October 1, 2009
Wow! We're in our seventh week of school at Northwestern. What a lot of activities, events, homework, etc., we've gone through since the start of the semester.
We're so happy to have great news to share on the enrollment front! See the story in the links below: Northwestern fall enrollment at highest level since 1971.
Homecoming 2009 is Oct. 22-24
We're gearing up for Homecoming 2009! Check out the schedule at www.nwosu.edu/homecoming. Final preparations are underway for "A Century of Ranger Pride." We're celebrating our 100th year of having the name "Rangers" as our mascot! Incidentally, we're also celebrating the 60th anniversary of our fight song, "Ride, Rangers, Ride" and the Northwestern Alma Mater. Both songs were written by Floyd "Spud" McClain, who earned a $20 prize for the alma mater and $15 for the fight song in 1949.
According to the Northwestern History book, written by Wayne Lane, retired public relations director at Northwestern, McClain, a 1940 Northwestern graduate, dedicated the alma mater to his mother, Mrs. J.A. McClain, and the fight song to his former Northwestern music teacher, W.F. Deusinger. McClain was honored in 1980 as the honorary parade marshal. These songs are still in official use today - with slight alterations to the original arrangements.
Two new reunion events have been added on Friday night -- members of the classes of 1980 through 2009 will meet at the Nite Lite and those graduating in the 50s, 60s and 70s will meet at the VIP Supper Club. And, a dance has been added to the schedule as a Saturday night event. More information is available on the homecoming web site or in the article in the links below.
For more information on homecoming, contact the chair Steve Valencia at email@example.com or (580) 327-8478. For information on sheet signs, door/window decorations, student activities, contact Jason Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (580) 327-8439 or Yolanda Creswell at email@example.com or (580) 327-8606.
For more information on float building, visit the homecoming web site or Float Chairs Dr. Aaron Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or (580) 327-8522 or Dr. Eric Schmaltz at email@example.com or (580) 327-8526.
More information on homecoming can be found in an article in the links below.
October is Arts and Humanities Month
The month of October celebrates Oklahoma and National Arts and Humanities Month. Several events are scheduled for the month including theatre and music activities, as well as guest speakers. Some of these upcoming events are included below.
Theatre to present play on Vietnam
Coming up soon on campus is the Theatre production of "Vietnam 101: The War on Campus." It will be Oct. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. The cast and crew of the show is looking for feedback from alumni, employees, community members who might have been at or around Northwestern during the Vietnam War to share their memories of what it was like here at that time. They've created a place online at www.nwosu.edu/vietnam-memories for people to comment. A story about the production can be found in the links below.
Substance Abuse and Addiction topic of Monday event
A noted Edmond attorney will share a moving message of his family’s personal experiences with drug and alcohol addiction during a presentation at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva on Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. The presentation is open to the general public. (See story in the links below.)
Red Riot Concert featuring SafetySuit
This year's Red Riot Concert presents the pop-rock band SafetySuit on Oct. 8. Today is the last day that NWOSU students can register to try and win a chance to meet the band. Students should sign up in the bookstores in Alva and Enid and in the NWOSU-Woodward administrative offices between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Three students will be selected in Alva, one student in both Enid and Woodward. Winners will receive a Meet & Greet pass for themselves and one guest, as well as two coupons for a soda/water, plus a shirt & CD from the band. Tickets to the concert itself are not included. To register, students must have a 2009-10 NWOSU ID card to show at registration area & a working NWOSU e-mail account. Winners will be notified by NWOSU e-mail, so make sure your account is activated and working properly.
Last week, students were sent emails via their NWOSU accounts to learn how they could sign up to win free tickets to the concert. Those student-winners have been notified via NWOSU email account. If you were notified, you can pick your ticket up in the Alva/Enid business offices and the Dean’s office in Woodward. Show student ID to get the ticket.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. See the story in links below to see where and how to get tickets.
Social Sciences Department presenting speaker
“Remember Us: Letters from Stalin’s Gulag to the Great Plains (1930-1937): A Family’s Story,” a presentation hosted by the Department of Social Sciences at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. (See story in links below.)
Blood Drive at Northwestern
Join us in Alva and Enid for the annual Fall Blood Drive. In Alva, Oct. 7 and 8, Student Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in Enid Commons area, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attention Student Teacher Candidates:
The Student Teaching Semester applications, for Spring 2010, are available online. 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. For additional information, click here.
Flu Shots Available
There will be free flu shots at these times:
Enid- Oct. 6 - Cherokee Conference Center (downtown Enid) from 1-6 p.m. The flu clinic in Enid will be Tuesday, Oct. 6. At this time, it is scheduled from 1-7 p.m., but that is subject to change depending on how much vaccine we get. It will be at the Cherokee Conference Center. This will be the first flu clinic and will be seasonal flu. High risk people will be first to get it, then we will go from there.
Alva- Oct. 13 - Woods County Health Department (WCHD) will be giving flu shots to the general public from 8:30 a.m – 6 p.m. at the Woods County Fairgrounds Women’s Building. After Oct. 13 WCHD will continue to give flu shots at the health dept. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. until the vaccine is gone.
The advantage of getting the shot at the fairgrounds is process time. There will be numerous nurses and nursing students present to administer the shots. When receiving the shots at the health dept. office, time may be a factor, as we will also be continuing other clinics as usual throughout the day and we will have two nurses.
This vaccine is for the seasonal flu only. We have no H1N1 vaccine at this time. There is no charge for the flu shots. However, WCHD asks that anyone with Medicaid or Medicare health insurance please bring their insurance cards with them.