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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oklahoma State University
Mayor Student Mayor

Twenty-seven year-old OSU student Nathan Bates was sworn into office as mayor of Stillwater Monday by Municipal Judge Tanya Raun.  Bates defeated incumbent Roger McMillan by 27 votes in last week's election. The health education junior from Broken Arrow is the second youngest mayor in Oklahoma. “We are proud to have one of our students in this important position and I look forward to working with him to move the city and university forward," said OSU President Burns Hargis.

    Mohd ArtistPeaceful Demonstration
    A 20-foot-long concrete wall will be available for anyone to write on through Thursday.  The “Peace by Piece” is a project of OSU Housing and Residential life.  See Fox 25 story on project.


    In the News
    Click here for an Oklahoman video interview with OSU’s “First Cowgirl,” Ann Hargis

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    Wind EnsembleSound of Music
    OSU Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert tonight at 8 p.m. in the Seretean Center. Director Joseph Missal discusses the ensemble. Watch video.

    Open House
    Click to view photos from the Veterinary Medicine Open House.


  • Join Senator Coburn for town hall meeting on Friday

    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will be holding a town hall meeting this Friday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in the Noble Research Center, room 108 in Stillwater. Dr. Coburn will take questions from the audience and address important issues for Oklahoma and the nation at the meeting. Everyone is invited to attend.

    Trailblazer in career issues to lecture at OSU
    Anita Bruzzese, a nationally syndicated columnist for Gannett News Service and USAToday.com, will deliver the 22nd annual Paul Miller Lecture at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the SU Theater. Bruzzese has covered workplace and career issues since 1992. She will share her common-sense ideas combined with encouragement about the workplace. To learn more, e-mail Melissa Powers at melissa.powers@okstate.edu or phone (405) 744-6357.

    Bennett Jam this week
    This year’s Bennett Jam 2009, “All Patched Up,” is set for Thursday, April 16, starting at 6 p.m. on Bennett Hall’s front lawn. All proceeds raised through T-shirt and food sales at this 29th annual Jam will go to the Patch Adams Children's Hospital Foundation (http://www.patchadams.org/). The event includes performances from the bands Ghost Town Gypsies, 86 After, Ali Harter, HipHopotamus, and Deerpeople with comedians Derek Smith, Leah Kayajanian and Brad Porter. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the facebook event by clicking here.

    OSU Chamber Choir Performance Thursday
    OSU’s Department of Music and the OSU Chamber Choir will present a concert, “Mostly Music of the Renaissance,” at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $7 for general admission. Tickets are available in the music office, room 132 of the Seretean Center, and will go on sale at the front entrance of the church one hour before the performance. For more information, call (405) 744-6133.

    Freshman Research Program on display Friday

    The public is invited to review the result of the Freshman Research Program this Friday, April 17, at 3 p.m. in the SU Centennial Lounge in Stillwater. Come see the efforts and accomplishments of some talented freshmen. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Phone (405) 744-7313 for more information.  

    Relay for Life is this week
    Relay For Life of OSU will be this Friday, April 17, at OSU Kaye Barrett Droke Track and Field starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. It will be a $3 entry fee for those who are not on a team. The events for the night include live bands and DJ, dodge ball tournament, locks of love, guest speakers, multicultural performances, prize drawings, survivor, luminaria and fight back ceremonies, and queen of relay. There will also be tons of food for all participants. For more information go to www.relayforlife.org/okstateok.

    Battle of the Bands to raise money for OSU scholarships
    The OSU Student Foundation will host “Cowboy Spirit: Battle of the Bands 2009” on Friday, April 17, at Tumbleweed from 9 p.m. to midnight. This concert is part of the organization’s “by the students, for the students” annual scholarship campaign, and all proceeds will be donated to student scholarships. Bands include Another Round, Bo Phillips, Mitch Hull Band, My Solstice, The Nightlife and Two Steps Back. Concert tickets are available online at www.OSUStudentFoundation.com or at Chi-O Clock on weekdays between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each $15 ticket comes with a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Abby Fox at (405) 385-5603.

    Outdoor Stillwater festival this weekend offers entertainment and art
    This year’s City of Stillwater Arts and Heritage Festival is bigger than ever with lots of free entertainment in addition to the arts show, all scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at Couch Park, 12th Avenue and U.S. 177. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will feature authentic western themed re-enactments, a living history encampment, live music, Native American and Irish dancing, a food court, children’s activity area, and more. Festival hours are Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 19, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Click here for all the details.

    Speaker to address the importance of spelling
    Dr. Kenn Apel from Florida State University will present a lecture on the importance of spelling as an essential communication skill on Monday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in room 303 CLB at OSU-Stillwater. The lecture is free and open to the public. IT is funded by the OSU Arts and Sciences Arts and Humanities Lecture Series. For more information, phone (918) 594-8306.

    WellnessWellness tip: Beating nausea
    Ever get a queasy stomach? When feeling nauseous try the following tips: Sip on clear liquids including broths at room temperature and clear carbonated drinks. Try cold foods, including crackers (aromas from hot foods may aggravate nausea). Avoid sweet, greasy or fatty solid foods and warm beverages. 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).

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