About 2,500 miles west of Hawaii lies the Tarawa Atoll, one of 33 coral atolls constituting the island nation of Kiribati. In World War II, Tarawa was on the outer fringe of the Japanese Empire before United States Marines attacked the island and took control of its airfield. It was not without cost, as around 1,100 U.S. casualties occurred during the 76-hour Battle of Tarawa. Yet after the war ended, only 300 or so of these men were located and brought home. It wasn’t until History Flight, Inc., a private, non-profit organization dedicated to recovering WWII MIA personnel, set out to find them that so many have been located and returned to the United States in coordination with the U.S. government’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

School of Media & Strategic Communications alumnae Dani Welniak talks about living her dream as a sports reporter, and offers advice to those who think they would like to do something similar.  

 

Oklahoma State Geology Field Camp has grown in popularity over the last couple of decades, and the growth can be attributed to the passion OSU professor Jim Puckette brings to the camp. Puckette is an associate professor in the Boone Pickens School of Geology and has been leading the camp for the last 20 years.

Morrill Hall, the present-day home to the OSU English Department, is one of the oldest buildings still standing on the OSU-Stillwater campus. However, looking at the magnificent architecture of the building’s construction, the casual observer might be oblivious of the obstacles that had to be overcome in order to ensure the construction and maintenance of the building. Meeting the challenges of Morrill Hall would affect and guide the history of the campus that would eventually become Oklahoma State University. 

GardnerDr. Ryan Gardner, music professor of trumpet at Oklahoma State University, continues to add to the department’s list of honors with his election to the board of directors for the International Trumpet Guild (ITG).

We all know melanin as the pigment responsible for the tanning of our skin when exposed to sunlight. However, Dr. Toby Nelson claims that tanning our skin is merely the surface of what melanin can do.

fohlaren1Shortly after 7 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Pawnee. While only injuring one, the temblor registered as the strongest quake in Oklahoma state history, and tied for the strongest quake registered in the continental U.S. outside of the Western region.

The occurrence of such a powerful earthquake also provided an OSU research team, led by recent Master’s recipient Folarin Kolawole, a unique opportunity to chart how the earth is susceptible to change under the stress of seismic events.