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Skip Slider FREE Tuition with Concurrent Education H.S. seniors/juniors receive FREE tuition for a set number of credit hours MORE INFO Success Lives Here! We'd love for you to Be A Ranger, too! CONTACT US Check Out Our Campus We can't wait to see you here! VISIT NWOSU Ride, Rangers, Ride! From football to rodeo, we've got your sport! ATHLETICS We Believe in You #BeARanger at #NWOSU APPLY NOW Academics at NWOSU Check out these videos about our academic departments! CLICK FOR VIDEO Something for Everyone! Check out these videos about our campus clubs and organizations! CLICK FOR VIDEO FREE Tuition with Concurrent Education H.S. seniors/juniors receive FREE tuition for a set number of credit hours MORE INFO Success Lives Here! We'd love for you to Be A Ranger, too! CONTACT US PrevNext Edit Images ResourcesEmailBlackboardRangerNetSelf ServiceLibrary ServicesNWOSU Bookstore Apply NowBegin CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONSSee List Here HOMECOMING OCT. 7-9More Info  UNIVERSITY CALENDAR ALL EVENTS >    AUG 30 W required for dropped courses-16-week classes W required for dropped courses-16-week classes SEP 01 Meet the Rangers Night at Ranger Field 350 shirts for students with student ID. Clubs and Organizations of campus will be out promoting their organizations. Games followed by pep rally. Meet the athletic teams, band, and cheer team. Ranger Field. SEP 02 4th Tier Tailgate Party Ranger fans are invited to come out and enjoy FREE food provided by SGA before kick-off of the home-opener football game! Cornhole and other lawn games for people to enjoy. 4th tier at Ranger Field. SEP 06 Labor Day Holiday - no school, offices closed Labor Day Holiday - no school, offices closed SEP 08 Miss Northwestern Info Night Informational night for ladies enrolled at NWOSU about the Miss Northwestern Competition. Wellness Center, room 101. UNIVERSITY NEWS ALL NEWS >    J.W. Martin Library Staff Plans Upcoming Workshops August 30, 2021 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library staff will be hosting several upcoming workshops – all of which are free and open to the public. READ MORE Northwestern Closed for Labor Day August 26, 2021 - Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6.READ MORE Oklahoma’s Best Kept Secret - Regional Universities Offer Best Value August 25, 2021 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University continues to serve its students by providing a quality and affordable education as one of six regional universities in the state of Oklahoma. READ MORE $(document).ready(function(){ $('.bxslider').bxSlider({ controls: true, pager: false, auto: true, speed: 400, pause: 5000, touchEnabled : (navigator.maxTouchPoints > 0) }); });

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 students 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.

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  PRESIDENTjlcunningham@nwosu.eduDr. 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 enrolled its 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 to 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 in 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 currently serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.  EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIPDr. Bo HannafordEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT bshannaford@nwosu.eduDr. David PechaVICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATIONdmpecha@nwosu.eduMrs. Kelsey MartinDIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND UNIVERSITY RELATIONSkamartin@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 Audit FY17

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. In 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 graduating its first class in May 9, 2020. Northwestern Oklahoma State University: A Centennial History 1897-1997, a book by Wayne LaneList of Northwestern PresidentsJames E. Ament, 1897-1902T.W. Conway, 1902-1908Walter Lee Ross, 1908-1910Grant B. Grumbine, 1910-1916J.W. Graves, 1916-1917A.S. Faulkner, 1917-1919James P. Battenberg, 1919-1928Walter W. Parker, 1928-1933O.E. Hatcher, 1933-1935Sabin C. Percefull, 1935-1936Ernest E. Brown, 1936-1939Chester O. Newlun, 1939-1942Sabin C. Percefull, 1943-1955Luther D. Brown, 1955-1956Jesse W. Martin, 1956-1972R. William Wygle, 1972-1975Joe J. Struckle, 1975-2000Tom J. McDaniel, 2000-2001Paul B. Beran, 2001-2006 Janet Cunningham, 2006- 

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Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS #RangerFamily is not just a hashtag at Northwestern Oklahoma State University – it’s who we are, and we want you to be a part of it.To #BeARanger means to love wearing red and black and to stand proudly and clap when our fight song “Ride, Rangers, Ride” or alma mater “Oh Northwestern” are played. It means creating relationships with people who are similar and different to you, and it means having faculty, staff, administration and community members know who you are, care about your successes and want to visit with you when you need a listening ear.Register for a Campus Visit to see what Northwestern is all about or take our Virtual Campus Tour.If you’d like to #BeARanger and become a part of the #RangerFamily, click Apply Online Now or choose which category best fits you below to learn more: Contact our Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or email recruit@nwosu.edu with questions.   INCOMING FRESHMEN Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS Start Here INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Start Here ONLINE STUDENTS Start Here CONCURRENT STUDENTS Start Here GRADUATE STUDENTS Start HereADULT & READMISSION STUDENTSStart Here

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 Higher Learning Commission 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 EMPLOYMENT (Exempt)Faculty, Administration, ProfessionalAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTNon-Exempt StaffREQUEST FOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFO TITLE: Shuttle Driver - Student Services CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyTerms of Employment: This position is on an as-needed basis and does not guarantee weekly hours. Most hours will be obtained at the start and end of each semester with occasional hours around school breaks.Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits.  Candidates will be responsible for shuttling students to and from various locations, including but not limited to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport in Wichita, KS and Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Candidates must have a clean driving record and have personal vehicle insurance.Send Information to:Jodie Randels      International Student OfficeNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: jlrandels@nwosu.eduOnly 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Campus Police Officer (Part-Time) CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyDuties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits.  Responsible for patrolling the campus, securing buildings, working investigations and accident scenes;  making arrests for violators of state laws and preparing associated documentation; enforcing traffic and parking regulations, issuing citations, impounding vehicles and directing traffic; working special events as needed.  This position will require working some nights and weekends and job-related travel.  Performs other tasks as designated by the Chief of Campus Police.  Part-time and reserve police officers may work up to 29 hours per week, but are required to work a minimum of one eight-hour shift per week.Qualifications: High School diploma required, College degree preferred.  Must be full-time CLEET certified or CLEET  or Reserve CLEET certified...or certifiable within 6 months of employment.Send Information to:Cheryl Ellis      Human Resources Director      Northwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: apply@nwosu.eduNorthwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Adjunct Instructor of English CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyDuties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching Composition I & II courses on one of our campuses.Qualifications: Masters in English preferred. 18 graduate-level credits in English required.  Preference given to candidates with teaching experience.Closing Date: Open until filled.Send Information to:Dr. Kathryn LaneChair, Department of English, Foreign Language, and HumanitiesNorthwestern Oklahoma State University      709 Oklahoma Blvd.      Alva, OK 73717      Email: kelane@nwosu.eduApplicants should provide an application letter, curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three professional references, and a Composition syllabus. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Athletic Training Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant) - 2 Positions CONTENT: Available: Fall 2020Position Summary: The NWOSU Sports Medicine Department is seeking applicants for (2) Athletic Training Teaching Assistants. This position will report to the Head Athletic Trainer and is responsible for educating student athletes in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program. The Athletic Training Assistant is also responsible for traveling with assigned sport(s).The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant will also be responsible for educating student workers, interested in an Athletic Training career, in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of student athletes’ injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant is responsible for collaborating with NWOSU’s Head Team Physician, Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, and other Athletic Training Teaching Assistants in instructing student athletes and student workers on the most current and up to date procedures in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:Teach student athletes appropriate exercises for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.Teach student workers appropriate exercises for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.Teach student workers evaluation techniques of athletic injuries while demonstrating on student athletes’ injuries.Demonstrate and teach to student athletes how to treat and rehabilitate their athletic injuries.Teach student workers appropriate exercises to treat specific athletic injuries.Teach appropriate counseling and education techniques to student workers while demonstrating on student athletes.Demonstrate and teach student workers how to perform athletic training administrative duties.Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions.Supervision, education and recruitment of student workers.Demonstrate and teach student workers appropriate recordkeeping and documentation procedures before, during and after working with student athletes.Transport student athletes to scheduled visits with NWOSU team physicians, doctors and other allied health professionals.Work with NWOSU team physicians, doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes by demonstrating and instructing the Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, other Teaching Assistant Athletic Trainers, coaches, student workers and student athletes the diagnosis and recommendations during a doctor evaluation.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree.NATA BOC certified or eligible to sit for national exam.Oklahoma licensed or eligible for licensure.Current First Responder certification through the American Red Cross or BLS for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.Valid driver's license required.Salary Range/Benefits:$10,000 stipend for 10-month appointment.Tuition waiver for NWOSU graduate school.Start Date:8/1/2020Send 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 cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyTerms of Employment:  Regular, full-time, 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Located in Alva, OK in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Office at the Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center.Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Administrative Director and Treatment Director, Treatment Counselors provide direct drug and alcohol treatment therapeutic aftercare services to convicted drug offenders in a minimum security correctional facility. Services are provided in group and individual settings. Treatment Counselors perform bio-psycho-social assessments, treatment planning; and treatment evaluations based on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment model for substance abusing clients, and other duties as assigned. Treatment Counselors adhere to the standards of practice put forth by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for drug and alcohol abuse treatment protocols. Treatment Counselors must perform all treatment duties in a confidential manner and are expected to maintain professional stature at all times while working cooperatively with fellow NWOSU Community Service Program members and Department of Corrections case managers and staff.Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or other human service field required. Counselors must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid U.S. driver's license. Oklahoma certification in drug and alcohol treatment is expected or a letter of intent to pursue licensure or certification must be on file with the appropriate state governing board of licensure.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-Professional Positions (see bottom of this page) 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Campus Police Officer - Alva Campus CONTENT: Terms of Employment:  Regular, Full-Time, 12-month position with university benefits package.  Position based on the Alva Campus.Available: ImmediatelyDuties and Responsibilities: Patrols the area of NWOSU campus on foot, via golf cart, or in a patrol vehicle, and is in radio contact with Alva Police Department, Woods County Sheriff’s Office, or any other department that may work with from adjacent jurisdictions, and other NWOSU campus officers and employees.  Also performs security functions as sporting and other special events on the Alva Campus, upon direction by the Chief of Police.Must have knowledge of the jurisdiction, being aware not only of the physical characteristics and geographical boundaries, but also of the normal routine of events.Interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects, preparing reports which may serve as the basis for criminal prosecution or other subsequent actions.Conducts investigations of crime and accident scenes to gather and preserve physical evidence.Arrests violators of city ordinances and state law, serving criminal arrest warrants, and escorting prisoners to a detention facility, preparing associated documentation.Enforces traffic and parking regulations, cites offenders, and directs traffic, impounding vehicles and preparing associated documentation.Provides first aid at the Basic Life Support level.Serves as a courier transporting cash, negotiable instruments, and other items, materials and documents to and from various financial institutions and campus offices.Provides security as required for special events, including but not limited to social events, athletic contests, artistic presentations, public expressions, civil disturbances, large-scale criminal incidents and other emergencies.Participates in training and public education program presentation, assisting in conducting internal in-service training programs.Performs other tasks designated by the Chief of Campus Police.May require travel.Qualifications: Must be certified or certifiable as a Peace Officer by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). Certification must be completed within the first six months of employment unless an extension is granted by CLEET.Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license upon employment.Should obtain and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification (American Heart Association Heart Saver).If not previously CLEET certified, must successfully pass the state-mandated POSSE test.Must have taken the MMPI-2 within the last five years, receiving “suitable for law enforcement employment” designation by the psychologist administering the test.Primary personal characteristics should include integrity, loyalty, leadership, empathy, understanding, stability and maturity.Must have no felony convictions, nor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude.Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree or prior college credits preferred – preferred major in law enforcement, psychology or related field.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 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Residence Hall Supervisor - Coronado Hall CONTENT: Available: ImmediatelyTerms of Employment: Regular, full-time 11-month position, with University benefit package.  Position open until filled.Duties and Responsibilities: The Hall Supervisor position is a full time, live-in position staff member who is responsible for the daily operations of the residence hall including providing leadership and management of the residential communityHire, train, and supervise all student employees (resident assistants and student custodians) and hold weekly resident assistant meetingsSupervise and build relationships with residentsEnforce policies and procedures in the residence hallPrepare the building for check-in (check and order keys, maintenance, room assignments) and check-out (room inspection, assess damages, inventory of building contents, complete maintenance report)Respond to resident, employee, or building emergenciesAssist the Housing Director in developing a Residential Curriculum Model and implementing the requirements / activities within the residence hallsDevelop a sense of community among members and focus on social developmentSupervise and enforce safety policies and procedures to ensure the safety of the residentsDeveloping, promoting, and implementing various residence hall activities within the administered budgetDay to day operations of a residence hall that include but are not limited to daily rounds, work orders, student tracking, communicating with residents, supervising residence assistant desk hours, collecting housing paperwork, and implementing occasional room checksConduct monthly health and safety room checks in the residence hallInspecting and monitoring the building daily, inside and outside, and responding immediately to problems or irregularities within the facility, including cleanlinessWork assigned on-call weekendsOrganize and oversee camps within the residence halls in the summerOther tasks designated by the Director of HousingQualifications: A bachelor’s degree or university housing experience preferred.  Well-developed computer skills, oral and written communication skills, and organization skills are essential.  The ability to supervise and lead resident assistants and student custodians.  The ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting is imperative.  The Hall Supervisor must have the ability to work in high pressure situations.  They must also have enthusiasm, knowledge, creativity and experience working with students The Hall Supervisor must show commitment to a student’s academic, social, and personal success within the residence halls.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 Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Recruitment and Housing Secretary CONTENT: Available: Immediately.Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with university benefit package.  Located at the Alva NWOSU Campus.  Position open until filled.Duties and Responsibilities: The Recruitment and Housing Secretary is responsible for assisting in the daily operation of Recruitment and Housing Offices.  This will include management of all clerical functions, coordinating on-campus visits from prospective students and families, organizing recruitment events, maintaining the recruitment database, managing student workers, performing all functions relating to bulk mailing, giving campus tours, assisting in tele-recruitment campaigns, representing Northwestern both on and off campus, managing and organizing the flow of paperwork in the housing office, answering phones and providing exceptional customer service, as well as other duties that may be assigned.  This position will require occasional hours beyond the typical work day on weekends and/or holiday breaks.Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent is required.  The ideal candidate will possess a great deal of competence in working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint programs, have tremendous people skills and be able to excel in a fast-paced working environment.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 Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Production Assistant - Printing Services (Part-Time) (Internal) CONTENT: Available: Immediately.Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits. Candidates will be responsible for the following: waiting on customers; delivering finished print jobs around campus; copying, folding, stapling, assembling, trimming of printed materials, and perform other tasks as designated by the Coordinator of Printing Services.  There will be some computer work required for the position, utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe design products primarily.  Candidates must be able to carry out specific oral and/or written instructions. This position will involve manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions. Desired working hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. but times are negotiable.Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent required.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 Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Intercampus Courier/ITV Facilitator - Alva Campus CONTENT: Available: Immediately.Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a 12-month, full-time position (40 hours per week). Under minimal supervision, the courier will deliver/pick up outgoing locked courier bags to Woodward, Enid, and Helena daily for Northwestern. The courier will be required to travel up to 250 miles each week day. Extensive lifting of up to 50 pounds should be expected. In addition, this position will monitor classes taught by university faculty. This includes, but is not limited to, administering tests for remote ITV instructors, assisting ITV instructors, returning assignments and tests for courier service, light technical support, office work, and informing ITV coordinator of equipment problems.  The courier driver will assist with campus mail, packages, and other various office tasks as deemed appropriate during the summers when ITV facilitating is not needed.Qualifications: Applicants must be punctual, dependable, and possess the ability to drive a motor vehicle safely. They must have a valid driver’s license.  Computer and networking knowledge are required, as are good communication and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor of E-Commerce or Bachelor of Computer Science is preferred but not required.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 resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form.  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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. TITLE: Secretary for the Division of Business CONTENT: Available: Immediately.Terms of Employment: Full-time, twelve-month, non-exempt position.Duties and Responsibilities: Administers the Division of Business office including, but not limited to, answering the Division telephone, answering basic questions about the Division, handling faculty mail and packages, scanning, organizing and storing documents. Attends, records, prepares, posts and distributes agendas and minutes for Division of Business meetings. Maintains student records for students majoring in business programs. Assists instructors in obtaining teaching materials and in matters related to their teaching assignments. Assists the Division Chair in supervising student workers.  Prepares and maintains records, documents and correspondences regarding students, faculty and the Division.  Assists the Division Chair and faculty regarding professional accreditation.  Assists Division Chair and faculty in assessment (program and course-level) processes.  Assists DOB faculty, staff, and students as needed.  Assists in updating/maintaining Division of Business website.  Maintains Division budget records.  Performs other duties as assigned by Division Chair.Qualifications: High school diploma (or GED) required, associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred. Excellent secretarial skills and computer skills preferred.  Professional grammar and communication skills required.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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Incoming Freshmen

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION 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. Contact our Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or email recruit@nwosu.edu with questions.PARTICIPATE IN NEW STUDENT EVENTSCamp RangerThis event will provide an opportunity to you as an incoming freshman to connect to your campus and the Alva community early!Freshman OrientationFreshman Orientation on the Saturday prior to the first day of school in August is a required event for all freshmen. However, if you have decided to take summer classes, we’ll see you in May, June and/or July.ON-CAMPUS ACT TESTAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONLIVING ON CAMPUSPAYING FOR COLLEGENEW RANGER EVENTSRANGER EXPERIENCESTUDENT SERVICES(ADA, VA INFO & MORE) 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.Criteria You’ll Need to Meet:High School Curricular and Performance Requirements for Admission to Programs Leading to Baccalaureate Degrees:Any individual who:is a graduate of a high school accredited by the appropriate regional association or by an appropriate accrediting agency of his/her home state, or has achieve a high school equivalency certificate based on the General Education Development tests (GED),has met the curricular requirements as set forth by State Regents policy,has participated in the American College Testing (ACT) program or a similar battery of tests, andhas a composite ACT or SAT score that ranks in the top 50th percentile of Oklahoma scores (NWOSU = 20 ACT or 1030 SAT)is eligible for admission to any of the regional universities in the State System including Northwestern.A student who DOES NOT have an appropriate ACT/SAT score for admittance or has not taken the ACT/SAT, may be considered for admission if he/she has met one of the follow criteria:Have a high school cumulative grade point average that ranks in the top 50th percentile of Oklahoma scores and rank in the top 50th percentile of the high school graduating class (NWOSU = 2.7 and upper half). GED recipient's high school class must have graduated.Have a cumulative grade point average in the *15 required core high school units that ranks in the top 50th percentile of Oklahoma scores (NWOSU = 2.7). The exact standardized test score will be specified annually by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education based on the preceding three years' ACT scores of graduating seniors, if available, based on Oklahoma norms. An equivalency table will be used to determine SAT scores. The GPA will be defined annually to correspond to the rank in class.*A 2.7 CGPA in the 15 units required for high school core courses include: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 On-Campus 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 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 as soon after October 1 as possible and before 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: You’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 OnlineNO APPLICATION FEE beginning with Fall 2021 applications! A $15 fee is still required for students applying for admission for the Summer 2021 term - payable by credit or debit card.2. OR Fill out a paper application and return to the Registry Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. (Summer 2021 application fee of $15 still applicable. 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/Meal Contract from the Living on Campus web page.4. Pay $100.00 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 Title IX Training by visiting https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/svp/campus/nwosu. To see additional information about Title IX at Northwestern, visit www.nwosu.edu/title-ix. Apply 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.  TITLE: Campus Bookstore CONTENT: Textbooks for your classes can be picked up in the NWOSU Bookstore online or in the Student Center. And, while you're shopping for books, check out the selection of Ranger apparel and gifts to get set up with all the latest Ranger gear.

Transfer Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS TRANSFER 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.We also provide information to our unique Bridge Program with Northern Oklahoma College so students can easily transfer to any of our three campus locations.ALL E-TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE ISSUING INSTITUTION TO SKLAHR@NWOSU.EDU OR TLWARREN@NWOSU.EDU TO BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.  PAYING FOR COLLEGELIVING ON CAMPUSAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONNEW RANGER EVENTSSTUDENT SERVICES(ADA, VA INFO & MORE)CONTACT INFORMATIONEthan SacketTransfer RecruiterRyerson Hall 142(580) 327-8606(580) 327-8413 - Faxegsacket@nwosu.edutransfer@nwosu.edu 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 to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree.If you are transferring from Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), please see info on the Bridge Program below.ALL E-TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE ISSUING INSTITUTION TO SKLAHR@NWOSU.EDU OR TLWARREN@NWOSU.EDU TO BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.  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 an easy transfer to any of Northwestern's three campus locations.) This relationship allows the two schools to co-exist in the Enid community without directly competing. See more about the Bridge Program below.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. NO APPLICATION FEE beginning with Fall 2021 applications! A $15 fee is still required for students applying for admission for the Summer 2021 term - payable 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.)7. Attend Spring 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. Apply for Housing/Meal Contract at the Alva campus from the Living on Campus web page. (Visit with Enid campus personnel about the possibility of housing via NOC if attending our Enid campus.)11. Pay $100.00 deposit if living on the Alva campus. 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 **12. Apply for Scholarships! Submit 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. 13. Attend Transfer Orientation prior to the start of the fall semester. If you are transferring from Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), please see info on the Bridge Program below.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: CONTENT: TITLE: CONTENT: 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 Application Get involved with Clubs/OrganizationsComplete Title IX Training by visiting https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/svp/campus/nwosu. To see additional information about Title IX at Northwestern, visit www.nwosu.edu/title-ix. Apply 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.If you are transferring from Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), please see info on the Bridge Program below. TITLE: Bridge Program Between NWOSU & NOC CONTENT: BRIDGE PROGRAMThis unique agreement is between Northwestern and Northern Oklahoma College (NOC). You may enroll concurrently at both schools, making transferring to any of our three locations an even easier process. Students will need to apply for acceptance into the Bridge Program before graduating from NOC.Bridge Application Form All Bridge Program students transfering from NOC also must complete the Transfer Scholarship Application by July 15 and provide verification of your cumulative grade point average for best consideration.  TITLE: CONTENT:

International Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION 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 46 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 INFORMATIONJodie RandelsInternational Student AdvisorAdministrative Assistant Student Services Ryerson Hall 126 Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8414(580) 327-8413 (FAX) jlrandels@nwosu.eduinternational@nwosu.eduINTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTSCURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFO TITLE: International Student Admission Requirements CONTENT: In addition to completing all required documents, the following requirements must be met:1. Age Requirements: Applicant must be 18 years of age by enrollment date.2. Transcript Requirements: NWOSU requires an official transcript to be mailed to the International Student Office. An official transcript can be defined by the following:Must be sent and sealed by institution of study (digital copies are acceptable for the admission process; however offiical transcripts must be received by NWOSU upon arrival to the U.S.)High School transcript must contain at least 3 years of studyMust provide a diploma or completion certificateMust be accompanied by English translation (if original transcript is in English, translation is not needed)Must have 4.0 scale GPA listedIf your transcript does not match the above list, your application process may be delayed until official transcript is received. NWOSU requires that applicants meet the following criteria:Ranked in top 50 percent of high school class and minimum CGPA a 2.70 CGPA on a 4.00 scale, ORHave at least an ACT Composite of 20 or SAT of 1020College Transfer Students must meet the following transcript requirements:Must have received a minimum 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scaleMust provide official transcript from all colleges/universities attended. If college/university was a non-U.S. university, you will be required to have your transcript evaluated by one of our approved evaluation companies. 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.orgIn addition to all required admission items, transfer applicants must submit completed Transfer Clearance form (contact the International Office for this form)3. Testing Requirements: For consideration for admissions, You also must meet one of these testing criteria:​Undergraduate:TOEFL 61 (Code 6493)IELTS 5.5SAT – 1020 (Code 6493) with letter of English Proficiency (COUNTRIES WITH ENGLISH AS PRIMARY LANGUAGE ONLY. 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 20. (COUNTRIES WITH ENGLISH AS PRIMARY LANGUAGE ONLY)​Graduate:TOEFL 79IELTS 6.5ALL foreign students will need to comply with the policy of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education concerning English Proficiency, NO EXCEPTIONS.4. Financial Requirements: All international applicants are required to submit proof of liquid assets sufficient to pay for the entire first year of education and living expenses. Proof can be in the form of an official letter on bank letterhead or an official bank statement translated into English and in USD. Please see below for the current NWOSU requirement:Undergraduate: $25,793.75Graduate: $17,693.13Contact 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. 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.3. 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.4. Signed Statement of Understanding5. 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 country's primary language is 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.6. 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.NWOSU will accept any evaluation companies listed on the NACES website; however, we prefer applicants to utilize the evaluation companies 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 305-273-1616www.jsilny.org7. Students who are transferring from a U.S. College/University also must provide a completed Transfer Clearance Form8. 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 and a Housing/Meal Contract. These forms are on the Living on Campus web page.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 a Housing/Meal Contract from the Living on Campus web page. This form also includes the required Meningitis form.Pay $100.00 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.)See also Freshman Residency Requirement and Exemption Request Form. 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 by contacting international@nwosu.edu.

