September 2008 Campus Notices

Thu, October 02, 2008

September 2008 Campus Notices

President’s Leadership Council celebrates 43rd anniversary

More than 80 alumni of the Oklahoma State University President’s Leadership Council program, including OSU President Burns Hargis, will be in Stillwater Saturday to mark the council’s 43rd anniversary. The reception is set for 3 p.m. at the Starlight Terrace on the fourth floor of the Student Union. Hargis, who was in the first class of PLC students when it was formed by former OSU President Robert B. Kamm in 1966, is expected to drop by and greet the guests. Returning alumni will learn about a new Center for Ethics and Creative Leadership at OSU, hear plans for the major renovation of the Student Union, and get the latest on the PLC Scholarship Endowment Program.


Political fair to include voter registration – 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 library lawn Tuesday, Sept. 30. 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. The goal of the event is to educate students on the political campaigns and also register at least 2,000 new voters. Admission to the event will be one canned food item.

Psi Chi sponsoring a free workshop for pre-health and pre-med majors
The Oklahoma State University Chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, is sponsoring a workshop to provide tips for students who are pre-health/pre-med majors on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 – 6 p.m., in room 112 in the Classroom Building. The workshop will include guest speakers Dr. Melanie Page, OSU psychology professor, and Jacqueline Guidry, senior Psi Chi member, who wrote a guide for pre-health/pre-med majors under the guidance of Page. For more information contact the Psi Chi faculty adviser Shelia Kennison (

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Attention benefits-eligible OSU employees
Watch campus mail for your 2009 Dental and Vision Plan Options Guide. Online enrollment will be from Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 24.  Enrollment will be online using Web for Employees. During this time, you will be able to make changes to your dental and vision coverage that will be effective Jan. 1, 2009.  If you do not wish to make changes to your dental or vision coverage, you do not need to do anything. A separate annual benefit enrollment period for other benefit plans will run from Monday, Nov. 3, through Wednesday, Dec. 3. Questions?  Send an e-mail to

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or phone Employee Services, (405) 744-5449.

Would you like to recycle paper conveniently on OSU's campus?

Thanks to the Student Government Association Sustainability Committee, now you can recycle paper at a location close by. Just take you waste paper to the large green and yellow paper retriever bins at one of the following locations on campus:  the parking lot on the east end of the Classroom Building, the parking lot between Kerr-Drummond and Ag Hall near Farm Road, the Villages living community near Village E, the west side of Stout Hall on Stout Lane, and the North Monroe living community. Mixed paper waste that can go into the paper retriever bins includes magazines, catalogues, newspaper, computer paper, notebook paper, junk mail, and colored paper. No phone books or cardboard is allowed in the retriever bins.


International Student Night at Cowgirl Soccer game (Cowgirls are 8-0!)
International Student Organization and Student Government Association will be hosting a free tailgate prior to the OSU vs. Texas Tech Soccer match this Friday. The tailgate, which will include free hotdogs and sodas, is set to start at 6 p.m., game time is at 7 p.m. OSU Athletics invites all international students to represent their homeland: bring related flags, signs, or traditional wardrobe to the game and be recognized at halftime. Admission to the soccer game is free with a student I.D.

OSU-Tulsa Career Fair set for Tuesday

OSU-Tulsa will hold its largest career fair yet with over 50 companies on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 2  - 4 p.m. at the Main Hall Commons. Professional dress and resumes are recommended.  For a list of participating employers, visit http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/services/companies.asp. For more information, contact OSU-Tulsa Career Services at (918) 594-8404 or

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OSUIT to host career encounters
OSU Institute of Technology will host the 2nd Annual “Career Encounters of the Orange Kind” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okmulgee campus. “Career Encounters” will present hands-on demonstrations of technologies that are taught at the university. Information on admissions, financial aid and on-campus housing will also be presented. The event is for high school seniors and adult learners who want to know more about the programs offered at the university and the prospects for high-paying careers after graduation. For more information and online registration, go to www.osuit.edu/careerencounters. For questions about Career Encounters, phone (918) 293-5220 or e-mail

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SUAB invites you to the Student Union for…
Cultural Dinner-Brazilian - Thursday, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., SU Ballroom ($5/person: cash, bursar, or meal plan)
Movie “Wanted” – Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25 and 26, 7 and 9:30 p.m., SU Theater ($2/person)
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament - Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., SU Atrium,  you must sign up to play by Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 060 Student Union.
Casino - Friday, Sept. 26,  9 p.m., SU Starlight Terrace
Spirit Walk - Saturday, Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m., Hester Street
For more information, go to suab.okstate.edu. Go Pokes!

