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January 22, 2010


OSU Spears School of Business enters partnership with university in Oman. Read more here.

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Precision agriculture's great leap. Randy Taylor, Extension agricultural engineer at OSU, quoted in Western Farm Press. Read more here.

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Honor Roll Students Shine
A total of 4,077 Oklahoma State University students on the Stillwater campus were named to the honor rolls for the fall semester, including 1,436 students who received all “A” grades. Students on the OSU honor rolls represented all 77 Oklahoma counties and came from 46 states.

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Ryan named director of OSU School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration
The College of Human Environmental Sciences has announced that Bill Ryan, associate professor and associate director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at OSU, has been promoted to director of the school. He will assume his new role on Jan. 25, 2010. The choice was made following an extensive national search. A faculty member since 1996, Ryan has served as HRAD associate director from 1999 to the present, supervising the undergraduate degree program, and labs (Atherton Hotel, The Ranchers Club and Taylor’s Dining Room) as well as student recruitment and placement activities. Ryan was appointed at today’s Board of Regents meeting. For more, click here. To view other personnel actions, click here.

Turfgrass breeders to honor Taliaferro
Charles M. Taliaferro, OSU Regents Professor emeritus, will receive the prestigious C. Reed Funk Award from the Turfgrass Breeders Association in February. A renowned turfgrass breeder with the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Taliaferro will be honored at the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America Golf Show on Feb. 10 in San Diego, Calif. The award honors individuals for their dedication to turfgrass breeding and their influence in the field of education. For more information, click here.

OSU interviewing candidates for associate vice president of Institutional Diversity
OSU is interviewing four candidates for the position of associate vice president for Institutional Diversity. For details about the candidates go to OSU is holding campus forums for faculty, staff and students with each of the candidates. A campus forum has been held with candidate Jason Kirksey, who is serving as interim associate vice president for OSU Institutional Diversity. The remaining forums will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 25, Henry Davis, dean, Faculty Recruitment and Diversity, City University of New York (Case Study 1, 408 SU) Jan. 28, Zenebe Abebe, formerly vice president, Equity and Inclusion, Marian University, Wisconsin (CS1, 408 SU) Feb. 1, Sylvanus Wosu, associate dean, Diversity Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (CS1, 408 SU)

Calling all OSU authors
Each spring the OSU Library honors faculty, staff and students who have wrote, co-wrote or edited a book or published a creative work such as musical composition, art exhibit catalog or audio recording in the past two years. To participate, authors should submit the form found at Authors will be honored at a public reception Thursday, Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room.

How to avoid giving your pets H1N1
As more information about human-to-pet transmission becomes available, pet owners who want to prevent H1N1 infection in their pets can follow some common sense guidelines. An OSU veterinarian reminds pet owners that the illness is spread by respiratory droplets and that is key to understand to help your pet avoid getting the flu from you or someone else. Click here for more.

Scholarship deadline approaching, see easy online application
The “2010-2011 OSU Scholarship Application for Continuing and Readmitted Undergraduates” is currently available online and must be submitted on or before Feb. 1. It takes only a few seconds to apply. All you need is your name and Campus-Wide ID; nothing else is required. The application is only available online at (be sure you click the “submit form” button at the bottom of the web page). There is no paper application.

Refuel your body with a healthy breakfast
Research has shown a relationship between eating breakfast and school performance. Click here for details.

GoGreenShades and windows make a difference
Open the window shades on the south and west side of the home or office during the day to maximize the warmth of the sun, and close them at night. If you have single-pane windows, consider replacing them with double-pane windows with a special coating on the glass that reflects heat back into the room during the winter months. For more winter energy tips visit:

WellnessWellness tip: Trick yourself into walking faster
Walking briskly, as opposed to walking slowly, is a great way to achieve and maintain your fitness level. Trick yourself into doing this simply by swinging your arms faster. What your arms do, your feet will soon follow. Remember to keep your elbows close to your body and at 90 degrees. This tip is 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).


