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October 2008 Campus Notices

Tue, November 04, 2008

October 2008 Campus Notices

World renowned physicist to speak on passion for discovery
World renowned physicist and the author of the book, “A Passion for Discovery,” professor Peter Freund of the University of Chicago, will present a lecture at OSU on the human side of doing theoretical physics on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. in room 106 of the Noble Research Center. He will explore the issue through stories about the interactions between physicists and physics. The lecture is hosted by the OSU Department of Physics. For more information, click here .

Expert to present “The Middle East: A Global Perspective”

The School of International Studies invites you to hear Dr. Muhsen Makhamreh speak on “The Middle East: A Global Perspective,” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center Exhibit Hall. Makhamreh is dean (the equivalent of our university president) of Jordan Applied University. He served at OSU in the late 80s as part of a Fulbright grant and lectured at universities around the world. A public reception will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Daniel Darnell at (405) 744-6607 or

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Deadline for SGA candidate applications Nov. 3
Applications for OSU Student Government Association senate candidates are now available at 060 Campus Life Desk and 040 SGA Office in the Student Union. Completed applications are due by Monday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. and a required information session for candidates will be held at 8 p.m. that same night. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Stukenborg at (412) 225-5247.

Halloween Harmony at Hideaway on Thursday
The Friends of Music Board is hosting its annual “Halloween Harmony at the Hideaway” from 5 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. This fundraiser for the OSU Music Department features a variety of student ensembles and soloists performing in different areas of the restaurant, and board members will be in costume handing out treats to patrons.  A portion of the evening’s business will be donated to Friends of Music.

HES silent auction and bake sale for United Way this week
The College of Human Environmental Sciences will hold a silent auction and bake sale in room 119 in the HES building from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily, Oct. 29-31. A sampling of items up for bid includes, one night's stay in The Atherton Hotel; two nights - Eureka Springs condo ($220 value); gift certificates; rod and reel from The Tackle Shack; four rounds of golf  at The Links of Stillwater ($120 value) and much, much more.

Next History Club classic Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” tomorrow
The History Club’s next classic film is the Hitchcock mystery/thriller, “Rear Window,” set for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in room 313 of the Classroom Building. Described as one of Hitchcock’s best, the film stars Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Wheelchair-bound Stewart becomes convinced that a murder has been committed in a neighboring apartment. The screening is free and open to the public.

OSU-Tulsa to host graduate studies fair
OSU-Tulsa will host a Graduate Studies Fair on Nov. 5 to showcase master’s and doctoral programs to current college students or professionals who are ready to advance their career. The fair will take place in OSU-Tulsa’s North Hall Lobby from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The fair will feature informational sessions on preparing for graduate entrance exams, applying for graduate school, financial aid and scholarships as well as a new federal grant program. For more information, call (918) 594-8355.

Seminar to develop innovative middle managers
Dr. James Pappas will offer “Developing Innovative Middle Managers” seminar, Thursday, Nov. 6, at the CREC Training Center in Stillwater as part of the LeadershipSources series. Pappas, professor of management in the OSU Spears School of Business, will teach middle managers how to influence upper–management decisions, champion ideas, implement strategies and add value. Register now by calling the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 1-866-678-3933 or visiting www.cepd.okstate.edu .

“Into the Streets” set for Nov. 8
OSU’s annual volunteer weekend “Into the Streets” is set for Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 9 a.m. Student groups, organizations, individuals and faculty who wish to donate their time and provide service to the community are asked to contact Chelsea Pulver at (918) 740-9335 or e-mail

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to receive a form to participate or just to ask questions.

Lowe elected president of OKC-PRSA
The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has elected Derinda Lowe, APR, as its president for 2009. Lowe, coordinator of public relations, marketing and alumni affairs for the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, has been with the PRSA for more than 15 years. She takes over as head of the chapter in January. The organization is dedicated to advancing the public relations profession and has more than 20,000 professional and student members in 112 chapters nationwide.

SUAB offers horror for Halloween
Double feature - Thursday, Oct. 30 - “Halloween” at 7 p.m. and “The Strangers” at 9:30 p.m. SU Theater.
Halloween Carnival – Friday, Oct. 31 – 6 – 8 p.m.  SU Atrium.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” - Friday, Oct. 31 – cult classic starts at 9 p.m. at Starlight Terrace, SU 4th floor.

Third annual Smartie Pants Trivia Night--Wednesday
Test your trivia skills to benefit United Way. Student Union Ballroom, Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To register, visit www.transit.okstate.edu.

