Stillwater News Press

Opinion

May 9, 2014

OUR VIEW: Tradition continues at Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. — A time-honored tradition was revisited this week on the Oklahoma State University campus.

Just as students before them have done for the last 30 years, current OSU students took a break from finals week to feast on free pancakes and drinks at the annual Late Night Cafe event in the Student Union.

The tradition that began more than three decades ago by OSU officials is a special gesture by the faculty and staff at Oklahoma State.

It’s a tip of the cap to hard-working – and hungry – students who are in the mental grind of finals week.

Late Night Cafe is popular with book-weary students because it’s free and conveniently located in the Student Union.

• • •

In 1896, the graduating class was comprised of a total of six students.

There will be considerably more walking the stage today at the Oklahoma State University spring undergraduate commencement ceremonies at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

There will be three commencements today, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Subsequent undergraduates will walk the stage at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Dr. Tererai Trent will be the featured speaker at the undergraduate ceremonies. Trent came from a poor background in Africa to earn her bachelor’s degree in agriculture education in 2001 and a master’s degree at Oklahoma State in 2003.

She then earned her doctorate in 2009 at Western Michigan University.

Trent would go on to lead the effort to begin the Tinogona Foundation to build, repair and renovate schools in her homeland.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion
Buy & Share Photos
NewsPress e-Edition
NewsPress Specials
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Stocks
NDN Video
LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB'
Must Read