Online 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 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, gradstudies@nwosu.edu, for details. This includes the online doctoral program in nursing, BSN to DNP. ONLINE TUITION AND FEESONLINE PROGRAMSCOURSE SCHEDULESSTUDENT SERVICES(ADA, VA INFO & MORE)Contact our Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or email recruit@nwosu.edu with questions.

Concurrent Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION 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 junior or senior in Oklahoma interested in earning college credit AND earning a tuition waiver? Northwestern will allow you to earn up to 24 hours of college credit.Tuition will be waived up to 18 credit hours per academic year for high school seniors who qualify for concurrent enrollment (the waiver does not include the cost of books or mandatory fees). For high school juniors who qualify, Northwestern will waive up to six credit hours during their junior year for the fall/spring semesters (the waiver does not include the cost of books or mandatory fees). 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. Northwestern offers concurrent enrollment at its Alva and Woodward campuses, and at participating high schools.Below you will find the various requirements needed for acceptance to Northwestern to take classes while you’re still in high school.  PAYING FOR COLLEGESTUDENT SERVICES(ADA, VA INFO & MORE)Questions?Office of Recruitmentrecruit@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8546  orCalleb MosburgDean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Managementcnmosburg@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8415 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 AdmissionSubmit a Concurrent Enrollment Recommendation and Permission Form with an Enrollment Form Submit ACT scores/SAT scoresAcceptable admission exams include:National ACTPre-ACT (10th grade)Residual ACT (once per year between Nov. 1 and Oct. 31)SAT orPSAT10Submit 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: Admission Requirements for High School Juniors and 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}An eleventh or twelfth grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may, if s/he meets requirements below, be admitted provisionally to NWOSU as a special student.S/he has achieved a composite National ACT/PreACT/Residual ACT test score of at least 20 or 1030 on the SAT/PSAT10 oroverall unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, ora high school GPA of 3.0 and is ranked in the top 50% of his/her high school class andhas a 19 ACT subtest score in the area of enrollment.Acceptable admission exams include:National ACTPre-ACT (10th grade),Residual ACT (once per year between Nov. 1 and Oct. 31),SATPSAT10. (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.S/he has submitted Application for Admission, high school transcript, and admission test scores.Additionally, students must have a signed statement from the high school principal stating that they 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 the student is enrolled in less than full-time load at the high school. Students must also provide a letter of recommendation from their counselor and written permission from their parents or legal guardian. TITLE: Admission Requirements for 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 have completed enough high school coursework to be equivalent to an individual who is classified as a junior or senior at an accredited high school.Achieved a composite of 20 on ACT or 1020  on SAT  and 19 ACT subscore TITLE: Concurrent Enrollment Course Placement Policy CONTENT: Attain the requisite National ACT subject scoreAttain the requisite Pre-ACT (10th grade) subject scoreAttain the requisite residual ACT subject score (once per year between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1)Attain the requisite SAT subject scoreAttain the requisite PSAT10 subject score orSatisfy an entry level assessment and course placement measure that is in accordance with the institution's State Regents approve assessment plan

Graduate Students

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION 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.  STEPS FOR APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL1. Apply or reapply for admission to the NWOSU​Application for Admission https://www.nwosu.edu/apply-onlineApplication for Readmission /forms/application-for-readmissionSend in official transcriptsComplete the Immunization form /forms/immunization-formBe accepted by the university2. Complete the Application for Specific Program of StudyNon-Degree Seeking StudentDoctor of Nursing PracticeMaster of Arts in American StudiesMaster of Arts in Heritage Tourism & Conservation Master of Psychology: Multiple Options​(General Psychology, Counseling, LPC, LADC)  Master of Education: Adult Education Management and Administration Master of Education: Curriculum and InstructionMaster of Education: Educational LeadershipMaster of Education: Educational Leadership - Certificate OnlyMaster of Education: Reading SpecialistMaster of Education: Reading Specialist - Certificate OnlyMaster of Education: School CounselingMaster of Education: School Counseling - Certificate OnlyAlternative Pathway CertificationRequired documents needed for the application process will include the following:​Unofficial transcriptsAny current teaching certificate or letter from the Department of Education you may hold (for Master of Education students only, exempt Adult Ed students)Statement of aspiration and self-evaluation (Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology students only)Sample of scholarly written work (Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology students only)Three letters of recommendation (Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology students only)​​Recommendation form  for Master of Psychology applicants​​​NOTE: Submission of three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to academic ability, professional competency, and personal character is required.  Individuals providing a recommendation must complete the online Reference Form wherein they will upload your letter of recommendation.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your recommenders receive the Reference Form link and submit the Reference Form by the application deadline.  The Reference Form is here: www.nwosu.edu/forms/masters-of-psychology-reference-form. GRADUATE STUDIESLIVING ON CAMPUSGRADUATE PROGRAM COSTSSTUDENT SERVICES(ADA, VA INFO & MORE)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: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, Ryerson Hall, Office 212Telephone (580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.edu Melissa Brown, M.Ed. Coordinator of Graduate StudiesRyerson Hall, Office 212 Telephone (580) 327-8410mbrown@nwosu.eduPlease contact Mrs. Brown with questions concerning applying to graduate school, enrolling in courses, etc.CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BSN TO DNP PROGRAMDr. Courtney BallinaDoctor of Nursing Practice Program DirectorDivision of Nursing(580) 327-8497prthompson@nwosu.edu Melissa Brown, M.Ed.Administrative Assistant DNP ProgramDivision of NursingCarter Hall 103(580) 327-8442mbrown@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. Jonathan ThomasonWoodwardjethomason@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 AdmissionNO APPLICATION FEE beginning with Fall 2021 applications! A $15 fee is still required for students applying for admission for the Summer 2021 term. 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. Jason Ferrell,  Psychology Chair, NWOSU, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK  73717 or attached to an email to her at jdferrell@nwosu.edu. His phone number is (580) 327-8447.  TITLE: Doctoral Program: Admission Requirements CONTENT: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS1. Application and acceptance to Northwestern Oklahoma State University at Application for Admission (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 Curriculum Vitae5. Three Reference Forms using DNP Applicant 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, video, 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 AdmissionNO APPLICATION FEE beginning with Fall 2021 applications! A $15 fee is still required for students applying for admission for the Summer 2021 term. 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 (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.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 Curriculum Vitae8. A copy of your unofficial transcripts9. 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. FUTURE RANGERTRADITIONSVIRTUAL CAMPUS TOURCAMPUS BOOKSTORE

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. Campus tours will not be available Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day as well as Spring Break from March 15-18. If special accomadations need to be made please contact the Recruitment office.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

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Student Services

Student Services OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER 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 Ryerson Hall.  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 Ryerson Hall.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 Ryerson Hall.International student enrollment and services are provided by the International Student Services, first floor of Ryerson Hall.Summer jump start programs, early college prepping classes, financial assistance with college are possible through Student Support Services (first floor of Ryerson Hall), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Sciences (third floor of Vinson Hall). 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 Ryerson Hall on the Alva Campus. We can assist you with the following:- Vehicle Parking Decals- Student and Employee IDs- Title IX- ADA Services- Veteran AffairsCONTACT INFORMATIONJodie RandelsAdministrative Assistant(580) 327-8414jlrandels@nwosu.eduCalleb MosburgDean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management(580) 327-8415cnmosburg@nwosu.eduTITLE IXCAMPUS SAFETYeCHECKUP TO GOSEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY & INFOPARKING & TRAFFIC GUIDEOFFICE OF RECRUITMENTLIVING ON CAMPUSCAMPUS BOOKSTORE 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.2020-2021 ADA Handbook (PDF Document)Request for Services (Online Form)Exam Request Form (Online Form)Incident Report Form (Online Form)Petition to Request a Change in Degree Requirement (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.NWOSU VA HandbookPrior to enrollment, please contact the VA Coordinator below:Tiffany MisakVA CoordinatorPhone: (580) 213-3101Email: tdmisak@nwosu.eduStudents must submit a request each semester they intend to use VA Benefits.Request To Use BenefitsDegree Programs Offered:Undergraduate CatalogGraduate Catalog 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 2020-2021 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, Ryerson Hall, Room 126. TITLE: Consumer Information CONTENT: We've compiled several forms, reports and links in one spot to help you find what you're looking for dealing with Consumer Information. TITLE: Intramural Sports CONTENT: Looking to play Intramural Sports at Northwestern? Check out the action at Intramural Sports. TITLE: Student Travel Request CONTENT: Student Travel Request FormThis form must be completed ten (10) days in advance in order for your request to be considered. Transportation requests on non-approved travel dates will require a fee to be paid in the business office BEFORE transportation arrangements are finalized.WICHITA & OKLAHOMA CITY TRIPS: $90.00 USD one-way and $180.00 USD round-trip. ENID TRIPS: $45.00 USD one-way and $90.00 USD round-trip. ALVA TRIPS: Free-of-charge. Will likely be scheduled between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday - Friday, unless otherwise approved.Complimentary shuttles are offered to Northwestern students at the beginning and end of each semester to the Wichita or Oklahoma City airports/bus stations ONLY. To be considered for these shuttles, you are required to submit the request below. We will include you on the shuttle best suited for your travel itinerary. As always, all shuttles are offered weather permitting. If the weather puts our drivers or passengers at risk, the shuttle(s) will be cancelled. All communication will be through email. Shuttle schedules are below:*BEGINNING OF SEMESTER complimentary transportation will be provided twice a day on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the first day of classes each semester. The first shuttle will arrive at 12:00 PM and depart at 1:00 PM on each of those days. The second shuttle will arrive at 8:00 PM and will depart at 9:00 PM on each of those days. Deadline to submit Beginning of Semester travel requests for August 2021 is August 2nd, 2021. *END OF SEMESTER complimentary transportation will be provided twice a day the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after finals each semester. The first shuttle will depart from Alva at 6:00 AM, and the second shuttle will depart from Alva at 2:00 PM on each of those days. Deadline to submit End of Semester travel requests for May 2021 is April 30th, 2021. *PERSONAL ACCOMMODATIONS outside of the complimentary shuttles may be requested by the deadlines listed; however, please be advised that they will be at the student’s expense, and cannot be guaranteed. All of our drivers will be assigned to the complimentary shuttle service before fulfilling personal requests, then personal requests will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis, if available.For questions, please contact the International Student Office at international@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Complete Withdrawal from Northwestern CONTENT: Students wanting to completely withdraw from Northwestern Oklahoma State University may do so in person, over the telephone, or online. Alva students should initiate the withdrawal process in the office of the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management located on the first floor of Ryerson Hall or by calling (580) 327-8414. Enid students should contact the Dean’s office at Enid or call (580) 213-3105. Woodward students should contact the Dean’s office or call (580) 254-2501. Students can also access the online withdrawal form to submit a complete withdrawal of the semester. The online form will be sent to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Office to then be processedComplete Withdrawal Form TITLE: Tobacco Free Campus CONTENT: This policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all school-owned property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ban on tobacco use is part of Northwestern’s efforts to become a more healthy campus. The Northwestern tobacco-control program consists of prevention, cessation and policy.More info about Northwestern as a Tobacco Free Campus can be found at www.nwosu.edu/tobacco-free.  TITLE: Student Health CONTENT: Northwestern encourages students to seek the appropriate medical attention when needed. The contact information below can be used to assist you in contacting the appropriate medical provider.ALVAShare Medical CenterAddress:  800 Share Drive  Alva, OK  73717Phone:  (580) 327-2800Share Medical Clinic offers free office visits for currently enrolled Northwestern students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.Appointment must be made by NOON on the date you wish to be seen. ENIDSt. Mary’s Regional Medical CenterAddress:  305 South 5th Street  Enid, OK  73701Phone:  (580) 233-6100INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health CenterAddress:  600 S. Monroe  Enid, OK  73717Phone:  (580) 233–2300PONCA CITYAllianceHealthAddress:  1900 N. 14th Street  Ponca City, OK  74601Phone:  (580) 765-3321WOODWARDAllianceHealthAddress:  900 17th Street  Woodward, OK  73801Phone: (580) 256-5511ImmunizationsOklahoma state law requires that all new students who attend Oklahoma colleges and universities for the first time provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. If you cannot verify your immunizations you will need to be re-immunized. Medical, religious and personal exemptions are allowed by law and such requests must be made in writing using the Northwestern Student Immunization form atwww.nwosu.edu/forms/immunization-form.In order to enroll as a full-time or part-time student at Northwestern, Oklahoma law requires students to provide written documentation of vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) using the NWOSU Student Immunization form. This applies to all students of any age or at any stage of their education. Exemptions from this requirement may be made by providing a written statement from a physician stating that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or by signing a waiver.These vaccinations can be obtained from your family doctor or your community’s health department. University housing requires a meningitis form to be completed prior to a room being assigned.Forms and information are available online atwww.nwosu.edu/uploads//immunization-policy.pdf. All meningitis forms must be turned into or mailed to the Director of Housing, NWOSU Ryerson Hall, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. For questions concerning the meningitis policy please contact Taylor Wilson at (580) 327-8547 or tawilson@nwosu.edu.All international students are required to have a Tuberculosis Skin Test. They must provide proof of negative test results in the United States. If test result is positive, the student must have a chest x-ray verification that the student does not have TB. For more information please contact the International Student Advisor, Megan Patel, at (580) 327-8414 or mlpatel@nwosu.edu. Immunization policy also applies to International students. TITLE: Campus Expression CONTENT: NWOSU Campus Expression PolicyFree Expression Annual Report NWOSU Professional Development_Fall 2019 Free Expression 

Accreditation & Student Success

Accreditation & Student Success 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 Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing's programs are approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.  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 FallFY18FY19FY20FY21First Time Freshmen54.8%56.3%60.9%First Time Full-time Freshmen60.2%56.4%69.0%61.7%Graduation RatesGraduation Rate/Degrees Granted - Based on full-time fall statusFY182012Cohort)FY19(2013Cohort)FY20(2014Cohort)FY21 (2015Cohort)Graduation Rates30.44%30.82%25.81%30.92%Number of DegreesFY18FY19FY20FY21Certificates39283629Associates0000Bachelors328358330301Master48484952Doctoral00712Licensure Pass Rate for NursingNCLEX-RN201820192020FY21Alva62.588.8981.850Enid76.4788.8988.888Woodward0100100100Ponca City100100100100Cumulative70.969288.4688AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification20206/7 first-time passing85.71Office of Educational Quality and Accountability Reports TITLE: Employment Dashboard CONTENT: Graduate and Employment Data - 2018Graduate and Employment Data - 2019Workforce and Economic Development Dashboard (OSRHE)Awards & Occupational Linkages from OG&E for Northwestern Region

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar COLLEGE CALENDAROther important dates may be found by looking at information provided in the Course Schedules. Current students can view their schedule, grade report and the amount of financial aid awarded through Self Service. Transcripts currently may be found on RangerNet.Event/Facility Reservation FormsUniversity CalendarAthletics Calendar TITLE: Spring Semester 2021 CONTENT: December 14 - January 8     Spring Interim ClassesJanuary 11                             Regular Classes BeginJanuary 11, 12, 13, 14         Night Classes BeginJanuary 18                             Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)January 20                             Spring Semester Enrollment EndsFebruary 16                             Summer 2021 Enrollment OpensMarch 5                                  End of First Eight WeeksMarch 8                                  Beginning of Second Eight WeeksMarch 15 – 19                       Spring BreakMarch 22                                Classes Resume March 23                                Fall 2021 Enrollment OpensApril 24                                   Alumni Spring ReunionMay 4, 5, 6, 7                         Final ExaminationsMay 7                                      Semester EndsMay 8                                      Commencement TITLE: Summer Semester 2021 CONTENT: May 10 – 28                          Summer Interim ClassesMay 31                                   Memorial Day (Holiday)June 1 - 28                             June Only ClassesJune 29 - July 26                   July Only ClassesJune 1 -July 26                       June and July ClassesJuly 26                                    Summer Session Ends TITLE: Fall Semester 2021 CONTENT: August 14                               Freshman OrientationAugust 16                               Regular Classes BeginAugust 16, 17, 18, 19           Night Classes BeginAugust 24                              Last day to enroll for Fall 2021 16-week classesSeptember 6                          Labor Day (Holiday)October 7, 8, 9                      HomecomingOctober 8                               End of First Eight WeeksOctober 11                             Beginning of Second Eight WeeksOctober 14-15                       Fall BreakOctober 18                             Classes ResumeOctober                                   Spring Semester Enrollment Open through Jan.  , 2022November 19                        Last day to ADD arranged courses                                               Last day to DROP (2nd 8-week & 16-week classes)                                               Last day for complete withdrawal from all coursesNovember 24-26                   Thanksgiving BreakNovember 29                         Classes ResumeDecember 5                           CommencementDecember 7, 8, 9, 10            Final ExaminationsDecember 10                         Semester Ends TITLE: Spring Semester 2022 CONTENT: December 13 - January 7     Spring Interim ClassesJanuary 10                             Regular Classes BeginJanuary 10, 11, 12, 13         Night Classes BeginJanuary 17                             Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)January                               Spring Semester Enrollment EndsFebruary                              Summer 2022 Enrollment OpensMarch 4                                  End of First Eight WeeksMarch 7                                  Beginning of Second Eight WeeksMarch 14 – 18                       Spring BreakMarch 21                                Classes Resume March                                   Fall 2022 Enrollment OpensApril 30                                   Alumni Spring ReunionMay 3, 4, 5, 6                         Final ExaminationsMay 6                                      Semester EndsMay 7                                      Commencement TITLE: Summer Session 2022 CONTENT: May 9 – 27                            Summer Interim ClassesMay 30                                   Memorial Day (Holiday)June 1 - 28                             June Only ClassesJune 29 - July 27                   July Only ClassesJune 1 -July 27                       June and July ClassesJuly 4                                       Independence Day (Holiday)July 27                                    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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 focuses on keeping 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. 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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. This is the full cost to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University without the Go OK Tuition Waiver factored in. 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 STUDENT ADMISSION INFO & APPLICATIONHOUSING & MEAL CONTRACTPAYMENT 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 give us a call at (580) 327-8534.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:Room Deposit ($100)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)$7,290.00Special Fees (International Fee)$100.00Books and Supplies (approximate)$700.00Room and Board (12 meals per week, $100 flex per semester, semi-private room)$2,520.00TOTAL$10,610.00SPRING SEMESTER (January to May)Tuition and Fees* (Based on 15 credit hours per semester)$7,290.00Special Fees (International Fee)$100.00Books & Supplies (approximate)$700.00Room and Board (12 meals per week, $100 flex per semester, semi-private room)$2,520.00TOTAL$10,610.00SUMMER SESSION (June and July)Tuition and Fees* (Based on 3 credit hours per semester)$1,458.00Special Fees (International Fee)$75.00Books and Supplies (approximate)$250.00Room Only (semi-private room)$585.00Personal Expenses (food service not available during summer session)$500.00TOTAL$2,868.00TOTALS - Two Semesters Only (Fall and Spring Semester)$21,220.00TOTALS - Two Semesters and Summer Session$24,088.00*Other fees are applicable based on the course type that a student enrolls in. 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, international students are eligible for the NWOSU GO OK! tuition waiver program to help cover the cost of non-resident tuition.* NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER POLICY - NWOSU GO OK!Non-Oklahoma residents 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, you will not receive the waiver until you meet the GPA requirement.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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 located below the master's program costs.MASTER'S PROGRAM COSTSResident Tuition:               $273.75 per credit hourNon-resident Tuition:        $551.75 per credit hour Various fees will also be charged based on course type. You will be responsible for the cost of any books and supplies required for the courses you are enrolled in.Non-Oklahoma residents are eligible to receive the GO OK! Tuition Waiver for a portion of the out-of-state tuition cost. All newly admitted students receive the GO OK! Tuition Waiver. Continuing students must maintain a retention/graduation GPA of 3.00.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. DOCTORAL (BSN to DNP) PROGRAM COSTSIn-State:                         $388.50 per credit hour with a one-time online expense of $300.Out-of-State:                  $642.50 per credit hour with a one-time online expense of $300.Summer Residency:     $350.00 expense, on the Alva Campus.The student is responsible for the cost of all books, supplies, liability insurance, and background checks.(The GO OK! Tuition Waiver program does not apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) Program. GRADUATE STUDIESPROGRAM OVERVIEWAPPLY TOGRADUATE PROGRAMSBSN to DNP PROGRAMCAMPUS BOOKSTORE

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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE FINANCIAL AID FAQ'S ONLINE TUITION AND FEESUndergraduate Costs Oklahoma Resident           $322.50 per credit hourNon-Resident                     $559.75 per credit hour *(without NWOSU GO OK! Tuition Waiver)Online RN-BSN Program Costs Oklahoma Resident           $328.75 per credit hourNon-Resident                     $566.00 per credit hour *(without NWOSU GO OK! Tuition Waiver)Master's Courses Costs Oklahoma Resident          $369.25 per credit hourNon-Resident                    $647.25 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 87 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. More than 50 percent of our graduates, who enroll as freshmen and graduate at Northwestern, accumulate 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 which includes loans, grants, and work study. The disbursement of your financial aid will be through the Bursar/Business Office at our Alva office.For more information on scholarship deadlines, maximum monetary eligibility (cap) information or any other items relating to scholarships contact Anne Haight, scholarship coordinator, at (580) 327-8541 or jahaight@nwosu.edu. For more information about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (580) 327-8542 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). Northwestern promotes the Complete College America initiative of 15 to Finish, encouraging students to enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester (30 credits per academic year) so students stay on track to graduate on time.Once Northwestern receives your financial aid information, we will notify you if verification documents need to be provided, which could include tax documents from the IRS. When you are fully admitted to Northwestern and all necessary forms/documents are submitted to the financial aid office, your aid will be awarded. Your promptness in providing required documents will allow us to award eligible aid in a timely manner. Financial aid awards can be viewed online through the Self-service website. FINANCIAL AID STAFF:Tara HannafordDirector of Financial Aid/ Scholarships (580) 327-8540tlhannaford@nwosu.eduSue BurksAssistant Director of Financial Aid (580) 327-8106smburks@nwosu.eduAnne HaightScholarship Coordinator (580) 327-8541jahaight@nwosu.eduChonda DeesFinancial Aid Counselor (580) 327-8539crdees@nwosu.eduJulia LeeFinancial Aid Assistant/Loan Coordinator (580) 327-8542jalee@nwosu.eduFinancial Aid Files & LinksCampus Bookstore 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 SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS NET PRICE CALCULATOR REGISTRY OFFICE BURSAR & BUSINESS OFFICE 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.Net Price Calculator

Student Employment

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 FWS or Federal Work Study is based on the information you put on the FAFSA. FWS will be granted through the Financial Aid Office to any student who is currently enrolled in at least six hours for undergraduate students and five hours for graduate students. TEA or Temporary Employment Action can be granted though the Payroll Office 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 for FWS 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  federal work studyYou’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 on Rangernet under Employee Tab. Then select Employee Resources and then Student Forms. 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 RotationsPlans of StudyHonors ProgramSpotlight NewsletterFaculty SenateBridge Program Between NWOSU & NOCReach Higher ProgramCampus BookstoreMission 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 Commision for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing's programs are approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.15 to FinishNorthwestern promotes the Complete College America initiative of 15 to Finish, encouraging students to enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester (30 credits per academic year) so students stay on track to graduate on time.          TITLE: Academic Leadership CONTENT: Executive Vice PresidentOur 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 14 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 BellRyerson Hall 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 Arts in Heritage Tourism & Conservation Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP)Master of General Psychology (MS)Master of Education (MEd)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:EducationNursingBusiness AdministrationHealth and Sports Science EducationAgricultureBiologyPsychologyComputer ScienceCriminal JusticeAccountingThe student-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Total Campus Enrollment (Fall 2019):1,983More 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: Critical Occupations Information CONTENT: 2020-22 Critical Occupations2020 Critical Occupations2019 Critical Occupations TITLE: Helpful Links CONTENT: AgilefleetApplication for Travel ReimbursementADA HandbookAdjunct Faculty HandbookAdjunct Instructor Information SheetAdvisement ChecksheetAdvisors in Arts and SciencesAdvisors in School of EducationAdvisors in Professional StudiesArranged Class FormCOI Policy Workshop 2018 (morning session begins at 55:03; afternoon begins at 22:04. Toggle between the two videos by using the >| and |< symbols)Course Substitution FormCourse Substitution PolicyEmployee HandbookFaculty HandbookFaculty Qualifications Policy (7/2/18)Faculty RosterFinal Exam Change RequestFinancial Aid/Scholarships Advising TipsITV Dedicated Proctor RequestJohn Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service AwardKey Request FormNon-Travel Conference/Event Approval FormOnline Course Proctoring PolicyOnline Course Proposal FormOnline Course Review ChecklistOnline E-Test Proctoring RequestRangerNet (employee forms & ITV forms found here)Request for ITV ClassRequest for Transfer, Storage, or Disposal of Inventory ItemsRemote Proctor Information for FacultyStudent HandbookStudent Information SystemTravel Procedure TITLE: Licensure Disclosure General Statement CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers programs that lead to licensure or certification in nursing, education, social work, and counseling.  For students considering programs with a goal of certification or licensure in states other than Oklahoma, please contact your state’s appropriate licensing agency to obtain requirements.  Further disclosure information can be located on our program’s individual webpage.

