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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Medical students complete service projects during Dr. Pete's Big Event

Terresa Miller, MS-I, helps a teacher at Eugene Field Elementary
Terresa Miller, MS-I, helps a teacher at Eugene Field Elementary organize books for her classroom.

First-year medical students at OSU Center for Health Sciences spent last Friday afternoon giving back to the Tulsa community by completing a variety of community service projects as part of Dr. Pete’s Big Event.

The 115 new students spent their first day of orientation working at Eugene Field Elementary School, Little Light House School, Emergency Infant Services, Goodwill and Clarehouse. The event was organized by a group of second-year students.

Dr. Pete’s Big Event fosters a spirit of community and service in students and is part of OSU-CHS' mission to serve the underserved. The event also offers students an opportunity to build relationships and become invested in the Tulsa area.

Learn about community service opportunities at vendor fair

Students, faculty and staff at OSU-CHS can learn about local organizations and explore volunteer opportunities during the Community Awareness Vendor Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Founders Hall.

Participating organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters Oklahoma, Chinowth & Cohen, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Community Action Project, Eugene Field Elementary School, Global Gardens, Good Samaritan Health Services, Habitat for Humanity, INCOG Area Agency on Aging, Junior Achievement, RedFork Main Street, Route 66 Village, Tulsa Camp Fire, Tulsa Day Center for Health Sciences, Volunteer Tulsa and YMCA.

Discounted football tickets available for OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff

It’s time to cheer on the Oklahoma State Cowboys by purchasing your season tickets for the six home games that include TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma.

Students can buy discounted season tickets at the Oklahoma State Ticket Office using the following account ID: 13 + CWID. For example, if your CWID is 12345678, then your account ID is 1312345678. OSU-CHS faculty and staff members are eligible for discounted season tickets starting at $400.

Single game tickets, with the exception of the Bedlam game, begin at $70 per ticket for the non-conference game and $90 for the conference games. For best locations, consider purchasing season tickets. Single game ticket locations will be sold from the unused visitors’ allotment in the east end of the stadium.

I-244 bridge construction diverts traffic around campus

Construction continues on I-244

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation continues to replace the eastbound Interstate 244 bridge over the Arkansas River, impacting traffic around OSU Center for Health Sciences, OSU Medical Center and OSU Physicians Health Care Center.

Students, faculty and staff should plan for lane and ramp closures at the southwest corner of the Inner Dispersal Loop during this project. The eastbound I-244 entrance at 17th Street has been closed. The south leg of the westbound IDL (southbound US-75/westbound US-64/SH-51) is closed at Houston Avenue. All south/westbound traffic must exit at Houston Avenue.

East and westbound I-244 is narrowed to two open lanes in each direction between 21st Street and Second Street. All traffic has been shifted to the westbound I-244 bridge.

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