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Skip Slider Ride, Rangers, Ride! From football to rodeo, we've got your sport! ATHLETICS Success Lives Here Becoming a Ranger has never been easier. APPLY NOW Welcome to Northwestern! Schedule your campus visit today! VISIT NWOSU President's Leadership Class (PLC) Application Deadline March 9 INFO/APPLICATION Be a part of the Ranger Family! Schedule a campus tour today! SCHEDULE A TOUR Ride, Rangers, Ride! From football to rodeo, we've got your sport! ATHLETICS Success Lives Here Becoming a Ranger has never been easier. APPLY NOW PrevNext RESOURCES Email Blackboard RangerNet Library Services NWOSU Bookstore APPLY NOW Begin Create Opportunities OKLAHOMA RESEARCH DAY Register Today! UNIVERSITY CALENDAR ALL EVENTS >    JAN 17 Last day to ADD (16 week classes) Last day to ADD (16 week classes) JAN 19 NWOSU Invitational Speech Tournament High school students from the area will compete in a speech contest. JAN 20 NWOSU Art Society Goodie Giveaway at Ranger Basketball vs. East Central Regular fundraising event for the NWOSU Art Society at basketball games involving baked items. JAN 22 Last day for 100% refund on complete withdrawals Last day for 100% refund on complete withdrawals JAN 22 Last day to DROP - No grade required (16 week classes) Last day to DROP - No grade required (16 week classes) UNIVERSITY NEWS ALL NEWS >    Registration deadline approaching for Oklahoma Research Day January 16, 2018 - Last year, Northwestern Oklahoma State University played host to Oklahoma Research Day at the Central National Bank Center in Enid where more than 1,000 people from across the state participated. Northwestern will play host to ORD again on Friday...READ MORE Northwestern announces honor roll for fall 2017 January 11, 2018 - Honor rolls for the fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.READ MORE Northwestern to observe Martin Luther King Jr., Day January 11, 2018 - Offices at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, and no classes will be held in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day.READ MORE $(document).ready(function(){ $('.bxslider').bxSlider({ controls: true, pager: false, auto: true, speed: 400, pause: 5000 }); });

University Profile

University Profile Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public regional university that has received national acclaim for its combination of high quality academic program and affordability. While Northwestern primarily serves the vast geographical area of northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle, its student come from more than 40 states and 20 countries.   The main campus is located in Alva, a city of approximately 5,000 residents in northwest Oklahoma. Alva is located 14 miles south of the Kansas border, approximately 115 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, and 100 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas. The community is fully engaged with the University and even dedicates sales tax money to fund scholarships.Students can choose from more than 40 areas of study to earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. Northwestern offers master's degree programs in education, counseling psychology, and American Studies, and a doctoral program in nursing practice.Students enjoy a vibrant on-campus college experience by living in university housing, dining in the cafeteria or Student Center Snack Bar, participating in Greek life or campus organizations, attending home athletic contests, or attending numerous other campus events.Northwestern also operates additional locations in northwest Oklahoma’s two largest cities – Enid and Woodward.Northwestern -Enid assists a diverse population, including adult learners, achieve their career and educational goals by providing local, affordable access to higher education by offering upper-level courses leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree. Many students take advantage of the Bridge Program between Northwestern and Northern Oklahoma College, a local community college, and make a seamless transition to Northwestern for completion of their four-year degree.Northwestern -Woodward provides convenient access to higher education opportunities to a diverse population, including non-traditional students, to assist them in meeting education and career goals in a supportive environment. Students attending classes at Northwestern-Woodward are able to take the same types of undergraduate courses that are available at Northwestern's main campus in Alva.

Traditions

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public regional university that has received national acclaim for its combination of high-quality academic program and affordability. While Northwestern primarily serves the vast geographical area of northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle, its students come from more than 40 states and 20 countries.  HOMECOMING The Alva community, Northwestern alumni, current students, faculty and staff, as well as prospective students and bands from surrounding areas join in celebrating the Ranger family. FIGHT SONG Northwestern’s fight song is “Ride, Rangers, Ride!” It’s tradition to stand, clap and sing to show our Ranger Pride whenever this song is played.  ALMA MATER “Oh, Northwestern” is the university’s alma mater. It’s sung and played at various events, including commencement, football games and the Spring Alumni Reunion Banquet.  MASCOT & COLORS "Rowdy Ranger" is our mascot character and can always be found at our home athletic events, homecoming events and anywhere to entice Ranger pride for the Ranger Family. 1

Homecoming

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG At the heart of Northwestern traditions is the fall homecoming event. The Alva community, Northwestern alumni, current students, faculty and staff, as well as prospective students and bands from surrounding areas join in celebrating the Ranger family. Homecoming events such as the Miss Cinderella Pageant for high school senior females, the homecoming parade, band and parade float competitions, Ranger Royalty, and more are all funded strictly through the purchase of Northwestern’s annual themed homecoming button.  Schedule of EventsThursday, Sept. 28, 2017Miss Cinderella Talent Show 7:30 p.m., Herod Hall AuditoriumFriday, Sept. 29, 2017Rally 'Round the RangerNoon (12 p.m.), Alva Campus, Ranger Statue Lady Rangers Volleyball VS Southeastern 6:30 p.m., Percefull FieldhouseMiss Cinderella Pageant8 p.m., Herod Hall AuditoriumSaturday, Sept. 30, 2017Ranger Run (5K and 1-Mile Fun Run)8 a.m., Alva's Downtown Square, north sideHomecoming Parade 10 a.m., Alva's Downtown SquareAlumni Lunch ($6/person)Immediately following the parade, Alumni Tent on the Courthouse Lawn Lady Rangers Soccer VS Harding 11 a.m., Alva Rec ComplexAlumni Band Rehearsal2 p.m., Alva Campus, Fine Arts Building, third floor Dunning Performance Center Dedication2 p.m., Dunning Performance CenterMassed Bands Performance Before the start of the football game, Ranger FieldNorthwestern VS Southeastern Football Game 4 p.m. Ranger Field  TITLE: Miss Cinderella Pageant CONTENT: Since its inception, the Miss Cinderella Pageant has provided a means by which outstanding high school seniors can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. This scholarship pageant takes place on Thursday and Friday of Homecoming week, followed by the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Alva’s downtown square. The pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.The winner of the Miss Cinderella title receives eight semesters of tuition and a one-year room waiver at Northwestern-Alva. The first and second runners-up receive six and four semesters of tuition, respectively. The winners of the talent and congeniality titles each receive a one-year room waiver in addition to the one-year tuition scholarship that each contestant receives.Click here for more information on most recent winners, pageant history, and former Miss Cinderella. A contestant must be a true high school senior female, single, and at least 16 years of age by September 1, 2017. She must never have previously entered the Miss Cinderella Pageant. For a full list of requirements download the entry forms, rules and guidelines below. MISS CINDERELLA ENTRY FORMSInitial School Letter 2017Information and Data Sheet 2017Wardrobe Guideline 2017Miss C Pageant Rules 2017Miss C Certification of Local Winner 2017What is Miss Cinderella?Campus map for parking  TITLE: Alumni Tent CONTENT: Following the parade at noon at the Alumni Association tent on the downtown square, a $6 barbeque lunch will be provided by the Northwestern Alumni Association and prepared by the Rowdy Rangers. All members of the President’s Association will eat for free. A reception for the parade marshal takes place at the Alumni Tent.  TITLE: Alumni Band CONTENT: If it’s time for Homecoming, it’s time for alumni to dust off their instruments and join the alumni band. We’re ready to welcome you back on Saturday, Sept. 30!Rehearsal will start at 2 p.m. in the band room on the third floor of the Fine Arts Building, Alva campus. Game time is set for 4 p.m.Want to be involved in the Alumni Band? Fill out the form below! Please complete the information and submit by Monday, Sept. 11, in order to reserve a T-shirt in the correct size. More information will follow.Alumni Band Registration Form TITLE: Annual Ranger Run & 1-Mile Fun Run  CONTENT: Online Registration Form for 5K Ranger Run and 1 Mile Fun RunThe Northwestern Alumni Association sponsors the annual Ranger Run, which is held on Saturday morning of Homecoming. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run begin promptly at 8 a.m. in front of the Rialto Theater on the downtown square in Alva. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and Homecoming T-shirts are given to each paid entry.Medals and Wellness Center gift certificates go to the top three finishers in each division. Trophies, Alva Chamber Bucks and certificates go to the first overall male and female runners. Alva Chamber Bucks also go to the overall first alumni male and female runners. Awards go to the top three in each division of the fun run.All entrants receive an official Homecoming t-shirt with paid entry. 5K medals are awarded in all categories of the Ranger Run. Course maps may be obtained from the Alumni Office at (580) 327-8593.For more information or to receive a registration sheet, please contact the Northwestern Alumni Association office at (580) 327-8593 or at nwalumni@nwosu.edu. Participants also may choose to register and pay entry fee by going to the J.R. Holder Wellness Center and speaking with Richard Burdick, director. For more information download the Ranger Run Flyer.  TITLE: Alumni Baseball CONTENT: Dear Ranger Baseball and Softball Alumni,Fall is around the corner and so is Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s homecoming. We will have our alumni baseball activities the weekend of homecoming, September 29th and 30th.This year we are planning something special for the Alumni activities. Instead of having the normal Baseball Alumni game, we are inviting all Ranger Softball Alumni back as well, for the first ever, Ranger Baseball and Softball Alumni co-ed softball game to be held Friday evening under the lights on Glass Family Field, at Myers Stadium.On Friday, September 29th, at 6:30 P.M., the alumni game will begin with batting practice and warm-ups, followed by the game starting at 7:30 P.M. Dinner will be served for players, family, and fans.The Ranger baseball and softball facilities will be open and everyone is encouraged to look around. If you would like a tour of Glass Field and Myers Stadium, we would be more than happy to offer one to you, your family, or anyone else. The facility has undergone major renovations over the past few years and you will find new upgrades, including the clubhouse, playing surface, press box area, and the new addition of the "Jim Dunning Performance Center."Whether you can play, don’t want to play, or just want to come visit, feel free to bring your family and friends to Alva for the Homecoming weekend festivities. This event will be a great time for you to get acquainted with first-year head coaches, Ryan Bowen of the baseball team, and Jill Webb of the softball team.On Saturday, September 30th, at 2 P.M., Northwestern will be hosting the dedication of the ‘Jim Dunning Performance Center’. Details for this event are still unfolding and we will get the information to you as soon as possible. After the dedication ceremony, we hope all of you will head over to the homecoming football game at 4 P.M., at Ranger Field to support the football team as the Rangers host Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Dugout Club will have a few spots reserved on the tiers, for baseball and softball alumni, and their families.The future is bright for the baseball and softball programs, so please, come be a part of it! We look forward to seeing all of you in Alva on the weekend of September 29th. Please register online through the online form below, Questions or concerns? Contact:  Matt Strattonmstratton@banccentral.com(580) 603-1772 Megan Strattonmmstratton@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8117Ryan Hintergardtryanhintergardt@sbcglobal.net(580) 761-7607The Northwestern Foundation Office will provide a homecoming t-shirt to baseball/softball alumni that show up for the alumni game (whether you played or not) as long as you are pre-registered. Please fill out the form below for your contact information and shirt size, and as always, Ride, Rangers, Ride!Sincerely,Matthew Stratton, Megan Stratton, & Ryan HintergardtAlumni Baseball Game Registration Form TITLE: Float Entry Forms and Rules CONTENT: Every year the Alva community and merchants, as well as many of Northwestern’s alumni, academic departments and student clubs create theme-centered floats to be featured in the Homecoming parade. If you are interested in participating with a float please fill out an entry form, download and read the float rules for your category and the float building workshop. Float categories are broken down into: campus clubs and organizations; off-campus commercial business; and off-campus non-profit organization.Deadline for float entry forms is Wednesday, September 27, 2017Homecoming Float Entry Form 2017 - Fillable PDF DocumentFloat Rules for Campus Organizations (Category 1)Float Rules for Off-Campus Organizations, Commercial Business (Category 2)Float Rules for Off-Campus Organizations, Non-Profit Organization (Category 3)Float Building 101 Workshop (downloadable powerpoint)If you choose to fill out the Homecoming Float Entry Form please email it to Float Chairman Dr. Richmond Adams (rbadams@nwosu.edu).  TITLE: Marching Bands CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University plays host to the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday of Homecoming weekend. The NWOSU Homecoming Association invites bands to participate in this parade, referred to as the “Massed Bands.” Awards first and second place trophies in six classes of competition, as well as offering an open class for bands not interested in competing.First place winners in each class will receive a $150 award and second place will receive a $100 award. In addition, each band participating in the parade will receive a donation of $75 to help defray expenses. Classifications are as follows:Class AAA - High School ADM of 246 or above (OSSAA class AAA or above)Class AA - High School ADM of 114-245 (OSSAA class AA)Class A - High School ADM of 61-113 (OSSAA class A with 61 or above ADM)Class B - High School ADM of 60 or less (OSSAA class A with 60 or less ADM)Jr. High Class B - Junior High/Middle School band from OSSAA class 7-A, 8-A, 9-A Jr. High Class A - All otherJunior High/Middle School bandsOpen - Any band participating on a non-competition basis.We also invite bands to participate in activities on the square in downtown Alva by performing a 15-minute "mini-concert" at the courthouse bandstand immediately following the parade.All band members and chaperons are invited to attend the homecoming football game. In addition, we hope your band will perform in the massed band this year. The massed band rehearsal will begin around 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided for those playing in the massed band at 1:00 p.m.For more information contact Dr. Marc Decker, assistant professor of Fine Arts and director of bands, at (580) 327-8191 or mddecker@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Student Activities CONTENT: The annual Homecoming Celebration for Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva brings alumni and visitors to town each fall during football season. Personnel from Northwestern and leaders in the community join forces to plan the celebration months in advance.Each year's homecoming seeks to honor the traditions of the past and the heritage of northwest Oklahoma, offering entertainment features that are continued from year to year, but seeking to make each year's schedule unique.  Many of those working on homecoming have been involved in its production for several years; others are newcomers to the project this year.  All work together to make it a success and a source of pride to everyone in this part of the state.A scholarship pageant for high school seniors to represent their communities takes place on Thursday and Friday of the week, university students take part in special events on campus all week, and marching bands, floats and other attractions liven up Alva’s downtown square for the annual parade on Saturday. The traditional Ranger football game and queen coronation takes place in the afternoon.HOMECOMING COMMITTEE MEMBERS (emails are be included in the red hyperlinks)General Chairmen:  Dr. David PechaButton Sales Chair:  Mrs. Karen KoehnSecretary:  Ms. Jodie BradfordTreasurer:  Mrs. Tara HannafordSpecial Events Coordinator: Mr. Bryan MillerMarketing Coordinator: Mrs. Ali GavittAlumni Coordinator: Mr. John AllenChamber Coordinator:  Mrs. Alex Mantz or Mrs. Jodie BradfordMiss Cinderella Pageant Co-directors: Mrs. Lisa Franz and Dr. Sheila BrintnallCampus/Student Events:  Mrs. Kaylyn HansenParade Chairs: Mr. Patrick Hawley and Mr. Ben OrcuittBand Director: Dr. Marc DeckerAntique Car Chair:  Mr. Gary BrownFloat Chair: Dr. Richmond AdamsRanger Run Chair: Mr. Richard BurdickTo contact an individual from the committee, please click on his or her name to send an email.Suggestions for Homecoming?  Please submit them to Ali Gavitt. TITLE: Homecoming Button CONTENT: Funds from the sale of Northwestern’s Homecoming Buttons are the main source of income for Homecoming. The button is only $10 and provides entrance to the Miss Cinderella Pageant competition and Talent Night, the football game, as well as discounts and other incentives from a list of Alva merchants during the week of homecoming; it’s more than a $38 value! Each homecoming button is numbered and has a chance to win $500 in Alva Chamber Bucks. The winning button will be drawn during the homecoming football game, and the drawn number must be present to win.For Homecoming, merchants from the area will offer the following discounts:(Insert poster when created) (would like to use the homecoming button graphic on the main homecoming page, too)All patrons MUST be wearing a Homecoming button during the week of Homecoming to receive the discounts!WHERE TO PURCHASE A HOMECOMING BUTTONTo purchase buttons contact Karen Koehn, button sales chair, (580) 327-8547 or kkoehn@nwtech.edu. Tiffany George, Enid administrative assistant, (580) 213-3101, and Candace Reim, Enid Student Services Coordinator, (580) 213-3147, are button sales representative for the Enid campus, while Milissa Sturgill, Woodward campus coordinator, can be contacted for buttons in Woodward at (580) 254-2503.Anyone who wants to purchase buttons and is not contacted by one of the salespersons can buy them at the Alva Chamber of Commerce office located at 502 Oklahoma Blvd., (580) 327-1647; the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593; or the Northwestern business office in Herod Hall, (580) 327-8536.Buttons also will be available at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; Daisy Village, (580) 327-3467; and Holder Drug, (580) 327-3332; Alva Vision, (580) 327-2393; Hair on the Square, (580) 327-0258; and La DEE Da’s, (580) 327-0382. Those interested also can contact any of the listed salespersons. TITLE: Homecoming Royalty CONTENT: Ranger QueenCURRENT: 2016 Ranger Queen, Cinthya Nevarez (picture) of Laverne, OklahomaRanger Queens through the Years (A list of past Ranger Queen winners http://www.nwosu.edu/ranger-queens)Ranger KingCURRENT: 2016 Ranger King, Shekhar Adhikari (picture) of NepalRanger Kings through the Years (A list of past Ranger King winners http://www.nwosu.edu/ranger-kings)Freshman QueenCURRENT: 2016 Freshman Queen, Jenna Castor (picture) of Shattuck, OklahomaFreshman Queens through the Years (A list of past Freshman Queen winners http://www.nwosu.edu/freshman-queens)  TITLE: Parade Marshal CONTENT: Current: 2016 Parade Marshal Dr. Linda StewartParade Marshals through the years  TITLE: Homecoming Theme CONTENT: 2017 Homecoming Theme Entries(online form to be emailed to Ali Gavitt, apgavitt@nwosu.edu) Online Form (http://www.nwosu.edu/homecoming-theme )Homecoming T-Shirt(Typically a poster with the design is posted here with the pricings)Past Homecoming Themes

Leadership

Leadership Dr. Janet Cunningham  PRESIDENTDr. Janet Cunningham serves as the 19th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She was named the school’s chief executive officer on July 1, 2006, following her appointment by the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma.Cunningham is the second alum and first woman to serve as president of the institution. As president, Cunningham has led many new initiatives such as the development of an enrollment management plan that led to record enrollments, increasing the number of nationally accredited academic programs, and leading the effort to join the NCAA. Through her leadership, Northwestern was recently approved for its first doctoral program. The Doctor of Nursing Program will enroll in first class in fall of 2017.During her tenure, private giving to Northwestern has soared, including the establishment of numerous endowed faculty chairs and scholarships, and more than $6 million in gifts for the Vision for Victory campaign for athletics. Cunningham also has placed a new emphasis on securing grants from both the public and private sectors.Northwestern’s campuses also have benefitted from her leadership and vision. The University constructed a new campus in Woodward and major renovations have been made to two classroom buildings in Alva. Other major construction projects include the Wisdom Agriculture Education Center the Ranger Field football complex, baseball’s Myers Stadium, the Front Door entrance projects on the north side of campus and the commissioning of “The Ranger” statues at the Alva and Enid campuses. Cunningham was named Executive Vice President in 2002 after serving 12 years as Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. As Executive Vice President, Cunningham served as the second-highest-ranking officer at Northwestern, developing and administering the University’s fiscal operations, with additional direct control over student services, intercollegiate athletics, auxiliary services, physical plant, financial aid, information technology, and economic development.In 2015, she was awarded the Kate Barnard Award by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. The award is presented to female public servants who have contributed to an improved quality of life in Oklahoma. Also in 2015, Cunningham was inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame. Cunningham earned a Doctorate in Education from Oklahoma State University and has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern. A certified public accountant, Cunningham also has completed professional education at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and through the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky. In 2001, she became a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and  EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIPDr. Bo HannafordVICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS bshannaford@nwosu.eduDr. David PechaVICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION dmpecha@nwosu.eduMr. Steve ValenciaASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY RELATIONS sjvalencia@nwosu.eduMr. Calleb MosburgDEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT cnmosburg@nwosu.eduDr. James BellASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMICS / DEAN OF THE FACULTYjlbell@nwosu.edu

Governance

Governance Northwestern Oklahoma State University is one of six regional universities governed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma, formerly the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges.The Regional University System of Oklahoma is the largest four-year university system in the state. System institutions graduate nearly 40 percent of all Oklahoma graduates.The Board of Regents is comprised of eight citizens appointed by the governor of Oklahoma, along with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.Learn more about the Regional University System of Oklahoma by visiting www.ruso.edu. ​NWOSU Annual Financial Statements

History

History In 1895, only two years after the opening of the Cherokee Outlet, the first bill to establish a normal school at Alva was introduced in the territorial legislature. The first effort was defeated; however, the next legislature passed a bill establishing the Northwestern Territorial Normal School at Alva, the second such school in Oklahoma Territory.In a meeting on August 8, 1897, a newly-formed Board of Regents for Normal Schools named James E. Ament of Illinois as Northwestern's first president. He and two teachers, Mary DeLisle and Sarah Bosworth, comprised the first faculty.Until a building to house the new college could be constructed, the classes were held in the Congregational Church. The school opened on September 20, 1897, with an enrollment of 58 students. Enrollment reached 166 students by the end of the first year.By the fall of 1899, the first building, The Castle on the Hill, had been completed and the school was transferred to its present site. The cost of construction of the first building was underwritten by a number of private citizens, since no appropriation for this building had been passed by the legislature when construction began.From its normal school beginning, Northwestern in 1919 was expanded into a four-year teachers college and was designated at that time as Northwestern State Teachers College. A further major change in the nature and function of the institution came in 1939, when the college was authorized to grant degrees in liberal arts, as well as education. The name was changed to Northwestern State College.In 1941, a constitutional amendment established the present Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and provided for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. All state-supported colleges and universities were placed under the authority of the board in matters regarding curriculum, standards of education and finances. Within the framework of the system, the six regional colleges, including Northwestern, were placed directly under the governance of the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges. Herod HallIn 1951, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education authorized Northwestern to offer courses, transferable to the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, applying toward a master's degree in education. Beginning with the summer term of 1954, Northwestern was authorized to institute a fifth-year program in education leading to a Master of Education degree. In 1978, a fifth-year inter-disciplinary sociology and psychology program leading to a Master of Behavioral Science degree was approved. A nursing program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree was established in the fall of 1981.On August 16, 1974, the name of Northwestern State College was changed to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. During its first century, Northwestern has evolved from a normal school preparing teachers for the rural schools and small towns of northwest Oklahoma, into a dynamic institution offering high levels of education and training in numerous vocational pursuits.As Northwestern prepared to enter its second century, the university expanded its presence in the area. In the spring of 1996, the Second Session of the 45th Oklahoma Legislature passed House Bill 2164, creating Northwestern campuses in Enid and Woodward. These campuses offered their first classes during the 1996-97 academic year. In 2016, the State Regents authorized Northwestern to offer its first doctoral program in nursing practice. photos?

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Employment

Employment OVERVIEW HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OVERVIEW HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Job Openings at NorthwesternNorthwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the North Central Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The student population is approximately 2,300 students. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.We offer a number of exciting employment opportunities in an environment that supports personal and professional growth. The University offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive healthcare insurance package, and participation in the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System. A list of job openings and their descriptions is provided below.Our application forms at right are fillable PDFs. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print these documents. If you do not have this program installed on your computer, you can download a free copy at: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html#reader.Please read all instructions carefully before downloading and installing. These fillable PDF forms work best in Google Chrome, but in Firefox you will need to save the form first to enable the fillable PDF. Please contact Human Resources at apply@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8530 if you would prefer to receive a paper copy of any application form.Applicants must list specific job openings on their application form and cover letter in order to be included in the applicant pool for that opening.Employee benefits information is provided at the link above. You also may view the Northwestern Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, available for all current and prospective students and employees.AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE STATEMENTThis institution, in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal laws and regulations, and to the extent required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717, (580) 327-8415. APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTFaculty, Administration, ProfessionalAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTNon-Exempt StaffREQUEST FOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFO TITLE: Adjunct Nursing Faculty CONTENT: Available: Fall and Spring SemestersTerms of Employment: Part-time Semester openings, 8 to 16 hours per week for 16 weeks. Competitive salaries.Duties and Responsibilities: Clinical adjunct opportunities in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Mental Health, Critical Care Nursing and Maternal Child Nursing.Qualifications: Master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required and currently licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma. Prior teaching experience preferred.Send Information to:Dr. Shelly Wells      Chair, Division of Nursing      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: scwells@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete an NWOSU application for faculty employment. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: DNP Program Faculty - Family Nurse Practitioner CONTENT: Available: June 1, 2018Terms of Employment: Twelve month, full-time tenure track position.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).Duties and Responsibilities: The DNP/Family Nurse Practitioner program faculty member is responsible for developing and teaching online core and clinical content, facilitating the supervision of clinical practicum placement, and assisting with program evaluation.  This position reports directly to and works closely with the DNP Program Director.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.Qualifications: Doctoral degree required with a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing that includes preparation and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Must have current unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma as well as a current unencumbered APRN license in the state.  One should have a minimum of two years of academic teaching and clinical experience within an APRN program.  Must meet faculty qualifications as defined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, including a background check.Closing Date: Open until filledSend Information to:Dr. Shelly Wells      Division of Nursing Chair      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: scwells@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete a NWOSU application for faculty employment. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting/Finance CONTENT: Available: August 2018Terms of Employment: Nine-month, full-time, tenure track assistant or associate professor of accounting/finance. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern’s Alva or Enid campus. Teaching load will be 12 credit hours of undergraduate business courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee participation, and community involvement.Preferred Qualifications: PhD or DBA in Accounting from an accredited university, or ABD candidacy with expectation of completion of the terminal degree within one year. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience, experience as a CPA or corporate accountant, and a strong background (18+ graduate hours) in finance. ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of the doctoral degree. Prior experience with online teaching and online course development in accounting or finance is a plus.Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Send Information to:Dr. James Bell      Dean of FacultyNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jlbell@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology CONTENT: Available: August 2018Terms of Employment: Nine-month, full-time, tenure track assistant or associate professor of psychology. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of psychology per academic year, with summer school employment available but not required. Tenure-track positions include an expectation of committee participation and student advisement beginning in the second year of employment. The psychology department will also fill the position of chair in fall 2018; the successful candidate may request to be considered for this position.Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in psychology or counseling and proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity are preferred.  ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of the doctoral degree.Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 22, 2017.Send Information to:Dr. James Bell      Dean of FacultyNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jlbell@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Assistant Professor of General Business/Management CONTENT: Available: August 2018Terms of Employment: Nine-month, full-time, lecturer or tenure track assistant professor of general business/management. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern’s Alva or Enid campus. Teaching load will be 12-15 credit hours of undergraduate business courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee participation, and community involvement.Preferred Qualifications: PhD or DBA in Business Administration from an accredited university. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience, experience as a corporate manager or business owner and a strong academic background (18+ hours in management).  Placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of doctoral degree. Prior experience with online teaching and online course development a plus.Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Send Information to:Dr. James Bell      Dean of FacultyNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jlbell@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Agriculture (Agronomy)  CONTENT: Available: August 2018Terms of Employment: Full-time, 9-month, tenure track assistant or associate professor of Agriculture. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience, as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and University President, and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach up to 27 credit hours of undergraduate, agriculture courses per academic year, with summer school employment available, but not required. Tenure-track positions include an expectation of committee participation, student advisement, involvement with student activities, assistance with program assessment, contribution to program review processes, and service to the community, institution, and profession.Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Agronomy and proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity are preferred. ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the instructor level, with placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of the doctoral degree. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience. An MS degree in Agronomy or a closely related field is required, with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate-level course work in Agronomy being completedClosing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.Send Information to:Dr. James Bell      Dean of FacultyNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jlbell@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three (3) professional references, an NOWSU application for faculty (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment). Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Financial Aid Counselor CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyTerms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Located in the Alva NWOSU Campus Financial Aid Office.  Position open until filled.Duties and Responsibilities: Evaluates financial needs of students from a variety of sources including documentation of financial status and personal interviews, Awards financial aid according to government and institutional regulations and guidelines.Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money management and financial planning and individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student.Collects and/or analyzes financial data on students to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, donor and/or institutional guidelines.Evaluates unusual/mitigating circumstance documentation or information provided by the student; exercises judgment by making adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, need, or dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.Answers questions, inquiries, or requests from students, parents, or guardians in person or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility.Analyzes various system-generated reports such as grades and enrollment status or award status to verify continued compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal and institutional guidelines; notifies students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation.Interfaces with students and lenders, employers, donors, guarantee agencies and/or staff to resolve issues.Assists with other financial and activities such as outreach, reporting and monitoring.Position may require occasional business travel and other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarships.Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Position requires maintenance of confidentially and a professional demeanor while representing the Financial Aid Office.  Position requires organization and time management skills, excellent communication and people skills, as well as a sufficient working knowledge of computer applications and general office equipment.Closing Date: Open until filled.Send Information to:Cheryl Ellis      Human Resources Director      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: apply@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Non-Exempt Staff Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume and three professional references.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Graduate Assistantship - Women's Volleyball CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyDuties and Responsibilities: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for effectively working with qualified student-athletes and assisting with all aspects of coaching, planning, and day-to-day operations of the volleyball program including:  individual player evaluation and development, team training, scouting, coordinating the film exchange program, statistical input and analysis, community service, and all aspects of recruiting.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree required, with at least an overall 2.75 undergraduate GPA to be considered for admission to Graduate Studies.  Have a valid driver’s license.The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.Experience playing and coaching in the sport s/he coaches.Must be certified or willing to be certified in AED (Automated External Defibrillators)/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).Strong leadership and communication skills.Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained.Committed to both athletic and academic excellence.Send Information to both:Cheryl Ellis      Human Resources Director      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: apply@nwosu.eduJeremy White      Head Volleyball Coach      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jkwhite@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty - Administration Positions along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Nursing Faculty CONTENT: Available: August 1, 2018Terms of Employment: Nine-month position based in Enid. Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty member will plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner and understanding of programs related to alternative entry and progression for students who already are licensed as an LPN/LVN or ADN. Additionally, the faculty member will have the following essential functions: provide effective methods of student evaluation for clinical and class content; actively participate in curriculum planning, development, and revision, demonstrating teaching competencies in the classroom; be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in alternative entry programs; participate in and develop marketing activities designed to recruit students to any Northwestern nursing program; communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels; serve as academic advisor to assigned students; participate in school activities and serve on school committees; assist the Division Chair in recruitment of faculty and students; support and participate in ongoing research within the school and/or initiate studies as an individual or member of a research team; participate in local and state professional nursing associations; collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines; demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service; and participate actively in community service and scholarly health-care activities.Qualifications: Doctorate in nursing or related field preferred; master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required. Prior teaching experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession. Potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education. Currently licensed or eligible for licensure as Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma.Closing Date: Open until filled.Send Information to:Dr. James Bell      Dean of FacultyNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jlbell@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete an NWOSU application for faculty (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads/exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf). Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. TITLE: Teaching and Coaching Assistantship - Women's Track & Field CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyDuties and Responsibilities: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for effectively working with qualified student-athletes and assisting with all aspects of coaching, planning, and day-to-day operations of the track & field program including:  identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes, assist in planning and execution of training plans, assist with scheduling and budgeting as well as travel plans, assist in academic progress for the student athletes, develop social media opportunities to promote the program and assist with fundraising and community service and other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or Director of Athletics.  Duties priority are for track and field program and will assist with the distance program when warranted.    Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Collegiate experience desirable. Have a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance. Experience playing and coaching in the sport s/he coaches. Must be certified or willing to be certified in AED (Automated External Defibrillators)/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). Strong leadership and communication skills. Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained. Committed to both athletic and academic excellence. Salary: 10 month stipend plus tuition.Send Information to:Cheryl Ellis      Human Resources Director      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: apply@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty - Administration Positions along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Incoming Freshmen

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS INCOMING FRESHMENIf you currently are a senior in high school, whether traditionally schooled or homeschooled, or have graduated from high school or earned your GED but have not enrolled in a regular session at any college or university, this information is for you. International students should see information under the International Student link. PARTICIPATE IN NEW STUDENT EVENTSFreshman FundayTake advantage of attending Freshman Funday in July to get a head start on completing the paperwork needed before the first day of classes. Register at the link above if planning to attend.Freshman OrientationFreshman Orientation on the Saturday prior to the first day of school in August is a required event for all freshmen. If you have decided to take summer classes, we’ll see you in May, June and/or July.Ranger Game NightFollowing a morning full of information from Orientation, we’ve planned a fun night of games and getting to know other students.APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONLIVING ON CAMPUSPAYING FOR COLLEGENEW RANGER EVENTSRANGER EXPERIENCE TITLE: Admission Requirements CONTENT: Standards for admission to Northwestern are established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and are based on performance and curricular requirements.The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have established high school curricular and performance requirements for admission to programs leading to baccalaureate degrees. Students who graduate from an accredited high school and meet both the curricular and performance criteria are eligible for admission. All first-time freshmen must also have an ACT score on file in the Registrar's Office.Criteria You’ll Need to Meet:Minimum ACT of 20 or SAT of 1020 (Evidence Based Reading & Writing + Math) (tests administered on or after March 5, 2016) or SAT of 940 (Critica Reading + Math) (tests administered before March 5, 2016) ORRanked in top 50 percent of high school class and minimum CGPA of 2.7 OR2.7 CGPA in the 15 units required for high school core courses 4 units English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)3 units Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district. General Science may not be used to meet this requirement.)3 units Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics)3 units History and Citizenship Skills (including 1 unit of American History and 2 units of History, Government, Economics, Geography, and/or Non-Western Culture)2 units Additional Units (Any previously listed subjects, Computer Science, Foreign Language)For alternative admission options, contact the Office of Recruitment for details What We’ll Need from You:Immunization Records Form Hepatitis B Statement These items will show proof of immunization for certain diseases. See more information in our Immunization Policy. We won’t be able to make a room assignment in University Housing until we receive your Immunization information.How Should I Prepare?Take the right courses in high school (see Criteria You'll Need to Meet above).Register for the ACT at www.act.org. Northwestern is a national testing site.Northwestern’s codes are:Alva – 3412Enid – 3433Woodward – 5332If you’re planning to attend Northwestern, you may take the Residual ACT exam on campus through our Academic Success Center.Register for the SAT at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register. Northwestern’s code is 6493.Visit with a member of the Office of Recruitment - (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu or see us a local College Fair.Register for and attend Ranger Preview when you’re a senior to learn more about Northwestern and qualify for a $600 scholarship just for attending! Here you will fill out an Application for Admission ($15 fee waived at Ranger Preview) and a scholarship application.Register for a campus tour to see what life could be like as a Ranger if unable to attend Ranger Preview.Register for college classes as a concurrent student during your junior or senior year.Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form between January 1 and March 1 for best consideration. Students must complete a FAFSA form every year to continue receiving aid. Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163. If you plan to attend Northwestern in the fall, register online for Freshman Connection so you can enroll early for the fall semester.If you miss Freshman Connection, contact the Office of Recruitment to schedule an enrollment session.Check into taking the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams through our Academic Success Center. TITLE: Apply for Admission CONTENT: (atYou’ve done the research, you’ve visited the campus, and now you’re ready to take that next step to become a Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger and proudly wear the Red and Black.To apply for admission to Northwestern, do the following:1. Apply Online and pay the $15 application fee by credit or debit card.2. Fill out a paper application and return to the Registry Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717, with the $15 application fee.   If you want to pay with a credit card, you can call the Business Office at (580) 327-8534.  (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office).3. Fill out the Immunization Records Form and Hepatitis B Statement (See Northwestern’s Immunization Policy).4. Send your current high school transcript to the Registrar’s Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, OK 73717, and upon your graduation, we’ll need an official copy of your final high school transcript that includes your graduation date, GPA and rank.5. Submit official ACT or SAT scores to the Registrar’s Office (if you did not have them sent directly to Northwestern upon taking these tests).  Web scores will not be accepted.6. Apply for scholarships by May 15 (best if returned by March 31).What is the deadline to apply for admission?If you are a United States citizen or United States permanent resident you can apply up until classes begin for the semester you wish to attend. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as some of the other applications such as Scholarships, Financial Aid and Student Housing have deadlines, and awards are dependent upon being admitted. Please see Paying for College and Living on Campus for more information. TITLE: I've been accepted, now what?  CONTENT: Congratulations on being accepted into the #RangerFamily! Share your acceptance excitement on social media by posting a photo of yourself with your acceptance letter while using the hashtag #NWOSUsaidYESDon’t forget to:1. Send your final transcript to the Registrar’s Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.2. Fill out the online Scholarship Application before May 15th (best if returned by March 31) to apply for academic and participation scholarships.3. Apply for Housing and learn more about Living on Campus.4. Submit the Meningitis Form. (Form will need to go to Kaylyn Hansen, Director of Housing.)5. Pay $75.00 deposit. Payment can be mailed to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or call them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card.  (Dorm deposits and application fees are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)** Room applications will not be considered complete, and room assignments will not be made until providing your application, the Meningitis form and deposit **When Can I Enroll?Your first chance to enroll is in April at Freshman Connection, a day created just for you! Your parents are welcome to tag along because we have a special time devoted to them as well. Please register by clicking the link provided.Call (580) 327-8546 or email recruit@nwosu.edu with questions.Ranger Connection: A Required Class for All First-time FreshmenAll first-time freshmen must take Ranger Connection, a one credit hour class that helps students adjust to college life.I’m Enrolled, Now What?Once you have enrolled at Northwestern, here are the steps you need to take to be successful:Ensure Financial Aid is completeEnsure all Housing forms are complete and deposit is paidComplete the Online Scholarship ApplicationGet involved with Clubs/OrganizationsComplete Haven (Title IX Training)Haven Login InstructionsLogin to RangerNetSelect the student tabOn the left hand side (under the Student Dashboard box) click on "Everfi-Haven Course Student (CCv3)"Click on LAUNCH HAVEN COURSEInput demographic informationComplete the programApply for Scholarships and Financial AidFreshmen can apply for a number of academic and participation scholarships by using the online Scholarship Application. Freshmen interested in being involved in a leadership role at Northwestern may be interested in applying for the coveted President’s Leadership Class Scholarship.Alva Incentive Program  First-time freshmen and transfer students attending Northwestern-Alva on a full-time basis who establish a residence in the city may be eligible for additional financial assistance through a unique toNorthwestern incentive program. Administered through the Financial Aid Office, this incentive program provides assistance for tuition, university housing and other school-related expenses. To qualify for this scholarship money, you’ll need to live within the Alva city limits. More information on Scholarships, Financial Aid and Costs to attend Northwestern are available at Paying for College. 

Transfer/Readmission Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS TRANSFER, ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTSIf you’ve decided to transfer and would like your next college home to have small classes, one-on-one relationships with faculty and staff and low student debt upon graduation, then WE look forward to YOU Being a Ranger.This section also provides information for adult students who have made the decision to attend college, as well as for students who have attended Northwestern in the past but would like to be readmitted. Another Test. PAYING FOR COLLEGELIVING ON CAMPUSAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONNEW RANGER EVENTSCONTACT INFORMATIONAndrea LauderdaleTransfer RecruiterFine Arts 142(580) 327-8606(580) 327-8413 - Faxamlauderdale@nwosu.edutransfer@nwosu.eduBRIDGE PROGRAMThis unique agreement is between Northwestern and Northern Oklahoma College (NOC). You may enroll concurrently at both schools, making transferring to Northwestern an even easier process. Students will need to apply for acceptance into the Bridge Program before graduating from NOC.Bridge Application Form REACH HIGHEROklahoma’s Degree Completion ProgramIf you have earned a minimum of 72 credit hours, are at least 21 years of age and have not been enrolled as a full-time student for at least one year, you might consider applying for admission in the Reach Higher program to earn a degree in Organizational Leadership. To learn more about the program, visit their website or contact Dr. Jerry Gustafson, professor of business. You also may contact Northwestern’s Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546. TITLE: Transfer Student Info CONTENT: You are considered a transfer student if:You've graduated from high school and enrolled in a regular session at a college (having earned more than six attempted credit hours)You've earned an associate’s degree from a two-year school and are moving on to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institutionIn most cases, students with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution in Oklahoma will automatically meet the general education requirements. Students earning associate’s degree from out-of-state institutions should expect their credits to transfer, but a review of their transcript will need to be made. If it is determined that not all general education requirements have been met by out-of-state transfers, a few classes may need to be taken. All transferring students shall expect to satisfy any additional general education requirements imposed by the specific academic programs.Students transferring to Northwestern from a two-year school are required to earn a minimum of 60 semester hours (excluding physical education activity courses) at Northwestern complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree.All transfer students except readmission students will be required to pay a $15 application fee by mailing a check to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.) TITLE: Transfer Student Admission Requirements CONTENT: Transfer Student Admission (7-24 credit hours)Apply OnlineBe eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scaleSubmit complete high school transcript or GED scoresSubmit ACT and/or SAT scoresSubmit official transcripts from all colleges attendedStudents may only enroll at our Alva or Woodward locations.Transfer Student Admission (24 or more credit hours)Apply OnlineBe eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale.Those with less than a 2.0 GPA will be admitted on academic probation.High school transcript will not be needed if you have completed college course work in the curricular areas required.Submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended.Transfer Student Admission for Northwestern – EnidNorthwestern’s Enid campus provides upper division and graduate courses to students completing junior, senior and master’s level work. In order to offer a four year degree in Enid, Northwestern has partnered with Northern Oklahoma College to develop the Bridge Program. (NOC offers the lower division classes allowing any easy transfer to Northwestern.) This relationship allows the two schools to co-exist in the Enid community without directly competing.Apply OnlineBe eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale.Students should previously complete the majority of the lower-division general education courses required for a baccalaureate degree at Northwestern.In most cases, students with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution will automatically meet the general education requirements. A list of the 54 general education credits required is provided in the Undergraduate Catalog.For more information about transferring to Northwestern-Enid, contact Tiffany Misak at (580) 213-3101 or tdmisak@nwosu.edu.What is the deadline to apply for admission?If you are a United States citizen or United States permanent resident you can apply up until classes begin for the semester you wish to attend. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as some of the other applications such as Scholarships, Financial Aid and Student Housing have deadlines, and awards are dependent upon being admitted. Please see Paying for College and Living on Campus for more information. TITLE: Steps to Being a Ranger (As a Transfer) CONTENT: 1. Meet all academic and admission requirements set forth by the university2. Be eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.3. Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale4. Provide official copies of all college transcript(s) to the Registrar’s Office5. Apply Online (readmission students need to use the Application for Readmission form). Students can also apply in person at any campus location in Alva, Enid or Woodward. 6. Pay the $15 application fee by mailing a check to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. All transfer students except Readmission Students must pay the application fee. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)7. Attend Transfer Showcase in February to learn more about the university. Application fee waived when you apply for admission at this event, plus you’ll qualify for a $500 scholarship to use at Northwestern when you establish residency in Alva and attend the Alva campus. (Must meet all scholarship eligibility requirements.)8. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon after Oct. 1 as possible for best consideration. Students must complete a FAFSA form every year to continue receiving aid. Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163.9. Contact or visit the Transfer Office to begin the advisement/enrollment process. You can call (580) 327-8606 to enroll over the phone!10. Reserve a room in Student Housing at the Alva campus by submitting the online Housing & Meal Application/Contract. (Visit with Enid campus personnel about the possibility of housing via NOC if attending our Enid campus.)11. Submit the Meningitis Form12. Pay $75.00 deposit. Payment can be mailed to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or call (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card.  (Dorm deposits and application fees are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)** Room applications will not be considered complete, and room assignments will not be made until providing your application, the Meningitis form and deposit **13. Attend Transfer Orientation prior to the start of the fall semester. What We’ll Need from You:Immunization Records FormHepatitis B Statement These items will show proof of immunization for certain diseases. See more information in our Immunization Policy. We won’t be able to make a room assignment in University Housing or accept your admission application until we receive your Immunization information. TITLE: Adult Student Info CONTENT: You are considered an adult student if:You are at least 21 years of age and have never attended collegeIf you fit this description, please submit your high school transcripts or GED certificate and scores as well as your ACT or SAT score, and fill out the Application for Admission form. The composite scores on the ACT or SAT do not determine admission. Placement testing is required for scores below 19 on the ACT and 455 on the SAT.  TITLE: Readmission Student Info CONTENT: You are considered a readmission student if:You’ve taken a few semesters off from schoolYou've transferred to a different school and want to return to NorthwesternYou've been out of school for several years and want to return to complete your education.If you fit this description, you will need to fill out the Application for Readmission form. There is no application fee. Students who previously attended Northwestern as a concurrent student also will need to submit a final high school transcript. TITLE: I'm Enrolled: Now What? CONTENT: Once you have enrolled at Northwestern, here are the steps you need to take to be successful:Ensure Financial Aid is completeEnsure all Housing forms are complete and deposit is paidComplete the Online Scholarship ApplicationGet involved with Clubs/OrganizationsComplete Haven (Title IX Training)Haven Login InstructionsLogin to RangerNetSelect the student tabOn the left hand side (under the Student Dashboard box) click on "Everfi-Haven Course Student (CCv3)"Click on LAUNCH HAVEN COURSEComplete the programApply for Scholarships and Financial AidTransfer students can apply for a number of academic and participation scholarships by filling out the Online Scholarship Application before July 15. More information on scholarships specifically for Transfer Students, Financial Aid and Costs to attend Northwestern are available at Paying for College.

International Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSAs you’re searching for a university that will fulfill both your academic and financial needs, we hope you find that Northwestern can be your home away from home. Currently, Northwestern is home to 95 international students representing 19 different countries. The ability to understand, speak, read and write English effectively is most important for any student wishing to study at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, because all lectures and examinations are conducted in English.Northwestern is a great place to earn a quality and affordable education. We hope to add YOU to the Ranger Family for the upcoming semester!  CONTACT INFORMATIONBecca CookInternational Student AdvisorFine Arts 208rlcook@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8435(580) 327-8413 (FAX)Northwestern - Alvainternational@nwosu.eduINTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTSCURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TITLE: International Student Admission Requirements CONTENT: 1. In addition to completing the International Application for Admission and submitting all required documents, you must be 18 years of age by enrollment date.You also must meet one of these testing criteria:​TOEFL 68 (Code 6493)IELTS 6.0SAT – 840 (Code 6493) with letter of English Proficiency (Subject to change based on pending Regent Policy)You may be admitted if you took the American College Test (ACT) and received a composite score of at least 18.Students whose countries use the Divisional System for ranking graduates from high school must have graduated in Division I or High Division II.Students whose countries use a numerical system or percentage system must have a minimum of a B average. The Country Index will be used as the guide for determining United States equivalents.ALL foreign students will need to comply with the policy of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education concerning English Proficiency, NO EXCEPTIONS.U.S. College Transfer Students also must meet these criteria:Minimum 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scaleSubmit transcript(s) from each college attended with International Application for Admission and Transfer Clearance Form.Contact us for more information at international@nwosu.edu. TITLE: International Application for Admission CONTENT: All international students, whether you’re an incoming freshman or transfer, may apply online by using our Online Application for Admissions.We accept international students for the Fall and Spring semesters only.  We no longer accept students for summer semesters due to extremely limited course availability.APPLICATION DEADLINES:Applications received after the deadline date will be processed for the next available semester.- Fall Semester (August to December): July 15- Spring Semester (January to May): December 10WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:International students applying to Northwestern as incoming freshmen or transfer students - below are a number of items we’ll need from you:1. International Student Application for AdmissionComplete the online applicationEach section of the application must be completed honestly.Students may request their applications be updated for a future semester (up to two calendar years) if they are unable to attend Northwestern during the semester to which they initially applied.2. $15 Application FeeMail non-refundable money order or cashier’s check made payable to Northwestern Oklahoma State University and drawn on a United States bank or bank based in the United States to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. You also may call them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)  *DO NOT SEND CASH OR FOREIGN POSTAL* Your application will not be processed without the payment of this fee.3. Financial Guarantee FormThe purpose of this form is to provide proof to Northwestern that you have the financial resources to cover the cost of the first year’s institutional expenses. This document must be completed by both you and the guarantor.4. Bank Statement from Financial GuarantorIf the guarantor’s bank prefers to issue a letter, the letter should be issued on bank stationery and signed by a bank official. Monetary values need to be converted to the United States dollar.5. Signed Statement of Understanding6. English Proficiency Results (required by all students coming from an international high school, college or university)NWOSU accepts the following for proof of English Proficiency:TOEFLPaper Based – 520 minimum score requirementComputer Based – 190 minimum score requirementInternet Based – 68 minimum score requirementIELTS6.0 minimum score requirementIf your secondary/high school requires that you learn in English, you may submit a letter from your school acknowledging that you were taught in English. You will be required to take the SAT or ACT test in order to gain admittance.7. TranscriptsOfficial Secondary/High School Transcripts (only for incoming freshmen)If the transcripts are not in English, a certified evaluation is required. If photocopies of records are sent, you will be expected to bring the original educational records when you arrive at Northwestern to enroll.Official Post-Secondary/College/University Transcripts (if applicable). If transferring from an international university a transcript evaluation service is required. The evaluation must come directly from the company of your choosing to our institution. There are no exceptions to this rule.A list of our approved evaluation companies is listed below:Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. P.O. Box 9203 College Station, TX 77842-8203 1-800-707-0979 www.gceus.comWorld Education Services P.O. Box 5087 Bowling Green Station New York, NY 10274-5087 212-966-6311 www.wes.org Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 305-273-1616 www.jsilny.com8. Students who are transferring from a U.S. College/University also must provide a completed Transfer Clearance Form9. A legible copy of your passportContact us for more information at international@nwosu.edu.Health Records1. Immunization Records Form (where it asks for Social Security Number, input nine zeros)All immunizations are required before acceptance.2. International students are required to show proof of negative results to the Tuberculosis skin test prior to being allowed to enroll in their second semester. You may complete this in your home country or at Share Medical Center in Alva, but it must be completed within 30 days of your arrival to Northwestern.** The Immunization Records Form will show proof of immunization for certain diseases. See more information in our Immunization Policy.** We won’t be able to make a room assignment in University Housing or accept your admission application until we receive your Immunization information. You also will need to submit the Meningitis Form when you Apply for Housing. Learn more at Living on Campus.Additional FormsIf you are applying for graduate school or returning to Northwestern after being gone for a semester or more, please use the following forms:1. Application for Graduate Studies2. Application for ReadmissionContingent on your acceptance, original and official documents will be required upon your arrival at Northwestern. TITLE: I've Applied: Now What?  CONTENT: Once the International Student Office has received all of the required information from you, a decision will be made regarding your admission, and you will be notified via email.International students have the option of receiving their acceptance package by mail or express shipping. If you choose to receive your acceptance package via express shipping applicants will be responsible for all shipping charges. You will receive instructions via email. There will be no extra charge for students who wish to accept their acceptance package via regular mail.Prior to enrolling at Northwestern you will need to notify the Registrar of your social security number, which is used as your student identification number. If you do not have a social security number you will be assigned a student identification number at the time you enroll at Northwestern.Additional information is available by contacting the International Student Office at international@nwosu.edu TITLE: I've Been Accepted: Now What? CONTENT: As soon as you arrive in Alva, visit the International Student office to discuss your AccuPlacer Test appointment time. This placement test is required for all international students who did not meet a 455 in the reading portion and in the math portion of the SAT exam.  This test will aide us in ensuring you are put in courses that will set you up for success at our University. After you have completed this test, you will be set up with an advisor to enroll in your classes. Transferring from another U.S. College/University? You can enroll as soon as your official transcript has been received! Contact the International Student office for more information.Maintain full-time enrollmentStudents who are studying in an undergraduate program are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester during the academic year. If you are unable to enroll full-time, or wish to withdraw from a course that would put you under full-time, you will need authorization from the International Academic Advisor before doing so. The International Academic Advisor will only allow this under extenuating circumstances as lined out by SEVP.Graduate students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours to be considered “full-time.” Again, you will need to receive authorization from the International Academic Advisor before you are allowed to drop below full-time and will only be considered under extenuating circumstances as lined out by SEVP.Maintain "Presence on Campus" F-1 students are required to be seen on campus. They are not allowed to take a full course of study in online/ITV courses.  Only 3 credit hours of online/ITV courses can count towards your minimum credit hour requirement.  Undergraduate students must enroll in 9 credit hours of traditional courses before they may enroll in a 3 credit hour online OR ITV course. Graduate students must enroll in 6 credit hours of traditional courses before they may enroll in a 3 credit hour online OR ITV course.  There are very limited exceptions to this rule.  Please contact the International Academic Advisor for specification.See additional information you’ll need to Maintain Your F1 Visa Status.Apply for Student HousingIf you are planning to live in a university residence hall you will need to submit the Housing and Meal Application/Contract online form after your admission has been certified. See Freshman Residency Requirement and Exemption Request Form.** You will need to submit the Meningitis Online Form when applying for housing. Additional information is available at Living on Campus. TITLE: International Student Graduate Studies CONTENT: Graduate Studies at Northwestern offers master’s degree programs in:1. Master of Arts in American Studies2. Master of Education3. Master of Counseling PsychologyInternational students applying for graduate studies have the same requirements as undergrad international students; however, they must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) before being allowed admittance.  Students will first apply through the international office with the general international student admittance requirements, then their completed application will be submitted to the graduate office for further requirements.For more information email international@nwosu.edu or visit the Graduate Studies site. TITLE: Where is NWOSU? CONTENT: Northwestern's main campus is located in Alva, a city of nearly 6,000 residents in northwest Oklahoma. Alva is located just 14 miles (23 km) south of the Kansas border. Alva is approximately 152 miles (245 km) northwest of Oklahoma City and 115 miles (186 km) southwest of Wichita, Kansas. The nearest airports are located in these two larger cities.Northwestern's main campus offers students a traditional on-campus college experience by living in university housing, dining in the cafeteria or Student Center Snack Bar, participating in campus media activities, attending home athletic events, going to university-sponsored concerts or plays, and more.At Northwestern's Alva campus, students can choose from more than 40 areas of study to earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, and offers complete Master's Degree programs in Education, Counseling Psychology, and American Studies.CLIMATE IN ALVAAverage summer high 80 to 96 degrees F(27 to 36 degrees C)Average winter low 23 to 34 degrees F(-5  to 1 degree C)Mild fall/spring temperatures TITLE: Office Responsibilities CONTENT: A few of the responsibilities of the International Student Office include, but are not limited to:International Student AdmissionsAssigning I-20s for students who have met the application requirementsAcademic Advising for International Students through their General Education coursesEducating students on maintaining their F-1 StatusKeeping students informed of their employment optionsAssisting with any other International Student – related itemsTransportation requestsHosting International Student Association events, such as the Festival of CulturesMore information is available in the International Student Admission Handbook.

Online Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTSNorthwestern provides online education opportunities to help you reach your educational goals.If you’d like to take part in our business or nursing online degree programs or enroll in online classes within a number of other academic departments, you will need to meet all Northwestern academic and admission requirements related to Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students.International Students wishing to study online must contact the International Student Office at international@nwosu.edu for more information. Graduate Students wishing to take online classes should contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, lrcampbell@nwosu.edu, for details. This includes the online doctoral program in nursing, BSN to DNP.  ONLINE TUITION AND FEESONLINE PROGRAMSCOURSE SCHEDULES

Concurrent Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTSp.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Are you a high school senior in Oklahoma interested in earning college credit now AND earning a tuition waiver? High school juniors also may earn college credit, however, tuition waivers are not available.Northwestern will allow you to earn up to 24 hours of college credit (six hours per fall/spring semesters or nine hours in summer). Seniors will only be responsible to pay mandatory fees and textbook costs. You may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester-credit-hours. For purposes of calculating course load, one-half high school unit shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.You will be able to continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if you earn a college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. As a concurrent student at Northwestern, after your high school graduation you may be admitted to Northwestern or another institution in the State System if you meet the entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including the high school curriculum requirements, and will be subject to the State Regents' retention standards. Below you will find the various requirements needed for acceptance to Northwestern to take classes while you’re still in high school.  PAYING FOR COLLEGEQuestions?Office of Recruitment, recruit@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8546   TITLE: Steps for Acceptance CONTENT: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #fffb01} span.s3 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0463c1; background-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0463c1}Submit an online Application for Admission (this will link to the online application)Submit a Concurrent Enrollment Recommendation and Permission Form with an Enrollment Form Submit ACT scores/SAT scoresSubmit high school transcriptsSubmit Immunization Records FormSubmit Hepatitis B Statement if applicable*(*These items will show proof of immunization for certain diseases. See more information in our Immunization Policy.) All items that cannot be submitted online may be mailed to:Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityOffice of the RegistrarHerod Hall709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717 TITLE: High School Seniors CONTENT: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 18.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}If you are enrolled in an accredited high school and meet the following requirements, you may be admitted provisionally to Northwestern as a special student.Composite ACT test score of at least 20 or 940 on the SAT, ORHigh school GPA of 3.0 and be ranked in the top 50 percent of high school class and a 19 ACT subtest score in the area of enrollment. Enrollment on courses other than English, Math, or Science require a subscore of 19 or higher in reading on the ACT.  (Students may only enroll in curricular areas where the student has met curricular requirements for college admission.)There is no secondary testing for enrollment in college level courses. Concurrently admitted high school students will not be allowed to enroll in any zero-level university courses designed to remove high school deficiencies.Submit Application for Admission, high school transcript, and admission test scores.Submit signed statement from the high school principal stating you are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring of the senior year, and that you are enrolled in less than full-time load at the high school.Provide a letter of recommendation from your counselorProvide written permission from your parents or legal guardian TITLE: High School Juniors CONTENT: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 18.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}If you are enrolled in an accredited high school and meet the following requirements, you may be admitted provisionally to Northwestern as a special student.Composite ACT test score of at or above the 72nd percentile (23) or the SAT (1060) ORHigh school GPA of 3.5 and a 19 ACT subtest score in the area of enrollment.  Enrollment on courses other than English, Math, or Science require a subscore of 19 or higher in reading on the ACT. TITLE: Homeschooled/Unaccredited High School CONTENT: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 18.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}If you receive high-school-level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school and meet the following requirements, you may be admitted provisionally to Northwestern as a special student.Must be 17 years of age or olderMust have participated in the ACT or SAT program and achieved at least a 20 on ACT or 940 on SAT ORIs 16 years of age and achieved a composite of 23 on ACT or 1200 on SAT

Graduate Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER/READMISSION STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTSIf you are interested in earning a higher-level degree at Northwestern through our Graduate Studies programs, we offer three master’s degree programs – American Studies, Counseling Psychology and Education – and one online doctoral program – the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program or BSN to DNP Program.  MASTER'S and DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMSIf you are interested in applying to our Master's Degree program or our Doctoral Program, please see the information below showing what we’ll need from you, the requirements necessary to apply to these programs and an application forms.Detailed information about our Master's Degree programs and the various options can be found at Graduate Studies. For additional details on the doctoral degree (BSN to DNP) visit the BSN to DNP Program page.  GRADUATE STUDIESLIVING ON CAMPUSGRADUATE PROGRAM COSTSNON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER POLICYNon-Oklahoma residents (excluding international students) may be eligible for the NWOSU GO OK! Tuition waiver program. Each semester the Registrar's office will determine if out-of-state residents meet the requirements for this waiver.Criteria to meet the requirements for this waiver are as follows:GRADUATE STUDENTS- Make formal application to the Graduate Program AND meet unconditional admission (refer to the Graduate Catalog for details)- Have a retention/graduation GPA of 3.00.(The tuition waiver program does not apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.)CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMSShawn Holliday, Ph.D.Associate Dean of Graduate StudiesAlva, Fine Arts, Office #212Telephone (580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.edu Lydia Campbell, M.S.Coordinator of Graduate StudiesFine Arts, Office #212 foyerTelephone (580) 327-8410lrcampbell@nwosu.eduPlease contact Ms. Campbell for questions concerning applying to graduate school, enrolling in courses, etc.CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BSN TO DNP PROGRAMDr. Pat ThompsonDoctor of Nursing Practice Program DirectorDivision of Nursing(580) 327-8497prthompson@nwosu.edu Angie HensonAdministrative Assistant DNP ProgramDivision of NursingCarter Hall 103(580) 327-8442aahenson@nwosu.eduDr. Shelly WellsDivision of Nursing Chair and Associate Professor of NursingCarter Hall(580) 327-8489scwells@nwosu.eduTo enroll in courses in Enid and Woodward after admittance, contact:Tiffany MisakEnidtdmisak@nwosu.edu (580) 213-3147Dr. Deena FisherWoodwarddkfisher@nwosu.edu(580) 254-2501 TITLE: Master's Program: Admission Requirements CONTENT: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSDegree-seeking students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and must meet ONE of the following standards for unconditional admission:A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale ORA 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of course work ORA score that places the individual at the 25th percentile on two of the three areas (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) ORA score that places the individual at the 25th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) degree applicants also must have:18 credit hours in psychologyUndergraduate or graduate statistics course (C or better)Undergraduate or graduate research course (C or better)All students applying for admission to the graduate program will receive a letter of acceptance or non-acceptance from the Office of Graduate Studies once an approval decision has been made. Those who have been approved will be notified if they have been admitted conditionally or unconditionally. Students applying for the MCP program also will receive an acceptance or non-acceptance letter from the Psychology Department.Students who already hold a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education will be admitted unconditionally upon providing an official copy of a transcript stating the degree.Degree-seeking students who are not eligible for unconditional admission based on the above criteria may seek conditional admission if they meet minimum conditional admission criteria, including a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours attempted. Additional prerequisite course work may be required of conditional admission students. Students admitted conditionally are ineligible for Federal Financial Aid. Students who are taking courses for personal or professional enhancement rather than seeking a degree must hold a baccalaureate degree and meet minimum conditional admission criteria, including a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours attempted. TITLE: Master's Program: Application & Requirements CONTENT: APPLICATION & REQUIREMENTSWhat We Need from You:1. Application for Graduate Study 2. Application for Admission and a $15 fee (if you are new to Northwestern).You can mail a check to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or call them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card.Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office ORApplication for Readmission if returning after an absence from campus (no fee)3. Official Transcripts from all colleges attendedTo be considered official, college transcripts may be submitted by the student in person or by mail to the Registrar’s Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.The Registrar’s Office also will accept transcripts sent electronically as official if they are sent via email to Sheri Lahr or Teri Warren directly from the issuing institution or the institution’s third party company (E-Script, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.). These transcripts must be on file in the Northwestern Registry Office on the Alva campus.4. Immunization Records Form5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT). The MAT can be taken at our Alva or Woodward locations by contacting Matt Barnes, Academic Success Center Director, at (580) 327-8149, and in Enid by contacting Candace Reim, Coordinator of Student Services, at (580) 213-3147.Test is $80 and should be paid for in the Business Office prior to exam.Regardless of the standard used for admission to graduate study, ALL graduate students must take EITHER the MAT or the GRE and have an official score in their student file.The score serves as an entry-level assessment for the master's degree programs, as required for Northwestern's continued accreditation.Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) degree applicants also must provide:1. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members or other professionals related to the field of study2. A written statement of career aspirations and self-evaluation of strengths and weaknesses related to the field of study3. A sample of scholarly written work (e.g., a research paper, term paper, professional report or publication)4. An oral interview with the graduate faculty of the psychology department (The application/interview process must be completed prior to enrolling in the 10th graduate hour.)Items from MCP applicants should be mailed to Dr. Cris Gordon, Psychology Chair, NWOSU, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK  73717 or attached to an email to her at mmgordon@nwosu.edu. Her phone number is (580) 327-8447.  TITLE: Doctoral Program: Admission Requirements CONTENT: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS1. Application and acceptance to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. (A separate application to Graduate Studies is not required for our doctoral program.)2. Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an ACEN (NLNAC), CCNE, or CNEA accredited program3. Grades and/or Grade Point Average info:The applicant must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 out of a possible 4.00 for college/university work.An overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is necessary for the last 60 hours for the courses required for the undergraduate nursing degree (BSN).Application may be made for conditional admission by students having an overall undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.50 with five years having passed since the date of completion of the BSN degree.Completion of an undergraduate or graduate course in descriptive and inferential statistics with a grade of "C" or better.4. Completed DNP Application with written essay and current resumes5. Three Reference Forms6. Current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma. Out-of-state students must provide proof of unrestricted licensure to practice in their resident state as a registered nurse.7. Students with a native language other than English must submit evidence of English language proficiency. Evidence may include:Completing a four-year bachelor's degree in Nursing from a U.S. institutionMeeting the English language requirements of an official TOEFL scoreThe TOEFL must have been taken within the last two (2) years.520 for paper-based test, 190 for computer-based test, 68 for an internet-based test)Meeting the English language requirements of an official IELTS score6.5 or higher is required 8. A phone or in-person admission interview may be required. Applicant will be notified by the Admissions Committee.Applicants will be notified of the Admission Committee’s decision regarding their respective applications prior to the end of the spring semester. The number of applicants accepted will be dependent on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of faculty, and clinical sites.BSN-to-DNP Program Additional Information TITLE: Doctoral Program: Application and Requirements CONTENT: APPLICATION & REQUIREMENTSWhat We Need from You:1. Application for Admission to Northwestern (for first-time Northwestern students). This includes a $15 application fee by mailing a check to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card.Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.     ORApplication for Readmission (A BSN degree must be earned and a registered nurse license obtained before you can apply to the DNP program. This means current Northwestern nursing students may have to wait a semester or year to apply, depending on graduation date. In this case, an Application for Readmission will need to be submitted - $15 fee waived.)2. All Official College/University TranscriptsTo be considered official, college transcripts may be submitted by the student in person or by mail. The Registrar’s office also will accept transcripts sent electronically as official if they are sent via email to Sheri Lahr or Teri Warren directly from the issuing institution or the institution’s third party company (E-Script, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.).  These transcripts must be on file in the Northwestern Registry Office on the Alva campus.Students applying who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Northwestern may submit an unofficial Northwestern transcript, along with official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended before and after attending Northwestern.3. BSN to DNP ApplicationApplications open Jan. 1. The deadline is March 1. Applications are only accepted each spring for entry into the fall semester class4. Three completed DNP Applicant Reference Forms attesting to academic ability, professional competency and personal character. Your three references must fill out the form titled DNP Person Serving as Reference form. Suggestions for references include:A nursing faculty member in your BSN/MSN/EdD/PhD program who can attest to your academic ability to participate in a doctoral program, and can identify your personal qualifications, including leadership and critical thinking abilities to be an effective, doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse.A supervisor within the past three yearsIf you graduated from your BSN/MSN/EdD/PhD program more than five years ago, a supervisor within the past five (5) years.Relatives, friends, co-workers of equal or less rank, religious or spiritual leaders, and clients or patients are not appropriate references.5. Acknowledgment of General Information FormFully read and comprehend all information provided on the DNP General Information page and comply with all requests, then submit the Acknowledgement of General Information Form.6. Certified Background Check (information provided at DNP General Information)You are able to attach the next three items to the BSN to DNP Application form:7. Current Resume8. A copy of RN License9. Written EssayBSN-to-DNP Program Additional Information

Visit Northwestern

Visit Northwestern OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION VISIT NORTHWESTERNWhat’s the best way to see what life would be like as a member of the Ranger Family? Come see us, and take a tour! Our tours are led by current students or members of the Office of Recruitment staff. You can Schedule a Campus Tour in Alva Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.If you would like information about touring our Enid or Woodward locations, please contact us at recruit@nwosu.edu.  NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY IN ALVA Northwestern's main campus is located in Alva, a city of nearly 6,000 residents in northwest Oklahoma. Alva is located just 14 miles (23 km) south of the Kansas border. Alva is approximately 152 miles (245 km) northwest of Oklahoma City and 115 miles (186 km) southwest of Wichita, Kansas. The nearest airports are located in these two larger cities. BE A RANGERABOUT NWOSUTRADITIONS

Schedule a Tour

Visit Northwestern OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION For your convenience, we've created an online form in the link below to let you schedule a date and time to visit the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Campus.Please click on the link below to schedule a tour at Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Alva campus. Please note that campus tours are available Monday through Friday and are not offered on the weekends.  SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR  CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice of Recruitment(580) 327-8546recruit@nwosu.eduTransfer Student Recruiter(580) 327-8606transfer@nwosu.eduFor information about touring our Enid or Woodward campuses, please contact us at recruit@nwosu.edu. 

Campus Map

Visit Northwestern OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION Click for printable campus map

Student Services

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND STUDENT SERVICESThe office of Student Services is your starting point to experience the full effect of what it means to be a part of the #RangerFamily. Whether it’s assisting through the enrollment process, offering unique opportunities for your educational experience, tutoring and counseling, or giving overall information for when, where and how to be involved on campus, we are here for you! The educational experience at Northwestern encompasses both classroom and extra-curricular learning opportunities. As a student, your active participation in a wide array of educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs will determine the richness of your collegiate experience.Student Services consists of the following offices and programs to help students: Tutoring assistance is provided by Student Services, Office of Student Success and Counseling and Student Support Services in the Fine Arts Building.  Tutoring services are provided by the Academic Success Center in the Industrial Education Building.Counseling services are provided by the Office of Student Success and Counseling in the Fine Arts Building.Testing services are provided by the Office of Student Success and Counseling and the Academic Success Center.Campus Safety and Campus Police, housed in the Student Center.Current student parking decal and IDs are provided in Student Services Office, first floor of the Fine Arts Building.International student enrollment and services are provided by the International Student Services, second floor of the Fine Arts Building.Summer jump start programs, early college prepping classes, financial assistance with college are possible through Student Support Services, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Sciences (first floor of Jesse Dunn). Wellness and fitness programs are provided through the J.R. Holder Wellness Center.  Each student at Northwestern is unique and has worth and dignity. It is our goal to assist students and recognize, understand, and celebrate human differences. The Student Services office is located on the first floor, Room 126, of the Fine Arts Building on the Alva Campus. We can assist you with the following:- Vehicle Parking Decals- Student and Employee IDs- Title IX- ADA Services- Veteran AffairsCONTACT INFORMATIONStudent Services Office(580) 327-8414Calleb MosburgDean of Student Affairs and Enrollment ManagementPhone: (580) 327-8415Email: cnmosburg@nwosu.eduTITLE IXCAMPUS SAFETYSEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY INFOSTUDENT TRAVEL REQUESTOFFICE OF RECRUITMENTLIVING ON CAMPUSINTRAMURAL SPORTS TITLE: ADA Services CONTENT: The links below have been provided to help you gain better access to online forms needed for Students with Disabilities. Should you need further assistance, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Calleb Mosburg.ADA Handbook (PDF Document)Application for Special Accommodations (Online Form)Exam Request Form (Online Form)Incident Report Form (Online Form)Petition to Request a Change in Degree Requirement (Online Form) Request for Services (Online Form)Waiver of Services (Online Form)  TITLE: Veteran Affairs CONTENT: The Northwestern Veterans Affairs Office maintains a positive working relationship with the Veterans Affairs Regional Office and other educational institution's Veteran’s Affairs Offices. This enables us to assist our students with VA and educational problems in a more effective manner. We are here to provide assistance in contacting other VA sources and to provide guidance in solving any problems they might encounter at the university.Service to the student is our main objective. It is our goal to assist students in receiving all VA educational money they are entitled to and to receiving it in the timeliest manner.Northwestern Oklahoma State University assists students who are eligible to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. All degree plans offered by Northwestern have been approved by the State Accrediting Agency for payment of federal benefits.The Northwestern Veterans Affairs Office will certify enrollment for payment of VA Educational Benefits for all students who meet eligibility criteria as set forth by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.Veterans or veterans' dependents interested in using their GI Bill benefits should contact Student Services to determine what documents are required at the time of enrollment to avoid delay in processing.Contact Information:  Tiffany MisakPhone: (580) 213-3101Email: tdmisak@nwosu.edu TITLE: Student Handbook CONTENT: Northwestern's Student Handbook is available and applicable to all students. It can answer your questions wanting to know more about our policies when dealing with enrollment, student academic progress, retention, social media, housing, and more. Download the PDF below: Student Handbook 2017 TITLE: Filing A Complaint CONTENT: Any student or employee may file a formal complaint if he/she believes that he/she has not been treated appropriately by a student, faculty member, administrator, or staff member. If you wish to file a formal complaint please select the link below to complete the form.Student/Employee General Complaint FormPlease complete and submit this form as soon as possible after the alleged misconduct has occurred (preferably within two university business days). TITLE: Filing A Grievance CONTENT: Students and employees may file a formal grievance concerning campus or classroom problems that lack written policies. If you wish to file a formal grievance please select the link below to complete the form.Grievance FormPlease complete the general information in the top portion of the form and write a factual description of the incident concerning your allegations. The form will be submitted to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Fine Arts Building, Room 126.

Accreditation

Accreditation The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Other programs such as education, business, nursing and social work have specialized accreditations from national organizations. These include the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Oklahoma Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  NWOSU Self-Study 2014Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness​ TITLE: HLC's Open Pathways to Accreditation CONTENT: For its next accreditation, Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be taking part in the Higher Learning Commission’s Open Pathways Ten Year Cycle. The link provides a chart that presents this cycle. Note the activities that are due each year as well as the reviewers who will be reviewing them. TITLE: Student Success Data CONTENT: Retention RatesRetention Rates - Fall to Fall14-1515-1616-17First Time Freshmen52.6%52.2%51.4%First Time Full-time Freshmen53.5%54.3%53.7%Graduation RatesGraduation Rate/Degrees Granted - Based on full-time fall status14-1515-1616-17Graduation Rates23.3%26.4%27.4%Certificates03332Associates000Bachelors310315350Master464453Doctoral000Licensure Pass Rates for CPA, Teaching, NursingGraduate and Employment Data

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar OVERVIEW SUMMER 2017 FALL 2017 OVERVIEW SUMMER 2017 FALL 2017 COLLEGE CALENDAR 2017-2018 CHECK Northwestern’s home page FOR UPDATED SCHEDULE INFORMATION. Also current students can view their schedule, grade report, transcript and the amount of financial aid awarded through the RangerNet.Event & Facility Reservation Forms TITLE: Fall Semester 2017  CONTENT: August 21                               Regular Classes BeginAugust 21, 22, 23, 24           Night Classes Enroll and BeginSeptember 4                          Labor Day (Holiday)Sept 28, 29, 30                      HomecomingOctober 13                              End of First Eight WeeksOctober 16                              Beginning of Second Eight WeeksOctober 19, 20                       Fall Break   October 23                              Classes Resume November 22, 23, 24            Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27                         Classes Resume December 10                         CommencementDecember 12 13, 14, 15      Final ExaminationsDecember 18                         Semester Ends TITLE: Spring Semester 2018 CONTENT: December 19 - January 5     Spring Interim ClassesJanuary 8                               Regular Classes BeginJanuary 8, 9, 10, 11              Night Classes Enroll and BeginJanuary 15                             Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)March 2                                  End of First Eight WeeksMarch 5                                  Beginning of Second Eight WeeksMarch 19 – 23                       Spring BreakMarch 26                                Classes Resume April 28                                   Alumni Spring ReunionMay 1, 2, 3, 4                         Final ExaminationsMay 5                                      CommencementMay 7                                      Semester Ends TITLE: Summer Session 2018 CONTENT: May 8 – 31                             Summer Interim ClassesMay 28                                   Memorial Day (Holiday)June 4 - 28                             Classes Begin (June Session)July 2 – 31                             Classes Begin (July Session)July 4, 5                                  Independence Day (Holiday)July 31                                    Summer Session Ends

Paying For College

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S DON'T LET PAYING FOR COLLEGE STRESS YOU OUT!Paying for college can be stressful - that's why Northwestern has tried its best to keep costs low for students. Low costs, paired with the region's best scholarship, financial aid and enrollment incentive programs, will help you to better afford a quality education at Northwestern.The links provided above list costs separately for all students including Undergraduates, Graduates, International Students and Online Classes.Room and board costs are the same for all students Living on Campus. Those costs may be found on the Undergraduate Student Costs page.Browse through these pages to get an idea of what your costs may be and how you can get help to pay those costs through possible scholarships and financial aid. We've also provided a link to use a Net Price Calculator to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Northwestern.Visit our Registry Office and Bursar/Business Office pages to learn more about the services those offices provide, along with the Financial Aid FAQs page to see answers to a few questions you may have.Alva Incentive ProgramFirst-time freshmen and transfer students attending Northwestern-Alva on a full-time basis who establish a residence in the city may be eligible for additional financial assistance through a unique to Northwestern incentive program. Administered through the Financial Aid Office, this incentive program provides assistance for tuition, university housing and other school-related expenses. To qualify for this scholarship money, you’ll need to live within the Alva city limits.3 NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER POLICYNon-Oklahoma residents (excluding international students) may be eligible for the NWOSU GO OK! Tuition waiver program. Each semester the Registrar's office will determine if out-of-state residents meet the requirements for this waiver.Criteria to meet the requirements for this waiver are as follows:UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS- All newly admitted students (first-time freshmen and first-time transfers) receive the GO OK! Tuition waiver.CONTINUING UNDERGRAD AND READMISSION STUDENTS- Students beginning their fall semester after initial admittance to Northwestern- Have a retention/graduation GPA of 2.00.GRADUATE STUDENTSNon-Oklahoma residents may apply for an out-of-state fee waiver. An application must be made each semester through the Registrar's Office. Applicants must meet Graduate Studies criteria for unconditional admission to be considered for an out-of-state fee waiver. (The tuition waiver program does not apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.)

International Student Costs

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTSESTIMATE OF COSTS FOR ACADEMIC YEARFor Non-resident/International Students – the information below is an estimated amount for undergraduate attendance at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The following information represents the average living expenses for a single International student residing on campus. Please note that the estimate is based on current rates and is subject to change without notice. If you are admitted and receive an I-20, the estimated amount on that document may be somewhat higher than the estimates below. NOTE: Books are not covered in tuition and must be paid for separately by student. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSPAYMENT OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS1. Wiring MoneyThe information below should only be used for paying Northwestern-related charges and is not for personal use.Northwestern's bank is on line with the Federal Reserve. Please use the following information to wire the money:International WireWire To:The Banker's Bank9020 N May AvenueSuite 200Oklahoma City, OK, USA 73120Swift code # BBOK US44Payable Through:Bank of New YorkRouting # 021000018Swift code # IRVT US 3NFor Credit To:Alva State Bank and Trust Co.518 College BoulevardAlva, OK, USA 73717Routing Account # 103101275Further Credit To:Customer's Name: Northwestern Oklahoma State University Account #3603Student's Name (please print)If you need further information concerning wiring money to us, please feel free to call Fawn Kingcade, Bursar, in the Business Office (580) 327-8533. Domestic WireFor Credit To:Alva State Bank and Trust Co.518 College BoulevardAlva, OK, USA 73717Routing Account # 103101275Further Credit To:Customer's Name: Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAccount #3603Student's Name (please print)2. Pay By Check or Money OrderIn order to pay by check or money order, please mail the payment to:Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityBusiness Office709 Oklahoma BoulevardAlva, OK, USA 73717Please make sure that the Student ID (if applicable) or full name of the student that the payment should be applied to is printed clearly in the memo. 3. Pay By Credit Card (excluding tuition)Northwestern is able to accept Credit Card payments for:Application fee ($15)Room Deposit ($75)Graduation Fees ($25)In order to pay by Credit Card, please contact the business office at (580) 327-8536 or (580) 327-8534.  You will need to provide the Student ID number of the student that the payment is applied to, if applicable.  If a Student ID has not yet been assigned, please spell the first and last name of the student to ensure that the payment is applied to the correct student. TITLE: Semester Breakdown CONTENT: FALL SEMESTER (August to December)Tuition and Fees (Based on 15 credit hours per semester)$7,102.50Special Fees (International Fee)135.00Books and Supplies (approximate)600.00Room and Board (15 meals per week, $100 flex per semester, semi-private room)2,240.00TOTAL$10,077.75SPRING SEMESTER (January to May)Tuition and Fees (Based on 15 credit hours per semester)$7,102.50Special Fees (International Fee)135.00Books & Supplies (approximate)600.00Room and Board (15 meals per week, $100 flex per semester, ​semi-private room)2,240.00TOTAL$10,077.45SUMMER SESSION (June and July)Tuition and Fees (Based on 3 credit hours per semester)$1,420.50Special Fees (International Fee)75.00Books and Supplies (approximate)250.00Room and Board (semi-private room)610.00Personal Expenses (food service not available during summer session)500.00TOTAL$2,855.50TOTALS - Two Semester Only (Fall and Spring Semester)$20,155.00TOTALS - Two Semester and Summer Session$23,010.50 TITLE: Financial Aid/Scholarships  CONTENT: Although as an international student you do not qualify for state (Oklahoma) or federal (U.S. Government) financial assistance programs, first-time international students are guaranteed an out-of-state tuition waiver in the amount of $1,500 per semester (two semesters) to help cover the cost of non-resident tuition.International students become eligible for the non-resident tuition waiver at the beginning of their third semester at Northwestern. The non-resident tuition waiver is a percentage-based tuition waiver using Cumulative GPA criteria from all higher education institutions attended.Students are required to be a member of at least one campus organization to be eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver. The percentage of non-resident tuition waived beginning the student’s third semester is based on the following scale:Cumulative GPAAmount of Tuition Waived0.00-1.990%2.00-2.9925%3.00-3.2950%3.30-3.6975%3.70-4.0090%*The percentages noted above are only applied to a portion of the out-of-state tuition.*International students also are eligible for continuing student and participation scholarships to help defray costs. Also, if you have siblings attending Northwestern and living in university housing, be sure to ask us about the Sibling/Family Housing Waiver.To see additional information on scholarships and financial aid, visit Paying for College.

Graduate Degree Program Costs

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S Listed below are costs for those wishing to take classes within our master's degree programs. The costs for our online doctoral program in nursing (BSN to DNP), is below the master's program costs.2016-17 MASTER'S PROGRAM COSTSIn-state Tuition:               $231.75 per credit hourOut-of-state Tuition:        $491.75 per credit hour There also is a charge for various fees, plus whatever your costs for books and supplies will be. Non-Oklahoma residents may apply for out-of-state fee waiver. Application must be made each semester through the Registrar's Office. Applicants must meet Graduate Studies criteria for unconditional admission to be considered for out-of-state fee waiver.You will want to fill out the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid (Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163).If interested in living in University Housing, see additional information at Living on Campus.2016-17 DOCTORAL (BSN to DNP) PROGRAM COSTSIn-State:                         $350 per credit hour with a one-time online expense of $300.Out-of-State:                  $585 per credit hour with a one-time online expense of $300.Summer Residency:     $450 expense, on the Alva Campus.The student is responsible for the cost of all books, supplies, liability insurance, and background checks.(The tuition waiver program does not apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.)BSN to DNP Program  GRADUATE STUDIESPROGRAM OVERVIEWAPPLY TOGRADUATE PROGRAMSBSN to DNP PROGRAM

Online Tuition and Fees

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S ONLINE TUITION AND FEESUndergraduate Costs Oklahoma Resident           $294.25 per credit hourNon-Resident                     $531.50 per credit hour *(without NWOSU GO OK! Tuition Waiver)Tuition and fees associated with the Online RN-to-BSN program, can be found on that specific web page.Master's Courses Costs Oklahoma Resident          $336.75 per credit hourNon-Resident                    $606.75 per credit hourSee the costs for our online doctoral program - BSN to DNP Program -- at Graduate Degree Program Costs.Online Proctored Exam InformationStudents enrolling in online courses are responsible for proctoring fees that may be associated with the online course exams.Northwestern students traveling to a Northwestern campus (Alva, Enid, or Woodward) for a proctored exam are not assessed a proctoring fee.NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.  ONLINE STUDENTS*NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER POLICYNon-Oklahoma residents (excluding international students) taking online classes may be eligible for the NWOSU GO OK! Tuition waiver program. Each semester the Registrar's office will determine if out-of-state residents meet the requirements for this waiver.

Financial Aid

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S FINANCIAL AIDMore than $1.5 million in institutional aid is dispersed annually through our Office of Financial Aid, and 42 percent of our total student population receives some form of aid. More than 90 percent of our freshmen who apply get some type of aid. No wonder 57 percent of our graduates have no student debt!The office is located on the first floor of Herod Hall. You will visit the people in this office to discuss how to get help in paying for college, whether that’s through applying for scholarships and financial aid that includes loans, grants, or work study/E&G so you can get an on-campus job.The disbursement of your financial aid will be through the Bursar/Business Office at our Alva, Enid and Woodward locations. For more information on scholarship deadlines, maximum monetary eligibility (cap) information or any other items relating to scholarships or financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (580) 327-8541 or e-mail finaid@nwosu.edu.What is Financial Aid and How Do I Apply?There are different types of financial aid available at all three of our locations – institutional, state and federal in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment.Fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form each year using Northwestern's code - 003163 - as soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.Each semester Northwestern recommends students enroll as full time students (12 credit hours for undergraduates or 9 credit hours for graduate students).When Northwestern receives your financial aid information, we will send you a letter that may have an additional form that must be submitted to the financial aid office. Copies of tax documents may be required as well. When you are fully admitted to Northwestern and enrolled, and all necessary forms/documents are submitted to the financial aid office, your aid will be processed in the order in which it is received. In other words, the sooner you get your forms to us, the sooner you will receive an award letter and know what financial aid you will be eligible to receive. FINANCIAL AID STAFF:Rita CastleberryDirector of Financial Aid/ Scholarships - Alva(580) 327-8540rjcastleberry@nwosu.eduTeresa LloydAssistant Director of Financial Aid - Alva(580) 327-8106talloyd@nwosu.eduAnne HaightScholarship Coordinator - Alva(580) 327-8541jahaight@nwosu.eduDonna HerrenLoan Coordinator - Alva(580) 327-8164djherren@nwosu.eduSue BurksFinancial Aid Assistant -Alva(580) 327-8542smburks@nwosu.eduDenna PerigoAsst. Director of Financial Aid - Enid(580) 213-3107dkperigo@nwosu.eduFinancial Aid Files & Links Below are a few helpful links to provide more information on financial aid, on-campus jobs for students and scholarships available to help you pay for college.FAFSAThis link will take you directly to the FAFSA website. Please use the Northwestern code: 003163. .SCHOLARSHIPSFill out applications for scholarships before their deadlines. You must apply every year.STUDENT EMPLOYMENTIf you're looking for a job on campus, check out this page for what you'll need to do.FAQ'SOther questions and answers that could help you understand financial aid.

Net Price Calculator

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS NET PRICE CALCULATOR FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS NET PRICE CALCULATOR FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S NET PRICE CALCULATORFollow the instructions provided at this site to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University.http://ranger3.nwosu.edu/npc/npcalc.htm

Student Employment

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S STUDENT EMPLOYMENTAre you looking for a job on campus?There are two types of student work programs available at Northwestern. Eligibility for Federal Work Study is based on the information you put on the FAFSA. E&G or Institutional Work Study can be granted to any student who is currently enrolled in at least six hours for undergraduate students and five hours for graduate students. It is generally easier to find a position on campus if you have qualified for Federal Work Study. You will need to process a work agreement before beginning work assignments by visiting with staff in the Financial Aid Office.The maximum number of hours any student can work per week is 15. These 15 hours can be split between more than one on-campus job. The official work week runs Sunday through Saturday. To be eligible to work on campus, you’ll need to meet these requirements:Be enrolled at least half time (at least six hours for undergraduates/five hours for graduate students)Be at least 18 years of ageHave been awarded and accepted either federal work study or E&G workYou’ll also need to provide the Human Resources/Payroll Office, first floor of Herod Hall within the Business Office, with the following "new hire" paperwork:Form W-4 State of Oklahoma Loyalty Oath Form I-9 Two I.D.'s: Valid driver's license to prove identity Social Security card to prove eligibility to work in the U.S. Make sure the top portion of your timesheet is accurate, including the "Department to Charge section. Please be specific.Supervisors must review and initial days worked when offices were officially closed.The Career Services Office is available to assist supervisors hiring workers, as well as to help students seeking campus jobs. This office also may know of jobs available within the community. IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS:No student may work in their on-campus job if they are scheduled to be in class at that time.Should a class be cancelled or let out early, you must obtain a notice (ex. email, typed letter signed by teacher) from your teacher indicating the date and time and attach that notice to that month's timesheet if you work during your enrolled class time.Time-SheetsStudent Time-Sheets are located...Turn your Time-Sheet in on time so you can be paid. Late times-sheets will NOT be processed for payroll -- they will be paid out the following month.

