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Published: February 10, 2013


Department needs summer food sponsors

The state Education Department is accepting sponsors for the 2013 Summer Food Service Program. Sponsors include public schools, government agencies, nonprofit groups, summer camps and others. Financial assistance is available to sponsors. The goal is to provide healthy meals for children in need who are participating in summer programs and to people age 19 and older with mental or physical disabilities who attend a school program during the year. For more information or for eligibility details, call 521-3327.


Oklahoma State ranks

No. 5 in green power list

Oklahoma State University has been ranked No. 5 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Top 20 College & University list for buying green power. OSU buys more than 110 million kilowatt-hours of green power every year, which is about two-thirds of the electricity used on the Stillwater campus. In late 2011, OSU entered into a 20-year agreement with Oklahoma Gas & Electric to provide wind power to the Stillwater campus. Cowboy Wind Farm is a 26-turbine, 60-megawatt facility near Blackwell, and it began generating two-thirds of campus electricity Jan. 1.

‘Night of sciences' planned

The faculty and students at the Capitol Hill High School Academy of Engineering will host “Noche de Ciencias” — a night of sciences. The free event will be open for students in eighth grade and older and their parents. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Capitol Hill High School, 500 SW 36. The event is a partnership with the University of Oklahoma and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. For more information, call 587-9000.