On the Record @ Northwestern, February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

School from Weatherford coming to town Thursday

Northwestern Rangers, past and present, are gearing up for the doubleheader basketball game with rival Southwestern Thursday, Feb. 27, in Percefull Fieldhouse. The women tip at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Spirit Week events gave you the practice you'd need to get ready for Rivalry Week. The University provided 700 of you with free Blackout shirts. This would be an ideal time to have another "Blackout" event. If you didn't get a shirt, just come to the game dressed in black. Paint your faces, bring your signs, get loud (but respectful and no artificial noisemakers), and make Percefull Fieldhouse rock with noise!

The Ranger Band also will have a few special guests in attendance at this game as alumni band members and friends will help provide an enthusiastic atmosphere suited for Rivalry Week.

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., is having a special Corporate Night Event during this game as well. Fans can register to win a chance to shoot a $10,000 half-court shot. The first 600 guests will receive a free gift, and Ranger cheerleaders will be throwing out free T-shirts.

One lucky Twitter follower of @pioneertelecoop in attendance will receive $100 for following them and using a hashtag that will be announced at the game. Fans must be in attendance to win and must be following @pioneertelecoop.

Remember this feeling from the victory in Weatherford? Let's bring the excitement to Percefull Fieldhouse Thursday night!

Softball, baseball doing well

And how about our Ranger Softball and Baseball teams?! Try to get out to the ballpark this season to cheer them on!

Athletics Schedules can be found at www.riderangersride.com

Deadline for Art Show entries extended until Feb. 28

Northwestern students have a chance to win money with their artwork if they get it registered by Feb. 28 for the 11th annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show, and delivered to the J.W. Martin Library before March 5. Please try to get entry forms in by the original entry date of Feb. 26 if possible. Entries are accepted from Northwestern students, alumni, employees and retired employees. The show will take place in the Library March 10-29. Entry forms, rules, categories and more can be found at www.nwosu.edu/nas-art-show.

Art Society members also continue to collect lids for a future recycle art project. The lids can be any size or color. Contact Angelia Case, sponsor, for more information.

Blood Drive Feb. 26-27

Oklahoma's blood supply is critically low. Consider giving blood at the local drive Feb. 26-27 in Alva. More info at http://bit.ly/1gNVU6G

Homecoming 2014 set for Oct. 16-18

Be sure to add the dates for Homecoming 2014 to your calendars and spread the word to return to Alva Oct. 16-18. The Homecoming Committee currently is seeking theme and parade marshal nominations. See the Homecoming article for more information.

You'll want to return to Alva and Northwestern then or before to see the beautiful new press box that will soon be under construction at Ranger Field!

Photos in classroom, students having fun at campus activities requested

It's that time of year again when members of the University Relations Office need to update photos from around campus, in our classrooms and of our students enjoying campus activities.

Faculty: please let us know various days and times we could come into your classrooms to take photos and video while you teach and as the students are taking notes and interacting with each other. Contact Valarie Case at (580) 327-8486 or vcase@nwosu.edu.

Students: We'd love to use the photos you've taken with your phone or with your cameras while taking part in or watching the numerous on campus activities. We'd also like any images taken in university housing. Email your photos to vcase@nwosu.edu. Also students, like we asked last year, we'd love to see you post photos while sharing your story about what Northwestern means to you. Use the hashtag #NWMyStory on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. After posting to social media, please email your comments and photos to vcase@nwosu.edu as well. Your photos/info may be used in our social media and in our publications.

Recruitment of students to Northwestern

Employees, students, alumni and friends: Do you know of a high school senior, student looking to transfer, someone who might like to continue or finish their degree or work on their master's? Be sure to let them know about Northwestern. Our Recruitment Office staff would be happy to visit with them. Contact Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu.

And, speaking of recruitment, let those high school seniors know about a GREAT opportunity at Northwestern. Have them apply for our Presidents Leadership Class (PLC). More information can be found at http://bit.ly/1jRjuzp. The deadline to apply is March 7.

Do you have news to share?

If your office or department has news to share with the public, please let us know so we can pass that information along to the appropriate media. Contact Haley Smith, university relations specialist, at hlsmith@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8480 or use our online submission form at www.nwosu.edu/submit-news.

Just a few fun activities at Northwestern so far this semester

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Photos and video

Photos from graduation are available for a free download at http://nwosucommencement.shutterfly.com.

Various videos from throughout the school year also may be found at www.youtube.com/nwokst.

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  • Self-Study document completed, preparing for visit

    February 12, 2014 

    Dear Northwestern Community,

    It is with great joy that I report to you the Self-Study has been completed and submitted to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and to our four peer review team members. Thank you to each of you who were involved in this process. Now that the Self-Study has been submitted, the focus will transition to planning for our visit on April 7th, 8th & 9th.

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