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The Mark Twain Awards for Travel
The Mark Twain Awards for Travel support deserving students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they would otherwise not encounter. Once awarded, the funds are unrestricted and can be used towards any local or international travel of any duration. Prizes range between $500 and $2,500. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, create a username and password at letterbanc.com and then copy this link into your browser: http://www.letterbanc.com/submissions. You will be asked to submit a brief 250 word statement and some additional information.

Boren Scholarships
The applications for the 2014-2054 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. For a complete list of languages, visit our website. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. For more information, contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions. Deadline: February 5, 2014

Udall Scholarships
There are two awards: (1) for students interested in environmental study and environmental justice; (2) for American Indian and Native Alaskan students. Both scholarships are $5000 awards and deadlines are usually in March. For more information: http://www.udall.gov/ourprograms/mkuscholarship/mkuscholarship.aspx

Internship Opportunities: (for more opportunities, click here)

The Oklahoma House of Representatives
Since 2005 the House has hosted dozens of interns from 17 different institutions. Most of the students are seniors or juniors who were selected because of their outstanding ability. Applications are usually due at the end of December for the following Spring Semester. Information available at <http://www.OKHouse.gov/Internship>.

The Office of the Historian will participate in the Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program for the 2015-16 academic year. More information on the program can be found here, http://www.state.gov/vsfs/.

Anne Ray Internships
The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships (September 1–May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements. For more information visit the site: http://sarweb.org/?internships. Deadline: March 1

Udall Congressional Internships
Yearly awards for American Indian and Native Alaskan students interested in politics, government, and service to the tribes. Spend the summer in DC learning how the government works. Placements are arranged for students and award includes housing and an educational stipend. Applications usually due January 31. Applications can be found at: http://www.udall.gov/ourprograms/mkuscholarship/mkuscholarship.aspx

American Studies Events


Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 4:30 pm | location TBD (STW)
Public Lecture: Matthew Basso
will discuss his book Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Contact: John Kinder

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Time and Location TBD (STW)
Norris Lecture: Amy Foster will discuss her recent book Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972-2004



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OSU Stillwater

Career Center Events | Fall 2014

OSU Stillwater -- Follow this link for opportunities to learn how to write a resume, hone your interview skills, and secure that job!


Center for Oklahoma Studies

Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry Lecture Series


Gender & Women's Studies                   



OSU Cineculture

Cineculture is a film series dedicated to spreading awareness about social, cultural and environmental issues. Visit the OSU Cineculture facebook page for more info. All screenings are on Wednesdays at 5:30PM in 010 Willard. Free and open to the public!

Screen Studies

Exciterbulb: Avant Garde cinema series. Screenings will be held at 8pm in NRC 207 (STW).

Thursday, September 11th: Properties of Video

I Am Making Art (John Baldessari, 1971)
Time/Temperature (John Baldessari, 1972/3)
Selected Works I (Gary Hill, 1975)
Vertical Roll (Joan Jonas, 1972)
Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square (Bruce Nauman, 1967-8)

Thursday, October 9th: Alternative Television

Media Burn (Ant Farm, 1975)
Four More Years (TVTV, 1972)
Selected Works (Chip Lord, 1977-84)

Thursday, November 6th: Feedback

Now (Lynda Benglis, 1973)
Past Future Split Attention (Dan Graham, 1972)
Performer/Audience/Mirror (Dan Graham, 1975)
Reverse Television (Bill Viola, 1984)
Centers (Vito Acconci, 1971)
Boomerang (Richard Serra, 1974)

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