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OSU art takes Stillwater youth around the world in 10 days
A new summer youth art program will introduce students to arts, culture, history, and cuisine of the world in a hands-on, two-week tour from the Multi Arts Building in downtown Stillwater. Led by instructor Liz Dueck, students will receive daily instruction in visual art and work on their writing skills while gaining awareness and appreciation for global culture. The class is open to ages 9-12 (or 8-year olds who have completed 3rd grade) and runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10-14 and July 17-21. “The international theme of this art enrichment camp was created to inform students about the art and culture of countries they may not be familiar with,” said Dueck, who earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a minor in art history and teacher certification at Oklahoma State University. “I wanted students to get a good overview of art and culture not only in faraway places, but in relation to Stillwater’s large international community. I firmly believe in using art to connect people, so even if a student has never left the U.S., they will get a chance to travel around the world through art this summer.” Activities include visual arts, cooking, music, history, social sciences, and geography and each day will focus on a different culture. Local international markets will prepare a unique snack for each class. Students will also keep a sketchbook/journal to write and reflect on what they learn each day. “We believe that intertwining all of these subjects will strengthen the depth of learning students will take away from this program,” Dueck said. Classes will be held at the Multi Arts Building (1001 S. Duck St. in Stillwater) over two sessions: July 10-14 and July 17-21. The cost for one session is $250 or $450 for both sessions.  Additional details are available at asoutreach.okstate.edu/worldart or by contacting program coordinator Christine Nichols at (405) 744-8459 or christine.nichols@okstate.edu.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-art-takes-stillwater-youth-around-world-10-days
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:41:15 -0500
OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley announces resignation
Natalie Shirley Natalie Shirley, president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) since 2011, has announced plans to step down from her position effective Dec. 31, 2017. Shirley is the fourth president in OSU-OKC’s 56-year history, and the first female president in the OSU system. In addition to her role as president, she concurrently serves as Oklahoma Secretary of Education and Workforce Development, a position appointed by Governor Mary Fallin in 2015.  “We are all sorry to see Natalie retire as she has done an excellent job leading OSU-OKC and increasing its impact and presence in Oklahoma City,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “She was guided by an unwavering commitment to students and the community. We appreciate and applaud her service to OSU and wish her all the best.” “I have absolutely loved being at OSU-OKC. For me, this role has always been about our students,” Shirley said. “My goal has been to ensure OSU-OKC provides them with the very best opportunities and resources to reach their educational and economic dreams. They inspire me every day.” During Shirley’s tenure, OSU-OKC opened a new Allied Health Building in 2016 featuring the advanced simulation training and an embedded Variety Care community health center; opened the Engineering Technology Center in 2011; introduced the Paint This Town Orange fundraising event generating a total of $600,000 for student scholarships; enhanced services to veteran students; and increased efforts to build business and community partnerships that resulted in $1.68 million in corporate, private and grant funding to benefit student scholarships and programs last year alone. Under her leadership, OSU-OKC recently partnered with Dove Science Academy to offer high school students the chance to earn an associate degree upon high school graduation, and initiated campus lease agreements with Cristo Rey High School and OSU-Center for Health Sciences. “I am grateful for the amazing faculty and staff who made our progress over the last few years possible. In the face of budget cuts and other challenges, I know it hasn’t always been easy, but it has certainly been worth it when you see how far we’ve come. It has been an honor to work alongside them to move OSU-OKC and our students forward,” Shirley said. From 2007 to 2011, Shirley served in Governor Brad Henry’s cabinet as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Commerce and Tourism. Prior to returning to Oklahoma, Shirley held leadership roles including president of Investment Company Institute Mutual (ICIM) Insurance Group in Washington, D.C. She graduated from OSU and earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. OSU-OKC is a two-year public higher education institution with a total annual enrollment of approximately 13,000, and offers more than 50 degrees and certificates. A national search will be launched to choose a new president.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-okc-president-natalie-shirley-announces-resignation
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:47:17 -0500
OSU’s design and merchandising majors earn top-10 rankings
The apparel design and merchandising degree options at Oklahoma State University are among the highest ranked programs in the country, according to Fashion-Schools.org, which is offering several national and regional surveys for 2017. OSU’s apparel design program ranked sixth nationally among public schools and colleges offering fashion design, while OSU’s fashion merchandising program is ranked eighth nationally among both public and private schools.  In the southwest region, the OSU programs are ranked first and second respectively among fashion design and merchandising schools. In addition to Oklahoma, the southwest region includes Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.   The rankings are the result of surveys Fashion-Schools.org conducted using criteria on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty and value related to tuition. The schools were able to provide information on their specific programs and offer their perspective on programs they considered ‘best’ nationally and regionally.  