On the Record @ Northwestern, Sept. 17, 2010
On the Record @ Northwestern

September 17, 2010

NWOSU Homecoming ButtonHomecoming is here!

Hard to believe we've only been in school for about a month! It's been so busy so far, and Homecoming is next week!

If you have been totally consumed by other events since the start of school, you can catch up to what all is planned for next week's Homecoming celebration by visiting the Northwestern Homecoming website at www.nwosu.edu/homecoming (and several articles below will give more details on Homecoming events).

On the website, you'll find information on float, door decoration and sheet sign entries, as well as where to buy a Homecoming button and what discounts it will provide to you, as well as where to get your Homecoming t-shirt, alumni reunions and locations for those, and more!

Homecoming Week kicks off Monday with a cookout and bonfire, and several events continue through the week. The annual pep rally will be Friday at noon at The Ranger statue. Several special student events are planned, and all Homecoming events can be found at link above or check out the Student Events Calendar.

The parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Alva, and the football game is at 3 p.m. at Ranger Field. This just happens to be the first home football game of the season, so we'll get our first look at the Ranger Red and Black, as well as the "new look" (and size) "Spirit of Northwest Oklahoma" Ranger Marching Band! The band has grown from 24 to about 65 members this year, and the members will be sporting brand new uniforms! The Ranger Queen and King coronation will take place at halftime of the game, and a Homecoming Dance, featuring the band Trader-Price, will round out the day's events starting at 8 p.m. at the Woods County Fairgrounds. 


Northwestern records fifth largest enrollment in school history

Enrollment for the 2010 fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is the fifth largest in school history and marks the highest total in 40 years.

According to a preliminary enrollment report submitted to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, a total of 2,311 students are attending classes this fall, an increase of 3.3 percent from a year ago when 2,237 were enrolled.

Credit hour production also rose by 6.4 percent.

This year’s enrollment is the largest since a four-year period during the Vietnam War era when enrollment rose above 2,400 and peaked at 2,641 in 1968.  Read more


Student Teaching Semester applications available

The Student Teaching Semester applications, for Spring 2010, are available online at http://www.nwosu.edu/education under Student Resources; click on Student Teaching Application.

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. Completed applications may be sent to Dr. Martie Young, Enid campus or Dr. Beverly Warden, Alva campus. These are due by Oct.1. For further questions, please check with your Teacher Education Adviser.


Submitting campus events to calendar, reserving campus meeting locations

If you're wanting to schedule a campus event or request a room to meet in, please visit www.nwosu.edu/event to fill out the necessary reservation form to request the room and get the item on the overall Calendar of Events, and/or the Student Events Calendar. Please considering submitting the form even if the room you're using needs no other permission because the form is how it's known to put the event on the calendars.

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. 


NWOSU web page presence or training needed?

There are a number of web pages on the university's site, and you may be just the person to make sure the information is up-to-date. A number of campus clubs and organizations still need some representation on the site, as well as people to update that information.

If you are needing a page for your area and have not gone through a web editing training session, please contact Jake Boedecker, webmaster, or Valarie Case, university relations. Training sessions can be scheduled sometime after Homecoming.


News from Northwestern

Homecoming-related news

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Photo Gallery

We have several photo galleries. One for the Fall semester has been set up at http://nwosufall2010.shutterfly.com/.

Photos from the Spring 2010 semester are at http://nwosuspring2010.shutterfly.com  and visit http://nwosusummerfall2009.shutterfly.com/ for Summer/Fall 2009 photos. The Photo Gallery Archive can be found at www.nwosu.edu/nwosu-photos.

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. News casts from the student-produced NWTV7 also may be viewed here. Contact Valarie Case or Erika Birk in University Relations with videos to share on the channel.

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Staff Council on the Web

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.


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.


Coffee Corner now open in J.W. Martin Library-Alva

The J.W. Martin Library-Alva "Coffee Corner" machine is now up and running providing specialty coffees, chai tea and hot chocolate. It’s $1 for a 12 oz. cup. The machine is located in the northwest corner of the library, past the computers.


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