Student News


Liberal Studies Major Skylar Smith Chosen As 2011 Bailey Scholar


Skylar Smith (Liberal Studies with a dual focus in Art History and English Literature) is one of ten students who have been awarded the Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Hertfordshire, located north of London in Hatfield. She will be in the UK for the spring semester, studying a variety of subjects in literature and British culture, including "Witchcraft and Magic in England"! "Aside from going to school, I will be doing quite a bit of traveling," Skylar says. "As St. Augustine said, 'The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.' I cannot wait to begin 'reading' in earnest!"

The trust was established in 1982 by J.B. Bailey, an OSU graduate and Tulsa attorney, and his brother, Richard E. Bailey, longtime OSU humanities professor and founder of the first study abroad program in OSU's College of Arts and Sciences, in memory of their grandmother Ida L. Davis and mother Lalla D. Bailey. The purpose of the trust is to provide scholarship support for full-time OSU students, regardless of their major field of study, to study the liberal arts at a recognized university outside of the U.S.


Art History Major Caitlin Smith Shares Her Collection


Caitlin Smith, a junior art history major, collects vinyl artists' toys — and for the month of April, her collection is on view in the Bartlett Center. "Generally not thought of as a typical medium of fine art, modern toys have become a more widely accepted vehicle for artists," Smith writes in the essay that accompanies the display. The artists included in her collection include American graphic artist Frank Kozik, French graffiti artist Fafi, and several others.


Project by OSU Graphic Design Student Jacob Gilbreath Receives International Acclaim

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Jacob Gilbreath's motion design project, completed for a Digital Design Studio assignment, has been making waves since it was completed and posted online a month ago. The piece is based on Conan O'Brien's farewell speech and consists entirely of 3D kinetic type. So far, it has over 147,000 views and has been featured on numerous design blogs.

Jacob Gilbreath is a student in the Electronic Media emphasis of the Graphic Design program. While his work is primarily focused on motion design, he has won several awards this year for print design and web design projects, as well. The Conan O'Brien project gained attention from motion design legend, Kyle Cooper, leading to a summer internship at Prologue Films in California.

Watch Conan O'Brien Kinetic Typography on Vimeo.


Three Graphic Design Students Are Winners in National Student Show.


Three of our design students were selected for the Dallas Society of Visual Communication (DSVC) 7th National Student Show and Conference 2011. Cassie Stegman, Jacob Gilbreath, and Ryan Tauss are selected to exhibit their graphic design projects in National Student Show from March 31 to April 2, 2011. These Students will be participating in the conference to represent the design program of Oklahoma State University. We are the only design program from Oklahoma that was accepted into this prestigious show.


OSU Art Student Lindsay Larremore Featured in “UnCensored” Oklahoma Magazine

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BFA student Lindsay Larremore’s art is featured in a 3-page article in UnCensored Magazine’s Girlie Issue, January 2011. The article shows five paintings that Lindsay will have in her BFA Capstone Exhibition, opening on March 7, 2011 at the Bartlett Gallery.

In her magazine interview, Lindsay describes her work: “My work is about security and surveillance. I am currently investigating the concept of always being watched. . The peephole or camera lens shapes of my paintings are metaphorical for an all-seeing eye. I want the viewer to question whether they should be looking in on this individual.” Lindsay recently won the People’s Choice award at OVAC’s Momentum Exhibition in Tulsa for one of her paintings.