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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Ardmore groundbreaking Breaking Ground

Oklahoma State University’s Institute for Agricultural Biosciences groundbreaking ceremonies took place on May 1 in Ardmore. The 33,000-square-foot facility, which should open in 2011, will allow OSU and the Noble Foundation to collaborate to advance state research in agriculture and energy.

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  • OSU student earns a place on USA TODAY list

    Jered Davidson of Fort Cobb has been named to the second team in USA TODAY’s annual All-USA College Academic Team competition that honors those who excel both in and out of the classroom. Davidson is an agricultural economics major who has worked with local agencies to create an information clearinghouse on the rural economy for communities and counties.

    COE to recognize Top 10 Seniors, Outstanding Graduate Assistants
    The OSU College of Education has announced its Top 10 Seniors and Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2009.  The students will be recognized at a reception in Willard Hall on Friday, May 8, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The 2008 COE top 10 seniors are: Ashley Boling, Effie Craven, Allison Davis, Kacey Gilpin, Coree Edwards, Cody Jarboe, Hannah Keith, Emily Littlejohn, Kayla Spalvieri, and Amanda Swinney, Stillwater. Outstanding Graduate Assistants are doctoral students Hyeyoung Bang, educational psychology; Adrienne Redmond, mathematics education; and Robert Dionne, applied educational studies with aviation and space science specialization.

    Late Night Café is open
    Students are invited to enjoy free pancakes, coffee and soft drinks from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. through Thursday in the Student Union food court. Late Night Café is a chance for students to relax and revive during finals week. Free coffee is available from 7 p.m. to close. Sponsored by Campus Life.  

    Don’t throw it away, drop it off
    Students with usable items that they no longer want can drop them off at Kerr Drummond through Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the “Real Pokes Pass It On” program. Students are encouraged to bring anything from clothing and nonperishable food items to kitchenware and furniture. Everything will be stored over the summer and sold dirt cheap to students next semester. Anything left over will be donated to non-profit organizations in Stillwater.

    OCSA invites your participation in May 9 food drive
    OSU’s Off-Campus Student Association invites you to participate with its members in donating food that will be gathered by local letter carriers this Saturday, May 9. Just leave canned and other food items in a bag by the mailbox on that date and letter carriers will collect it for distribution to local food pantries. Sheri Carter with the Stillwater United Way says the need is greater than ever. For more information, contact Carter at sheri@stillwaterunitedway.org.

    Big Orange Bus will switch to summer schedule in June

    The BOB (OSU Stillwater-OSU Tulsa shuttle) is changing its schedule for the summer. The new schedule will take effect June 8 through July 31. Click here for specifics.  

    Find out about epilepsy in pets
    OSU veterinarian Mark Neer shared information about epilepsy in pets during a recent Pet Care Seminar on campus. Click here for an outline. The OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals.  It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.

    WellnessWellness tip: Dietary fiber and weight
    Can eating more dietary fiber really slim you down? Dietary fiber appears to help curb weight gain, say the experts who have studied the effects of fiber on weight. It is thought that high-fiber foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help maintain weight because they are naturally lower in calories and help you feel full longer. The health benefits of dietary fiber go beyond just weight. A possible lower risk for heart disease, diabetes and regularity are all good reasons to eat more fiber. 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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