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Orange Fashion Show fills the runway with game day wear and everyday couture

First Cowgirl Ann Hargis kicked off the second Orange Fashion Show on April 21, 2016.

Local boutiques and shops hit the runway at Rosemary Ridge on April 21 for the second Orange Fashion Show. Vendors, including Blakeleigh’s, Cabi, Cato, Dandelion Seed Boutique, Elizabeth’s, For Pete’s Sake, Greige Goods, Tigerlily, The University Store, Whiskey Creek Designs and Wooden Nickel, displayed the latest trends in orange. First Cowgirl Ann Hargis kicked off the event, which featured hor d’oeuvres, wine and door prizes.


More than 125 cowgirls attended to see 50 different looks from game day to evening wear.


“What’s better than getting together with your girlfriends and talking about two of your favorite things — orange and fashion?” says OSU Alumni Association Coordinator of Engagement Chelsie Wilson. “We were really pleased with the response we received and look forward to making next year’s event even bigger and better.”


Alumni get artsy

Eighty participants gathered at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center to paint Pete.


The OSU Alumni Association’s Cleveland/McClain Counties Chapter hosted a painting party June 29 to raise funds for scholarships. The event was sold out. The popularity of the painting party has spawned other upcoming craft nights, including one with the Kay County Chapter on October 4 and another sponsored by the Cleveland/ McClain Counties Chapter on November 9.


“This event was a great way to get people together in a relaxed setting and raise scholarship money,” says Lynne McElroy, Cleveland/McClain Counties Chapter president. “Plus it was lots of fun, and you walked away with a great OSU decoration!” 


Stillwater held its own painting party on July 26. Eighty participants gathered at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center to paint Pete. Although the painting canvas outlines were the same, everyone lent a special touch to our favorite Cowboy. 


“It was really interesting to see how different each of the Petes turned out,” says attendee Jordan Burney. “We had a great time.”


Watch for more painting parties at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.


Cowboy Caravan hits the road with stops in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma


OSU Pom team members, from left, Kennedi Faber, Peighton Coleman, Abby Price and Emily Fry, join Darrell Hightower, '79 agriculture education, at the Cowboy Caravan in McAlester, Oklahoma.

This year’s Cowboy Caravans drew some of the biggest audiences in recent history. The first stop was in Altus, Oklahoma, with almost 600 fans. Steaks were grilled and fans questioned the coaches’ panel. The panel included men’s Basketball Head Coach Brad Underwood, Softball Head Coach Kenny Gajewski and Wrestling Head Coach John Smith. Voice of the Cowboys Larry Reece was there to moderate.


Other stops included: Enid, Ponca City, Woodward, McAlester, Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas and Houston. 


Oklahoma City and Tulsa Caravans were held on OSU’s respective campuses and featured carnival-like themes indoor. These family-friendly events included photo booths, popcorn, cotton candy, giveaways and visits from the spirit squad, pep band and Pistol Pete. For more information about Cowboy Caravan, visit




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