April 24, 2008

Volume 4, Number 26

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On Tap at Northwestern

April -- Teal Ribbon Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness, watch for information around campus

* April 13-26, NWOSU Art Society Art Show for Northwestern students and employees, J.W. Martin Library during regular library hours

* April 24-26, Ranger Rodeo team at Southeastern Oklahoma State, Durant

* April 25, Centennial Symosium, Visions and Crossroads: Northwest Oklahoma -- Our Next 100 Years, Registration 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Herod Hall; Welcome 9:45 a.m. in Auditorium; three morning sessions, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.; three afternoon sessions, 1:45 to 3 p.m.; luncheon by pre-registration only, noon, Student Center Ranger Room.

* April 25, Loan Exit Counseling, Enid Conference Room, 11:30 a.. to 1:30 p.m.

* April 25, Sigma Tau Delta Induction Ceremony, Student Center Wyatt Room, 5:30 p.m.

* April 25, Band/Arts Concert, 7:30 p.m., Herod Hall Auditorium

* April 26, Alumni Choir Concert, Herod Hall Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.

* April 26, Alumni Spring Reunion, Student Center -- banquet in Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.; Outstanding graduates to be honored include Patrick Crayton, Willie Spears, Robert Wharton and Andy Fosmire.

* April 26, Dr. Eric Honour: Guest Sax/Comp Lecture-Recital, Fine Arts Room 200, 7:30 p.m.

* April 27, University Chorale: 100's, featuring the Concert Choir and University Singers, Herod Hall Auditorium, 2 p.m.

* April 28, Book Fair, Enid 114, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* April 28, Spanish Club's Cinco De Mayo, Student Center Snack Bar, 10 to 11 a.m.

* April 28, Leadership Northwestern Luncheon, Student Center Ranger Room, noon

* April 28, Education Department meeting, 1:30 p.m., Enid 214

* April 28, Retirement Reception, Student Center Wyatt Room, 3 p.m.

* April 28, Ranger Connection training, Student Center Ranger Room, 4 p.m.

* April 29, Book Fair, Enid 114, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* April 29-May 2, Final Exams

* April 29, Teacher Education Exit Interviews, Enid Conference Room, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

* April 30, Book Fair, Enid 114, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* May 1-2, Tri-State Music Festival, Enid

* May 2, Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Herod Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m., reception following in Student Center Ballroom

* May 3, Graduation, reception following in Student Center Ballroom


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April 21, 2008
Outstanding Graduates to be honored at banquet
Four Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumni will be recognized as Outstanding Graduates at the Alumni Association’s annual Spring Reunion Banquet on Saturday, April 26.

Those to be honored are Bob Wharton, Class of 1952, humanitarian; Willie Spears, Class of 2000, education; Andy Fosmire, Class of 1987, business/professional; and Patrick Crayton, Class of 2004, recognition award for achievement within five years of graduation.

They will be recognized at the banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.


April 18, 2008
Northwestern Symposium to address region's questions
Where this immediate region of the country hopes to be culturally, historically, economically and politically are all questions to be addressed during Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s inaugural Centennial Symposium “Visions and Crossroads: Northwest Oklahoma – Our Next 100 Years” on Friday, April 25.

“The Symposium is a unique opportunity for people of all ages and occupations to come together and share ideas about creating the vision for our next 100 years as a region,” said Dr. Kay Decker, chair of the social sciences department and head of the symposium committee.

“The Southern Great Plains has undergone significant transformation demographically since the late 1800s,” Decker said. “Native cultures have been relocated or displaced, white settlements have come and in some cases gone, but our geography remains constant. How can we as a region take charge of our natural, social, historic and cultural resources to create our ideal tomorrows?”   Read more...

April 24, 2008
Harzman, Murrow take top honors at art show
Kelsey Harzman and Dr. Rod Murrow are the Best of Show winners in the student and employee categories for the Fifth Annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society Art Show. Murrow also received the most votes for the “People’s Choice Award,” and Kristy San Soucie is the winner of the “Celebrate Northwestern” category.

These items and other entries will be on display in the J.W. Martin Library through Saturday.

All entries winning prizes in the campus show will be taken downtown for a show on Monday and Tuesday in the Runnymede Hotel. The show downtown will be free and open to the public Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a reception for artists and the public from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A “People’s Choice” award also is up for grabs for those showing artwork at the Runnymede.  Read more...

"A Good Coyote" by Kelsey Harzman earned the Best of Show award from among the Northwestern Oklahoma State University student entries.

April 22, 2008
109th spring commencement set for May 3
The 109th spring commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Ranger Field, said Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Percefull Fieldhouse.

Adair Brown, a Denver businessman and 1970 graduate, will deliver the commencement address. He was named an Outstanding Graduate in 1995. Music will be provided by the Ranger symphonic band under the direction of Dr. Kathryn Lindberg.

One-hundred, ninety-two students are candidates to receive bachelor’s degrees, 22 will receive master of education degrees and 19 will receive master of counseling psychology degrees. Graduates completing their studies in May 2008 and July 2008 are eligible to participate.

Twenty-three 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:  Read more...

April 24, 2008
Centennials to be celebrated in song Sunday
Music written to celebrate centennial events will be featured in a concert titled “100’s” at 2 p.m., Sunday, in Herod Hall Auditorium at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The program is free, and the public is invited.  Read more...

April 22, 2008
Northwestern announces Outstanding Seniors for 2008
Eleven members of the Class of 2008 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be honored as Outstanding Seniors at the Northwestern Foundation’s Special Awards Presentation at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 26, in the Student Center Ranger Room.

To be selected as an Outstanding Senior, students must show campus and/or community involvement, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, have completed at least 60 hours at Northwestern, never have been subject to academic or disciplinary action and show the promise of future achievement.

Each recipient receives a plaque and a $100 savings bond.

Those selected, listed alphabetically, and a brief summary of their activities are:


April 22, 2008
Symphonic Band to celebrate
Fine Arts Building's centennial

The Symphonic band of Northwestern Oklahoma State University will present its final concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in Herod Hall Auditorium with the premiere of a special piece of music. The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.  Read more...

You Should Know
Spanish Department offering food for Cinco De Mayo
Another food opportunity from the Spanish Department comes on Monday, April 28, when the Peninsular Spanish American Culture Class has its fundraiser to benefit the Spanish Scholarship Fund. The class is celebrating Cinco De Mayo by selling tickets by donation ($5 minimum) for a Mexican Food meal donated by El Durango Restaurant. Food will be delivered between 10 and 11 a.m. on Monday, April 28, or can be picked up from the club. For tickets and more information about the April 28 meal, please contact the class’ instructor, Dr. Francisco Martinez, at (580) 327-8466 or fjmartinez@nwosu.edu.

Members of the Peninsular Spanish American Culture Class include instructor Dr. Francisco Martinez, Jena Seiler, Rolando Noda, Evelyn Oliveira, Vera Featherston, Angel Hernandez and Ruben Mora.

Four to be honored at Northwestern Retirement Reception
Four Northwestern employees will be honored at a Retirement Reception Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Presidents and Wyatt rooms. A special presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. for Milburn Barton, Lois Hudgins, Terry Nutter and Mary Tello. Everyone is welcome.


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At left is the official 110/100 Celebration logo for Northwestern. Through May 2008, 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 www.nwosu.edu/110.

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