Stillwater News Press

OSU Update

August 25, 2011

Oklahoma State University's Lights on Stillwater shows students what city has to offer

STILLWATER, Okla. — Thousands of students, as well as a fair number of dogs, crowded Oklahoma State Univerity’s Edmon Low Library lawn Wednesday evening to see what Stillwater has to offer.

Oklahoma State University hosted Lights on Stillwater, an annual festival marking the beginning of the fall semester, Wednesday night.

During the festival, campus organizations join groups, churches and businesses from the Stillwater community set up booths on the library lawn to welcome students back to town. Live music, food, a mechanical bull and seemingly endless free swag highlighted the event.

The Stillwater NewsPress unveiled and distributed the latest issue of Stilly magazine. The local magazine for twentysomethings was launched at Lights on Stillwater last year.

Anthony Briggs was at the event with the Stillwater chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, a group that provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Briggs said the group has attended the festival for the past several years. It’s a good way for the group to get its name out in the community and let OSU students know that they’re available as a resource.

During the event, PFLAG representatives handed out brochures and provided information on the group. At about 7:30 p.m., Briggs said things had gone well. He and others from the group had handed out quite a bit of literature, he said.

“So far, so good,” he said.

Whitney Presley spent the evening at the University Dining Services booth. During the event, Presley handed out information about a number of University Dining Services programs, including the OSU Farmers’ Market.

The event is a good chance for the department to connect with students to let them know about certain programs they may not otherwise hear about, Presley said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
OSU Update
Buy & Share Photos
NewsPress e-Edition
NewsPress Specials
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
NDN Video
Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station My name is Cocaine Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN
Must Read