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The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is hosting Grandparent University 2014 June 18-20 and June 25-27 in Stillwater. Visit http://orangeconnection.org/gpu for more information including details on the new application process.

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  • Bridge the generation gap and enjoy three unforgettable days with your grandchild(ren) at Grandparent University.Children and their grandparents learn side-by-side while getting a taste of the OSU experience at Grandparent University.

    Enjoy getting to know your fellow participants with outdoor games as well as swimming Wednesday evening. Thursday begins with an exciting orientation class. Following lunch, participants divide into their selected majors for fun, interactive learning.

    All enjoy a spirited tailgate dinner Thursday evening. Afterward, children and grandparents are free to participate in evening activities or return to the residence halls. Classes conclude Friday morning and are followed by lunch and a graduation ceremony.

    While most activities at Grandparent University are not physically demanding, there may be quite a bit of walking between venues for some majors.

    ELIGIBILITY Grandparent University is one of the many benefits of being a member of the OSU Alumni Association. To participate, a child must be between the ages of 7 and 13 and registered in the Legacy program under a parent or grandparent who is an active member of the OSU Alumni Association.

    APPLICATION PROCESS NOTICE THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS HAS CHANGED FOR 2014. Grandparent University is a wonderfully popular program with OSU alumni and Legacies. Because of GPUs success, a lottery system will determine admittance and major placement. We encourage applicants to be open minded when listing their majors in preference order; please list ALL majors you are willing to attend, and place a 0 next to each major you are not willing to attend. Grandparent University is expected to sell out quickly.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE All applications for enrollment must be submitted online at orangeconnection.org/GPU by April 1 at 5 p.m. The online application requires the following information: contact name, contact daytime phone number, contact email, number of groups in your family that will be attending (one group per major), names and ages in each group and selected majors in order of preference. All online applications will get an application number and be placed into the lottery. Each family will be placed in majors according to the order of drawing; we cant guarantee that multiple families will be assigned to the same major.

  • We will announce the application numbers that have been assigned to each major on April 7 starting at 9 a.m. at orangeconnection.org/gpu. After the April 7 announcements, you will receive an email with your assigned major and a link to complete your enrollment. You can then complete your enrollment via the online form, fax, mail, telephone or in person.

    Applicants drawn after preferred majors are full will be notified via email that their application could not be fulfilled. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU LIST EVERY MAJOR YOU ARE WILLING TO ATTEND ON YOUR APPLICATION.

    COST This years Grandparent University is three days long, with social activities on the first day. The cost is $240 per grandparent and $170 per grandchild, which includes Wednesday and Thursday nights lodging, instruction, all activities, T-shirt, class materials, transportation and six meals during your visit. The cost is $210 per grandparent and $140 per grandchild for late check-ins arriving Thursday, which include one nights lodging, instruction, all activities, T-shirt, class materials, transportation and four meals during your visit. There is an additional fee of $25 per attendee for participating in the Aviation major.

    CHOOSING A MAJOR Expert faculty, staff and students from across the OSU campus provide instruction for Grandparent University. Majors are limited and assigned on a first-drawn, first-served basis through the enrollment lottery. Children must enroll with and be accompanied by their grandparents. All majors are designed to be appealing to both Cowboys and Cowgirls. However, some majors have been designed with age-specific requirements, and Aviation has an additional fee associated to cover the extra expense.

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Physical activity levels vary among majors so please choose a major that best suits your physical needs. LOW Mostly seated activities in a classroom or laboratory. MEDIUM Some movement and walking required, possibly in outdoor heat. HIGH

    Significant movement required; may include physical activity outdoors in the heat.

    LODGING Rooms have been arranged in suites in OSU residence halls. Children must share a suite with their grandparent(s). If you are bringing more than one family group or if you would like to request specific suitemates, please make note on your registration (after you have been selected in the lottery and placed in your major).

    Meals Most meals are included with your enrollment costs. Wednesdays Fruit Frenzy afternoon snack will be served in the heart of campus, and dinner is on your own. We encourage you to explore Stillwater. Breakfast and lunch will be served at an OSU dining facility on Thursday and Friday. Thursdays dinner will be a pizza tailgate party at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

    Parking Parking will be available outside the residence halls. Transportation to and from your major will be provided during Grandparent University, but if you have special parking needs, let us know. Parking for the tailgate party and graduation will be available in the Student Union Parking Garage for a small fee. Those participating in majors located near the residence halls will walk to classes.