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Calendar ItemOSU students preparing packets for Hurricane Ike victims

Phi Mu sorority is coordinating an effort among Oklahoma State University students to prepare 80,000 packets of personal toiletries for the victims of Hurricane Ike. Students began producing the packets yesterday (Wednesday, Sept. 17) in the Central Dining Services building shortly after a 40-foot trailer carrying 18 pallets of toothbrushes, combs, brushes and other necessities arrived. In addition, 85 cases of shampoo will be added to complete the gender specific packets for those who felt the effects of Hurricane Ike last week. Contact Emiley Schoeb, Phi Mu philanthropy chair, for more information at

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Calendar ItemTravel abroad photo contest deadline Friday
The 12th annual Study Abroad Travel Photo Contest deadline is this Friday, Sept. 19. Students may submit two photos for the contest that showcase their travels between Aug. 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008. Photos will be judged in both the domestic and international categories. The OSU community will have its opportunity to pick a "People's Choice" winner at the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Submitted photos must be 8x10 prints, with no matting or framing. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 744-8569 or

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OSU participating in NCAA certification program
Oklahoma State University has begun a year-long, campus-wide study of its athletic program as part of the NCAA’s regular certification process. The self-study will focus on the areas of academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance, as well as a commitment to gender and diversity and student-athlete well-being. “Academic accreditation is common for colleges and universities,” said OSU Provost and Senior Vice President Marlene Strathe. “NCAA certification focuses solely on a university’s athletic programs and we welcome this opportunity to study our programs in depth.” This will be the third self-study for OSU.

Calendar ItemReintegration briefings set for families, employers, educators and friends of Oklahoma service members
The Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee will hold a meeting this Saturday, Sept. 20, at a local church in Stillwater to offer briefings that will assist families, employers, and educators who want to help military service members make a successful transition back into their community and everyday life as they return from deployment. The OSU Institute for Dispute Resolution is helping get the word out about local meetings. For exact locations, and to register for the event, please e-mail Lynn Malley, program coordinator at IDR, at

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and visit www.guardfamily.org.

Calendar ItemThe Bus Roadeo is this weekend

OSU Parking and Transit Services is hosting The Bus Roadeo, an event that showcases the transit driving skills of celebrity drivers and OSU transit operators, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in OSU parking lot #74 on Hall of Fame across from the Colvin Recreational Center. Celebrity drivers will include OSU wrestling coach John Smith, members of the Stillwater City Council, the O’Colly’s editor-in-chief, SGA VP and others who will take on the course from 10 a.m. to noon. The OSU transit operators will compete against each other from 1 – 3 p.m. The winner among the transit operators will go on to compete in the state Roadeo in Oklahoma City. For more information about this event, contact the OSU Parking and Transit marketing coordinator at 405-744-2373.


Protecting your information
The OSU Information Technology department wants you to know how best to protect your personal information and the latest State of Oklahoma Monthly Cyber Security Tips Newsletter does just that. To read the newsletter, click here. For questions or more information, please contact the IT Helpdesk at (405) 744-HELP or

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Moms of tots needed

Volunteer mothers are needed for moms and tots study at Oklahoma State University. Get paid $60 to tell researchers how you handle your toddler's misbehaviors. Requirements: mothers must be 18 years or older, and toddlers must be between 18 and 30 months old. Please contact Dr. Bob Larzelere at (405) 744-2053.


Calendar ItemScholastic book fair next week
The Early Childhood Education Club is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair next week (Sept. 22-26) from 8-5 each day in the Skywalk (2nd floor) at the College of Human Environmental Sciences. It will remain open late, until 5:30 p.m., on Thursday the 25th. Baked goods from the Red Rock Bakery will also be on sale Tuesday through Friday (23-26).

