October 1, 2008

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On Tap at Northwestern

* Oct. 2, Homecoming Float Building Workshop, Ranger Perk, noon

* Oct. 2, Comprehensive Exam - Grad Students, Education Center, 1 p.m.

* Oct. 2 -- Academic Challenge, Enid 127, 6 p.m.

* Oct. 2, Enid Writers Club, Enid 120, 6:30 p.m.

* Oct. 2, Let's Talk About It Oklahoma, Woodward Ranger West 118, 7 p.m.

* Oct. 2, Red Riot Bonfire, Ranger Football Field parking lot, 9 p.m.

* Oct. 3, Simulation Education - Sim-Man, Ketterman Nursing Lab in Enid, 9 a.m.

* Oct. 3, BEA Department meeting, Ranger Perk, noon

* Oct. 3, Jazz Band Concert, VIPSupper Club, 7:30 p.m.

* Oct. 4, All-State Choir Workshop, Rehearsal and Performance, Herod Hall Auditorium, all day

* Oct. 4, U.S. Senate Youth Program, Woodward Campus Library 120, 10 a.m.

* Oct. 4, Ranger football vs. Sterling (Kan.) College, Ranger Field, 2 p.m.

* Oct. 6, 2009 Option Period in Enid boardroom, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

* Oct. 6, 2009 Option Period in Alva, Vinson Hall, Alabaster Room, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

* Oct. 6, Project HOPE - Math Discovery Activities, Student Center Ranger Room, 4 p.m.

* Oct. 6-7, Academic Challenge, Enid 127, 6 p.m.

* Oct. 6, Ranger Connection required speaker event featuring Rob Simon, Student Center Ballroom, 7 p.m.

* Oct. 6, Symphonic Band Concert, Herod Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

* Oct. 7, Enid Campus Fall Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Oct. 7-8, 2009 Option Period in Alva, Vinson Hall, Alabaster Room, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

* Oct. 7, Enid Staff meeting, Enid Conference Room, 8:30 a.m.

* Oct. 7, Democracy Now Election Forum "The Great Debates," Education Center 109, 6:30 p.m.

* Oct. 7, SOEA meeting, Enid 220, 6:30 p.m.

* Oct. 9, 2009 Option Period in Alva, Vinson Hall, Alabaster Room, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

* Oct. 8-9, Fall Blood Drive, Student Center, all day

* Oct. 8, Northwestern-Enid Alumni Task Force, Enid Conference Room, 1 p.m.

* Oct. 8, Lady Ranger Soccer at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, 3 p.m.

* Oct. 9, Foundation Investment Board meeting, Student Center Presidents Room, 10:30 a.m.

* Oct. 9, Foundation Executive Board meeting, Student Center Presidents Room, 1 p.m.

* Oct. 9, Salsa Tasting, Woodward Campus Commons, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Oct. 9, Enid Faculty meeting, Enid Conference Room, 1 p.m.

* Oct. 9, Academic Challenge, Enid 127, 6 p.m.

* Oct. 9, Hispanic Heritage Celebration -- The New World, Woodward Campus 147, 7 p.m.

* Oct. 9, DKG Education Outreach Programs at Northwestern, Student Center Wyatt Room, 7 p.m.

* Oct. 10, BRIDGE advisor training, Enid 216-testing lab, 2 p.m.

* Oct. 10, Woodward Leadership Advisory Board meeting, Room 124, 2 p.m.

* Oct. 10, University Chorale concert, Alva Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m.

* Oct. 11, Miss Cinderella Pageant Orientation, Student Center, 8:30 a.m.

* Oct. 11, Upward Bound/ Upward Bound Math and Science Workshop, Student Center Ballroom, 1 p.m.

* Oct. 11, Ranger Football at Peru State College (Neb.), 1 p.m.




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Several attended dedication ceremonies for new signage on the Northwestern campus Sept. 18. The sign at the north entrance to campus, as well as the sign at the corner of highways 281 and 64 have been made possible through the generous gift from the Richard and Johnece Ryerson family.

September 30, 2008
Northwestern to begin agriculture education program
Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been given formal approval to begin an agriculture education program by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The program, only the third of its kind in Oklahoma, is expected to offer its first classes in the fall of 2009.

