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OSU started classes today with record enrollment in several areas and a freshman class that is the school’s largest in nearly 30 years.  Watch a welcome message from OSU President Burns Hargis and read more about enrollment. The incoming freshman class has a school-record average ACT of 25.1.  OSU also set records with system-wide enrollment (topping 35,000 for the first time) and graduate student enrollment on the OSU-Stillwater/OSU-Tulsa campuses (4,801). # Read more

More than 2,400 attended the New Student Convocation at Gallagher-Iba Arena Friday. President Burns Hargis, Provost Bob Sternberg and three recent graduates spoke to the newest Cowboys and Cowgirls.

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Deadlines for dropping OSU fall 2010 classes
The OSU Registrar’s Office welcomes you to campus and reminds you to please take note of important drop/add and refund deadlines for regular 16-week classes. You can drop and add most classes online via  SIS Web for Students until midnight on Monday, Aug. 30. After that date, bring a completed drop/add card with appropriate signatures to either the Office of the Registrar (322 Student Union) on the Stillwater campus or Enrollment Services (1st floor Administration Building) on the Tulsa campus. Block or short courses have their own unique drop/add and refund deadlines.

Students, please review OSU policy for drug and alcohol problems
The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments requires OSU to coordinate a program to prevent unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees in order to remain eligible for federal financial assistance. For information on OSU policies, internal and external sanctions, as well as health risks and treatment resources related to drug and alcohol use, please click here.

Students, please review OSU Student Code of Conduct
OSU is committed to creating and maintaining a productive living and learning community. All students are expected to review and abide by the OSU Student Code of Conduct. Click here to read about “Cowboy Community Standards.” Also see “What Would Pete Do?” by clicking here.

Wellness tip: Exercise for a better mood
If you're feeling down, consider adding exercise to your to-do list. Research shows that exercise has the ability to improve mood and reduce depression. Even if you are seriously depressed, exercise can be one of several interventions recommended. While not a cure all, it releases endorphins that can improve your feelings of well-being, helps to manage stress, and often creates a sense of accomplishment. 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 services for students, faculty and staff, call 744-WELL (9355).

On the Calendar...
Free welcome back concert in Stillwater Library courtyard

Local band Disposable Guitar Heroes will welcome back students with a free concert in the courtyard of the Stillwater Library on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. For more details, click here.

OSU students invited to welcome back dance party
All students are invited to join the International Students Organization at OSU for a free dance on Friday, Aug. 27, on the Starlight Terrace, fourth floor of the Student Union. For more information, contact ISO at or visit go to the website.

Artist showcases ‘Retrospective’, reception Aug. 26
Harriet McGaugh Bigham’s “Retrospective” exhibit is on display at the OSU Foundation’s Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery through Oct. 3. The free opening reception is Aug. 26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the OSU Foundation building, 400 S. Monroe. Bigham will donate 20 percent of each sale to scholarships benefitting OSU’s Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, N.M. For more details, click here.

Nobel Prize-winning novelist focus of memorial lecture
The annual Converse-Yates-Cate Memorial Lecture “Religious Freedom in 17th Century Poland: Historical, Architectural, and Literary Depictions” by Michael J. Mikos is set for Monday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. in room 035 Murray Hall. Mikos has authored eight books and numerous shorter studies on all periods in the history of Polish literature. Questions? Call (405) 744-9474 or e-mail

Stillwater Community Singers in concert Sept. 2
The public is invited to Stillwater Community Singers fall concert celebrating peace and harmony Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the City of Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (405) 533-8435.

Boomer Blast Fireworks set for Sept. 3
The City of Stillwater will kick Labor Day weekend off with a boom with a fireworks show Friday, Sept. 3, at dusk. The show will take place at Boomer Lake Park. The annual fireworks show was postponed due to rain and wind on July 4. For more information, call (405) 742-8362 or visit the City of Stillwater web site at