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New Buildings

University Commons Opens Dining Facility

Seven new restaurants have opened in the new University Commons North Dining Facility.


B&B Co. serves breakfast all day and never-frozen gourmet burgers. Starbucks Coffee is also available.


Students can create their own favorites at Zest, which features Mediterranean cuisine.


Road Trip is offering regional dishes from around the country ranging from gumbo to Philly cheese steak sandwiches. The Carvery serves fresh meats including smoked beef brisket, Filipino pork belly, roasted turkey and fresh rotisserie chicken every day of the week.


Students can grab an international noodle bowl at Noodle U. Anyone in a rush can visit Dash for grab-and-go-dining. Another outlet, a natural food restaurant, is planned to help students with allergies and special diets.





College of Human Sciences Blazing New Trails

The College of Human Sciences’ new North Wing includes 27,000 square feet of laboratory space for experiential learning in hospitality, augmented and virtual reality environments, and sewn product development. Jorns Hall, a multi-purpose 300-seat room, and the spacious Gaylord Gallery will provide much-needed space for seminars and student project displays.


A new design enhances the courtyard. The reconfigured front entrance features a spacious full-access sidewalk from Monroe Street to the front doors of the current building. An elevated circular space paved with bricks arranged to depict the OSU Tartan Plaid anchors the new design. The reimagined courtyard is on the west end of OSU’s Legacy Walk.


“Students are at the center of this transformation,” says Human Sciences Dean Stephan Wilson. “Every detail is planned to ensure OSU is able to provide them the best education possible. Each new space will enable programs to better serve students and push the boundaries of cross-discipline educational discovery in the College of Human Sciences.”


Wilson says the new wing fulfills the vision of Henry Bennett, OSU’s visionary president from 1928-1950.


“The original OSU trailblazer, President Bennett, celebrated the 50th anniversary of what was then the Division of Home Economics in 1950 by announcing plans for its new three-wing home,” Wilson says. “We are completing the trail he marked for us 66 years ago.


“Transformational buildings like this are not possible without the support of donors and the OSU administration. We are grateful for their confidence in the caliber and importance of the programs in the College of Human Sciences.”




Veteran Success Center Opens 

Veterans and military-affiliated students are encouraged to stop by the new Veteran Success Center in the North Classroom Building, which is open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The center is a collaboration between OSU and Northern Oklahoma College. For more information about veteran services, contact Richard Hansen at 405-744-1390.



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Uploaded on September 1, 2016