Students encouraged to participate in Ranger Research Day Nov. 18; submission deadline Nov. 7

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Students encouraged to participate in Ranger Research Day Nov. 18; submission deadline Nov. 7

October 17, 2016

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus will play host to the 11th annual Ranger Research Day on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Student Center Ballroom. Students will have the opportunity to display, share and discuss their research with peers, professors and the Alva community.

The deadline for Northwestern student submissions for Ranger Research Day is Monday, Nov. 7.

Graduate and undergraduate students create poster presentations or oral presentations of academic papers of research conducted in one of their classes. All presenters will be encouraged to attend Oklahoma Research Day on March 3, 2017, which Northwestern will host at Enid’s Central National Bank Center.

Poster presentations for Ranger Research Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. followed by academic paper presentations from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Ranger Research Day 2015 PICTURED RIGHT: Chris Satterfield (pictured facing), recent Northwestern graduate, presenting his Ranger Research Day 2015 topic to judging panel made up of (from left to right) Dr. James Bell, associate vice president for academics and dean of faculty; Shannon Leaper, research and instructional services librarian; and Jennifer Page, assistant professor of English.

There will be first, second and third place winners for each discipline category.

For the category of Arts and Music the disciplines are Art and Design; Music; Theater and Dance.

For the category of Business the disciplines are Accounting; General Business Administration; Business Communication; Economics; Finance; Information (MIS) Operations Management; and Management.

For the category of Education the disciplines are Curriculum; Gerontology; Human Environmental Sciences; Kinesiology, Health Studies and Special Services; Professional Teacher Education; and Psychology.

For the category of Liberal Arts the disciplines are Communication; English; Foreign and Modern Languages; History; Geography; Humanities; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology and Substance Abuse Studies; Social Work; and American Studies.

For the category of Math and Science the disciplines are Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Forensic Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Nursing; Physics and Engineering; and Agriculture.

Along with the research presentations, students within the visual arts will display their art during the event. This year the art work will be judged.

“The public is welcome to attend to see the type of important research being done at the university,” Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies, professor of English and director of the Master of Arts in American Studies Program, said. “Any student thinking of attending graduate school should participate since research is such an integral part of graduate study.”

“It is important for Northwestern to have a large number of participants at Ranger Research Day this year. These participants can go on and present at Oklahoma Research Day in 2017, which Northwestern is hosting at Enid’s Central National Bank Center. Since presenters from all of Oklahoma’s colleges and universities attend this event, I hope to have Northwestern well represented to show our Ranger pride!”

For more information on Ranger Research Day or to see past winners, please visit or contact Holliday at (580) 327-8589 or