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Friday, April 17, 2009

Oklahoma State University
Sherri Treat Outstanding Employees

Mechanical engineering junior Sherri Treat has been named OSU's Student Employee of the Year. Sherri is an employee of College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) Student Services. Various employers across the campus and Stillwater community nominated sixty students for this year's award. During yesterday's reception, the nominees were honored and six finalists were announced. Alexis Alarcon, Jacob Couch, Alisson Graham, Katie Murray and Taryn Tate were also chosen to be considered for the top award.

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  • Go GreenJoin Senator Coburn for town hall meeting tonight

    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will be holding a town hall meeting tonight (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.

    Remember the 10 Run tomorrow – registration still open
    The OSU Family will come together tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) for the “Remember the 10 Run,” which will start at 9 a.m. on the south side of Boone Pickens Stadium. The event will feature a 10K, 5K and a one mile fun run. Registration for the run is still available both online and in the Memorial Lobby of Gallagher-Iba Arena until 8 p..m. Friday (tonight) and in the lobby on Saturday before the run from 7 – 8:30 a.m. Registration will also be available in the Memorial Lobby of Gallagher Iba Arena Saturday before the run from 7 – 8:30 a.m.  

    Duane Gill to head Department of Sociology
    Several personnel actions were approved during the OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting today (Friday, April 17) on the Oklahoma Panhandle State University campus. Duane A. Gill of Mississippi State University was named professor and head of the Department of Sociology. Gill joined the MSU Department of sociology in 1988, and is currently the associate director and research professor for the Social Science Research Center and professor of sociology at MSU. He received his B.A. from Central College in Pella, Iowa, his M.A. from Kansas State University, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, all in sociology. For more information on personnel actions, click here.

    President Kamm honored
    The late Dr. Robert B. Kamm was recently honored with a special resolution recognizing him as a pioneer of a student affairs association that has now grown to over 9,000 members. The resolution, related to Kamm’s work in the development of ACPA-College Student Educators International, was read aloud by OSU’s Campus Life Director Kent Sampson at the annual American College Personnel Association Meeting, held recently in Washington, D.C. Kamm, OSU’s 13th president, served as president of this major student affairs association from 1957-58.

    Vail, Odenyo receive OSU Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

    Senior cross-country standout Ryan Vail was honored as OSU’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior soccer star Yolanda Odenyo received the female award at OSU’s 16th annual Student-Athlete Academic Awards Banquet. Both Vail and Odenyo were also recognized as ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans in 2008, as well as fellow athletes Danielle Green (women's basketball), Jessica Jarrell (women's soccer) and Jamie Markaverich (women's soccer). OSU had 77 student athletes earn academic all-Big 12 status over the past year and seven sports were recognized as All-Academic teams during that time span. Twelve OSU student-athletes were honored for maintaining perfect 4.0 grade-point averages. For more details, click here.  

    Spring football action on Saturday
    OSU spring football is underway and Cowboy fans can get a look by attending the orange and white spring game at Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. See Coach Gundy and watch your OSU Cowboy Football team in action. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free to everyone.

    OSU Authentic tent sale
    The OSU Authentic store will hold a tent sale just outside the store on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. Caps and Tees are $10. The sale also will feature great deals on sweatshirts, polos and jerseys for $25. The OSU Authentic store is located on the south side of Boone Pickens Stadium and is open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bursar payment accepted.

    OSU Flying Aggies to host fly-in breakfast fundraiser Saturday
    Instead of their usual banquet, the OSU Flying Aggies are planning a fly-in breakfast for their annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Stillwater Airport. The public is invited for breakfast, which includes fresh pancakes, sausage, apple juice, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $5 per person or $3 per person in groups/families of three or more. There will also be a landing competition and a raffle with the chance to win a gift certificate to Sporty’s Pilot Shop. If you have questions or would like more details about the event, contact Zach Countryman at zachary.countryman@okstate.edu or (402) 202-9912.

    Area bands to play at outdoor fest tomorrow at OSU
    In celebration of the premiere issue of The Oklahoman Review, OSU's undergraduate literary publication, there will be a free outdoor festival on the OSU Library lawn on Saturday, April 18, starting at 3 p.m. and ending at midnight. The public is invited to the festival, which will feature six bands, including Deerpeople, Brotherbear, and Daniel Folmer, in addition to poetry readings. Come see the outdoor art gallery, artisan booths from Exhibit 1 and Project Gallery, the world premiere of Liz Tabish’s “The Angle,” as well as showings of other short films, henna tattoos, and readings by writers published in the magazine. Free refreshments.

    See combined choirs performance on Sunday
    The OSU Department of Music, along with the OSU Concert Chorale, Women’s Choir and University Singers, will present “Some Old, Some New: A World Perspective on Choral Music” on Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m. in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature music from America, Austria, Bulgaria, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Spain. Tickets for the concert 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 box office one hour before the performance. For more information, call 744-6133.

