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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
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:41:16 -0500
OSU research offers insights on women and breastfeeding
Women with a history of chronic extra weight are more likely to stop breastfeeding their babies earlier than other mothers, according to a new study from Oklahoma State University.  Researchers surveyed 1,901 mothers about breastfeeding their first biological child and found that those who reported a longer history of being overweight or obese, breastfed their children about four months, compared to an average of six months of breastfeeding from mothers who had never been overweight.   Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed their infant for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding for 12 months. The recommendations are based on benefits for both mothers and infants. Breastfeeding mothers experience reduced risk of breast cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes, while breastfed infants have lower risk of infections, diabetes, and sudden infant death syndrome. “Breastfeeding can be stressful enough on new mothers,” said the study’s lead author Dr. Misty Hawkins, assistant professor of clinical psychology at OSU. “If we know that women who want to breastfeed but have a history of extra weight are at higher risk for breastfeeding difficulties, then we can develop tailored interventions to help these moms succeed.” Nearly 60 percent of women, those who had no history of extra weight or whose weight cycled up and down, met the minimum requirement of 12 months total breastfeeding. However, less than half of the mothers who reported chronic overweight met the minimum. The survey also found that – regardless of weight – 48 percent of mothers in the survey did not meet the exclusive breastfeeding recommendation of six months. Previous research has linked obesity to shorter breastfeeding duration. This study is the first to suggest that the length of time a mother has been in an obese or overweight condition may be an important consideration. However, it does not suggest that becoming overweight or obese before or after puberty makes a difference, though the self-report nature of the study limits firm conclusions. Hawkins heads the Research on Emotions and Cognition in Health (REACH) Lab at OSU.  The lab studies how emotions and cognitive function contribute to the development of poor health and chronic diseases as well as how these diseases and poor health impact people’s emotions, cognition, and behaviors.  Hawkins is currently the principal investigator for two federally-funded research awards examining weight loss treatments.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-research-offers-insights-women-and-breastfeeding
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:21:19 -0500
OSU Honors College students hooded at annual ceremony
The Oklahoma State University Honors College presented its degrees and awards to 110 students during a hooding ceremony in May. The degree is the highest that can be presented with the undergraduate degree.  Students were hooded by representatives from their specific college to symbolize the prestigious honor. They also had the opportunity to wear their hood with normal graduation regalia at the OSU commencement ceremony.  The Honors Award designates the completion of all the Honors College Degree requirements with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. It is earned by completing several hours of additional academic requirements for a General Honors Award and a Departmental or College Honors Award. Students involved in the ceremony were also recognized with other special Honors College awards. To view photos of the students in attendance with Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/ostatenews/albums/72157681695673724.  For more information contact the Honors College at 405-744-6799 or visit honors.okstate.edu.  The students honored are listed below along with their degree and awards they received. OKLAHOMA ALTUS Alex Garrison, mechanical and aerospace engineering ANADARKO Gerardo Rico Cervantes, marketing  ARNETT  Madeline Atha, animal science  BARTLESVILLE  Thomas Wiseman, biochemistry  Gavin Dolsky, chemical engineering BRISTOW  Caitlyn Stice, aerospace engineering  BROKEN ARROW  Christian Ley, biosystems engineering  CHOCTAW  Sidney Ricketts, physics  CLINTON  Jessica Blodgett, psychology  COWETA  Caleb Jones, chemical engineering  DALE  Danielle Dockrey, biochemistry and molecular biology DEL CITY  Tiffany Thurmond, management DUNCAN Allison Christian, animal science  EDMOND  Kelsey Ashwood, health education and promotion Eric Fleet, architectural