Academics

Academics OVERVIEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS FACULTY EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT (FEAD) OVERVIEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS FACULTY EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT (FEAD) Northwestern provides a quality and affordable education to all students. Our academic goals are driven through our Mission Statement, which embraces ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.Our faculty focus on teaching, not research, allowing them time to provide personal attention to you, providing detailed academic advising and other forms of academic assistance. You will get to know your teachers, and they will get to know you.  Course RotationsHonors ProgramSpotlight NewsletterFaculty SenateMission StatementNorthwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}AccreditationThe University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Other programs such as education, business, nursing and social work have specialized accreditations from national organizations. These include the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Oklahoma Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). TITLE: Academic Leadership CONTENT: Vice President for Academic AffairsOur university provides a quality and affordable education to all students. Northwestern’s academic goals are driven through its Mission Statement, which embraces ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.   Three academic schools, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Professional Studies, offer 33 bachelor’s degrees with various options and minors.  In addition, the university’s Graduate Studies program offers degrees and options in the areas of Education, Psychology, and American Studies as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.Dr. Bo HannafordHerod Hall, second floor580-327-8406BSHannaford@nwosu.eduAssociate Vice President for Academics and Dean of FacultyAt Northwestern, we take great pride in the quality of education provided to students with a variety of interests and aspirations. At the heart of that education is a highly committed and qualified faculty who provide instruction on our main campus in Alva as well as at our Enid and Woodward locations, at the University Center in Ponca City, by ITV to students at additional and concurrent sites, and through online courses to students in a variety of locations.  Sixty-six percent of full-time faculty members hold the doctoral degree, and 70 percent hold a terminal degree. This level of expertise, coupled with a student-faculty ratio of less than 16 to 1, allows the faculty to provide students with the support and experiences that they need to be successful.We hope that you will be one of those Ranger success stories now or in the future!Dr. James BellFine Arts 211(580) 327-8590JLBell@nwosu.edu TITLE: Types of Degrees CONTENT: All degrees at Northwestern include general education requirements in the sciences, arts, humanities and a field of concentration (major).Bachelor's DegreesBachelor of Arts (BA)Bachelor of Science (BS)Bachelor of Arts Education (BAEd) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Bachelor of Music (BM)Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd)Bachelor of Science Education (BSEd)Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)Bachelor of  Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)Master’s DegreesMaster of Arts in American Studies (MA)Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP)Master of Education (MEd)Master of General Psychology (MS)Doctoral DegreeDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)More information can be found at Undergraduate Catalog, Graduate Catalog and Graduate Studies. TITLE: Academic System CONTENT: Northwestern’s academic year consists of two semesters, fall and spring, and a summer session. The fall and spring semesters are each 16 weeks in length. The fall semester begins in mid-August and ends in early-December. The spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in early-May. The summer session begins the first week of June and ends the last week of July. Interim courses also are offered in December, January and May.Students pursuing undergraduate degree programs are classified by the number of semester hours of credit earned. Hours that are excluded include developmental courses taught below college level and courses in which "F" grades are received. Listed below are the criteria used in the classification process:Freshman: fewer than 31 hoursSophomore: 31-60 hoursJunior: 61-90 hoursSenior: 91 + hours TITLE: General Education Requirements CONTENT: The General Education program at Northwestern provides a foundation for all degree programs and offers opportunities for students to develop competencies in critical thinking, leadership and literacy. You will want to concentrate on taking these requirements early in your college career.General Education classes are required of all students for graduation. Some degree programs require specific general education courses. Students should consult the department sections in the Undergraduate Catalog for specific courses in General Education required for majors. TITLE: Quick Facts CONTENT: Bachelor’s degrees are available in more than 40 areas of study.Most popular degree programs:EducationHealth and Sports Science EducationBusiness AdministrationNursingPsychologyCriminal JusticeAccountingAgricultureBiologyThe student-faculty ratio is less than 16 to 1. Campus Population Breakdown (Fall 2017):1,343 on Alva campus279 on Enid campus224 on Woodward campusMore than two-thirds of college students change their majors at least once during their college careers.Undecided? While completing your general education requirements, add a few electives. You might discover a path to your future.  TITLE: Helpful Links CONTENT: ADA HandbookAdjunct Instructor Information SheetAdvisement ChecksheetAdvisors in School of Arts and SciencesAdvisors in School of EducationAdvisors in School of Professional StudiesArranged Class FormCourse Substitution FormCourse Substitution PolicyDegree CurriculaEmployee HandbookFaculty Qualifications Policy (5/17) (save this form prior to filling it out)Faculty HandbookFinancial Aid/Scholarships Advising TipsRangerNet (employee forms & ITV forms found here)Student HandbookStudent Information SystemSupplemental Faculty Handbook

Academic Structure and Programs

Academics OVERVIEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS HONORS PROGRAM OVERVIEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS HONORS PROGRAM Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides bachelor degrees with various options and minors within three academic schools, providing degrees via a number of departments/programs.In addition, the university’s Graduate Studies program offers degrees and options in the areas of Education, Psychology and American Studies and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP online program).School of Arts and SciencesCommunication (Mass Communication, Speech & Theatre)English, Foreign Language and Humanities (English, Foreign Language)Fine Arts (Music-Bands andInstrumental Music, Music-Choral and Vocal Studies, Speech & Theatre, Visual Arts)Math and Computer ScienceNatural Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)Social Sciences (Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement & Corrections; History & Global Studies; Political Science & Public Administration; Social Science Education; Sociology)Social WorkSchool of EducationAgriculture (Agriculture and Agriculture Education)Education (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education, Secondary Education)Health & Sports Science Education (Health & Sports Science Education, Health & Fitness Management)PsychologySchool of Professional StudiesBusiness Nursing 

Course Schedules

Course Schedules OVERVIEW COURSE SCHEDULE ARCHIVE OVERVIEW COURSE SCHEDULE ARCHIVE *Updated Course SchedulesKey numbers are determined by location: A for Alva, E for Enid, W for Woodward, X for distance learning, Z for online courses.*The online classes schedules are updated daily as courses are revised and updated. *For complete notations on course schedules, see the PDF links located to the right. These printable versions of the schedules do not contain updates.Course Substitution Form  Course Substitution PolicyRequest for ITV ClassSpring 2018 Online CoursesPrintable PDFs of the schedules are provided below but do not contain updates.Spring 2018Fall 2017Summer 2017 SUMMER 2017 ONLINE COURSESSPRING 2017 ONLINE COURSESFALL 2016 ONLINE COURSESCOURSE SCHEDULE ARCHIVEPAYING FOR COLLEGEOnline Exam ProctoringStudents enrolling in online courses are responsible for proctoring fees that may be associated with the online course exams.Note: Northwestern students traveling to a Northwestern campus (Alva, Enid, or Woodward) for a proctored exam are not assessed a proctoring fee.

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees More information about our Undergraduate Degree programs is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.More information about our Graduate Degree programs is available in the Graduate Catalog. TITLE: Bachelor’s Degree Programs CONTENT: AccountingAgricultureAgriculture EducationBiologyBiology: Health Science OptionBiology: Natural History OptionBusiness AdministrationChemistryComputer ScienceCriminal Justice: Corrections OptionCriminal Justice: Law Enforcement OptionEducationEnglishGeneral StudiesHealth & Sports ScienceHistoryHistory: Global Studies OptionMass CommunicationMathematicsMusicNursingOrganizational LeadershipPolitical SciencePolitical Science: Public Administration OptionPsychologySocial WorkSociologySpeech & TheatreTechnical Management*BA of Applied Arts & Sciences TITLE: Undergraduate Minors CONTENT: AccountingAccounting for Non-Business MajorsAnimal ScienceAthletic TrainingBiologyBusinessChemistryComputer ScienceCriminal Justice: Corrections OptionCriminal Justice: Law Enforcement OptionEnglishEntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurial ManagementExercise & Sports PsychologyField Crop ConsultingGame ProgrammingGeneral BusinessGrief & BereavementHealth & Sports Science EducationHistoryHistory: Global Studies OptionHuman Resource ManagementLeadershipManagementMarketingMass CommunicationMathematicsMusicMusical TheatrePhysicsPolitical Science: Public Administration OptionPsychologySocial WorkSocial Work: Community Social ServicesSpanishSpeech CommunicationSubstance AbuseTheatreVisual ArtsWriting TITLE: Teaching Fields CONTENT: Agriculture EducationEarly Childhood EducationElementary EducationEnglish EducationHealth & Sports Science EducationMathematics EducationMusic EducationNatural Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)Social Science Education TITLE: Pre-Professional Fields CONTENT: Northwestern offers the pre-requisites for these Pre-Professional programs:Pre-Dentistry & Dental HygienePre-EngineeringPre-LawPre-Medicine (Allopathic)Pre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-Osteopathic MedicinePre-PharmacyPre-Physical TherapyPre-Physician’s AssociatePre-Radiologic Therapy Pre-Veterinary MedicineWildlife Ecology TITLE: Online Degree Programs CONTENT: AccountingBusiness AdministrationTechnical ManagementRN-to-BSN (Nursing) TITLE: Master’s Degree Programs  CONTENT: More information about our master’s degrees and certifications can be found in the Graduate Studies Catalog (link to grad studies catalog) Master of Arts in American StudiesMaster of Counseling PsychologyLicensed Alcohol and Drug CounselorLicensed Professional CounselorMaster of EducationElementary Education with options in:Educational LeadershipCurriculum and InstructionSchool CounselingReading SpecialistSecondary Education with options in:Adult Education Management & Administration*Curriculum and InstructionEducational Leadership Sports Management*Non-certificate optionCertificate OptionsElementary/Secondary PrincipalReading SpecialistSchool Counselor TITLE: Doctoral Degrees CONTENT: More information about our BSN to DNP program can be found here. (link to Bsn to DNP program page)Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP Program) 

Graduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog OVERVIEW CATALOG ARCHIVE OVERVIEW CATALOG ARCHIVE The Graduate Catalog is subject to periodic revisions/updates. The "current" online catalog replaces any previous editions (printed or online).Graduate students are allowed to complete a master's degree following policies in effect at the time of their initial enrollment, assuming they maintain continuous enrollment in the program.Students who resume a master's degree program are required to follow policies in effect at the time they resume their degree program.[ALL FILES ARE IN ADOBE PDF FORMAT] Graduate Studies ContactsShawn Holliday, Ph.D.Associate Dean of Graduate StudiesAlva, Fine Arts, Office #212(580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.edu Lydia Campbell, M.S.Coordinator of Graduate StudiesFine Arts, Office #212 foyer(580) 327-8410lrcampbell@nwosu.edu TITLE: 2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (10 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Admission Policies (3 pages)Section 3 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 4 - Doctor of Nursing Practice (3 pages)Section 5 - Master of Arts in American Studies (3 pages)Section 6 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (4 pages)Section 7 - Master of Science in General Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 8 - Master of Education Degree (13 pages)Section 9 - Master of Education Certificate Options (6 pages)Section 10 - Graduate Courses (15 pages) TITLE: 2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: You will find information on graduate policies and procedures and all graduate programs within this PDF.2016-2017 Graduate Catalog TITLE: 2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog  CONTENT: Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Arts in American Studies (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Degree (13 pages)Section 6 - Master of Education Certificate Options (3 pages)Section 7 - Graduate Courses (14 pages) TITLE: 2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Arts in American Studies (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Degree (12 pages)Section 6 - Master of Education Certificate Options (3 pages)Section 7 - Graduate Courses (13 pages) TITLE: 2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1- Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2- Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3- Master of Arts in American Studies (2 pages)Section 4- Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 5- Master of Education Degree (12 pages)Section 6- Master of Education Certificate Options (3 pages)Section 7- Graduate Courses (13 pages) TITLE: 2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1- Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pagesSection 2- Graduate Policies & Procedures (4 pages)Section 3- Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4- Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5- Master of Education Certificate Options (3 pages)Section 6- Graduate Courses (13 pages) TITLE: 2011 - 2012 Graduate Catalog  CONTENT: Section 1- Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2- Graduate Policies & Procedures (4 pages)Section 3- Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4- Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5- Master of Education Certificate Options (3 pages)Section 6- Graduate Courses (13 pages) TITLE: 2010 - 2011 Graduate Catalog  CONTENT: Section 1- Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2- Graduate Policies & Procedures (4 pages)Section 3- Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4- Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5- Master of Education Certificate Options (3 pages)Section 6- Graduate Courses (12 pages)

Catalog Archive

Graduate Catalog OVERVIEW CATALOG ARCHIVE OVERVIEW CATALOG ARCHIVE TITLE: 2009 - 2010 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Front Cover - (1 page)Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2pages)Section 4 - Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Certificate Options (4 pages)Section 6 - Graduate Courses (14 pages) TITLE: 2008 - 2009 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Front Cover - (1 page)Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Certification Options (4 pages)Section 6 - Graduate Courses (14 pages) TITLE: 2007 - 2008 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Front Cover - (2 pages)Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pagesSection 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Certification Options (4 pages)Section 6 - Graduate Courses (14 pages)Section 7 has been deleted; locate forms online  TITLE: 2006 - 2007 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (10 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Certification Options (4 pages)Section 6 - Graduate Courses (14 pages)Section 7 - Forms (22 pages) TITLE: 2005 - 2006 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1 - Inside cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Education Degree (10 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Certification Options (6 pages)Section 6 - Graduate Courses (8 pages)Section 7 - Undergraduate Courses Approved for Graduate Credit (2 pages)Section 8 - Forms (17 pages) TITLE: 2004 - 2005 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: Section 1 - Inside cover, Table of Contents, General Information (9 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Policies & Procedures (5 pages)Section 3 - Master of Counseling Psychology Degree (2 pages)Section 4 - Master of Education Degree (10 pages)Section 5 - Master of Education Certification Options (6 pages)Section 6 - Graduate Courses (8 pages)Section 7 - Undergraduate Courses Approved for Graduate Credit (2 pages)Section 8 - Forms (17 pages)

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION If you are interested in furthering your higher education at Northwestern, we offer master’s degree programs in Education, Counseling Psychology, General Psychology and American Studies – and one doctorate program in Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP online). HOW TO APPLY TO GRADUATE SCHOOLREQUIRED COURSE – EDUC 5010 Graduate Study SeminarEDUC 5010 Graduate Study Seminar -- Attend one of 5, 7-scheduled seminars during first semester of enrollment, 9 a.m. to noon.Students need only attend ONE sessionMCP and American Studies students will attend only the first half of the session since their programs have no portfolio requirement.MED students will attend the entire session and will set up and develop their graduate portfolios during the second half of the session by using the new ALCA (Aurora Learning Community Association) assessment system.There is no additional textbook required; all other information will be provided by the instructor. Application for Graduate StudiesGraduate CatalogALCAGRADUATE STUDIES CONTACTSShawn Holliday, Ph.D.Associate Dean of Graduate StudiesAlva, Fine Arts, Office #212 (580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.edu​ Lydia Campbell, M.S.Coordinator of Graduate StudiesFine Arts, Office #212 foyer(580) 327-8410lrcampbell@nwosu.eduPlease contact Ms. Campbell with questions concerning applying to graduate school, enrolling in courses, etc.Affirmative Action Compliance StatementThis institution, in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal laws and regulations, and to the extent required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717, (580) 327-8415. TITLE: Comprehensive Exam Info CONTENT: COMPREHENSIVE EXAM Each master's degree student must pass a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of his or her graduate program in order to receive the appropriate master's degree.Master of Arts in American Studies Candidates are required to pass a multi-question essay exam about the core and elective courses that each candidate has taken. Specific questions will be composed by members of the candidate's graduate advisory committee in consultation with the candidate. The exams will then be graded by committee members with a consensus vote of pass/fail. Approximately one month after the exam, candidates will orally defend their answers at a mutually-agreed-upon date and time with their graduate advisory committees.Master of Counseling Psychology Candidates are required to pass a multi-question essay exam. The exam is pass/fail, graded with a consensus vote of the advisory committee and/or the psychology department faculty. Candidates must also orally defend their exam answers at a later scheduled date after the exam was taken.Master of Education candidates must develop and defend a portfolio according to guidelines developed by the Division of Education and approved for the graduate program by the Graduate Committee.Details about the M.A. in American Studies exam, the M.C.P. exam, and the M.Ed. portfolio defense can be found in Section 2, pages 9-10 in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.Oral Follow-Up Form to the Final Comprehensive Exam TITLE: General Forms CONTENT: NOTE: Forms in PDF format require Adobe's Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.com. Entire University website, plus fillable PDFs work best using Google Chrome.PLEASE NOTE that ORIGINAL SIGNATURES of the student and the members of the advisory committee are required prior to submitting the plan of study to the Graduate Office.No hand-written forms will be accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies.If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Office at (580) 327-8410 or send an email request to lrcampbell@nwosu.edu.SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTSApplication for Admission to the University (online application, requires credit card)*$15 fee and official transcripts required with applicationImmunization FormApplication for Re-Admission to the UniversityApplication for Graduate StudiesDoctor of Nursing Practice Application FormAdmission to Degree CandidacyGraduate Advisory Committee Membership GridAdvisory Committee Selection~ MA in American Studies students complete this form - *Requires original signatures of student and committee membersAdvisory Committee Selection~ MCP students complete this form - *Requires original signatures of student and committee membersAdvisory Committee Selection ~ MS in General Psychology students complete this form - * Requires original signatures of student and committee membersAdvisory Committee Selection ~ MED students complete this form - *Requires original signatures of student and committee membersOral Follow-up to the Comprehensive ExamPortfolio Defense ~ Milestone 3Action Research Project Defense - Milestone 3Application for Master's Degree* *$25 fee required with applicationDisposition Form (due concurrently with Milestone 1, 2, and 3 portfolio assessments)Starting in the Fall 2013 semester, all disposition forms should be filled out by students and faculty in LiveText or ALCA.The first Disposition Assessment is a self-evaluation due in the semester of the 10th hour of graduate work. The first Disposition Assessment coincides with Milestone 1.The second Disposition Assessment is completed by a faculty member or adjunct who has taught the candidate. After completing the disposition assessment in LiveText or ALCA, the faculty member or adjunct faculty will discuss it with the graduate teacher candidate. The second Disposition Assessment will be part of Milestone 2.The third Disposition Assessment is completed by a faculty member or adjunct who has taught the candidate. After completing the disposition assessment in LiveText, the faculty member will discuss it with the graduate teacher candidate. The third Disposition Assessment will be part of Milestone 3.The fourth Disposition Assessment is another self-assessment that the student fills out at the end of his/her program.Additional Disposition Assessments may occur at any time during a teacher candidate's education program.Data is collected and recorded for each graduate teacher candidate including the semester and year, and the score for each of the eight dispositions on the Disposition Assessment form. TITLE: Plans of Study Forms CONTENT: NOTE: Only ONE copy is required, but it must have original signatures of advisory committee members.The forms are fillable PDFs and require Adobe's Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.com. Entire University website, plus fillable PDFs work best using Google Chrome.No hand-written Plan of Study forms will be accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies.If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Office at (580) 327-8410 or send an email request to lrcampbell@nwosu.edu.You may need to SAVE the fillable PDF before filling it out. PRINT, SIGN, and DATE a copy and gather the signatures of the advisory committee, then forward the completed form to the Office of Graduate Studies.Master of ArtsMaster of Arts in American StudiesMaster of PsychologyMaster of Counseling PsychologyMaster of Counseling Psychology--LPCMaster of Counsling Psychology--LADCMaster of Science in General PsychologyMaster of EducationAdult Education Management and AdministrationCurriculum and InstructionEducational LeadershipEducational Leadership (Certificate Only)Reading SpecialistReading Specialist (Certificate Only)School CounselingSchool Counseling (Certificate Only)

Education

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION MASTER OF EDUCATIONThe Master of Education (M.Ed.) certificate degrees are available to any individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in the field of education from an accredited institution and who has a current teaching certificate. The following certified M.Ed. degree programs require a minimum of 32 to 36 credit hours of course work, depending on the program. Student Learning Outcomes TITLE: Degree Options CONTENT: Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary/Secondary)Educational Leadership (Elementary/Secondary)Elementary EducationReading SpecialistSchool CounselingSecondary Education TITLE: Certification Only Options CONTENT: Elementary/Secondary PrincipalReading SpecialistSchool Counselor TITLE: Master of Ed - Non-Certificate Programs CONTENT: The following non-certificate M.Ed. degrees are available to any individual who holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. These programs are designed for individuals who are interested in preparation for junior-college teaching, coaching, or higher education administrative work; for non-school employment; or for pursuit of advanced graduate study in an academic discipline, such as Health and Sports Science Administration.Adult Education Management and Administration (with 18 elective hours in a chosen field of study)(Option 1: elective sequence for coaches interested in Sports Management)Non-Certificate TITLE: Graduate Portfolio CONTENT: All Master of Education students are required to submit a graduate portfolio in lieu of taking the written comprehensive examination and the oral follow-up exam. M.Ed. students also are required, however, to defend their portfolio at Milestone 3.Master of Counseling Psychology and American Studies students are required to take the final comprehensive examination and the oral follow-up exam in lieu of the portfolio. TITLE: Milestone Assessments CONTENT: This information is also found in the portfolio template located in LiveText.Milestones 1 & 2: "provides a record of professional growth and development over time."MS 1 = due in semester of the 10th hour of graduate work), including: title page (already in LiveText template)personal informationprofessional credentialsrequired paperworkdiversity chart (for those M.Ed. students enrolled in certificate programs)artifacts to meet three standardsdisposition form filled out by the studentMS 2 = due in semester of 20th hour of graduate work, including:all items from MS 1 and updated materialsartifacts to meet four additional standards (total of 4 standards for MS 2)disposition form filled out in ALCA by a faculty member who knows the studentMilestone 3: "a 'best work' portfolio, illustrating the candidate's exemplary performance."MS 3 = due at completion of degree program, including:all items from MS 1 & 2 and updated materialsartifacts to meet all standardsreflective summarydisposition form filled out in ALCA by a faculty member who knows the student.a final disposition assessment to be filled out by the student.exit interview with Graduate Studies Office

Counseling Psychology

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION MASTER OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGYThe Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) degree is a 48 hour counseling program. Two additional tracks prepare students for careers as Licensed Professional Counselors or as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Coursework for the LPC track is 60 hours, and coursework for the LADC track is 54 hours.Contact Dr. Cris Gordon for specific information about the program requirements, the application/interview process, and other pertinent information. Besides the general requirements for admission to graduate study, students applying for admission to the MCP program are required to have had 18 credits in psychology. Students also must have taken and passed with a "C" or better an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate research course. Students who have not taken or received a "C" or better in these two courses may be accepted on a conditional basis, but they must complete an undergraduate statistics and/or research course at Northwestern or at another accredited institution and receive a grade of "C" or better for formal admittance. These credits will not be counted as part of their graduate program. In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the Northwestern graduate program, the MCP degree applicant must complete an application and interview process that includes:Three letters of recommendationA written statement of career aspirations and self-evaluationA sample of scholarly written workAn oral interview with the graduate faculty of the psychology department, andA score that places the individual at the 25th percentile on two of the three areas (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or at the 25th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).The application/interview process must be completed prior to enrolling in the 10th graduate hour. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: SLO 1 - "Counseling Theory": Students will apply a working knowledge of the basic counseling theories utilized by counselors.SLO 2 - "Counseling Strategies and Techniques": Students will demonstrate effective knowledge and application of counseling strategies and techniques.SLO 3 - "Assessment Methods": Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of essential standardized methods of client assessment/evaluation.SLO 4 - "Research": Students will demonstrate an ability to use or interpret research as applied to the practice of counseling.

American Studies

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION MASTER OF ARTS IN AMERICAN STUDIES The Master of Arts degree in American Studies, which began in the Fall 2013 semester, is a 35 credit-hour program made up of 20 hours of core coursework in research, methodology, leadership, and regional history/issues and 15 hours of electives. American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree with coursework coming from the fields of agriculture, education, English, history, mass communication, political science, and sociology. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: SLO 1 - Students will explore and interpret the American experience from an interdisciplinary perspective that encompasses the fields of agriculture, history, political science, English, sociology, mass communication, and/or education.SLO 2 - Students will develop research skills and theoretical methodologies through which they will foster an integrative approach to learning about American culture and society, both past and present.SLO 3 - Students will gain intimate knowledge of northwestern Oklahoma and the American West through which they will learn about the culture of the United States, understanding the diverse ways in which regional issues affect the national culture and vice versa.SLO 4 - Students will strengthen their critical thinking skills through extensive writing, reading, research, and communication with peers, faculty, and community members.SLO 5 - Students will initiate, develop, and carry out independent enquiry that will allow them to energize the region culturally and economically through leadership positions.SLO 6 - Students will prepare for a wide range of employment opportunities by developing knowledge, skills, attitudes, and ethics that can be applied to work in schools, junior colleges, archives, museums, galleries, media organizations, and governmental, commercial, and cultural agencies.

BSN to DNP Program

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE - BSN TO DNP PROGRAMNorthwestern Oklahoma State University’s first doctoral program, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), enrolls its first class in August 2017.Northwestern is one of only two public universities in Oklahoma to offer a DNP program and is the ONLY public university with a BSN to DNP offering.This online accredited program will prepare DNPs to become certified Family Nurse Practitioners in their home communities and surrounding areas without first earning a master’s degree. It is a practice-focused doctorate, rather than the traditional research-focused doctorate, and will place an emphasis on health care in rural areas. BSN to DNP Admission Requirements & ApplicationsFor your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the various Admissions Requirements you will need to satisfy to apply for this BSN to DNP Program.Please visit Apply For Admission - Graduate Students and look for the gray tabs titled "Doctoral Program: Admission Requirements" and "Doctoral Program: Application and Requirements" for additional information on this program.This information includes the Application for Admission to Northwestern for students who have not attended Northwestern before, the Application for Readmission to Northwestern for those who have attended Northwestern, and an Application to the DNP Program.BSN to DNP Program CostsTo learn more about the costs involved with this online doctorate program, please see Graduate Degree Program Costs . Applications open January 1.Application deadline is March 1.(Applications accepted each spring for entry into the fall semester class)For additional information please contact: Dr Pat Thompson, DNP Program Directorprthompson@nwosu.eduAPPLICATIONS TO NORTHWESTERNDNP APPLICATION FORMDNP PROGRAM GENERAL INFORMATIONCOURSE ROTATIONDNP HANDBOOKINFORMATION REQUEST FORMBACKGROUND CHECK INFO & SERVICES TITLE: DNP Curriculum CONTENT: The DNP Curriculum consists of 73 credit hours and will feature an online component with a required summer residency program. The program also includes 1,020 practicum hours. Students may enter on a full-time (three-year plan) or part-time (four-year plan) basis. Additional plans may be considered on an individual basis.Registered Nurses who have completed an accredited graduate level -- Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) -- advanced practice registered nursing education program as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and are currently certified in an advanced practice specialty consistent with educational preparation will be considered for the Advanced Placement DNP Option, which requires 34 to 36 credit hours (see Advanced Placement in the left gray tab). Advanced practice licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner as prescribed by the applicant's state of residency is required. Other MSN-prepared nurses will be considered for admission after review of graduate transcripts and meeting with program faculty. TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: 3 YEAR PLAN OF STUDY (FULL TIME) Year 1Fall Semester NURS 6010 - Program OrientationNURS 6113 - Advanced PathophysiologyNURS 6123 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice NursingNURS 6263 Health Policy, Ethics, Economics, and Advanced Nursing PracticeTOTAL CREDITS: 9 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6213 - Theory for Evidence-Based Advanced Nursing Practice NURS 6153 - Advanced Research Methods NURS 6423 - Interprofessional Leadership, Collaboration and CommunicationsTOTAL CREDITS: 9 Credits Summer SemesterNURS 6133 - Advanced Holistic Assessment NURS 6432 - Role Development for DNPs NURS 6233 - Evidence-Based Practice and Scholarship in Advanced Practice Nursing One week Summer Residency on campusTOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Year 2Fall Semester NURS 6243 - Population Health and Health Promotion NURS 6143 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NURS 6253 - Health Systems- Informatics and Quality Management TOTAL CREDITS: 9 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6313 - Primary Care of Families- Adult NURS 6314 - Primary Care of Families- Adult Practicum NURS 6412 - Advanced Nursing Practice in Rural Communities TOTAL CREDITS: 9 Credits Summer Semester NURS 6333 - Primary Care of Families- Pediatrics NURS 6334 - Primary Care of Families - Pediatric Practicum NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Year 3Fall Semester NURS 6353 - Primary Care of Families- Women NURS 6354 - Primary Care of Families- Women Practicum NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6373 - Gerontology in Primary Care NURS 6374 - Primary Care Practicum- Gerontology NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 Credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Summer Semester NURS 6414 - DNP Practicum in Family Nursing NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 Credit) Project Defense on campus TOTAL CREDITS: 5 Credits  4 YEAR PLAN OF STUDY (PART TIME) Year 1Fall Semester NURS 6010 - Program Orientation NURS 6113 - Advanced Pathophysiology NURS 6123 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice Nursing TOTAL CREDITS: 6 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6153 - Advanced Research Methods NURS 6213 - Theory for Evidence-Based Advanced Nursing Practice TOTAL CREDITS: 6 Credits Summer Semester NURS 6233 - Evidence-Based Practice TOTAL CREDITS: 3 Credits Year 2Fall Semester NURS 6263 - Health Policy, Ethics, Economics and Advanced Practice Nursing NURS 6243 - Population Health and Health Promotion TOTAL CREDITS: 6 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6423 - Interprofessional Leadership, Collaboration and Communications NURS 6412 - Advanced Nursing Practice in Rural Communities TOTAL CREDIT: 5 Credits Summer Semester NURS 6133 - Advanced Holistic Assessment NURS Role Development for the DNP One week Summer Residency on campus TOTAL CREDITS: 5 Credits Year 3Fall Semester NURS 6143 - Adv. Pharmacotherapeutics NURS 6253 - Health Systems - Informatics and Quality Management TOTAL CREDITS: 6 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6313 - Primary Care of Families- Adult NURS 6314 - Primary Care of Families - Adult Practicum NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 Credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Summer Semester NURS 6333 - Primary Care of Families - Peds NURS 6334 - Primary Care of Families- Peds Practicum NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Year 4Fall Semester NURS 6353 - Primary Care of Families: Women NURS 6354 - Primary Care of Families: Women Practicum NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Spring Semester NURS 6373 - Gerontology in Primary Care NURS 6374 - Primary Care Practicum- Gerontology NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (1 credit) TOTAL CREDITS: 8 Credits Summer Semester NURS 6414 - DNP Practicum in Family Nursing NURS 6500 - DNP Practicum (1 credit) Project Defense on campusTOTAL CREDITS: 5 Credits  TITLE: Advanced Placement CONTENT: ADVANCED PLACEMENTThere is an Advanced Placement DNP option for Students who have already completed a Master's Degree in Nursing with the Family Nurse Practitioner Focus. This option includes a planned total of 34 to 36 credit hours post-Master's in Nursing degree.  The transcripts of the MSN applicant will be reviewed to determine deficits that exceed the classes listed in this plan needed to fulfill the AACN DNP Essentials Criteria. Students may need to take additional DNP curriculum courses to fill any identified deficit.Required CoursesNURS 6010 - Program Orientation (0 Credits) NURS 6243 - Population Health and Health Promotion (3 credits) NURS 6413 - Advanced Nursing Practice in Rural Communities (3 credits) NURS 6423 - Interprofessional Leadership, Collaboration and Communications (3 credits) NURS 6253 - Health Systems- Informatics and Quality Management (3 credits) NURS 6263 - Health Policy, Ethics and Economics and Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits) NURS 6432 - Role Development for the DNP (2 credits) NURS 6233 - Evidence-Based Practice and Scholarship in Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits) NURS 6373 - Gerontology in Primary Care (3 credits) NURS6374 - Primary Care Practicum- Gerontology (4 credits) NURS 6414 - DNP Practicum in Family Nursing (4 credits) NURS 6500 - DNP Capstone (4 to 6 credits)  TITLE: Why Choose the BSN to DNP Program? CONTENT: Provides the graduates with enhanced scientific knowledge required for safe nursing practice in an increasingly complex health care system.Provides an advanced educational credential for those who require advanced practice knowledge but who do not need or want a research focus. Prepares the graduates to be on par with other health professions that the clinical doctorate serves as the minimum degree required (medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy)The Institutes of Medicine proclaimed a huge need for more doctorally prepared nurses who can practice to their full scope of authority with a need to double the population by 2020.Provides the graduates with enhanced leadership skills to strengthen practice and health care delivery. TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: DNP Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The DNP graduates of the Northwestern Division of Nursing are able to:Evaluate and utilize advanced nursing knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines to identify, develop, and implement best practices to improve health care and health care systems.Design, direct, and evaluate system changes to promote safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.Provide leadership in the provision and transformation of health care through effective interprofessional collaboration and communication.Apply technology and policy development to promote health, reduce risk, enhance patient outcomes and improve complex health care delivery systems. Engage in complex, evidence-based advanced nursing practice.Evaluate innovative approaches to complex health issues leading to safe and holistic care for individuals, families, communities, and vulnerable populations.Demonstrate clinical expertise, critical thinking and accountability in designing and evaluating evidence-based care to improve patient/client outcomes.  

Thesis Option

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM GRADUATE PORTFOLIO THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM GRADUATE PORTFOLIO THESIS OPTION Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in American Studies program, the Master of Counseling Psychology program, the Master of Education in Adult Education Management and Administration option, or the Master of Education in Non-Certificate option may take from three-to-six semester hours of thesis credit (Thesis 5330) as part of their electives, field-specific subjects, or related area of study if they choose to undertake a research project (thesis) as part of their graduate work. Students interested in this option should consult the documents listed below for more specific information. They should also use the forms below to initiate the thesis process.Documents:Thesis Policies and ProceduresGuidelines for Thesis Preparation and SubmissionForms:Thesis Committee FormThesis Defense FormFor additional information concerning the thesis process, please contact Dr. Shawn Holliday, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, at (580) 327-8589or at spholliday@nwosu.edu.

Living On Campus

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES It's Your Home Away from Home!One of the best parts about going to college at Northwestern is living on-campus and being around others with similar interests, as well as those with varied life experiences and cultural backgrounds. Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a returning senior, the convenience of living so close to your classes, the cafeteria, the snack bar, the library, the wellness center – everywhere – can’t be matched.  Also, we’re one of the safest and most affordable campuses in the state.Living on campus also will help bridge the gap between living at home with your parents and living on your own for the first time – all without having to worry about cooking for yourself. The experiences of living “on your own” will help you to learn important life skills needed for adulthood.By living on campus, you’ll be more active in campus clubs and student events because you’ll know what’s happening around you every day. Studies show that you also may make better grades and have a better chance at graduating – not to mention that you could possibly meet some of the best friends you’ll ever have.Join us in University Housing and make it your Home Away from Home! Move-In DayFall semester Move-In Day for all residence halls is the Thursday prior to the first day of school beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Please go to the front desk of the assigned residence hall to start your check-in process.  There will be a Resident Assistant to assist you.Filling Out Our FormsSeveral of the forms on this page are fillable PDFs, so you may need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Depending on the browser you're using (Google Chrome is best), you also may need to save the PDF to your hard drive first, fill it out, save it and attach it to an email to send to klhansen@nwosu.edu.If you are using your smart phone to fill out these fillable PDFs, you will need an App for Adobe Acrobat Reader.University's Mailing Address:709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717Please address any mailings to the office to which it needs to go, along with this mailing address.FAX Numbers:Kaylyn Hansen/Housing(580) 327-8413Financial Aid(580) 327-8177 TITLE: Apply for Student Housing CONTENT: The Three-Step Housing Application ProcessFill out and turn in the Housing and Meal Application/ContractFill out and turn in the Meningitis formPay the $75.00 depositEveryone living in University Housing during the fall and/or spring semesters must fill out both forms and choose a meal plan.Applications will not be considered complete, and room assignments will not be made until providing this information.The $75.00 payment can be mailed to: Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. (Dorm deposits and application fees are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)Both forms are fillable PDFs. You may need to save the PDF first, then fill it out, and save. The Housing form may be emailed to Kaylyn Hansen at klhansen@nwosu.edu, FAXed to (580) 327-8413 or mailed to University Housing, NWOSU, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.The Menigitis form needs your actual signature written on the form, so you will need to either FAX it or mail it to Kaylyn Hansen at the number or address above.Room & Meal Plan CostsAll housing residents are required to have a meal plan. You can use your meal plan in the Student Center Snack Bar or Coronado Café. Payment will come by having your current student ID scanned.Use the breakdown found in Paying for College to choose what type of room and meal plan you are interested in. For your total room and board cost, add the room cost and board cost together.  OTHER HOUSING FORMSSibling/Family Housing Agreement WaiverComplete this form each year when you and at least one sibling attending Northwestern are living in University Housing. This scholarship waives the cost of a semi-private room for one student’s bill. Both siblings will need to live on campus.This is a fillable PDF. You may need to save the PDF first, fill it out, save and print it out.  It will need your actual signature written on the form. FAX this form to the Financial Aid Office at (580) 327-8177 or mail it to Financial Aid Office, NWOSU, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.Freshman Residency Exemption Request FormComplete this form if you are a freshman and want to request living off campus.This is a fillable PDF. You may need to save the PDF first, then fill it out, save it, then print it out. It will need your actual signature written on the form. Please FAX or mail to Kaylyn Hansen in University Housing. Continuing or Non-Renewal Housing ContractComplete this form if you are a freshman and want continue or non-renew your housing contract.The renewal form is a fillable PDF. You may need to save the PDF first, fill it out, save it and attach it to an email to send to klhansen@nwosu.edu. You also may print it out and FAX or mail to Kaylyn Hansen in University Housing.Summer Housing ContractComplete this form if you are planning to stay in University Housing over the summer.$75 deposit required if one has not already been paid. This is a fillable PDF. You may need to save the PDF first, fill it out, save it and attach it to an email to send to klhansen@nwosu.edu. You also may print it out and FAX or mail to Kaylyn Hansen in University Housing. TITLE: Room Assignments CONTENT: Housing personnel will consider all applications for housing with great care to pair students who are thought to be most compatible as roommates. They also will consider which residence hall would be best for each student to create strong and well-balanced communities. This process allows for students to live within an environment of wide-ranging personalities, interests and cultures.All first-time freshmen must live in university housing to fulfil the Freshman Residency Requirement or must apply for an exemption. Generally, freshmen also will have a roommate. Returning students must complete a Continuing or Non-Renewal Housing Contract at the end of each semester (fall and spring). At this time you will receive an email from the Housing Office indicating it’s time to fill out the online form.You will be able to request the same room, request a change in rooms or cancel your housing contract at this time. Housing personnel will consider the requests for changes in room assignments and notify you if the change has been granted.FRESHMAN RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT AND EXEMPTION REQUEST FORMAll first-time freshmen attending the Alva campus are required to live in student housing for two academic semesters (only fall and spring semesters apply). This policy is in place to help increase your involvement while on campus and to ensure your personal and academic success.Northwestern's research consistently shows that freshmen residing on campus have higher GPAs than freshmen living off-campus. This research is consistent with the national research on freshman GPA's and retention rates.You can apply for an exemption to this policy if you:Are married or a single parent with childrenAre a first-time freshman who is at least 21 years of ageWill be living with a parent or legal guardianParent or legal guardian will need to schedule a meeting with the Director of Students/Housingby calling 580-327-8418Are a transfer student with more than 24 credit hours earnedConcurrent hours taken during high school do not applyAre taking less than nine credit hoursIf you would like to appeal the residency requirement you will need to fill out the Freshman Exemption Request Form and provide relevant documentation to support your request. Exemption forms in print also can be obtained by contacting the Director of Students/Housing at (580) 327-8418.  TITLE: Student Housing Staff CONTENT: PRIMARY STUDENT HOUSING STAFFKaylyn HansenDirector of Students and Housing(580) 327-8418klhansen@nwosu.eduFine Arts #131Jacey BalesHousing Secretary(580) 327-8605housing@nwosu.eduFine Arts #131HALL SUPERVISORSMacie MaloneFryer Hall(580) 327-8430mmmalone@nwosu.eduCindy ForesmanSouth Hall(580) 327-8423crforesman@nwosu.eduOliver WillisAment Hall(580) 327-8421oawillis@nwosu.eduJordan & Kylie FranzCoronado Hall(580) 327-8419jbfranz@nwosu.edukmfranz@nwosu.edu RESIDENT ASSISTANTS (RA's)Resident Assistants in South Hall include: (left to right back row) Paola Ponce-Villalobos, Jacey Bales; (middle) Betty Abbey, Danyelle Seurer, Jaqueline Parker, Sydnie Lowe;  (front) Clara O'Connor, Katelyn Cutsinger.Resident Assistants in Coronado Hall include: (left to right back row) Cedric Collinge, Hayden Graham, J.C. Wells, Jacob Boggess; (front) Patrick Inkpen, Aaron Pierce, Alec Monsees, Sterlin Broomfield.Resident Assistants in Fryer Hall include: (left to right) Lachelle Purrier, McKenzie Billy, Carly Geer, Derek Blow, Bailey Cook, Tobi-Rae Barker.Resident Assistants in Ament Hall include: (left to right) Habib Kamara, Zack Short, Shane Collins, Matthew Goertzen, Luis Reyes. TITLE: Work for Student Housing CONTENT: If you are interested in working at Northwestern as a resident assistant (RA) in any of the student housing options, please apply using the Resident Assistant Application form.Resident Assistant Responsibilities:Resident Assistant responsibilities are numerous as the RA is the focal point for the day-to-day operation of his/her floor.  The RA is at one time: student, community developer, referral agent, business manager, peer, friend, and disciplinarian.  The diversity of roles and responsibilities is challenging and calls on the RA to develop organizational and interpersonal skills.  The position of RA provides an opportunity to maximize self-development, maturity, and confidence during the college years.

Residence Halls

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES RESIDENCE HALLSNorthwestern has four residence halls – two for women, two for men. Check them out so you can get settled into your home away from home. SOUTH HALLThree-level residence hall for women.CORONADO HALLFour-level residence hall for men. Coronado Cafe is connected to this building.FRYER HALLThree-level residence hall for women.AMENT HALLThree-level residence hall for men.PACKING CHECKLISTNot sure what to pack to bring to campus? Take a look at our helpful list.CUSTOMIZE YOUR ROOMLet roomify take the worry out of the right things to get for your room.APPLY FOR STUDENT HOUSINGJoin us in University Housing and make it your Home Away from Home! Find an application here..PAYING FOR COLLEGEDon't let paying for college stress you out. We can help.

Dining Services

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES DINING SERVICESDining Services are provided by Chartwell’s in both the traditional cafeteria setting of Coronado Café and the more fast-food atmosphere of the Student Center Snack Bar.You’ll need to have, at minimum, a 10 meals per week meal plan. To determine room and meal costs, visit Paying for College.Meal cards for off-campus students, commuters and University employees are available for purchase at the cafeteria and Ranger Market. They are good for 10 meals and are $57.36 - tax included.  Coronado Cafe Special EventsJanuary Special Events and Calendar(includes information for the Teaching Kitchen)Ranger Market SpecialsJanuary Specials and CalendarSemester Happy Hour Special TITLE: Coronado Cafè  CONTENT: Coronado Café is attached to Coronado Hall and offers a number of different food stations where you can decide what you’d like to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Breakfast Options: omelets, hash browns, biscuits, bacon/sausage, eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, (and make your own waffles at any meal).Lunch and Dinner Options: the main entrée for the day; grilled/fried foods such as hamburgers, french fries, chicken tenders, hot dogs, grilled cheese and more; pasta; baked potato; fried rice; pizza; sandwiches; salad bar; soup; yogurt/pudding; fruit; desserts.For all meals the cafeteria serves milk (2%, chocolate, and skim), soda, juices (apple, grape, orange), coffee and fruit water.Food may not be taken out of the cafeteria with the exception of an apple or orange at the end of a meal. A "to go box" is also available if you do not have time to eat in the cafeteria. The box is plastic and requires a $5.00 deposit. The box can be used as often as needed, and upon its return the deposit is refunded.See more about meal plans and costs at Paying for College under the Undergraduate Students Costs tab.CORONADO CAFE HOURSMonday-FridayBreakfast:  7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.Lunch:        11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.Dinner:       5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m (Mon–Thurs only)Friday OnlyDinner:        5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.SaturdayLunch:         Noon to 1:00 p.m.Dinner         5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.SundayLunch:         Noon to 1:15 p.m.Dinner:        5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. TITLE: Student Center Ranger Market CONTENT: Student Center Ranger Market is located in the heart of campus.It was remodeled during the summer 2017 by food service provider Chartwells to become more of a convenvience store where our students, employees and the public can purchase anything from a candy bar to pain relievers.Students with a meal plan may use their "flex dollars" in the Ranger Market. See more about meal plans and costs at Paying for College under the Undergraduate Students Costs tab.The Ranger Market also now serves Starbucks brand drinks from lattes to frappuccinos, as well as different iccee flavors.We offer a Half Price Happy Hour on our Starbucks Grande or Venti size drinks each weekday from 2-4 p.m.The store also provides cold sandwiches and salads for the lunch rush.Ranger Market is open to the public and accepts cash, checks and credit or debit cards.RANGER MARKET HOURSMonday-Thursday7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Friday7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Closed Saturday and Sunday TITLE: Menu CONTENT: empty TITLE: What is the Teaching Kitchen? CONTENT: empty

South Hall

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES South Hall  South Hall is a three-level women’s residence hall that accommodates 302 students.  Suites include a private bathroom, shower and three rooms, most of which are double-occupancy with private rooms provided when available. South Hall Amenities:Free laundry (you provide the soap, etc.)Free parking in residence hall lot with current hall parking decalMailboxEach room has two closets, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two beds and two twin XL mattressesCable television hookup in each roomInternet - You will need to purchase a modem and/or router for wirelessRecreational AreasLounge with TVVending MachinesMovie RoomPictures of South Hall (Outside / Room / Lobby) will need to get additional picsDiagram of SuiteFor additional information on housing regulations and procedures, please read the Residence Hall Handbook.(Word document name is Residence Hall Handbook Fall 16) HOUSING APPLICATIONPACKING CHECKLISTAPPLY FOR ADMISSIONPAYING FOR COLLEGECUSTOMIZE YOUR ROOM

Coronado Hall

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES Coronado HallCoronado Hall is a four-level men’s residence hall that accommodates 307 students.  Suites include a private bathroom, shower and three rooms, most of which are double-occupancy with private rooms provided when available.Coronado Hall Amenities:Free laundry (you provide the soap, etc.)Free parking in residence hall lot with current hall parking decalMailboxEach room has two closets, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two beds and two twin XL mattressesCable television hookup in each roomInternet - You will need to purchase a modem and/or router for wirelessRecreational AreasLounge with TVVending MachinesMovie RoomPictures of Coronado Hall (Outside / Room / Lobby) Diagram of SuiteFor additional information on housing regulations and procedures, please read the Residence Hall Handbook. HOUSING APPLICATIONPACKING CHECKLISTAPPLY FOR ADMISSIONPAYING FOR COLLEGECUSTOMIZE YOUR ROOM

Fryer Hall

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES Fryer HallFryer Hall is a three-level women’s residence hall that accommodates 93 students.  Two Fryer Hall rooms, most of which are double-occupancy with private rooms provided when available, will share a private bathroom/sink/shower area. All rooms in Fryer were renovated in 2015.Fryer Hall Amenities:Free laundry (you provide the soap, etc.)Free parking in residence hall lot with current hall parking decalMailboxEach room has two closets, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two beds and two twin XL mattresses Cable television hookup in each roomInternet - You will need to purchase a modem and/or router for wirelessRecreational AreasLounge with TVVending MachinesPictures of Coronado Hall (Outside / Room / Lobby) will need pics of room and lobbyDiagram of SuiteFor additional information on housing regulations and procedures, please read the Residence Hall Handbook. HOUSING APPLICATIONPACKING CHECKLISTAPPLY FOR ADMISSIONPAYING FOR COLLEGECUSTOMIZE YOUR ROOM

Ament Hall

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES Ament HallAment Hall is a three-level men’s residence hall that accommodates 184 students.  Ament Hall rooms are mostly double-occupancy with private rooms provided when available. Residents in Ament Hall have six community showers/bathrooms, one on each wing. Ament Hall Amenities:Free laundry (you provide the soap, etc.)Free parking in residence hall lot with current hall parking decalMailboxEach room has two closets, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two beds and two twin XL mattressesCable television hookup in each roomInternet - You will need to purchase a modem and/or router for wirelessRecreational AreasLounge with TVVending MachinesPictures of Ament Hall (Outside / Room / Lobby) will need a pic inside a roomDiagram of SuiteFor additional information on housing regulations and procedures, please read the Residence Hall Handbook. HOUSING APPLICATIONPACKING CHECKLISTAPPLY FOR ADMISSIONPAYING FOR COLLEGECUSTOMIZE YOUR ROOM

Packing Checklist for University Housing

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES FAQ'S OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES FAQ'S PACKING CHECKLISTBelow is a helpful list of suggested items to consider packing for your new home away from home.Room Needs/Storage[ ] Bedside Lamp[ ] Alarm clock/clock radio[ ] Mini trash can[ ] Storage bins[ ] Desk lamp[ ] Fan[ ] Drying rack for laundry[ ] Bulletin Board and pushpins[ ] Dry-erase wall calendar/board[ ] Mini toolkit (including screwdriver, hammer, wrench)[ ] Picture hangers (double-sided tape for concreate walls)Electronics[ ] Laptop (printer is optional; there are computer labs where you can print)[ ] Portable speakers[ ] HDMI cord, Ethernet cord[ ] Surge protector[ ] Extension cords[ ] MP3 player[ ] Headphones[ ] Camera[ ] Cell phoneLinens/Laundry Supplies[ ] Sheets and pillowcases (XL Twin)[ ] Towels (3 each of bath, hand and face)[ ] Pillows (2)[ ] Mattress pad (XL Twin)[ ] Blankets (2)[ ] Comforter/bedspread[ ] Clothes hangers[ ] Laundry bag/basket[ ] Laundry detergent, fabric softener and stain remover[ ] Lint brush[ ] Mini sewing kitShared Items - Check with Roomate[ ] TV and DVD player[ ] Coffeemaker/hot pot/microwave, if allowed[ ] Small refrigerator (if one isn't provided)[ ] Area rug[ ] Posters/art[ ] Modem (can be purchased through housing office for $85)[ ] RouterSchool/Desk Supplies[ ] Electronic storage media such as memory cards and USB flash drives[ ] Stapler and staples[ ] Printer paper (if you decide to bring a printer)[ ] Pens and pencils[ ] Pencil holder and sharpener[ ] Notebooks[ ] Folder with pockets[ ] 3 x 5 index cards[ ] Sticky notes[ ] Paper clips and binder clips[ ] Rubber bands[ ] Tape[ ] Scissors[ ] Highlighter pens (multiple colors)[ ] Ruler[ ] Stackable desk trays[ ] Stamps and envelopesPersonal Items[ ] Personal care/hygiene products[ ] Medical insurance card and any medication[ ] Driver's license, auto insurance, etc.[ ] Social security card (for employment purposes)Items NOT Permitted[ ] Electrical cooking appliances - hot plates, toaster ovens, etc.[ ] No open flames - candles, lighters, etc.[ ] Alcoholic beverages or containers (empty or full)[ ] Weapons (may be checked into Campus Police and stored in safe)[ ] Fireworks or other explosives[ ] Illegal substances and/or paraphernalia[ ] Any petsCustomize Your Room the Easy WayOrder your Customized Dorm Package and have it delivered to your room prior to move-in day!These packages have all the necessary essentials needed for the first year at the University, including custom-fitted sheets for the bed, which can be difficult to find in stores.Check it out - Customize Your Room! ROOM DIMENSIONSSouth HallA & C rooms -- 8’3” X 11’10”B rooms -- 10’4” X 12’2”Windows -- 40” X 66”Fryer HallRooms -- 11’4” X 11’10”Window -- 40” X 64”Ament HallRooms -- 11’10” X 11’6”Window -- 40” X 63”Coronado HallA rooms -- 17’3” X 8’3”B & C rooms -- 12’8” X 11’3”Windows -- 42” X 72”

Dorm It Up

Living On Campus OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES FAQ'S OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES FAQ'S CUSTOMIZE YOUR ROOM!Order your Customized Dorm Package and have it delivered to your room prior to move - in day! These packages have all of the necessary essentials needed at the University, including custom-fitted sheets for your bed. No more running from store-to-store saving you time and money.What's Included?The Dorm Packages include all of the following:✓ Twin XL Sized Bedding (NWOSU Required) (100 percent Cotton)✓ Memory Foam Mattress Pad (Twin XL Size)✓ Bath Set✓ Shower Caddy✓ Storage Set (Hanging Organizer, Under bed Storage, and More)✓ Clip Fan and Lamp✓ Dining Set✓ Lap Desk✓ and Much More!Order now at www.roomify.com. 

Commencement Information

Commencement Information NWOSU BOOK STOREREQUEST REPLACEMENT DIPLOMA TITLE: Commencement Information CONTENT: Northwestern’s students who will be graduating must pay their degree application fees and complete a degree application that is to be returned to the Registrar’s office in Herod Hall.  The traditional cap, gowns for all students and hoods for graduate students can be purchased from Northwestern’s Bookstore located in the Student Center on the Alva campus. Students will need to inform the bookstore of their height   The fall commencement exercise takes place in the Percefull Fieldhouse. The spring commencement takes place on the Ranger Football field, depending on the weather. Both fall and spring commencement exercises will have a livestream feed the day of the ceremony and can be found here.Spring Commencement Procedures for Inclement WeatherUniversity procedures for inclement weather for spring graduation is to move the commencement ceremony from the Ranger Football Field to inside Percefull Fieldhouse.Spring ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. The doors open at 9 a.m. All ticketed guests are asked to be seated by 10:15 a.m.Each person who occupies a seat, including infants and children, will be required to have a ticket. After 10:15, non-ticketed guests will be allowed entry as space permits. Ticketed guests arriving after 10:15 will be allowed to enter and will receive priority as space permits. No more guests will be allowed entry once the arena is determined full.The commencement ceremony also will be shown on a video feed in Herod Hall Auditorium, and guests are invited to watch. The ceremony also will be available for viewing online at http://riderangersride.com/watchGraduates are asked to meet in the small gym of the Health and Sports Science Education building by 9:45 a.m., for ceremony instructions.Graduates and guests with state-issued handicapped parking permits are invited to park in the parking lot between Percefull Fieldhouse and Vinson Hall. A ramped entry into Percefull Fieldhouse is on the north side. TITLE: Commencement Photos CONTENT: Photos from commencement, as well as the pinning ceremonies for nursing and education, are available at https://nwosucommencement.shutterfly.com/ or copy and paste the link directly in the address line once you get to Shutterfly.You should be able to click on the photo you want and a drop down menu will appear to allow you download that photo directly to your computer and print it wherever you want to. Shutterfly also allows you print directly from their site. In order to download you will need to create a FREE account to Shutterfly because it will ask you to sign in to download.All commencement photos from both the fall and spring semester ceremonies are located here dating back to snapshots during the Fall 2004 ceremony. We only started shooting digital photos of the actual commencement ceremony in Fall 2005. All other commencement photos were shot on film, and a print was mailed to the graduate along with the negative. TITLE: Nothwestern Foundation & Alumni Association CONTENT: After graduation, you will receive a free one-year membership to Northwestern’s Foundation and Alumni Association, compliments of the foundation!Just because you graduated, doesn’t mean you aren’t still a part of the Ranger Family! Interested in giving back to the program that helped you achieve your dream? Want to know more about how to stay involved with Northwestern as an alum? Reconnect, renew your membership or get involved with our NWOSU Foundation and Alumni Association here.

Honors Program

Honors Program OVERVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE HONORS COURSES OVERVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE HONORS COURSES Welcome!Northwestern Honors helps high-achieving students realize their potential through challenging courses and unique scholarship opportunities. Mission StatementThe Honors Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University promotes excellence in undergraduate education through a multi-disciplinary environment of small classes that foster critical thinking, effective communication, reflective citizenship, and a maturing personality in a global perspective.How does it work?The Honors Program is meant to supplement your chosen course of study in a challenging and engaging way. All students at Northwestern must complete general education requirements, regardless of major. Students in the Honors Program take four Honors Special Topics courses (one per semester) that replace four general education courses (two humanities, one social science, and one natural science) taught by passionate, enthusiastic faculty. After this four-course sequence is complete, Honors students complete a portfolio of their Honors coursework and then propose an independent project led by an esteemed faculty member in the student's major discipline. This work complements students' interests and helps them develop skills useful for the workforce, graduate school, or professional school.Honors Program ObjectivesPromote excellence in undergraduate education;Generate multi-disciplinary opportunities for students;Design challenging courses:Provide small class sizesFoster an environment of scholarship; andRaise students' global awareness.Student Learning OutcomesStudents in each Honors course will meet at least half of the specified SLOs:Demonstrate independent, critical, and creative thinking;Become exposed to cultures different from their own;Demonstrate effective communication skills;Model academic and professional behaviors;Cultive reflective citizenship/ and/orDemonstrate academic maturity.Why join Northwestern Honors?Small, challenging classes on interesting topicsSpecial distinction on transcripts and diplomaGreat networking and research opportunitiesScholarships - Students are eligible to receive annual $500 scholarships to the NWOSU bookstore HONORS APPLICATIONContact us!If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us: honors@nwosu.eduOr contact Honors Chair Dr. Jennifer Page at jkpage@nwosu.edu.Vinson Hall 208(580) 327-8473

Admission Requirements

Honors Program OVERVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE HONORS COURSES OVERVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE HONORS COURSES Contact us!If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us: HONORS@NWOSU.EDU.Or contact the Honors Chair:Dr. Jennifer PageVinson Hall 208580-327-8473HONORS APPLICATION TITLE: Incoming Freshmen  CONTENT: ACT composite score of 27 orSAT-I score of 1220;Cumulative high school GPA of 3.42-page writing sample; andLetter of recommendation from a teacher or administratorDeadline for priority scholarship consideration: March 15. TITLE: Current/Transfer Students CONTENT: Must have completed two semesters of full-time college coursework;Composite ACT score of 27 orSAT-I score of 1200;Cumulative college GPA of 3.4;Letter of recommendation from a university instructor or administrator; andEssay on an assigned topicDeadline for priority scholarship consideration: March 15. TITLE: NWOSU Honors Completion  CONTENT: Complete a sequence of 4 special-topics courses with a grade of A or B; Submit a reflective portfolio of work produced in the Honors course sequence;Produce one independent, academic research project under the guidance of professors in your major; andMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 TITLE: CONTENT:

Sample Honors Courses

Honors Program OVERVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE HONORS COURSES OVERVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE HONORS COURSES ​Course RotationHonors courses' general education substitution rotation is as follows:SP 2018: Humanities (Music and Modernism)FA 2018: Social Science (Art and Politics)SP 2019: Natural Science (The Physics of Superheroes)FA 2019: Humanities (TBD)SP 2020: Humanities (TBD)FA 2020: Social Science (TBD)SP 2021: Natural Science (TBD)Previous Course Descriptions Individual and Community, Spring 2013, Dr. James BellJohn Stuart Mill writes in On Liberty, "But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the success, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences." Central questions explored in the course include: To what extent are we a part of something bigger than ourselves? What burdens, obligations, and limitations does this condition place upon us? How can we find comfort and meaning in this condition? How can we (and should we) escape this condition?Brain and Behavior, Fall 2013, Dr. Nancy KnousAn Honors course to explore cutting edge findings about the brain and behavior. Topics covered will include an overview of brain anatomy and physiology. The main emphasis will be on recent advances in studying the brain, sorting fact from fiction in boosting brain power and memory, brain-body interface, where we may be headed in the future, and the ethics involved.Lifetime Literature, Spring 2014, Dr. Jen OswaldLifetime Literature includes study in the understanding and appreciation of multiple genres of literature and the impact of society on written work and literacy.Rock and Roll Music and American Culture, Fall 2014, Dr. Shawn HollidayThe study of the history of rock and roll from 1954 to the present with special emphasis placed on its impact upon Western culture. Course objectives: To familiarize students with the history of rock music from its origins to the present day; to acquaint students with the different movements and subgenres of rock and roll; to develop critical thinking skills by having students analyze music, lyrics, and written texts; to acquaint students with rock journalism and music criticism; to understand the ways in which rock music affected American culture, and to encourage students to appreciate rock and roll music throughout their adult lives.Gender in Contemporary Media, Spring 2016, Dr. Jennifer PageThis course examines representations of gender and sexual identity in various media (film, television, print, advertising, comics, gaming, sports, social media, and so on). We also consider how gender and sexuality intersect with other aspects of identity, such as race, class, and religion, to contribute to diverse representation in media. We consider how media doesn't simply communicate a message, but rather spurs a discursive dialogue about cultural issues, including gender.Presidential Elections, Fall-Election Years, Dr. Aaron Mason & Dr. Eric SchmaltzThis course considers the American presidency and presidential elections from both a constitutional and political perspective. It accomplishes this task by examining the president's constitutional roles in a constrained federal system of government. It also focuses upon the role of parties, press and media, campaigns and elections, and other political matters pertaining to the presidency and the electoral process. Finally, students gain perspective regarding how the president's role has evolved over the past two centuries. The Films of John Ford, Fall 2017, Dr. Richmond AdamsA survey of the films directed by John Ford, including Stagecoach, Fort Apache, and The Grapes of Wrath. The general course objective is to explore a variety of films directed by John Ford for their cinematic, historical, narrative, and thematic perspectives.Music and Modernism in the Twentieth Century, Spring 2018, Prof. Max RidgwayThis course explores the influence of modernism on European and American classical music in the twentieth century. Parallels between modernist art, music, and literature will also be examined.INDEPENDENT PROJECTSCheck out what our Honors students can do! Chandler Steckbeck developed a project that fit her interests and major; her experiences studying abroad in Wales inspired a travel blog. Riley Pearce is currently performing research on state legislative procedures that will be displayed at Oklahoma Research Day in March 2018. The independent projects Honors students complete allow them to explore academic topics in creative and inventive ways.  Contact us!If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us: honors@nwosu.eduOr contact the Honors Chair:Dr. Jennifer PageVinson Hall 208580-327-8473HONORS APPLICATION

Online Programs

Online Programs Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides online education opportunities to help you reach your educational goals.  Use the links below (adjust to wherever the links will be located on the page) to learn more about our online bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration, Accounting, and Technical Management, as well as our Nursing RN to BSN degree program.  If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact Jake Boedecker, our Online Learning Coordinator at jgboedecker@nwosu.edu or the respective contact within the information for each degree program link.Software programs you will use for online classes will include Blackboard, Rangernet and your Northwestern email. Check your respective app stores for access to a Blackboard App.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a member institution of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.At this time we can NOT accept students from the following states into our online degree programs. Please check back often as we are frequently adding new states to our approval list.California Massachusetts  Mission StatementNorthwestern Oklahoma State University's Online Learning Program provides access to affordable, quality educational opportunities, thus providing an avenue for students to attain certain academic goals.REGISTRY OFFICESTUDENT SERVICESONLINE TUITION AND FEESONLINE STUDENTSCOURSE SCHEDULES TITLE: Business Programs  CONTENT: Bachelor of Science (BS) - major in Accounting or Business Administration Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) - major in Technical Management (including the Alternative Energy option)For information on prequisites to all of our business programs, see Section X in the Undergraduate Catalog.More information also is available at Online Business.For additional information contact: Dr. David HawkinsAssistant Professor of businessChair for the Division of Businesswdhawkins@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8440  TITLE: Nursing & Doctoral Programs  CONTENT: RN to BSN ProgramAn innovative program at Northwestern for RNs to complete their BSN online! Nursing Courses online - no campus visits necessary! High quality, convenient to YOUR schedule and liberal course transfers!BSN to DNP ProgramA new program to prepare DNPs who can become certified Family Nurse Practitioners in their home communities and surrounding areas without first earning a Master's Degree.For additional information contactDr. Shelly WellsAssociate Professor of NursingChair of the Division of Nursingscwells@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8489 TITLE: Online Exam Proctoring CONTENT: Northwestern Online Course Exam Proctoring Policy (PDF)Northwestern Online Exam Proctoring Schedule and Guidelines (PDF titled “Test Procedures”)Online Exam Proctoring RequestStudents enrolling in online courses are responsible for proctoring fees which may be associated with the online course exams.Note:  Northwestern students traveling to a Northwestern campus (Alva, Enid, or Woodward) for a proctored exam are not assessed a proctoring fee. TITLE: Goals CONTENT: Coordinate access to appropriate services for online students.Provide support to our faculty, staff and students.Ensure the quality of all online courses.Support teaching and learning through the use of technology.Enhance and maintain Northwestern's status as a quality education institution. TITLE: Online Education Complaint Process  CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University seeks to maintain the highest standards of integrity and fairness in our relationship with students.  We desire to resolve student complaints, grievances and concerns in an expeditious and fair manner.Students are asked to use the Student Complaint Form to file a complaint or the Student Grievance Form to file a grievance. The form will completed online and electronically submitted to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management:Mr. Calleb MosburgNorthwestern Oklahoma State University709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Students taking online courses from Northwestern who wish to file a complaint or resolve a grievance should follow the University's Student Complaint or Grievance procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook (link to student handbook).  In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved by the University, students may file a complaint with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Students are urged to exhaust all possible internal avenues for resolution before filing a complaint with an external agency. TITLE: ADA Information CONTENT: Any student needing academic accommodations for a physical, mental or learning disability should contact the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at (580) 327-8414 within the first two weeks of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. For more information, visit our ADA Services page. (link to Student Services, ADA Compliance portion possibly located within the student handbook) TITLE: Technical Requirements for Online Courses  CONTENT: Broadband Internet Access256 MB RAM (minimum)1.3 GHz Processor (minimum)20 GB hard drive (minimum)​Windows XP or higherWeb Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox Stable Channel Release, Chrome Stable Channel Release)Microsoft Office 2003 Suite or higherAdobe Reader 8 or higherWindows Media Player 7 or higher**  There may be additional requirements for specific classes. TITLE: Faculty Resources CONTENT:

Study Abroad

Study Abroad OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM    Northwestern's Study Abroad program is a once in a lifetime learning opportunity. Students not only get to take a fascinating course on the country they're visiting but they'll get to experience the lessons for themselves. Many students comment that the trip and the things they've learned will never be forgotten.Here are a few memorable lessons from previous trips:- Discussing the Irish fight for independence in the post office that served as the "headquarters" of the Irish rebellion--complete with bullet holes (UK 2012)- The significance of flamenco dance to Spanish culture while attending a live flamenco performance (Italy & Spain 2014)- Experience Māori architecture at the Māori Cultural Centre in Rotorua (Australia & New Zealand 2017)Every year we have travelers join our trip that aren't taking it for course credit. We welcome anyone interested in joining one of our Study Abroad trips to email the appropriate faculty member or fill out the study abroad interest form to join our email list. Email: studyabroad@nwosu.eduMore information about studying abroad can be found here.

Brad Henry Scholarship Program

Study Abroad OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM STUDY FOR A SEMESTER IN SWANSEA, WALESCheck back in Spring 2019 for new information about the the Brad Henry Scholarship. Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, one Northwestern student will have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying in Swansea, Wales through the Brad Henry Scholarship program. Think of all you'll see, experience, and learn studying at the University of Swansea. BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP FAQ'SWill I still be a student at Northwestern? Technically, yes, because you are on a scholarship representing NWOSU. However, you will be enrolled in classes at Swansea, Wales during your "scholarship" term; not Northwestern. Whether or not this will impact your financial aid will have to be discussed with the Financial Aid office.Aren't UK semesters different than ours? Yes, they are. Most UK universities function with three "terms" (similar to our semesters). Check the University of Swansea, Wales website for dates for the 2016-2017 term as they come available. Generally, their Michaelmas term is roughly equivalent to our fall semester, running from mid September to mid December. The Lent term (think Spring semester) runs from early January through mid March. Finally, their summer term runs from mid April to mid June. Traditionally, students take their major exams at the end of the Lent term, hence the large breaks between semesters. Also, UK universities don't have "fall break" or "spring break."I've graduated--or am about to graduate--can I apply? No, if you've already graduated. If you have not yet graduated, you are welcome to apply. However, you need to keep in mind that you must be an undergraduate when you attend Swansea so you CANNOT graduate before attending the university there. For most students, that means some adjusting of their plan of study. Because this has been a problem in the past, Northwestern now asks all applicants to write out how winning the Brad Henry Scholarship and studying for a term in Wales will impact their plan of study here at Northwestern.The scholarship is for $12,000. What will that actually cover? In the past, it has covered your tuition and rooming at the University of Swansea, Wales. It also covered one round-trip airline ticket for the student. The rest of your expenses you will have to cover.SYDNIE LOWE - 2016 Brad Henry Scholarship Recipient"While I have been here, I have been able to meet quite a few students from America, and it made me really appreciate my situation. My fellow Americans are here either on student loan money or money out of their pockets while I am blessed enough to be here with the scholarship. It has made the entire trip far more enjoyable because I do not have to worry about dealing with the financial side of school nearly as much. They have all struggled a bit to make sure everything is in order. It makes me appreciate the opportunity you all gave me even more." - Sydnie Lowe, Spring 2017CHANDLER STECKBECK- 2015 Brad Henry Scholarship RecipientVideo of 2015 Brad Henry Scholarship Recipient Chandler Steckbeck discussing her study abroad trip in Wales, England. - change this to a quote? Applications are due February 24, 2017!Applications (both the official application and the NWOSU supplement) are due February 24, 2017 to Dr. McMillin in Enid (Room 122) or Mrs. Leaper in Alva (J.W. Martin Library) for consideration.BHIS Application 2017-2018 pdf Application supplement 

Fulbright Program

Study Abroad OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAMThe Fulbright Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. On the U.S. side of the program there are close to 3,000 fully funded grant opportunities for students and scholars to have an international experience.Northwestern students may apply for a Fulbright scholarship to study abroad while the university's administrators and professors may apply to become a Fulbright scholar to teach or conduct research abroad. For more information, contact Northwestern's Fulbright Program Adviser and Scholar Liaison, Dr. Shawn Holliday, at 580-327-8589 or at spholliday@nwosu.edu.For more information, please click on the links below:Fulbright Program--Bureau of Educational and Cultural AffairsFulbright Scholar Program Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Transcript Request

Transcript Request REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTSPlease fill out this Official Transcript Request Form. E-mail requests are not accepted at this time. Be sure you sign your request (signature is required because of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act).Send your request to: OFFICE OF THE REGISTRARNORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY709 OKLAHOMA BLVDALVA OK 73717-2799You may also fax your request (be sure to sign your fax) to: 580-327-8699. After faxing, please call (580-327-8555) after a reasonable amount of time to verify that the fax was received and was legible.We can accept a faxed request but we cannot fax your official transcript anywhere. We must send the transcript through the mail. Transcript requests received by mail or fax are normally filled within 24 hours.TRANSCRIPT COSTSBeginning August 1, 1999, there will be no charge for official or unofficial transcripts.Transcripts are released only at the request of the student. Transcripts are NOT issued unless all obligations to Northwestern are clear.

Recruitment Office

Recruitment Office OFFICE OF RECRUITMENTWhat is it really like to attend Northwestern? Ask us! We have been where you are now – looking for a college home where you can: find quality academic programs allowing you to earn a great education without breaking the bankfeel safe on campus and in the communityfind others with similar interests to help you feel like you “fit in”interact with faculty, staff, administration and community members who care about you like you are one of the familyWe can answer your questions because we are Northwestern alumni, or we’ve been around the University long enough to know what it means to Be A Ranger.We want to help you with your academic goals no matter whether you’re an incoming freshman, a transfer student, International student, looking for online or graduate school options or if you’d like to get a head start on your college career as a junior or senior in high school as a concurrent student.Contact us with your questions, and we can't wait to see you when we’re out on the road visiting your school or attending a College Fair in your area.Most importantly, we look forward to seeing you on campus! GUIDANCE COUNSELORSNSA SCHOLARSHIPPLC SCHOLARSHIPRECRUITMENT VIEWBOOKAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TITLE: Staff CONTENT: Meet Our StaffPaige FischerDirector of RecruitmentFine Arts 117(580) 327-8545plfischer@nwosu.eduTerritory: Northwest OklahomaBen EastesAdmissions Counselor/RecruiterFine Arts 117(580) 327-8446bkeastes@nwosu.eduTerritory: Oklahoma/Texas Panhandles & Southern KansasOlivia YandelAdmissions Counselor/RecruiterFine Arts 117(580) 327-8543oayandel@nwosu.eduTerritory: Western OklahomaHaylee BatesAdmissions Counselor/RecruiterFine Arts 117(580) 327-8544hmbates@nwosu.eduTerritory: Eastern OklahomaJenny RedingerOffice Manager Fine Arts 117(580) 327-8543jmredinger@nwosu.eduAndrea LauderdaleTransfer RecruiterFine Arts 142(580) 327-8606(580) 327-8413 - Faxamlauderdale@nwosu.edutransfer@nwosu.eduBecca CookInternational Student AdvisorFine Arts 208(580) 327-8435(580) 327-8413 (FAX)rlcook@nwosu.eduinternational@nwosu.edu TITLE: Northwestern Highlights CONTENT: When we visit you at your high school or recruitment event, we all share our own personal Northwestern experiences as students here, but a few of the other highlights we want to make sure you know about include:Great Financial Aid and Scholarship program availableHow you can get a big bang for your buck with the affordability/low costs of NorthwesternPersonable and friendly/welcoming characteristics of our faculty, staff and administration who want to see you succeedGetting involved on campus and making friends will make you want to stay at NorthwesternTeachers will know you by name – even years after you were in their classQuality of our degree programs and examples of alumni excelling in their fieldsWhat our student life is like so these activities can help you grow outside the classroom while having fun – athletic events, music and theatre events, campus club activities and just what it’s like to live on campusWe want to know what you are passionate about-what you want to do, and how you can achieve it at Northwestern TITLE: New Ranger Events CONTENT: To help you learn more about life at Northwestern and to ease into college life here, you do not want to miss these events:Events for Incoming FreshmenRanger PreviewFreshman ConnectionFreshman OrientationFreshman FundayEvents for TransfersTransfer ShowcaseTransfer Orientation TITLE: Campus Safety CONTENT: Campus Safety is of high importance to Northwestern, so when we learned that Backgroundchecks.org ranked the university among the safest public and private colleges in Oklahoma for 2016, we were pleased.The Campus Police office is centrally located in the Student Center within easy walking distance to or from any location on campus. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and an officer always is available and on-call.

Important Dates

Important Dates FRESHMAN CONNECTIONApril 11, 2018SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINESIncoming Freshmen – May 15Transfer Students – July 15President’s Leadership Class (PLC) – Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 9, 2018.Bridge Program Applications – Submit before graduation from NOC.FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER ORIENTATIONAug. 18, 2018FIRST DAY OF FALL SEMESTERAug. 20, 2018FINANCIAL AIDSubmit FAFSA after Oct. 1 of your senior yearUse FAFSA Code 003163RANGER PREVIEWTBD

President's Leadership Class (PLC)

President's Leadership Class (PLC) PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP CLASS SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN Incoming freshmen may apply for the President’s Leadership Class (PLC), the most accomplished, promising, and motivated students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. PLC is designed to enhance your ability to lead effectively and foster a greater awareness of leadership roles in today’s society.Interview finalists for the President’s Leadership Class will be able to enroll for fall semester classes early. If selected for the President's Leadership Class, the scholarship is for the freshman year only and will consist of a tuition scholarship of $2,750 and an all-expense paid trip to Boston with President Janet Cunningham and other PLC members.HOW TO APPLY Fill out the PLC application by March 9th, 2018, to be considered for a PLC interview.The PLC application can be completed using the online form OR by mailing in a typed hard copy application to Paige Fischer at the address listed at the bottom of this page.Online PLC ApplicationOther required items must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be complete.Microsoft Word PLC ApplicationOther required items must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be complete.Send a seven-semester transcript and ACT or SAT scores. ACT or SAT scores listed by the school on the seven-semester transcript are acceptable.Applicants must meet all standards for admission to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Include two letters of recommendation. One must be from a high school teacher, high school principal, high school counselor, or other faculty member or member of administration. The other letter should be from another person in your community such as a minister, family friend, employer, and so forth. The person writing the letter of recommendation should include his/her name, position, and relationship to you.All applicants should have a scholarship application on file at the NWOSU Financial Aid Office. The scholarship application should be on file prior to the PLC application deadline.Interview finalists will be notified by phone and/or mail in mid-March. Finalists must complete an interview on March 29th, March 30th, April 2nd, or April 3rd, 2018. Interview finalists may choose to do their interview on Northwestern's Alva campus in person or via Skype.Those receiving the President’s Leadership Class Scholarship will be notified in mid-April.All supporting application materials (if not submitted electronically) should be mailed to: Paige Fischer Northwestern Oklahoma State University Office of Recruitment 709 Oklahoma Blvd. Alva, OK 73717

Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA)

Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors The Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) are a group of academically high achievers with outstanding personalities. NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university in numerous capacities, including tour guides, recruiters, and hosts/hostesses for campus events. Some of the events and activities NSA members assist with are: Ranger Preview, Freshman Connection, Alumni Spring Reunion, Donor Dinner, Family Day, Miss Cinderella Pageant, NSA Prom at the Homestead, and campus tours.HOW DO I BECOME A NORTHWESTERN SCHOLAR AMBASSADOR? Complete the NSA application (can be submitted electronically with the online form OR hand-delivered to the Recruitment Office by typing and printing the Microsoft Word document):Online Form - NSA ApplicationOther required documents include: letter of recommendation and official transcript.Microsoft Word Document - NSA ApplicationOther required documents include: letter of recommendation and official transcript.​WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?The NSA application deadline is April 20th, 2018, by 5:00 PM .  If the application is hand-delivered, it must be dropped off at the Recruitment Office by 5:00 PM on April 20th, 2018.Eligibility Requirements:Undergraduate StudentMaintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA at all times.Enroll and complete a minimum of 12 hours each semester successfully.Receive no failing grades.Allow no semester's GPA to fall below 2.5.Satisfactory fulfillment of the student contract.This scholarship may be awarded along with others, providing the student's total value of scholarships does not exceed the limit set forth by the Scholarship Committee.This scholarship may be annually renewable.Selection Process:NSA Coordinator will contact students who are selected to be interviewed.The Interview Committee will interview the applicants.  The interview committee will be selected by the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.The scholarships will be awarded based on the recommendations of the Interview Committee.  Priority will be given to students who are involved in campus activities.Student Participation:Participate in assigned duties at special events on campus.  Each NSA member will be required to participate in at least 75% of the planned activities.Conduct campus tours as scheduled by the Recruitment Office. Attend meetings as scheduled.  Meetings will be approximately one hour duration unless otherwise noted; be prepared to stay for the entire hour.Each member will be required to work one office hour per week during both the fall and spring semesters.Other duties as required by the NSA Coordinator.Conduct:As a representative of NWOSU, NSA members are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner.While representing NWOSU in their official capacity, NSA members are to appear neat and groomed at all times.NSA members are expected to arrive on time and stay the full time at all events and meetings. Tardiness will not be tolerated.Commitments to attend events must be honored unless excused by the NSA Coordinator.NSA members can be terminated for conduct that violates university guidelines as stated in the Student Guidebook or the standards set by the NSA Coordinator.​ For more information about NSA, contact Paige Fischer in the Recruitment Office at plfischer@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8545. For information regarding Northwestern Scholar Ambassador opportunities on the Enid campus, please contact Tiffany Misak, Administrative Assistant at tdmisak@nwosu.edu or (580) 213-3101.

