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.”
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:
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 of14, I stumbled across The Stranger, Albert Camus' famous novel of absurdity and detachment. It was hard not to relate.
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.