On the Record @ Northwestern, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010

Spring Break 2010, here we come!

It seems like the Spring semester at Northwestern just began, and here we are right in the middle of it with seven weeks of school left when we return from Spring Break. The last few weeks of school always seem to be hectic, so get some rest and de-stress over the break, and be ready to put in your best effort during the last weeks of school.

Assessment Day at Northwestern is coming up April 7, so make sure and mark it on your calendars. Students, it's your chance to help make Northwestern even better.

  • Daytime classes will not meet, but evening classes will meet as scheduled
  • Students should attend in lieu of classes
  • All students must take Student Satisfaction Survey
  • University takes the survey results very seriously
  • Students taking general education testing will be notified prior to test
  • Various workshops planned for students and faculty
  • Free meal for students/employees served east of tennis courts
  • Drawing for prizes

The Big Event is coming up soon, too, on April 10. (See story below.)

And, congratulations to the Northwestern graduates who have been named as this year's recipients of the Outstanding Graduates Award. Recipients will be honored at the annual Alumni Spring Reunion on April 24. (See story below.)

Recent News from Northwestern

Photo Gallery

The photo gallery for various events and activities at Northwestern during the Spring 2010 is located at http://nwosuspring2010.shutterfly.com. Keep checking in to see what photos are added this semester.

Visit http://nwosusummerfall2009.shutterfly.com/ to see the the photo gallery for the Summer and Fall 2009. A Photo Gallery Archive can be found at www.nwosu.edu/nwosu-photos.

Latest photos uploaded to the photo gallery include:

  • SMART Board Training Workshop, March 6, 2010
  • Science Fair Judging and Awards, March 3, 2010
  • Ranger Basketball vs. Rogers State, Feb. 25, 2010
  • Edgar Cruz - Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series, Feb. 23, 2010
  • Ranger Basketball vs. Oklahoma Baptist, Feb. 22, 2010
  • Third Annual Ranger Football Awards Banquet, Feb. 19, 2010
  • NWOSU Nursing Students Health Check, Feb. 15, 2010

Videos on NWOSU YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the Northwestern YouTube Channel to receive notices when new videos have been uploaded. The address is www.youtube.com/nwokst. More than 60 videos have been uploaded to the site so far. Keep checking for more to be added. The NWOSU YouTube Channel is available to have videos from various areas uploaded to it, including class lectures provided by Northwestern faculty. Contact Valarie Case or Erika Birk in University Relations with videos to share on the channel.

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Northwestern's Staff Council has a presence on the university web pages. To see who the staff representatives are, how to contact them, and minutes from their meetings, please visit www.nwosu.edu/staff-council.

The Staff Council has begun "Campus Kudos," a public acknowledgement that applauds the efforts of eligible staff members who have displayed an act of kindness up and above their job responsibilities. Anyone may submit nominations using the criteria and the form available on their web site. The following examples should be taken into consideration: • Makes a difference to NWOSU and/or to members of the campus community • Goes above and beyond expectations • Excels as a team player • Strives to bring out the Ranger "Spirit" in others. The monthly winners will be announced in the Northwestern News, as well as in this newsletter.

February's Campus Kudos winner is Lendi Gourley, assistant director of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center.

Nominations for March are underway.

Ranger Red and Black Fridays

Whether you're on campus or thousands of miles away, show your Ranger Pride by wearing red and black or Ranger gear on Fridays, and join with us for Ranger Red and Black Fridays.

Campus Recycling Locations

There are a number of Campus Recycling Locations  provided by CORE where you can find boxes provided to help you recycle paper, as well as plastic bottles and aluminum cans (please rinse). There also are Recycling Guidelines. CORE members will collect the boxes of recycled items approximately every two weeks. If you have questions, please contact CORE co-sponsor Janet Valencia at (580) 327-8476 or jivalencia@nwosu.edu

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