Calendar ItemSUAB invites you to the Student Union
Bingo - Friday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m., SU Theater, LUAU!
Drive in movie “Get Smart” - Friday, Sept. 19, 9:30 p.m., top level of the Student Union parking garage ($5 per car)
Texas Hold'Em is scheduled for Sept. 25. You can sign up to play from Wednesday, Sept. 17, until Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 060 Student Union. For the full SUAB schedule the fall semester, please go to http://union.okstate.edu/SUAB/.

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Calendar ItemAll-Steinway recital set for Sunday

The OSU Department of Music will officially recognize its status as one of only 90 All-Steinway schools in the world and the only All-Steinway music program at a public university in Oklahoma with a recital on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall. The recital will feature the entire OSU piano faculty plus other instrumental and vocal faculty members. Sally Coveleskie, national director of institutional sales at Steinway & Sons, will travel from New York to speak on behalf of the company, and will present the Department with a plaque commemorating the occasion. This event is free and open to the public.


Calendar ItemOSU emeritus professor covers Hollywood’s treatment of wars – book signing tonight
Peter C. Rollins, OSU emeritus professor, will be signing copies of his book, “Why We Fought: America’s Wars as Film and History,” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Hastings Bookstore in Stillwater after working hours. The book is an anthology covering Hollywood’s treatment of America’s wars from the Revolution to the war in Iraq. For more information, write to

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Calendar ItemKJRH reporter Michelle Lowry to speak
Michelle Lowry from Channel 2 in Tulsa will share her broadcast experience and tips at the Women in Communications meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Journalism Broadcasting, room 101. Membership is still open. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sierra Jones via e-mail at

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or phone (214) 557-1987.

Calendar ItemIt’s “Dump the Pump” Week
Stillwater residents can join in celebrating “Dump the Pump” Week (Sept. 15-20) through Saturday by riding the community transit system, THE BUS. Fares are 50 cents for residents, 25 cents for adults 65 and over and free for University students, faculty and staff with an OSU ID. For more information and bus routes and schedules visit THE BUS at www.transit.okstate.edu.

Calendar ItemNader to address issues at OSU-Tulsa

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will speak about Oklahoma’s ballot access law and the current presidential campaign at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium. “Open the Debates” is the theme of Nader’s remarks, which reflect his call for inclusive, democratic presidential debates. For more information, contact the Nader campaign at (202) 471-5833.


Calendar ItemKOSU gala event registration deadline approaching
The deadline to reserve seats for KOSU’s first ever gala event to benefit the station is this Friday, Sept. 19. “History in the Making: An Evening With KOSU” will feature a dinner and panel discussion on the race for president moderated by NPR Talk of the Nation Host Neal Conan. For reservations, call 800-228-4678.

Calendar Item Professor to explore struggles and triumphs of Muslim women in America

OSU professor Dr. Najwa Raouda will explore the struggles and triumphs of Muslim women in America and discuss the similarities between the two cultures during a presentation on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. in North Hall 140 in Tulsa. Following the presentation, Raouda will sign copies of her book, “The Feminine Voice of Islam: Muslim Women in America.” For more information about the presentation and book signing, call (918) 594-8453.


Calendar ItemDefense training offered next week
T.A.K.E. Defense Training, an event that helps teach women of all ages that they have the right to feel safe wherever they go, will be held at Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7-9 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center, room 112. Exclusively for women ages 12 and up, participants will take part in hands-on, self-defense training to give them the knowledge, confidence and empowerment to take control in any situation. Any woman under the age of 18 will need a signed parent/guardian release form. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brandon Boone at (918) 639-4272 or e-mail

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Calendar ItemTexas Roadhouse sets fundraiser for injured OSU student
The Texas Roadhouse will hold a fundraiser to help with medical bills for OSU student Stephen Sellers who was injured in a car accident over Labor Day weekend. The restaurant will sell all meals for $7 on Monday, Sept. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all proceeds and tips will go straight to Sellers. Questions? Contact

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Calendar ItemSUAB invites you to the Student Union

The Student Union Activities Board has a jam-packed schedule for you this week and most activities are free. See you at the Student Union.
NCAA Football Challenge -Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Student Union Atrium
Bingo - Friday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m., SU Theater, LUAU!
DRIVE IN Movie “Get Smart” - Friday, Sept. 19, 9:30 p.m., top level of the Student Union parking garage ($5 per car)
Texas Hold'Em is scheduled for Sept. 25. You can sign up to play from Wednesday, Sept. 17, until Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 060 Student Union. For the full SUAB schedule the fall semester, please go to http://union.okstate.edu/SUAB/.