OSU center offering free depression screenings
The OSU Center for Family Services is offering free 30-minute depression screenings on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Nov. 12-13 and again on Nov. 19-20 from 5-8:30 p.m. Phone (405) 744-5058 for more information. The center has been serving the Stillwater community for more than a decade and specializes in marriage and family therapy.

Health tipWellness tip: Icing for injuries
Icing many types of injuries aids the healing process. However, it is important to use ice safely. Do not leave an ice pack on an injury after the skin becomes numb. Always keep a thin cloth between the ice pack and your skin. Don't use ice on open blisters or wounds. Never fall asleep with ice on your skin. If an injury does not respond to self-treatment within 24-72 hours or is severe, see a doctor. Wellness tips are brought to you by the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, dedicated to making OSU the Healthiest Campus in America. For more information about services for students, faculty and staff, call 744-WELL (9355).

OSU DASNR recognizes distinguished alums
The Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has recognized three individuals with its Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award. They include Mike Kubicek, the executive director of the Oklahoma Peanut Commission, Joe Neal Hampton of the Oklahoma Seed Trade Association and Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association, and the late Clem McSpadden, the “voice of rodeo” for generations of farm and ranch families, as this year’s honorees. Read more about them by clicking here.  

Art festival Saturday at Theta Pond

ECO-OSU will hold its 2nd annual ECO Art Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3-9 p.m. at Theta Pond. The festival will feature an environmentally themed art show, eco-friendly booths and vendors, live music, homemade stew and cornbread, and many fun activities for every age. For more information, go to www.orgs.okstate.edu/ecoosu or e-mail

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"Diwali Night" set for Friday and Saturday
Indian Students Association is hosting “Diwali Night” this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the Seretean Center Concert Hall. The Friday show starts at 7 p.m. and the Saturday event starts at 5 p.m. and includes dinner. Tickets for both shows are on sale at the Chi-O clock from noon to 2 p.m. Bursar charges and cash are accepted. The Friday show is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. The Saturday dinner and show are $9 for members and $11 for non-members.

USAF Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble in Stillwater Sunday

The City of Stillwater Community Center will host the United States Air Force Band of Mid America “Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble” for a matinee concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Houston Theater, 315 W. 8th Ave.  Admission is free, but seats are limited. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Gloria Short at (405) 533-8433 or

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Are you ready for basketball for United Way?
Entries will open for men, women and co-rec teams on Monday, Oct. 27. The games start Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, in the Colvin Recreation Center. Teams can have a maximum of 15 players per roster and any OSU student, faculty or staff member is eligible to play in this fundraising tournament. The tournament entry fee of $50 per team will be donated to the OSU United Way fund drive. For more information, phone (405) 744-7407 or go online to http://campusrec.okstate.edu/. You can also visit the Intramural Sports Office, 104, Colvin Recreation Center.   

Help OSU student win award
Yolanda Odenyo, a member of OSU’s women’s soccer team, is one of 10 finalists for the 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award — and we can help her win. Online voting is now open and will continue through late November. You can vote once per day per computer. Here is the link for voting: http://soccer.seniorclassaward.com/public/women/vote.aspx

Don’t miss the SUAB Haunted House and other activites…
German Cultural Dinner - Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., SU Atrium ($5, cash, meal plan, or bursar)
Haunted House - Thursday, Oct. 23, and Fri. Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m., 8th Floor Kerr Hall ($2, benefits United Way) Please Note: The first hour of the haunted house will be geared toward a younger audience.
Bingo - Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., SU Starlight Terrace
For the schedule for the rest of the semester, go to http://union.okstate.edu/SUAB/.

Household hazardous waste drop-off Saturday
The City of Stillwater is holding its annual free and easy drop-off for household hazardous waste this Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stillwater Convenience Collection Center, 807 S. Perkins Road.  Household hazardous wastes include any product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible, irritant or pharmaceutical. For more information contact Environmental Programs Manager Lou Ann Snoddy (405) 533-8484 or

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Huhnke named 2008 Sarkeys Distinguished Professor

Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Ray Huhnke has been named the 2008 recipient of the Sarkeys Distinguished Professor Award by the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, based on outstanding contributions to agriculture. Huhnke serves as director of the DASNR Biobased Products and Energy Center, which coordinates the division’s nationally recognized bioenergy programs and serves as a liaison with the bioenergy industry. Huhnke also serves as coordinator of the multi-college, multi-institutional OSU Biofuels Team and is the principal or co-principal investigator on grants and contracts exceeding $20 million. For full details, click here.  