The high-ranking programs are offered through the design, housing and merchandising (DHM) department in the College of Human Sciences at OSU. Courses in the apparel design and production program are taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty in fully-equipped design studios. The Gerber Technology FashionTech lab features digitizers for pattern making, industrial plotters and cutters which students use in the actual production of their design projects. With an emphasis on product development, sustainability and the use of technology in the retail context, OSU merchandising students often begin their careers at corporate levels of major retail and wholesale firms.  Dr. Jane Swinney, DHM department head and president of the American Collegiate Retail Association, said the rankings parallel what industry reports about OSU students.  “Our graduates compete exceptionally well with nationally known design-focused schools,” Swinney said. “Design and merchandising companies report that our students are well prepared to move into management positions because of their internship experiences and the curriculum, which is based on current industry standards.”  Students in DHM experience state-of-the-art technologies in the department’s new VR Mixed Reality lab and “Our partners have provided DHM students with the tools that are used every day at world class companies,” Swinney said. “Who wouldn’t want employees with the expertise our students have when they graduate?”  The Apparel Design and Production program at OSU is one of only thirteen apparel programs in North America to receive the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) approval, which assures that the curriculum and facilities have met the rigorous standards of this important industry organization.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-s-design-and-merchandising-majors-earn-top-10-rankings
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:27:14 -0500
OSU advertising students place at national competition
Oklahoma State University advertising students take second place at national competition   A team of Oklahoma State University advertising students took on more than 150 teams from across the country and earned second place honors at the National Student Advertising Competition June 9 in New Orleans. “This competition gives students a taste of real-world agency advertising before they leave the university,” said Dr. Cynthia Nichols, associate professor for the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications. “I am so proud of these students. I have never seen students with as much poise, dedication and passion as these. It was the honor of my life to work with them on this.”   Hosted annually by the American Advertising Federation, each team at the competition is given an assignment or case study by the corporate sponsor (client) of the contest outlining the history of its products and current marketing challenges. Students must research the product and its competition, identify potential problem areas and develop a completely integrated ad campaign for the client. The team must then sell a panel of judges on its campaign.     The OSU team’s client was Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc.’s Tai Pei Frozen Entrees and Appetizers. The campaign titled “Tai Pei, it’s what you want” centered around 1990s nostalgia that connects the product line to the target audience of millennials, many of whom grew up in that decade. The creative strategy combined modern aesthetics and quirky throwbacks to make the sell.  “To represent OSU at nationals was an incredible experience,” said Brandon Havens, strategic communications and multimedia journalism senior. “We put in the hard work and to see it really pay off with a top honor was a huge reward.”   OSU’s team was advised by Nichols and Dr. Jami Fullerton, professor and Endowed Research Chair for the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communication.  OSU team members were: OKLAHOMA  ARDMORE  Maddy Oaks  BROKEN ARROW  Andrew Burnett   EDMOND  Michelle MacLean  ELGIN  Tiffany Gebhart  GUTHRIE  Mallory Fulks  MUSKOGEE  Jeffrey Grey Denton   NORMAN Rylie Carter  OKLAHOMA CITY Brandon Havens  TEXHOMA  Ann E. Freeman   TULSA  Britain Drennan Sydnie Hill Leanna Smith Adriana Ware   ILLINOIS   AURORA  Tom Carlson   KANSAS   LEAWOOD  Paige Hess  MARYLAND  TOWSON  Kendall Treece   MINNESOTA  COTTONWOOD  Chelsey Johnson  TEXAS   ARLINGTON  Sarah Rothschild  CANADIAN  Allie Collier   FLOWER MOUND  Jessie Brandt   RICHARDSON  K.J. Leu Jessica Wedge SAN ANTONIO Alexis Gliedt THE COLONY  Devon Post FLORIDA LAKEWOOD RANCH Maddie Duffy 
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-advertising-students-place-national-competition
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:21:27 -0500
OSU/A&M Board of Regents approves OSU system budget, tuition for FY2018
The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved the fiscal year 2018 operating budget for the Oklahoma State University system during its regularly scheduled meeting today on the OSU Center for Health Sciences campus. This year’s $1.3 billion budget includes state appropriations of $183.7 million, a 6.08 percent or $11.9 million decrease from FY2017. Beginning FY2015, the total amount of state appropriations allocated to the OSU system has decreased by more than $57.4 million or 23.8 percent.   State appropriations now account for 14 percent of OSU’s overall agency-wide budget, down from 20 percent three years ago. And, state appropriations now account for 25 percent of OSU’s total education and general budget, down from 34 percent three years ago.  “Our board and administrators are committed to keeping the cost of a college education at all our institutions affordable,” said OSU/A&M Board of Regents Chair Lou Watkins. “Following another challenging state budget year and another year of cuts in state appropriations, the OSU/A&M member institutions have taken difficult but necessary steps to maintain high educational standards and provide value to students and our state. We appreciate the work of our campus leaders.” As a result of the continued cuts in state appropriations, the budget for the Oklahoma State University system will include tuition and mandatory fee increases for the nearly 35,000 students at its five branch campuses: OSU-Stillwater/Tulsa, OSU Center for Health Sciences, OSU-Oklahoma City and OSU Institute of Technology.   “Raising the cost of our tuition is never the preferred choice,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “We realize the financial burden a tuition increase puts on our students and their families. We have increased scholarship dollars and offer other options to assist our students as we respond to our state’s economic reality. Even with these increases, Oklahoma State remains one of the best values in the nation.”   OSU tuition and mandatory fees are among the lowest in the Big 12 and well below the national average for land-grant institutions. OSU cost of attendance also is among the most affordable. In addition, only half of OSU graduates have student loan debt and the average debt amount is $24,095, significantly lower than the average nationally.  For the upcoming fall 2017 academic year, OSU-Stillwater tuition and mandatory fees will increase as follows (the annual dollar figure is based on 30 credit hours for undergraduate rates and 24 credit hours for graduate students):  Undergraduate – Tuition and Mandatory Fees Oklahoma residents – 5 percent ($417 annually) Non-residents – 5.9 percent ($1,332 annually)  Graduate -- Tuition and Mandatory Fees Oklahoma residents – 6 percent ($462 annually) Non-residents – 3.2 percent ($715 annually)   Oklahoma State will focus on finding new revenue to restore and sustain academic programs and lost faculty positions, student services, student/faculty/staff recruitment and retention, and campus infrastructure and operations.  As a public institution, OSU continues to be diligent in finding ways of reducing costs and being financially responsible. Since July 2007, OSU’s energy management program has saved more than $44.9 million. The OSU system also has reduced costs by changing its purchasing card program, adding a self-insured health plan and outsourcing some services.  OSU’s budget must now receive final approval from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. For full budget presentation, click here For other Board of Regents actions:  OSU/A&M Board of Regents approves OSU system budget, tuition for FY2018 OSU Names Dean for School of Global Studies and Partnerships OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions OSU Announces Masonic Chair Recipient Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation  
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osuam-board-regents-approves-osu-system-budget-tuition-fy2018
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:30:25 -0500
Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation
The OSU/A&M Board of Regents Friday approved changing the name of Oklahoma State University’s College of Education to the College of Education, Health and Aviation. “In addition to strong teacher preparation and educational leadership programs, we have a growing array of health-related programs as well as aviation and space degrees in our college,” said John Romans, Dean of the College of Education, Health and Aviation. “The new name represents the breadth of academic programs and research in our college, and provides important visibility to prospective students and other partners,” Romans said. Along with the name change, the college will reorganize its academic structure, shifting from three to four schools. The new academic units are: •           School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences •           School of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Aviation •           School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling, and Counseling Psychology •           School of Kinesiology, Applied Health, and Recreation The request for a name change and reorganization followed strategic planning activities with input from faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and other outside constituents. OSU’s College of Education has expanded its offerings to better serve students, education and industry. Over the last 18 months, it has introduced a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science, a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Coaching Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN baccalaureate degree program. For other Board of Regents actions:  OSU/A&M Board of Regents approves OSU system budget, tuition for FY2018 OSU Names Dean for School of Global Studies and Partnerships OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions OSU Announces Masonic Chair Recipient Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/regents-approve-name-change-osu-college-education-include-health-aviation
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:57:11 -0500
OSU Announces Masonic Chair Recipient
Matthew Brosi, OSU Masonic Chair Matthew Brosi, Oklahoma State University associate professor in Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Sciences, has been named to serve as the Masonic Chair. The university-wide endowed chair, made possible through the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, focuses on the importance of men, masculinity, gender roles and politics.   “With the outstanding nominations, the Masonic Chair application process continues to be challenging for our reviewers,” OSU Graduate College Dean Sheryl Tucker said. “Like the inaugural competition, this review cycle also garnered talented proposals from nearly all of the colleges.”  Brosi holds a joint appointment in Human Development and Family Science and as a state specialist with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). He is a licensed marital and family therapist and serves as the director of clinical training for the marriage and family therapy program at OSU.  Brosi has been instrumental in the development of extension services’ well-recognized Co-parenting for Resilience program and its ongoing evaluation.  “I have a passion for influencing systemic and generational change that increases the well-being of not only fathers, but children and families alike” he said. “My goal is to assist in building men of strong character and ultimately in becoming leaders and models for future generations.”  “My action steps include developing and implementing a targeted plan for broader dissemination and application of research as well as bringing visibility to the mission of the Masonic Chair.”   One of the aspects of the Co-parenting for Resilience program is the established system of data collection on approximately 2,000 men per year. “Having this combination of an ongoing program and data collection provides a uniquely rich opportunity to both better understand men and to test interventions designed to enhance the lives of these fathers and their families,” Brosi said.  “Professor Brosi’s background, experience and research impact are an excellent fit with the focus of the Masonic Chair,” Tucker said. “His proposed work builds on his scholarly accomplishments and creates new opportunities for disseminating research findings to improve the lives of Oklahomans. In addition, his proposal continues to integrate undergraduate and graduate students into his research program in meaningful ways, further developing our next generation of research scientists.”   The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma is the primary charitable and educational organization of Oklahoma Freemasonry. The foundation supports many programs throughout the state, including the Oklahoma Senior Assistance Program, Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority. The foundation also maintains its Matching Funds program which doubles funds raised by local Masonic Lodges for charitable and educational needs in their areas. For other Board of Regents actions:  OSU/A&M Board of Regents approves OSU system budget, tuition for FY2018 OSU Names Dean for School of Global Studies and Partnerships OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions OSU Announces Masonic Chair Recipient Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-announces-masonic-chair-recipient
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:34:51 -0500
OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions
Numerous Oklahoma State University personnel actions were approved during the OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting Friday in Tulsa. NEW APPOINTMENTS: Quisto Settle, assistant professor, Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership; Darren Hagen, assistant professor, Animal Science; Kevin Wagner, appointment as director to the Oklahoma Water Resource Center and to the Thomas E. Berry Professorship in Water Research and Management (action grants tenure), Plant and Soil Sciences; Rudra Bhowmick, research assistant professor, Chemical Engineering. From the Center for Health Sciences- Kaleb Veit, clinical assistant professor, Internal Medicine; William Woods, clinical assistant professor, Internal Medicine; Erin Brown, clinical assistant professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Amelia McConaghy, clinical assistant professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. CHANGES: Eric DeVuyst, appointment to Jean and Patsy Neustadt chair, Agricultural Economics; Rodney Jones, promotion from associate professor to professor (action grants tenure), Agricultural Economics; Scott Carter, appointment to the Animal Science Graduates of Distinction professorship, Animal Science; David Lalman, appointment to the Howard M. and Adene R. Harrington chair, Animal Science; Chris Richards, appointment to the Hitch Family professorship in Ruminant Feedlot Nutrition, Animal Science; Christopher Richards, promotion from associate professor to professor, Animal Science; Donald Ruhl, Jr., promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Kevin Wilson, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure),  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Michael Buser, promotion from associate professor to professor, Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering; Carol Jones, promotion from associate professor to professor and appointment to the Orville L. and Helen L. Buchanan chair, Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering; Karen Hickman, appointment as assistant dean of academic programs, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Deb VanOverbeke, appointment as assistant dean for academic programs, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Justin Talley, promotion from associate professor to professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology; R. Dwayne Elmore, promotion from associate professor to professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Jason Warren, appointment to the P.E. Harrill Distinguished professorship in Crop Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences. Sung-Phil Choo, promotion from associate professor to professor, Art, Graphic Design and Art History; Elizabeth Roth, promotion from associate professor to professor, Art, Graphic Design and Art History; Shaquian Zhang, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Art, Graphic Design and Art History; Smita Mohanty, promotion from associate professor to professor, Chemistry; David Chan-Tin, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Computer Sciences; Larry Mullins, to the Vennerberg chair in Developmental Disabilities in Psychology and transition from Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, Dean of Arts and Sciences; Nancy Caplow, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), English; William Decker, appointment as department head, English; Jeffrey Menne, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), English; Aimee Parkison, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), English; Tonia Sharlach, promotion from associate professor to professor, History; Kristen Baum, promotion from associate professor to professor, Integrative Biology; Donald French, appointment as the Edward E. Bartlett Professor of Pedagogy in Integrative Biology, Integrative Biology; Loren Smith, transition from department head, Integrative Biology; Michael Oehrtman, promotion from associate professor to professor, Mathematics; Donna Tree, promotion from clinical instructor to clinical assistant professor, Mathematics; Tyrrell Conway, appointment to the honorary title of Regents professor, Microbiolgy and Molecular Genetics; Andrew Doust, promotion from associate professor to professor, Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution; Farida Jalalzai, promotion from associate professor to professor, Political Science; Duane Gill, appointment to the honorary title of Regents professor, Sociology; Kelley Sittner, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Sociology; Lee Brasuell, Jr., appointment to the Mary Lou Lemon Professorship for Underrepresented Voices in Theatre, Theatre; Lloyd Caldwell, promotion from associate professor to professor, Theatre. Marlys Mason, appointment as associate dean for undergraduate programs and to the William S. Spears chair in Business Adminstration, Dean of Business; Harounan Kazianga, appointment to the Carson Priority Excellence professorship, Economics and Legal Studies; Craig Watters, appointment to the Norman C. Stevenson chair, Entrepreneurship; Ali