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The Oklahoma State University Diversity Hall of Fame inducted four new honorees, recognized two rising stars and gave one special recognition during its annual gala Oct. 17 in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center.
The construction barriers have come down, and the updated and improved Greek Walk at Theta Pond is ready for Walk-around. The seven-month project has transformed the main walkway from Monroe Street and University Avenue into the heart of campus.
The Oklahoma State Flying Aggies Flight Team won first place at this year’s Region IV National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) competition held in Norman, Oklahoma, Oct. 7-9. Oklahoma State defeated seven other schools to win the region and secure its place in the national competition next spring in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Monsters, heroes, gamers, spectators are all welcome at this year’s Cowboy Con on Saturday.
Five College of Human Sciences students were recently announced as Oklahoma State University Top 20 Freshmen Men and Women for 2018-19. OSU’s Mortar Board chapter oversees the selection of the Top Ten Freshmen Men and Women.
Celia Sandys, granddaughter of famed historical figure Sir Winston Churchill, is coming to Oklahoma State University.
The Miss OSU Scholarship Competition drew a crowd of alumni, students and members of the Stillwater community to the Student Union Theater on Sept. 25.
Dr. Julie Koch, head of the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology in the OSU College of Education, Health and Aviation, recently participated in the 2019 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
Deborah VanOverbeke has transitioned from half-time to full-time assistant dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
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.
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.
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.