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New grad flying high

New grad flying high

Thomas Drakeley returned to Oklahoma State University to earn his bachelor's degree in management after volunteering to serve with his Air National Guard unit in the Middle East earlier this year.

OSU alums named to Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs list

OSU alums named to Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs list

Oklahoma State University business and engineering graduates Haley Marie Keith and Kevin Keith have been selected by Forbes magazine to be included in its 2021 list of 30 Under 30 standout manufacturing and industry entrepreneurs under 30 years of age. The married couple were still OSU students when they developed the business MITO Material Solutions based on OSU licensed and patented technology that incorporates graphene additives into composite materials such as epoxies or polymers, making them substantially stronger and lighter.

Accounting alum Nate Abebe awarded prestigious Silver Medal

Accounting alum Nate Abebe awarded prestigious Silver Medal

Recent Oklahoma State University accounting graduate Nate Abebe is being recognized with the Silver Medal for achieving the highest score on all four parts of the CPA Exam within two consecutive windows.

OSU student Rachel Harper doubles as a race car driver

OSU student Rachel Harper doubles as a race car driver

OSU senior Rachel Harper is double majoring in accounting and agriculture business but she still finds time to pursue other interests, including most recently driving a race car.

Spears Business honors 2020 grad students

Spears Business honors 2020 grad students

The Spears School of Business held a special event Nov. 20 in recognition of graduate students who are scheduled to received advanced degrees in at the end of the fall 2020 semester. The acknowledgement, held at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, honored business graduate students from nine master’s degree and doctorate programs who will not be able to participate in traditional commencement ceremonies this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students win more than $10,000 in Virtual Pitch and Poster competition

Students win more than $10,000 in Virtual Pitch and Poster competition

A number of Oklahoma State University students were recently awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships while competing in the 2020 Virtual Pitch and Poster competition hosted by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship.

Spears Business celebrates 2020 graduates

Spears Business celebrates 2020 graduates

The Spears School of Business held a special celebration Nov. 13 at the Business Building on the Oklahoma State University campus marking the graduation of 2020 undergraduate business students and featured Spears Business Dean Ken Eastman congratulating each graduate.

Spears announces 2020 Hall of Fame inductees

Spears announces 2020 Hall of Fame inductees

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business has announced that four distinguished alumni – Karl Bovee, Lucina and Kyle Thompson, and Shane Wharton – will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame for 2020 in a ceremony to take place in 2021.

Parsing COVID-19 data

Parsing COVID-19 data

An analysis of digital health records from thousands of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals around the country has led to the development of technology to predict the risk of death for those with COVID. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) in Tulsa and Stillwater are using digital health data to build predictive models of disease risk that could improve treatment and outcomes.

Ties that bind

Ties that bind

Dr. Bill Ryan of Oklahoma State University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has spent his entire academic life at OSU, from earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees here to spending a career as an administrator and professor. Ryan has chaired or served on 81 Ph.D. and master’s degree committees.

A global honor

A global honor

Dr. Ramesh Sharda was named a 2019 Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) at its International Conference in Information Systems in Munich, Germany, in December. He was one of only two Americans honored by the international organization representing information systems research, education and practice.

Tracking human traffickers

Tracking human traffickers

Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Miriam McGaugh is an expert in analyzing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns within it. While an epidemiologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, she used health care data to create community public health initiatives. Now the assistant professor of professional practice in business analytics in the Spears School of Business is taking on the tragedy of human trafficking in the United States.

An early collaboration

An early collaboration

Sierra Steelman was nervous when she signed up in 2019 to participate in Oklahoma State University’s Freshman Research Scholar program. She didn’t know what to expect and certainly wasn’t planning to get a research paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, a rare achievement for an undergraduate student.

Sponsored research on the rise

Sponsored research on the rise

Sponsored research by Spears Business faculty is on the rise. Research paid for by outside organizations such as government agencies or private industry is an important and growing part of the school’s research portfolio because it provides opportunities for faculty to work on practical solutions to problems businesses face while enhancing teaching.

OSU, Redlands agreement simplifies transfer opportunities for community college students

OSU, Redlands agreement simplifies transfer opportunities for community college students

Oklahoma State University and Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., recently signed transfer agreements to assist students earning an associate’s degree in business administration to easily transfer to OSU for completion of a bachelor’s degree.

New head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management brings energy, vision to the role

New head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management brings energy, vision to the role

For Dr. Brij Thapa, moving to Oklahoma with his family in September to take over as the head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at Oklahoma State University was a major life change. He had never been to the state before and even interviewed for the position virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. And he bought his Stillwater home without seeing it in person. Despite a lack of time spent on the ground in Oklahoma, Thapa said the opportunity was too great to pass up.

ConocoPhillips pledges $200,000 for OSU Accounting Collaborative for Excellence Lab

ConocoPhillips pledges $200,000 for OSU Accounting Collaborative for Excellence Lab

OSU’s Accounting Collaborative for Excellence (ACE) Lab has a new lead sponsor in ConocoPhillips, which has pledged a $200,000 donation.

OSU joins research studying robotic nurse assistants

OSU joins research studying robotic nurse assistants

Oklahoma State University researchers will share a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant with engineering faculty from the University of Louisville to study using robots to help nurses care for hospital patients. Dr. Bryan Edwards, associate professor of management at the Spears School of Business, and Dr. William Paiva, executive director of the OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation, will receive $500,000 in the joint project.

Spears Business enrollment strong

Spears Business enrollment strong

Oklahoma State University business students returned to campus in strong numbers this fall despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Fall 2020 Spears School of Business enrollment increased 4 percent, or 202 students, for the Stillwater campus compared to fall 2019. Impressively, returning undergraduate enrollment at Stillwater was up nearly 5 percent based on numbers from Sept. 1.

Researchers model COVID-19 mortality risk

Researchers model COVID-19 mortality risk

An analysis of digital health records from thousands of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals around the country has led to the development of technology to predict the risk of death for those with COVID. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) in Tulsa and Stillwater are using digital health data to build predictive models of disease risk that could improve treatment and outcomes.

Younger generation prefers watching TV shows from the past, Spears research shows

Younger generation prefers watching TV shows from the past, Spears research shows

In a rare occurrence for an undergraduate, an Oklahoma State University student and an assistant professor of Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) have collaborated on a peer-reviewed journal article that has been accepted for publication.

OSU’s Angela Spencer honored with Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

OSU’s Angela Spencer honored with Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Angela Spencer has been selected to receive the 2020 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, presented annually by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

OSU's Global Cowboy Connection

OSU's Global Cowboy Connection

OSU’s golf team welcomes a new member thanks to Lakhana Didyasarin, an OSU alumnus, chairwoman, and founder of the American School of Bangkok (ASB).

Reinvigorating Your Workforce virtual series will help to motivate employees, new hires

Reinvigorating Your Workforce virtual series will help to motivate employees, new hires

The Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business is offering a new virtual “Reinvigorating Your Workforce” series for organizations to bring onsite.