Nejadmalayeri, appointment as the OneOK chair, Finance; Betty Simkins, appointment as department head, Finance; Qin Wang, appointment to the Jay and Fayenelle Helm professorship, Finance; John Winters, appointment to the Associates professor of business administration chair, Finance; Shu Yan, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor and appointment to the Greg Massey professorship (action grants tenure), Finance; Federico Aime, promotion from associate professor to professor, Management; Thomas Stone, appointment to the Carson Priority Excellence professorship, Management; David Brios, appointment to the Fleming Companies Inc. professorship, Management Science and Information Systems; Goutam Chakraborty, appointment to the SAS professorship, Marketing and International Business; Karen Flaherty-Pappas, promotion from associate professor to professor and appointment to the William S. Spears chair in Business Administration and transition from associate dean, Marketing and International Business. Tonya Hammer, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Applied Health and Educational Psychology; Melissa Zahl, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Applied Health and Educational Psychology; Katherine Curry, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Educational Studies; Juliana Utley, promotion from associate professor to professor, Teaching and Curriculum Leadership; Sheri Vasinda, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Teaching and Curriculum Leadership; Qiuying Wang, promotion from associate professor to professor, Teaching and Curriculum Leadership. Suzanne Bilbeisi, appointment as school head, Architecture; Sundar Madihally, promotion from associate professor to professor, Chemical Engineering; Tyler Ley, promotion from associate professor to professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Daqing Piao, promotion from associate professor to professor, Chemical Engineering. Cosette Armstrong, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Design, Housing and Merchandising; Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Design, Housing and Merchandising; Yeasun Chung, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Hotel and Restaurant Administration; Catherine Curtis, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Hotel and Restaurant Administration; Lana Beasley, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Human Development and Family Science; Matthew Brosi, appointment to the Masonic chair for Interdisciplinary Research, Human Development and Family Science; Michael Merten, promotion from associate professor to professor, Human Development and Family Science; Amanda Morris, appointment to the honorary title of Regents professor, Human Development and Family Science; Karina Shreffler, promotion from associate professor to professor, Human Development and Family Science; Paula Tripp, promotion from clinical associate professor to clinical professor, Human Development and Family Science; Amy Williamson, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Human Development and Family Science; Stephen Clarke, promotion from associate professor to professor, Nutritional Sciences; Edralin Lucas, appointment to the Jim and Lynne Williams professorship, Nutritional Sciences. Helen Clements, promotion from associate professor to professor, Library; Cinthya Ippoliti, promotion from associate professor to professor (action grants tenure),  Library; Sarah Milligan, appointment to the Hyle Family professorship, Library; Juliana Nykolaiszyn, promotion from associate professor to professor, Library; Nicole Sump-Crethar, promotion from associate professor to professor, Library; Matthew Upson, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure), Library. Brenda Smith, appointment as associate dean of the Graduate College. From the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences- Corey Wall, title change from assistant professor to clinical assistant professor, Clinical Sciences; Melanie Breshears, promotion from associate professor to professor, Pathobiology; Mason Reichard, promotion from associate professor to professor, Pathobiology; Timothy Snider, promotion from associate professor to professor, Pathobiology. From OSU-OKC- Karen Bubb, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Cardiovascular; Amy Monks, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, English; Alissa Nephew, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, English; Linda Brooks, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Health Sciences; Cindy Carter, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Health Sciences; Stephenia Disabelle, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Health Sciences; Jennifer Schoelen, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, English; Breeman Ainsworth, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Humanities; Cynthia Vleugels, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Humanities; Sheryl Powers, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Management Studies; Ken Lease, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Mathematics; Tiffany Smith, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor (action grants tenure),  Police Science; John Chambers, promotion from instructor to assistant professor, Science. From the Center for Health Science- Jennifer Volberding, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor and program director (action grants tenure), Basic Science; Shannon Hillier, appointment as vice chair, Behavioral Sciences; Franklin Champlin, promotion from associate professor to professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology; Mark Blubaugh, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Emergency Medicine; Gavin Gardner, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Emergency Medicine; Michael Schiesel, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Emergency Medicine; Lora Cotton, promotion from associate professor to professor and vice chair, Family Medicine; David Wilkett, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Internal Medicine; Joe Johnson, appointment as associate dean of clinical education and simulation, Medical Education; Laurie Clark, promotion from clinical associate professor to clinical professor and director, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine; Mark Thai, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine; Jeremy Jones, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Pediatrics; Randall