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Fun Times at Grace Living Center

A group of OSU graduate students recently hosted a program at Grace Living Center for the residents. Check it out here.

To volunteer at Grace Living Center and meet some super cool folks in Stillwater, call 405-372-1000 or drop by the center at 1215 West 10th.


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CORD Congratulations!

This announcement is belated, but still needs to be celebrated by the OSU community. Twenty-two OSU graduates qualified for & received OSU’s honorary CORD award. Graduates are listed below with their names hometowns & degrees. For the next few weeks, we’ll feature a graduate & what they had to share about their service experiences while at OSU.

We hope you enjoy learning about these incredible students & are inspired to start serving too!

  • Zachary Aitouddahi (Moore, OK) – Psychology
  • Kaylynne Canady (Perry, OK) –Psychology
  • Loretta Ejakpomewhe (Lagos, Nigeria) – Electrical Engineering,
  • Jeremy French (Fairview, OK) – Marketing
  • Raya Greenbaum (Douglass, KS) – Advertising, Broadcast Production, News-Editorial
  • Brian Hales (Frisco, TX) – Mechanical Engineering
  • Courtney Hargis (Mooreland, OK) – Human Development & Family Sciences
  • Rachel Heick (Ponca City, OK) – Secondary Education
  • Cortney Hicks (Guymon, OK) – College Student Development
  • Nicholas Johnson (Newalla, OK) – Civil Engineering
  • Kyle Klufa (Pilot Point, TX) – Mechanical Engineering
  • Justin Lollman (Waukomis, OK) – Political Science
  • Rachel Mattox (Yukon, OK) – Early Childhood Education
  • Phyllis McLemore (Muskogee, OK) – Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Nash McQuarters (Tulsa, OK) – Sociology
  • Chelsea Muncil (Sugar Land, TX) – Marketing
  • Zach Rowell (Elgin, OK) – Physical Education
  • Chelsea Skidgel (Pawnee, OK) –Business
  • Mika Starbuck (Elk City, OK) – Hotel Restaurant and Administration
  • Jessica Strickland (Muskogee, OK) – Human Development & Family Science
  • Laurel Tegland Tree (Akron, OH) – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


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ECO-OSU Seeking Volunteers for Earth Fest Next Week

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April 22, 2011

ECO OSU Earth Fest Application

We are excited you’ve chosen to be involved with this annual celebration on our campus. Your skills and passion will allow us to succeed our goals yet again this year and make the OSU 2011 Earth Fest a statewide attraction. Earth Week will begin Monday, April 18 and conclude with Earth Fest on Earth Day, Friday April 22, 2011.

Application Deadline: April 15

All completed applications must be emailed to ecoosu@gmail.com

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President’s Declaration: National Volunteer Week, 2011

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America’s story has been marked by the service of volunteers. Generations of selfless individuals from all walks of life have served each other and our Nation, each person dedicated to making tomorrow better than today. They exemplify the quintessential American idea that we can change things, make things better, and solve problems when we work together. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our schools and shelters, hospitals and hotlines, and faith-based and community groups. From mentoring at-risk youth and caring for older Americans to supporting our veterans and military families and rebuilding after disasters, these everyday heroes make a real and lasting impact on the lives of millions of women and men across the globe. 

Last year, nearly 63 million Americans gave of themselves through service. Their compassion is a testament to the generosity of the American spirit. In difficult times, Americans are coming together — tackling our challenges instead of ignoring them — and renewing the principle that we are our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper. 

Today, as many Americans face hardship, we need volunteers more than ever. Service opportunities tap the energy and ingenuity of our greatest resource — the American people — to improve our neighborhoods and our world. My Administration is committed to investing in community solutions and increasing opportunities for Americans to serve. The bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act strengthened the programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which engage millions of citizens each year in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. We are building the capacity of organizations and communities to tackle their own problems by investing in social innovation and volunteer cultivation. And through United We Serve, a national call to service, we are making it easier for women and men of all ages to find volunteer opportunities or create their own projects where they see a need. 

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the profound impact of volunteers and encourage all Americans to discover their own power to make a difference. Every one of us has a role to play in making our communities and our country stronger. I encourage all Americans to help us renew progress and prosperity and build a brighter future for our Nation by visiting www.Serve.gov to find a local project. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 10 through April 16, 2011, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by volunteering in service projects across our country and pledging to make service a part of their daily lives.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.



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Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Aug. 27

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Special Tonight on NBC: All Together Now: A Celebration of Service

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Tonight at 8:00 pm EDT, NBC will broadcast “All Together Now: A Celebration of Service,” a special tribute to President George H. W. Bush and the American ideal of service and voluntary action organized by the Points of Light Institute.  

