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New CAS dean sees opportunities in classes, research and more

New CAS dean sees opportunities in classes, research and more

Glen Krutz, the new dean of Oklahoma State University's College of Arts and Sciences, enjoys both teaching and research. He was drawn to the opportunity to get “closer to the action” going on in classrooms and research facilities that comes with the position.

College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences honored 25 of its most successful alumni Sept. 27 during the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development. Ardoth Hassler and Dr. George Thompson were both inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brent Butcher and Maddy Cunningham were named Rising Stars. There were also 21 Distinguished Alumni recipients.

CAS students honored as Top 10 Freshmen

CAS students honored as Top 10 Freshmen

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the CAS students chosen among Oklahoma State University’s Top 10 Freshmen. The OSU Mortar Board Honor Society selects honorees based on scholarship, outstanding leadership and community service. Students are eligible to apply their sophomore year based on freshman year achievements.

A dolphin project...in Oklahoma!

A dolphin project...in Oklahoma!

Given Oklahoma’s notoriously unpredictable weather, it might be no surprise that the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University is working with climate experts to improve forecasting. But it might be a surprise to learn that the institute and other researchers in OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and its College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are playing a role in research on dolphins.

American Indian psychology program wins renewed $1.2 million grant

American Indian psychology program wins renewed $1.2 million grant

The renewal of a five-year $1.2 million federal grant means more American Indian students at Oklahoma State University will have the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees in the mental health field.

OSU remembers T. Boone Pickens, 1928-2019

OSU remembers T. Boone Pickens, 1928-2019

Thousands of Cowboy faithful flooded Gallagher-Iba Arena Wednesday to celebrate the life of Oklahoma State University legend T. Boone Pickens.

Fuemmeler, alumnus and psychologist, speaking at OSU

Fuemmeler, alumnus and psychologist, speaking at OSU

The Department of Psychology and the OSU Center for Pediatric Psychology will host guest speaker and OSU alumnus Dr. Bernard Fuemmeler for the Goldman Colloquium next Friday, Sept. 27. Fuemmeler will deliver his presentation, “Childhood Self-Regulation and Health: An Intersection for Multidisciplinary Collaboration” at 1:30 p.m. in Human Sciences 236.

Constitution Day Program Featuring Angela Monson, Patricia Loughlin and Jeanette Mendez

Constitution Day Program Featuring Angela Monson, Patricia Loughlin and Jeanette Mendez

OSU is hosting a Constitution Day program on Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. The event features former Oklahoma Senator and Representative Angela Monson; Dr. Patricia Loughlin, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma; and Dr. Jeanette Mendez, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Political Science at OSU.

Cowboys in Canada: OSU Symphony Orchestra to perform at conference in Vancouver

Cowboys in Canada: OSU Symphony Orchestra to perform at conference in Vancouver

The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra is one of two U.S. orchestras that will perform at the 2020 College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference.

Ph.D. student researching moment when droughts kill trees

Ph.D. student researching moment when droughts kill trees

William Hammond, a Ph.D. candidate in Oklahoma State University's Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution has spent the past few years researching the moment when trees stop living and start dying under extreme drought. He is conducting the study under the advisement of Dr. Henry Adams, a professor in the department. They conducted a study where they imposed a drought upon loblolly pine trees in a greenhouse and observed them through different levels of drought-stress. The team realized the trees starts dying long before foliage turns brown. In a lot of cases, they were still green or yellow.

SMART scholarship helps recent grad succeed

SMART scholarship helps recent grad succeed

Leo Reges graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University in May with a computer science degree and minors in math and German. The SMART scholarship he received led to a job at Tinker Air Force Base right after graduation.

Unexpected support bolsters junior

Unexpected support bolsters junior

Allie Williams faces all the usual challenges of life as a college student, plus the challenges that come with spinal muscular atrophy. Her wheelchair is empowering but not limitless. The music junior sometimes encounters unexpected challenges working toward her goal of becoming a music teacher. But she was recently bolstered by unexpected support as the inaugural recipient of the Janice C. Jones Endowed Wheelchair Scholarship.

Community course encourages participants to 'Just Write!'

Community course encourages participants to 'Just Write!'

A new community program will help participants develop their ability to write fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Students will also read works in different genres to learn the skills for successful writing. Just Write! is a non-credit, community program offered through a partnership between Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Stillwater Public Library.

