important forces for jobs, businesses topic of one of three
sessions offered at Northwestern Symposium
Northwestern Symposium to address region's questions April 25
-- Snapshots from the NWOSU Centennial Symposium
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Official Oklahoma Centennial Photographer Mike Klemme giving
presentation -- Nov. 6, 7 p.m., in the J.W. Martin Library
Normal School First Day of Class Celebration. September 20, 2007
Northwestern Normal School, which grew into Northwestern Oklahoma
State University, was established in 1897. September 20 of that
year marked the first day of class. Plans are underway to observe
that event on the same date in 2007. Activities will include tours
of a restored one-room schoolhouse, displays, speakers, and
reenactments of early days in education.
Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Herod Hall Auditorium, April 26-28,
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is being presented by the
NWOSU music and theatre programs. More than 80 current students,
employees, alumni and friends will be associated with this show.
Tickets for the
show are now on sale in the Northwestern-Alva Business Office during
regular business hours. Prices are $5 for Northwestern students with
a valid university ID, $8 for all Northwestern employees, and $10
for the general public.
Show times for the
three-hour production are 7 p.m on April 26 and 27 and 1 p.m. on
Annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show. April 19-29, 2007
Students and NWOSU employees participate in this annual art show
organized by the Northwestern Art Society student group and held in the J.W. Martin Library on Northwestern’s Alva campus.
Those entries placing in the on-campus show, also will be on display
in the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva April 30 and May 1. To learn more about the show, visit
Northwestern's Fine Arts Building to celebrate 100th anniversary
The oldest academic building on the
Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva campus, Fine Arts, will
be honored with a special birthday party on Tuesday, March 6, to
commemorate its 100th year of existence. A special
birthday cake will be cut and served in the Fine Arts Conference
room in room 119 between 2 and 4 p.m., and everyone is welcome to
join the celebration.
NWOSU Libraries to host celebration Feb. 15.
The Government Documents Department of the NWOSU Libraries will
host a program at 2:00 p.m. on February 15, 2007 to celebrate 100
years of participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.
Special guest for the event will be Judith C. Russell,
Superintendent of Documents from the U.S. Government Printing Office
in Washington, D.C. A reception will follow the program.
The program and reception will be held on the second floor of the
J.W. Martin Library at the Government Documents Department.
For more information about Judith C. Russell and document services
at the U.S. Government Printing Office, follow this link:
For additional information about the program and the reception,
contact Susan Jeffries, NWOSU Libraries director at (580) 327-8570
or Verna Graybill, government documents librarian at (580) 327-8576.
For additional information,
Winter Chautauqua to feature Will Rogers Jan. 19-20
As portrayed by Dr. Doug
Watson, Will Rogers will be making appearances at a series of events
Jan. 19-20 on the Enid campus. First will be a Brown Bag Lunch where
Watson will discuss “Will Rogers: Oklahoma’s Native Son and World
Citizen.” The lunch will be at noon on Friday, Jan. 19, in the
Northwestern Boardroom. Watson will lead a workshop at 2 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 20, also in the Boardroom, titled “Media Blitz: Will
Rogers on Stage, on Screen, in the Papers, and over the Airways.”
The main event will be the Chautauqua performance at 7 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 20, in the campus commons area. In character as
Rogers, Watson will present “Ropin’ Up the Good Times in Oklahoma.”
All events are free.
Celebration Kickoff. November 4, 2006
University President Dr. Janet Cunningham will recognize the
official kickoff of the University’s 110/100 Celebration immediately
following the 2006 Homecoming Parade on Alva’s downtown square.
and Beyond. October 5, 2006
The Northwestern Social Science Department hosted author Michael
Korenblit who told the story of his parents’ journey as survivors
and victors of the horror of the Holocaust. This event was made
possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
Oklahoma Titles Bibliography Project
The Oklahoma Titles Bibliography Project was undertaken by the
staff of the Northwestern Libraries as a project to honor Oklahoma's
Centennial. It has been designated as an official project by the
Oklahoma Centennial Commission. This bibliography includes items
by Oklahoma authors and/or about Oklahoma. New titles will be added
throughout the Centennial Celebration. Please contact
NWOSU Libraries if errors are found in the listing.
Tom and Brenda McDaniel graciously have donated funds to create a
life and a quarter bronze statue of the Ranger horse and rider on
the Northwestern-Alva campus, and Harold Hamm has donated funds for
a statue on the Enid campus. When finished, the statues will stand
approximately 10 feet high and be placed on a four foot base. A
dedication ceremony in Alva is scheduled for Nov. 13,
2007. For information on the Alva project,
click here. For information on
the Enid project,
If interested in
ordering a smaller bronze maquette,
click here for more
currently is being sought for a statue at the Woodward campus.
Northwestern Celebrate -- "Oklahoma" Style
During the 2007-08 school year, Northwestern proudly will be flying
a number of Oklahoma flags on its Alva campus in recognition of the
state's Centennial celebration and Northwestern's 110th anniversary.
Tentative plans are underway for a similar project on the Enid and
Woodward campuses. Individuals/businesses are welcome to sponsor
Oklahoma flags for $50 each to be flown on the Northwestern campus.
The flags, which will measure 3 foot x 5 foot, will be set out on
the lawn during special dates at the university, such as the original first day of class commemoration on
Sept. 20, commencement exercises and other determined dates, so the
flags will not be flown every day. When the celebration ends at
Northwestern in May 2008, everyone who sponsored a flag will receive
a flag that was displayed on campus. Names of individuals/businesses
sponsoring the flags will be listed in Centennial special events
programs and other university publications. The deadline for
ordering a flag is Aug. 1, 2007. Fifty flags will be available for
purchase with almost 40 spoken for now. For more information
or to purchase a flag, contact Larry Justice, member of the 110/100
Promotions and Publicity Committee, at (580) 327-8411 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For a
PDF of the flyer for the Oklahoma Flag Project, which includes an
order form, click here.
Flags fly for the first
time on Northwestern's Alva campus
Masonic Involvement with Northwestern
Dr. Aaron Mason, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will
research contributions made by the Masonic Fraternity to
Northwestern. This project will culminate in a lecture/presentation
on Masons associated with Northwestern and visibility of Masonic
Please check back often to keep current on the many
activities and events
being planned to celebrate Oklahoma's and Northwestern's special