The tribute was taped last Monday at the Kennedy Center, and brought together Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H. W Bush, and other leaders to honor President Bush and his commitment to volunteerism.  President Bush has devoted his life to public service, having served as a Navy pilot in World War II, a Member of Congress, Ambassador to the UN, Director of the CIA, Vice President, and President.  While in office, he started the Points of Light movement and signed the 1990 National Service Act, which led to the creation of the Corporation for National and Community Service and ushered in a new era of bipartisan presidential leadership for service.   

The event featured tributes to President Bush, stories of volunteers, and performances by Garth Brooks, Miranda Cosgrove, Cee Lo Green, Heather Headley, Jonny Lang, Reba McEntire, Sam Moore, Jim Nantz, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, Mavis Staples and Carrie Underwood, each lending their voice to the power of voluntary action.   

This bipartisan celebration recognizes a simple but profound truth – that service is at the heart of who we are as Americans and how we solve problems in America.  At a time of social need, as Americans look for ways to give back, service is an essential, bipartisan investment in our nation’s future.  

Office of Public Affairs

Corporation for National and Community Service  

PS.   Click here for a commentary about the tribute by CNCS CEO Patrick Corvington and Points of Light Institute CEO Michelle Nunn in the Huffington Post.  

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CASA Art Contest (Youth Advocacy)

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Disability Awareness Week: April 18-22

MONDAY, April 18       

Sign and Learn

  • Exhibit Room 1 (413 SU)
  • 11:30am-1:30pm

    Come learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community. Some Basic Sign Language will be taught. If you ever had a question about Deaf/Hard of Hearing people or the Deaf community, now is the time to come and ask!

Silent Dinner                                       

  • Salem Lutheran Church, 101 S. Duck                  
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Bring an item to share and join us for a fun evening! All are welcome: Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Interpreters, faculty, staff, friends and anyone in the community interested in signing.


TUESDAY, April 19

Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition    

  • Colvin Recreation Center Court 8                       
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Come experience basketball in an exciting, new way and meet the OSU Spokes. Watch as they demonstrate their skills and play a pick-up game with the team( due to equipment limitations, RSVP will be required).  

Movie Screening—Emmanuel’s Gift      

  • Noble Research Center, 108                        
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm

    “Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, Emmanuel’s Gift tells the story of a disabled orphan in Ghana, West Africa, whose father abandoned him, village dismissed him, and country thought him better off dead. This is the story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who had nothing, but gave everything–and changed a nation forever.” Discussion will follow focused on experiences of individuals with disabilities throughout the world. 

THURSDAY, April 21

It’s a Deaf Deaf World                           

  • Salem Lutheran Church, 101 S. Duck
  • Sessions: 10:00-11:00, 11:15-12:15, 12:30-1:30              

    Come see a world where ASL is the primary language and learn to communicate when you can’t rely on voice. Volunteers and Staff from TSHA have come together to provide this experience. Due to limited session size, RSVP required to attend.  

Movie Screening—Through Deaf Eyes         

  • Noble Research Center, 207                  
  • 3:30 pm- 6:30pm

    Join us as we screen “Through Deaf Eyes”, a PBS documentary that explores Deaf history from the 19th century to modern times. Deaf artwork, poetry, history, education, and technology is explored. Discussion will follow.  

FRIDAY, April 22

Accessibility Walk       

  • University Health Services(015)                           
  • Time 1:00 pm-3:00 pm  

    Come join us we explore accessibility at OSU and look for ways to make our campus a more accessible and disability friendly campus! Come prepared to travel outside in any weather.  

Contact Allen Sheffield at 405-744-7116 with any questions or to RSVP.


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Valentine’s Celebration with Payne County Youth Services

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25th Anniversary of MLK Day

This year, on the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, make a promise to serve your community and honor his legacy.

MLK Day is a time not just to honor the memory of a great man, but also to make a dedicated effort to continue his work to make the world a better place. Let’s live by his example. By working together, we, too, can create positive change through service.

Check out serve.gov or use the ServiceNation website to find service opportunities and to learn more about commemorating MLK Day through service.

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Post an event at Servicenation.org

Since 1986, the third Monday of January has been a federal holiday, but it’s not just any day off from work. In 1994, MLK Day was designated as a national day of service – a day on, not a day off.

No matter what sort of talents and abilities you have, there’s a service activity that will engage you. From painting and rebuilding schools to organizing and assembling care packages, people around the country are taking part in MLK Day to make their community a better place.

This year’s MLK Day of Service is the perfect opportunity to continue the volunteer work you are already doing or find a new opportunity at a local organization.

Get involved in the day of action! Find opportunities at Serve.gov or post an event at Servicenation.org 

Yours in Service,
Greg Propper
Executive Director, ServiceNation

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