Academic Structure and Programs

Academics OVERVIEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS FACULTY EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT (FEAD) OVERVIEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE AND PROGRAMS FACULTY EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT (FEAD) 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 and Instrumental 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 SchedulesSpring Schedule Additional InformationSummer Schedule Additional InformationFall Schedule Additional InformationKey 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 2021 Online CoursesSummer 2021 Online CoursesFall 2021 Online CoursesPrintable PDFs of the schedules are provided below but do not contain updates.Fall 2021Summer 2021Spring 2021 Current students can view their schedule, grade report and the amount of financial aid awarded through Self Service. Transcripts currently may be found on RangerNet.FINALS SCHEDULEPAYING FOR COLLEGEUNIVERSITY CALENDAROnline 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.​Videos produced about our Academic Departments and Programs Bridge Program Between NWOSU & NOC CONTACTS:Dr. Bo HannafordExecutive Vice PresidentHerod Hall, second floor580-327-8406BSHannaford@nwosu.eduDr. James BellAssociate Vice President for AcademicsDean of FacultyRyerson Hall 211(580) 327-8590JLBell@nwosu.edu TITLE: Bachelor’s Degree Programs CONTENT: Accounting +AgricultureAgriculture EducationBiologyBiology: Health Science OptionBiology: Natural History OptionBusiness Administration +ChemistryComputer Science +Computer Science: Business Information Systems +Criminal Justice: Corrections Option +Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Option +Education +English +General Studies +Health & Sports Science EducationHealth & Sports Science: Health/Fitness ManagementHistory +History: Global Studies Option +Mass CommunicationMathematicsMusicNursing +Organizational Leadership +Political Science +Political Science: Public Administration Option +Psychology +Social Work +Sociology +SpanishSpeech & TheatreTechnical Management* +* BA of Applied Arts & Sciences​(+ indicates degrees available at the Enid and Woodward locations as well as at the University Center in Ponca City.) TITLE: Undergraduate Minors CONTENT: AccountingAccounting for Non-Business MajorsAgricultural and Regional TourismAnimal ScienceAthletic TrainingBiologyBusinessChemistryComputer ScienceCriminal Justice: Corrections OptionCriminal Justice: Law Enforcement OptionEnglishEntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurial ManagementExercise & Sports PsychologyField Crop ConsultingGame ProgrammingGeneral BusinessHealth & Sports Science EducationHistoryHistory: Global Studies OptionHuman Resource ManagementLeadershipLibrary and Information ScienceManagementMarketingMass CommunicationMathematicsMusicMusical TheatrePhysicsPolitical Science: Public Administration OptionPsychologySocial WorkSocial Work: Community Social ServicesSociologySpanishSpeech 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 EducationSpecial 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 TherapyPre-Veterinary MedicineWildlife Ecology TITLE: Online Degree Programs CONTENT: AccountingBusiness AdministrationTechnical Management (including the Alternative Energy option)RN-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.All master's degree programs are available at the Enid and Woodward locations as well as at the University Center in Ponca City.Master of Arts in American StudiesMaster of Counseling PsychologyLicensed Alcohol and Drug CounselorLicensed Professional CounselorMaster of EducationAdult Education Management & AdministrationCurriculum and InstructionEducational LeadershipReading SpecialistSchool CounselingCertificate Options (M.Ed.)School PrincipalReading SpecialistSchool CounselorMaster of Science in General PsychologyMaster of Heritage Tourism & Conservation TITLE: Doctoral Degrees CONTENT: More information about our BSN to DNP program can be found at both www.nwosu.edu/graduate-studies/bsn-to-dnp and www.nwosu.edu/apply-for-admission/graduate-students. Also available in Enid, Woodward and Ponca City.Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP Program) 

Graduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog 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 212(580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.edu Melissa Brown, M.EdCoordinator of Graduate StudiesFine Arts, Office #212 foyer(580) 327-8410mbrown@nwosu.edu TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: 2021-2022 Graduate CatalogSection 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (10 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Admission Policies (3 pages)Section 3 - Graduate Policies and 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 Arts in Heritage Tourism & Conservation (2 pages)Section 7 - Master of Counseling Psychology (4 pages)Section 8 - Master of Science in General Psychology (2 pages)Section 9 - Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 10- Master of Education Certificate Options (6 pages)Section 11- Master's-Level Graduate Courses (15 pages)Section 12- Doctoral -Level Graduate Courses (4 pages) TITLE: 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog CONTENT: 2020-2021 Graduate CatalogSection 1 - Inside Cover, Table of Contents, General Information (10 pages)Section 2 - Graduate Admission Policies (3 pages)Section 3 - Graduate Policies and 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 Arts in Heritage Tourism & Conservation (2 pages)Section 7 - Master of Counseling Psychology (4 pages)Section 8 - Master of Science in General Psychology (2 pages)Section 9 - Master of Education Degree (11 pages)Section 10- Master of Education Certificate Options (6 pages)Section 11- Graduate Courses (18 pages) TITLE: 2019 - 2020 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 and 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 (4 pages)Section 7 - Master of Science in General Psychology (2 pages)Section 8 - Master of Education Degree (10 pages)Section 9 - Master of Education Certificate Options (6 pages)Section 10 - Graduate Courses (15 pages) TITLE: 2018 - 2019 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 and 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 (4 pages)Section 7 - Master of Science in General Psychology (2 pages)Section 8 - Master of Education Degree (10 pages)Section 9 - Master of Education Certificate Options (6 pages)Section 10 - Graduate Courses (15 pages) 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)

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION 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, American Studies and Heritage Tourism and Conservation– and one doctorate program in Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP online).STEPS FOR APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOLApply or reapply for admission to the NWOSU​Application for Admission https://www.nwosu.edu/apply-onlineApplication for Readmission /forms/application-for-readmissionSend in official transcriptsComplete the Immunization form /forms/immunization-formBe accepted by the universityComplete the Application for Specific Program of StudyNon-Degree Seeking StudentDoctor of Nursing PracticeMaster of Arts in American StudiesMaster of Arts in Heritage Tourism & Conservation Master of Psychology: Multiple Options​(General Psychology, Counseling, LPC, LADC)  Master of Education: Adult Education Management and Administration Master of Education: Curriculum and InstructionMaster of Education: Educational LeadershipMaster of Education: Educational Leadership - Certificate OnlyMaster of Education: Reading SpecialistMaster of Education: Reading Specialist - Certificate OnlyMaster of Education: School CounselingMaster of Education: School Counseling - Certificate OnlyAlternative Pathway CertificationRequired documents needed for the application process will include the following:​Unofficial transcriptsAny current teaching certificate or letter from the Department of Education you may hold (for Master of Education students only, exempt Adult Ed students)Statement of aspiration and self-evaluation (Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology students only)Sample of scholarly written work (Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology students only)Three letters of recommendation (Master of General Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology students only)​Recommendation form  for Master of Psychology applicants​NOTE: Submission of three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to academic ability, professional competency, and personal character is required.  Individuals providing a recommendation must complete the online Reference Form wherein they will upload your letter of recommendation.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your recommenders receive the Reference Form link and submit the Reference Form by the application deadline.  The Reference Form is here: www.nwosu.edu/forms/masters-of-psychology-reference-form. Information Request FormGraduate CatalogGraduate Program CostsALCAEDUC 5010 Graduate SeminarGRADUATE STUDIES CONTACTSShawn Holliday, Ph.D.Associate Dean of Graduate StudiesRyerson Hall, Office #212 (580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.edu​ Melissa Brown, M.EdCoordinator of Graduate StudiesRyerson Hall, Office 212 (580) 327-8410mbrown@nwosu.eduPlease contact Mrs. Brown 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: Graduate Studies Highlights CONTENT: Master of Arts in Heritage Tourism and Conservation degree option for students interested in the conservation/tourism industryMaster of Arts in American Studies degree option geared toward social sciences and humanitiesMaster of Counseling Psychology can lead to Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)Master of Education degree offers several certificate options within the programDoctor of Nursing Practice program is nationally accredited, one of four DNP programs available in OklahomaNon-Oklahoma residents are eligible to receive the GO OK! tuition waiver for a portion of out-of-state costs 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 an Action Research Project 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. Action Research Project 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. The 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 gradstudies@nwosu.edu.SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTSGeneral FormsAdmission 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~ MA in Heritage Tourism & Conservation- *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 applicationProposal for Graduate CourseNomination for Graduate FacultyDisposition 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 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 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 ALCA, 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. The 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 gradstudies@nwosu.edu.You 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.How to Download and Use an Editable PDF File for Graduate Studies (PDF)Master of ArtsMaster of Arts in American StudiesMaster of Arts in Heritage Tourism & Conservation Master of PsychologyMaster of Counseling PsychologyMaster of Counseling Psychology--LPCMaster of Counseling 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) Alternative Pathway CertificationAlternative Pathway Certification TITLE: Graduate Advisory Committee Membership Grid CONTENT: Grid

Education

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION MASTER OF EDUCATIONThe Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program is designed to provide a program of advanced study to help educators with their professional responsibilities. The Master of Education 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 degree has several programs and options available, including Adult Education Management and Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, and School Counseling. Within the Master of Education degree program, requirements for the following certificates may be completed: Educational Leadership for School Principal, Reading Specialist Certificate, and School Counselor Certificate.For the Action Research Project Handbook, click here. ADULT EDUCATIONMANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATIONMore Infoore InCURRICULUMAND INSTRUCTIONMore InfooreEDUCATIONALLEADERSHIPMore Infoo READINGSPECIALISTMore InfooSCHOOLCOUNSELINGMore Infoo

Counseling Psychology

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION MASTER OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGYThe Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) degree is a 48-60 hour counseling program. Three tracks prepare students for careers as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), or combination of both (dual-track). Coursework for the LADC track is 54 hours, and LPC and dual-tracks are 60 hours.Contact Dr. Jason Ferrell 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 a 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:A Curriculum Vitae or ResumeThree letters of recommendationA written statement of career aspirations and self-evaluation A sample of scholarly written workAn oral interview with the graduate faculty of the psychology department, andOptional: A score that places the individual at the 25th percentile or higher on two of the three areas (verbal, quantitative, and writing) of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or at the 25th percentile or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Note: GRE/MAT scores are not required for program admittance, but can be submitted to strengthen the application if it may be helpful. Please ask us if you need this option if you are not sure.The application/interview process must be completed prior to enrolling in the 10th graduate hour. TestimonialsLorrene Desbien, Ponca City, OK“I am a non-traditional student who decided after 15 years of teaching that I wanted to become a counselor. I had some degree of trepidation at first, having not been a student in a decade and a half. However, in NWOSU’s MCP program, I found a place to learn that was robust and deep. When I entered the workforce as a clinician, I found that the lessons I had been taught were authentic and “spot on” as far as what was expected in the agency in which I went to work. Having professors who were real counselors and who brought broad experiences to the table gave me a clear idea of what to expect. There were very few surprises and the professors remained dedicated to my success even after I was in the “real world,” making themselves available for me to bounce ideas when the unexpected did occur. I am prepared for my new career due to the gold standard education I received in this program.” 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 AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION 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, sociology and theatre. Its purpose is to foster a holistic understanding of the historical, social, and cultural underpinnings of the American experience. This approach allows students to appreciate what is both exceptional and universal about the United States. Unlike other American Studies programs nationwide, Northwestern Oklahoma State University's is unique by using regional issues as a springboard to understanding national issues. Hence, nine hours of the program's core courses deal with Oklahoma and the American West while three hours deal with leadership issues in northwestern Oklahoma. Sixteen subsequent hours of electives are available for students to focus on larger national issues that meet their individual interests and career goals. Three hours of research and five hours in applied methodology round out the curriculum to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which the northwestern Oklahoma region influences the national American culture and vice versa.  Student TestimonialsRiskariyani Amin, Makassar, IndonesiaUpon returning to Indonesia after spending two years at Northwestern earning my master’s degree in American Studies as a Fulbright student scholar, I did not expect to miss NWOSU and all the people in Alva so badly. I really miss my American Studies classes now that I’m back home!Rebekah Wagenbach, Wichita, KSI loved every minute of my American Studies program. The interdisciplinary format gives students a comprehensive understanding of America’s westward expansion as well as prepares students for work in the nonprofit sector and doctoral studies.Ashley Wilson, Stillwater, OKNWOSU’s American Studies program provided me with new ways to approach research topics. Where I had previously viewed my research primarily through a literary lens, the American Studies program enabled me to adopt and implement an all-inclusive understanding through multiple fields of study and to become a better researcher. 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. TITLE: Curriculum CONTENT: Required Core SubjectsEDUC 5010 Graduate Study Seminar (Required for all graduate students)Research (3 hours)HIST 5433 Historical Methods (Prerequisite: AMST 5103/Introduction to American Studies or director permission)AMST 5113 Interdisciplinary Research in American StudiesMethodologies (5 hours)AMST 5103 Introduction to American Studies (Required for all American Studies students)AND choose one of the following:HIST 5402 Historic PreservationsHIST 5412 Museum StudiesHIST 5422 Public HistoryRegional History and Issues (choose 9 hours)ENGL 5413 Popular Literature (when taught as Popular Culture: The Western)HIST 5123 Oklahoma History and GovernmentHIST 5203 The American WestSOC 5123 Social GerontologySOC 5133 Rural SociologyLeadership (3 hours) Choose one of the following:SOC 5263 Public Service LeadershipAMST 5153 Studies in American Political CultureElectives (Choose 15 hours from at least three areas)AGRI 5153 Agricultural Economics of DevelopmentEDUC 5763 Public School FinanceEDUC 5903 Higher Education Philosophy and PracticeEDUC 5943 Leadership in Adult Education VenuesEDUC 5953 Institutional ManagementENGL 5203 Contemporary PoetryENGL 5213 Nonfiction ProseENGL 5273 20th and 21st Century American NovelENGL 5433 19th Century American NovelENGL 5463 American LiteratureHIST 5113 U.S. Diplomatic HistoryHIST 5213 American Colonial PeriodHIST 5223 The United States: 1783-1840HIST 5233 The United States: 1841-1877HIST 5313 The United States: 1933-PresentHIST 5603 History of Economics in the United StatesHIST 5613 Native American HistoryHIST 5623 The United States: 1877-1932HIST 5663 Survey of Latin American HistoryHIST 5723 African American HistoryMCOM5113 Mass Communications Law and Ethics (offered only in Alva)MCOM 5123 Advanced Strategic Communication (offered only in Alva)MCOM 5213 Business and  Professional Communication (offered only in Alva)POLS 5113 Constitutional StudiesPOLS 5123 Advanced Political TheoryPOLS 5213 Public Policy StudiesPOLS 5223 Elements of Public AdministrationPOLS 5253 Federal, State, and Local RelationsPOLS 5303 The Federal Legislative BranchPOLS 5313 The Federal Executive BranchSOC 5113 Cultural AnthropologySOC 5203 Social TheoryTCOM 5423 Principles of Directing (available only when student directs a play by an American author) (offered only in Alva)TCOM 5443 Theatre Pedagogy (offered only in Alva)TCOM 5733 History of Musical Theatre (offered only in Alva)TCOM 5862 Children’s Theatre (available only when student directs a play by an American author) (offered only in Alva)AMST5330 Thesis (from 3-6 hours)AMST 5500 Internship (from 3 to 6 hours)*Note: As with other graduate programs at NWOSU, students enrolled in American Studies may take a maximum of six credit hours in any combination of Individual Study (5170), Seminar (5180), Readings (5190), and/or Short Courses (5300) with permission of their graduate advisory committee. These will be counted as part of the elective options.*Note: All American Studies students must put together their Graduate Advisory Committee and meet with its members during the first semester of coursework. TITLE: Job Outlooks and Careers CONTENT: Job Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics and the American Studies Association, employment for graduates with an American Studies background is expected to increase faster than the average through 2021. Competition for jobs as archivists, curators, museum technicians, and other service positions within these areas are expected to be strong. Employment in career areas such as public relations, sales, and marketing will be increasing at a similar rate. Students with computer and visual documentation skills have excellent job prospects. Such positions as archivists, public relations specialists, college professors, and youth programs manager are also expected to grow anywhere between 8% and 28%. The greatest value of the American Studies program is exposure to critical thinking in diverse academic disciplines that will help in a diverse number of occupational areas. Career Opportunities: The American Studies program provides students interested in American culture, society, and history the opportunity to apply their background to a variety of professions in many career settings. Graduates of the American Studies program may prepare for careers in museums, government, law, communication, or education. Many business organizations have positions requiring American Studies backgrounds for public relations, art management, and tourism. Communications fields are another example of potential opportunity. Public sector jobs, government agencies, and publicly-supported institutions often seek American Studies graduates as interpreters, explaining an agency's or institution's function, projects, activities, or history to the public.Job Settings: A graduate of American Studies can explore opportunities within Archives, Art Museums, Art Management, Business, the CIA/FBI, Cultural Organizations, Cunsulting Firms, Colleges and Universities, Department of Justice, Discovery Museums, Foundations, Historic Sites, Insurance Companies, Living History Museums, Galleries, Government, Historical Societies, Law, Magazine Publishing/Writing, National Parks, Natural History Museums, Peace Corps/Americorps, Planetariums, Political Organizations, Radio, Research Firms, Retail, Schools, Science Centers, Television, Tourism, and Voice of America.Job Titles: The following are some examples of common job titles for American Studies graduates: Archivist, Business Affairs Director, Collections Manager, Community Relations Director, Curator, Development Director, Editor, Educational Programs Director, Exhibit Personnel, Historian, Historic Preservation Specialist, Lobbyist, Market Research Analyst, Membership Coordinator, Museum Curator, Public Administrator, Public Relations Coordinator, Producer, Salesperson, Script Writer, Teacher, Training Coordinator, Visitor Services Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Youth Programs Manager. TITLE: Faculty CONTENT: ​​​Jana Brown, M.A.Instructor of HistoryB.A., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityM.A., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTamara Brown, M.S.Assistant Professor of Speech; Chair of Communication DepartmentB.S., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityM.S., University of OklahomaKay L. Decker, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus of SociologyB.A., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityM.A. and Ed.D., Oklahoma State UniversityJohn Ellerbach, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mass CommunicationEd.D., Oklahoma State UniversitySarah FryInstructor of Criminal Justice/SociologyM.A., Pennsylvania State UniversityRoger Hardaway, D.A.Professor of HistoryB.S., Middle Tennessee State UniversityB.S. Ed., Memphis State UniversityM.A., New Mexico State UniversityM.A.T., University of WyomingM.A., Eastern New Mexico UniversityJ.D., Memphis State UniversityD.A., University of North DakotaShawn Holliday, Ph.D.Professor of English; Associate Dean of Graduate Studies; Director: American Studies ProgramB.A. and M.A., Marshall UniversityPh.D., Indiana University of PennsylvaniaMickey Jordan, M.A.Director of Technical TheatreM.A., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityKen Kelsey, M.A.Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts and HistoryB.A. and M.A., Oklahoma State UniversityM.A., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)Matthew Lambert, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of EnglishPh.D., Carnegie Mellon UniversitySteven Wade Mackie, Ph.D.Professor of EducationB.A., Prescott CollegeM.Ed. and Ph.D., University of OklahomaAaron Mason, Ph.D.Professor of Political ScienceB.A., Northeastern Oklahoma State University (Tahlequah)M.A., University of Texas (Arlington)Ph.D., Northern Arizona UniversityDean A. Scarbrough, Ph.D.Professor of Agriculture; Chair: Agriculture DepartmentB.S., Oklahoma State UniversityM.S. and Ph.D., University of ArkansasEric Schmaltz, Ph.D.Professor of History; Chair, Department of Social SciencesB.A., St. Olaf CollegeM.A., University of North DakotaPh.D., University of NebraskaKimberly Weast, MFAProfessor of Theatre Arts; Chair, Department of Fine ArtsMFA, Lindenwood University*Besides having published several books and numerous journal articles in the fields of American history, literature, political science, sociology, and/or education, many of NWOSU's American Studies faculty have community development experience that will allow them to mentor students engaged in leadership activities within northwestern Oklahoma. Some of the organizations that faculty are affiliated with include the Greater Enid Arts and Humanities Council, Freedom Chamber of Commerce, Preservation Oklahoma, the Cherokee Strip Museum, the Woods County Economic Development Committee, and the Oklahoma Community Institute.*One of the most important resources that American Studies students have at their disposal is the NWOSU Institute for Citizenship Studies that was developed by the faculty of NWOSU's Social Sciences Department and by the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. Part of the Institute's mission is to "foster an ethos of constructive patriotism, public service, and civic engagement" in students by promoting such campus events as "Constitution Day, The Cultural Heritage Lecture Series, [and] The Presidential Lecture Series." The Institute's activities, when coupled with such other offerings as the English Department's Visiting Writers Series, will expose students to a wide range of issues and speakers in American Studies. The Masonic Institute also serves as the depository for the "Mr. George D. Coyan Collection," which contains "a growing body of original historic American newspapers and magazines named in honor of the late World War II veteran and educator." Another important mission of the Institute for Citizenship Studies is for faculty to 'engage in collaborative scholarship" and to promote research efforts and "other initiatives to further the dissemination of knowledge within its respective department's disciplines." To fulfill this aim, the Institute's Executive Directors, Dr. Eric Schmaltz and Dr. Aaron Mason, founded the journal Civitas, an "annual, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publishing venue aimed at promoting scholarship concerning the Humanities and Social Sciences as they relate to citizenship matters." Since the journal welcomes submissions by graduate students, many of those enrolled in the American Studies program will have a possible publishing venue for their work. Selected students may also help with the journal's editing and publishing process as an internship possibility. TITLE: Rationale for the American Studies Program CONTENT: The mission of NWOSU is to provide "quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking, and fiscal responsibility." The Master of Arts degree in American Studies fits the university's mission by diversifying the educational and service-learning opportunities available to graduate students. Since American Studies is an interdisciplinary field, this program attracts students from a wide variety of undergraduate majors from English and history to sociology and political science, majors with no other graduate programs available in northwestern Oklahoma. A Master of Arts degree in American Studies provides leaders in northwestern Oklahoma with the tools to confront local and national issues that negatively affect the region, allowing them to energize the area both culturally and economically. To achieve this aim, NWOSU's American Studies program utilizes diverse cultural resources in northwestern Oklahoma, southern Kansas, and southeastern Colorado -- the Sod House Museum, the Santa Fe Trail, the Standing Bear Museum, Amache Japanese Internment Camp, the Cherokee Strip Museum, Fort Supply, etc. -- to help students learn about the United States while also allowing faculty to preserve regional history and local memory. Subsequently, the American Studies program improves the quality of life for area citizens by partnering with state-funded museums and cultural agencies to increase awareness of the region's importance to the state and nation. Most importantly, it also engages students in community leadership and development. TITLE: Student Testimonials CONTENT: Upon returning to Indonesia after spending two years at Northwestern earning my master’s degree in American Studies as a Fulbright student scholar, I did not expect to miss NWOSU and all the people in Alva so badly. I really miss my American studies classes now that I’m back home!–Riskariyani AminI loved every minute of my American Studies program. The interdisciplinary format gives students a comprehensive understanding of America’s westward expansion as well as prepares students for work in the nonprofit sector and doctoral studies.–Rebekah WagenbachNWOSU’s American Studies program provided me with new ways to approach research topics. Where I had previously viewed my research primarily through a literary lens, the American Studies program enabled me to adopt and implement an all-inclusive understanding through multiple fields of study and to become a better researcher.–Ashley Wilson

