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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE Fall, 1986 Volume 8, No. 2 Message From the Dean Dean J. W. Alexander Dear Colleagues: Dr. Oyler and I have just returned from presenting the College's 1987-88 budget request to the staff of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Currently the College of Veterinary Medicine ranks 24th out of 25 public institutions in the United States and Canada as it pertains to total funding. Although we have real needs in terms of maintenance lars and support for physical plant improve- N-rrents, our number one priority is a salary enhancement program for our faculty and staff. Without this latter item we are in genuine dan¬ ger of losing some of our most outstanding faculty members. We've worked hard to build a strong, productive faculty and now must work equally as hard to keep them at Oklahoma State University. The students have returned to the campus which is always an exciting event for all. This is the time of the year when we reflect on how fortunate we are to have such qualified -individuals with an interest in the profession of veterinary medicine. At Oklahoma State, stu¬ dents are the lifeblood of our institution—they will always be number one with us! Plexus has been published at the request of alumni and friends of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Comments on this issue and suggestions for future ones are encouraged. Contact the Dean's Office, 205 Veterinary Medicine Buildine—OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078. Phone—405-624-6648. r~d.W. Alexander, Dean Eric I. Williams, Editor Printed and distributed by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Dean of Veterinary Medicine. 1,750 copies printed at a cost of $587.78. On October 23-24 the College will host the annual Fall Conference for Veterinar¬ ians. The Continuing Education Committee has put together an excellent program with the theme of "emergency medicine and crit¬ ical care" that will feature outstanding speakers from around the country. The Lester Johnson Visiting Clinician Lecture will be given by Dr. Frederick Fregin, Direc¬ tor of the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Med¬ ical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Dr. Fregin will speak on future trends in equine research. In addition to the scientific part of the program, there will be many social activities including class reunions, a parade, and other events associated with OSU's homecoming celebration, and the inaugural meeting of our College Alumni Council. Carl Sandburg once said that "nothing hap¬ pens unless first. . .a dream." Despite the aus¬ tere financial situation existing in Oklahoma, the College is determined to make its dreams a real¬ ity. We will only be able to do this with a lot of hard work and through the help and encouragement of our many friends and sup¬ porters. This is your College of Veterinary Medi¬ cine. Let us know how we can better serve your needs as we all strive to be the best we can be. Sincerely, J. W. Alexander, D.V.M. Dean Welcome Alums! The following activities have been planned for Homecoming: Thurs. (1:00 p.m.), Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 24: OSU Fall Conference for Veterinar¬ ians, VM Auditorium. Friday evening, Oct. 24: Class of 1966 Reunion. Saturday, Oct. 25 (Homecoming): 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast & inaugural meet¬ ing, College of Veterinary Medicine, Alumni Council 10:00 a.m.: Homecoming Parade. 1:00-4:00 p.m.: Tour of veterinary medicine facilities, including the Teaching Hospital. 5:30 p.m.: Pep rally (west of Student Union). 7:05 p.m.: OSU v. Kansas (Lewis Field). Dr. Confer Appointed Department Head Dr. Anthony W. Confer Dr. Anthony W. Confer has been appointed Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology, effective June 1, 1986. A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Con¬ fer received the D.V.M. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1972; the M.S. degree from Ohio State University in 1974; Diplomate, Ameri¬ can College of Veterinary Pathologists, 1977; and the Ph.D. (immunology) from the Univer¬ sity of Missouri in 1978. He was an Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathology, at Louisiana State University from 1978 to 1981 when he joined the veterinary pathology faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University. Dr. Confer is the principal investigator of a USDA-ARS grant for field and laboratory studies of bovine brucellosis and the co-principal inves¬ tigator of a USDA grant for the molecular studies of pathogenesis and immunogenicity of P. hae- molytica cytotoxin. He has published numerous papers on his research work and serves on the board of scientific reviewers for the American Journal of Veterinary Research. Dr. Confer was the first recipient of the Beecham Award for research excellence at the College in 1985. Class of 1990 For the first time in the history of the College there are more female than male students in the freshman class, namely, 40 females, and 30 males. There are also seven out-of-state stu¬ dents, including two from Connecticut and California, and one each from New York, Mas¬ sachusetts, and Arkansas.
|Title||Plexus v8-no2; Fall, 1986|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences; Oklahoma State University-Alumni and alumnae; Newsletters|
|Description||Plexus was published (1979-1997) at the request of alumni and friends of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK : Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Contributors||Joseph W. Alexander, Dean; Williams, Eric, Editor|