Parent and Family Resources

Parent and Family Resources PARENT AND FAMILY RESOURCESThe decision to attend college is often a family decision. Whether you are supporting your child financially or helping them navigate their college education by offering advice from a distance, you are a crucial part of your child’s success.Studies show that students whose parents are actively involved in their children’s education – even in college – do better academically. We want to be your partner. While we will work with your child directly in most situations, we are available to answer your questions, although we are limited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the type of information we can share with parents and family members.Funds also generally are a concern when it comes to Paying for College. We recommend that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is completed as soon after Oct. 1 as possible to be considered for financial aid. Students must complete a FAFSA form every year to continue receiving aid.Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163. There are a number of scholarships available, too, for incoming freshmen, transfers and continuing students.Feel free to contact us at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu if you have any questions or visit the Paying for College web pages for more information.ADVICE FOR PARENTSIf this is the first time your child will be away from home for any length of time, everyone may experience growing pains and challenges as they get their first taste of independence. Some students also may experience feelings of homesickness, so we ask you to encourage your child to get involved on campus so they can meet people who may be experiencing the same feelings.Ideas, opinions, goals – all may change as they expand their knowledge base, so don’t be alarmed that you don’t know your child anymore; they’re just starting to grow into the adult they are supposed to become.Northwestern’s faculty, staff and students can be valuable support systems to your child as well, and if times really get rough, your child can visit with our Director of Student Success and Counseling.And remember...it never hurts to send a care package from home! VISIT CAMPUS OFTENWe'd love to have you visit Northwestern anytime, but a few special times to visit include:Ranger PreviewRanger Preview is a day designed for high school seniors to get to know the university, tour campus, meet with faculty and student organizations, and get your questions answered first-hand. Plus, you will receive a $600 scholarship just for attending.  Every high school senior is eligible to attend.Freshman ConnectionFreshman Connection is a day designed for high school seniors who know they are planning to attend Northwestern in the fall. This day is the first day incoming freshmen will able to enroll in classes. Students will meet academic advisors, see the campus, visit with campus club members and enroll. Parents are welcome to sit in and ask questions of a panel comprised of Northwestern administration, staff and students.Family DayFamily Day is an annual event where Northwestern students have the opportunity to show their families around campus.  Families will be able to visit campus and shop for tuition.Northwestern HomecomingThe dates for Homecoming vary, so you’ll need to visit the Homecoming web pages to keep up-to-date with the latest info. We welcome you to attend as many events as you can including the Homecoming Parade in downtown Alva that starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and the Homecoming football game that happens in the afternoon.Commencement ExercisesWe have a ceremony for fall graduates in December inside in Percefull Fieldhouse prior to finals and a ceremony at Ranger Field in May for spring graduates. The dates of graduation will vary, so please check the Events Calendar.RELATED LINKSPaying for CollegeApply for AdmissionCampus SafetyImportant DatesLiving on CampusCourse SchedulesUndergraduate CatalogNew Ranger EventsVisit NorthwesternViewbook PDF

Guidance Counselors

Guidance Counselors Incoming freshmen and transfer students need your help as they prepare for the next stages of their life and this includes talking about higher education decisions. If there is anything we in the Office of Recruitment can do to help you in this process as you talk to students about Northwestern, please do not hesitate to contact us at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu.Our student recruiters visit high schools all over the state of Oklahoma, and we even travel to Texas and Kansas, so if you’d like us to visit with your students, just let us know.Transfer students can visit with our transfer recruiter about their options to attend school at Northwestern.Information you’ll need to know to help any new student to Northwestern can be found in the Be A Ranger web pages.  RELATED LINKSPaying for CollegeApply for AdmissionLiving on CampusCourse SchedulesUndergraduate CatalogNew Ranger EventsVisit NorthwesternViewbook PDF

Student Events Calendar

Student Events Calendar OVERVIEW HOMECOMING EVENT AND FACILITY RESERVATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS OVERVIEW HOMECOMING EVENT AND FACILITY RESERVATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS There's always something going on at Northwestern! Take a look at these pages to discover what's available including student events, important academic dates and more.To add an event to this calendar or schedule a room for an event, please see the Event and Facility Reservation link above.  Academic Calendar Aug 2017SunMonTueWedThuFriSat123456789101112131415Woodward Campus Adjunct Orientation16 Woodward Campus Proctor Orientation 17Woodward Campus Transfer Orientation1819Freshman Orientation20Sorority Recruitment WeekSorority Information Night21Fall 2017 semester beginsRanger Welcome Back BreakfastHowdy Week "Aloha Northwestern"22All Student-Athlete Orientation MeetingHowdy Week Movie Night232425Woodward Leadership Advisory Board Meeting26CEOE Teacher Testing27Elijah Tindall Comedy Tour2829Woodward Campus Welcome Back Celebration3031International Student Meet & GreetTUE1WED2THU3FRI4SAT5SUN6MON7TUE8WED9THU10FRI11SAT12SUN13MON14TUE15Woodward Campus Adjunct OrientationAn orientation session for adjunct faculty at the Woodward campus. 5:00 PM6:00 PMWED16 Woodward Campus Proctor Orientation An orientation session for campus proctors at the Woodward campus. 3:00 PM5:00 PMTHU17Woodward Campus Transfer OrientationAn orientation session for students transferring to the Woodward Campus.  Lunch will be provided. 12:00 PM4:00 PMFRI18SAT19Freshman OrientationFreshman Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen. Freshmen should be at Herod Hall Auditorium by 8 a.m. to start the day. Freshmen will be able to visit with members of clubs/organizations in the Student Center Ballroom. Photos by school group will be taken of the freshmen for hometown newspapers. Contact Name:  Bailey Trammell Contact Email Address:  brtrammell@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8547 Sponsoring Organization:  Student Success & Counseling 08:00 AM1:00 PMSUN20Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMSorority Information NightInformation night for new students to go through recruitment week, 6-9 p.m. South Hall Lobby Contact Name:  Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 6:00 PM9:00 PMMON21Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMFall 2017 semester beginsFall 2017 semester begins 08:00 AM6:00 PMRanger Welcome Back BreakfastDonuts and coffee to welcome students and employees back to campus, 8 a.m., near Science Building Sidewalk, northwest front of Science Building Contact Name:  Hailey Cudmore Contact Email Address:  hecudmore@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8593 Sponsoring Organization:  NW Foundation & Alumni Assocation 08:00 AM10:30 AMHowdy Week "Aloha Northwestern"Welcome Back! Howdy Week kicks off with "Aloha Northwestern," 5 p.m., at the Intramural Field/Sand Volleyball Pit. Cookout, Volleyball, Slip-n-Slide, Dunk Tank, Music, Fun! Contact Name:  Kaylyn Hansen Contact Email Address:  klhansen@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8418 Sponsoring Organization:  Student Government Association  5:00 PM8:00 PMTUE22Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMAll Student-Athlete Orientation MeetingOrientation meeting for all student-athletes, Herod Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m. Contact Name:  Jay Lee Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8639 Contact Email Address:  jtlee@nwosu.edu Sponsoring Organization:  Athletics 6:00 PM10:00 PMHowdy Week Movie NightHowdy Week Movie Night, 8:30 p.m., on the lawn on the south side of Coronado Cafe complete with corn dogs and popcorn. Bring a blanket. Contact Name:  Kaylyn Hansen Contact Email Address:  klhansen@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8418 Sponsoring Organization:  Student Government Association 8:30 PM11:00 PMWED23Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMTHU24Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMFRI25Woodward Leadership Advisory Board MeetingMeeting of the Woodward Leadership Advisory Board will take place in the Conference Room. 11:00 AM12:30 PMSAT26CEOE Teacher TestingCEOE Teacher Testing - OGET/OSAT/OPTE Examinations will be given in IE 119 and IE 110. OGET/OSAT/OPTE Examinations February 18  February 25  March 4  March 25  April 1  April 8  April 22  May 13  June 23  July 14  August 26  September 9  September 16  October 14  October 28  November 4  November 11  December 2  December 16 Contact Name: Melissa Brown Contact Email Address: mbrown@nwosu.edu Contact Phone: (580) 327-8436 Sponsoring Organization: Division of Education   09:00 AM2:00 PMSUN27Elijah Tindall Comedy TourChristian comedian with worship band opening.  Herod Hall Auditorium Doors open at 6 p.m., Shows starts at 7 p.m. Admission $10 at the door. Open to the public. Contact Name:  Cody Anderson Contact Phone:  (580) 776-2200 Contact Cell Phone:  (580) 977-4797 Contact Email Address:  cody@faithcenterfellowship.com Sponsoring Organization:  Faith Center Fellowship 7:00 PM9:00 PMMON28TUE29Woodward Campus Welcome Back Celebration Snacks and drinks in the commons area. Come on by and have some fun!  Welcome back! 08:00 AM04:00 AMWED30THU31International Student Meet & GreetOpportunity for new and returning students to mingle and meet their peers. Ranger Perk Contact Name:  Rebecca Cook Contact Email Address:  rlcook@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8435 Sponsoring Organization:  International Student Assocation 7:00 PM9:00 PM $('#monthly').monthly({ mode: 'event', xmlUrl: '/news-and-events/xml' });

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations At Northwestern we have a club or organization for every interest. Joining a club or organization will open many opportunities for your educational career. There’s no limit to the amount of clubs you can be a part of!  Each club and organization offers you the chance to interact with other students as well as opportunities to get involved in an area where you feel comfortable. Join today and get involved to make your collegiate experience that you’ve always dreamed of! TITLE: Academic CONTENT: Agriculture Aggie Club Fine Arts ArtAnime Manga ClubNWOSU Art SocietyTheatreCastle Players Drama Club Music Choral and Vocal StudiesConcert ChoirJazz Ensemble Marching BandNWOSU American Choral Directors Association Symphonic BandPhi Delta Music Society University ChoraleUniversity Singers BusinessDelta Mu DeltaRanger Business ClubStudent Advisory CouncilCommunicationNorthwestern News - Campus Newspaper NWTV7 - Campus Television Station KNSU Radio Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) RangerPulse - Online Student Media Education Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) English Alpha Nu Psi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society) Writer's Roundtable Lambda Lota Tau (LIT) - Chapter Epsilon XI (Honors Society for Literature) Foreign Language & Humanities Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) International Student AssociationSigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society) Spanish ClubHealth & Sports Sciences Medical Sciences ClubMath & Computer Sciences Computer Science Club Math ClubNWOSU eSportsNatural SciencesC.O.R.E. Chemistry ClubSociety of Physics Students (SPS) Social Sciences Leviathan SocietyCollege Democrats College Republicans Phi Alpha Theta Pi Sigma AlphaTriple R Corral of Westerners International Nursing Honor Society of Nursing Student Nurses AssociationNWOSU Pre-Nursing Association PsychologyPsi Chi Psychology Club Psychology Club - Enid Social WorkSocial Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) 1 TITLE: Athletic CONTENT: Fellowship of Christian Athletes The Herd Student Athlete Advisory Committee Intramural Sports:Basketball Disc GolfDodgeballFlag FootballRacquetball SoftballVolleyballBowling   TITLE: Community Service CONTENT: C.O.R.E. Conserving Our Ranger EnvironmentMiss Northwestern Pageant TITLE: Faith Based CONTENT: Apologia SocietyFellowship of Christian AthletesBaptist Collegiate MinistryBible ChairThe EXTREMEWesley HouseSecular Student Alliance TITLE: Greek CONTENT: Alpha Sigma Alpha SororityDelta Zeta SororityPanhellenic Council TITLE: Leadership CONTENT: Black Student AllianceCollege DemocratsCollege RepublicansNWOSU Enid Leadership CouncilHispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)International Student AssociationMiss Northwestern PageantNorthwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA)Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) – EnidPresident’s Leadership ClassRed and Black Scroll Honor SocietyStudent Government Association (SGA)Woodward Leadership Advisory Board

Campus Safety

Campus Safety CAMPUS SAFETYNorthwestern’s Campus Police are dedicated to providing a safe, secure campus environment for all students, employees and visitors. The Campus Police Department consists of full-time commissioned officers and, during the school year, the force is bolstered by the use of student security assistants for additional patrol and security duties.The Campus Police office is centrally located in the Student Center within easy walking distance to or from any location on campus. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and an officer is always available and on-call.Campus police officers are here to help with the prevention of crime through security checks, foot and motor patrols, escort service, and more. Effort also is devoted to crime intervention, with all reported crimes being investigated. Offenders are dealt with through the county court system and/or Northwestern’s administration as appropriate. Sexual Misconduct Policy & Sexual Violence ResourcesCAMPUS SAFETY CONTACT INFORMATIONConfidential Crime Tip Line(580) 327-8196Leave information anonymously via voice recording on a 24-hour basis.Campus Police Officers(580) 327-8511 - Alva and Woodward(580) 213-3130 - EnidEmergency Numbers911 (9 – 911 from campus extension)Campus Police Numbers(580) 327-8511 – Alva – Woodward(580) 213-3130 – EnidAlva Police Department Dispatch(580) 327-2121Enid Police Department Dispatch(580) 242-7000Woodward Police Department Dispatch(580) 254-8518CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERSJoel JohnsonPolice ChiefStudent Center, Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511jpjohnson@nwosu.eduDarwin ProctorAssistant ChiefNorthwestern-Enid(580) 213-3130dgproctor@nwosu.eduEthan KennedyPolice OfficerNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511edkennedy@nwosu.eduGavin ShieldsPolice OfficerNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511ggshields@nwosu.edu TITLE: Emergency Text Message Alert System CONTENT: Northwestern has installed a cell alert system that utilizes text messaging services via cell phones to alert students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. While students and employees are automatically entered to receive email notifications they are not enrolled in the texting or voice services and must register their text-enabled phones by logging in to their RangerNet account. On the Notifications tab, choose Connect Student Sign-up Instructions or Connect Employee Sign-up Instructions and follow the directions provided on those PDFs. Depending on the type of plan you have with your provider, you may incur minimal costs for any text messages you receive.We encourage all students and employees to sign up for this service as soon as possible.If you have questions, please send an e-mail to caricke@nwosu.edu listing your cell phone number and your cell provider. A member of the Information Technology staff will then register your information and contact you to verify that your number works correctly.If you have problems or your cell provider is not listed, please contact IT at (580) 327-8602 or e-mail caricke@nwosu.edu.If your number or provider has changed since you first registered your cell phone, please re-register. TITLE: Crime Prevention & Safety Tips CONTENT: It is Northwestern’s policy to lock the doors of buildings that are not in use. Some buildings on campus are left with access until late hours as students are allowed to remain in the building at the request of some departments. Dorm rooms, offices and restricted access areas should be locked by the user on a presumption that the building is accessible.Campus police provide escort services on campus at anytime by calling (580) 327-8511 to arrange for assistance.A few quick tips for personal safety and property security:Report strangers and don’t trust them.Avoid getting into vulnerable/no exit places.Do not hesitate to call police when confronted by persons.Keep house or residence hall room locked.At night, walk in groups of at least 2.Walk with confidence and avoid walking near bushes and parked cars.Use the escort program and familiarize yourself with the emergency telephone numbers or use 911.When parking, remove valuables from plain view and lock your vehicle.Engrave your valuables with driver’s license or social security number and record serial numbers.Record the account numbers or make copies of credit cards and other valuables in wallet or purse.Write name and ID number in several places in text books.Do not leave books, book bags, musical instruments, coats or other items in unsecured places.Lock bicycles in bicycle racks.Report all incidents and losses to the police immediately.When serious crimes occur on or off campus that are considered to be a threat to the campus community, such information will be provided to the faculty, staff, and students. The medium for this information could be the cell alert system, campus newspaper, faculty/staff newsletters, or in special instances, specific notices to on-campus residents. Such notices may be posted on residence hall entrance doors, campus bulletin boards and notices in residents’ and employees’ mail boxes. TITLE: Health & Safety Office CONTENT: The Health and Safety Office is dedicated to the safety of students, faculty and staff. This office is in charge of fire protection, OSHA compliance, training, and writing safety policies, just to name a few. We are extremely busy, but will always take the time to address safety issues with students, faculty and staff. If you have any safety concerns or questions, please call contact:Kevin FieldsHealth and Safety Officer(580) 327-8416kgfields@nwosu.eduFax: (580) 327-8657 TITLE: NWOSU Alert Plan CONTENT: Tragic events such as the shootings at Virginia Tech University have rightfully led all higher education institutions in this country to review or develop new plans for dealing with an armed intruder on campus. Immediately following the shootings at Virginia Tech, Northwestern immediately implemented additional security measures, including restricting dorm access. We also began the process of developing formalized plans to deal with situations where an armed intruder was on campus at any of our three locationsThe new plans are based upon three action steps to ensure maximum safety for all employees and students. These three actions steps are:1. Reporting the intruder and declaring a lockdown2. Activating the campus alert system3. Actions by employees and studentsA major component of our plan is the campus Emergency Text Message Alert System that will provide employees and students emergency information via text message on personal cell phones, as well as on television monitors in all ITV rooms and an alert siren.While students and employees are automatically entered to receive email notifications they are not enrolled in the texting or voice services and must register their text-enabled phones by logging in to their RangerNet account. On the Notifications tab, choose Connect Student Sign-up Instructions or Connect Employee Sign-up Instructions and follow the directions provided on those PDFs. Reporting the Armed Intruder and Declaring a Lockdown Anyone who sees an armed intruder on campus is asked to report the suspect to campus police or other law enforcement officials at the following telephone numbers: Alva Campus – (580) 327-8511, (580) 430-5114 or 911 Enid Campus – (580) 213-3130, (580) 541-0895 or 911 Woodward Campus – (580) 254-8518, (580) 256-3264 or 911. When reporting an armed intruder, please provide as much information as possible on the intruder, such as clothing worn, types of weapons and exact location of the intruder. Once law enforcement officials receive the report, the process of ordering a campus lockdown will commence and local law enforcement officials will immediately converge on campus. Only the campus affected will placed on lockdown.Activating the Campus Alert System Following the declaration of a lockdown, the campus alert system will be activated. Lockdown text messages will be sent via personal cell phones and the lockdown order will be flashed on all television monitors in ITV rooms. Assigned faculty and staff will begin the process of locking down all buildings on the campus affected. Employees and students will be given updates, including the status of classes and an “all clear” message when movement on campus is safe. Testing the Campus Alert System Testing of the Campus Alert System, texting, ITV system, alert siren and web page, will be done once annually by activating all of the systems including sending out a test message. The test message alert will be tested monthly. Actions by Employees and Students First, students are asked to obey all commands given by employees or through the campus alert system. During an incident on campus that forces a lockdown order, students should remain in the classroom or building until told to leave. Students with special needs will be assisted by faculty or staff. Faculty and staff should secure classrooms and offices, close blinds and turn off room lights. Students should be moved away from doors or windows, remaining calm and quiet until the “all clear” message is given by campus police. On the Alva Campus, residence hall staff will secure all doors in Ament, Coronado, Fryer and South Halls. Residents are asked to stay in their rooms and lock their doors.Students and employees should remember that many campus buildings could be considered crime scenes and that tampering or disturbing evidence is prohibited.Summary The goals of Northwestern’s response plan are to protect the lives of students and employees. In the event of an incident on campus, the University will work closely with local law enforcement to secure the campus in a quick and thorough manner. Understanding the elements of our response plan, providing the campus alert system access to your personal cell phone number, obeying all commands and remaining calm will increase your safety in the event of an armed intruder on campus. Students and employees also are asked to report any suspicious activity or behavior that could prevent such an incident.Questions regarding Northwestern’s armed intruder plan should be directed to the following officials:Calleb MosburgDean of Student Affairs(580) 327-8415cnmosburg@nwosu.eduJoel JohnsonPolice ChiefStudent Center, Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511jpjohnson@nwosu.eduSteven ValenciaAssociate Vice President for University Relations580-327-8476sjvalencia@nwosu.eduCraig RickeDirector Information Technology580-327-8602caricke@nwosu.edu TITLE: Annual Security & Fire Safety Report CONTENT: When comparing crime at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to other institutions of similar size, you will find Northwestern's crime rate to be one of the lowest.  The following are the actual reported crimes at Northwestern for your review.Annual Security & Fire Safety ReportThe statistics include the Enid and Woodward campuses that were acquired July 1, 1996.  The crime statistics that are reported here are those that occurred within the jurisdictional boundaries of campus.  They do not include "off campus" private housing, which are within the city police jurisdiction.  They do include arrests made and property recovered by the city police or the county sheriff's department for crimes that occurred within the jurisdictional boundaries of Northwestern.  Crime statistics for the city are available from the police department where the campus is located. FUTUREAlthough we believe that our low incidence of crime will continue, this report is not intended to give a false sense of security.  Students and employees need to know that crime can and will occur, but that prevention efforts can be effective in reducing the opportunities for criminal activity.  You play a key role in our prevention efforts.  Be cautious, careful, and alert to your own safety and protection of your and the university's possessions.  Please exercise crime prevention in part as determined in its tab. TITLE: Alcohol & Other Drugs CONTENT: As set forth in local, state and federal laws, and the rules and regulations of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO), Northwestern Oklahoma State University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs in buildings, facilities, grounds or other property owned and/or controlled by the University or as a part of the University activities.No alcoholic beverages, including 3.2 beer, is allowed on the Northwestern campus, including dorms, fraternities, sororities, fieldhouse, and stadiums, no matter what your age or student status.In accordance with RUSO policy, drug and alcohol laws are vigorously enforced on the Northwestern campus. Violators are subject to Northwestern administrative action and/or criminal prosecution in the District Court.University Counseling Services has a counselor available and can suggest rehabilitation programs for students or employees. Seeking help from, being referred to or from these services, is confidential, and will not alone result in disciplinary action. Please refer to the Northwestern Drug Free Policy Statement Brochure for more information.  TITLE: Filing an Anonymous Sexual Assault Report Form CONTENT: NWOSU Sexual Assault Anonymous Reporting FormUsing the above form, student victims/survivors of sexual assault may file an anonymous report with the Office of Student Conduct, whether or not the victim of a sexual assault decides to file disciplinary and/or legal charges against the offender at a later date. Please select the appropriate answer to each question. Then, follow the directions at the end of this form. There is not a statute of limitations on filing complaints within the Office of Student Conduct. If you later decide to file disciplinary and/or legal charges, you may initiate this process by contacting:The Office of Student ConductShane Hansen(580) 327-8418NWOSU Campus Police(580) 327-8511Title IX CoordinatorCalleb Mosburg(580) 327-8415To keep information anonymous, do NOT include names of victim or perpetrators. If names are included, this is no longer considered an anonymous report and an investigation may be conducted by Northwestern Campus Police and the Office of Student Conduct, respectively. TITLE: Parking & Traffic Guide CONTENT: Take a look at this Parking and Traffic Guide for information on parking and traffic rules and regulations.  TITLE: Reporting Gas Leaks CONTENT: If at anytime you are on campus and detect the odor of natural gas, contact the Health and Safety Office at extension 8416. If you are unable to reach anyone at this number, please contact the Physical Plant at extension 8646. After 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday or on Saturday or Sunday, please call the emergency paging system at 327-8655.  TITLE: Severe Weather/Tornado Precautions CONTENT: When a warning siren is activated: If outside, move indoors as quickly as possible. Move to interior hallway, basement, or tunnel. Avoid upper floors, large glassed areas and windows. Stay out of auditoriums and exterior walkways. Stay away from electrical appliances. Use the telephone for emergency calls ONLY. Stay calm and alert. Call Campus Police at extension 8511 or the Health and Safety Office at extension 8416 to report any damage. Call 911 to report any injury.CITY SIREN: A STEADY TONE FOR ONE MINUTE, ONE TIME ONLYDORMS: OSCILLATING HORNS 

Student Success and Counseling

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND COUNSELING SERVICESThe counselor seeks to support the emotional, personal, social, and intellectual growth of all members of the university community, and to provide consultation to staff, faculty, and student groups and organizations throughout the university community. The counselor helps students face the challenges they encounter such as: Personal issues and concernsTime managementStressRelationship problemsLonelinessHomesicknessAdjustment issuesCrisis responseReferrals may be made for the more serious difficulties students and employees may encounter such as:  depression, anxiety, alcohol/substance abuse, grief, trauma, dating and sexual violence, other personal and mental health concerns.  OFFICE OF STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELINGBailey TrammellDirector of Student Success and Counseling Fine Arts 125 Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8547 brtrammell@nwosu.edu

International Student Services

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT UPWARD BOUND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICESWe are here to offer our assistance to International Students who are wishing to attend and graduate from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.You can contact the office at (580) 327-8435, send a fax to (580) 327-8413 or email international@nwosu.edu.You may use our postal address: Northwestern Oklahoma State University, International Student Advisor, Fine Arts 208, Alva, OK 73717.A few of the responsibilities of the International Student Office include, but are not limited to:International Student AdmissionsAssigning I-20s for students who have met the application requirementsAcademic Advising for International Students through their General Education coursesEducating students on maintaining their F-1 StatusKeeping students informed of their employment optionsAssisting with any other International Student – related itemsTransportation requestsHosting International Student Association events, such as the Festival of CulturesNorthwestern is a great place to earn a quality and affordable education. We hope to add YOU to the Ranger Family for the upcoming semester! NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

J.R. Holder Wellness Center

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTERThe J.R. Holder Wellness Center is a 42,000 square foot facility that houses many features including an indoor track, racquetball courts, Cybex resistance equipment, and 15 pieces of cardiovascular equipment. Each locker room has ventilated lockers, showers, and a steam sauna. The Yvonne Carmichael Aquatics Center has a four-lane, 25-meter lap pool and a hot tub. Other amenities offered at the Wellness Center include personal training, massage therapy and daily exercise classes.  The Wellness Center provides an environment that will contribute to the process of wellness and further enhance the dimensions of being of multiple populations. The focus is on the process. Healthy lifestyles, rather than what a person can do, constitute process. If a person does the process (i.e., adopting a healthy lifestyle), positive changes will occur to the extent that change is possible for that person. Healthy lifestyles are within a person’s individual control. Any person can benefit from lifestyle change, and any person can change a lifestyle. These lifestyle changes will make a difference in health, fitness and wellness for all people.  HOURS OF OPERATIONMonday-Friday, 6 am - 9 pmSaturday, 9 am - 3 pmSunday, 4 pm - 8 pmCONTACTRichard Burdick, Director of J. R. Holder Wellness CenterNorthwestern - Alva(580) 327-8109rpburdick@nwosu.eduCatherine Engelken, Assistant Director of J. R. Holder Wellness CenterNorthwestern - Alva(580) 327-8105cgkelly@nwosu.eduMission StatementWellness is not simply a concept to be applied at an individual level, nor is it exclusive to those in the medical and health profession. Wellness is a continual process that should include Northwestern Oklahoma State University students, employees and citizens of the community. It should be cooperative efforts in helping people improve all five dimensions of being: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. TITLE: MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY CONTENT: Each member will be required to present a valid membership ID at the front desk before admittance will be allowed. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS1. Northwestern full-time students who possess a properly validated ID. 2. Full-time employees of Northwestern who possess a properly validated ID. 3. Any person 17 years of age or older who possesses a valid membership. 4. Any person ages 11-16 who is accompanied by their parent. Parent must possess a family membership. (Family is defined as spouse, and natural and adopted children under the age of 18, or 23 if currently enrolled in college.)5. Any person who is referred to the Wellness Center by a physician for rehabilitation purposes. TITLE: PERSONAL TRAINERS CONTENT: For those who would like the guidance and the motivation of a fitness expert, the Wellness Center can provide you with your own personal trainer who can help you learn how to get in shape safely and effectively. You and your trainer can arrange workouts at a variety of times on an hourly fee basis. Buddy sessions are also available with your trainer.Current Personal Trainers are: Connie Foote, Kandi Hughart and Kyle WardINDIVIDUAL PACKAGE RATES12 Session Package - $2556 Session Package - $1323 Session Package - $681 Session - $25Discounts available for Medicaid/Medicare recipients. See director for details.  TITLE: FITNESS AND WELLNESS CLASSES CONTENT: Fitness and wellness classes, at the Wellness Center, are free with your membership. BODY BLASTM/W/F @12:30 PMInstructor: DebbieThis 30 minute "lunch break class" uses a variety of workouts (and beats) to keep you motivated while improving your overall fitness. By using everything from ladders, bosu balls, body bars, kettle bells and much more you will improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, energy, and overall fitness level. This class is designed to allow you to change clothes, exercise, and get back to work without missing a beat! Open to all fitness levels.CARDIO KICKM/W @ 5:30 PMInstructor: DebbieExperience a high-intensity, full body workout that targets major muscle groups for the upper and lower body specifically designed to keep your heart rate up and burn fat. Cardio kick incorporates circuit style routines that jump start cardio fitness by creating muscle toning exercises using: dumbbells, exercise bands, kettle bells or even the participant’s body weight. Each class brings a new level of challenge and is perfect for the beginner or advanced fitness enthusiast. No two classes are the same! As a participant of the class you can expect to improve cardiovascular stamina, core strength, muscle strength, and flexibility.  ((FITNESS LEVEL?))PILATESM/T/W/TH @ 8:30 AMInstructor: JanThis workout uses a series of workout routines designed to increase your core strength, improve posture, energy and flexibility. Pilates is powered by breathe, flow and centering. By focusing on the mind-body connection and using more efficient form, this workout helps develop a stronger, leaner, healthier body. Designed for all fitness levels.SPIN/CYCLET/TH @ 5:30 PMInstructor: StacyIndoor group cycling is a class that is designed to be an individually paced journey to mental and physical well being. By adjusting the resistance knob on your bike, all fitness levels can participate and work at your own individualized fitness level while being motivated and encouraged in a group setting.WATER AEROBICST/TH @ 5:30 PMInstructor: AletaJump right in to our Water Aerobics class and build cardiovascular fitness and strength! Water aerobics is easy on your joints, yet challenging enough to help you reach new levels of fitness. Due to the low impact format, water aerobics are suitable for any age and any fitness level from beginners to elite athletes. This workout is a swimming blend of cardio resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles.YOGA/ADVANCED YOGAT/TH @ 3:00 PMInstructor: ConnieYoga is designed to improve health, performance and mental acuity. This class blends power, strength and flexibility in a fitness format to help you achieve the best results. Yoga reduces the risk of injury and augments recovery for ailments including stress, lower back pain, and tension. This workout introduces fundamental principles of yoga through step by step verbal description and demonstration.*For more group fitness information please contact the front desk. 11 TITLE: FITNESS SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT CONTENT: The Wellness Center offers a wide variety of group exercise classes taught by personal trainers and certified instructors. These classes are a free service to members of the Wellness Center. Also, aerobic videotapes may be checked out at the front desk.AEROBIC ARENAThe Wellness Center’s cardiovascular area contains 4 treadmills, 4 ellipticals, 5 stationary bikes, 2 stair climbers, and a rower. There are also 8 televisions with FM transmitters that allow you to listen to the televisions through headphones. Anyone using this equipment must be age 14 or older unless special permission is granted.WEIGHT TRAININGEnjoy the use of our state-of-the-art Cybex equipment or the wide variety of free weights we have to offer.  Our 18 Cybex machines are designed for your needs and safety.  We also have squat racks, benches, and dumbbells. Young people, ages 11-16, may use the weight training facilities only under direct supervision of a parent.RACQUETBALL CENTEROur two regulation size racquetball courts can provide a great workout while still having fun!  Courts may be reserved a day in advance through the front desk.  Racquets, balls, and goggles are provided at no extra cost to members of the Wellness Center.INDOOR TRACKThe track has four lanes and is designed for running, jogging and walking.  Faster runners should use the outside lanes and slower joggers and walkers should use the inside lane. TITLE: YVONNE CARMICHAEL AQUATIC CENTER CONTENT: The pool is 25 meters in length and has four available lanes. At least two lanes will be open for lap swimming.  Pool will be closed 30 minutes prior to the facility closing.POOL PARTYPool cost is $50 per hour - this includes a lifeguard. Must have no more than 15 kids per lifeguard.Extra lifeguard is $10 per hour.Pool parties can only be held on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. or Sundays before 4:00 p.m.Please pay with 2 separate forms of payment, 1 for the party and 1 for the lifeguard.Call the front desk at 327-8100 for more information or to schedule a party.1 TITLE: empty CONTENT: Small locker room lockers and hallway lockers are available for use on a daily basis and are a free service to Wellness Center members.Towels will not be checked out for showering or swimming purposes. Users must provide their own towels.Large locker rooms can be rented for a fee. Keys will be checked out at the front desk and must be returned and the lockers emptied before the member leaves the Wellness Center. As of 1/1/16 you will able to purchase one large locker room key. LOCKER ROOM FEEMonthlySemi-AnnualAnnualIndividual$25-$125-$250-Family$45-$225-$450-DAILY FEE $10- 

Career Services

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICESAt Northwestern, we provide opportunities to students, alumni and employers in workforce development and employment.  It is our goal to assist you in any way we can. Our office also offers additional services to prepare individuals for employment and the workforce. Our trained and experienced staff assists in career exploration, job search, interviewing skills and resume writing.  Our mission is to facilitate employment opportunities and assist in developing a quality workforce.CONTACT:Andrea LauderdaleCoordinatorFine Arts 142 Northwestern-AlvaP: (580) 327-8606F: (580) 327-8413amlauderdale@nwosu.educareer@nwosu.edu  Work Study Jobs - On-CampusFull-Time JobsPart-Time JobsRanger Job BoardMyMajorsJob Facts (Critical Occupations & Salaries) TITLE: Career/Internship Fair CONTENT: Spring 2018 Career & Internship FairMonday, March 12th, 2018------11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Ranger Room in the Student Center located on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OKStudents:  Open to ALL majors! No registration required.    Employers:  To reserve your spot, please register by submitting the Spring Career/Internship Fair Registration Form. (There is no cost to attend!)If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Lauderdale at (580) 327-8606 or email at amlauderdale@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Education Fair CONTENT: Spring 2018 Education Career FairWednesday, April 4th, 2018------10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Ranger Room in the Student Center located on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OKEmployers:  To reserve a spot, please register by submitting the Spring Education Fair Registration Form. (There is no cost to attend!)If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Lauderdale at (580) 327-8606 or by email at amlauderdale@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Career Presentations CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty

Student Support Services

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT UPWARD BOUND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Let us help you be successful in college. MISSIONThe mission of the Northwestern SSS grant is simply to aid first generation, low income & students with disabilities to be successful in college, to graduate & consider graduate school.PURPOSEWhen provided with the support, resources, & information necessary for success, will have a greater change of graduating. We aim to employ a holistic program that facilitates & customizes services that address the academic & non-academic needs of participants as each level of their college experience.ELIGIBILITYYou must be a US citizen(or eligible non-citizen) in need of academic support and you must meet one or more following requirements:First generation college student (neither parent has completed a four year college degree)Income eligibleDocumented disabilitySERVICESAcademic tutoringInfromation on Federal student financial aid Assistance in completing the FAFSAAssistance with other financial aid applicationsAssistance with procrastination and stress managementEducation on financial/economic literacyAssistance in applying for graduate schoolStudent-to-student coachingAcademic support workshops on a variety of skills necessary for college successSummer Jump Start Program so students can get a jump start on English and Math with developmental coursesWe are now accepting new student applications for the fall 2017 semester. Please complete a 2 page SSS application into the program and email the completed application to Trio-SSS@nwosu.edu, or deliver to Fine Arts 108.If you have any questions please contact our office at 580-327-8130.SUMMER JUMP START PROGRAMStudent Support Services offers a Summer Jump Start program for incoming freshmen who would like to take mandatory developmental math and English courses early and for free! Tuition, meals, and residence hall lodging are provided free of charge. Come by the Fine Arts Building, room 108, to learn more! CONTACT USDr. Dennis AngleStudent Support Services DirectorFine Arts 108, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8119drangle@nwosu.eduRaLyssa TaylorProject AdvisorFine Arts 106, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8145rntaylor@nwosu.eduVacantProject AdvisorFine Arts 106, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8144@nwosu.eduErin HopkinsAdministrative AssistantFine Arts 106, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8120eehopkins@nwosu.edu

Upward Bound

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT UPWARD BOUND UPWARD BOUND & UPWARD BOUND MATH AND SCIENCEThe Northwestern Oklahoma State University Upward Bound Programs strive to create a harmonious, multicultural, educational community of students with great potential who demonstrate a strong desire to acquire higher education.  NWOSU Upward Bound programs provide our students and staff with a sense of belonging, pride, and personal responsibility; a deep commitment to give back to the larger community. Our educational community provides curriculum opportunities for academic accomplishment, for self-governance, for individual and group empowerment as well as for personal and cultural growth.  The UB Academic Component is comprised of both an academic year curriculum and a six-week summer component held on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus. The academic year curriculum consists of monthly meetings, monthly assignments and on-going academic advising. The six-week summer component consists of four consecutive summers (beginning after the eighth grade) where completion of a rigorous academic curriculum will be required of each student. The overall Academic Component is designed to develop college-requisite competency in mathematics, reading, writing, sciences, foreign language, and academic/study skills.The Counseling Component connects to all other activities and services provided by the program. The counseling component consists of four interrelated sets of activities; career awareness and planning, college adjustment and financial aid training, personal advising and mentoring, and academic advising and motivation. The component is aimed at equipping students for college by teaching effective strategies for coping with stress in higher education. This direction on survival and success is continuous throughout both the academic year component and the summer component.Participants are from area high schools in Alfalfa, Major and Woods Counties.Classic Upward Bound is funded $250,000 annually 100% through the Department of Education.  Upward Bound Math & Science is funded $250,000 annually 100% through the Department of Education.Upward Bound Saturday Sessions 2015-2016Tentative Saturday Sessions (Needs to be updated): A postcard goes out every month right before the actual Saturday session to inform you when our students will be coming to Alva. If you are not receiving our mail or have moved please call our office at 580-327-8114 so we can update your information to ensure you are receiving your mail.   For more information, contact the Upward Bound Office at:Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityUpward Bound709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717(580) 327-8114

Fight Song

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG Northwestern’s fight song is “Ride, Rangers, Ride!” It’s tradition to stand, clap and sing to show our Ranger Pride whenever this song is played. The song was written by 1940 Northwestern graduate Floyd “Spud” McClain for a 1949 contest organized by the Chi Beta Nu music fraternity. The version the band currently plays was arranged by former Northwestern band director Dr. Ed Huckeby.Audio clip of fight song Ride, ride, ride, Rangers ride,And we will win this game tonight. Fight, fight, fight, Rangers fight,And everything will be all right.Score, score, score, Rangers score,And we will win just like before.More, more, more, Rangers more.You gotta ride and fight some more.Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride.Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight.Ride, ride, ride, Rangers ride,And we will win this game tonight.Fight, fight, fight, Rangers fight.You gotta ride’em hard and ride’em farAnd ride, ride, ride, and fight, fight, fight.

Alma Mater

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG "Oh, Northwestern” is the university’s alma mater. It’s sung and played at various events, including commencement, football games and the Spring Alumni Reunion Banquet. It’s tradition to stand and sing along. The song was written by 1940 Northwestern graduate Floyd “Spud” McClain for a 1949 contest organized by the Chi Beta Nu music fraternity. Audio Clip of Alma Mater Oh Northwestern, Alma Mater,In our hearts you will remain.To keep your honor and your glory,Our devotion we proclaim.In days to come and years begun,Throughout the land we’ll praise your name.For all your honor and your gloryAnd your great undying fame.We hail our Alma Mater.

Mascot & Colors

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG RANGERNorthwestern’s beloved mascot is the Ranger, represented in the horse and rider logo.“Rowdy Ranger” is our mascot character and can always be found at our home athletic events, homecoming events and anywhere to entice Ranger pride for the Ranger Family.RED & BLACKNorthwestern’s official colors are red and black! Every Friday has been dubbed “Red N’ Black Fridays” where students, faculty and staff get to show off their Ranger Pride at all Northwestern locations.  We welcome all Rangers around the world to join us and post their Ranger pride on social media using the hashtag #RedNBlackFriday.

Scholarships

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATIONAll students are encouraged to fill out applications for academic, participation and departmental scholarships. Below, you will find the applications and requirements needed to apply for these scholarships as well as deadlines to apply. The scholarships are listed according to the varying types available.Northwestern scholarships are not automatically renewed. Students must apply for scholarships each year by the specified deadlines.For more information on scholarship deadlines, maximum monetary eligibility (cap) information or any other items relating to scholarships or financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (580) 327-8541 or e-mail finaid@nwosu.edu. Alva Incentive ProgramFirst-time freshmen and transfer students attending Northwestern-Alva on a full-time basis who establish a residence in the city may be eligible for additional financial assistance through a unique to Northwestern incentive program. Administered through the Financial Aid Office, this incentive program provides assistance for tuition, university housing and other school-related expenses. To qualify for this scholarship money, you’ll need to live within the Alva city limits. TITLE: Applications and Deadlines CONTENT: 1. Scholarship Application for Freshmen and TransfersMAY 15 - First-time Freshmen Deadline: complete the application and provide a seven-semester transcript (best if returned by March 31) for best consideration.JULY 15 - Transfer Students Deadline: complete the application and provide verification of your cumulative grade point average for best consideration.2. Continuing Student Scholarship ApplicationYou should ask the Financial Aid Office for information on your maximum monetary eligibility (cap) for scholarship funds.MARCH 15 - Deadline to apply for academic scholarships for the upcoming year. You’ll need to be enrolled full-time and must have completed 24 semester hours at Northwestern in the past academic year.A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 is required for academic awards.FEBRUARY 15 - Deadline to apply for Foundation Scholarships within a specified department.Ask the department chair for that specific department's scholarship form and turn it in to them by this date. Each department has its own separate form.A Continuing Student Scholarship Application also must be submitted. TITLE: Scholarship Requirements CONTENT: Most scholarships are awarded to students with strong academic records and/or demonstrated leadership capabilities.To qualify for any scholarship, you’ll need to meet all scholarship eligibility requirements.Incoming Freshman – All students must complete a Scholarship Application prior to specified deadlines for eligibility purposes. To be eligible for academic scholarship funds, you must have a minimum 3.0 CGPA and at least a 21 ACT score.  For Participation Scholarships you must have a 2.5 CGPA..Continuing Northwestern students - In order to be eligible for scholarships after your first year at Northwestern, you must successfully complete at least 24 credit hours at Northwestern during the academic year (including summer) and you must maintain a minimum 2.5 CGPA for participation scholarships and at least a 3.5 CGPA for academic scholarshipsTransfer students – In order to be eligible for scholarships at Northwestern, you must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the prior year at the school from which you transfered. You must have a 2.5 CGPA for Participation Scholarships and a Transfer Incentive Scholarship. For Associate’s Degree Scholarships, you must have a 3.0 - 4.0 CGPA, and for Academic Scholarships, you must have a minimum 3.5 CGPA.  TITLE: Freshman Scholarships CONTENT: Freshman Year Academic AwardsFreshman Academic Scholarships$500-$1,200 toward tuition. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 21-25 Composite ACT.Extraordinarily Talented Award$1,900 toward tuition and 1/2 of the cost of semi-private dorm room. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 26-28 Composite ACT.Exceptionally & Extraordinarily Talented Award$1,900 toward tuition and full cost of semi-private dorm room. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 29 Composite ACT.4-Year Academic Awards for FreshmenSalutatorian Scholarship$1,250 each year toward tuition. Must graduate as High School Class Salutatorian. You must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 15 and maintain a 3.5 CGPA.Valedictorian Scholarship$1,500 each year toward tuition. Must graduate as High School Class Valedictorian. You must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 15 and maintain a 3.5 CGPA.Oklahoma Academic Scholars Award16 hours of tuition, semi-private room and $2,000 each year. Must have a 3.8 High School CGPA, 30 ACT Composite on National Test and be in top 4 percent or rank first or second in graduating class.Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship16 hours of tuition, semi-private room and $3,000 each year. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 30 ACT Composite on National Test. Oklahoma Residency Required.Other Freshman ScholarshipsPresident’s Leadership Class$2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.Ranger Preview$600 for attending Ranger Preview. Must attend classes at the Alva Campus and either live in the residence halls or establish Alva residency. TITLE: Transfer Student Scholarships CONTENT: Students must complete the Transfer Scholarship Application by July 15 and provide verification of your cumulative grade point average for best consideration. As a transfer student, you must have completed 24 credit hours in the prior year at the school from which you transfered for scholarship purposes.Transfer Incentive Grant$500, one academic year;  and a 2.5 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.Transfer Degree Scholarship$1,900 toward tuition, 1/2 cost of semi-private room, one academic year. Associates degree and 3.5 to 4.0 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.Transfer Degree Scholarship$1,400 toward tuition, one academic year. Associates degree and 3.0 to 3.49 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.Transfer Academic ScholarshipUp to $1,500 toward tuition, one academic year. Have a minimum 3.5 CGPA.Transfer Showcase$500 for attending Transfer Showcase during the spring semester.Will need to attend classes at the Alva Campus and either live in the residence halls or establish Alva residency. TITLE: Participation Scholarships CONTENT: Available for all undergraduate students. Qualifications vary. Awards are up to $2,000 in the following areas:Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Speech/Theatre, Visual Arts)Students must be enrolled in corresponding academic course(s)Three groups available in choir: Concert Choir, University Choral and University Singers (by audition)Band scholarships available in Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band (by audition)Band members must attend all athletic pep band and concert performancesAdditional scholarship monies for students in All State Choir and All State BandSpeech/Theatre students are expected to participate in theatre events/activities, which can be on- or off-stageAdditional monies available through an on-campus audition for Band, Choir and Speech/Theatre (includes portfolio presentation and interview for theatre)Visual Arts students are expected to participate in class/program activities (ask for scholarship amounts) Mass CommunicationMass Communication students must be employed as a campus media staff member or enrolled in a practicum course each semester, as well as participate in student media organizations.Contact the Office of Financial Aid at jahaight@nwosu.edu for more information on Participation Scholarships.To apply use the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers or the Continuing Student Scholarship Application. TITLE: Departmental Scholarships for Continuing Students CONTENT: The Northwestern Foundation Office coordinates the creation and endowment of scholarships donated by our dedicated alumni and friends for use within our academic departments.Departmental scholarships are available in:Agriculture, Art, Athletics, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Enid Campus, History, Library, Mass Communication, Math/Computer Science, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Social Work, Spanish, Speech & Theatre, General, General – Large Pools, Area, Alva High School, Student Government AssociationYou’ll need to contact the respective academic departments to apply for these scholarships.Ask the departments if their scholarships are for undergraduates only or if graduate students qualify, too.You’ll need to fill out a Continuing Student Scholarship Form, as well as a form from the specific department.Qualifications vary. TITLE: Campus Leader Scholarships CONTENT: Campus Club PresidentA scholarship for eight hours of tuition per semester to the President of any club approved through the Dean of Student Services. Ask Financial Aid for details.Student Government Association OfficersSGA officers receive tuition scholarships: President, 16 hours each semester; Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary each receive eight hours each semester.President’s Leadership Class$2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors The Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) are a group of academically high achievers with outstanding personalities. NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university. This scholarship may be awarded along with others, providing the student's total value of scholarships does not exceed the limit set forth by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship may be annually renewable.For more information about NSA contact Paige Fischer in the Recruitment Office at plfischer@nwosu.edu. For information regarding opportunities on the Enid campus, please contact Candace Reim, Coordinator of Student Services, (580) 213-3147 or cmreim@nwosu.edu or in Room 102 on the Northwestern Enid Campus. TITLE: Athletic Scholarships CONTENT: Athletic scholarships are awarded through the athletic departments.Please visit www.riderangersride.com, find the sport you are interested in and contact the head coach to ask about possible scholarships.You also may click on the links below for each sport to fill out an interest form for recruits:WOMEN'S SPORTSMEN'S SPORTSBasketballBaseballCross CountryBasketballGolfCross CountryRodeoFootballSoccerGolfSoftballRodeoVolleyballCheer(may qualify for participation scholarships)Cheer(may qualify for participation scholarships)

List of Scholarships

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS TITLE: FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIPS CONTENT: Freshman Year Academic Awards Freshman Incentive Grant$300 toward housing. Must attend Northwestern’s Alva Campus.Freshman Academic Scholarships$500-$1,200 toward tuition. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 21-25 Composite ACT.Extraordinarily Talented Award$1,900 toward tuition and 1/2 of the cost of semi-private dorm room. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 26-28 Composite ACT.Exceptionally & Extraordinarily Talented Award$1,900 toward tuition and full cost of semi-private dorm room. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 29 Composite ACT.4-Year Academic Awards for FreshmenSalutatorian Scholarship$1,250 each year toward tuition. Must graduate as High School Class Salutatorian.Valedictorian Scholarship$1,500 each year toward tuition. Must graduate as High School Class Valedictorian.Oklahoma Academic Scholars Award16 hours of tuition, semi-private room and $2,000 each year. Must have a 3.8 High School CGPA, 30 ACT Composite on National Test and be in top 4 percent or rank first or second in graduating class.Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship16 hours of tuition, semi-private room and $3,000 each year. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 30 ACT Composite on National Test. Oklahoma Residency Required.Other Freshman ScholarshipsPresident’s Leadership Class$2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.Ranger Preview$600 for attending Ranger Preview. Must attend classes at the Alva Campus and either live in the residence halls or establish Alva residency. TITLE: TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS CONTENT: Transfer Incentive Grant$500, one academic year; completion of 24 credit hours and a 2.5 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.Transfer Degree Scholarship$1,900 toward tuition, 1/2 cost of semi-private room, one academic year. Associates degree and 3.5 to 4.0 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.Transfer Degree Scholarship$1,400 toward tuition, one academic year. Associates degree and 3.0 to 3.49 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.Transfer Academic ScholarshipUp to $1,500 toward tuition, one academic year. Completion of 24 credit hours and a 3.5 CGPA.Transfer Showcase$500 for attending Transfer Showcase during the spring semester.Will need to attend classes at the Alva Campus and either live in the residence halls or establish Alva residency. TITLE: PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIPS  CONTENT: Available for all undergrad students. Qualifications vary. Awards are up to $2,000 in the following areas:Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Speech/Theatre, Visual Arts)Students must be enrolled in corresponding academic course(s)Three groups available in choir: Concert Choir, University Choral and University Singers (by audition)Band scholarships available in Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band (by audition)Band members must attend all athletic pep band and concert performancesAdditional scholarship monies for students in All State Choir and All State BandSpeech/Theatre students are expected to participate in theatre events/activities, which can be on- or off-stageAdditional monies available through an on-campus audition for Band, Choir and Speech/Theatre (includes portfolio presentation and interview for theatre)Visual Arts students are expected to participate in class/program activities (ask for scholarship amounts) Mass CommunicationMass Communication students must be employed as a campus media staff member or enrolled in a practicum course each semester, as well as participate in student media organizationsRanger CheerleadingEveryone is welcome to be a Ranger Cheerleading memberTryouts take place to fill spots on the team (requirements available at www.riderangersride.com and upon request)Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours and maintain a 2.5 CGPA to receive the scholarship and maintain a 2.0 GPA to participateContact the Office of Financial Aid at jahaight@nwosu.edu for more information on Participation Scholarships.(should have link available to go to online forms for freshman/transfer and continuing student scholarships) TITLE: DEPARTMENTAL/ CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS CONTENT: The Northwestern Foundation Office coordinates the creation and endowment of scholarships donated by our dedicated alumni and friends for use within our academic departments.Departmental scholarships are available in:Agriculture, Art, Athletics, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Enid Campus, History, Library, Mass Communication, Math/Computer Science, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Social Work, Spanish, Speech & Theatre, General, General – Large Pools, Area, Alva High School, Student Government AssociationYou’ll need to contact the respective academic departments to apply for these scholarships.Ask the departments if their scholarships are for undergraduates only or if graduate students qualify, too.You’ll need to fill out a Continuing Student Scholarship Form, as well as a form from the specific department.Qualifications vary.(provide link to Online Continuing Student Scholarship Application?) TITLE: ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS CONTENT: Athletic scholarships are awarded through the athletic departments. TITLE: CAMPUS LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS CONTENT: Campus Club PresidentA scholarship for eight hours of tuition per semester to the President of any club approved through the Dean of Student Services.Student Government Association OfficersSGA officers receive tuition scholarships: President, 16 hours each semester; Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary each receive eight hours each semester. President’s Leadership Class $2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors The Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) are a group of academically high achievers with outstanding personalities. NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university. This scholarship may be awarded along with others, providing the student's total value of scholarships does not exceed the limit set forth by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship may be annually renewable.For more information about NSA contact Paige Fischer in the Recruitment Office at plfischer@nwosu.edu. For information regarding opportunities on the Enid campus, please contact Candace Reim, Coordinator of Student Services, (580) 213-3147 or cmreim@nwosu.edu or in Room 102 on the Northwestern Enid Campus.

Financial Aid FAQ's

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S FINANCIAL AID FAQs TITLE: Do I have to include my parents' information on the FAFSA? CONTENT: There are 13 questions on the FAFSA that determine whether a student is “independent” or “dependent.” If you can answer any one question “Yes” and have the documentation to verify the answer, you are “independent” and can skip questions about your parent’s income and assets. TITLE: What if I just want to apply for a student loan? CONTENT: Generally, this is the same process as any other federal financial aid. You will need to file a FAFSA. This allows us to determine your eligibility for subsidized loans (loans on which the government pays the interest while you are in school). TITLE: When is student aid disbursed (paid)? CONTENT: Scholarships are processed the week after the drop/add period (about two weeks into the semester). Pell grant funds should be applied and refunds available by the end of the fourth. Loan refunds (money remaining after your Northwestern account is paid) should be available at the end of the fifth week.  If you are awarded Federal Work Study or E&G work, you can begin working as soon as classes begin, you have secured a job, and you have a processed a work agreement. To check the Payroll Schedule see that section within RangerNet. TITLE: What if I am awarded financial aid after aid has been disbursed for the semester? CONTENT: You can expect your Pell to be paid within a week of our receipt of your signed/accepted award letter. Loans usually take at least 10 business days to be processed. TITLE: Why was my financial aid suspended (cancelled)? CONTENT: Each school must develop a Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and students must make qualitative progress as well as quantitative progress. This means that generally you must complete 70 percent of the classes you enroll in and you must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. You must complete your first bachelor’s degree by the time you have attempted 186 hours. Please see the policy at http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Files/Content/347711/sapp.pdf for more details. (this link is broken) TITLE: Will dropping a class affect my financial aid? CONTENT: Dropping a class can cause you to fall below the 70 percent required completion rate for continued financial aid. It could cause you to be suspended if your financial aid is in a probationary status caused by previously falling below the completion rate or below the 2.0 required cumulative GPA. Remember, each class that you drop is that many more hours that you will have to complete and pay for in order to complete your degree. TITLE: Are grants and scholarships available for graduate work? CONTENT: Generally, the answer is no. However, some foundation departmental scholarships specify that the recipient can be a graduate student. TITLE: What is “full-time” for scholarship and financial aid purposes? CONTENT: Full-time status for financial aid and scholarships is 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and nine credit hours for graduate students per semester. Loans and student work require at least half-time enrollment, which is six credit hours for undergraduates and five credit hours for graduate students.  TITLE: My supervisor only lets me work eight hours per week. Why can't I have the maximum student workers are allowed--15 hours? CONTENT: Not only are supervisors responsible for monitoring the worker's total dollar eligibility, they also must stay within the department's budget amount. TITLE: Can I work during the break between semesters? CONTENT: Any work performed by a student during breaks must be approved in advance by the Financial Aid Office. TITLE: What withholdings will I see coming from my paycheck? CONTENT: In most cases, a student working under an E&G or Federal Work Study Work Agreement will be exempt from FICA (Social Security tax). However, there are instances when FICA must be withheld and remitted to the Social Security Administration. (Contact the part-timers' payroll officer at (580) 327-8175 for more details.)Your Form W-4 will guide the Payroll Office in calculating the proper amounts to withhold for Federal and State of Oklahoma income taxes. TITLE: Will I receive a W-2 at the end of the Calendar Year? CONTENT: Yes. The Oklahoma Office of State Finance will send the Human Resources/Payroll Office a Form W-2 for you at the end of January to be mailed to your address on file in the Human Resources/Payroll Office. Make sure you advise Human Resources/Payroll of any address change during your employment and after you leave.  (The Northwestern Registry Office must be notified separately by you.)  Each student is responsible for filing the necessary tax forms with the IRS and with the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

President's Leadership Class Scholarship for Freshmen

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS NET PRICE CALCULATOR FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP CLASS SCHOLARSHIP FOR FRESHMEN Incoming freshmen may apply for the President’s Leadership Class (PLC), the most accomplished, promising and motivated students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. PLC is designed to enhance your ability to effectively lead and foster a greater awareness of leadership roles in today’s society.If selected to interview for the President’s Leadership Class you will be able to enroll for fall semester classes early. If selected for the class, the scholarship is for the freshman year only and will consist of a tuition scholarship of $2,750 and an all-expense paid trip to a major U.S. city with President Janet Cunningham and other PLC members.HOW TO APPLY Fill out the PLC application by March 7 to be considered for a PLC interview.Send a seven-semester transcript and ACT or SAT scores.Applicants must meet all standards for admission to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Include two letters of recommendation. One must be from a high school teacher, high school principal, high school counselor or other faculty member or member of administration. The other letter should be from another person in your community such as a minister, family friend, employer and so forth. Letters of recommendation should include the person writing the recommendations name, position, and relationship to you.All applicants should have a scholarship application on file at the NWOSU Financial Aid Office. The scholarship application should be on file prior to the PLC application deadline.Finalists must attend an interview at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on March 30th, March 31st, April 3rd, or April 4th, 2017. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be notified by phone and/or mail in mid-March.Those receiving the President’s Leadership Class Scholarship will be notified in mid-April.All supporting application materials should be mailed to: Paige Fischer Northwestern Oklahoma State University Office of Recruitment 709 Oklahoma Boulevard Alva, Oklahoma 73717

Homecoming Themes

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FIGHT SONG ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS Past Homecoming Themes 2016    Rangers: League of Heroes 2015    Ranger Nation: Ride of Fame 2014    The Ranger Games: Catching Fire 2013    Ranger Vacation: It's A Family Tradition 2012    Ranger Renaissance:  115 Years of Champions 2011    Northwestern:  Branded for Life 2010    Reconnect:  From Yearbook to Facebook 2009     A Century of Ranger Pride 2008     Ranger Heroes:  Legends of Northwestern 2007     Northwestern 007... Northwestern and Oklahoma BOND Forever  2006     Get Your Kicks in 2006  2005     Rangers... Driving the Future. Homecoming 2005  2004     Northwestern--Rediscover the Treasure. Homecoming 2004  2003     Northwestern Rangers Riding Proud and Free. Homecoming 2003  2002     Northwestern Unites Old with New--Homecoming 2002  2001     Homecoming 2001: A Ranger Odyssey  2000     Northwestern://Your Home Page  1999     Let's Party Like It's 1999  1998     Rockin' With Ranger Pride  1997     Northwestern Centennial Homecoming A Century of Progress, A Century of Pride  1996     Join the Celebration Northwestern Homecoming '96  1995     Northwestern Homecoming... Take '95. Lights, Camera, Action!  1994     There's No Place Like Home. Ranger Homecoming 1994  1993     Northwestern: Staking A Claim in History  1992     Northwestern--Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Reality  1991     Coming Home... Ranger Style!  1990     A Rich Heritage... A Promising Future  1989     Land Run Centennial  1963-1987 No theme listed on buttons  1962     Two buttons:               Jr. Cowpoke in Orbit               I'm Twistin' With Dodie  1961     Have Gun--Will Scramble  1960     I'm A Ranger--Ride Those Broncs​

Parade Marshals

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FIGHT SONG ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS HONORARY PARADE MARSHALS THROUGH THE YEARS2016 - Dr. Linda Stewart  2015 - Dr. Charles White 2014 - Dr. Rex Mahlman 2013 - Thamazin Harrison & Brock Schnebel 2012 - Donovan Reichenberger 2011 - Harvey “Bill” Reeg 2010 - Helen Thiesing 2009 - Phil Prigmore  2008 - Donald Coppock 2007 - Sheldon Russell 2006 - Jim Barker 2005 - Wayne and Beverly Kinzie 2004 - Dr. N.D. “Bud” Matthews  2003 - Jim Bradley  2002 - Phyllis Brunsteter 2001 - Dr. Chirold Epp  2000 - Dr. Dan Shorter 1999 - Loyd Stout  1998 - Dr. Jerry Brownrigg  1997 - Dr. Yvonne Carmichael  1996 - John Barton  1995 - Jim Holder, Anna Belle Shafer 1994 - Albert “Hap” Pearson 1993 - Dick Highfill   1992 - Bob Reneau 1991 - Wayne Lane  1990 - Otis Haltom 1989 - Durward Brown 1988 - Art Parkhurst, Walter “Junior” Johnson 1987 - Edna Woodson, Mary Scripsick, Beatrice Spellman  1986 - Dr. John Marvel 1985 - Fred Smith 1984 - Dr. J.W. Martin 1983 - Roy Dunn 1982 - Rosetta Perrin​

Student Life

Student Life WORK HARD, PLAY HARD!Here at Northwestern we strive to help each student create a positive collegiate experience their own way in a friendly and safe environment. Go to class, get your work done and enjoy being involved in daily extra-curricular activities on and off campus, too! Attend a lecture or athletic event. Compete in intramural athletics, become a member of the campus media or volunteer your services in the community. Join a club or start one of your own! Hang out with friends in the Student Center, cafeteria or cyber café or even in the dorm. And, if you’d like to compete for the title of Miss Oklahoma, take part in the annual Miss Northwestern Pageant.By doing these things outside of class, you will become a more well-rounded individual who will develop leadership skills to become more marketable when you start applying for jobs after graduation – plus you will make life-long friendships in the process. You also will develop that Ranger Pride you hear others talking about who have had enjoyable times on campus.Northwestern's Alva campus offers a true college experience, while the university’s locations in Enid and Woodward provide students the convenience of obtaining a higher education without having to travel quite so much. Both locations offer a number of student activities.If you’re looking to get in some exercise without going outside, you might want to take advantage of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center in Alva. The $3.2 million facility offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, walking/running track, aerobics area, racquetball courts and a strength training area.Many students are employed on campus, but part-time employment opportunities are available at many businesses in Alva, Enid and Woodward.We hope your campus life experience is a positive one, but remember - it will only be what you make it. Cherish your time spent as a Northwestern student because it will go by fast. STUDENT EVENTS CALENDARCLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSLIVING ON CAMPUSSTUDENT EMPLOYMENTATHLETICSTRADITIONSJ.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTERINTRAMURAL SPORTS

Family Day

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG Come join the Ranger Family for a day of fun, food and Ranger Football!Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, 2017. The annual event brings families to campus where they can take tours, purchase Ranger gear, shop for tuition scholarships and attend a Ranger football game. Families are invited to visit the Alva merchants to “shop for tuition” to register for a $500, $300 or $200 tuition giveaway for the spring semester on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Families can register as many times as they’d like, and the winning individuals will be presented with their awards during halftime (must be present to win).FRIDAY ONLYFloral DesignsBanc CentralFRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLYAlva State Bank (building open Friday; only drive-thru open on Saturday)Alva's MarketAtwoodsBar S OutfittersBrown's Shoe Fit CoCancun Mexican Grill of AlvaCommunity Bank  (building open Friday; only drive-thru open on Saturday)Cookie's Bowl & CaféDaisy VillageEl MayaGambino'sGraceful Arts GalleryHolder DrugLaDEEdaLyn's T-Shirt FactoryMcDonald'sMerle NormanRadio ShackRialtoSonicSchuhmacher's Copper PennyTaco VillageVanilla BeanWal-MartWickedly RusticYouPickFamily Day registration is Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Northwestern Student Center.After registration, families are invited to attend the Presidential Pre-Game Program in the Student Center Ballroom from 2:30 – 3 p.m. Students and their families will hear from Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, and will have the opportunity to meet with Northwestern faculty and staff members. After the Presidential Pre-Game, families will receive free tickets to the football game and a chance to win additional prizes.Families also are invited to the Tailgate Party from 4 p.m. until kickoff on the west side of the Ranger Field Fieldhouse. Food and drinks will be served for $3 per person. In case of inclement weather, Northwestern will play host to the tailgate event in the Student Center.Saturday’s events will wrap-up at 6 p.m. when the Northwestern Ranger football team takes on Southern Arkansas.For more information, please contact Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, at cnmosburg@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8415.No purchase necessary to “shop for tuition.”2

School of Arts & Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The School comprises seven departments: Communication; English, Foreign Language and Humanities; Fine Arts; Math and Computer Science; Natural Science; Social Sciences; and Social Work. The departments within the School offer a total of 15 majors and 20 minors at the undergraduate level and a Master of Arts in American Studies at the graduate level. Students with specialized interests may select from among a number of options within the majors and minors, and Teacher Education candidates may fulfill the subject-area requirements for secondary certification within five of the disciplines. The Social Work program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).The School of Arts and Sciences also plays an integral role in providing Northwestern’s General Education program, the heart of any liberal arts education. As part of their general education experience, students take courses from most or all of the departments within the school. In this way the School directly supports the University’s General Education mission of providing a foundation for all degree programs and offering opportunities for students to develop competencies in critical thinking, leadership, and literacy. Dr. James Bell, PhDDean of FacultyFine Arts 211Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8590jlbell@nwosu.eduAngelia Case, BA, MEdAcademic Projects Assistant/Media SpecialistFine Arts 211Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8577arcase@nwosu.edu TITLE: Helpful Links CONTENT: ADA HandbookAdjunct Instructor Information SheetAdvisement ChecksheetAdvisors in Arts and SciencesArranged Class FormBridge Program 2 + 2 Degree BookletCourse RotationsCourse SchedulesCourse Substitution FormCourse Substitution PolicyDegree CurriculaE-Mail AccessEmployee DirectoryEmployee HandbookFaculty Qualifications Policy (8/24/16)Faculty HandbookFinancial Aid/Scholarships Advising TipsGraduate StudiesRangerNet (employee forms & ITV forms found here)Student HandbookStudent Information SystemSupplemental Faculty HandbookUndergraduate Catalog

Communication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK CommunicationThe Communication Department is comprised of the Mass Communication and Speech & Theatre programs. Speech & Theatre also is part of the Fine Arts Department.Hands-on experience and excellent instruction prepares students for a future in the communication industry.Mass CommunicationSpeech and Theatre Faculty  Information Request FormContact:Tamara Brown, ChairAssistant Professor of SpeechVinson Hall 110Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8429tlbrown@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: The Communication Department offers Bachelor's Degrees inMass Communication - major/minorMass Communication - majorMass Communication - minorSpeech Communication - minorTheatre minorMusic Theatre minorAdditionally, a legend of classes offered, required work, and pre-requisite information is also available.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: Mass CommunicationSpeech CommunicationTheatre

English, Foreign Language and Humanities

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK The Department of English, Foreign Language, and Humanities offers a broad range of courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English or English Education. Students may also pursue a minor in English, Writing, or Spanish. Students may become involved in the Spanish Club, Sigma Delta Pi, and Sigma Tau Delta, organizations that promote the study of language and literature.EnglishForeign Language Faculty  Information Request FormLanguage Resource CenterContact:Dr. Kathryn Lane, ChairAssociate Professor of EnglishVinson Hall 210Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8470kelane@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightChandler Steckbeck, 2017 grad"An English degree prepares you with skills in communication, analysis, and time management, or, everything you need to succeed in any field. I've learned how to balance my time and take gentle criticism; two things I am sure will come in handy in the future as I want to teach English at the University level. I plan to go to graduate school and eventually earn a Ph.D. in English. I know my time at Northwestern, and especially in this program, has prepared me to do just that."Announcements: TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Guided by the principles of Northwestern's mission, the English program offers courses in literature and composition to develop creative and critical thinking skills, leading to successful performance in written communication required for success in a rapidly changing global environment. In addition, the program encourages innovative and interactive learning through computer technologies, engages students as participants in the construction of knowledge, and involves them in the analysis and creation of texts and discourse through historical, cultural, visual, and rhetorical contexts. Furthermore, English courses foster a sense of intellectual community between faculty and students by cultivating discussions about literature, rhetoric, writing, film studies, and pedagogy. They stimulate intellectual curiosity and creativity, leading to original and independent thinking in order to prepare students to teach in the public school, to enter graduate programs, or to qualify for careers in non-academic environments.We offer:Bachelor of Arts in EnglishBachelor of Arts in English EducationMinors in Spanish, English, WritingFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: EnglishHumanitiesSpanish

Fine Arts

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Department of Fine ArtsThe Department of Fine Arts prepares students for a career as an educator and/or artist through quality instruction and individualized attention while enriching the campus and community.  As the arts center of Northwester Oklahoma, the department serves to unite and enlighten students and communities through the visual and performing arts.The Department of Fine Arts welcomes students who are interested in creating music, visual arts, and theatrical productions as a means of enriching their college experience.  The department also offers major areas of study in Music and Speech & Theatre, as well as minors in the visual arts, theatre, music, and musical theatre.Scholarships in band, choir and voice, theatre, and/or visual arts are available by audition/portfolio review on Saturday, January 20, and Saturday, April 7. In the event of conflicts, special audition times may be arranged.Please click the links below to sign up for an audition on these dates:Saturday, January 20, 2018Saturday, April 7, 2018Music - Bands & InstrumentalMusic - Choral & Vocal StudiesSpeech & Theatre Visual ArtsFaculty Information Request FormFine Arts Student HandbookContact:Kimberly Weast, MFAProfessor of Theatre ArtsChair, Department of Fine ArtsFine Arts 330Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Music Degrees:Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A) degree provides a thorough grounding in music while allowing students to also pursue coursework in a secondary subject area such as social work, psychology, business, or many other areas.Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree prepares students to be performers, studio teachers, church musicians, and for music-related industry or graduate school. This degree does not lead to public school teaching certification.  Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree in Vocal or Instrumental studies, prepares future educators for a career as a PK-12 teacher in Oklahoma and throughout the country.  Although a music education major may select either a vocal or an instrumental option, the music faculty encourages all students to have experience in both vocal and instrumental music, and strongly suggests achieving state certification in both areas to increase marketability after graduation.  Speech & Theatre Degrees:Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theatre (B.A) degree prepares students for careers in judicial law, human resources, public relations, business, the media, the entertainment industry, professional theatre, community theatre, religious theatre and/or for graduate school. Fine Arts Minors:  Minors can accompany and enhance any bachelors degree at NWOSU. Music Minor is a 21-credit minor that encourages musical involvement and offers flexibility with upper-level course offerings, so students can explore areas of their interest.Musical Theatre Minor is a 21-credit minor that balances music and theatre classes while offering experience in both.Theatre Minor is a 22-credit minor that allows students to explore theatre production, acting, scene design, makeup design, and lighting.Visual Arts Minor is a 21-credit minor that engages students in the visual arts while pursing their major course of study. A minor in Visual Arts prepares students for advanced study in art and for entry into professional artistic employment.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.  TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: MusicTheatreVisual Arts

Math & Computer Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Math and Computer ScienceThe Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Northwestern is located in Shockley Hall on the Alva campus.  The department offers majors in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Computer Science, and Computer Science with an Information System option.  Minors are also available in Mathematics and Computer Science.  The Mathematics and Computer Science Department consists of qualified and friendly faculty members who are eager to help students prepare for careers in mathematics and/or computer science.   Math Computer ScienceFaculty Information Request FormContact:Dr. Tim MaharryChair, Mathematics and Computer Science DepartmentProfessor of MathematicsShockley Hall 214Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Bachelor of Science in MathematicsBachelor of Science Education in MathematicsBachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBachelor of Science Information System OptionFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: MathComputer Science

Natural Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Natural ScienceThe Department of Natural Science at NWOSU offers coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with several NCA accredited major and minor degree programs to choose from.  In addition, the department works closely with the Department of Education to provide a CAEP accredited Natural Science Education program of study leading to state certification for pre-service secondary science teachers.  Why "Science" at NWOSU? Benefits of smaller class sizes and a tight knit faculty!More 1-on-1 time with qualified faculty; increased opportunities to complete independent studies and undergraduate research projects; become involved with student clubs and outreach programsComplete pre-requisite coursework for professional programs at a fraction of the cost!Graduate School, Allied Health, Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, and more! See below for more information on our Pre-Professional Programs Under Degrees Offered.Faculty Information Request FormOutreach ActivitiesAccessing Seismic DataContact:Dr. Steven Maier, ChairProfessor of PhysicsScience Building 107-BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: We offer degree programs in:BiologyChemistryPhysics minorFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Pre-Professional Programs (Pre-Health & Pre-Engineering CONTENT: Pre-Professional programs of study within the Department of Natural Science at NWOSU consist of pre-requisite coursework for professional programs offered at other institutions.  Students work with their advisors to select the most appropriate coursework for their academic goals.For example:Pre-Engineering students typically complete general education, mathematics and physics coursework in two years at NWOSU and continue their education at an ABET accredited engineering program at another institution. While not required of engineering programs, NWOSU also has available upper-level elective coursework to build upon introductory pre-requisite coursework (i.e. Science Fair Judging and C-STEM Investigations) Pre-Medicine students generally complete four years of study at NWOSU, earning a BS in biology (often with a chemistry minor) and continue their education at medical school immediately after graduation.A Pre-Health Advisory Committee exists to assist students in this process, proving the opportunity for students to complete a professional interview which ultimately leads to a committee letter submitted to schools of the student's choice.If interested in these programs, submit the Pre-Health Program Interview Application.Pre-Health ProgramThe Department of Natural Science at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers much of the required preparatory coursework for future professionals pursuing careers in:Chiropractic MedicineDental HygieneDentistryMedicineOccupational TherapyOptometryPharmacyPhysical TherapyRadiologic Technology Veterinary MedicineEach student within the sciences works closely with an advisor to schedule classes to best prepare for his or her career goals.  Because NWOSU's Department of Science is of modest size and student to teacher ratios low, every student becomes well acquainted with each of their professors and enjoys a comfortable, invigorating and supportive atmosphere.The Pre-Health Advisory CommitteeComprised of dedicated faculty from the department, the Pre-Health Advisory Committee is committed to fulfilling the following duties to help prepare students in the admission process:Provide information and offer counsel to candidates to strengthen their application packagesConduct professional interviews as candidates near completion of their degreeSubmit committee letters of recommendation on behalf of qualified pre-professional studentsRemain available as a resource for candidates beyond graduation at NWOSUCurrent members of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee include:Steven J. Maier, PhDCynthia Pfeifer-Hill, PhDCornelia Mihai, PhDIdeally, each committee member will know all candidates through advising and/or coursework.  In the event that two or more committee members are not familiar with the candidate, then other members of the science faculty may serve as alternate members of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee for the interview process.  Alternate committee members will be directly involved in writing the final letter of recommendation.Use the link at right to apply.Pre-Engineering ProgramNorthwestern Oklahoma State University offers pre-engineering as a pre-professional program of study.  This preparatory program is especially attractive for students wishing to pursue engineering andwould like to save on expenses earning prerequisite credit, orare seeking a smaller campus experience before studying engineering at a larger institution.  Northwestern is proud of its small campus feel, its friendly atmosphere, and its qualified faculty; making it the school of choice for many students wishing to prepare for a diverse array of fields.At least two years of approved academic work is the minimum requirement for entrance to engineering schools.  The course requirements of engineering schools vary, as does the required cumulative college grade-point average of applicants.  Although pre-engineering students at NWOSU have advisors to assist with their program of study, it is ultimately the responsibility of each student to be aware of the specific requirements (prerequisite courses and grade-point average) of the institution he or she intends to apply.Prerequisites and RequirementsThe pre-engineering program at NWOSU is designed to be a two-year preparatory program for advanced study at other engineering schools.  Based on the academic background and need of a particular student, more than two years of preparatory study may be required.  Advisors at NWOSU try to maintain a balance between enrolling students in required pre-engineering coursework in addition to general education requirements common to NWOSU and other engineering schools.  This way, students will be prepared if they move on to engineering school or if they decide to remain and earn their four-year degree at NWOSU.  Typical "staple" coursework for pre-engineering students at NWOSU includes the courses listed in the table below.MATH 1513* College Algebra Advanced standing tests are available for MATH 1513 and MATH 1613MATH 1613 College Trigonometry  MATH 2215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  MATH 2315 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  MATH 3323 Multivariable Calculus  PHYS 2114 Physics I MATH 2215 is a prerequisite for PHYS 2114 and 2214.**PHYS 2214 Physics II PHYS 2114 is a prerequisite for PHYS 2214*Students with ACT scores less than 19 must take content area placement exams for enrollment purposes at NWOSU.  Based on the results of the mathematics placement exam, students may be required to take Pre-Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0013) or Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0123) prior to enrolling in College Algebra. **Under special circumstances, students may be approved to take MATH 2215 concurrently with PHYS 2114 as a corequisite instead of as a prerequisite. TITLE: MCAT Links CONTENT: MCAT Basics - http://www.aamc.org/officialmcatguideMCAT Practice - http://www.e-mcat.com MCAT Schedule - http://www.aamc.org/mcat TITLE: Opportunities for Involvement CONTENT: NWOSU offers its students an environment that is rich with opportunities for academic and personal growth.  This extends to NWOSU's science and pre-engineering students as well.Each fall, high school and middle school teams compete in the Heartland BEST robotics competition.  This annual event requires significant planning in the fall and spring; raising public awareness, refurbishing/testing equipment, and building a demonstration robot are only a few of the ways pre-engineering students can get involved.Each spring, NWOSU offers Science Fair Judging as a service learning course in the sciences.  In this course, NWOSU students judge local science and engineering fair projects.  Numerous other activities are planned and sponsored by student campus organizations. A few organizations pre-engineering students might be interested in include SPS (Society of Physics Students), Biology Club, Chem Club, Math Club, and the Computer Science Club.The science faculty encourage all students to explore ways to get involved in campus and community activities to broaden their experiences.  And, as one can see, finding ways to get involved in science and engineering related activities that goes beyond the usual class work is as easy as it is rewarding! TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: BiologyChemistryPhysical SciencePhysics TITLE: Departmental Statement on Evolution CONTENT: Evolution is a central unifying principle in the biological and physical sciences. As such, the Department of Natural Science at Northwestern Oklahoma State University teaches evolution in many of its courses. As a scientific endeavor, the study of evolution relies on observation and testing. Evolutionary theory is well documented by evidence in fields as diverse as biochemistry, paleontology, and embryology. The Natural Science faculty agree that students must understand evolution if they are to be competent health professionals, scientists, and educators. This statement was unanimously approved by the Natural Science faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on October 11, 2011.

Social Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social SciencesThe Department of Social Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department consisting of degree programs in Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement and Corrections), Global Studies, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science Education and Sociology.Our departmental mission is:To develop resourceful leaders who are prepared to accept the challenges and opportunities which exist in a dynamic global environment by providing interactive and personalized educational and professional opportunities within the classroom and in external learning environments.  We prepare for the future!Our departmental goals are:Demonstrate specific programmatic content area knowledge in the field of study.Each graduating student should exhibit well developed communication skills.Demonstrate critical thinking and independent problem solving skills.Demonstrate effective communication skills both in written and verbal form.Demonstrate the ability to formulate ethical decisions, exercise personal integrity and professional leadership.These four goals are comprehensive and demonstrate the abilities/skills/knowledge which all students graduating from a departmental program should exhibit upon graduation.Students who major in one of the Social Sciences Degree programs often find careers in state or federal agencies.  The application process always begins with a review of existing position announcements that are found on the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management website or USA Jobs website for federal listings. Faculty Information Request FormNorthwestern Institute for Citizenship Studies (NWICS)Contact:Dr. Kay Decker, ChairProfessor of SociologyJesse Dunn 311BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8521FAX (580) 327-8112kldecker@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Criminal JusticeHistory and Global StudiesPolitical Science and Public AdministrationSocial Science EducationSociologyFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.  TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: Course rotations for each program are provided at the links below:Criminal JusticeGeographyHistory and Global StudiesPolitical Science and Public AdministrationSocial Science EducationSociology

Social Work

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social WorkThe Social Work Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE is a national association preserving and enhancing the quality of social work education for practice and promoting the goals of individual and community well-being and social justice. Social work education programs accredited by CSWE meet a series of rigorous standards designed by leading social work educators and practitioners to ensure students are adequately prepared for professional practice. The profession of social work in the United States looks to CSWE-accredited programs to produce social workers with the knowledge and skills to be professional social workers.ADMISSION TO MAJORFACULTY Information Request FormCourse RotationStudent HandbookContact:Dr. Kylene Rehder, LCSWSocial Work Program Director and CWPEP CoordinatorJesse Dunn 308(580) 327-8135kdrehder@nwosu.eduSocial Work Mission StatementThe mission of Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Work Program is to prepare Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) graduates to provide competent, effective, generalist practice social work services to the people of Northwest Oklahoma; to provide a regional forum for the development and dissemination of social work knowledge; to serve as a center for developing leadership in the delivery of social services in the Northwest Region; and to provide social work education grounded in the profession’s history, values, and skills.        Student SpotlightLevi Sanders, Senior"Going through the Social Work program has given me the courage and the knowledge to prepare me for the field. This program has been more than I could've ever asked for in determining a profession."SWAT (Social Workers Association of Tomorrow) Student OrganizationSWAT is a student-run organization that seeks to enhance the social work learning experience. The purpose is: to promote social work as an important and positive profession in Northwest Oklahoma; to uphold the National Association of Social Work code of ethics; to employ community service projects while supporting our community partners and their consumers. For more information or to join SWAT, please email SWATinfo@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Social Work MajorGeneral Social Work MinorCommunity Social Services MinorFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Program Goals CONTENT: The social work program goals reflect the purpose of undergraduate social work education and are derived from the program’s mission.  The social work program goals are as follows:Prepare social workers with the knowledge, values, and skills of the social work profession to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.  Prepare social workers for ethical practice in a rapidly changing global environment and within the complexities of rural regions.Provide a learning environment which models respect for diversity and a commitment to ending discrimination and promoting social justice.Prepare social workers for the use of evidence based theories, practice methods, and evaluation processes for both client and agency outcomes.Educate lifelong learners who can think critically about the world around them.Develop social work leaders who are able to improve the social service delivery systems in Northwest Oklahoma.Prepare social workers with a commitment to professional growth and development.  TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The Social Work Program at Northwestern views assessment as an integral component of competency based education. The student learning outcomes are identified as nine social work core competencies and 31 social work practice behaviors. The core competencies and practice behaviors are as follows: C1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior. Practice Behaviors: 1. Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context.2. Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations. 3. Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior; appearance; and oral, written, and electronic communication.4. Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes.5. Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behaviorC2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice. Practice Behaviors:6. Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels7. Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences8. Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies.C3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice.Practice Behaviors:  9. Apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels10. Engage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice.C4. Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice.Practice Behaviors: 11. Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research12. Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings13. Use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery.C5. Engage in Policy and Practice.Practice Behaviors: 14. Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services15. Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services16. Apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.C6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesPractice Behaviors: 17. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies18. Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituenciesC7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesPractice Behaviors: 19.  Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies20. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies21. Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies22. Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies. C8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesPractice Behaviors: 23. Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies24. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies25. Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes26. Negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies27. Facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goalsC9.  Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities. Practice Behaviors:28. Select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomes29. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes30. Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes31. Apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes: 2016-2017 CSWE Reporting Form TITLE: Transfer Credit CONTENT: Social Work Transfer CreditTransfer students may apply credit hours gained elsewhere to the social work degree. The transfer of general education credits is governed by the policies of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Credit hours applied directly to the requirements of the social work program must have been earned in a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, or a program in candidacy for accreditation. Transfer courses for which social work credit is sought must be reviewed and approved by the social work faculty advisor as equivalent to the social work content in courses at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.The social work program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University does not grant academic or field practicum credit for life experience or previous work experience gained outside the context of higher educational institutions.  TITLE: Field Education CONTENT: The Council on Social Work Education emphasizes field education as the “signature pedagogy” of social work education and the “the central form of instruction and learning in which a profession socializes its students to perform the role of practitioner.” The Field Education program welcomes you to the practicum experience and provides students and field instructors with the Field Experience Manual which contains the policies, procedures, and descriptions of Social Work Field Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Field Experience ManualThe social work major requires students to complete a 420 hour Field Experience (practicum). Upon completion or enrollment in the pre-requisite courses, students make application for the Field Experience.  Admission to the Field Experience requires a review of academic performance and an assessment of the professional performance and ethical conduct of the student in the Social Work Program. Students who are deemed unprepared to assume responsibility for professional services to clients may be denied or delayed placement. The Field Experience is designed to be performed in a spring "block" practicum (420 hours) in the same setting. Students in the Field Experience courses must secure professional liability insurance for the duration of the Field Experience.Field Experience ApplicationThe importance of the role of the Field Instructor as teacher, guide, challenger, and role model to the student cannot be underestimated. Field Instructors perform these responsibilities on a voluntary basis, often to give back what they were given and to continue to remain current and challenged in their thinking about the practice role they perform and the social issues they face in their work with individuals, families, groups, neighborhoods, communities, and organizations. As Field Instructors help students learn to be social work practitioners through teaching and mentoring, our program serves as a resource, liaison, and support in the field instruction process. Field Instructors make invaluable contributions to our students, our program, and the social work profession. Without them, our mission to educate social work students could not be fulfilled. We appreciate their dedication, time, and understanding of the importance of Field Education.For more information contact Jennifer Pribble MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education, Room 110 Northwestern - Enid Campus, (580) 213-3148, jlpribble@nwosu.edu. TITLE: CWPEP Application & Information CONTENT: Child Welfare Professional Enhancement ProgramProfessional Development SupportThe Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) offers students the opportunity to make a commitment to serve Oklahoma families and children at risk of abuse and/or neglect.  Applications are available to all undergraduate social work majors who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S.This program is funded by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Children and Family Services Division, through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.Statewide Professional Development OpportunitiesCoordinated by the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work, the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program is also available to other accredited undergraduate social work programs, including OU at Norman, East Central University at Ada, Oral Roberts University at Tulsa and Northwestern Oklahoma State University at Alva, Enid and Woodward.  These BSW programs and the OU Graduate Program at both the Norman and Tulsa sites work jointly to provide an exciting opportunity for social work majors who desire a career in public child welfare.  Each school awards stipends or pays tuition costs, certain fees and required textbooks up to the total amount of the stipend to a certain number of students each year.CWPEP is available to Native American tribal employees if the tribe has a Tribal-State Agreement with OKDHS.  Tribal employees are required to work in the tribe's Indian Child Welfare program upon graduation.Student RequirementsStudents accepted into the CW Professional Enhancement Program are required to take child welfare-related classes, to attend the OKDHS CORE Training Program and to have field placements in OKDHS Child Welfare county offices.  Upon completion of the Bachelors degree, Social Workers enter OKDHS employment as Child Welfare Specialists.Child Welfare Traineeships at Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAwards GivenUp to 3 per year in the BSW program (juniors and seniors)Funding BaseTitle IV-E of the Social Security Actup to a maximum of $7,876 per year could be awardedEligibilityMust be undergraduate social work student, junior level or above.  Must demonstrate, through an application and a written essay a career interest in the field of child welfare and the willingness to be contractually obligated to work for the OKDHS, Child Welfare, for a specified period of time upon completion of degree program.  All applicants are required to have a criminal background check and a driving records check to be considered for the program.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents of the U.S.Contact InformationDr. Kylene Rehder, LCSWSocial Work Program Director and CWPEP CoordinatorJesse Dunn 308(580) 327-8135kdrehder@nwosu.eduMonthly Financial AssistanceStudents accepted into the program receive monthly stipends or payment is made for tuition, certain fees and required textbooks.Students sign legally binding contracts that require an employment obligation to OKDHS/CW of one calendar year for each academic year of financial assistance or to repay the money expended.Child Welfare employees approved for educational leave by OKDHS may apply to the CWPEP.Career Opportunities with OKDHSOKDHS offers Child Welfare career opportunities throughout the state of Oklahoma. OKDHS works actively to assist BSW and MSW graduates in finding employment.Application ChecklistCWPEP Application (fillable PDF - best to use Google Chrome)BSW Trainee Agreement for Subcontractors Traffic Records CheckOSBI Check  TITLE: Resource Center & Interview Lab CONTENT: The Department of Social Work houses a state of the art resource center and interviewing lab for students majoring in social work.  The lab is located in Jesse Dunn 308 and is equipped with laptop computers with web camera capabilities, a video camera for recording and practicing interview skills, a printer, a flat screen television, and an in-house library of social work textbooks, selected journals and practice-skill videos. Click link for Resource Center Book Holdings.Students wishing to check out materials should contact the Department of Social Work at (580) 327-8134.  All materials are available to social work majors on the Alva, Enid, and Woodward campuses.The social work resource center and interviewing lab was funded by the University of Oklahoma on behalf of the OKDHS in order to assist the department in retaining quality social workers in the public child welfare system. TITLE: Social Work Careers Include: CONTENT: Disaster Relief WorkerMilitary Social WorkerRural Social WorkerMental Health TherapistAdoption & Foster Care SpecialistChild Welfare Services SpecialistFamily Preservation Services SpecialistHomeless Family Assistance WorkerHospital Social WorkerCrisis InterventionistSchool Violence Prevention WorkerHospice & Palliative Care SpecialistOutpatient Treatment Social WorkerDevelopment Disabilities SpecialistInternational Social WorkerAdvocacy, Consulting & Planning SpecialistCommunity Mental Health WorkerEmployee Assistance SpecialistPrivate PractitionerVeterans Services WorkerChild Abuse & Neglect SpecialistDomestic Violence SpecialistParent EducatorFamily Planning SpecialistGerontology Social WorkerCommunity-Based Services SpecialistIn-Home Services Social WorkerDementia & Alzheimer’s Social WorkerAddictions: Prevention/Treatment SpecialistPolicy AnalystDirector of Social ServicesHousing Assistance SpecialistPublic Welfare Social WorkerCommunity OrganizerSee attached link for 100 Social Work Jobs. TITLE: Advisory Board CONTENT: The Social Work Program Advisory Board is comprised of social workers, practitioners, and leaders in our local communities that foster and support the continued development of social work education in the region. While members come from different communities, the committee is seen as one functional unit and focuses on the overall development of the program. The primary purpose of the board is to maintain active communication between the social work practice community and the program to ensure continued improvement. The Social Work Program Advisory Board addresses the following: student preparation to meet community and agency needs, expectations for students in field education, program assessment outcomes, input on educational policies, student recruitment and retention, job placement, research initiatives, and identifying agency needs that the social work program can address to contribute to community betterment. Northwestern’s Social Work Program Advisory Board MembersAmy Whitson, Child Welfare Deputy Director – Region I, Oklahoma Department of Human ServicesPamela Bookout, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director, Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma Inc.Kevin Evans, Executive Director, Western Plains Youth and Family ServicesNancy Prigmore, MSW, JD, Manager, Legal Aid Services of OklahomaLevi Sanders, SWAT President, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTricia Mitchell, Executive Director, 4RKids FoundationTrudy Hoffman, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Behavioral HealthRaquel Razien, MSW, Family Specialist, United Methodist Circle of CareIn Memory of Orren Dale, PhD, MSSW  TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form above and the Social Work Departmental Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Newsletter CONTENT: Fall 2016Spring 2017Fall 2017

Visitor Information

Visit Northwestern OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION OVERVIEW SCHEDULE A TOUR CAMPUS MAP VISITOR INFORMATION TITLE: Where is Northwestern?  CONTENT: NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY IN ALVA Northwestern's main campus is located in Alva, a city of nearly 6,000 residents in northwest Oklahoma. Alva is located just 14 miles (23 km) south of the Kansas border. Alva is approximately 152 miles (245 km) northwest of Oklahoma City and 115 miles (186 km) southwest of Wichita, Kansas. The nearest airports are located in these two larger cities.Northwestern's main campus offers students a traditional on-campus college experience by living in university housing, dining in the cafeteria or Student Center Snack Bar, participating in campus media activities, attending home athletic events, going to university-sponsored concerts or plays, and more.At Northwestern's Alva campus, students can choose from more than 40 areas of study to earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, and offers complete Master's Degree programs in Education, Counseling Psychology, and American Studies.  CLIMATE IN ALVA, OKAverage summer high 80 to 96 degrees F(27 to 36 degrees C)Average winter low 23 to 34 degrees F(-5  to 1 degree C)Mild fall/spring temperatures TITLE: Maps CONTENT: Below, we have provided information to show where Northwestern's campus locations are located within the state of Oklahoma, the United States and the world. There also is a map of the Alva campus.Printable Northwestern-Alva Campus mapBackground vector created by Freepik TITLE: Directions from Amarillo, TX CONTENT: This map will provide directions on how to get to Northwestern if you are coming from the Amarillo, Texas, area.View Larger Map TITLE: Directions from Oklahoma City, OK CONTENT: This map will provide directions on how to get to Northwestern if you are coming from the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area. TITLE: Directions from Tulsa, OK CONTENT: This map will provide directions on how to get to Northwestern if you are coming from the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area.View Larger Map TITLE: Directions from Wichita, KS CONTENT:  This map will provide directions on how to get to Northwestern if you are coming from the Wichita, Kansas, area.

