College of Arts & Sciences student Alexandria Perez found her passion in the ROTC program at Oklahoma State University. Perez, a sophomore from Stampford, Texas, plans to go to medical school after completing her Baccalaureate in Biochemistry.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $393,000 grant to Dr. Daniel Moen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University, to support an international, large-scale study on the importance many factors have on the evolution of habitat change in frogs and toads.

It has been a long journey to get to OSU for Christian Blacet, his perseverance and dedication is paying off one day at a time though. Blacet, a philosophy student at OSU, is an accomplished junior who is also in the Honors College.

Originally from Tulsa, Jenks High School, Lauren Foley’s first visit to Oklahoma State University immediately attracted her to the college. “As soon as I came on campus for the first time, the very first person I saw said it was “Hello! How are you? It was the family atmosphere that I found here,” she recalled. Lauren had toured other universities, but as soon as she came here, she noticed immediately how friendly and inviting everyone was. “It was that feeling of Cowboy Family that I loved. They were very quick to show me all the opportunities I would have if I did go here.”

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).

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