    Questions? If you have any concerns or special needs, please feel free to contact Melisa Parkerson at [email protected] or call 405-744-5368.

  • WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Check-In 2 3 p.m. Fruit Frenzy 3 8 p.m. Swimming Dinner (on your own)

    THURSDAY 7:30 8:45 a.m. Breakfast (for Wednesday check-in participants only) 8 9:45 a.m. Late Check-In 10:15 11:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Lunch 1:15 4:30 p.m. Class I & Class II in Major 6:30 9 p.m. Tailgate / Evening Activities

    FRIDAY 7:30 8:45 a.m. Breakfast 9 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Class III & Class IV in Major 12:30 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Check Out 1:45 3 p.m. Graduation

    SESSION 1 JUNE 1820

    Aerospace

    Agribusiness

    Athletic Training

    Chemistry FUNdamentals

    Electrical Engineering

    Entomology I

    Fire Protection

    Flowers in Horticulture

    Food Science

    Kids Cooking Breakfast

    On the Trail of Trash

    Sports Marketing

    Strategic Communications

    Veterinary Medicine

    Videography

    Virtual Reality and Cyber Technologies

    SESSION 2 JUNE 2527

    Animals in the Garden

    Architecture

    Aviation

    Broadcasting

    Chemistry FUNdamentals

    Electrical Engineering

    Entomology II

    Firefighter 101

    Food Science

    Illegal Dumping and Environmental Law Enforcement

    Kids Cooking Breakfast

    Oklahoma Geology

    Oklahoma Vertebrates

    Sports Marketing

    Strategic Communications

    Water Resource Management

    PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

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  • AERO 4116 AEROSPACE AEROSPACE EDUCATION

    Steve Marks, PROFESSOR OF AVIATION AND SPACE

    3 2 1 Launch! Join the OSU Aviation and Space program in the aerospace major. Learn the concepts of aerodynamics, stability and the laws of motion through model rocketry. Use mathematical concepts to understand velocity, acceleration and altitude. Apply mathematics and science to life through the construction and launch of model rockets.

    Anticipated Activities Classroom instruction in

    rockets, aerodynamics and model rocketry

    Construct a model rocket. Launch a model rocket

    (weather permitting).

    Open to ages 913High level of physical activity

    Involves up to two hours of outdoor physical activity in the heat

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  • AGEC 3216 AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

    Kim Anderson, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURE

    Eric DeVuyst, PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

    J.C. Hobbs, ASSISTANT EXTENSION SPECIALIST

    Experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as you manage a 1,280 acre Oklahoma farm. Students will face the same dilemmas that actual Oklahoma producers have over the last 30 years. The FARRM game uses historical prices and yields for Oklahoma crops and wheat stockers. Students use the FAARM game to manage their own virtual farms, earning profits and recording losses. Will you strike it rich or go bust?

    Anticipated Activities Familiarization with

    computer game

    Farm management decision-making

    Managing moneyOpen to ages 1013Low level of physical activity

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  • HORT 2246 ANIMALS IN THE GARDEN HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    Shelley Mitchell, EXTENSION ASSOCIATE, 4-H/YOUTH PROGRAMS, HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    Visit the Botanic Garden at OSU and learn about the animals that call gardens home. Define the essential elements of an animal habitat where do animals find food, water and shelter? How do we know what they eat? How can we attract them to our garden? Look for evidence of animal visits, and create an animal habitat to take home that incorporates what you learn in this session.

    Anticipated Activities Create an animal

    habitat dish garden to take home.

    Make casts of animal tracks in the garden.

    Use different tools to see how different beaks help birds eat different foods.

    Learn how animals are classified by making your own dichotomous key for aliens.

    Open to all ages 713High level of physical activity

    Walking around botanic garden in the heat, bending, kneeling, standing.

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  • EDUC 3316 ARCHITECTURE

    ARCHITECTURE

    Steven E. OHara, PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

    Jerry Stivers, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE

    We experience the art of architecture every day, with buildings all around us affecting the ways we live, work and play. Learn some of the basic design principles and structural systems evident in great architecture, and the role and responsibility of the architect in contemporary society. The class will design and build a scale model of a city, appropriately named Petesburgh!