Chancellor tours Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

The Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Glen D. Johnson Jr. visited the FAPC during homecoming week to learn more about the services the center provides. Johnson was an early advocate of the value-added center while he led the Oklahoma House of Representatives. An economic impact study found the combined direct, indirect and induced economic contributions of FAPC client companies were $6.3 billion and generated 52,000 jobs. For more details, click here.


Open Forums set this week on Student Union renovation
It’s your Student Union and we want your feedback about plans for renovation during one of two open forums this week. Come to either the Student Union Exhibit Room on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. or Student Union Case Study 2 on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. to share your thoughts. For more information, phone (405) 744-5231.  

Men’s basketball tickets go on sale for students tomorrow

Men's basketball student tickets go on sale at OSU Athletic Center Oct. 22 and 23 at the south ticket office windows between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The price for the 2008-2009 general admission student ticket is $242, which can be paid for with check, cash, credit card or bursar. Limit one ticket per student. Students MUST be present with OSU ID to purchase ticket. Call 877-ALL-4-OSU for more information.


Free flu shots available for students Thursday
University Health Services will be providing free flu shots in the Student Union Starlight Terrace (4th floor), Thursday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until supplies are gone. After Thursday, you can still get a free flu shot by going to the UHS Clinic, 1202 Farm Road, Monday – Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.  and 1 to 4:30 p.m.   

Flu shots available for OSU faculty, staff and dependents starting next week
The “Flu Shot Team” from the Seretean Wellness Center will be available during the following dates and times to provide flu shots to OSU faculty, staff, and dependents:
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3 - 5 p.m., Student Union Atrium; Wednesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 101J Physical Plant Services; Thursday, Oct. 30, 1 - 3 p.m., 106 Ag Hall; Thursday, Nov. 6, 2 – 4 p.m., Gallagher-Iba Arena East Lobby; and Monday, Nov. 17, 1 – 3 p.m., 106B Whitehurst. Please bring your insurance card with you. If you cannot attend any of the above dates and times, please contact the Employee Health Clinic at (405) 744-7556 to schedule an appointment.

“Developing Effective Attitudes in the Workplace” workshop set for Thursday
Dr. Lee Manzer, professor of marketing, Spears School of Business, will help participants understand how attitudes significantly contribute to an organization’s success when he presents “Developing Effective Attitudes in the Workplace” Thursday, Oct. 23, at the OSU-OKC Student Center. Register now by calling the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 1-866-678-3933 or visiting cepd.okstate.edu.

Russian art expert to deliver Converse-Cate-Yates Lecture
Professor John Bowlt of the University of Southern California will speak on “Performing Revolution: Experiments in Russian Stage Design” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Wes Watkins Center Auditorium for the 17th annual Converse-Cate-Yates Lecture in Humanities, Religion and Society. One of the foremost authorities on Russian avant-garde art, Bowlt will focus on the interaction of theater, art and literature during Russian Modernism. For more information, e-mail Professor Keith Tribble at

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or phone (405) 744-9551.

Historian of medieval religion to speak as part of Arts and Humanities lecture series

Caroline Walker Bynum, renowned historian of medieval religion, society, and gender, will deliver two lectures on the OSU Stillwater campus on Thursday, Oct. 23. The first lecture, “Forty Years of Being a Feminist Medievalist,” will be held at 11 a.m. in the Helmerich Browsing Room of Edmon Low Library. The second lecture, “Weeping Statues and Bleeding Bread:  Miracles in the Late Middle Ages,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. in room 106, Noble Research Center, and will be followed by a reception. For more information, please contact Jennifer Borland at

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OSU to host Annual World Picture Conference
Ernesto Laclau and Lauren Berlant are the scheduled keynote speakers at a gathering of internationally recognized theorists of culture and media at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Oct. 24 and 25. The public is invited to attend the two keynote presentations, which are free and set for 5 p.m. each night in room 106 of the Noble Research Center. For more details, click here. The annual conference is hosted by the Department of English and Screen Studies Program. Questions? Please contact:

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KOSU “Celebrate ’08” Fall Membership Drive starts this week
KOSU is seeking pledges from at least 625 members during its fall on-air membership drive beginning Thursday, Oct. 23. The eight-day KOSU “Celebrate ‘08” fundraiser will feature ticket giveaways to the Tulsa performance of “A Prairie Home Companion” and the Stillwater appearance of The Capitol Steps, as well as a partnership with the Food Bank of Central Oklahoma.  The drive concludes Thursday, Oct. 30, with a Halloween open house at the KOSU studios. Phone 1-800-228-4678 or join online at www.kosu.org.