engineering Vincent Rankin, psychology Kaelynn Knoerschild, multimedia journalism ELGIN  Ryan Neal, chemical engineering ELK CITY Kamrin Coulter, electrical engineering ELMORE CITY Bethany Howard, communication sciences and disorders ENID Blake Burchel, finance  FORGAN  Kayla Ratliff, strategic communication FORT MORGAN  Leighton Gerkin, aerospace administration and operations  HARDESTY  Caitlyn Gilbert, communication sciences and disorders  HYDRO  Kari Payne, marketing  JENKS  Allison Sadler, chemical engineering  Callie Carpenter, mechanical engineering Kayson Howard, mechanical engineering  Alisha DeVore, animal science LAWTON Ashton Patton, English with an emphasis in creative writing  MCALESTER  Marissa Schmidt, human development and family sciences  MOORE  Tam Dang, accounting  MORRISON  Kelsey Provence-Kelly, communication sciences and disorders  NORMAN  Mercedes Harris, architecture OKLAHOMA CITY Collin DeVore, economics Tianna Carter, marketing James Lee, English  OWASSO  Erin Pearce, physiology Rebecca Walters, communication sciences and disorders  Courtney Fryar, management  Trisha Goerlitz, history PONCA CITY Nicole Branstetter, marketing POTEAU  Joshua Midgley, strategic communication  SHAWNEE Mark Diehl, mechanical engineering  TULSA  Hannah Sieler, marketing  Rachel Nichols, management  Sarah Bonk, mechanical engineering  Amanda Brown, management information systems: information assurance  Bailey Chambers, nutritional sciences Cory Bright biochemistry and molecular biology Mariah Nacke, psychology Zackery Fowler, biochemistry with molecular biology Claire Hudak, mechanical engineering  Katherine Dixon, accounting  Amethyst Kelly, biosystems Engineering  Grace Coen, mechanical engineering  Alonzo Johnson, psychology  Nuria Martinez-Keel, multimedia journalism  Addi Freiner, elementary education  WAGONER  Dylan Cannon, chemical engineering  Kelsi Emmons, nutritional sciences  WAUKOMIS Nicholas Denker, finance  WELLSTON  Caitlin snider, secondary science education  WESTVILLE  Tori Coates, business management with option in human resources YUKON  Amber LaFerriere, elementary education  Haley Schantz, international business  Kellie Backhaus, mechanical engineering  Kourtney Backhaus, mechanical engineering  Connor McCurley, electrical engineering  TEXAS  ALLEN  Chelsea Murphy, microbiology  Sean Quintana, biochemistry and molecular biology ARLINGTON  Chelsea Garner, nutritional sciences: allied health  Rachel Campbell, electrical engineering  AUSTIN John MacLaren, international business  Raul Allegre, sports management  CANYON  Codi Demere, nutritional sciences  FLOWER MOUND Jessica Catlin, chemical engineering Sarah Sauer, nutritional sciences  FORT WORTH  Timothy Alland, mathematics  FRISCO  Catherine Wilson, strategic communication  GEORGETOWN Cameron Patterson, architecture  GODDARD  Tyler Weppler, electrical engineering  Lyndie Simmons, economics LUCAS  Courtney Wolfe, architecture  MCKINNEY Ryan Brinkman, aerospace engineering PLANO  James Darling, industrial engineering and management  PROSPER Payton Jones, psychology RED OAK  Sydney Stewart, animal science  SPRING  Michele Higgins, chemical engineering  WICHTIA FALLS  Connor Presson, accounting  ARKANSAS  FORT SMITH  Rachel Davis, chemical engineering  HAVANA Samantha Gillespie, animal science  LITTLE ROCK Jaime Goolsby, animal science  KANSAS OVERLAND PARK  Katelyn Jarvis, nutritional sciences  WICHITA Benjamin Schwarz, architectural engineering  Emily Henning, architecture  Mitchell Meyer, mathematics  MISSOURI  KANSAS CITY  Kelly Love, management with human resources option  ST. LOUIS  Robert Kurzu, marketing  NEBRASKA OMAHA  Nate Johnson, finance ILLINOIS BARRINGTON    Alexa Schmidt, marketing  COLORADO  HIGHLANDS RANCH  Sarah Rosenkrans, sports management PUEBLO Jacquelyn Lane, chemical engineering  TENNESSEE MEMPHIS      Abigail McFadden, communication sciences and disorders  MINNESOTA COTTONWOOD Chelsey Johnson, political science  DELANO  Ashley Simenson, microbiology and molecular genetics  MICHIGAN  BIRMINGHAM Nona Campbell, management information systems  MAINE BANGOR Dominic Martin, biochemistry and molecular biology
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-honors-college-students-hooded-annual-ceremony-0
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:23:21 -0500
College of Education Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Coaching Science
