Oklahoma State University

Local News
8:10 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Headlines: Norman High Protest, OSU Fundraising & Mega Oil Merger

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 21, 2014:

  • Students at Norman High School are planning a walkout demonstration for bullied rape victims. (NewsOK)

  • Many Oklahomans who get wrongly convicted of a crime aren’t getting compensation. (Tulsa World)

  • A spike in energy growth is creating opportunities for bad business deals. (Journal Record)

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Arts & Culture
7:24 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Pet Therapy Program Helps OSU Students

Evie (left) and Charlie (right), two pet therapy dogs-in-training, wait patiently for a treat.

Oklahoma State University’s Pet Therapy Program is lending a helping paw to people on the Stillwater campus.

KOSU’s Savannah Titus reports therapy dogs can reportedly reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

OSU’s Pet Therapy Program provides one of the most comprehensive, full- time programs in the nation.

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Arts & Culture
10:02 am
Mon November 3, 2014

OSU Plans for New Performing Arts Center

Fundraising is starting for a new $60 million performing arts facility at Oklahoma State University.

OSU officials already raised more than $16 million in gifts and commitments for the new facility.

Head saxophone instructor Jeff Loeffert says the new facility will improve the department as a whole.

“I think that the facilities that we currently have are creating some limitations for both students and faculty. I think the opportunity to be able to maximize our potential in the coming years, is really exciting for all of us.”

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1:41 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

NCAA: Sports Illustrated Report on Oklahoma State 'Unfounded"

Oklahoma State's Cooper Bassett tackles Arizona quarterback Nick Foles in 2010.
Credit Flickr / xtrah

An inquiry by the NCAA and an independent investigator has concluded that a Sports Illustrated expose alleging misconduct in the Oklahoma State football program to be "fundamentally unfounded."

The NCAA and the university said Tuesday the joint investigation included nearly 100 interviews and a review of some 50,000 documents and emails. It found three instances that may lead to NCAA infractions:

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7:26 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Oklahoma State University Enrollment Rising

Enrollment at Oklahoma State University keeps rising.

KOSU's Savannah Titus reports.

Enrollment has steadily increased since 2010 and the trend continues this semester with more than 4,000 new students.

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PG-13: Risky Reads
12:09 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Albert Camus' Poker-Faced 'Stranger' Became A Much Needed Friend

I grew up on a mortgaged cattle ranch with a grandmother, who spoke in tongues, and a mother addicted to prescription pills: Percodan, Valium, Vicodin, you name it. My father was killed when I was just an infant (pickup, train tracks), and my grandfather was an oil pipeline worker in the Middle East. He had a Kurdish bodyguard named Abdul who once killed a man with a knife.

At the age of 14, I stumbled across The Stranger, Albert Camus' famous novel of absurdity and detachment. It was hard not to relate.

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8:22 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book Shines Light on Latino American Impact on Wrestling

Credit National Wrestling Hall of Fame / NWHOF.org

A new publication sponsored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater addresses an overlooked facet of the history of wrestling.

KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll reports.

Co-author and former Oklahoma State University sociology professor Dr. Lee Maril says the book highlights a part of wrestling history that’s often left out of other texts. 

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Real Pokes Pass it On
7:40 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Sustainability Program Benefits Women's Shelter

An Oklahoma State University organization is collecting donated items from students to sell for a discounted price next fall.

Students can donate clothing items, non-perishable food and furniture on campus through Thursday.

KOSU's Ashleigh Young reports proceeds raised go to a local battered women's shelter.  

U-Haul trailers are picking up donated items outside Kerr-Drummond Hall and the Griffith Center on the North side of Monroe from noon to 6:00 until Thursday night.

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All Tech Considered
11:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science

Drones can provide information about temperature, humidity and pressure that current radar systems can't provide. Above, the Talos drone, which has a 15.5-foot wingspan.
Jamey Jacob Oklahoma State University

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 11:15 am

Oklahoma was hit particularly hard by two massive outbreaks this year in what's been another deadly season of tornadoes in the U.S. Despite technology and forecasting improvements, scientists still have plenty to learn about how and why tornadoes form.

Currently, one of the best ways for researchers to understand how tornadoes form is to chase them. So off they go with mobile science laboratories, rushing toward storms armed with research equipment and weather-sensing probes.

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