OSU employee quoted in new book on podcasting
Lanie James, employee development coordinator for OSU’s Career Services, is quoted in the latest edition (2nd edition) of “Podcasting for Dummies.” She talks about using podcasting as a way to offer interview and resume tips for soon-to-be OSU grads. Her comments appear in a section that explains the importance of planning out a podcast to achieve a specific goal or purpose. James recently completed her master’s degree in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting, completing her professional project on the podcast series she developed for Career Services.

Oktoberfest this week
The OSU German Club will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Thursday, Oct. 23, on the OSU Library lawn from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Everyone is invited for authentic German food and festivities.  Questions? Contact German Club President Kiira Horstman at

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Bug Bash to include “Fear Factor” contest
The OSU Insect Adventure and the Sanborn Entomology Club will host Bug Bash on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Insect Adventure on W. Virginia Street just east of the OSU Botanical Gardens. Bug Bash activities will include a Fear Factor contest, mouthparts relay race, face painting, and the live insect petting zoo. For more information contact Dr. Andrine Shufran, educational outreach coordinator, at (405)744-7755 or e-mail

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Next History Club Classic: “Shane”
The History Club will show the classic western film “Shane” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in room 313 of the Classroom Building. Alan Ladd plays Shane, a weary gunfighter who appears unannounced at a settler’s homestead and becomes involved in a settler/rancher conflict.  Free and open to the public.

Restaurants to help with United Way fundraiser
Two restaurants in Stillwater will donate 10 percent of their sales to United Way if you’ll tell your waiter that’s what you want when you order your meal on the designated night.  The Rib Crib will give 10 percent of sales on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5 – 10 p.m. and El Chico will donate 10 percent of sales on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5 – 10 p.m. Thanks for El Vaquero’s help on Monday.

Student Union homecoming decoration winners
See who won this year’s homecoming decorating contest in the Student Union. View a list of this year’s winners as well as pictures of all the entries, by clicking on the following link http://union.okstate.edu/HomecomingContest.htm

SUAB invites you to the Student Union
The Student Union Activities Board is offering:
Coffee House – Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m., SU Starlight Terrace
German Cultural Dinner - Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., SU Atrium ($5, cash, meal plan, or bursar)
Haunted House - Thursday, Oct. 23, and Fri. Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m., 8th Floor Kerr Hall ($2, benefits United Way)
Bingo - Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., SU Starlight Terrace
For the schedule for the rest of the semester, go to http://union.okstate.edu/SUAB/.

Free practice test on campus hosted by Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan will be offering a campus-wide opportunity for students to take a free practice GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT administered under simulated testing conditions on Saturday, Oct. 25, at noon in the Wes Watkins Center. Participants will receive their scores a few days after the event with a personalized analysis of their performance. Pre-registration is suggested at www.kaptest.com/practice.

WellnessWellness tip: Calf exercises at your desk    
Simple calf and ankle exercises can be performed right at your desk.  Our fitness expert recommends the following:  1) Lift and lower both heels while keeping the balls of your feet planted firmly on the floor; and 2) Work the opposing muscles of the shin by lifting and lowering the balls of your feet with your heels on the floor.  Shoot for 20-30 repetitions of both exercises.


Students: Be a 2009 orientation leader

OSU is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, knowledgeable students involved in the OSU community to join the 2009 Orientation Leader Team. Orientation leaders welcome and assist OSU’s incoming students and their families during the late spring/summer orientation and enrollment programs. Applications are available online by clicking here, in the office at 321 SU, or in 060 SU. Questions? Contact New Student Orientation at 744-3636.  

Cowboy basketball tops Big 12 for graduation success rate

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s latest graduation success rates puts the OSU men’s basketball team on top with a score of 92 percent, the highest in the Big 12 Conference. The rates are based on incoming freshmen from 1998 to 2001 graduating within six years. Nebraska is second with 77 percent.


KOSU to offer “The Legal Lowdown”
KOSU is launching a new two minute weekly radio program “The Legal Lowdown” with attorney and OSU alumna Stacy Acord.  Acord graduated from OSU in 1996 with a degree in journalism and worked at KOSU and KWTV in Oklahoma City before earning her law degree from the University of Oklahoma. “The Legal Lowdown” will air Fridays at 9:30 a.m. during The Takeaway on KOSU.  

Bengali Film Festival starts tonight

The Bangladesh Students Association is hosting the Bengali Film Festival Oct. 16 – 18 in room 106 of the Noble Research Center, starting at 6 p.m. nightly. These are critically acclaimed, award-winning films that present life as it is in Bangladesh. Admission is free. Thursday night (tonight) the movie is “Adhair” (The Battle of Sharecroppers, 2003), Oct. 17, see “Chitra Nadir Pare” (Quiet Flows the River Chitra, 1999) and Oct. 18, “Nayak” (Hero, 1966).


