August 17, 2010
Wow. Another school year is underway! And there already is so much to do! Be sure to check out the Student Events Calendar from time to time to keep up with all that is planned and overall Calendar for even more of what is happening on campus. If you're looking for fun events in the area, visit our Arts Northwest calendar or Tourist Attractions in the Area.
If you're wanting to schedule a campus event, please visit www.nwosu.edu/event to fill out the necessary reservation form to request the room and get the item on the calendar.
If you have a campus news item in your area that should be shared with the community or in this newsletter, please let us know. You can always use our Submit News form that we have provided for you on the University Relations web page.
Students, if you're looking for a club or organization to get involved in, there are a number to choose from. Some have a web page presence and the rest are just listed at www.nwosu.edu/clubs-orgs or you can contact Jason Hillman, director of student life and counseling, for a few ideas. He also can help with confidential counseling if needed for students and employees.
There also are a number of Student Services available that you may want to check out including a Student Handbook, and people and places that can help with your academics like the Academic Success Center and the Office of Student Retention.
And, if you're looking for contact information for any Northwestern employee, please visit www.nwosu.edu/employee-directory.
There also are a number of links provided on the Northwestern homepage to help you locate the information you're looking for.
Students and employees can find a lot of information just for you by going to RangerNet. Students - please know that you will receive a number of emails from the university and professors via your Northwestern email, so please get it activated and check it often.
If you're on Facebook or Twitter and want to receive messages from the university, please "Like" our Facebook Fan Page and "Follow" us on Twitter.
Good news for Northwestern Oklahoma State University!
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report announces that Northwestern is the highest ranked public regional university in Oklahoma. The magazine listed Northwestern as the 23rd rated regional college in the western United States.
U.S. News also listed Northwestern as the top-ranked regional college in the western United States in terms of lowest debt load of graduating students. Only 49 percent of Northwestern students graduated with debt, averaging $9,381 per student. The percentage of students graduating with debt has dropped seven percentage points in three years. The dollar amount of average debt dropped $2,160 from last year.
The low amount of student debt also placed Northwestern second nationally in the regional college category. Only the federally-subsidized U.S. Merchant Marine Academy was lower.
See link below for full article.
Volunteer workers needed for Woods County Fair
Very soon, Northwestern employees will be receiving an email asking for volunteers to help work at Northwestern's booth at the Woods County Fair in Alva on Sept. 9-11. A block of shift times will be available to sign up for. Thanks for considering to help.
Homecoming here before you know it!
Homecoming is early this year - Sept. 25. This year's theme is "Reconnect: From Yearbook to Facebook." To keep up with Homecoming plans and find out about Float making and other Homecoming activities as they are planned, visit the Homecoming web page often. A news article with more info is among the links below.