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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

OSU-COM Students Meet with Gov. Fallin

Gov. Fallin and medical studentsOklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin met with a group of OSU Center for Health Sciences administrators and medical students at a special reception during her trip to OSU-Tulsa on Wednesday.

Howard Barnett, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS president, Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and 11 medical students met with Fallin following the Town Hall Forum.

Fallin and 11 members of her Cabinet were in Tulsa to discuss issues related to education, transportation, the economy and the state’s infrastructure. They also answered questions from members of the public.

Nearly 300 people attended the lunch forum, which was open to the public and held in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. It was the first event live-streamed on OSU’s new online network, OStateTV.

First Friday Seminar to Focus on Language Processing

Shelia Kennison, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University, will present the First Friday Seminar on Oct. 5 at noon in D-107.

“Hemispheric Differences in Language Processing” will focus on Kennison’s research on understanding how natural language is processed.

Kennison’s research examines each hemisphere of the brain to determine differences in language processing and the roles of interhemispheric transfer in language comprehension.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at 11:45 a.m.

International Medical Education Expert to Visit OSU-CHS

HardenDr. Ronald M. Harden, a former professor of medical education and teaching dean and director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee in Scotland, will visit OSU Center for Health Sciences for a faculty development workshop and presentation Oct. 15-16.

Harden will present “Making Teaching More Effective: The FAIR Principles” from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 15 in D-107. The workshop focuses on the basic educational principles that should be incorporated in teaching:

  • Providing feedback to students
  • Making learning active rather than passive
  • Individualizing the learning to needs of each sudents
  • Making learning relevant

The Office of Educational Development will host a meet and greet session with Harden following the workshop from 4-5 p.m. in Founders Hall.

On Oct. 16, Harden will conduct “What is an Excellent Teacher?” from 1-2:30 p.m. in D-107. The lecture will focus on how to be an excellent teacher, covering topics such as technical competencies, how to approach teaching and personal development.

The sessions are free. For more information, contact Machelle Linsenmeyer at machelle.davison@okstate.edu or 918-561-5712.

OSU launches online video system, OStateTV

OStateTV LogoOSU Center for Health Sciences is taking part in a new university-wide video network that launched this week. OStateTV, available at http://OState.TV,  is making it easier than ever to view video that showcases OSU events, people, expertise and spirit.

OStateTV is the one-stop source for OSU video, bringing together all OSU campuses, colleges and organizations, as well as students, employees and alumni, through a variety of online channels on one platform.  Content is available across all devices: personal computers, tablets and smart phones.

Gov. Mary Fallin’s Town Hall Forum was the first event streamed live on the online network. The university will broadcast its Oct. 20 homecoming parade and its Nov. 1 OStateTEDx event live.  It also will carry live athletic events, musical concerts, featured speakers and more.