March 11, 2009
Spring Break is upon us! I hope that you will be able to get some rest, catch up on some grading or homework, relax and just have a little fun this next week, so you'll be ready to take on the last part of the spring semester.
Northwestern's administrative offices at all three campuses will be closed Monday through Wednesday, March 16 - 18. The offices will return to regular hours Thursday, March 19.
Classes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 23.
Ranger men's basketball team going to Kansas City!
The Northwestern Ranger men's basketball team learned Wednesday that it's going to return to Kansas City, Mo., next week for the 72nd Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, which will be held March 18-24 in the Municipal Auditorium. The official tournament bracket will be released on Thursday, March 12, by noon. Visit http://naia.cstv.com/ to watch for the bracket. If interested in making the trip, see the story link below for the bus trip being sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Publicizing Your Campus News
Just wanted to take a moment to remind you that if you have an event or newsworthy item from your department that you would like to have submitted to local and area media, please send your information to the University Relations Office at least two weeks in advance. To give weekly newspapers time to consider the news, we need to send finished releases by no later than Fridays or Mondays for their Thursday publications. Locally, we need to submit our news as early as possible to allow time for consideration in a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday publication. Thanks.
News from the Division of Education
If you're involved in the Student Teacher Program at Northwestern and plan to do your student teaching in the Fall 2009, please visit this link to see some important information for you. You have until March 15 to turn in the application.
Open meeting for all employees with non-exempt status
The Northwestern Staff Council will be holding an open meeting on April 7 in the Struckle Education Center, room 109, at 10 a.m. This meeting will include campus updates from David Pecha, vice president for administration, and staff council nominations. All non-exempt employees are encouraged to attend.
Questions should be directed to Staff Council members: Rita Castleberry, 327-8164; Fawn Kingcade, 327-8532; Karlista Greenfield, 327-8542; Angelia Case, 327-8577; Shannon Morris, 327-8646; Natalie Miller, 327-8441; Lisa Herning 327-8571.
You Should Know
Dr. Rod Murrow, associate dean of graduate studies, currently is a member of the 2nd Leadership Arts Class with the Oklahoma Arts Council. Dr. Kay Decker, chair of the department of social sciences, and Kathy Earnest, instructor of English, were members of the first class last year.
The purpose of Leadership Arts is to develop a statewide network of community arts leaders and advocates. Leadership Arts class members are learning how arts and cultural development can be harnessed to create economic opportunity, provide a high quality of community life, and ignite the creative potential of Oklahoma’s youth.
For more information on the program, click here.