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July 19, 2021

Welcome Back Week 2021

The OU-Tulsa President’s Office and OU-Tulsa Staff Senate are excited to welcome all OU-Tulsa faculty and staff back to campus the week of August 2, 2021. The committee has worked hard to create some fun opportunities for faculty and staff to reconnect with your colleagues and work friends.

Photos with Friends – Be sure to take some selfies with all your work friends you’re seeing again. Post them to social media with the #TulsaSooners and we’ll share your smiling faces!

T-shirt Tally Punch Events

Pick up a T-Shirt Tally punch card at the Staff Senate Cookout and attend 4 more T-Shirt Tally punch events during Welcome Back Week/Staff Week and get a free OU-Tulsa t-shirt. 

T-shirt Tally Events:

  • Staff Week Kick Off Cookout
  • Zoom Dress Day (email required)
  • Popcorn and a Movie
  • Headshot Day
  • Staff Recognition Reception
  • Professor Paws and Pals
  • Snow Cone Happy Hour

How to get your T-shirt:

Bring your punch card with at least 5 punches to the OU-Tulsa marketing communication offices in the 3B hallway of the main administration building  from 9 am until 4 pm on Friday, Aug. 6 or Monday, Aug. 9 to get your t-shirt. Quantities and sizes are limited. Only one shirt per person and you must pick up your own shirt. Email with any questions. 


Staff Week Kick Off Cookout 

We are excited to have all of our staff and faculty back on campus. Join us in the walkway between Building 3 and the South entrance of the main academic building from 11am to 1pm. You will receive a hamburger (turkey and veggie options available while supplies last), cookie and water. You will also be given a LiveWell OU reusable travel utensil set while supplies last. 

RSVP required:

(T-shirt Tally Punch Event) 

Zoom Dress Day

Now that we are all back in the office, this is your opportunity to show off your favorite Zoom work outfit (business on the top/comfortable on the bottom).

Submit your outfit photo to Faculty and Staff will have a chance to vote on their favorite outfit and the winner gets a treat from The Merkle Café. Emails must be received by 9 am, Wed., Aug. 4 to be eligible to win. Submitting your photo via email will count as your punch for the t-shirt tally. Please be sure to get supervisor approval.

(Email Required)

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Popcorn and a movie at the Library 

Join us in the Library from 11am to 1pm to watch SpongeBob Square Pants, receive popcorn and relax by coloring a beach poster or putting together a beach puzzle. This is a time to kick those feet up and spend time with colleagues. 

(T-shirt Tally Punch Event) 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Explore, Learn and Reflect 

Noon – 1 pm , Founders Hall in Schusterman Learning Center; RSVP limited to 30 people    

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Participants will also learn more about the Six Week DEI Challenge that will relaunch this fall as well as engage in one of the DEI Challenge activities. Also by attending the DEI workshop, you can log in to the LiveWell portal and collect points under Social Wellness: Social Workshop.

RSVP Required

Headshot Day

9 am - 4 pm; Marcomm Studio 3B03 

Stop by the Marcomm Studio anytime from 9 am until 4 pm for your free, professional head shot. Take 10 minutes out of your day to get a new headshot to celebrate your return to the office.

(T-shirt Tally Punch Event) 

Staff Recognition Reception

5 pm; Founders Hall in the Schusterman Learning Center 

OU-Tulsa Staff Senate is pleased to host the 2021 OU-Tulsa Staff Recognition Reception. Join your fellow OU-Tulsa staff members to enjoy Zoe’s Kitchen and to recognize service anniversaries, Merit Awards, Karla Lane Community Kindness Award and more. 

RSVP Required:

(T-shirt Tally Punch Event) 

Professor Paws and Pals and Comfort Canines of Tulsa

Noon - 1 pm; Founders Student Center 

Back by popular demand and hosted by OU-Tulsa’s very own Albus the Doodledore and Dr. Michael Baxter, take a break from your crazy first week back and stop by Founders Student Center to get some puppy love from Comfort Canines of Tulsa. LiveWell will also be there giving out LiveWell OU lunch totes while supplies last.

(T-shirt Tally Punch Event) 

Snow Cone Happy Hour 

3 pm – 5 pm; Stuart Square

Stop by Stuart Square for a free, refreshing afternoon treat. Be sure to check out the Tulsa Sooners Snow Cone created especially for OU-Tulsa! Quantities are limited. Snow cones are provided by: Brite Ice Sno Cone – Check out their menu at: for other sweets available for purchase. 

(T-shirt Tally Punch Event) 

Food Trucks – Route 66 Frybread 

If Indian Tacos are a favorite, then join us Friday to purchase the famous 1 pounder Indian Taco. Route 66 Frybread serves food that they would want to eat. That means good food in generous portions.  One pound tacos are standard for their customers. Check out their menu at:

11:00am – 1:30pm at Stuart Square