Davis, promotion from associate professor to professor, Pharmacology and Physiology; Denna Wheeler, promotion from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, Rural Health; Brian Diener, promotion from Associate professor to professor and vice chair, Surgery. REAPPOINTMENTS: Wade Brorsen, reappointment to the A.J. and Susan Jacques chair, Agricultural Economics; Damona Doye, reappointment to the Rainbolt chair in Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Economics; Richard Melstrom, Jr., reappointment as assistant professor, Agricultural Economics; Marshall Baker, reappointment as assistant professor, Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership; Angel Riggs, reappointment as assistant professor, Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership; Steven Cooper, reappointment to the Cline Family Equine Sciences professorship, Animal Science; Kristina Hiney, reappointment as assistant professor, Animal Science; John Long, reappointment as assistant professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; Deb VanOverbeke, reappointment to the George Chiga Animal Science professorship, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Edmond Bonjour, reappointment to the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership professorship, Entomology and Plant Pathology; William Hoback II, reappointment as assistant professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology; William McGlynn, reappointment to the Virgil and Marge Jurgensmeyer Research professorship, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; Mike Schnelle, reappointment to the Charles and Linda Shackelford professorship in Floriculture, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; Kevin Allen, reappointment to the 4-H Centennial professorship, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Craig Davis, reappointment to the Irvin Bollenbach chair in Wildlife Biology I, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; R. Dwayne Elmore, reappointment to the Irvin Bollenbach chair in Wildlife Biology II, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Sam Fuhlendorf, reappointment to the Wildlife Conservation chair, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Brian Arnall, reappointment to the Nutrients for Life Foundation Professor in Soil and Food Crop Nutrition, Plant and Soil Sciences; Hailin Zhang, reappointment to the Authur L. Reed chair, Plant and Soil Sciences. Pouya Jahanshahi, reappointment as assistant professor, Art, Graphic Design and Art History; Gabriel Cook, reappointment as assistant professor, Chemistry; Laleh Tahsini, reappointment as assistant professor, Chemistry; Sabiha Parveen, reappointment as assistant professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Peter Richsmeier, reappointment as assistant professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Luke Daniel-Wariya, reappointment as assistant professor, English; Aaron Roggia, reappointment as assistant professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Adam Mathews, reappointment as assistant professor, Geography; Natascha Riedinger, reappointment as assistant professor, Geology; Javier Vilcaez Perez, reappointment as assistant professor, Geology; Laura Arata, reappointment as assistant professor, History; Thomas Carlson, reappointment as assistant professor, History; Shawn Wilder, reappointment as assistant professor, Integrative Biology; Paul Fili, reappointment as assistant professor, Mathematics; Jared Johnson, reappointment as assistant professor, Media and Strategic Communications; Heather Lanners, reappointment as assistant professor, Music; Mark Perry, reappointment as assistant professor, Music; Steve Sanders, reappointment as assistant professor, Music; Hao-Che Wu, reappointment as assistant professor, Political Science; Monica Whitham, reappointment as assistant professor, Sociology. Sarah Johnson, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Accounting; Alyssa Vowell, reappointment as clinical instructor, Accounting; Scott White, reappointment as assistant professor, Accounting; William Paiva, reappointment as executive-in-residence, Patterson Foundation chair and executive director for the Center for Health System Innovations, Dean of Business; Ramesh Sharda, reappointment as vice dean of the Watson Graduate School of Management and to the Chuck & Kim Watson chair, Dean of Business; Lee Adkins, reappointment as department head, Economics and Legal Studies; Mehtabul Azam, reappointment as assistant professor, Economics and Legal Studies; Gregory Day, reappointment as assistant professor, Economics and Legal Studies; Michael Morris, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Economics and Legal Studies; Wenyi Shen, reappointment as assistant professor, Economics and Legal Studies; Jack Wroldsen, reappointment as assistant professor, Economics and Legal Studies; Robert Baron, reappointment as the Holder Family Chair in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship; Bruce Barringer, reappointment as the Students Ventures Chair in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship; Richard Gajan, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Entrepreneurship; Matthew Rutherford, reappointment to the Jordan Chair in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship; David Thomison,  reappointment as clinical assistant professor and to the George Kaiser Foundation Chair, Entrepreneurship; Craig Watters, reappointment as clinical associate professor and executive director of the Riata Center, Entrepreneurship; David Carter, reappointment as the Oklahoma Bankers Associate chair of Commercial Bank Management, Finance; Jacbeom Kim, reappointment to the Glenn M. Stinchcomb Family professorship; Finance; Timothy Krehbiel, reappointment as the Watson Family chair in Commodity and Financial Risk Management, Finance; Betty Simkins, reappointment to the Williams Companies chair, Finance; Jin Zhang, reappointment as assistant professor, Finance; Robert E. Davis, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Management; Bryan Edwards, reappointment as associate director for research of the Eastin/ISN Center for Talent development and to the Eastin Center chair, Management; Bryan Finch, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Management; Toby Joplin, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Management; James Pappas, reappointment as department head, Management; Jose