The Greenwood School of Music hosted the second annual Tuba Academy at Oklahoma State University last month with an artist recital at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts capping the week. 

Dr. Ryan Robinson, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium, partnered with Buffet Crampon, a well-known French instrument manufacturer, to offer an outstanding summer educational seminar for talented students by bringing in internationally acclaimed artists.

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Caitlin Barnes, the College of Arts and Sciences' instructional designer for online courses, discusses online classes, including how to succeed. She also shares tips for Canvas, OSU's new learning management system.

Taylor Graham gazed at each piece as she cut it out, taking in the controversy of the “That Damn Art Woman” exhibit currently featured at Gardiner Gallery in the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts. She meticulously prepared them for a month-long exhibit that took four years to construct. 

Graham, from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is earning her BFA in Studio Art with focuses in watercolor and ceramics and a minor in Art History. In the spring, she heard about an internship that helped with the exhibit and she eagerly applied. The exhibit, “That Damn Art Woman: Adah Robinson, Bruce Goff and the Controversy over the Design of the Boston Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church South” dove deep into history. 

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Early on, Rachel Terry knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Her grandfather’s doctors inspired her to want to “spend the rest of (her) life in the service of others as a physician.” Terry plans on applying to a medical school in Oklahoma after graduation and wants to focus either on women’s health or pediatrics.

“They were so devoted in taking care of my grandpa,” Terry said. “After he passed away, I decided that’s what I want to do with my life.”

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“We set out to measure how much drought it takes to actually kill a tree,” said William Hammond, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution. “As recently as 2011, a drought killed 6 percent of all trees in Texas—over 300 million trees.”

Hammond has spent the past few years researching the moment when trees stop living and start dying under extreme drought. He is conducting the study under the advisement of Dr. Henry Adams, a professor in the department.

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Emily Bouyea and Rosa Gorham are beyond excited to serve as the Freshman Student Council Coordinators this year. Both Bouyea and Gorham were very involved in high school and they continued that involvement by joining the College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Student Council. 

“I was excited to apply for coordinator and see what happened,” Bouyea said. “After getting it, I am really excited to work with both councils. I am just so excited.”

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Glen Krutz officially began his tenure as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University on July 1. As he begins leading OSU's largest college, we discuss his background, first impressions of the university and goals for CAS.