BSN to DNP Program

Graduate Studies OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW AMERICAN STUDIES COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY HERITAGE TOURISM & CONSERVATION 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), enrolled its first class in August 2017.Northwestern is one of only two public universities in Oklahoma to offer a Family Nurse Practioner program, was the FIRST public university with a BSN to DNP offering, and the only program in the state with an emphasis on nursing in rural communities.This hybrid 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.Other Forms include the DNP Acknowledgement of General Information Form.  Verification of Employment Letter (to be completed by March 1)References Required for ApplicationStudents must submit three references from teachers or employers.DNP Applicant Reference Form (to be filled out by applicant)DNP Program- Person Serving as Reference for Applicant Form  (to be filled out by three of your references) BSN to DNP Program CostsTo learn more about the costs involved with this online doctorate program, please see Graduate Degree Program Costs . Applications open October 1.Application deadline is January 15.(Applications accepted for entry into the next fall semester class)Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing programFor more information on the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice (DNP), contact:Dr. Courtney BallinaWisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice Program DirectorAssistant Professor of Nursing Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing (580)-327-8497hcballina@nwosu.edu Melissa Brown, M.EdWisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice Administrative Assistant(580) 327-8442mbrown@nwosu.eduAPPLICATIONS TO NORTHWESTERNDNP APPLICATION FORMDNP PROGRAM GENERAL INFORMATIONCOURSE ROTATIONDNP HANDBOOKINFORMATION REQUEST FORMBACKGROUND CHECK INFO & SERVICESFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 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 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 37 - 39 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 a review of graduate transcripts and meeting with program faculty. TITLE: Residency Week CONTENT: Residency week is held annually in July.  Students are required to reside in the dorms for the 6-day residency, which begins on a Sunday and concludes on a Friday.  TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: BSN to DNP ProgramsBSN-to-DNP - 3 Year Program - Full TimeBSN-to-DNP - 4 Year Program - Part Time 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 and are nationally certified as FNPs. This option includes a planned total of 37 to 39 credit hours post-master's in Nursing degree.  The MSN applicant transcripts will be reviewed to determine deficits in courses 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 6123 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits)NURS 6153 - Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)NURS 6213 - Theory for Evidence-Based Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)NURS 6243 - Population Health and Health Promotion (3 credits) NURS 6412 - Advanced Nursing Practice in Rural Communities (2 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 6511 - DNP ProjectNURS 6521 - DNP ProjectNURS 6531 - DNP ProjectNURS 6541 - DNP Project TITLE: Why Choose the BSN to DNP Program? CONTENT: Produces exceptional nurse leaders who are well-prepared to translate research evidence to clinical practice, serve patients at the highest level, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.Nursing is moving in the direction of other health professions with the transition to the DNP. Medicine (MD), Dentistry (DDS), Pharmacy (Pharm D), Physical Therapy (DPT), and Audiology (AudD) all require to offer practice doctorates. Provides the graduates with enhanced leadership skills to strengthen practice and health care delivery and improve quality patient outcomes.  TITLE: Explore the Different Advanced Practice Roles CONTENT: Explore the Different Advanced Practice RolesThere are four nationally-recognized roles for advanced practice nurses: Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The American Nurses Associate describes these roles:APRNs Practice Specialty RolesNurse Practitioners provide primary, acute, and specialty health care across the lifespan through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses and injuries.​Watch Dr. Pat Thompson, DNP, MSN, APRN-CNP, FNP-C, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director and Associate Professor at NWOSU, as she visits with Lindsay Garinger, MSN, APRN-CNP, Great Salt Plains, Enid, OK, about her experiences: https://youtu.be/K8MJ-lb8r0oCertified Nurse-Midwives provide primary, gynecological, and reproductive health care.​Watch NWOSU's Dr. Yvette Lowery, DNP, MSN/Ed,. FNP-c, CCRN,CEN,PCCN, visit with Joymarie Steely MSN, CNM, Jacksonville, Florida, about her experiences: https://youtu.be/Gn1KvdblzM0Clinical Nurse Specialists provide diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of patients; provide expertise and support to nurses caring for patients; help drive practice changes throughout the organization; and ensure use of best practices and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.​Watch Emma Kientz, DNP, MSN, APRN-CNS, CNE, of Broken Arrow, OK, while she talks about her experiences: https://youtu.be/sgekvm0XW5o​ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists provide a full range of anesthesia and pain management services.​Watch NWOSU's Dr. Hazle Courtney Ballina, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-C, visit with Nathan Scottum, MSN, ARNP, CRNA, about his experiences:  https://youtu.be/gxojtFC-PJM We have created these videos to introduce you to an advanced practice nurse in each role. Please read the FAQ sheet to learn additional information as you are deciding on your career path. TITLE: Minimum Technology Requirements CONTENT: All Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing students must have access to a computer for assignments and testing.  All online students are required to have Webcam with microphone capabilities and a scanner for submission of required assignment materials.Minimum Technology Requirements:Broadband Internet Access - Hard-wired access preferred•  2 GB RAM (minimum) •  2.9 GHz Processor (minimum) •  20 GB hard drive (minimum) •  Windows 7 or higher  •  Web Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox Stable Channel Release, Chrome Stable Channel Release) •  Microsoft Office 2003 Suite or higher •  Adobe Reader 9 or higher •  Windows Media Player 7 or higher Additional program-specific applications may be required. TITLE: DNP Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates of the NWOSU Charles Morton Share Trust 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 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM THESIS OPTION OVERVIEW EDUCATION COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AMERICAN STUDIES BSN TO DNP PROGRAM 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 give you 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! Residence Hall HandbookUndergraduate Student CostsContact:Matt AdairDirector of Students and HousingFine Arts Room 131(580) 327-8418wmadair@nwosu.eduMove-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. 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 wmadair@nwosu.edu.If you are using your smart phone to fill out these fillable PDFs, you will need an App for Adobe Acrobat Reader. TITLE: Apply for Student Housing CONTENT: If you’re planning to live in University Housing, you’ll need to fill out and submit the information below. Applications will not be considered complete, and room assignments will not be made until providing this information. Housing and Meal Application/Contract & Meningitis Form Everyone living in University Housing during the fall and/or spring semesters must fill out this form and choose a meal plan. This form also contains the Meningococcal Waiver and other information about Meningitis. This document also must be completed and returned with the Housing form; however, it requires a written signature. Pay $100.00 deposit Payment can be mailed to the Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card.  (Dorm deposits and application fees are the only items you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card at the Business Office.)These forms are a fillable PDFs. You may need to save the PDF first, fill it out, save it and attach it to an email. If you are using your smartphone to fill out these fillable PDFs, you will need an App for Adobe Acrobat Reader.After signing the Meningococcal Waiver, both forms may be scanned and emailed to wmadair@nwosu.edu. You can also fax the forms to (580) 327-8413 or mail to NWOSU, Attn:  Housing Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 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/Ranger Market 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.  Summer Housing ContractComplete this form if you are planning to stay in University Housing over the summer.$100.00 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 wmadair@nwosu.edu. 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.Freshman Exemption Residency RequirementComplete this form if you are a freshman and want to request living off campus. Continuing Housing Contract or Terminating Housing ContractThis link includes both a contract to continue living in university housing as well as a form to terminate your housing contract. Please fill this out before the end of each semester.This 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 wmadair@nwosu.edu.  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 consider which residence hall will be better suited 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 fulfill 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 freshman, attending the Alva campus, are required to live in university housing for two academic semesters (only fall and spring semesters apply). Freshman who want to request living off campus must complete the Freshman Residency Exemption Form for approval/denial. Freshman who fail to complete the freshman residency exemption process, or who are denied the exemption, will be charged for university housing for two academic semesters. Freshmen who are removed from housing for any disciplinary reason may be charged for two academic semesters.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 STAFFMatt AdairDirector of Students and Housing(580) 327-8418wmadair@nwosu.eduFine Arts Room 131Housing Secretary(580) 327-8605housing@nwosu.eduFine Arts Room 131HALL SUPERVISORSKailani KealohaFryer Hall(580) 327-8430Sandra BostonResident Life CoordinatorSouth Hall(580) 327-8423sgboston@nwosu.eduBrandon WilsonAment Hall (580) 327-8421btwilson@nwosu.eduCoronado Hall(580) 327-8419RESIDENT ASSISTANTS (RA's)Resident Assistants in South Hall include: (left to right back row) hall supervisor Jennifer Boggess, Kayla Gourley, Carys Delaplane, Yosbelli Lora; (front) Baylee Felber, Caitlyn Pray, Bethany Pierce, Shannon Nesseralla.  Resident Assistants in Coronado Hall include: (left to right back row)  hall supervisor Jacob Boggess, Mason Monsees, Lane Scarbrough, Alex Tune, Chris Kincaid; (front) Anthony Cochrane II, Ethan Sacket, Dawson Maxwell, Erick Livingston.Resident Assistants in Fryer Hall include: (left to right back row) Kailani Kealoha, Selena McDonald, hall supervisor Derek Blow; (front row) Alexis Wall, Jordan Harris, Caitlin Johnson, Kenlee Netherton.Resident Assistants in Ament Hall include: (left to right back row) Rafael Lara, Diquan Bradford, Ryan Willingham, Jonas Castillo Jr.; (front row) Angel Perez, hall supervisor Daschal Johnson, Canon Arnold.  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 - the Ranger Market. You’ll need to have, at minimum, an 8-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 $61.25 plus tax and may be used in the fall and spring semesters. A 5-meal card also is available for $31.25 plus tax.Dine On Campus AppA Dine On Campus App for IOS and Android devices is now available so you can check the menus for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Coronado Cafe! Menus and other info also available at https://dineoncampus.com/nwosu.    Chartwells Coronado Cafe & Ranger MarketNorthwestern - Alva Student Center Phone: (580) 327-8623Coronado Cafe Phone: (580) 327-8622chartwells@nwosu.eduSocial MediaFacebook: NWOSU-Dining-ServicesInstagram: @NWOSUDiningServicesTwitter: @NWOSUDiningCoronado CafeWeekly MenuRanger Market SpecialsDeal of the Month(August thru Labor Day)Grab Goodness Ham or Turkey and Cheese Sandwich20 oz. Aquafina bottled waterAny Variety Lays Potato Chips$5.99 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:         11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.Dinner         5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.SundayLunch:         11:30 a.m. 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 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.The store also provides cold sandwiches and salads for the lunch rush, as well as lunch specials 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.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: CONTENT: TITLE: What is the Teaching Kitchen? CONTENT: Teaching Kitchen is a way to involve and inform the students at Northwestern on how to cook their favorite recipes, learn about certain ingredients, try out different cultures' foods, and learn how to improve eating habits.Teaching Kitchen will be held once a month.

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 RoomFor additional information on housing regulations and procedures, please read the Residence Hall Handbook. 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 RoomFor 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 MachinesFor 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 MachinesFor 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 OVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALLS DINING SERVICES PACKING CHECKLISTBelow is a helpful list of suggested items to consider packing for your new home away from home. Click the graphic to get a print quality document. 

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 BACHELOR'S DEGREE APPLICATIONNWOSU BOOK STOREREQUEST REPLACEMENT DIPLOMA TITLE: Commencement Information CONTENT: The Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony will take place on May 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Ranger Football Field.Procedures for the outdoor spring commencement ceremony:There will be no restrictions on the number of  guests for the outdoor event at Ranger Field. Face coverings for the graduates and for faculty will be required during the academic march and while standing in line to walk the stage.  Graduates and faculty will be able to remove their face covering while seated and while walking the stage to take a picture with President Cunningham.  Guests in the stands will be encouraged to wear a face covering. Social distancing will be possible with seating available on the east and west sides.   The parking tiers on the south end will also be available for people to park and watch the ceremony from their vehicle.  The tier parking is  first-come-first serve availability unless handicap parking is needed.  Handicap parking will be available on the first tier.  Should there be inclement weather, the commencement exercises may be delayed in order to retain the event at Ranger Field. If delay is not possible, the ceremony will be relocated to Percefull Fieldhouse (Alva campus -- See information below). Face coverings and social distancing will be required inside the buildings.  Admission to the Fieldhouse will be by ticket only.  Seats will be held until 10:15 A.M.; after that time, all remaining seats will be opened to non-ticket holders.  Tickets were provided to each graduate. Each guest will be required to present a ticket to occupy a seat. Children three and under will be allowed to sit in a family member's lap and will not be required to present a ticket.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 exercises take place generally on a Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse. The spring commencement takes place on a Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at 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. Commencement will be held in two separate ceremonies once officials have moved the event indoors. The first ceremony will host DNP, master's, and school of education students. The second ceremony will host the professional school (business and nursing) and school of arts and sciences students. Official times for these ceremonies will be posted once announced.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 ticket system is used only if the spring commencement ceremony must be moved inside. If ceremony is moved inside, COVID protocols will take place. There is a possibility that a limited number will be accommodated in Percefull Fieldhouse. 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 www.youtube.com/NWOSURangers .Graduates 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 to 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: Northwestern 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. Roxie James at rjjames@nwosu.edu.Vinson Hall 208(580) 327-8474Honors Program HighlightsPromotes excellence in undergraduate education through a multi-disciplinary environmentSmall, challenging classes on interesting topicsEarn a special distinction on your transcripts and diplomaIndependent research opportunitiesStudents are eligible to receive $500 to the NWOSU Bookstore annuallyHonors students take four special courses, defend their portfolio, and complete an independent project

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. Roxie JamesVinson Hall 208580-327-8474HONORS 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

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: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)FA 2021: Humanities (TBD)SP2022: Humanities (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.Art and Politics, Fall 2018, Prof. Ken Kelsey & Dr. Aaron MasonThis course focuses on the intersection of art and politics in Western culture. Students  engage with individuals, ideas, and actions in four different areas where art and politics have focused on power, political events, or political principles: the Classical World, the Enlightenment Period, Modern Nations States, and Constructions of Individual Identity.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. Roxie JamesVinson Hall 208580-327-8474HONORS 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. You may also find information about Reach Higher degree-completion programs. 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. 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.ACADEMICSREGISTRY OFFICESTUDENT SERVICESONLINE TUITION AND FEESONLINE STUDENTSCOURSE SCHEDULES TITLE: Business Programs  CONTENT: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - 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: John Stockmyer, Ph.DProfessor and Chair, Division of BusinessNorthwestern-AlvaJesse Dunn 222(580) 327-8512Northwestern-EnidRoom 112(580) 213-3183jlstockmyer@nwosu.edu 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!For additional information contact :Dr. Shelly WellsAssociate Professor of NursingChair of the Division of Nursingscwells@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8489BSN 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 contact :​Dr. Courtney BallinaAssistant Professor of NursingDNP Program Directorhcballina@nwosu.edu TITLE: Reach Higher Programs CONTENT: Organizational Leadership/Flex-FinishInnovative programs at Northwestern for you to complete your bachelor’s degree online!  Courses online – no campus visits necessary!Reach Higher Program at NorthwesternFor additional information contact:Dr. Jerry GustafsonProfessor of Business, Reach Higher AdvisorNorthwestern-Enid Campus(580) 213-3184 or cell: (580) 402-1664jjgustafson@nwosu.edu 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 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. 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 be 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. 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.  TITLE: Technical Requirements for Online Courses  CONTENT: Broadband Internet Access2 GB RAM (minimum)2.9 GHz Processor (minimum)20 GB hard drive (minimum)​Windows 7 or higherWeb Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox Stable Channel Release, Chrome Stable Channel Release)Microsoft Office 2003 Suite or higherAdobe Reader 9 or higherWindows Media Player 7 or higher**  There may be additional requirements for specific classes. TITLE: Faculty Resources CONTENT: Blackboard TutorialsBlackboard Step by Step Instructions for Basic FunctionsOnline Course Proposal FormOnline Course Review ChecklistOnline Education PolicyOnline Exam Proctoring PolicyRemote Proctor Information for Faculty TITLE: Keys to Student Success in Online Courses CONTENT: Online courses can be an effective and rewarding way to meet your educational goals while allowing some flexibility in your schedule. Success in these courses, however, will require a certain amount of time and dedication. Here are a few tips to help you decide if an online course will be right for you.Online courses take a lot of time.  Expect to spend at least as much time working on an online course as you would for an on-campus course (it likely will require more time).Read the syllabus carefully and thoroughly.  Make sure you understand the course expectations.  If anything is unclear, ask for clarification.You must read the assigned text.  Keep notes as you read.  If there are points you do not understand, ask your instructor for clarification.Active participation in the course is crucial.  A discussion board or other avenues of interaction will be required in an online course.  Your participation will be required.Do not fall behind.  Staying current in your online course is of the utmost importance.  Playing catch-up is difficult in any course, but is even more difficult in an online course.Discipline is a must.  Do not allow yourself to get distracted from your work in an online course.  Plan ahead.  Set a schedule for yourself and stick to it.It is your responsibility to have the computer skills necessary to be successful in an online course.  If you do not have those skills, you might want to reconsider taking the course online.You must be able to effectively communicate in writing.  The online learning environment primarily utilizes written communication.  You should be clear, detailed and succinct in your written communication.  You must also be willing to share your personal experiences, questions, thoughts, opinions, etc. with your classmates and your instructor.The burden for learning and success is on you.  Your instructor cannot make you learn.  The instructor can design the course and provide the appropriate material to assist you in learning.  But you, and only you, control whether or not you actually learn anything.  This means you must take the initiative to ask the instructor questions if you do not understand a point.  You must engage your classmates in meaningful discussion.  You must take the time to read the chapters and compete all assignments and exams.  You need to read the syllabus carefully to make sure you understand what the expectations are.  Then, you must have the drive to fulfill those expectations. TITLE: Credit Hour Definition CONTENT: Northwestern adheres to the policy of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education when defining the credit hour.The semester-credit-hour is the standard and traditional unit of credit to be used by institutions in evaluating student’s educational attainment and progress. Semester-hour of credit is calculated as follows:One semester-hour of credit is normally awarded for completions of a course meeting 800 instructional minutes, (50 minutes per week for sixteen weeks), exclusive of enrollment, orientation, and scheduled breaks. Organized examination days may be counted as instructional days.Laboratory credit is normally awarded at a rate not to exceed one-half the instructional rate. One semester-hour of credit is normally awarded for completion of a laboratory meeting a minimum of 1600 minutes (100 minutes per week for sixteen weeks).Instruction offered through a combination of class and laboratory meetings would normally observe the standards set for the above on a pro rata basis. For example, a course offered for four semester-hours of credit might meet for 100 minutes of organized instruction plus 200 minutes of laboratory per week for 16 weeks.Block or alternative course schedules may also occur within the dates set forth for a semester or summer session. Courses offered during academic terms shorter than a semester will observe the same academic standards involving instructional hours per semester-credit-hour as those courses offered during a standard academic semester.There are alternatives to reliance on time-in-class as the basis for determining academic credit-hours earned. The achievement of academic credit-hours should be linked to demonstrated student learning either through regular class assignments and evaluations or demonstration of competencies.When determining the appropriate academic credit for non-traditional or accelerated format courses, institutions must adhere to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Handbook of Accreditation standards. The HLC requires institutions to assess rigorously student attainment as a result of the courses they take. Institutions offering courses in accelerated or other non-traditional formats are expected to be especially diligent in documenting that students in these courses master the skills and knowledge expected of students in traditional courses. TITLE: Online Education Committee CONTENT: ChairpersonMr. Jake Boedecker, Online Education CoordinatorAdministrationDr. James Bell, Associate Vice President for Academics and Dean of FacultyDr. Bo Hannaford, Executive Vice President for Academic AffairsDr. Wayne McMillin, Dean of the Enid CampusMr. Craig Ricke, Director of Information TechnologySchool of Arts and SciencesDr. Roxie James, Assistant Professor of EnglishDr. Kylene Rehder, Professor of Social WorkDr. Jenny Sattler, Associate Professor of PhysicsSchool of EducationDr. Christie Riley, Assistant Professor of EducationSchool of Professional StudiesDr. Steven Palmer, Professor of BusinessDr. Shelly Wells, Professor of Nursing

Study Abroad

Study Abroad OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM OVERVIEW BRAD HENRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FULBRIGHT PROGRAM Northwestern's Study Abroad Programis 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)Touring the ruins of excavated Pompeii and experiencing a unique snapshot of ancient Roman life (Italy 2019)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.The Study Abroad Program's MissionIn order to provide quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Study Abroad committee offers globally-aware curricula and internationally-focused student programs.  By facilitating experiential and traditional learning, sponsoring programs, and guiding the University’s study abroad initiatives, these efforts provide a much needed global perspective for the NWOSU community.    Email: studyabroad@nwosu.eduMore information about studying abroad can be found here. TITLE: Where are we going next? CONTENT: Due to Covid-19 the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Study Abroad Program is suspended until further notice. The study abroad committee will continue to monitor the situation and will resume coordinating future trips when it becomes safe to travel.️1 TITLE: UNIV 2013 - GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CONTENT: UNIV 2013: Global CitizenshipThis course utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to ensure students gain a broader understanding of the global environment, their place in the world, and the issues within that world.This 3 credit hours course is offered every spring in the 2nd 8 weeks.Can be used to meet the Values & Beliefs electives or as a general elective.Works in tandem with the university-sponsored trip.Can work with other international travel.  TITLE: Travel Documents CONTENT: Traveler Acknowledgment of Trip ExpectationsStatement of Understanding/Waiver of Liability Traveler Health & Medical Information TITLE: Study Abroad Committee  CONTENT: 2019 Chair - Dr. Jennifer Sattler Assistant Professor of Physics Department of Natural Science Science Building 201-D Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8568 jasattler@nwosu.edu2019 Co-Chair - Dr. Leslie Collins Assistant Professor of Nursing Assistant Chair, Division of Nursing Carter Hall 100 Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8496 lncollins@nwosu.eduDr. Kathryn Lane Associate Professor of English Chair, English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department Vinson Hall 210 Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8470 kelane@nwosu.eduMr. Kyle Larson Assistant Professor of Art Department of Fine Arts Jesse Dunn 326B Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8108 krlarson@nwosu.eduMrs. Shannon Leaper Director of Library Services Assistant Professor J. W. Martin Library Northwestern - Alva (580) 327-8570 seleaper@nwosu.eduDr. Wayne McMillin Dean, Enid Campus Room 122 Northwestern - Enid (580) 213-3116 wlmcmillin@nwosu.eduStudy Abroad Diversity Report TITLE: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses CONTENT: Are you a faculty member interested in adding a travel component (outside of the United States) to your course? Contact a member of the Study Abroad committee for more information. Faculty-led Study Abroad Course ProposalFaculty-led Study Abroad Checklist 