Sagarnaga, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Management; Andrew Urich, reappointment to the Eastin Cener chair for Talent Development and associate director, Management; James Burkman, reappointment as clinical associate professor, Management Science and Information Systems; Dursun Delen, reappointment as research director for the Center of Health Systems Innovation and to the Neal Patterson Chair, Management Science and Information Systems; Fletcher Glancy III, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Management Science and Information Systems; Bryan Hammer, reappointment as assistant professor, Management Science and Information Systems; Jeretta Nord, reappointment to the Jeanine Rhea/Oklahoma International Women’s Forum professorship, Management Science and Information Systems; Rathindra Sarathy, reappointment to the Ardmore Chair in Business Administration, Management Science and Information Systems; Rick Wilson, reappointment as department head, Management Science and Information Systems; Todd Arnold, reappointment as the Raymond A. Young chair, Marketing and International Business; Aditi Grover, reappointment as clinical assistant professor, Marketing and International Business. Randolph Hubach, reappointment as assistant professor, Applied Health and Educational Psychology; HangShim Lee, reappointment as assistant professor, Applied Health and Educational Psychology; Benjamin Bindewald, reappointment as assistant professor, Educational Studies; Ki Matlock, reappointment as assistant professor, Educational Studies; Stephanie Hathlock, reappointment as assistant professor, Teaching and Curriculum Leadership; Shelbie Witte, reappointment as associate professor (action grants tenure), Teaching and Curriculum Leadership. Stanley Carroll, reappointment as assistant professor, Architecture; Prem Bikkina, reappointment as assistant professor, Chemical Engineering; Ashlee Ford Versypt, reappointment as assistant professor, Chemical Engineering; Jindal Shah, reappointment as assistant professor, Chemical Engineering; Qiang Li, reappointment as assistant professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Yongwei Shan, reappointment as assistant professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Robert Agnew, reappointment as assistant professor, Division of Engineering Technology; Virginia Charter, reappointment as assistant professor, Division of Engineering Technology; Lantz Holtzhower, reappointment as assistant professor, Division of Engineering Technology; Rachel Mosier, reappointment as assistant professor, Division of Engineering Technology; Nishantha Ekneligoda, reappointment as assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Yuanxiong Gou, reappointment as assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Chaoyue Zhao, reappointment as assistant professor, Industrial Engineering and Management; Christian Bach, reappointment as assistant professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; James Manimala, reappointment as assistant professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Shuodao Wang, reappointment as assistant professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Aditya Jayadas, reappointment as assistant professor, Design, Housing and Merchandising; Mihyun Kang, reappointment as professor and Christine Salmon professorship, Design, Housing and Merchandising; Ben Goh, reappointment as the Charles W. Lanphere professorship, Hotel and Restaurant Administration; Isaac Washburn, reappointment as assistant professor, Human Development and Family Science; Winyoo Chowanadisai, reappointment as assistant professor, Nutritional Sciences, Brenda Smith, reappointment to the John and Sue Taylor professorship. David Peters, reappointment as assistant professor, Library; Whitney Vitale, reappointment as assistant professor, Library. From the Center for Health Sciences- Laura Nafe, reappointment as assistant professor, Clinical Sciences. From OSU-OKC- Elizabeth Peters, reappointment as instructor, Behavioral Sciences; Christina Stewart, reappointment as instructor, Cardiovascular; Eileen Dewey, reappointment as instructor, Computer Info Systems/Tech Communications; Charles Louviere, reappointment as instructor, Computer Info Systems/Tech Communications; Ryan Hightower, reappointment as instructor, Construction; Whitney Kemp, reappointment as instructor, Emergency Medical Services; Mary Miller, reappointment as instructor, English; Penny Ridenour, reappointment as instructor, English; James Fullingim, reappointment as instructor, Fire Protection; Rebecca Bratzler, reappointment as instructor, Health Sciences; Emily Clark, reappointment as instructor, Health Sciences; Jennifer Downing, reappointment as instructor, Health Sciences; Jen Essary, reappointment as instructor, Health Sciences; Robert Harshaw, reappointment as instructor, Health Sciences; Crystal Martin, reappointment as instructor, Health Sciences; Cindy Bales, reappointment as instructor, Mathematics; Dan Biggs, reappointment as instructor, Mathematics; Lee Denney, reappointment as instructor, Veterinary Technology; Holly Ballard, reappointment as instructor, Anatomy and Cell Biology; Paul Gignac, reappointment as instructor, Anatomy and Cell Biology. RETIREMENT: Steve Hallgren, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, June 30, 2017; Don Murray, Plant and Soil Sciences, June 30, 2017; C. Robert Davis, College of Education, July 31, 2017; Steven Marks, Educational Research, July 1, 2017; Michael Pollark, Behavioral Sciences, May 10, 2017. For other Board of Regents actions:  OSU/A&M Board of Regents approves OSU system budget, tuition for FY2018 OSU Names Dean for School of Global Studies and Partnerships OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions OSU Announces Masonic Chair Recipient Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation  
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osuam-regents-approve-personnel-actions-48
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:33:19 -0500
OSU Names Dean for School of Global Studies and Partnerships
