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April 27, 2010


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Dr. Mark Payton, associate dean of the OSU Graduate College, congratulated the winners at the 2010 Phoenix Award ceremony. Winners were Dr. Diane Montgomery, Regents Professor of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, Outstanding Faculty Award; Hui Ju Park, Outstanding Doctoral Student; and Nazia Tabassum, Outstanding Master’s Student.

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Student Union renovation underway and relocations ahead
The biggest changes on the Student Union Renovation Project will happen following graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. Services found on the majority of the first floor of the Student Union as well as the basement will be relocated to nearby campus facilities to accommodate necessary construction work. Some offices on the second and third floors also will be relocated. For an update on progress, click here.

OSU FAPC chemist explains new report on salt reduction for processed foods
After 40 years of voluntary methods to try to reduce sodium in processed foods, an expert committee with the Food and Drug Administration is recommending new standards. OSU Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center chemist Christina DeWitt says the latest data shows sodium intake has risen steadily over the years and Americans now consume 50 percent more sodium on average than the maximum amount that is recommended. For more details, click here.

OSU alum to be honored by Oklahoma FFA
OSU alum and graduate student Lynn Newby will be recognized with an Honorary State FFA Degree at the 2010 Oklahoma FFA State Convention in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 27. Newby, who is currently working toward a master’s degree in agricultural education at OSU, was nominated for the honor by FFA advisers in Latimer County for his “many contributions to the FFA and agricultural youth of Oklahoma.” For more details, click here.

OSU initiates European Landscape Architecture Internship
OSU has initiated a new European Landscape Architecture Internship Program with the City of Luxembourg, which will offer a paid internship this summer. OSU landscape architecture student Jared Merz from Elk City has accepted the Luxembourg internship. Dr. Charles Leider, who helped establish the program, will introduce Merz to the park director of Luxembourg City in May, following a presentation to the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools.

Mayfest 2010 poster to be unveiled at OSU-Tulsa
The original artwork for the Mayfest 2010 poster, created by local artist Christopher Westfall, will be unveiled Wednesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Research Center. Now in its 38th year, Mayfest is Tulsa’s annual outdoor fine arts and music festival. More than 350,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly event set for May 13-16 in downtown Tulsa. Mayfest posters will be available for purchase at the unveiling for $25 if signed by the artist and $15 for unsigned. For more details, click here.

Stillwater Town Hall to Discuss Prevention of Underage Drinking
The Seretean Wellness Center is co-sponsoring a town hall meeting on how to prevent underage drinking tonight (Tuesday, April 27) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library. Speakers will include Uwe Gordon, Stillwater High School principal; Norm McNickle, Stillwater chief of police; Sareva Greenhaw, Tulsa parent, and 2M2L Youth. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is encouraged to attend and share ideas. Additional sponsors include PaNOK Area Prevention Resource Center, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, and SAMHSA. For more information, please call (405) 624-2220.

WellnessWellness tip: Check your pasta sauce
Some jars of pasta sauce contain up to 40 grams of fat with 17 grams of artery-clogging saturated fat per serving. Use the nutrition label to compare brands. Consider choosing tomato-based sauces versus cheese-based sauces, opting for one with 3 grams of fat per serving or less. 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.


Activities for students, provided by OSU’s Student Union Activities Board:
Movie: “The book of Eli” (free) Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. rated R - Eli (Denzel Washington) has been on a journey for 30 years after a cataclysmic war that turned the earth into a total wasteland. A peaceful man in a lawless civilization, Eli becomes a warrior with unbelievable skills guided by a higher power and given the task of protecting a book until it reaches its final destination.

Former cultural attaché to speak at Global Briefing Series
Dr. Asma Al-Ketbi, former cultural attaché to the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C., will discuss “Sustainable Development: The Interdependence of People and Their Environments” for the 25th installment of the Global Briefing Series on Thursday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater. The series is sponsored by the OSU School of International Studies in conjuction with the Institute for Sustainable Environments and the Vice President’s Office for Research and Technology Transfer. For more information, click here.  

Food Labeling Workshop set for May 17-18, registration deadline May 3
OSU’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is partnering with the Food and Drug Administration to hold a public Food Labeling Workshop to provide information about FDA food labeling regulations and other related subjects to the regulated industry, particularly small businesses and startups. The two-day workshop will be held May 17-18 in Stillwater. The cost is $400. Registration deadline is May 3. Call (405) 744-6071, e-mail, or register online by clicking here.

OSU FAPC to hold “Going Green” conference, register now
More than 100 food industry representatives will participate in the Food Industry Trends Conference “Going Green” on Thursday, May 20. Hosted by OSU’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center in Stillwater, the conference will focus on industry efforts in implementing sustainable or “green” practices into the workplace. Highlighted topic areas include eco footprint minimization and “going green” in food sanitization. The cost for the conference is $200 (cash or check) and includes lunch, snacks and conference materials. The registration deadline is May 7. Call (405)-744-6277, e-mail or register online by clicking here.  

OSU’s CFRR to host conference on troubled children and youth
OSU’s Center for Family Risk and Resilience at OSU-Tulsa will host its second annual community conference Thursday, May 13, from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in North Hall 118 at OSU-Tulsa. This year’s conference will focus on strategies for working with troubled children and youth. Dr. Tim Cavell, a clinical child/family psychologist and psychology professor at the University of Arkansas, will present “Parent-Based Interventions for Defiant and Aggressive Children: 10 Principles and the Six-Sided Parenting Box.” The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (918) 594-8336 or visit the CFRR website by clicking here.

Letter Carriers Food Drive set for May 8
The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 8, in Stillwater. Local residents are being asked to leave a sack of non-perishable food items by their mail box for letter carriers to pick up and distribute to local food pantries. There are several local families in need this year, so take advantage of this quick, easy way to help make a significant gift to the community. For more information, phone (405) 624-5018.

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 – Deadline LIVE ORANGE online vote for your favorite game day tee

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

May 31 – Deadline to vote online for OSU’s Lyons

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