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 each Spring semester for new information about the the Brad Henry Scholarship.Each Spring, 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 Swansea University. 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 Swansea University, Wales website for dates for the current 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.2017 - 2018 PATRICIA PIXLER"Being selected for the Brad Henry Scholarship was an experience like no other. You can guess what to expect while being in Wales, but the reality is much different -- and much better. When I was in Wales, I understood why Gov. Brad Henry established the scholarship. Swansea is a world-class university, situated in a picturesque city, on the ocean. You're an hour train away from Cardiff, the capitol of Wales; you're a three and a half train away from London. You can take a bus, or a coach, or a train, or a plane to the rest of Britain and beyond. There's nothing like it in Oklahoma. It was absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I'm so glad I was selected. I made friends around the world, I had fantastic classes, I was immersed in British culture, and I experienced it all on a full scholarship. Apply. It is absolutely worth it." - Patricia Pixler, Fall 20172016 - 2017 SYDNIE LOWE"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 20172015 - 2016 CHANDLER STECKBECKVideo of 2015 Brad Henry Scholarship Recipient Chandler Steckbeck discussing her study abroad trip in Wales, England. 2013 - 2014 DELTA FARMERAt the time of her selection for the Brad Henry Scholarship, Delta Farmer was a senior studying psychology with a minor in biology at NWOSU. Farmer was on the Vice President’s Honor Roll and the recipient of the Delta Zeta academic honor. She was a member of the Red and Black Scroll Sophomore Honor Society, Psychology Club and Wesley House. Applications for the Spring 2021 BHIS will be due in May 2020 - date to be announced. Please return during the Spring 2020 semsester for details. Applications (both the official BHIS application and the NWOSU supplement) are due to the Study Abroad Committee for consideration.BHIS Application - Spring 2020Application supplement - required

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. 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. An additional option is to scan and email the signed request form to tlwarren@nwosu.edu. While we do accept a request by email, we do not send electronic transcripts of any kind.Transcript requests received by mail, fax or email are normally filled within 24 hours.TRANSCRIPT COSTSThere are no charges 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 bank   feel safe on campus and in the community find 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 many of us 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, so go ahead and schedule that campus visit or look in at our virtual campus tour! GUIDANCE COUNSELORSNSA SCHOLARSHIPPLC SCHOLARSHIPRECRUITMENT VIEWBOOKAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONRESIDUAL ACT INFOCLEP TESTS INFOSTUDENT SERVICES(ADA, VA INFO & MORE) TITLE: Staff CONTENT: Meet Our StaffMatt AdairAssistant Dean of Student Affairs and RecruitmentRyerson Hall 117(580) 327-8418wmadair@nwosu.edu Dustin GoodnoAdmissions/Recruitment CoordinatorRyerson Hall 117(580) 327-8543drgoodno@nwosu.edu Selena EstradaAdmissions Counselor/RecruiterRyerson Hall 117(580) 327-8543sestrada@nwosu.eduTylar ThompsonAdmissions Counselor/RecruiterRyerson Hall 117(580) 327-8544tpthompson@nwosu.eduCollin StorkAdmissions Counselor/RecruiterRyerson Hall 117(580) 327-8545clstork@nwosu.eduOffice Manager Ryerson Hall 117(580) 327-8546     Ethan Sacket     Transfer Recruiter   Ryerson Hall 142   (580) 327-8606    (580) 327-8413 - Fax   transfer@nwosu.edu      Jodie Randels   International Student Advisor  Ryerson Hall 126   (580) 327-8414   (580) 327-8413 (FAX)   jlrandels@nwosu.edu   international@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 OrientationCamp RangerEvents for TransfersSpring 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 Events/dates subject to change because of COVID-19CAMP RANGERTBD Summer 2021MOVE-IN DAY - HOUSINGThursday, Aug. 12, 2021, 10 a.m.FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER ORIENTATIONAug. 14, 2021FIRST DAY OF FALL SEMESTERAug. 16, 2021FAMILY DAYTBD 2021FINANCIAL AIDSubmit FAFSA beginning Oct. 1Use FAFSA Code 003163HOMECOMINGOct. 7-9, 2021(Miss Cinderella Pageant for high school seniors Oct. 7-8)RANGER PREVIEWTBD 2021SPRING SHOWCASETBD 2022PLC APPLICATIONS DUEMarch 19, 2021 (postmarked by)PLC INTERVIEW DATESApril 1-2 and April 5-6, 2021FRESHMAN CONNECTIONApril 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 2021SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINESBridge Program Applications – Submit before graduation from NOC.Incoming Freshmen – May 15Transfer Students – July 15Continuing Student Departmental Scholarships - February 15Continuing Student Academic Scholarships - March 15Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (for continuing students) - Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 16, 2021 Event & Facility Reservation FormsUniversity CalendarAthletics Calendar

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.DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED TO MARCH 24!HOW TO APPLY Fill out the PLC application by March 24, 2021 (postmarked by), 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 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. If you have taken the ACT/SAT, please include those scores. If you have not had the opportunity to take the ACT/SAT due to the coronavirus, please contact Northwestern at 580-327-8546 for further details on next steps. We strongly encourage you to still take these tests if possible. Please check the university calendar for residual ACT dates at Northwestern.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 April 1-2 or April 5-6, 2021. The interview schedule will be decided by the interview selection committee. 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. The scholarship is for freshman year only and will consist of a tuition waiver of $2,750.All supporting application materials (if not submitted electronically) should be mailed to: Matt Adair Northwestern Oklahoma State University Office of Recruitment 709 Oklahoma Blvd. Alva, OK 73717Students receiving the PLC Scholarship will receive written notification and a letter of commitment. The letter of commitment must be filled out to indicate the student’s intention of attending NWOSU and participating in the PLC. The letter must be signed and returned by May 7, 2021. After this date, the itinerary will be generated for the annual PLC trip to Boston. 

Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA)

Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) 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 Student Services 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 16, 2021, by 5:00 p.m .  If the application is hand-delivered, it must be dropped off at the Student Services Office by 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 2021.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 Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, at cnmosburg@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 Future 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 & FACILITY RESERVATION INFORMATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS OVERVIEW HOMECOMING EVENT & FACILITY RESERVATION INFORMATION RANGER EXPERIENCE NEW RANGER EVENTS University CalendarEvent Calendar & Facility Reservation Form  |  Academic Calendar  |  Important Dates  |  Athletics Calendar  |  Finals Schedule   |   Family Day 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. Mar 2020SunMonTueWedThuFriSat123OSSAA District Band/Solo Ensemble Contest4Artwork Delivery Day for annual art showOBI Blood Drive - Woodward Commons, March 4-5Narcan Training #1Narcan Training #2Dungeons & Dragons meeting5Comprehensive Exams - 1:00 p.m. - EC 109 – Graduate StudentsComprehensive Exams - 1:00 p.m. - EC 109 – Graduate StudentsWinter Band ConcertShyft Meeting6END of 1st eight week classes7817th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 249Beginning of Second Eight WeeksW or F issued on dropped course(s) - 16-week classesStudent Teacher Seminars and Classes10"I Will Hold You" Choir Concert11Native American Student Association Indian Taco Fundraiser1213Late payment penalty in effectLast day to drop 2nd eight-week classes without a grade or charges1415Academic Scholarship Application Deadline today16Spring Break171819Offices open at end of Spring Break20212223W required on dropped 2nd eight-week classes24FFA Interscholastic Contest - CanceledFall 2020 Enrollment opensNorthwest Oklahoma Concert Series - DFW Brass2526Pop-in to Enroll! at the Woodward Campus27OSSAA Regional Speech & Debate Contest - Canceled282930Student Teacher Seminars and ClassesEducation Career Fair31First-time Freshman Scholarship Application Best Consideration DeadlineHotdogs & HomersSUN1MON2TUE3OSSAA District Band/Solo Ensemble ContestThis is the District 2 Concert Band/Solo Ensemble Contest. It will bring in around 20-25 bands (800-1,000 students) and will take place in the Ranger Room, Ballroom and Herod Hall Auditorium. Contact Name: Seth Cudd Contact E-Mail Address: mscudd@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278191 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Band (OSSAA)  08:00 AM6:30 PMWED4Artwork Delivery Day for annual art showArtwork delivered to J.W. Martin Library (Alva) March 4, 2020, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Winner's Show at Runnymede is April 3, 2020, 6-8 p.m. Contact Angelia Case, Ryerson Hall 211, arcase@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8577 for more information. You also can watch for news on the art show via our NWOSU Art Society Art Show Facebook Page! 08:00 AM5:00 PMOBI Blood Drive - Woodward Commons, March 4-5OBI Blood Drive - Woodward Commons, March 4-5 Emmy McNeal Campus/Event Coordinator Northwestern Oklahoma State University Phone: 254-2503 10:00 AM4:00 PMNarcan Training #1Northwestern students and employees should attend a free 30 minute training on recognizing and responding to opioid overdose., Education Center, room 109 Contact Name: Taylor Contact E-Mail Address: Tawilson@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278547 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Counseling Services  12:00 PM12:30 PMNarcan Training #2Northwestern students and employees should attend a free 30 minute training on recognizing and responding to opioid overdose., Education Center, room 109 Contact Name: Taylor Contact E-Mail Address: Tawilson@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278547 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Counseling Services  3:00 PM3:30 PMDungeons & Dragons meetingFirst meeting for the new group on campus where people can meet and play. First meeting will be character creation. Open to all at #NWOSU. D&D is a great way to pass time, use your imagination & meet new people. Ranger Perk. Snacks served. Contact Name: Erick Livingston Contact E-Mail Address: etlivingston75@rangers.nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5805715382 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Housing   6:00 PM8:00 PMTHU5OBI Blood Drive - Woodward Commons, March 4-5OBI Blood Drive - Woodward Commons, March 4-5 Emmy McNeal Campus/Event Coordinator Northwestern Oklahoma State University Phone: 254-2503 10:00 AM4:00 PMComprehensive Exams - 1:00 p.m. - EC 109 – Graduate StudentsComprehensive exams for those graduate students who may be graduating in spring or summer, Education Center, room 109. Contact Name: Janet Valencia Contact E-Mail Address: jivalencia@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278410 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Graduate Studies  1:00 PM5:00 PMComprehensive Exams - 1:00 p.m. - EC 109 – Graduate StudentsComprehensive Exams - 1:00 p.m. - EC 109 – Graduate Students 1:00 PM5:00 PMWinter Band ConcertWinter band concert in Herod Hall Auditorium. Contact First and Last Name: Seth Cudd Phone Number: 5803278191 Contact E-Mail Address: mscudd@nwosu.edu Sponsoring Organization  Band   6:00 PM7:00 PMShyft MeetingShyft, serving Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is committed to helping you shift your negative thoughts and self-doubt into a more positive mind-set. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing a safe place for members to discuss their mental health while also providing helpful tools and trainings to help educate on a variety of topics. For students & employees. Student Center Presidents Room Contact Name: Michelyn Hurrieta Contact E-Mail Address: shyft.nwosu@gmail.com Contact Phone Number: 580-327-8606 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Swyft   6:00 PM8:00 PMFRI6END of 1st eight week classesEND of 1st eight week classes 08:00 AM5:00 PMSAT7SUN817th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMMON917th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMBeginning of Second Eight WeeksBeginning of Second Eight Week Classes 08:00 AM5:00 PMW or F issued on dropped course(s) - 16-week classesW or F issued on dropped course(s) - 16-week classes 08:00 AM5:00 PMStudent Teacher Seminars and ClassesStudent Teacher Seminars and Classes, Education Center, room 109, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13; Jan.14; Jan.15; Jan.16; Jan.21; Jan.22; Jan. 23; Feb. 3; March 9; March 30; May 4. NOTE: The classes will meet until 5 p.m. on these dates: Jan.28; Feb.3; and March 9. Contact Name: Natalie Miller Contact E-Mail Address: ndmiller@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 580-327-8441 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Division of Education   09:00 AM5:00 PMTUE1017th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PM"I Will Hold You" Choir ConcertNWOSU Chorale welcomes guest conductor, lecturer & music activist Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake & guest string quintet for a concert about social justice . The choir will present a masterwork called "To The Hands" about refugees, Herod Hall Auditorium. Free admission, donations appreciated. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake works as a conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and speaker. Blake is the conductor of Tonality, a new choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity, peace, and social justice through a culturally diverse choral setting. He also serves as the Choir Director at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). He also serves in Los Angeles and New York City as a Principal Assistant Conductor of the National Children’s Chorus. As an arranger, Blake’s “Wade in the Water” was a featured arrangement at the North Carolina Music Educators Association convention in 2013 and is published with Santa Barbara Music Publishing, His arrangement of “Deep River” and "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" will be published by Alliance Music Publishing and Walton Music Publishing respectively. Blake has recently been commissioned by the New York City professional ensemble Inspire to write a work on environmental justice. Other musical activities include an opera conducting premiere at the 2019 Prototype Festival in New York City, and preparing choirs for live performances with UCLA Center for the Art of Performance. Blake completed the Doctorate in Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern California in 2019. His Master of Music was completed at the University of California Los Angeles in 2014, and Blake completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance degree at Wake Forest University in 2010. Recent film and TV credits include singing on the soundtrack of Jordan Peele's "US," Disney’s “Lion King”, and Pixar’s upcoming “Spies in Disguise.” Blake also worked as the choral contractor and vocal arranger for Andy Grammer’s performance at the 2019 ARDYs (Radio Disney Awards). Blake has also performed as a singer on the 92nd Oscar Awards. Blake recently prepared singers for the 2020 Grammy Awards and performed at the 2020 Oscars Awards. Blake studied conducting at USC with Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe and Dr. Nick Strimple. He has previously studied with Donald Neuen, Dr. Brian Gorelick, Dr. David Hagy, and Dr. David Connell. He has studied composition with Dr. Dan Locklair and choral arranging with Morten Lauridsen.   Contact First and Last Name: Karsten Longhurst Phone Number: 5803278692 Contact E-Mail Address: krlonghurst@nwosu.edu   7:00 PM8:00 PMWED1117th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMNative American Student Association Indian Taco FundraiserThis will be an Indian taco sale for the Native American Student Association, a new club on campus who is wanting to increase membership. Open to the public. Tacos are $5, otherwise event is free to attend. Student Center Ranger Room Contact Name: Dacoda McDowell-Wahpekeche Contact E-Mail Address: drmcdowell38@rangers.nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: (405)315-6152 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Native American Student Association (NASA)  6:00 PM7:30 PMTHU1217th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMFRI1317th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMLate payment penalty in effectLate Payment Penalty in Effect   08:00 AM5:00 PMLast day to drop 2nd eight-week classes without a grade or chargesLast day to drop 2nd eight-week classes without a grade or charges 08:00 AM5:00 PMSAT1417th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSUN1517th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMAcademic Scholarship Application Deadline todayFill out a Continuing Student Scholarship Application online to be considered for academic scholarships at Northwestern. 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. 08:00 AM5:00 PMMON1617th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSpring BreakSpring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMTUE1717th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSpring BreakSpring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMWED1817th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSpring BreakSpring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMTHU1917th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSpring BreakSpring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMOffices open at end of Spring BreakOffices open at end of Spring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMFRI2017th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSpring BreakSpring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMOffices open at end of Spring BreakOffices open at end of Spring Break 08:00 AM5:00 PMSAT2117th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMSUN2217th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMMON2317th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMW required on dropped 2nd eight-week classesW required on dropped 2nd eight-week classes 08:00 AM5:00 PMTUE2417th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMFFA Interscholastic Contest - CanceledCanceled Local and regional 4-H and FFA students will compete in career development contests and various speech divisions in various locations on campus today. No charge to the general public, competitors are charged $3 per person, per contest Contact Name: Dean Scarbrough Contact E-Mail Address: dascarbrough@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: (580) 327-8487 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Agriculture Department   08:00 AM8:00 PMFall 2020 Enrollment opensFall 2020 Enrollment opens 08:00 AM5:00 PMNorthwest Oklahoma Concert Series - DFW BrassThe Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series will bring in DFW Brass to perform in the Herod Hall Auditorium.  The "Dallas Fort Worth" Brass Quintet is known for their excellence as a brass ensemble. See the five members' bios, recordings, and videos here. Prices to attend are: Season Tickets- $50 general or $20 students                                            At the door- $20 general or $5 students  Contact: Kimberly Weast Phone Number: 580-327-8462 Contact E-Mail Address: kkweast@nwosu.edu Sponsoring Organization: Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series   7:00 PM9:00 PMWED2517th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMTHU2617th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMPop-in to Enroll! at the Woodward CampusPopcorn will be served in the Commons at the Woodward Campus to those who enroll for the Spring 2020 semester. Emmy McNeal Campus/Event Coordinator Northwestern Oklahoma State University Phone: 254-2503 08:00 AM8:00 PMFRI2717th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMOSSAA Regional Speech & Debate Contest - CanceledCanceled OSSAA Regional Speech & Debate Contest held in various campus buildings March 27-28. Contact First and Last Name: Kimberly Weast Phone Number: 580-327-8462 Contact E-Mail Address: kkweast@nwosu.edu Sponsoring Organization NWOSU Theatre  08:00 AM10:00 PMSAT2817th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMOSSAA Regional Speech & Debate Contest - CanceledCanceled OSSAA Regional Speech & Debate Contest held in various campus buildings March 27-28. Contact First and Last Name: Kimberly Weast Phone Number: 580-327-8462 Contact E-Mail Address: kkweast@nwosu.edu Sponsoring Organization NWOSU Theatre  08:00 AM10:00 PMSUN2917th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMMON3017th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMStudent Teacher Seminars and ClassesStudent Teacher Seminars and Classes, Education Center, room 109, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13; Jan.14; Jan.15; Jan.16; Jan.21; Jan.22; Jan. 23; Feb. 3; March 9; March 30; May 4. NOTE: The classes will meet until 5 p.m. on these dates: Jan.28; Feb.3; and March 9. Contact Name: Natalie Miller Contact E-Mail Address: ndmiller@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 580-327-8441 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Division of Education 09:00 AM3:00 PMEducation Career FairEducation Career Fair, Student Center Ballroom Open to the public. Contact Name: Taylor Wilson Contact E-Mail Address: Tawilson@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5807275667 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Career & Counseling Services   10:00 AM12:00 PMTUE3117th annual Spring Art Show, March 8-April 24Annual art show sponsored by the NWOSU Art Society in the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Open to all current Northwestern students, plus current and retired employees and alumni. Register online by Feb. 26 at www.nwosu.edu/art/nas-art-show The show will open on Sunday, March 8, when the library opens and will close on Friday, April 24, when the library closes. There will be no Winners' Show this year usually held in downtown Alva. Prize money for students! Contact Name: Angelia Case Contact E-Mail Address: arcase@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 5803278577 Name of Sponsoring Organization: NWOSU Art Society   08:00 AM5:00 PMFirst-time Freshman Scholarship Application Best Consideration DeadlineComplete the online application and provide a seven-semester transcript by today for best consideration for a First-Time Freshman Scholarship. Form available on the Paying for College/Scholarships page. All Freshmen please submit a copy of your transcript with ACT scores. Transcripts, ACT Scores and verification for Cumulative Grade Point Average should be mailed to the NWOSU Registry Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. 08:00 AM5:00 PMHotdogs & HomersSGA will be putting on a duck soup softball tournament and home run derby for NWOSU students! We will also be serving free hotdogs and chips, Ranger Softball Field at the Alva Rec Complex. Contact Name: Olivia Yandel Contact E-Mail Address: oayandel@nwosu.edu Contact Phone Number: 580-327-8105 Name of Sponsoring Organization: Student Government Association  6:30 PM10:00 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 one that you’ve always dreamed of!Videos produced about a few of our Clubs/Organizations To learn more about our campus clubs and organizations or to create a new group, please contact:Calleb MosburgDean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management(580) 327-8415cnmosburg@nwosu.eduorOlivia YandelStudent Government Association co-sponsor/Student Life(580) 327-8105oayandel@nwosu.edu TITLE: Academic CONTENT: Agriculture Aggie ClubBusinessDelta Mu DeltaRanger Business ClubStudent Advisory CouncilCommunicationNorthwestern News - Campus Newspaper NWTV7 - Campus Television Station Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) RangerPulse - Online Student Media Education Oklahoma Aspiring Educators Association (OAEA)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) Fine Arts ArtNWOSU Art SocietyTheatreCastle Players Drama Club Music Concert ChoirJazz Ensemble Ranger Marching BandNWOSU American Choral Directors Association Symphony BandPhi Delta Music Society University ChoraleUniversity Singers Foreign Language & Humanities NWOSU Culture ClubSigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society) Spanish ClubNative American Student AssociationMath & Computer Sciences Computer Science Club Math ClubNWOSU eSportsNatural SciencesC.O.R.E.  Conserving Our Ranger EnvironmentChemistry ClubMedical Sciences Club Nursing Honor Society of Nursing Student Nurses Association (SNA)NWOSU Pre-Nursing Association PsychologyPsi Chi - National Honor SocietyPsychology Club (Alva, Woodward & Enid Chapters!)Social Sciences College IndependentsCollege Democrats College Republicans Phi Alpha Theta History Honor SocietyPi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honor Society)Pi Sigma AlphaSocial WorkSocial Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT)  TITLE: Athletic CONTENT: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Student Athlete Advisory Committee Intramural Sports:Varsity Athletics:Men's SportsWomen's SportsBaseballBasketballBasketballCross CountryCross CountryGolfFootballRodeoGolfSoccerRodeoSoftballCheerTrack and FieldVolleyballCheer TITLE: Community Service CONTENT: C.O.R.E. Conserving Our Ranger EnvironmentMiss Northwestern PageantCollegiate 4-H TITLE: Faith-Based CONTENT: Fellowship of Christian AthletesBaptist College MinistryBible ChairNWOSU ForgeWesley HouseSanctus Catholic College Ministry TITLE: Greek CONTENT: Delta Zeta SororityPanhellenic Council TITLE: Leadership CONTENT: College Democrats College Republicans Collegiate IndependentsNWOSU Enid Leadership CouncilNWOSU Culture ClubMiss Northwestern PageantNative American Student AssociationNorthwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA)Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) – EnidOklahoma Intercollegiate LegislaturePresident’s Leadership ClassRed and Black Scroll Honor SocietyStudent Government Association (SGA)Woodward Leadership Advisory Board TITLE: Student Interest CONTENT: Gay-Straight AllianceShyft Mental Health ClubBored Gamers Club TITLE: Honor Societies CONTENT: Alpha Nu Psi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English)Chi Alpha Sigma (Student-Athlete)Lambda Lota Tau chapter Epsilon XI (Literature)Phi Alpha Theta (History)Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)Psi Chi (National Psychology)Red and Black Scroll Honor SocietySigma Delta Pi (Spanish National)The Honors Program