Looking for committed couples
The Oklahoma State University Human Development and Family Science Department is conducting a study on couples in a committed relationship. Couples can earn $100 and up to $35 for travel for participating in a three-hour study at OSU. The study looks at how romantic partners respond to one another as they communicate and problem-solve. If interested, please phone (405) 848-2171 or toll free 1-877-435-8033 to learn more.

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Calendar ItemDr. Mann named distinguished alumni, reception this weekend

Oklahoma State University’s American Indian Alumni Association has chosen Dr. Henrietta Mann, class of 1970, as its Distinguished Alumna for 2008. Mann, Southern Cheyenne, is currently serving as the president of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal College in Weatherford. A reception honoring her and her family will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Oklahoma Room (211) in the OSU Student Union. The OSU American Indian Alumni Association annual meeting will immediately follow the reception. For more information, please contact Cara Cowan Watts by e-mailing

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or by calling (918) 752-4342.

Hamilton elected to national board of mammalogists
Dr. Meredith Hamilton has been elected to the board of directors of the American Society of Mammalogist, the world’s oldest and largest scientific organization devoted to mammals. Hamilton, OSU associate professor of zoology will serve a three-year term assisting in the directing and policy-making for the 4,500-member organization. She has been a member of ASM for 32 years.

OSU wins gold at CASE Awards
Oklahoma State University photographer Phil Shockley took home the gold in the individual photographs category during the 2008 Circle of Excellence Awards held by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. A panel of independent judges select the honorees from more than 3,500 annual entries in 41 categories. The selection recognizes professional commitment to institutional advancement and indentifies models of best practice. Lisa Frein, communications specialist with the Oklahoma State University Foundation, was also named a winner of CASE’s Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship program.


Technology Business Assessment Group announces fall 2008 request for proposals
The Technology Business Assessment Group announces the fall 2008 request for proposals for research projects in need of feasibility demonstration, and/or prototype development for commercialization purposes. Funding is for a one-year period and is derived from royalty income received by the OSU Office of Intellectual Property Management. Submissions are due Oct. 1. For more information visit http://vpr.okstate.edu/ipm/, phone (405) 744-6930 or e-mail

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Calendar ItemFormer Oklahoma Congressman to speak on national security and rule of law

The OSU Library will host former Oklahoma Congressman and foreign affairs expert Mickey Edwards for a talk titled “National Security and the Rule of Law,” at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room. Edwards, who held his position in Congress for Oklahoma’s 5th district for 16 years, currently lectures at Princeton, writes weekly columns in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, and is a host of a weekly political commentary broadcast on National Public Radio. The event is free and open to the public.

OSU grad and dog win big in reality TV series
Oklahoma State University graduate Travis Brorsen took home the $250,000 top prize and his dog Presley won the title of “Greatest American Dog,” which is a CBS reality series. Brorsen, a Perry native and an actor in Los Angeles, and Presley his 16-month old boxer, were the underdog winners of the 10 weeks of competition designed to develop a bond between owner and dog. For more details, click here.


Calendar Item Business Week to start Monday

OSU’s Business Student Council will serve up a variety of food, facts and fun Sept. 15-19 to celebrate Business Week 2008. Business Week is an annual five-day event sponsored by BSC to showcase the Spears School of Business. The celebration features activities and events designed to educate OSU students about the opportunities the Spears School offers and helps prepare them for life after college. For the complete schedule, click on the following link.

Calendar ItemYour union, your voice
Students, faculty and staff are invited to share their opinions on the upcoming Student Union renovation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the library lawn to give input straight to the design team and architects. Throughout the day, the Student Union will be giving away free food and free prizes.


