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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Class president to deliver OSU-CHS commencement address

Steven HarmonSteven Harmon, class of 2012 president, will deliver the OSU Center for Health Sciences commencement address at the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

Harmon, a native of Taylorsville, Utah, is one of the graduates in the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Forensic Sciences who will receive their degrees at the ceremony.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in biochemistry at the University of Utah. He chose to attend OSU-CHS “because I wanted to become a D.O. and OSU felt like family.” Following graduation, Harmon will begin a family practice residency program in Boise, Idaho.

Cowboy Family Roundup brings together faculty, staff from OSU in Tulsa

Cowboy Family Roundup LogoThe OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council will host the Cowboy Family Roundup on Friday, April 20 in the OSU-Tulsa Main Hall Commons for faculty and staff.

The event is an opportunity for employees from OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences to learn more about each campus and get to know the faculty and staff. Attendees will be able to take a tour of OSU-Tulsa and visit Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock and Roll Exhibit.

Attendees will be treated to a complimentary lunch from Baxter's Interurban Grill and may participate in games like office chair shuffle, trash can basketball shootout and shoe kick contest. Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost, and Dr. Ron Bussert, OSU-Tulsa vice president for administration and finance, will team up against Dr. Raj Basu, OSU-Tulsa vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Jim Hess, OSU-CHS chief operating officer, for a tricycle relay competition.

Faculty and staff planning on attending the event are asked to RSVP by Monday, April 16.

Jenks Pre-Med Society students to attend PhUn

The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology will host Physiology Understanding (PhUn) for the Pre-Med Society from Jenks High School on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. in Dunlap Auditorium.

The high school students, who are interested in careers as physicians, will meet with faculty and researchers during the event at OSU-CHS. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss possible summer research internships.

Researchers interested in meeting with the students should contact Alexander Rouch, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology, at 918-561-8228 or al.rouch@okstate.edu.

Tickets available for Bedlam Baseball, Tailgate Party

Tickets are still available for Bedlam Baseball on Friday, May 4 at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa. The cost is $31 and includes entrance into the tailgate, barbecue dinner and a reserved seat in the OSU section at the game.

The tailgate begins at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Free parking is available at OSU-Tulsa.

Contact the Tulsa Drillers Ticket Office at 918-744-5901 to request the OSU Alumni Package. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email TulsaBedlam@orangeconnection.org.