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March 4, 2010

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OSU's Polo Club is proving that polo is more than a sport the wealthy play. Read their story in this week's Daily O'Collegian here.
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Dean of the OSU Vet School, Dr. Michael Lorenz, discusses the shortage of veterinarians in rural Oklahoma. Read News 9 story here.

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Apparel design and production students in the College of Human Environmental Sciences had the opportunity to participate in the exhibition, Lights! Camera! Fashion!: The Film Costumes of Edith Head, which opened Jan. 22 at the Price Tower Arts Center.

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Multispectral Laboratories to receive Creativity Award
The Journal Record will honor the OSU Multispectral Laboratories with this year’s Creativity Award at the newspaper’s Innovator of the Year event on April 13 at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City. The OSU-UML, which is located in Ponca City, is focused on sensor technology, including the test, evaluation and implementation of defense, homeland security, energy, and intelligence systems. OSU-UML also won the 2007 International Economic Development Council’s award for the most innovative partnership in economic development in the nation. For The Journal Record article, click here.

See Chem-E Car Competition next week
The annual Chem-E Car Competition held by the Chemical Engineering Department will be Tuesday, March 9, at 5 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater. The competition involves judging the level of precise control in cars that are designed and built by students to run on chemical reactions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Sundar Madihally at (405) 744-5280.

Stillwater City Manager addressing utility rate questions
Stillwater City Manager Dan Galloway is offering cost comparisons on local utilities as well as some corrections following a published report. For details, click here.

Vote online for community garden project funding
OSU graduate student Adam Cobb is leading a community garden project in Stillwater called “oksprout” where participants work in teams to produce fresh food for local food pantries to give needy families. You can vote online once a day through March 31 for this project to receive funding by clicking here. For more about oksprout itself and how you might get involved, go to www.oksprout.org.

Taxpayers lost about $800 million in refunds last year
So-called “rapid refunds” mean you are getting a loan—and most carry steep interest rates. For details, click here.

Go GreenWeather-strip for savings
Weather stripping is a great energy saver all year round. A quarter-inch crack under your front door will waste as much energy as a 2” X 2” hole in your wall. Check out the Facebook page for the Oklahoma State University Energy Conservation Program. Become a fan and post your own energy tips and comments.

WellnessWellness tip: Beets
For added color, flavor and nutrition, top your next salad with chilled, sliced beets, or try marinating steamed beets in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs. They are low in sodium and provide less than 1 gram of fat per serving. Beets are also rich in several nutrients, including fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. 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).

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See you at the Student Union for the following SUAB activities…
Comedian: Tim Young – Thursday, March 4, 8 p.m.- Student Union Theater – Free admission
Prepare for non-stop laughter as Tim Young comes to OSU. He’s performed on VH1, E!, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC and over 500 campuses.
SUAB Casino Night: Friday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. – Starlight Terrace- Free admission
Come play roulette, black jack, poker, and craps to collect chips and enter the auction on April 9 to win HDTV, PS3, notebook, etc.
Academy Awards Watch Party: Sunday, March 7, 7 p.m. – Student Union Theater – Live, free admission
Click here to download the ballot and turn it in right before the watch party to win. First prize: Coby 7-inch portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player. Second prize: “Scene It?” movie game. Third prize: “The Reader” and “Slumdog Millionaire” DVDs. For more information about SUAB, click here.

TOMS Shoe Club meeting tonight
TOMS Shoe Club will meet Thursday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the French Lounge in the Student Union at OSU in Stillwater. Come help plan "A Day Without Shoes" and other fun events.

You’re invited to the OSU Veterinary Center Rodeo and Follies on Friday
Rodeo fans are invited to the 3rd Annual OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Rodeo and Follies on Friday, March 5, at the Animal Science Arena located on McElroy Road west of the Stillwater campus. The event starts at 6 p.m. with dinner followed by the rodeo at 7 p.m. Veterinary students and faculty will compete in individual and team events including team roping, calf branding, steer riding, calf scramble, pig dressing and team penning. Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 at the door. For more details, check on Facebook for “CVHS rodeo and follies” or contact Rachel.perteet@okstate.edu.

