September  17, 2008

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On Tap at Northwestern

* Sept. 18-19, Board of Regents meeting, all day on campus

* Sept. 18, Academic Challenge, Enid 127, 6 p.m.

* Sept. 18, Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series, Ball in the House, 7:30 p.m., Herod Hall Auditorium

* Sept. 18, Let's Talk About It Oklahoma, Woodward Ranger West 118, 7 p.m.

* Sept. 19, Lady Ranger soccer at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M., 2 p.m.

* Sept. 20, Family Day

* Sept. 20, Ranger football vs. Southwestern (Kan.) College, Ranger Field

* Sept. 22, Reception - CSWE team, Enid Board Room, 5 p.m.

* Sept. 22-23, Academic Challenge, Enid 127, 6 p.m.

* Sept. 23, Cooperating Teacher/Principal Training, Student Center Ranger Room, 10 a.m.

* Sept. 23, Lady Ranger soccer vs. Oklahoma Baptist University, Alva Recreation Complex, 5 p.m.

* Sept. 23, Democracy Now Election Forum, Education Center 109, 6:30 p.m., Topic this week is "The Conventions."

* Sept. 24, See You at the Pole, Enid Campus Flagpole, 8:30 a.m.

* Sept. 24, SPS Chairs meeting, Woodward Boardroom 109, 10 a.m.

* Sept. 24, Woodward Campus Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremonies, 11 a.m.

* Sept. 24-25, Campus wide diversity training for all faculty, Student Center Wyatt Room, 2:30 p.m.

* Sept. 25, Foundation Executive Board meeting, Student Center, 2:30 p.m.

* Sept. 25, Foundation Annual meeting Student Center Ranger Room, 4 p.m.

* Sept. 25, Foundation Donor Dinner, Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m.

* Sept. 25, Lady Ranger soccer vs. Rogers State, Alva Recreation Complex, 5 p.m.

* Sept. 25, 29, 30, Academic Challenge, Enid 127, 6 p.m.

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September 12, 2008
Signage projects to be dedicated Sept. 18
Impressive new structures welcoming people to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus will be dedicated in a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Gifts from the family of Richard and Johnece Ryerson of Alva, the two new structures made of brick and custom stonework, will welcome visitors to campus at the corner of U.S 281 and Oklahoma Boulevard (U.S. 64) on the northeast corner of campus, and at the north entrance to campus at the intersection of Seventh Street and Oklahoma Boulevard.  Read more...

Work continues on the Seventh Street Entrance Project.

September 9, 2008
Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 20

Families of all Northwestern Oklahoma State University students are invited to the Alva campus Saturday, Sept. 20, for annual Family Day festivities, including the chance to win tuition waivers for the spring semester.  Read more...

September 11, 2008
Northwestern to dedicate campus in Woodward on Sept. 24
Northwestern Oklahoma State University will officially dedicate its new campus building in Woodward during a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The ceremony will begin in the commons area at 11 a.m.

“The dedication ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate Northwestern’s long-standing partnership with the community of Woodward and the spirit of collaboration that led to the construction of a marvelous facility,” said Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president.  Read more...

September 12, 2008
Rock band Red to bring show to Northwestern campus
"Passionate vocals. Gnashing guitars. A potent message."

This is how the award-winning and Grammy-nominated rock band "Red" has been described, and that band is coming to Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Percefull Fieldhouse in Alva on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.


September 10, 2008
Fall enrollment rises for second straight year
Enrollment for the fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has risen for the second straight year, according to figures released in a preliminary report by the school.

In the report to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Northwestern reported total headcount enrollment of 2,097 students, an increase of 2.2 percent from last year’s figure of 2,052. Since 2006, overall headcount enrollment has grown by more than 4 percent.  Read more...

September 16, 2008
Chesapeake Energy President's Association
Golf Classic set for Oct. 9 at Boiling Springs Golf Course

A field of nearly 100 golfers is expected to participate in the 9th annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University President’s Association Golf Classic, Thursday, Oct. 9, at Boiling Springs Golf Course near Woodward.  Read more...

September 12, 2008
2008 Homecoming theme announced
“Ranger Heroes:  Legends of Northwestern” has been selected as the theme of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s 2008 homecoming celebration Oct. 31- Nov. 1.  Read more...

September 9, 2008
A cappella group Ball in the House to kick off season Sept. 18
Ball in the House, a five-man a capella group from Boston, will perform in Herod Hall Auditorium at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Harmonizing like the groups Boyz II Men, the Temptations and Take 6, Ball in the House brilliantly blends those influences.  From classic R&B to pop, hip-hop and gospel, their sounds incorporate a modern, urban, post-millennial twist.   Read more...

Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, addresses the group who attended Tuesday’s Green Space Dedication ceremonies. For more photos, please click here.

September 11, 2008
New faculty begin 2008-09 year at Northwestern
Ten new faculty members began working for Northwestern Oklahoma State University this school year.  Of those 10, three work in the School of Arts and Sciences while the other six work in the School of Professional Studies.  Read more...

September 4, 2008
'Democracy Now' government students offer election forums
Democracy Now, under the umbrella of the State Regents of Higher Education Campus Compact grant program, has formed as a local, non-partisan service learning project organized and coordinated by a class of government students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

These students welcome members of the university, their families and surrounding community residents to attend a series of election forums to be held in the seven weeks preceding the National Nov. 4 General Election.   Read more...

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