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Talking turkey

Thanksgiving is only a few days away. It seems like we just began the semester a few days ago. Where did the time go? In any case, the upcoming holiday got me to thinking about a couple things DASNR and turkeys have in common. No, really… According to the National Turkey Federation website, two key [ Read More ]

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At your fingertips

Have you ever been about to start a project or try something new, but you weren’t exactly sure how or where to begin? Or, maybe you were in the middle of a task and a question or problem popped up? Just last Friday I was in a state committee meeting and someone asked if OSU [ Read More ]

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Running with resistance

Have you ever seen an athlete train with a running or speed parachute? The parachute is attached to a harness that straps around the athlete’s body. As the athlete runs, the parachute unfolds creating resistance, forcing the athlete to work harder and ultimately, grow stronger.                     [ Read More ]

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It’s great to be a Cowboy in October!

I love October. The change in seasons makes it refreshing and the activities around us seem to pile up like colorful leaves. We’ve already completed the Oklahoma State Fair, and now have the Tulsa State Fair to remind us how important our food, agriculture and natural resource industries are to the state. On campus, we [ Read More ]

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Elbow room

Now that we’re several weeks into the fall semester it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that campus is a little more crowded compared to last year. It’s not your imagination.                     This fall, OSU’s undergraduate enrollment hit an all-time high of 20,311. That figure includes 4,220 [ Read More ]

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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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