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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.

OSU I-Corps teams receive grants of $200,000 from National Science Foundation

OSU I-Corps teams receive grants of $200,000 from National Science Foundation

Four groups of Oklahoma State University students, faculty and industry mentors have each been selected to receive $50,000 grants and additional mentoring through the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.

Marketing department offers webinar series to help drive customers to your business

Marketing department offers webinar series to help drive customers to your business

The Spears School of Business will host a marketing webinar series this fall devoted to “Driving Customers to Your Business to Increase Business Revenue.”

Pair of accounting alumni receive awards from the American Accounting Association

Pair of accounting alumni receive awards from the American Accounting Association

A pair of Oklahoma State University School of Accounting alumni are being recognized by the American Accounting Association with national awards at the 2020 AAA annual meeting.

Spears Business offers Diversity & Inclusion Series for Oklahoma organizations

Spears Business offers Diversity & Inclusion Series for Oklahoma organizations

The OSU Spears School of Business is offering a new virtual Diversity and Inclusion Series. As racial injustice and inequality have come to the country’s attention with this year’s nationwide protest, Spears Business is offering this relevant and timely series to businesses and organizations throughout Oklahoma.

Community Advancing Conversations: Campus leaders promote proactive efforts, inclusive mindset

Community Advancing Conversations: Campus leaders promote proactive efforts, inclusive mindset

“Not being racist isn’t enough ... We need to actively work to end racism.”

Driven to succeed

Driven to succeed

It’s easy to see that Cory Sales is driven to succeed – both in his career but also in being there for his family. Since 2014, the 40-year-old has earned two associate’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree while working full time and being a husband, dad and grandfather. Though he attended Oklahoma State University-Tulsa a little later in life, his drive to graduate led to his recently being offered the position of senior IT security analyst for all of the Creek Nation casinos in Oklahoma.

OSU education spurred Ginger Kollmann to career success

OSU education spurred Ginger Kollmann to career success

Ginger Kollmann earned OSU degrees in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Management before embarking on her career. The former OSU pom squad member shared how her OSU education helped shape her into the person she is today.

Memories burning bright

Memories burning bright

Oklahoma State University alumna Betty Thomas had much to celebrate April 25 at her home in Denver, where she has lived for nearly 70 years. At her 100th birthday celebration, she was surrounded by her immediate family and received many more birthday wishes from extended family across the U.S. and around the world. And despite worries about the coronavirus, Thomas relished celebrating with her family.