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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Design Build Fly Sky Kings

Congratulations to Oklahoma State University's aerospace engineering students who once again have ruled the skies by taking first and second at the American Institute of Aeronautics Design/Build/Fly International competition, in Tucson, Ariz. The teams build their own unmanned planes and fly them in three missions at the contest. OSU Black took first place and set a speed record, while OSU Orange was second.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Hays

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    Dr. Steven PriceStill Going
    Dr. Steven Price is attempting to break the current world record of 3,116 pull-ups in 24 hours today. Watch video, details below.

    In the News
    O'Colly article features OSU's veterinary school's efforts to work with animal shelters.


  • Record-breaking attempt underway at OSU

    Dr. Steven Price, associate vice president for Technology Development and director of the Office of Intellectual Property Management at OSU, is attempting to break the current world record of 3,116 pull-ups in 24 hours. The 57-year-old Price started at 10 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, April 21) at the Colvin Recreation Center Outdoor Adventure Area (located at the base of the climbing wall). The attempt is being held in conjunction with a 24-hour climb-a-thon sponsored by Outdoor Adventure. The climb-a-thon teams will compete to raise the most amount of money for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. For additional information, please contact (405) 744-5581.

    Alumni Association introduces next homecoming theme
    The OSU Alumni Association’s 2009 homecoming theme is “Branded For Life!” Homecoming will be Oct. 16-17 in Stillwater and will culminate with the Missouri vs. OSU football game on Saturday, Oct. 17. “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” has been presented each year by the OSU Alumni Association since 1920. It is run completely by more than 100 homecoming student members with the collaboration of thousands across the five OSU campuses. For more information, visit www.orangeconnection.org/homecoming.  

    “Go Green. Ride Orange” on Earth Day
    THE BUS OSU/Stillwater Community Transit system is offering free rides on all routes on Wednesday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day 2009.  Additionally, a limited number of “Go Green. Ride Orange.” T-shirts will be distributed on the buses during Earth Day. THE BUS operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For further information and route maps, please visit www.transit.okstate.edu or call 405-744-2832.
    FACT: For every mile traveled on public transit, riders will produce 95 percent less carbon monoxide than driving, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

    It’s Earth Week
    ECO-OSU invites you to participate in Earth Week on the OSU campus in Stillwater. For a list activities, including a concert, and outdoor movie, click on the following link www.orgs.okstate.edu/ecoosu or e-mail ecoosu@gmail.com.

    Skin cancer awareness campaign launched

    The Division of Academic Affairs is sponsoring a skin cancer awareness campaign in support of OSU student Amy Morse by skin cancer information and free samples of products at the Chi-O clock from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday through May 8. Donations will be accepted at the clock, Career Resource Center (308 SU) and the Office of Vice President of Student Affairs, 201 Whitehurst. Proceeds will benefit Amy Morse and her medical expenses. Amy is a REMS doctoral student in the College of Education and Bennett resident hall assistant area coordinator. For more information or to volunteer, contact Alicia Severe, (405) 744-6434, alicia.severe@okstate.edu.  

    Indian dinner tonight
    Join University Dining Services at The Market on Tuesday, April 21, at 5 p.m. for an Indian menu. UDS is bringing more cultural and diversity awareness to campus through such cultural dinners with menus tailored to the various countries and information about the country and its customs. For more information about the cultural dinners, contact University Dining Services at 405-744-4424 or click here.

    Faculty Recital Thursday
    The OSU Department of Music will present a saxophone recital by Professor Ann Bradfield on Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. The recital will feature pieces by composers Debussy, Engebretson, Dubois, Ruggiero and Swerts. This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call 744-6133.

    OSU to host architectural professional
    The OSU Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students will host a lecture by Adam Yarinsky, “Dimension and Duration in Architecture,” on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in NRC 106. Yarinsky is with the Architecture Research Office in New York,  see their Web site at www.aro.net. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail lectures.aias.okstate@gmail.com.

    SODA to host prom
    OSU Sexual Orientation Diversity Association will be hosting a formal prom, “Masqueerade,” at Starlight Terrace (fourth floor SU) on Saturday, April 25, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. The cost is $2 or two canned goods with the proceeds going to a local charity. Masks are optional, and everyone is invited. For more information, please contact sodaosu@gmail.com or visit sodaosu.com.

    This week at the OSU Student Union in Stillwater…
    Strutt your Mutt Dog Show: Friday, April 24, at 4 p.m. on the OSU Library lawn. Please bring your dogs and have fun at SUAB annual Dog Show. There will be inflatables and pet pampering. The Strutt your Mutt Dog Show with fashion show and talent show will start at 7 p.m. The movie “Hotel for Dogs” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Free food and prizes.
    Rock Star Bingo: Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the SU Ballroom. Please bring your friends to play bingo. Win hundreds of dollars worth of prizes. Take advantage of free food and drinks. Feel free dress up like a rock star. For more information, please check out http://suab.okstate.edu.

    Payne County Heartwalk set
    The 2009 Payne County Heartwalk is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. in Couch Park. Heartwalk raises money to fund research that helps fight heart disease, which is the number one killer in America. For more information, go to http://paynecountyheartwalk.blogspot.com.

    An Oklahoma coalition is sponsoring Jump$tart Your Money Week
    It’s part of Financial Literacy month. Find out more, click here.

    WellnessWellness tip: Shorter walks, same results
    If an hour of exercise seems daunting, break it up. By taking 10-15 minute walks several times each day, many people can reach an hour. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, these shorter bouts of activity also burn calories and improve aerobic conditioning. 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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