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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

Dr. Pete's Big Event lets first-year medical students make a difference

Campus SnapshotFirst-year medical students at Oklahoma State University spent the first day of their orientation on Saturday volunteering at Tulsa non-profit agencies as part of the annual Dr. Pete’s Big Event service project.

The enthusiastic students dispersed to three Tulsa organizations to work together, build camaraderie and learn the importance of community involvement.

Students at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club cleaned the gym, game room and other facilities and performed needed repairs. Participants at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma sorted donated food. Students also volunteered at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

The students' orientation week concludes tonight with the Student Osteopathic Medical Association/Oklahoma Osteopathic Association dinner at the Jazz Hall of Fame in downtown Tulsa.

OSU in Tulsa seeking volunteers for United Way Day of Caring

United Way Day of Caring LogoOSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa are seeking volunteers to participate in the United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 7 to assist the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma.

Volunteers will be cleaning the troop house, conducting gardening projects and maintenance, cleaning up walking trails and other projects to help spruce up the facility.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Betty Jo Westerfield at 918-561-8264 or email bettyjo.westerfield@okstate.edu.

Show your orange pride for College Colors Day Aug. 31

College Colors Day 2012“Orange Friday” is already a longtime OSU tradition, but College Colors Day on Friday, Aug.31 is an opportunity to be a part of a nationwide annual celebration that encourages fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel to promote traditions and spirit.

Whether it’s in class or at the office, at work or at play, show your OSU Cowboy spirit and wear your favorite orange apparel. Share a photo of you (or you with friends and family) wearing OSU orange on College Colors Day and post it to the OSU-Center for Health Sciences Facebook page, @reply to us on Twitter or email it to tulsa.socialmedia@okstate.edu. Go Pokes!