Renee AttawayThe Department of Communications Sciences & Disorders and the College of Arts & Sciences Outreach at Oklahoma State University are teaming up with an expert in social learning to host a conference on social thinking methods for communication disorders.

Lela Bennett SullivanAn OSU alumna and granddaughter of a former university President has been honored with one of Pi Beta Phi's highest awards.

Lela Bennett Sullivan (B.S. Political Science '67) has received Pi Beta Phi® Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award in honor of her community service. Lela has provided a lifetime of service to the Oklahoma City community, including chairing the YWCA Oklahoma City’s $15 million campaign to provide a new shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Kennison Wood resizeAccording to the Pew Research Center, there are over 2.6 million single-father households in the United States. With a 900% increase from 1960, households headed by single fathers are slowly becoming as prominent as households headed by single mothers.

Despite the increase in the number of dads raising children on their own, little is known about their experiences and whether the long-term outcomes are similar to those observed in other types of households. 

Erin Wood, a graduate student in the Experimental Ph.D. program at Oklahoma State University, is currently conducting a survey of single dads with her faculty advisor Shelia Kennison.

JWallace42Oklahoma State University Arts and Sciences Outreach and Stillwater Public Library are partnering to provide a new class, “An Introduction to Travel Photography” taking place at the library March 2 through April 20.

Jason Wallace, a local fine art photographer, will be teaching the class that is geared to both beginning and experienced photographers.

babuOklahoma State University’s interim head of the Department of Physics has been named a distinguished scholar by the country’s largest and most prominent particle physics laboratories.

Dr. Kaladi Babu is one of three theoretical physicists named as a 2017 Distinguished Scholar by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab.

shipkabookA new book covering the rich history and impact of figures in the horror film genre co-authored by an OSU professor is now available.

“International Horror Film Directors: Global Fear” by Dr. Danny Shipka, OSU Assistant Professor of Mass Communications, and Dr. Ralph Beliveau, an assistant professor of Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma, explores how basic human fears are exploited by figures in the genre.

IMG 6793For David Thompson, a senior in Psychology and Sociology from Derby, Kansas, the future holds many things. He plans to go on to earn a master’s in forensic psychology and work for federal law enforcement as a criminal profiler. He plans to marry Coloeen, his fiancée of five years. He plans to move far beyond his start in humble Stillwater, Oklahoma.

He just has one last duty as a Cowboy.

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.

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.