OSU now one of only a few universities with four-year degree to prepare future coaches Oklahoma State University now offers a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Coaching Science. The new degree, housed in the College of Education, makes OSU one of only a few colleges or universities nationwide to offer a four-year degree specifically designed to prepare individuals for coaching careers.   “We are thrilled to be on the forefront of professionalism in training coaches with this new bachelor’s degree in Sports and Coaching Science,” College of Education Dean John Romans said. The mission of the Sports and Coaching Science degree program is to graduate students who possess the knowledge, skills, experience, and passion to successfully model and coach health, fitness, and fundamental motor and sport-based skills that are differentiated to the level of athlete. Students who earn the bachelor’s degree will be will be prepared for work in a variety of settings, including professional, collegiate, or secondary school sport organizations, elite training facilities, athletic league officiating, or other sport-related businesses. The degree builds on a successful minor in coaching science that was first introduced at OSU in 2013. Core classes for the degree are in health and human performance with electives offered from sports management, sports media, nutritional science, and recreation management therapeutic recreation. “This is a significant step forward for coaching education,” associate professor and program coordinator Dr. Tim Baghurst said. “Traditionally, coaches must wait until graduate school to receive any formal coaching education. However, our undergraduate degree allows students to study their passion from their first year in college, which means they will graduate better prepared and more likely to be successful in their chosen profession.”  The degree will seek accreditation from the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). Learn more about the Sports and Coaching Science program at education.okstate.edu/spcs.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/college-education-launches-new-bachelor-s-degree-sports-and-coaching-science
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:03:31 -0500
Oklahoma State University students recognized for service
Oklahoma State University recognized 150 spring 2017 graduates for their service to the university and the Stillwater community through the Creating Opportunities for Responsible Development program or CORD. CORD recognizes outstanding Cowboy graduates with honorary orange cords for students to wear at graduation to distinguish them for their outstanding community service during their time on campus. Sponsored by OSU’s Service-Learning Volunteer Center and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, CORD recipients must successfully complete more than 400 volunteer service hours as an undergraduate or 300 service hours as a graduate student. “Helping others and showing love to them through acts of service has helped me grow throughout high school and college,” said Abigail Hood, CORD recipient and management major. “Patience, love, humility and leadership have all been attributes that I’ve been able to build upon while completing this program.” The Service-Learning Volunteer Center has promoted leadership for Oklahoma State University students since 1984, providing service-learning activities, research opportunities and connections with society to promote the general welfare of its citizens. This is the eighth year of the CORD program. The 150 CORD recipients recognized this year included six graduate students and 144 undergraduates who volunteered for a total of 77,782 service hours during their time at OSU. Hours are recorded on CampusLink, which is administered and monitored through the Department of Campus Life at OSU. For more information about the SLVC, visit volunteer.okstate.edu. The following students received CORD recognition at OSU this year: OKLAHOMA ALTUS Carson Vinyard, agribusiness BARTLESVILLE Krista Harris, business management Sarah Alleman, Elementary Education BLANCHARD Austin Micheal Smith, recreational therapy BRISTOW Monica Skaggs, human development and family science BROKEN ARROW Bailey Chambers, nutritional sciences Kylie Shentwu, sports management and marketing CASHION Josie Blosser, human development and family science CEMENT Whitney Wilkinson, animal science CHATTANOOGA Britney Bryan, biological sciences/pre-med CLAREMORE Averey Brace, strategic communications Hayley Lyon, elementary education Sarah Baker, secondary education- social studies COWETA Marc May, microbiology/cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, and molecular genetics DAVIS Maci Slater, hotel and restaurant administration DUNCAN Allison Christian, animal science Ashley Brewer, elementary education Kelsey Bridges, communication sciences and disorders Sarah Kafer, elementary education EDMOND Alexandria Adams, elementary education Brittany Case, human development and family science- early childhood