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.

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).

frog research 006The 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.  Additionally, the project will support training of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in a diversity of subjects and will include a summer research program for undergraduates at OSU.

Orange Gown 2017 Chelsey Johnson 016Like so many students like her, Chelsey Johnson arrived on the Stillwater campus four years ago as a freshman not knowing what she wanted to do. Arriving at OSU from the tiny Minnesota town of Cottonwood, she went from a town of about 1,200 to a campus that fits that many into just two of its 21 residential halls – Drummond and Bennett, for the record.

Now. The senior dual degree earner in strategic communications and political science will be leading the entire graduating class for the College of Arts and Sciences at commencement May 13, as the Spring 2017 Orange Gown graduate.

Broadcast students from the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications and OState TV made a sweeping impact at the Broadcast Education Association awards, bringing several honors home from the Las Vegas ceremony April 24.