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OSU planning Celebration of Life ceremony for T. Boone Pickens

OSU planning Celebration of Life ceremony for T. Boone Pickens

Oklahoma State University is mourning the loss of longtime benefactor and Oklahoma State alumnus T. Boone Pickens. The renowned businessman passed away Sept. 11 at the age of 91. A “Celebration of Life” is scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Speaking at the event will be OSU President Burns Hargis, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Coach Mike Gundy, golf pro Rickie Fowler, OSU benefactor Anne Greenwood and Athletic Director Mike Holder.

OSU receives prestigious national diversity award for 8th consecutive year

OSU receives prestigious national diversity award for 8th consecutive year

The commitment to creating a culture of inclusion at Oklahoma State University is again being nationally recognized. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication and website in higher education today, has recognized Oklahoma State University as a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recipient and a 2019 Diversity Champion.

Student Veteran Success hosts 9/11 remembrance breakfast

Student Veteran Success hosts 9/11 remembrance breakfast

On Sept. 11, 2001, the lives of many Americans were changed forever. The attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the foiled attempt that ended with a plane crash in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania were ghastly and unfathomable.

OSU TRIO director recognized with NextGen Under 30 Award

OSU TRIO director recognized with NextGen Under 30 Award

Julie Swaringim-Griffin couldn’t help but smile while talking about being recognized as one of 338 Oklahomans honored with a NextGen Under 30 Award.

Constitution Day Program Featuring Angela Monson, Patricia Loughlin and Jeanette Mendez

Constitution Day Program Featuring Angela Monson, Patricia Loughlin and Jeanette Mendez

OSU is hosting a Constitution Day program on Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. The event features former Oklahoma Senator and Representative Angela Monson; Dr. Patricia Loughlin, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma; and Dr. Jeanette Mendez, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Political Science at OSU.

Theta Pond, facilities construction updates announced

Theta Pond, facilities construction updates announced

From improvements to existing buildings and landmarks to new construction, Oklahoma State University crews from Facilities Management and Long Range Facilities Planning have been busy over the summer. Below is a summary of some of their major projects.

OSU plans 9/11 commemorative events

OSU plans 9/11 commemorative events

First responders, global war on terror military veterans and supporters of both are encouraged to attend Sept. 11 events on the Oklahoma State University campus.

Winston Churchill’s granddaughter to speak at OSU

Winston Churchill’s granddaughter to speak at OSU

Celia Sandys, granddaughter of famed historical figure Sir Winston Churchill, is coming to Oklahoma State University.

Minority scholars program wins $3.9 million NSF grant

Minority scholars program wins $3.9 million NSF grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3.9 million grant to the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP), ensuring that the Oklahoma alliance will be able to continue its mission of preparing minority scholars to enter STEM fields and engage in research around the world.

A strong foundation:  Three students awarded W.W. Allen Scholarships

A strong foundation: Three students awarded W.W. Allen Scholarships

Every structure needs a good foundation from which to build. Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology is no different and uses its vast network of alumni and their successes as the foundation from which to build toward the future of the field and its future engineers.

OSU Medicine student named to first national liaison role

OSU Medicine student named to first national liaison role

The Association of American Indian Physicians has named an OSU Medicine student to serve as the first osteopathic medicine liaison for the Association of Native American Medical Students. Brandon Postoak, a second-year medical student at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, was appointed to a one-year term as liaison with the goal of encouraging more Native Americans to consider careers in medicine and other health professions.

Oklahoma State University Panhellenic Council honored

Oklahoma State University Panhellenic Council honored

Oklahoma State University’s Panhellenic Council was recently recognized as one of the top scoring groups for achievement by the National Panhellenic Conference, one of the largest advocacy groups for women. The council was one of 19 groups to receive the College Panhellenic Achievement Award from NPC, which includes organizations at more than 670 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Employees complete OSUPD Citizens Academy

Employees complete OSUPD Citizens Academy

Thirteen Oklahoma State University employees have completed the OSU Police Department Citizens Academy. The group went through more than 20 hours of class on everything from training requirements to be an officer to crime scene evidence preservation. The class culminated with time on a training simulator, hosted by the Stillwater Police Department.

VanOverbeke expands role as assistant dean

VanOverbeke expands role as assistant dean

Deborah VanOverbeke has transitioned from half-time to full-time assistant dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

OSUPD offers self-defense course for women

OSUPD offers self-defense course for women

The Oklahoma State University Police Department is offering a basic physical self-defense training course for women from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 9-10 and Sept. 16-17. Rape Aggression Defense Systems teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.

OSU-Tulsa PD combines forces with OSU Stillwater police

OSU-Tulsa PD combines forces with OSU Stillwater police

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma State University Police Department to integrate the OSU-Tulsa department into a combined agency.

OCPRA honors OSU professionals, campaigns

OCPRA honors OSU professionals, campaigns

Oklahoma State University marketing and communications professionals were recognized with 35 awards during the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association’s 50th annual conference at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville. Winners were chosen in 41 categories from 517 entries from 44 OCPRA institutions, branch campuses or departments.

Property insurance for students is important

Property insurance for students is important

It is important to have adequate insurance coverage for your college student's personal belongings.

OSU Police Department aces reaccreditation with no fixes

OSU Police Department aces reaccreditation with no fixes

The Oklahoma State University Police Department recently passed its reaccreditation with the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Program administered through the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. OSUPD was the first department to earn the accreditation with OLEAP and earned its recent reaccreditation with no errors noted

OSU’s Alpha Pi Omega chapter recognized for volunteer work for third straight year

OSU’s Alpha Pi Omega chapter recognized for volunteer work for third straight year

The Gamma Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority at Oklahoma State University has received the national Busy Bees of the Year award for the third year in a row.

Immersed in the Cowboy Culture

Immersed in the Cowboy Culture

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University always finds itself on the cutting edge. However, it might not be what everyone expects, this time.

Young African leaders visit OSU for agricultural tips

Young African leaders visit OSU for agricultural tips

Twenty-five entrepreneurs from 15 sub-Saharan Africa countries are spending six weeks in Oklahoma to learn about American businesses, especially those in the agriculture industry. Oklahoma State University is in its third year of hosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, which began in 2014 and is the flagship program of the Youth African Leaders Initiative.

Police chief wins commendation

Police chief wins commendation

The Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police has recognized Oklahoma State University Police Chief Leon Jones for his outstanding performance and “contributions beyond the scope and commitment of normal services and duties.”

Oklahoma State University releases spring 2019 honor rolls

Oklahoma State University releases spring 2019 honor rolls

A total of 6,111 students were named to the 2019 spring semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, including 2,592 students named to the President's Honor Roll for earning an “A” grade in all their courses.