education Carleigh Wood, management information systems Emily Smith, human development and family science Micah Moore, strategic communications Roya Dirven, human development and family science Sayer Patch, multimedia journalism Siera Freeman, university studies Sydney O'Hara, human development and family science Thomas Spadea, environmental science Scott Davey, mechanical engineering technology ELGIN Shana Walch, elementary education ELMORE CITY Bethany Howard, communication sciences and disorders ENID Chelsea Callant, hotel and restaurant administration Maura Loyola, international business and marketing GUTHRIE Abigael Hood, management JENKS Katherine Hursh, elementary education KINGFISHER Maria Ocampo Vizcaino, human development and family science KREMLIN Ricki Schroeder, agribusiness and agricultural leadership LAWTON Ashton Patton, English with a creative writing emphasis Taylor Kennedy, biochemistry and molecular biology LEEDEY Jena Trissel, communication sciences and disorders LOCUST GROVE Garrett Reed, agribusiness/pre-law MANNFORD Kayla Bacon, elementary education MARLOW Kristin Whisenhunt, nutritional science MOORE Heather Moore, elementary education Megan Patten, human development and family science MOORISON Jenna Will, elementary education MUSTANG Jeremy Allen-Freeman, biological science NORMAN Mercedes Harris, architecture OKARCHE Amanda Demackiewicz, microbiology/cell & molecular biology/biochemistry and molecular biology OKLAHOMA CITY James Lee, English Kathryn McCartt, elementary education Raven Crisp, management Ryan McIver, computer engineering Sadia Tasnim, Master’s in business administration OWASSO Courtney Fryar, management Jade Frakes, human development and family science Jessica Blackburn, elementary education Katherine Dzurilla, biochemistry & physics Rebecca Walters, communication sciences and disorders PIEDMONT Kathryn Clonts, elementary education PONCA CITY Jaryd Hinch, geography QUAPAW Sara Buffalo, human development and family science SAPULPA Meghan Causby, human development and family science Philip Boyne, microbiology and biochemistry SKIATOOK Natalie Nemecek, elementary education STILLWATER Katie Klingaman, human development and family science-early childhood education Laurie Fitch, agricultural communications Madison Gunkel, human development and family science-early childhood education Madison Rash, human development and family science Thomas Hall, entrepreneurship STUART Jesse Belvin, plant and soil science Kylie Parker, zoology (integrative biology) TULSA Addison Freiner, elementary education Amethyst Kelly, biosystems engineering Camille Sokolosky, business marketing and management Cory Bright, biochemintry and molecular biology Gabriela Bair, elementary education Gena McNally, strategic communications Hailey French, elementary education James Pearson, biochemistry Jordan Wisby, human development and family science Kara Rainey, apparel design and production Lindsay Gabler, nutritional sciences Lottie Dungan, human development and family science Mackenzie Moody, nutritional sciences, pre-med Madison Bowden, accounting Marlena Gastineau, elementary education Melanie Meador, human development and family science Mitrah Ghavami, human development and family science Molly McGranahan, marketing Morgan Fowler, recreational therapy Morgan Youngblood, biochemistry & molecular biology/microbiology Ryan Shoemaker, management Sierra Gilkey, sports management and marketing TUTTLE Kyra Reed, industrial engineering and management WESTVILLE Daniel Oliver, physics YUKON Bailee Geries, recreational therapy Brianna Matthews, human development and family science Kaylee Cook, zoology Kendall Reagan, animal science TEXAS ALLEN Ishani Patel, physiology Karli Wheeler, elementary education Lauren Selph, plant and soil science BONHAM Layton Ford, marketing and management BORGER Maggie McMurry, elementary education CANYON Codi Demere, nutritional sciences/human nutrition pre-med Courtney Karr, animal science COPPELL Kaitlyn Chillag, physiology DALLAS Ashley Ferguson, animal science Chandler Choate, human development and family science FLOWER MOUND Kendall Anderson, nutritional sciences Nicole Whyte, marketing GUNTER Rachel Campbell, health education and promotion, exercise and health William Neely, geology HAPPY Mackenzie Odom, aerospace administration & operations/professional pilot HIGHLAND VILLAGE Tara Butler, health education and promotion HOUSTON Samantha Moon, animal science KELLER Amber Leonard, hotel and restaurant administration KERRVILLE Jessica Greenshield, management and marketing LAKE JACKSON Roman Peterson, M.S. Educational Leadership Studies: College Student Development MISSOURI CITY Cydney Crook, animal science pre-vet MURPHY Abbey Dickerson, health education