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Reaching the Runway

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Fashion is about more than showing off designs on the runway. Combined, the fashion education programs available in Oklahoma offer opportunities in everything from concept to final consumer, including textiles and their designs, forecasting for color and style, pattern making, assembling, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, sales, online visual merchandising and more. “I truly love...

Shaping the Future

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In 2019, at only 24 years old, Luke Wilson was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his exploration into the way climate change affects specific types of trees. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in forest ecology and management from Oklahoma State University that same year. Now, he’s making a mark in...

Cowboy Country

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While COVID-19 remains a significant health threat, the travel industry is nevertheless showing a pulse – and Stillwater should be high on anyone’s list of weekend or day-trip destinations in Oklahoma. The Payne County seat of just over 45,000 is brimming with activity, says Cristy Morrison, longtime president and CEO of Visit Stillwater,...

Summertime Sowing

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With average temperatures in the 90 degree range during the Oklahoma summer, residents trying to keep their lawns and gardens thriving should heed tips from the experts. Kathy Caviness of Caviness Landscape Design in Arcadia has some great pointers for homeowners and renters who take pride in their summer plants.

Where There’s Wheat, There’s a Way

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One of the leading wheat geneticists in the country has enjoyed a particular real-life irony so much that he has run with it for 35 years. Brett Carver, a regents professor and holder of the wheat genetics chair at Oklahoma State University, had never been west of the Mississippi River when he took...

Financial Seeds Yield ‘Green’ Fruit

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Switchgrass – a native species throughout Oklahoma – is an apt symbol for the state’s green-energy movement. Just as switchgrass takes hold and multiplies, federal seed money planted years ago has produced cutting-edge technology in the biofuels industry. An example is a mobile generator that converts biomasses – from the...

A Launchpad for Suds

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Brad Stumph, proprietor of a unique business in Oklahoma City, has a mantra that fits what he does for budding brewmasters – Here For Beer. In September, Stumph celebrates his third anniversary as founder-owner of Brewers Union, a craft beer incubator that is the first of its kind...

Developing Entrepreneurs

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Those with a passion for forging unique paths, taking risks or diving into new ventures go by many labels. Mavericks. Pioneers. Individualists. Gamblers. Perhaps the most common umbrella term is entrepreneur, which defines thousands of business owners in Oklahoma. Behind them are various resources to get...

Football, soccer and rodeo

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College football season begins with home games for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Sooners began the season at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Aug. 31 against the Houston Cougars. OU takes on South Dakota on Sept. 7 and Texas Tech on Sept. 28. OSU plays McNeese State on...

Cowboy Up … Again and Again

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It appears that Blake Jarwin is simply destined to remain a Cowboy. The Tuttle native first walked on at Oklahoma State University as a blocking tight end who dabbled on special teams. By his junior season, he became a starter for Mike Gundy’s Cowboys and earned first-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition. “I’ll cherish that time forever,” Jarwin says of his years...