August 25, 2008

Volume 5, Number 3

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On Tap at Northwestern

* Aug. 25, Howdy Week Cookout & Volleyball Tournament, outdoor spaces, volleyball pit near Coronado Hall, 5 p.m.

* Aug. 25-26, Bio-Touch Training, Enid Campus 127, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Aug. 25, Welcome Back Cookout-Enid Commons, 5 p.m.

* Aug. 26, Howdy Week Movie Night at the Rialto, 6:45 p.m.

* Aug. 27-29, Advanced Bio-Touch Training, Enid Campus 127, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Aug. 27, Howdy Week Ranger Rally '08, 8 p.m., Ranger Field, (takes the place of Bowling)

* Aug. 28, Cross Country team to Cowley County Community College Invitational, Arkansas City, Kan.

* Aug. 28, Howdy Week Tailgate Party and BBQ Contest, Ranger Field, 5 p.m.

* Aug. 28, Ranger football vs. SWOSU, Ranger Field, 7 p.m.

* Aug. 30, Ranger Soccer vs. Hastings (Neb.) College, Alva Recreation Complex, 7 p.m.


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Don't forget Red & Black Fridays! Let it carry over to game days, too. Let's have a sea of red!

Howdy Week begins today -- Click for Schedule

August 22, 2008
U.S. News lists Northwestern as top-ranked Oklahoma
regional university for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has listed Northwestern Oklahoma State University as the top-ranked institution among the six schools that comprise the Regional University System of Oklahoma.

The magazine also recognized Northwestern as one of five baccalaureate universities in the western United States where graduates have the least amount of student debt. Only 45 percent of graduates leave the institution with debt.  Read more...

August 20, 2008
Northwestern to promote spirit with Ranger Rally '08
Calling all Ranger fans!  Calling all Ranger fans!

Northwestern Oklahoma State University welcomes the public and the Northwestern community to attend Ranger Rally ’08, a pep rally to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Ranger Field.

This event will take place Wednesday night before the Rangers’ football team competes against long-time rival Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Thursday, Aug. 28.

The Lady Rangers’ soccer team begins its season at home on Aug. 30 against Hastings College (Neb.) at 7 p.m., at the Alva Recreation Complex.   Read more...

The north end of Ranger Field has taken on a new look now that the old locker room has been removed making way for construction of the new building. To learn more about the plans for Ranger Field and how to help with the Vision for Victory campaign, please visit

August 14, 2008 
Tailgate for first Northwestern football game planned
The Alumni Association has scheduled a free tailgate party for Northwestern’s home and season opening football game against the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs. The tailgate will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 on the second tier of Ranger Field in Alva.


August 25, 2008
Freshmen, transfers gathered for orientation
All freshmen and transfer students entering Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the fall semester participated in Freshman Orientation 2008 on Saturday, Aug. 16.  Read more...

2008 Freshman Class

August 8, 2008
Wisdom Family Foundation funds endowed chair in art
To many people, the late Grace Wisdom was a successful professional in the banking industry and a community leader. Few people outside of her family knew one of her greatest passions – a love for the visual arts.

“We all have interests that provide balance in our lives,” said her daughter, Dr. Peggy Wisdom. “She had a passion for art.”  Read more...

August 11, 2008
Alumnus Eldon Mitchell donates $50,000 for science lab
Giving back to his alma mater just seemed like the right thing to do for Eldon Mitchell, a 1968 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Mitchell’s $50,000 donation will be used to furnish a science lab in the newly renovated Science Building, which should open in October.   Read more...

August 7, 2008
Tim Albin, 1999 football team selected for Sports Hall of Fame
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced today that they have selected Tim Albin and the 1999 NAIA National Championship Football Team to be honored in ceremonies held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.  Read more...

August 18, 2008
SOEA attends national conference
Northwestern Oklahoma State University was well represented at the Student Leadership Conference of the National Education Association (NEA), a student program held in Washington, DC this summer.  Read more...

August 20, 2008
Summer session honor roll announced
Honor roll listings for the 2008 summer session at Northwestern Oklahoma State University include 143 students enrolled at the Alva, Enid and Woodward campuses. Of that number, 103 are on the President’s Honor Roll and 40 are on the Vice-President’s Honor Roll.

All students—undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate—on the President’s list had all As (a 4.0 grade point average) in a minimum of seven hours of work.

Those on the Vice-President’s list had grade averages of 3.5 or better for a minimum of seven hours of work.

Listed by hometowns, those on the honor rolls are as follows:   Read more...

August 19, 2008
Dr. James Therrell designs 'Challenge Playground'
Dr. James Therrell, assistant professor of education for Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently helped design, organize and officially inspect the construction of a new playground for Roosevelt Elementary in Ponca City.  Read more...

June 12, 2008
Nursing program receives continued approval
from Oklahoma Board of Nursing
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University nursing program was awarded a full five-year approval by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) after a meeting at the end of May. One of OBN’s functions is to prescribe standards for and provide approval of nursing education programs throughout the state. All nursing programs must be approved in order to enroll and graduate students and five years is the maximum term possible.  Read more...

August 11, 2008 
'Picture My Weekend' a huge success
Displayed with more than 165 photographs for the weekend, the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva was the perfect location for the Northwestern Creativity Project to play host to 58 participants in its first “Picture My Weekend” event on Aug. 1 and 2.

Participants arrived from many different Oklahoma cities including:  Alva, Aline, Buffalo, Cherokee, Dacoma, Enid, Guthrie, Helena, Isabella, Jet, Kingfisher, Medford, Mooreland, Oklahoma City, Vici, Waynoka, and Woodward to participate in the event.  Read more...

You Should Know
Alumni bus trip to South Dakota canceled
The Alumni Association fan bus trip scheduled to watch the Rangers take on Black Hills State University in South Dakota Sept. 12-15 has been canceled. The Alumni Association was not able to sell enough seats to make the trip happen.

For more information check the Northwestern Foundation Web site at or contact Lizabeth Richey, Alumni director, at (580) 327-8593 or

Minimum wage increases
The United States Department of Labor has increased the minimum wage to $6.55 per hour beginning July 24. The administration at Northwestern Oklahoma State University decided to begin the wage increase on July 1. Therefore, all work study, E&G and part-time employees need to be sure and turn in their time sheets for July using the new version of the time sheet with the wage increase.

Use this link: Excel Part-time Time Sheet FOR WORK 7-1-08 AND AFTER.

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