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 NWOSU Police Department consists of full-time and part-time, commissioned police officers as well as a special team of trained students who function as Campus Safety Officers (CSO), assisting in basic security, quality of life, and safety-oriented activities, as they assist the Department’s police officers. 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.  If you find the door closed, a police officer or CSO may be reached immediately by calling 580-327-8511.Campus police officers are here to help with the prevention of crime through security checks, foot and motor patrols, escort service and more. Efforts are also given to crime intervention and prevention, with all reported crimes being investigated. Offenders are dealt with through the county court system and/or Northwestern’s administration, as deemed appropriate. Sexual Misconduct Policy & InfoCAMPUS 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)Alva Police Department Dispatch(580) 327-2121Enid Police Department Dispatch(580) 242-7000Woodward Police Department Dispatch(580) 254-8518CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERSKyle FullerChief of PoliceNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511knfuller@nwosu.eduSharon BatchelderPolice Officer - Enid campusNorthwestern – Enid(580) 213-3130slbatchelder@nwosu.eduCole ServisPolice OfficerNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511jcservis@nwosu.eduPolice OfficerNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511@nwosu.eduSean Farris (part-time)Police OfficerNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511smfarris@nwosu.edu Ethan Kennedy (part-time)Police OfficerNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511edkennedy@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 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 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 locations.The 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 be 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.eduPolice ChiefStudent Center, Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8511Kelsey MartinDirector of Marketing and University RelationsSecond Floor, Herod Hall(580) 327-8478kamartin@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: Parking & Traffic Guide CONTENT: Information on parking and traffic rules and regulations can be found at Parking and Traffic Guide.  Need a Parking Decal for your respective campus? Fill out our online forms below:Parking Decal-Alva CampusParking Decal - Enid CampusParking Decal - Woodward Campus 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: Weather Info / Severe & Tornado Procedures, Winter Weather 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 More information at Severe Weather / Tornado ProceduresMore information at Winter Weather Information TITLE: NWOSU Police Department's Primary Functions CONTENT: Protecting Safety of Students, Faculty, Staff and Guests/Security of FacilitiesFoot and Vehicle PatrolCrisis InterventionResponding to Life-Threatening EmergenciesBuilding and Facility SecurityCrime PreventionIntelligence-GatheringProtecting Visiting Dignitaries and Special Events AudiencesSafety Education of Students, Faculty and StaffTraffic Enforcement​Law EnforcementEnforcing Laws and Applicable University RegulationsInvestigating Crimes Committed Within NWOSU PD JurisdictionDrug Interdiction and Enforcement​Quality of Life EnhancementParking EnforcementCourtesy Services (Door Unlocks, Motorist Assists, etc.)Courtesy & Safety Golf Cart EscortSubstance Abuse Prevention and Intervention 

International Student Services

Student Services OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER 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) 327-8414, 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, Ryerson Hall 126, 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!  CONTACT INFORMATION​Jodie RandelsInternational Student AdvisorRyerson Hall 126jlrandels@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8414(580) 327-8413 (FAX)Northwestern - Alvainternational@nwosu.edu     FUTURE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCAMPUS CABINET FOOD PANTRY

J.R. Holder Wellness Center

Student Services OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER 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 pmCONTACTOlivia YandelDirector of J. R. Holder Wellness CenterNorthwestern - Alva(580) 327-8109oayandel@nwosu.eduBailie GoochAssistant Director of J. R. Holder Wellness CenterNorthwestern - Alva(580) 327-8105begooch@nwosu.eduQuestions? Email us at welly@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 AND RULES CONTENT: Each member will be required to present a valid membership ID at the front desk before admittance will be allowed. Paperwork must be completed before you are allowed to use the facility. You will not be able to use the facility if you do not have your scan card. Replacement cards are available for $2.00.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS1. Northwestern full-time students who have filled out paperwork and possess a current student ID. 2. Full-time employees of Northwestern who possess a valid employee ID. 3. Any person 16 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 25 if currently enrolled in college and living in the same household.)5. Any person who is referred to the Wellness Center by a physician for rehabilitation purposes must have a medical prescription. 6. Community members can purchase a membership and use the facility.RULES-Be respectful-Bring clean shoes-NO sleeveless shirts or crop tops-Must bring ID scan card. If you do not have your scan card you will not be able to use the facility. A replacement card can be purchased for $2.00.-NO hats or denim-Children must be 11 years old to use the facility with a parent in the same area within the facility. Children that are 16 or older can use the facility without a parent.-Pool closes 30 minutes before the rest of the facility. MEMBERSHIP PRICESIndividual monthly membershipMonthly $25                     6 month $125                     Year $250Family MembershipIn order to qualify for a family membership, there must be a husband and wife, and their biological or legally adopted children. Children must be under the age of 25 and living in the same household.Monthly $45                     6 month $225                 Year $450MedicalYou must present a doctor's written medical prescription at the time of registering for a membership. Effective July 1, 2019, a medical prescription will be $25.00 for three months. *Corporate rates are available for those who qualifyPlease see the front desk for more information on membership rates.  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.Current Personal Trainers are: Bailie Gooch and Harley Mullins INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE RATES$25 per sessionDiscounts available for Medicaid/Medicare recipients. See director for details. For more information call 580-327-8100 TITLE: FITNESS AND WELLNESS CLASSES CONTENT: Fitness and wellness classes, at the Wellness Center, are free with your membership. BodyBURNMonday/Wednesday/Friday at NoonInstructor: BailieBodyBURN is a full body interval style workout. 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. Designed for all fitness levels.Indoor Rhythm CyclingTuesday/Thursday at NoonInstructor: OliviaIndoor rhythm 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. Join Olivia on the bike, as she guides you through various hills, intervals, sprints and choreography rides that are fun, upbeat and available to all fitness levels. Power Flow YogaMonday/Wednesday at 8 AM; Friday at 8:45 AMInstructor: LindseyJoin Lindsey for a vinyasa-style yoga class that will improved your strength and flexiblity, as well as teach you techniques to relieve stress and tension. All fitness levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Modifications for poses will be described and modeled!Power Hour*Monday/Wednesday at 5:15 PMInstructor: Harley Mullins Power Hour is an hour-long class that focuses on learning proper form and how to properly use the equipment within the facility. The goal of this class is to emPOWER you and help you gain confidence in the gym, all while getting a killer workout!Butts and Guts*Tuesday/Thursday at 5:15 PMInstructor: Harley MullinsButts and Guts is an hour-long class that focuses on building and shaping the legs while also developing the core muscles. This class is for people of all levels whether you’re an intermediate or beginner.”*"Power Hour" and "Butts and Gutts" will also rotate every Saturday at 10 AMYou can pick up a group fitness class schedule at the front desk.  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 7 treadmills, 5 ellipticals, 4 upright bikes startionary bikes, 5 recumbent stationary bikes, 2 stair climbers, and a rower. There are also 18 televisions with FM transmitters that allow you to listen to the televisions through headphones. 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 and can be checked out for use at the front desk. 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 AND LOCKERS CONTENT: The Yvonne Carmichael Aquatic Center is located indoors. The Aquatic center features a pool and hot tub. The pool is 25 meters in length and has five available lanes.At least two lanes will be open for lap swimming. Pool will be closed 30 minutes prior to the facility closing.Sauna's are located in the locker room. LOCKERSHallway and locker room lockers are available for check out during your use of the facility. You must return the key when you are finished.VIP PackageIf you wish to have a large locker and keep the locker key you can purchase a VIP package. This package is a additonal cost to your membership and is valid for a year. VIP Package ($100) includes:1 large locker room or hallway key1 tshirt5 guest passesPlease contact Olivia Yandel if you are interested in this membership.  TITLE: Pool Party Rental CONTENT: POOL PARTYPool party cost varies on time rental and number of swimmers.1 hour, 15 swimmers or less is $50.  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.Pool parties must be scheduled no later than 1 week prior to the event.*Call the front desk at 327-8100 for more information or to schedule a party.

Career Services

Student Services OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND NWOSU CAREER SERVICES                                                                                                   CONTACT INFORMATIONTaylor Wilson, L.P.C.Director of Counseling & Career ServicesLicensed Professional CounselorBehavioral Health Wellness CoachNorthwestern Oklahoma State University580.327.8547 / Tawilson@nwosu.edu TITLE: Student Employment CONTENT: To find jobs on-campus and off-campus please create a handshake account.Create Account- https://nwosu.joinhandshake.com/student_account_registrations/new#/emailSelect Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversitySign in with your @rangers.nwosu.edu email Getting Started with Handshake- https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218693368-Getting-Started-with-Handshake TITLE: Post a JobeD CONTENT: NWOSU has a job board through the Handshake website, which is open for alumni and students who are searching for a job!   Please view the instructions below on how to post a job on NWOSU electronic job board! Help Setting up an Account-https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/219133047-How-do-I-create-a-user-account-and-join-an-existing-company-Help Posting a Job-https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218693198-How-to-Post-a-JobHandshake's Employer Help Center- https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer TITLE: Education Career Fair CONTENT: Date: Monday October 11th, 2021Location: Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityStudent Center: Ballroom (2nd floor)709 Oklahoma BoulevardAlva, Oklahoma 73717Time: 9:00 A.M. - Opens for registered employers to set up10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. - Opens to publicEmployer Free Registration:https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/24123/employer_preview?token=wvAggC9PxdIHq6DFk2RiWcsRjL-BnMBr8vUEkNrKEaTQ2OdzkdM3ZQStudent Free Registration: https://nwosu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/24123/student_preview?token=wvAggC9PxdIHq6DFk2RiWcsRjL-BnMBr8vUEkNrKEaTQ2OdzkdM3ZQ TITLE: Career Fair CONTENT: Date:  Monday, November 8th, 2021Location: Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityStudent Center: Ranger Room709 Oklahoma BoulevardAlva, Oklahoma 73717Time: 9:00 A.M. - Opens for registered employers to set up10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. - Opens to publicEmployer Free Registration:https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/24125/employer_preview?token=WVWOEWZe-3yzuOflNaZ06jKbw4mXecom-nc4RxArKoDftNZcZC7j7wStudent Free Registration: https://nwosu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/24125/student_preview?token=WVWOEWZe-3yzuOflNaZ06jKbw4mXecom-nc4RxArKoDftNZcZC7j7w TITLE: Resume Resources CONTENT: TITLE: Select Major CONTENT: https://nwosu.mymajors.com/quiz/?MyMajors web page to create an account to be assessed of your "best-fit" majors.After completing this assessment, you will receive a list of your best-fit majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Aptitude: Key indicator for future success and abilityInterests: Understand your strengths and weakness TITLE:  Occupational Resources  CONTENT: OCCUPATIONAL RESOURCESCareeronestop https://www.careeronestop.org/Site/american-job-center.aspxCollege Majors 101https://collegemajors101.com/Learn How to Becomehttps://www.learnhowtobecome.org/O*Net Online https://www.onetonline.org/Occupational Outlook Handbookhttps://www.bls.gov/ooh/The Career Projecthttps://www.thecareerproject.org/USA Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/CAREER SEARCH NWOSU Employment Opportunities     https://www.nwosu.edu/employmentNWOSU Online Job Board   https://www.collegecentral.com/NWOSU/ HigherEdJobshttps://www.higheredjobs.com/Indeedhttps://www.indeed.com/ LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/jobs/Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits https://www.oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org/ Tuition Assistance Employment    http://www.archwaystoopportunity.com/fam_about.html2020 Census Jobshttps://2020census.gov/en/jobsZip Recruiter                                                    https://www.ziprecruiter.com/ TITLE: Critical Occupations CONTENT: 2019 Critical Occupations TITLE: NWOSU Employment Outcomes CONTENT: 2019 Employment Outcomes (Excel) TITLE: CONTENT:

Student Support Services

Student Services OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER 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 and students with disabilities be successful in college, to graduate and consider graduate school. Our purpose evolved out of the belief that students, when provided with the support, resources, and information necessary for success, will have a greater chance of graduating.  We aim to embody a holistic program that facilitates and customizes services that address the academic and non-academic needs of participants at 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 disabilitySERVICESAcademicAcademic advisingGoal-setting and life-skillsGraduate school planning and preparationTutoringFinancialFinancial and economic literacyFinancial aid and scholarship informationIdentification of alternative financial aid sourcesAssistance in completing financial aid applicationsCoachingAcademic and university assistanceGraduation preparationReferrals to campus and community resourcesPersonalCareer exploration and planningStudy skills planningGoal-setting exercisesStress-managementSocial and CulturalMuseum toursCultural experiencesGraduate school visitsApplication documents available atIncome Eligibility formNWOSU SSS Application formThey can be completed on your computer. We take special care to protect your confidential information.Email the completed documents to trio-sss@nwosu.edu. CONTACT USDr. Dennis AngleStudent Support Services DirectorRyerson Hall 108, Northwestern – Alva(620) 886-0989drangle@nwosu.eduSarah FletcherProject AdvisorRyerson Hall 106, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8145scfletcher@nwosu.eduKaren Rodriguez Project AdvisorRyerson Hall 106, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8144ktrodriguez@nwosu.eduKaitlyn PhillipsAdministrative AssistantRyerson Hall 106, Northwestern – Alva(580) 327-8120krphillips@nwosu.edu

Upward Bound

Student Services OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND OVERVIEW ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER STUDENT SUCCESS COUNSELING SERVICES CAREER SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES J.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTER UPWARD BOUND  UPWARD BOUND and UPWARD BOUND MATH & SCIENCEThe UB Academic Component is comprised of both an academic year curriculum and a six-week summer component held on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University on the Alva 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 acquire academic/study skills.The Counseling Component connects to all other activities and services provided by the program. This component consists of four interrelated sets of activities; Career Awareness and Planning, College Adjustment and Financial Aid Training, Personal Advising, Mentoring, 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 $263,938 annually 100% through the U.S. Department of Education.  Upward Bound Math & Science is funded $263,938 annually 100% through the U.S. Department of Education.The 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, and 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. Upward Bound Important Upcoming Dates: September 18th- Saturday Session from 9am-3pmOctober 23rd- Saturday Session from 9am-3pmOctober 23rd- ACT on NWOSU campusNovember 13th- Saturday Session from 9am-3pmNovember 13th- Ranger Preview- $600 scholarship for high school seniors who attendDecember 11th- Saturday Session from 9am-3pmBeginning Fall of the academic year:A postcard with information of the upcoming Saturday session will be mailed to you.  If you are not receiving our mail or have moved, please call our office at 580-327-8114, to verify or update your information. Concurrent Admission Requirements for High School Juniors and Seniors:If you are wanting to take college courses through Northwestern Oklahoma State University, please read the following requirements;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 1020 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 guardianContact the Upward Bound office (580-327-8114) for cost information.Summer Bridge Students:If you are planning on attending our Summer Bridge Camp (Seniors who will graduate in May 2021), please make sure you have applied to Northwestern Oklahoma State University and have submitted the summer housing application. Upward Bound New Student ApplicationAbout NWOSU Upward Bound Programs2021 Summer Camp Attendance RegistrationFor more information, contact the Upward Bound Office at:Jaunita DotsonProject Director - Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math & ScienceVinson Hall 309jrdotson@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8113Darla AdamsProject Administrative Assistant -Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math & ScienceVinson Hall 307dsadams@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8114Kennedy JewellAcademic CoordinatorClassic Upward Bound ProgramVinson Hall 301kjjewell@nwosu.eduPhone - (580) 327-8118Karolyn ColeAcademic CoordinatorUpward Bound ProgramVinson Hall 303kocole@nwosu.eduPhone - (580) 327-8116Northwestern Oklahoma State University Upward 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 RANGER Northwestern’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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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. The office's mailing address is 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. 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 assists with 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. Freshman ScholarshipDEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31MAY 15 - First-time Freshmen Deadline: complete the application and provide a seven-semester transcript (best if returned by March 31) for best consideration. All Freshmen: Please submit a copy of your high school transcript with ACT scores. If enrolled in Concurrent classes, please submit an official transcript from all other schools attended.Transcripts, ACT Scores and verification for Cumulative Grade Point Average should be mailed to the NWOSU Registry Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.All applicants are encouraged to apply for student financial aid by completing a FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov2. Transfer Scholarship ApplicationJULY 15 - Transfer Students Deadline: complete the application and provide verification of your cumulative grade point average for best consideration. All Bridge Program students transfering from NOC must also fill out this form.All Transfer Students will submit a copy of all previously attended college transcripts for verification of Cumulative Grade Point Average.Transcripts should be mailed to the NWOSU Registry Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.All applicants are encouraged to apply for student financial aid by completing a FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov3. Continuing Student Scholarship ApplicationYou should ask the Financial Aid Office for information on your maximum monetary eligibility (cap) for scholarship funds.FEBRUARY 15 - Deadline to apply for Foundation/Departmental Scholarships within a specified department.Ask the department chair for that specific department's scholarship form or where it can be found online and submit it by this date. Each department has its own separate form.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.​All applicants are encouraged to apply for student financial aid by completing a FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov 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 Freshman 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 scholarships. Apply using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.Transfer 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.  Apply using the Transfer Student Application.  TITLE: Freshman Scholarships CONTENT: Apply for Freshman ScholarshipsFreshman 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 per semester, 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. Oklahoma Residency Required.Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship16 hours of tuition per semester, 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. All Bridge Program students transfering from NOC must also fill out this form.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.Spring Showcase$500 for attending Spring 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 Freshman Scholarship Form, the Transfer Scholarship Form 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 & TheatreYou’ll need to contact the respective academic departments to apply for these scholarships and use their specific application formAsk the departments if their scholarships are for undergraduates only or if graduate students qualify, too.Qualifications vary.For a list of departmental scholarships, visit  https://ournorthwestern.org/make-an-investment/scholarships. This page also includes numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. 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 Affairs and Enrollment Management. 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 Andrea Lauderdale in the Recruitment Office at amlauderdale@nwosu.edu. For information regarding opportunities on the Enid campus, please contact Tiffany Misak, Coordinator of Student Services, (580) 213-3147 or tdmisak@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 CountryRodeoFootballSoccerGolfSoftballRodeoVolleyballTrack and FieldCheer(may qualify for participation scholarships)Cheer(may qualify for participation scholarships)

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 the document "Student and Part-Time Payday Time Schedule" in 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 https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//paying-for-college/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy.pdf. 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.

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.NWOSU Mobile AppThere are many resources within the app that will be beneficial for you. All you have to do is download it at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nwosu-mobile/id1525663357or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.nwosu.mobileor by searching NWOSU in your mobile app store.Make sure to allow push notifications so you can see the latest news and events on campus.  CONTACT INFO:Calleb MosburgDean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management(580) 327-8415cnmosburg@nwosu.eduorOlivia YandelStudent Government Association co-sponsor/Student Life(580) 327-8105oayandel@nwosu.eduSTUDENT EVENTS CALENDARCLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSLIVING ON CAMPUSSTUDENT EMPLOYMENTATHLETICSTRADITIONSJ.R. HOLDER WELLNESS CENTERINTRAMURAL SPORTSCAMPUS CABINET FOOD PANTRYCAMPUS BOOKSTORE

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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Welcome to the School of Arts and SciencesThe School comprises seven departments: Communication; English, Foreign Language and Humanities; Fine Arts; Math and Computer Science; Natural Science; Social Sciences; and Social Work. This school also houses the minor program Library and Information Sciences.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.  Contact InformationDr. James Bell, PhDDean of FacultyRyerson Hall 211Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8590jlbell@nwosu.eduAngelia Case, BA, MEdAcademic Projects Assistant/Media SpecialistRyerson Hall 211Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8577arcase@nwosu.eduDepartment Chair ContactsCommunication ChairTamara BrownAssistant Professor of SpeechVinson Hall 110Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8429tlbrown@nwosu.eduEnglish, Foreign Language & Humanities ChairDr. Kathryn LaneAssociate Professor of EnglishVinson Hall 210Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8470kelane@nwosu.eduFine Arts ChairKimberly Weast, MFAProfessor of Theatre ArtsChair, Department of Fine ArtsFine Arts 330Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduMathematics & Computer Science ChairDr. Tim MaharryProfessor of Mathematics Shockley Hall 214Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduNatural Science ChairDr. Steven MaierProfessor of PhysicsScience Building 107-BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduSocial Sciences ChairDr. Eric SchmaltzProfessor of HistoryJesse Dunn 311Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8526ejschmaltz@nwosu.eduSocial Work ChairDr. Kylene Rehder, LCSWSocial Work Program Director and CWPEP CoordinatorJesse Dunn 308(580) 327-8135kdrehder@nwosu.eduDirector of Library ServicesShannon LeaperAssistant ProfessorJ.W. Martin Library, Alva Campus(580) 327-8570seleaper@nwosu.edu

Communication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK CommunicationThe Communication Department is comprised of the Mass Communication and Speech Communication programs. Faculty provide excellent instruction and facilitate hands-on experience to prepare students for a future in communication-related industries.  Mass Communication students may choose to complete the combined major/minor degree program, allowing completion of additional coursework in specific area(s) of interest.Speech Communication comprises half of the Speech and Theatre degree program. Theatre is housed in the Fine Arts Department. The faculty of these two areas work closely together to offer this combined degree.Mass CommunicationSpeech and Theatre Faculty  Information Request FormContact:Tamara Brown, ChairAssistant Professor of SpeechVinson Hall 110Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8429tlbrown@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightSami McGuire, Backus, Minnesota,2018 Mass Communication Graduate*Rodeo Team Participant"My time at Northwestern has helped me grow in every aspect of my life. I've made lifelong friends, professional connections, discovered my passion for graphic design and gained experience that will guide me into my future." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: The Communication Department offers the following:Bachelor of Science, Mass Communication - major/minorBachelor of Science, Mass Communication - majorBachelor of Arts, Speech and Theatre - partial requirements for combined major.Minor coursework, Mass CommunicationMinor coursework, Speech Communication.For course requirements and descriptions, as well as other details, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: Course RotationsMass CommunicationSpeech CommunicationTheatre TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyMass CommunicationSpeech and Theatre - Fall EvenSpeech and Theatre - Fall Odd 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 their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://ournorthwestern.org/make-an-investment/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.Students in this department also may qualify for participation scholarships of up to $2,000.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: CONTENT:

English, Foreign Language and Humanities

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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, the Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi, the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, and Writer's Roundtable. These organizations promote the study of language and literature.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what the EFLH Department is up to. EnglishForeign Language Faculty  Information Request FormContact:Dr. Kathryn Lane, ChairAssociate Professor of EnglishVinson Hall 210Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8470kelane@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightChandler Steckbeck, Enid, OK, 2017 Graduate "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:Fall 2020 EventsDrama Read-A-Round, October 22, The Odd Couple​Writing Marathon—Friday, October 12th, via Zoom   Spring 2021 EventsVisiting Writer—T.B.A. EFLH Scholarship applications are due by Feb. 15th to Dr. Lane. 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 EducationBachelor of Arts in SpanishMinors 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: Course RotationsEnglishHumanitiesSpanish TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyEnglish MajorEnglish EducationEnglish MinorWriting MinorSpanish MajorSpanish Minor TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://ournorthwestern.org/make-an-investment/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: 80% English & English Education graduates have full-time jobs in their chosen field within 3 months of graduation.15% of graduates choose to pursue graduate studies.All graduates are gainfully employed within 6 months of completing their degree.The department hosts the Visiting Writer event every spring, bringing diverse Oklahoma authors to NWOSU.The first location/university department to host a Writing Marathon in the state of Oklahoma.Dr. Kathryn Lane won the John Sheffield Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015.

