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New year, new attitude

There’s something about transitioning from one year to the next that makes me think about new beginnings, opportunities, challenges and experiences. I know I’m not alone. Why do you think new year’s resolutions – or goals, as some people like to call them – are so popular? It’s a natural and obvious time to reflect [ Read More ]

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Opportunities

One of the great pleasures we have in Oklahoma is the opportunity to work with 38 federally recognized tribes of American Indians. Oklahoma State has taken this opportunity one step further by creating the Center for Sovereign Nations in 2015 as part of OSU President Burns Hargis’ vision for service to sovereign tribal nations in [ Read More ]

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Nets and Connections

A net is one of the basic tools of a fisheries scientist. Whether it’s a small dip net for catching small fish or a large purse seine used to encircle a large school of ocean fish, nets are essential to capturing and studying fish. Not surprisingly, then, one of the earliest lessons in using fish [ Read More ]

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A tribute to Dr. Jim Trapp

Back in 1976, former basketball great Rick Barry hit a then-record 60 straight free throws. In addition to being known as a great shooter, Barry was recognized for his unique underhanded toss at the free throw line. That Barry’s mark has since been eclipsed (current record holder Michael Williams hit 97 in a row in [ Read More ]

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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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