    Anticipated Activities Visualization and

    drawing techniques

    Structures in architecture City planning Principles of building design

    Open to ages 813Medium level of physical activity

    Building a scale model and drawing.

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  • HHP 2126 ATHLETIC TRAINING SCHOOL OF APPLIED HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Jennifer Volberding, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION

    Athletic Training is one of the fastest-growing professions, handling injuries to people who are more active than ever before. Youll learn many of the skills athletic trainers use to prevent, recognize, manage and rehabilitate injuries that may occur during physical activity.

    Anticipated Activities Tour athletic training facilities. Practice applying therapeutic modalities (ice, heat, etc.). Learn valuable assessment skills. Injury prevention (stretching, taping, brace-fitting, etc.)

    Open to all ages 713High level of physical activity

    Walking through the athletics facilities, possibly in the heat, and will be participating in stretching activities.

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  • AVED 4136 AVIATION AVIATION COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

    Mark Uhlman, CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR

    Steve Marks, PROFESSOR OF AVIATION AND SPACE

    Be a part of one of the finest aviation programs in the nation. The aviation major includes a ground orientation including the principles of navigation, flight planning and aircraft performance considerations. The highlight is taking an introductory flight youve planned with a certified flight instructor.

    Anticipated Activities Classroom instruction and

    manipulation of flight planning tools

    Ground school and airport orientation Creation and implementation

    of a flight plan

    Introductory flight in an OSU airplane, weather permitting

    Open to ages 1113Medium level of physical activity.

    Good physical condition is vital in this major.

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  • JB 3426 BROADCASTING JOURNALISM & BROADCASTING

    Jack Hodgson, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, OSU SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

    Have you ever wondered how television reporters create their stories for the news? This major will teach you how to shoot video and edit it into a news package. Youll work from a script and report a campus news story, edit your story for a newscast and introduce it at the anchor desk.

    Anticipated Activities Shooting in the field with a professional-grade camera. Recording a voiceover for your story. Creating your package with HD editing software. Introducing your package with an anchor.

    Open to ages 913High level of physical activity

    Participants will be outdoors in the heat shooting video, which will involve walking.

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  • CHEM 2566 CHEMISTRY FUNDAMENTALS CHEMISTRY

    Martha Halihan, CHEMISTRY LECTURER

    Chemistry is everywhere in our bodies, in the environment and even in outer space. Join us as we learn some of the fundamentals of chemistry such as what the periodic table is and why all chemists use it, how to make molecules and learn the lingo of chemistry. We will do hands-on experiments to get more information about our world and the stuff in it.

    Anticipated Activities Test for pH by making your own indicator. Make a reaction happen with household stuff that you can try again at home. A density trick to amaze your relatives Make a weather-testing flower.

    Open to all ages 713Low level of physical activity

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  • EENG 4126 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    Carl Latino, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

    The objective of this major is to design, construct and race a motorized boat that will have a deck, a propulsion system, a propeller and an electronic controller. Exposing the sensor to light will power the boat; covering it will stop the boat. This major covers stability in water, propeller design, boat deck design, electronic circuit assembly and combining the systems into a self-propelled light-activated boat.

    Anticipated Activities Cut and glue Styrofoam boat parts. Assemble electronic control circuit. Design and build propellers. Assemble the subsystems and race the boat in a 10-foot track.

    Open to ages 1013Low level of physical activity

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  • ENTO 3226 ENTOMOLOGY I ENTOMOLOGY & PLANT PATHOLOGY

    Andrine Shufran, ASSOCIATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST AND INSECT ADVENTURE COORDINATOR

    Discover insects and their relatives up close. Learn all about different arthropods, dissect grasshoppers and make your own insect collection in this fun, hands-on major for young scientists of all ages.

    Anticipated Activities Live arthropod petting zoo Make insect collection from the

    Botanic Garden at OSU.

    Learn insect characteristics in grasshopper dynamite dissection.

    Create insect art to display and take home.Open to ages 813High level of physical activity

    Walking and swinging a collection net outside in the heat.

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  • ENTO 3246 ENTOMOLOGY II APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY

    Andrine Shufran, ASSOCIATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST AND INSECT ADVENTURE COORDINATOR

    You learned the basics in ENTO 3226, and now you can learn applied sciences related to entomology. Discover hands-on how entomology affects the human world. Explore important environmental services provided by insects and learn to appreciate them for their ecological importance as well as their beauty.

