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Cooperative Extension educators lead diabetes prevention

Cooperative Extension educators lead diabetes prevention

Two Oklahoma State University nutritional sciences professors are part of a team receiving recognition for their work to address diabetes through education and awareness.

Board on Human Sciences honors two OSU professors with national awards

Board on Human Sciences honors two OSU professors with national awards

Two Oklahoma State University professors received national awards from the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), recognizing accomplishments in promoting human sciences.

Taylor Varnon: home health recreational therapist

Taylor Varnon: home health recreational therapist

Taylor Varnon, a 2020 recreational therapy alumna, recently found her career passion for recreational therapy in a home health setting during an internship. Varnon is currently a recreational therapist independent contractor in the Texas panhandle with Caprock Home Health Services and Touch of CLASS.

OSU fashion design and fashion merchandising ranked top 20 in US

OSU fashion design and fashion merchandising ranked top 20 in US

The Oklahoma State University fashion design and production and fashion merchandising programs ranked in the top 20 of all U.S. public schools, according to Fashion-Schools.org

Design, Housing and Merchandising student to study in London

Design, Housing and Merchandising student to study in London

Calli Cooper, an Oklahoma State University design, housing and merchandising junior is set to study at Regent’s University London with a prestigious scholarship from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).

U.S. Army Special Operations Command partners with OSU Tactical Fitness

U.S. Army Special Operations Command partners with OSU Tactical Fitness

Oklahoma State University students can work directly with U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) personnel through internships made possible with a new agreement between OSU and USASOC.

Nutritional sciences student receives prestigious scholarship

Nutritional sciences student receives prestigious scholarship

Christina Sciarrillo, an Oklahoma State University nutritional sciences Ph.D. student, received the prestigious Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) Doctoral Scholarship for $10,000.

Faculty and staff recognized for excellence

Faculty and staff recognized for excellence

Eleven faculty and staff in the College of Education and Human Sciences were recognized for excellence in service, mentorship, creativity and innovation at the college's annual Faculty and Staff Awards reception originally set for May 2020 but held virtually Sept. 17, 2020.

OSU professor named American Psychological Association fellow

OSU professor named American Psychological Association fellow

Dr. Julie Koch, head of the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology in the Oklahoma State University College of Education and Human Sciences, has been named an American Psychological Association (APA) Fellow, an honor recognizing significant impact in the field of psychology at the national level.

New teachers and OSU alumnae recognized with 20 under 2 award

New teachers and OSU alumnae recognized with 20 under 2 award

Three Oklahoma State University alumnae were recognized with the Oklahoma Teaching and Learning Institute’s 20 under 2 award, given to high-performing teachers in their first or second year in the classroom.

Safe Routes to School, food pantries increase community resilience

Safe Routes to School, food pantries increase community resilience

In 2018, the High Obesity Project (HOP) project was launched by Oklahoma State University faculty and staff to support counties with obesity rates above 40 percent. Two years later, its health initiatives have become a community lifeline amidst coronavirus.

Nutritional sciences professor awarded OCAST grant

Nutritional sciences professor awarded OCAST grant

Nutritional sciences assistant professor Dr. Sam Emerson received a grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, the state's technology-based economic development agency.

OSU Tactical Fitness and Nutrition partners with Italian university

OSU Tactical Fitness and Nutrition partners with Italian university

Oklahoma State University faculty recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy to partner in tactical fitness and nutrition research.

OSU professor receives FCCLA Alumni Achievement Award

OSU professor receives FCCLA Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Paula Tripp, Oklahoma State University clinical associate professor in Human Development and Family Science, received the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Alumni Achievement Award at the first-ever Virtual National Leadership Conference July 7-9, 2020.

Online workshops support teachers

Online workshops support teachers

Online learning may be part of the “new normal” for many schools, and Oklahoma State University professors are helping teachers prepare.

Alumna launches only private recreational therapy program in Oklahoma, impacts foster youth

Alumna launches only private recreational therapy program in Oklahoma, impacts foster youth

When a program closure left many foster youth without access to vital counseling services, Lilli Higgins, a 2017 OSU recreational therapy graduate, founded her own therapy nonprofit to help.

Clothing sizes of the future

Clothing sizes of the future

Clothing of the future may rely less on numbered sizes, and more on data points.

School administrators respond to coronavirus pandemic

School administrators respond to coronavirus pandemic

Faculty in the Oklahoma State University educational leadership program knew they had established something special with the TeleEd program, but no one could have imagined the impact it would have during an unexpected worldwide pandemic.

OSU alumnae inducted into FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame

OSU alumnae inducted into FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame

Four Oklahoma State University alumnae are set to be inducted into the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Hall of Fame commemorating the organization’s 75th anniversary after being founded in 1945.

New Eskimo Joe’s T-shirt design honors health care workers, supports student scholarships

New Eskimo Joe’s T-shirt design honors health care workers, supports student scholarships

Eskimo Joe’s beloved T-shirt supporting nurses will honor all health care workers with its 2020 design and provide scholarships for Oklahoma State University students in both the College of Education and Human Sciences and the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa.

Surprise news on conference call changes future teacher’s life

Surprise news on conference call changes future teacher’s life

Many Americans have joined video conference calls in recent weeks. None have been as life-transforming as Sara Szumski’s, when she learned she was receiving a very generous scholarship.

Designing fire-proof clothing with technology of the future

Designing fire-proof clothing with technology of the future

When firefighters enter a burning building, they wear heavy protective equipment. Far from the flames, textile researchers are using technology ranging from body scans to 800-1,100 degree C cone calorimeter to make that equipment safer.

Nutritional sciences doctoral student awarded prestigious fellowship

Nutritional sciences doctoral student awarded prestigious fellowship

Bryant Keirns, an Oklahoma State University doctoral student in nutritional sciences, received the Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship. The $5,000 award is presented by the American Society for Nutrition Foundation.

OSU professor, alumnae to be inducted into FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame

OSU professor, alumnae to be inducted into FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame

OSU teaching professor Dr. Paula Tripp is set to be inducted into the FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame July 6, 2020, along with three OSU alumnae.