The OSU/A&M Board of Regents today approved the hiring of Dr. Alan Randolph “Randy” Kluver as the new dean for the Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships.   “Dr. Kluver is the best person to lead the School of Global Studies and Partnerships and continue OSU’s international engagement while enriching our students’ international experiences and opportunities,” said OSU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gary Sandefur. Kluver will oversee the continued development, implementation, and coordination of global education and research projects for the university. His duties include oversight of the Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Office, the Center for International Trade and Development, the English Language Institute, Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, and the academic programs of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships. “I would like to thank the OSU/A&M Board of Regents, President Hargis, and Provost Sandefur for this opportunity, I am very excited to be part of a program with such a rich history of international outreach,” Kluver said.  Oklahoma State University’s international engagement dates from the 1940’s, when U.S. President Harry Truman selected Oklahoma A&M’s President, Henry G. Bennett, to be the first visionary national administrator of the Point 4 Program, known now as the USAID Program. The mission of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships is to develop and implement strategic internationalization strategies and outreach programs that prepare students, faculty, and the community to excel and lead in an increasingly global context. Kluver currently serves as a Global Faculty Ambassador-Asia, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute and Professor of Communications at Texas A&M University. Previously, he was Executive Director of Global Partnerships and Director of the Institute for Pacific Asia at Texas A&M, and has taught at universities in the US, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China. He was the founding Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre (SIRC) in Singapore, which became the leading research institute focusing on the growth of the Internet in Asia. He has generated nearly $10 million in funding for international education, outreach, and research while at Texas A&M, and has published widely in the fields of new media, Chinese politics, and international communication.  Kluver received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, M.A. from California State University and B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He will assume his position at OSU in August. For other Board of Regents actions:  OSU/A&M Board of Regents approves OSU system budget, tuition for FY2018 OSU Names Dean for School of Global Studies and Partnerships OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions OSU Announces Masonic Chair Recipient Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-names-dean-school-global-studies-and-partnerships
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:58:02 -0500
OSU trombonists earn national recognition
OSU TROMBONE Winners 2017. Left to right: Nick Losos, John Parker, Gabe Smith, Dorien Tate, Noah Roper, Paul Bussert, Jacob Eyler, and Kyle Hunt   A student trombonist at Oklahoma State University recently performed as a soloist on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, accompanied by an elite military band, thanks to his win in national competition.  Dorien J. Tate, a senior bass trombone performance major from Garland, Texas, took home first place honors in the 2017 United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” National Collegiate Instrumental Solo Competition last March, becoming the first bass trombonist to ever win the competition. The honor earned Tate a place on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, where he performed as a soloist with the U.S. Army Concert Band on June 8 and 9.   “Performing with the United States Army Concert Band was unreal.  The entire experience was unforgettable,” said Tate.   Tate also won first prize in the 2017 Texas State Trombone Symposium Bass Trombone Solo Competition held at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas on February 19.   Several more OSU trombonists turned in wins at other competitions this year, including Noah Roper, a freshman bass trombone performance major from Aledo, Texas, who joined Tate in winning first place at the National Finals of the 2017 Music Teachers National Association Senior Brass Solo Competition and Young Artist Brass Solo Competition, March 18-21 in Baltimore, Maryland. Roper won in the 15-18 age group, while Tate won in the 19-25 age division. The students earned a spot in the as finalists in the national competition by going undefeated through the state, division and national rounds of competition.  Roper also won first prize in the 2017 National Classical Bass Trombone Solo Competition at the American Trombone Workshop in Fort Myer, Virginia, last March, where he won division 1 for bass trombonists ages 18 and under. He placed second in the 2017 Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Instrumental Scholarship Competition, held in Clarinda, Iowa, June 8-11.  This was the 41st annual competition and the finalists involved were from all over the United States and Canada.    Additionally, OSU trombone students won both prizes in the 2017 Chamber Music Tulsa Robert Heckman Memorial Instrumental Solo Competition on March 4.  Nicholas Losos, sophomore trombone performance major from Aledo, Texas, won the first prize, and John Parker, senior trombone performance major from Duncanville, Texas, won second prize.  OSU trombone students have won every prize in this competition since 2012.    OSU trombone students won the first four prizes in the 2017 Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Brass Solo Competition on March 12.  Kyle Hunt, sophomore trombone performance major from Wylie, Texas, won first prize; Paul Bussert, junior music education major from Bixby won second prize; Jacob Eyler, junior music business major from Saginaw, Texas, won third prize, and Noah Roper won fourth.    Roper also placed fifth in the International Trombone Association George Roberts Bass Trombone Solo Competition in February.  This was an international competition open to all bass trombonists ages 20 and under.  “Over the last ten years OSU trombone students have placed first in state, regional, national and international competitions more than 40 times, but spring 2017 was one of the best semesters yet.  I am incredibly proud of these dedicated students,”  said Dr. Paul Compton, OSU associate professor of trombone.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-trombonists-earn-national-recognition
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:54:41 -0500

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