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Human Sciences Week

2018 Schedule of Events - April 9 - 13

Monday, April 9
Dean Lela O’Toole International Speaker Series
1:30 p.m. • Jorns Hall (190 Human Sciences) 

This year’s O’Toole Speaker Series features Mark Schatzker, who will address “The Science of Our Relationship to Food, Flavor and Nutrition.” Schatzker is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor. We invite and welcome students, faculty, staff and the public to attend Mark's presentation where he will share his thesis on the food crisis (i.e., obesity, metabolic disease, etc.) through the lens of flavor. You can learn more about Schatzker's work through this video he created.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10
Give Orange Campaign

Support the College of Human Sciences during the OSU Foundation’s annual Give Orange campaign! Give Orange kicks off April 10 at 12 p.m. and continues until April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Follow along online at and on social media through the College of Human Sciences and OSU Foundation accounts.

Wednesday, April 11
Human Sciences Celebration, hosted by Human Sciences Student Council
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Human Sciences Building Courtyard 

Join us as we celebrate Human Sciences! The Human Sciences Student Council will host carnival games, such as giant Jenga and Connect Four, and offer several tasty treats! 

Friday, April 13
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast, hosted by Human Sciences Student Council
8:30 – 10 a.m. • Jorns Hall (190 Human Sciences) 

Herd-Lehman Scholarship Recognition Banquet (by invitation)
6 p.m. • Wes Watkins Center 

For more about Human Sciences Week, see below:

Dean Lela O’Toole Speaker Series

Established in 1995, the Dean Lela O’Toole International Speaker Series focuses on timely and relevant topics related to public policy, ethics, and international issues in the scholastic areas of the College of Human Sciences. Lela O’Toole served as dean of the College of Human Sciences from 1951-1975. She believed universities have an important role in the conduct of international and world affairs. Dean O’Toole’s interest in the world community led the college and Oklahoma State University to a position of international leadership during the mid-twentieth century.

Student Organization and Club Events

Our student clubs and organizations sponsor events to highlight their academic offerings, draw attention to their pursuits, and provide educational programming.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Each year Human Sciences' Student Council hosts a breakfast to acknowledge the College's faculty and staff.

Herd-Lehman Scholarship Recognition Banquet

An invitation-only event is held annually on the Friday of Human Sciences Week to recognize and express appreciation to donors who have provided student scholarship funds. Scholarship recipients are also recoginzed.

The event is named after two College of Human Sciences' alumnae, sisters Lola Lehman and Lottie Herd, who attended Oklahoma A&M during the Great Depression and each received a $150 scholarship. Decades later, the impact of those initial scholarships has multiplied nearly 2,000 times in support for OSU students.

Lehman and Herd established three scholarships in the 1970s and later boosted each fund through estate gifts. Herd died at the age of 84 in 1995, and Lehman followed in 2012, just two weeks shy of her 103rd birthday. “A monument at my grave won’t mean anything to anyone,” Lehman said during an interview about her life. “These scholarships are our memorials.”