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Thursday, May 15, 2014

OSU-CHS Commencement to honor Class of 2014

The OSU-CHS Commencement Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.
The OSU-CHS Commencement Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

OSU-CHS will celebrate the Class of 2014 tomorrow during the commencement ceremony at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St. Graduates should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

OSU-COM Class President Brock Wilson will deliver the commencement address. The Poteau native completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He will begin a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa in July.

The graduating class recently selected Cindy Berry, D.O., and Eva Garringer, Ph.D., as the 2014 Educators of the Year. They will lead the faculty and student procession as grand marshals during the ceremony.

Photos will be provided by Candid Color Photography and will be available for purchase online at candidcolorphotography.com.

Students volunteer at Roy Clark Elementary STEM Night

Joshua Redmond, MS-I, explains the structure of an eye to a Roy Clark Elementary student.
Joshua Redmond, MS-I, explains the structure of an eye to a Roy Clark Elementary student.

A group of Tulsa-area children were recently introduced to human anatomy, chemistry, botany and electricity by the OSU-CHS Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association and OSU-COM students during Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night at Roy Clark Elementary School.

The students learned about static electricity and the chemistry of oil and water. They used a magnifying glass to look at leaves and plant stems. Students also studied anatomy with models of an eye, brain, foot, hand and stomach and examined the differences between healthy and unhealthy hearts and lungs.

The event was organized and hosted by Roy Clark Elementary to increase student interest in STEM fields.

Reading Partners celebrates end of school year at Eugene Field

Eugene Field Elementary School recently hosted a Reading Partners End-of-Year Celebration to recognize OSU-CHS and other volunteers who helped students become strong, confident readers.

OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff were among the group of volunteers who commit one hour each week to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to Eugene Field Elementary students. The volunteers follow a curriculum that helps students acquire multiple literacy skills and concepts.

Reading Partners is a national nonprofit literacy organization serving Tulsa Public Schools with an intervention program to assist students in achieving grade-level reading proficiency and preparing them for academic, social and civic success.

Ride of Silence to affect traffic around OSU-CHS

Traffic around campus on West 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard will be congested during the Ride of Silence on Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.

Those visiting or leaving OSU-CHS during the event should schedule extra travel time. The eight-mile route begins and ends at the River West Festival Park, proceeds around the OSU-CHS campus, crosses the Arkansas River and continues on Riverside Drive.

Cyclists across the U.S. and throughout the world will participate in the event to honor those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The event, held during National Bike Month, raises awareness for drivers and cyclists to safely share the road.

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