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Registration Open for Class of 1964 Reunion

Oklahoma State University's Class of 1964 is celebrating its 50-year reunion at Homecoming 2014: 'The Experience!' Registration is now open for class members. Events will include golf cart tours of campus, a reception at the OSU Foundation and individual receptions at each OSU college. Discounted football game tickets are also available to 1964 graduates attending the reunion.

Registration Open for Mud U in September

The OSU Alumni Association and Grandparent University are proud to once again partner with Mud University in promoting physical activity among youth! Mud U is a fun, unique, and memorable muddy obstacle race for children and youth aged between 6 and 13. The concept of Mud U was derived from the adventure/obstacle events currently available to adults, but it has been specifically developed to provide kids with the same fun experience in a safe and age-appropriate manner. Up to 1,000 are expected to participate in their next event on September 27 and 28 at Lake McMurtry in Stillwater. To learn how to register your child or to consider volunteering please visit the website www.muduniversity.org or follow updates at www.facebook.com/funinthefirstdegree.

Details for OKC, Tulsa Cowboy Caravans

The summer's final two Cowboy Caravans with OSU POSSE and the OSU Alumni Association are coming to Oklahoma City and Tulsa! Join OSU POSSE, the OSU Alumni Association and Coach Gundy August 5 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and August 11 at Renaissance Tulsa.

Alumni Association Launches Redesigned Website

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association launched a redesigned and enhanced version of its orangeconnection.org website Tuesday. The first thing visitors will see is a bolder, simpler design. The new site also features responsive pages. Every page on the website has been redesigned to be viewable on any device - computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Vintage O-State Registration Open
The OKC Metro Chapter's 2014 Vintage O-State wine tasting and scholarship fundraiser is set for Saturday, August 16, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Online registration for tickets and sponsorships to this exciting event is now open! Tickets are $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers and $35 for 2010-2014 graduates.
Bedlam Run set for July 26
The 2014 Albert G's BBQ Bedlam Run presented by Williams in Tulsa's BlueDome District is just around the corner on July 26! All OSU alumni and friends are invited to join us for some spirited Bedlam competition in the forms of a 5K, 10K and Fun Run. Awards will be given in 13 age categories and winners will receive special Bedlam Run Cowbells. Proceeds from the event will go to the Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter and the OU Club of Tulsa to support student scholarships and chapter events.
American Indian Alumni Honoring Jeraldine Brown
The OSU American Indian Alumni Society is honoring Jeraldine "Jerry" Brown with its Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, Nov. 15. A public reception at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center will begin three hours before the kickoff of the Texas vs. OSU football game. Brown's teaching career span more than 40 years in addition to her endless obligation of service to her community and fellow citizens.
North Texas Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
The annual North Texas Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place Friday, August 29. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and a shotgun start will kickoff the tournament at 8 a.m. For more information about the tournament including times and pricing or to register online, please visit orangeconnection.org/ntgolf.
OSU Night Out at Cool River Cafe
The OSU Alumni Association invites you come by the Cool River Cafe in Irving to hang out with OSU alumni and friends prior to the season-opener in North Texas! Join us in the Rio Grande Room where you can enjoy a reserved section for OSU alumni and fans from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Come eat dinner and hang out in your brightest orange! Live music will begin at 9:30 p.m. Attendees will receive a FREE OSU item upon check-in. Stay tuned, as more details will be announced soon!
Discounted Member Hotel Set for Cowboys Classic
Attention fans attending the Cowboys Classic Aug. 30 in Arlington! The OSU Alumni Association has secured a discounted rate for members at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas. The discounted rate is $89 for deluxe rooms and $139 for suites. Visit orangeconnection.org/cowboysclassic for details and to reserve your room!
Summer Events in Kansas City
OSU alumni and friends are invited to two Kansas City OSU Alumni Chapter events this summer. The chapter is hosting a golf scramble at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club on June 29, and registration is open online. The chapter's annual summer picnic is set for August 2 for area families and incoming OSU freshmen at Antioch Park in Merriam, Kan.
Senior Sendoffs Set for New Cowboys in Oklahoma and Texas
Chapters in and around Oklahoma and Texas are hosting senior sendoff picnics, BBQs and ice cream socials to help welcome local high school graduates heading to OSU this fall as freshmen. All high school seniors are invited to attend the events, and OSU alumni, current students and friends are also invited to network with the newest class of Cowboys.
Redesigned OSU Car Tag Now Available
Drivers in Oklahoma will soon be seeing a lot more of America’s brightest orange on our roads. The OSU Alumni Association and the Oklahoma Tax Commission have completed a six-month redesign of the OSU car tag available through the OTC. The new tag is now available for purchase at local tag agencies, and order forms are also available on the websites of the OTC and the Alumni Association.
For the majority of students who attend a university, education ends as soon as they graduate. But the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at OSU is changing that for senior citizens in our state. OLLI at OSU provides continuing education for seniors through enriching experiences inside and outside the classroom. Seniors are invited to participate in a variety of classes and other special programs targeted directly to their interests. OLLI at OSU is hosting classes at Epworth Villa, a retirement community in Oklahoma City, for the second year in a row to bring these experiences closer to home for residents and make the classes more accessible.
Meet the residents of Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City and you’ll find they share a belief in sound planning. It’s the reason they were successful in life and it’s the key to their retirement security. Epworth Villa’s Life Care financial option is often the deciding factor. “Coming to Epworth Villa under the Life Care option gave my wife and me peace of mind. That was the biggest reason we moved,” says resident Walt Thoni. “Also, our kids won’t ever have to worry about our financial and living situation for the rest of our lives. Family considerations were a big part of the decision.”
The Epworth Living family is growing in Stillwater with construction on The Ranch scheduled to begin next year. The Ranch will be Stillwater’s first complete retirement community and will offer independent living apartments and cottages, as well as top-quality health care services, on-site assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. If you would like to see what life at The Ranch will be like, the next information meetings will be held on August 15th and August 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Please RSVP to 405.743.2990.
To say that Lou and former Congressman Wes Watkins love Stillwater would be an understatement. This city is where they met more than fifty years ago and where both attended college. Although they have enjoyed their home over the past 22 years, they did not anticipate the upkeep and responsibilities of being homeowners during retirement. But now they've found a comprehensive retirement program in their own backyard.
  
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