|OSU Alumni Family Expands with Commencements
The Alumni Association will welcome nearly 3,000 new faces to its family on May 6 and 7 with the four graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies at OSU. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb - both OSU alumni - will serve as the speakers for the undergraduate ceremonies. Each event will be held inside Gallagher-Iba Arena and all are open to the public.
Happy Trails Event Connects and Supports Seniors
OSU seniors graduating this spring are invited to Happy Trails on April 26-28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Seniors will have the opportunity to purchase their $15 New Graduate Memberships in the OSU Alumni Association, receive their one-year memberships to OSU Career Services and OSU POSSE, and pick up their free gift.
Official OSU Class Rings to be Presented at Ceremony
The Alumni Association will present the Official OSU Class Rings to this semester’s eligible recipients at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 26, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Click Family Alumni Hall. A reception for friends and family featuring light refreshments will immediately follow the ceremony.
Official Toast to Recognize Graduating OSU Seniors
The Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board are hosting a toast to graduating seniors to celebrate their hard work and achievements at OSU on Tuesday, April 26, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. The toast will begin after the Official OSU Class Ring Ceremony and will feature orange wine and light hors d’oeuvres. There is no cost for tickets but seniors must register with their driver’s license and campus ID to guarantee entrance.
New Spring Desktop Wallpapers
Several new spring scenes from campus are now available for members to download and display as their desktop wallpaper. This year's spring scenes include the Alumni Center, Old Central, Theta Pond and more. Visit orangeconnection.org/wallpapers to download one or all of the nine new displays and showcase the OSU campus on your computer!
Alumni Center Brick Pavers Installed
More than 180 personalized brick pavers purchased during the Alumni Association's winter promotion have been installed at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. The pavers are grouped by class decade, family/friends, and faculty/staff, allowing anyone with a connection to OSU to etch themselves into the university's history. Visit orangeconnection.org/pavers to learn more.
Wichita Chapter Hosting Tailgate
The Wichita OSU Alumni Chapter is hosting a tailgate for the OSU vs. Wichita State baseball game on Tuesday, April 26, at Eck Stadium in Wichita. The chapter plans to watch the game from the outfield area and will arrive at 5:30 p.m. an hour before the first pitch. The Cowboys are ranked 15th in the country with a record of 28-12 overall. They defeated the Shockers 5-3 earlier this week in Stillwater.
2011 Cowboy Caravan Continues Today
The 2011 Cowboy Caravan tour continues Wednesday, May 11, when Offensive Line Coach Joe Wicklines makes the inaugural visit the Tyler OSU Alumni Chapter in Tyler, Texas. This year, the caravan will be traveling to Altus, Bartlesville, Dallas, Enid, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Tyler, Wichita and Woodward.
Brighter Orange Bash Coming to Houston
The Houston OSU Alumni Chapter will host the 2011 Brighter Orange Bash on Saturday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Deck at Fountainview. This year's event will be more casual and feature Dean Karl Reid from the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, and Dean Lawrence Crosby from the Spear School of Business.
Big 12 Alumni Night in New York City
The New York City OSU Alumni Chapter will be attending Big 12 Alumni Night with the Staten Island Yankees on July 22. For every $25 ticket sold, the chapter will receive $7 for its scholarship fund. Tickets include all-you-can-eat items, drinks, a Staten Island Yankees cap and game program.
Register for the Tulsa Cowboy Stampede
OSU alumni and families are invited to the Tulsa Chapter's annual Cowboy Stampede event on June 11 at the K-Bar Ranch in Mounds, Okla. Attendees will enjoy a tasty BBQ supper along with Jupiter Jumps, hay and pony rides, door prizes, mementos and more. Online registration is now open with discounts for members.
OSU Creativity Festival Recognizes Ideas, Secures World Record
The Institute for Creativity and Innovation is proud to announce the winners of the third-annual creativity contest recently held at OSU. Students, faculty, and staff were invited to answer the question: “What world record would you break to make the greatest social impact?” The festival’s theme was “OSU as Creative Local and Global Problem Solver.” Students involved with the festival built the Guinness Record breaking World’s Largest Twister board as a way to creatively engage the campus as well as raise money for disaster relief.
Several OSU Construction and Expansion Projects Approved
Several major projects on the Stillwater campus and another on the Okmulgee campus gained approval to start or move forward from the OSU/A&M Board of Regents Friday. Projects include a renovation of Monroe Street through campus, a $12.2 million academic center for the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, construction of a new performing arts center and the construction of the Energy Center Building at OSU-IT.
Gov. Fallin, T. Boone Pickens and Hargis Dedicate CNG Station
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, along with OSU benefactor and alternative fuel advocate T. Boone Pickens, OSU President Burns Hargis and Clean Energy officials dedicated the Clean Energy compressed natural gas fueling station north of the main OSU campus Thursday. The station, which is the second Clean Energy fueling station in the state, opened in January and has two functions. Not only does it serve as a fueling and housing station for OSU transit buses but it also is a public fueling station open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
OSU Professors Release Ammunitions Encyclopedia to Aid Soldiers
Professors and students working at the OSU Institute for Research in Information Systems have partnered with the Defense Ammunition Center to create an encyclopedia that soldiers can use to better identify, handle and maintain military munitions. This tool, called the Ammunitions Multimedia Encyclopedia, uses virtual reality technology to create a realistic, hands-on training environment and can be used on anything from a desktop computer to an iPhone.
Videos Inside OSU OSU-Oklahoma City
OSU President Burns Hargis makes a trip to the OSU-Oklahoma City campus to check out some of its programs. Inside OSU features President Hargis and a series of conversations with faculty, staff, students and campus figures about the innovative activities they are involved in at the university.
OSU-OKC Natalie Shirley Named New OSU-OKC President
Oklahoma State University has named successful business and civic leader Natalie Shirley as president of OSU-Oklahoma City, subject to the approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. Shirley served as Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism and was executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce from 2007-11 under Governor Brad Henry.
Golf Cowboys Earn Regional Berth
Oklahoma State's men's golf team learned its postseason destination on Monday with the announcement of the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.
Tickets are also now available for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Karsten Creek. All-session tickets for the event, which runs May 31-June 5, are $50, while single-session tickets are $10. Kids 12 and under get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Baseball Cowboys Rout Ohio State
Oklahoma State racked up a season-high 20 hits and scored in all but one inning as the 19th-ranked Cowboys cruised to a 16-3 win over Ohio State Tuesday night at Bill Davis Stadium.
Softball Cowgirls Host Tigers
Oklahoma State's 20th-ranked softball team will host the No. 9 Missouri Tigers on Thursday, May 12, at 1 pm at the Cowgirl Softball Complex. Admission is free. The game was rescheduled after it was rained out on May 1 and is OSU's final home game of the regular season.
|April 26, 2011
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