Northwestern to play host to presentation on 'Color Blindness in Today's World'

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Northwestern to play host to presentation on 'Color Blindness in Today's World'

April 16, 2010

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will welcome Dr. Anita Walker, professor of mathematics at East Central University, at 5 p.m. on April 22 for a presentation titled, “Color Blindness in Today’s World.” This event will take place in the Industrial Education building on the Alva campus in room 131, and broadcast via ITV to Northwestern-Enid, room 218, and Northwestern-Woodward, room 145.

It is free and open to the public, as well as Northwestern students and employees. This event is sponsored by the Math and Computer Science Department and the Computer Science Club.

Walker will focus on the use of color in Web page design and how different colors can affect perceptions of Web pages. Color blindness testing also will be available at the event.

Born and raised in Dallas, Walker graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 1978 with degrees in German and mathematics. She then went on to obtain her Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma in 1980. She studied German philology at the University of Mainz in Germany as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow from 1978-79. Walker received her Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from OU in 1983.

Walker has been a professor of mathematics at ECU since 1983. She is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the Oklahoma Academy of Science, and Phi Beta Kappa. She has received the ECU Teaching Excellence Award twice in the last seven years. Walker is married to Dr. Bill K. Walker, professor of computer science at ECU. They have one son, Dalton.

For additional information on the presentation, contact Debra Hogan, instructor of computer science, at or (580) 327-8587.