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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.  

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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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Dancing & Hospitality Opportunities at FRC


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Line Dancing at the Family Resource Center

The FRC is recruiting at least two if not more volunteers to teach line dancing at the FRC. The date is still to be determined, though it will be either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in March. Activities are typically a maximum of 1-2 hours for the spouses of international students. Times are typically 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be provided. To start teaching, contact Michelle Black at mmblack@okstate.edu.

International Hospitality Day at the Family Resource Center

The event is Feb. 26 from 11 am – 4 pm at the FRC. FRC planners needs American students to volunteer by sharing a Saturday afternoon – lunch, favorite site or activity with OSU international students. Both sets of students are matched based on mutual interests. Dress is casual. The event is all about fostering a cross cultural exchange. It is hosted by the International Friendship Committee of Stillwater and coordinated by ISO, contact Becky Irby at 377-1026, or email theirbs@brightok.net

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Valentine’s Celebration with Payne County Youth Services


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Celebrities Go Silent for Charity


Check out this post on how celebrities are giving back to others!

http://changebydoing.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/radio-silence-celebs-logging-off-for-charity/

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SUAB Halloween Carnival


The Student Union Activities Board is putting on its annual Halloween Carnival in the Student Union Atrium, and we would love for your organization to take part in it.  SUAB is asking each organization to host a booth with Halloween games or other activities on Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Set up can begin as early as 1:00 pm.  This would be a great opportunity to have fun and bond with fellow members of your organization, as well as provide a service to OSU and the Stillwater community.

Tables will be set up for each organization to play their game on the first and second floors of the Atrium. If you have a preference as to where your table will be located, please indicate your preference on the application. If you would like to reward the kids with candy or toys, you will need to provide them yourself. At the end of the night, there will be prizes for the Most Decorative, Educational, Popular, and Creative Booths. 

All your organization has to do to take part in this fantastic Halloween celebration is return the carnival booth application to 018 Classroom Building by Wednesday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SUAB Office at xt 8977.  The application is below.

SUAB Halloween Carnival Application and Letter 2010

 

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Take a Kid to the Game


Volunteer to Take a Kid to the Game on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.! You will be matched up with children to attend a cookout and Cowgirl soccer game.

Pick up an application with the SGA office. Applications are due to in the Student Goverment Association office, 023 CLB, TODAY by 5 p.m.

If selected, you will be contacted by e-mail and must attend the mandatory meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.

For more information or to ask any questions, contact either Brent Harkrider (brent.harkrider@okstate.edu) or Lauren Fernberg (fernber@okstate.edu).

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Fashion Show: Domestic Violence Awareness Month


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