A Southwestern Oklahoma State University assistant professor and researcher has discovered a new species of bee in Oklahoma.
Victor Gonzalez Betancourt discovered the bee in Ellis and Blaine counties. It has been named after bee biologist Charles Duncan Michener and his wife Mary from the University of Kansas (the Anthidiummichenerorum).
News and Events September 17, 2013 A new species of native bee from Oklahoma was recently discovered by Dr. Victor H. Gonzalez Betancourt, an assistant professor and researcher in the Biology Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
An Oklahoma State University professor is set to start examining historical properties associated with famous women in the Sooner State later this month.
Alyson Greiner says the project will last about nine months and her research will be sent to the State Historic Preservation Office. The hope is to nominate some of the properties associated with the women to the National Register of Historic Places or to update current landmark listings with the role women played.
Teacher shortages continue to increase across the state despite small progress made last session via legislation that would allow alternative certification for special education teachers through the use of a “boot camp.”
Since the state Board of Education approved the boot camps in the spring, the department has approved five providers and offered two boot camps itself, serving just over 100 participants.
Rankings published this month list the Master's in Entrepreneurship program offered by the School of Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business as the best in the nation for the second consecutive year.
A new survey from the Commission for Teacher Preparation performed by CTB shows that first year teachers, both those traditionally educated and those alternatively certified, feel overall they are prepared for classroom instruction.
The results were unveiled at the commission’s meeting Thursday. The survey, which was distributed to 2,059 first-year teachers across the state, assessed teachers’ challenges and strengths in the classroom.
Listen to Meghna Chakrabarti's conversation with Michael Leachman, director of state fiscal research with the State Fiscal Policy division of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and lead author of the report.
The report analyzed inflation-adjusted figures from Fiscal Year 2008 to 2014, and finds Oklahoma is spending nearly 23 percent less per child on schools than five years ago.
Shauniqua Epps was accepted to three public colleges, but none gave her any aid. Increasingly, public universities have been shifting their aid away from the poor, leaving students like Epps with few options.
Shauniqua Epps was the sort of student that so many colleges say they want.
She was a high achiever, graduating from high school with a 3.8 GPA and ranking among the top students in her class. She served as secretary, then president, of the student government. She played varsity basketball and softball. Her high-school guidance counselor, in a letter of recommendation, wrote that Epps was "an unusual young lady" with "both drive and determination."
Oklahoma State University megabooster T. Boone Pickens says he's disappointed with Sports Illustrated over the magazine's reports alleging wrongdoing at OSU.
The first of a five-part series released by Sports Illustrated Tuesday says players were paid thousands of dollars for at least a decade as the program grew into a national power under coaches Les Miles and Mike Gundy. OSU said it notified the NCAA about the report and began its own investigation.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush connected with students affected by a deadly May tornado via a Skype visit and told the girls in the audience to "marry well."
Bush connected with the students at Briarwood Elementary School as part of her foundation's recognition of International Literacy Day. Bush answered questions from students and spoke about the importance of literacy.
She says she had wonderful opportunities as First Lady and is still able to take part in some of them. She encouraged the girls to "marry well" like she did.