The University Center Trust Authority Board and the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Trustees have approved OETA, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, to build a new 10,000 sq. ft. studio on the OSU-Tulsa campus.
According to OSU-Tulsa President Gary Trennepohl the board approved a land lease agreement for OETA to build the new station on campus. OSU-Tulsa and OETA officials are looking at sites along North Greenwood Avenue. on the east side of the campus, which is located at 700 N. Greenwood Ave. in Tulsa’s historic Greenwood neighborhood. The board agreed that the studio should be built with similar architecture as the buildings on campus. Since the potential lease site for OETA is located on the exterior of the campus property, university operations and parking would not be affected, Trennepohl says. Construction could start in roughly six months.
Trennepohl thinks the partnership is a good thing for OSU-Tulsa students.
“OSU-Tulsa and OETA are a great match because of our congruent educational mission for the state. It’s a tremendous opportunity for OSU-Tulsa to create a partnership with Oklahoma’s public television network that would complement our journalism and broadcasting program, leading to internships and jobs for our students and graduates.”
OSU-Tulsa students currently go to internships at OETA, located at 811 N. Sheridan Rd.
The School of Journalism and Broadcasting offers undergraduate degrees in advertising and public relations, as well as a graduate degree in mass communications. Go to osutulsa.okstate.edu.com for more information.