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May 26, 2010

Energy reminder

Memorial Day weekend energy reminder: Please remember to turn off all electronic equipment, including computers, monitors, speakers, printers, etc. Unplug fans, chargers, radios, and appliances, such as coffeemakers. Close blinds and tilt the slats upward. And as always, turn off the lights as you leave.
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Doug Enns from the OSU applications engineering program highlighted in the Stillwater NewsPress for his inter-locking panels invention. Read here.

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Antron Brown, driver of the Don Schumacher Racing-owned Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster, recently brought some high octane enthusiasm to the campus at OSU Institute of Technology. After weeks of troubleshooting 180 horsepower cars designed for morning commutes and cruising suburbia, Automotive Technology students at OSUIT were ready for something different. Brown had the answer; a 7,000 horsepower, fire-breathing racing machine, that would soon be tearing up the track at the 22nd Annual O’Reilly Summer Nationals.

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U-too opening
The dining portion of U-too is now open. The retail portion is scheduled to open tomorrow, May 27. For the latest on the Student Union renovation project, click here.

OSU-Tulsa announces scholarship for new education grad students
OSU-Tulsa is launching a new scholarship program for Tulsa-area professionals interested in an advanced degree in education. The Graduate Education Scholarship is a tuition waiver designed to help teachers and education personnel enhance their teaching techniques or advance their careers to administrative or leadership roles. Eligible students must have a 3.00 GPA or higher and enroll in at least six credit hours per semester at OSU-Tulsa. Students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of three semesters starting with the fall 2010, spring 2011 or summer 2011 semesters, for a total scholarship of $2,250. For more details, click here.

Group names Huff regional VP
Tim Huff, international students and scholars manager at OSU, was named the regional vice president for Phi Beta Delta honors society for international scholars. He will oversee chapters of international scholars in five states. Phi Beta Delta has local chapters at higher education institutions all over the world made up of university executives, chancellors, presidents and professors.

Industrial park partnership with OSUIT honored by State Regents
The nation's largest rural industrial park, MidAmerica Industrial Park of Pryor, has been honored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for an innovative partnership with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. The educational partnership has helped the park maintain its edge as one of the leading centers for manufacturing, processing and distribution in the United States. For more details, click here.

Summer GardenFest coming soon in Stillwater
The 9th Annual Summer GardenFest at the Botanic Garden at OSU will focus on water starting with a keynote address from water conservation expert Kevin Gustavson at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Botanic Garden at OSU, 3425 W. Virginia. Following the keynote address, visitors will discover some innovative ways to get the most out of water with a variety of water-related garden activities and demonstrations throughout the gardens. Children of all ages will have fun at their own activity booth. For more details, click here.

DASNR faculty and staff tour southwestern Oklahoma agriculture
Get a stop by stop account of DASNR’s latest ag tour, which focused on southwestern Oklahoma this year. For details, click here.

The Ranchers Club and the Atherton Hotel are open during SU renovation
The Ranchers Club and the Atherton Hotel on the OSU campus in Stillwater will remain open during renovation work on the Student Union, so plan to stop by. The following are days and hours of operation for this summer:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5 – 9 p.m. For more information, call (405) 744-7695.

Georgia-Pacific awards scholarships to OSUIT students
Georgia-Pacific recently awarded scholarships to five Engineering Technologies students at the OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee. OSUIT technical students are studying such subjects as AC and DC electronics and metrology, industrial electrical systems and motors, digital systems and microcontrollers, hydraulics and pneumatics, and design drafting. Georgia Pacific scholarship recipients for 2010 are Brandon Crenshaw from Red Rock, Jason Peden from Tulsa, Casey Polasek from Jenks, Rick Thompson from Hominy and Jed Whitfield from Okmulgee. For more details, click here.

Anglers need to know…
There’s a new limit on the number of large blue catfish you can take home. Only one can be 30-inches or more in length. The reason makes a lot of sense. To find out, click here.

Fire up the grill, it’s time for hamburgers
May is National Hamburger Month and with Memorial Day just around the corner, this is a great time to kick off the summer with a nutritious hamburger. For some tips to ensure taste and safety, click here.

WellnessWellness tip: High-fiber cereal ideas
Does the term 'high-fiber cereal' make you think cardboard? If you don't enjoy eating high-fiber cereal for breakfast, our registered dietitian recommends using it as a condiment. Sprinkle it on top of a salad, add it to yogurt for extra crunch, and use it in place of breadcrumbs in cooking. Just half-cup of high-fiber cereal can provide as much as 13 grams of fiber, about half the recommended daily intake. 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.


Yoga and Boot Camp come to Whitehurst in June
Choose from Yoga or Boot Camp in June when all classes will be held in 106B Whitehurst. Yoga, taught by Carol Bender, will be offered from noon – 12:50 p.m. each Tuesday from June 1 – 22. Boot Camp will be held from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. each Thursday from June 3 – 24. Preregistration is required, contact Joanna at (405) 744-2176 or Classes are free to O-Zone Fitness Center members. Non-members pay just $25, which includes the class and use of the O-Zone facilities for the month of June.

You’re invited to walk at lunch on Wednesdays through the month of June
Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend, and participate in a series of one-mile Wednesday Wellness Walks that started today and will continue at noon on Wednesdays throughout June. For more information, call (405) 744-9355, e-mail, or click here.

Kid’s Discovery Camp offered this summer at OSU—openings still available
There are still openings for four weeks in June and July at OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology day camps for students 9-12 years old. Each five-day camp ($130) will follow an overarching theme and include elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants will engage in field trips, group learning activities and hands-on creative experiences. There are still openings for the weeks of June 14-18, 21-25, July 19-23 and July 26-30. To receive a registration packet, phone (405) 744-5146 or

May 29 - Stillwater pool to open
May 31 – Moving out? Stillwater offering free drop off for big items

May 31 – Deadline to vote online for OSU’s Lyons
June 10 - Community Band concert set for June 10

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