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The Department of Statistics at Oklahoma State University has rescheduled the J. Leroy Folks Memorial and Department Anniversary event for Friday, October 11, 2024, through Saturday, October 12, 2024.

The Statistics Department was part of the Division of Mathematical Sciences for several years. Over 50 years ago Dr. Folks was named the first Statistics Department Head when we became a department separate from the Mathematics Department. We wish to honor Dr. Folks' contributions to the Department and the growing field of Statistics. Friday's events will include some invited memorials and an evening banquet. Some of Dr. Folks' family will be in attendance also.


In addition to memorial activities and introduction of alumni on Friday, we believe that one of the best ways to honor Dr. Folks' love of statistical research is to invite attendees to prepare a poster of recent statistical research for exhibit and discussion.

Depending upon the response rate, we may also be able to accommodate some technical presentations. Please send an abstract for your poster or presentation to Mindy McCann  (


A formal registration website with agenda will be available soon. So check back soon on this web page.


There are also blocks of rooms at The Atherton Hotel at OSU  under the group name "Department of Statistics". The Cimarron Best Western has not yet opened the block for reservations for this event. Please check back for updates on this. 



Questions? Please contact



Mindy McCann

Professor and Dept Head



Carla Goad


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