and promotion PLANO Cara Gordon, animal science Kyle Nethers, industrial engineering and management SOUTHLAKE Catherine Berstrom, elementary education THE COLONY Savannah Stout, elementary education THE WOODLANDS Rayeann Boeke, elementary education TYLER Kelsey Deal, zoology KANSAS LEAWOOD Carolyn Hudson, human development and family science PRATT Morgan Strong, nutritional sciences WICHITA Dillon Mitchell, MIS and finance ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK Jaime Goolsby, animal science & zoology NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE John Pickard, physiology MISSOURI COLUMBIA Abigail Hake, elementary education MINNESOTA APPLE VALLEY Olivia Stankey, M.S. in Educational Leadership Studies:  College Student Development COLORADO HIGHLANDS Danniele Bracken, dietetics Kelsey Ladenburger, human development and family science MONTROSE Sakib Kazi Hossain, fire protection and safety engineering technology NEBRASKA LINCOLN Corinne Simpson, sports media SOUTH SIOUX CITY Madeline Lambing, M.S. Educational Leadership Studies:  College Student Development CALIFORNIA LONG BEACH Stacy Lopez-Guerrero, human development and family science SAN LUIS OBISPO Alexandra Duval, food science, industry WOODLAND Katlyn Brown, animal science pre-vet IDAHO EAGLE Lauren Clark, agribusiness WASHINGTON TACOMA Areanna Handy, apparel merchandising and marketing SAUDI ARABIA DAMAMM Faleh Al-Umairi, fire protection and safety engineering technology INDIA J&K Raghav Nargotra, M.S. in Management Information Systems MALAYSIA KEDAH Chiahau Kee, computer science SINGAPORE Jun Shen, international business
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/oklahoma-state-university-students-recognized-service-1
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:49:02 -0500
Oklahoma State University ranked as one of the best schools of 2017
Oklahoma State University’s main campus ranked number 10 on MSN’s The Best Schools of 2017. After reviewing 1,649 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., the list was narrowed down to 25 schools. Each school was ranked based on affordability, flexibility and other quantitative factors. MSN ranked OSU as number 10 due to the low average in-state tuition, 223 programs offered and a 75.13 percent admissions rate. MSN scored each school on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available. These included in-state tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates, estimated cost of books and supplies, number of degree and certificate programs offered and average retention rate for full-time and part-time students. For more information and to see the rankings, visit http://bit.ly/2rDsjYG.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/oklahoma-state-university-ranked-one-best-schools-2017
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:46:17 -0500
U.S. Coast Guard Band to offer free performance
The United States Coast Guard Band will present a free concert on Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. The premier band of the U.S. Coast Guard will be performing as a service to the Stillwater community, and while the event is free, those who plan to attend are asked to request tickets to the event in advance by July 11. Based at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, the 55-member band frequently appears in Washington, D.C., at presidential and cabinet level functions on formal and informal occasions. It has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the nation, as well as abroad with tours of Russia, Japan and Taiwan. The band’s mission is to promote public goodwill and pride in the U.S. Coast Guard while honoring the heritage, traditions and history of our nation. A number of notable vocal artists have appeared with the Coast Guard Band, including Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, B.B. King, Elizabeth Futral, Andy Williams, Roberta Flack, Lee Greenwood, Lorrie Morgan, Shirley Jones, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. For tickets, please contact Holli Stevens in the OSU Music Department by email at holli.stevens@okstate.edu or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the number of tickets requested to: OSU Department of Music, c/o Holli Stevens, Coast Guard Band Tickets, 132 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts, Stillwater, OK, 74078. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may request, small and large groups are welcome. For more information, e-mail marc.sosnowchik@okstate.edu.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/us-coast-guard-band-offer-free-performance
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:16:17 -0500

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