“Why People Die By Suicide”
Guest lecturer, Dr. Thomas Joiner from Florida State University, will address “Why People Die By Suicide” on Tuesday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in room 035 in Murray Hall in Stillwater. Joiner, Distinguished Research Professor and The Bright-Burton Professor in Psychology, has authored or edited 15 books, including “Why People Die by Suicide” and “Myths About Suicide.” Both are published by Harvard University Press. The lecture, free and open to the public, is part of the A&S Deans Social Science Seminar Program.

Harlem Children’s Zone creator to be featured at OSU Brock Symposium
The OSU College of Education will host the 2010 Brock Symposium on Excellence in Education on Thursday, March 25, at the OSU-Tulsa campus. The event features this year’s winner of the Brock International Prize in Education Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children’s Zone, which has become a national model to support children through educational, social and medical services starting at birth and continuing until college. Online registration for the symposium is available at www.brockprize.org. The project has been highlighted on 60 minutes, click here for details.

“Discover The Power of Influence” seminar
A seminar titled “Discover the Power of Influence” will be taught by Andrew Urich, Puterbaugh Chair of Ethics in Legal Studies in Business, on March 31 at OSU-Tulsa from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Increase your ability to communicate effectively during discussions, informal negotiations and all personal interactions and develop the skills necessary to be an effective and well-received messenger. To register or for more information, call the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 1-866-678-3933 or (405) 744-5208 or visit www.cepd.okstate.edu .

Still time to participate in Relay for Life at OSU
It is not too late to sign up for Relay For Life of OSU. Help Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back this year on Friday, April 16, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until 7 a.m. on April 17 on the OSU Library lawn in Stillwater. Register your teams of 8-15 people today at www.relayforlife.org/okstateok. If you have questions, please contact Hanna Kelley hanna.kelley@okstate.edu, Ashley Jones ashley.kay.jones@okstate.edu or Leah McDonald leah.mcdonald@okstate.edu.

OSU Botanical Society Photo Contest
Love to take pictures? Then enter in the Botanical Society’s Plant Photo Contest. Prizes go to the best photos. For more details, click here. Contest ends March 31st. Contact osubsphotocontest@gmail.com for questions.

Looking for presenters for the upcoming State 4-H Roundup
The State 4-H Office and Roundup workshop committee are searching for individuals to volunteer to present educational workshops at the upcoming 89th State 4-H Roundup set for July 28-30 on the OSU campus in Stillwater. The workshops, for ages 13-19, need to be hands-on, motivational, upbeat and age appropriate. Topics could include everything from engineering, technology, careers, fabrics and fashions, cooking, crafts and performing arts to livestock, wildlife, entomology, public speaking, internet, etc. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Tracy Beck, (405) 744-8891 or tracy.beck@okstate.edu.

Noon Concert series to feature Woodwind and String Ensembles
The Noon Concert Series continues at the OSU Library in Stillwater with the Woodwind and String Ensembles on Thursday, March 11, 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.

March 4 – Cinculture series offers “The Sari Solders”

March 4 – Grad students and OSU staff invited to retirement investment workshop

March 4 – 7 – OSU Theatre Department to present “Catholic School Girls”

March 5 – Creative competition invites all OSU students to consider entering.

March 8 – OSU Lahoma Club to host historical character portrayer

March 9 – “Campaign Communications in U.S. Congressional Elections”

March 10 – “…Sacred Journeying and Difficult Middles in the Early Modern Spanish World”

March 11 - OSU brings Disney Institute to state’s business community

March 15 – 16 - Soccer clinic coming, sign up now

March 24 – Coca-Cola president to speak at Tulsa Business Forum

March 24 – Safe Zone: GLBT Level I and Level II Ally trainings

March 25 – College of Education to host Harlem Children’s Zone Creator Geoffrey Canada

March 30 - Build-A-Bear Workshop founder to keynote OSU conference

April 5 - Automated waste collection on the way …yard waste options

April 14 – Safe Zone: GLBT Level II Ally training

May 7 – Deadline for staff to submit applications to SAC for OSU scholarships

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