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OSU suspends all transit services through April 3

OSU suspends all transit services through April 3

In an abundance of caution, OSU Transit is suspending all services beginning tomorrow, March 19 through April 3, including Stillwater and campus transit services, The Ramp (para-transit service) and The BOB (shuttle service to OSU-Tulsa).

Mr. & Miss Hispanic/Latinx OSU winners named

Mr. & Miss Hispanic/Latinx OSU winners named

Kassandra Goana, a sophomore double majoring in Spanish and psychology, and Richardo Jesus Cortez, a sophomore majoring in architecture, were crowned the 2020 Mr. & Miss Hispanic/Latinx OSU.

Learn more about careers in entomology at OSU open house

Learn more about careers in entomology at OSU open house

Students ages 13 to 18 who are interested in careers in entomology can learn more by attending the free open house at OSU slated April 11.

IFC president shares vision of unity, inclusivity

IFC president shares vision of unity, inclusivity

Caileb Booze made history at Oklahoma State University by becoming the first black president of the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Now, he is looking toward the future.

Community policing at work in Core Campus Division

Community policing at work in Core Campus Division

Chief Leon Jones and the OSU Police Department put a Core Campus Patrol Division in place to reduce response times, increase visibility in highly populated areas and help law enforcement build a relationship with the Cowboy community.

OSU mentors recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence

OSU mentors recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence

Eight of thirty-one outstanding Oklahoma mentors who were recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and their community mentoring organizations are students or recent graduates from Oklahoma State University.

ASEE recognizes OSU for Exemplary Diversity and Inclusion Program for second year in a row

ASEE recognizes OSU for Exemplary Diversity and Inclusion Program for second year in a row

Oklahoma State University was one of 29 universities recognized nationwide as a Bronze level awardee for their Exemplary Diversity and Inclusion program for the second year in a row by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and will be recognized at the 2020 ASEE Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity conference in April 2020.

Junior named Miss Black OSU

Junior named Miss Black OSU

Applied exercise science junior Keona Tidwell won the Miss Black OSU Scholarship Pageant this past Saturday.

New Diversity/Inclusion position added to CEAT

New Diversity/Inclusion position added to CEAT

Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) is pleased to announce it has re-established its Diversity and Inclusion Student Programs (formally known as Multicultural Engineering Program [MEP] and Women in Engineering, Architecture and Technology [WEAT]). To lead these efforts, Yokolanda Speight will be moving forward as the new Diversity and Inclusion coordinator. “This position will support, promote and develop our students and their organizations, as well as our college’s efforts to be inclusive of all perspectives, opinions and backgrounds,” said Lance Millis, director of CEAT Student Academic Services.

Combining dance and science

Combining dance and science

At Oklahoma State University, Alannah Templon has been on a part of the OSU Dance Company and also the OSU Tap Company. She has even served as president of the OSU Dance Company for the last two years. She has double majors in biology and sociology with a minor in dance.

OSU employee comes to the aid of driver

OSU employee comes to the aid of driver

Kyle Waters, senior athletic director of facilities and operations and a Stillwater native, used a landscape brick to free the driver of a dump trunk after he suffered a medical episode behind the wheel.

OSUPD names new captains

OSUPD names new captains

Three members of the Oklahoma State University Police Department were recently promoted to captain. They have more than 60 years of law enforcement experience between them.

Cherokee Nation chief speaks on tribal history at OSU

Cherokee Nation chief speaks on tribal history at OSU

The leader of the Cherokee Nation — with more than 380,000 tribal citizens worldwide including over 141,000 in northeastern Oklahoma — recently spoke about its storied history during a Sovereignty Speaks speakers series luncheon at the Oklahoma State University Student Union.

OSU senior wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

OSU senior wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

For the first time in 15 years, an Oklahoma State University student has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Outstanding OSU mentors honored during National Mentor Month

Outstanding OSU mentors honored during National Mentor Month

Eight mentors with ties to Oklahoma State University were recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence during National Mentor Month in January.

Honors College students hooded for fall 2019 semester

Honors College students hooded for fall 2019 semester

The OSU Honors College held a hooding ceremony on Dec. 13, 2019, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Shark Tank's Daymond John to speak at OSU

Shark Tank's Daymond John to speak at OSU

Entrepreneur and TV personality Daymond John is coming to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Chief recognized for 25 years with OSUPD

Chief recognized for 25 years with OSUPD

The Oklahoma State University Police Department recently honored Chief Leon Jones’ 25 years of service with the department in December. He’s been with the force longer than anyone else currently serving.

Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU’s agriculture college

Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU’s agriculture college

Oklahoma State University and alumni Kayleen and Larry Ferguson announced a $50 million gift from the Ferguson Family Foundation that will transform the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in a variety of ways, including a new name. Pending approval next week from the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents, the college will be renamed the Ferguson College of Agriculture in recognition of the gift, which is among the largest in OSU’s nearly 130-year history.

Legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Bring the Sounds of New Orleans to The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

Legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Bring the Sounds of New Orleans to The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

A world-renowned musical group specializing in traditional jazz music will perform at The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) is composed of a talented ensemble of jazz musicians known for maintaining the rich history of New Orleans through their unforgettable performances and undeniable talent and will take the stage at The McKnight Center Performance Hall for the first time.

Two CEAT members recognized by the OSU Staff Advisory Council

Two CEAT members recognized by the OSU Staff Advisory Council

Two members of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) were recognized at the annual Staff Advisory Council (SAC) awards ceremony.

A passion rooted in aviation

A passion rooted in aviation

Aviation runs in Josh Haynes’ blood. With a grandfather who piloted in the Air Force and a father who flew for US Airways, Josh was always around planes or listening to stories about flying. As he grew up, he developed a deep passion for aviation and knew he wanted to pursue a career in that field. The aerospace administration and operations senior started his journey at Texas Tech University as a psychology major, but he never quit flying. “I always found psychology interesting. But I was doing my flying on the side and having a lot more fun with it,” Josh said. “I made the switch and came here and fully committed to flying.”

Professor Barbara Brown receives Global Education Faculty Excellence Award

Professor Barbara Brown receives Global Education Faculty Excellence Award

Dr. Barbara Brown, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences in Oklahoma State University’s College of Education, Health, Aviation and Human Sciences, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Global Education Faculty Excellence Award in recognition of her dedication to expanding OSU’s global impact and her significant international experiences.

Faculty receive university-wide recognition for research and teaching

Faculty receive university-wide recognition for research and teaching

Eighteen faculty, staff and administrators from the Colleges of Education, Health, and Aviation and Human Sciences received university-wide recognition at the 2019 Convocation Dec. 11. Awards highlighted interdisciplinary research, teaching and global education.