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Celebrating one monumental year: Shrum looks back on first year as president

July 1 marked the one-year anniversary for Dr. Kayse Shrum as president of the Oklahoma State University system — the first woman to hold the post at a research university in Oklahoma. It’s been a transformative year full of accomplishments, partnerships, perseverance and 365 days chock full of opportunities.
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Freezing for a reason: OSU’s Chilly Cowboy fundraiser for Special Olympics Oklahoma raises more than $30,000

Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Two dozen fellow OSU coaches, players and administrators stepped into the dunk tank as part of the first Chilly Cowboy — a fundraiser for Special Olympics Oklahoma.

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Chilly Cowboy auction and event to benefit Special Olympics Stillwater

Tue, Feb 15, 2022

Oklahoma State University First Cowboy Darren Shrum and softball student-athlete Chelsea Alexander are leading a fundraiser for Special Olympics through an auction and event called the Chilly Cowboy.

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OSU flag display honors those who served for Veterans Day

Mon, Nov 08, 2021

Every year, during the week of Veterans Day, OSU’s Office of Student Veterans Success has volunteers place the flags and dog tags on the lawn in front of Edmon Low Library.

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Meet OSU's First Cowboy

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Darren Shrum, Oklahoma State University’s inaugural First Cowboy, hopes to live up to the incredible job First Cowgirl Ann Hargis did for the last 13 years.

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Dr. Kayse Shrum's achievements mark her path to leading the OSU System

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

From sports to family to medicine to now running the OSU System, Dr. Kayse Shrum’s accomplishments mark her trailblazing journey.

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Changing Plans: ‘First Cowboy’ embraces challenges as father of six

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Darren Shrum, soon to be Oklahoma State University’s inaugural “First Cowboy,” is old school, but as the father of six, he has to keep track of the ever-changing ins and outs of his family’s life.

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