Email Access

Email Access All Northwestern students are given a Northwestern email account. You can access this email account online as shown by the instructions below. Please read the acceptable use and password policies before accessing your account. Use your full email address and password to log on. Student EMail Access: Please see step-by-step instructionsStudent EMail Access Alternate LinkEmployee EMail Access Office 365: Use your full email address and passwordEmployee EMail Access Alternate LinkTROUBLESHOOTING STUDENT EMAIL Copy and paste these directions into a Word Document and follow them carefully. Then, close ALL browser windows, including this one.Open your browser and go to www.nwosu.edu. Click EMail Access under the Resources dropdown link. Scroll down and click Student EMail Access. This should take you to a login page with Office 365 in the upper left corner. If your email address is on the right side, click the X to the right of it to remove it. Now you can retype your email address. It is important that you remove it and retype it. Type your password. You should now be logged on. For questions regarding email access contact Dalton Moser at ddmoser@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8611.Acceptable Use PoliciesPassword PoliciesEmail OverviewStep-by-Step email InstructionsPrintable instructions for accessing email -- PDF

Student Information System

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School of Professional Studies

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Welcome to the School of Professional StudiesThe school consists of the Division of Business and the Division of Nursing.The Division of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Business Administration.  Students majoring in Business Administration may minor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management or Marketing.  Accounting majors complete a major - minor in Accounting.  The Business Division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).The Division of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as well as an online RN to BSN track.  Starting in the fall of 2017, Northwestern will begin its first doctoral degree in nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) for Family Nurse Practitioners. Our BSN Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education Nursing (ACEN) and Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN). Our BSN to DNP program for Family Nurse Practitioners has received provisional approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Division Chair ContactsDivision of Business ChairDr. W. David HawkinsJesse Dunn 222Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8440wdhawkins@nwosu.eduDivision of Nursing ChairDr. Shelly WellsCarter HallNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8489scwells@nwosu.edu TITLE: Helpful Links CONTENT: ADA HandbookAdjunct Instructor Information SheetAdvisement ChecksheetAdvisors in Professional StudiesArranged Class FormBridge Program 2 + 2 Degree BookletCourse RotationsCourse SchedulesCourse Substitution FormCourse Substitution PolicyDegree CurriculaE-Mail AccessEmployee DirectoryEmployee HandbookFaculty Qualifications Policy (8/24/16)Faculty HandbookFinancial Aid/Scholarships Advising TipsGraduate StudiesRangerNet (employee forms & ITV forms found here)Student HandbookStudent Information SystemSupplemental Faculty HandbookUndergraduate Catalog

Business

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Division of BusinessThe Division of Business under the School of Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in Accounting and Business Administration.  The division also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degree with a major in Technical Management and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. FacultyOnline Business Programs Information Request FormCourse RotationsBusiness Code of EthicsContact:Dr. David HawkinsChair, Division of BusinessJesse Dunn 222Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8440wdhawkins@nwosu.eduMission Statement:The Division of Business provides a quality, student-oriented learning environment to prepare students to be adept, ethical, fiscally responsible business professionals and leaders, not only in the workplace but also in their communities, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our world.ClubsRanger Business ClubDelta Mu DeltaStudent SpotlightSarah Dysart, SeniorBeing a single mom, I knew I needed to further my education to get a good job. NWOSU has everything I need in a business program and it has allowed me to continue to work while attending full time. TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: The Business Administration program at NWOSU is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of business. This program provides background training in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and management information systems. Through study in these areas, students will gain the thorough background desired in the business industry.The Accounting program at NWOSU is designed to provide students with the requisite skills to be competitive for entry-level accounting positions and the background needed for growth into upper-level accounting positions.A business degree is a major/minor degree program. All students must declare a major plus one of the five minor programs. The minor programs are as follows:AccountingEntrepreneurshipManagementMarketingGeneral BusinessBoth Business Administration and Accounting programs are designed to prepare students to successfully enter the workforce or to continue their education in graduate or professional schools.The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) with a major in Technical Management is designed for students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Arts, an Associate of Applied Science degree from a community college, or students who have achieved certain national certifications. The associate degree classes or the certification will count for 10-30 credit hours. Students have to complete 124 credit hours including 40-42 hours of general education coursework, 10-30 hours of career specialty (associate coursework or certification) and 41 hours of Technical Management Core coursework. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is a degree completion program for non-traditional students. The program is a joint effort of nine Oklahoma universities coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. To be eligible for this degree program a student must:  1. Be at least 21 years of age;  2. Have completed at least 72 hours of college credit;  3. Have a minimum of 2.0 graduation/retention GPA in past college course work;  4. Have completed general education requirements as defined by the home institution admitting the student. A provisional admission status may be used for students who do not yet meet this requirement;  5. Satisfy all institutional requirements for completion of remedial coursework.Students take some courses from their “home” campus and other courses are taught by one member of the consortium open to students regardless of home institution. Classes are taught in eight-week sessions with five sessions offered each year. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more details regarding either of these non-traditional programs. TITLE: Admission to the Major CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Business Administration. Students majoring in Business Administration may minor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management or Marketing. Accounting students complete a major-minor in Accounting.BUSINESS MAJOR PREREQUISITESIn order to properly prepare students to be successful in their Business education and careers, the Business curriculum is divided into four categories: General Education, Foundation Core, Business Core and Major/Minor Requirements. (See Section X of the Undergraduate Catalog for details.) Students should apply to the major only after they have meet the General Education and Foundation Core requirements. Students who do not meet the division admission requirements may repeat course work until they meet the requirement.APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO DIVISION OF BUSINESSStudents who are planning to graduate under the 2009-2010 or earlier undergraduate catalog are grandfathered into the program and do not have to complete the Admission to the Major form. By submitting this form, the sender acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the Business Program Admission and Graduation Requirements (See Section X of the Undergraduate Catalog for details) and has read, understands and agrees to abide by the Business Student Code of Ethics. (A link to an Acknowledgement form is located on this page. Students must sign and return this form.)APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE MAJORAll information must be provided. Students who are planning to graduate under the 2009-2010 or earlier undergraduate catalog are grandfathered into the program and do not have to complete this form. By submitting this form, the sender acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the Business Programs Admission and Graduation Requirements above. The student also has read, understands and agrees to abide by the Business Student Code of Ethics. (A link to an Acknowledgement form is located on this page. Students must sign and return this form.) TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Accreditation CONTENT: The following business programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:Accounting (B.B.A.)Business Administration (B.B.A.)Organizational Leadership (B.S.)Technical Management (B.A.A.S.) TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Division of Business Scholarship QualificationsThe Division of Business will award scholarships to extraordinary students for the upcoming academic year. The Division of Business will assess each applicant’s worthiness based on the information presented on the application form.General Candidate Qualifications1. Student must enroll in 12 hours at NWOSU each semester.2. Student must have completed 12 hours at NWOSU within the last semester.3. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and must be in good standing with the Scholarship office.4. A scholarship recipient may not receive more than $2,200 from all scholarships in one academic year.5. Fill out the Division of Business Scholarship Application with transcript attached before March 7.6. The Continuing Student Scholarship Application form must also be completed and on file in the Financial Aid office.Completed applications submitted before March 7 will receive full consideration.For more information, please visit Scholarships.  TITLE: Program Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Program Student Learning OutcomesSLOs for the Division of Business (All programs):Graduating students should have basic knowledge of the 12 disciplines of the ACBSP Undergraduate Common Professional Component.Graduating students should have well-developed communication skills.Graduating students are expected to think critically.Graduating students are expected to possess knowledge of leadership principles and demonstrate teamwork skills. Graduating students should have the ability to utilize an ethical decision-making process.Graduating students should be able to demonstrate the necessary skill to identify, conceptualize, diagnose, evaluate, and analyze business problems.Accounting SLOs:Graduating students should have appropriate accounting software skills.Graduating students should know the accounting standards (i.e. GAAP, IFRS, and GASB).Graduating students should recognize ethical conduct in Accounting.Graduating students should have the skills and knowledge to prepare and interpret financial statements and documents.Business Administration SLOs:Graduating students will demonstrate elevated knowledge in the disciplines associated with their minor.Graduating students should have appropriate software skills.Graduating students should recognize ethical conduct in Business.Organizational Leadership SLOs:Graduating students should be able to integrate prior work experience with complementary knowledge of business principles gained in an academic environment.Graduating students should recognize ethical conduct in Business.Graduating students are should possess advanced knowledge of leadership and organization principles. Technical Management SLOs:Graduating students should have added complementary knowledge of business principles to the skills gained from their career specialty.Graduating students should recognize ethical conduct in Business. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with this Major?Accounting: /uploads//academics/business/what-can-i-do-with-this-degree-accounting.pdfBusiness: /uploads//academics/business/what-can-i-do-with-this-degree-business.pdfManagement: /uploads//academics/business/what-can-i-do-with-this-degree-management.pdfMarketing: /uploads//academics/business/what-can-i-do-with-this-degree-marketing.pdfHuman Resource Management: /uploads//academics/business/what-can-i-do-with-this-degree-human-resource-management.pdfOccupational Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/NWOSU Career Services: http://www.nwosu.edu/student-services/office-of-career-services TITLE: Assessment/Public Disclosures CONTENT: FACTBOOK: Factbook AY16-17Degrees Granted: page 16Retention: page 30PEREGRINE - SP16: Bachelor's, Subject, ScoresEBI 2013:EBI: 2014:EBI 2015:NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Northwestern+Oklahoma+State+University&s=all&id=207306#programsFACULTY QUALIFICATIONS:Full-Time Faculty 2017-2018:Academically Qualified: 9Professionally Qualified: 1Adjunct Faculty 2017-2018: Academically Qualified: 11 Professionally Qualified: 5 

Nursing

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Welcome to the Division of NursingIt is an exciting time to be a Registered Nurse!  Never before have so many career opportunities been open to RNs prepared with a BSN. The Nursing Program at NWOSU prepares its graduates to tackle the role of the professional registered nurse in a variety of settings and lays the foundation for its graduates to pursue advanced nursing education and leadership roles.        The NWOSU Nursing program is among the top in the state with the national RN licensing examination (NCLEX) pass rates. The BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN). The BSN-to-DNP program for Family Nurse Practitioners has received provisional approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. In April 2014, we were proud to be ranked in the Top 20 National Nursing Programs by CollegeAtlas.org based on academic quality, accessibility, affordability, and program outcomes. The application process begins October 2nd, 2017, and ends January 8th, 2018.Our nursing conceptual framework is based on Jean Watson’s caring theory and several other important concepts.The Kaplan Entrance Exam test dates are now available. Please contact Pam Hess, the Division of Nursing Administrative Assistant, to schedule your exam at (580)-327-8493.FacultyBSN ProgramOnline RN-to-BSN ProgramBSN-to-DNP Doctoral Program Information Request FormAmerican Nurses AssociationContacts:Pam HessDivision of Nursing Administrative Assistant,(580)327-8493; Fax (580) 327-8434 prhess@nwosu.edu Dr. Shelly Wells Division of Nursing ChairProfessor of Nursing(580) 327-8489 scwells@nwosu.eduDr. Leslie Collins Assistant Professor of Nursing Assist. Co-Chair Alva Division of Nursing (580) 327-8496 lncollins@nwosu.eduDr. Cheryl Kent Assistant Professor of Nursing Assist. Co-Chair Enid Division of Nursing (580) 213-3159 ckkent@nwosu.eduDr. Pat ThompsonDoctor of Nursing Practice Program DirectorAssociate Professor of NursingDivision of Nursing(580)-327-8497prthompson@nwosu.edu  Student SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: For information on available on NWOSU Foundation scholarships, please contact Dr. Jennifer Mahieu at jlmahieu@nwosu.edu.NWOHEC ScholarshipNW Oklahoma Healthcare Coalition2929 E. Randolph, Rm 130Enid, OK  73701Carol Williams, 580-747-1977 TITLE: Accreditation CONTENT: Nursing Program Accreditation and ApprovalThe Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) has reaffirmed full accreditation status for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program following a site review of the program in 2014.The actions of ACEN further validates the academic standing of our nursing program and supports the changes that have been made to further strengthen the program.  Each member of the nursing faculty has successfully met the challenges of assuring the curriculum and clinical experiences meet the needs of the professional marketplace.Patterns of strength noted by the evaluators included affordability and accessibility through distance learning technology, strong library facilities with state-of-the-art on-line services, articulate and mature students who are committed to the program, strong community commitment and support, and evidenced support of the Northwestern administration for the program, faculty and students.The BSN-to-DNP Nursing Program will be submitted for national accreditation after the first year of courses have been completed as required by the national accreditation agencies.The Northwestern Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The BSN-to DNP Nursing Program for the preparation of Family Nurse Practitioners has received provisional approval of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.Oklahoma Board of Nursing2915 N. Classen Blvd, Suite 524Oklahoma City, OK 73106(405) 962-1800For questions regarding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program accreditation, write to:ACEN3343 Peachtree Rd., NESuite 850Atlanta, Ga. 30326Phone - 404-975-5000 TITLE: Articulation Agreements CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Nursing program participates in articulation agreements with selected career technology centers within its region, as listed below.These agreements apply only to students who have earned a nationally recognized certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Northwest Technology CenterAutry Technology centerHigh Plains Technology CenterPioneer Technology Center TITLE: Northwestern Nursing Practice Laboratories CONTENT: Northwestern Nursing Practice LaboratoriesThe Ketterman Lab, located on the Enid Campus, provides support to the clinical education of nursing students and healthcare staff in northwest Oklahoma. Students of all ages, allied health and medical personnel tour the lab or attend an American Heart Association Basic Life Support class, or a specific simulation designed to meet the students’ learning outcomes.The Wymer Lab, located on the second floor of Carter Hall on the Alva Campus provides support to Northwestern Oklahoma State University nursing students with high fidelity adult, child, and maternity simulators.A smaller Nursing Practice Lab with an adult and infant simulator is available for nursing students on the Woodward campus and the AllianceHealth Ponca City hospital houses a nursing practice lab facility for student use.The high-fidelity adult, child, maternity, and infant simulators along with volunteer standardized patients allow practice of nursing skills and communication in a safe learning environment. Simulation practice prepares nursing students for the clinical setting by increasing confidence. Students experience a variety of simulation situations which may or may not be commonly present in the clinical setting.  Simulation by health care professionals improves patient outcomes in the health care setting.To arrange or schedule a tour or class in any of the Nursing Practice Lab settings, contact the Ketterman Lab Coordinator.Contact Information:Jean Wahlgren, MSNE,RNCoordinator of Ketterman LabDivision of NursingNorthwestern - Enid(580) 213-3157jcwahlgren@nwosu.edu TITLE: Division of Nursing Program Outcomes CONTENT: The Division of Nursing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University values its role and recognizes its responsibility in preparing baccalaureate-prepared nurses for northwestern Oklahoma and the surrounding areas.  The Division is proud to share its program outcomes with our stakeholders:2016-2017 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2015-2016 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2014-2015 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2013-2014 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes

School of Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Welcome to the School of EducationThe division and departments that represent the School of Education include the Division of Education, Agriculture Department, Health and Sports Science Education Department and the Psychology Department.  The school offers a variety of undergraduate majors and a Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) at the graduate level. Both the MCP and the M.Ed. offer various licensure and certification options.Our teacher education program, which is housed in the Division of Education, is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability (CEOA). Contact InformationAssociate Dean of the School of EducationDr. Christee Jenlink​Professor of EducationEducation Center 205C(580) 327-8450cljenlink@nwosu.eduDepartment Chair ContactsAgriculture ChairDr. Dean ScarbroughJesse Dunn 106Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8487dascarbrough@nwosu.eduHealth and Sports Science Education ChairDr. Chandler MeadHealth and Sports Science 149Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8629cemead@nwosu.eduPsychology ChairDr. Cris GordonEducation Center 216Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8447mmgordon@nwosu.edu

Ranger Experience

University Calendar OVERVIEW EVENT AND FACILITY RESERVATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS OVERVIEW EVENT AND FACILITY RESERVATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS RANGER EXPERIENCERanger Experience is all of the annual events that take place at Northwestern-Alva. From getting to know one another at Howdy Week in the fall, to taking a break before finals week in the spring with Bahama Breakaway, Northwestern has plenty of events to look forward to during the school year helping you to get involved on campus. TRADITIONSATHLETICS TITLE: Howdy Week CONTENT: In the fall, the Monday following student orientations will kick off Northwestern-Alva’s “Howdy Week” excitement. Howdy Week is a week full of events that take place on campus, ranging from free food with cookouts by student housing, dances, scavenger hunts, prizes and so much more! It’s a great opportunity for students to break the ice and get to know one another! For more information contact ___ TITLE: Bahama Breakaway CONTENT: Students at Northwestern are able to relieve some stress the Thursday before finals week with the annual spring Bahama Breakaway event. Free food, prizes, music and games are always ready and waiting for students to come be a part of the fun! TITLE: Miss Northwestern CONTENT: The Miss Northwestern Pageant provides a personal and professional opportunity for Northwestern’s young women to promote their voice in culture, politics, and the community. The pageant empowers young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, and provides a forum in which to express their opinions, talents, and intelligence.Who is Miss Northwestern?The Miss Northwestern Pageant attracts the most intelligent, highly-motivated and community-oriented young women the University has as students. All young women meeting the age and other requirements are eligible to compete from all three of our locations.Source of Scholarship FundsThe Pageant was revived in 2001 from an 18-year absence through the cooperative effort of the Presidential Partners program, the University and community involvement. Tuition scholarship awards are funded through the Northwestern Foundation. Cash scholarship awards are funded through the Presidential Partners Program and community involvement at Northwestern.For More InformationQuestions about the pageant or appearance requests by Miss Northwestern should be directed to Chesnei Thomas, Executive Director, at cdthomas@nwosu.edu.Past Winners of the Pageant (There are pictures for each girl, all are 72 dpi)1966 Farral Lochner1967 Ann Vickers1968 Linda Cline1969 Toni Richards1970 Maggi Mulloy1971 Cindy Goodwin1972 Vivian Janzen1973 Neta Sue Irwin1974 Gala Smith1975 Lori Hansen1976 Kay Tucker1977 Trudy Wheeler1978 Betty Hansen1979 xxxx1980 Dana Workman1981 Claretta Lingenfelter1982 Lintha Krehbiel1983 Marita Patterson2001 Kiley Reiger2002 Cassie McEachern2003 Braxie Ashpaugh2004 Lauren Casteel2005 Savannah White2006 Elizabeth Harris2007 Jordan Gaskill2008 Ashlynn Frey2009 Jordan Gaskill2010 Cali Crissup2011 Carmen Sander2012 Carrie Bowers2013 Ashton Blewitt2014 Alex Smith2015 Chelsay Adams2016 Mary Shklar2017 Kandi Hughart TITLE: NAS Art Show CONTENT: The Art Show is sponsored every spring semester by the NWOSU Art Society (NAS) in the library at Northwestern-Alva. NAS encourages Northwestern students at all locations, as well as current and retired employees and alumni to enter and display their work. Students can win prize money. Art Show deadlines, rules, registration forms, past winners and more can be found at XXXXX. TITLE: Theatre Productions CONTENT: Northwestern’s Theatre Program plays host to productions every fall and spring semester. Watch for audition dates as many roles may be open to all students - not just theatre majors. These productions also need students who can help with set design and building, props and costuming. Participation Scholarships are available. TITLE: Student Musical Concerts  CONTENT: Hear the local talent and support the arts by stopping by your very own Ranger musicians' concerts and recitals. The Instrumental Music Program and Vocal Music Program are open to all students regardless of major, and Participation Scholarships are available. TITLE: Athletic Events  CONTENT: Cheer on your fellow Rangers in 14 sports teams including football, women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's and men's cross country, women's and men's golf, women's and men's rodeo, women's and men's basketball, softball, baseball and co-ed cheerleading. More about our athletics teams and their schedules is available at www.riderangersride.com. 

New Ranger Events

University Calendar OVERVIEW EVENT AND FACILITY RESERVATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS OVERVIEW EVENT AND FACILITY RESERVATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS To help you learn more about life at Northwestern and to ease into college life here, you do not want to miss these events For Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students. RANGER PREVIEWVisit campus, meet faculty, and get a $600 scholarship just for attendingFRESHMAN CONNECTIONKnow you're coming to NWOSU next fall? Join us to see the campus, enroll in classes and moreFRESHMAN ORIENTATIONAttendance is required for all incoming freshmenFRESHMAN FUNDAYAll freshmen are invited to campus to finish paperwork and have some funTRANSFER SHOWCASEInterested in transferring to NWOSU? Get to know us at our Transfer ShowcaseTRANSFER ORIENTATIONJoin us at the Alva, Enid and Woodward campuses

Event & Facility Reservation Information

Student Events Calendar OVERVIEW HOMECOMING EVENT & FACILITY RESERVATION INFORMATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS OVERVIEW HOMECOMING EVENT & FACILITY RESERVATION INFORMATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS FACILITY and EVENT RESERVATION INFORMATION/FORMSThese forms allow an item to be placed on the University Calendar as well as to reserve all necessities for the event like the room, equipment, food services, etc.A separate form is provided below to reserve Herod Hall Auditorium. The Facility and Event Reservation Form is to be used to schedule other rooms on campus and to add an item to the calendar if a room is not needed.All events, regardless of room locations, should go through the reservation process. If the room requested is already in use for the date and time you have selected, you will be notified that a change needs to be made. Also, if an event does not go through the reservation process, it may not appear on the University Calendar.Publicity about your event for local and area media outlets can be shared with University Relations by using this Submit News form. Facility and Event Reservation FormHerod Hall Auditorium Reservation Form Questions?ALVADebbie SkinnerPhone: (580) 327-8407Fax: (580) 327-1881dgskinner@nwosu.edu ENIDTiffany GeorgePhone: (580) 213-3101Fax: (580) 213-3151tdgeorge@nwosu.edu WOODWARDMilissa SturgillPhone: (580) 254-2503Fax: (580) 254-2521mlsturgill@nwosu.edu

Bridge Program

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS BRIDGE PROGRAMThe Bridge program was approved by the presidents of both Northern Oklahoma College and Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the Fall 2007 semester. Its purpose is to aid students by making it possible to be jointly admitted and eligible to enroll concurrently at both NOC and Northwestern, eliminating barriers to attaining educational goals, improving academic program articulation and expanding options for college services. Students can be admitted to the program at any time that they meet either the freshman or transfer admission criteria of Northwestern depending on number of hours of college credit completed at the time of application. Course enrollment and programs and services for dual students are available based on the semester calendar. Once accepted to the Bridge program, students may enroll in classes at any NOC campus in Tonkawa, Enid or Stillwater, as well as any Northwestern campus in Alva, Enid or Woodward. Designated academic advisors are available at each campus. BENEFITS OF THE BRIDGE PROGRAMEase of transfer between NOC and NorthwesternA special Northwestern scholarship is being offered to Bridge students.To expand opportunities for higher education in northwestern OklahomaBridge students will have access to student services, such as library and computer labs, at all campus locations in the dual-based program. (Fee based student services and campus activities will be available to dually admitted students who have paid these fees.)Bridge students will be issued ID cards granting access to services and activities.Students may reside in NOC campus housing on a space available basis.Eligible students will be able to participate in all recognized student organizations at both institutions.IMPORTANT! STUDENTS MUST APPLY FOR THE BRIDGE PROGRAM BEFORE GRADUATING FROM NOC DUAL ADMISSION CRITERIAStudents can apply to both NOC and Northwestern by using the Bridge Program Application Form. Admission requirements to the Bridge program for freshmen include:Have a minimum ACT score of 20 or an SAT score of 940; orBe ranked in the top 50 percent of your high school class and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7; orHave a 2.7 GPA in the 15 units of required high school courses; orBe admitted under alternative admission if ACT is 17, 18 or 19 OR high school GPA is 3.0 and ACT is 16.Requirements for transfer students include:Have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; andProvide a transcript from each college attended with application for admission.Fewer than 24 hours earned requires a high school transcript and ACT/SAT.Greater than 24 hours earned may require a high school transcript and ACT/SAT depending on transfer courses taken.2 + 2 Degree Booklet

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Blackboard

Blackboard BLACKBOARD LOGIN INFORMATION Your username is your first initial, middle initial, and last name followed by the last two digits of your student ID number (This number is not your SSN). So, if your name is John B. Doe and your student ID is 112233445, your username will be jbdoe45 (all lower case - no spaces).Your password will be your student ID number (do not include the dash). This is not your SSN but rather your NWOSU student ID number. You will need to change your password when you login to Blackboard to protect the security of your account. To do this, select Personal Information from the menu and then select Change Password.Please review the Online Testing Tips below before attempting an exam on Blackboard.  BROWSER COMPATIBILITYWe recommend that you use a Stable Channel Release of Chrome.  You could also use Internet Explorer 9 or newer, or a Stable Channel Release of Firefox.  BLACKBOARD HELPDESK If you need help with Blackboard, email help@nwosu.edu or call (580) 327-8181.  Helpdesk hours are as follows:Monday -  Friday8:00 a.m. - midnightSaturdayemail monitoredSunday5:00 p.m. - midnightIf you need help accessing your email, please read the step-by-step instructions.  If you need assistance with your email, contact Dalton Moser at ddmoser@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8611.BLACKBOARD ACCESSBLACKBOARD TUTORIALS TITLE: Online Testing Tips CONTENT: TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL ONLINE TESTING1. Make sure your browser is compatible with Blackboard.  The following browsers are compatible with Blackboard and we strongly recommend that your use one of these:Internet Explorer 9 or newerGoogle Chrome (Stable Channel Release)Firefox (Extended Support Release)Safari 6 (MAC Only)2. Consider cleaning up your browser before you begin.Turn off toolbars such as Google, Delicious, and "Yahoo!"Make Blackboard a trusted site in your Internet Browser.Turn off popup blockers, or allow popups from bboard2010.nwosu.edu.Clear your browser's cache and delete temporary internet files.3. Use a hard-wired internet connection if at all possible.  Remember that online testing is completely different from regular web browsing.  Your computer must remain connected to our server for the entire duration of your exam, and even the smallest disconnect (that you may never even notice otherwise) will cause your exam to terminate.  Wireless connections can drop offline. Satellite internet will almost certainly drop your connection, even if the wind is not blowing.  Any device that creates internet from a cell phone signal will almost certainly result in a lost connection.  Find a computer with a reliable internet connection to take your exams.4. NEVER DOUBLE CLICK.  Double-clicking either Save Answer, Next Question, or Submit buttons may cause an error.5. NEVER USE YOUR BROWSER'S BACK BUTTON.  Use only buttons provided in the exam window to navigate the exam.  Using the browser's buttons could cause the exam to terminate. 6. NEVER USE THE BACKSPACE KEY.  If your cursor is outside of a text box area, the backspace key will cause an exam to terminate.  It is advisable to use the delete key if you need to delete text while taking an exam.7. If you have technical difficulty, contact your instructor and the helpdesk immediately. TITLE: Remote Proctor Information and Access CONTENT: REMOTE PROCTOR INFORMATION FOR STUDENTSYour instructor may give you the option of using the Remote Proctor Now system to take an online exam.  Remote Proctor Now records the visual, audio and desktop aspects of your exam environment.  Please take some time to review the information on this webpage prior to using the Remote Proctor Now system.Requirements•   You will need a web camera, microphone, and a sufficient internet connection (specifically, upload speed) to take exams using the Remote Proctor Now system.  Note that dial-up internet will not be sufficient.  While download speeds associated with satellite internet service providers are usually sufficient, upload speeds may not be.  The use of satellite internet to take online exams is discouraged.  We recommend that you use a hard-wired internet connection, if possible.•   You will need a PC running Windows Vista or higher (make sure to install any Windows updates), or a MAC running OSX 10.8 or higher.•   Flash player is required, and can be installed from http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer. (You can uncheck to install Google Chrome, it is not required.)•   Dual monitors are not supported.  You must unplug the additional monitor to use the Remote Proctor Now system.To run a quick system check, go to http://remoteproctor.com/rpinstall. This will ensure connectivity to your camera/microphone and an internet connection with sufficient upload speed.CostThe cost for using Remote Proctor Now is $15 per exam.  You will be prompted to pay by credit card prior to taking your exam.Guides and WalkthroughsRemote Proctor Exam Taker Quick GuideVideo Tutorial for PC UsersVideo Tutorial for MAC UsersExam PolicyPlease take time to review the full exam policy before taking your Remote Proctored exam.  Note that your instructor may make exceptions to, or otherwise modify, the exam policy.•   You will be required to establish your identity, following the procedures outlined in the Remote Proctor Instructions.•   You will be required to have a quiet, secure, fully lighted room for the examination. •   No other people are allowed in the room with you.•   You must sit at a clean desk or table (not on a bed or a sofa).•   No talking or communicating with others by any means.•   No leaving the room, even if you take your computer with you.  Your exam must be completed in the same room that your "Exam Environment View" was completed in.  It should be noted that walking out of the view of the camera at any point during the exam process is considered a rules violation.•   Nothing except your computer and your camera and microphone may be on the desktop or tabletop.  No books, papers, notebooks, or other materials unless specifically permitted by your instructor in the written guidelines.•   You are not allowed to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint, calculators, textbooks, notes, pen and paper, or websites other than the testing website unless specifically permitted by your instructor in the written guidelines.•   The camera must remain focused on the exam taker with a constant, uninterrupted and unobstructed view at all times.•   There must not be any writing on the desk or walls.•   No music playing.•   No other computers running in the exam room.•   No headphones or ear buds.In general, you are encouraged to treat your personal exam space as if it were an on-campus exam location.SupportRemote Proctor Now has their own helpdesk for support of their product and services.  If you have difficulty at any time using the Remote Proctor system, call their helpdesk toll free at (855) 436-2039.  Remote Proctor Now support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Note - this number is for students only.  Faculty should use the email address provided to you for support.Access Remote Proctor and Take Your ExamWhen you are ready to take your Remote Proctored exam, click here to go to the Remote Proctor Now site and begin your exam.

Enid

Skip Slider Enid Campus Celebrated 20 Years! Come Be A Part of Our Future Sprucing Up Our Campus Be A Part of Our Family We Offer A Convenient Education Be A Ranger Today! Be A Part of Our Family Enid is Here to Serve You! Enid Campus Celebrated 20 Years! Come Be A Part of Our Future Sprucing Up Our Campus Be A Part of Our Family PrevNext RESOURCES Email Blackboard RangerNet Library Services NWOSU Bookstore APPLY NOW Login Create Opportunities BRIDGE PROGRAM Bridge Program UNIVERSITY CALENDAR ALL EVENTS >    SEP 15 Refund check released for dropped classes Refund check released for dropped classes SEP 15 Voter Registration Sign-Up, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ranger Softball Team is sponsoring its second annual voter registration sign-up in the Student Center. SEP 16 Heartland BEST Robotics Approximately 16 schools and 200 students/teachers will be on campus for this kickoff event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SEP 16 CEOE Teacher Testing CEOE Teacher Testing - OGET/OSAT/OPTE Examinations will be given in IE 119 and IE 110. SEP 19 W or F issued on dropped 1st eight-week classes W or F issued on dropped 1st eight-week classes UNIVERSITY NEWS ALL NEWS >    Northwestern student teachers enter area schools September 15, 2017 - Students leave Northwestern Oklahoma State University with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 13 senior education students have entered area schools to gain hands-on experience student teaching.READ MORE Miss Oklahoma 2017 Triana Browne to emcee Northwestern’s Miss Cinderella Pageant on Sept. 29 September 14, 2017 - Serving as emcee at Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s 66th Miss Cinderella Pageant is Miss Oklahoma 2017 Triana Browne. Browne will lead the pageant on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium during the annual Homecoming week events.READ MORE ‘Teacher’s Closet’ provides professional wardrobe help to students September 13, 2017 - Students entering the professional workforce have the skills for a career but sometimes lack the professional wardrobe when first starting out. But thanks to a pair of professors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and the generous donation of...READ MORE $(document).ready(function(){ $('.bxslider').bxSlider({ controls: true, pager: false, auto: true, speed: 400, pause: 5000 }); });

Woodward

Skip Slider We Care About Our Campus Come Be A Part of Our Team JOIN US We Offer a Convenient Education Be A Ranger Today! APPLY NOW Nursing Courses Available Here Join Us Today APPLY TODAY Be A Part of Our Family Woodward is Here to Serve You APPLY NOW We Care About Our Campus Come Be A Part of Our Team JOIN US We Offer a Convenient Education Be A Ranger Today! APPLY NOW PrevNext RESOURCES Email Blackboard RangerNet Library Services NWOSU Bookstore APPLY NOW Login Create Opportunities OKLAHOMA RESEARCH DAY Register Today! UNIVERSITY CALENDAR ALL EVENTS >    JAN 17 Last day to ADD (16 week classes) Last day to ADD (16 week classes) JAN 19 NWOSU Invitational Speech Tournament High school students from the area will compete in a speech contest. JAN 20 NWOSU Art Society Goodie Giveaway at Ranger Basketball vs. East Central Regular fundraising event for the NWOSU Art Society at basketball games involving baked items. JAN 22 Last day for 100% refund on complete withdrawals Last day for 100% refund on complete withdrawals JAN 22 Last day to DROP - No grade required (16 week classes) Last day to DROP - No grade required (16 week classes) UNIVERSITY NEWS ALL NEWS >    Registration deadline approaching for Oklahoma Research Day January 16, 2018 - Last year, Northwestern Oklahoma State University played host to Oklahoma Research Day at the Central National Bank Center in Enid where more than 1,000 people from across the state participated. Northwestern will play host to ORD again on Friday...READ MORE Northwestern announces honor roll for fall 2017 January 11, 2018 - Honor rolls for the fall semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.READ MORE Northwestern to observe Martin Luther King Jr., Day January 11, 2018 - Offices at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, and no classes will be held in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day.READ MORE $(document).ready(function(){ $('.bxslider').bxSlider({ controls: true, pager: false, auto: true, speed: 400, pause: 5000 }); });

Bursar & Business Office

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S BURSAR AND BUSINESS OFFICEThe Bursar’s Office and Business Office, located on the first floor of Herod Hall on the Alva campus, is where you’ll go to pay your bills. All student financial assistance, applied fee waivers and scholarships are disbursed through the cashiers at our Alva, Enid and Woodward locations.Personnel in the Bursar’s Office maintain students’ housing records in Alva. External scholarship payments for Alva, Enid and Woodward students are coordinated on the Alva campus. Alva personnel also are responsible for supervising operation of the telephone switchboard, mailroom, and courier services to our other site locations.The Bursar handles reconciliation and draw down of Title IV accounts (financial aid, federal work study, Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant). The Bursar’s Office also is responsible for coordination of credit card services for student billing. In addition, this office handles auxiliary accounts payable.Every effort is made to provide timely service to students. The Bursar’s Office constantly strives to increase efficiency, including extended hours during peak activity. Contact Info:Fawn KingcadeBursar(580) 327-8533fmkingcade@nwosu.eduTara HannafordAssistant Bursar(580) 327-8532tlhannaford@nwosu.eduAnnette SchwerdtfegerHead Cashier(580) 327-8534alschwerdtfeger@nwosu.eduJanet CookAssistant Cashier(580) 327-8536 jkcook@nwosu.eduAshley DeckerEnid Campus(580) 213-3104 andecker@nwosu.edu TITLE: Payments CONTENT: In addition to paying in person or by mail to the Alva or Enid Business Offices or the Woodward Administrative Office, online payments are now available through Rangernet. You can access your account at any time by using your Rangernet login. Clicking on the Student tab and Account Status tab will provide a summary of charges and credits on your student account. Credit card payments are only accepted online and a convenience fee of 3 percent will be assessed ($3 minimum). The sole purpose of the fee is to cover charges from the credit card companies. The non-refundable convenience fee is assessed by our third-party processor, not Northwestern, and will be included in your total payment amount on your credit card statement.  To avoid the convenience fee, students and employees should consider several other options. Bursar payment options with no additional cost to payer:Mail checks, cashier checks or money orders to: NWOSU Office of the Bursar, 709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, Oklahoma 73717.In person by check, money order, or cash at the Office of the Bursar, Herod Hall, Alva campus, Enid Business Office or the Woodward Administrative Office. The only credit card payments accepted in person at the teller stations or by phone are for student housing deposits and application for admission fees.  TITLE: Monthly Payment Plan CONTENT: A monthly payment plan also is available through the Northwestern website. This plan allows you the opportunity to spread your payments into installments throughout the semester. An application fee is required each semester upon enrollment in the program. You can make application online through your Rangernet account.Payment is due on the first day of classes each semester. If you have a signed financial aid award letter, payment may be deferred until after disbursement of grants, loans and scholarships. If you do not have a signed award letter you are encouraged to make payment to avoid late fees. Financial aid, awarded and paid after you have personally paid charges, will be refunded for reimbursement. TITLE: Past Due Payments CONTENT: A 5 percent late fee will be assessed to all unpaid tuition and fees balances, and a $25 late fee will be charged to past due room and board on the 10TH working day of October, November and December in the fall semester and the 10th working day of March, April and May in the spring semester. Late fees are assessed July 30th for the summer semester.You may be contacted on all phone numbers, including cell phones, provided to the University as a source of contact. This includes contact from Northwestern agents, representatives, and attorneys (including collection agencies) for purposes of collecting any portion of the account financial obligation that is past due.Any charges incurred by the University in an effort to collect on delinquent accounts are assessed to and will be the responsibility of the account holder. A student will be responsible for the fees of any collection agency that may be based on a percentage of the debt (at a maximum of 33.3 percent). All costs and expenses including reasonable attorney's fees that incur in such collection efforts also will be paid by the student. Delinquent account information is disclosed to credit reporting agencies, which could endanger the student's credit rating on a local or national level. Past due accounts are presented to the warrant intercept program (WIP) that captures state income tax refunds to pay outstanding Northwestern debt. Oklahoma law has jurisdiction and any disputes arising shall be determined in accordance with the law of this jurisdiction. Accounts must be cleared before a student can obtain the release of any academic records such as a transcript, receive a diploma or enroll for subsequent semesters. Unresolved past due bursar account obligations can automatically terminate future term enrollment. The University reserves the right to request prepayment before allowing registration for future semesters.Financial aid and scholarship funds are applied to outstanding charges with the student being responsible for the remaining balance.  TITLE: Statements CONTENT: You can access your accounts at any time by using your Rangernet login. Clicking on the Student tab and Account Status tab will provide a summary of charges and credits on your student account. TITLE: Fees Description CONTENT: The Student Activity Fee supports activities designed to provide the students with extracurricular educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.The Technology and Library Services Fee provides financial support for Northwestern computer labs, ITV studios, computer supplies, lab monitors, and library materials.The Facility Fee provides funding to support various facilities used by all three campuses.The International Student Fee covers the administrative services rendered in processing, maintaining, and storing various immigration papers. Only international students are required to pay this fee.The Parking & Safety Fee will be used to upgrade parking lots, upgrade and add lighting, and repair sidewalks.The Professional Studies & Arts & Science Enhancement Fee will aid in replacing equipment to enhance the learning experience in the classrooms. It also will be used for faculty development. In addition, this fee will allow us to employ more students for mentoring/tutoring.The Business Enhancement Fee will fund writing software and other departmental educational expenses for all business courses with the exception of personal finance.  * The Online Business Administration/Accounting Program Fee is a one-time fee assessed when students apply to be an online Accounting or Business Administration major. This will support the additional software and peripherals necessary for the online students.* Fees subject to approval from the Higher Learning Commission TITLE: External Scholarships CONTENT: The Office of the Bursar must be notified about external scholarships or third-party payments each semester. Some third-party payments require a bill from the Office of the Bursar before they will make payment on the student’s account. In such cases, the student should provide a letter from the sponsor requesting us to bill them. If for any reason the University does not receive payment, the student will be responsible for the charges. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the Office of the Bursar to verify the remaining balance owed. TITLE: Refunds CONTENT: The refund policies listed below describe the financial obligation of students who withdraw from classes after the official start date.According to the Oklahoma State Regents’ refund policy, changes in schedules and complete withdrawals from the institution during the defined add/drop period (as listed in the course schedule) will result in full charges for courses added and full credit for courses dropped. No refund will be made after the add/drop period for the session except as stipulated below for Title IV recipients.All Title IV Aid recipients and the university will be required to return to the federal aid programs the amount of aid received that was in excess of the aid earned for the time period the student remained enrolled.The percentage of the semester completed is the percentage of aid earned. This is calculated by the number of days the student attended divided by the number of days in the enrollment period. For example, if a student withdrew in the fourth week of a sixteen-week period, the student would have earned only 25 percent of the aid received (4/16=0.25).Students who remain enrolled through at least 60 percent of the payment period (semester) are considered to have earned 100 percent of the aid received and will not owe a repayment of Federal Title IV funds.If Northwestern returns funds to the Title IV aid programs, it could result in the student owing Northwestern charges that were originally paid at the time of disbursement. Students also may be required to return funds released to them for personal expenses. TITLE: Financial Aid Disbursements CONTENT: The Bursar/Business Office on all three campuses disburses financial aid. At the time funds are disbursed to the student, all enrollment fees, tuition, and housing will be deducted. Scholarships awarded by Northwestern will be applied to student accounts after the drop/add period. Student loans and Pell grants are disbursed after the drop/add period. Each recipient must check with the Business Office to determine the application of these funds. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that financial aid has been applied to their account prior to the deadlines to avoid late fees. ​ Report Unethical BehaviorThe Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) has selected EthicsPoint to service the RUSO Tip Line, which provides an easy way for you to discreetly and confidentially report activities which you, in good faith believe, may be unethical, illegal or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of established policies. EthicsPoint is a reporting tool that assists the university communities in working together to prevent, detect and correct fraud, abuse, misconduct, and other violations, while helping to cultivate a positive environment. RUSO considers your concerns important and desires your cooperation in resolving such issues. The RUSO Tip Line system provides a formal mechanism for investigation, follow-up and response. You may file a report / complaint through EthicsPoint on the website provided below or by telephoning toll-free 866-898-8438.Contractual Agreement with Financial Payments 

Registry Office

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S REGISTRY OFFICEThe Registry Office, located on the first floor of Herod Hall, provides a variety of services: enrollment of classes, degree audits, official transcripts, etc. This office is the custodian of all student academic records for all three campuses including all applications for admission to the university. Requests for official academic transcripts also are processed through this office.A student entering Northwestern for the first time is required to submit an Application for Admission, a $15 non-refundable application fee, an official high school transcript indicating graduation, class rank, GPA, and ACT or SAT scores.  High school transcripts may be mailed, submitted electronically to any Registry employee, delivered in person or faxed.A transfer student applicant who has attended other colleges or universities also is required to submit an Application for Admission, a $15 non-refundable application fee, and a complete official transcript from EACH INSTITUTION previously attended.  Depending on the number of hours transferred to Northwestern, a complete high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores also may be required.  To be considered official, college transcripts may be submitted by the student in person or by mail. The Registry office also will accept transcripts sent electronically as official if they are sent via email to Sheri Lahr or Teri Warren directly from the issuing institution or the institution’s third party company (E-Script, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.).  These transcripts must be on file in the Northwestern Registry Office on the Alva campus.Application fees will need to be paid in the Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)  Applications will not be processed until the $15 application fee has been paid.Check with the Office of Recruitment or visit Be A Ranger for admission requirements and other information pertaining to how to become a member of the Ranger family.Northwestern’s admission and retention policy information also is available in the Undergraduate Catalog. Students are responsible for seeing that all admission requirements have been met. APPLICATION FOR BACHELOR'S DEGREEAPPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COMPLETIONREQUEST REPLACEMENT DIPLOMAContact Info:Alva: (580) 327-8554FAX: (580) 327-8699MAIL: 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717Enid: (580) 213-3102Woodward: (580) 254-2502Sheri Lahr Registrar(580) 327-8550sklahr@nwosu.eduTeri WarrenRegistrar's Assistant/ Admissions Coordinator(580) 327-8554tlwarren@nwosu.eduAshley DeckerRegistration/Business Office - Enid Location(580) 213-3104 andecker@nwosu.eduDiane PennerUDS/Records Coordinator(580) 327-8552kdpenner@nwosu.eduBrenda HearnAcademic Records Coordinator (580) 327-8551behearn@nwosu.eduJordie FlyntRecords/Admissions Assistant (580) 327-8551jdflynt@nwosu.edu 

Undergraduate Student Costs

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTSTuition, Room & BoardThe information below lists out estimated costs for Oklahoma Resident and Non-Resident Undergraduate Students to attend Northwestern and live on campus for two, 16-week semesters (one year).RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ESTIMATED COSTSFor Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board (based on 30 hours undergraduate tuition)Resident Undergraduate Tuition                                            $6,052.50    ($201.75/credit hour)Required Fees for All Students                                               $652.50        ($21.75/credit hour)Room and Board (semi-private room, 12 meals/week     + $4,480.00with $100 flex per semester)                                              Approximate Fixed Expenses for Residents               =     $11,185.00NON-RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ESTIMATED COSTSFor Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board (based on 30 hours undergraduate tuition)Non-resident Undergraduate Tuition                                       $7,102.50*    ($236.75*/credit hour)Required Fees for All Students                                                $652.50        ($21.75/credit hour)Room and Board (semi-private room, 12 meals/week      + $4,480.00with $100 flex per semester)  Approximate Fixed Expenses for Non-Residents         =    $12,235.00*Estimated cost for books and supplies for all full-time students is $1,200 per year.* See panel at right for details on NWOSU Go OK! Tuition Waiver for non-resident students. The costs above include the price for tuition WITH the tuition waiver.ROOM AND BOARD COST BREAKDOWNUse the breakdown below to choose what type of room and meal plan you are interested in.For your total room and board cost, add the room cost and board cost together.ROOM COSTSSemi-Private Room per year                                              $1,780Private Room per year                                                        $3,150BOARD COSTSBoard – 17 meals/week for year, includes $100 flex ($50 per semester) =     $2,830Board – 12 meals/week for year, includes $200 flex ($100 per semester) =   $2,700Board – 8 meals/week for year, includes $300 flex ($150 per semester) =     $2,500TOTAL COSTSSemi-private room options with boardSemi-private room + 17 meals/week, includes $100 flex ($50 per semester) =  $4,610.00 Semi-private room + 12 meals/week includes $200 flex ($100 per semester) = $4,480.00 Semi-private room + 8 meals/week, includes $300 flex ($150 per semester) =  $4,280.00 Private room options with board Private room + 17 meals/week, includes $100 flex ($50 per semester) =   $5,980.00 Private room + 12 meals/week, includes $200 flex ($100 per semester) = $5,850.00Private room + 8 meals/week, includes $300 flex ($150 per semester) =   $5,650.00What happens if I don't use all of my flex dollars? Unused flex in the fall semester rolls forward to spring semester so long as participant purchases a new meal plan in the spring. All unused flex at the end of the spring semester reverts to Chartwells. Room costs indicate total room and board charges. 1 * NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER POLICY - NWOSU GO OK!Non-Oklahoma residents (excluding international students) may be eligible for the NWOSU GO OK! Tuition waiver program. Each semester the Registrar's office will determine if out-of-state residents meet the requirements for this waiver.Criteria to meet the requirements for this waiver are as follows:UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS- All newly admitted students (first-time freshmen and first-time transfers) receive the GO OK! Tuition waiver.CONTINUING UNDERGRAD AND READMISSION STUDENTS- Students beginning their fall semester after initial admittance to Northwestern- Have a retention/graduation GPA of 2.00.If you fall below the required cumulative GPA after your first academic year, the tuition per credit hour is $439.For more information contact the Office of Recruitment at recruit@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8546. 

Request a Replacement Diploma

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S REQUEST REPLACEMENT DIPLOMAReplacement diplomas can be ordered at any time.  In order to obtain a replacement diploma, please follow these steps: 1. Write out your request for your replacement diploma.  Please print clearly your name exactly as you wish it to appear on your diploma.  Include the following information in your written request: student identification number or Social Security number, date of graduation, degree, major, your current address, and telephone number.  Your signature is also required.2.  There is a fee for replacement diplomas.  Diplomas with a graduation date of less than one calendar year prior to the order of a replacement diploma are $15.  Diplomas with a graduation date of more than one year are $40.  You may pay by check or money order made out to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Please include your payment with your request for a replacement diploma.  If you fax your request to our office, please call the Business Office (580)327-8532 to pay by credit card.Requests for replacement diplomas can be mailed to:Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAttn: Registry Office709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Or faxed to: (580)327-8699Replacement diplomas are ordered through a third-party printing house.  Orders usually take 4-6 weeks once ordered from the Registry Office.  Orders can be placed year round, but those received near the beginning of January, February, June, and August will be placed with the order for the semester’s graduates.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Registry Office at (580) 327-8551.

Current International Students

Current International Students OVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT HELLO RANGERS!This page is for Current International students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Through this page, you can see upcoming events, tips on how to maintain your F-1 Status, see the services available to you through the International Office, as well as request transportation.  If there are questions that are not answered on this webpage, please feel free to stop in to Fine Arts, Room 208 or email us and let us know!  Don't forget to join NWOSU International Students on Facebook! INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OFFICE HOURSAUGUST - MAYMonday - Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30PM1:30PM - 5:00PMJUNE - JULYMonday - Thursday7:00 AM - 12:30PM1:00PM - 5:30PMCONTACT INFORMATIONBecca CookInternational Student AdvisorFine Arts 208rlcook@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8435(580) 327-8413 (FAX)Northwestern - Alvainternational@nwosu.eduINTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTSLIVING ON CAMPUSCLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSSTUDENT TRAVEL REQUEST FORM TITLE: Services for International Students CONTENT: The International Student Office at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers a variety of immigration, health insurance, work permission, and advising services and special programs for NWOSU international students and scholars, and for the NWOSU staff and faculty who work with them. Support services For help on immigration matters, financial aid, health insurance, work permission, advising on personal concerns, or any topic of special interest to international students, please contact the International Student Advisor. Appointments There are two types of appointments: (1) regular 30-minute appointments that will give students time to discuss more complex situations; and (2) five- to ten-minute drop-in appointments for quick questions. It is a good idea to schedule regular 30-minute appointments, but the International Student Advisor is always there to help you. You just need to ask for help. Drop-ins, however, are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Office of the International Student Advisor is located at Fine Arts building room 208 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays (Summer hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday). Immigration Information F-1 Visa It refers to the visa status given to an international applicant who wishes to enter the U.S. temporarily and solely for the purpose of study. I-20 Form The Certificate of Eligibility for non-immigrant student status for academic and language students is commonly referred to as the Form I-20. Students must sign in item #11 on pages 1 and 3 of the form I-20. On the initial entry, the admitting immigration official retains the School Copy (page 1-2). I-94 (Arrival/Departure record) Form I-94 is the DHS Arrival/Departure Record issued to aliens who are admitted to the U.S. The Form I-94 has been automated. If a student is required to have a paper version of Form I-94, it is available here. On-Campus Employment Students may work on-campus without prior approval from the USCIS, provided they are enrolled full-time. On-campus work is limited to 15 hours per week while school is in session. Curricular Practical Training Employment under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) permits you to work off campus in a job directly related to your field of study. There are important differences between CPT and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Make sure you read the information on OPT to understand which might work best for your situation. You might use both kinds of practical training, though not simultaneously. Curricular Practical Training: The rules for CPT are as follows:The student must have been enrolled full-time in school for at least 9 months, and must currently be in F-1 status.The training must be an important and integral part of the student's program of study.The training must be part of a course which is either required of all students by the student's degree program, or part of a course for which the student receives academic credit.The course must be listed in the NWOSU catalog.The training may be either full or part-time. Full-time CPT may total one year without affecting post-degree practical training. Full-time CPT which continues for 12 months or more makes the student ineligible for OPT.Part-time CPT is limited to 20 hours per week and requires full-time enrollment at school. A student may not work part-time on campus while engaged in part-time CPT.Full-time CPT requires at least part-time enrollment at school in order to keep the student's F-1 status valid, since the student must be enrolled in the course to which the CPT is related. There is no restriction on being enrolled full-time at school while working full-time on CPT.Work authorization is granted by the International Student Office for a specific employer and for a specific period of time, usually corresponding to a semester.In order to grant work authorization, the International Student Office must have a letter from the professor of the course, describing the work experience, naming the employer, specifying the dates of employment, and indicating how the professor will oversee the work experience. If the student is enrolled in independent study, thesis, or dissertation courses and the work experience contributes significantly to the student's independent research, it may qualify for CPT. In this case, the International Student Office will need a detailed description of the research project, a description of the work experience, and an indication from the professor how the student will be graded for the course.If the student is enrolled in a regular course, the professor of that course needs to determine if the employment can be related to the course and if the employment will count significantly towards the student's grade for the course. While this may be difficult to do in courses in which the grade is based only on tests, it might be possible for a course that requires all students to complete a research paper or project. If the professor can determine that the work experience will be the basis for the research paper or project, it might be possible for the course to qualify for CPT. If the professor feels that he or she is unable to say either that the employment is related to the course or will count significantly towards the grade, then CPT will not be authorized.  Optional Practical Training International students in F-1 status who have completed nine months at NWOSU may apply for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training, which is an immigration status that allows them to work in the U.S. First, read the Optional Practical Training handout and follow the attached instructions. H-1B Visa (Temporary Non-Immigration Work Status in the U.S.) An H1B visa is a work permit issued by a US Consulate/Embassy to an "alien"/foreign worker enabling him/her to work in the US temporarily. There are other options available for those who wish to work in the United States temporarily, like getting an intra-company transfer visa (L1), or a business visa (B1), or even a green card. The H1B work permit visa is the most common one. Obtaining Permanent Residence in the U.S. An immigrant visa is the visa issued to persons wishing to live permanently in the United States. These are popularly known as "Green Cards." TITLE: Maintaining Your F1 Visa Status CONTENT: Congratulations! You’ve been issued your F-1 visa and you are an official student in the USA. With this victory comes big responsibility. Now that you are in the US, you must maintain your F-1 visa. To remain in legal F-1 visa status, you should follow the guidelines below very carefully.  You may also look for further guidance by visiting the Study in the States website. Links are provided at right.Check in with the NWOSU International Student Office within 30 days of your arrivalYou will be required to provide your local address, phone number, and email address in order to keep your SEVIS records up-to-date. If you change your local address at any time during your stay, you will need to notify them.Keep your passport validYour passport should be valid at least six months into the future. Passports can be renewed by your home country’s consulate or embassy.Maintain full-time enrollmentStudents who are studying in an undergraduate programs are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester during the academic year. If you are unable to enroll full-time, or wish to withdrawal from a course that would put you under full-time, you will need authorization from the International Academic Advisor before doing so. The International Academic Advisor will only allow this under extenuating circumstances as lined out by SEVP.Graduate students are required to be a minimum of nine (9) credit hours to be considered “full-time”. Again, you will need to receive authorization from the International Academic Advisor before you are allowed to drop below full-time and will only be considered under extenuating circumstances as lined out by SEVP.Maintain "Presence on Campus" F-1 students are required to be seen on campus. They are not allowed to take a full course of study in online/ITV courses.  Only 3 credit hours of online/ITV courses can count towards your minimum credit hour requirement.  Undergraduate students must enroll in 9 credit hours of traditional courses before they may enroll in a 3 credit hour online OR ITV course. Graduate students must enroll in 6 credit hours of traditional courses before they may enroll in a 3 credit hour online OR ITV course.  There are very limited exceptions to this rule.  Please contact the International Academic Advisor for specification.Extend your I-20 as neededIf your program will require more time that originally granted, you will need to notify your International Office at least 30 days prior to the end date in Section 3 of your Form I-20, in order to allow enough time to obtain the necessary documentation to maintain your F-1 visa.Apply for a new I-20 as neededIf you are beginning a new program, you must apply for a new I-20 at least 60 days before the completion of your first program. Evidence of funding may be required.Obtain special permission to workWORKING OFF-CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMISSION IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF YOUR F-1 VISA AND COULD RESULT IN YOUR DEPORTATION! The visa you have obtained is listed as a Student visa, which means you are in the U.S. to study, not to work. For this reason, you are required to prove Financial Support that will allow you to study without having to work. Should you wish to obtain employment while you are at NWOSU, F-1 students are very limited on your options.F-1 students are allowed to work part-time on-campus. It is the student’s responsibility to find a job on-campus. Once employment is obtained, the student will need to apply for a Social Security card. The International Office can assist in this step by providing the necessary items to apply for a Social Security card. Transportation to the Social Security office can be obtained by completing at Travel Request Form and paying the transportation fee.Information regarding your other employment options can be found on our International Student Employment page. For security purposes, it is advised that you keep the International Student Office informed of any employment you have obtained to alleviate any concerns.Carry your immigration documents with you at all timesIt is advised for you to carry your passport, I-94, and I-20 with you, especially when you are traveling. You will need to be able to prove your legal F-1 visa status in the US. It is also recommended that you carry proof of enrollment (e.g. current course schedule) for further evidence of your valid status.If you will be traveling outside of the U.S., you must have the International Advisor authorize your travel by signing the second page of your I-20 BEFORE your departure.Change your status or depart the US in a timely mannerF-1 students generally have 60 days to depart the US after the completion of their program. As long as you maintain your F-1 visa status, you may be eligible apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), or you may be able to switch your immigration status. Be sure to apply for these changes prior to your program completion date.Pay debts in a timely mannerIt is customary to pay all debts, to Northwestern , to the Alva Community, or to anyone else you may owe within a reasonable time frame. Failure to do so can effect your ability to attend other schools or apply for future visas.By following these steps, you will be able to maintain your F-1 visa and prepare yourself for any changes that may occur during your academic program. Retaining your legal F-1 visa status is extremely important to remain in the United States as an international student, or to obtain any future Visas For more information on maintaining your F-1 Visa, click here. TITLE: Student Travel Requests CONTENT: Transportation RequestsNorthwestern Oklahoma State University provides transportation to and from the locations noted in the table below.  In order to request transportation, the Travel Request Form must be completed and submitted ten (10) days prior to the requested date to be considered.  Any requests submitted with less notification cannot be guaranteed. This form may be found by scrolling down this page.DestinationDistance from NWOSUEstimated TimeOklahoma City, OK -  Will Rogers Airport 163 miles/ 262 km2 hours 43 minutesOklahoma City, OK -  Greyhound Bus Station 169 miles/ 271 km2 hours 37 minutesWichita, KS -  Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport 107 miles/ 178 km1 hour 59 minutesWichita, KS -  Greyhound Bus Station 114 miles/184 km2 hours 2 minutesEnid, OK 72.8 miles/117 km 1 hour 19 minutesAlva (Walmart, Bank, etc.)NWOSU has assigned approved travel dates for each semester, which will be noted below.  If you are traveling on a non-approved travel date, you will be required to pay $90.00 USD to the NWOSU Business Office in order for your request to be approved. Transportation provided in Alva City Limits will not be charged a $90.00 fee.Approved Travel Dates - Students Departing after Spring SemesterNWOSU will provide complimentary shuttles on the following dates for students leaving after the Spring semester:Shuttle DateDeparture TimeMay 5, 2017TBAMay 6, 2017TBAMay 7, 2017TBAIn order to confirm transportation details in ample time, the deadline to submit transportation requests is April 24th.  Any transportation requests submitted after this date cannot be guaranteed. Departure times will be released after this date.  If your flight/bus departs prior to 8:00 AM CST we cannot guarantee a ride that day, due to the safety of our drivers and passengers.  You may be asked to take the last shuttle the night prior to your flight/bus departure time.  Additionally, if you request a date outside of these approved dates, you will be asked to pay the $90.00 USD fee before your request is consideredApproved Travel Dates - Incoming Students for Fall SemesterNWOSU will provide complimentary shuttles on the following dates for arriving students for the Fall 2017 Semester:Shuttle DateDeparture TimeAugust 15, 2017NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS*August 16, 2017NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS*August 19, 2017CONTINUING STUDENTSAugust 20, 2017CONTINUING STUDENTS *NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION ON AUGUST 18th. TIME WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.In order to confirm transportation details in ample time, the deadline to submit transportation requests is August 8th. Any transportation requests submitted after this date cannot be guaranteed. Departure times will be released by August 11th. If your flight/bus arrives after 8:00 PM CST we cannot guarantee a ride that day, due to the safety of our drivers and passengers.  You may be asked to take the first shuttle arriving the day after your flight/bus arrival time.  Additionally, if you request a date outside of these approved dates, you will be asked to pay the $90.00 USD fee before your request is considered.

International Student Employment

Current International Students OVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT International students who are interested in working while studying at Northwestern are very limited on their options, especially in their first fiscal year at our institution. We encourage International Students to have a secure financial backing before attending any U.S. institution, as employment options on F-1 visas will not be enough to support a student while attending college.  Any money made while working as an F-1 student should only be considered supplemental income in addition to the costs of attending college.Students on an F-1 visa are required to work no more than 20 hours per week overall while classes are in session (this does not mean 20 hours per job). Below are the options for working while on an F-1 Visa. Please note that, upon receiving any Employment Authorization document (Social security card, Employment Authorization card), it is strongly advised that you give a copy to the International Student office, along with keeping them informed of any employment that you have obtained. This is in order to protect you as an international student working while on an F-1 visa. TITLE: On Campus Employment CONTENT: Northwestern allows international students to work on-campus for a maximum of 15 hours per week during the academic terms and up to 40 hours per week (full-time) during the academic breaks, such as spring break, summer break, or holiday break. International Students are responsible for finding their own on-campus employment.  Once they have obtained employment, they must apply for a Social Security card before being allowed to start working. In order to apply for a Social Security card, the student will need to ask their employer to send an email to the International Academic Adviser with the following information:Name of StudentJob DescriptionStart DateEnd DateSupervisor's Name & Contact informationUpon receiving this information, the International Student Adviser will compose letters that show that the student has obtained employment and are authorized to work on-campus.  The student will take the letters, along with an application to the Social Security office in Enid. Should the student need a ride, they may request one by submitting a travel request. This process takes approximately two (2) weeks.  Upon receiving your Social Security card, it is a requirement that you give a copy of the card to the International Student office, along with the Human Resources department. TITLE: Off Campus Employment CONTENT: To qualify for off-campus employment, the student:Must apply for authorization through the International Office and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)Must be currently in legal statusMust have been enrolled as an F-1 Student at Northwestern for a minimum of one academic year (9 months)The options for off-campus employment are explained below. TITLE: Curricular Practical Training CONTENT: Curricular Practical Training (CPT)CPT must relate to your major and the experience must be part of your program of study.When you enroll at the graduate level, your designated school official (DSO) may authorize CPT during your first semester if your program requires this type of experience. Ask your DSO for details.Your DSO will provide you a new Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” that shows that the DSO has approved you for this employment.You can work on CPT either full-time or part-time.CPT requires a signed cooperative agreement or a letter from your employer.If you have 12 months or more of full-time CPT, you are ineligible for OPT, but part-time CPT is fine and will not stop you from doing OPT. TITLE: Optional Practical Training CONTENT: OPT is employment that is directly related to your field of study.  It is designed to complement your academic work by providing you an opportunity to obtain actual work experience in your field of study. As an F-1 student you are allowed up to 12 months of OPT for each educational level you pursue. For example: if you take 12 months of OPT after completing your bachelor's degree, you are eligible for another 12 months of OPT for each additional level of degree program you complete (Master's, Ph.D).You can use part of your 12 months of OPT before completing your degree (i.e., during the summer breaks), orYou can save the full year of OPT to use after you graduate. In order to be eligible for practical training you must be in lawful F-1 student status for at least one full academic year (9 months) and submit the application materials to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a timely manner.You may not begin work until you have received your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).While school is in session, you are limited to 20 hours of work per week.You must keep the International Student office up-to-date with any employment changes, including but not limited to new employers, or new contact information by submitting the OPT SEVIS Update Request formFor further information on OPT, you may refer to the OPT Policies, provided by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).What to file:Completed Form I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization” (instructions for filling out the form may be found here).  For best results:Complete the form in blue inkAttempt to make your signature no larger than 1" wide x ½” tall and do NOT cross the lines. (fit it in the white space). If your signature is too large, USCIS will return the application to you.List a local address that is valid for the next three (3) months where you can receive all correspondence.Two Photos – passport style. Print your name and admission number (found on your I-94 card) lightly on the back in pencil.Copy of student visa, passport photo page, & I-94 card (both sides), and all previous I-20s.Check for $380 made payable to Department of Homeland Security in order to receive EADCopies of any prior EAD cards (if applicable)Upon gathering this information, bring these items to the International Student Office in Fine Arts 208.  The International Academic Adviser will provide a new I-20 and a letter that will show his/her recommendation for this employment and assist you in sending your OPT application.24-Month OPT STEM ExtensionYou may qualify for an additional 24 months of OPT under the following circumstances:You have been granted OPT and are currently in a valid period of OPT;The degree for your current period of post-completion OPT is a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) program listed here.The employer from which you are seeking employment uses the E-Verify program.You have not previously received a 17 or 24-month extension of OPT.How to apply:For a detailed checklist on what must be filed, click HERE. You will be required to contact the International Student Office for an updated I-20.  Please allow up to five (5) business days for processing.After applying:You may continue to work on your expired EAD for OPT up to 180 days while your 17-month extension petition is pending if you meet these conditions:You must continue to report changes in name, address, email address, employer name/address, and loss of employment to your DSO within 10 days of any change using the OPT SEVIS Update Request Form   Employer requirements:If anemployer wants to provide a practical training opportunity to a STEM OPT student during his/her extension, they must:Be enrolled in E-Verify and remain in good standingReport material changes to the STEM OPT student's employment to the DSO within 5 business daysImplement a formal training program to augment the student's academic learning through practical experience.Provide an OPT opportunity that is commensurate with those of similarly situated U.S. workers in duties, hours and compensation.Complete the Form I-983, Training Plan for STEM OPT Students.  Instructions may be found HERE.  In this form, employer must attest that:You have enough resources and trained personnel available to appropriately train the student;The student will not replace a full-or part-time , temporary or permanent U.S. worker; andWorking for you will help the student attain his or her training objectives. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may visit your worksite(s) to verify whether you are meeting the STEM OPT program requirements, including whether you are maintaining the ability and resources to provide structured and guidecd work-based learning experiences for the STEM OPT student.For more information, please refer to the DHS STEM OPT Hub. SOURCE: www.uscis.gov

Ranger Preview

Ranger Preview Northwestern Oklahoma State University has $600 waiting for you, and any other senior in high school who attends Ranger Preview on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Ranger Preview will take place in Percefull Fieldhouse. High school seniors who are admitted to Northwestern as full-time students at the Alva campus will receive the $600 scholarship. You must be in attendance to qualify for this scholarship, and you must live in Alva during the academic year. You can register for the event here. WHAT IS RANGER PREVIEW?It’s a day designed just for you! It’s an opportunity for you to get to know the university, tour campus, meet with faculty and student organizations, and get your questions answered first-hand. Plus, you will receive a $600 scholarship just for attending.Every high school senior is eligible to attend Ranger Preview. All you need to do is call (580) 327-8546. The link in the column at left will take you to an online registration form. You also can contact us at recruit@nwosu.edu.We hope to see you here! BENEFITS OF ATTENDING RANGER PREVIEWGet the VIP treatment (meet with administrators and get an inside look at the campus) Meet faculty, staff and student organizationsTalk about college life with current studentsFree admission to a Northwestern game at 2 p.m.Free Northwestern T-shirtFree lunchGet a $600 scholarship to NorthwesternCollege application fee waived REGISTER FOR RANGER PREVIEWRanger Preview will be held on the Alva campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Attend Ranger Preview, enroll for classes on the Alva campus, and establish residence in Alva (living in the dorm counts) and you will receive the $600 Ranger Preview Scholarship. 9-10 a.m.Registration in Percefull Fieldhouse11 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Janet Cunningham, university presidentCampus Tours, Meet with Faculty/Staff/Student OrganizationsNoon to 12:30 p.m.FREE catered lunch2 p.m.FREE Ranger Football gameQUESTIONS?Contact the Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu.

Freshman Connection

Freshman Connection WHAT IS FRESHMAN CONNECTION?Freshman Connection is a day designed for the high school senior who knows s/he is planning on attending Northwestern in the fall. This day is the first day for incoming freshmen to enroll in classes.This day is very important because it allows you to meet advisors, see the campus, plus gives you the best opportunity to set up a schedule that is best for you. You can register for the event here. Your parents are welcome to tag along because we have a special time devoted to the parents as well. It is very important that you make it to Freshman Connection so you can get the best classes at the best times.HOW CAN I ENROLL IN CLASSES AT FRESHMAN CONNECTION?Students must meet admission requirements to enroll in classes at Freshman Connection. The requirements are:ACT score of 17 or above               ORACT score of 16 and a seven-semester grade point average of 3.0If you do not meet these requirements or if you have any questions, please call (580) 327-8546.Curricular Requirements for High School Graduates:4 Units of EnglishGrammar, Composition, Literature2 Units of Lab ScienceBiology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district.General Science may not be used to meet this requirement3 Units of MathematicsAlgebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus2 Units of HistoryIncluding one unit of American History1 Unit of Citizenship SkillsEconomics, Geography, Government, Non-Western Culture3 Units of Additional UnitsAny previously listed subjects, Computer Science, Foreign Language FRESHMAN CONNECTION REGISTRATION FORMPlease answer the following questions to register for Freshman Connection prior to April 11, 2018. If you miss Freshman Connection, contact the Office of Recruitment to schedule an enrollment session at (580) 327-8546 or email us at recruit@nwosu.edu.REGISTER FOR FRESHMAN CONNECTIONFRESHMAN CONNECTION AGENDA Morning Session: Student Center8:30 - 9:00 - Registration 9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome to Campus 9:15 - 12:30 - Placement Tests and Advisement/Enrollment 9:30 - 10:15 - Optional Parent PanelAfternoon Session: Student Center1:30 - 2:00 - Registration 2:00 - 2:15 - Welcome to Campus 2:15 - 4:30 - Placement Tests and Advisement/Enrollment 2:30 - 3:15 - Optional Parent PanelShould you have any questions regarding Freshman Connection, please feel free to call us at 580-327-8546. We look forward to seeing you on April 11, 2018, for Freshman Connection! 

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation FRESHMAN ORIENTATION 2017 - Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017Attendance is required for all incoming freshmen!PERKS OF ATTENDINGFree T-shirtVisit with campus clubs and organizationsGet acquainted with the Ranger campus and studentsStudent IDs and Parking decals -- Bring vehicle make, model and tag numberWellness Center orientationRangerNet, Blackboard and Email accessPublicity photo taken to send to your hometown Large photo of Freshman class taken to end the day!The following offices will be open Saturday from Noon to 1:30PM during orientationRegistry Office: Provide copies of class schedules and answer questions.  They will NOT be able to process enrollments or drop/add on that day.Financial Aid Office: Accept paperwork and answer questions.Business Office: Accept payments, Residence Hall deposits, and answer any questions.Bookstore: Purchase course books or Northwestern gear.DON'T FORGET!Residence Halls open on Thursday prior to first day of schoolANDFall semester classes begin Aug. 21, 2017RIDE, RANGERS, RIDE!  ​Herod Hall AuditoriumORIENTATION SCHEDULE8:00 a.m. -- Registration8:30 a.m. -- Program beginsNoon -- Morning event concludesNoon -- Coronado Cafeteria opens6:00 p.m. -- Ranger Game Night (Intramural Field)Questions? Bailey TrammelDirector of Student Success and Counseling(580) 327-8547brtrammell@nwosu.edu

Freshman Funday

Freshman Funday FRESHMAN FUNDAY 2017 - Saturday, July 15All freshmen are invited to campus to complete paperwork and have some fun!  FRESHMAN FUNDAY SCHEDULEMeet outside the Fine Arts Building.10:30 a.m. - NoonComplete your paperwork and ask all the questions you have:Go over your Housing Contract and see a dorm roomVisit the Financial Aid OfficeVisit the Business OfficeGo to the Bookstore and pre-order payments for NWOSU gear and booksVisit the Wellness CenterGet Email, Rangernet and Blackboard helpGet your Student IDNoon - 1:00 p.m.Meet other FreshmenFree hotdogsSandpit volleyballMusicBRING A FRIEND, WIN A SCHOLARSHIPBring a friend who has not enrolled at NWOSU with you to Freshman Funday. If your friend enrolls at NWOSU, you both receive a $100 scholarship for the 2017 Fall Semester!You both must be enrolled as a full time student for the 2017 fall semster to be eligible for the scholarship.  REGISTER FOR FRESHMAN FUNDAY

Transfer Showcase

Transfer Showcase Northwestern Oklahoma State University welcomes students interested in transferring to our Alva campus the opportunity to join us at our Transfer Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018!This day will allow you the chance to tour campus, get to know the university, meet faculty and student organizations, and get all of your questions answered first-hand. In addition, every transfer student in attendance will be awarded a $500 scholarship to Northwestern Oklahoma State University!WHY YOU SHOULD ATTENDMeet with administrators and get an inside look at NWOSU-Alva campusMeet with faculty, staff, and student organizationsApplication fee WAIVEDFREE Northwestern T-shirtFREE catered lunch$500 SCHOLARSHIP - Must establish residence in Alva and attend the Alva campus. Must meet all scholarship eligibility requirements.FREE admission to Men's and Women's Basketball games REGISTER FOR THE TRANSFER SHOWCASETRANSFER SHOWCASE SCHEDULE10:00 to 11:00 a.m.:        Registration: Wyatt Room - Student Center - 1st Floor 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.:        Welcome in the Student Center Ballroom - 2nd Floor 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:          Browse campus clubs, organizations and department booths in the Student Center Ballroom 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:          Lunch will be provided in the Snack Bar in the Student Center (1st Floor).                                                Please stop by whenever you are ready to eat.Campus tours will begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue in 15-minute incrementsFor additional information, please contact us at (580) 327-8606 or transfer@nwosu.edu

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION 2017Join us at the Alva, Enid and Woodward campuses:Alva: Aug. 19, 1 to 3 p.m., Education Building, room 109Woodward: Aug. 17, noon to 1 p.m., Campus Boardroom, Phillips Conference RoomEnid: Aug. 17, noon to 1 p.m., Enid Commons AreaPERKS OF ATTENDINGGet acquainted with campus -- optional toursRangerNet and student email account helpStudent IDs and Parking decals -- Bring vehicle make, model and tag numberWellness Center Orientation (Alva)Discuss topics including: financial aid, ADA, tutoring, transcripts, academic policies, etc.The following offices will be open on the Alva campus on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. during orientationRegistry Office: Provide copies of class schedules and answer questions.  They will NOT be able to process enrollments or drop/add on that day.Financial Aid Office: Accept paperwork and answer questions.Business Office: Accept payments, Residence Hall deposits, and answer any questions.Bookstore: Purchase course books or Northwestern gear.RIDE, RANGERS, RIDE!  Questions?Alva: ​Bailey Trammell, Director of Student Life and Counseling, brtrammell@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8439Woodward: Dr. Deena Fisher, Dean, Northwestern Woodward Campus, dkfisher@nwosu.edu, 580-256-0047, 580-256-2500Enid: Candace Reim, Coordinator, Student Services, cmreim@nwosu.edu, 580-213-3147,  580-213-3147If you are attending the University Center at Ponca City and have questions regarding your enrollment, please contact Ellan Edwards at 580-718-5607, 580-718-5607. 

Undergraduate Catalog

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Aug 2017SunMonTueWedThuFriSat123456789101112131415Woodward Campus Adjunct Orientation16 Woodward Campus Proctor Orientation 17Woodward Campus Transfer Orientation1819Freshman Orientation20Sorority Recruitment WeekSorority Information Night21Fall 2017 semester beginsRanger Welcome Back BreakfastHowdy Week "Aloha Northwestern"22All Student-Athlete Orientation MeetingHowdy Week Movie Night232425Woodward Leadership Advisory Board Meeting26CEOE Teacher Testing27Elijah Tindall Comedy Tour2829Woodward Campus Welcome Back Celebration3031International Student Meet & GreetTUE1WED2THU3FRI4SAT5SUN6MON7TUE8WED9THU10FRI11SAT12SUN13MON14TUE15Woodward Campus Adjunct OrientationAn orientation session for adjunct faculty at the Woodward campus. 5:00 PM6:00 PMWED16 Woodward Campus Proctor Orientation An orientation session for campus proctors at the Woodward campus. 3:00 PM5:00 PMTHU17Woodward Campus Transfer OrientationAn orientation session for students transferring to the Woodward Campus.  Lunch will be provided. 12:00 PM4:00 PMFRI18SAT19Freshman OrientationFreshman Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen. Freshmen should be at Herod Hall Auditorium by 8 a.m. to start the day. Freshmen will be able to visit with members of clubs/organizations in the Student Center Ballroom. Photos by school group will be taken of the freshmen for hometown newspapers. Contact Name:  Bailey Trammell Contact Email Address:  brtrammell@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8547 Sponsoring Organization:  Student Success & Counseling 08:00 AM1:00 PMSUN20Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMSorority Information NightInformation night for new students to go through recruitment week, 6-9 p.m. South Hall Lobby Contact Name:  Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 6:00 PM9:00 PMMON21Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMFall 2017 semester beginsFall 2017 semester begins 08:00 AM6:00 PMRanger Welcome Back BreakfastDonuts and coffee to welcome students and employees back to campus, 8 a.m., near Science Building Sidewalk, northwest front of Science Building Contact Name:  Hailey Cudmore Contact Email Address:  hecudmore@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8593 Sponsoring Organization:  NW Foundation & Alumni Assocation 08:00 AM10:30 AMHowdy Week "Aloha Northwestern"Welcome Back! Howdy Week kicks off with "Aloha Northwestern," 5 p.m., at the Intramural Field/Sand Volleyball Pit. Cookout, Volleyball, Slip-n-Slide, Dunk Tank, Music, Fun! Contact Name:  Kaylyn Hansen Contact Email Address:  klhansen@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8418 Sponsoring Organization:  Student Government Association  5:00 PM8:00 PMTUE22Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMAll Student-Athlete Orientation MeetingOrientation meeting for all student-athletes, Herod Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m. Contact Name:  Jay Lee Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8639 Contact Email Address:  jtlee@nwosu.edu Sponsoring Organization:  Athletics 6:00 PM10:00 PMHowdy Week Movie NightHowdy Week Movie Night, 8:30 p.m., on the lawn on the south side of Coronado Cafe complete with corn dogs and popcorn. Bring a blanket. Contact Name:  Kaylyn Hansen Contact Email Address:  klhansen@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8418 Sponsoring Organization:  Student Government Association 8:30 PM11:00 PMWED23Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMTHU24Sorority Recruitment WeekRanger Room & Alabaster Room, Aug. 20-24 $10 application fee for the entire week  To learn more about this event: Contact Name: Sadie Bier Contact Email Address:  smbier@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 541-4712 Sponsoring Organization:  Panhellenic 5:00 PM10:00 AMFRI25Woodward Leadership Advisory Board MeetingMeeting of the Woodward Leadership Advisory Board will take place in the Conference Room. 11:00 AM12:30 PMSAT26CEOE Teacher TestingCEOE Teacher Testing - OGET/OSAT/OPTE Examinations will be given in IE 119 and IE 110. OGET/OSAT/OPTE Examinations February 18  February 25  March 4  March 25  April 1  April 8  April 22  May 13  June 23  July 14  August 26  September 9  September 16  October 14  October 28  November 4  November 11  December 2  December 16 Contact Name: Melissa Brown Contact Email Address: mbrown@nwosu.edu Contact Phone: (580) 327-8436 Sponsoring Organization: Division of Education   09:00 AM2:00 PMSUN27Elijah Tindall Comedy TourChristian comedian with worship band opening.  Herod Hall Auditorium Doors open at 6 p.m., Shows starts at 7 p.m. Admission $10 at the door. Open to the public. Contact Name:  Cody Anderson Contact Phone:  (580) 776-2200 Contact Cell Phone:  (580) 977-4797 Contact Email Address:  cody@faithcenterfellowship.com Sponsoring Organization:  Faith Center Fellowship 7:00 PM9:00 PMMON28TUE29Woodward Campus Welcome Back Celebration Snacks and drinks in the commons area. Come on by and have some fun!  Welcome back! 08:00 AM04:00 AMWED30THU31International Student Meet & GreetOpportunity for new and returning students to mingle and meet their peers. Ranger Perk Contact Name:  Rebecca Cook Contact Email Address:  rlcook@nwosu.edu Contact Phone:  (580) 327-8435 Sponsoring Organization:  International Student Assocation 7:00 PM9:00 PM $('#monthly').monthly({ mode: 'event', xmlUrl: '/news-and-events/xml' }); Event & Facility Reservation FormsAcademic Calendar

Mass Communication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Mass CommunicationThe Bachelor of Science Program in Mass Communication enables students to reach their full potential through guidance, instruction and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies and/or careers in communications and related fields. Our award-winning student media allows students to prepare for careers in, but not limited to radio, television, newspaper, magazines, public relations, advertising, church media, corporate or government communication and politics.Graduates within our program are able to gather information, process information and create accurate messages for mass audiences.Past graduates are currently employed in the broadcasting industry, newspaper industry, as public relations professionals, college instructors, lawyers, ministers, public speakers, and a variety of other careers.Starting during a student's freshman year they have the oppurtunity to gain hands-on experience through working with campus media.Award winning campus media which includes: Northwestern News, KNSU Ranger Radio, NWTV Channel 7 & RangerPulse.com. Student Media & ClubsKNSU RadioNorthwestern NewsNWTV7RangerPulseOklahoma Broadcast Education AssociationOklahoma Collegiate Media AssociationSociety of Professional Journalists TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The following are the six Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessed for the mass communication program:SLO 1: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective audio productions for publication or distribution.SLO 2: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective video productions for publication or distribution.SLO 3: Students will follow professional media standards to create media writing projects for publication or distribution.SLO 4: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective visual design elements.SLO 5: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective strategic communication projects.SLO 6: Students will apply strategies for effective intercultural communication in an interconnected global society. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students of the Communication Department. Students who are active in our mass communication program may apply for program-specific scholarships. In addition, honor and memorial scholarships are awarded to the program’s outstanding students each academic year.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.A list of the scholarships available in the Communication Department include:Phil Noah Scholarship:This scholarship was established in memory of Northwestern alumnus Phil Noah following his death in 1983.It was established by members of his family and numerous other sources. Noah, recognized at one time with an Outstanding Alumnus Award, was a distinguished business leader until his retirement in 1972. The goal of this award is to provide encouragement for students pursuing academic training in the fields of mass communication and public relations. To be eligible for this award, a student must be a junior studying mass communication at Northwestern and must have earned at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (based on 4.0 scale). Areas considered in the selection process are academic merit, leadership, dedication, and future goals.The Wayne Lane Scholarship:This scholarship was established in 1998 to honor more than 28 years of service to Northwestern by Wayne Lane. Lane’s work led to the development of our mass communication program. This scholarship is awarded to mass communication students who demonstrate personal integrity, dedication to the journalism profession, and outstanding performance in the classroom. To be eligible for this award, the student must be a mass communication major who has earned at least 61 credit hours with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale). The recipient must demonstrate a record of successful participation and a commitment to continued participation on staff of at least one of the campus media outlets.The Todd Wesley Dayton Memorial Scholarship:This scholarship was established in 2001 in honor of Todd Wesley Dayton by his family and friends. Memorial contributions also were given in honor of Todd after the death of his grandfather, Leo Dayton. Todd graduated from Pond Creek-Hunter High School in 1991. In 1996, he graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor's degree in the area of mass communication. Upon graduation from Northwestern, Todd began working as a computer network specialist. On June 3, 2000, Todd passed away from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a continuing student majoring in mass communication. To be eligible for this award, the student must be a Northwestern junior or senior with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale). Preference is given to applicants from the Pond Creek-Hunter area when applicable.Larry Hammer Mass Communication Scholarship:This scholarship was established in honor of Larry Hammer in 2004 by his family and friends. Northwestern presented Hammer with an honorary degree in recognition of his “distinct public service” to the University and all of Northwest Oklahoma. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an upperclassman majoring in mass communication at Northwestern. To be eligible for this award, a student must have completed at least 61 credit hours and must have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale). Preference is given to applicants who are residents of the northwestern part of Oklahoma.Noel & Ruth Taylor and E.M. Barker Scholarship:This scholarship was established in 2007 in honor of the parents of Jim and Patty Barker to recognize their dedication in the fields of education and mass communication. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or a senior attending the Northwestern-Alva campus who as earned at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale). This award is shared by the education and mass communication programs. The recipient of this award must be an education major (on even years) and a mass communication major (on odd years).The Dean Linder Broadcast Scholarship:This scholarship was established in honor of Judge Dean Linder. The initial award was presented in 2013. Linder, the radio "Voice of the Rangers" for 28 years (1962-1990), was inducted into Northwestern’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. To be eligible for this award, a student must be a mass communication major who has earned at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale).Case Family Scholarship:Participation Scholarships:These scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and continuing students who are active in the mass communication program, campus media, and the University’s chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and/or Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA). TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Mass Communication Degree?Graphic ArtistPublic Relations SpecialistActorDubbing EditorAdvertising DirectorEditorial AssistantMagazine/Newspaper EditorAnnouncerElectronic Publishing SpecialistMedia Relations RepresentativeAudio/Video SpecialistEvents PlannerAuthor FeatureWriterMotivational SpeakerBank OfficerReal Estate Broker/AgentClergyHuman Resource AdministratorFilmmaker/DocumentarianNews AnchorBook EditorFreelance ReporterPhotojournalist/PhotographerBroadcast Supervisor/TechnicianFundraiserInsurance Agent/BrokerCamera OperatorGovernment Relations SpecialistPrint Production ManagerPublic Information OfficerChildren's Books Author/IllustratorCirculation ManagerHospitality/Hotel ManagerPublisherCommunications SpecialistLobbyistIllustrator ReporterCopy Editor/WriterIndexer SpeechwriterCorporate Communications DirectorSportscaster/PromoterCorrespondent InvestigativeReporterStation ManagerCritic JournalistTeacherCustomer Service RepresentativeLawyerMediatorTechnical WriterDarkroom TechnicianLegal AssistantCampaign ManagerPress SecretaryGrant WriterTraffic ManagerDirector – Film, Video, TheaterLibrarianTravel AgentDisc JockeyLiterary AgentWire Editor TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The following are the six Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessed for the mass communication program:SLO 1: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective audio productions for publication or distribution.SLO 2: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective video productions for publication or distribution.SLO 3: Students will follow professional media standards to create media writing projects for publication or distribution.SLO 4: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective visual design elements.SLO 5: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective strategic communication projects.SLO 6: Students will apply strategies for effective intercultural communication in an interconnected global society.

Speech & Theatre

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Speech and TheatreThe Speech and Theatre program plays host to a community of learners whose objective is to enable its members to achieve learning excellence and reach their full potential through guidance, instruction, and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies, professional applications in speech and theatre related fields, and/or teaching speech, debate and theatre in the secondary schools. The Speech courses in the Speech and Theatre Program offers more than 30 courses designed to improve understanding of the human communication process and to develop proficiency in many types of communication to the performing arts.In addition to the major program in speech and theatre, the program offers a minor in speech communication, theatre and musical theatre.The speech communication minor is a good supplement for any major. This minor degree places emphasis on the human communication process and enhancement of related fields including public speaking, nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, human resources, public relations, politics, and the media. COURSE ROTATIONSClubsCastle Players Drama ClubUpcoming Theatre Productions TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The following are the four Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessed for the speech & theatre program:SLO 1: Students will produce effective informative presentations in a public speaking setting.SLO 2: Students will produce effective persuasive presentations in a public speaking setting.SLO 3: Students will formulate strategies for successful communication in small group settings.SLO 4: Students will analyze and develop all aspects of a theatrical production. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: empty  TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Speech & Theatre Degree?Professional, community, religious, technical and children’s theatreAmusement and theme parksSpeech educationForensics/Debate DirectorSpeech pathologyPublic speakingHuman resourcesPublic relationsAdvertisingLobbyistMarketingMotivational SpeakerPoliticsMediaTelevision/FilmTeacherRadioActorsProducersDirectorsArtistic DirectorsScriptwritersScript EditorsPlaywrights and DramaturgsStage ManagersTechniciansSet, Lighting, Sound and Costume DesignSoundMakeup

Faculty - Communication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Communication Department Faculty TITLE: Tamara Brown, Chair CONTENT: Assistant Professor of Speech CommunicationOffice VH110Phone 580-327-8429Fax 580-327-8185tlbrown@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeTamara Brown serves Northwestern as chair of the Communication Department and assistant professor of speech communication. She joined the faculty of Northwestern in August of 1998. Brown received her B.S. from Northwestern in May 1992 and her M.S. in speech pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in May 1994. She has completed the coursework for her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University.In addition to teaching speech communication courses, Brown serves Northwestern on various committees. Currently, she is chair of the Faculty Development Advisory Board (FDAB).Brown has a distinguished teaching career at Northwestern. She was named John Sheffield Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005, and she received the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award for 2005-2006. In addition, she has been recognized twice for Diversity Awareness and Engagement in the classroom.Brown holds a State of Oklahoma license to practice speech language pathology and a Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She has been a member of various associations including the Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the National Communication Association, and the Professional Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.Brown and her husband, Scott, live in Alva with their two children, Megan and Colton. TITLE: Matt Adair CONTENT: Instructor of Mass CommunicationPublic Relations & Marketing AdviserOffice JD 234Phone 580-327-8456wmadair@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeMatt Adair began his career as Instructor of Mass Communication at Northwestern in August 2013. He received his B.S. in Mass Communication and M.Ed. in Adult Education, Management and Administration from Northwestern. He is beginning work on his Ph.D. in a related field.Within a short time at Northwestern, Adair was named the John Sheffield Teacher of the Year in 2014. In addition to teaching coursework in the areas of strategic communication and broadcast, Adair serves Northwestern on various committees.Adair is also passionate about serving his community. He was recently appointed to the Alva Planning Commission, and he served as the Vice-Chair of the Leadership Northwest Oklahoma Board of Directors. He also volunteers his time to assist with the Rotary Club Fireworks Show in Alva.Adair and his wife Kasey live in Alva with their three children, Kylie, Connor, and Keaton. In addition to spending time with his family, Adair is an avid sports fan and has been the public address announcer for Northwestern Ranger basketball for several years. TITLE: Dr. Kaylene Armstrong CONTENT: Assistant Professor of Mass CommunicationNorthwestern News & RangerPulse.com AdviserOffice: Jesse Dunn 232Phone: (580) 327-8481kdarmstrong@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeDr. Kaylene Armstrong, who spent about 20 years as a professional journalist, teaches print journalism reporting, editing and design classes. She also teaches photography, multimedia journalism and communications law and ethics. She advises the the student newspaper, Northwestern News.She earned a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her dissertation -- How Student Newspapers Reported Campus Unrest, 1962-1970, and 2015: Telling Their Own Stories -- will be published in 2017 by Lexington Books.She also holds a masters in communication from Utah State University and a bachelor from Brigham Young University.She has worked in the print journalism field at several newspapers, including The Idaho Falls Post Register, The (Provo) Daily Herald, the Box-Elder News, The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record and The Salt Lake Tribune. She began her higher education teaching experience at Lorain County Community College in Ohio in 1997. She has also taught at Utah State University, Brigham Young University-Provo, Brigham Young University-Idaho, University of Southern Mississippi and Georgia College and State University.She has a great love for the language and doesn't really mind the label "grammar nazi"!She and her husband, Dr. Robert J. Armstrong, a retired chiropractor, moved to Alva in 2015. They have eight grown children, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. TITLE: Kimberly Weast CONTENT: Chair, Fine Arts DepartmentProfessor of TheatreManaging/Technical Director of Herod Hall AuditoriumOffice: Fine Arts Room 330Telephone: 580-327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeMs. Kimberly K. Weast is a Professor of Theatre and Managing/Technical Director of Herod Hall Auditorium at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Weast earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Masters in Communication Arts in Theatrical Performance and Television Production from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatrical Directing from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.Originally from Weatherford, Weast has over 25 years of experience as an instructor in theatre and communication-related courses. Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty, she was Chair of the Communication Arts Department at Hannibal LaGrange College in Hannibal, Missouri, and was head of the Mass Communication program at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas.The recipient of many honors, Weast has received acknowledgement for her service and dedication as a university professor, and for her exceptional ability as an artistic performer. Most recently she has been named Northwestern's recipient of the 2009 Oklahoma Higher Education Excellence in Teaching Award.Weast is a member of Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Association), Gamma Delta Kappa (Honorary Scholastic Sorority) and Alpha Phi Sigma (National Scholastic Fraternity) and currently serves as the adviser of the Northwestern chapters of Alpha Psi Omega, and Castle Players. TITLE: Allison Zimmerman CONTENT: Instructor of Mass CommunicationOffice: Jesse Dunn 235Phone: (580) 327-8465aazimmerman@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum Vitae

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School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Agriculture DepartmentGreetings from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, home of the Rangers!  We are pleased about your interest in our Agriculture Department and are confident that you will find Northwestern to be a great place to continue your education. Northwestern in general, and the Agriculture Department in particular, offer courses that are directed to and for students. We are proud to say that you are never just another face in the crowd at Northwestern.  The number of students in each class is generally small, which ensures excellent student-to-faculty interaction, and helps foster the close-knit atmosphere that so many agriculture students desire.   Additionally, the agricultural student body is made up of individuals from many different states, countries, and backgrounds, providing students with opportunities to develop lifelong friendships with people from literally around the world.We are proud of the resources available to our students at Northwestern.  The Agriculture Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Agriculture Education, both of which prepare students for bright careers.  Students majoring in Agriculture have the opportunity to choose a minor from areas that include Business, Entrepreneurship, Biology and many others.  In addition, students studying Agriculture Education will be fully prepared to obtain certification and licensure and begin teaching agriculture in our Oklahoma high schools.Another major strength of the Agriculture Department at Northwestern is the opportunity for students to combine academic efforts with practical experiences at our University Farm.  Ultimately, our goal at Northwestern is to prepare our graduates for dynamic careers in agricultural business and production agriculture in order to feed, clothe, and fuel our nation and our world.If you have questions about Northwestern and our agriculture programs, I encourage you to contact me or our Office of Recruitment today to set up a campus tour.  We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals.s/Dr. Dean Scarbrough, Chair Faculty  Information Request FormCourse RotationUniversity FarmContact:Dr. Dean Scarbrough, ChairProfessor of AgricultureJesse Dunn 106Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8487dascarbrough@nwosu.eduClubs: Aggie ClubStudent Spotlight TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: AgricultureAgriculture EducationFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Careers in AgricultureStudents graduating with a degree in Agriculture from Northwestern gain employment in many different areas of the agriculture industry.  Many choose to pursue careers in agricultural lending, grain production & management, crop consulting, or animal production.  Others choose to return home to the family farm / ranch, or opt to start their own agriculture-related businesses.The demand for college graduates in the field of Agriculture is great, and this trend will continue as long as people rely on agricultural products for food, fiber, and fuel.Search for ideas on what you can do with this major: http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/info.html  TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: SLOs for Agriculture EducationStudents will characterize / differentiate between species of, and anatomical features of, agriculturally important animals.Students will design, create, and defend practical feed rations for domestic livestock.Students analyze and effectively communicate important concepts in agronomy and animal science.Students will characterize / differentiate between species of, and morphological structures of, agriculturally important plant species. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Agriculture students can earn scholarships here as a freshman, or by transferring to Northwestern to continue their education.A $500 scholarship has been established for students who qualify for the Agriculture Education program.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application. Please ask the department chair for an application for departmental scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Facilities CONTENT: In addition to classrooms located on the Alva campus, Northwestern’s Agriculture program currently has a working University Farm, located approximately 8 miles southwest of the city of Alva. The 320-acre farm consists of both tillable wheat ground and mixed-grass prairie. Improved buildings include a 16-crate swine farrowing barn, hay & equipment barns, cattle working facilities, classrooms, and the Wisdom Family Agriculture Education Building.

Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Division of EducationWelcome to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Division of Education Division web page. We are pleased that you have chosen to explore our education programs. Our faculty members are talented teachers and scholars who enjoy and excel in utilizing effective instructional strategies. Our courses are grounded in faculty-student interaction and real-life field experiences.The Division of Education is committed to helping teacher education candidates, students, and educators meet the high standards expected of higher education institutions and public/private schools today. This site provides information about NWOSU’s education programs, services, expectations, and initiatives to all who are interested in Northwestern’s education community.Education programs offered include: agriculture, early childhood, elementary, English, health/sports science, math, music, natural science, social science, and special education. If a particular program is compatible with your future goals or sparks your interest, please feel free to contact us for additional information. We will be happy to connect you with a faculty member in your area of interest, or to arrange for an on-campus visit. Let us assist you in this enjoyable educational journey in which you are about to embark! Conceptual FrameworkThe unifying theme of NWOSU's Teacher Education Program is Applied Professional Pedagogy Leads to Effective Schools (APPLES).  An apple tree is used to graphically represent the model for the program. The combination of theory and P-12 classroom experience provides the foundation to the Teacher Education candidates as they become effective teachers.Building Better Teachers - NCTQ Teacher Prep ReviewDrawing on seven years of research, NCTQ has developed a set of comprehensive standards covering the most important aspects of teacher preparation. These "nuts and bolts" represent the knowledge and skills new teachers need in order to be successful in the classroom. By examining evidence—admissions standards, required course syllabi, textbooks, student teaching policy handbooks, and data showing program outcomes—of what teacher preparation programs are demanding of their teacher candidates, our review will reveal which programs are truly preparing their future teachers for tomorrow's classrooms. (Click to see how NWOSU meets NCTQ criteria.)Faculty Information Request FormCourse RotationALCATeachers ClosetContact:Dr. Christee JenlinkTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.eduClubsStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: MajorsThe Division of Education, an integral part of the NWOSU Teacher Education program, offers majors in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education, as well as providing routes to certification for the following secondary programs:  Agriculture Education, English Education, Health & Sports Science Education, Math Education, Music Education, Natural Science Education, and Social Science Education.The Division of Education also provides guidance for the Masters of Education programs of Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, School Counseling, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Curriculum & Instruction.See the Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog for more details regarding any of our programs. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Early Childhood Education Student Learning OutcomesPromoting Child Development and Learning. Candidates use their understanding of young children's characteristics and needs, and of multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning, to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.Building Family and Community Relationships. Candidates know about, understand, and value the importance and complex characteris tics of children’s families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families, and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families. Candidates know about and understand the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment. They know about and use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence children's development and learning.Teaching and Learning. Candidates integrate their understanding of and relationships with children and families; their understanding of developmentally effective approaches to teaching and learning; and their knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all children.Becoming a Professional. Candidate s identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know and use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice. They are continuous, collaborative learners who demonstrate knowledge able, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources. They areinformed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.Elementary Education Student Learning Outcomes1. DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING AND MOTIVATION1.0 Development, Learning, and Motivation -- Candidates know, understand, and use the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children and young adolescents to construct learning opportunities that support individual students’ development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation.2. CURRICULUM STANDARDS2.1 Reading, Writing, and Oral Language — Candidates demonstrate a high level of competence in use of English language arts and they know, understand, and use concepts from reading, language and child development, to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas.2.2 Science — Candidates know, understand, and use fundamental concept of physical, life, and earth/space sciences. Candidates can design an implement age - appropriate inquiry lessons to teach science, to build student understanding for personal and social applications, and to convey the nature of science;2.3 Mathematics — Candidates know, understand, and use the major concepts and procedures that define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. In doing so they consistently engage problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation;2.4 Social studies — Candidates know, understand, and use the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the social studies — the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences, and other related areas — to promote elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world;2.5 The arts — Candidates know, understand, and use — as appropriate to their own understanding and skills — the content, functions, and achievements of the performing arts (dance, music, theater) and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among elementary students;2.6 Health education — Candidates know, understand, and use the major concepts in the subject matter of health education to create opportunities for student development and practice of skills that contribute to good health;2.7 Physical education — Candidates know, understand, and use — as appropriate to their own understanding and skills — human movement and physical activity as central elements to foster active, healthy life styles and enhanced quality of life for elementary students.3. INSTRUCTION STANDARDS3.1 Integrating and applying knowledge for instruction — Candidates plan and implement instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connections across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community;3.2 Adaptation to diverse students — Candidates understand how elementary students differ in their development and approaches to learning, and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse students;3.3 Development of critical thinking and problem solving — Candidates understand and use a variety of teaching strategies that encourage elementary students’ development of critical thinking and problem solving;3.4 Active engagement in learning — Candidates use their knowledge and understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior among students at the K - 6 level to foster active engagement in learning, self motivation, and positive social interaction and to create supportive learning environments; 3.5 Communication to foster collaboration — Candidates use their knowledge and understanding of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the elementary classroom.4. ASSESSMENT STANDARDS4.0 Assessment for instruction — Candidates know, understand, and use formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction that will promote continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of each elementary student.5. PROFESSIONALISM STANDARDS5.1 Professional growth, reflection, and evaluation — Candidates are aware of and reflect on their practice in light of research on teaching, professional ethics, and resources available for professional learning; they continually evaluate the effects of their professional decisions and actions on students, families and other professionals in the learning community and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally.5.2 Collaboration with families, colleagues, and community agencies — Candidates know the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with families, school colleagues, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth and well-being of children.Special Education Student Learning Outcomes1. FoundationsSpecial educators understand the field as an evolving and changing discipline based on philosophies, evidence - based principles and theories , relevant laws and policies, diverse and historical points of view, and human issues that have historically influenced and continue to influence the field of special education and the education and treatment of individuals with exceptional needs both in school and society. Special educators understand how these influence professional practice, including assessment, instructional planning, implementation, and program evaluation. Special educators understand how issues of human diversity can impact families, cultures, and schools, and how these complex human issues can interact with issues in the delivery of special education services. They understand the relationships of organizations of special education to the organizations and functions of schools, school systems, and other agencies. Special educators use this knowledge as a ground upon which to construct their own personal understandings and philosophies of special education.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the program is preparing candidates.2. Development and Characteristics of LearnersSpecial educators know and demonstrate respect for their students first as unique human beings. Special educators understand the similarities and differences in human development and the characteristics between and among individuals with and without exceptional learning needs (ELN). Moreover, special educators understand how exceptional conditions can interact with the domains of human development and they use this knowledge to respond to the varying abilities and behaviors of individual’s with ELN. Special educators understand how the experiences of individuals with ELN can impact families, as well as the individual’s ability to learn, interact socially, and live as fulfilled contributing members of the community.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates.3. Individual Learning DifferencesSpecial educators understand the effects that an exceptional condition can have on an individual’s learning in school and throughout life. Special educators understand that the beliefs, traditions, and values across and within cultures can affect relationships among and between students, their families, and the school community. Moreover, special educators are active and resourceful in seeking to understand how primary language, culture, and familial backgrounds interact with the individual’s exceptional condition to impact the individual’s academic and social abilities , attitudes, values, interests, and career options. The understanding of these learning differences and their possible interactions provides the foundation upon which special educators individualize instruction to provide meaningful and challenging learnin g for individuals with ELN.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the program is preparing candidates.4. Instructional StrategiesSpecial educators’ posses a repertoire of evidence - based instructional strategies to individualize instruction for individuals with ELN. Special educators select, adapt, and use these instructional strategies to promote positive learning results in general and special curriculaand to appropriately modify learning environments for individuals with ELN. They enhance the learning of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills of individuals with ELN, and increase their self-awareness, self-management, self-control, self-reliance, and self-esteem. Moreover, special educators emphasize the development, maintenance, and generalization of knowledge and skills across environments , settings, and the lifespan.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the program is preparing candidates.5. Learning Environments and Social InteractionsSpecial educators actively create learning environments for individuals with ELN that foster cultural understanding, safety and emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and active engagement of individuals with ELN. In addition, special educators foster environments in which diversity is valued and individuals are taught to live harmoniously and productively in a culturally diverse world. Special educators shape environments to encourage the independence, self-motivation, self-direction, personal empowerment, and self-advocacy of individuals with ELN. Special educators help their general education colleagues integrate individuals with ELN in regular environments and engage them in meaningful learning activities and interactions. Special educators use direct motivational and instructional interventions with individuals with ELN to teach them to respond effectively to current expectations. When necessary, special educators can safely intervene with individuals with ELN in crisis . Special educators coordinate all these efforts and provide guidance and direction to paraeducators and others , such as classroom volunteers and tutors.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates.6. LanguageSpecial educators understand typical and atypical language development and the ways in which exceptional conditions can interact with an individual’s experience with and use of language. Special educators use individualized strategies to enhance language development and teach communication skills to individuals with ELN. Special educators are familiar with augmentative, alternative, and assistive technologies to support and enhance communication of individuals with exceptional needs. Special educators match their communication methods to an individual’s language proficiency and cultural and linguistic differences. Special educators provide effective language models and they use communication strategies and resources to facilitate understanding of subject matter for individuals with ELN whose primary language is not English.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of language for and with individuals with ELN through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates.7. Instructional PlanningIndividualized decision-making and instruction is at the center of special education practice. Special educators develop long-range individualized instructional plans anchored in both general and special curricula. In addition, special educators systematically translate these individualized plans into carefully selected shorter-range goals and objectives taking into consideration an individual’s abilities and needs, the learning environment, and a myriad of cultural and linguistic factors. Individualized instructional plans emphasize explicit modeling and efficient guided practice to assure acquisition and fluency through maintenance and generalization. Understanding of these factors as well as the implications of an individual’s exceptional condition, guides the special educator’s selection, adaptation, and creation of materials, and the use of powerful instructional variables. Instructional plans are modified based on ongoing analysis of the individual’s learning progress. Moreover, special educators facilitate this instructional planning in a collaborative context including the individuals with exceptionalities, families, professional colleagues, and personnel from other agencies as appropriate. Special educators also develop a variety of individualized transition plans , such as transitions from preschool to elementary school and from secondary settings to a variety of postsecondary work and learning contexts. Special educators are comfortable using appropriate technologies to support instructional planning and individualized instruction.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates.8. AssessmentAssessment is integral to the decision-making and teaching of special educators and special educators use multiple types of assessment information for a variety of educational decisions. Special educators use the results of assessments to help identify exceptional learning needs an d to develop and implement individualized instructional programs, as well as to adjust instruction in response to ongoing learning progress. Special educators understand the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment related to referral, eligibility, program planning, instruction, and placement for individuals with ELN, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Special educators understand measurement theory and practices for addressing issues of validity, reliability, norms, bias, and interpretation of assessment results. In addition, special educators understand the appropriate use and limitations of various types of assessments. Special educators collaborate with families and other colleagues to assure nonbiased, meaningful assessments and decision-making. Special educators conduct formal and informal assessments of behavior, learning, achievement, and environments to design learning experiences that support the growth and development of individuals with ELN. Special educators use assessment information to identify supports and adaptations required for individuals with ELN to access the general curriculum and to participate in school, system, and statewide assessment programs. Special educators regularly monitor the progress of individuals with ELN in general and special curricula. Special educators use appropriate technologies to support their assessments.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates.9. Professional and Ethical PracticeSpecial educators are guided by the profession’s ethical and professional practice standards. Special educators practice in multiple roles and complex situations across wide age and developmental ranges. Their practice requires ongoing attention to legal matters along with serious professional and ethical considerations. Special educators engage in professional activities and participate in learning communities that benefit individuals with ELN, their families, colleagues, and their own professional growth. Special educators view themselves as lifelong learners and regularly reflect on and adjust their practice. Special educators are aware of how their own and others attitudes, behaviors, and ways of communicating can influence their practice. Special educators understand that culture and language can interact with exceptionalities, and are sensitive to the many aspects of diversity of individuals with ELN and their families. Special educators actively plan and engage in activities that foster their professional growth and keep them current with evidence-based best practices. Special educators know their own limits of practice and practice within them.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates.10. CollaborationSpecial educators routinely and effectively collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways. This collaboration assures that the needs of individuals with ELN are addressed throughout schooling. Moreover, special educators embrace their special role as advocate for individuals with ELN. Special educators promote and advocate the learning and wellbeing of individuals with ELN across a wide range of settings and a range of different learning experiences. Special educators are viewed as specialists by a myriad of people who actively seek their collaboration to effectively include and teach individuals with ELN. Special educators are a resource to their colleagues in understanding the laws and policies relevant to Individuals with ELN. Special educators use collaboration to facilitate the successful transitions of individuals with ELN across settings and services.Beginning special educators demonstrate their mastery of this standard through the mastery of the CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as through the appropriate CEC Specialty Area(s) Knowledge and Skills for which the preparation program is preparing candidates. TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Accreditation CONTENT: The following education programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the following Specialized Professional Associations:Agriculture Education (B.S.Ed.) Oklahoma Commission of Teacher Preparation (OCTP)Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.) National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.) Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)English Education (B.A.Ed.) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)Health & Sports Science Education (B.S.Ed.) American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)/National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)Music Education (B.M.E.) Oklahoma Commission of Teacher Preparation (OCTP)Natural Science Education (B.S.Ed.) Natural Science Teachers Association (NSTA)Social Science Education (B.A.Ed.) National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)Special Education (B.S.Ed.) Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)School Counselor (M.Ed.) Oklahoma Commission of Teacher Preparation (OCTP)Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)Reading Specialist (M.Ed.) International Reading Association (IRA)Elementary Education (M.Ed.) North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC)Secondary Education (M.Ed.) North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC)Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC)CAEP (NCATE) Accreditation InformationCAEP (NCATE) WebsiteInstitutional ReportTEAMS HandbookTEAMS Annual ReportDiversity Program for Teacher EducationNWOSU Diversity Plan TITLE: Handbooks CONTENT: TITLE: Forms CONTENT: empty TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Northwestern's Division of Education has a number of scholarships available. To learn more about each one visit the Education Scholarship Description List.Turn in a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Alva Education Office (EC205) by February 15.Submit the Division of Education Scholarship Application by February 15.Submit a Continuing Student Scholarship Application form to the Financial Aid Office by March 15.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Oklahoma Department of Education CONTENT: empty TITLE: Student Professional Associations CONTENT: empty

Health & Sports Science Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Health & Sports Science EducationOverview of programFaculty Information Request FormCourse RotationJ.R. Holder Wellness CenterIntercollegiate AthleticsIntramural SportsContact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.eduClubs:Student SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Health and Sports Science Education (BS Ed.)Health and Sports Science Education (Option 1 - major/minor)Health and Fitness Management (Option 2 - major/minor)For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What can I do with this Major?  http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/majorWhat can I do with an Education Major?  http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/educationOccupational Handbook:  http://www.bls.gov/oohNWOSU Career Services: http://www.nwosu.edu/career-services TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Option One: Health and Sports ScienceStudents will illustrate knowledge in the area of science of human movement human including body mechanics and its functions in relation to exercise and sports.Students will examine leadership styles and theories associated with youth/adult recreational programs. In addition, they will outline techniques involved in adapted physical education as a means of devising a sport/recreational program for an individual with special needs.Students will be knowledgeable in conducting and developing intramural programs.Students will illustrate knowledge of the benefits of exercise, including how much physical activity is expected and its application in maintaining an acceptable level of physical fitness.Students will understand and apply legal terminology and the basic principles that govern the legal ramifications of his/her responsibilities in the field of health and sports science.Option Two: Health and Fitness ManagementStudents will be skilled and knowledgeable of Wellness Center equipment that will prepare them for employment in a variety of settings.Students will be knowledgeable in the area of Kinesiology with a focus on the mechanics of human movement in the areas of osteology, syndesmology, and myology as it relates to developing a fitness program.Students will demonstrate competence and skills of Wellness Center management, operations, and resources that can be utilized in working with clients. Students will create an Internship portfolio, composed of elements in endurance, cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility training that can be used and/or shared with clients when assisting them.Students will be knowledgeable in the basic physiological theory and application principles for physical fitness assessment, screening, programming, and exercise prescription. In addition students will be knowledgeable in the physiological changes which occur within the body as a result of exercise.Students will be knowledgeable of techniques involved in adapted physical education as a means of devising a Wellness program for an individual with special needs. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: General InformationThe primary purpose of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University scholarship and award program is to recognize and reward the academic excellence of entering, transfer, and continuing students. The scholarship programs are funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the generosity of the University faculty and staff, the Northwestern Alumni, local business and professional people, civic and service organizations, private citizens, and from the earnings, endowments, and gifts to the Northwestern Foundation, Inc. These awards are offered each year to capable students whose participation, academic achievement, and/or leadership efforts merit recognition. For more information about scholarships, please call the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office in Herod Hall: (580) 327-8541.Application DeadlinesAll incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.Scholarships available, which have a particular connection to the Department of Health and Physical Education, include:C.L."Dick" HIGHFILL SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to an NWOSU student with at least a 2.5 CGPA. First preference will be given to applicants residing in Northwest Oklahoma. Second preference will be given to applicants residing in South Central Kansas. Preference will also be given to those applicants with a stated interest in teaching or coaching with the expression of a desire to make a difference with young men and women whose lives they may touch.W.D. and LUCILLE B. NEWBY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDAwarded to a NWOSU continuing student majoring in Health and Physical Education or in a wellness/nutrition field of study. The recipient must have a 3.0 CGPA. Oklahoma residents and those candidates who exhibit strong leadership skills will be given priority.LT. MIKE WAREHIME SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to an NWOSU student from nominations submitted by the Chairperson of the Health and Physical Education Department.MARGE BOHLEN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to a member of the Ranger Womens' Basketball team who best typifies the characteristics of leadership, academic excellence and dynamic motivation.GENE FILSON ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to a member of the Ranger Mens' Baseball team. The individual selected will be the candidate who best typifies characteristics of leadership, high morals, dedication, academic merit, and athletic ability.PERRY IRONS ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to a member of either the Northwestern mens' or womens' varsity basketball team. The recipient must have at least a 2.5 CGPA and must be a resident of Oklahoma.JAY LINDER ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to an NWOSU junior or senior who is enrolled in the field of Pre-Law or a law-related field. It is preferred the recipient be involved in Varsity Athletics.TOM McDANIEL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to an NWOSU male athlete nominated by the football, basketball, baseball, and track coaches.HALL OF FAME ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to a member of any varsity athletic team who exhibits the highest level of character, integrity, athletic and academic excellence.WALTER JOHNSON ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPAwarded to an athlete who is from a community with a 150 mile radius from Alva. The recipient must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5. The applicant should exhibit strong leadership skills.

Psychology

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY PsychologyThe Psychology Department at NWOSU offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with minors in Sports Psychology, Grief and Bereavement, Substance Abuse and General Psychology. The program has in place a comprehensive Student Success Plan that is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to take ownership of their learning and achieve success in the program and in life.The department also offers a Master of General Psychology and a Master of Counseling Psychology with tracks in Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The program currently is being aligned for CACREP Accreditation in the near future.In addition to these programs, the Psychology Department offers a Certificate in Grief and Bereavement. The certificate is available for anyone who would like this certification, and it is offered online. Students taking the minor in Grief and Bereavement can receive the certificate concurrently.Faculty  Information Request FormCourse RotationsSummer Science AcademyContact:Dr. M. Cristina GordonAssistant Professor of PsychologyChair, Psychology DepartmentEducation Center 216Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8447mmgordon@nwosu.eduClubsEnid Psychology ClubStudent SpotlightAshley Smith, Junior"I love my degree because...." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Bachelor's DegreesPsychologyMinorsPsychologyExercise and Sports PsychologyGrief and BereavementSubstance AbuseMaster's DegreesMaster of Counseling PsychologyMaster of General PsychologyFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Should I Major in Psychology?Major in Psychology to:Signal an interest in people and interpersonal skillsWork in human servicesContinue in a Psychology-related graduate fieldPlan a career requiring people skillsDevelop quantitative and research skillsMy Parents Want to Know:Will I be able to get a job with a bachelor's degree in Psychology?Nationally, less than 5 percent of Psychology majors report being unemployed It may not be in a field directly related to PsychologyWill I make any money?Yes, but not as much as in some other majors such as engineering.  Jobs tend to be in public service areas.How to Check Psychology OutTalk to some people who are majoring in PsychologyTalk to Psychology instructorsTake some Psychology classes as a part of your general education requirementsCheck out career services earlyTalk to professionals in the field of PsychologyQuestions to Ask YourselfDo I like to work with people?Can I work with people who have problems?Is a Psychology major needed to reach my goal?How about the money?How do I know I will stay interested?Some Jobs Held by Psychology MajorsCommunity and Social ServicesHuman Services WorkerProgram DirectorVolunteer CoordinatorHuman ResourcesEmployee DevelopmentTraining CoordinatorRecruiterResidential CareFor Developmentally DelayedFor DelinquentsFor the ElderlyManagement and BusinessBankingSalesPublic RelationsRestaurant and HotelStudent Affairs/ServicesAdmissionsCareer ServicesResidential LifeStudent ActivitiesAlumni/DevelopmentProbation/Parole/Law EnforcementParole OfficerCorrection OfficerJuvenile Intake WorkerEducationChild Care WorkerPeace CorpsTeacher's AideScientific ResearchOpinion Survey ResearcherSource:  Morgan, B., & Korschgen, A. (2001) Majoring in Psych? Career options for psychology undergraduates (2nd ed.) Boston: Allyn and Bacon. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes - MCP CONTENT: TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes - MGP CONTENT: TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.

Library Services

Library Services OVERVIEW BOOKS, ARTICLES & MORE JOURNALS DATABASES MY ACCOUNT CITING RESEARCH GUIDES OFF-CAMPUS LIBRARY ACCESS OVERVIEW BOOKS, ARTICLES & MORE JOURNALS DATABASES MY ACCOUNT CITING RESEARCH GUIDES OFF-CAMPUS LIBRARY ACCESS Spring 2018 HoursALVA CampusSunday1:00 p.m. - MidnightMonday - Thursday7:45 a.m. - MidnightFriday7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.ENID CampusContact a Librarian580-327-8576Visitation ScheduleWOODWARD CampusContact a Librarian580-327-8572Visitation ScheduleOur Vision & MissionVisionNWOSU Libraries serve as the gateway of information and scholarly research for Northwestern learners through quality resources, current technologies, and exemplary customer service.MissionThe primary mission of NWOSU Libraries is to maintain services, resources, and physical and virtual environments which support learning, teaching, and scholarship. Additionally, NWOSU Libraries endeavor to foster lifelong intellectual growth and discovery. CONTACT THE LIBRARYAlva Campus580-327-8574Enid Campus580-213-3141nwlibraries@nwosu.eduAbout UsDigital ArchivesHow Do I...I Need to Find...InterLibrary LoanInstructionNewsPoliciesServices

English

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK EnglishEnglish programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offer a full range of courses in American, British, and world literatures in addition to courses in creative writing, film studies, technical writing, and advanced composition in order to prepare students for academic and non-academic professional endeavors.  Students will find a wide selection of courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English or in English Education.Students will want to take advantage of Sigma Tau Delta, which offers outlets for intellectual discussion and creativity. Sigma Tau Delta, whose colors are red and black, is an international English honors society, which supports literary excellence among students by offering scholarships, writing awards, and participation in professional conferences.To learn more about how you can be a part of the English Program at Northwestern, please stop by and see of any our English faculty. Our offices are on the second floor of Vinson Hall. Contact:Dr. Kathryn Lane, ChairAssociate Professor of EnglishVinson Hall 210Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8470kelane@nwosu.eduClubsSigma Tau DeltaWriter's RoundtableNews TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: SLO 1Students will identify significant literary works, authors, and movements as a requisite skill for literary analysis.SLO 2Drawing upon both primary and secondary sources, students will critique one or more literary works in a research paper or project.SLO 3Students will compose a multi-paragraph extemporaneous response that demonstrates competence in grammar, mechanics, and organization.SLO 4Students will articulate a succinct and coherent literary philosophy. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: GENERAL INFORMATION:The primary purpose of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University scholarship and award program is to recognize and reward the academic excellence of entering, transferring, and continuing students.  The scholarship programs are funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the generosity of the University faculty and staff, the Northwestern Alumni, local business and professional people, civic and service organizations, private citizens, and from the earnings, endowments, and gifts to the Northwestern Foundation, Inc. These awards are offered each year to capable students whose participation, academic achievement, and/or leadership efforts merit recognition.  For more information about scholarships, please call the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office in Herod Hall: (580) 327-8540.APPLICATION DEADLINES:All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.A list of the scholarships available in the English area include:Gladys Bingham-Dotter Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior majoring in English with a 3.00 CGPA. Preference will be given to applicants from the Northwestern service area.Judy Jenlink Language Arts ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior majoring in English Education with a 3.25 CGPA. The candidate must also be active in at least one campus organizationAgnes Lebeda Writing Award The Lebeda Award is granted to a full-time senior or graduate student majoring in English with a 3.50 CGPA. All inquiries should be directed to the English Department. The Milt and Becky Lehr Award The Lehr Award is given to a full-time sophomore student who has been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and who is majoring in Elementary Education, English, or Mathematics. The English Department awards this scholarship every third year.Gloria Piersall Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a full-time English major with a CGPA of 2.50.Fran Wadley Slack Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior English major or minor with a CGPA of 3.00. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with an English Degree?Writing/EditingCreative WritingJournalismFree-lanceTechnical WritingLiterature-RelatedLibrarian/Information SpecialistPublishingMedia & Public RelationsTranslatorAbstractorResearcherEducationPublishingMagazines/BooksEditorialAdvertising Sales/MarketingCirculationProductionPublicityAdvertisingCreativeMediaResearchPublic RelationsParalegalBankingBusiness/IndustryRetailing TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: SLO 1Students will identify significant literary works, authors, and movements as a requisite skill for literary analysis.SLO 2Drawing upon both primary and secondary sources, students will critique one or more literary works in a research paper or project.SLO 3Students will compose a multi-paragraph extemporaneous response that demonstrates competence in grammar, mechanics, and organization.SLO 4Students will articulate a succinct and coherent literary philosophy.

Foreign Language

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Foreign LanguageWelcome to the NWOSU Foreign Language Program. Bienvenidos al Lenguas Extranjeras de la Universidad Estatal del Noroeste de Oklahoma. Our full-time Spanish professor, Dr. Frank Martinez, is always willing to help any student in need of academic assistance. He helps students experience culture through authentic materials and interaction with native speakers. Dr. Martinez also has lived abroad, which enriches his instruction. Spanish classes emphasize communicative skills. Dr. Martinez also is active in the university's Spanish club, which is involved in both university activities and civic projects, and Sigma Delta Pi, the international Spanish honor society.For more information about the Spanish minor or its student organizations, contact Dr. Martinez or Dr. Kate Lane, Department Chair.  Contact:Dr. Francisco MartinezProfessor of SpanishVinson Hall 123580-327-8466fjmartinez@nwosu.eduClubs TITLE: Spanish Minor CONTENT: The Foreign Language program offers a Spanish minor that requires 20 credit hours. Be sure to check out the Course Schedule for times, dates and locations of these courses. For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for this minor, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Spanish Degree?Immigration OfficerTranslatorGovernment OfficerLaw EnforcementTeacherMissionaryMedical FieldBroadcastingCopy EditorCustoms InspectorDiplomatFlight AttendantForeign Student AdvisorHealth AdministratorHistorianHotel ManagerImport/Export ManagerInternational BankerJournalistLawyerLibrarianNews CorrespondentPeace Corps VolunteerCounselorPersonnel DirectorPublicistBilingual EducatorBuyerScientific LinguistSocial WorkerSpecial Agent/FBISpeech Pathologist TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.A list of the scholarships available in the Foreign Language area include: TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: empty

Speech & Theatre

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Speech and TheatreThe Speech and Theatre program plays host to a community of learners whose objective is to enable its members to achieve learning excellence and reach their full potential through guidance, instruction, and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies, professional applications in speech and theatre related fields, and/or teaching speech, debate and theatre in the secondary schools. The Speech courses in the Speech and Theatre Program offers more than 30 courses designed to improve understanding of the human communication process and to develop proficiency in many types of communication to the performing arts.In addition to the major program in speech and theatre, the program offers a minor in speech communication, theatre and musical theatre.The speech communication minor is a good supplement for any major. This minor degree places emphasis on the human communication process and enhancement of related fields including public speaking, nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, human resources, public relations, politics, and the media. Contact:Kimberly Weast, MFAProfessor of Theatre ArtsChair, Department of Fine ArtsFine Arts 330Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduTamara BrownAssistant Professor of SpeechChair, Communication DepartmentVinson Hall 110Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8429tlbrown@nwosu.eduClubs:Castle Players Drama ClubUpcoming Theatre Productions TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.A list of the scholarships available in the speech & theatre area include: TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Speech & Theatre Degree?Professional, community, religious, technical and children’s theatreAmusement and theme parksSpeech educationForensics/Debate DirectorSpeech pathologyPublic speakingHuman resourcesPublic relationsAdvertisingLobbyistMarketingMotivational SpeakerPoliticsMediaTelevision/FilmTeacherRadioActorsProducersDirectorsArtistic DirectorsScriptwritersScript EditorsPlaywrights and DramaturgsStage ManagersTechniciansSet, Lighting, Sound and Costume DesignSoundMakeup TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The following are the four Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessed for the speech & theatre program:SLO 1: Students will produce effective informative presentations in a public speaking setting.SLO 2: Students will produce effective persuasive presentations in a public speaking setting.SLO 3: Students will formulate strategies for successful communication in small group settings.SLO 4: Students will analyze and develop all aspects of a theatrical production.

Visual Arts

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Visual ArtsThe Visual Arts program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides students with hands-on art making experience within a variety of media and methods. Students develop an understanding of the language of visual arts and develop a personal approach to its unique expressive capabilities. Instruction and intensive studio practice equip students with the ability to express their ideas with skill and conviction. Study of art history and an engagement with contemporary art and artists, by way of the NWOSU Artist-in-Residence program, encourage and challenge students to think both critically and imaginatively about their work in a greater context.The principal component of the Visual Arts program is rigorous studio activity within a supportive, critical environment. Visual Arts students are granted access to professional art studios and equipment that facilitate ambitious creative endeavors. Daily discussions and regular critiques foster the development of a critical vocabulary and visual analysis. Skills cultivated as a Visual Arts minor prepare students for advanced study in the visual arts and for entry into professional artistic employment.   Artist-in-Residence ProgramContact:Kyle LarsonAssistant Professor of ArtDirector of Visual ArtsJesse Dunn Art Annex, Office 326B(580) 327-8108krlarson@nwosu.edu ClubsNWOSU Art SocietyGraceful Arts Center TITLE: Visual Arts Minor CONTENT: The Visual Arts Program provides courses to complete the 21 credits needed to earn a minor in Visual Arts.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for the Visual Arts minor, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.For more information, please visit Scholarships.A list of the scholarships available in the Visual Arts program include:Case Family: TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: empty TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: empty TITLE: Exhibitions CONTENT: empty TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: empty

Degrees Offered - Communication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Communication Degrees OfferedThe Communication Department offers Bachelor's Degrees inSpeech Communication - minorSpeech and TheatreMass Communications - major/minorMass Communications - majorMass Communications - minorAdditionally, a legend of classes offered, required work, and pre-requisite information is also available.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.Questions? Contact Tamara Brown, Department Chair empty

Degrees Offered - English, Foreign Language and Humanities

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Degrees Offered in English, Foreign Language and HumanitiesGuided by the principles of Northwestern's mission, the English program offers courses in literature and composition to develop creative and critical thinking skills, leading to successful performance in written communication required for success in a rapidly changing global environment. In addition, the program encourages innovative and interactive learning through computer technologies, engages students as participants in the construction of knowledge, and involves them in the analysis and creation of texts and discourse through historical, cultural, visual, and rhetorical contexts. Furthermore, English courses foster a sense of intellectual community between faculty and students by cultivating discussions about literature, rhetoric, writing, film studies, and pedagogy. They stimulate intellectual curiosity and creativity, leading to original and independent thinking in order to prepare students to teach in the public school, to enter graduate programs, or to qualify for careers in non-academic environments.We offer:Bachelor of Arts in EnglishBachelor of Arts in English EducationMinors in Spanish, English, WritingFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. empty

Faculty - English, Foreign Language and Humanities

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Faculty for English, Foreign Language and Humanities empty TITLE: Dr. Kathryn Lane CONTENT: Chair, English, Foreign Language and Humanities DepartmentAssociate Professor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 210Phone: (580) 327-8470kelane@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Richmond Adams, Ph.D. CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 212Phone: (580) 327-8428rbadams@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dawn Allen CONTENT: Instructor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 214Phone: (580) 327-8469dfallen@nwosu.edu                        Curriculum Vitae TITLE: Kathy Earnest, Ed.D. CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 215Phone: (580) 327-8472kmearnest@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Shawn Holliday CONTENT: Associate Dean of Graduate StudiesProfessor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaFine Arts 212Phone: (580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. Roxie James CONTENT: LecturerNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 204Phone: (580) 327-8474rjjames@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. Francisco Martinez CONTENT: Professor of SpanishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 123Phone: (580) 327-8466fjmartinez@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Jennifer K. Page, Ph.D. CONTENT: Dr. Jennifer K. PageAssistant Professor of EnglishVinson Hall 208Phone: (580) 327-8473jkpage@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2014 Ph.D., U. of Louisiana at Lafayette2009 M.A., U. of Louisiana at Lafayette2006 B. B., Nicholls State UniversityCOURSES TAUGHT:First-Year CompositionEarly British LiteratureShakespeare World LiteratureHistory of the English LanguageUNIVERSITY SERVICE:Chair, Honors ProgramMember, Online Education CommitteeMember, Oklahoma Research Day CommitteeCo-Founder, The Teacher's ClosetFaculty Sponsor, Sigma Tau Delta and Anime & Manga Club

Degrees Offered - Fine Arts

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Fine Arts Degrees OfferedMusic Degrees:Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A) degree provides a thorough grounding in music while allowing students to also pursue coursework in a secondary subject area such as social work, psychology, business, or many other areas.Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree prepares students to be performers, studio teachers, church musicians, and for music-related industry or graduate school. This degree does not lead to public school teaching certification.  Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree in Vocal or Instrumental studies, prepares future educators for a career as a PK-12 teacher in Oklahoma and throughout the country.  Although a music education major may select either a vocal or an instrumental option, the music faculty encourages all students to have experience in both vocal and instrumental music, and strongly suggests achieving state certification in both areas to increase marketability after graduation.  Speech & Theatre Degrees:Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theatre (B.A) degree prepares students for careers in judicial law, human resources, public relations, business, the media, the entertainment industry, professional theatre, community theatre, religious theatre and/or for graduate school. Fine Arts Minors:  Minors can accompany and enhance any bachelors degree at NWOSU. Music Minor is a 21-credit minor that encourages musical involvement and offers flexibility with upper-level course offerings, so students can explore areas of their interest.Musical Theatre Minor is a 21-credit minor that balances music and theatre classes while offering experience in both.Theatre Minor is a 22-credit minor that allows students to explore theatre production, acting, scene design, makeup design, and lighting.Visual Arts Minor is a 21-credit minor that engages students in the visual arts while pursing their major course of study. A minor in Visual Arts prepares students for advanced study in art and for entry into professional artistic employment.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. empty

Faculty - Fine Arts

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Fine Arts Faculty TITLE: Kimberly Weast CONTENT: Kimberly Weast, M.F.A.Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Theatre ArtsProfessor of Theatre580-327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduEducation:M.F.A.  Lindenwood UniversityM.A. COMM.  Southwest Baptist Theological SeminarB.S.  Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityLicensure:Oklahoma Teaching CertificateResearch and Scholarly Interests:Leadership in the artsX and Y GenerationTheatre for Young AdultsHobbies:TravelingReadingAttending live theatrical productions​Working out in the summerFavorite Quote:"Spectacular success in life is always and only preceded by unspectacular preperation"-Dr. Kenneth McfarlandFavorite Motto:"Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated"Favorite Thing to do Outside of Work:Spend time with family and friends and volunteer with Samaritian's Purse Disaster Relief.Courses Typically Taught:Acting IActing IILighting DesignScenic DesignSenior CapstoneStage MakeupTheatre AppreciationTheatre PracticumTheatre Practicum IITheatre Production ITheatre Production IITheatrical Directing ITheatrical Directing II TITLE: Marc Decker CONTENT: Marc Decker, D.M.A.Director of Instrumental Music and Music EducationAssistant Professor of Music580-327-8191mddecker@nwosu.eduEducation:D.M.A.  The University of IowaM.A.  The University of IowaB.M.E.  The University of IllinoisLicensure:Michigan Teaching Certificate, K-12 Instrumental MusicFavorite Quotes:"Don't put off till tomorrow what can be done today""Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time"Favoriate Things to Do Outside of Work:Spending time with familyCookingTravelingCourses Typically Taught:Ranger Marching BandSymphony BandCommunity BandJazz EnsembleInstrumental Music Education and Methods CoursesInstrumental Conducting TITLE: Susan Duell CONTENT: Susan Duell, M.M.Piano Instructor and AccompanistAdjunct Instructor of Musicsjduell@nwosu.eduEducation:M.M.  Kansas State UniversityB.A.  Kansas State UniversityClasses Typically Taught:Class PianoApplied PianoChoir AccompaniestStudio Accompaniest TITLE: Dineo Heilmann CONTENT: Dineo Heilmann, M.E.Clarinet and Saxophone InstructorAdjunct Instructor of Musicbdheilmann@nwosu.edu TITLE: Ken Kelsey CONTENT: Ken Kelsey, M.A.Instructor of History and Fine Arts580-327-8523kdkelsey@nwosu.eduEducation:M.A.  Oklahoma State UniversityB.A.  Oklahoma State University TITLE: Kyle Larson CONTENT: Kyle Larson, M.F.A.Assistant Professor of Art580-327-8108krlarson@nwosu.edu Education:M.F.A. Boston UniversityM.A. California State UniversityB.A. California State University TITLE: Karsten Longhurst CONTENT: Karsten Longhurst, D.M.A. (ABD)Director of Choral StudiesInstructor of Music580-327-8692krlonghurst@nwosu.eduEducation:D.M.A. (ABD) California State UniversityM.M.  University of UtahB.A. Weber State UniversityB.M. Weber State University TITLE: Lawana Newell CONTENT: Lawana Newell, M.M.Director of Vocal StudiesInstructor of Music580-327-8689linewell@nwosu.edu Education:M.M.  New England Conversatory of MusicB.A.  Pfeiffer CollegeScholarly interests:Art SongLiederMélodieCareer highlights:Solo performances with orchestras; numerous performances with the Enid Symphony Orchestra including the soprano solos in Brahms, A German Requiem, Mendelssohn, Elijah, Mozart, Exsultate jubilate, Mahler, Symphony No. 2,Ressurection; with the Charlotte (NC) Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; with the New England Conservatory Orchestra, Menotti, Steal me, sweet thief. Choral highlights: singing soprano solos in Mozart, Vesperae solemnes de confessore with the Pfeiffer Choir in Europe (three-week tour); choral performance with Boston Symphony Orchestra, under Claudio Abbado in performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, soloists Jesse Norman and Barbara Hendricks. Family information:Married to Douglas Newell; four children – Lauren, Lindsey, Leslie, and Christian; two grandchildren – Dane and Kyra. Motto I live by:Do all the good you can, in every way you can, for everyone you can, for as long as you can. Favorite thing to do outside of work:Relax and watch “The Big Bang Theory”  TITLE: Max Ridgway CONTENT: Max Ridgway, M.E.Guitar and Strings InstructorAdjunct Instructor of Musicmaridgway@nwosu.eduEducation:M.E.  Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.M.  Berklee College of Music

Ranger Marching Band

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Ranger Marching BandThe Ranger Marching Band performs at all home football games and comprises of woodwinds, brass, percussion, and colorguard. Its purpose is to provide entertaining performances that draw the audience into the game, inspire the team to victory, represent the community with pride, and nurture a spirit of cooperation and sportsmanship. The band comprises of students representing a variety of disciplines who interact socially and contribute musically to the game-day atmosphere uniting the student body, university, and community in mutual camaraderie.The Ranger Marching Band rehearses Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:25-4:40 p.m. Membership is open to all Northwestern students regardless of major.  To join, complete the "Band Camp Registration Form" on this webpage. Contact Dr. Marc Decker at mddecker@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8191 for more information.Scholarships are available for participation! Prospective Student Interest FormBand Camp Registration

Symphony Band

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Symphony BandThe Northwestern Symphonic Band is an ensemble for woodwind, brass, and percussion players that performs the highest quality wind repertoire. Its goal is to provide an opportunity for students with vastly different disciplines to interact socially and musically, nurture the highest level of musicianship, explore forms of human expression, and inspire a love of the arts.All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to join! Rehearsals begin at the conclusion of the marching season. To join, contact Dr. Marc Decker at mddecker@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8191. The course number is MUSI-3131 and it is a 1-credit class. Scholarships are available for participation!Prospective Student Interest Form

Concert Band

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK The Northwestern Concert Band is a community band that rehearses Tuesday evenings towards the end of the Spring term.  All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to join.More information will be posted about the Concert Band soon. Contact Dr. Marc Decker for more information at mddecker@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8191.Prospective Student Interest Form

Jazz Ensemble

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Jazz EnsembleThe Northwestern Jazz Ensemble is the premiere Jazz Band on the Northwestern campus. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-2:50 p.m., and membership is open to all students regardless of major.  To join, contact the director to schedule an audtion.  Contact Dr. Marc Decker at mddecker@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8191 more information.Scholarships are available for participation!Prospective Student Interest Form

Math

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Mathprogram overview Contact:Dr. Tim MaharryChair, Mathematics and Computer Science DepartmentProfessor of MathematicsShockley Hall 214Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-88583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduClubsMath Club TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Math and Computer Science Department has a number of scholarships below for which you may apply. A few scholarships are shared with the Department of Natural Science and are on a rotation basis.To complete the application process:Turn in a copy of your unofficial transcript to Dr. Tim Maharry (SH 214)Submit the Natural Science/Math and Science Department Scholarship Application by March 1. This one application will go to the chairs in both departments.Submit a Continuing Student Scholarship Application form to the Financial Aid Office by March 15.For more information, please visit Scholarships.SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NAMESEach applicant will be considered for the scholarships listed below. Please note that some scholarhips are on rotation with other departments. Applications will be forwarded as appropriate.Bohlen Scholarship:  Dr. David Bohlen was honored upon his retirement by the establishment of a scholarship for students majoring in health Science related field. The applicant must be a full-time continuing student majoring in any of these areas Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PT/OT, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing or Chemistry and have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.Bouchard Scholarship:  Dr. J. Louis Bouchard was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name to an outstanding upper division science student with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Brown Scholarship:  This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Brown established by friends and former students. Dr. Brown has been a member of the Alva community for over 30 years and is a former chemistry professor. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full time continuing student seeking a degree in the area of chemistry. First preference will be for chemistry majors, second preference for chemistry minors; with a minimum 3.0 cumulative CGPA.Cameron Scholarship:  John Cameron, a former physics instructor, has been honored with a scholarship in his name. It is to be awarded to mathematics and pre-engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.Claflin Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing junior or senior and be majoring in a pre-medicine field. The recipient must have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to an applicant from Grant County.Crain Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health-related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.Fellers Scholarship:  This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers. The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science and music in alternating years. Kenneth is a 1963 graduate, and Sue graduated from Northwestern in 1964.Fisher Scholarship:  Dr. Anna B. Fisher was honored upon her retirement by the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to an upper division, woman biology major with a grade point minimum of 3.50.Foster Scholarship:  The M.D. Foster Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of Dr. Myra Foster and her love and medical treatment of animals. The award is presented to a continuing NWOSU female student majoring in Pre-Vet with at least 3.00 CPA based on a 4.0 scale. A continuing female student majoring in science and active in leadership and campus activities will be given consideration in the event a Pre-Vet major is not available.LaChance Scholarship:  Claude LaChance scholarship has been established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to provide financial assistance to students majoring in science or chemistry. Continuing students as well as incoming freshman are eligible.McNally Scholarship:  Vernon McNally scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students of health related fields enrolled as full time upper division students on the Alva campus with a minimum cGPA of 3.0Melton Scholarship:  Joe W. Melton was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name. The award is presented to outstanding chemistry students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Meyer Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Roland and Edith Meyer and their commitment to Northwestern and her students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Northwestern students majoring in math education.Myers Scholarship:  Dr. L. A. Myers was honored with a scholarship designated for students of the health related fields enrolled as upper division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Parker Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing student majoring in a Math or Science related field with at least a 3.0 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.  On rotation between departments.Stephenson Scholarship:  The Dr. J. F. Stephenson Scholarship Award has been established to provide incentive and encouragement for the pursuit of further learning on the pre-professional level in the field of medicine. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Wardell Scholarship:  Mr. Hugh Wardell was honored by faculty and friends with a scholarship for Science and/or Computer Science students.  On rotation between departments.Della Yerian / Wilson Scholarship:  Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student within the service area of Northwestern. A single mother majoring in science or math will be given preference.  On rotation between departments. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Mathematics Degree?AccountantDemographerProduction ManagerActuary EconometricianEconomist ProductionSupport SpecialistAerospace Engineer EDP AuditorPsychometricianAir Traffic ControllerEmployee Relations SpecialistPublic Health StatisticianApplications ProgrammerEngineerPurchasing/Contract AgentApplied Science TechnologistEngineering Lab TechnicianQuality Assurance AnalystArtificial IntelligenceEnvironmental TechnologistRate AnalystProgrammerEstate PlannerResearch AnalystAstronomerExternal AuditorRisk & Insurance SpecialistBanking/Credit/InvestmentMgr. FinancialAuditor Risk AnalystBiometrician/BiostatisticianFinancial ConsultantRobotics ProgrammerCommodity ManagerFinancial ManagerSatellite Communications SpecialistCompensation/Benefits Admin.Hydro GeologistSoftware Development SpecialistComputer ConsultantHydrologistSoftware EngineerComputer EngineerInformation ScientistSoftware Support SpecialistComputer Facilities Mgr.Inventory ControlSpecialist StatisticianComputer InstallationInvestment BankerSystems AnalystComputer Marketing/Sales Rep.ISO 2000 SpecialistSystems EngineerComputer ProgrammerMarket ResearchAnalyst Systems ProgrammerComputer ScientistMathematicianTeacher: Math/ComputersComputer-Aided Design Tech.Media Buyer TechnicalSupport RepresentativeConsumer Loan/Credit OfficerMeteorologistTechnical WriterContract AdministratorMortgage ResearcherTransportation PlannerCost Estimator/AnalystNetwork ProgrammerTreasury Management SpecialistCryptographer/CryptologistNumerical AnalystUnderwriterData Control AdministratorOperations ResearchAnalyst Urban PlannerData Processing ManagerPhysicistValue EngineerDatabase ManagerPollution MeteorologistWeight Analyst TITLE: Math Links CONTENT: Mathematics OrganizationsMathematics Association of America (MAA)National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)American Mathematical Society (AMS)     American Statistical Association (ASA)Online Mathematics JournalsFurman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate MathematicsHistory of Mathematics/Other Math resources:The Internet Mathematics Library Math History Topics IndexWolfram Research (Mathematica)          TITLE: Math & Science Academy CONTENT: Announcing the 2017 Summer Math & Science AcademySponsored by Northwestern Oklahoma State University thru the Beisel, Fellers, and Fisher EndowmentsFridays, 9 - 11 a.m.June 2, 9, 16, & 23Student Center & Science Bldg,  NWOSU-Alva campus What is the Math & Science Academy? Elementary students who have completed grades 2 - 5 will engage in hands-on math and science activities with NWOSU faculty.  The activities will be fun and engaging and designed to help build math & science skills.   The program is FREE  and is co-sponsored by the NWOSU Math & Science Departments and through the Beisel, Fellers, and Fisher endowments.  The Math & Science Academy is organized by Northwestern faculty members Dr. Tim Maharry, Dr. Sheila Brintnall, Mr. Keenan Meeker, Dr. Aaron Place,  Dr. Jenny Sattler,  Dr. Mary Riegel,, and Dr. Steven Maier.How do I apply?Any student who has completed grades 2 - 5 is eligible to apply.   The first 50 applicants who have completed grades 2 - 5 by June 1 will be accepted.   The registration deadline is May 30, 2017.   The registration form should be sent to Dr. Sheila Brintnall, NWOSU Math Dept.,  709 Oklahoma Blvd,  Alva, OK 73717.  (MathScience Academy Registration Form)For more information contact Dr. Sheila Brintnall @ 580-327-8582 or skbrintnall@nwosu.edu   TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Student Learning Outcome 1:Students will apply the process of mathematical problem solving utilizing a variety of techniques.Student Learning Outcome 2:Students will construct and evaluate mathematical arguments and develop an appreciation for mathematical rigor and inquiry.Student Learning Outcome 3:Students will analyze relationships among quantities including functions, ways of representing mathematical relationships, and the analysis of changeStudent Learning Outcome 4:Students will utilize spatial visualization and geometric modeling to explore and analyze geometric shapes, structures, and their properties.Student Learning Outcome 5:Students will develop a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration as well as a thorough background in techniques and application of calculus.

Computer Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Computer Scienceprogram overview Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.eduClubs:Computer Science Club TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Math and Computer Science Department has a number of scholarships below for which you may apply. A few scholarships are shared with the Department of Natural Science and are on a rotation basis.To complete the application process:Turn in a copy of your unofficial transcript to Dr. Tim Maharry (SH 214)Submit the Natural Science/Math and Science Department Scholarship form by March 1. This one application will go to the chairs in both departments.Submit a Continuing Student Scholarship Application form to the Financial Aid Office by March 15th.For more information, please visit Scholarships.SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NAMESEach applicant will be considered for the scholarships listed below. Please note that some scholarhips are on rotation with other departments. Applications will be forwarded as appropriate.Bohlen Scholarship:  Dr. David Bohlen was honored upon his retirement by the establishment of a scholarship for students majoring in health Science related field. The applicant must be a full-time continuing student majoring in any of these areas Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PT/OT, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing or Chemistry and have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.Bouchard Scholarship:  Dr. J. Louis Bouchard was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name to an outstanding upper division science student with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Brown Scholarship:  This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Brown established by friends and former students. Dr. Brown has been a member of the Alva community for over 30 years and is a former chemistry professor. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full time continuing student seeking a degree in the area of chemistry. First preference will be for chemistry majors, second preference for chemistry minors; with a minimum 3.0 cumulative CGPA.Cameron Scholarship:  John Cameron, a former physics instructor, has been honored with a scholarship in his name. It is to be awarded to mathematics and pre-engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.Claflin Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing junior or senior and be majoring in a pre-medicine field. The recipient must have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to an applicant from Grant County.Crain Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health-related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.Fellers Scholarship:  This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers. The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science and music in alternating years. Kenneth is a 1963 graduate, and Sue graduated from Northwestern in 1964.Fisher Scholarship:  Dr. Anna B. Fisher was honored upon her retirement by the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to an upper division, woman biology major with a grade point minimum of 3.50.Foster Scholarship:  The M.D. Foster Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of Dr. Myra Foster and her love and medical treatment of animals. The award is presented to a continuing NWOSU female student majoring in Pre-Vet with at least 3.00 CPA based on a 4.0 scale. A continuing female student majoring in science and active in leadership and campus activities will be given consideration in the event a Pre-Vet major is not available.LaChance Scholarship:  Claude LaChance scholarship has been established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to provide financial assistance to students majoring in science or chemistry. Continuing students as well as incoming freshman are eligible.McNally Scholarship:  Vernon McNally scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students of health related fields enrolled as full time upper division students on the Alva campus with a minimum cGPA of 3.0Melton Scholarship:  Joe W. Melton was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name. The award is presented to outstanding chemistry students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Meyer Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Roland and Edith Meyer and their commitment to Northwestern and her students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Northwestern students majoring in math education.Myers Scholarship:  Dr. L. A. Myers was honored with a scholarship designated for students of the health related fields enrolled as upper division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Parker Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing student majoring in a Math or Science related field with at least a 3.0 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.  On rotation between departments.Stephenson Scholarship:  The Dr. J. F. Stephenson Scholarship Award has been established to provide incentive and encouragement for the pursuit of further learning on the pre-professional level in the field of medicine. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Wardell Scholarship:  Mr. Hugh Wardell was honored by faculty and friends with a scholarship for Science and/or Computer Science students.  On rotation between departments.Della Yerian / Wilson Scholarship:  Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student within the service area of Northwestern. A single mother majoring in science or math will be given preference.  On rotation between departments. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Computer Science/Business Information Systems Degree?Advertisement DesignerComputer Training SpecialistPrinting ManagerAdvertising AccountExecutive Contract AdministratorProduction ManagerApplications ProgrammerCryptographer QualityControl EngineerArtificial Intelligence SpecialistCustomer Support RepresentativeRisk AnalystATM SpecialistData Entry OperatorSatellite Communications SpecialistAuxiliary Equipment OperatorDatabase AdministratorSoftware DesignerCAD/CAM Specialist DocumentationLibrarian SoftwareEngineerComputer ConsultantErgonomics ProgramDesigner Special Effects SpecialistComputer EngineerFabricator StatisticianComputer Operator HardwareEngineer Systems AnalystComputer ProgrammerIndustrial TransportationSpecialist Teacher/ProfessorComputer RepairerInformation Systems AuditorTechnical Support RepresentativeComputer ResearchScientist MarketingAnalyst Technical WriterComputer SalespersonMIS ManagerTelecommunications SpecialistComputer Security InvestigatorsNetwork AnalystVideo SpecialistComputer Systems ManagerPatent AttorneyWeb Page Designer TITLE: Computer Science Links CONTENT: Professional OrganizationsACM (Association for Computing Machinery)IEEE Computer Society HTML Writers GuildNorthwestern Oklahoma State University's Math and Computer Science Department is a member of Microsoft DreamSpark for Academic Institutions, which gives NWOSU faculty and students access to a large amount of software.    Dreamspark HomepageComputers, Peripherals, and Product Reviews on the WebCNET - General InformationTUCOWS  How Stuff Works - computersPC World TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Student Learning Outcome 1:Student will design and write computer programs that are correct, efficient, and well documented.Student Learning Outcome 2:Students will design solutions utilizing computer systems. This will include defining the problem clearly, specifying a design, as well as testing, and documenting the solution.Student Learning Outcome 3:Students will assess the hardware and software aspects of computer systems as well as the application of software development.Student Learning Outcome 4:Students will analyze and discuss the professional, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities with computing systems.

Degrees Offered - Math and Computer Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Degrees Offered in Math and Computer ScienceBachelor of Science in MathematicsBachelor of Science Education in MathematicsBachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBachelor of Science Information System Option empty

Faculty - Math and Computer Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Faculty for Math and Computer Science empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty

Biology

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK BiologyBiology is the Study of Life.For a list of the courses needed for this program and descriptions, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.  Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.eduClubsMedical Sciences Club TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Natural Science Department has a number of scholarships below for which you may apply. Three of the scholarships are shared with the Department of Math and Computer Science and are on a rotation basis.To complete the application process:Turn in a copy of your unofficial transcript to Dr. Steve Maier (SC 107B) or Dr. Steve Maharry (SH 220)Submit the Natural Science/Math and Science Department Scholarship Application by March 1.Submit a Continuing Student Scholarship Application form to the Financial Aid Office by March 15.For more information, please visit Scholarships.IMPORTANT NOTESAll qualified applications will be considered, and each NWOSU student is encouraged to apply. Please keep in mind that the department as a whole considers each application taking into account factors including but not limited to:Number of hours completed in upper level scienceOverall GPAScience GPACareer Goals / MajorProfessional DispositionContinuing student scholarships are for students who have completed a minimum of one year of study at NWOSU.  There are usually more than 40 applicants for the continuing science student scholarships, so if you do not receive an award this year, please try again next year! SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NAMESEach applicant will be considered for the scholarships listed below. Please note that some scholarhips are on rotation with other departments. Applications will be forwarded as appropriate.Bohlen Scholarship:  Dr. David Bohlen was honored upon his retirement by the establishment of a scholarship for students majoring in health Science related field. The applicant must be a full-time continuing student majoring in any of these areas Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PT/OT, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing or Chemistry and have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.Bouchard Scholarship:  Dr. J. Louis Bouchard was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name to an outstanding upper division science student with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Brown Scholarship:  This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Brown established by friends and former students. Dr. Brown has been a member of the Alva community for over 30 years and is a former chemistry professor. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full time continuing student seeking a degree in the area of chemistry. First preference will be for chemistry majors, second preference for chemistry minors; with a minimum 3.0 cumulative CGPA.Cameron Scholarship:  John Cameron, a former physics instructor, has been honored with a scholarship in his name. It is to be awarded to mathematics and pre-engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.Claflin Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing junior or senior and be majoring in a pre-medicine field. The recipient must have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to an applicant from Grant County.Crain Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health-related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.Fellers Scholarship:  This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers. The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science and music in alternating years. Kenneth is a 1963 graduate, and Sue graduated from Northwestern in 1964.Fisher Scholarship:  Dr. Anna B. Fisher was honored upon her retirement by the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to an upper division, woman biology major with a grade point minimum of 3.50.Foster Scholarship:  The M.D. Foster Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of Dr. Myra Foster and her love and medical treatment of animals. The award is presented to a continuing NWOSU female student majoring in Pre-Vet with at least 3.00 CPA based on a 4.0 scale. A continuing female student majoring in science and active in leadership and campus activities will be given consideration in the event a Pre-Vet major is not available.LaChance Scholarship:  Claude LaChance scholarship has been established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to provide financial assistance to students majoring in science or chemistry. Continuing students as well as incoming freshman are eligible.McNally Scholarship:  Vernon McNally scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students of health related fields enrolled as full time upper division students on the Alva campus with a minimum cGPA of 3.0Melton Scholarship:  Joe W. Melton was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name. The award is presented to outstanding chemistry students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Meyer Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Roland and Edith Meyer and their commitment to Northwestern and her students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Northwestern students majoring in math education.Myers Scholarship:  Dr. L. A. Myers was honored with a scholarship designated for students of the health related fields enrolled as upper division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Parker Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing student majoring in a Math or Science related field with at least a 3.0 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.  On rotation between departments.Stephenson Scholarship:  The Dr. J. F. Stephenson Scholarship Award has been established to provide incentive and encouragement for the pursuit of further learning on the pre-professional level in the field of medicine. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Wardell Scholarship:  Mr. Hugh Wardell was honored by faculty and friends with a scholarship for Science and/or Computer Science students.  On rotation between departments.Della Yerian / Wilson Scholarship:  Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student within the service area of Northwestern. A single mother majoring in science or math will be given preference.  On rotation between departments. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: empty TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Upon completion of the Biology program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University,Students will differentiate between diverse anatomical / internal structures of biological organisms.Students will discern the varied functions among living species and life systems.Students will effectively communicate key concepts in plant and animal sciences in a professional setting.Students will construct and/or evaluate experimental research in the sciences, including biological and multi-disciplinary studies.Students will characterize the interdependent roles of science, society and science education, analyzing related issues and responsibilities.

Chemistry

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK ChemistryNWOSU offers a bachelor's degree in chemistry and provides traditional training in classroom and laboratory studies.  Small class sizes enable students to receive individual attention normally found at  private universities.  More than 75 percent of our graduates work in a chemistry-related field or enter professional schools such as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.  Contact:Clubs:Chemistry Club TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Natural Science Department has a number of scholarships below for which you may apply. Three of the scholarships are shared with the Department of Math and Computer Science and are on a rotation basis.To complete the application process:Turn in a copy of your unofficial transcript to Dr. Steve Maier (SC 107B) or Dr. Steve Maharry (SH 220)Submit the Natural Science Department Scholarship Application by March 1.Submit a Continuing Student Scholarship Application form to the Financial Aid Office by March 15th.For more information, please visit Scholarships.IMPORTANT NOTESAll qualified applications will be considered, and each NWOSU student is encouraged to apply. Please keep in mind that the department as a whole considers each application taking into account factors including but not limited to:Number of hours completed in upper level scienceOverall GPAScience GPACareer Goals / MajorProfessional DispositionContinuing student scholarships are for students who have completed a minimum of one year of study at NWOSU.  There are usually more than 40 applicants for the continuing science student scholarships, so if you do not receive an award this year, please try again next year! SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NAMESEach applicant will be considered for the scholarships listed below. Please note that some scholarhips are on rotation with other departments. Applications will be forwarded as appropriate.Bohlen Scholarship:  Dr. David Bohlen was honored upon his retirement by the establishment of a scholarship for students majoring in health Science related field. The applicant must be a full-time continuing student majoring in any of these areas Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PT/OT, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing or Chemistry and have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.Bouchard Scholarship:  Dr. J. Louis Bouchard was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name to an outstanding upper division science student with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Brown Scholarship:  This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Brown established by friends and former students. Dr. Brown has been a member of the Alva community for over 30 years and is a former chemistry professor. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full time continuing student seeking a degree in the area of chemistry. First preference will be for chemistry majors, second preference for chemistry minors; with a minimum 3.0 cumulative CGPA.Cameron Scholarship:  John Cameron, a former physics instructor, has been honored with a scholarship in his name. It is to be awarded to mathematics and pre-engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.Claflin Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing junior or senior and be majoring in a pre-medicine field. The recipient must have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to an applicant from Grant County.Crain Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health-related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.Fellers Scholarship:  This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers. The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science and music in alternating years. Kenneth is a 1963 graduate, and Sue graduated from Northwestern in 1964.Fisher Scholarship:  Dr. Anna B. Fisher was honored upon her retirement by the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to an upper division, woman biology major with a grade point minimum of 3.50.Foster Scholarship:  The M.D. Foster Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of Dr. Myra Foster and her love and medical treatment of animals. The award is presented to a continuing NWOSU female student majoring in Pre-Vet with at least 3.00 CPA based on a 4.0 scale. A continuing female student majoring in science and active in leadership and campus activities will be given consideration in the event a Pre-Vet major is not available.LaChance Scholarship:  Claude LaChance scholarship has been established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to provide financial assistance to students majoring in science or chemistry. Continuing students as well as incoming freshman are eligible.McNally Scholarship:  Vernon McNally scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students of health related fields enrolled as full time upper division students on the Alva campus with a minimum cGPA of 3.0Melton Scholarship:  Joe W. Melton was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name. The award is presented to outstanding chemistry students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Myers Scholarship:  Dr. L. A. Myers was honored with a scholarship designated for students of the health related fields enrolled as upper division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Parker Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing student majoring in a Math or Science related field with at least a 3.0 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.  On rotation between departments -- not always awarded by the Department of Natural Science.Stephenson Scholarship:  The Dr. J. F. Stephenson Scholarship Award has been established to provide incentive and encouragement for the pursuit of further learning on the pre-professional level in the field of medicine. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50.Wardell Scholarship:  Mr. Hugh Wardell was honored by faculty and friends with a scholarship for Science and/or Computer Science students.  On rotation between departments -- not always awarded by the Department of Natural Science.Della Yerian / Wilson Scholarship:  Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student within the service area of Northwestern. A single mother majoring in science or math will be given preference.  On rotation between departments -- not always awarded by the Department of Natural Science. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: empty TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Upon completion of the Chemistry program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University,Students will differentiate between fundamental chemistry concepts for simple and complex systems, distinguishing important chemical structures and processes.Students will analyze and solve key model problems in organic and physical chemistry ranging in difficulty from basic to compound.Students will effectively communicate key concepts in physical , organic and/or analytical chemistry in a professional setting.Students will construct and/or evaluate experimental research in the sciences, including chemistry and multi-disciplinary studies.Students will characterize the interdependent roles of science, society and science education, analyzing related issues and responsibilities.

Physics

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Physics MinorThe Fundamental ScienceNWOSU now offers a minor in Physics and a Physics Education Pathway!For specific course requirements and descriptions, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. NWOSU is a proud member of the PhysTEC.org community!  In 2015, NWOSU physics faculty Dr. Steven J. Maier and Dr. Jenny Sattler obtained a PhysTEC Recruitment Grant which helped pave the way these new degree options. Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.eduClubs:ClubsSociety of Physics Students

Degrees Offered - Natural Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Natural Science Degrees Offered Pre-Health Program Interview Application TITLE: Degree Programs CONTENT: We offer degree programs in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Physics. For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Pre-Professional Programs (Pre-Health & Pre-Engineering CONTENT: Pre-Professional programs of study within the Department of Natural Science at NWOSU consist of pre-requisite coursework for professional programs offered at other institutions.  Students work with their advisors to select the most appropriate coursework for their academic goals.For example:Pre-Engineering students typically complete general education, mathematics and physics coursework in two years at NWOSU and continue their education at an ABET accredited engineering program at another institution. While not required of engineering programs, NWOSU also has available upper-level elective coursework to build upon introductory pre-requisite coursework (i.e. Science Fair Judging and C-STEM Investigations) Pre-Medicine students generally complete four years of study at NWOSU, earning a BS in biology (often with a chemistry minor) and continue their education at medical school immediately after graduation.A Pre-Health Advisory Committee exists to assist students in this process, proving the opportunity for students to complete a professional interview which ultimately leads to a committee letter submitted to schools of the student's choice.Pre-Health ProgramThe Department of Natural Science at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers much of the required preparatory coursework for future professionals pursuing careers in:Chiropractic MedicineDental HygieneDentistryMedicineOccupational TherapyOptometryPharmacyPhysical TherapyRadiologic Technology Veterinary MedicineEach student within the sciences works closely with an advisor to schedule classes to best prepare for his or her career goals.  Because NWOSU's Department of Science is of modest size and student to teacher ratios low, every student becomes well acquainted with each of their professors and enjoys a comfortable, invigorating and supportive atmosphere.The Pre-Health Advisory CommitteeComprised of dedicated faculty from the department, the Pre-Health Advisory Committee is committed to fulfilling the following duties to help prepare students in the admission process:Provide information and offer counsel to candidates to strengthen their application packagesConduct professional interviews as candidates near completion of their degreeSubmit committee letters of recommendation on behalf of qualified pre-professional studentsRemain available as a resource for candidates beyond graduation at NWOSUCurrent members of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee include:Steven J. Maier, PhDCynthia Pfeifer-Hill, PhDCornelia Mihai, PhDIdeally, each committee member will know all candidates through advising and/or coursework.  In the event that two or more committee members are not familiar with the candidate, then other members of the science faculty may serve as alternate members of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee for the interview process.  Alternate committee members will be directly involved in writing the final letter of recommendation.Use the link at right to apply.Pre-Engineering ProgramNorthwestern Oklahoma State University offers pre-engineering as a pre-professional program of study.  This preparatory program is especially attractive for students wishing to pursue engineering andwould like to save on expenses earning prerequisite credit, orare seeking a smaller campus experience before studying engineering at a larger institution.  Northwestern is proud of its small campus feel, its friendly atmosphere, and its qualified faculty; making it the school of choice for many students wishing to prepare for a diverse array of fields.At least two years of approved academic work is the minimum requirement for entrance to engineering schools.  The course requirements of engineering schools vary, as does the required cumulative college grade-point average of applicants.  Although pre-engineering students at NWOSU have advisors to assist with their program of study, it is ultimately the responsibility of each student to be aware of the specific requirements (prerequisite courses and grade-point average) of the institution he or she intends to apply.Prerequisites and RequirementsThe pre-engineering program at NWOSU is designed to be a two-year preparatory program for advanced study at other engineering schools.  Based on the academic background and need of a particular student, more than two years of preparatory study may be required.  Advisors at NWOSU try to maintain a balance between enrolling students in required pre-engineering coursework in addition to general education requirements common to NWOSU and other engineering schools.  This way, students will be prepared if they move on to engineering school or if they decide to remain and earn their four-year degree at NWOSU.  Typical "staple" coursework for pre-engineering students at NWOSU includes the courses listed in the table below.MATH 1513* College Algebra Advanced standing tests are available for MATH 1513 and MATH 1613MATH 1613 College Trigonometry  MATH 2215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  MATH 2315 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  MATH 3323 Multivariable Calculus  PHYS 2114 Physics I MATH 2215 is a prerequisite for PHYS 2114 and 2214.**PHYS 2214 Physics II PHYS 2114 is a prerequisite for PHYS 2214*Students with ACT scores less than 19 must take content area placement exams for enrollment purposes at NWOSU.  Based on the results of the mathematics placement exam, students may be required to take Pre-Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0013) or Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0123) prior to enrolling in College Algebra. **Under special circumstances, students may be approved to take MATH 2215 concurrently with PHYS 2114 as a corequisite instead of as a prerequisite. TITLE: MCAT Links CONTENT: MCAT Basics - http://www.aamc.org/officialmcatguideMCAT Practice - http://www.e-mcat.com MCAT Schedule - http://www.aamc.org/mcat TITLE: Opportunities for Involvement CONTENT: NWOSU offers its students an environment that is rich with opportunities for academic and personal growth.  This extends to NWOSU's science and pre-engineering students as well.Each fall, high school and middle school teams compete in the Heartland BEST robotics competition.  This annual event requires significant planning in the fall and spring; raising public awareness, refurbishing/testing equipment, and building a demonstration robot are only a few of the ways pre-engineering students can get involved.Each spring, NWOSU offers Science Fair Judging as a service learning course in the sciences.  In this course, NWOSU students judge local science and engineering fair projects.  Numerous other activities are planned and sponsored by student campus organizations. A few organizations pre-engineering students might be interested in include SPS (Society of Physics Students), Biology Club, Chem Club, Math Club, and the Computer Science Club.The science faculty encourage all students to explore ways to get involved in campus and community activities to broaden their experiences.  And, as one can see, finding ways to get involved in science and engineering related activities that goes beyond the usual class work is as easy as it is rewarding! 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Faculty - Natural Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Natural Science Faculty Pictured above are the men and women who make up the faculty and staff of the Division of Business. Pictured from left to right are ... TITLE: Dr. Steven Maier, Chair CONTENT: Associate Professor of PhysicsChair, Department of Natural SciencePhone: (580) 327 - 8562Fax: (580) 327 - 8556Email: sjmaier@nwosu.eduOffice: SC 107-BLaboratory: SC 108 and SC 110Address: 709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeDegrees:Ph.D. OU (Norman, OK) Science EducationM.S. OSU (Stillwater, OK) PhysicsB.S. SLU (Canton, NY) Physics and EducationCourses taught include:PHSC 3114: Earth & Space SciencePHSC 1114: General Physical SciencePHSC 1044: Physics by InquiryPHYS 1114/1214: General Physics I & IIPHYS 2114/2124: Physics I & IIBIOL 4162: Teaching MethodsBIOL/CHEM/PHYS 3011: Science Fair JudgingResearch/Academic Interests:K - 16 Science Education (for science and non-science majors)Physics Education ResearchScience Teacher EducationSTEM Outreach/Informal EducationOutside interests:Fishing, traveling/camping, collecting sands, model rocketry, and milling about in lab. TITLE: Dr. Cornelia Mihai CONTENT: Professor of Organic Chemistry Phone: (580) 327-8559Fax: (580) 327-8556Office: Science Building 100-AE-Mail: cmihai@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeDr. Cornelia Mihai was born in Bucharest, Romania. She holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering (Technology of Organic Compounds) from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, a M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. Degree in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago.She taught undergraduate-level classes (General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics) and Medicinal Chemistry graduate-level classes for more than 4 years at University of Illinois at Chicago.Prior coming to NWOSU, she was working as Research Associate at Albany Molecular Research, Inc., as Research Scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, Iowa and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Iowa, Iowa City.She has more than 10 years research experience and a proven record in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Biocatalysis, and Mechanistic and Synthetic Enzymology. She loves Organic and Medicinal Chemistry and she hopes to convey her passion to her new students at NWOSU.At NWOSU, she teaches General and Organic Chemistry. When not teaching, Dr. Mihai enjoys good books and movies and Classical and New Age music. TITLE: Dr. Venkata Moorthy CONTENT: Professor of BiologyPhone: (580) 327-8565Fax: (580) 327-8556Office: SC 201CE-Mail: vmmoorthy@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeDr. Venkata Moorthy, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry) from University of Mysore, India, a Master's Degree in Botany from University of Mysore, India, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Botany (Mycorrhizal Ecology) from The University of Oklahoma.Dr. Moorthy taught Botany, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Plant Taxonomy, Microbiology, Ecology and Environmental Science for 10 years at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, India.Prior to coming to Northwestern in 1995, Dr. Moorthy taught Botany and related courses for 4 years at The University of Oklahoma.Currently Dr. Moorthy is involved in full time teaching. His courses include Botany, Plant Physiology, Pathogenic Microbiology, Immunology, Ecology, Genetics and Microbiology. Dr. Moorthy's teaching philosophy includes inquiry instruction, improving students critical thinking skills and involving hands-on laboratory activities."Study without thinking is worthless; thinking without study is dangerous" -Confucius  TITLE: Dr. Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill CONTENT: Professor of BiologyPhone: (580) 327-8563Fax: (580) 327-8556Office: Science Building 100-CE-Mail: capfeifer-hill@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeDr. Pfeifer-Hill received her B.S. (Biochemistry) at Pennsylvania State University and her Ph.D. in 1990 (Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology) at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She continued her Postdoctoral Studies for several years in hormone research and the physiology of kidney mechanisms in hypertension at the University of New Mexico and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.Currently she enjoys teaching full-time at NWOSU and loves to interact with the students in a smaller University setting. When not teaching, Dr. Pfeifer-Hill enjoys the peace and quiet of Alva, traveling in New Mexico, photography, garage sales and her lab/collie dog, "Oreo".Courses taught at NWOSU include: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Medical Terminology and Pathophysiology."Learning and discovering how the body works is fascinating!!" TITLE: Dr. Aaron Place CONTENT: Professor of BiologyPhone: (580) 327 - 8673Fax: (580) 327 - 8556Email: ajplace@nwosu.eduOffice: Science 201AOffice hours:M W F 8-9,11-12, 2-3Curriculum VitaeDr. Place earned his B.S. in Wildlife Management and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his M.S. in Biology from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI. The title of his thesis was The Rattlesnake Rattle as a Caudal Lure. He continued his research on rattlesnake behavior at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater where he finished his Ph.D in Zoology. The title of his dissertation was, The role of Learning in the Expression of Rattling Behavior in the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.Courses taught:General ZoologyComparative Vertebrate AnatomyLimnologyNatural History of the VertebratesWildlife ConservationWildlife Management TechniquesHerpetologyGeneral Ecology (w/ Dr. Steve Thompson)Animal BehaviorEvolutionEvolutionary MedicineBiology Seminar (Sceince and Humanities)Readings in BiologyIndependent StudyResearch interests:Ecology and evolution of pit vipers, especially rattlesnakesComparative animal behaviorBiogeography of snakesThe role of learning in defensive behaviorFeeding behavior of snakesHobbies:Outdoor recreation (biking, hiking, camping)Reading books by Stephen Jay GouldSpending time with family in Oklahoma and WisconsinHomebrewingTrail running TITLE: Dr. Jenny Sattler CONTENT: Assistant Professor of Physical ScienceDepartment of Natural SciencePhone: (580) 327 - 8568Fax: (580) 327 - 8556Email: jasattler@nwosu.eduOffice: SC 107-ALaboratory: SC 108 and SC 110Address: 709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeDr. Sattler earned her BS in Physics at the University of North Dakota.  Continuing her studies at UND, she earned an MS in Physics (thesis: Calcium kinetic studies in animal models for osteoporosis using calcium-47 and calcium-41 radiotracers).  She then earned an MS in Medical Physics and a PhD in Biomedical Physics at East Carolina University (dissertation: Comparison of two human cell lines following exposure to low dose radiation and treatment with soybean miso and its active ingredient genistein).  TITLE: Dr. Steven Thompson CONTENT: Professor of BiologyOffice:201B Science BuildingOffice Hours:9-10 M-F,10-11 TTh,11-Noon MWF,and by appointmentPhone: 580-327-8566e-mail: sdthompson@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeCourses:General Biology 1114Grassland Ecosystems 3374Plant Taxonomy 4223Common Plants of Oklahoma 4313Ornithology 3204Science Fair Judging 3011Biology Seminar 4021Independent Study 4470 TITLE: Dr. Jason Wickham CONTENT: Assistant Professor of ChemistryDepartment of Natural SciencesSchool of Arts and SciencesScience Building 100-DNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8560jrwickham@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement & Corrections

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and CorrectionsStudents who plan to major in Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to have completed all of their general education requirements prior to the start of their Junior year. The Criminal Justice Program is sequenced on an annual rotation, and the core subjects should be taken prior to elective and other upper division coursework. A major in Criminal Justice requires 45 hours of coursework in the field. A minor in Criminal Justice requires 24 hours of coursework in the field.There are 3 degree options within the Criminal Justice program. The Law Enforcement track is designed for those students who plan to pursue a career in policing, highway patrol service and other state and federal agencies that are charged with enforcing laws. The Corrections track is designed for those students who plan to pursue a career in community based or institutional corrections, either at the local, state or federal levels. Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.edu TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarships to students who are majoring in the one of the programs within the department. Those students who have excelled academically are encouraged to complete the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15 of each year. The form must be submitted before March 15 to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.Students also must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships.The list of available scholarships includes:Sabin C. & Pearl Ellen Percefull Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDonovan & Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesJay Linder Scholarship for Pre-Law studentsGlen Jenlink Scholarship for Law Enforcement majors and minorsG. W. Nichols Scholarship for Law EnforcementShafer Family Scholarship for Law EnforcementR. B. Yadon Scholarship for Law EnforcementFloyd S. Sibley Scholarshipfor SociologyRonald Reagan Scholarshipfor Political ScienceFrank Wadley Scholarship for Political ScienceJohn Slack Scholarship for Political ScienceCunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal JusticeAdditionally, the Northwestern Foundation awards numerous other scholarships for transfer students, campus participation and miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. The Foundation is located in the Student Center Building on the Alva campus. Foundation personnel may be contacted by calling 580-327-8593 or via email to nwalumni@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: empty TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Criminal Justice Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) along with Curriculum Maps for each program.Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice graduates should be able to do the following:SLO #1 Content Area Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesOutline various structures and processes within the American Justice System.Identify and discuss the rules, laws, procedures, and policies which are the basis of the American Justice System.Identify and describe various criminological theories and theoretical applications.Identify and describe major types of crime in the United States.Identify the basic terms, concepts, and techniques used in criminal justice research.SLO #2 Critical Thinking SkillsCompare and contrast major theoretical explanations for criminal behavior.Evaluate and critically assess criminal justice research.Compare and contrast major sources of crime data.Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the criminal justice system.Analyze the various U.S. Supreme Court decisions that impact personal freedoms and the criminal justice system.Critique the advantages and disadvantages of criminal justice normative standards of practice.SLO #3 Communication SkillsCreate written papers based on relevant criminal justice theory and published research.Discuss contemporary and historical issues related to crime and justice issues.Demonstrate competency in using APA documentation style.Effectively communicate criminal justice research to inform public policy.SLO #4 Ethics and Leadership AbilitiesAnalyze and evaluate ethical issues which face Criminal Justice professionals.Analyze and evaluate ethical issues which confront the American Justice System.Demonstrate professional leadership in group contexts.Curriculum Map Legend: I=Introduced; R=Reinforced; M=Mastered; A=AssessedCurriculum Map for Criminal Justice   Assessment Plan for Criminal JusticeSLOSMETHODOLOGIESMEASURE OF SUCCESSSLO #1 - Student will demonstrate content area knowledge, skills, and abilitiesCJ 4603 Term Paper75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).CJ 4603 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #2 - Student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.SOC 4723 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (200).CJ 4603 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #3 - Student will demonstrate quality communication skills in both written and verbal form.SOC 4723 Proposal Presentation75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (25).CJ 4603 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #4 - Student will demonstrate ethical decision-making and professional leadershipCJ 4603 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SOC 4723 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (200).

History & Global Studies

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK History and Global StudiesThe History degree program is a generalist program which provides coursework to students wishing to pursue study in American History and European History.  The program has consistently prepared students for post-graduate school for those who wish to pursue graduate degrees in History.The Global Studies degree program was designed to prepare students for exciting careers in global business and government service.  The program is primarily focused on international politics, global history, and cultural studies, and works well as a major or minor for students pursuing coursework in Foreign Language and International Business. Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.edu TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarships to students who are majoring in the one of the programs within the department. Those students who have excelled academically are encouraged to complete the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15 of each year. The form must be submitted before March 15 to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.Students also must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships.The list of available scholarships includes:Sabin C. & Pearl Ellen Percefull Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDonovan & Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesJay Linder Scholarship for Pre-Law studentsGlen Jenlink Scholarship for Law Enforcement majors and minorsG. W. Nichols Scholarship for Law EnforcementShafer Family Scholarship for Law EnforcementR. B. Yadon Scholarship for Law EnforcementFloyd S. Sibley Scholarshipfor SociologyRonald Reagan Scholarshipfor Political ScienceFrank Wadley Scholarship for Political ScienceJohn Slack Scholarship for Political ScienceCunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal JusticeAdditionally, the Northwestern Foundation awards numerous other scholarships for transfer students, campus participation and miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. The Foundation is located in the Student Center Building on the Alva campus. Foundation personnel may be contacted by calling 580-327-8593 or via email to nwalumni@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: History Careers Include:Teacher, Professor, National and State Park Interpreter, Cultural Resources Manager, Preservationist, Museum Curator, Heritage Tourism Developer, Program Administrator, Lecturer, Researcher, Policy Analyst, Historic Trust Administrator... and many more.Global Studies Careers Include:International Business, Cultural Resources Manager, Global Marketing, Foreign Service Officer, Researcher, Policy Analyst, Professor, Cultural Programs Intrepreter, Heritage Tourism, International Affairs Officer... and many more.  TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: History Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) along with Curriculum Maps for each program.History/History graduates should be able to do the following:SLO #1 Content Area Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesRecognize and apply significant concepts and principles in the discipline of history.Identify key elements in understanding history (i.e. historical context and significance, political and social figures and events, cultural differences etc.).Develop expertise in a historical sub-discipline (i.e. Regional, American, European or Public History).SLO #2 Critical Thinking SkillsCritically analyze and evaluate historical evidence.Evaluate and critically assess historical research.Recognize and interpret historical events and trends to explain change over time.Produce plausible explanations about cause and effect of events.Identify influence of historical context on people, places, and things.SLO #3 Communication SkillsCreate written papers based on relevant historical research.Discuss historical and political issues in the United States and the world.Demonstrate competency in using APA or Chicago documentation style.Effectively communicate in written and verbal form.SLO #4 Ethics and Leadership AbilitiesExercise academic and professional integrity in all forms.Analyze and evaluate ethical issues which confront historians and historical practice.Demonstrate professional leadership in group contexts.Curriculum Map Legend: I=Introduced; R=Reinforced; M=Mastered; A=AssessedCurriculum Map for HistoryAssessment Plan for History and Global StudiesSLOSMETHODOLOGIESMEASURE OF SUCCESSSLO #1 - Student will demonstrate content area knowledge, skills, and abilitiesHIS 4013 Term Paper75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).HIS 4013 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #2 - Student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.HIS 4433 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (200).HIS 4013 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #3 - Student will demonstrate quality communication skills in both written and verbal form.HIS 4433 Proposal Presentation75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (25).HIS 4013 Term Paper75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #4 - Student will demonstrate ethical decision-making and professional leadershipHIS 4433 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).HIS 4433 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points.

Political Science & Public Administration

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Political Science and Public AdministrationThe Political Science program is an American Government focused program and prepares students for government service through internship opportunities and coursework.  For those students who wish to pursue post-graduate study in Law School or in Political Science, faculty will assist them in preparing for LSAT exams and making application to the appropriate graduate program.The Public Administration program is currently a minor program of study, but plans are underway to develop a full major in the field.  Public Administration is a growing field in which students are prepared for work in virtually all levels of government service - from municipal government to federal agency level work.  Internships are available for students in the program, and for those who wish to pursue graduate program options, faculty will assist them in making the appropriate plans and applications. Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.edu TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarships to students who are majoring in the one of the programs within the department. Those students who have excelled academically are encouraged to complete the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15 of each year. The form must be submitted before March 15 to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.Students also must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships.The list of available scholarships includes:Sabin C. & Pearl Ellen Percefull Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDonovan & Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesJay Linder Scholarship for Pre-Law studentsGlen Jenlink Scholarship for Law Enforcement majors and minorsG. W. Nichols Scholarship for Law EnforcementShafer Family Scholarship for Law EnforcementR. B. Yadon Scholarship for Law EnforcementFloyd S. Sibley Scholarshipfor SociologyRonald Reagan Scholarshipfor Political ScienceFrank Wadley Scholarship for Political ScienceJohn Slack Scholarship for Political ScienceCunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal JusticeAdditionally, the Northwestern Foundation awards numerous other scholarships for transfer students, campus participation and miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. The Foundation is located in the Student Center Building on the Alva campus. Foundation personnel may be contacted by calling 580-327-8593 or via email to nwalumni@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Political Science Careers Include:Policy Analyst, Researcher, Professor, Legal Advocate, Legal Analyst, Political Party Wonk, Government Agency Staffer, Congressional Staffer, Legislative Staffer, Program Administrator, Demographic Analyst, Program Analyst, Attorney (law degree required), Voter Registrar... and many more.Public Administration Careers Include:Government Agency Staffer, Congressional Staffer, Legislative Staffer, City Manager, Community Planner, Grants Officer, Government Contracts Administrator, Regional Economic Development Planner, Demographer, Statistician, Policy Analyst, Researcher, Program Developer and Administrator... and many more. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Political Science/Public Administration Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) along with Curriculum Maps for each program.Political Science/Public Administration graduates should be able to do the following:SLO #1 Content Area Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesRecognize and apply concepts a nd principles in the discipline of political science and public administration.Identify key elements in understanding political science and government.Develop expertise in politics, government, and law.SLO #2 Critical Thinking SkillsCritically analyze and evaluate the history of political thought.Evaluate and critically assess historical and political science research.Recognize and interpret the relationship between various branches of government and levels of government.Produce plausible explanations about the cause and effect of political change on citizenship and government.Evaluate the influence of public policy on American social and economic life.SLO #3 Communication SkillsCreate written papers based on relevant legal and political research.Discuss the context of political issues in the United States and Global Realm.Demonstrate competency in using APA documentation style.Effectively communicate in written and verbal form.SLO #4 Ethics and Leadership AbilitiesExercise academic and professional integrity in all forms.Analyze and evaluate ethical issues which confront political scientists’ and public administrators’ practice.Demonstrate professional leadership in group contexts.Curriculum Map Legend: I=Introduced; R=Reinforced; M=Mastered; A=AssessedCurriculum Map for Political Science and Public AdministrationAssessment Plan for Criminal JusticeSLOSMETHODOLOGIESMEASURE OF SUCCESSSLO #1 - Student will demonstrate content area knowledge, skills, and abilitiesPOL 4623 Term Paper75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).POL 4623 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #2 - Student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.SOC 4723 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (200).POL 4623 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #3 - Student will demonstrate quality communication skills in both written and verbal form.SOC 4723 Proposal Presentation75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (25).POL 4623 Paper Presentation75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #4 - Student will demonstrate ethical decision-making and professional leadershipPOL 4623 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SOC 4723 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points.