Delta Tau Delta Carnival to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer
If you are headed to Walkaround Friday night, make sure to stop by the Delta Tau Delta Carnival. All proceeds from the carnival will be donated to the OSU Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, and all proceeds will be donated in honor of David Muegge, a 10-year-old Stillwater boy who is battling cancer for the second time. For more information about the carnival, e-mail  

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. The OSU Coaches vs. Cancer Campaign ranks first in the Big 12 and in the top ten nationally.

Gundy to talk sports from the Ranchers Club
Coach Mike Gundy’s radio show “Cowboy Sports Talk with Mike Gundy” will broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 21, from the Ranchers Club in the Atherton Hotel on the OSU Campus. The show will start at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Get there early. For reservations, phone (405) 744-BEEF.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join the fight
Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Share The WEALTH will have an educational breast cancer awareness booth at the Student Union across from the bookstore from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. OSU students will be giving out a variety of information and goodies. Wednesday is “Think Pink” day and everyone is being asked to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Share The WEALTH is also collecting pink Yoplait lids. For every pink lid OSU sends in Yoplait® will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, up to $1.5 million. Bring lids to the booth or to Room 154 of University Health Services. For more information contact Tia Wallace at 744-4298.

Sustainability Speaker Series: “Innovation in Policy”
Dr. Beth Caniglia will present “Innovation in Policy” as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9 - 10:15 a.m., in the Browsing Room on the 2nd floor of the Edmond Low Library. The series is sponsored by the Department of Marketing, OSU Institute for Creativity and Innovation, and OSU graduate students in the Society of Environmental Scientists. The series is free and open to the public.

Bird next featured speaker in leadership series

Dr. Lee Bird, vice president, Office of Student Affairs, will speak on “Ethical Leadership in Higher Education” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Case Study 1 – Student Union. This is the second presentation in a series sponsored by the Leadership Development Office. It is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Stephen Haseley in the Department of Campus Life at (405) 744-5485.


Dorland to speak at ConocoPhillips Lectures
Dr. Dianne Dorland, dean of the College of Engineering at Rowan University, will present the 42nd Lecture in Chemical Engineering Education. The lectures on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24, are open to the public. Dorland, whose career includes both industry and academia, will review learning concepts and their practical implementation. The lecture series is jointly sponsored by ConocoPhillips and the OSU School of Chemical Engineering. Visit http://www.cheng.okstate.edu for more information about Dorland and this series.

OSU Theatre Presents “Endgame”
The OSU Department of Theatre investigates this question “Is there a purpose to life?” in its upcoming production of “Endgame,” from Oct. 21 - 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jerry L. Davis Studio Theatre in Gundersen Hall. Admission is $5. A post-show discussion will follow the Oct. 24 performance. Endgame shows a day in the life of characters who are mutually dependent upon each other. For ticket information, please call (405)744-9208.

It’s Conflict Resolution Day
Today is being recognized globally as Conflict Resolution Day to increase public awareness about conflict resolution and its benefits. For instance, the term “conflict resolution” usually refers to some form of alternative nonviolent dispute resolution outside of the traditional court system. Learn more about it by clicking here. This information is brought to you by the Institute for Dispute Resolution at OSU. Questions? E-mail:  

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Canned food drive to start Monday
Students In Free Enterprise and Phi Beta Sigma are conducting a canned food drive called “Hunger No More.” The drive will conclude with the annual Stroll Off in the OSU Theater. Three canned food items will allow spectators in for a discounted price. Volunteers are needed for the food drive Oct. 20 – Nov. 17. For more information, phone Joyce Montgomery at (405)744-5145 or (405)744-2680.

WellnessWellness tip: Correctly targeting your abs    
Abdominal strengthening exercises should both isolate your abdominal muscles and prevent strain to your neck, head and shoulders. If you feel strain in muscles other than your abs, ask a fitness professional about proper technique. Take the time to train and strengthen your abdominal muscles. Strong abs help with good posture, reduce lower back pain and contribute to long-term health and well being. Wellness tips are brought to you by the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, dedicated to making OSU the Healthiest Campus in America. For more information about services for students, faculty and staff, call 744-WELL (9355).


OSU’s tobacco policy part of OETA documentary airing tonight

OETA’s STATELINE program will air the documentary Up in Smoke at 8:30 p.m. tonight. The documentary explores the state’s antismoking legislation and its effect on business.  Part of the documentary focuses on OSU’s tobacco free policy and features interviews with Robin Purdie, director of the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, and an OSU student. OETA airs on channel 13 in Stillwater/OKC and channel 11 in the Tulsa area.  For more information on the program click here.


