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April 23, 2010

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OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions; Sternberg appointed provost
The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Robert J. Sternberg of Tufts University as OSU’s new provost and senior vice president at its meeting today at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore. Sternberg, who has served as dean of the Tufts School of Arts and Sciences since 2005, will assume his new position on Aug. 1. In other personnel action, Dr. H. Robert Terry Jr., professor and chair of Agricultural Education at the University of Missouri, was named head of the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership. For more personnel details, click here.

Entrepreneurship master’s degree approved for OSU
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship degree program for OSU on Thursday that includes launching a business venture as one of the requirements. The program is not only expected to grow jobs in Oklahoma, but promote creativity while helping students pursue entrepreneurial ventures, according to a story in the Oklahoman. For details, click here.

Gragg gives $1 million to OSU to honor Gov. Bellmon, top scholars
To honor his good friend, Henry Bellmon, C. Hubert Gragg is making a $1 million gift to scholar development at OSU, with $750,000 going to the Bellmon Scholarship Endowment and $250,000 to the Bellmon Program Endowment. These funds help OSU students prepare for graduate school, jobs and academic competitions at a high level through research and study-abroad opportunities. For more details, click here.    

Legislative alums honored for distinguished service
State Senator Charlie Laster and Oklahoma State Representative Lee Denney were recognized Wednesday for their service to higher education during the 2009 legislative session. They were presented the 2009 Distinguished Service Award by Oklahoma Chancellor of Higher Education Glen Johnson and OSU President Burns Hargis. Laster, a Democrat representing senate district 17, graduated from OSU in 1972. Denny, a Republican representing house district 33, graduated in 1976 from OSU and earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1978. For more information, click here.

OSU College of Human Environmental Sciences celebrates student and faculty excellence
The College of Human Environmental Sciences at OSU recently honored students, faculty and staff at the 2010 Herd-Lehman Celebration of Excellence. The annual event was named this year to honor Lola Herd Lehman and Lottie Herd, sisters and CHES alums from the 1930s, who have provided substantial scholarship support for students for 35 years. Andrea Richardson, from Kiowa, was named outstanding undergraduate student. Emily Newman, a master’s degree student, and Jintao (Emily) Ma, a Ph.D. candidate, were named outstanding graduate students. For seniors of excellence and more, click here.

Students to compete on the National Mall
Students in the Design, Housing and Merchandising Department of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at OSU will compete and share their ideas at the National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend. The students will display full scale prototypes of reading lights they’ve designed and constructed that use energy-saving LED lights. They’ll also be judged on their ability to promote the use of the lights on the mall. The competition is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) program. For more information, click here.

LIVE ORANGE vote online for your favorite game day tee
As part of a new LIVE ORANGE campaign for the upcoming season, OSU Athletics is urging students to vote online to choose the official game day T-shirt. Votes will be accepted until Saturday, May 1. The winning design will be announced on Tuesday, May 4. Sales of the new shirt will kick off this summer. As the official student game day tee for the 2010 season, the LIVE ORANGE shirt, will be available from licensed OSU Nike retailers. Fans are encouraged to wear the shirt throughout the year. To vote, click here.  

“Brag with Your Tag”
You can “brag with your tag” by purchasing an OSU license plate and help raise scholarship funds for incoming freshmen. Help OSU continue to lead the collegiate car tag sales within the state. Apply for your OSU tag by clicking here.

OSU’s Lyons among finalists, vote for him online
OSU pitcher Tyler Lyons has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for notable achievements as a student-athlete in the community and classroom. Lyons and the nine other finalists in the baseball division are on the baseball ballot for a nationwide vote that continues through May 31. Fan balloting is available on the official website, as well as through text messaging. These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award. Fans can text BASEBALL to 74567 to vote for the finalists or click here.

Getting started in aquaculture
Problems to be aware of before making a significant investment. For details, click here.

Variety helps on the road to good nutrition
For some pointers that will help keep you from getting stuck in a rut when it comes to food, click here.

Sometimes, you don’t have to pay for that parking ticket in Stillwater
If you should get a parking ticket for parking too long while shopping downtown, you don’t always have to pay for that ticket. It’s often possible to get the ticket validated by the merchant where you were shopping. Find out about this and more from Stillwater City Manager Dan Galloway by clicking here.

Going GreenSave water in the bathroom
Over half of the water use inside a house takes place in the bathroom. Save water by taking short showers instead of tub baths. If you must use a tub, close the drain before turning on the water and fill the tub only half full. Do not let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth. Never use your toilet as a wastebasket. For more tips, click here.

WellnessWellness tip: Good vs. bad pain during exercise
It’s not unusual to feel a little stiff and sore during exercise, especially at the onset when your body is gearing up. Soreness that appears up to 48 hours after a hard workout is not uncommon either. As odd as it sounds, this is “good pain” that occurs with muscle building. “Bad pain” is the kind that may signify an injury, is often limited to one side, becomes more intense during the workout and won’t go away after you stop. Avoid exercising through bad pain and seek medical attention if it doesn’t improve with self-care. This tip is brought to you by the OSU Seretean Wellness Center, dedicated to making OSU the Healthiest Campus in America. For more information about the center, call 744-WELL (9355) or click here.

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Activities for students, provided by OSU’s Student Union Activities Board:
CANCELLED 5th Annual Dog Show CANCELLED – Friday, April 23, The dog show has been cancelled due to the possibility of rain.
Movie “The Spy Next Door”(free)—moved indoors due to the possibility for rain – Friday, April 23, 8:30 p.m. Student Union Theater. Former CIA spy Bob Ho (Jackie Chan) takes on his toughest assignment, his girlfriend’s kids. The kids accidentally attract one of Ho’s worst enemies from his spy days.

See the screening of “The Empire of Faith, ISLAM” on Friday
The Muslim Student Association will present the movie “The Empire of Faith, ISLAM” on Friday, April 23, at 5 p.m. in room 408 at the Student Union in Stillwater. Come and learn about some amazing facts and enjoy free pizza and refreshments.

Academic Success Seminar: “Preparing for Finals”
Get the most out of your study resources. University Counseling Services is hosting a “Get it Together/Academic Success Seminar” about “Preparing for Finals” by Alicia Severe on Monday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at the Academic and Career Development Center, 308 Student Union. The 45-50 minute seminar is free and open to all OSU and NOC students. For more information, click here.

OSU Alumni Association to present official OSU class rings
More than 150 students and alumni will receive their official OSU class rings at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. inside the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. The ring will be presented to each recipient by an OSU dignitary and the recipient will sign the Official OSU Class Ring Register. OSU mascot Pistol Pete will also receive his ring at the ceremony. Ring recipients are asked to arrive no later than 6 p.m. Family and friends of ring recipients are also invited to attend. For more information, contact Cheryl McKinzie at (405) 744-8716 or click here.

City of Stillwater Blood Drive next Wednesday
Consider giving blood at the City of Stillwater Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) to schedule an appointment. Donors are invited to become Red Cross Racing members to gain points to exchange for a variety of prizes. For more information, click here.

April 23 – First Turkish Festival set for Saturday in Tulsa

April 27 – Cambridge professor to present: “Death in Venice in the 18th Century”

April 27- 29 – Retirement plan meetings: One-on-one with TIAA-CREF

April 28 – Dell Roadmap Meeting

April 28 – OSU researchers seek kids, ages 10-16, and their parents

May 1 – OSU to offer short course in property management

May 7 – Deadline for staff to submit applications to SAC for OSU scholarships

May 14 – Deadline to register for next Wellness Wednesday about a sustainable Stillwater

May 16 – Deadline for O-Key account update


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