Social Science Education

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social Science EducationThis program is designed to prepare you for a career in secondary education teaching Social Studies. The coursework prepares you for the subject specific competency exams required for Oklahoma Teacher Certification. If interested, you will need to contact the Program Coordinator, Jana Brown, during your first semester upon admission to Northwestern in order to plan your program of study carefully. Advisement is essential to appropriate preparation for a teacher education program.All social science education majors are required to complete a plan of study with Jana Brown, Social Science Education Program Coordinator, upon admission to NWOSU.  Social Science Education majors are required to obtain advisement guidance for semester enrollments from Professor Brown.Students should refer to the History, Political Science and Sociology course rotations for planning purposes. Sophomores or rising Juniors who are majoring in Social Science Education are required to enroll in the Global Transformations in History course to prepare for Teacher Education Admission.  The Social Science Teacher's Course is offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters.Students are required to enroll and complete coursework in Education as well as Social Sciences. Education majors must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA for admission into the Teacher Education program.Please contact Ms. Brown for further information about this degree program or for a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these courses, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. Contact:Jana Brown, Program CoordinatorInstructor of HistoryJesse Dunn 302DNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8519jdbrown@nwosu.edu TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarships to students who are majoring in the one of the programs within the department. Those students who have excelled academically are encouraged to complete the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15 of each year. The form must be submitted before March 15 to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.Students also must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships.The list of available scholarships includes:Sabin C. & Pearl Ellen Percefull Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDonovan & Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesJay Linder Scholarship for Pre-Law studentsGlen Jenlink Scholarship for Law Enforcement majors and minorsG. W. Nichols Scholarship for Law EnforcementShafer Family Scholarship for Law EnforcementR. B. Yadon Scholarship for Law EnforcementFloyd S. Sibley Scholarshipfor SociologyRonald Reagan Scholarshipfor Political ScienceFrank Wadley Scholarship for Political ScienceJohn Slack Scholarship for Political ScienceCunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal JusticeAdditionally, the Northwestern Foundation awards numerous other scholarships for transfer students, campus participation and miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. The Foundation is located in the Student Center Building on the Alva campus. Foundation personnel may be contacted by calling 580-327-8593 or via email to nwalumni@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Social Science Education Careers Include:Teacher, Professor, Coach, School Administration, Tutor, Mentor, Academic Counselor... and many more.

Sociology

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK SociologyThe Sociology major requires the satisfactory completion of 40 hours of coursework within the program. The Sociology minor requires completion of 20 hours of coursework within the program. Students are encouraged to enroll in Introduction to Sociology 1113 during the freshman year. Students are encouraged to enroll in Social Problems 2123 during the sophomore year. All other general education requirements should be completed before taking any upper division Sociology course. Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems are offered every fall and spring semesters.Students are encouraged to tailor their elective coursework in the program to reflect their projected occupational interests. Students who plan to apply for graduate school admission are encouraged to meet with Dr. Kay Decker, Chair of the Department of Social Sciences as early in their undergraduate career as possible. For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for this degree, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. Contact:NameTitleBuilding Office NumberNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-email@nwosu.edu TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarships to students who are majoring in the one of the programs within the department. Those students who have excelled academically are encouraged to complete the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15 of each year. The form must be submitted before March 15 to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.Students also must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships.The list of available scholarships includes:Sabin C. & Pearl Ellen Percefull Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDonovan & Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesDr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship for one of the Social SciencesJay Linder Scholarship for Pre-Law studentsGlen Jenlink Scholarship for Law Enforcement majors and minorsG. W. Nichols Scholarship for Law EnforcementShafer Family Scholarship for Law EnforcementR. B. Yadon Scholarship for Law EnforcementFloyd S. Sibley Scholarshipfor SociologyRonald Reagan Scholarshipfor Political ScienceFrank Wadley Scholarship for Political ScienceJohn Slack Scholarship for Political ScienceCunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal JusticeAdditionally, the Northwestern Foundation awards numerous other scholarships for transfer students, campus participation and miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. The Foundation is located in the Student Center Building on the Alva campus. Foundation personnel may be contacted by calling 580-327-8593 or via email to nwalumni@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Sociology Careers Include:Teacher, Professor, National and State Park Interpreter, Cultural Resources Manager, Human Resources Manager, Advertising Executive, Policy Analyst, Researcher and Demographer, Juvenile Services Caseworker, Probation and Parole Officer... and many more. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Sociology Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) along with Curriculum Maps for each program.Sociology graduates should be able to do the following:SLO #1 Content Area Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesRecognize and apply significant concepts and principles in the discipline of sociology.Identify key elements in understanding human group life and behavior (i.e. social theory, political and social figures and events, cultural differences etc.).Develop expertise in social theory and research methodologies.SLO #2 Critical Thinking SkillsCritically analyze and evaluate sociological scholarship.Evaluate and critically assess social research and data.Recognize and interpret societal events and trends to explain change over time.Produce plausible explanations about cause and effect of societal events.Identify influence of values/norms/social change/social context on people, places, and things.SLO #3 Communication SkillsCreate written papers based on relevant social and behavorial research.Discuss historical, social, economic and political issues and relationships in the United States.Demonstrate competency in using APA documentation style.Effectively communicate in written and verbal form.SLO #4 Ethics and Leadership AbilitiesExercise academic and professional integrity in all forms.Analyze and evaluate ethical issues which confront sociologists and sociological practice.Demonstrate professional leadership in group contexts.Curriculum Map Legend: I=Introduced; R=Reinforced; M=Mastered; A=AssessedCurriculum Map for SociologyAssessment Plan for SociologySLOSMETHODOLOGIESMEASURE OF SUCCESSSLO #1 - Student will demonstrate content area knowledge, skills, and abilitiesSOC 3203 Term Paper75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SOC 3203 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #2 - Student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.SOC 4723 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (200).SOC 3203 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #3 - Student will demonstrate quality communication skills in both written and verbal form.SOC 4723 Proposal Presentation75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (25).SOC 3203 Term Paper75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SLO #4 - Student will demonstrate ethical decision-making and professional leadershipSOC 4723 Final Exam75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).SOC 4723 Proposal75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points.

Degrees Offered - Social Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Degrees Offered in Social SciencesCriminal JusticeHistory and Global StudiesPolitical Science and Public AdministrationSocial Science EducationSociologyFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. Internship Info & Form for All Degree Programs

Faculty - Social Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social Sciences Faculty TITLE: Dr. Kay Decker, Chair CONTENT: Dr. Kay Decker, M.S., Ed.D.Department Chair and Professor of SociologyOffice Location: Jesse Dunn 311B(580) 327-8521kldecker@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEducation and CertificationsB.A. Ed.D. Social Science Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University M.S. Sociology from Oklahoma State UniversityEd.D. Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State UniversityCommunity Development Certification from Neighbor-Works Corporation, Washington, D.C.Affordable Housing Development Certification from the Housing Assistance Council, Washington, D.C.Areas of SpecializationRacial & Ethnic Studies/Social DiversityAnthropology and American Indians of the SouthwestSocial GerontologySocial Theory and Research MethodsRural Sociology and Community DevelopmentProfessional Accomplishments/AssociationsGraduate of Oklahoma Arts LeadershipGraduate of Educators Leadership and Outstanding Professors AcademyPreservation Oklahoma Board of Directors (past President)Executive Director, Freedom West Community Development CorporationFormer Advisory Board Member Center for Rural AffairsAdvisory Board Member for BJCC-NWOSU PartnershipMember, Executive Board for NWOSU Citizenship InstituteBoard of Governors, former member, for Journal of Free InquiryMember of Mid-South Sociology Association & Past President Oklahoma Sociology AssociationGrant Writing and PresentationsOver the past 18 years, Dr. Decker has written grants for rural economic development, community development, health care, affordable housing development and cultural arts programming in excess of $12 million for northwest Oklahoma communities. These federal and state funds have been leveraged with more than $10 million in local resources to benefit rural Oklahoma communities. She presents regularly across the state and region at professional conferences in the field of planning, grant writing, housing and infrastructure development, and cultural heritage promotion.  She has directed the development of the Cultural District Initiative for the City of Alva, Oklahoma, and has initiated regional participation in the Americans for the Arts AEP5 Study—seeking to further understand the power of the arts to community and regional economic development.Quotes of the DayOne person’s problem becomes another person’s opportunity. All I really need is a little time and a few kind words.When in doubt, ask.Creative problem solving begins with blocks, colors, puzzles, and books.Hard work never hurt anybody. 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Schmaltz, Ph.D.Professor of HistoryJesse Dunn 321(580) 327-8526ejschmaltz@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEducation:Ph.D. in History, University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2002)M.A. in History, University of North Dakota at Grand Forks (1996)B.A. in History and German Language (graduated summa cum laude), Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (1994) – Spring Term Study Abroad (1993), University of Paderborn in Paderborn, GermanyAreas of Academic Specialization:Modern European History (Germany, Russia, and Eurasia)Ethnic/Nationalities Studies (Genocide, Nationalism, Nazi Holocaust, Soviet Nationalities Policies)Cultural, Intellectual, and Religious HistoryGerman from Russia Diaspora (German Global Migrations and Transnationalism)Organizational Affiliations and Memberships/Professional Duties:Academic Advisory Board, Volga German Institute at Fairfield University, Fairfield, ConnecticutAmerican Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR)Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)Board of Academic Advisors, Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University, Portland, OregonCo-executive Director, NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies (http://www.nwosu.edu/nwics)Co-senior Editor, Civitas:  Journal of Citizenship Studies, NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies (http://www.nwosu.edu/civitas)Contributing Editor, GROW Quarterly Newsletter (Germans from Russia in Oregon and Washington)Editor, Heritage Review (Germans from Russia Heritage Society)Editorial Board, Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from RussiaGermans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS)Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS)Phi Alpha Theta History Honor SocietyPhi Beta Kappa (Academic)Society for German American Studies (SGAS)World History Association (WHA)Western Social Science Association (WSSA)Professional Accomplishments/Contributions/Pursuits:Dr. Schmaltz has taught American, European, and World History at NWOSU since 2005.  His area of academic specialization concerns ethnic Germans in Russia and the former USSR and German Diaspora.  In connection with his education, research interests, and professional development, he has traveled across the United States and to fourteen countries on four continents (Africa, Europe, North America, and South America).Despite significant teaching commitments, he has spoken over the past three decades at more than one hundred conferences and public events here and abroad.  He has also produced numerous original articles and German- and Russian-language translations for publication in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University (GRHC NDSU) Libraries in Fargo.  His many other contributions have appeared either online or in newsletters, local newspapers, and interdisciplinary academic journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Eurasia Studies Society Journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Journal of Genocide Research, Nationalities Papers, Oklahoma Politics, and Yearbook of the Society for German American Studies, as well as in international anthologies by Berghahn Books (New York and Oxford), De Gruyter Publishing (Berlin), the Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe (Oldenburg), the German Cultural Forum of Eastern Europe (Potsdam), and K. G. Saur Verlag (Munich).In 2003, the GRHC NDSU in Fargo published his monograph, An Expanded Bibliography and Reference Guide for the Former Soviet Union’s Germans.​  He was among a group of recipients of the prestigious American Library Association (ALA) “Choice Academic Book of the Year Award” for 2005, contributing an article to the international compilation edited by Michael Fahlbusch and Ingo Haar:  German Scholars and Ethnic Cleansing, 1919-1945 (Oxford and New York:  Berghahn Books, 2005). Additionally, he has secured a number of successful mini- and major grants through the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.In 2014, he also received the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award at NWOSU.  Besides editing duties, he continues to work long term on various articles and translation pieces for publication, including a number of anticipated book projects.   TITLE: Jana Brown CONTENT: empty TITLE: Dr. Aaron Mason CONTENT: Dr. Aaron MasonProfessor of Political ScienceJesse Dunn 302B(580)327-8522mason@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeCo-Founder and Executive Director of the NWOSU-Institute for Citizenship Studies.2014 Oklahoma Political Science Association Teacher of the Year AwardEducationB.A. (Political Science) Northeastern State University: Tahlequah, Oklahoma (1994) M.A. (Political Science) The University of Texas at Arlington: Arlington, Texas (1997)Ph.D. (Political Science) Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, Arizona (2006)Areas of SpecializationAmerican Political Institutions and ProcessesPublic Policy/Public AdministrationThe U.S. ConstitutionAmerican Indian Tribal GovernmentsFederalismThe Founding FathersThe American Civil War                                                                 Selected Publishing ActivitiesIndian Country Today. August 23, 2016. "Dwight D. Eisenhower: Tried to Knock Out Jim Thorpe, and Assimilate Indians." By Alysa Landry. Can be retrieved at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/08/23/dwight-d-eisenhower-tried-knock-out-jim-thorpe-and-assimilate-indians-165534“Tragedy of the Commons Meets the Anti-commons: Water management and conflict on the southern plains of the United States.” Article published The Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. Co-authored by Tony Wohlers, John Wood, and Eric Schmaltz.  16, 1450005 (2014), DOI: 10.1142/S1464333214500057. On Line Citation: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1464333214500057?src=recsys&journalCode=jeapm“Tribal Citizenship: traditional ideas and new realities” Article published in Oklahoma Politics. Volume 20, November 2010. Pages 93-112. The Journal of the Oklahoma Political Science Association.“Lederhosen, Rodeos, and Laptops: Comparisons of Political Culture in Oklahoma and Bavaria in the Age of Globalization.”  (Co-authored by Aaron Mason, Eric Schmaltz and Tony Wohlers.) Article Published in Oklahoma Politics Volume 17, November 2008. Pages 1-37. The Journal of the Oklahoma Political Science Association.“The Changing Face of Tribal Identity: State Recognition of Indian Tribes.” Article published in Oklahoma Politics. Volume 16, Fall 2007. Pages 153-178.The Journal of the Oklahoma Political Science Association. United States Politics and Democracy: A Supplemental Reader and Workbook by David Camacho. Chapter entitled “Federalism, Tribal Governments, and Sovereignty” Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa. Third Edition (2002)Selected Grant WritingSuccessfully obtained grants funded by groups such as the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Alva Oklahoma Tourism and Convention Development Committee, and the Woodward, Oklahoma Convention and Tourism Board.  TITLE: Jim Hunt - Adjunct CONTENT: empty TITLE: Michelle Newton - Adjunct CONTENT: ​empty TITLE: Gordon Patton - Adjunct CONTENT: ​empty TITLE: J.W. Platt - Adjunct CONTENT: empty TITLE: Ruth Welters-Smith - Adjunct CONTENT: Ruth Welters-SmithAdjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice since 2011 at NWOSUDegrees Held:Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and a minor in Women’s Studies from Kansas State UniversityMasters of Arts in Criminal Justice from Wichita State UniversityAreas of Specialization:CorrectionsCase ManagementBackground InvestigationDiversion CoordinatorLSI-R Certified (Level of Service Inventory)Moral Reconation Therapy Certified – Cognitive Behavior TherapyClasses taught regularly:Criminal Justice Administration and ManagementOrganization of the Criminal Justice SystemsProbation, Parole, and Community TreatmentIntroduction to CorrectionsIntroduction to SociologyDeviant BehaviorSpecial Interest:Human Trafficking  TITLE: Jason Seigars - Adjunct CONTENT: Jason SeigarsAdjunct InstructorJudge Jason Seigars was appointed Special District Judge in Garfield County in January of 2017. Judge Seigars graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and received his Juris Doctor Degree, with Honor, from the University of Tulsa, College of Law in 2011. While attending law school, Judge Seigars was the Editor-in-Chief of the Energy Bar Journal, received the Sustainable Energy and Natural Resources Law Certificate, served an internship with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma, and served as a clerk for Tulsa County Special Judge Mary Fitzgerald.Prior to attending law school, Judge Seigars served as the Assistant Juvenile Officer for the District Courts of Garfield County, working with deprived and delinquent children dockets. Following law school, Judge Seigars returned to Enid to serve as an Assistant District Attorney for the Garfield County District Attorney’s Office beginning in 2011.Just prior to his appointment, Judge Seigars was the Managing Attorney for Garfield County, the Crimes Against Children Prosecutor, the Major Crimes Prosecutor, and was a 2016 recipient of the District Four District Attorney’s Guardian Award for Excellence in Prosecution.Judge Seigars has been a course instructor for the Oklahoma Reserve Deputy CLEET Academy teaching Evidence and Juvenile Law.  In addition, Judge Seigars has been a presenter for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training in Garfield County for numerous sessions since 2006.  These presentations include “CASA and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)” and “CASA and the Courts (Prosecution).”  In addition, he has presented to several civic, educational, and law enforcement groups regarding juvenile and criminal law. Judge Seigars was a recipient of the Spirit of the Family Award from the Community Development Support Association (CDSA) Smart Start Program. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for CDSA, Youth and Family Services, and Crimestoppers of Garfield County. Judge Seigars was also a recipient of the Garfield County Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2015, and has served on the Awards Committee and the Bench and Bar Committee for the Garfield County Bar Association.

Faculty - Business

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Division of Business Faculty Pictured above are the men and women who make up the faculty and staff of the Division of Business. Pictured from left to right are ... TITLE: Dr. David Hawkins, Chair CONTENT: DR. W. DAVID HAWKINSRyerson Family Endowed Chair in Business IIProfessor of BusinessJesse Dunn 222-Alva(580) 327-8440wdhawkins@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. Ralph Bourret CONTENT: DR. RALPH BOURRETAssociate Professor of BusinessJesse Dunn 201C-Alva(580) 327-8504rebourret@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. James Breyley CONTENT: DR. JAMES BREYLEY, JR.Professor of BusinessNorthwestern Enid 112(580) 213-3158jkbreyley@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. Roger Brown CONTENT: DR. ROGER BROWNAssistant Professor of BusinessJesse Dunn 201B-Alva(580) 327-8509rsbrown@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. Jerry Gustafson CONTENT: DR. JERRY GUSTAFSONProfessor of BusinessNorthwestern Enid 112(580) 213-3184jjgustafson@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Dr. Joseph Nnanna CONTENT: DR. U. JOSEPH NNANNAAssociate Professor of BusinessNorthwestern Enid 114(580) 213-3132ujnnanna@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2016 M.A., Economics     University of Oklahoma2011 D.B.A., Management (Corporate Governance) Argosy University2007 M.B.A., Accounting Florida Metropolitan University2005 B.B.A., Accounting Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTEACHING COMPETENCIES:Financial AccountingAuditingCross Cultural ManagementManagement ControlsMacroeconomicsMicroeconomicsSurvey of EconomicsCorporate GovernanceRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Topics of research that Dr. Nnanna pursues include governance and independence in banking, change management, and topics involving globalization and international commerce. In 2017, Dr. Nnanna published an article in Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies on, “An Evaluation of Alternative Approaches to the Application of Cash Reserve Requirements in Nigeria”. Dr. Nnanna co-authored a study on programs for international students in Oklahoma universities. This study was presented in 2013 at the MBAA International Conference in Chicago, IL. By Dr. Nnanna and NWOSU colleague, Dr. Zhou. Furthermore, Dr. Nnanna has published articles in the journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign trade studies, journal of public policy and governance, journal of social economics and the international journal of business, economics and management to name few. Dr. Nnanna has served as moderator during the MBAA/BSG conferences.Professionally qualified to teach:AccountingEconomicsCAREER HIGHIGHTS:10 refereed journal publications, 5 conference presentations, and 5 academic panel discussions.Selected PublicationsOhuche, K.F. and Nnanna, U.J. (2017) An Evaluation of Alternative Approaches to the Application of Cash Reserve Requirements in Nigeria. Submitted to Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies (Accepted)Nnanna, U.J. (2015). Is China’s Investment in Africa good for the Nigerian Economy? Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies vol. 8 issue (1) 44-48Nnanna, U.J., and Brown, R. (2015). Strategies Employed by SME’s in the Developing World: Evidence from Nigeria. Submitted to Vision: The Journal of Business PerspectiveNnanna, U.J. (2014). An Analysis of Corporate Governance in the Nigerian Banking industry: The role of ethics. Journal of Social Economics (Accepted)Nnanna, U.J. (2014). Gaining Trust after the Financial Crisis in the Nigerian Economy: A Conceptual Framework. International Journal of Business, Economics and Management (Accepted) TITLE: Dr. Steven Palmer CONTENT: DR. STEVEN PALMERRyerson Family Endowed Chair in BusinessProfessor of BusinessJesse Dunn 214-Alva(580) 327-8507scpalmer@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:1980  J.D., Creighton University1991  M.B.A., Creighton University1977  B.A. in Political Science, Creighton UniversityLICENSURE:Licensed to practice law in Nebraska, U.S. District Courts Nebraska and Southern Iowa, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Licenses to practice law in Iowa and Ohio are inactive.First came to NWOSU in the fall of 2009.TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Academically qualified to teach:ManagementMarketingLawEthicsGeneral BusinessProfessionally qualified to teach:AccountingEconomicsFinanceRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Ethics, PedagogyCAREER HIGHIGHTS:Practiced law – 35+ yearsTeaching undergraduate and graduate business courses since 1987Member all three national Business honor societiesFive best paper awards from academic business societies17 refereed journal publications, 20 refereed proceedings publications, 60 conference presentations, and 12 academic panel discussions. TITLE: Dr. John Stockmyer CONTENT: DR. JOHN STOCKMYERAssociate Professor of BusinessNorthwestern Enid 112(580) 213-3183jlstockmyer@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae TITLE: Ms. Jana Walker CONTENT: MS. JANA WALKER, CPAInstructor in BusinessJesse Dunn 220-AlvaOffice 138-Woodward(580) 254-2530jawalker@nwosu.edu​Curriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2014 M.S. Agriculture Economics, Oklahoma State University2012 B.S., Accounting, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityLICENSURE:Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Oklahoma Accountancy Board License # 17593First came to NWOSU in the fall of 2017.TEACHING COMPETENCIESFinancial AccountingManagerial AccountingSurvey of AccountingBusiness MathRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:Co-author, “Valuing the Cooperative Firm.” The Cooperative Accountant. Summer 2016, Pages 2-13CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:2016 Trailblazer awarded by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, January 2016Outstanding Accounting Student of the Year awarded by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, May 2012Conference Speaker, NCERA-210 Annual Meeting, “Valuing the Cooperative Firm Based on Discounted Cash Flows” Minneapolis, MN, November 5, 2014.Conference Speaker, Bill Fitzwater Cooperative Symposium, “The True Value of the Cooperative Firm” Midwest City, OK, October 27, 2015.Member of the American Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and committee member of the Liaison with Educational Institutions.  TITLE: Dr. Wei Zhou CONTENT: DR. WEI ZHOUAssociate Professor of BusinessJesse Dunn 227A-Alva(580) 327-8505wzhou@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae​ TITLE: Faculty Resources CONTENT: empty

Faculty - Agriculture

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Agriculture Faculty TITLE: Dr. Dean Scarbrough - Chair CONTENT:   Chair, Agriculture Department  Professor of Agriculture  Jesse Dunn 106  709 Oklahoma Blvd.  Alva, OK 73717  (580) 327-8487  dascarbrough@nwosu.edu  Curriculum Vitae  Education:Ph.D. Animal Science / Ruminant Nutrition - University of ArkansasM.S. Animal Science - University of ArkansasB.S. Animal Science - Oklahoma State University TITLE: Dr. Mindi Clark CONTENT:   Assistant Professor of Agriculture Education  Jesse Dunn 201A  709 Oklahoma Blvd.  Alva, OK 73717  (580) 327-8484  msclark@nwosu.edu  Curriculum Vitae  Education:Ph.D. Agricultural Education - Oklahoma State UniversityM.Ed. Pre-K - 12th Guidance Counseling - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. Agricultural Education - Oklahoma State UniversityLinks of interest:   Oklahoma FFA Association Website TITLE: Dr. Jim Gilchrist CONTENT:   Professor of Agriculture​  Jesse Dunn 127  709 Oklahoma Blvd.  Alva, OK 73717  (580) 327-8485  jagilchrist@nwosu.edu  Curriculum Vitae  Education:Ph.D. Plant Breeding - Cornell UniversityM.S. Agronomy - Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. Agronomy - Oklahoma State University TITLE: Mark Sneary CONTENT:   Instructor of Agriculture Education  Jesse Dunn 127C  709 Oklahoma Blvd.  Alva, OK 73717  (580) 327-8537  jmsneary@nwosu.edu   Curriculum Vitae  Education: M. Ed. - Northwestern Okla. State Univ.B.S. Agriculture Education - Oklahoma Panhandle State University  Links of Interest:   Oklahoma FFA Association Website TITLE: Steve Sneary CONTENT:   Farm Manager  Instructor of Agriculture  NWOSU Farm  709 Oklahoma Blvd.  Alva, OK 73717  sasneary@nwosu.edu  Curriculum Vitae  Education:M.Ed. Agribusiness - Northwestern Okla. State UniversityB.S. Agribusiness - Northwestern Okla. State University

University Farm

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY University FarmA quarter section of land approximately six miles south and 2.25 miles west of the city of Alva was aquired in 1984 for the development of university farm facilities. The tract was purchased for $105,000 from Dale and Esher Hood.A farm headquarters building consisting of offices, classrooms, an animal show ring and a caretaker's apartment was completed in 1986. Half of this $200,000 project expense was provided by the Share Trust with the remainder coming from capital improvement funds. A 16-crate swine farrowing barn, pens for the swine program, a pole-type hay barn, an enclosed metal barn, and a small set of cattle working facilities and other capital improvements were built in 1987-88 at an additional cost of approximately $40,000.In June 1991, Northwestern increased the size of the farm by 80 acres. That land, adjoining the original quarter section on the east, was purchased from Kenneth and Nelda Kay Pfleider for $37,750. Forty acres in cultivation were to provide more room for experimental crops. Forty acres of pasture-land were to be used for training agriculture students in range management and as pasture for university cattle. On Dec. 17, 2009, Northwestern broke ground at the farm for a new facility to serve its growing Agriculture Education program, which was initiated during the fall semester of 2009.Funding for the facility came from a private-public partnership with private funding provided by a gift from the Wisdom Family Foundation and public funding made possible by special allocations from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.Construction of the 4,000 square-foot Wisdom Agriculture Education Center building was completed in the fall of 2011. The structure features a classroom area equipped with SMART Board technology, offices, and a large welding shop furnished with metal-working equipment.Northwestern formally dedicated the Wisdom Agriculture Education Center during cermonies at the facility on October 14, 2011. Additional funds from the private-public partnership were used to construct a 600 square-foot greenhouse during the fall of 2012.  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program RequirementsNorthwestern offers a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSN) in Nursing.  Since the inception of the Division of Nursing in 1982, three tracks have been offered for obtaining a baccalaureate in nursing.  A BSN provides the foundation of study that can serve as a basis for pursuing advanced education in nursing.First, the four-year Generic or Traditional Track provides the educational opportunities essential for the preparation of a professional nurse. Upon completion of all program requirements, the Generic Graduate and the LPN -to-BSN track Graduate is eligible to write the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse (RN).Second, the Division of Nursing offers educational mobility to  LPN’s who desire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  The Nursing program, in conjunction with the OK Board of Regents and the “Oklahoma Articulation Agreement” may grant college credit to those individuals who qualify for extra-institutional learning.Third, the Division of Nursing offers educational mobility to RNs prepared with a diploma or Associate's Degree in Nursing.  The Nursing program, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Board of Regents and the "Oklahoma Articulation Agreement" may grant college credit to those individuals who qualify for extra-institutional learning. See the Online RN-to-BSN program link for details.Selection of students is based on the potential for success in completing the program.  Acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon meeting the following criteria and available enrollment space in desired courses. References Required for ApplicationStudents must submit three references from teachers or employers with at least one being from a nursing instructor or supervisor. BSN Applicant Reference Form (to be filled out applicant)BSN Person Serving as Reference Form (to be filled out by two of your references) BSN Program ApplicationBSN Student HandbookInformation Request FormBackground Check Info & ServiceCourse Rotation TITLE: Generic Track CONTENT: Minimum criteria for generic or traditional 4-year curriculum applicants, seeking admission to the junior nursing courses are:High School Diploma and meet the NWOSU Admission requirements. Must provide a copy of official transcript(s) from all high schools and colleges/universities attended to the Northwestern Registrar's office. ​Transcripts may be submitted by the student in person or by mail. The Registrar’s office also will accept transcripts sent electronically as official if they are sent via email to Sheri Lahr or Teri Warren directly from the issuing institution or the institution’s third party company (E-Script, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.).  These transcripts must be on file in the Northwestern Registry Office on the Alva campus.Completion of all courses listed as prerequisites to the nursing major with a minimum of “C” before entering the junior nursing courses, maintaining the RGPA requirement of 2.50. Applicants completing prerequisite coursework during summer session may be admitted conditionally pending attainment of the specified RGPA, and a minimum grade of “C” in the following prerequisite courses prior to beginning the junior nursing courses in the Fall.CHEM    1105    Chemistry for Non-Majors OR CHEM 1115 General Chemistry IBIOL       3115    Introduction to MicrobiologyBIOL       3184    Human AnatomyBIOL       3194    Human PhysiologyNURS     3033    Pathophysiology for Nurses OR BIOL 4503 PathophysiologyENG       1113    Comp IENG       1213    Comp IIHED       1820    Nutrition (3 hours)MATH    1513    College AlgebraMATH    1313    Statistics OR PSYC 4213 StatisticsPSYC     1113    General PsychologyPSYC     3123    Human Life-Span DevelopmentSOC       1113    Introductory SociologySCOM    1113    Intro to Speech CommunicationScience GPA of 2.5.  Applicants cannot repeat a science course more than one time. A withdrawal counts as a repeat. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the faculty as a group.Complete application and submit to the Division of Nursing, with references. Generic Track Applications are reviewed by the Division of Nursing Admissions Committee beginning in February each year.Completion of the Kaplan Nursing Program Admission Test. Applicant must pass the Kaplan Nursing School Admission Test at or above the Mean Score. Please contact Pam Hess at (580) 327-8493 or prhess@nwosu.edu for more information about this exam.Certification as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in the state of Oklahoma.Completion of a History & Physical Exam, and Student records.Successful completion of a federal background check through Certified Background. For more information visit the Nursing Background Check web page.Completed applications (including references and transcripts) are submitted to the Division of Nursing and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in February. TITLE: LPN to BSN Program Track CONTENT: LPN students may receive credit for the Introduction to Nursing Concepts and may receive additional credit based upon any articulation agreements that may exist with the Career Tech programs. (Consult a faculty advisor for further information).  LPN students will enter the nursing program during fall semester of the junior year and be able to complete required nursing courses in four semesters, if attending as full-time students.  Students will take the Role Transition Course* (3 hrs online) the summer prior to starting the nursing program.The LPN to BSN Program track application process and requirements are the same as the Traditional (Generic) student process/requirements listed above. TITLE: RN to BSN Program Track CONTENT: RN students may complete their BSN degrees through the Online RN-to-BSN Program at NWOSU. Please see the link on the Nursing homepage for the program. TITLE: BSN Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The BSN graduates of NWOSU Division of Nursing are able to:Integrate transpersonal human caring into own clinical practice.  (Caring)Practice safely as a nursing generalist, utilizing the nursing process.  (Safety)Assess the effects of clinical practice through reflection.  (Reflection)Integrate the principles of holistic nursing into own clinical practice.  (Holistic Care)Systematically appraise and utilize the approach to nursing research with evidence based practice principles to provide multi-dimensional, high quality, and cost-effective care in the provision of nursing care in a changing environment.(Evidence Based Practice)Incorporate an awareness of the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each person into nursing practice by developing skills, knowledge and attitudes that enable them to provide culturally competent health care.  (Cultural Competence)Utilize effective communication skills to engage in therapeutic nurse/client relationships.  (Communication)Synthesize theories and principles from nursing, the natural and behavioral sciences, and the liberal arts into nursing practice based on sound clinical reasoning.  (Clinical Reasoning)Collaborate with consumers, health team members, and communities to restore, evaluate, promote, and maintain optimal health.  (Leadership)Integrate principles of teaching-learning to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate teaching plans designated to promote, restore, and maintain optimal outcomes.  (Leadership)Facilitate problem solving to resolve ethical, moral, and legal dilemmas using sound clinical reasoning and the standards of nursing practice.(Clinical Reasoning)Assimilate principles of leadership and management in planning and providing safe, effective health care to clients, families and communities.  (Leadership)Integrate the importance of service learning in professional nursing practice.(Holistic Care)Evaluate and implement the use of informatics as a means of communication and as a resource for the delivery of health care. (Technology)

Online RN to BSN

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Online RN-to-BSN ProgramIt is now more important than ever for RNs to have their BSN degrees, and we can help you do that with our innovative program for RNs to complete their BSN online! This program ENABLES you to be WHO you want to be, WHERE you want to be, and HOW you want to learn!Nursing Courses are online - no campus visits necessary!No traditional clinical hours required!Advanced Standing given for YOUR RN experience!Enrollment open EVERY Semester!!High quality, convenient to YOUR schedule and liberal course transfers!Learn while you earn!We select students to enter our online classes for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Application for Admission to NWOSUOnline RN-to-BSN Program ApplicationOnline Student InfoCourse RotationInformation Request FormBackground Check Info & ServiceRated #4 in the Nation's Online RN-to-BSN Programs TITLE: Online RN-to-BSN Program Costs CONTENT: Tuition/fees per credit hour for this program is $301.50.There also is a one-time, $300 online program fee assessed the first semester. TITLE: Top 20 Reasons to Become a BSN CONTENT: BSN is the preferred degree for bedside positions in ICU, Neonatal, and other specialty areas.BSNs are ready for expanding into the community nursing role and are able to provide the knowledge for health promotion, disease prevention, and optimum levels of wellness.BSNs learn to lead, manage, and motivate others.A BSN degree opens the opportunity for research and applying theory to one's practice.Research demonstrates that BSN-prepared nurses produce better patient outcomes.BSNs have a better grasp of the BIG PICTURE of Nursing: more time in each area, more emphasis on clinical reasoning, reflection and evidence-based practice.BSNs are prepared to assume roles of leadership through their education in research utilization, professional issues, leadership and community nursing.BSNs are prepared for nursing as a profession, not nursing as a job or skill.The BSN degree provides a base of graduate education.BSNs have an increased professional marketability.BSNs have more opportunities open to them in the work force and are eligible for higher advancement.BSNs have enhanced credibility with other healthcare providers, clients, and the public.BSNs have more clinical experience outside a hospital setting giving them a broader range of experiences.BSNs are prepared to function in all health care settings.BSNs use reflection in their practice to continually improve their plan of care.BSNs are best prepared for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration.BSNs have a more solid science background which enables a sense of confidence in recognizing conditions and responding appropriately.BSNs learn "why" not just "how to".BSNs fulfill their career dreams and their personal goals! BSNs have more earning power. TITLE: Entrance Qualifications & References Infor CONTENT: The minimum criteria for consideration of applicants seeking admission to the Online RN-to-BSN program include:Acceptance to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. (**Separate NWOSU application required** Use the Online Application for Admission)  Evidence of satisfactory academic achievement with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in all nursing courses and a 2.5 GPA overall.Graduate of an ACEN (formerly NLN or NLNAC) approved Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program.Filing of the student's official college transcript(s) with the Registrar's Office and a copy to the Division of Nursing.Submission of a completed application form for the Online RN-to-BSN Program to the Nursing Division. Submission of two references from teachers or employers with at least one being from a nursing instructor or supervisor. Online RN-to-BSN Applicant Reference Form (to be filled out applicant)Online RN-to-BSN Person Serving as Reference Form (to be filled out by two of your references)Resident of the state of Oklahoma. Out of state residents considered on an individual basis.Documentation of current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma or state of residence. Successful background check clearance through Certified Background. TITLE: General Information for Program CONTENT: Online RN-to-BSN General InformationPlease read the information below carefully and comply with all requests. A link to a form requiring your digital signature indicating that you have read, understand and comply with all requests provided within this General Information area is at the bottom of this section.Information below will include:General InformationRecord of Arrest or Commitment for Mental Incompetence1. General InformationA. In order to be licensed as a registered nurse, an individual must be a graduate of a State approved Nursing Program, such as Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  A.Candidates for licensure as a registered nurse in Oklahoma must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).B. Travel Requirements:Part of the Nursing Program will include living in or traveling to Alva, Enid, WW, Ponca City, Fort Supply, Oklahoma City and /or other cities for the clinical rotations and educational requirements for labs/clinicals.  Travel expenses are the responsibility of the student.  Students frequently share housing and travel expenses.C. The NWOSU Generic Nursing Program is designed for full-time students.D. Student’s fees will include liability insurance at the beginning of each year while in the Nursing Program. E. Drug testing is a clinical requirement at the student’s expense.  An additional student charge may be required by governing agencies.  Random drug screens may occur throughout the nursing program.F. A national background check is required annually at the student’s expense.G.The Clinical Hub fee will be included in student fees annually, which allow students to attend clinicals.You should keep a copy of all forms and documents submitted for your records.Services for Students with DisabilitiesAny student needing academic accommodations for a physical, mental or learning disability should contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, or faculty member personally, within the first two weeks of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged.  The location for ADA assistance is the Fine Arts Building, Room #126, on the Alva Campus and the contact is Calleb Mosburg, 580-327-8415 or cnmosburg@nwosu.edu.  The location for ADA assistance on the Enid campus is Room 102. The location for ADA assistance on the Woodward campus is the Main Office. The location for ADA assistance for students attending the University Center at Ponca City campus is the Main Office.Reference: Current Northwestern Oklahoma State University Undergraduate Catalog2.  Record of Arrest or Commitment for Mental IncompetencePolicyIt is the responsibility of the Division of Nursing to inform current and prospective students who have been arrested/convicted, for any charge or have been committed by a court for mental incompetence, of the rules and regulations of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing related to initial licensure. Arrest/Convictions include felonies or lesser chargesIf a student has been adjudicated as mentally incompetent or mentally ill (that is, committed by a court as mentally ill), the student may be denied admission to the nursing program.Faculty who are concerned with the welfare of the student with a “mental health history” have the right to explore with the student the past health history, current treatment, and/or request a recent statement from the student’s physician.   The student may be referred for mental health counseling.Action1. The student informs the Division of Nursing Chair of any records of arrests and/or commitments for mental incompetence.  This includes events occurring while in the program. NOTE: This is a requirement.  Failure to do so may lead to dismissal from the program.  2. The Division of Nursing Chair informs the student of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing rules and regulations and the possible implications.3. The Division of Nursing Chair assists the person in contacting the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for further counseling if deemed necessary.Reference: Current Northwestern Oklahoma State University Division of Nursing Student Handbook policy on record of arrest or commitment for mental incompetence. Statement of ResponsibilityThe Division of Nursing of Northwestern Oklahoma State University is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Applicants for Oklahoma Advanced Practice Nurse licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program, requirements include submission of an application for advanced practice licensure with a national criminal history records search and successfully passing the national certification examination. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to reside in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621).  The Board has the right to deny a license to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on another health-related license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony charges. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6]. TITLE: Program Curriculum CONTENT: Nursing Program Pre-Requisities:Chemistry 1105Anatomy Bio 3184* College Algebra 1513PathophysiologyPsychology 1113Nutrition*MicrobiologyPhysiologySociologyHuman Life SpanStatistics (Math or Psych) 3 hoursA combination Anatomy and Physiology course may be considered for meeting the requirement for the separate Anatomy course and Physiology course. Consult a faculty advisor for more information.General Education Hours Requirements:NWOSU General Education Hours vary depending upon your nursing degree and college hours earned.  Contact a Nursing Division Advisor for specific questions.  Contact the Division of Nursing office at (580) 327-8493 to contact an advisor, or email Dr. Shelly Wells at scwells@nwosu.edu.Nursing Course Requirements: Introduction to Nursing Care and Skills *        Holistic Assessment *Nursing Care of the Adult I *Pharmacology and Nursing Care *Nursing Care of the Adult II *Nursing Care of the Family *Nursing Care in Mental Health*Nursing Care of the Adult IIIResearch UtilizationNursing Care in the CommunityProfessional Issues in NursingNursing Leadership*RNs are awarded credit for the following courses in accordance with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and NWOSU Articulation Agreement:Anatomy         NutritionHuman Life SpanIntroduction to Nursing Care and SkillsHolistic AssessmentNursing Care of the Adult IPharmacology and Nursing Care             Nursing Care of the Adult IINursing Care of the FamilyNursing Care in Mental HealthOnline RN -to-BSN Program Nursing CurriculumEffective Fall 2015, students may be admitted in the Fall, Spring or Summer Semester and may complete the BSN degree in 12 months provided that all university general education requirements are met.  Applicants will enter into the course rotation at the semester of application and continue until all courses have been completed.Nurses with proof of current CCRN certification will receive credit for Nursing Care of the Adult III.  Check with a faculty advisor for more information.Spring Semester:N3023 Role TransitionN4003 Research Utilization (Statistics is a pre- or co-requisite)May Interim Session:N4333 Professional Issues in NursingSummer Semester:N4316 Nursing Care of the Adult III (Pathophysiology is a pre or co-requisite)N3033 Pathophysiology for Nurses (if needed)Fall Semester:N4216 Nursing LeadershipN4206 Nursing Care in the CommunityFor additional information and questions, email Dr. Shelly Wells at scwells@nwosu.edu *It is strongly recommended that you submit scanned copies of your college transcripts for informal evaluation when you contact Dr. Wells. TITLE: Computer Requirements for Success in Program CONTENT: Broadband Internet Access256 MB RAM (minimum requirement)1.3 GHz Processor (minimum requirement)20 GB hard drive (minimum)Windows XP or HigherWeb Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox, or Chrome)Microsoft Office 2003 Suite or higherAdobe Reader 8 or higherWindows Media Player 7 or higherWebcamPDF conversion software OR scanner  TITLE: Program Retention Standards CONTENT: To remain in the nursing program, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and achieve a "C" or better in all nursing and science courses.  A student's failure to meet any of these standards will result in a review by the nursing faculty and potential dismissal from the program. TITLE: Accreditation & Approvals CONTENT: The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.  Northwestern Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.: (404) 975-5000Oklahoma Board of Nursing: (405) 962-1800 

Faculty - Nursing

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Division of Nursing Faculty and Staff TITLE: Dr. Shelly Wells, Chair CONTENT: Shelly Wells, Ph.D, MBA, MS, APRN-CNS, ANEFDivision of Nursing ChairProfessor of NursingOffice Carter Hall Administration -AlvaPhone 580-327-8498scwells@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeEDUCATION:Ph.D in Nursing - University of MO- Kansas CityMBA - University of MO- Kansas CityMS in Nursing - University of MO- Kansas CityBS in Nursing - Graceland College - Lamoni, IALICENSURE:  Registered Professional Nurse (RN) - Missouri Registered Nurse (RN) - Oklahoma Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Oklahoma First came to NWOSU in the: July  of 2012 TEACHING COMPETENCIES:30+ years of teaching experience in Nursing at BSN, MSN, and DNP/PhD levels as well as Staff Development in acute care facilities. ​20+ years of experience in Distance Education  including online teaching. Specialty areas include Adult Nursing, Leadership, Health Policy and Ethics, Health Care and Labor Economics, and Role Specialization.  RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Health Policy and Health Care Workforce issues CAREER HIGHIGHTS:Introducing hundreds of students to the rewarding profession of Nursing.Receiving the Nightingale Award of Nursing Excellence from the Oklahoma Nurses AssociationInduction as a Fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing EducationGovernor's appointment to the Health Care Workforce Subcommittee of the Economic Development Council TITLE: Dr. Leslie Collins, Assistant Chair CONTENT: Leslie Collins, DNP, MS, RNDivision of Nursing Assistant ChairAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 100- AlvaPhone 580-327-8496lncollins@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:Bachelors of Science in Nursing- NWOSU 2008Masters of Science with an emphasis in Nursing Education- The University of Oklahoma 2012Doctor of Nursing Practice- Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit 2015 LICENSURE: RN in the State of Oklahoma since 2008First came to NWOSU in the Summer of 2010 TEACHING COMPETENCIES: Introduction to Nursing Care and SkillsSkills laboratory for Adult Health INursing Care of the FamilyResearch UtilizationProfessional Issues in NursingNursing Leadership-RN to BSN programResearch Utilization- RN to BSN program RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Incivility in Nursing and Nursing EducationSimulation in Nursing Education CAREER HIGHIGHTS:John Barton for Distinguished Teaching and Service award recipient- 2016Northwestern Greatest Student Involvement Service Award- 2015Served on the American Nurses Association Professional Panel- 2014-2015Faculty Champion in Obstetrics from the University of Oklahoma- 2014  TITLE: Dr. Cheryl Kent, Assistant Chair CONTENT: Cheryl Kent, DNP, MS, RN, CNEDivision of Nursing Assistant ChairAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-213-3159ckkent@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2014: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Duquesne University2008: Masters of Science, Nursing Education, University of Oklahoma2000: Bachelor of Nursing, University of OklahomaLICENSURE:Current RN, state of OklahomaCertified Nurse EducatorFirst came to NWOSU in the Fall of 2007TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Pathophysiology for NursingPharmacology for NursingHolistic AssessmentMed-Surg NursingCritical Care NursingRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Team-based learningIncorporating active learning and enhancing student engagementCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Janet Cordell, Endowed Chair TITLE: Dr. Pat Thompson, DNP Chair CONTENT: Pat Thompson, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-CDoctor of Nursing Practice Program DirectorAssociate Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 104- AlvaPhone 580-327-8497prthompson@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:St. Louis University: Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2013Pittsburg State University: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2007University of Kansas: Master of Science in Nursing, 1989, Emphasis: Community Health NursingWest Chester State College, West Chester, PA: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1976LICENSURE:RN and APRN Licenses: Oklahoma and KansasCertified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse PractitionersCertified as a U.S. Dept. of Transportation Examiner for Commercial Driver’s License PhysicalsFirst came to NWOSU in the fall of 2016TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Developed and Taught:Program OrientationAdvanced PathophysiologyDeveloped:NURS6132 Advanced Holistic AssessmentNURS6233 Evidence Based Practice and Scholarship in Advanced Practice NursingNURS6432 Role Development for the DNPNURS6143 Advanced PharmacotherapeuticsRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Online EducationPrimary Care of Clients Across the LifespanHealthcare DisparitiesCAREER HIGHIGHTS:Clinical experience in medical-surgical, psychiatric, emergency department, and cardiovascular intensive care, and hospice settingsMoved to Kansas in 1979 to set up and direct a health department and home health agencyEmployed in associate degree nursing education, full- and part-time, 1983-2006; Director of the program 1998-2006. Served in state leadership roles for A.D.N. nurse educatorsBegan full-time career as a family nurse practitioner in 2007. Currently employed one day a week by a federally-qualified heath center (a federal safety net clinic) TITLE: Dr. Hazle Courtney Ballina CONTENT: Hazle Courtney Ballina, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-CDoctor of Nursing Practice Program -Assistant ProfessorOffice Carter Hall 203- AlvaPhone 580-327-8490hcballina@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae EDUCATION:2017  D.N.P., Samford University, Nursing Administration and Education Concentration2012  M.S.N., Metropolitan State University, Family Nurse Practitioner2004  B.S. in Nursing, University of Wisconsin- Eau ClaireCertificatesFamily Nurse Practitioner- AANP exp. 2022Coach Approach to Management- University of St. Thomas, 2016Mini-MBA- University of St. Thomas, 2016Mini-Masters of Project Management- University of St. Thomas, 2016LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:RN: Minnesota, Oklahoma, WisconsinAPRN: Minnesota, Oklahoma, WisconsinTEACHING COMPETENCIESOnline course developmentClinical competency trainingRN to NP transition to practiceRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Publications and PresentationsBallina, C. (2015). The saga of the sore throat. Contemporary Clinic, 1, http://contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com/journals/issue/2015/2015-vol1-n1/the-saga-of-the-sore-throat  Ballina, C. (2017). Using Chief Complaints to Determine Appointment Durations in a Primary Care Clinic. Poster session presented at the DNP Project Poster Presentations, Birmingham, AL.  InterestsOperational efficienciespatient engagementstandardization of clinical guidelines TITLE: Dr. Ramona Bartlow CONTENT: Ramona Bartlow, DNP, MSN, RNAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-213-3161rcbartlow@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEducation:BSN West Texas State University graduated 1979; MSN Phoenix University graduated 2011DNP Duquesne University graduated 2015Licensure:RN 1979 to presentTeaching Experience:First came to NWOSU as an adjunct August 2008Became full-time January 2009 TITLE: Dr. Mary Brune CONTENT: Mary Brune, Ed.D, MS, RN, CNEAssistant Professor Of NursingOffice Woodward CampusPhone 580-327-8498mebrune@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2014 EdD, Capella University2001 MS, University of Oklahoma1987 BSN, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityLICENSURE:Licensed as a BSN RN in 1987, obtained Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) in 2007First came to NWOSU in the Spring of 2001 as an adjunctBegan teaching full time in Fall 2001TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Adult Health I, II, IIIIssues in NursingClinical support in Maternal Health and PediatricsRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Concept Mapping in the ClassroomGeriatric Champion with Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing ExcellenceOklahoma Medical Reserve Corp guiding student internsCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Presented at Colorado's Nurse Educator Conference in the RockiesOklahoma Medical Reserve Corp training in Psychological First Aid TITLE: Dr. Nikole Hicks CONTENT: Nikole Hicks, PhD, RNC, CNEAssociate Professor of NursingOffice University Center 107, Ponca CityPhone 580-718-5600nahicks@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2014 PhD, University of Northern Colorado2002 MSN, University of Phoenix1989 BSN, University of Iowa LICENSURE:Registered Nurse (RN) License in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio First came to NWOSU in the Fall of 2017 TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Maternal-Child NursingNursing Research and Evidence Based PracticeLearning-Centered TeachingProfessorial Role in Nursing EducationNursing Ethics and LawFoundations of Nursing PracticeNursing Practice Issues and Trends RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Test development and item writingActive learningTechnology in nursing educationOnline pedagogiesProgram evaluation and accreditation CAREER HIGHIGHTS:Certified Nurse EducatorCertified Inpatient Obstetrics RNLamaze Certified Childbirth EducatorServed as Dean of Yancey School of Nursing, Kentucky Christian University, 2015-2017Board of Directors, Kentucky League for Nursing, 2013-2017Sigma Theta Tau Honor SocietyKentucky Nurses Association Ethics Committee MemberKentucky Center for Nursing MemberBreakfast of Champions Honoree, University of Cincinnati, 2009Kentucky Nurses Association Innovative Nurse Educator of the Year, 2005 TITLE: Dr. Jennifer Mahieu CONTENT: Jennifer Mahieu, DNP, MSN, RNAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 101- AlvaPhone 580-327-8494jlmahieu@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2015: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Duquesne University2004: Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix1996: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, NWOSULICENSURE:1996: Registered Nurse ~ OklahomaTEACHING COMPETENCIES:Began my career as a nurse educator at NWOSU fall 1998 and have coordinated and/or taught many courses throughout the curriculum over these years.RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Student Success in NursingCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Making a difference in nursing educationBecoming the Student Success Advisor at NWOSUJoining the Oklahoma Board of Nursing NCLEX Pass Rate Task ForceBeing inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of NursingInduction to the Northwest Oklahoma Honor Society of NursingJoining The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi TITLE: Dr. Krista Tilley CONTENT: Krista Tilley, DNP, MSN, RNAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-327-8491kmtilley@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2017  DNP- Nursing Administration with Educator concentration- Samford University2013  M.S. in Nursing Education, University of Oklahoma1997  Associate of Applied Sciences, Nursing1995  BS- Eastern Washington University  LICENSURE:Licensed: Registered Nurse, OklahomaTEACHING COMPETENCIES: Mental Health in NursingNursing in the Community - BSN and RN-BSN courses.RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Nurse residency program Gap Analysis Compared to American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Accreditation ProgramMulit-Patient Medication Administration Simulation in Nursing Education.CAREER HIGHIGHTS: Interprofessional collaboration- Social Work students and senior BSN nursing students in the Nursing in the Community coursePsychology students and Mental Health in Nursing senior nursing students. TITLE: Amanda Clepper CONTENT: Amanda Clepper, MSN, RNInstructor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 102- AlvaPhone 580-327-8495adclepper@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2017 Currently pursuing DNP Educational Leadership, American Sentinel University2015 MSN Nurse Education, University of Oklahoma2013 BSN, Northwestern Oklahoma State University2004 LPN, Autry Technology CenterLICENSURE:Registered Nurse (RN)Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALSFirst came to NWOSU in the August of 2016TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Medical SurgicalCritical CareRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Leadership in NursingSimulationPatient SafetyMedication Administration & Drug Calculation CompetencyStudent EngagementCAREER HIGHIGHTS:Outstanding Senior Award for BSN from NWOSU, 2013Honor Graduate of Combat Medic Course for the ARMY National Guard, 2009 TITLE: Jean Wahlgren CONTENT: Jean Wahlgren, MSNE, RNKetterman Lab CoordinatorOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-213-3157jcwahlgren@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2009: Master of Science in Nursing Education, Southern Nazarene University1973: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of NebraskaLICENSURE and CERTIFICATION:Registered Nurse, State of Oklahoma, ActiveBasic Life Support (BLS) Instructor, American Heart Association, December 2015, ActivePROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:Ketterman Lab Coordinator, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid Campus, August 2015-PresentFull-time Sophomore Nursing Instructor, Northern Oklahoma College, Enid Campus, August 2008-July 2015Adjunct Sophomore Nursing Instructor, Northern Oklahoma College, Enid Campus, September 2001-July 2008RN Supervisor/MDS Coordinator/CNA Instructor, The Carmen Home, Carmen, OK 1995-2001RESEARCH and SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Research November 2009 “Number of Simulations nursing Students Need to Progress One Level on the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric”Simulation conferences and webinars provide current insight for structuring activities and events in the Ketterman Lab.CAREER HIGHLIGHTSSigma Theta Tau International, December 2009Honor Society of Nursing, Southern Nazarene University, December 2009Distinguished Achievement, Southern Nazarene University, December 2009Distinguished Adjunct Faculty, Northern Oklahoma College, 2005Appreciation for Dedicated and Devoted Service, The Carmen Home, 2001 TITLE: Pam Hess CONTENT: Pam HessDivison of Nursing Administrative AssistantOffice Carter Hall Administration- AlvaPhone 580-327-8493prhess@nwosu.edu  TITLE: Angie Henson CONTENT: Angie HensonDoctor of Nursing Practice Program- Administrative AssistantOffice Carter Hall 103- AlvaPhone 580-327-8442aahenson@nwosu.edu

Faculty - Social Work

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social Work Faculty and Staff Pictured above are the women who make up the faculty and staff of the Social Work Department. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Kylene Rehder, Janet Valencia and Jennifer Pribble. TITLE: Dr. Kylene Rehder, LCSW - Chair CONTENT: Dr. Kylene Rehder, LCSWJake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Chair in Social WorkAssociate Professor of Social WorkChair, Department of Social WorkSocial Work Program DirectorJesse Dunn 308-AlvaOffice 139-Woodward(580) 327-8135kdrehder@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2013  Ed.D., Northcentral University2003  M.S.W., University of Oklahoma2001  B.S. in Social Work, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityLICENSURE:Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Approved Supervisor (BAS) with the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social WorkersFirst came to NWOSU in the fall of 2005.TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Social Work: A Helping ProfessionService Learning in Social WorkSocial Work Practice with IndividualsSocial Welfare Policies and ServicesCommunication Techniques for Social Work MethodsChild Abuse and NeglectSocial Work Ethics and LawSocial Research and EvaluationRESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Technology in Social Work Education and Practice, Disaster Mental Health, Public Child Welfare, Licensure Laws and Regulation of Social WorkersCAREER HIGHIGHTS:Governor Appointment to the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social WorkersFeatured as “100 for the 100th” Honoree by the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) Advisory Board MemberOklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) Disaster Mental Health ResponderJohn Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award, 2013Northwestern’s Distinguished Service Award, 2012 TITLE: Jennifer Pribble, MSW, LCSW CONTENT: Jennifer Pribble, MSW, LCSWCitizens of Enid Endowed ChairAssistant Professor of Social WorkDirector of Field ExperienceRoom 110-Enid(580) 213-3148jlpribble@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2014 M.S.W., University of Oklahoma2012 B.S.W., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityLICENSURE:Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social WorkersFirst came to NWOSU in the fall of 2016.TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Human Behavior and the Social EnvironmentSocial Work Practice with Families and GroupsSocial Work Practice with Communities and OrganizationsDomestic ViolenceSocial Work Field Education ISocial Work Field Education IICAREER HIGHIGHTS:Northwest Branch Chair for the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 2017 TITLE: Janet Valencia - Secretary CONTENT: Janet Valencia Secretary, Department of Social Work Jesse Dunn 308 (580) 327-8134 jivalencia@nwosu.edu

Degrees Offered - Social Work

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Degrees Offered in Social WorkSocial Work MajorGeneral Social Work MinorCommunity Social Services MinorFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Faculty - Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Education FacultyEducation Faculty Accolades at NWOSUEndowed Chair in Education - Dr. Martie YoungJohn K. Martin Endowed Chair in Education - Dr. Steven MackieCharles Morton Share Trust Chair in Education - Dr. Christee JenlinkJohn Sheffield Teacher of the Year - Dr. Jen Oswald (2016)John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award - Dr. Steven Mackie (2012)Thelma Crouch Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year Award - Natalie Miller (2012)Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur, CA - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Dr. Steven Mackie (2011) Faculty Resources TITLE: Dr. Christee Jenlink, Chair CONTENT: empty TITLE: Roxann Clark CONTENT: empty TITLE: Dr. Colleen Golightly CONTENT: empty TITLE: DaLana Hawkins CONTENT: empty TITLE: Dr. Steven Mackie CONTENT: empty TITLE: Natalie Miller CONTENT: empty TITLE: Jen Oswald CONTENT: empty TITLE: Dr. Christie Riley CONTENT: empty TITLE: Dr. Martie Young CONTENT: empty TITLE: Mariann Braten-Hall CONTENT: empty TITLE: Joshua Hawkins CONTENT: empty

Degrees Offered - Health and Sports Science Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Health & Sports Science Education Degrees Offered empty

Faculty - Health and Sports Science Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Health & Sports Science Education Faculty empty TITLE: Chandler Mead, Chair CONTENT: Chair, Health and Sports Science EducationProfessor of Sports ScienceHealth & Sports Science 149(580) 327-8629cemead@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2007 Ed. D., Oklahoma State University1991 M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University1990 B.S. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University1986 B.S., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTEACHING/COACHING EXPERIENCE:1987-1990, Graduate Assistant in Football at Northwestern Oklahoma State and instructor of gymnastics, volleyball and weight training.FIRST CAME TO NWOSU IN THE FALL OF 1981.COURSES TAUGHT:KinesiologyLegal LiabilityTeacher's CourseReadings in Health and Sport ScienceFAMILY INFORMATION:Wife: KarenSon: MarcusDaughter: TylarSPECIAL INTERESTS:Working with youthCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:1998 NAIA #l Ranked National Defense1996 National Defensive Coordinator of the YearNAIA #1 Ranked National Defense  TITLE: Shane Hansen CONTENT: empty

Agriculture Degree

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY AgricultureRequirements for a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture at Northwestern consist of a 45-credit hour general education component, a 5-credit hour elective component, and a 48-credit hour major component.  In addition, students majoring in Agriculture choose a 19- to 21-credit hour minor from areas such as Business, Biology, Animal Science, or Field Crop Consulting. COURSE ROTATIONContact:Dr. Dean Scarbrough, ChairProfessor of AgricultureJesse Dunn 106Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8487dascarbrough@nwosu.edu TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: empty TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Agriculture students can earn scholarships here as a freshmen, or by transferring to Northwestern to continue their education. All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair. TITLE: Careers for this Degree CONTENT: Job OpportunitiesStudents graduating with a degree in Agriculture from Northwestern gain employment in many different areas of the agriculture industry.  Many choose to pursue careers in agricultural lending, grain production & management, crop consulting, or animal production.  Others choose to return home to the family farm / ranch, or opt to start their own agriculture-related businesses.The demand for college graduates in the field of Agriculture is great, and this trend will continue as long as people rely on agricultural products for food, fiber, and fuel.Search for ideas on what you can do with this major: http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/info.html  TITLE: Facilities CONTENT: In addition to classrooms located on the Alva campus, Northwestern’s Agriculture program currently has a working University Farm, located approximately 6 miles south and 2.25 miles west of the city of Alva. The 320-acre farm consists of both tillable wheat ground and mixed-grass prairie. Improved buildings located at the farm consist of a classroom facility, a 16-crate swine farrowing barn, a pole-type hay barn, two enclosed metal barns, and a small set of cattle working facilities.

Agriculture Education

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Agriculture EducationAgriculture Education at Northwestern consists of a 54-credit hour general education component and a 70-credit hour major/minor component; thereby, satisfying the 124-credit hour requirement for completing a Bachelor of Science degree. Requirements for the Agriculture Education major program consist of three core groups of classes that include agriculture, agriculture enrichment, and professional education cores. The agriculture core includes 27 hours of agriculture science and mechanical agriculture based classes, while the agriculture enrichment core allows students to select 9 hours from production agriculture, speech and communications, natural resources, and/or agriculture sales subject areas. The third and final professional education core will consist of 34 credit hours of education and agriculture education based classes. Included in the professional education core will be 10 credit hours associated with student teaching.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for this degree, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. COURSE ROTATIONContact:Dr. Dean Scarbrough, ChairProfessor of AgricultureJesse Dunn 106Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8487dascarbrough@nwosu.edu TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Students will characterize / differentiate between species of, and anatomical features of, agriculturally important animals.Students will design, create, and defend practical feed rations for domestic livestock.Students analyze and effectively communicate important concepts in agronomy and animal science.Students will characterize / differentiate between species of, and morphological structures of, agriculturally important plant species. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: A $500 scholarship has been established for students who qualify for the Agriculture Education program.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair. TITLE: Careers for this Degree CONTENT: empty TITLE: Facilities CONTENT: empty

Degrees Offered - Psychology

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Psychology Degrees TITLE: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology CONTENT: empty TITLE: Master of Counseling Psychology CONTENT: empty

Faculty - Psychology

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Psychology Faculty empty TITLE: Dr. Cris Gordon, Chair CONTENT: Assistant Professor of PsychologyOffice Education Center 216Phone 580-327-8447mmgordon@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeDr. Cris Gordon is originally from Brazil and has taught a variety of courses both at the graduate and undergraduate levels utilizing non-traditional assessments at Universities and Technical/Community Colleges. She also has many years of experience in teaching online courses.EducationDoctor of Philosophy Degree in Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MNMaster of Arts Degree in Psychology from State University of West Georgia in Carrolton, GeorgiaBachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Sao Paulo, BrazilTraining and CertificationVision and Purpose Navigator CertificationGrant Writing U.S.A. WorkshopCenter for Accelerated Learning CertificationOn-Course Student and Faculty Success TrainingOnline certification (Blackboard)PublicationsGordon, C. (2010). The impact of nontraditional classroom assessment on retention of information in an introductory psychology course. EbscoHost.Gordon, C. (2008). Social Stratification Activity. Classroom Activities for Introductory Sociology Courses p. 64. Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.Research InterestsNon-Traditional AssessmentMultiple IntelligencesGrief and BereavementStress and Sports PsychologyStudent and Faculty SuccessInternational ExperienceLead Instructor International Student Exchanges, Rosendaal, Netherlands, Fox Valley Technical College-Zumvliet CollegeDM –Produtivismo S/C Ltda., Sao Paulo, Brazil - ESL Program CoordinatorCasa de Santa Marta Rehabilitation Clinic, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Therapeutic AssistantPersonal InterestsOf course, I love teaching! But, I do some other things in my spare time, too (when I have some).I love to travel, and I love animal encounters! My family has a goal to travel to all 50 states together. We are also animal lovers and love to experience animal encounters together! Here are some fun ones we have done so far: We swam with Tigers, Manatees (and an Alligator by accident!), Botos (pink river Dolphins), Dolphins, Sting Rays, and we also did some Falconeering! Next plan: Sharks!!! I also love soccer! I don’t play, but I watch it very well!  TITLE: Leigh Kirby CONTENT: Instructor of PsychologyOffice Enid Room 224Phone 580-213-3136ltkirby@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeAcademic BackgroundBA in Psychology - Stephen F. Austin State University 1996 - Nacogdoches, TXMS in Community Counseling - Texas A&M University 1998 - Commerce, TXCurrently pursuing Ph.D. in Counseling - Texas A&M University - Commerce, TX (ABD)Licensure/Certifications/MembershipsLicensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma 2013Licensed Professional Counselor 2000 and Supervisor 2007 in TexasProfessional MembershipsTexas Counseling AssociationOklahoma Counseling AssociationResearch InterestsAnxiety in ChildrenChildren with Learning Disabilities and self-esteem issuesGrief and BereavementGatekeeping procedures for master's and doctorate level programsSupervision and Ethical issues with counselorsFavorite ThingsMy family is my favorite thing. I have a young son and a husband. The remainder of my family lives in Texas and Georgia.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also really enjoy watching students learn and grow. It is a great catalyst to be able to see students understand a concept or realize the importance of the psychology field. I really enjoy teaching others. TITLE: Mistie Kline CONTENT: Instructor of PsychologyOffice Education Center 208Phone 580-327-8148mekline@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeDegree InformationBachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Phillips UniversityMaster’s Degree in Counseling from Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityCurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in CounselingFavorite ThingsWhen I am not busy being inspired to teach and learn from my students, my focus is on my family. My husband, Jesse Kline, is a Ranger alumnus.  My daughters, Carrington and Taylor Ann, are growing up in the Ranger family. Our favorite family activities involve Northwestern athletics events.I enjoy traveling, cooking, research, sci-fi, and shopping.Weird facts:I have been in the same Bunko group for 16 yearsI have bungee-jumped and fractured my foot in a mosh pit at a rock concertMy favorite show is Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson TITLE: Wayne McMillin CONTENT: Professor of PsychologyDean, Northwestern-EnidOffice Enid, Room 122Phone 580-213-3116FAX 580-213-3151wlmcmillin@nwosu.edu2929 E. RandolphEnid, OK 73701Curriculum VitaeDegree InformationB.S. Psychology NWOSU 1988M.A. Experimental Psychology UCO 1994Ph.D. Educational Psychology OSU 1999Academic InterestsI typically teach courses in social and developmental psychology, as well as research and statistics. My personal research interests are quite diverse, ranging from mental imagery in sport, to psychological reactance in the classroom, to newcomer socialization within organizations. Currently, my professional interests revolve around helping promote the psychology programs, sponsoring the psychology club, student development, and participating in faculty and university committees.Favorite ThingsLets see… mountains, backpacking, Saturdays, soccer (world cup & pee wee), Ranger football, a well struck 3 iron, live music at 1:30 a.m., students that show interest, students that don't, art museums, trout fishing, good (not bad) books, an occasional libation, friends and family. TITLE: Taylor Randolph CONTENT: Instructor of PsychologyOffice Enid, Room 114Phone 580-213-3119jtrandolph@nwosu.edu2929 E. RandolphEnid, OK 73701Curriculum VitaeDegrees AwardedMaster of Theological Studies, Phillips Theological Seminary, 2012Master of Counseling Psychology, NWOSU, 2004Bachelor of Science:  Psychology, Phillips University, 1995Areas of InterestCounselor supervision and development, counseling children and families, evidence-based practices for addiction as well as treatment of child and families affected by trauma, neurological impacts of trauma, neurological impact and mechanisms of addiction, religious influences on human psychology.  CertificationsLPC (board approved supervisor), LADC (board approved supervisor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), Oklahoma State Certified Trauma-Informed TrainerProfessional Continuing EducationTF-CBT, MET/CBT-5, A-CRA, MI, Seeking Safety, Strengthening Families, Celebrating Families, PCITA board approved supervisor since 2009, 12 licensure candidates successfully attained either LPC, LADC, or both licensures under his supervision. For the past 16 years, he provided co​unseling and administrative care for individuals and families in a variety of settings ranging from children's inpatient psychiatric hospital, to adult residential rehabilitation, to different levels of outpatient care.Favorite ThingsPassions include psychological research, implementing evidence-based practices, and theological study.    TITLE: Stephanie Widick CONTENT: Instructor of PsychologyOffice Education Center 210Phone 580-327-8443srwidick@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeDegree InformationMay 2017 Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, (Anticipated) Oklahoma State UniversityJuly 2012 Master of Counseling Psychology, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityMay 2008 Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Minor: Human Resources, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityProfessional AffiliationsOklahoma Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychological Association-Division 15American Educational Research AssociationProfessional InterestsMotivation TheoryLeadership CharacteristicsAcademic Motivation and AchievementHigher Education EffectivenessPerceptions of Online LearningA Few of My Favorite ThingsI enjoy running and working out, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and reading something that isn’t required for any class. Nothing will ever beat watching baseball on a summer day. I enjoy watching students grow and change throughout their academic careers.“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi 

Bands and Instrumental Music

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Bands and Instrumental MusicJoin the NWOSU Bands!Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers all the opportunities that can be found at any large university combined with the friendliness and warmth of a small college. The bands are open to all students regardless of major, and participation scholarships are available. Whether you plan to major in music or if you simply want to continue playing during your university years, you’ll find participating in the bands at Northwestern to be an exciting and rewarding experience.The Ranger Bands need you!  Complete the Prospective Student Interst Form to be contacted about membership and potential scholarships.  Prospective Student Interest FormContact:Dr. Marc DeckerAssistant Professor of MusicDirector of Instrumental Music and Music EducationFine Arts 304Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8191mddecker@nwosu.eduClubs:Phi Delta Music SocietyKatelyn Cutsinger, Presidentkrcutsinger61@rangers.nwosu.edu TITLE: Performance Groups CONTENT: We have four performance groups:Ranger Marching BandSymphony BandConcert BandJazz Ensemble TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Students can be awarded up to $2,000 for participation in the bands. The qualifications are maintaining a 2.5 GPA, full-time status as a student at Northwestern, enrolling in and active participation in the Symphonic Band, Ranger Marching Band, and/or Jazz Ensemble.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Music Degree?AnnouncerInstrument RestorerPiano TunerArmed Forces Band MemberInstrumentalistSession MusicianArrangerMusic CriticPrivate Music TeacherAudio TechnicianMusic ExecutiveSingerBooking AgentMusic EditorSongwriterBoom OperatorMusic LibrarianSound EngineerCantor MusicPublisherRecording MixerChoir DirectorLyricistSound TechnicianClassical MusicianMusic SalespersonStage ManagerCommunications ExpertMusic Store ManagerStudio TeacherComposerMusic TeacherSynthesizer SpecialistConcert MasterMusic TherapistTalent AgentConductor MusicVideo ProducerTechnical WriterCopywriterMusical PerformerTheatrical AgentDisc JockeyOrchestra MusicianTour CoordinatorEditorOrganistRecording DirectorFilm Music EditorMusic Software ProgrammerRecording EngineerInstrument RepairpersonJazz MusicianTranscriber TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: empty

Choral and Vocal Studies

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Choral and Vocal StudiesAt Northwestern Oklahoma State University, choral and vocal students have all of the opportunities that can be found at a large university combined with the friendliness and warmth of a small college. Each year choir members and vocalists participate in many performance opportunities including concerts by the University Chorale, Concert Choir, and the University Singers. Northwestern choirs tour regionally and nationally. Just this past summer, the University Chorale and Singers had an incredible tour to Austria and the Czech Republic. Recently, the choirs have taken tours to New York, including a performance in Carnegie Hall, Shanghai and Beijing, New Mexico, Washington D.C., St. Louis and across the South and Southwest United States.The NWOSU Choirs are open to all students regardless of major, including faculty and staff. We invite all community members to join our community Concert Choir.Participation scholarships in choir are available to every NWOSU student.Whether you plan to major in music or simply want to continue singing during your studies, you’ll find participating in the choral and vocal studies program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to be an exciting and rewarding experience! Contact:Karsten LonghurstInstructor of MusicFine Arts 323Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8692krlonghurst@nwosu.eduClubs: TITLE: Sing with Us! CONTENT: We have three performance groups:University SingersUniversity ChoraleConcert Choir TITLE: Voice Placements/ Auditions? CONTENT: Any NWOSU student, staff or faculty, or community member can sing in a choir. Regardless of background or level of experience, we have a choir for you!To join a choir, please begin attending University Chorale (T/Th at 11:00am in FA 200) or Concert Choir (Mondays at 6:45pm in FA 200) and click here to sign up for a voice placement.Voice placements for choirs are quick (10 minutes) and simple. You don't need to prepare anything! Have questions? Email Dr. Longhurst at krlonghurst@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Participation AwardsChoir participation scholarships range from $250 to $2,000 per year, making a significant contribution toward an individual’s annual tuition. Choir awards may be combined with academic or other participation awards up to approximately $5,500 for freshmen and transfer students and $1,750 for continuing students. Scholarships above the cost of tuition may be applied to other university costs. Eligibility requirements include enrollment in choir, maintenance of at least a 2.5 grade point average and completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours per year.Vocal Scholar AwardsThere are three competitive awards for vocal majors: The Northwestern Vocal Scholar Award, the Alton and Betty Zimmermann Vocal Scholar Award and the Reichenberger Vocal Scholar Award. These are renewable scholarships in the amount of $1000 per year for four years. These awards are based on competitive auditions and are restricted to vocal music and/or music education majors.The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Vocal Scholar Award is presented annually to an outstanding incoming freshman singer from Oklahoma who is planning to major in vocal music performance or vocal music education. The award is in the amount of $1,000 and is renewable each year for four years.Previous Northwestern Vocal Scholars:Kenneith McIntosh: Del City HS - Del City, OKRyan Wiebener: Alva HS - Alva, OK Megan Pruitt: Cimarron HS - Ames, OK Kiley Rieger Feely: Burlington HS - Burlington, OKKandee Hookstra: Vici HS - Vici, OKAbigail Hunter: Vici HS - Vici, OKKevin Kerr: Conway Springs HS - Conway Springs, KSJillian Bartow: Laverne HS - Laverne, OKAll incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair. For more information, please visit Scholarships.A list of scholarships available in the choral and vocal area include:The Alton and Betty Zimmerman Vocal Scholar Award is presented every four years to an outstanding incoming freshman singer who is planning to major in vocal music performance or vocal music education. The award is in the amount of $1,000 and is renewable each year for four years.Previous Zimmerman Vocal Scholars:Adrianna Tibbits: Beaver HS - Beaver, OKCory Kerr: Conway Springs HS - Conway Springs, KS Ryan White: Alva HS - Alva OKAndrea Petrowsky: Skyline HS - Pratt, KSThe Reichenberger Vocal Scholar Award is presented every four years to an outstanding incoming freshman singer who is planning to major in vocal music performance or vocal music education. The award is in the amount of $1,000 and is renewable each year for four years.Previous Reichenberger Vocal Scholars:Isileli Tu'ifua Siliva Ofiu Jr.: Anchorage, AK (current)Ashley Schmitz: Laverne HS- Laverne, OK Charity Epperson: Woodward HS - Woodward, OK Shaleen Miller: Sapulpa HS - Sapulpa, OKEligibility Requirements for Vocal Scholar Awards2.5 Cumulative High School GPA19 ACT scoreApplication Process for Vocal Scholar AwardsOne or more letters of recommendation from a previous vocal or choral instructor. Six or seven semester high school transcript.Completed NWOSU Vocal Scholar Scholarship Application. (need to build new)Completed NWOSU Scholarship ApplicationSelection Process for Vocal Scholar AwardsApplicants will be selected using the following criteria:A competitive vocal audition (an accompanist will be provided)Three memorized selections of contrasting stylesAt least one selection must be in a foreign languageBrief vocal technique, tonal memory, and sight-reading examinationsAn interview by the Vocal Scholar committeeRenewal Requirements for Vocal Scholar AwardsMaintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.Maintain a 3.0 GPA in applied vocal studies and choral ensembles.Enroll for and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.Be continuously enrolled as a vocal music performance or music education major.Successfully complete responsibilities assigned by the Director of Choral & Vocal Studies. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: empty

English Writing Lab

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK English Writing LabWe provide the following services to our students:Send essay drafts, assignment sheets or prompts, and formatting guidelines (in .doc or .docx file formats) to Eng_tutors@nwosu.edu.  Tutors need at least 24 hours for written feedback.Essays will be returned to students via email in the same format it was submitted; tutors will use the “track changes” format in Word to add comments and suggestions. Contact Us!Vinson Hall 201Tutors are English and English Education MajorsWalk-ins welcome for an appointmentEmail Eng_tutors@nwosu.eduMrs. Dawn Allen Vinson Hall 214 580-327-8469dfallen@nwosu.eduHours:Monday through Friday: 8-11 a.m.; 1-4 p.m. TITLE: What Can I Expect from My Tutor? CONTENT: Tutors will not grade your papers as to whether they are "good" or "bad." Tutors can give you tips on grammar and mechanics, as well as helping you to revise your ideas and organization. If you need to improve certain elements of your writing, your tutor will focus on patterns of errors and highlight them throughout the text to make it easier for you to spot and adjust on your own. Tutors do their best to explain problem areas in your paper so that you can improve your whole writing technique, not just the particular draft you brought in. Tutors DO NOT just proofread your work. Your tutor will give suggestions and ask questions to help improve your drafts, not just tell you what to "fix." We hope you have a positive experience with your English tutor! Please fill out the survey below to let us know about your tutoring session. TITLE: Writing Lab Experience Survey CONTENT: Please take a moment to fill out our survey to let us know about your experience in the Writing Lab.(link to survey) TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty

Reach Higher

Reach Higher  Program OverviewThe following is the procedure students will use to enroll in the Oklahoma’s Degree Completion Program with Northwestern Oklahoma State University as the home institution: Complete the online application at www.okhighered.org/reachhigher/. The student will receive an email confirmation from the ODCP that the application has been received.a) Northwestern (Terri Warren in the Registry Office) will follow with a letter to tell the student what information and transcripts they will need and how to get that information to them.Northwestern will review the transcripts and other information and determine if the student is accepted into the program. The student and the Lead (Northeastern State University) institution will receive notice from Northwestern (Terri Warren in the Registry Office) when accepted. Once the student has been accepted, they may choose to work with Northwestern Financial Aid counselors to make application for financial assistance and eligibility determination. Contact information for the various Financial Aid offices of the participating institutions is available on the ODCP website listed above. Admissions and Records staff from Northwestern will work with the student to complete the enrollment process. Contact information for the various Admissions and Records offices is available on the ODCP website listed above.a) Enrollment in other than Northwestern courses will require that Northwestern staff work directly with the Offering institution staff to complete the enrollment. This makes the enrollment process seamless to the student. It also ensures that Northwestern has complete course load information for financial aid purposes. b) The ODCP coordinator at Northwestern will communicate enrollment information to the Lead institution (Northeastern). The ODCP coordinator will work with the Offering institutions (if any) for each student to arrange for purchase of books and to accumulate course fee information. Northwestern will produce a billing document for the student which will include information regarding all fees (both Northwestern and Offering) incurred.a) A copy of the billing document will be forwarded to the Lead institution (Northeastern). Northwestern will collect all fees from the student prior to the first day of classes unless there is pending financial aid. Students with pending financial aid will be asked to complete the ODCP promissory note.a) A copy of the ODCP promissory note will be forwarded to the Lead institution (Northeastern). Northwestern will remit funds collected to the Offering institution(s) after the last refund date of the course term.a) Information confirming the transmittal of funds between the institutions will be provided to the Lead institution (Northeastern). Failure to make payment or complete the promissory note by the first day of classes will result in the cancellation of the student’s enrollment.a) Communication of cancellation of enrollment will be made by Northwestern to the Lead institution (Northeastern) and all Offering institutions. Northwestern will provide notice to the student that their account is in good standing and that they are approved to attend class. This notice will provide course access information. Course delivery methods and times will also be available on the ODCP website listed above. Students who need to drop a course or withdraw must contact the Admissions and Records office of Northwestern.a) Any refund due will be calculated based upon the date that the official withdrawal is filed with the Admissions and Records office, not upon the date that the student stopped attending classes. Refunds will be issued by Northwestern. b) Students awarded financial aide who drop a course or withdraw from the program may be responsible for repayment of that financial aid. Northwestern will determine whether these enrollment changes trigger repayment status. If this happens, Northwestern will communicate with the student and collect the funds due. c) Northwestern will communicate course change information to the Lead institution (Northeastern) and to the Offering institutions. Northwestern will notify the student of all grades awarded, whether through Northwestern or Offering institution.a) Offering institutions will provide grade information to Northwestern via transcript copies at the end of each term. Upon successful completion of the program, Northwestern will confer the degree and will be responsible for providing complete transcripts. Back To Transfer Students PageReach Higher BrochureTo learn more about the program at Northwestern, contact Dr. Jerry Gustafson, professor of business. You also may contact Northwestern’s Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546. TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty empty empty empty empty

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Northwestern's Strategic Plan 2016-2021Members of the Northwestern community have prepared a Strategic Plan to guide Northwestern for the next five years.​The current strategic plan for 2016-2021 – Defining Our Future (PDF) –details our work to build upon our past successes and position Northwestern to better serve our students, our communities and the citizens of Oklahoma.