Hromas, Dorr and CEPD to receive regional outreach honors
The OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development and two faculty members will receive awards from the University Continuing Education Association Regional Conference in Kansas City next week. Dr. James G. Hromas, associate professor of marketing and director of OSU International Education and Outreach and the OSU School of International Studies, will receive an award for leadership. Dr. Patrick B. Dorr, OSU Haskell Cudd professor of accounting in the Spears School of Business, will receive a teaching award. The CEPD itself will be honored for its 2008 OSU Energy Conference with the 2008 Great Plains UCEA Non-Credit Program Award. For more details, click here.  

Fight Back Express coming to OSU
OSU Provost and Senior Vice President Marlene Strathe, Stillwater Mayor Roger McMillian, Pistol Pete, and Hero of Hope Dan Stake will be among those on hand when the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Fight Back Express bus comes to Stillwater Monday, Oct. 13, at 4:30 p.m. north of Theta Pond. The Fight Back Express was launched on May 4 in Ohio and is traveling more than 25,000 miles across the nation by election day. For more information, contact

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 or phone (214) 549-9293. Track the bus online at www.acscan.org/bus. Everyone is invited to come and sign the bus, listen to speakers and meet cancer survivors.

Educator Astronaut Barbara Morgan to visit OSU Oct. 13

Educator Astronaut Barbara Morgan will highlight her experience on NASA’s STS-118 mission at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Student Union Theater in Stillwater. The lecture is free and the public is invited. Morgan will sign autographs following her presentation. For more information, click here.


Capitol Steps tickets on sale starting Monday
Capitol Steps, a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned comedians who travel the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them, will perform Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in the OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall. Tickets will be available at the Student Union Hub at (405) 744-7400 beginning Monday, Oct. 13. For information please call (405) 744-7509.

Public input sought for proposed sensory gardens
The OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and OSU Botanical Garden are hosting a public hearing to propose the implementation of sensory gardens to provide a wide variety of horticultural experiences that will stimulate all five senses. Generous funding for the project is being provided by the Oklahoma Developmental Disability Council. Interested individuals are invited to attend the hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the OSU Botanical Garden Educational Building, 3425 W. Virginia. For more information, contact Mike Schnelle at (405) 744-7361 or click here.

“Managing Difficult People” seminar to be held Oct. 14
Mac McCrory, OSU adjunct instructor, will teach “Managing Difficult People in Difficult Situations” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at OSU-OKC from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The seminar offers practical steps to help anyone learn to manage challenging people and situations in the workplace. Register now by visiting www.cepd.okstate.edu or by calling 1-866-678-3933.

It’s “Family Trail Weekend”

A study shows the average American child spends 44 hours a week—more than six hours a day—in front of some kind of electronic screen. That’s one reason that parents and others are being asked to take advantage of the upcoming weekend to trade screen time for green time by getting out of the house. Click here to help kids discover the wonders of nature and more.

WellnessWellness tip:Relaxation technique    
Here's a quick relaxation technique from our health educator. Sit up straight and take a deep breath. Let your chin fall slowly to your chest as you exhale. Inhale as you slowly move your head up and back, but do not overstretch your neck. Continue breathing deeply as you raise your shoulders toward your ears. Release slowly. Ahhhhhh. Repeat any time you need a quick stress reducer. Wellness tips are brought to you by the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, dedicated to making OSU the Healthiest Campus in America. For more information about services for students, faculty and staff, call 744-WELL (9355).


Former OSU Band Director, Hiram Henry, remembered today

The funeral for Hiram Henry, former OSU Director of Bands and faculty member of 35 years, was held today. Henry, who passed away last Thursday, came to Oklahoma A&M in 1946 and was named director of bands in 1957. For more information, click here.


KOSU airing rural issues series in advance of presidential election
KOSU is participating in the “Rural Issues Project” as part of its commitment to voter education this election season. The project is a cooperative effort between KOSU and nine other public radio stations in the region to report on issues in the presidential election that uniquely affect rural America. The series is available at www.kosu.org. Other segments will continue each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:04 a.m. up to the election. KOSU can be heard on 91.7 fm Stillwater-Oklahoma City and 107.5/107.3 fm Bartlesville-Tulsa.  

Seats available for holocaust workshop as well as survivor speech
Registration is still available for a speech and reception featuring holocaust survivor Bob Behr, Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and a holocaust workshop Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both events will be held in Willard Hall, room 010. There is no cost, but registration is required. For more information, phone Education Outreach at (405) 744-6254.