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

1 is 2 Many, a White House initiative in response to the increased attention around sexual violence on college campuses, is one of Seraiah Coe’s philanthropic passions. She is deeply passionate about educating young adults on the definition of healthy relationships and believes this is an "important part of the recovery" from a personal experience. She presented her plan to her hometown high school principal in McKinney, Texas, and got approved to present the information to health class in the coming fall semester.

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Carly Bender calls “rEcess” — a monthly event for children with disabilities so their parents can have a free evening — her biggest hobby and favorite part of the month. The actuarial and financial mathematics senior recently earned a Women for OSU scholarship for her philanthropy and community service. She volunteered at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater and helped build communities of support for families with children who have special needs.

Lehman's love of history goes way back

Lehman's love of history goes way back

Dr. Christopher Lehman not only studied history, but also made history by becoming the first African American graduate from the OSU Honors College in 1995 when he completed degrees in history and Spanish. He went on to earn a master’s and doctorate in Afro-American Studies with a concentration in history. His passion for research has continued throughout the years, and now he is a professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud University in Minnesota.

Graham sees science and art in dentistry

Graham sees science and art in dentistry

Caroline Graham decided she wanted to be a researcher as a young girl. She was inspired by a National Geographic article about the study of microbes in the ice of Antarctica. The recent Oklahoma State University graduate is headed to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Dentistry. She completed an Honors College degree in May with a double major in microbiology/cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry, along with minors in chemistry and accounting. Among the many awards she earned were College of Arts and Sciences Top 10 Seniors and recognition among the OSU Alumni Association’s 15 Outstanding Seniors.

Fry worked hard to enjoy all of the OSU experience

Fry worked hard to enjoy all of the OSU experience

It was natural for Emily Fry to become a scholar at Oklahoma State University, where her parents are both leaders. Her mother, Pamela, is OSU-Tulsa's president. Her father, Don, is director of technology for the College of Education, Health and Aviation. Fry recently completed her biological science/pre-health degree, earning significant honors for her accomplishments, including recognition as one of the OSU Alumni Association’s 15 Outstanding Seniors and as a College of Arts and Sciences Top 10 Senior.

Bruck earns Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

Bruck earns Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Course Hero have named an Oklahoma State University professor as one of eight emerging leaders in their field who are on a trajectory to help students grow into thought leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Jason Bruck, an animal behaviorist specializing in marine mammal communication and cognition, is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts alumnus, 31 students

Phi Beta Kappa inducts alumnus, 31 students

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Oklahoma State University initiated 31 new student members and alumnus Christopher Lehman during its seventh annual induction ceremony recently in the Student Union Ballroom. The honor society's Gamma of Oklahoma chapter was founded in 2013.

Mapping new directions: Cartography Services manager builds program success

Mapping new directions: Cartography Services manager builds program success

Michael Larson’s interest in geography began when he was an engineering major enrolled in a general education summer class. “World Regional Geography really opened up the world for me,” Larson said. “It was the first textbook I ever read cover to cover. It was fascinating, and it showed me a different direction that I could go. I had taken drafting courses for engineering. I found that drafting work also fit well with a geography degree. And that was pretty much it.”

Perez hopes to bring gender equality and capture untold stories

Perez hopes to bring gender equality and capture untold stories

As an aspiring film director, Amairani Perez Chamu made a deliberate choice to enroll in the American studies program at Oklahoma State University — Tulsa. “It is really about society, culture, politics; the backbone of America,” said Perez, an immigrant from Mexico who was recently named one of 15 Outstanding Seniors by the OSU Alumni Association. “I thought it would be a good degree option in learning about what makes America, America.”

Ty Derouen Receives OSU’s Undergraduate Library Research Award

Ty Derouen Receives OSU’s Undergraduate Library Research Award

Derouen, a senior double majoring in microbial and biochemistry, was selected as the upperclassman ULRA honorable mention for his paper “Protein Kinase A Manipulation by Chlamydia trachomatis During Infection.”

Science education students present research at national conference

Science education students present research at national conference

Oklahoma State University students, faculty and alumni recently attended the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in St. Louis, Missouri, where they attended educational sessions and presented research. The conference offers participants the latest in science content, teaching strategy and research to enhance and expand professional growth.