“We have spent a little more than a year working to secure approval of this program, so we are understandably excited and ready to begin recruiting students,” said Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern.   Read more...

October 1, 2008
Proposed agriculture education program secures
support from Wisdom Family Foundation

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s new agriculture education program received a major endorsement as the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc., has given the school $250,000 to endow a faculty chair position in agriculture.

The donation from the Wisdom Family Foundation marks the third major gift given by the organization and the Wisdom family to Northwestern this summer. Previous gifts include $250,000 to establish an endowed chair in visual art and the donation of several pieces of farm equipment to the agriculture program.  Read more...

September 23, 2008
Rock band Red's riffs coming
to Northwestern Oct. 1
The powerful and ambitious hard rock band RED from Nashville will share its metallic riffs at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Red Riot Concert Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse.

RED has earned radio success, widespread acclaim and even a Grammy Award nomination. The band’s release of “End of Silence” brought them the Top 10 smashes “Breathe Into Me,” “Let Go” and “Already Over.”

Read more..

October 1, 2008
Northwestern to launch new web site
Northwestern Oklahoma State University will offer a new window to the world on Oct. 8 as it launches a newly-designed web site.

The new web site will feature a striking new design and employ features that should increase return traffic.

“Our web site is an important element in our overall recruitment and communications plan,” said Steve Valencia, associate vice president for university relations. “Northwestern has made significant progress in many areas over the past few years, and it was time we made similar progress on our web presence.”  Read more...

Northwestern-Woodward's new building dedicated

The Northwestern-Woodward campus building was officially dedicated during ceremonies Sept. 24. Several hundred people attended the event. A photo gallery from the day's events can be found here.

September 23, 2008
Improved prizes for floats to be awarded for 2008 Homecoming

In hopes to improve Homecoming 2008, Ranger Heroes:  Legends of Northwestern, the Northwestern/Alva Homecoming Association plans to use funds from the City of Alva Tourism Committee to increase float prizes and float reimbursements for this year’s parade.


Float prizes have been increased to $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.  This is a significant increase from last year’s prizes established for $25, $15 and $10 for first, second and third places.  Read more...

October 1, 2008
Jazz and Concert Band performances open to public
Bands from Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s instrumental music program will perform on Friday Oct. 3, and Monday, Oct. 6.  Read more...

Northwestern's two school deans, Dr. Mike Knedler and Dr. James Bowen, gave tours to regents and university presidents of the renovations going on in the Science Building (above) and the Health and Sports Science Education Building while the guests were on campus for the annual meeting of the Board of Regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma.

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 Sprin
gs Golf Course near Woodward. 

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...

October 1, 2008
Family Day at Northwestern, a tradition growing strong
Approximately 250 people enjoyed the festivities of Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University this fall.  Read more...

After "shopping for tuition" at businesses in Alva during Family Day, family members winning tuition waivers for their students enrolled at Northwestern are
Dalene Dauphin, parent of Patricia Dauphin, Freedom freshman; David Beard, parent of Emilee Beard, Alva freshman; Skeeter Bird, Executive Director of the Northwestern Foundation; and David Wymer, parent of Caleb Wymer, Fairview freshman.  Dauphin won $200 in tuition money along with Beard winning $300 and Wymer winning the $500 tuition prize.

Traveling the furthest distance to attend Northwestern's Family Day Sept. 20 are Tedra Doughty, parent of Justin Fulmer, Farmerville, La., sophomore; Nicole Towns, Northwestern Bookstore; Connie Ridgway, parent of Grant Ridgway, Hazelton, Kan., freshman; and Jeretta Sandoz, parent of Daryl Glover, Crowley, Texas. Each person received Northwestern t-shirts as their prize.

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...

You Should Know

Student Teaching semester applications available
The Student Teaching Semester applications, for Spring 2009, are available online at http://www.nwosu.edu/EDUCAT/StudentTeachApplic.doc.  Candidates who meet the criteria to complete their Student Teaching need to fill out the application and submit the required paperwork listed on the application.  Read more...


Information about joining Student Oklahoma Education Association


Teacher education admission interview dates set
Admission interviews for teacher education students have been set for Oct. 20-24. Interview applications are due Oct. 8, and portfolios are due Oct. 10. Applications should be submitted to the Education Office in Education Center 205.

Click here for the interview application as a Word document.


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