Fine Arts

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Department of Fine Arts The 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 Northwestern Oklahoma, the department serves to unite and enlighten students and communities through the visual and performing arts.We welcome 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.Sing, Act, Play, and Create with us!Participation Scholarships are available to ALL students:All Rangers, regardless of major, are eligible for participation scholarships to be involved in any discipline within the Fine Arts. For more info how to enroll and benefit, fill out the "Information Request Form."Fine Arts Endowment Scholarships Info for Incoming Majors:You can apply for Endowments Scholarships HERE.  Depending on your major, there will be additional requirements.  Freshmen Fine Arts majors enrolling fall 2021 are eligible to audition or submit portfolios for departmental scholarships in band, choir and voice, theatre, and/or visual arts. Auditions/Portfolio reviews will be available in person or virtually by appointment or via electronic submission. In order to arrange an audition/portfolio review, contact the appropriate professor over your discipline now for specific audition/portfolio submission details. Alternatively, you may simply fill out the online form on this page, "Information Request Form" and we will contact you. Auditions and portfolio reviews must happen before Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Band - Dr. Michael Black, mcblack@nwosu.eduChoir/Vocal - Dr. Karsten Longhurst, krlonghurst@nwosu.eduTheatre -Prof. Kimberly Weast, kkweast@nwosu.eduVisual Art - Prof. Kyle Larson, krlarson@nwosu.eduMusic - Bands & InstrumentalMusic - Choral & VocalSpeech & Theatre Visual Arts MinorFaculty Information Request FormFine Arts Student HandbookContact:Kimberly Weast, MFAProfessor of Theatre ArtsChair, Department of Fine ArtsFine Arts 330Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightSydney Endsley, Meno, Junior"The theatre program is fun and always exciting. Theatre brings out the creative side in people. Northwestern's program allows you to learn the lights, audio, set design, carpentry, as well as many other things that play a role in bringing a production to life. This allows you to go out into the world with a variety of skills. Anyone can be in theatre!" 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: Course RotationsMusicTheatreVisual Arts TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyMusicBA - Fall of Even YearsBA - Fall of Odd YearsBM - Fall of Even YearsBM - Fall of Odd YearsBME - Instrumental - Fall of Even YearsBME - Instrumental - Fall of Odd YearsBME - Vocal - Fall of Even YearsBME - Vocal - Fall of Odd YearsTheatreSpeech and Theatre - Fall EvenSpeech and Theatre - Fall OddVisual ArtsVisual Arts Minor - Even YearVisual Arts Minor - Odd Year TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://ournorthwestern.org/make-an-investment/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.Students in this department also may qualify for participation scholarships of up to $2,000.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: Open to all students regardless of major, and participation scholarships are available up to $2,000No conflict policy for students involved in more disciplines within the Fine Arts100% music education teacher placementBand options include: Marching, Symphony, Concert, and JazzChoral and vocal ensembles work with nationally renowned artists through workshops, collaborations and festivalsChoirs tour internationally at least once every 4 yearsAnnual musical with open auditions for all majors4 Main Stage theatre productions, 56 annual concerts and presentations per yearActive participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre FestivalArtist-in-Residency Program brings emerging and established artists from diverse backgrounds to live and create artwork at NWOSUOpportunities to exhibit artwork at the Graceful Arts Center, the historic Runnymede Hotel, and other supportive businesses in downtown Alva

Math & Computer Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 MaharryProfessor of Mathematics Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department Shockley Hall 214Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduKelsey Conaway, Ringwood, OK​BS in Mathematics May 2018"Earning a degree in Mathematics at Northwestern helps you build a skill set that is invaluable in today's workforce.  The ability to do computational analysis, think critically, and practice discipline are just a few examples.  The staff and faculty are always willing to go the extra mile to see you succeed.  Coming to Northwestern and earning a degree in Math has afforded me the opportunity to continue my education in graduate school for statistics. I will always look back and appreciate my time at this university and with this department." 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: Course RotationsMathComputer Science TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyComputer Science MajorComputer Science Major-MinorComputer Science Major - Information Systems OptionMath Education Math Major TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship, 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.A few departmental scholarships are shared with the Department of Natural Science and are on a rotation basis.To complete the application process for departmental scholarships: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.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships.

Natural Science

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Join us in the Department of Natural Science at NWOSU, where you can:Begin your journey to become an engineer  Become a high school science teacher    Complete a degree as you prepare for medical school      Build a strong foundation for graduate school         Transition directly to the workforce after completing your degree The 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.  The department also works closely with the Department of Education to provide state certifications for teaching high school Biology, Chemistry, and Physics."Why Science at NWOSU?"  We're glad you asked!  Here are just a few reasons our majors excel at NWOSU:Smaller class sizes and a tight-knit faculty means more 1-on-1 time with qualified faculty and increased opportunities to complete independent studies & undergraduate research projects!With several science clubs (CHEM Club, Biology Club, Medical Sciences Club, Society of Physics Club, Ranger Rocketry Team), you can become actively involved with others in engaging activities and outreach programs!You can complete pre-requisite coursework for professional programs at a fraction of the cost -- and with faculty who genuinely care about your successes!Faculty Information Request FormProspective StudentsOutreach ActivitiesAccessing Seismic DataComplete the Information Request Form above for a free gift! Contact:Dr. Steven Maier, ChairProfessor of PhysicsScience Building 107-BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightMorgan Marks, Chester, OK, Senior "Northwestern is a great place to go to school! I was able to get a great education that prepared me for my career. The science department and faculty were very helpful and have their students' best interests in mind. These professors pushed me to become better and helped me get to where I am today.” Morgan Marks was awarded the 2018 John Ted Meier Student Teaching Award and will be teaching High School Chemistry in Newkirk for the 2018-19 academic year.Amanda Harding, Mannford, OK, Sophomore “Northwestern is an awesome place to learn, especially in the Department of Natural Science. After taking many Biology classes, I’ve learned so much that I don’t look at nature the same way as I used to.  Instead of looking at an animal and just seeing it, I can look and think about why it moves, looks, or acts the way it does and what role it plays in its environment! I have always loved being outside and looking at wildlife, but now I appreciate it even more because I can look deeper into how it works.” TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: We offer degree programs in:MajorMinorScience EducationBiology ChemistryPhysics 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.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 MedicineNWOSU / OSU 3 + 1 Rural Medical Track ProgramStudents interested in this program will complete an accelerated degree plan in the biological sciences at NWOSU.  In their fourth year of study, they will attend OSU-Tulsa, completing coursework at OSU to finalize their BS (biology major) at NWOSU while working toward their DO at OSU-CHS in the Rural Medical Track (RMT).  More detialed informatin can be found here: https://health.okstate.edu/com/admissions/three-one-program.html.  If you are interested in this program, you will need to visit with your advisor during your first year at NWOSU.Regardless of their program of study, each 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. **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 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: Course RotationsBiologyChemistryPhysical SciencePhysics TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyBiology Natural History Option3+1 Program with OSU-COM, Biology Major, Chemistry MinorBiology Major, GeneralBiology Major - Health Science OptionChemistryNatural Science Education - BiologyNatural Science Education - ChemistryNatural Science Education - Physics TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: Prepare for a career in medicine, engineering, research, high school science teaching, industry, and moreExperience science firsthand with small class sizes and well-equipped labsExcel in academics with options available in pre-professional areas to include pre-health and pre-engineeringParticipate in undergraduate research and present at professional conferencesBecome involved in several K-12 STEM outreach programs Earn awards with over $20,000 in departmental scholarships for continuing science majors each year TITLE: Continuing Student Scholarships CONTENT: If you are a first, second, or third year student at NWOSU, then you are eligible for a Continuing Student Scholarship!  Even if you plan to graduate in the winter (rather than May) of next year, you are still eligible!!To apply, please complete the Math, Computer Science, and Science Scholarship Form by March 1st.In addition, for Science Education majors, please be sure to complete the Continuing Student Scholarship application process for the Division of Education as well! Division of Education Scholarship Application For a list of science scholarships and their descriptions, please browse to this page. 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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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.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. Eric Schmaltz, ChairProfessor of HistoryJesse Dunn 311Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8526ejschmaltz@nwosu.eduStudent SpotlightSteven Deckard, Saint Charles, Missouri, Junior"I chose the social sciences department because it will help me get to where I want to be in my career. I believe the social sciences department has given me the knowledge to go through my career and really make a difference in the community." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement and CorrectionsHistory 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. A list of scholarships available can be found on each individual degree program page listed above. TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: Course RotationsCriminal Justice/Law Enforcement and CorrectionsGeographyHistory and Global StudiesPolitical Science and Public AdministrationSocial Science EducationSociology TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyCriminal Justice - CorrectionsCriminal Justice - Law EnforcementGlobal StudiesHistoryPolitical SciencePublic AdministrationSocial Science EducationJuvenile ServicesSociology TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: 90-95% of the Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Sciences graduates are employed in their field within six months post-graduation, or have been accepted into a Graduate Program in their field or have been admitted to Law School.Each year, the department sends 1 or 2 students to the Oklahoma State Legislature for a week-long Internship at the end of the Legislative session at the State Capitol. Over the past 14 years the department has sponsored three alumni to serve as Interns on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Two of these individuals now work full time for elected officials in D.C. or at a federal agency.Each fall, the Social Sciences Department through its Endowed Institute for Citizenship Studies hosts the annual Constitution Day Event.  Each spring, it holds the annual Presidential Lecture Series. Often times prominent national speakers are invited to present at these functions. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15. The Social Sciences Department Scholarship Application applies to Criminal Justice, History/Global Studies, Political Science/Public Administration, Sociology/Juvenile Services, and Social Science Education.  All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Civic Education Program CONTENT: Civic Education Fellowship Application FormThe Social Sciences Department at NWOSU has established the Civic Education Fellowship Program for the purpose of financially supporting well-qualified students who wish to pursue a Governmental Office or Agency Internship in Washington, D.C. or in Oklahoma City.Minimum Qualification RequirementsDegree Program of the student should be from one of the degree programs offered within the Social Sciences Department. Three (3) hours of Internship credit will be awarded upon completion of the fellowship program. Student will receive the designation of Civic Education Fellow on all official documents associated with the program.CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and completion of 75 hours toward the baccalaureate degree at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.Demonstrated leadership potential through campus or community involvement in at least two university recognized organizations.Accomplished writer and articulate speaker based on submission of essay and interview with departmental faculty.Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in public service, which includes, but is not limited to, teaching in a public school or higher education institution, policy development organization, non-profit organization, or government service.Willing to provide a lecture and slide presentation to faculty, students, and a community civic organization upon returning from the Civic Education Fellowship Program experience. This requirement must be met during the first semester immediately following the Fellowship Experience.Application Submission RequirementsSubmission of Application to Department Chair by Dec. 10 each year. Application form is above.Upload to the application form a one page, typed essay describing your concept of public service and your desire to pursue a career in public service.Upload to the application form the most recent transcript of all post-secondary work.Schedule the interview.Complete the interview with three departmental faculty in attendance. Faculty will set the date and time of the interview. All application materials must be received by the department chair prior to scheduling the interview. Business attire required for the interview. 

Social Work

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 FormStudent HandbookAssessment of Student Learning OutcomesLaptop Request FormContact: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 SpotlightSara Houchin, Senior"As a freshman I was advised to consider social work as a major. When I took the first class I knew that I belonged in this program. I know that I am being prepared for professional life outside of college through the classes here. I am being taught applicable skills that I can use in my future career as a professional social worker and I am getting a solid foundation to pursue a masters in social work in an advanced format if I chose to further my education."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.To complete the membership application, click here. 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: 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: Course Rotation & Degree Checksheet CONTENT: Course RotationSocial Work Degree ChecksheetSocial Work Checksheet - Revised 2021 TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudySocial Work TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For Departmental Scholarships, you will need to fill out the Social Work Departmental Scholarship Application by February 15.Note: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.For more information, please visit Scholarships. 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 Manual    The 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.For more information contact Cody Harding, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education, Room 110 Northwestern - Enid Campus, (580) 213-3148, clharding@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: Nationally accredited - only 1 of 5 universities in the state that hold this accreditationStudents with degree can obtain licensure upon graduation to practice social work in any stateMore than 95% acceptance rate of students into MSW advanced standing programsMore than 95% job placement after graduationHome to 7 National Association of Social Workers-Oklahoma Undergraduate Students of the YearCWPEP grant has awarded 18 NWOSU students more than $130,000Home to a state-of-the art social work virtual reality labDr. Kylene Rehder named 2018 NASW-OK Social Worker of the Year 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 Requirements Students 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 $8,092 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: Student Resources and Labs CONTENT: Resource Center and Interview LabThe Department of Social Work houses a resource center and interviewing lab for students majoring in social work. The lab is located in Jesse Dunn 308 on the Alva campus and is equipped with technology 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.Virtual Reality LabThe Department of Social Work is also home to a state-of-the-art virtual reality lab and resource center. The lab is located on the Enid campus in Room 110 and is equipped with virtual reality (VR) goggles and curriculum to practice social work skills. The VR lab offers an opportunity for students to intract with a virtual environment while the images displayed on the goggles are broadcasted to large wall mounted monitors for faculty instruction with observing students. VR goggles are available on each of our campus locations. Students wishing to check out VR equipment or resource 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 centers, interviewing and virtual reality labs were funded by the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma on behalf of OKDHS in order to assist the department in retaining quality social workers in the public child welfare system. 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: 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 Assessment CONTENT: Click to see our Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes information.The Social Work Program at Northwestern views assessment as an integral component of competency based education. The student learning outcomes are identified through nine social work competencies and 31 behaviors. The core competencies and behaviors are as follows: C1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior.Behaviors: 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.Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations.Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior; appearance; and oral, written, and electronic communication.Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes.Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behaviorC2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice. Behaviors:Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levelsPresent themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiencesApply 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.Behaviors: Apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levelsEngage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice.C4. Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice.Behaviors: Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and researchApply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findingsUse and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery.C5. Engage in Policy and Practice.Behaviors: Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social servicesAssess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social servicesApply 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 CommunitiesBehaviors: Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituenciesUse empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituenciesC7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesBehaviors: Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituenciesApply 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 constituenciesDevelop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituenciesSelect 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 CommunitiesBehaviors: Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituenciesApply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituenciesUse inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomesNegotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituenciesFacilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goalsC9.  Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities. Behaviors:Select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomesApply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomesCritically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomesApply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. 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, Integrated Health Specialist, Great Salt Plains Health Center, Inc.Kevin Evans, Executive Director, Western Plains Youth and Family ServicesNancy Prigmore, MSW, JD, Manager, Legal Aid Services of OklahomaWynter Standridge, SWAT President, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTricia Mitchell, Executive Director, 4RKids FoundationRaquel Razien, MSW, Regional Program Director, United Methodist Circle of CareIn Memory of Orren Dale, PhD, MSSW  TITLE: Newsletter CONTENT: Fall 2016Spring 2017Fall 2017Spring 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019Fall 2019Spring 2020Fall 2020Spring 2021 TITLE: State Licensing CONTENT: Completion of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work Program meets the educational requirements to apply for a bachelor’s level license in offering states. Licensing of social work practitioners is under the authority of a designated office in each individual state and requires that a social worker sitting for a licensing exam be a graduate of a CSWE-accredited program. Contact information for individual state licensing boards can be found on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) website at www.aswb.org or through an internet search for a licensing board for a particular state. ASWB maintains information about social work regulations and licensure requirements as a service to the public. Basic information about social work licensing in U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions can be located directly at www.aswb.org/licensees/about-licensing-and-regulation/social-work-regulation/.Individualized state licensure information is located HERE and was last reviewed in June 2020.

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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. 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. 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 AccessEmployee Email Access: Use your full email address and passwordTROUBLESHOOTING 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.SELF-SERVICEhttps://selfservice.nwosu.edu/student Your username is the first part of your email address (all lowercase): Example: jmdoe12Your password will be your first initial, last initial, 8 digit date of birth, !.  Example - if your name is Jane Doe and your birthdate is April 17, 1998, your password will be jd04171998! The letters in your default password will be lower case.New password requirements are as follows:6-9 charactersmust contain:upper case letterlower case letternumbercannot have any special characterscannot have part of your name For questions regarding email access contact Dalton Moser at ddmoser@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8611.Acceptable Use PoliciesPassword Policies

Student Information System

Student Information System Please choose one of the following options:I need to change my student demographic information.Connect me to the Student Information System.Go to https://rangernet.nwosu.edu/ to learn more about student tax credits.

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 Charles Morton Share Trust 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 Charles Morton Share Trust 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 began its first doctoral degree in nursing with a Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural 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 ChairGarret LahrJesse Dunn 201-ANorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8510galahr@nwosu.eduCharles Morton Share TrustDivision of Nursing ChairDr. Shelly WellsCarter HallNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8489scwells@nwosu.edu 

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 FormBusiness Code of EthicsContact:Garret LahrInstructor of BusinessInterim Chair, Division of BusinessNorthwestern - AlvaJesse Dunn 201-APhone: (580) 327-8510galahr@nwosu.eduNorthwestern-EnidRoom 112(580) 213-3183Mission 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.ClubsDelta Mu DeltaRanger Business ClubStudent Advisory CouncilStudent SpotlightCallie Campbell, Alva, OK, SeniorFrom my time at NWOSU, I have learned what it takes to become a stand out individual in a competitive workforce. The Love’s Entrepreneur Cup competition showed me that entrepreneurship is a mix of creativity, education, research, confidence, a leap of faith, and resilience.  I am confident and have improved my abilities and conduct myself professionally.  The Love’s Cup was intense, but also a very rewarding experience. ~ Callie CampbellCrystal Keeler, Alva, OK, FreshmanBeing a freshman this year, the faculty and staff in the Division of Business have really welcomed me into their family and made me feel right at home. I have learned a lot in class but participating in the Love’s Entrepreneurship Cup puts everything into perspective and helps me to use and understand everything that I have learned in a classroom. ~ Crystal Keeler  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.It takes 45 hours in general education credit hours, 46 hours in Foundation and Business Core credit hours, 21 credit hours in any business minor, plus nine (9) hours of general electives totaling 121 credit hours to get a Business Administration degree.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.It takes 45 hours in general education credit hours, 46 hours in Foundation and Business Core credit hours and 30 credit hours in upper level accounting courses totaling 121 credit hours to get an Accounting major/minor degree.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. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more information on these degree options.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: Certificates CONTENT: The certificate program is designed to allow students the opportunity to achieve additional credentials while pursuing their bachelor’s degree. In addition, individuals who have their bachelor’s degree may obtain a specialty certificate to enhance their career goals.NOTE: The Certificate in Accounting is designed to help students reach their goal of sitting for the CPA exam if they were not an accounting baccalaureate major. CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS Students must complete all certificate requirements as listed under certificate program options. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all requirements are met satisfactorily. Advisors, department chairs and administration are available to assist students.Certificates include the following:Accounting (for non-accounting majors seeking to qualify to sit for the Oklahoma CPA exam)Accounting (for business majors)Business (for Business majors)Entrepreneurial Studies (for business and non business majors)Human Resources ManagementManagement (for Business majors)Marketing (for Business majors)Personal Finance PlanningFor more information, see the Undergraduate Catalog, Section XII Certificates. 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.)DIVISION OF BUSINESS SELF STUDY 2012Appendix 1 - Organizational ChartAppendix 2 - DOB Organizational ChartAppendix 3 - Organizational ProfileAppendix 4 - DOB Mission, Vision, ValuesAppendix 5 - DOB Faculty ManualAppendix 6 - Faculty Review ProcessAppendix 7 - NWOSU Faculty Code of EthicsAppendix 8 - NWOSU Student Code of ConductAppendix 9 - DOB Faculty Code of EthicsAppendix 10 - DOB Student Code of EthicsAppendix 11 - GBUS3953 Service Learning ProjectAppendix 12 - DOB Strategic PlanAppendix 13 - Goal ReportAppendix 14 - Ethics Survey SummaryAppendix 15 - 2010-2011 Program AssessmentAppendix 16 - VitasAppendix 17 - 2011 Faculty HandbookAppendix 18 - AY 2009-2010 Program ModificationAppendix 19 - AY 2010-2011 Program ModificationAppendix 20 - Request for New Electronically Delivered ProgramsAppendix 21 - Abbreviated SyllabiAppendix 22 - General Education RequirementsAppendix 23 - BAAS General Education RequirementsAppendix 24 - General Education Organizational LeadershipAppendix 25 - General Education Learning OutcomesAppendix 26 - Student HandbookAppendix 27 - NOC AgreementACCREDITATION LETTER 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: Course Rotations CONTENT: Course RotationsDivision of Business TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyAccounting major-minorBusiness Administration/Accounting minorBusiness Administration/Entrepreneurial Studies minorBusiness Administration/General Business minorBusiness Administration/Management minorBusiness Administration/Marketing minor TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: ​Nationally accredited - Fewer than 1 in 4 business programs worldwide hold this accreditation100% of full-time accounting faculty hold CPA credentialsMost full-time faculty are engaged in personal business ventures such as: farming, ranching, manufacturing, accounting services, and moreBusiness internships available in management, marketing, accounting and general businessLearn from, and network with, successful regional business owners at the annual Entrepreneur SeminarOpportunities to participate in competition events, such as the Love’s Cup, and the Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge 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. Fill out the Division of Business Scholarship Application with transcript attached before March 1.Completed applications submitted before March 1 will receive full consideration.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.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: Assessment/ Public Disclosures CONTENT: FACTBOOK        Degrees Granted: page 16                  Retention: page 30ASSESSMENT PLAN 2017ASSESSMENT REPORT 2018ASSESSMENT REPORT 2017ASSESSMENT REPORT 2016ASSESSMENT REPORT 2015ASSESSMENT REPORT 2014ACBSP QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT 2020 (Update on Business Unit Performance Results) – February, 2020ACBSP QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT 2018ACBSP QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT 2016AY15-16 PEREGRINE - SP16: Bachelor's, Subject, ScoresAY16-17 PEREGRINE - F16: Bachelor's, Subject, ScoresAY16-17 PEREGRINE - SP17: Bachelor's, Subject, ScoresAY15-16 EBI: EBI AssessmentAY16-17 EBI: EBI AssessmentNATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS: Online StatisticsFACULTY QUALIFICATIONS:Full-Time Faculty 2017-2018:Academically Qualified: 9Professionally Qualified: 1Adjunct Faculty 2017-2018: Academically Qualified: 11 Professionally Qualified: 5 TITLE: Youth Business & Entrepreneur Scholars Program CONTENT: Northwest Oklahoma Youth Business and Entrepreneur Scholars ProgramMission StatementThe Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program strives to ignite and engage the minds of high performing youth through the study of business and entrepreneurial principles so that they may become change agents and contributors for economic development in their communities.When and Where: Summer 2019 (3‐day camp) Proposed Dates: June 24th‐26th from 9:00‐3:30 on the NWOSU campus‐Woodward, OK.Who: The Program is open to high‐achieving rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with a “B” average or higher.What: Ten select students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NWOSU in Woodward, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus materials. Required application materials include: (1) 2019 Application; (2) Transcript; (3) Personal Statement; and (4) Letter of Recommendation (from guidance counselor or teacher). Application deadline is April 15th. Click for online application.Program: This program includes lectures, corporate visits, business plan development and a case competition with the goal of preparing the next generation of business leaders. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the business case presented by teams of students and a prize will be awarded to the winning team. The academy includes:Facilities and Meals Students will participate in a fully immersed collegiate experience on the campus of NWOSU in Woodward including lunch each day.Lectures taught by NWOSU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in accounting, marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to a range of businesses and industries, as well as the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on‐site visits.Business plan development and team competition to allow participants to demonstrate their learning by developing and presenting a business plan to a panel of local executives.For more information, contact Ms. Jana Walker, program director, at (580) 254-2530 or by email at jawalker@nwosu.edu.