    Anticipated Activities Live arthropod petting zoo Snack on stir-fried mealworms and termites. Create an insect nature journal and visit the Botanic Garden

    at OSU to collect, observe and draw insects.

    Learn about bees, honey and pollination.Open to ages 913High level of physical activity

    Walking and swinging a collection net outside in the heat.

  • Legacies and grandparents will be introduced to firefighting. Classwork will include an introduction to what skills are needed to become a firefighter as well as their tools and equipment. In addition, students will get to conduct search and rescue operations, learn how to properly use fire extinguishers and observe a liquid fire display.

    Anticipated Activities Handle firefighter extinguisher Use a fire extinguisher properly observation only Conduct a search-and-rescue drill. Observe a liquid fire.

    Open to ages 1013High level of physical activity

    Walking, standing, kneeling, lifting and crawling in high temperatures.

    FST 3346 FIREFIGHTER 10I FIRE SERVICE TRAINING

    Erick Reynolds, DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICE TRAINING

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  • FPST 3326 FIRE PROTECTION SAFETY FIRE PROTECTION

    Michael Larranaga, PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT HEAD

    Clayton Moorman, DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL FIRE SERVICE ACCREDITATION CONGRESS

    Wonder why fire is so fascinating? Learn the chemistry and physics of fire and why fire is dangerous but useful. This program introduces the engineering aspects of fire safety with practical exercises. Learn some of the fun and exciting career opportunities in fire protection and safety engineering technology.

    Anticipated Activities Learn the chemistry and

    physics of fire.

    Learn fire safety essentials and fire extinguisher training.

    Design and build a fire alarm system.

    Learn how to safely and effectively use a fire extinguisher.

    Open to ages 813High level of physical activity

    Participants will be outside in the heat, will carry a small fire extinguisher and use a low-pressure fire hose.

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  • HORT 2236 FLOWERS IN HORTICULTURE HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    Shelley Mitchell, EXTENSION ASSOCIATE, 4-H/YOUTH PROGRAMS,

    HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    This session is all about flowers their purpose, parts, meanings and more. Learn the different part of a flower and what all of the parts are for as you build models to take home and share with others. You will use real flowers to create works of art, and you will make corsages to wear to graduation.

    Anticipated Activities Create a model flower out

    of simple materials.

    Make and use a flower press. Use real flowers to make a corsage

    and/or flower arrangement.

    Paint a bookmark with colors from flower petals.

    Open to all ages 713High level of physical activity

    Walking around the Botanic Garden at OSU in the heat, standing, using scissors and hammers.

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  • FSCI 2216 FOOD SCIENCE FOOD & AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS CENTER BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

    Patricia Rayas-Duarte, PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

    Go on a journey of food science to discover the fascinating world of food. You will learn the chemistry of seaweed gels using the magic of calcium, nutritious pasta and pizza. We will sample fun foods from around the world. An exploration of novel foods will blow your imagination away, and its all chemistry and physics. You will learn how your senses of smell and taste can be deceived or enhanced (biology). Youll also get examples of our favorite foods and where they came from.

    Anticipated Activities Discover how chemistry plays a role in

    making a variety of gel-type foods from sea plants that grow in the ocean.

    Taste samples of foods from other countries and learn about main ingredients and processes to make them.

    Learn how your senses of taste and smell can be tricked. Learn what a super taster is.

    Enjoy making pasta and pizza.Open to all ages 713Low level of physical activity

    Walking to laboratories on the first and second floor, standing when preparing pasta and pizza (accommodation can be made for chairs for those standing periods; however, they will be on the side).

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  • AGEC 3436 ILLEGAL DUMPING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

    Lynn Malley, ASSISTANT STATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST

    Why do people throw trash out of their cars, drop soda cans on the street or, worse yet, empty their trucks of everything from unwanted furniture to dangerous chemicals in an out-of-the-way location? What are the results of this illegal dumping? How are these dumps investigated, and what is done about the materials that are dumped? Well see the real thing, play a computer game to learn about this crime and work with a real environmental law enforcement officer to solve a crime.

    Anticipated Activities Visit an illegal dump site. Play a Crime and Grime

    computer game.

    Learn about investigating environmental crimes.

    Visit a recycling center to learn about alternatives to illegal dumping.