See you at the Student Union for the following SUAB activities…
Movie – “Where the Wild Things Are” - Friday, Jan. 22 - 7 and 9:30 p.m. - SU Theater – Rated PG. Max creates his own world – inhabited by ferocious wild creatures. Free. Concessions $1.
Winter Wonderland Bingo - Friday, Jan. 22 – 8 p.m. - SU Ballroom - Win prizes. Grand prize is a Nintendo Wii.
Movie – “Where the Wild Things Are” Sunday, Jan. 24 - 3:30 p.m. – Student Union Theater - Free. Concessions $1.

Cinculture Series offers “Greensboro: Closer to the Truth” today
“Greensboro: Closer to the Truth” will be shown at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in room 010 Willard Hall in Stillwater, followed by a discussion. The film reconnects with the players, the widowed and wounded, 25 years after five people were killed in what became known as the “Greensboro Massacre.” Participants confront the truth of their past and struggle with the possibility of hope and redemption.

Yoga with the First Lady
First Lady Ann Hargis will lead a one hour yoga class for OSU faculty and staff starting February 2 at the O-Zone Fitness Center. The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. The last class will be March 9. There is NO COST to attend this class, but you must be an O-Zone Fitness Center member and YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER, $50 for non-members. To register, contact Joanna Fiddler, or call (405) 744-2176.

Learn knife skills
Learn what knife to use when preparing your meals, as well as safety and efficiency in the kitchen on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from noon- 1 p.m. at the Seretean Wellness Center. This class is part of the Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration Series and the cost to attend is $20 per person. To register, please call the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, 405.744.WELL (9355) or email Payment is required at time of enrollment. Click HERE for the full Spring 2010 Cooking Demonstration Schedule.

Gender and Women’s Studies Film Series: “The Education of Shelby Knox”
“The Education of Shelby Knox,” a documentary that examines abstinence-only sex education from the point of view of a Christian teenager, will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 27, starting at 7 p.m. in Willard basement room 010. Lincoln Gibbs, assistant professor of health promotion and Shabana Mir, assistant professor of social foundations, will comment following the film, which is free and open to the public.

Noon Concert series to feature OSU Brass Quintet
The Noon Concert Series continues at the OSU Library with the OSU Brass Quintet on Thursday, Jan. 28, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room. Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided. For more information, click here.

Call for artists: Multi Arts Center announces 2010 exhibits
The City of Stillwater Multi Arts Center is inviting local artists to participate in its monthly art exhibits in 2010. Artwork for the February exhibit “Art is Music, Music is Art” will be accepted until Feb. 1, while art for March's “Youth Art Exhibit” will be accepted Feb. 22 until March 1. The exhibit will also include musical performances, so interested artists may submit a CD proposal of their performances. For more information, click here or contact gallery coordinator Echelle Martin at (405) 533-8539 or

Horse Judging School set for Feb. 13
OSU’s 2010 Horse Judging School is inviting horse owners, judging teams and coaches to attend and improve their horse judging skills from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the OSU Animal Science Arena. The school will combine lectures, demonstrations and discussions that help equine enthusiasts of all ages develop their horse judging skills. Cost is $8 per participant, payable at the door. Pre-registration is not required, and lunch is on your own. For more information, click here.

Waste management professionals symposium coming
“Keeping up with changes in solid waste management” is the theme for a two-day symposium set for Feb. 24, and Feb. 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino off Interstate 44, at exit 240 in Catoosa. The Solid Waste Association of North America’s Oklahoma Chapter is hosting the symposium for professionals, facility managers, community leaders and others who deal with integrated waste management. Click here for details.

Jan. 22 - SUAB seeking entries for Reel Film Festival, applications due today

Jan. 22 - Lecture to look at impact of sex differences on the thought process

Jan. 23 - Hall of Fame artists set for OSU-Tulsa event

Jan. 25 - Suicide bombing logic topic of upcoming presentation

Jan. 25 - Mini-Media Conference for students

Jan. 25 – 26 - Resume Doctor Workshop

Jan. 27 - FCFS luncheon

Jan. 28 - Daffodil Days coming, volunteer help needed

Jan. 29 - Deadline for outstanding student employees nominations

Jan. 30 - Orchestra member to perform, give talk on entrepreneurship

Feb. 1 - Health fair set to mark Nancy Randolph Davis Day

Feb. 4 - Condoleezza Rice to speak here, free tickets for OSU students and employees

March 1 – Deadline for Phoenix Award nominations

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