Kylie Hagerdon is a chemisty and physics pre-med student who was just accepted to University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center along with a large scholarship. In this interview with Lonna Freshley, Kylie talks about the challenges and rewards of being a pre-med student, the rigors of the medical school application process and her future plans.


Two College of Arts and Sciences students have been awarded the 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious national honors recognizing outstanding undergraduates who seek research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

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Dr. Glen S. Krutz’s appointment as dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences became official Friday. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents voted to name him dean, professor and Puterbaugh Foundation Chair. 

“I am excited to join OSU’s largest college and the intellectual heart of this great American land-grant university,” Krutz said. “President (Burns) Hargis and Provost (Gary) Sandefur are big advocates for the liberal arts and sciences. In Oklahoma, now more than ever, it is important that students gain depth in these elemental fields of study, so as to make deep contributions to their community after graduating from OSU."

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Eve Ringsmuth spent her early years in a single-parent home, where her mom was determined to provide her with the same opportunities others enjoyed.

“I think she was from that generation where feminism was really coming into its own with more women entering the workforce,” Ringsmuth said. “For example, I remember participating in Take a Girl to Work Day with my mom and a few other people.”

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During his freshman year of high school in the state of Washington, Joseph Haley took a class in physics. Despite many warnings from friends and mentors about its difficulty, he took the challenge.

“You have to have a really solid math background to get into physics, but that was a moment in my life when it just clicked,” Haley explained. “I took that physics class and just took to it like a duck to water. I’m extremely lucky in the sense that I knew that’s what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.”

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