Calendar ItemStokes Alliance to hold annual research symposium next weekend
The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics will host its 14th Annual Research Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Noble Research Center. There will be poster and oral presentations given by OK-LSAMP Scholars as well as invited Scholars from other programs, seminars on research ethics and keynote speakers. For more information and registration, go to www.ok-lsamp.okstate.edu or contact OK-LSAMP at 405-744-7820,

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Calendar ItemPopular show to return to the air

SUNUP, the television show that helped Oklahoma agricultural producers start their day off right for two decades, returns to OETA this fall with a new look, a new crew and a renewed purpose. The news magazine format program debuts Saturday, Oct. 4, and will include the latest in market analysis and feature stories on the multiple facets of agriculture and natural resources. Clinton Griffiths, an Oklahoma State alumnus in agricultural communications, will serve as host of the show. SUNUP will air at 7:30 a.m. each Saturday on OETA channels throughout the state. Visit the SUNUP Web site at www.SUNUP.okstate.edu for more information.


U.S. News sponsors video contest for spring break trip
U.S. News is asking students and admissions staff members to submit videos that show “Why My School Rocks” to their contest channel on YouTube. The winner will receive a spring break trip for two to one of four destinations. For a video that explains contest details, go to www.usnews.com/youtubecontest.

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OSU gets grant for unique intervention program

OSU is one of the recipients for a $436,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a two-year project titled “A Clinic-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer.”, The grant will support personnel from the OSU Psychology Department, the College of Nursing at OUHSC, and faculty in the Jimmy Everest Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. This project is headed by Dr. Larry L. Mullins, OSU professor of psychology.

OSU zoology professor receives national honor
Donald French, OSU professor of zoology, is the recipient of the National Association of Biology Teacher’s Four-Year College Biology Research/ Teaching Award for 2008. This award, sponsored by Leica Microsystems, honors French for his contribution to research in teaching biology at the college level and recognizes “work in the area of practical teaching applications…rather than theoretical issues.” French’s work focuses on teaching innovations in introductory biology, a course he has coordinated since 1992. For more information about the Zoology Department’s courses and other research, visit http://zoology.okstate.edu.

OSU receives two wetland grants
Joe Bidwell, associate professor in the Department of Zoology, and Craig Davis, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, recently received major wetlands-related grants totaling more than $500,000. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a $317,000 grant for a project that will focus on wetland mapping and classification of wetland resources in southeastern Oklahoma. A second EPA grant of $260,000 will focus on assessment of the condition of oxbow lakes in Oklahoma. For more information, contact Loren Smith 744-5555.

Calendar ItemSeminar set on successful planning for next generation of leaders
Dr. Ken Eastman with the Spears School of Business will instruct a seminar titled “Succession Planning: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders,” on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in North Hall of the OSU–Tulsa campus. For more information please click here or call (405) 744-5208.

Calendar ItemGet Ford and Budke’s autographs Thursday
The OSU Authentic Store will hold a grand re-opening from 1 – 4 p.m. today (Thursday) at its location on the south side of Boone Pickens Stadium. Enjoy free drinks and autographs from the head men’s and women’s basketball coaches, Travis Ford and Kurt Budke. All OSU students get 10 percent off every day. OSU Authentic is now open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. as well as game days.

Calendar ItemFood co-op founder to speak at OSU Thursday, Sept. 11

Robert Waldrop, the creator of the unique and highly successful Oklahoma Food Co-op, will speak on “Community Resilience: Energy Security, Food Security and Permaculture” from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in Student Union 4th floor Case Study Room 408. A public reception will follow in the dean's office in the Spears School of Business from 10:30 – 11 a.m. All presentations are free and open to the campus and the public. For more information, e-mail Jane Talkington at

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Calendar ItemU.N. Symphony conductor to make presentation
The conductor of the Symphony of the United Nations, Maestro Joseph Eger, will speak on his work combining music, physics and social change on Monday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater.. The lecture is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences Arts and Humanities Lecture Series and is made possible through the support of the college and the Music Department. This free lecture is open to the public. For more information, please contact Professor Julie Combs, SPCA 134, (405) 744-8999. You can also go to www.symphonyun.org.