SUAB invites you to the bluegrass festival tonight

The bluegrass festival features the band Midnight Earl from Guthrie, starting at 8 p.m. on the OSU Library lawn. Charlie’s Chicken will provide free food and your Student Union Activities Board will provide ice cold refreshments. The concert is free for students.


Veterinary cardiologist to speak at Pet Care Seminar tonight
Dr. Nicole Ponzio, veterinary cardiologist at the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, will speak about congenital heart defects among dogs during the Pet Care Seminar tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 7) in McElroy Hall auditorium located at the corner of Farm Road and McFarland on the Stillwater campus. The seminars are free and open to the public.  For additional information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Extension at (405) 744-7672 or visit http:///www.cvhs.okstate.edu.

“Supervisory Program” to be held Oct. 9-10
Dr. Raj Basu, OSU-Tulsa vice president of academic affairs, and Dr. Ken Eastman, OSU associate professor and head of management, will teach “Supervisory Program” in Oklahoma City Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10, at the OSU-OKC campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register now by visiting www.cepd.okstate.edu or by calling 1-866-678-3933.

5K “Run for Rabies” set for Saturday
OSU’s American Veterinary Medical Association student chapter will host a 5K “Run for Rabies” around Boomer Lake on Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the run will be donated to the non-profit organization “Alliance for Rabies Control”. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt and light breakfast. Runners are encouraged to run with their dogs, but must bring proof of their dog’s current vaccinations. For more information, contact Alicia Davis at

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Sustainability model presentation tomorrow

Dr. Will Focht, director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute, is speaking on a model he developed for sustainability this Wednesday Oct. 8, from 6:45 - 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church at Duck and Mathews as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Department of Marketing, OSU Institute for Creativity and Innovation, and OSU Graduate students in the Society of Environmental Scientists.


October Wellness Wednesday – Alzheimer’s disease:  What it is and what you can do
Join Tiffany Wagner of the Alzheimer's Association as she discusses the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and the definition of what Alzheimer's is and what it is not.  The program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from noon – 1 p.m. at the Seretean Wellness Center Lecture Hall, 1514 W. Hall of Fame.  The presentation is free but you must register by Friday, Oct. 10. A free heart healthy lunch will be served. To register, call 744.WELL (9355) or email

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Oklahoma Municipal Clerks Conference next week
Oklahoma Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officials Association is holding its 52nd annual conference “Bedlam—OSU and OU,” Oct. 15-17, on the OSU-Stillwater campus. The conference will include a number of keynote speakers, educational seminars and activities. Register now by visiting www.cepd.okstate.edu or by calling 1-866-678-3933.

Zumba now offered at Seretean Wellness Center
You've heard about it, now come experience the class that coined the concept "fitness party." Zumba is now offered at the Seretean Wellness Center Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:35 a.m. Zumba combines Latin flavor and international zest into simple steps that are fun and easy to do. A general fitness center membership at the O-Zone Fitness Center is only $21.75 per month and includes group exercise classes, cardio equipment, free weights, and individual machine weights. Join with a friend or family member, and the monthly rate is just $29.90 per month. For more information contact the Seretean Wellness Center at 744-WELL (9355).

Leadership League invites participation in “Take the Walk” project
Leadership League at OSU is hosting a one-mile 'bare foot' walk in conjunction with the “Take the Walk” campaign to raise awareness and money for to fight AIDS/HIV and poverty in Africa. Walkers will meet at the OSU Library fountain Tuesday, Oct. 21, the walk starts at 12:30 p.m. The “Take The Walk” campaign will donate $1 for each person that participates in the walk. The funds will go to one of five causes in Africa.  The official “Take the Walk” web site is www.takethewalk.net. All majors are welcome to join the Leadership League. Questions about the walk or the league? E-mail 

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WellnessWellness tip: Decaf coffee    
Did you know that decaf coffee stimulates the flow of stomach acids almost as much as regular coffee? It's more than just the caffeine. While okay for most people, those who experience heartburn or other upper digestive tract disorders should avoid both regular and decaffeinated coffee. Wellness tips are brought to you by the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, dedicated to making OSU the Healthiest Campus in America. For more information about services for students, faculty and staff, call 744-WELL (9355).


