Short seminars for students on preparing for exams, managing stress
University Counseling services will be holding short seminars for students to discuss study strategies in an informal small-group setting every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Career Resource Center, Student Union 308. This week’s topic is “Preparing for Exams.” Next Wednesday is “Managing Stress.” For more information, go to www.okstate.edu/ucs/cssc2.htm. Questions? Contact Alicia Severe at (405) 744-6434.
OSU Jazz Festival Thursday
The OSU Department of Music will present the OSU Jazz Festival on Thursday, April 9, in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. The festival will include performances by high school jazz groups from across the state beginning every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.—all free and open to the public. There will be a jazz master class by renowned trumpeter Bobby Shew at 2 p.m. and the event will conclude with an 8 p.m. concert featuring Shew and the OSU Jazz Ensembles. Tickets for the evening concert are $5 for seniors/students and $7 for general admission. For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Martin at 744-3964, or check-out: http://www.bobbyshew.com.
Honor society banquet this week
The Spring 2009 Banquet and Initiation for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be held Thursday, April 9, in the SU Ballroom, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 160 undergraduate and graduate initiates will be honored by chapter officers and college representatives. The OSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest in the state, was founded in 1920. Degree candidates in the top 10 percent of their college or graduate group are invited into membership.
Your Student Union Activities Board invites you to…
Community Easter Egg Hunt: Wednesday, April 8, starting at 6 p.m. at the Student Union West Porch. Bring your kids to the Easter Egg Hunt. There will be two age groups: zero – five, and six and up. There will be more than 2,000 eggs. Hunting will continue until all the eggs are found. The Easter Bunny will be there, please arrive on time.
Campus wide Easter Egg Hunt: Friday, April 10, OSU campus wide from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join in SUAB campus wide Easter Egg Hunt and win big prizes. Video clues will be uploaded on www.youtube.com/okstatesuab at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 10. 1st prize: Nintendo Wii; 2nd prize: 4GB iPod Shuffle; 3rd prize: Candy assortment. Bring your egg to 030 Student Union to claim your prize.
Still time to sign up for Relay for Life
It is not too late to sign up for the annual Relay For Life at OSU on April 17, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Register at www.relayforlife.org/okstateok by either starting your own team of 8 to 15 members or by joining an already existing team that is not filled. Registration is $10 per participant and the money goes to the overall event. If you do not want to join a team, but would like to attend the event, you can with a $3 entrance fee. You can also make a donation to the event at the same Web site listed above. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help with Open House
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is planning to host an OSU Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, April 25, on the OSU Stillwater campus. The event will start with registration and a student life browse session at 9 a.m. in the SU Atrium. Future students will have the opportunity to explore the academic colleges, as well as a variety of other offices on campus. If you would like to volunteer or participate in the open house, please contact Erin Penry, event coordinator, at 744-7265 or email@example.com.
If you know of a student who would like to attend, event details and registration information can be found by visiting http://admissions.okstate.edu/openhouse.html.
Know a future Cowboy or Cowgirl we should contact?
Know a Future Cowboy or Cowgirl that OSU should be contacting? The OSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking leads on junior high, high school and transfer students who are a good fit for OSU. You can help by filling out contact information online at http://admissions.okstate.edu/onlineinquiry.html. OSU will mail recruitment materials and add them to our calling list. For more information about this new recruitment initiative, please contact Kari Alldredge, assistant director of communications for Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 744-9342.
Oklahoma Gardening promotes “Plant a Row for the Hungry”
Kim Rebek, host of the popular television program Oklahoma Gardening, is promoting “Plant a Row for the Hungry” as a people-helping-people approach to addressing hunger and malnutrition. The program was started in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association of America and this season Rebek is encouraging gardeners to plant an extra row of produce and donate their surplus to food banks, soup kitchens and other services organizations in their communities. Rebek plans to do the same with the studio garden. Oklahoma Gardening airs on local OETA stations every Saturday at 11 a.m. and every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. For more, click here.
Safety is vital when traveling with your pet
Air bags and safety ratings rank high on the list when it comes to shopping for a car. Unfortunately, many people who travel with their pet do not put that much thought into the pet’s safety. Click here to find out considerations you need to make for your pet.
Wellness tip: Back pain? Stretch your hamstrings.
Many adults complain about lower-back pain. One cause is tight hamstring muscles. Here’s a safe, simple way to stretch them. Lie face-up on the floor. Bend your knees keeping your feet on the floor. Reach under the right knee with both hands and pull your knee toward your chest; hold the stretch for 15–30 seconds. From this position, loop a towel around the ankle or calf, and extend your leg toward the ceiling. Keeping your leg straight, slowly pull the towel towards your face. Hold for 15–30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat. Stretch each leg four–five times, three days per week. This wellness tip is brought to you by 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).