On the Record @ Northwestern, Aug. 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

Wow. Another school year is underway, so it's time to share the first newsletter of the school year! If you're looking for what's happening at the university, 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. Please note: Even if you do not need to request a room/location, please fill out the Event Form so your item can be placed on a calendar for everyone to see.

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. Also on the University Relations web pages, you'll find a link to Publication Guidelines and Logo Standards. This will help you to know what university logos to use in your emails, publications, etc.

Students, if you're looking for a club or organization to get involved in, there are a number to choose from. They are listed at www.nwosu.edu/clubs-orgs or you can contact Jason Hillman, director of student life and counseling, for a few ideas. If you'd like to start a new club, Jason also is the person to see! 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 Graduation.

And, if you're looking for contact information for any Northwestern employee, please visit www.nwosu.edu/employee-directory. You also will find links to the Employee Handbook (for non-faculty) and the Faculty Handbook.

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 on the 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. Your Northwestern email account will be the place to go to learn about school closing because of bad weather.

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. We also welcome faculty to provide video for placement on the Northwestern YouTube Channel. We also put a number of our photos on an online sharing site so you can see what's happening at Northwestern. You can visit www.nwosu.edu/nwosu-photos to get to the school year/semester you're looking for.


 2011-12 Freshman Class

Following the annual Freshman Orientation Day activities Saturday, members of this year's Freshman Class posed for a photo. More photos from the day can be found in the photo gallery at http://nwosusummerfall2011.shutterfly.com.


Win a scholarship at Northwestern

Do you know a current Northwestern student who could use some extra support? Tell them about Scholarships Matter!—a contest whose winners earn up to $1,000 in tuition assistance.

Students may showcase their creativity in any of the following three formats: written essay, slide show presentation or video. Learn more: http://bit.ly/pLUTAc.


News from Northwestern

NWOSU Photos & Video

Northwestern shares online several of the photos and videos taken throughout the school year. You can find each semester's photo gallery at www.nwosu.edu/nwosu-photos and videos on the Northwestern YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/nwokst.  


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Use this online form to submit new stories to University Relations when you need a press release to go out to local and area media. Press releases our office sends out to the media also are made available to campus media, are placed online at University News and will be posted in this newsletter. If you have news items that pertain only to campus, please submit your info to the Northwestern NewsNWTV7 and KNSU Radio. You also may submit that same info to our office for the newsletter.


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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 also sponsors "Campus Kudos," a public acknowledgement that applauds the efforts of eligible staff members who have displayed an act of kindness above and beyond 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.


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