Valerie Freeman is a Communication Sciences and Disorders professor and director of the Sociophonetics Lab. She joined us to discuss several topics, including the Oklahoma accent, which other dialects it may come from, how it compares to other accents, and how people perceive it.
Will Joyce, a proud 2001 English alumnus, is a Stillwater native who became mayor in 2018. He is also General Counsel at InterWorks, a Stillwater-based technology consulting firm. He joined us to talk about how CAS has helped him succeed.
Adley Stump, a 2011 strategic communications graduate, became famous overnight in 2012 after appearing on NBC’s The Voice, which she did on a dare. That launched her country music career, where she won a Grammy Amplifier award and opened for acts such as Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Jake Owen and Tim McGraw. She had another lifechanging moment in 2016, when she became a social media star due to her "Chickens in the Bathtub!" video becoming a viral hit. To date, her videos have totaled over 500 million views across Facebook and Instagram. The Adley Show on Facebook Watch averages over 3 million viewers every week. She joined us to talk about her life experiences and share advice on finding your own path to success.
During the recent opioid trial in Oklahoma, CNN turned to the Department of History’s Holly Karibo for expert analysis. Her research focuses on the history of vice, labor and sexuality in border cities, as well as examining the North American borderlands. She joined us to talk about the history of drug use and policy in America, as well as immigration policy and practice. Her expertise is the past, but her insight is incredibly relevant to present debates.
Val Castor, a 1985 Department of Geography alumnus, shares stories from his life as a senior stormtracker for News 9. We also discuss how his CAS education helped prepare him for a successful career, and how the job has changed over the past 25 years.
Andrew Doust, the head of the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution, discusses how people tend to misunderstand plants and overlook their importance. He also highlights some of their most interesting characteristics, and might change the way you view them.
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.
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.
Sarah Oliver is a recent biochemistry graduate moving on to law school as she prepares for a career in intellectual property and patent law. Sarah shares insight into how students can find activities important to them while still succeeding in the classroom.