Students encouraged to participate in Ranger Research Day Nov. 20; submission deadline Nov. 9

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Students encouraged to participate in Ranger Research Day Nov. 20; submission deadline Nov. 9

October 28, 2015

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus will play host to the 10th annual Ranger Research Day on Friday, Nov. 20 in the Student Center Ballroom. Students will have the opportunity to display, share and discuss their research with peers, professors and the Alva community.

Graduate and undergraduate students create poster presentations or oral presentations of academic papers of research conducted in one of their classes. The best student presenters in each category will be encouraged to attend Oklahoma Research Day in March 2016.

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

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 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.

The deadline for Northwestern student submissions is Monday, Nov. 9.

Along with the research presentations, students within the visual arts will display their art during the event, but the art will not 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.”

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