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Visual Communications has raised $ 50 from 1 gifts!
Visual Communications

Think back. What was it like to be a first year student at OSUIT. Did you have a scholarship? Financial aid? Why did you stay? For most students, it was because of the culture. People and instructors like Gresham, Shaw, Halpern, Myers, Jobe, Borchert, Welch, Mounger, Miller, Dixon, Stenstrom, Wedel and Poppenhouse have definitely changed the game for our graduates. 

 

We are asking that you, too, change the game for our future OSUIT Visual Communications students by paying it forward to the OSUIT Visual Communications ART Plus scholarship. 

 

The School of Visual Communications at OSUIT is a family. The staff, faculty and students make a wholesome environment out of people and out of art. While providing students with a space to collaborate, study and learn, the leadership of VisCom also provide a space to talk, grow and ask for help. Many times, students come to leadership with questions about financial aid or have a need for scholarship dollars to continue their education and achieve their dreams. Shelly Waller, a student pursing an Associate in Applied Science in Graphic Design Technology is one of those students. Waller was awarded the ART Plus scholarship and said this opportunity helped her build her confidence and showed her the strength to face the future.

 

 “I was working and attending class part-time, I really just saw the school as a way to build my skills. The more I got involved, I realized this was something I am truly passionate about which would then cause me to have to quit my job to pursue my education. I was so indecisive, but once finding out I had been awarded the scholarship, I had the confidence that people believed in me.”

 

 Each year, the School of Visual Communications at OSUIT hosts an annual fundraising initiative, ART Plus, that raises funds for student scholarships within the department. ART Plus showcases OSUIT alumni art. Items for sale include paintings, drawings, photography and more, and allows an opportunity for students, alumni and community members to gather together and celebrate the power of art. 

 

 All money raised from ART Plus goes directly to impact students at OSUIT. This year, the School of Visual Communications leadership members would like to offer the opportunity for all people, near and far, to pay it forward to current students. Each year, we raise about $5,000 at ART Plus, but this year, through this platform, we hope to raise an extra $10,000. To top it off, Dean James McCullough is choosing to join in on this effort and match dollar for dollar up until $1,000. He believes in it, we believe in it and you should believe in access to education through scholarships. This additional amount of money will help us to achieve our goal of endowing this scholarship for Visual Communication students, allowing a legacy to be created for future “artsy” Cowboys. 

 

 “Even if you can’t buy a piece of art, or even come to the event, you could still make a difference with a contribution of $100, $200, $500 or whatever you could give to change the stars for deserving students in the School of Visual Communications,” McCullough said.

OSUIT VisCom instructors are skilled creative specialists with a combined 75 years of industry experience. This allows them to bring a unique perspective to the fields of Graphic Design, Photography and 3D Art/Animation education. Their passion to share combined with a curriculum focused solely on practical design and tradecraft, prepares students for the real world.

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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,500 Athletics 36
2 Education, Health and Aviation 25
3 Celebrating Homecoming 23
4 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 23
5 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 18
6 Arts and Sciences 11
7 Spears Business 8
8 Pete's Pet Posse 8
9 Scholarships 8
10 Veterinary Health Sciences 7
11 CEAT 7
12 College of Human Sciences 7
13 Helping Our Veterans Graduate 6
14 Honors College 5
15 Solving Food Insecurity at OSU 5
16 Keeping Campus Beautiful 3
17 Maintaining America's Healthiest Campus 3
18 OSU Tulsa 2
19 Center for Health Sciences 1
20 Libraries 1
21 School of Global Studies and Partnerships 1
22 Creating a Global Student Experience 1
23 Ensuring Academic Success 1
24 Cowgirl Equestrian 1
25 Help Provide Shelter to OSU Horses 1
26 Developing Student Leaders 1
27 Give the Gift of Music 1
28 Women for OSU 1
29 Supporting the Arts 0
30 Enriching Our Diverse Community 0
31 KOSU Radio 0
32 Support the Center for Poets and Writers 0
33 Visual Communications 0
34 Engineers Without Borders 0
35 OSU Oklahoma City 0
36 OSU Institute of Technology 0
37 Graduate College 0
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 30
2 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 24
3 Education, Health and Aviation 21
4 CEAT 17
5 Arts and Sciences 17
6 Pete's Pet Posse 15
7 Spears Business 14
8 Celebrating Homecoming 13
9 College of Human Sciences 10
10 Veterinary Health Sciences 10
11 Scholarships 9
12 Give the Gift of Music 6
13 Solving Food Insecurity at OSU 6
14 Center for Health Sciences 4
15 Supporting the Arts 4
16 Help Provide Shelter to OSU Horses 4
17 OSU Oklahoma City 4
18 Women for OSU 4
19 KOSU Radio 3
20 Keeping Campus Beautiful 3
21 Helping Our Veterans Graduate 3
22 Graduate College 2
23 Developing Student Leaders 2
24 Libraries 2
25 OSU Institute of Technology 2
26 Cowgirl Equestrian 1
27 Engineers Without Borders 1
28 Visual Communications 1
29 Honors College 1
30 OSU Tulsa 1
31 School of Global Studies and Partnerships 1
32 Maintaining America's Healthiest Campus 1
33 Creating a Global Student Experience 0
34 Enriching Our Diverse Community 0
35 Ensuring Academic Success 0
36 Support the Center for Poets and Writers 0
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Board of Governors 1,000 Cowboys Challenge - $5k
If 1,000 Cowboys give during Give Orange, the OSU Foundation Board of Governors have generously committed to adding $5,000 to the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund! No matter your passion, each gift you make will move us closer to an additional $5,000 for students in need.
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Students Helping Students Challenge - $3K
Students - Want to unlock $3K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 150 students to find @OSU_StuFu on campus today and make a gift will help unlock an anonymous donor's $3,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
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Social Media Challenge - Why Do You #GiveOrange? - $600
Share why you #GiveOrange using the hashtag and get entered for a chance to win up to $600 to your favorite cause at OSU. (3 winners of $200 each)
Completed
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Social Media Challenge - What's Your Orange Passion? - $500
What does your orange passion mean to you? Leave a comment on the OSU Foundation's Facebook posts explaining why you love OSU and mention your favorite orange passion for a chance of it winning an extra $500. #GiveOrange
Completed
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PhilanthroPete Project Leaderboard - $1k
Which PhilanthroPete project will receive the most gifts during Give Orange? Your gift can help your favorite project stay at the top of the leaderboard and win additional funding! 1st place = $600, 2nd place = $300, 3rd place = $100
Rank Prize PhilanthroPete Projects Gifts
1 $600 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 124
2 $300 Pete's Pet Posse 55
3 $100 Give the Gift of Music 16
4 Help Provide Shelter to OSU Horses 12
5 Cowgirl Equestrian 6
6 Engineers Without Borders 3
7 Support the Center for Poets and Writers 3
8 Visual Communications 1
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