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Free Tickets to Charles Johnson

Donors sponsor OSU student tickets

October 17, 2010
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Dr. Charles Johnson is a National Book Award winner, author, cartoonist, journalist, and until his recent retirement, a popular professor at the University of Washington.  On Nov. 5, he will also be the headlining speaker at the annual Friends of the OSU Library fundraiser.

Oklahoma State University students have the opportunity to attend the dinner, lecture and book signing event for free. A drawing will be held to award a limited number of donor-sponsored tickets.

"The event is a good opportunity to meet professionals you wouldn't normally get to meet," said Darron Lamkin, a graduate student in industrial engineering who attended the event when Boone Pickens spoke. "Being in attendance, I was inspired by the success of others." 

To enter, students must e-mail lib-pub@okstate.edu with the following information: name, birth date, e-mail address, phone number and 100 words or less about why they want to attend.

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

"Without the generosity of these donors, we wouldn't get to attend an event like this and experience this wonderful opportunity," said Kathleen Swinnea, a graduate student in educational psychology who has also attended the event in the past.

The number of tickets available is dependent on donations. Student sponsorships are $100 each and include admission to the dinner and lecture and book signing for one OSU student. These sponsorships are 100 percent tax-deductible.

Oct. 27 is the deadline to enter. For more information about the event, student tickets or sponsorships, call 405-744-7331 or visit www.library.okstate.edu/friends.

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!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall/stuticket.htm
Last Updated: 20 October 2010

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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