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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Seminar to feature research on clan labs

New ZealandAnne Coxon, Ph.D., will present a seminar on “The Impact of Methamphetamine Laboratories in New Zealand” on Tuesday at noon in Dunlap Auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Methamphetamine is the only illegal stimulant commonly manufactured in New Zealand.  The presentation will provide insight in the development of the methamphetamine problem in New Zealand and the prevalence of clandestine drug laboratories manufacturing the drug. The risks these laboratories pose to society and the environment will be presented, along with a review of current legislation and controls.

Coxon is a researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Mt. Albert Science Center in Auckland, New Zealand.  She has been employed in the Drugs and Clandestine Laboratories Teams at ESR since 1994 and has taken a lead role in the establishment and development of clandestine laboratory response in New Zealand.

Volunteers sought for Eugene Field Mentor Program

Lynette Dittus, director of the Eugene Field Elementary Foundation, will present an information session on the Eugene Field Mentor/Lunch Buddy Program on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in D-007.

“The program pairs a volunteer with a student for a 30-minute lunch period once a week,” said Bria Taylor, who coordinates OSU-CHS activities with Eugene Field. “The goal is to give the students positive adult interactions and 30 minutes a week can make a huge difference in their lives.”

After lunch, the mentors/buddies can read a book, help with homework, play games or participate in other activities at the school.

Those unable to attend the information session can contact Taylor at 918-561-1219 or bria.taylor@okstate.edu

Silent Witness program allows anonymous crime reporting

The Silent Witness program at OSU Center for Health Sciences provides an opportunity to anonymously offer information regarding any illegal or suspicious activities that occur on campus.

Incidents reported through this program are reviewed by campus security. Submitting information through the Silent Witness program does not constitute filing an official police report. If you wish to file a police report, contact CHS Security at 918-625-8592.

All information submitted through Silent Witness is confidential, and providing your contact information is optional.

OSU Energy Education

Going GreenWhen using a campus computer in an office, classroom or other area shut it completely down when finished, turn off monitor, speakers and printers. Everyone can be involved in using basic energy conservation strategies while on campus and also at home.