Employee Benefits

Employment OVERVIEW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OVERVIEW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Benefit Package Overview for Calendar Year 2017Northwestern believes that its dedicated employees are its most valuable resource. Employees at Northwestern are provided with a professional and comfortable work environment, along with a generous benefit package. The Office of Human Resources can answer most questions about employment information at Northwestern.InsuranceComprehensive Medical Benefits (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma – “BCBSOK”)Employee coverage paid by NWOSU.Dependent coverage optional - paid by employee.  Can be pre-taxed.Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)Employee and family coverage optional – both paid by employee.  Can be pre-taxed.Vision Insurance (Vision Service Plan – “VSP”)Employee coverage paid by NWOSU. Dependent coverage optional - paid by employee.  Can be pre-taxed.Group Term Life Insurance (MetLife Insurance Co.)Employee coverage paid by NWOSU.  Portable after 12 months.Voluntary (additional) coverage optional - paid by employee.  Portable after 12 months.Dependent coverage optional - paid by employee.  Portable after 12 months.Long Term Disability – “LTD” – (MetLife Insurance Co.)Employee coverage paid by NWOSU after waiting period of 6 full months of full-time employment.Enhanced “Buy Up” benefit optional - additional premium paid by employee.Cancer or Accident Insurance (Individual policy sold by American Fidelity Assurance – AFA – during open enrollment Option Period only)Employee and family coverage optional - paid by employee.  Can be pre-taxed.Short-term Disability Insurance (Individual policy sold by AFA during open enrollment Option Period only)Employee coverage optional – paid by employee.RetirementOASDI Social Security6.2% of first $127,200 in 2017 taxable wages paid by employee, matched by NWOSU.Medicare Tax1.45% of total 2017 taxable wages paid by employee, matched by the NWOSU.Oklahoma Teachers RetirementVested after 5 years Oklahoma Service in OTR school(s).This is a “Defined Benefit” or “Pension Plan”.Each fiscal year (July – June), Northwestern contributes 7% of OTR “contributable salary,” which includes cost of employer-paid benefits, such as medical, vision, life, LTD and OTR remittances.  The employee is no longer responsible for contributing to the System, as of 7-1-09!403b Tax Deferred Annuity (Voya Financial Group is sole provider at Ruso Schools.)Optional salary reduction paid by employee;Traditional—defers federal and state taxes now.​Roth—defers federal and state taxes at the time of withdrawal.Other BenefitsGenerous Leave PackageLibrary PrivilegesSeveral Paid HolidaysTuition Assistance for Employee, FamilyFree ParkingFree Employee, Family Membership Wellness CenterFree Employee, Family Admission to Sporting/Other Events Contact:Cheryl EllisHuman Resources DirectorNorthwestern Oklahoma State University709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, Ok  73717clellis@nwosu.edu580-327-8530Fax: 580-327-8538 

Enid Announcements

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Homecoming

Homecoming OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY    HOMECOMING DATES: Oct. 4, 5 & 6, 2018! At the heart of Northwestern traditions is the fall homecoming event. The Alva community, Northwestern alumni, current students,  faculty and staff, as well as prospective students and bands from surrounding areas join in celebrating the Ranger family. Homecoming events such as the Miss Cinderella Pageant for high school senior females, the homecoming parade, band and parade float competitions, Ranger Royalty, and more are all funded strictly through the purchase of Northwestern’s annual themed homecoming button.  TITLE: Homecoming Theme CONTENT: Have an idea for next year's homecoming theme? Submit it to our committee with the online form: Homecoming Theme EntriesPast Homecoming Themes  TITLE: Parade Marshal CONTENT: Current: 2017 Parade Marshal Dr. Peggy Wisdom Would you like to nominate someone for next year's homecoming parade marshal? Submit your nomination to the homecoming committee using our: Online Homecoming Theme and Parade Marshal form.Parade Marshals through the years   TITLE: Homecoming Button  CONTENT: Funds from the sale of Northwestern’s Homecoming Buttons are the main source of income for Homecoming.The button is only $10 and provides entrance to the Miss Cinderella Pageant competition and Talent Night, the football game, as well as discounts and other incentives from a list of Alva merchants during the week of homecoming; it’s more than a $38 value! Each homecoming button is numbered and has a chance to win $500 in Alva Chamber Bucks. The winning button will be drawn during the homecoming football game, and the drawn number must be present to win.WHERE TO PURCHASE A HOMECOMING BUTTONTo purchase buttons contact Karen Koehn, button sales chair, (580) 327-7273 or kkoehn@nwtech.edu. Tiffany George, Enid administrative assistant, (580) 213-3101 is button sales representative for the Enid campus, while Milissa Sturgill, Woodward campus coordinator, can be contacted for buttons in Woodward at (580) 254-2503.Anyone who wants to purchase buttons and is not contacted by one of the salespersons can buy them at the Alva Chamber of Commerce office located at 502 Oklahoma Blvd., (580) 327-1647; the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593; or the Northwestern business office in Herod Hall, (580) 327-8536.Buttons also will be available at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; Daisy Village, (580) 327-3467; and Holder Drug, (580) 327-3332; Alva Vision, (580) 327-2393; Hair on the Square, (580) 327-0258; and La DEE Da’s, (580) 327-0382.MERCHANT INCENTIVESAll patrons MUST be wearing a Homecoming button during the week of Homecoming to receive the discounts! For Homecoming, merchants from the area will offer the following discounts: TBA - Participating Businesses with Discounts and Dates1 TITLE: Miss Cinderella CONTENT: Since its inception, the Miss Cinderella Pageant has provided a means by which outstanding high school seniors can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. This scholarship pageant takes place on Thursday and Friday of Homecoming week, followed by the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Alva’s downtown square. The pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.The winner of the Miss Cinderella title receives eight semesters of tuition and a one-year room waiver at Northwestern-Alva. The first and second runners-up receive six and four semesters of tuition, respectively. The winners of the talent and congeniality titles each receive a one-year room waiver in addition to the one-year tuition scholarship that each contestant receives.Recent winners, pageant history, and former Miss Cinderella A contestant must be a true high school senior female, single, and at least 16 years of age by September 1, 2017. She must never have previously entered the Miss Cinderella Pageant. For a full list of requirements download the entry forms, rules and guidelines below. MISS CINDERELLA ENTRY FORMSInitial School Letter 2017Information and Data Sheet 2017Wardrobe Guideline 2017Miss C Pageant Rules 2017Miss C Certification of Local Winner 2017What is Miss Cinderella?Campus map for parkingMiss Cinderella 2017 Poster  TITLE: Float Entry Forms & Rules CONTENT: Every year the Alva community and merchants, as well as many of Northwestern’s alumni, academic departments and student clubs create theme-centered floats to be featured in the Homecoming parade. If you are interested in participating with a float please fill out an entry form, download and read the float rules for your category and the float building workshop. Float categories are broken down into: campus clubs and organizations; off-campus commercial business; and off-campus non-profit organization.Deadline for float entry forms is Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018Below you will find the online float entry form OR a fillable PDF document that can be emailed or printed and sent to Dr. Richmond Adams. You are required to download float rules below which disclose information on where floats can be built, float specs and more.  Homecoming Float Entry Form 2017 - Fillable PDF Document (If you choose to fill out the Homecoming Float Entry Form please email it to Float Chairman Dr. Richmond Adams.)ONLINE Homecoming Float Entry Form Float Rules per category are found below: Float Rules for Campus Organizations (Category 1)Float Rules for Off-Campus Organizations, Commercial Business (Category 2)Float Rules for Off-Campus Organizations, Non-Profit Organization (Category 3)Float Building 101 Workshop3 TITLE: Annual Ranger Run & 1-Mile Fun Run CONTENT: Online Registration Form for 5K Ranger Run and 1 Mile Fun RunThe Northwestern Alumni Association sponsors the annual Ranger Run, which is held on Saturday morning of Homecoming. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run begin promptly at 8 a.m. in front of the Rialto Theater on the downtown square in Alva. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and Homecoming T-shirts are given to each paid entry.Medals and Wellness Center gift certificates go to the top three finishers in each division. Trophies, Alva Chamber Bucks and certificates go to the first overall male and female runners. Alva Chamber Bucks also go to the overall first alumni male and female runners. Awards go to the top three in each division of the fun run.All entrants receive an official Homecoming t-shirt with paid entry. 5K medals are awarded in all categories of the Ranger Run. Course maps may be obtained from the Alumni Office at (580) 327-8593.For more information or to receive a registration sheet, please contact the Northwestern Alumni Association office at (580) 327-8593 or at nwalumni@nwosu.edu. Participants also may choose to register and pay entry fee by going to the J.R. Holder Wellness Center and speaking with Richard Burdick, director. For more information download the Ranger Run Flyer. 2 TITLE: Student Activities CONTENT: The annual Homecoming Celebration for Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva brings alumni and visitors to town each fall during football season. Personnel from Northwestern and leaders in the community join forces to plan the celebration months in advance.Each year's homecoming seeks to honor the traditions of the past and the heritage of northwest Oklahoma, offering entertainment features that are continued from year to year, but seeking to make each year's schedule unique.  Many of those working on homecoming have been involved in its production for several years; others are newcomers to the project this year. All work together to make it a success and a source of pride to everyone in this part of the state.A scholarship pageant for high school seniors to represent their communities takes place on Thursday and Friday of the week, university students take part in special events on campus all week, and marching bands, floats and other attractions liven up Alva’s downtown square for the annual parade on Saturday. The traditional Ranger football game and queen coronation takes place in the afternoon.Every year there are on-campus contests and competitions. Entry information for contests and webpages can be found below: Ranger RoyaltyBuilding Decorating Contest (PDF) Dorm Decorating Contest (PDF) Paint Palooza Contest (PDF)For more information on the homecoming contests, sponsored by Student Government Association, contact Kaylyn Hansen at klhansen@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8439. Student Activities Poster TITLE: Marching Bands CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University plays host to the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday of Homecoming weekend. The NWOSU Homecoming Association invites bands to participate in this parade, referred to as the “Massed Bands.” Awards first and second place trophies in six classes of competition, as well as offering an open class for bands not interested in competing.First place winners in each class will receive a $150 award and second place will receive a $100 award. In addition, each band participating in the parade will receive a donation of $75 to help defray expenses. Classifications are as follows:Class AAA - High School ADM of 246 or above (OSSAA class AAA or above)Class AA - High School ADM of 114-245 (OSSAA class AA)Class A - High School ADM of 61-113 (OSSAA class A with 61 or above ADM)Class B - High School ADM of 60 or less (OSSAA class A with 60 or less ADM)Jr. High Class B - Junior High/Middle School band from OSSAA class 7-A, 8-A, 9-A Jr. High Class A - All otherJunior High/Middle School bandsOpen - Any band participating on a non-competition basis.We also invite bands to participate in activities on the square in downtown Alva by performing a 15-minute "mini-concert" at the courthouse bandstand immediately following the parade.All band members and chaperons are invited to attend the homecoming football game. In addition, we hope your band will perform in the massed band this year. The massed band rehearsal will begin around 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided for those playing in the massed band at 1:00 p.m.For more information contact Dr. Marc Decker, assistant professor of Fine Arts and director of bands, at (580) 327-8191 or mddecker@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Alumni Band CONTENT: If it’s time for Homecoming, it’s time for alumni to dust off their instruments and join the alumni band. We’re ready to welcome you back on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018! This year's homecoming alumni band director - TBA. Rehearsal will start at 2 p.m. in the band room on the third floor of the Fine Arts Building, Alva campus. Game time is set for 4 p.m.Want to be involved in the Alumni Band? Fill out the form below! Please complete the information and submit by Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in order to reserve a T-shirt in the correct size. More information will follow.Alumni Band Registration Form  TITLE: Alumni Baseball & Softball CONTENT: Northwestern Baseball and Softball Alumni events will be posted here as we approach Homecoming.  Questions, concerns or suggestions? Contact:  Matt Strattonmstratton@banccentral.com(580) 603-1772 Megan Strattonmmstratton@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8117Ryan Hintergardtryanhintergardt@sbcglobal.net(580) 761-7607The Northwestern Foundation Office will provide a homecoming t-shirt to baseball/softball alumni that show up for the alumni game (whether you played or not) as long as you are pre-registered. Please fill out the form below for your contact information and shirt size, and as always, Ride, Rangers, Ride!Sincerely,Matthew Stratton, Megan Stratton, & Ryan HintergardtAlumni Baseball Game Registration Form  TITLE: Alumni Tent  CONTENT: Following the parade at noon at the Alumni Association tent on the downtown square, a $6 barbeque lunch will be provided by the Northwestern Alumni Association and prepared by the Rowdy Rangers. All members of the President’s Association will eat for free. A reception for the parade marshal takes place at the Alumni Tent.  TITLE: Homecoming T-Shirt CONTENT: The 2018 Homecoming T-Shirt design will be announced closer to Homecoming 2018! Homecoming T-Shirt costs: $12 each or two shirts for $20Sizes XXL and up are $15 each.Wear your homecoming button and receive a $1 off your total purchasing order!   TITLE: Motel Discounts  CONTENT: Homecoming Discounts at Area MotelsMotels in the area are offering discounts for Northwestern’s Homecoming 2018. We will announce those discounts in the fall of 2018.   TITLE: Committee Members CONTENT: Have questions or concerns? Contact the appropriate homecoming committee member below:HOMECOMING COMMITTEE MEMBERSGeneral Chairmen:  Dr. David PechaButton Sales Chair:  Mrs. Karen KoehnSecretary:  Ms. Jodie BradfordTreasurer:  Mrs. Tara HannafordSpecial Events Coordinator: Mr. Bryan MillerMarketing Coordinator: Mrs. Ali GavittAlumni Coordinator: Mr. John AllenChamber Coordinator:  Mrs. Alex Mantz or Mrs. Jodie BradfordMiss Cinderella Pageant Co-directors: Mrs. Lisa Franz and Dr. Sheila BrintnallCampus/Student Events:  Mrs. Kaylyn HansenParade Chairs: Mr. Patrick Hawley and Mr. Ben OrcuittBand Director: Dr. Marc DeckerAntique Car Chair:  Mr. Gary BrownFloat Chair: Dr. Richmond AdamsRanger Run Chair: Mr. Richard BurdickTo contact an individual from the committee, please click on his or her name to send an email.Suggestions for Homecoming?  Please submit them to Ali Gavitt.If you have a comment or suggestions you would like to the homecoming committee to address please use the online form below: Homecoming Suggestions  Schedule of EventsThursday, Oct. 4, 2018TBAFriday, Oct. 5, 2018 TBASaturday, Oct. 6, 2018TBA  

University Relations

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS We're Here to Help YouThe staff members in the Office of University Relations are here to help the Northwestern community publicize and market their events to the public, as well as provide photographic and poster design services as time allows. Printing Services also provides design services.If you have an idea for a story about your department, students, clubs, etc., and need to the get word to the public, please use the Submit News to Us! link at right to answer a few questions that will help us learn more about your event. If we need more information from you, we'll contact you. We'll issue a press release to various media outlets for you and also provide a copy to our student media groups. Please provide your information to us at least two weeks (if not more) before any event. Press releases should go through our office. Please do not send to the media yourself.We also run the University's website. If you are interested in learning how to edit your department/program pages, please let us know, and we'll set up training sessions to teach you how to do it.If you are interested in creating a social media presence representing Northwestern, please see our Social Media page. Please consider using the official Northwestern social media channels before creating a new channel as we have a significant following on our platforms. Let us know if you have items you'd like to have posted.We have provided other information regarding the use of our logos and publication design, and where you can find a number of the photos we take each year. Submit News to Us!University Relations Contacts709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717Office Fax -- 580-327-8660Steve Valencia, BA, MEdAssociate Vice President for University RelationsSecond Floor, Herod Hall580-327-8478Valarie Case, BA, MEdUniversity Relations SpecialistVinson Hall, Room 113580-327-8486Ali Gavitt, BS, MEdUniversity Relations SpecialistVinson Hall, Room 109580-327-8480

Undergraduate Catalog Archive

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Language Resource Center

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Language Resource Center empty

Outreach-Activities

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Outreach/Activities within the Natural Science DepartmentThe Natural Science Department provides a number of Outreach/Activities for students, volunteers and the public.Some of these areas include:Museum of Natural HistoryHeartland BESTScience Fair JudgingSLL ObservatoryProject Oklahoma WhiteboardToPPS

Student Media & Clubs

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Student Media and ClubsStudents gain valuable hands-on experience as members of the media through our various student media outlets.Students and faculty have membership opportunities in a variety of statewide organizations. Organization members may participate in competitions, learn from seminars, and create a networking system. TITLE: KNSU Radio CONTENT: empty TITLE: Northwestern News CONTENT: The Northwestern News, the student-run campus newspaper, is recognized as one of the state's best. Individual students and staff are routinely honored in competition through the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association. The Northwestern News encourages all students, beginning at entry-level, to jump right in and become part of the staff bringing the news to the Northwestern community and the area it serves. Many large universities do not have the flexibility to offer involvement to every mass communication student, especially at entry-level. At Northwestern, the small class size offers every student hands-on experience immediately.Students enrolled in News Reporting automatically become staff members of the campus newspaper and cover various beats on a weekly basis.Students wishing to be members of the News staff, which is responsible for doing the layout, design and additional reporting, are encouraged to apply for positions on the staff. The Northwestern News is produced by the students with the advisement of a faculty sponsor and is published most every Thursday that school is in session. Newspapers are distributed across campus and also sent to our Woodward and Enid locations. Several newspapers are mailed to subscribers and other interested parties, so the newspaper is highly visible.Students have access to IBM-compatible computers using such programs as Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw, Word, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Be an active part of campus by getting involved with the Northwestern News. Contact members of the news staff with news story ideas or for advertising information at nwnews@nwosu.edu or call (580) 327-8479. TITLE: NWTV7 CONTENT: empty TITLE: RangerPulse CONTENT: empty TITLE: OBEA/SPJ CONTENT: empty TITLE: Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association CONTENT: empty

Admission to Major

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Admission to Social Work MajorStudents who have been admitted to Northwestern Oklahoma State University may apply for admission to the Social Work major. Students who wish to major in Social Work must make application for admission to the program during the first 15 hours of coursework in Social Work. Students must contact Social Work faculty for advisement and are required to complete Social Work courses in sequence. No student will be allowed to progress in the program beyond 15 hours without an admission application and a plan of study on file in departmental offices. The following are the requirements for full admission to the major:Students must have completed SOCW 2113 and SOCW 2121 with a grade of C or better.Students must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 or better for all coursework.Admission applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 16 (Fall) or April 16 (Spring). The admissions application includes: Application to the Major & Professional ResumeTwo Letters of Reference:  (Students are responsible for sending the reference form link to each of their references.) Family and friend references will not be accepted.Submissions received after the published due date will not be considered. Students may be provisionally admitted to the major if they do not fulfill all admission requirements. Provisional majors are reviewed at the end of each academic term as a condition of continuation in the social work major. Students should be advised an interview may be requested by the admissions committee to clarify information before making an admission determination. The application materials are permanently retained in the student's academic file located in the Department of Social Work. For more information about the admissions process, please refer to the Social Work Student Handbook. Social Work Major Application FormLetters of Reference Form

Former Miss Cinderellas

Traditions OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG OVERVIEW HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY ALMA MATER MASCOT & COLORS FIGHT SONG Former Miss CinderellasNorthwestern Oklahoma State University's Homecoming event of the Miss Cinderella Pageant started in 1952. Since its inception, the contest has provided a means by which outstanding high school girls can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. Through the efforts of many individuals and contestants, the pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.  MISS CINDERELLA 2016Grace Meinders - Miss Woodward 2016 RUNNER-UPSWinners from the Miss Cinderella Pageant are (from left to right): third-runner up Kimberly Stuck, Miss Alva; second runner-up and Miss Congeniality Bayli Hyde, Miss Burlington; first runner-up, Emily Rugg, Miss South Barber; Miss Cinderella 2016 and Talent Winner, Grace Meinders, Miss Woodward; fourth runner-up Silvia Vargas, Miss Waynoka; Interview Winner Rylie Powell, Miss Ringwood.TALENT & MISS CONGENIALITY ​TALENT WINNER Miss Woodward - Grace MeindersMISS CONGENIALITYMiss Burlington - Baylie Hyde  Miss Cinderellas Through the YearsMiss Cinderella 2016: Grace Meinders - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2015: Jasmine Seevers - Miss SeilingMiss Cinderella 2014: Kiana Prather - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 2013: Amanda Covalt - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2012: Julia Benbrook - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2011: Allison Meinders - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2010: Chelsay Adams - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 2009: Olivia Yandel - Miss South Barber (Kan.)Miss Cinderella 2008: Brittany Bisel - Miss RingwoodMiss Cinderella 2007: Paige Fischer - Miss TimberlakeMiss Cinderella 2006: Ashlynn Frey - Miss CimarronMiss Cinderella 2005: Talia Berning - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 2004: Layne Armbruster - Miss BurlingtonMiss Cinderella 2003: Skyler Selby - Miss GageMiss Cinderella 2002: Savannah White - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 2001: Ashley Little - Miss LaverneMiss Cinderella 2000: Natalie Loeser - Miss BurlingtonMiss Cinderella 1999: Cassie McEachern - Miss TimberlakeMiss Cinderella 1998: Jennifer Newton - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1997: Kily Sander - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1996: Sharie Surface - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 1995: Kori Seaman - Miss WaynokaMiss Cinderella 1994: Leah Rohrer - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1993: Tracey Clark - Miss Sharon-MutualMiss Cinderella 1992: Robyn Girton - Miss ShattuckMiss Cinderella 1991: Amber Shaklee - Miss Aline-CleoMiss Cinderella 1990: Kimberly Kennedy - Miss DrummondMiss Cinderella 1989: Danielle Calhoon - Miss BeaverMiss Cinderella 1988: Shana Woodson - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 1987: Anita Tucker - Miss Jet-NashMiss Cinderella 1986: Jill Newton - Miss Aline-CleoMiss Cinderella 1985: Dorinda Stitt - Miss DoverMiss Cinderella 1984: Tammy Shaklee - Miss Jet-NashMiss Cinderella 1983: Hope Ingle - Miss DoverMiss Cinderella 1982: Beth Hodges - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1981: Michaelle McDaniel - Miss CherokeeMiss Cinderella 1980: Diane Kirsch - Miss DoverMiss Cinderella 1979: Terri Clark - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1978: Aly Zalondek - Miss KremlinMiss Cinderella 1977: Debbie Slater - Miss Carmen-DacomaMiss Cinderella 1976: Fonda Smith - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 1975: Leslie Ann Pearson - Miss BuffaloMiss Cinderella 1974: Terri Wilkerson - Miss BuffaloMiss Cinderella 1973: Penny Propp - Miss CantonMiss Cinderella 1972: Lucia Miller - Miss BuffaloMiss Cinderella 1971: Micki Lewis - Miss LamontMiss Cinderella 1970: Mary Ann Tucker - Miss Jet-NashMiss Cinderella 1969: Karen Jenkinson - Miss BurlingtonMiss Cinderella 1968: Dee Ann Purviance - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 1967: Annie Arganbright - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 1966: Jill Wright - Miss CherokeeMiss Cinderella 1965: Linda Beam - Miss ArnettMiss Cinderella 1964: Marilyn Martin - Miss HudsonMiss Cinderella 1963: Jane Jayroe - Miss LaverneMiss Cinderella 1962: Vicki Fry - Miss ForganMiss Cinderella 1961: Nancy Ann Ellis - Miss JetMiss Cinderella 1960: Patsy Bullard - Miss ArnettMiss Cinderella 1959: Sherry Vincent - Miss FreedomMiss Cinderella 1958: Phoebe Jane Woodward - Miss FairviewMiss Cinderella 1957: Rosetta Buss - Miss LaverneMiss Cinderella 1956: Donita Jean French - Miss FreedomMiss Cinderella 1955: Donna Jean Rogers - Miss ShattuckMiss Cinderella 1954: Marilyn Middleton - Miss WaynokaMiss Cinderella 1953: Jerry Jean Gragg - Miss CherokeeMiss Cinderella 1952: Bonnie Rauh - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella Pageant HistoryIn October of 1951 five individuals set out for Arkansas City, Kansas to view the activities at the Ark-a-la-la celebration. Glen Hendricks, a local photographer, Brooks Bicknell of the Alva Review-Courier and general chairman of Homecoming, Rufus Gordon, secretary/manager of the Alva Chamber of Commerce, Art Magnuson, owner of Magnuson Grocery, and Bob Reneau, owner of a jewelry store and Homecoming Committee member made the eventful trip. These men watched the parade and noticed queens representing area towns riding in the parade. Wanting new ideas for Homecoming, they were all in agreement on the journey home that this 'queen business' was something they could incorporate into Homecoming.Since Bob Reneau owned the jewelry store, he was selected to coordinate the queen show as he could secure gifts at cost. In early 1952, Mr. Reneau sent letters to all area high schools inviting them to participate in this new queen contest. However, the Homecoming Committee was initially quite disappointed as no schools responded to the invitation. Mr. Reneau began telephoning area schools asking them to participate. Eleven schools entered the first "Queen Contest," a new addition to Homecoming activities. Miss Alva won the first contest and some concern was expressed as to how other area schools would view the local girl winning this contest. "It was like asking them to our party and we took home the cake," confided Mr. Reneau. However, this concern quickly diminished as fourteen schools entered the pageant in 1953 and the rest became history. In the late 1950's the "Queen Contest" became the "Miss Cinderella Pageant." Through the tireless support of the pageant and Homecoming, the late Brooks Bicknell became known locally as "Mr. Homecoming."Over the years, the contestants were given jewelry, pearls, wardrobes, and other such appropriate gifts. In 1963 Mrs. Ellison of Ellison's Shop asked Yvonne Carmichael if she would serve as supervisor of the models. Each contestant modeled the same outfit chosen especially for the pageant. That same year Boyce Pennington from the Speech Department served as Director. Barbara Benefiel followed him, with Yvonne Carmichael serving as Contestant Coordinator during this time. In 1972, Dr. Yvonne Carmichael took over as Director and served in that capacity for 21 years. Elda Jones succeeded her, serving to 1996.  Dr. Patti Wilber served as director through 2004.  From 2005 to 2007, Lisa Holder co-directed the pageant with Tamara Brown.  Brown continued with the pageant and co-directed with Jesse Schroeder until 2009.  Schroeder took over as director and served through 2010.  In 2011, Dana Roark became co-director with Chesnei Thomas.  After two years with Thomas, Roark now co-directs with Dr. Sheila Brintnall.The pageant has continued since 1952 with the fine tradition established by those five individuals. Since its inception, the contest has provided a means by which outstanding high school girls can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. Through the efforts of these individuals, the pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.The winner of the Miss Cinderella title receives eight semesters of tuition and a one-year room waiver at Northwestern-Alva. The first and second runners-up receive six and four semesters of tuition, respectively. The winners of the talent and congeniality titles each receive a one-year room waiver in addition to the one-year tuition scholarship which each contestant receives.1

NWOSU Social Media

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS  Northwestern on Social MediaNorthwestern has official social media feeds as seen by the icons in the footer of each web page. On this page, we have provided feeds from our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Northwestern also uses Instagram (@nwosurangers), Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn. NWOSU on TwitterNWOSU on FacebookTweets Liked by @NWOSU Northwestern Oklahoma State University Northwestern Social Media PolicyNorthwestern has developed a policy to recognize the rights of students and employees using social media and to help clarify how best to enhance and protect personal, professional, and institutional reputations when participating in social media.Click for Social Media PolicyContact the Office of University Relations with questions and if your organization/department is interested in creating social media sites.You'll need to register with University Relations to have your social media site listed on this page as a Northwestern-related site. TITLE: NWOSU-Related Facebook Pages (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU - Official Facebook pageNWOSU Office of RecruitmentNWOSU-Woodward CampusNWOSU-Enid CampusNWOSU AthleticsMiss NorthwesternNorthwest Oklahoma Concert SeriesNWOSU Art Society Art ShowNWOSU Division of NursingNWOSU English ProgramNWOSU Honors ProgramNWOSU TheatreNWOSU Visual Arts TITLE: NWOSU-Related Facebook Groups (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU Art SocietyNWOSU Marching BandClass of 2020 - NWOSUNWOSU Mass Comm AlumniNWOSU Medical Sciences Club TITLE: NWOSU-Related Twitter (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU Official Twitter - @nwosuNWOSU Office of Recruitment - @nwosuadmissionsNWOSU Athletics - @nwosuathleticsHonors Program @NWOSU_HonorsNW Ok Concert Series - @NorthwestOKCSNWOSU Art Society - @nwosuartsocietyNWOSU English program - @NWOSU_EnglishWriter's Roundtable - @WritersofNWOSU TITLE: NWOSU-Related Instagram (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU OfficialNWOSU Office of RecruitmentMiss NorthwesternNWOSU Art Society

NWOSU Photos

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS Life at Northwestern through pictures!There's a lot going on at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and if you're not at the event yourself, the next best way to experience it is through photographs.University Relations personnel attend numerous events and activities on and off-campus, so if you're unable to attend, we'll be uploading photos for your viewing pleasure from time to time on various Shutterfly pages.2017-18 School Year PhotosPhotos from the current 2017-18 school year are available at https://nwosuphotos201718.shutterfly.com/ Commencement, Nurses Pinning & Education Pinning PhotosIf you're looking for photos from graduation and nurses pinning ceremonies, visit https://nwosucommencement.shutterfly.com/ or copy and paste the link directly in the address line once you get to Shutterfly.You should be able to click on the photo you want and a drop down menu will appear to allow you download that photo directly to your computer and print it wherever you want to. Shutterfly also allows you print directly from their site. In order to download you will need to create a FREE account to Shutterfly because it will ask you to sign in to download.All graduation photos from both the fall and spring semester ceremonies are located here dating back to snapshots during the Fall 2004 ceremony. We only started shooting digital photos of the actual commencement ceremony in Fall 2005. All other commencement photos were shot on film, and a print was mailed to the graduate along with the negative.NWOSU Homecoming PhotosWe also are in the process of adding our Homecoming-related photos to a separate Shutterfly page for easy access. This folder will include all things Homecoming including the Miss Cinderella Pageant. https://nwosuhomecoming.shutterfly.com/ Past School Years in Photos2016-17 School Year Photos2015-16 School Year Photos2014-15 School Year Photos2013-14 School Year Photos (working on archive)2012-13 School Year Photos (not archived)2011-12 School Year Photos (not archived)Spring 2011 School Year PhotosSummer/Fall 2010 School Year Photos

Publication Guidelines & Logo Standards

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS Northwestern Publication Guidelines and Logo StandardsThe quality of publications produced by Northwestern reflects upon the public perception of the institution and its programs. With that in mind, every effort should be made to ensure each publication is of the highest quality and conforms with general guidelines set forth by the University.Below, we have provided both web and print quality versions of our logos that can be saved and used. TITLE: Publication Planning CONTENT: When preparing a publication, please allow sufficient time for editorial production, proofing and printing. The Office of University Relations will assist with editorial production of publications. Please allow sufficient time (2-3 weeks) for this process. Staff availability and extra busy times of the year (beginning of school, homecoming, spring reunion) will affect editorial production time.Once a draft of the publication is produced, it should be proofed by the appropriate faculty, staff and administration. The Office of University Relations should be included in the proofing process. Proofing will help eliminate errors that will be costly to correct later in the printing process.Printing is the final step of the process. The Printing Services Office requires two weeks of production time for small projects (brochures, flyers, etc.) and three weeks for large projects (media guides, alumni magazines, schedules, etc.). Also keep in mind that some projects may be sent to commercial printers who are not as flexible in terms of meeting deadlines. TITLE: Mission Statement on Publications CONTENT: The Northwestern mission statement should be used on most publications, including the University Catalog, class schedules, Fact Book, faculty handbook, staff handbook, student handbook, recruiting viewbook, all departmental and informational brochures and athletic media guides. Please consult with the Office of University Relations if you have questions about use of the mission statement on other publications.The University's Mission Statement can be found in the footer of every web page. TITLE: Use of University Logos CONTENT: Logos help present the Northwestern image – a sum of beliefs, ideas and impressions. In order to convey a unified and consistent image, use of the logos is controlled. For complete information on logo use, please consult with the Office of University Relations or use the guidelines presented on this page. TITLE: Publication Checklist CONTENT: ____ 1. Plan production of publication, including editorial deadlines, proofing time and printing.____ 2. Consult with Printing Services regarding printing options.____ 3. Have publication proofed by appropriate personnel. Check for grammar, spelling, accuracy of information, use of logos and mission statement.____ 4. Have publication proofed by Office of University Relations.____ 5. Submit publication for printing. TITLE: University Standards for Logo Use CONTENT: The Northwestern image – a sum of beliefs, ideas and impressions – is extremely important to the continued growth and development of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. In order to convey a unified and consistent image to our external constituents, only the following logos should be used on University documents, publications and websites. University Relations and Printing Services will not authorize any products that do not comply with these logo guidelines.In reproducing these logos, the following colors may be used: Black and Red (Pantone Matching System 186. It's possible that 187C may be better for printing red using Printing Services copiers). The designated red for use in web sites is d61832. The RGB red formula is 210, 31, 54. The CMYK red formula is 11, 100, 85, 2. TITLE: Web Quality Northwestern Logos CONTENT: The logos seen below are versions suitable for a web page. To save the logos, right click on the logo and select “save-as,” and it will save it on your computer in the location you chose. These are the preferred logos for all academic Northwestern Oklahoma State University publications. The logo may be used with the Herod Hall tower on top or the longer version with the tower on the left. These logos are not to be altered in any way. These logos are availabe in color, all black, and all white. The horse and rider logo is the official logo for Northwestern intercollegiate athletics. Please contact University Relations for uses other than for athletics.For more information on the Northwestern Athletics Logo Style Guide visit http://riderangersride.athleticsite.net/Northwestern_Athletics_Style_Guide.pdf The logo at left is a print quality graphic.The University Seal should be used sparingly and only on official university documents such as diplomas, transcripts, certificates, etc. Outdated versions of the seal incorporating Herod Hall and the Castle on the Hill should not be used. The graphic at left is a printable version. You can right click on it and choose 'save as" to save in a location you choose. TITLE: Print Quality Northwestern Logos CONTENT: The logos seen below are versions suitable for printing. To save the logos, right click on the logo and select “save-as,” and it will save it on your computer in the location you chose.  TITLE: University Colors for Web and Print CONTENT: Northwestern's school colors are Red and Black.The pantone color that currently is the red in our logo is 186C. This is used when we print anything off campus.CMYK color for that is C-11; M-100; Y-85; K-2.RGB is 210, 31, 54The red that seems to work better if printing in the on-campus print shop is 187C.CMYK numbers for this one are 22, 100, 85, 14RGB numbers are 172, 26, 47 To create a nice, black color called "Rich Black" (used for large blocks of black in printing) -- CMYK numbers are 30, 30, 30, 100Red color for web:#d61832 -- 

Faculty Resources

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Faculty Resources empty TITLE: Teacher Education Faculty Information CONTENT: Creating Performance AssessmentsDisposition Assessment InformationFaculty Grievance ProcedureLiveText Benchmark Report SheetOSAT Score Report TITLE: Faculty Evaluation & Development System (FEADS) CONTENT: Faculty Evaluation @ NorthwesternFaculty @ Northwestern are evaluated in 5 areas and specific weights for each area are determined by the individual faculty member.  Performance in these 5 areas is evaluated using 3 sources:  department chairs,  peer faculty members, and students via course evaluations.  The areas for evaluation and designated weight ranges are:               1) Teaching & Instruction  (40 - 75%)            2) Professional Development  (5 - 25%)            3) Scholarly Activity  (5 - 25%)            4) Institutional Involvement  (5 - 25%)            5) Community Service  (5 - 15%) TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty

Undergraduate Studies

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate Studies Undergraduate CatalogTeacher Education HandbookStudent Teaching Application (Due March 1 or Oct. 1)Teacher Education Application/Interview FormLINK TEXTLINK TEXT TITLE: Forms CONTENT: empty TITLE: Checksheets CONTENT: empty TITLE: CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty

Summer Science Academy

School of Education OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OVERVIEW AGRICULTURE EDUCATION HEALTH & SPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY Summer Science AcademySUMMER SCIENCE ACADEMY 2016 at NWOSU-Enid~ sponsored by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents ~Exploring the Benefits of Human-Animal InteractionResidentialJune 5-11, 2016 The academy is FREE!!!Summer Science Academy Application FormMicrosoft Word DocumentThis academy is for students going into the 9th or 10th grades in the Fall of 2016.This academy uses animals as tools to teach scientific concepts, mathematics, and enhanced health care for humans. The students will apply their learning through hands-on experiences, workshops, and real human-animal interactions by visiting assisted living centers, child care centers, animal shelters, police and military working dog demonstrations, and participating in a “reading to dogs” program. They will also develop innovative and creative ways of solving environmental and wildlife issues by observing science in action during trips to the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Oklahoma Aquarium in Tulsa. Additionally, they will learn other therapeutic values of animals in human educational, emotional, healthcare, and aviation fields. The students will be introduced to the value that animals played in space exploration. In addition, they will learn the basics of flight and how animals were trained to operate spaceships. Finally, the students will apply this knowledge by building and launching their own rocket.Students will stay in traditional college dorm rooms with 24 hour supervision by a graduate student and will be provided three meals a day.If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Sherril Stone, the academy's director, at the email address below.The selection process is competitive - all students will be notified by email of their status. Please make sure we can read your email address as all notifications are by email. If you do not have an email address, please provide a phone number. All students must stay in the dorms - no commuter options.Applications are due no later than April 22, 2016.You may overnight your application or email all parts of the application to meet the deadline. If you cannot scan the completed application form, just put the requested information into a Word document and send that with student's personal statement.Summer Science Academy Application Form ~ Microsoft Word DocumentThanks.Send applications to:Dr. Sherril StoneNorthwestern Oklahoma State UniversityPsychology Department2929 E. RandolphEnid, OK 73701(580) 213-3119email: smstone@nwosu.edu empty

Artist in Residence

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Artist-in-Residence Program in Visual ArtsThe Artist-in-Residence program in the Visual Arts program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was established in January 2014 to invite emerging and established artists to the small rural community of Alva, Oklahoma. This program provides the gift of time for the artist, allowing them the opportunity to create their works in a quiet environment, while also exposing the community to new and interesting ideas.Artists are provided with housing and a studio space in which to make their work, and will have the opportunity to participate in a First Friday Art Walk exhibition in downtown Alva.The artist, in exchange, is requested to provide one workshop for the community during their stay, as well as work with students in the visual art program on a weekly basis.Artists are responsible to provide their own transportation, food and material costs. The closest metropolitan area and airport is located in Wichita, Kansas.For more information on this program and how to apply, or if you have any questions, please contact the director of the visual arts program, Kyle Larson, at (580) 327-8108 or krlarson@nwosu.edu. empty

DNP General Information

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION DNP General InformationPlease read the information below carefully and comply with all requests. A link to a form requiring your digital signature indicating that you have read, understand and comply with all requests provided within this General Information area is at the bottom of this section.Information below will include:General InformationRecord of Arrest or Commitment for Mental Incompetence1. General InformationA. In order to be licensed as a DNP/FNP, an individual must be a graduate of a State approved Nursing Program, such as Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Candidates for licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Oklahoma must pass either the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)B. Travel Requirements:A one-week summer residency is required before beginning clinical experiences on the Alva Campus. Your capstone project defense is also held on the Alva Campus during your last semester.  You will be responsible for the costs associated with the Residency sessions. Students will be responsible for any expenses associated with travel to precepted clinical experience sites.C. Student’s expenses will include liability insurance at the beginning of each year while in the Nursing Program. D. Drug testing is a clinical requirement at the student’s expense.  An additional student charge may be required by governing agencies.  Random drug screens may occur throughout the DNP program.E. A national background check is required annually at the student’s expense.You should keep a copy of all forms and documents submitted for your records.Services for Students with DisabilitiesAny student needing academic accommodations for a physical, mental or learning disability should contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, or faculty member personally, within the first two weeks of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged.  The location for ADA assistance is the Fine Arts Building, Room #126, on the Alva Campus and the contact is Calleb Mosburg, 580-327-8415 or cnmosburg@nwosu.edu.  Reference: Current Northwestern Oklahoma State University Undergraduate Catalog2.  Record of Arrest or Commitment for Mental IncompetencePolicyIt is the responsibility of the Division of Nursing to inform current and prospective students who have been arrested/convicted, for any charge or have been committed by a court for mental incompetence, of the rules and regulations of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing related to initial licensure. Arrest/Convictions include felonies or lesser chargesIf a student has been adjudicated as mentally incompetent or mentally ill (that is, committed by a court as mentally ill), the student may be denied admission to the nursing program.Faculty who are concerned with the welfare of the student with a “mental health history” have the right to explore with the student the past health history, current treatment, and/or request a recent statement from the student’s physician.   The student may be referred for mental health counseling.Action1. The student informs the Division of Nursing Chair of any records of arrests and/or commitments for mental incompetence.  This includes events occurring while in the program. NOTE: This is a requirement.  Failure to do so may lead to dismissal from the program.  2. The Division of Nursing Chair informs the student of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing rules and regulations and the possible implications.3. The Division of Nursing Chair assists the person in contacting the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for further counseling if deemed necessary.Reference: Current Northwestern Oklahoma State University Division of Nursing Student Handbook policy on record of arrest or commitment for mental incompetence. Statement of ResponsibilityThe Division of Nursing of Northwestern Oklahoma State University is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Applicants for Oklahoma Advanced Practice Nurse licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program, requirements include submission of an application for advanced practice licensure with a national criminal history records search and successfully passing the national certification examination. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to reside in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621).  The Board has the right to deny a license to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on another health-related license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony charges. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6].

Online Business

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Online Business ProgramsOnline Majors AvailableBachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - major in Accounting or Business AdministrationBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) - major in Technical Management (including the Alternative Energy option)Students will be able to complete all of the classes offered by the Division of Business to earn their degree. In completing these classes, the student will not be required to be physically present on a NWOSU campus. Regular NWOSU admissions policies apply to the online major programs.  Likewise, the regular Division of Business admission policies for Accounting and Business Administration majors apply. To see this information, see the "Admission to the Major" tab on the Business homepage.Students in an online major program must take UNIV 1010 Online Program Orientation their first semester as an online program major.  This is a brief, non-credit orientation for students. It is designed to address the basics of being an online student. There is a one-time, non-refundable online program fee assessed when students register for UNIV 1010. The fee is owed even if the student withdraws from UNIV 1010 or the university before the class begins or during the semester.Students who have completed their general education requirements prior to entering the online major program should be able to finish the requirements of the online major in five to six full-time semesters. Most of the classes are in an online asynchronous format to allow students to work on the courses on their schedule. MGMT 4433 Business Policy is an exception. Business Policy is to be taken during the student's last semester before graduation. The class is offered in a synchronous, distance format that allows the online student to take the class from his/her computer. However, the student will be required to remotely attend class at the scheduled time.Classes follow the traditional semester schedule. Most class during regular semesters (fall or spring) will run 16 weeks. However, there are a few online classes offered during regular semesters using an eight-week format. In the summer session most classes will use an eight-week format. However, there may be some classes that only last four weeks.The university has developed a policy for test proctoring in online classes. The university policy provides that at least one major test per online class must be conducted in a proctored environment that is: (1) on a NWOSU campus; (2) at the University Center in Ponca City; (3) at a commercial testing facility; (4) at a testing center on an accredited community college or university campus; and (5) military educational center or (6) via Remote Proctor Now. Any fees associated with proctoring are the responsibility of the student. The policy gives the professor flexibility in requiring more than one major test to be proctored under these conditions.Students should be aware that each professor has his/her policy regarding proctored tests. The individual professor's policy will be explained in the course syllabus. If the professor requires proctored tests, it is the student's responsibility to find an appropriate proctor. Any fees associated with proctoring the test are the responsibility of the student. Online Business Program FAQs

Online Business Program FAQs

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Online Business Program FAQs See if one of your questions about Online Business Programs is answered below: TITLE: How many transferable units does your college accept, and how many units are required for your online Business programs?  CONTENT: The university does not limit the number of transferable hours from accredited post-secondary institutions. Activity course credits and developmental course credits do not apply toward meeting graduation requirements.  Regardless of the number of semester hours that are transferred to NWOSU students must meet the university's graduation requirements. For a degree, the university requires that (1) a minimum of 30 semester hours be taken from NWOSU, (2) a total of at least 124 semester hours of credit, (3) at least 60 semester hours must be taken from baccalaureate degree-granting institutions, (4) at least 40 semester hours must be upper-level credit, (5) at least half of the final 30 semester hours or at least half of the coursework required for the major must be taken from NWOSU and (6) at least 55 semester hours of coursework in liberal arts and sciences. TITLE: Do you require additional general education requirements if I already have an A.A. or A.S. degree? CONTENT: If a transfer student has an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from an Oklahoma institution, the student will be deemed to have met the university's general education requirement. However, even these students must complete the program specific general education courses required for Accounting/Business majors. If the student has an applied associate of arts or an applied associate of science degree or an associate of arts or associate of science from a non-Oklahoma institution, then the student must meet all of the NWOSU general education requirements. The university’s general education requirements can be found in section XIII of the current Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: How do I submit assignments for online classes and do I need a proctor? CONTENT: NWOSU uses Blackboard as our Learning Management System. The university also subscribes to www.turnitin.com. Each professor will determine how assignments are to be submitted. However, none of the assignments in Division of Business courses will require the student to physically be on campus.The university has developed a policy for test proctoring in online classes. The university policy provides that at least one major test per online class must be conducted in a proctored environment that is (1) on an NWOSU campus, (2) at the University Center in Ponca City, (3) at a commercial testing facility, (4) at a testing center on an accredited community college or university campus, (5) military educational center or via Remote Proctor Now.  Any fees associated with proctoring are the responsibility of the student.  The policy gives the professor flexibility in requiring more than one major test to be proctored under these conditions.Students should be aware that each professor has his/her policy regarding proctored tests.  The individual professor's policy will be explained in the course syllabus.  If the professor requires proctored tests, it is the student's responsibility to find an appropriate proctor.  Any fees associated with proctoring the test are the responsibility of the student. TITLE: Do I have to be at the campus for any online classes? CONTENT: No, you will not have to be physically on campus for any of the Accounting/Business classes. Business Policy is taught as a synchronous class, but online majors will be able to take the class from their personal computer. Business Policy is currently taught on Wednesday evenings from 6:55 to 9:45 pm CT. Most of the general education classes are not currently offered online by NWOSU. Therefore, if you need to take additional general education classes, you can take them from any regionally accredited 2-year or 4-year school, online or in-person, and transfer the credit to NWOSU. You also may take general education classes on the NWOSU campus.In each online class, university policy requires at least one major test be taken in a university approved environment.  Many professors require that all tests be taken in that environment.  The university has approved locations on each campus, Ponca City University Center, a commercial testing center, any accredited community college or university testing center, and for military personnel - military educational center or superior officer.  Students also may use Remote Proctor Now.  Any fees associated with proctoring are the student's responsibility. TITLE: Would the degree be read and will it denote that it was completed online? CONTENT: The degree will read “Bachelor of Business Administration.” On your transcript the Accounting or Business Administration major will be noted after the degree awarded notation. We do not make a distinction between the online program or on campus programs. TITLE: Does the university provide any financial aid, grants or scholarships for online students?  CONTENT: Online students qualify for financial aid and scholarships in the same manner and under the same conditions as our on-campus students. You will need to contact our Director of Financial Aid, Rita Castleberry [(580) 327-8540 or rjcastleberry@nwosu.edu for more information. TITLE: What is the average duration of online classes?  CONTENT: Our online classes follow the semester schedule. During the Fall and Spring semesters, most online classes are 16 weeks long. We do run some 8-week online classes during regular semesters. In the summer, most online classes are 8 weeks long, but a few are in a 4-week format.

NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK NWOSU Institute for Citizenship StudiesA GENEROUS DONATION PROVIDED BY THE MASONIC CHARITY FOUNDATION OF OKLAHOMA CREATED THIS INSTITUTE IN SPRING 2010.The Institute’s specific tasks include:to foster an ethos of constructive patriotism, public service, and civic engagement;to assist the NWOSU Department of Social Sciences with the promotion of its annual departmental related events such as Constitution Day, the Cultural Heritage Lecture Series, the Presidential Lecture Series and other related innovative programs;to defray the costs associated with guest speakers on campus who present on historical, social, economic and political matters;to assist in the promotion of University-sponsored conferences concerning United States politics, economics, sociology and history;to assist with the costs associated with various student-run organizations such as Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta and the Leviathan Society;to promote the NWOSU Department of Social Science’s research efforts, including publishing activities and other initiatives designed to further the dissemination of knowledge within its respective departmental disciplines;to serve as a depository of archival records and materials in digital and print formats; andto engage in collaborative scholarship and other activities with other academic forums.One such effort involves the Germans from Russia Heritage Society’s quarterly journal Heritage Review edited by Executive Director Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz within the Institute.In addition, the Institute’s “Dr. J. Otto Pohl Collection” is named after a fellow member and contains a significant number of Germans from Russia documents and publications of a primary and secondary nature in the English, German and Russian languages in both print and digital formats.The Institute also maintains the “Mr. George D. Coyan Collection,” a growing body of original historic American newspapers and magazines named in honor of the late World War II veteran and educator.  Contacts:Dr. Aaron L. MasonDr. Eric J. Schmaltz(580 327-8525nwics@nwosu.eduNWICS Facebook PageInstitutional StructureCivitasWhat's Happening at the Institute?Institute BrochureInteractive U.S. ConstitutionMt. Vernon Teleconference Information & LinksGeorge Mason's Gunston HallChisholm Trail Symposium TITLE: NWICS Logo CONTENT: Explanation of the NWOSU ICS Logo[NWICS Statue Logo] The symbol used by the Institute has appeared under a variety of names, including “The Statue of Freedom,” “Armed Freedom,” “Freedom,” or as she was originally called, “Freedom Triumphant in War and Peace.” An allegorical figure representing the concept of Liberty, it was selected to stand on the Dome of the United States Capitol because of the inclusive nature of her physical style and esoteric meanings. Her design, for example, incorporates both classical Greco-Roman and American Indian dress as well as the combination of war and peace motifs. As such, she represents both the Old and New Worlds. This figure also incorporates a number of other important features. First, she faces east toward the main entrance of the United States Capitol to symbolize that the sun never sets on Freedom. Second, the base upon which she stands is inscribed with the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum.” Third, the statue is imbued with deep symbolic value because of President Abraham Lincoln’s insistence that the figure be placed on the Capitol Dome in 1863 to commemorate the eventual reunification of the Union. Thus, all of these factors together make the statue a fitting symbol for the concept of citizenship.  TITLE: Jesse Dunn Hall - Home of NWICS CONTENT: TITLE: Presidential Lecture Series CONTENT: empty TITLE: Signature Assignment CONTENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBSOsl-P-SEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r7WYEIiDc0 (Sept. 20, 2010) USA and Costa Ricahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEVk_FiSWtI (Sept. 2009) Debatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfK-Z5wIJkQ (Sept. 2014) Gun rights and the 2nd amendmenthttp://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html (National Archives Website on Comstitution and Declaration of Independence)

NWICS Institutional Structure

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Institutional Structure, Designations, and DutiesThe titles and designations of those participating in the activities of the Institute and the Journal follow:the Chair of the Institute will be the NWOSU Department of Social Sciences Chair who is responsible for allocating funds from endowments via the NWOSU Foundation to the Institute as they become available;two Executive Directors of the Institute will be responsible for conducting the Institute’s daily operations, and they will also serve as the Senior Editors of Civitas, making all decisions concerning the Journal;a select group of Review Board Members of the Journal will be determined by the Executive Directors;all faculty members within the NWOSU Department of Social Sciences will be designated as Assistant Review Board Members of the Journal; andthe Executive Directors will establish as well as serve on a several-member Advisory Board to promote an exchange of ideas on and recommendations for future Institute projects and activities.The current personnel of the Institute and Journal include: TITLE: Chair: CONTENT: Dr. Kay Decker, Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva) Dr. Kay Decker is Chair of the Social Sciences Department and Professor of Sociology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). She earned a B.A.Ed. in Social Science Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in Sociology from Oklahoma State University, and an Ed.D. in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University.Dr. Decker has served as a NWOSU faculty member since 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at NWOSU, she served as Program Coordinator and Caseworker for Northwest Oklahoma Eldercare which covered three counties in northwest Oklahoma. She is also Executive Director of Freedom West Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit development entity serving five counties in northwest Oklahoma.Dr. Decker’s areas of specialization include Racial and Ethnic Studies/Social Diversity, Anthropology and American Indians of the Southwest, Social Gerontology, Social Theory and Research Methods, Rural Sociology, and Community Development. Her research and writing covers Rural Community Development, Grant Writing and Program Management, Strategic Planning and Asset Mapping, Cultural Heritage and Historic Preservation. She has written and received grants for community development and affordable housing programs in excess of $6.2 million over the past decade from federal, state, and regional funders as well as the private philanthropic sector.Dr. Decker is President of the Board of Directors of Preservation Oklahoma (statewide historic preservation non-profit), Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Strip Museum Association, Chair of the Board of Directors of Woods County Economic Development Committee, and past President of the Oklahoma Sociology Association. TITLE: Co-Executive Directors: CONTENT: Dr. Aaron Mason, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Aaron Mason holds a B.A. from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. His research interests include American Politics, the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and the American Civil War. He has made academic presentations at Oklahoma Research Day, the Western Social Science Association, the Arkansas Political Science Association, and many others. Active in the Oklahoma Political Science Association, he has published articles and papers for Oklahoma Politics and Kendall Hunt. He has held jobs in the public and private sectors is proud of co-ordinating the annual Constitution Day observances held at NWOSU each September. He lives in Alva with his wife DeeAnn and their two children, Hannah and Morgan.Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, Professor of History, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Eric J. Schmaltz teaches Modern European and World History. Both sides of his family claim some Black Sea German ancestry, and their odyssey across half the globe influenced him to pursue the history profession.  Though born in North Dakota, he has lived in several states over the years (in some of them more than once), including Maryland, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota as well as time abroad as an exchange student at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  He earned a B.A. (1994) in History and German Language with honors at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  Following his M.A. (1996) in History at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, he completed a Ph.D. (2002) in History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He specializes in Modern Germany and Modern Russia with an emphasis on ethnic and nationality studies, particularly German minorities in Russia and the former USSR.  He has also recently taken a greater interest in topics concerning Diasporas and transnationalism.Despite significant teaching commitments, Schmaltz speaks at numerous conferences and public events.  He has also produced a variety of articles and German- and Russian-language translations for publication in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University (GRHC NDSU) Libraries in Fargo.  Other articles, reviews, and translations have appeared either online or in newsletters, local newspapers, interdisciplinary journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Eurasia Studies Society Journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Journal of Genocide Research, Nationalities Papers, Oklahoma Politics, and Yearbook of the Society for German American Studies, as well as major international anthologies on the Holocaust by Berghahn Books and K. G. Saur Verlag.  In 2003, the GRHC NDSU Libraries in Fargo published his first monograph, An Expanded Bibliography and Reference Guide for the Former Soviet Union’s Germans: Issues of Ethnic Autonomy, Group Repression, Cultural Assimilation and Mass Emigration in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.  In addition to writing articles, he is currently working on three major book projects, two as editor and one as co-author. Schmaltz is co-executive director of the endowed Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Institute for Citizenship Studies.  He also serves as editor of GRHS Heritage Review, editorial board member of the AHSGR Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and member of the Board of Academic Advisors at the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.  Moreover, he is a member of the Society for German American Studies (SGAS) and the World History Association (WHA). TITLE: Senior Editors: CONTENT: Dr. Aaron Mason, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Aaron Mason holds a B.A. from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. His research interests include American Politics, the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and the American Civil War. He has made academic presentations at Oklahoma Research Day, the Western Social Science Association, the Arkansas Political Science Association, and many others. Active in the Oklahoma Political Science Association, he has published articles and papers for Oklahoma Politics and Kendall Hunt. He has held jobs in the public and private sectors is proud of co-ordinating the annual Constitution Day observances held at NWOSU each September. He lives in Alva with his wife DeeAnn and their two children, Hannah and Morgan.Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, Professor of History, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Eric J. Schmaltz teaches Modern European and World History. Both sides of his family claim some Black Sea German ancestry, and their odyssey across half the globe influenced him to pursue the history profession.  Though born in North Dakota, he has lived in several states over the years (in some of them more than once), including Maryland, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota as well as time abroad as an exchange student at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  He earned a B.A. (1994) in History and German Language with honors at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  Following his M.A. (1996) in History at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, he completed a Ph.D. (2002) in History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He specializes in Modern Germany and Modern Russia with an emphasis on ethnic and nationality studies, particularly German minorities in Russia and the former USSR.  He has also recently taken a greater interest in topics concerning Diasporas and transnationalism.Despite significant teaching commitments, Schmaltz speaks at numerous conferences and public events.  He has also produced a variety of articles and German- and Russian-language translations for publication in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University (GRHC NDSU) Libraries in Fargo.  Other articles, reviews, and translations have appeared either online or in newsletters, local newspapers, interdisciplinary journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Eurasia Studies Society Journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Journal of Genocide Research, Nationalities Papers, Oklahoma Politics, and Yearbook of the Society for German American Studies, as well as major international anthologies on the Holocaust by Berghahn Books and K. G. Saur Verlag.  In 2003, the GRHC NDSU Libraries in Fargo published his first monograph, An Expanded Bibliography and Reference Guide for the Former Soviet Union’s Germans: Issues of Ethnic Autonomy, Group Repression, Cultural Assimilation and Mass Emigration in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.  In addition to writing articles, he is currently working on three major book projects, two as editor and one as co-author. Schmaltz is co-executive director of the endowed Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Institute for Citizenship Studies.  He also serves as editor of GRHS Heritage Review, editorial board member of the AHSGR Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and member of the Board of Academic Advisors at the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.  Moreover, he is a member of the Society for German American Studies (SGAS) and the World History Association (WHA). TITLE: Review Board Members: CONTENT: Dr. Richmond B. Adams - Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)Dr. Richmond B. Adams was awarded his Ph.D. in American literature from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2011.  Throughout his academic life, his primary area of interest, passion, and specialization has centered on the period between the end of the Civil War and America’s entry into World War I in 1917.  He is particularly interested in the relationship between how Americans understood the idea of manners and the ways by which those expectations manifested themselves via cultural expressions of power.  Some of these expressions are overt, but what intrigues him are how these cultural relics appear in what might seem as ordinary means, such as furniture, clothing, and even the pattern of seating around a dinner table.  Within literature as well, he has concentrated on literary expressions of post-apocalyptic worlds in the aftermath of 9-11, such as ​​The Hunger Games​, and works by Cormac McCarthy.  Dr. Don Betz - 20th President of the University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma)Dr. Don Betz is the former president of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His experience in Oklahoma higher education spans more than three decades. From 1971 to 1994, he served Northeastern in various capacities, including Vice President for University Relations, Dean of Continuing Studies, Director of the Sequoyah Institute, Executive Director of the Educational Foundation, and Professor of Political Science. For five years, he held the positions of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Chief Academic Officer for the Palmer Chiropractic University System. In 1999, he took the post of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and was serving as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs when he accepted the position at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.In 1982, Dr. Betz began his association with the United Nations as a consultant, and subsequently liaison officer, at the International Conference on the Question of Palestine. Two years later, he served as political affairs and liaison officer at the UN conference on the division for Palestinian rights.Dr. Betz earned his Ph.D. degree in International Studies at the University of Denver in Colorado in May 1973, where he also graduated with a M.A. degree in 1969. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of San Francisco in California. In addition, he has completed NDFL Summer Programs in Arabic language and culture at the University of California and New York University.During his career, Dr. Betz has been the recipient of numerous awards and author of articles and papers on the topics of international affairs, higher education, and leadership. He has also presented extensively as a guest speaker and from 1984 to 2003. His work can be found as final declarations, statements, and communiqué throughout United Nations documents.Dr. Michael Burlingame - Holder of Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois at SpringfieldProfessor Michael Burlingame was born in Washington, DC, and attended Phillips Academy, Andover. As a freshman at Princeton University, he took the Civil War course taught by the eminent Lincolnian David Herbert Donald, who took him under his wing and made him a research assistant. When Professor Donald moved on to Johns Hopkins University, Burlingame upon graduation from Princeton followed him to that institution. There he received his Ph.D. In 1968, he joined the History Department at Connecticut College in New London, where he taught until retiring in 2001 as the May Buckley Sadowski Professor of History Emeritus. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2009.Professor Burlingame is the author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life (2 vols.; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994). In addition, he has edited the several volumes of Lincoln primary source materials: An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996); Inside Lincoln’s White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997), co-edited with John R. Turner Ettlinger; Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998); Lincoln’s Journalist: John Hay’s Anonymous Writings for the Press, 1860-1864 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998); A Reporter’s Lincoln by Walter B. Stevens (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998); With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000); At Lincoln’s Side: John Hay’s Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000); Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln’s Secretary by William O. Stoddard (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000); Dispatches from Lincoln’s White House: The Anonymous Civil War Journalism of Presidential Secretary William O. Stoddard (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002); The Real Lincoln: A Portrait by Jesse W. Weik (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002); “Lincoln’s Humor” and Other Essays by Benjamin P. Thomas (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002); and Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007).Professor Burlingame has received the Abraham Lincoln Association Book Prize (1996), the Lincoln Diploma of Honor from Lincoln Memorial University (1998), Honorable Mention for the Lincoln Prize, Gettysburg College (2001), and was inducted into the Lincoln Academy of Illinois in 2009.Abraham Lincoln: A Life recently won the 2010 Lincoln Prize, sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History and Gettysburg College, for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, or the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era. It also was a co-winner of the annual book prize awarded by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of Washington, DC, and won the Russell P. Strange Book Award given annually by the Illinois State Historical Society for the best book on Illinois history.Professor Burlingame currently lives in Springfield, where he is working on several Lincoln-related projects.Dr. David Camacho - Special Assistant to the President and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)Dr. David E. Camacho received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Washington State University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Washington. His primary interests are in public policy and environmental politics. His research involves higher education policy. In his current position as Special Assistant to the President of Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, he is responsible for coordinating university-wide diversity and equity initiatives. As a member of the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center, he has a system-wide perspective on higher education policy. He served on the Arizona Board of Regents as President of the Arizona Faculties Council, and as President of NAU’s Faculty Senate became knowledgeable in governance issues.Dr. Camacho is currently working on the second edition of Environmental Injustices, Political Struggles and has published in the areas of environmental politics, social movement theory, democratic theory, urban politics, political socialization, and Latina/o politics. At the undergraduate level, he teaches Race, Power and Politics, Environmental Politics and Policy, Urban Politics, and U.S. Government and Politics. At the graduate level, he teaches Public Organizational Theory, Race Theory, and Elements of Public Administration.Dr. Mario Carvajal H., Emeritus - University of Costa Rica (San Pedro) and Former Costa Rican Ambassador to the European UnionDr. Mario Carvajal was Professor of Political Science/Public Administration (retired) at the University of Costa Rica. His extensive involvement at the highest levels of the Costa Rican government provides a unique perspective of the realities of the process. The experience of Dr. Carvajal during the 1990s as Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Public Sector Reform illustrate many of the problems and benefits which have resulted from the International Monetary Fund in his country.In the public sector, Dr. Carvajal has held positions as Ambassador of Costa Rica to the European Union, Minister of State Transformation, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Raising, Director of the National Park Foundation (1992-1994), National Legislator and Chair of Several Commissions, Minister of Exports and Investment, Presidential Advisor Minister in Cooperative Development, General Manager of the National Production Council, and Vice Minister of Economy, Industry and Trade.Dr. W. Douglas Catterall - Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma)Dr. Douglas Catterall is an early modern European historian whose research focuses on the cultural impact of migration on community and societal identities, and he has written in book- and article-format on the role of ethnicity, corporate groups, and portable forms of community in mercantile and religious diasporas as well as the place of social memory and networks in group and everyday civic identity in pre-modern Europe and the Atlantic world. His current book-length projects concern women in Atlantic world ports and the contributions of networks to diaspora dynamics. He has held grants from or attended advanced seminars sponsored by the American/Scandinavian Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oklahoma Humanities Council, and has sponsored a range of academic outreach initiatives to engage with members of the public covering topics such as comparative heartlands, race and ethnicity, and alternative energy. He is associate professor of history at Cameron University, where he has been on the faculty in the Department of History and Government since 2000, and his teaching fields include the social and cultural history of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world, world history, and comparative history.Dr. Jessica Clark - Western Wyoming Community College (Rock Springs)Dr. Jessica Clark joined the Social Science and Fine Arts Division at Western Wyoming Community College as an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science in 2012.  Two years before, she earned her doctorate in history from North Dakota State University (NDSU). Her dissertation examines the identity reconstruction of Germans from Russia on the Northern Plains through oral histories. She is a trained oral historian who specializes in rural history and childhood, family, and gender studies. Currently, Clark is researching the reconstruction of a tragedy (the Cokeville Elementary School Bombing of 1986) as a miracle narrative.In any given year, Clark presents at two or three conferences, including the conferences/meetings for the Organization of American Historians, Oral History Association, and Western Social Science Association. In 2010, she co-published “The Germans from Russia in Saskatchewan: An Oral History” in the American Review of Canadian Studies with Dr. Tom Isern. Clark also has solo peer-reviewed publications in The Journal of Family History, The Historian, and Journal of History of Childhood and Youth.Dr. John K. Cox - Head of the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, North Dakota State University (Fargo)John K. Cox received his undergraduate degree from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and his doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. Cox is the author of The History of Serbia and Slovenia: Evolving Loyalties. He has published translations of novels by Danilo Kis and Ivan Cankar and of essays and stories by a wide range of Central European and Balkan writers.  He is currently writing a study of the fiction of the Albanian intellectual Ismail Kadare, as well as a history of modern Croatia. Cox taught European history for 13 years at Wheeling Jesuit University near Pittsburgh.Dr. Shawn Holliday - Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)Dr. Shawn Holliday served as an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English, Foreign Language, and Humanities Department at Northwestern prior to working in Graduate Studies.He received his M.A. degree from Marshall University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999. His areas of specialization include American Realism and Naturalism, Modernism (American and British), and Literary Criticism, especially New Historicism. He is also interested in Asian American literature, Western American literature, and Appalachian literature.Dr. Holliday is the author of two books, Thomas Wolfe and the Politics of Modernism, published by Peter Lang in 2001, and Lawson Fusao Inada, published by Boise State University’s Western Writers Series in 2003. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals and reference books, including Notes on Modern Irish Literature, Appalachian Heritage, The South Carolina Review, and The Encyclopedia of Appalachia. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Holliday served as the President of the Thomas Wolfe Society. For the past eight years, he has also worked as a Consulting Editor for The Thomas Wolfe Review.Dr. Holliday’s awards and prizes include the Everett T. Helm Fellowship (to support research using the Clifford Odets papers at Indiana University’s Lilly Library), the Zelda and Paul Gitlin Literary Prize (for the best article published on Thomas Wolfe in 2006), and the William B. Wisdom Grant in Aid of Research (to support research using the Thomas Wolfe papers at Harvard University’s Houghton Library). In 2003, he was appointed a fellow to the Salzburg Seminar session in Contemporary American Literature, and, in 2005, he was appointed to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.Dr. Thomas D. Isern - University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Heritage Renewal, North Dakota State University (Fargo)Thomas D. (Tom) Isern is Professor of History at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. Born and raised on a wheat farm in western Kansas, he has lived all his life on the plains of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota (except when abroad, studying the grasslands of New Zealand and Australia).Isern holds a B.A. degree from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Prior to coming to NDSU in 1992, Isern served eleven years on the faculty of Emporia State University, Kansas.Isern’s academic specialty is the history and folklore of the Great Plains of North America, his research and teaching comprising both the American plains and the Canadian prairies. He is the author or co-author of six books, including, most recently, Dakota Circle: Excursions on the True Plains, published by the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies. His particular interest is the story of farming, ranching, and rural life on the plains. He explores this interest in frequent lectures and concerts for public and professional audiences throughout the region. He also writes about it (co-authorship with Jim Hoy) in the weekly (since 1983) newspaper column, Plains Folk, also heard weekly on the statewide public radio service of Prairie Public.In 1991, as a Fulbright Scholar, Isern investigated the agricultural history of the tussock grasslands of New Zealand; in 1996, he returned for further work in New Zealand under a Programme Development Grant from the NZ-US Educational Foundation; and he returns there frequently to continue a line of research in agricultural and environmental history.“The Great Plains from Texas to Saskatchewan: Place, Memory, Identity” is a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar for school teachers Isern has led in the summers of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. This intensive study experience for master teachers from across the U.S. examines the culture of the plains through the works of Walter P. Webb, Willa Cather, N. Scott Momaday, and Wallace Stegner.At the 22nd Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History held in Bismarck, he also received the North Dakota 2010 Heritage Honor Profile Award from the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The Heritage Profile Honor Award is given in recognition of those individuals who have made a lasting or significant contribution in preserving, interpreting, promoting, researching, or otherwise extending the knowledge and understanding of the history of North Dakota.Isern is the founding director of NDSU’s Center for Heritage Renewal, an applied research and service center devoted to historic preservation and heritage tourism on the northern plains.At NDSU Isern has received the Peltier Award for Innovative Teaching and been named both the Fargo Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Professor as well as the Dale Hogoboom Presidential Professor. In 2007, President Chapman conferred on Isern the title of University Distinguished Professor, one of the first seven such appointments campus-wide.Isern is committed to communication and engagement with the regional public. He devotes his research to regional issues; teaches resident and extramural courses dealing with regional history and folklore; serves as an officer and volunteer for state and local organizations; and most of all, speaks and writes for the general public, not only for the academic community. These things flow from his personal affection for the land and people of the North American plains and from his professional devotion to the quality of regional life.Dr. Thomas H. Little - Director of Curriculum Development and Research, State Legislative Leaders Foundation (Greensboro, North Carolina)Dr. Thom Little has coordinated and participated in numerous educational and training programs for state legislative leaders and advocacy groups over the last ten years. He has made presentations on effective advocacy for the National Education Association (June, 2000), at a conference sponsored by the National Center for Children in Poverty, the Institute for Child and Family Policy and the Chapin Hall Center for Children (2003), The South Carolina New Statesmen Society (2005 and 2007), the Democratic Caucus of the North Carolina House of Representatives (2004). The NC Institute of Political Leadership (2008) and the Leadership Team of the New Hampshire House of Representative (2009). In addition to his work with SLLF, he is a Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he teaches courses in state government, American politics, leadership and elections.Little earned his Doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1991 and taught at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1992 to 1999, after three years at American University in Washington, DC. His areas of teaching and research specialization include state politics, legislative politics, political parties, term limits, Congress and state legislative leadership. Dr. Little has published more than a dozen articles on these topics in a variety of academic journals and has published seven book chapters on the attitudes and activities of state legislative leaders. Dr. Little has served as a consultant for the Leadership Development Program of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC since 1991. He is also a member of the Selection Committee for the William M. Bulger Excellence in Leadership Award and is active in several political science associations, having chaired numerous panels and discussion sessions in those organizations. He is also advisor and faculty for the Institute of Political Leadership.As the Director of Research and Curriculum for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Dr. Little has worked closely in the writing and production of several publications including, State Legislative Leaders: Keys to Effective Legislation for Children and Families, Welfare Reform and the Advocacy Community: Opportunities Missed, Opportunities on the Horizon, What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? A Guide for New Legislative Leaders, and several case studies about legislative leadership. He is also the co-author of The Legislative Branch of State Government: People, Processes and Politics (ABC-CLIO, 2006).Dr. Little and his wife, Dr. Catherine Scott-Little, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina with their two daughters, Virginia (13) and Rebecca (10) where they are active in church. Dr. Little serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greensboro Ballet, on the UNCG Baptist Student Union Alumni Association and assistant coach to his daughter’s Upward Basketball team.Dr. Justin Quinn Olmstead - Assistant Professor of History, University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma)Dr. Justin Quinn Olmstead earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Sheffield in England, an M.A. degree in American History from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, a B.A. degree in history from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, and a B.A. degree in political science from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.  He taught for several years in the public schools in Winfield, KS, and as an adjunct instructor at Southwestern College.  In 2013-2014, he taught at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU).  Since 2014, he has been teaching in the Department of History at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond.  His research interests include World War I and Diplomatic, American and European History.Dr. Jennifer Page - Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)Dr. Jennifer Page joined Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s English, Foreign Language, and Humanities Department in Fall 2014.  She teaches courses in early British literature, literary theory, and composition.  Her research interests include English Renaissance drama, gender and sexuality studies, historical masculinity, Internet culture, zombie films and literature, and the novels of Chuck Palahniuk.  On a personal level, Dr. Page enjoys volunteering with many local and university organizations.  She believes that the most tangible way to demonstrate good citizenship is to become an active community member through volunteering, philanthropy, and charitable donations.  Dr. J. Otto Pohl - Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Ghana (Legon)Dr. J. Otto Pohl teaches Modern European and World History. From 2008 to 2010, he served as an associate professor of International and Comparative Politics at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He earned a B.A. (1992) in History from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and an M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom. He is the author of two books, The Stalinist Penal System (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997) and Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937–1949 (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999). He has also written a number of shorter pieces on the subject of national deportations in the USSR. Among the journals that have featured his work are Human Rights Review, Journal of Genocide Research and Journal of Interdisciplinary History.Dr. Joachim "Yogi" Reppmann - Newspaper Journalist, Historian, Consultant (Northfield, Minnesota and Flensburg, Germany)Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann was born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, in 1957. He attended the Altes Gymnasium, a school founded by Danish King Frederick II in 1566. He matriculated at the University of Kiel, where he studied history, American literature, and philosophy. In 1984, he completed his master’s thesis entitled “Transplanted Ideas: The Concept of Freedom and Democracy of the Schleswig-Holstein Forty-Eighters--Origins and Effects, 1846-1856.” He has written several books on notable Schleswig-Holstein emigrants and the mass migration to the United States; served as a professor of German at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges in Northfield, Minnesota; and chaired several conferences on topics ranging from the Low German language to Forty-Eighter Hans Reimer Claussen.Since 1983, Yogi has organized both individualized language study-abroad programs and educational exchanges between the United States and Germany for groups as diverse as farmers from Holstein, Iowa; American teachers of German language; college football players; and representatives of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.Dr. LaVern J. Rippley - Saint Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota)Dr. LaVern J. Rippley’s paternal ancestors immigrated with the name Rieple from Unadingen near Donaueschingen in Baden, Germany, around 1855 and settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, near the small community of Waumandee. Today, the county remains largely German and Swiss. His maternal grandparents arrived in 1882 with the name Rucinski (sometimes Rudschinske) from the Silesian towns of Schubin and Lachowo near Bromberg in Posen Germany and settled in the Trempealeau county Polish-speaking community between Arcadia and Independence. Born at Waumandee in 1935, Rippley took a B.A. in Wisconsin, an M.A. at Kent State and the Ph.D. at the Ohio State University in 1965, following study also as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Munich. He taught high school for two years at River Falls, WI, three years at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware before beginning a professorship at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, since 1967. Details are available in his family history Noble Women, Restless Menand at http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/german/faculty/rippley.html. Rippley is the author of over 200 articles and 17 books, the latest of which is The Chemnitzer Concertina: A History and an Accolade (2006).Dr. Rippley’s teaching areas include German Romanticism, the Novelle, Survey of German Literature in Translation, seminars on the German Revolutions of 1848, Germany during the Hitler Period, German Regionalism, the German Bauhaus, Germanic Folklore, Stoff-Motif-und Symbolforschung, Urbanization (Material Culture and the Common Landscape in the Paracollege) Berlin Seminar, Freshman Writing courses, Summer Seminar for Teachers of German, the German-Americans, the German Economy, Seminars in 1991 and 1992 on the unification of the economies of East and West Germany done on-site in Paderborn (Westphalia) and Dresden (Saxony) regions. He has also led student study tours to the Hanseatic region of Mare Balticum (Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007) as well as adult groups to the concertina region around Chemnitz, Germany.Tim Rives - Deputy Director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum (Abilene, Kansas)Timothy D. Rives received his Bachelor of General Studies from Wichita State University and a Master of Arts in American History from Emporia State University. Prior to becoming the Deputy Director and Supervisory Archivist of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, he served as a reference and research archivist with the National Archives at Kansas City, where he specialized in federal prison records. His research interests include the presidency and baseball history. In 2002, he received the Robert Peterson Recognition Award from the Society for American Baseball Research for Biographical Research.His publications include: “Grant, Babcock, and the Whiskey Ring,” Prologue, Vol. 32 No. 3 (Fall 2000); “Tom Baird: A Challenge to the Modern Memory of the Kansas City Monarchs” in Satchel Paige and Company: Essays on the Kansas City Monarchs, Their Greatest Star, and the Negro Leagues, ed. Leslie Heaphy (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing Company, 2007); “Introducing Archives and Archivists to Teachers (and Vice Versa)” in Teaching American History: Lessons for History Educators and Historians, eds. Rachel Ragland and Kelly Woestman (New York: Routledge, 2009).Rives served in the US Army from 1987 to 1992.Dr. Samuel W. Rushay, Jr. - Supervisor of the Archives of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Independence, Missouri)Samuel W. Rushay, Jr., is supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, where he worked as an archivist from 1993 to 1997. From 1997 to 2007, he was an archivist and subject matter expert at the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.Sam published “Listening to Nixon: An Archivist’s Reflections on his Work with the White House Tapes” in the fall 2007 issue of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Prologue magazine. He is the author of “Harry Truman’s History Lessons,” which appeared in the spring 2009 issue of Prologue. He also published “Harry Truman’s Masonic Career as Revealed in the Truman Library’s Collections,” in the summer 2009 issue of The Missouri Freemason. He contributed “A Graphic Essay Based on the Holdings of the Harry S. Truman Library,” in Native Americans and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman, Volume 4 (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University, 2010).A Columbus, Ohio native, Sam holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Ohio University, where he wrote his dissertation, “The Farm Fair Dealer: Charles F. Brannan and American Liberalism” (2000), under the direction of Truman biographer Alonzo Hamby.Sam, his wife, Laura, and their two children live in Liberty, Missouri.Dr. Neta Steinberg - Ort Kiryat Bialik College (Kiryat Bialik, Israel)Dr. Neta Steinberg teaches history at Ort Kiryat Bialik College in Kiryat Bialik, Israel.  For nearly ten years she was a teaching fellow at the Department of General History at Haifa University, Israel. She teaches modern Russian history, but her main interest is education, religion and everyday life in the German Colonies in Russia until the First World War. Her doctoral thesis “The Education of German Colonists in South Russia 1764–1914” (in Hebrew) concerned the evolution of the education system in these colonies (Haifa University, 2000).Some of her recent publications include “Hoffnungstal and the Separatist Congregations in South Russia,” in Religious Radicalism, ed. Meir Litvak and Ora Limor [in Hebrew] (Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2007), pp. 267–300; and “From One Generation to the Next: Teachers and Teaching in the German Colonies in South Russia, 1804–1914,” Paedagogica Historica, 45:3 (June 2009): pp. 329–353.Dr. Tony Wohlers - Director of Academic Enrichment, Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma)Dr. Tony Wohlers has received BAs in History and Political Science from the University of the Saarland (Germany), a BA in Political Science from Sonoma State University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.  He is currently an associate professor of political science at Cameron University, teaching and researching in the areas of public policy, public administration, and research methods.  For several years, he also served as Cameron’s Academic Research Director.  In mid-2012, he assumed a full-time administrative position at Cameron as the Director of Academic Enrichment.  In that capacity, he is responsible for internal and external grants as well as the honors program.  He has published in the areas of civic associations in local government, local electronic government in the United States and Germany, and biopolitics in North America and the European Union.Dr. John Wood - Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma)Dr. John Wood earned his Doctorate in Environmental Policy and Conflict Management from Oklahoma State University in January 2007. He has a master’s degree in political science and a baccalaureate degree in journalism from OSU as well. He formerly served as Faculty Senate President. He also serves as faculty advisor for the Rose State’s Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement (VOICE), Veteran’s Club, and the Go Green Club.Other professional achievements include: the Oklahoma Political Science Professor of the Year Award in 2007 for community colleges from the Oklahoma Political Science Association (OPSA) and the NISOD award for teaching excellence in 2008-2009. Professor Wood’s book Taking Sides: Controversial Issues in State & Local Government published in 2010. His peer-reviewed work includes topics such as social movement studies, civic engagement, environmental policy, conflict management, ethics and good government.Dr. Wood also sits on the Guthrie City Council, representing Ward I. With the Guthrie Transportation Authority, he co-founded the First Capitol Neighborhood Solutions. He is also a Gulf War vet with the USMC. TITLE: Assistant Review Board Members (Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva): CONTENT: Jana BrownJana Brown serves as an Instructor in History and also as the Coordinator of Social Sciences Education.  She holds a B.A. in Social Science Education and a M.A. degree in American Studies, both of which she earned at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU).  Before teaching at NWOSU, she taught high school for several years at Enid, Fort Supply and Cherokee, Oklahoma.  She also has a background in museum work.  Her interests include the history of Oklahoma, the Great Plains, and African-Americans in the West.  Dr. Kay Decker - Chair of the Department of Social SciencesDr. Kay Decker is Chair of the Social Sciences Department and Professor of Sociology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). She earned a B.A.Ed. in Social Science Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in Sociology from Oklahoma State University, and an Ed.D. in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University.Dr. Decker has served as a NWOSU faculty member since 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at NWOSU, she served as Program Coordinator and Caseworker for Northwest Oklahoma Eldercare which covered three counties in northwest Oklahoma. She is also Executive Director of Freedom West Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit development entity serving five counties in northwest Oklahoma.Dr. Decker’s areas of specialization include Racial and Ethnic Studies/Social Diversity, Anthropology and American Indians of the Southwest, Social Gerontology, Social Theory and Research Methods, Rural Sociology, and Community Development. Her research and writing covers Rural Community Development, Grant Writing and Program Management, Strategic Planning and Asset Mapping, Cultural Heritage and Historic Preservation. She has written and received grants for community development and affordable housing programs in excess of $6.2 million over the past decade from federal, state, and regional funders as well as the private philanthropic sector.Dr. Decker is President of the Board of Directors of Preservation Oklahoma (statewide historic preservation non-profit), Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Strip Museum Association, Chair of the Board of Directors of Woods County Economic Development Committee, and past President of the Oklahoma Sociology Association.Dr. Deena Fisher - Dean, Woodward CampusDr. Deena Fisher is the Dean of the Woodward Campus (Northwestern Oklahoma State University). Her responsibilities include teaching, counseling, advising and administration. Born in Elk City, she earned an M.Ed. in both Social Science and School Counseling (Southwestern Oklahoma State University). She holds an Ed. D. in Higher Education Administration (Oklahoma State University) and attended the “Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education” (Harvard). Her positions included Professor of History, Department Chairperson and Upward Bound Counselor.Deena believes in servant leadership and active community involvement. She serves on several boards including Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (Governor Appointee), Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Museum, Plains Indians and Pioneer Museum, Rotary, Woodward Chamber of Commerce, William S. Key Correctional Citizen Advisory Board, Council of Oklahoma Extended Campus Administrators, Psi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma, Woodward United Fund, and Woodward Industrial Foundation.Deena’s accomplishments include 2010 Woodward Citizen of the Year, 2008 Women’s Summit Chairperson (OCSW) and Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Advisory Board Member (2010). She is a contributing author of an Oklahoma History Textbook and coordinates an Oklahoma History Summer Institute that celebrates local history.Deena has four grandchildren. She enjoys visiting historical sites, museums and Presidential Libraries.Dr. Roger HardawayDr. Roger Hardaway is a Professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) in Alva. He started his career at NWOSU in 1990. He earned undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science. After earning a master’s degree in History, he completed a J.D. degree at Memphis State University (Law) in Tennessee and a D.A. in History at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Over the years, he has presented at numerous conferences and published widely in newspapers and journals. He also stands as a recognized scholar on the history of African Americans in the West, including the book (co-authored with Monroe Lee Billington) African Americans on the Western Frontier (1998). Ken KelseyKen Kelsey is an Instructor in the Departments of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He has been teaching “Art in Life” since the fall of 2005, as well as a variety of History courses, including a series on Historic Preservation.Mr. Kelsey holds both a B.A. and M.A. in History from Oklahoma State University and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Before moving back to his home state of Oklahoma, he worked for ten years in the Education Department of the Dallas Museum of Art, eventually as the Manager of Teaching Programs where he prepared docents and area educators to teach in the museum.In addition to his work at NWOSU, Mr. Kelsey teaches courses at Northern Oklahoma College and the Lifelong Learning Institute, both in Enid. He is a former National Art Education Association, Museum Division “Educator of the Year” and a current board member of Preservation Oklahoma. He also does back-stage work at Enid’s Gaslight Theatre and continues his vineyard work at Longwood Farm west of Ringwood.Jeff McAlpinJeff McAlpin holds B.S. and M.B.S. degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) and has done additional graduate study at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He is an Instructor of Sociology/Criminal Justice at NWOSU’s Department of Social Sciences. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves as the Treatment Director of the C.E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center in Alva, OK. He also spent a number of years serving in the NWOSU Faculty Senate.J.W. Platt, EmeritusJ.W. Platt graduated with a B.A. in History from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and then earned his M.A. in History at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He spent about eight years in Central America. First, he worked on a Fulbright Research Grant in Guatemala, and then he was a cattle rancher in Costa Rica. After he returned to the United States, he continued to travel in Latin America as an exporter of agricultural equipment, before settling back home in southern Kansas as a farmer-rancher. In 1999, he began adjunct teaching in History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. In 2003, he was hired as full-time faculty, retiring in 2014. Donovan Reichenberger, EmeritusDonovan Reichenberger of Alva, OK, is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. After a career in the U. S. Navy, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in 1966 and a master’s degree from Wichita State in 1967. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967.Reichenberger is a member of the Tyler Trust Board. He has also served on the Share Medical Center Board of Trustees, Alva Centennial Commission and as chairman and member of various Northwestern faculty committees.Kirk RogersKirk Rogers holds a B.S. degree in Law Enforcement from Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) and an M.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University in Kansas. He teaches Criminal Justice at NWOSU’s Department of Social Sciences. His areas of specialization include Narcotics Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Police Administration, Corrections, Patrol Operations, Civil Process Service, Evidence Collection, Intelligence Gathering, Covert Operations, Surveillance Operations, Report Writing, Drafting Affidavits, Drafting Search Warrants, Courtroom Testimony, and the Court System. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers and a student organizations sponsor for COPPS Club. TITLE: Advisory Board Members: CONTENT: Dr. Mario Carvajal H., Emeritus - University of Costa Rica (San Pedro) and Former Costa Rican Ambassador to the European UnionDr. Mario Carvajal was Professor of Political Science/Public Administration (retired) at the University of Costa Rica. His extensive involvement at the highest levels of the Costa Rican government provides a unique perspective of the realities of the process. The experience of Dr. Carvajal during the 1990s as Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Public Sector Reform illustrate many of the problems and benefits which have resulted from the International Monetary Fund in his country.In the public sector, Dr. Carvajal has held positions as Ambassador of Costa Rica to the European Union, Minister of State Transformation, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Raising, Director of the National Park Foundation (1992-1994), National Legislator and Chair of Several Commissions, Minister of Exports and Investment, Presidential Advisor Minister in Cooperative Development, General Manager of the National Production Council, and Vice Minister of Economy, Industry and Trade.Dr. Kay Decker - Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)Dr. Kay Decker is Chair of the Social Sciences Department and Professor of Sociology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). She earned a B.A.Ed. in Social Science Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in Sociology from Oklahoma State University, and an Ed.D. in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University.Dr. Decker has served as a NWOSU faculty member since 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at NWOSU, she served as Program Coordinator and Caseworker for Northwest Oklahoma Eldercare which covered three counties in northwest Oklahoma. She is also Executive Director of Freedom West Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit development entity serving five counties in northwest Oklahoma.Dr. Decker’s areas of specialization include Racial and Ethnic Studies/Social Diversity, Anthropology and American Indians of the Southwest, Social Gerontology, Social Theory and Research Methods, Rural Sociology, and Community Development. Her research and writing covers Rural Community Development, Grant Writing and Program Management, Strategic Planning and Asset Mapping, Cultural Heritage and Historic Preservation. She has written and received grants for community development and affordable housing programs in excess of $6.2 million over the past decade from federal, state, and regional funders as well as the private philanthropic sector.Dr. Decker is President of the Board of Directors of Preservation Oklahoma (statewide historic preservation non-profit), Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Strip Museum Association, Chair of the Board of Directors of Woods County Economic Development Committee, and past President of the Oklahoma Sociology Association.Dr. Aaron Mason, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Aaron Mason holds a B.A. from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. His research interests include American Politics, the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and the American Civil War. He has made academic presentations at Oklahoma Research Day, the Western Social Science Association, the Arkansas Political Science Association, and many others. Active in the Oklahoma Political Science Association, he has published articles and papers for Oklahoma Politics and Kendall Hunt. He has held jobs in the public and private sectors is proud of co-ordinating the annual Constitution Day observances held at NWOSU each September. He lives in Alva with his wife DeeAnn and their two children, Hannah and Morgan.J.W. Platt, EmeritusJ.W. Platt graduated with a B.A. in History from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and then earned his M.A. in History at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He spent about eight years in Central America. First, he worked on a Fulbright Research Grant in Guatemala, and then he was a cattle rancher in Costa Rica. After he returned to the United States, he continued to travel in Latin America as an exporter of agricultural equipment, before settling back home in southern Kansas as a farmer-rancher. In 1999, he began adjunct teaching in History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. In 2003, he was hired as full-time faculty, retiring in 2014. Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, Professor of History, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Eric J. Schmaltz teaches Modern European and World History. Both sides of his family claim some Black Sea German ancestry, and their odyssey across half the globe influenced him to pursue the history profession.  Though born in North Dakota, he has lived in several states over the years (in some of them more than once), including Maryland, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota as well as time abroad as an exchange student at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  He earned a B.A. (1994) in History and German Language with honors at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  Following his M.A. (1996) in History at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, he completed a Ph.D. (2002) in History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He specializes in Modern Germany and Modern Russia with an emphasis on ethnic and nationality studies, particularly German minorities in Russia and the former USSR.  He has also recently taken a greater interest in topics concerning Diasporas and transnationalism.Despite significant teaching commitments, Schmaltz speaks at numerous conferences and public events.  He has also produced a variety of articles and German- and Russian-language translations for publication in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University (GRHC NDSU) Libraries in Fargo.  Other articles, reviews, and translations have appeared either online or in newsletters, local newspapers, interdisciplinary journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Eurasia Studies Society Journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Journal of Genocide Research, Nationalities Papers, Oklahoma Politics, and Yearbook of the Society for German American Studies, as well as major international anthologies on the Holocaust by Berghahn Books and K. G. Saur Verlag.  In 2003, the GRHC NDSU Libraries in Fargo published his first monograph, An Expanded Bibliography and Reference Guide for the Former Soviet Union’s Germans: Issues of Ethnic Autonomy, Group Repression, Cultural Assimilation and Mass Emigration in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.  In addition to writing articles, he is currently working on three major book projects, two as editor and one as co-author. Schmaltz is co-executive director of the endowed Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Institute for Citizenship Studies.  He also serves as editor of GRHS Heritage Review, editorial board member of the AHSGR Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and member of the Board of Academic Advisors at the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.  Moreover, he is a member of the Society for German American Studies (SGAS) and the World History Association (WHA).Dr. Tony Wohlers - Director of Academic Enrichment, Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma)Dr. Tony Wohlers has received BAs in History and Political Science from the University of the Saarland (Germany), a BA in Political Science from Sonoma State University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.  He is currently an associate professor of political science at Cameron University, teaching and researching in the areas of public policy, public administration, and research methods.  For several years, he also served as Cameron’s Academic Research Director.  In mid-2012, he assumed a full-time administrative position at Cameron as the Director of Academic Enrichment.  In that capacity, he is responsible for internal and external grants as well as the honors program.  He has published in the areas of civic associations in local government, local electronic government in the United States and Germany, and biopolitics in North America and the European Union.

