce many fine physicians committed to improving the health of the state."
This “early assurance” program will grant conditional admission to OSU’s medical school program provided ORU students perform well academically in core science courses, earn a high overall GPA and score at about the national level of the Medical College Admission Test.
Once these criteria have been met, the applicant will then be accepted upon satisfactory evaluations of the applicant’s file and the interview process.
OSU in Tulsa to kick off joint United Way Campaign Sept. 8
OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will partner again this year for the university’s annual United Way fundraising effort, which runs Sept. 8-23. The campaign will kick off Thursday, Sept. 8 with breakfast at the Greenwood Cultural Center from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast will be provided by Baxter’s Interurban Grill. President Howard Barnett will also announce the 2011 fundraising goal and Barry Maxwell, development director for Youth Services of Tulsa, will present information about how the funds raised provide services to 61 Tulsa-area partner agencies each year. Entertainment will also be provided by musician Clint Parsons and magician Steve the Sleeve.
The theme of this year's campaign is “What the World Needs Now…” United Way is recognized as the official charitable organization of OSU. Last year, OSU’s two Tulsa campuses raised a combined total of more than $51,600 for the Tulsa Area United Way.
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Realtors meet today for tour of Red Fork
Ryan Miller, OSU-COM alumni director and a member of the RedFork Main Street board of directors, said its Economic Restructuring Committee will host a Commercial REALTOR® Bus Tour to inform the commercial brokerage industry about points of interest, improvements and growth potential in the area.
Commercial realtors will meet on campus at 4:30 p.m. today for a bus tour to learn about development opportunities and economic initiatives in the historic Red Fork District.
Participants will tour the area and return to campus for overview of economic development benefits and plans for West Tulsa presented by David Simmons with the City of Tulsa planning department. Tulsa County News publisher Gary Percefull will discuss development in the Red Fork District.
Mark your calendar
Aug. 31 – Sam’s Club offers special memberships for students, faculty and staff. Student lounge lobby - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sept. 2 – First Friday Seminar: DNA expert Art Eisenberg, Ph.D., presents “The application of DNA technologies for the identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains,” at noon
in CAME D-107. Refreshments are available at 11:45 a.m.
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