Emily and Patti Drennan copyA pair of OSU College of Arts & Sciences alums is making the art of holiday music a family affair.

Patti Drennan (Music Education, ’74) and Emily Drennan (Economics & Spanish, ’04) have released a new album titled A Mother Daughter Christmas.

The album features over 25 musicians and singers from New York City and is produced by RoxSteady Music. It is the first album the mother-daughter duo have recorded together, despite more than 30 years combined experience in the music.

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Undergraduate life sciences researchers investigating microbial diversity and bacterial genetics as part of their courses are contributing to work being published in international scientific journals. Their research to identify novel strains of bacteria resulted in the students co-authoring eight publications about their discoveries in the journals Genome Announcements and Genomics Data.

Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents approved a new bachelor’s degree in music industry intended to address a growing demand from students and employers alike. OSU’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Music industry will train individuals to work in recording, music publishing, and live entertainment, offering courses taught by those who are familiar and active in the industry. The board’s decision is still subject to approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Ten College of Arts & Sciences students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2016-2017 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.

The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU.

IMG 4506One boy moved from Mexico to the United States at age 12. Another earned a college degree in South Korea before immigrating. And a third left Iran at age 13, finished his high school equivalency in the U.K., and started junior college in the U.S. at age 15. Two things tie the three of them together: taking risks and starting a Master's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Oklahoma State University.