Dec.  8, 2006

Volume 3, Number 14

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Fall 2006 Finals Schedule

On Tap at Northwestern

* Dec. 9, ACT (National Test Day) 7:30 a.m., Education Center

* Dec. 9, Ranger basketball at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, women at 3 p.m., men at 5 p.m., Chickasha

* Dec. 10, Fall Commencement, 4:30 p.m., Percefull Fieldhouse

* Dec. 11, Alva Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, 11:30 a.m., Ranger Perk

* Dec. 11, Senior Staff meeting, 8:30-noon, Wyatt Room

* Dec. 11, President's Leadership Class, 4 p.m., Regents' Conference Room

* Dec. 14, Woods County Retired Educators Association, 11:30 a.m., Ranger Perk, Ranger Room

* Dec. 16, Ranger men's basketball at Newman (Kan.) University, 5 p.m., Wichita, Kan.

* Dec. 29-30, Ranger men's basketball at Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix, Ariz.: Dec. 29 - vs. Biola (Calif.) University, 6 p.m.; Dec. 30 - vs. Bellevue (Neb.) University, 8 p.m.

* Jan. 4, Ranger basketball at Oklahoma City University, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.

* Jan. 6, Ranger basketball vs. Oklahoma Baptist University, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m., Percefull Fieldhouse

* Jan. 8, Spring semester classes begin

* Jan. 11, Ranger basketball at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.

* Jan. 13, Ranger basketball vs. Oklahoma Christian, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m., Percefull Fieldhouse

* Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Day

* Jan. 16, Ranger basketball vs. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m., Percefull Fieldhouse

* Jan. 18, Ranger basketball at St. Gregory's University, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m., Shawnee

* Jan. 19, NWOSU Alumni Basketball game, women's game 6 p.m., men's game 7:30 p.m., Percefull Fieldhouse

* Jan. 20, Hall of Fame Banquet, 11:30 a.m., Student Center Ballroom

* Jan. 20, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, halftime of Ranger men's basketball game vs. Southern Nazarene University, tipoff at 4 p.m.


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December 8, 2006
NWOSU offers special spring semester
incentive package to transferring students
A one-time only offer is being made to students at other colleges and universities who are thinking about transferring to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Those students who transfer for the spring 2007 semester will be eligible for up to $1,000 in a special incentive package, said Brad Franz, dean of student affairs and enrollment management.


Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, and her husband Rick welcomed members of the university community to the President's Home recently for a Tree Trimming Brunch.

December 6, 2006
Preparations for spring musical
continue at Northwestern
Theatre director asking for paper tubes, tissue paper
          Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will come sweapin’ onto the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University April 25-28, 2007, as part of the university’s observance of the State of Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration, as well as the school’s 110th anniversary. A special matinee performance also is scheduled prior to the annual Alumni Reunion on April 28.

More than 80 current students, employees, alumni and friends of the university will be involved in one way or another in the campus production before the curtain opens on the beloved musical.

The university’s music and theatre programs are coming together to produce this Pulitzer Prize-winning show.  Read more...

The Northwestern-Enid campus "Decked the Halls" recently to get into the holiday spirit.

Members of the Enid Psychology Club recently attended the OSU Ropes Challenge Course where they played team-building games. Throughout the day, members became better acquainted, began to appreciate and trust one another a little better and also gained self-confidence. Pictured are (left to right, back) Dr. Wayne McMillin, associate professor of psychology, Mike Walz, Stephanie Mavity, Natalie Woodward, Betty Rathjen, Diana Morrison, Quinche Tucker, (front) an OSU instructor, Amy Lowe, Paula Nevius, and Shereen Griffin. Not pictured is Aranda Emerson.

December 5, 2006
Gruber to address graduates
at Sunday's fall commencement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduate and former Alva resident Tom Gruber will be the guest speaker at the university’s fall commencement ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Sunday in Percefull Fieldhouse.

Gruber now is first assistant attorney general of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. Before being appointed to that position, he served as the chief deputy attorney general in the Criminal Division.  Read more...

Members of Northwestern's Music Department treated the community to a Holiday Concert Dec. 3. For more photos, click here.

December 1, 2006
Fall Commencement Dec. 10, grads listed The December commencement ceremony at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, in Percefull Fieldhouse. One-hundred, seven undergraduates and 17 graduate students are scheduled to mark the culmination of their studies.

Tom Gruber, first assistant attorney general of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and a 1970 Northwestern graduate, will be the guest speaker. A reception for graduates, families and friends will be held in the Student Center Ballroom immediately following the ceremony.

Nine of those receiving bachelor’s degrees will graduate with honors. Students with cumulative grade point averages between 3.70 and 3.79 are designated cum laude, those with GPAs between 3.80-3.89 are magna cum laude and those above 3.90 are summa cum laude.

Those honor graduates, their degrees and their hometowns are as follows:


The Northwestern Music Department's Trombone Quartet played Christmas tunes for those attending the J.W. Martin Library's reception recently. Receptions also took place at the Instructional Media Center and the NWOSU-Enid Library. For photos from these receptions, click here.

November 29, 2006
Former Ranger Cowboys competing
in National Finals Rodeo through Dec. 9
          Four former members of the Ranger rodeo team at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be competing in the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association’s National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas beginning Thursday night.

They are Stockton Graves, Newkirk; Shannon Frascht, Alva; Nick Sartain, Yukon; and Jhett Johnson, Casper, Wyo.

The NFR features the top 15 money earners in each event in a 10-day competition that ends Saturday, Dec. 9.  Standings are determined by how much money each cowboy wins during the year in each event in some 700 PRCA rodeos in 41 states and four Canadian provinces.


Snowy weather prompted a cancellation of classes starting at noon on Nov. 30. For more snowy pics, click here.

November 28, 2006
Grand Fifties Alumni event postponed;
now doubles with holiday program Dec. 11

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Grand Fifties” alumni event scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30, in Enid has been postponed because of the threat of inclement winter weather.

The 1950s-themed show has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 11, in the commons area of the Northwestern-Enid campus. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.  Read more...

Members of Coronado Hall are selling a limited number of tickets for a chance to win a 60 GB Playstation 3. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold until 8 p.m. Sunday. They are available from any Coronado Hall resident assistant or by contacting head resident Monica Park. Those interested also can stop by the Hall to buy tickets at the front desk. The drawing will take place at 8:30 p.m. Sunday during the Hall's Christmas party. Monies raised from the sale of tickets will benefit local Christmas charities such as the Angel Tree, Toys for Tots and local families in need.

The official 110/100 Celebration logo was revealed during the kickoff ceremony Saturday morning at the bandstand on the Woods County Courthouse lawn. For the next 18 months, Northwestern will have special events and projects to celebrate both the Oklahoma Centennial, as well as Northwestern's 110th anniversary. To keep up with plans for the 110/100 Celebration, visit

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