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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Fulbright Full of Potential

Two OSU students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the next academic year. The program places students in overseas schools to improve English language abilities and knowledge of the U.S. Andrew Moore (left) of Oklahoma City will teach in Mexico, and Emilee Lehenbauer of Stillwater is headed to Korea.

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  • Services for OSU student set for Friday

    Funeral services for David Nelson are scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1001 N.W. 25th St. in Oklahoma City. Nelson, a third generation mechanical engineering junior at OSU, was killed in a car accident this past weekend. A graduate of Putnam City High School, Nelson was 21.

    OSU begins planning for Thursday night ESPN football game
    Oklahoma State University will showcase its pre-season top 10-ranked football team and campus during ESPN’s nationally televised Thursday night game between the Cowboys and Colorado on Nov. 19 at Boone Pickens Stadium. The game is tentatively set for 6:45 p.m. OSU has formed a task force of administrators, faculty and staff to address the impact of the game on the campus, including parking. The university has already started updating campus, faculty and student leaders so they can make the appropriate plans and adjustments.

    Student Union Marketing earns awards
    The Student Union Marketing Department took first place in two categories and received two honorable mentions at the Association of College Unions International Steal This Idea competition. All four entries were displayed at the 89th national conference held recently in Anaheim, Calif.,  including first place for four-color brochure and for miscellaneous promotions, and honorable mentions for student staff cards/invitations, and professional cards and invitations. Congratulations to Debbie Shotwell, Shane Lansdown and student employee Michael Bohanan. For more, click here.  

    IQ expert to talk about creativity
    Robert Sternberg, considered one of the top psychological researchers in the world, will deliver a lecture on creativity at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in room 106 of the Noble Research Center at OSU. Sternberg, a psychology professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, will offer “Creativity is a Decision.” The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. For more information, go to http://psychology.okstate.edu or phone (405) 744-6028.

    Workshop on new and existing tools to access/analyze census data
    Two census workshops will be held Thursday, April 30, at the OSU Library. The first, “Get Ready for the 2010 Census," is from 9:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. The second, “Using the Census for Economic Development,” follows from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The workshops are free and open to the public. To make reservations, contact Suzanne Holcombe at suzanne.holcombe@okstate.edu.

    Short film features more than 150 students/locals

    OSU students Nathan Poppe, Tara Lloyd and Sierra Jones have put together a short film titled "Link" with the goal of including as many people as possible. The students managed to include nearly 170 students and Stillwater residents in the 30-minute film, which will be shown for free on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Vault Video. Poppe, Lloyd and Jones, who also star in the film, produced it for an Internet communications class. For more information, contact Poppe at (405) 706-0804.  

    OSU-Tulsa to host Mayfest poster unveiling Thursday
    The original artwork for the Mayfest 2009 poster will be unveiled Thursday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center. Now in its 37th year, Mayfest (May 14-17) is Tulsa’s annual outdoor fine arts and music festival. William Franklin, a self-taught mural artist and Tulsa resident, has been selected as this year’s poster artist. Posters are $15 or $25 if signed by the artist. The event will start at 5 p.m., with the unveiling around 5:30 p.m. For more information about Mayfest, visit www.tulsamayfest.org.

    Get on board Mortar Board
    Every year the members of Mortar Board publish the Mortar Board calendar as a service for students and student organizations. This calendar is recognized campus-wide for its listing of campus events, holidays, schedules, and contacts for the current year.  All organizations on campus are welcome to place important dates, special events, or weekly meetings in this calendar free of charge. Applications must be received by Friday, May 1, at 5 p.m. for the events to be published. Please e-mail your information to osumortarboard@gmail.com. Late applications will not be accepted. Click on the following link for an application form to submit your events.

    Lahoma Club to hold luncheon and tour at botanical gardens
    The OSU Lahoma Club invites you to join OSU women as they meet at the OSU Botanical Gardens on Monday, May 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a luncheon and tour of the grounds. The luncheon cost is $8 per person. Reservations are required by Monday, May 4. Checks, made payable to Lahoma, may be mailed to Lahoma, P.O. Box 2704, Stillwater, OK 74076. New members and guests are always welcome to attend Lahoma Club meetings.  For more information, contact membership at (405) 743-4120 or visit Lahoma Club.

    Study seeking participants on health benefits of pomegranates
    The OSU Nutritional Sciences Department in the College of Human Environmental Sciences is conducting a study to determine the health benefits of pomegranates in males and females with Type 2 diabetes or healthy controls. All assessments will be free of charge. Study participants will receive $90. To find out if you might qualify for this study, click here.

    WellnessWellness tip: Don't be tied to the scales
    Does the number on your bathroom scale determine your mood for the day? For some, even a small weight gain can create a cycle of frustration, making them turn to food for comfort, which only perpetuates the problem. First, remember that small daily weight changes can be due to fluid changes or clothing. Don’t tie your self-worth to the number on the scale. Shift from being weight-centered to being health-centered. Eat healthy, stay active and feel good about yourself. 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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