Oklahoma State University

Free Tickets to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Donors sponsor OSU student attendance

October 7, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Neil deGrasse Tyson is best known for his PBS program NOVA scienceNOW and writing The Pluto Files: the rise and fall of America’s favorite planetAs Tyson’s appearance at the Cobb Speaker Series draws closer, more students enter for an opportunity to see this famous astrophysicist Nov. 6. 

Each year, Friends of the OSU Library invite donors to sponsor the attendance of a student at the Cobb Speaker Series. The number of tickets available is dependent on donations.

“Our donors have been very generous in past years, and we’re hoping to continue that spirit of giving this year,” said Chad Haney, director of development. “This is a great opportunity for students to listen and learn from this highly renown scientist.”

Student sponsorships are $100 each and include admission to the dinner and lecture and book signing for one OSU student. These sponsorships are 100% tax-deductible.

Any OSU student can enter the drawing for a free ticket by emailing lib-pub@okstate.edu with the following information: name, birth date, e-mail address, phone number and 100 words or less about why you want to attend. Entries will not be considered without complete information.

All entrants will be contacted between Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Winners must confirm acceptance to receive a ticket and will be asked to write a brief thank you note to the donor who sponsored attendance.

Oct. 28 is the deadline to enter. For more information about tickets or sponsorships call (405)744-7901.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall09/stutic.htm
Last Updated: 10 March 2010