Oklahoma State University

Caele Pemberton

Earlier this month, Stillwater,  Oklahoma participated in PARKing Day, an event aimed at transforming parking spaces in miniature parks. 

Students from Oklahoma State University's Landscape Architecture program worked in teams to redesign spaces around the downtown area. Each team was given a space and only two weeks to figure out how to turn the space into something new. 

Caele Pemberton

Oklahoma State University recently celebrated its new "active art area," which includes a swing, a large group hammock, and several poles for individual hammocks and slacklines. The space also showcases artwork from students and faculty.

Suzy Harrington, OSU's Chief Wellness Officer, said the space is an important part of the university's wellness program. 

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Former Oklahoma State basketball player Stevie Clark is suing OSU, the university's Board of Regents and men's basketball coach Travis Ford for allegedly being forced to take psychotropic drugs.

The Daily O'Collegian reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County alleges violation of due process, assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence.

The petition states:

The Dallas Morning News reports on former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams and his new life at Texas A&M-Commerce, after being cleared by the Innocence Project of rape charges.

Pet Therapy Program Helps OSU Students

Nov 10, 2014
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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.

OSU Plans for New Performing Arts Center

Nov 3, 2014

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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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:

Oklahoma State University Enrollment Rising

Oct 20, 2014

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.

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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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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