    Join Dr. Swamy for an armchair conversation on Monday
    Professor Emeritus Nyayapathi Swamy will have an informal conversation with the audience about his life and career Monday, April 20, from 6 – 7 p.m. in Case Study 1, room 408, Student Union. Dr. Swamy is going to share the story of his success and his struggles as a student and as a faculty member throughout the years. The event for students, faculty and staff is sponsored by the Inclusion Center For Academic Excellence, which is committed to engaging the campus in the awareness of cultural and academic issues. Questions? Please contact June Golliver at june.golliver@okstate.edu or call the ICAE office at (405) 744-5481.

    Speaker to discuss emergency contraception issue
    Friends of the Forms will present Taylor Railsback with the OSU Philosophy Department on “Emergency Contraception and Pharmacists' Right to Refuse,” on Monday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Student Union Exhibit Room 2 (fourth floor). Railsback will address how this affects individuals, the latest developments, state provisions and local availability.

    Sundaes on Tuesday for new and current S.T.A.T. members
    The OSU Student Alumni Board is expressing its appreciation to S.T.A.T. members by inviting them to get a free ice cream sundae next Tuesday, April 21, when they present their membership card near the Chi-O Clock from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you are not a current Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow member in the OSU Alumni Association, swing by the clock to get signed up and satisfy your sweet tooth (while supplies last). Bursar is accepted for membership fee. For more information on S.T.A.T., visit orangeconnection.org/stat.

    “Positive Thinking and Peak Performance” for administrative professionals
    Valerie Kendrick, professional consultant with Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack, will present “Positive Thinking and Peak Performance” for administrative professionals on Wednesday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Seretean Wellness Center Lecture Hall.  The fee is $99 and includes a healthy lunch. Say thank you to your staff with this once-a-year opportunity. Register on the web at http://hr.okstate.edu, or e-mail osu-trng@okstate.edu, or call Training Services at (405) 744-5374.

    Concerned about child care? Take this survey
    If you are an undergraduate student with children, please click on the link in this announcement to fill out a child care survey. The survey is being conducted by students in a technical writing class and they need your input. The results of the survey will be provided to members of the OSU community studying the need for an on-campus day care. The survey will only take 10-15 minutes of your time. Click here to fill out the survey. Questions? E-mail Cheryl McPherson at cheryl.mcpherson@okstate.edu.

    SIFE to elect officers soon
    Students in Free Enterprise will be hosting their officer elections for next year on Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Business Building room 234. Please visit www.sife.org or contact Cory Steward at cop@okstate.edu for more information.

    Researchers seek expectant couples for relationship study
    OSU research is seeking expectant women aged 18-35 and their male partners to participate in a study about the maternity experience and the couple relationship. All personal information will remain confidential. Couples will receive $100 for participation. Please contact Dr. Kami L. Schwerdtfeger at (405) 334-7994 for more information about the study and your rights as a participant.

    Celebrate Earth Week with ECO-OSU
    ECO-OSU's annual Earth Week will be held April 20 - 23 on the OSU campus. Several events are planned for the week including presentations on biofuels and compressed natural gas and Oklahoma's future in passenger railroad transportation. A free luncheon is scheduled with Robert Waldrop, founder of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative. A town hall meeting with State Representative Seneca Scott will be catered by The Rancher's Club. Come to the free Earth Day concert, and plan to attend the outdoor screening of the movie “Baraka.”  For dates and times, visit www.orgs.okstate.edu/ecoosu or email ecoosu@gmail.com.

    OSU study shows conservation dollars benefit economy and environment
    Nearly $76 million annually is spent on conservation in Oklahoma, but it is worth much more in terms of both dollars generated and widespread positive effect, according to an OSU study. The dollars represent injections into regional economies across the state that generate additional economic activity and help to stabilize key industries vital to local communities. For more details, click here.

    Tax credits available for home energy improvements
    Find out how you can benefit, click here.

    Don’t waste money on fad diets
    Find out what constitutes a “fad diet” and how to avoid it. Click here.

    Go GreenEarth Day history
    The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, thanks to U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin who proposed the designation to promote environmental education and awareness. OSU will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the library lawn at EarthFest 2009, sponsored by ECO-OSU. The OSU Energy Conservation Program invites you to stop by its booth, meet the OSU energy managers and get a free flying disc made of recycled material plus handouts with energy tips specific to OSU.

    WellnessWellness tip: Hail to kale
    Did you know that kale, a variety of cabbage, is low in calories, and high in antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C? It's also very low in sodium. Kale can be consumed in soups, salads, with other greens, or by itself as a side dish or garnish. If kale doesn't interest you, consider trying other dark leafy greens, such as spinach or romaine lettuce. 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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