Korean Night 2013

Oklahoma State University hosted the first Korean Night put on by the Korean Student Association on Sunday. For $10, anyone had the chance to experience traditional Korean food, watch a fashion show, and see some entertaining K-Pop performances.

Stacey Yo, president of KSA, organized the event in just 2 months. She and the members of KSA practiced every day for three weeks in preparation.

The result was fantastic. This night was full of great food, exceptional talent and plenty of information on Korean culture. Guests had the opportunity to receive prizes from different aspects of Korean culture, from jewelry boxes to photo frames.

While Stacey said the presence of OSU president Burns Hargis and Stillwater Mayor John Bartley made her and other performers a little nervous, she was happy to receive so much support from her community.

OSU officials have said their goal is to give every OSU student an international experience. For those who can’t study abroad, events like Korean Night are a great way to experience a new culture–while having loads of fun.

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Vicarious Persuasion

Research Week begins at Oklahoma State University next week, featuring hundreds of research projects and over thirty events and presentations.

OSU gives college students of any age and major an opportunity to participate in research on campus that can impact the work in their field.

Sophomore Kylie Butler, a strategic communications and psychology double-major, assists with a research project called “Vicarious Persuasion,” led by Dr. Ed Burkley and graduate student Jessica Curtis. This project aims to determine the persuadability of a subject who witnesses others being persuaded beforehand.

“So basically, participants come in and they will read an article on the computer about someone who was persuaded by an argument or who wasn’t persuaded by an argument,” Butler said.

“And then we conduct a test that will determine whether they, after reading these articles, were more persuaded or not persuaded by an argument.”

While the project is under way, Butler said she only needs 120 subjects to complete the experiment. Once testing and analyzing is complete, Butler will move on to a new research project.

Ask your adviser if you want to get involved in on-campus research at OSU.

Access OSU’s Research Week events online at researchweek.okstate.edu.

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Oklahoma’s Drought

Oklahoma has experienced a moderate to severe drought over the past three years. The City of Stillwater stated February 4, 2013 that the Kaw Reservoir (where the city gets most of its water) is 99.6 percent full, meaning residents of Stillwater shouldn’t worry about having shortages this summer.

However, the outlying farming and ranching communities seem to be suffering the most. Students at OSU may feel as though the loss of these crops may not affect them directly, but it does. Students can do their part to conserve water during this period of drought for the betterment of all. Watch this video for more.

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Blue Bags

Another video for the city. The core of this video was originally created by Megan McCann, but my job was to add a few slates to update the information. I also edited to open/close slates and some of the music.

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O-Zone Bumper

Here’s a practice bumper for the O-Zone, Oklahoma State’s student-run show.

Bumpers are basically the short clips that you see in between or after commercials that sort of remind you of what channel you’re watching. Short, simple, not very thrilling, but it was fun meeting all those people!

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I make videos about trash carts.

Here’s my second project for the city! Apparently some Stillwater residents have been neglecting to put away their trash carts in a timely fashion, tsk tsk. Here’s their reminder?

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First Completed Project for the City!

I made this package for the City of Stillwater as a part of my new job. It’s about how the Water Utilities Department will be exercising valves over the next few years… Exciting, I know!

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