On the Record @ Northwestern, May 7, 2010

May 7, 2010

Wow. Another school year is coming to a close here at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Hope all the finals went well for the students...and the instructors!

Congratulations to those who will be graduating on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Ranger Field. Temperatures may be a little chilly at ceremony time, so plan to have a jacket.We wish you all the best in the next stages of your lives.  Also, please be sure to return to Northwestern often. Stay in touch with what's happening on campus by letting us know if you'd like to continue receiving the newsletter following graduation. Send your email address to vcase@nwosu.edu.  You can also become a "fan" or "like the Northwestern Facebook page by going to www.facebook.com/nwosu.rangers. Also think about joining the Northwestern Alumni Association to stay up-to-date on alumni events and joining their Alumni Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/nwosualumni.  Contact Lizabeth Richey at lrrichey@nwosu.edu to find out more info.


 Some dates and events to remember for the summer and fall:

  • Summer Interim Session - May 11-28
  • Summer school sessions begin - June 1
  • Freshman Orientation - Aug. 14
  • First Day of Fall Semester - Aug. 16
  • NWOSU Homecoming - Sept. 23-25 (Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant on Sept. 23-24; Parade & Game on Sept. 25
  • Fall Break - Oct. 21-22
  • Ranger Preview - Nov. 6 

Staff Council Spring General Assembly May 18

All non-exempt staff are encouraged to attend the Staff Council Spring General Assembly May 18 at 10 a.m. In Alva, the meeting will be in ITV room EC 209; Enid, room 221; and Woodward, room 114. 

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Recent revisions to the Staff Council Bylaws
  • Review of Staff Council activities in the past year
  • Announcement of upcoming activities
  • Announcement of positions open on Staff Council Executive Committee
  • Explanation of nomination procedures 

There will be plenty of room for discussion and questions related to any of the above topics or any concerns staff members would like to bring to the attention of NWOSU Staff Council. The Staff Council is interested in your opinions and feedback.

Rae Wilson

 Northwestern professor becomes royalty

Congratulations to Rae Wilson, assistant professor of social work at Northwestern, who was named Ms. Oklahoma Plus America recently.  She completes the tradition within her family as now members of her ENTIRE family are state title holders.  Congratulations Rae!!!!


University Report Video on YouTube Channel

If you haven't had a chance to view the University Report video prepared for the annual Alumni Spring Reunion Banquet, it has been uploaded to the Northwestern YouTube Channel, as well as the Northwestern Facebook Page. It also has been embedded below!


Northwestern alum honored in Enid

Monroe Elementary School special education teacher Jaci Tolbert was named Enid Public Schools Teacher of the Year during Enid Education Association’s awards banquet Thursday evening. Congratulations!


News from Northwestern Since the Last Newsletter

  • Tim Blodgett to speak at Northwestern Commencement
  • Northwestern's 111th Spring Commencement set for May 8
  • State Regents recognize Northwestern, Arysta, Brine Electric with Partnership Award
  • Social Sciences Department faculty present at annual historical society meeting
  • Northwestern students honored at business awards ceremony
  • Spring Reunion photos available; class members recognized
  • Karen Sneary receives Teacher of the Year Award
  • Northwestern nursing graduates to be 'pinned'
  • 'Making Place Matter in Northwest Oklahoma' is topic of Rural Community Economic Development Summit
  • Ranger men's basketball team visits Lincoln Elementary
  • Spring Reunion photos available; class members recognized
  • Moore, White accepted into Leadership Class
  • Northwestern spring graduation photos to be offered online
  • Chemistry professor named as author in research article
  • University Chorale, conductor named semi-finalists in American Prize song competition
  • Department of Social Sciences awards Civic Education Fellowship to Nathan Jones
  • Nine Rangers to compete in College National Finals Rodeo
  • Deadline approaching for Leadership Institute, Applications due
  • Eighteen initiated into Red and Black Scroll
  • Northwestern Foundation announces Scholarship Drive totals
  • NWOSU yearbooks from past years available
  • Art Society Art Show campus winners named
  • Freshman Connection brings 318 students, parents to campus
  • Northwestern warns businesses of ongoing scam
  • Northwestern's Young Farmers and Ranchers attend leadership conference in Tulsa
  • Social work students attend national conference
  • Dr. Eric Schmaltz speaks at Founder's Day meeting
  • Monique Finley named Social Work Student of the Year
  • Northwestern 2010 Outstanding Seniors announced
  • Northwestern graduate students submit proposal to OESA Conference
  • Social work students raise awareness to 'Stop the Abuse'
  • Northwestern business faculty present at several conferences in midwest
  • Josh Rich, Coleman Teel attend Research Day at the capitol
  • Northwestern wildlife biology student explores urban pigeons in Alva
  • Robyn Walker awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship
  • Ranger Research Day winners announced; two tie for third
  • Ellis family endows second scholarship, shares hopes for Northwestern-Woodward
  • Enrollment open for Northwestern's summer, fall semesters
  • Wilber elected as Small Business Institute national president
  • Social Sciences Department receives $100,000 endowment
  • Mass comm students receive Mark of Excellence Awards
  • More University News

    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:

    • Business, E-Commerce and Accounting Awards Ceremony, April 30, 2010
    • Red & Black Scroll Initiation, April 29, 2010
    • NWOSU Employee Retirement Reception, April 28, 2010
    • Various photos from NWOSU Art Society Art Show, April 10-24, 2010
    • Bahama Break, April 22, 2010
    • Education 102, April 21, 2010
    • Campus Clean-up, April 20, 2010
    • Psychology Club Luncheon, April 14, 2010
    • April Blood Drive, April 14, 2010
    • Les Elgart Orchestra for the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series, April 13, 2010
    • The Big Event 2010, April 10, 2010
    • "Blue-Haired Belles," presented by NWOSU Theatre, April 8-10, 2010
    • Ranger baseball vs. Lubbock Christian, March 5, 2010
    • Assessment Day 2010, April 7, 2010
    • Ranger Research Day, April 2, 2010
    • Jeff McAlpin teaching outside, April 1, 2010
    • "NWOSU Baseball, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie" Alumni event in Enid, April 6, 2010
    • Teachers' Fair, March 26, 2010
    • Presidents of the Heartland lecture, March 24, 2010
    • Festival of Cultures Dinner at NWOSU-Alva, March 23, 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. Nearly 70 videos have been uploaded to the site so far with more to come. 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.

    A few of the most recent videos uploaded include the following:

    • Combined Concert, featuring the NWOSU Concert Band & Alva High School Band, May 2, 2010
    • Nicolle (Rubenstein) Campbell shares info/tips with NWOSU theatre students, April 26, 2010
    • NWOSU grad Grant Bowen shares experiences with current theatre students, April 23, 2010
    • A Night in Vienna: Favorite Opera Choruses, presented by the NWOSU University Singers & Chorale, April 25, 2010
    • NWTV-7 04/27/10 Newscast
    • 2010 NWOSU President's Report given at annual Alumni Spring Reunion Banquet, April 24, 2010
    • NWTV7 News 4/20/10
    • NWOSU students say "Return Your Census Form"
    • Dr. Leland C Bement gives talk at NWOSU, Feb. 16, 2010

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    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.

    March's Campus Kudos winner was Travis Biaggi, recruiter, and the April winner was Dean Kilgore, custodian.


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