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Oklahoma’s Conservation Summit

As Oklahomans, we are fortunate to have such a diverse array of natural resources, and we have a long history of stewardship protecting those assets. Perhaps nothing captured the sense of loss and despair during the Great Depression more than images of Oklahoma dust storms tearing across the continent, fueled by soil that was loosed [ Read More ]

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You are welcome here

Welcome to all new and returning CASNR students! We decided to hold a solar eclipse to celebrate your arrival in Stillwater. We don’t do anything simple and plain here – we have America’s Brightest Orange, America’s Greatest Homecoming and America’s Healthiest Campus. It’s only fitting we would turn out the lights at midday to shine [ Read More ]

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Holiday reflections

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of the last four weeks of the year. On campus, the end of the semester dominates our attention, even for those who aren’t directly involved in teaching. Once commencement is over and grades are in, the potential void is filled by a wave of [ Read More ]

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It’s Cowboy Stampede time

In 2014, my wife, Rhonda and I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the inaugural Cowboy Stampede, the first rodeo hosted by the OSU Rodeo Team in 30 years. Fast forward a couple years and, hard as it is to believe, we’re just a few days away from the third edition of an event [ Read More ]

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Swatting flies

One of the keys to our land-grant mission is conducting research and having Extension and academic programs that are relevant to the needs of Oklahomans. When I hear of a new or emerging challenge, I frequently find myself brainstorming about who among our faculty and staff has that expertise. Concerns have emerged rapidly over the [ Read More ]

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We Are Oklahoma

As the spring semester ends, one of the important rituals at a university is completing final reports and presentations as well as taking final exams. Students must account for what they’ve learned and demonstrate their efforts have improved their knowledge and skills. Like students, our division has opportunities to demonstrate what we have achieved, and [ Read More ]

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It’s OkState Water Week

Here’s a cold, hard fact. Our water supply isn’t limitless. I know the opposite seems true, especially when most of us don’t have to walk any further than our kitchen sink or refrigerator to have access to clean water. But, the reality is, water is a resource we can’t afford to waste or treat lightly. [ Read More ]

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Dedicating the Charles and Linda Cline Equine Teaching Center

I have long believed that when it comes to land-grant universities, our successes are ultimately reflected in how well we help others succeed. And sometimes, those who benefit from our services find it in their heart to help support our programs with gifts. Nothing illustrates that better than the story behind our new state-of-the-art equine [ Read More ]

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Research Week 2016 is here

Research is a critical function at most institutions of higher learning in this country. However, the pursuit of new knowledge holds an extra special place here at Oklahoma State. As one of the nation’s premiere land-grant universities, research – along with teaching and Extension outreach – forms the very basis of our educational mission. In [ Read More ]

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A time for renewal and learning

I don’t think there are many “firsts” left in my experience at Oklahoma State (okay, maybe a “first” national championship!), but a big one on my list is about to get checked off, and that’s my first Extension Conference, which will be held this week on the campus in Stillwater. There’s something special about bringing [ Read More ]

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