Calendar ItemCollege of Education to host “Teaching about the Holocaust” workshop

The Oklahoma State University College of Education, in cooperation with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will host a workshop titled “Teaching about the Holocaust,” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Willard Hall, room 010. The workshop is open to all educators and anyone who is interested in learning more about the holocaust. A holocaust survivor speech and reception, featuring Bob Behr, will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., also in Willard Hall, room 010. There is no cost to attend either event, but registration is mandatory due to limited seating. For more information call Education Outreach at (405) 744-6254 or click here.

Calendar ItemStudent Union Activities Board events
Open Mic Night - It’s the first Thursday of the month and that means it’s Open Mic Night starting at 9 p.m. on the Starlite Terrace, 4th floor Student Union.
Movie - “Sex and the City” shows Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5, in the Student Union Theater at 7 and 9 :30 p.m. both nights. Admission is just $2.
Casino Night - Friday at 9 p.m. Starlite Terrace, 4th floor of the Student Union. Earn chips playing blackjack, poker and Texas Hold ‘Em and then cash out on Nov. 7 by using your chips to win prizes in a live auction. For more information, click on http://union.okstate.edu/SUAB/

Calendar ItemAsk a question—save a life
The OSU community and Stillwater residents are invited to attend a free presentation on QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) about suicide prevention, awareness, and signs that could help save a life on Thursday, Sept. 11, 6 – 7 p.m., in Classroom Building, room 201. Please RSVP by Sept. 8 to the Payne County Systems of Care office, phone (405) 372-1250, extension 45.

Calendar ItemEducation Outreach offers “Golf: For Business and Life”
The College of Education Outreach is now offering enrollment in a course titled “Golf: For Business and Life.” The eight-week non-credit course, open to all current OSU students, is designed to teach and improve golf skills through instruction and suggest ways in which golf can be used as a business tool in the professional world. The class begins Friday, Sept. 12. For more information, please call 744-6254 or visit: http://www.okstate.edu/education/golf.

Looking for committed couples

The Oklahoma State University Human Development and Family Science Department is conducting a study on couples in a committed relationship. Couples can earn $100 and up to $35 for travel for participating in a three-hour study at OSU. The study looks at how romantic partners respond to one another as they communicate and problem-solve. If interested, please phone (405) 848-2171 or toll free 1 (877) 435-8033 to learn more.

Calendar ItemIt's time to lip sync for March of Dimes
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., is hosting a lip sync competition on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in room 313 of the Classroom Building. Entry is $3 and includes a raffle ticket for prizes. A portion of the proceeds, as well as any change you may bring, will go to the March of Dime.. For more information, contact Alicia Hill at

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Attention graduate students
If you are involved or wish to start a graduate group/association on campus or in your department or program, funds are available for student group activities. To qualify your group for funding requests, first go to campus life, next check the following Web site for instructions for getting your group recognized http://gpsga.okstate.edu and submit the necessary information. Finally, join the GPSGA listserv, and attend its meetings on Wednesdays at 5: 30 p.m. For more information, e-mail

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Calendar ItemHealthy cooking demonstration: Tailgating—Cowboy Style
Join professional chef Lisa Becklund at the Seretean Wellness Center for a heart healthy cooking demonstration, Thursday, Sept. 11, noon – 1 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 per person per class and includes the demonstration, recipes, and taste-testing each meal. Early registrations are encouraged as seating is limited. You must register 48 hours in advance. To register for classes, please call the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, 405.744.WELL (9355) or e-mail

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For a complete list of fall cooking demonstrations, click here.

Calendar ItemKaplan Test Prep's FREE Event Week on campus
To help prospective graduate school applicants increase their knowledge about the competitive admissions process, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a division of Kaplan Inc., will hold a free Event Week. Most events will be from 6 – 7:30 p.m. the week of Sept. 8 – 12 and held at OSU's Wes Watkins Center. . Pre-registration is required for these free events. Please visit www.kaptest.com or facebook.com and search "Stillwater Kaplan Center" for more information.

ACT Prep Class on campus - employee discount available

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is holding a 12-session ACT prep program in Stillwater. This course includes four full-length practice ACT exams, online workshops, quizzes, homework and expertly led sessions. All Oklahoma State University employees are eligible for a 10 percent discount off the price of the ACT course. Class begins Sept. 14 in preparation for the October ACT test date. Please call 1-800-KAP-TEST to enroll and receive the OSU employee discount.