International Expo tomorrow on library lawn

Don’t miss the annual International Expo, the International Student Organization’s fall celebration of global cultures, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 1) on the OSU Library lawn in Stillwater. About 20 international area clubs and multicultural organizations will offer food, souvenirs, clothing and free performances every 15 to 20 minutes. Bursar charges and cash will be accepted. For more information about iSo: leave a  message at 405-744-6506, e-mail

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“Memory of Water” starts tonight
Can memory be subjective?  The OSU Department of Theatre explores the question in its production of Shelagh Stephenson’s “The Memory of Water,” starting tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 30) through Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Vivia Locke Theatre at the Seretean Center for Performing Arts. A post-show discussion will follow the Oct. 3 performance. Admission is $10 for OSU students and senior citizens and $12 for general admission. For ticket information, please call (405)744-9208.  

Eitel to speak at global briefing on Thursday
The School of International Studies will host the Chairman and CEO of Simmons (Bedding) Company, Charlie Eitel, for its first Global Briefing in its 10th anniversary year on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center Exhibit Hall at OSU in Stillwater. The OSU alumnus will speak on “International Business: A CEO’s Perspective.” The presentation will be simulcast to OSU-Tulsa and shown on OSU cable channel 16. For more information about the briefing or having it simulcast to your campus, please contact Daniel Darnell at (405) 744-6607 or

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“Pokes Vote” to include voter registration tonight – bring a canned food item

The OSU Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, OSU Student Government Association and the Young Democrats and College Republicans will be hosting a political fair on OSU Library lawn starting at 5 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 30) in Stillwater. There will be representatives from state and local parties, a voter registration booth, candidates, political student group booths, an issues forum, and a canned food drive.


HomecomingHomecoming 2008 kicks off with a Football FRENZY
The OSU Alumni Association presents the first event of America's Greatest Homecoming Celebration Oct. 3-5—Football Frenzy—a  weekend-long flag football tournament. The games will be played Friday and Saturday on OSU's intramural fields and the championship will be held at Boone Pickens Stadium Sunday. Brackets will be posted at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center on Thursday, Oct. 2. Admission to all games is free. Come cheer on your favorite team. For more information about OSU Homecoming visit www.orangeconnection.org or contact Meagan Wheeler at (405) 808-5720 or

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Two “best seat” tickets to Orange Peel on eBay auction for United Way
Two tickets will be auctioned off on eBay this week that will give the winners the royal treatment at Orange Peel—spending the concert in McCollom's recliners, served by personal waiters throughout the concert. Just go to eBay, search "Best seat in the house at orange peel" and start bidding. All money goes to the United Way Campaign “Live United.” OSU students are trying to raise $25,000 by November 25 for this campaign that helps 25 non-profit organizations in Stillwater.

Educator astronaut Barbara Morgan to visit OSU Oct. 13
The OSU College of Education and NASA Education Projects Office will welcome educator astronaut Barbara Morgan to the Stillwater campus on Monday, Oct. 13.  Morgan, who used to work at OSU through the NASA’s Education Division, will give a lecture highlighting her experience on NASA’s STS-118 mission at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend. Morgan will sign autographs following her presentation. For more information, click on the following link http://www.okstate.edu/education/astronaut_080927/astronaut_080927.htm

You’re invited to Powwow 101 events including the contest powwow on Saturday

OSU’s Native American Student Association and Ketchum House will host Powwow 101 this week, which will include several Native American cultural activities that everyone is invited to attend. A NASA Indian taco sale is set for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the library lawn during the ISO International Expo. A Pow-wow 101 meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at Zink Hall to answer questions about powwows and to hear from students who participate. A star quilt raffle will be held until Saturday, tickets are 1 for $1. The NASA Fall Contest Powwow is Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Payne County Fairgrounds. The powwow is free and open to the public. A free meal will be provided at 4:30 p.m.


SUAB invites you to the Student Union
Movie – “Wall E,” Thursday, Oct. 2, 7and 9 p.m., SU Theater  ($2/person)
Open Mic Nite -  Thursday, Oct. 2,  9 p.m., SU Starlight Terrace
Movie – “Wall E,” Friday, Oct. 3, 7 and 9 p.m., SU Theater ($2/person)           
Spirit Walk – Saturday, Sept. 4, 3:30 p.m., Hester Street                           
For our full schedule for the fall semester, click here. GO POKES!

Safe food handling is a must at tailgate parties, Click here

WellnessWellness tip: Weight Control   
Trying to lose weight? Here's a tip: don't weigh yourself all the time. Success in weight management usually requires changing eating habits and physical activity level. Although making these changes will likely result in weight loss, healthy weight reduction takes time. Experts recommend losing no more than one to two pounds per week. Focus on improvements in the way you feel. Creating healthy habits will likely lead to weight reduction. Wellness tips are brought to you by the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, dedicated to making OSU the Healthiest Campus in America. For more information about services for students, faculty and staff, call 744-WELL (9355).