On the Record @ Northwestern, Dec. 7, 2010

Dec. 7, 2010

Wow. Hard to believe that the Fall semester is winding down. Good luck to all students and faculty this week during finals!

It's been a good semester for all our students and for our athletics teams. Congrats to you all for your accomplishments.

Congratulations to our Fall Graduates - best of luck to you as go out into the world to represent Northwestern as successful alumni. Please keep in touch and return to visit us often.

Current students - we're so glad you've chosen Northwestern to continue your education, and we look forward to seeing you in January. And thank you parents for entrusting your children to us. We enjoy watching each one of them grow with confidence and knowledge.

Wishing everyone safe travels over the holidays and all best the year can bring in 2011. 

Enrollment is open through Jan. 19. You can check out the online schedule of classes for what's available and what classes are full. 

If you know of anyone thinking about furthering their education or possibly transferring, be sure to tell them about Northwestern. Here are a few points to consider:

  • Our tuition rates are among the lowest in Oklahoma. And, if you're not from Oklahoma, in many cases, we can waive the non-resident portion of your tuition.
  • Our new Rent-A-Text program could save you hundreds of dollars annually in textbook costs.
  • Northwestern has the most affordable campus housing in America says U.S. News and World Report.
  • U.S. News and World Report says Northwestern graduates have among the lowest student debt ratios in the country.
  • Northwestern has great opportunities for departmental, athletic and participation scholarships.
  • We offer scholarships especially for transfer students.
  • Northwestern provides seamless transfer opportunities in all of our academic programs.

Recruitment Office personnel will be able to help with further information at recruit@nwosu.edu or by calling (580) 327-8546.

Ornaments on President's Christmas Tree

  • What are your Holiday & Family Traditions?

    Sitting around the table in the president's home for the annual Tree Trimming Brunch this past Friday, enjoying good food and conversation, a few of our faculty members were sharing about holiday traditions from different countries and locations. Northwestern enjoys a broad range of cultures and traditions, so this comment area is for you. Please share about your family holiday traditions and how the holidays are celebrated where you are from.

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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/.

A list of photos added, include several from the 2010 Homecoming celebration, as well as:

  • Ranger men's & women's basketball vs. Okla. Christian, 12-6-10
  • NWOSU Fall Commencement, 12-5-10
  • Annual Holiday Concert, 12-4-10
  • Men's & Women's Basketball vs. John Brown, 12-4-10
  • Decorating Dr. Cunningham's Christmas Tree - 12-3-10
  • Angels on High, University Singers & Chorale, 12-2-10
  • NWOSU Ranger Football vs. Sioux Falls, Nov. 20, 2010
  • NWOSU Children's Show - "A Hairy Tale," Nov. 19, 2010
  • NWOSU Poetry Circle, Nov. 18, 2010
  • NWOSU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Ceremony (Enid), Nov. 17, 2010
  • NWOSU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Ceremony (Alva and Woodward), Nov. 16, 2010
  • Newby Field Honor Ceremony, Nov. 13, 2010
  • NWOSU Ranger men basketball classic, Nov. 12-13, 2010
  • NWOSU Senior Day, Nov. 13, 2010
  • NWOSU Lady Ranger basketball vs. Willam Jewel, Nov. 6, 2010
  • NWOSU Ranger football vs. Panhandle State, Nov. 6, 2010
  • Ranger Preview, Nov. 6, 2010
  • NWOSU Ranger men basketball vs. Kansas Wesleyan, Nov. 2, 2010
  • NWOSU Lady Rangers basketball vs. SWOSU, Nov. 2, 2010
  • NWCS - The Alley Cats, Nov. 2, 2010
  • Miss NWOSU and Outstanding Teen Pageant, Oct. 31, 2010
  • NWOSU Academic Success Center Open House, Oct. 29, 2010
  • NWOSU Career Fair, Oct. 28, 2010
  • NWOSU Nursing Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Oct. 28, 2010
  • NWOSU Ranger Football vs. Langston, Oct. 23, 2010
  • NWOSU Band Extravaganza Concert, Oct. 18, 2010
  • NWOSU Ranger Football vs. Bacone, Oct. 16, 2010
  • NWOSU Ranger Football vs. Southern Nazarene, Oct. 9, 2010
  • NWOSU Choral Concert, Oct. 7, 2010
  • Nowhere Fast, Oct. 7-9, 2010
  • Heritage Month - Pinata Breaking, Sept. 30, 2010
  • Grant Presentation Ceremony, Sept. 27, 2010
  • 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.  More than 100 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.

    Several videos are still coming including Ranger Preview, holiday concerts, and Fall commencement, but the latest videos posted include:

    • NWOSU Media Promo
    • Dr. Richard Drass speaks at NWOSU on Archeology of Prehistoric Wichita Villagers in western Oklahoma
    • W.D. Newby, Newby Field Memorial Dedication Ceremony at NWOSU (embedded below)
    • various NWTV7 newscasts
    •  NWOSU Football highlights
    • 2nd annual NWOSU Band Extravaganza
    • NWOSU Choirs present "A Joyful Noise" choral concert
    • 2010 NWOSU Constitution Day Program
    • Simple Nitrogen Oxides & Human Health: Chemistry meets Biology
    • NWOSU grad student Mike Petree speaks to Marriage & Family Class
    • Various Homecoming highlights

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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 October recipient is Natalie Miller, assistant certification officer in Division of Education.

    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 open in J.W. Martin Library-Alva

    The J.W. Martin Library-Alva "Coffee Corner" machine provides 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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