WellnessWellness tip: Arthritis
For years, people with arthritis and related conditions were taught not to exercise. Today there is PACE—People with Arthritis Can Exercise—from the Arthritis Foundation. It uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion. PACE also helps maintain muscle strength and increases overall stamina. 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).


State health board urges tobacco-free campuses and recognizes OSU The Oklahoma State Board of Health is encouraging all universities, colleges and career tech centers in Oklahoma to adopt tobacco-free campus policies. The board has also adopted a resolution recognizing OSU for implementing the first tobacco-free campus policy in the Big 12 Conference. Dr. Lee Bird, vice president for Student Affairs at OSU, and Robin Purdie, director of the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, recently received the resolution on behalf of OSU President Burns Hargis.


Calendar ItemOSU Veterinary Center to recognize distinguished alumni
The Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will honor four recipients at this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 31, as the college celebrates its 60th anniversary. The recipients are Drs. George “Pat” Mayer, class of 1954 posthumously, John King and Louie Stratton, class of 1955, and Charles Montgomery, class of 1963. Tickets may be purchased for $25 by calling the Veterinary Center’s Continuing Education office at (405) 744-7672. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or phone (405) 744-7000.

Calendar ItemOSU Symphony Orchestra announces first concert of the season
The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra will perform its first concert of the season on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall. General admission is $7 and $5 for students and senior citizens. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Overture to The Magic Flute,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” and Ottorino Respighi’s epic work, “Pines of Rome.” The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Douglas Droste. For more information, go to http://music.okstate.edu/orchestra/ or phone (405) 744-6133.

Calendar ItemOSU Pet Care series to address pet anxiety and phobias – free admission
OSU Veterinarian Dr. Paul DeMars will share information on pet anxiety and phobias to kick off a series of Pet Care Seminars on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall. The seminars are open to the public. All seminars are held in the McElroy Hall auditorium at the corner of Farm Road and McFarland. Parking and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Continuing Education at (405) 744-7672 or visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu.

Calendar ItemSeminar set on successful planning for next generation of leaders
Dr. Ken Eastman with the Spears School of Business will instruct a seminar titled Succession Planning: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders on Thursday, Sept. 4. from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in North Hall of the OSU–Tulsa campus. Eastman will discuss the importance of organizational success in the business place, and its dependency on the quality of talent employed by organizations. Information on succession planning and management will also be covered so that organizations will be better equipped to develop the next generation of leaders. For more information please click here or call 405-744-5208.

Calendar ItemMovie on the library lawn tonight

See “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” tonight (Thursday Aug. 28) on the north library lawn from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. Free admission—bring your lawn chair. Brought to you by the Student Union Activities Board. For more information, go to http://union.okstate.edu/SUAB/.

Calendar ItemLGBT offers allies safe zone training
If you are interested in an effort to provide an emotionally safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on campus, please attend a workshop focusing on ways to be a resource for students and to show your support. The workshop is scheduled for Friday Sept. 5, from 2-5 p.m., in Willard Hall, room 105. If you have questions or you would like to RSVP for the Safe Zone workshop, please call Dr. Tamara Richardson at (405) 744-5472 or e-mail at

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Calendar ItemFall lecture series to feature Szafranski

Carl Szafranski with Szafranski and Pugh Landscape Architecture from Tulsa will lecture on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in 101 Agricultural Hall. The lecture is part of a fall series sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Program that is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Charles Leider at (405) 744-5420 or

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Calendar Item“Young Frankenstein” in history club series
History Club’s Classic Film Series will show “Young Frankenstein” on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in room 313 CLB. “Young Frankenstein” was produced in 1974 and stars Gene Wilder in a spoof on the Gothic novel, Frankenstein. It is free and open to the public.

Get ready to be a good sport this season
Find out how, by clicking on the following link http://www2.dasnr.okstate.edu/news.

WellnessWellness tip: Stair climbing
According to fitness experts, a 150-pound person walking on a flat surface at four miles per hour burns roughly 4.7 calories/minute. Stair climbing burns more, from 8-12 calories per minute. Next time, try an experiment; take the stairs instead of the elevator. Every stair counts - only five stairs to the calorie. Not interested? Continue to walk; it's good for you too. 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).