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Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Elite Partnership Into Africa

OSU has formed a partnership with five African universities as part of a broader effort to strengthen higher education in sub-Saharan Africa and help develop the region’s economy. The U.S. Agency for International Development recently awarded OSU and 19 other universities $50,000 each through a grant competition that emphasized collaborations in agriculture, health care, teacher training and other areas. More than 300 universities nationwide submitted proposals.

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    SternbergCreative Potential
    IQ expert Robert Sternberg will address creativity on April 29 at OSU's Noble Research Center.


  • “Oklahoma’s Investment in Alternative Energy” set for tonight

    Shannon Ferrell will speak on “Oklahoma’s Investment in Alternative Energy” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Animal Science, room 123. Ferrell, with the Department of Agricultural Economics at OSU, will speak on wind energy and its market share in the future, which is part of Jump$tart Your Money Week at OSU. The event is free and open to the public.

    Slave narratives to be examined
    The impact and legacy of historical first-hand accounts of slavery in the U.S. will be the focus of "Soul of a People: The Slave Narratives of the Federal Writers' Project," on Friday, April 24, in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room in the Edmon Low Library at 7 p.m. These interviews tell our nation's story through the voices of those who lived it. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on this and other events at the OSU Library, call (405) 744-7331 or e-mail lib-pub@okstate.edu.  

    OSU College of Human Environmental Sciences Celebrates Excellence
    The College of Human Environmental Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff recently during the 2009 Celebration of Excellence.  More than $200,000 in scholarships were awarded to 133 undergraduate and graduate students. Taryn Tate, a nutritional sciences major from Shawnee, was named the College of Human Environmental Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Student.  For details and photos, click here.

    Fund established for injured firefighter, former OSU employee
    A fund has been established to help defray medical expenses for Dave Milby. The volunteer fireman and former OSU IT employee, was critically burned fighting the recent wildfires. Dave, the husband of longtime OSU employee Bonnie Milby, has undergone surgery and is confined to a hospital bed. The Iowa Tribal Police Department has set up the Milby Family Fund at Stroud National Bank, P.O. Box 159, Perkins, OK 74059. For updates on Dave’s condition, contact Mary Rader, secretary of the Interfaith Council of OSU at mwrader657@yahoo.com.

    Order your student football/basketball combo ticket next week at Chi-O clock

    OSU Athletics will set up a gazebo at Chi-O clock Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for students to purchase the new football/basketball “combo” ticket package for just $330—an $84 savings off last year’s prices despite the addition of an eighth home football game. OSU students can also complete the ticket request form, available at www.okstate.com, to purchase tickets. Students can also request the form by sending an e-mail to tickets@okstate.edu. The completed form may be faxed to the ticket at office at (405) 744-5538. Students can also stop by the Athletics Center ticket office, or call 1-877-ALL-4-OSU. Payment may be made via check, cash, credit card or bursar.  

    College of Education to offer summer camp opportunities for children
    The College of Education and the Stillwater Children's Museum have partnered to offer four summer camp sessions for children ages 8 to 12 during June 2009. Camp topics include “How Do They Do That,” “Art is Science,” “Animals on the Loose” and “Insects Rule the World.” The COE will also hold a Math Enrichment Camp July 20-24 for children who have completed grades four through seven. For more information about all camps, including access to a registration form, please visit: http://www.okstate.edu/education/summercamp/.

    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 to dress up like a rock star. For more information, please check out http://suab.okstate.edu.

    German fare at Blair
    Come and have a taste of Germany at Blair Dining located in Bennett Hall on Tuesday, April 28. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will provide an extensive German menu including: sauerbraten, braised red cabbage, Rhine whole green beans with walnuts and a vast assortment of sausages as well as other culinary delights. Go to  http://www.dining.okstate.edu.

    Tax credits are available for home energy improvements in 2009
    Find out more, click here .

    Go GreenBuilding envelope
    Why is it important to keep windows closed in OSU buildings? Open windows impact temperature and humidity control, plus the control of air pressure within a building, especially when the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system is running. Keeping windows closed allows the system designed to control the indoor environment to work properly and seals the building envelope, which is the separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building.

    WellnessWellness tip: Exercise and sunscreen
    Are you an outdoor exerciser? If so, wear sunscreen. Even on a cloudy or cool day, your skin needs protection. We suggest choosing an alcohol- or water-based sunscreen. These allow sweat to evaporate more quickly than oil-based sunscreens. Last but not least, use a minimum of SPF 15. Reapply often.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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