Civitas - Social Sciences Publication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Civitas - Mission StatementCivitas is an annual, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publishing venue aimed at promoting scholarship concerning the Humanities and Social Sciences as they relate to citizenship matters. The Journal, which is facilitated by the NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies, draws upon the talents and perspectives of a diverse Review Board from the United States and abroad. It welcomes both qualitative and quantitative submissions by faculty and advanced undergraduate and graduate students from Oklahoma’s regional universities, two-year community colleges, and other institutions of higher education and beyond. TITLE: Definition of the Term "Civitas CONTENT: The term emanates from Roman antiquity. It originally described a type of settlement or political entity. Later on, the word was used to express the condition of individuals living within the Roman state and to address whether they were full members of the Roman polity. As such, civitas differentiated formal citizenship status from those who were not citizens. These early Greco-Roman ideals left an indelible imprint upon the concept of citizenship in the modern Western world. Thus, the modern disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences are inexorably intertwined with the concept of citizenship. The word connotes the concept, quality and condition of citizenship and therefore is an appropriate word for the Institute. TITLE: Civitas' Protocols/Procedures (General Editors' Guidelines CONTENT: Approximate Annual Timeline Submissions:Call for Papers: July 1Deadline for submissions: November 1Send out submissions to reviewers: November 1Receive manuscripts from reviewers: February 1Authors receive their examined revisions: March 1Authors send their finished product: April 1Annual publication: July 1Book Reviews:Write on published works in the general parameters of the journal's field of interest (i.e., Citizenship Studies and related fields).Write on recent published works from the previous 2-3 years.The typical book review's length should range from approximately 750 to 1,250 words.The journal editors may consult other form sheets and guidelines for additional ideas to pass along to the authors, but general recommendations include:At the top-center of the page, the reviewer should identify the author, book title, place of publication, publisher, and publication date.  Italicize or underline all book titles.  Here is a standard example:Jane S. Doe.  The NWOSU Institute of Citizenship Studies.  Alva, OK:  Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2011.  Pp. 275.Typically, the first paragraph of the book review should include a statement of the author's thesis (major argument) or purpose.  Please identify the main points or interpretation the author is trying to present to the reader.The main body of the book review should be a synopsis showing how the author did or did not prove his/her thesis.  Consider the book's key themes and chapters, the kinds of sources used, and the organizational methods employed (e.g., is it organized by topic or by chronology?).  Please elaborate on whether the author demonstrates any kind of bias which you can detect (everyone has a bias).  If so, comment on whether the bias detracts from or adds to the study's effectiveness.The book review should conclude with a critical evaluation.  Is the thesis logically consistent with the materials given to support it in the book?  Does it make sense to the reader?  Is it convincing?  Is it engaging or boring?  Has the book helped the reader's understanding of the subject?  How?  Why?  If possible, how does the book relate to the broader objectives and material comprising the field of Citizenship Studies and related fields?At the end of the essay, the reviewer will double-space and add his/her full name, department and institution/affiliation.General Articles:Write on topics in the general parameters of the journal's field of interest (i.e., Citizenship Studies and related fields).Each article's length should generally not exceed approximately 8,000 words.  Exceptions are possible, of course, including article series.Documentation of Sources in Articles/Reviews:Since the journal is interdisciplinary, so long as authors are consistent and concise in their academic writing, they may employ the documentation style familiar to their area of specialization (Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, MLA, etc.). TITLE: Civitas - Vol. 1 (2012) CONTENT: Click here to download the 2012 volume of Civitas: Journal of Citizenship StudiesCIVITAS - VOL. 1 (2012)NOTES FROM THE EDITORSAaron L. Mason and Eric J. Schmaltz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - iFOREWORDMike Knedler, NWOSU Dean of Arts and Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ivARTICLESALVA, OKLAHOMA:  WHAT’S IN A NAME?Donovan Reichenberger - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1LIFE IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA BEFORE STATEHOODAudrey (Bainum) KinzieEdited by Beverly Kinzie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7SKETCHES FROM THE LIFE HISTORY OF JACOB ACHENBACHJacob AchenbachEdited by J.W. Platt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25THE DIARIES OF THALEDEN SHERMAN FORESTER:EXCERPTS FROM 1906 VISITS TO WAYNOKA, OKLAHOMAThaleden Sherman ForesterEdited by Sandra Olson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 34WHAT IS THE TEA PARTY PHENOMENON?:  AN EXPLORATIONON WHETHER IT IS A POLITICAL MOVEMENT, A THIRD PARTY,OR SOMETHING ELSEJohn R. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39BOOK REVIEWS“TO SERVE A LARGER PURPOSE”:  ENGAGEMENT FOR DEMOCRACYAND THE TRANSFORMATION OF HIGHER EDUCATIONJohn Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley, EditorsElizabeth S. Overman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 72EDITORIAL POLICY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75 TITLE: Civitas - Vol. 2 (2013) CONTENT: Click here to download the 2013 volume of Civitas: Journal of Citizenship StudiesCIVITAS - VOL. 2 (2013)NOTES FROM THE EDITORSAaron L. Mason and Eric J. Schmaltz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - iARTICLES2005:  THE END OF AN ERA IN WAYNOKASandra Olson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1WINGS OVER WAYNOKADonovan Reichenberger - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8HISTORIC IMAGES:  ADDENDUM TO THE DIARIESOF THALEDEN SHERMAN FORESTER: EXCERPTS FROM1906 VISITS TO WAYNOKA, OKLAHOMASubmitted by Sandra Olson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16DOCUMENTS IN HISTORY:THE JAPANESE INSTRUMENT OF SURRENDERSubmitted by Steve Lohmann - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20A GERMAN-RUSSIAN WOMAN’S FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTOF COMING TO ALVA, OKLAHOMA, IN 1913, AND HERFAMILY’S CENTURY-LONG SAGAPauline (Schlegel) LehlCommentary by Elvest Leo LehlSubmitted by Ella Marie (Lehl) Frederick - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 29STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:  THE DEVELOPMENT OFCITIZENSHIP THROUGH A NEW DEMOCRATIC LENSJohn R. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35EDITORIAL POLICY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 52 TITLE: Civitas - Vol. 3 (2014) CONTENT: Click here to download the 2014 volume of Civitas: Journal of Citizenship StudiesCIVITAS - VOL. 3 (2014)NOTES FROM THE EDITORSAaron L. Mason and Eric J. Schmaltz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - iARTICLESSCALES OF ESTONIAN CITIZENSHIP:  IMPLICATIONS FOR RUSSOPHONEPOLITICAL INCORPORATIONDavid J. Trimbach - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1KYRGYZ NATIONAL IDENTITYJ. Otto Pohl - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19THE LINGUISTIC LEGACY OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASEKen LaFon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24“OF COURSE, MR. KENNEDY IS IN THE KLAN, AND ASHLEY, TOO.THEY ARE MEN, AREN’T THEY?”:  CITIZENS, CODES AND THE POSTBELLUMSOUTHRichmond B. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32THE FILIBUSTER IN THE UNITED STATES SENATESarah M. Hardaway - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 43OVERVIEW OF OKLAHOMA TAX POLICYRyan Brandt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 51TO FLY, OR NOT TO FLY?:  ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING IN ARESPONSIBLE CITIZENRYTim Legg - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 61BOOK REVIEWSTHE OKLAHOMA POETS LAUREATE:A SOURCEBOOK, HISTORY, AND ANTHOLOGYShawn HollidayKen LaFon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65LAND RUSH:  STORIES FROM THE GREAT PLAINSGary ReiswigEric J. Schmaltz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 66EDITORIAL POLICY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 69 TITLE: empty CONTENT: empty

NWICS Events

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK empty empty TITLE: 2011 Events CONTENT: 2011 Events[Dr. James V. Calvi] Northwestern’s annual Constitution Day Event will be held on Wednesday, September 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in EC 109. Dr. James V. Calvi, Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University will portray the character of Alexander Hamilton and describe his efforts to ratify the US Constitution. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. The event is sponsored by the NWOSU Masonic Institute for Citizenship Studies and the NWOSU Social Sciences Department. For more information, call Dr. Aaron Mason at (580) 327-8522.[Alexander Hamilton] Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is presenting on Saturday, September 24, at 10:30 AM his paper, “Volk auf dem Weg: The Germans from Russia in the Americas,” at the Forty-sixth Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference held at Minnesota State University at Mankato.Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is the featured guest speaker on Sunday, October 9, at 3:00 PM at the annual event of the German Society of Tulsa held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His talk will be “German-American Day, 2011: Germans in Oklahoma.”On Monday, October 24, the Institute will hold its annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series Event. This year’s observance will involve Beverly Kinzie and her new book “Images of America: Early Woods County.” The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Education Center (EC) 109 on the Alva Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Aaron Mason at (580) 327-8522.Dr. Aaron L. Mason, J. W. Platt and Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz are participating in the 2011 Oklahoma Research Day held on Friday, November 4, at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Their abstract with poster is “The American Presidency as Seen through Print Journalism.”Dr. Aaron L. Mason, Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz and Dr. Tony E. Wohlers are holding a joint panel presentation called “Water Management and Conflicts in Oklahoma: Regulating and Competing for a Limited Resource” at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Meeting held on Thursday-Friday, November 10-11, at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma.Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is the featured guest speaker at the annual commemoration of the German Society of Tulsa held on Sunday, November 13, at 3:00 PM at Fort Reno in El Reno, Oklahoma. His presentation will be “German POWs in Oklahoma on the National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag), 2011.” TITLE: 2012 Events CONTENT: 2012 Events“Under the Glass Dome:  Studying the Past to Understand the Future”:  Guest Speaker Dr. Steven B. Rogers, US Government Investigator of Nazi-Era Crimes, to Speak on Monday, October 8, 2012, 7:00-9:00 PM at Herod Hall Auditorium in Alva[Dr. Steven Rogers speaking in Herod Hall Auditorium]Dr. Steven Rogers speaking in Herod Hall Auditorium for the 2012 Annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series.The NWOSU Social Sciences Department and the Institute for Citizenship Studies are pleased to host Dr. Steven B. Rogers on Monday, October 8, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Herod Hall Auditorium on the Alva campus as part of its Annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series.  Dr. Rogers will discuss his academic background and how it prepared him for a distinguished career in the US federal government in his talk, “Under the Glass Dome:  Studying the Past to Understand the Future.”Dr. Rogers originates from Chicago and has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1976.  He holds degrees in German, German Literature, and Germanic Studies from Florida Southern College (1974), the University of Arizona (1975), and the University of Maryland (1984).  He also studied at the Pädigogische Hochschule and the Albert-Ludwig-Universität in Freiburg, Germany.Dr. Rogers’ teaching credentials include courses in German language, literature, and culture at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the University of Maryland at College Park, the University College of Maryland, and the Prince George’s Community College, and for several years he was on the summer faculty at Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, and at the Human Rights and Holocaust Center of Maine at Bates College, teaching Holocaust-related courses.In 1978-1979, Dr. Rogers served as a research analyst for the Special Litigation Unit of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, a task force established to investigate allegations that individuals who assisted in Nazi-sponsored persecution had entered the United States illegally after World War II.  In 1979, he was hired as the first historian for the newly created Office of Special Investigations (OSI) in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice which assumed full jurisdiction for the investigation and prosecution of Nazi persecutors residing in the United States.  During his tenure at OSI, he served as case historian on several proceedings involving Nazi atrocities in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.  He also served as acting director for Research and Case Development, and later as Senior Historian for Special Projects.  It was in this latter capacity that he monitored the various US border lookout systems attempting to interdict Nazi persecutors attempting to enter the country.  He served on special task forces investigating the postwar fugitives Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele, Nazi gold and other Holocaust-era assets (for which he received the Deputy Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Special Initiative), and finally he was OSI’s point man on the review of millions of pages of recently declassified records released by federal agencies to the National Archives and Records Administration.  Dr. Rogers retired from the US Department of Justice in March 2010 after almost 32 years of service.  Today he works as a freelance historian and research consultant on a variety of projects.Dr. Rogers has written and lectured extensively on the investigation of Nazi war crimes and related topics.  His historical essays, literary criticism pieces, poems, translations, and other publications have appeared in several books, journals and magazines.  He is also the editor of A Gradual Twilight:  An Appreciation of John Haines, published by CavanKerry Press in 2003.  He is currently working on a novel whose focus is the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917.He and his wife Sally Ann divide their time between homes in historic Mount Rainier, Maryland, and New Gloucester, Maine.[Ceremony at Ft. Reno]Picture taken by Dr. Eric Schmaltz at the German American Society of Tulsa’s annual commemoration of the National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) for German POWs held at the Fort Reno cemetery on November 13, 2011. Both the Oklahoma Governor’s Color Guard and German armed forces representatives participated in the event. Dr. Schmaltz also served as one of the featured speakers. Dr. Eric Schmaltz is presenting the talk “Germans from Russia in Kansas and Family History Research” to the Wichita Golden Wheat Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Wichita, KS, on Oct. 7, 2012.Dr. Aaron Mason is the featured speaker on the book American Sphinx:  The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis at “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” discussion group sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council at the Alva Public Library in Alva, OK, on Oct. 15, 2012. J. W. Platt is the featured speaker on the book Scandalmonger:  A Novel by William Safire concerning the life of Alexander Hamilton at “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” discussion group sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council at the Alva Public Library in Alva, OK, on Oct. 29, 2012. The Social Sciences Department and the NWOSU-Masonic Institute for Citizenship Studies will host Matthew T. Schaefer, M.A., Senior Archivist at the Hoover PresidentialLibrary in West Branch, Iowa, on April 2, 2012, as its Presidential Lecture Series guest speaker. The Presidential Lecture is scheduled for 7:00 PM at the Graceful Arts Center in downtown Alva. The lecture is open to the public, free of charge. A reception will be held immediately prior to the lecture for the public to meet Mr. Schaefer.Dr. Eric Schmaltz presents a talk, “The Voices in Exile Have Returned: Recent Scholarship on Ethnic German Letters from the Soviet Union Published on the Great Plains from 1917 to 1937,” for the Society for German-American Studies Annual Symposium held at the University of Kansas-Lawrence, Lawrence, KS, 12-14 Apr. 2012.Dr. Roger Hardaway is speaking on the topic of black cowboys in the American West at the 14th Biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on North American Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, on May 8-11, 2012.  This event explores the definition of “North America as West/The West of North America.”[Dr. Eric Schmaltz at a conference in Portland, OR]Picture taken during a conference sponsored by the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University and held in conjunction with the Forty-third International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Portland, OR, on June 15-17, 2012. Dr. Schmaltz presented a session paper and moderated for a couple of other sessions at the conference.Dr. Eric Schmaltz presents “Postcards from Ukraine:  Visiting My Ancestral German Villages in May 2011” to the Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society at the Alva Public Library on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 2 PM.  He considers the villages’ early nineteenth-century historical development and the eventual dissolution of these once vibrant communities under the Soviet and Nazi regimes.  He also highlights some pressing issues facing the regiontoday.  The presentation utilizes maps and numerous photos from the memorable journey. Dr. Eric Schmaltz presents his paper, “Carrots and Sticks ... and Demonstrations:  Yuri Andropov’s Failed Autonomy Plan for the Germans of Soviet Kazakhstan, 1976-1980,” at a conference sponsored by the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University and held in conjunction with the Forty-third International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Portland, OR, 14-17 June 2012.Dr. Eric Schmaltz is traveling to northern England to present a paper on June 22-23, 2012, at Durham University’s conference on the German Diaspora in Eastern and Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union.  His presentation is called “‘A People on the Move’:  The Germans from Russia Diaspora as a Transnational Community after the Cold War.”  Scholars from Europe and elsewhere will be attending the event.  The organizers plan to publish some of the conference proceedings.Dr. Eric Schmaltz is presenting “Those Other Germans: Germans from Russia in Oklahoma and Family History Research” to the Oklahoma Genealogical Society in Oklahoma City, OK, on July 2, 2012.Dr. Roger Hardaway is speaking on the topic of black college hockey players at a black community academic conference held at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in July 2012.[Eisenhower House in Abilene, KS][Eisenhower statue in Abilene, KS]Pictures from the Leviathan Society's visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, KS, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. All pictures courtesy of Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz.[Durham University in England][Center for Volga German Studies]Picture taken by Dr. Eric Schmaltz during the Workshop on the German Diaspora in Eastern and Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union sponsored by the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, England, on June 22-23, 2012. Dr. Schmaltz presented a session paper and moderated for another session at this time. Included is a scenic view of the historic Durham Cathedral near the train station.Picture taken by Dr. Eric Schmaltz during a conference sponsored by the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University and held in conjunction with the Forty-third International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Portland, OR, on June 15-17, 2012.  Dr. Schmaltz presented a session paper and moderated for a couple of other sessions at the conference.[J.W. Platt giving a presentation][A group visiting Ft. Larned]Pictures taken by Dr. Eric Schmaltz and Dr. Aaron Mason during the Secondary School Teachers’ Workshop on the U.S. Civil War hosted by the NWOSU Department of Social Sciences and the Institute for Citizenship Studies in conjunction with the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities on June 11-14, 2012, in Alva, OK, and Fort Larned, KS.[The Alamo at night][San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, TX]A night image of the historic Alamo in downtown San Antonio, TX.  Picture taken by Dr. Eric Schmaltz.San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio, TX, established in 1738.  The crypt with the supposed remains of Alamo defenders William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett are kept inside the church’s left-side entranceway. Picture taken by Dr. Eric Schmaltz.[The Eisenhower Library in Abilene, KS]Picture from the Leviathan Society's visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, KS, on Saturday, March 9, 2013.  Picture courtesy of Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz.  TITLE: 2013 Events CONTENT: 2013 EventsDr. Eric Schmaltz is working as a historical consultant and scriptwriter for a TV documentary on Germans from Russia in South America in association with North Dakota State University Libraries' Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, ND.  He travels to Argentina with the producers and film crew for this project in October 2013.  The documentary's completion date is projected for 2014 or 2015.  As contributing editor to the Germans from Russia in Oregon and Washington (GROW) Newsletter, he also continues to publish a short article series on the history of German-Russians in Argentina and Brazil, some of which will be later developed for the TV documentary and perhaps into a longer journal article.Dr. Aaron Mason will be giving a talk on Timothy Egan's book "The Worst Hard Time" concerning the 1930s Dust Bowl for the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” discussion group sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council held at the Alva Public Library in late Sept. 2013.The NWOSU Social Science Department and Institute for Citizenship Studies is holding its annual fall Cultural Heritage Lecture Series on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 7:00-8:00 PM at the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva Campus.  This year's speaker is Dr. Bill Corbett, Professor of History at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.  He has written extensively about the World War II Prisoners of War Camps in Oklahoma.  Local community and state groups and NWOSU Social Science Department members have been recently coordinating efforts to preserve the Alva POW Camp's remaining structures and its history for the region.Dr. Justin Olmstead is delivering a paper entitled “Acquiring America:  The Diplomatic Battle for the United States, 1914-1917” at the Mid-West World History Association held at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, on Sept. 27-28, 2013.Dr. Aaron Mason will be giving a book talk on the subject of the Battle of Antietam during the U.S. Civil War for the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” discussion group sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council in Woodward, OK, on Sept. 19, 2013.The NWOSU Social Science Department and the Institute for Citizenship Studies is hosting the annual Constitution Day program at the Alabaster Room in Vinson Hall in Alva on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, from 2:00-3:00 PM.  This year’s topic will be “Historical Considerations of the Separation of Church and State:  The First Amendment and Religious Freedom.”  Dr. Aaron Mason and Dr. Eric Schmaltz will lead the discussion in honor of the 226th Anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.Dr. Eric Schmaltz is presenting the talk "Germans from Russia in South America:  New Research Frontiers" at two sessions of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society Annual Convention held in Bismarck, ND, on July 19-20, 2013.Dr. Roger Hardaway is presenting on an American West history topic at an international academic conference held in Budapest, Hungary, in late June 2013.Dr. Aaron Mason is serving as an associate editor for the Oklahoma Political Science Association's annual volume Oklahoma Politics.  Fellow Institute member Dr. Tony Wohlers at Cameron University in Lawton, OK, is also the journal's chief editor.Dr. Eric Schmaltz is presenting the talk “‘The Long Trek’ of Ethnic Germans from Soviet Ukraine to Nazi-Occupied Poland between 1943 and 1945” at the spring gathering of the Golden Spread Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Shattuck, OK, on April 21, 2013.Dr. Aaron Mason will be speaking to the Friends of the Alva Public Library on Monday, April 15, 2013, on the classic historical novel "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote.Dr. Roger Hardaway is presenting on the topic of "Buffalo Soldiers" on Thursday, February 14, at a Rotary Club Luncheon Meeting in Alva, OK.On Saturday, January 19, 2013, Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz will give a presentation at the Research at the Oklahoma  History Center in Oklahoma City on “Germans from Russia in Oklahoma and Family History Research.”  His focus will be on family history research of descendants of German-Russian heritage in Oklahoma and the Great Plains states. He will give a brief history of the migration of German-Russians into the region and then highlight some of the key publications, archival records, heritage and professional organizations, Websites, and family history research trends of this group today. TITLE: 2014 Events CONTENT: 2014 Events The NWOSU Social Sciences Department is fortunate this year to have three major awards going to our departmental students.  Jose Martinez, a political science major, has been named The Brad Henry Scholar and will spend a year studying in Wales.  Kylie Pethoud is the Oklahoma State Legislative Intern and the Newman Civic Engagement Award Winner.  Kylie will intern with Senator Bryce Marlatt during the final weeks of the legislative session.  Kylie is a Social Work major and Political Science minor.  Josie Hasenauer, a Social Science major, is the recipient of a Congressional Internship and will spend the summer in Washington D.C. interning with Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska.Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, co-authored a recent article in the interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management published out of United Kingdom.  The article, “Tragedy of the Commons Meets the Anti-Commons:  Water Management and Conflict on the Southern Plains of the United States,” treats the policy challenges of administering precious natural water resources in the region today.  The findings make clear that political decision-makers at all levels will increasingly have to take into account water policy matters. Mason and Schmaltz collaborated with colleagues Dr. Tony Wohlers of Cameron University in Lawton and Dr. John Wood at Rose State College in Midwest City.  Both Wohlers and Woods are also involved with the NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies, which is co-directed by Mason and Schmaltz.In connection with the Leviathan Society of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Sciences Department and Institute for Citizenship Studies, Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, recently accompanied two students to the Spiro Mounds Archeological Center near Spiro, OK. The group included Harold Henson, Alva sophomore; and Ralyssa Taylor, Alva sophomore.The group took a scheduled tour through the Archeological Center before walking the trail site, which consists of twelve mounds as well as the recreation of a traditional house.  Spiro was one of the major centers of Native North America’s Mississippian Civilization, containing at its peak a total population of over 10,000.  With a wide trade network spanning much of what is now the continental United States, Spiro flourished between the 800s and 1400s A.D.In early fall 2009 Mason and Schmaltz established the Leviathan Society at Northwestern. This informal group in the Social Sciences Department encourages students interested in topics on government, politics and history to participate in campus sponsored activities and trips.  It consists of students majoring in political science and history, though membership is open to students of all majors.For more information about the Leviathan Society or the Institute, contact Mason at mason@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8522 or Schmaltz at ejschmaltz@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8526.Dr. Justin Olmstead is presenting paper entitled “Peace, a Tactical Approach:  How Britain and Germany Abused the Promise of Peace during the First World War” at the International Conference “The Advocates of Peace, 1899-1917” in Paris, France, in Jan. 2014.  It is sponsored by the University of Paris-Est and the German Historical Institute.Dr. Aaron Mason gave a public talk on the subject of President Abraham Lincoln at a local women's group on Friday, January 17, 2014, in Alva, OK.At the beginning of March 2014, Dr. Roger Hardaway spoke on Black Army Soldiers at a gathering in Watonga, OK.The Social Sciences Department and the NWOSU Citizenship Institute are proud to bring to the Alva Campus, Dr. Gregory Cumming, Supervisory Archivist at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.  Dr. Cumming will present this year’s annual Presidential Lecture titled “Richard Nixon: Meet the Man You Do Not Know” on March 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Education Center Room 109.Dr. Eric Schmaltz presents on the topic of "Wrought Iron-Cross Cemeteries of the Germans from Russia" before the Golden Spread Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia on Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12:30 PM, in Shattuck, OK.  He will provide brief opening commentary to Dr. Timothy Kloberdanz's well-received 2002 video documentary, "Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices:  Iron Crosses of the Great Plains."Dr. Eric Schmaltz gives a public talk with Power Point on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10 AM, at the Sod Museum in Aline, OK, entitled, "Germans from Russia in South America:  New Research Frontiers."Dr. Eric Schmaltz reflects with Power Point  on “A Historic October 2013 Tour of German-Russian Settlements in Argentina” on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:30 PM, to the Golden Wheat Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Wichita, KS. Dr. Eric Schmaltz and Dr. Justin Olmstead are each presenting a paper at the annual World History Association Conference under the theme of "Licit and Illicit Transnational Networks in World History" held at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Tuesday-Friday, July 15-18, 2014. Dr. Olmstead will speak on "Changing Definitions and Opinions:  Britain, the United States and the Restriction of Trade during the First World War," while Dr. Schmaltz discusses "The Transnational Exchange of Ideas:  The Ethnic German Dissident and Emigration Movement’s Impact on Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy, 1972-1987."  They also hope to visit fellow Institute colleague Dr. Mario Carvajal of Costa Rica while there!  For more information, please see the conference link:  http://www.thewha.org/event/23rd-annual-wha-conference-costa-rica-2014/Dr. Eric Schmaltz presents two papers at the Germans from Russia Heritage Society's annual convention held on Wednesday-Sunday, July 23-27, 2014, in Spokane, WA.  His first talk will be as keynote speaker:  "Coming ‘Full Circle’:  South America’s Germans from Russia and Other 21st-Century Reflections on Our Global Diaspora."  His second will be a session presentation called, "The Ethnic German Dissident and Emigration Movement’s Impact on Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy, 1972-1987."Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz presents twice on August 2, 2014, at a conference hosted by the Center for Volga German Studies (Concordia University, Portland, Oregon) and held at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS.  The conference theme is “Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the First Volga German Colony.”  His discussions are “The Ethnic German Dissident and Emigration Movement’s Impact on Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy, 1972-1987” and “Reform, ‘Rebirth,’ and Regret:  A Brief History of the Former USSR’s Ethnic Germans in the Last Days of Communism, the Post-Cold War, and Beyond, 1988 to the Present.”  See the Center’s Website for more information:  http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/events/2014Aug2.cfmDr. Eric J. Schmaltz is a featured speaker on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the All-State Meeting of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia held at the Edmond Mennonite Church in Edmond, OK.   His presentation is called “Ethnic Germans and the Recent Crimean and Ukrainian Crises in Historical Context.”The NWOSU Social Sciences Department extends a public invitation to attend the Annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series set for September 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on the NWOSU Alva Campus.  Lance McDaniel, Executive Director of the deadCENTER Film Festival organization, will be the event’s featured guest lecturer.  Mr. McDaniel’s lecture will focus on Oklahoma’s Heritage as Film Genre and the growing film industry in Oklahoma.  He will also discuss his career path from Oscar winning films in Los Angeles to low budget independent films made in Oklahoma.   He has earned degrees from Stanford University and Oklahoma City University.  His career in film directing and producing is significant.  Lance is an Alva native and an independent filmmaker who has worked on 14 feature films, including Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby. Lance’s documentary about the 2010 governor’s race, First & Female, was nominated for two Emmy Awards, and, his latest film, Light from the Darkroom, is a religious thriller set in Panama, but filmed in Oklahoma that will screen September 18 at Alva's Rialto Twin Theatre. In addition to the Cultural Heritage Lecture on September 17, Mr. McDaniel and his staff are working with the Alva Cultural Enterprise District to host the First Annual Salt Fork Film Festival.  As part of the film festival, deadCENTER will present two workshops on the NWOSU Alva campus from 1:30 to 5:00 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Workshop #1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and workshop #2 begins at 3:15 p.m.  Students, faculty, and the general public are invited to participate in these workshops which discuss film making, directing, production, and acting. On September 18, deadCENTER will sponsor a series of film making workshops with Alva High School students.  The evening of September 18, deadCENTER will feature film viewings at the Rialto Theater in downtown Alva.  There is no cost to attend and all events are open to the public.For more information about the Cultural Heritage Lecture or the Salt Fork Film Festival please contact Dr. Kay Decker at 580-327-8521 or Matt Adair at 580-327-8456 in the Mass Communications Department.Dr. Kay Decker is the Chair of the Inaugural Salt Fork Film Festival to be held on September 17-18 featuring deadCENTER Film Festival staff and Executive Director, Lance McDaniel.  Film workshops, the Cultural Heritage Lecture, Films, and Receptions will take place in a variety of venues over the two-day period.Dr. Aaron Mason will be giving a presentation for the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” discussion group sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.  The lecture is the “Prince Among Slaves” at the Woodward Library on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  The book “Prince Among Slaves” tells the story of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was made a slave in the United States and freed forty years later.  Based on a biography by Northern Virginia Community College history professor Terry Alford, the book chronicles Abdulrahman’s true life African-Muslim-prince-turned-American-slave drama cycle with historical and scholarly commentary along the way. The NWOSU Social Science Department and the Institute for Citizenship Studies is hosting the annual Constitution Day program at the Alabaster Room in Vinson Hall in Alva on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Dr. Aaron Mason will direct the discussion in honor of the 227th Anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.Dr. Aaron Mason will be giving a presentation for the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” discussion group sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.  His discussion is called “Making Sense of the Civil War,” based on the James McPherson book “Crossroads of Freedom.”  It will held at the Alva Public Library on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 7:00 PM.On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz gives two presentations at the “2014 Kansas Roundup” in connection with Fort Hays State University’s Volga German Society Oktoberfest in Hays, KS.   His afternoon presentation will be “Germans from Russia in Argentina and Brazil.”  His evening banquet talk is entitled “Coming ‘Full Circle’:  South America’s Germans from Russia and Other 21st-Century Reflections on Our Global Diaspora.”  For more event information, please see:  http://www.germancapitalofkansas.com/index.asp?DocumentID=693Dr. Kay Decker will be speaking at the Oklahoma Arts Council-Statewide Arts Conference.  She will join Ron Frantz and Hope Mander as a panel discussant in the “Our Town, Revitalized: The Oklahoma Cultural District Initiative” session on October 23, 2014, in Norman, Oklahoma.Dr. Kay Decker wrote and was awarded a $60,000.00 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for the Downtown Revitalization Project in Alva sponsored by Freedom West CDC.  The announcement was received in August 2014Dr. Kay Decker wrote and was awarded a $7,400.00 Cultural Enterprise District Year #2 Planning Grant.  This grant is for year #2 activities of the 3-year program for the City of Alva.  This funding was received from the Oklahoma Arts Council. Dr. Aaron L. Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, associate professor of history, gave a joint presentation "Comparative Federalism between the Former Soviet Union, the Russian Federation and the United States: Ethnic Minority Rights and Sovereignty in the Case of Ethnic Germans and the Cherokee Nation" at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Political Science Association (OPSA) held on November 6-7, 2014, at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma. Both hope to develop further the presentation into a viable research article for the OPSA's annual journal "Oklahoma Politics." One conference highlight was Mason winning this year's OPSA Teacher of the Year Award.   TITLE: 2015 Events CONTENT:  2015 EventsDr. Aaron Mason will be delivering his paper, "The Thirteenth Amendment:  Reconsidering Its Origins and Impacts," at the Oklahoma Political Science Association's (OPSA) Annual Meeting held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond on November 5, 2015.On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Dr. Aaron Mason led his second fall discussion this year for the “Let’s Talk about It, Oklahoma” event.  Held on NWOSU’s Woodward Campus, the discussion concerned The American Café, a novel by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe.Dr. Aaron Mason is presenting a paper entitled “Executive Power and Executive Orders” at the Iowa Conference on Presidential Politics held on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, on October 29-31, 2015.At 7:00 PM on Monday, September 21, 2015, Dr. Aaron Mason will be the featured speaker at the "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma:  Native American Writers of the Plains" event scheduled at the Alva Public Library.  He will be discussing the book Fool's Crow by James Welch.  The Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund provide generous funding for these programs.  For more event information, please call the Alva Public Library at 580-327-1833. A Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduate student recently presented a paper at an international academic conference in Europe.Sarah Hardaway, who will receive her Master of Arts degree in American Studies in December, attended the “Tenth International Conference on Social Sciences” at the University of Split in Split, Croatia, June 11-14.Hardaway, who is a museum assistant at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, presented “The Filibuster in the United States Senate.” Her paper evolved from research she conducted in a political science class taught by Northwestern’s Associate Professor Aaron Mason.Hardaway said she enjoyed the opportunity to attend her first international conference and interact with scholars from all over the world.“Academics attending the conference came from 47 different countries,” Hardaway said.In addition, Hardaway noted that the experience of traveling to an eastern European country made the experience even more rewarding.“Visiting Croatia was an incomparable cultural experience,” she said. “Reading every book written about the country couldn’t teach me what I learned from seeing it with my own eyes.”One of the scholars that Hardaway met at the conference was Ivo Josipovic, a professor of law at the University of Zagreb who served as president of Croatia from February 2010 to February 2015.“Meeting President Josipovic, who is an eminent scholar as well as a dynamic political leader, was definitely the highlight of the conference,” Hardaway said.Hardaway also said that she hopes to present additional research papers at other academic conferences in the future. For more information on graduate programs at Northwestern please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies Rebekah Wagenbach at (580) 327-8410 or by email at rmwagenbach@nwosu.edu. At 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 4, 2015, Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is going to be the featured speaker at the annual German-American Day hosted by the German American Society of Tulsa.  The event will be held at the Society's headquarters located at 15th & Terrace Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a short reception.  For more information, please contact the Society at (918) 744-6997. Northwestern Student Completes Internship with SenatorOne history major from Northwestern Oklahoma State University completed an Oklahoma Legislative Internship with Sen. Bryce Marlatt this past May.[Jordan Evans with Senator Bryce Marlatt] Pictured is Jordan Evans (left) after completing and Oklahoma Legislative Internship with Senator Bryce Marlatt.Alva campus senior Jordan Evans, from Edmond, spent five days at the Capitol. The Social Sciences Department and the Northwestern Citizenship Institute sponsor legislative and congressional interns each year to qualified students in the Social Sciences Department.“Going into the internship I was definitely worried,” Evans said. “The Capitol is a pretty intimidating place. After meeting the senator and the others I would be working with, I became much more comfortable and began to enjoy my time there.”Students can spend anywhere from one week to three months working in the Oklahoma State Capitol or the United States Capitol learning about legislative- and budget-setting processes.“I had many memorable moments while interning for the senator,” Evans said. “I sat in on the voting of the Indian Cultural Center in downtown Oklahoma City; I went on the Senate floor and met the other senators; but the most memorable moment was going to lunch with the senator, the office manager and some of the lobbyists. The experience showed me how building relationships with those you work around is one of the most important aspects of the job.”Evans is interested in a political career, more specifically in the public sector.“Even if it were not a full time job, I feel very drawn to aid my community in any way I can. By becoming involved in government, whether it is at the local, state or national level, we can help shape the environment around us.“The experience opened my eyes to the variety of career options that would still allow me to help the public,” Evans said.After the internship, Evans’ perspective changed on the legislative process.“I definitely have a better appreciation for how the legislative process works and for some of the added things that I would not have considered,” Evans said. “Having a book knowledge on the legislature gave me an idea of what to expect, but getting the hands-on experience really deepened my understanding.”For more information on this internship opportunity or the Department of Social Sciences, please contact Dr. Kay Decker, chair, at (580) 327-8521 or kldecker@nwosu.edu. Phi Alpha Theta Inducts Three Northwestern StudentsThree Northwestern Oklahoma State University students have been inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta honor society.Those inducted include Rance Castleberry, Alva senior; Dylan VanCuren, Ponca City senior; and April Smith, a senior from Lucien.The purpose of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas.Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of history, has been the adviser to Northwestern’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter since 2004.Hardaway explained that membership is open to only a few students each year.“Members do not have to be history majors, but they do have to take several courses in the discipline and also have excellent grades,” Hardaway said. “By being selective in its membership, Phi Alpha Theta ensures that being inducted into the organization is truly an honor.”Phi Alpha Theta was organized in 1921 at the University of Arkansas and has more than 850 chapters throughout the United States. Currently, more than 900,000 people, including all current Northwestern history professors, are members.“These three students are to be commended for maintaining good grades and for upholding the lofty goals of Phi Alpha Theta,” Hardaway said.For more information contact Hardaway at (580) 327-8520 or by e-mail at rdhardaway@nwosu.edu.On November 18-19, 2015, Dr. Eric Schmaltz is presenting his paper, “What’s in a Name?:  Russian Germans, German Russians, or Germans from Russia, and the Challenges of Hybrid Identities,” at the academic conference “Russian Germans in a Comparative Context:  New Research Perspectives” in Berlin, Germany, hosted by the Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe.  Schmaltz will be discussing the development of ethnic German from Russia identity and self-identification in North America as it took shape by the late 1960s and early 1970s.April 29, 2015Josi Hasenauer, a senior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is among 201 students from 36 states who have been[Josi Hasenauer] Josi Hasenauer, named as Newman Civic Fellow.named as Newman Civic Fellows in recognition for service to their local communities. The Newman Civic Fellows program was established by Campus Compact in honor of co-founder Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement.The award is designed to recognize college students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for the challenges faced by communities across the nation through service, research and advocacy. Each of Oklahoma’s fellows will receive a $500 scholarship from Oklahoma Campus Compact. Students are nominated by their college or university president.“Josi exhibits outstanding campus and community involvement,” said Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president. “She is serving as an AmeriCorps Tutor at Alva Middle School and will become a social sciences teacher after she graduates.”“She served as an intern for U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (Nebraska) in Washington D.C., this past summer and is passionate about investing time in the lives of students.”Hasenauer is committed to positive change in her role as a student and beyond.“When I was younger, I always told my friends and family I was going to be President of the United States,” Hasenauer said. “I thought if I was President then I could change the world. I now know I don’t need a title to change the world or a person’s life. What I do every day on campus, in schools, and in the community is changing the world - one conversation, one problem, one smile at a time.”“Through tutoring students at the middle school, I am changing lives of students by encouraging them to believe in themselves, work hard, find value in the little things (even the negatives count), and show them how fun learning can be. I am changing people’s lives by investing my time and energy to support their dreams, see them for who they are, and listen to them."Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is presenting his talk, “What’s in a Name?:  Russian Germans, German Russians, or Germans from Russia,” as part of the panel on “Germans from Russia” with Dr. Ann Braaten and Dr. Jessica Clark at the Fiftieth Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference hosted by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and Bismarck State College, in Bismarck, ND, on 1-3 Oct. 2015.  Dr. Clark also serves as an NWOSU Institute member.Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is the featured speaker at the Iowa Wild Rose Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Des Moines, IA, on 26 July 2015.  His topic is “The Germans from Russia in South America.”The NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies and Social Sciences Department are planning a short program for April 14, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Bust on the Herod Hall Lawn on the Alva campus.  This program is to recognize the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death and the 100th Anniversary of the gift of the Lincoln Bust to NWOSU by the Graduating Class of 1915.  A short recitation of the Gettysburg Address will be given and information about the influence of President Lincoln on the United States will be provided.  Handouts describing the Lincoln Stained Glass windows at the First United Methodist Church here in Alva will also be made available.This program is open to the entire campus community and the general public.  Following the program, the film, "Lincoln," will be shown in Jesse Dunn Rm. 306.  We invite each of you to attend. Judge Richard J. Rinebolt Estate bequests gift to Northwestern Foundation (NWOSU Foundation Release)The late Judge J. Rinebolt of Findlay, Ohio, has bequeathed $2,500 to the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association that will be used to create an endowment to benefit the Institute for Citizenship Studies.  Rinebolt, originally from Ohio, found himself in Alva after enlisting in the Army Air Corps during World War II. At that time, Northwestern was the site of the 92nd C.T.D., college training detachment, where Rinebolt learned to fly the P-51 Mustang fighter plane that would take him on 30 missions over France and Germany.After the war, Rinebolt travelled back to Ohio and completed law school at Ohio Northern University and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1948. He worked in general law practice until 1956 when he began his tenure as a prosecutor. Rinebolt was appointed a judge of Findlay Municipal Court by the governor in 1976. He continued his judgeship through 1997.The endowment from Rinebolt will help defray the costs associated with guest speakers on campus, as well as financially assisting various student organizations such as Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta and the Leviathan Society. The money also will assist Northwestern’s Department of Social Sciences research efforts.“On behalf of the Institute for Citizenship Studies, I wish to express my deep appreciation to Judge Rinebolt and his family for the thoughtful and generous act by which he has honored the University,” said Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science and co-director of the Institute for Citizenship Studies. “His life and example serve as an eloquent testimony to the proper definition of good citizenship and community service.”The Institute for Citizenship Studies is an organization that tasks itself with fostering civic engagement through public service, promoting annual events such as Constitution Day, the Cultural Heritage Lecture Series and the Presidential Lecture Series.Dr. Roger Hardaway recently published an article entitled “Black Hockey Players in Europe.”  It appears in the current edition of The Journal of Hockey Research of the Society for International Hockey Research in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[Nach Ubersee Cover] In early 2015, the German Cultural Forum of Eastern Europe in Potsdam, Germany, is publishing Dr. Eric Schmaltz’s article, “Deutsche aus Russland in Amerika—Eine Geschichte der Selbstbehauptung und Transformation” [“Germans from Russia in America:  A Story of Retention and Transformation”] in the new book Nach Übersee—Deutschsprachige Auswanderer aus dem östlichen Europa um 1900 [Overseas:  German-Speaking Emigrants from Eastern Europe around 1900].  The short article is based on his presentation to the Forum in December 2010 in Potsdam, Germany.  The book cover also includes one of Dr. Schmaltz’s historic family photographs taken in 1920s North Dakota.   For more information, go online to:  http://www.kulturforum.info/de/article/1020652.nach-uebersee.html.The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Institute for Citizenship Studies and the Department of Social Sciences proudly announce their annual Presidential Lecture Series topic for 2015 – “Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”  The program is set for Monday, March 23, at 7:00 PM in the Joe J. Struckle Education Center, Room 109, at Northwestern-Alva. This event is free and open to the public.Speaking on one of America’s most important and transformative chief executives is Dr. George McJimsey, emeritus professor of history from Iowa State University in Ames and the acclaimed author of numerous books.  His notable works include:  Genteel Partisan: Manton Marble 1834-1917 (Ames:  Iowa State University Press, 1971); The Dividing and Reuniting of America, 1848-1877 (Kansas City and Chicago:  Forum Press/Harlan Davidson Press, 1979/1985); Harry Hopkins:  Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy (Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Harvard University Press, 1987); and The Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Lawrence:  University Press of Kansas, 2000).  McJimsey is well-known and respected among Franklin Roosevelt scholars and will be a great complement to our FDR theme this spring. For more information, call the Institute for Citizenship Studies office at (580) 327-8525 or email mason@nwosu.edu.Dr. Eric Schmaltz will be giving a Power Point discussion on his October 2014 trip to Kansas called “A Visual Tour of Hays and Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas:  Volga German Iron Crosses and the Cathedral of the Plains” to the Golden Spread Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Shattuck, Oklahoma, at 1:00 PM on April 19, 2015, at the Senior Citizens Center.Dr. Eric Schmaltz will be presenting on “Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave:  Debates over Free-Trade Zones and Settlement of Ethnic Germans (1990-2000)” to the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) Chapter of Portland, Oregon, on May 23, 2015.Dr. Eric Schmaltz will be giving a session presentation called “Die Heimat in South America:  Germans from Russia in Argentina and Brazil” at the Forty-sixth International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) in Billings, Montana, on July 17-18, 2015.  It will coincide with the new documentary film on the topic which premieres this summer and is produced by the North Dakota State University Libraries Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo.  Dr. Schmaltz is serving as a historical consultant to the documentary.Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology in Phoenix, Arizona, a former Lt. Commander in the United States Navy, and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, will serve as Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Constitution Day speaker on Thursday, September 17, 2015, on the Enid campus.  Dr. Jasser is a nationally recognized speaker and activist, appearing on numerous cable network programs.  He is also author of the recent book, A Battle for the Soul of Islam:  An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.More event information will be forthcoming early in the 2015 fall term.  Dr. Jasser’s Website is:  http://aifdemocracy.org/.Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz makes his first journey to Africa on Thursday-Saturday, September 24-26, 2015, to present at the University of Ghana in Accra for the Inaugural and First Biennial Conference of the Pan-African Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) in cooperation with the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS):  “Asian Studies in Africa:  The Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interaction.”  Dr. Schmaltz will be speaking on the political development and cultural status of the large minority of ethnic Germans in Soviet Kazakhstan for an international panel on ethnic Germans in Central Asia led by Dr. J. Otto Pohl of the University of Ghana, who is also a NWOSU Institute member.  See Website: http://africas.asia/ TITLE: 2016 Events CONTENT: 2016 EventsNovember 28, 2016In the last half of 2016, Dr. Eric Schmaltz, professor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and co-executive director of the endowed NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies, presented at a number of conferences from coast to coast.[Pauline Schlegel Lehl in Russia] Following discussions related to national minority policies in the former Soviet Union at international conferences held this past summer in Concord, California, and Rapid City, South Dakota, Schmaltz presented in mid-November at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) hosted in Washington, D.C. His paper titled “Letters to Pauline (Schlegel) Lehl: Family Correspondences from Russia to Oklahoma, 1913-1937” was invited as part of a special academic panel concerning early Soviet-era letter exchanges from Russia and the Soviet Union to North America.PICTURED RIGHT: Volga German immigrant Pauline (Schlegel) Lehl (1893-1982) from Russia in 1913.Schmaltz has been investigating a large corpus of 180 handwritten letters mailed between 1913 and 1937 from Russia’s Saratov Province in the Volga Region and elsewhere to rural Ingersoll and Alva.“Though now virtually forgotten, Ingersoll, which was Volga German immigrant Pauline (Schlegel) Lehl’s initial place of residence, claimed a post office until 1942,” he explained. “Original envelopes stamped and delivered from Russia show that her relatives’ early letters arrived in Ingersoll, and later on in Alva after she was married to her husband, William.”This large body of correspondences from family and friends spanned the period preceding the First World War’s outbreak to Soviet Communist dictator Joseph Stalin’s Great Terror. The preserved letters offer a glimpse into daily life during one of the most transformative and violent eras in modern world history. Sometimes through subversive writing techniques and coded language to avoid official censors, they related to the outside what was happening inside the old country.[Envelope from the letters]PICTURED LEFT: An original envelope from December 1914 mailed from Russia to Ingersoll, Oklahoma. Schmaltz noted that part of the family story is tied to the University of Kansas in Lawrence.“Between 1988 and 1992, this branch of the Lehl family in Kansas was able to enlist the professional services of Dr. Eugenia Felton, a noted Russian linguist of Estonian background who had worked for many years at the university and who is now passed away,” he said. “In 1994, the family reproduced her handwritten translations on typewriter for a self-publication. Around this time, after the Cold War, the family had the good fortune through a Russian pen pal to reconnect with surviving relatives in the former Soviet Union. After both sides of the family reunited, most of the original letters were returned as a gift to family in Russia.”In October 2013, immigrant Pauline (Schlegel) Lehl’s granddaughter, retired educator Ella Marie (Lehl) Frederick of Wichita, Kansas, generously donated to Schmaltz one of only two original typed sets of the entire letter collection for the expressed purpose of historical preservation. He has now completed a digital scan of all original typed and translated manuscripts, as well as the handful of remaining original documents such as envelopes and letters, for further editing as part of an anticipated published book compilation and related projects.[family letter] PICTURED RIGHT: Part of an original family letter in Russian written in May 1919.“This collection represents one of my larger, long-term projects,” Schmaltz said. “It is an enormous honor and privilege to be involved with sharing to the public this incredible family treasure that still bears witness to major historical events nearly one century ago and that embodies the enduring power of the human spirit across space and time.”During spring term and beyond, Schmaltz plans to present other talks on the Lehl letter collection, including at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid and the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) held at the Cherokee Nation’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa. He also hopes eventually to publish his findings as an article in the Society’s quarterly journal, “The Chronicles of Oklahoma.”For more information on Schmaltz’s upcoming talks contact him at (580) 327-8526 or ejschmaltz@nwosu.edu.[Student Visits Kelsey, Hardaway, Schmaltz and Decker]U.S. Congressional Staffer, Hannah Dirks, departmental alumna, visiting faculty members (left to right: Ken Kelsey, Dr. Roger Hardaway, Dr. Eric Schmaltz, and Dr. Kay Decker) in Jesse Dunn Hall on November 22, 2016.On November 10-11, Dr. Aaron Mason will be presenting at the 2016 meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association (OPSA) held at Oklahoma City University. The paper is entitled “An Interpretation of the Constitutional Theory of American Indian Tribes and Its Ramifications for Modern American Federalism."Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is the author of an article in a book published this fall by the University of Oklahoma Press. The book, “Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, On the Stage, Behind the Badge,” was edited by Professors Bruce Glasrud of Sul Ross State University in Texas and Michael Searles of Augusta State University in Georgia.Hardaway’s article, “Oklahoma’s African-American Rodeo Performers,” was first published in the summer 2011 issue of “The Chronicles of Oklahoma.” The essay explores the great number of black Oklahomans who have excelled in rodeo arenas at all levels of competition. These include not only men and women who have competed in rodeos but also others—like clowns, bullfighters, pick-up men, and trick riders—who are also crucial to the success of any rodeo performance.“The editors asked me to contribute to their book because I have been studying African-American rodeo personnel for several years,” Hardaway said. “I have given numerous presentations on black cowboys at historical conferences, and I have published several articles and books on the black experience in the American West.”When Hardaway first began researching cowboys, his focus was on “working” cowhands—those who labor on ranches. Just as rodeo performances grew out of ranch work, his interest in black cowboys began to shift from those who worked on ranches to those who seek to entertain audiences in rodeo arenas.“Black cowboys and cowgirls participate in all aspects of the sport of rodeo,” Hardaway said. “While many of them rodeo mostly for fun in their spare time, others are professional athletes who earn their livings going down the rodeo road. And, since Oklahoma has a rich western heritage and was once a territory that sanctioned slavery, it is no accident that the Sooner State has produced numerous successful African-American rodeo performers at all levels of competition and in all rodeo events.“I was also happy to be able to give some notice to two of my former Northwestern students who have been professional rodeo contract personnel,” he said.Hardaway’s former student Jeff Rector is the only African-American pick-up man working in Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) events. Rector has just been chosen to work the PRCA’s National Finals Steer Roping competition being held in Kansas this fall. The other student, Sam Gress, has been an award-winning bullfighter (those who protect bull riders) in several professional rodeo associations.“I was extremely pleased with the article when I wrote it,” Hardaway concluded, “and I am doubly happy to have it reprinted in such a quality work edited by two outstanding historians and published by one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States.” For more information on Hardaway’s research, contact him at (580) 327-8520 or rdhardaway@nwosu.edu.NWOSU History alumna, Hannah Dirks, was hired as a Washington, D.C. staffer for Congressman Steve Russell of Oklahoma. A native of Woodward, Oklahoma, Hannah recently graduated from Kent University in Kent, England, with her Masters in War, Society and Media Studies.On Monday, November 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM, Dr. Aaron Mason will be holding a talk for the “Let’s Talk about It, Oklahoma” event on the book The American Café by Sara Hoklotubbe. The presentation will take place at the Alva Public Library in Alva, Oklahoma. It is free and open to the public.Dr. Eric Schmaltz will be making introductory remarks before showing the 2005 Prairie Public Broadcasting (Fargo) video documentary, “Schmeckt Gut: The Food Ways of the Germans from Russia,” at the Golden Spread Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia on October 9, 2016, at the Senior Citizen Center in Shattuck, Oklahoma.Through the Leviathan Society of the endowed Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Institute for Citizenship Studies and the Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern students paid a late September visit to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kan. Besides taking a tour of the various sites on location, they also were invited to a luncheon downtown hosted by Mr. Timothy D. Rives, Deputy Director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.Dr. Aaron Mason, professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, professor of history, both also serving as the NWOSU Institute’s co-executive directors, arranged for the visit and accompanied the students there. They wish to thank Mr. Rives for making this group tour special, particularly the supervised visit to the library’s archives, where he discussed with students possible careers in public history. For the past several years, Mr. Rives, who claims Oklahoma roots and whose grandmother graduated from Northwestern many years ago, has served on the NWOSU Institute’s board as well.Established in early fall 2009 under Dr. Mason and Dr. Schmaltz, this informal group within NWOSU’s Social Sciences Department and the Institute encourages students interested in topics on government, politics, and history to participate in campus-sponsored activities and go to significant historical sites and off-campus cultural events. It consists of students majoring in political science and history, though membership is open to students of all majors.For more information about the Leviathan Society, Institute, or Department of Social Sciences, contact Dr. Aaron Mason at (580) 327-8520 or mason@nwosu.edu or Dr. Eric Schmaltz at (580) 327-8520 or ejschmaltz@nwosu.edu.(From left to right): Standing before the West Wall mural in the Eisenhower Museum’s entrance hall, Corey Shirey (Alva sophomore political science major); Jacque Ruhl (Alva freshman political science major and history minor); Deputy Director Timothy D. Rives; Dr. Aaron Mason; Dr. Eric Schmaltz; and Mahmoud Taleb (Alva junior computer science major and political science minor). Jana Brown will present an overview of the life of a cowboy in the Cherokee Outlet at the Sod House Museum near Aline, Oklahoma, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Her program will feature a review of the book Cherokee Outlet Cowboy.Brown will discuss cattle ranching in the Cherokee Outlet prior to land openings and white settlement. In addition to a history of cattle ranching during this era, Brown will review the book Cherokee Outlet Cowboy written by Laban Samuel Records and edited by Ellen Jayne Maris Wheeler. In the book, Records wrote about his life as a lineman on the T5 and Spade ranches in the outlet prior to the land run. His narrative includes rich descriptions of the landscape and fauna of the region prior to settlement and describes the duties and everyday lives of cowboys.Professor Jana Brown is the Social Science Education Coordinator and an instructor of history at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is currently seeking a Ph.D. in history at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.Dr. Aaron Mason will be leading a discussion on the book by Jeanette Wells, The Glass Castle, at the NWOSU campus in Woodward, Oklahoma, on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7:00 PM. This presentation is part of the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” series. The event is free and open to the public.Dr. Roger Hardaway, professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, presented a paper at an academic conference in Europe this summer.The 16th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations met at the University of Granada in Spain in late July.Hardaway’s paper was titled “Leigh Whipper: African-American ‘Western’ Actor”. Hardaway noted that Whipper, who lived from 1876 to 1975, had an acting career that lasted more than 70 years. Most of his career was spent on the stage, including performing in several Broadway productions. Whipper also starred in several movies, mostly when he was in his 60s and 70s. Six of his movies were “westerns”—a genre of films that rarely featured black actors.Four of the western movies in which Whipper acted were lightweight entertainment vehicles that were basically forgettable; these included three B-grade movies starring Roy Rogers. But two of Whipper’s performances were as strong supporting characters in films that were nominated for “Best Picture” Academy Awards and have since become cinematic classics.In 1939, Whipper starred in the first filmed version of John Steinbeck’s novel, “Of Mice and Men”. Whipper played “Crooks”, a stable hand on a ranch in California in the early 20th century. Then, in 1943, Whipper was an itinerate preacher named “Sparks” in “The Ox-Bow Incident”, based on the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. This movie is about a lynch mob run amok in 1880s Nevada; Sparks tries unsuccessfully to prevent the mob from lynching three men suspected of murdering a rancher and stealing his cattle.“I have been researching Whipper for several years,” Hardaway said. “His career is significant for several reasons; the paper I presented in Spain highlighted his work in ‘westerns’ when such roles for black actors were few and far between. His performances in ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘The Ox-Bow Incident’ are dynamic ones in Oscar-caliber film masterpieces that deserve wider recognition than they have received.“The paper I presented this summer,” Hardaway continued, “is a first step in shedding some academic light on Whipper’s talents. I hope to turn the paper into a journal article, and I plan to continue to research and write about Whipper’s life and career in the future.” For more information on Hardaway’s work contact him at (580) 327-8520 or rdhardaway@nwosu.edu.The NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies and Department of Social Sciences are proud to host Mr. Kyle Starkey as part of the Annual Cul

Student Government Association

Student Government Association OVERVIEW SGA MINUTES OVERVIEW SGA MINUTES WelcomeThe Northwestern Student Government Association is a campus-wide organization committed to voicing the concerns and interests of Northwestern students. It is our belief that students should play an active role in decision-making that affects our campus. SGA is charged with the great responsibility of formulating a stance on issues of great importance to the students and we voice our opinions to the Northwestern President, faculty, staff, and community.All Northwestern students are encouraged to become more involved on campus by participating as senators of SGA. If representing the student body and being more active on campus interests you, then please stop by the SGA office in the Student Center to pick up an application. You also may print off an application by clicking here.If you have any suggestions for your SGA, please feel free to contact us at klhansen@nwosu.edu or give us a call at 580-327-8418.SGA-Sponsored EventsThe NWOSU SGA is committed to providing the students on the Northwestern campus with a wide range of activities. A few of the events we sponsor include Howdy Week, Ranger King and Queen and Freshmen Queen elections, as well as the Homecoming float on which the candidates ride, and the annual Bahama Breakaway, which is our biggest event of the year. We also bring in special performers and co-sponsor events with other campus organizations.In addition to sponsoring social events we also help fund the annual JFK Award and John Sheffield Teacher of the Year awards, and help the Northwestern Foundation with the yearly top senior awards. SGA Meeting TimesAll meeting times are 7 p.m., every other Monday in the Senate Chambers (2nd floor of the Student Center).January 29February 12February 26March 12March 26April 9April 23Like our Facebook page and follow NWOSU SGA on Twitter to receive the latest updates on Student Government Association events!SGA Officers:Macie MaloneSGA PresidentJacey BalesSGA Vice PresidentSadie VoreSGA SecretaryJ.C. WellsSGA Treasurer TITLE: SGA Application Forms CONTENT: Become a SenatorLinks to Senate applications are provided below. You also may contact Student Services in Fine Arts 126 to pick up a copy of the application.Responsibilities of a SenatorAs a member of the Student Government Association of Northwestern it will be your duty to help with the activities sponsored by SGA. We are responsible for a large portion of the social activities on campus, as well as being the representatives of the student body.Senators serve on a standing committee and temporary select committees when needed. They are required to help with 75 percent of SGA activities including Bahama Breakaway.Senators are encouraged to submit legislation and proposals for discussion at SGA meetings, which are held every other week in the Senate Chambers, second floor of the Student Center.Application for SenateOther forms that could be helpful to you:Request for Funds formEvent Reservation FormForms for the scholarships and other awards from SGA are provided in another section on this page. TITLE: SGA Constitution CONTENT: NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITYAlva, OklahomaCONSTITUTIONLast Revision -- 1994ARTICLE IThe Student SenateSection 1.Legislative power shall be vested in the Student Senate. The Student Senate shall be composed of members chosen every year by the students. There shall be as nearly as possible one senator for every fifty (50) students or, when necessary a major fraction thereof. For this purpose twenty-five (25) students will be considered a major fraction.Section 2.There shall be representation from two districts, on-campus and off-campus.Section 3.The members of the Student Senate shall be elected for a term of one (1) year by a majority vote of the students. Voting will be secret ballot and a voting poll will be established in a central location. The election shall be held no later than the third Thursday following the final day of registration for the fall semester.Section 4.Supervision of the initial Senate elections shall be the duty of the elected officers of the Student Body. All other elections will be administered by the elections committee.Section 5.If a member moves from the district from which he was elected, the member shall remain as a senator after the approval of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Senate quorum.Section 6.The Student Senate shall be responsible for establishing its rules of procedure with the limitation that a majority of the entire Senate is required as a quorum for the conduction of business.Section 7.The Student Senate shall hold at least two regular meetings each month of the academic year. The first Senate meeting of each year shall be held on or before September 30. Notice of the meetings shall be distributed to each senator and sponsor at least one day in advance.Section 8.Every bill or recommendation, which shall have passed the Senate, before it will be enacted or presented to the proper administrator, must be presented to the President of the Student body for his/her approval. Failing this approval, the bill or recommendation will not become effective unless repassed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Student Senate. If any bill or recommendation shall not be returned to the Senate at the next regular meeting following its passage, together with the President's objections to said bill, the same shall be enacted or presented to the administrator without the Student Body's approval.Section 9.The constitutionality of a Senate action may be challenged by presenting a petition to the Judicial Council. The petition must be signed by five senators or 50 students.Section 10.The Student Senate shall adhere to the guidelines established by the administration of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.The Student Senate shall represent the Student Body of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in matters of general concern and shall serve as the official representative of the student community in expressing opinion and interest to the appropriate faculty, administrative, and student organizations.The Student Senate shall have the power to: collect monies by fund raising projects or from such funds that are made available by the college, in order to carry out its duties and functions; administer such social functions as deemed necessary; engage public speakers; appropriate scholarship funds, sponsor school spirit activities; approve by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a Senate quorum the nominations to the internal committees, approve the Student Body President's student appointments to Faculty-Senate Committees by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a Senate quorum; authorize and supervise the disbursement of all Senate funds; remove the President, Vice President, or any officer or senator upon the presentation of impeachment charges by a petition signed by one-third (1/3) of the members of the Senate and the conviction of a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Senate; and approve the campaign rules as established by the Elections Committee to serve as the official campaign rules for all Student Senate elections.ARTICLE IIThe ExecutiveSection 1: The ExecutiveExecutive power shall be vested in the President of the Student Body. The President shall hold the office for one year beginning with the last meeting of the academic year during which he/she was elected and, together with the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected by a popular majority of all students voting in April. The election will be administered by the Elections Committee.Section 2: The PresidentThe President shall:A. have the responsibility to appoint a Parliamentarian to assist in the execution of acts of the Student Senate.B. have the power to appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate and the members of the Student Senate Council.C. introduce to the Senate such legislation and/or recommendations as he/she favors. In the event that the President disapproves of a Senate bill or recommendation, the President may veto such a bill or recommendation.D. prepare and submit a proposed budget for Senate approval at the second regular meeting of each semester.E. appoint students form the Student Body or Student Senate to serve on Faculty-Senate Committees requested by the President of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Section 3: The Vice-PresidentThe Vice-President shall:A. possess the position of Chairman of the Senate and preside over all meetings of the Student Senate.B. assume the responsibilities of the President if the President is temporarily unable to discharge his duties.C. have the power to appoint the members of all Standing Committees.D. assume the duties of the President in the case of removal of the President from office, death of the President, or resignation of the President.The resulting vacancy of the Vice-President shall be filled by a senator nominated by the Student Senate. If more than one nomination for the position is received, an election within the Student Senate will occur. The nominee who receives the most votes will then be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Senate.Section 4: The SecretaryThe Secretary Shall:A. possess the responsibility of maintaining all permanent records of the Student Senate.B. maintain a record of all proceedings as provided for in Article I and provide copies of the minutes to Senate members, faculty sponsors, and appropriate administration officials.C. maintain an attendance record of all Senate meetings.D. notify the Student Government Senators of the place, day, and time of all Senate meetings by written memorandum.Section 5: The TreasurerThe Treasurer shall:A. possess the position of Chairman of the Finance Committee.B. maintain and present itemized statements of receipts and disbursements of all Senate activities.C. collect, deposit, and spend funds as directed by the Student Senate.D. make a monthly Treasurer's report to be presented to the Senate.ARTICLE IIIThe Student Judicial CouncilSection 1: The Judicial CouncilJudicial power shall be vested in a Student Judicial Council. The Judicial Council shall be composed of a Chief Justice and four (4) Justices. The organization and procedure of the Council shall be determined by a majority of the members thereof.Section 2: Responsibilities of the Judicial CouncilJudicial Council shall:A. by a judgment of at least four (4) Justicesdeclare any action of the Senate, which conflicts with the Constitution or By-Laws unconstitutional.issue temporary restraining orders dealing with specific Senate activities.rule on questions of the Constitution and/or other matters concerning violations of the rules or procedures of the Senate.B. conduct any investigation ofimpeachment and preside over the Senate without voting privileges during impeachment proceedings.violations of election By-Laws or campaign guidelines, and by a judgement of at least four (4) Justices, disqualify a candidate or declare void an election determined to be unconstitutional or fraudulent.C. give final interpretation of the Constitution and By-Laws and to any other laws or resolutions passed by the Senate.D. hold no other office provided for in the Constitution, but shall not be construed to exclude any members from holding office in any club or comparable organization.Section 3: MeetingsMeetings will be called by the Chief Justice or a majority of the Council with notice posted at least 24 hours in advance. A quorum shall consist of four (4) Justices. Any student may present a case at any Judicial Council meeting in accordance with Council policy.Section 4: The Chief JusticeThe Chief Justice shall be appointed by the President and approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote at the Student Senate's second meeting of the fall semester.The Chief Justice shall:A. be excluded from membership of the Student Senate.B. preside over meetings of the Judicial Council.C. call a meeting of the Judicial Council when he/she deems it necessary.D. call a meeting of the Judicial Council to consider the constitutionality of a Senate action upon receipt of a petition signed by five Senators or fifty students.E. call and preside over the Judicial Council to try any Senate officer or member upon receipt of a duly filed impeachment petition.Section 5: JusticesJustices shall be appointed in the same manner as the Chief Justice.The Justices shall:A. be excluded from membership of the Student Senate.B. familiarize themselves with the regulations concerning Northwestern students.Section 6: Term of Office, Vacancies, and Removal of JusticesThe term of an office shall be for one year beginning at the same time as the Student Senate.Vacancies shall be filled immediately for the remainder of the term with the Judicial Council acting as the Nominating Committee. Students nominated to the Judicial Council will be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Senate.Any Justice may be impeached in the same manner as a Student Senator.ARTICLE IVAmendmentsSection 1.Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by two-thirds (2/3) of the Student Senate or by two-thirds (2/3) of the Student Body on a signed and authorized petition.Section 2.Ratification of proposed amendments must be by two-thirds (2/3) of those students voting in a general election.ARTICLE VRatificationThis Constitution will be enacted in its entirety following its publication in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University newspaper and approval by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the students voting in a general election.BY-LAWSNorthwestern Oklahoma State UniversitySection 1.Eligibility for Senators and Officers:A. No undergraduate student shall be a senator who is not enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and who has not submitted five days before the election date, a petition stating his/her intention to be a candidate. Such petitions must be signed by at least ten residents of the district he/she seeks to represent. He/she must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of his petitioning and during his term of office.Graduate students must be enrolled in at least eight (8) hours and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of their election and during their term of service. Graduate students follow the same requirements for filing for office that apply to undergraduates.B. To be eligible for election, a candidate for an office of the Student Body must be a regularly enrolled student (12 hours or more) at the time of taking of office and during his/her term of office and must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. The candidate must have completed or is completing not less than 30 semester hours at the time of taking office. No student shall be a candidate for an officer's position without submitting, five days prior to the election, a petition stating his/her intention to be a candidate. Such petitions must be signed by at least 25 NWOSU students.Section 2.Elections and Voting ProcedureA. In conducting elections the Elections Committee shall abide by the following general guidelines:Polls shall be open for a minimum of six hours during all elections.Polls shall be centrally located.Voting shall be by secret ballot.Each student shall be allowed to vote only once.Each voter must present his student identification card or proper identification to the Student Senator or Student Body Officer supervising the election.B. Notice of upcoming elections for officers must be given at least 21 days in advance of the first primary election through the university newspaper.Section 3.Meetings of the SenateA. Attendance at all Senate meetings shall be mandatory for senate members unless that member is excused. An excused absence shall be recorded when the person has submitted a written excuse to the Senate Secretary prior to the meeting or within three days thereafter. The Senate Secretary shall then consider each excuse to determine whether or not it shall be considered legitimate. Decisions of the secretary may be appealed to the Senate. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the senators present, at the meeting, in which a written excuse is presented, is required to render a written excuse legitimate.B. Two unexcused absences or four excused absences will automatically terminate membership in the Student Senate. Such terminations may be appealed to the Student Senate. A two-thirds (2/3) vote will be required from the Student Senate to retain a senator.C. Vacancies of the SenateSenator vacancies occurring during the fall term will be filled by student applicants. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Constitution. Article I. Section 5. and of the By-Laws, Section 1A. Applications must be entered no later than the last Student Senate meeting of the fall term. If there are more applicants than vacancies by the application deadline, a general election will be held; otherwise, all applications will be accepted.The second fall-semester general election will be held after the first Thursday in November and no later than the last Thursday of the fall term. Voting will be by secret ballot and a voting poll will be established in a central location. Notice of the election, available Senate vacancies, and location for obtaining and entering applications will be given at least 14 days in advance of the election.Students elected to the Senate at the end of the fall term will be a senator beginning on the first day of the subsequent spring semester and ending the last day of the subsequent summer semester.If the vacancy occurs during the spring semester or summer months, such vacancies shall be filled during the first fall-semester general election as specified in Article I., Section 3.D. Vacancies in the offices of President of Vice-President of the Student body shall be filled in accordance with Article II, Section 3. of the Constitution.E. Vacancies of the offices of Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of the Judicial Council, or members of the Council shall be filled by the appointment of a qualified student by the President of the Student Body. Such appointments must be approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the Student Senate members.F. Removal from OfficeThe causes for impeachment of Senate officers shall be as follows: malfeasance in office, non-performance of duty, and/or refusal to uphold the Constitution of the Student Senate.Charges against officers may be brought to the attention of the Senate by the Judicial Council or by a petition signed by one-third (1/3) of the Student Senate.The accused shall have the right to protest said charges.The chairman of the Judicial Council shall preside over the impeachment and removal proceedings, with no less than a quorum of the Student Senate shall be necessary for removal.Section 4.Committees of the SenateA. Standing committees shall be organized by the Senate no later than the Second Student Senate meeting of the academic year. These committees shall be the Elections Committee and the Admissions Committee.B. Each committee shall be composed of at least five members appointed by the Chairman of the Senate from the membership of the Senate. No senator shall serve on more than one standing committee of the Senate at one time.C. At the time of appointment, the Chairman of the Senate shall designate one senator to serve as committee chairman.D. Upon introduction in the Senate all bills or resolutions must be referred to the appropriate standing committee. The standing committee shall then consider the bill and report its findings and recommendations to the Senate together with any alterations or amendments to the bill which the committee deems necessary.E. In the event that a bill or resolution is of such a nature that it must be acted upon immediately without time for consideration by the appropriate committee, the Senate may declare an emergency and pass the bill or measure without referral to the appropriate committee. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of a Senate quorum is needed to declare an emergency.F. In the event that a committee member missed two meetings of the committee without sufficient reasoning, the chairman of the committee shall inform the Chairman of the Senate shall then appoint a new member to the committee with the consent of two-thirds (2/3) of the Student Senate. The chairman of the committee shall be the judge of the validity of the member's reasons for missing the meetings. The member may appeal the chairman's decision to the Student Senate.G. Responsibility for notifying committee members of meetings rests with the committee chairman.H. The power and duties of the committees shall be as follows:The Admissions Committee shall develop plans for encouraging qualified students to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University.The Activities Committee shall have jurisdiction over matters relating to student entertainment, as well as matters relating to Homecoming.The Finance Committee shall have jurisdiction over the budget of the Senate and all appropriations bills. It shall have the responsibility for assuring that Senate funds are expended in conformity with the requirements of the Constitution and By-Laws.The General Affairs Committee shall have jurisdiction over all bills and resolutions not within the jurisdiction of the other standing committees or within the jurisdiction of such special committees as the Senate may create. It shall have jurisdiction over bills outlining election procedures.The Elections Committee shall have charge of all elections conducted under this Constitution, excluding the initial Senate elections.I. The Senate shall have the power to establish such special committees of limited life as it shall desire. Said committees shall be appointed by the chairman of the Senate. Special committees shall not be set up so as to preempt the jurisdiction of a standing committee.Section 5.Expenditure of Senate FundsA. No Student Body officer, Student Senator, or any other person shall spend or authorize to be spent any funds which shall not have been authorized and appropriated by the Student Senate, except when the Senate cannot be called into session. In such case, the President of the Student Body shall be allowed to spend or authorize to spend up to $300.00 (three hundred dollars) per year without specific Senate approval, provided when possible, he/she shall give (1) notice of such expenditures to the Finance Committee in advance of the expenditure and (2) full explanation of the use of the funds at the next Senate meeting.Section 6.Student Activity Fee ProvisionA. A student activity fee, equal to six-tenths (.6%) of one percent of the total amount of tuition shall be charged per semester per student. The student activity fee will be paid at the Business Office when tuition is paid.B. Funds from this fee will be used only for student programs. Selection of or arrangements for entertainment will be the responsibility of the Student Senate. Income from the fee will go directly to the Student Senate treasury.C. Only undergraduate students enrolled in at least seven (7) semester hours will be charged this fee for the fall semester and for the spring semester. Only graduate students enrolled in at least six (6) semester hours will be charged this fee.Section 7.Amendments to the By-Laws must be voted on at the next regular meeting after they are proposed. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Senate shall be necessary to approve a change in the By-Laws.Section 8.The procedure for adoption of this constitution is set forth in Article V. Adoption of the By-Laws shall be enacted in their entirety following their publication in the university newspaper and approval by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of students voting in a general election.Section 9.In all matters not covered by this document in regards to procedures, Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern. TITLE: Create A New Campus Club CONTENT: New Campus Clubs/Organizations can be created by following the follow the appropriate procedures:1. Contact the Director of Student Life and Counseling and the Dean of Student Services office for an interview and discussion of procedures, regulations, guidelines and sponsorship.2. Complete the “Petition to Form Student Organization” form and return it to the Director of Student Life and Counseling (Fine Arts Room 209) and the Dean of Student Services (Fine Arts Room 126).3. If facilities are needed for organizational meetings before the group is formally recognized, complete the Event Reservation Form and provide a receipt of the form to the Director of Student Life and Counseling (Fine Arts Room 209) and the Dean of Student Services (Fine Arts Room 126).4. Develop an organizational Constitution and By-Laws with purposes, rules, and procedures for the group and bring it to the Director of Student Life and Counseling (Fine Arts Room 209) and the Dean of Student Services (Fine Arts Room 126).5. The organizational constitution will be reviewed and presented to the student government executive council for a vote.6. If approved by the Senate, it will be presented to the Director of Student Life and Counseling and the Dean of Student Services.7. Election of officers; scheduled meetings; and authorized use of university facilities should be scheduled through the Director of Student Life and Counseling (Fine Arts Room 209) and the Dean of Student Services (Fine Arts Room 126).8.  If the organization is approved, a letter will be sent to the campus sponsor.9.  All organizations must include only members of students enrolled and employees of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.10. The club must have a University employee designated as the club/organization Sponsor.  The Sponsor will must approve any club meeting, event, fundraiser, or gathering.  The Sponsor is responsible for ensuring that all actions taken by the club are in compliance with the Student Code of Conduct.  If there is any question about the integrity of a club event, please contact the Director of Student Life and Counseling (Fine Arts Room 209) and the Dean of Student Services (Fine Arts Room 126).11. In order to stay active, each year the sponsor must fill out an Updated Campus Club and Organization Information Form (if this form is not filled out, the club will become inactive). TITLE: Scholarships & Awards from SGA CONTENT: Information about and forms for these special scholarships and awards presented by SGA are below:John F. Kennedy Award InformationRandy Murrow Memorial Scholarship Information and Application FormJohn Sheffield Teacher of the Year Award Information and Application FormThelma Crouch Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year Award Information 

SGA Minutes

Student Government Association OVERVIEW SGA MINUTES OVERVIEW SGA MINUTES SGA Minutes2017-2018Click on the meeting minutes below to view.Fall Meeting Minutes 2017

Financial Aid Files and Links

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S Financial Aid Files and LinksBelow are several helpful files and links associated with Financial Aid. There are several fillable PDFs provided below that work best using Google Chrome. TITLE: Verification Dependent CONTENT: 17-18 V1 Dependent17-18 V417-18 V5 Dependent17-18 V6 Dependent16-17 V1 Dependent16-17 V416-17 V5 Dependent16-17 V6 Dependent TITLE: Verification Independent CONTENT: 17-18 V1 Independent17-18 V417-18 V5 Independent17-18 V6 Independent16-17 V1 Independent16-17 V416-17 V5 Independent16-17 V6 Independent TITLE: Loans CONTENT: Additional Loan Request FormApplying for Parent Plus LoanChecklist to Receive loansDirect Lending InformationNWOSU Cohort Default RateFinancial Statement Rights & Responsibilities TITLE: Scholarships & Grants CONTENT: FAFSAOklahoma Scholarships & GrantsRequest to Deny PellReturn Title IV fundsFSA IDTax TranscriptIRS Data Retrieval Tool TITLE: Miscellaneous Forms CONTENT: Book Charge FormsConsortium AgreementDependency OverrideDependent Special Conditions 17-18FERPA ReleaseSummer Data 2017Student Address InformationStudent Resource & Expense CertificationParent Refusal FormMail RequestFinancial Assistance Appeal Form TITLE: Financial Aid Tips CONTENT: Advising TipsCode of ConductSAPPComplete Withdrawal FactsExplanation of Programs on Award LetterFAQ FacultyFAQ StudentsFederal Student Guide 

Chisholm Trail Symposium

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Chisholm Trail SymposiumFriday, September 15, 2017Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Enid2929 E. Randolph9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m.Lunch provided with registrationSign-in will be followed by a welcome from Dr. Kay Decker, chair of the Department of Social Sciences; Dr. James Bell, associate vice president for academics and dean of faculty; and Dr. Wayne McMillin, dean of Northwestern-Enid.Throughout the day, participants may engage in discussion and listen to scholarly presentations.Lunch will be served, and Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, will give the keynote address during lunch.Participants and panelists will be treated to lectures from Dr. Brad Bays, associate professor of geography at Oklahoma State University; Historian Frank Norris from the National Park Service; and Jim Fulbright, author of numerous books, including “Trails to Old Pond Creek: The Early Days of Trade & Travel in Northwestern Oklahoma.”There will be a special appearance by a Chisholm Trail Drover from the Oklahoma Historical Society, and lunch will be enlivened by the presence of the Northwestern’s University Singers under the direction of Karsten Longhurst, director of choral studies and instructor of music. A particular highlight of the day will be a special presentation honoring Enid historian Robert Klemme.  Thanks to Visit Enid, a two-disc DVD set discussing the Chisholm Trail and Bob Klemme will be available for purchase at the symposium.For more information about the symposium, registration, or paper/poster submissions, contact Jana Brown, instructor of history from Northwestern’s Department of Social Sciences, at (580) 327-8521 or jdbrown@nwosu.edu, or Ken Kelsey, instructor of history from Northwestern’s Department of Social Sciences and instructor of fine arts from Department of Fine Arts, at (580) 327-8523 or kdkelsey@nwosu.edu. Registration FormSymposium Poster

Academic Success Center

Student Services OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS AND COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES UPWARD BOUND Academic Assistance ServicesACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTERThe Academic Success Center is located on the west side of campus in the Industrial Education, Room 113. The Academic Success Center provides students with a place to study and learn in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have computers, study tables, and testing facilities, and we welcome study groups as well as individual students.We offer peer tutoring in writing, math, business, and the sciences, and we can assist in locating help for other courses as well. Our mission is to provide reliable test administration in a secure and comfortable testing environment.  The following tests are given through the Academic Success Center. For more information call the Director at (580) 327-8149.SERVICES:Academic Assistance and TutoringTesting and AppointmentsAccuplacer Placement Test: The Accuplacer Test is used to determine readiness for college level courses in English, Reading, Mathematics and Science.  Tests are given through Recruitment (580-327-8546) or the Academic Success Center.College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Northwestern offers CLEP tests in a number of subjects for students to acquire college credit. The Academic Success Center has brochures and information from CLEP about these tests.Residual ACT: The Residual ACT is offered as an alternative to the National ACT for those students committed to coming to Northwestern.  The Academic Success Center has information about the test, and Residual ACTs are scheduled through the ASC at (580) 327-8149.Miller Analogies Test (MAT): The Miller Analogies Test is required for admission into graduate programs at Northwestern and many other graduate institutions.  The Academic Success Center has brochures and study guides for the MAT.Language Testing International (LTI): LTI offers an oral proficiency test that can be used to satisfy the language proficiency requirement at Northwestern. Contact the Academic Success Center for information and procedures.Other Tests: The Academic Success Center can proctor tests for students taking classes through other institutions under certain conditions.  Contact the Academic Success Center for information and procedures. ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTERFront Desk: (580) 327-8138Fall and Spring Semester hours:Mon - Wed:          8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Thurs:                   8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Fri:                        8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Matt BarnesDirector(580) 327-8149mhbarnes@nwosu.edu

Homecoming Theme

Homecoming OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY THEME SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN IN SPRING 2018The Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association helped Northwestern’s homecoming committee narrow down a theme that reflected genuine Ranger pride for current students, faculty, employees and alumni. When the theme submission time period is open in spring 2018, please use the homecoming theme entry form on this page to submit your idea for a homecoming theme. “Northwestern wants you here. Come back and give back your time to play your part in this year’s Homecoming event at Northwestern,” Dr. David Pecha, general chairman, said. “Whether you graduated last year, or 50 years ago, we hope you will return to campus and share in the legacy you helped build. All alumni families, community members and friends are invited to join the celebration.”Past Homecoming Themes 2017   Come Back, Give Back, Continue the Legacy... 2016    Rangers: League of Heroes 2015    Ranger Nation: Ride of Fame 2014    The Ranger Games: Catching Fire 2013    Ranger Vacation: It's A Family Tradition 2012    Ranger Renaissance:  115 Years of Champions 2011    Northwestern:  Branded for Life 2010    Reconnect:  From Yearbook to Facebook 2009     A Century of Ranger Pride 2008     Ranger Heroes:  Legends of Northwestern 2007     Northwestern 007... Northwestern and Oklahoma BOND Forever  2006     Get Your Kicks in 2006  2005     Rangers... Driving the Future. Homecoming 2005  2004     Northwestern--Rediscover the Treasure. Homecoming 2004  2003     Northwestern Rangers Riding Proud and Free. Homecoming 2003  2002     Northwestern Unites Old with New--Homecoming 2002  2001     Homecoming 2001: A Ranger Odyssey  2000     Northwestern://Your Home Page  1999     Let's Party Like It's 1999  1998     Rockin' With Ranger Pride  1997     Northwestern Centennial Homecoming A Century of Progress, A Century of Pride  1996     Join the Celebration Northwestern Homecoming '96  1995     Northwestern Homecoming... Take '95. Lights, Camera, Action!  1994     There's No Place Like Home. Ranger Homecoming 1994  1993     Northwestern: Staking A Claim in History  1992     Northwestern--Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Reality  1991     Coming Home... Ranger Style!  1990     A Rich Heritage... A Promising Future  1989     Land Run Centennial  1963-1987 No theme listed on buttons  1962     Two buttons:            -   Jr. Cowpoke in Orbit            -  I'm Twistin' With Dodie  1961     Have Gun--Will Scramble  1960     I'm A Ranger--Ride Those Broncs  Want to suggest a homecoming theme for next year? Fill out our online submission form:Homecoming Theme Submission Form 

Parade Marshal

Homecoming OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY 2017 PARADE MARSHALNorthwestern's parade marshal submissions will be open soon! PARADE MARSHAL AND HONORARY PARADE MARSHALS THROUGH THE YEARS2017 - Dr. Peggy Wisdom 2016 - Dr. Linda Stewart  2015 - Dr. Charles White 2014 - Dr. Rex Mahlman 2013 - Thamazin Harrison & Brock Schnebel 2012 - Donovan Reichenberger 2011 - Harvey “Bill” Reeg 2010 - Helen Thiesing 2009 - Phil Prigmore  2008 - Donald Coppock 2007 - Sheldon Russell 2006 - Jim Barker 2005 - Wayne and Beverly Kinzie 2004 - Dr. N.D. “Bud” Matthews  2003 - Jim Bradley  2002 - Phyllis Brunsteter 2001 - Dr. Chirold Epp  2000 - Dr. Dan Shorter 1999 - Loyd Stout  1998 - Dr. Jerry Brownrigg  1997 - Dr. Yvonne Carmichael  1996 - John Barton  1995 - Jim Holder, Anna Belle Shafer 1994 - Albert “Hap” Pearson 1993 - Dick Highfill   1992 - Bob Reneau 1991 - Wayne Lane  1990 - Otis Haltom 1989 - Durward Brown 1988 - Art Parkhurst, Walter “Junior” Johnson 1987 - Edna Woodson, Mary Scripsick, Beatrice Spellman  1986 - Dr. John Marvel 1985 - Fred Smith 1984 - Dr. J.W. Martin 1983 - Roy Dunn 1982 - Rosetta Perrin  Want to suggest a parade marshal for next year? Fill out our online submission form:Homecoming Theme Submission FormPersons nominated for parade marshal must have a significant connection, current or past, to Northwestern, whether as a student, faculty member, staff member, coach, administrator or friend of the university.

Miss Cinderella

Homecoming OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY MISS CINDERELLANorthwestern Oklahoma State University's Homecoming event of the Miss Cinderella Pageant started in 1952. Since its inception, the contest has provided a means by which outstanding high school girls can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. Through the efforts of many individuals and contestants, the pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.A contestant must be a true high school senior female, single, and at least 16 years of age by September 1, 2017. She must never have previously entered the Miss Cinderella Pageant. For a full list of requirements download the entry forms, rules and guidelines below. What is Miss Cinderella?Campus map for parkingMISS CINDERELLA DOWNLOADABLE ENTRY FORMSInitial School Letter 2017 (PDF)Information and Data Sheet 2017 (Word Document)Wardrobe Guideline 2017 (PDF)Miss C Pageant Rules 2017 (PDF)Miss C Certification of Local Winner 2017 (Word Document)   Miss Cinderella 2017Lexi Vanderwork - Miss Woodward2017 Runner-UpsWinners from the 66th Miss Cinderella Pageant are (from left to right) Miss Congeniality Tasi Hughes, Miss Chisholm; fourth runner-up Jaden Allen, Miss Burlington; Miss Cinderella 2017 and Talent Winner Lexi Vanderwork, Miss Woodward; first runner-up and Interview Award winner Kimber McNaught, Miss Mooreland; third runner-up Jayden Dillon, Miss Timberlake; and second runner-up Sydni Classen, Miss Cimarron.    Talent & Miss Congeniality TALENT WINNERMiss Woodward - Lexi VanderworkMISS CONGENIALITY Miss Chisholm - Tasi Hughes Miss Cinderella Through the Years Miss Cinderella 2017: Lexi Vanderwork - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2016: Grace Meinders - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2015: Jasmine Seevers - Miss SeilingMiss Cinderella 2014: Kiana Prather - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 2013: Amanda Covalt - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2012: Julia Benbrook - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2011: Allison Meinders - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 2010: Chelsay Adams - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 2009: Olivia Yandel - Miss South Barber (Kan.)Miss Cinderella 2008: Brittany Bisel - Miss RingwoodMiss Cinderella 2007: Paige Fischer - Miss TimberlakeMiss Cinderella 2006: Ashlynn Frey - Miss CimarronMiss Cinderella 2005: Talia Berning - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 2004: Layne Armbruster - Miss BurlingtonMiss Cinderella 2003: Skyler Selby - Miss GageMiss Cinderella 2002: Savannah White - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 2001: Ashley Little - Miss LaverneMiss Cinderella 2000: Natalie Loeser - Miss BurlingtonMiss Cinderella 1999: Cassie McEachern - Miss TimberlakeMiss Cinderella 1998: Jennifer Newton - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1997: Kily Sander - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1996: Sharie Surface - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 1995: Kori Seaman - Miss WaynokaMiss Cinderella 1994: Leah Rohrer - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1993: Tracey Clark - Miss Sharon-MutualMiss Cinderella 1992: Robyn Girton - Miss ShattuckMiss Cinderella 1991: Amber Shaklee - Miss Aline-CleoMiss Cinderella 1990: Kimberly Kennedy - Miss DrummondMiss Cinderella 1989: Danielle Calhoon - Miss BeaverMiss Cinderella 1988: Shana Woodson - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 1987: Anita Tucker - Miss Jet-NashMiss Cinderella 1986: Jill Newton - Miss Aline-CleoMiss Cinderella 1985: Dorinda Stitt - Miss DoverMiss Cinderella 1984: Tammy Shaklee - Miss Jet-NashMiss Cinderella 1983: Hope Ingle - Miss DoverMiss Cinderella 1982: Beth Hodges - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1981: Michaelle McDaniel - Miss CherokeeMiss Cinderella 1980: Diane Kirsch - Miss DoverMiss Cinderella 1979: Terri Clark - Miss WoodwardMiss Cinderella 1978: Aly Zalondek - Miss KremlinMiss Cinderella 1977: Debbie Slater - Miss Carmen-DacomaMiss Cinderella 1976: Fonda Smith - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 1975: Leslie Ann Pearson - Miss BuffaloMiss Cinderella 1974: Terri Wilkerson - Miss BuffaloMiss Cinderella 1973: Penny Propp - Miss CantonMiss Cinderella 1972: Lucia Miller - Miss BuffaloMiss Cinderella 1971: Micki Lewis - Miss LamontMiss Cinderella 1970: Mary Ann Tucker - Miss Jet-NashMiss Cinderella 1969: Karen Jenkinson - Miss BurlingtonMiss Cinderella 1968: Dee Ann Purviance - Miss MoorelandMiss Cinderella 1967: Annie Arganbright - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella 1966: Jill Wright - Miss CherokeeMiss Cinderella 1965: Linda Beam - Miss ArnettMiss Cinderella 1964: Marilyn Martin - Miss HudsonMiss Cinderella 1963: Jane Jayroe - Miss LaverneMiss Cinderella 1962: Vicki Fry - Miss ForganMiss Cinderella 1961: Nancy Ann Ellis - Miss JetMiss Cinderella 1960: Patsy Bullard - Miss ArnettMiss Cinderella 1959: Sherry Vincent - Miss FreedomMiss Cinderella 1958: Phoebe Jane Woodward - Miss FairviewMiss Cinderella 1957: Rosetta Buss - Miss LaverneMiss Cinderella 1956: Donita Jean French - Miss FreedomMiss Cinderella 1955: Donna Jean Rogers - Miss ShattuckMiss Cinderella 1954: Marilyn Middleton - Miss WaynokaMiss Cinderella 1953: Jerry Jean Gragg - Miss CherokeeMiss Cinderella 1952: Bonnie Rauh - Miss AlvaMiss Cinderella Pageant HistoryIn October of 1951 five individuals set out for Arkansas City, Kansas to view the activities at the Ark-a-la-la celebration. Glen Hendricks, a local photographer, Brooks Bicknell of the Alva Review-Courier and general chairman of Homecoming, Rufus Gordon, secretary/manager of the Alva Chamber of Commerce, Art Magnuson, owner of Magnuson Grocery, and Bob Reneau, owner of a jewelry store and Homecoming Committee member made the eventful trip. These men watched the parade and noticed queens representing area towns riding in the parade. Wanting new ideas for Homecoming, they were all in agreement on the journey home that this 'queen business' was something they could incorporate into Homecoming.Since Bob Reneau owned the jewelry store, he was selected to coordinate the queen show as he could secure gifts at cost. In early 1952, Mr. Reneau sent letters to all area high schools inviting them to participate in this new queen contest. However, the Homecoming Committee was initially quite disappointed as no schools responded to the invitation. Mr. Reneau began telephoning area schools asking them to participate. Eleven schools entered the first "Queen Contest," a new addition to Homecoming activities. Miss Alva won the first contest and some concern was expressed as to how other area schools would view the local girl winning this contest. "It was like asking them to our party and we took home the cake," confided Mr. Reneau. However, this concern quickly diminished as fourteen schools entered the pageant in 1953 and the rest became history. In the late 1950's the "Queen Contest" became the "Miss Cinderella Pageant." Through the tireless support of the pageant and Homecoming, the late Brooks Bicknell became known locally as "Mr. Homecoming."Over the years, the contestants were given jewelry, pearls, wardrobes, and other such appropriate gifts. In 1963 Mrs. Ellison of Ellison's Shop asked Yvonne Carmichael if she would serve as supervisor of the models. Each contestant modeled the same outfit chosen especially for the pageant. That same year Boyce Pennington from the Speech Department served as Director. Barbara Benefiel followed him, with Yvonne Carmichael serving as Contestant Coordinator during this time. In 1972, Dr. Yvonne Carmichael took over as Director and served in that capacity for 21 years. Elda Jones succeeded her, serving to 1996.  Dr. Patti Wilber served as director through 2004.  From 2005 to 2007, Lisa Holder co-directed the pageant with Tamara Brown.  Brown continued with the pageant and co-directed with Jesse Schroeder until 2009.  Schroeder took over as director and served through 2010.  In 2011, Dana Roark became co-director with Chesnei Thomas.  After two years with Thomas, Roark now co-directs with Dr. Sheila Brintnall.The pageant has continued since 1952 with the fine tradition established by those five individuals. Since its inception, the contest has provided a means by which outstanding high school girls can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. Through the efforts of these individuals, the pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.The winner of the Miss Cinderella title receives eight semesters of tuition and a one-year room waiver at Northwestern-Alva. The first and second runners-up receive six and four semesters of tuition, respectively. The winners of the talent and congeniality titles each receive a one-year room waiver in addition to the one-year tuition scholarship which each contestant receives.

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