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June 10, 2011

OSU and Native Explorers honor Reggie Whitten

Attorney and philanthropist Reggie Whitten and the Whitten-Newman Foundation were honored by the OSU-CHS Native Explorers program and the OSU Foundation at a campus lunch.

Whitten’s recent $50,000 gift endows a scholarship fund for the program’s participants.  The donation will be matched 2:1 by oilman and OSU alumnus T. Boone Pickens.

The Native Explorers program, led by Kent Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy, is primarily a scientific expedition offering Native American college students an opportunity to learn about vertebrate fossils that lived during the Cenozoic (Age of Mammals) and the Cretaceous (Age of Dinosaurs). 

It also works to promote and increase the numbers of Native Americans in science and medicine. It helps recruit, train and educate them in the disciplines of anatomy and vertebrate paleontology as well as an introduction to Osteopathic Medicine. 

Mark your calendar

Staff Appreciation is at 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Discoveryland. Reserve your tickets here.

Campus hosts high school students today, Tuesday

Area high school students are on campus today as part of an OSU-Stillwater Summer Science Academy.  High school students from the Leads with Style Program, a program from the Office of Multicultural Affairs in Stillwater, will be on campus Tuesday.  During these two visits, students will be introduced to Forensic Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and medical school program offered at the OSU-CHS.  They will attend lectures by Dr. Tom Glass, Dr. Greg Sawyer and Dr. Jarrad Wagner and will participate in hands on activities such as experiments and investigating a mock crime scene.  Student Ambassadors from each of the academic programs will assist.

Class of 2011 scores
The Class of 2011 scored a 100% pass rate on the NBOME COMLEX Level 2-Performance Evaluation.  Congratulations to the class and to the Clinical Education faculty and staff who participate in preparing them.

Donations presented
Staff Advisory Council raised more than $200 in donations to help tornado victims in Joplin and Oklahoma. The donations were presented to the American Red Cross in Tulsa June 3.  SAC thanks everyone on our two OSU in Tulsa campuses for their generous donations.

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