The Oklahoma State campus is such a beautiful one. It's large yet has a sense of community. Let me take you on a little tour from my walk.
The Edmon Low Library
(formerly known as The College of Home Economics) – Here is where my sister and I spent most of our time. She majoring in Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising (now called Design, Housing & Merchandising) and I majoring in Family Relations and Child Development (now called Human Development & Family Science). You can see they are completely re-doing the street in front of the building.
Life Sciences West
It opened up in this tiny two story stone building when I was a Sophomore . Downstairs were tables with bowls of nuts on them, the bar and I'm sure darts. Upstairs offered pool and Foosball. That's what we played all night long. My sorority sister and roommate Jamie (yes, we were two Jamie's) was a killer Foosball player. Whenever we played in a competition, she is the reason we advanced. And we got to do it to a rockin' stereo system.
Over a decade later I was driving out to my in-law's ranch listening to an NPR story about the country's fastest growning mail order business. They were talking about a little business in Stillwater, OK called "Eskimo Joe's". I'm sure if I had any sort of liquid in my mouth at the time it was spewed all over the wind shield and dashboard.
Now look at them. They are big time and there's a whole building that's attached to the right; full of merchandise that portrays Eskimo Joe and Buffy on everything.
OK, let's get back to the academic and cultural portion of our tour.
Stillwater Fire Station #2
This is such a wonderful facility. This photo of the back of the building doesn’t do it justice. One of the banquets for my sorority reunion was held here.
I just want to add here that when I was doing my spell-check for this post, "ConocoPhillps" came up as "giggaflops". Now, what kind of word is that???????
A very nice hotel located in the south end of the Student Union. This is where I was staying. The hotel is the training ground for students majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Administration; similar to how we in Family Relations and Child Development would do our student teaching in public schools.
This is the other building on campus that holds as much stature as the Library.
OSU's Student Union is the largest Student Union in the world.
I always like to include a garden in my walk. This is the Centennial Garden in front of the Student Union. As I stand here, the Student Union in behind me and the Library is to my right.
Thanks for walking with me.
School has now begun and just like that another college football season is upon us.
GO POKES !