Mason, Schmaltz present at Oklahoma Research Day

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Mason, Schmaltz present at Oklahoma Research Day

November 15, 2010

Dr. Aaron Mason, assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, associate professor of history, presented a joint research project titled "Comparative Federalism between Russia and the United States" at the 12th Annual Oklahoma Research Day at Cameron University in Lawton last week.

Hundreds of university faculty members and students from across the state attended this special event coordinated by Oklahoma's regional universities. As the state's premier academic function, the annual gathering showcases research, creative and scholarly efforts, and permits students and faculty members to interact with others within respective disciplines and from other fields.

Participants are required to submit abstracts and create posters for their respective research topics. More than 650 posters and 1,200 authors contributed to the 2010 event.

Mason and Schmaltz also serve as co-executive directors of the recently endowed Masonic Institute of Citizenship Studies at Northwestern, and they seek to develop their collaborative project into a symposium paper in connection with the new Institute's future activities.

They also applauded the efforts of Masonic Institute member Dr. Tony Wohlers, associate professor of political science and the director of the Academic Research Center at Cameron University, in overseeing this year's Research event. Wohlers holds a two-year term as the coordinator of the Council on Research for Regional Universities.

Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies, also serves on this Council and leads the university’s efforts on both Ranger Research Day in the spring and Oklahoma Research Day.

Holliday, Mason and Schmaltz strongly encourage undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members at Northwestern to participate in Oklahoma Research Day 2011 at Cameron University on Nov. 4, 2011.

To learn more about participating in Oklahoma Research Day, contact Holliday at spholliday@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8589.

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