    Open to ages 1013Medium level of physical activity

    There may be some walking around local illegal dump sites in the heat, situation permitting. We may also walk around a recycling facility. The classrooms we plan to use are in Ag Hall where elevators are available.

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  • NSCI 2626 KIDS COOKING HEALTHY BREAKFAST

    NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

    Barbara Brown, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES AND

    FOOD SPECIALIST FOR THE OKLAHOMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

    Knowing how to prepare healthy breakfast foods can give you satisfaction, build your basic skills, increase your self-confidence and open doors to affordable, healthy choices. Learn skills such as measuring, mixing, reading recipes and using tools correctly and safely. Well talk about what makes a nutritious breakfast and try some recipes that can be made at home for family and friends.

    Anticipated Activities Learn basic measuring and mixing skills. Learn to read recipes and understand

    common cooking terms and abbreviations.

    Learn what makes a healthy breakfast. Prepare and taste a variety of breakfast foods.

    Open to all ages 713Medium level of physical activity

    Class members will be standing throughout the class.

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  • LIB 3446 OKLAHOMA GEOLOGY OKLAHOMA GEOLOGY

    Jim Puckette, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Tracy M. Quan, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

    Learn about Oklahomas exciting geologic past and the processes that affect us today. We will walk through geologic time and learn about the formation of the Wichita, Arbuckle and Ouachita Mountains, sediment accumulation and cave formation. Find fossils, learn about minerals and rocks and see if you know what products in your home are made from petroleum. Have you felt an earthquake and wondered what was happening? Our activities will explain the geology behind the shaking.

    Anticipated Activities Good vibrations or not seismic waves and earthquakes A walk through geologic time in Oklahoma Special properties of minerals and rocks How rocks and caves are made

    Open to all ages 713Medium level of physical activity

    Walking and jumping up and down.

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  • ZOOL 2556 OKLAHOMA NATURALLY, OURVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY

    ZOOLOGY

    Karen McBee, PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY AND CURATOR OF VERTEBRATES

    Are you interested in conservation and biodiversity? Maybe you just like animals. Get to know Oklahoma vertebrates (animals with backbones), especially mammals (vertebrates with fur). Well examine scientific specimens in the OSU Collection of Vertebrates, build a field guide to identify different species and learn where they live. Well also practice using live traps, and on Thursday night, well even take a short field trip to see if we can find bats on campus.

    Anticipated Activities Examine specimens of

    mammals of Oklahoma and use the Smithsonian Institute North American Mammals website to make your own field guide to take home with you.

    Learn about different techniques and tools that mammologists use to study mammals and try using some of these tools.

    An after-dark exercise to look and listen (with a thermographic camera and an acoustical detector) for bats on the OSU campus.

    Make track casts of your favorite mammal.

    Open to all ages 713Medium level of physical activity

    Light hiking around campus in the heat.

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  • AGEC 3426 ON THE TRAIL OF TRASH AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

    Lynn Malley, ASSISTANT STATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST

    Learn where away is when you throw something away. See where trash actually goes and discover better and worse ways to deal with your own trash. Make a plan to deal with your trash at home.

    Anticipated Activities Tour a recycling drop-off center, single-stream

    sorting facility, and/or a landfill (weather permitting) to see where trash really goes.

    Tour the OSU campus to learn about what happens to trash on campus.

    Learn about recycling aluminum cans and take a project back to your school or Scout troop to earn some money.

    Open to ages 1013Medium level of physical activity

    Walking around the facilities we visit, possibly in the outdoor heat.

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  • SMED 2536 SPORTS MARKETING MARKETING

    Clay Billman, COORDINATOR, ATHLETICS

    Study the nature and scope of marketing a professional franchise or college athletic program as well as how traditional products and services are marketed via association with sports. The class will also examine the dos and donts of branding and product licensing (logos, uniforms, merchandise) and discuss advertising, game day promotions, operations and ticketing, consumer loyalty, demographics, and emerging technology and trends such as social media.

    Anticipated Activities Conceive and design

    fictional team logos and uniforms (illustrated by students).

    Present ideas for new professional sports teams to class.

    Tour OSU athletic facilities with an emphasis on game-day operations and branding.

    Open to all ages 713Medium level of physical activity

    Walking tour (some stairs; elevators available in most areas).

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  • JB 3546 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

    Bobbi Kay Lewis, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

    Develop an advertising and public relations campaign for a product or service. Work in teams to determine the clients communications problem, target audience and objectives. Create a magazine ad and write and record a 30-second radio spot.

    Anticipated Activities Write copy and sketch a

    design for a magazine ad.

    Design a magazine ad using Adobe InDesign.

    Write a radio script for a 30-second spot.

    Record and edit a radio spot using GarageBand.

    Open to all ages 713Low level of physical activity

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  • VMED 2616 VETERINARY MEDICINE CENTER FOR VETERINARY HEALTH SCIENCES

    Elizabeth Geidt, DIRECTOR, CONTINUING EDUCATION, EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Animals come in many shapes and sizes such as pocket pets, dogs, horses and cows. Learn how to examine animals and perform basic health care techniques. Gain experience with the proper techniques for milking a cow. Use visual and tactile techniques to explore and solve parasite puzzles.

    Anticipated Activities Endoscopy small animal Teddy bear surgery Examine parasites Cattle basics at the feedlot Investigate bones using skeletons and radiographs Not Just Horsing Around

    Open to ages 711High level of physical activity

    Walking, stairs and being outside in the heat is involved.

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  • VDEO 2736 VIDEOGRAPHY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING EXCELLENCE

    Christine K. Ormsbee, ASSISTANT PROVOST & DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING EXCELLENCE

    Work with OSU professional staff to shoot, edit and create a video commercial package. Using state-of-the-art video and audio equipment, you will record the video on location and enhance it with green screen effects, video graphics and animations at the ITLE facility. Finally, youll edit the commercial with one of our producer/directors and create your DVD so you will have a final product to share with friends and family.

    Anticipated Activities Plan for a commercial

    shoot with a brief script.

    Learn basic camera and audio usage, plus techniques to get the most out of your video production.

    Work with video graphics, green screens and visual animations to add your own creativity.

    Learn video format basics.Open to all ages 713Medium level of physical activity

    Walking on campus outdoors in the heat, handling camera and audio equipment, and using computers.

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  • IEEE 3476 VIRTUAL REALITY AND CYBER TECHNOLOGIES

    INDUSTRIAL ENGEERING & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    J. Cecil, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

    Damon Chandler, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

    Cybertools including virtual reality and smart phone apps are transforming engineering practices worldwide. OSU is at the forefront of this revolution, which has an impact on all fields of engineering. Youll get an introduction to the exciting worlds of virtual reality and virtual modeling. Explore 3-D worlds, wearing 3-D glasses and trackers, and experience the power of virtual reality. Learn how engineers build virtual reality models in this interdisciplinary session (industrial, aerospace and electrical engineering).

    Anticipated Activities Learn to build simulation models. Explore exciting virtual reality technologies. Interact with virtual worlds using 3-D eyewear and trackers.

    Open to ages 813Low level of physical activity

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  • HORT 2246 WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    Malarie Gotcher, EXTENSION ASSOCIATE, HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    Experience the water journey, how water moves from the atmosphere through plants and soil. A booming human population is stretching our water resources, creating a need for innovation and creative problem-solving skills. Explore the properties of water with a series of interactive experiments such as making quicksand and building your own terrarium.

    Anticipated Activities Learn what happens when

    a substance behaves like a liquid and a solid.

    Find out how water defies gravity through capillary action.

    Recreate the water cycle by making your own plant terrarium.

    Work as a group to show how water molecules interact as a solid, liquid or gas.

    Open to all ages 713Medium level of physical activity

    Walking and being outdoors in the heat.

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  • STEP 1Review all GPU majors and list in preference order ALL majors you are eligible and willing to attend.

    STEP 2Complete the online GPU application at orangeconnection.org/gpu by April 1.

    STEP 3Receive your application number via email and keep it in a safe place.

    STEP 4Follow the GPU major assignment updates at orangeconnection.org/gpu on April 7. Updates will air live with all assignments posted online afterward.

    STEP 5Receive email notification of enrollment status by April 14.

    STEP 6If youre admitted, complete online enrollment form at orangeconnection.org/gpu.

    STEP 7After enrolling, receive confirmation packets and return all waivers signed by June 6.

    STEP 8Attend Grandparent University 2014.

    G R A N D P A R E N T U N I V E R S I T Y E N R O L L M E N T P R O C E S S

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