Nursing

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Welcome to the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing It 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 Charles Morton Share Trust 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 is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.  The BSN- to DNP Nursing Program for the preparation of Family Nurse Practitioners has received full  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 yearly application process begins in October.Our nursing conceptual framework is based on Jean Watson’s caring theory and several other important concepts. The Kaplan Nursing Program Admission Test dates are available after October 1. Please contact Pam Hess, the Charles Morton Share Trust 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 HessCharles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing Administrative Assistant,(580)327-8493; Fax (580) 327-8434 prhess@nwosu.eduDr. Shelly Wells Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing ChairProfessor of Nursing(580) 327-8489 scwells@nwosu.eduDr. Leslie Collins Assistant Professor of Nursing Assist. Co-Chair Alva Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing (580) 327-8496 lncollins@nwosu.eduDr. Courtney BallinaWisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice Program DirectorAssistant Professor of Nursing Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing (580)-327-8497hcballina@nwosu.edu Melissa Brown, M.Ed Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice Administrative Assistant(580) 327-8442mbrown@nwosu.eduClubs:Honor Society of NursingStudent Nurses AssociationNWOSU Pre-Nursing AssociationStudent SpotlightBlake DeMond, Broken Arrow, OK, 2018 Graduate "I wanted to be a nurse ever since sophomore year of high school and the Division of Nursing has given me the opportunity to do so. The Division of Nursing has provided me the tools necessary to exceed in my future career and provide excellent care in any area. The program has instilled in me the characteristics of knowledge, care, and empathy needed to be a prudent nurse." TITLE: Accreditation CONTENT: Nursing Program Accreditation and ApprovalThe Bachelors of Science (BSN) Degree in Nursing program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University located in Alva OK, Enid OK, Woodward OK, and University Center in Ponca City OK is accredited by the:Accreditation Commission for the Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is continuing accreditation.The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).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 full 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:ACEN3390 Peachtree Rd., NESuite 1400Atlanta, Ga. 30326Phone - 404-975-5000For questions regarding the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program accreditation,  write to:  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: 202-887-6791 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: Course Rotations CONTENT: Course RotationsBSN ProgramOnline RN-to-BSN ProgramBSN-to-DNP Program TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: Traditional BSN and online RN-to-BSN programs100% job placement for BSN students92% NCLEX pass rate (2019) Dedicated faculty who have an open door policy and are always willing to go above and beyond for their studentsEmployers seek out NW nursing students during school and after graduation with job opportunitiesDepartment follows a “family” mentalityOklahoma LPN students may receive advance standing for multiple coursesStudent representation on faculty committeesIn order to stay current with their areas of expertise, faculty complete continuing education hours in addition to professional development hours each year TITLE: DNP Projects CONTENT: Summer 2020 DNP Residency Projects  TITLE: 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 LabCharles Morton Share Trust Division of NursingNorthwestern - Enid(580) 213-3157jcwahlgren@nwosu.edu TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyTraditional BSN - Freshman StudentTraditional Nursing - BSN with existing AA or BachelorsLPN to BSN - LPN Grads with Articulation AgreementLPN to BSN - LPN Grads without Articulation AgreementOnline RN-to-BSN ProgramBSN-to-DNP - 3 Year Program - Full TimeBSN-to-DNP - 4 Year Program - Part Time TITLE: Program Outcomes for Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing CONTENT: The Charles Morton Share Trust 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 Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing is proud to share its program outcomes with our stakeholders:  2019-2020 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2018-2019 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2017-2018 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2016-2017 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2015-2016 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2014-2015 NWOSU Nursing Program Outcomes2013-2014 NWOSU Nursing Program OutcomesBSN Program Outcomes TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.For additional information, please visit Scholarships, as well as contacting Dr. Jennifer Mahieu at jlmahieu@nwosu.edu.NWOHEC ScholarshipNW Oklahoma Healthcare Coalition2929 E. Randolph, Rm 130Enid, OK  73701Carol Williams, 580-747-197 TITLE: State Licensure Information CONTENT: State Board Statutes - July 1, 2020

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 Education The 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), Masters of General Psychology  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 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability (CEQA).”   Contact Information:Associate 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 ChairShane HansenHealth and Sports Science 150Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8628schansen@nwosu.eduPsychology ChairDr. Jason FerrellPsychology DepartmentEducation Center 216Phone: (580) 327-8447jdferrell@nwosu.edu

Ranger Experience

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 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 Olivia Yandel at oayandel@nwosu.edu. 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 Paige Fischer, Executive Director, at plfischer@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8533.Past Winners of the Pageant 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 NAS Art Show 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

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 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. FRESHMAN ORIENTATIONAttendance is required for all incoming freshmen..TRANSFER ORIENTATIONJoin us at the Alva, Enid and Woodward campuses..RANGER PREVIEWVisit campus, meet faculty, and get a $600 scholarship just for attending..SPRING SHOWCASEInterested in transferring to NWOSU? HS Juniors/Seniors didn't make it to the Fall Ranger Preview? Attend to qualify for $500 scholarship!.FRESHMAN CONNECTIONKnow you're coming to NWOSU next fall? Join us to see the campus, enroll in classes and more..CAMP RANGERAll incoming freshmen are welcome to attend.

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 EVENT and FACILITY 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.Event and Facility Reservation Form is to be used to schedule ALL rooms on campus (except for Herod Hall Auditorium)AND to add an item to the calendar if a room is not needed.Herod Hall Auditorium Reservation Formis to be used to schedule events in the auditorium.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.PublicityIf you would like a press release issued by University Relations about your event for local and area media outlets or some help spreading the info via the Northwestern social media channels , please use this Submit News form.  Questions?ALVADebbie SkinnerPhone: (580) 327-8407Fax: (580) 327-1881dgskinner@nwosu.edu ENIDTiffany MisakPhone: (580) 213-3101Fax: (580) 213-3151tdmisak@nwosu.edu WOODWARDRachael HopkinsPhone: (580) 254-2502Fax: (580) 254-2551rahopkins@nwosu.edu

Bridge Program

Apply for Admission OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS OVERVIEW INCOMING FRESHMEN TRANSFER STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS CONCURRENT STUDENTS GRADUATE STUDENTS ADULT & READMISSION 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, expanding options for college services and providing seamless transfer from NOC to Northwestern. Scholarships available!Students can be admitted to the program at any time prior to receiving an associate's degree and should 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. Academic advisors are available at each campus. IMPORTANT! STUDENTS MUST APPLY FOR THE BRIDGE PROGRAM AND COMPLETE A TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION BEFORE GRADUATING FROM NOCBENEFITS 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.For more information about this program, contact Tiffany Misak at (580) 213-3101 or tdmisak@nwosu.edu or our Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu. DUAL ADMISSION CRITERIAStudents can apply 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 1020; 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 or higher 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 BookletNWOSU Course SchedulesNWOSU Undergraduate Catalog

Valarie

LET US HELP YOU WITH PAYING FOR COLLEGEPaying for college can be stressful - that's why Northwestern prides itself onkeeping costs lowhaving the region's best scholarship, financial aid and enrollment incentive programs, andgraduating our students with low student-debtThe links provided give costs for Undergraduate students (includes housing costs), Graduate students, International students, Online Classes and the Reach Higher program.The Financial Aid page gives information on how to apply for financial aid and the FAFSA code for Northwestern, and the Scholarships page provides information on the types of scholarships available, requirements and application forms.We've also provided a link to a Net Price Calculator so you can figure 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.   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 STUDENTSAll newly admitted students (first-time freshmen and first-time transfers) receive the GO OK! Tuition waiver.CONTINUING UNDERGRAD AND READMISSION STUDENTSStudents beginning their fall semester after initial admittance to NorthwesternHave a retention/graduation GPA of 2.00.GRADUATE STUDENTSMake 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.)

Jake

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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 0012345, 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. This number is 7 digits.  If you received a 5 digit number, you will add two zeroes to the beginning of that 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. We do not recommend using the Safari browser with Blackboard. BLACKBOARD HELPDESKIf 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 bboard.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.Remote Proctor Now Information for Faculty

Enid

Skip Slider Reach Higher - Finish Your Degree We can help you finish the degree you started. LEARN MORE Welcome to the Enid Campus! Enid Campus Information INFO Life at Northwestern Photos from the school year Photos Complete Your Degree! Apply Today! Application Become part of our Ranger Family! Fill out an online application today! APPLY TODAY Reach Higher - Finish Your Degree We can help you finish the degree you started. LEARN MORE Welcome to the Enid Campus! Enid Campus Information INFO PrevNext Edit Images ResourcesEmailBlackboardRangerNetSelf ServiceLibrary ServicesNWOSU Bookstore Apply NowBegin LEARN MORE ABOUT USEnid Info BRIDGE PROGRAMLearn More  UNIVERSITY CALENDAR ALL EVENTS >    AUG 30 W required for dropped courses-16-week classes W required for dropped courses-16-week classes SEP 01 Meet the Rangers Night at Ranger Field 350 shirts for students with student ID. Clubs and Organizations of campus will be out promoting their organizations. Games followed by pep rally. Meet the athletic teams, band, and cheer team. Ranger Field. SEP 02 4th Tier Tailgate Party Ranger fans are invited to come out and enjoy FREE food provided by SGA before kick-off of the home-opener football game! Cornhole and other lawn games for people to enjoy. 4th tier at Ranger Field. SEP 06 Labor Day Holiday - no school, offices closed Labor Day Holiday - no school, offices closed SEP 08 Miss Northwestern Info Night Informational night for ladies enrolled at NWOSU about the Miss Northwestern Competition. Wellness Center, room 101. UNIVERSITY NEWS ALL NEWS >    J.W. Martin Library Staff Plans Upcoming Workshops August 30, 2021 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library staff will be hosting several upcoming workshops – all of which are free and open to the public. READ MORE Northwestern Closed for Labor Day August 26, 2021 - Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6.READ MORE Oklahoma’s Best Kept Secret - Regional Universities Offer Best Value August 25, 2021 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University continues to serve its students by providing a quality and affordable education as one of six regional universities in the state of Oklahoma. READ MORE $(document).ready(function(){ $('.bxslider').bxSlider({ controls: true, pager: false, auto: true, speed: 400, pause: 5000, touchEnabled : (navigator.maxTouchPoints > 0) }); });

Woodward

Skip Slider Reach Higher - Finish Your Degree We can help you finish the degree you started. LEARN MORE Welcome to the Woodward Campus Woodward Campus Information INFO Welcome to the Woodward Campus Learn more about the Woodward Campus MORE INFO We Offer a Convenient Education Be A Ranger Today! APPLY NOW Nursing Courses Available Here Join Us Today APPLY TODAY Reach Higher - Finish Your Degree We can help you finish the degree you started. LEARN MORE Welcome to the Woodward Campus Woodward Campus Information INFO PrevNext Edit Images ResourcesEmailBlackboardRangerNetSelf ServiceLibrary ServicesNWOSU Bookstore Apply NowBegin DEGREES AVAILABLE IN WOODWARDLearn More  LEARN MORE ABOUT USWoodward Info  UNIVERSITY CALENDAR ALL EVENTS >    AUG 30 W required for dropped courses-16-week classes W required for dropped courses-16-week classes SEP 01 Meet the Rangers Night at Ranger Field 350 shirts for students with student ID. Clubs and Organizations of campus will be out promoting their organizations. Games followed by pep rally. Meet the athletic teams, band, and cheer team. Ranger Field. SEP 02 4th Tier Tailgate Party Ranger fans are invited to come out and enjoy FREE food provided by SGA before kick-off of the home-opener football game! Cornhole and other lawn games for people to enjoy. 4th tier at Ranger Field. SEP 06 Labor Day Holiday - no school, offices closed Labor Day Holiday - no school, offices closed SEP 08 Miss Northwestern Info Night Informational night for ladies enrolled at NWOSU about the Miss Northwestern Competition. Wellness Center, room 101. UNIVERSITY NEWS ALL NEWS >    J.W. Martin Library Staff Plans Upcoming Workshops August 30, 2021 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s J.W. Martin Library staff will be hosting several upcoming workshops – all of which are free and open to the public. READ MORE Northwestern Closed for Labor Day August 26, 2021 - Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy an extended weekend as the university will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6.READ MORE Oklahoma’s Best Kept Secret - Regional Universities Offer Best Value August 25, 2021 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University continues to serve its students by providing a quality and affordable education as one of six regional universities in the state of Oklahoma. READ MORE $(document).ready(function(){ $('.bxslider').bxSlider({ controls: true, pager: false, auto: true, speed: 400, pause: 5000, touchEnabled : (navigator.maxTouchPoints > 0) }); });

Bursar & Business Office

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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. 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 are also 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:Paige FischerBursar(580) 327-8533 - phone(580) 327-8674 - faxplfischer@nwosu.eduEric ReamesAssistant Bursar(580) 327-8532edreames@nwosu.eduMadison WilsonHead Cashier(580) 327-8536mawilson@nwosu.eduAnnette SchwerdtfegerPart-Time Cashier(580) 327-8534alschwerdtfeger@nwosu.eduBusiness OfficeEnid Campus(580) 213-3101  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 Self-Service. You can access your account at any time by using your Self-Service login. You may access a summary of your charges and credits by navigating to the Account Activity webpage within Self-Service. Credit card payments are only accepted online, and applicable fees do apply. 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 fees, students and employees should consider several other options. Bursar payment options with no additional cost to payer include: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 cashier stations or by phone are for student housing deposits and graduation application 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 Self-Service 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 that is 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, fees, and room and board balances 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 or 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 Self-Service login. 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.Please note that receiving a refund does not indicate that there are no pending charges on your account. 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 Herring Bank Student Accountholder Cost Discloser

Registry Office

Paying For College OVERVIEW FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COSTS GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTS ONLINE TUITION AND FEES REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 and unofficial 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 Future 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 DegreeTranscript RequestApplication for Certificate Program CompletionRequest Replacment 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.eduKaribeth HofenAdministrative AssistantBusiness Office - Enid Location(580) 213-3101 khofen@nwosu.eduDiane PennerUDS/Records Coordinator(580) 327-8552kdpenner@nwosu.eduBrenda HearnAcademic Records Coordinator (580) 327-8551behearn@nwosu.eduWendy AguilarAdmissions/ Records Assistant(580) 327-8555               wmaguilar@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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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 REACH HIGHER PROGRAM COSTS 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                                            $6,810.00    ($227.00/credit hour)Required Fees for All Students                                               $652.50        ($21.75/credit hour)**Room and Board (semi-private room, 12 meals/week     + $5,040.00with $100 flex per semester)                                              Approximate Fixed Expenses for Residents               =     $12,502.50NON-RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ESTIMATED COSTSFor Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board (based on 30 hours undergraduate tuition)Non-resident Undergraduate Tuition                                       $8,160.00*    ($272.00*/credit hour)Required Fees for All Students                                                $652.50        ($21.75/credit hour)**Room and Board (semi-private room, 12 meals/week      + $5,040.00with $100 flex per semester)  Approximate Fixed Expenses for Non-Residents         =    $13,852.50*Estimated cost for books and supplies for all full-time students is $1,400.00 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.**Other fees are applicable based on course type.ROOM AND BOARD COST BREAKDOWN Use 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 COSTS Semi-Private Room per year                                              $1,880.00Private Room per year                                                        $3,250.00BOARD COSTS Board – 17 meals/week for year, includes $100 flex ($50 per semester) =     $3,320.00Board – 12 meals/week for year, includes $200 flex ($100 per semester) =   $3,160.00Board – 8 meals/week for year, includes $300 flex ($150 per semester) =     $3,000.00TOTAL COSTSSemi-private room options with board Semi-private room + 17 meals/week, includes $100 flex ($50 per semester) =  $5,200.00Semi-private room + 12 meals/week includes $200 flex ($100 per semester) = $5,040.00Semi-private room + 8 meals/week, includes $300 flex ($150 per semester) =  $4,880.00Private room options with board Private room + 17 meals/week, includes $100 flex ($50 per semester) =   $6,570.00Private room + 12 meals/week, includes $200 flex ($100 per semester) = $6,410.00Private room + 8 meals/week, includes $300 flex ($150 per semester) =   $6,250.00What 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.  * 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 $464.25.For more information contact the Office of Recruitment at recruit@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8546.APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONCAMPUS BOOKSTOREHOUSING & MEAL CONTRACT

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 Ryerson Hall, Room 126 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 INFORMATIONMegan PatelInternational Student AdvisorRyerson Hall, Room 126mlpatel@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8414(580) 327-8413 (FAX)Northwestern - Alvainternational@nwosu.eduClub:NWOSU Culture ClubINTERNATIONAL STUDENT COSTSLIVING ON CAMPUSCLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSSTUDENT TRAVEL REQUEST FORMPROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 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 Ryerson Hall, Room 126 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 here.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 the beginning and end of 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.*There is a two suitcase limit for all transportation needs in order to ensure that we have enough space for all requests. Any additional luggage may be shipped to Alva at the student's arrangment and expense. Beginning of Semester Travel Dates:NWOSU will provide two complimentary shuttles per day on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the start of courses courses for the Fall and Spring semesters. Shuttles will arrive at 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM each day. Each shuttle will circle the airport terminal pick-up area for one hour before departing for Alva.*NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION ON THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASSES. YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE YOUR TRANSPORTATION FOR THE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE START OF COURSES. TIME FOR ORIENTATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL.Flights that arrive between 9:00 PM and 12:00 PM the next day  will be placed on the 12:00 PM shuttle.Flights that arrive between 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM will be placed on the 8:00 PM shuttle.In order to confirm transportation details in ample time, the deadline to submit transportation requests for the Fall semester is two (2) prior to the first day of courses. Deadline to submit requests for the Spring semester is December 15th, due to Christmas Break. Any transportation requests submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed. Shuttles that are not filled by a minimum of one person after the request deadline will be cancelled. End Of Semester Approved Travel DatesNWOSU will provide two complimentary shuttles per day on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following finals of the Fall and Spring semesters. Departure times for each shuttle is 6:00AM and 2:00 PM.  The International Office will place you on the shuttle best suited for you based on your flight departure time.  Flights between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM will be placed on the 6:00AM shuttle.Flights between 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM the next day will be placed on the 2:00 PM shuttle.  In order to confirm transportation details in ample time, the deadline to submit transportation requests is ten (10) days prior to the final day of finals.  Any transportation requests submitted after this date cannot be guaranteed. Shuttles that are not filled by a minimum of one person after the deadline will be cancelled.Should you have any questions about transportation, please contact international@nwosu.edu.  

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, and all previous I-20s.Check for $410 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 Ryerson Hall 126.  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.After applying:USCIS will generally spend a response in the form of a letter within two (2) weeks.  This letter will have a receipt number, which you will need to keep on hand to check your application status.You may not work until you have received your EAD card.You may travel across the U.S. and across the border; however, if you are approved while you are out of the country, you  may have issues returning if you are approved during your absence and do not have proof of employment.You must continue to keep in contact with the International Student Office.Upon Approval:You will receive your EAD card via mail.You will receive an email from do-not-reply.sevp@ice.dhs.gov to set up your account for the SEVP Portal. Make sure you set up your account within 30 days or the link in the email will no longer be valid.Report changes in name, address, email address, and employment to your DSO or through the SEVIS OPT Portal within 10 days of any change using the OPT SEVIS Update Request FormYou have a maximum of 90 days of unemployment. This number is cumulative for the entire year.  If you are having issues finding employment after 60 days, it is strongly recommended to contact your DSO to explore your options.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, and employment to your DSO or through the SEVIS OPT Portal within 10 days of any change using the OPT SEVIS Update Request Form   Employer requirements:If an employer 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. More information on Employer Resposibilities may be found HERE.For more information, please refer to the DHS STEM OPT Hub. SOURCE: www.uscis.gov

Ranger Preview

Ranger Preview Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021You are invited! To Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Preview! Ranger Preview 2021 will take place on the Alva Campus. Check in will begin at 9:00 A.M. in Percefull Fieldhouse.NWOSU has a $600 scholarship waiting for you and any other senior in high school who attends Ranger Preview on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.After attending Ranger Preview, High school seniors who are admitted to Northwestern as full-time students at the Alva campus will receive the $600 scholarship. Attendance is required to receive your scholarship, however if you have a school related event on this day, contact the Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu. 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 or use our 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 studentsReceive a free NWOSU T-shirtEnjoy a free catered lunchGet free passes to the Ranger Football game that dayGet a $600 scholarship to Northwestern Register for RANGER PREVIEWRanger Preview will be in person on the Alva Campus!STEPS TO QUALIFY:1. RegisterRegister online at Link: https://www.nwosu.edu/ranger-preview2. Attend Ranger Preview Nov. 133. Be admitted and attend Northwestern Alva campus Fall 2022Earn yourself a $600 scholarship!_____________________________________________QUESTIONS?Contact the Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu.

Freshman Connection

Freshman Connection FRESHMAN CONNECTION April 14, 15, 16, 19 and 209 a.m to 4:30 p.m.Our event has undergone a major change -- It's now a 5-DAY EVENT!Freshman Connection is the first day for committed and accepted high school seniors to enroll as freshmen at Northwestern. High school seniors will work with faculty members and/or academic advisors to enroll in classes. Seniors will now simply register for Freshman Connection and then will be contacted by our office to choose the date and time they want to come and enroll. The process has never been simpler or more convenient.As always, parents are welcome to attend as students build their first-semester college schedules. Once your student has registered for the event and been contacted to set a date and time for their enrollment, they will begin their advisement journey in the Student Center’s Wyatt Room on the Northwestern Alva Campus. Please register using the online form or give us a call at (580) 327-8546. 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               ORNo ACT/SAT score. Overall GPA may be used for admission.If 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 register for Freshman Connection prior to April 14, 15, 16, 19 & 20, 2021, so that you can be contacted to choose a date and time to attend.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 CONNECTIONAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONCAMP RANGER (SUMMER)for incoming freshmen

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation PERKS OF ATTENDINGFRESHMAN ORIENTATION 2021 - Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 - Ranger FieldAttendance is required for all incoming freshmen! Free T-shirtGet acquainted with the Ranger campus and studentsSelf-Service, Blackboard and Email accessLarge photo of Freshman class taken to end the day!The following offices will be open Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00PM during orientation:Registry 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. 16, 2021RIDE, RANGERS, RIDE!  ORIENTATION SCHEDULE8:30 a.m. -- Registration9:00 a.m. -- Program begins10:00 -- Break-out sessionsNoon -- Coronado Cafeteria opensQuestions? Ethan Sacket Coordinator of Student Success and Transfer Recruiter (580) 327-8606 egsacket@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

Spring 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. 16, 2019!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 student in attendance will be awarded a $500 scholarship to Northwestern Oklahoma State University!High school seniors also welcome; however, if you already attended Ranger Preview in the fall you may not stack that scholarship on top of the $500 scholarship offered at this event.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 SHOWCASESCHEDULE10:00 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) 327-8546 or recruit@nwosu.edu

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION 2021Join us at the Alva, Enid and Woodward campuses:Alva: Aug. 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Education Center, room 109 Woodward: Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Boardroom, Phillips Conference Room Enid: Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Enid Commons Area PERKS OF ATTENDINGGet acquainted with campus -- optional toursStudent Services and student email account helpStudent IDs and Parking decals -- Bring vehicle make, model and tag numberDiscuss topics including: financial aid, ADA, tutoring, transcripts, academic policies, etc.RIDE, RANGERS, RIDE!  Questions?Alva: Andrea Lauderdale, Student Services Coordinator, Transfer Recruiter, amlauderdale@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8606Woodward: Dr. Jonathan Thomason, Dean, Northwestern Woodward campus,   jethomason@nwosu.edu, 580-254-2501Enid: Tiffany Misak, Coordinator, Student Services,  tdmisak@nwosu.edu, 580-213-3101If 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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A to Z Index

A to Z IndexAA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZAcademic AssessmentAcademic CalendarAcademic DegreesAcademicsAcademics - Helpful LinksAcademic Structure and ProgramsAcademic Success CenterAcademic Success Center TestingACAT Exam Request FormAccessing Seismic DataAccreditationACT - On-Campus testADA Application for Special AccommodationsADA Exam Request Form ADA HandbookADA Incident Report FormADA Petition to Request a Change in Degree RequirementADA Request for ServicesADA Waiver of ServicesAdjunct Faculty HandbookAdmission RequirementsAdmission to Social Work MajorAdult Education Management and Administration - Master's DegreeAggie ClubAgilefleetAgriculture DepartmentAgriculture Department Information Request FormAlcohol and Other Drugs regulationsAlert Plan for NWOSUAlma MaterAlumni AssociationAlumni Baseball Game RegistrationAment HallAmerican Studies Master's DegreeApplication for Bachelor's DegreeApplication for Employment - Faculty, Adminstration, Professional (Exempt)Application for Employment - Non-Exempt StaffApplication for Employment Part-Time Temporary / Student PositionsApplication for Graduate StudyApplication for Readmission Apply for AdmissionApply for Student HousingApply OnlineArtist in Residence ProgramArt Show Entry FormArt SocietyAssessment and Institutional EffectivenessAthleticsA to Z Index BA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBachelor of Science in NursingBachelor's Degree Application FormBackground Checks for All Nursing StudentsBand Camp Registration FormBands and Instrumental MusicBiology ProgramBlackboardBookstoreBrad Henry Scholarship ProgramBridge Program (between NWOSU and NOC)Bridge Program: Application for Dual AdmissionBSN Program ApplicationBSN to DNP ProgramBursar & Business OfficeBusiness, Division ofBusiness - Admission to Major ApplicationBusiness Code of EthicsBusiness Scholarship Application CA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZCafeteriaCamp Ranger Registration FormCampus Cabinet (food pantry)Campus Cabinet Volunteer Application FormCampus ExpressionCampus Kudos Nomination FormCampus MapCampus Reopening Plan (Rangers' Return)Campus SafetyCareer ServicesCareer Services, Request an AppointmentCARES Act ReportingCastle Players Drama ClubCatalog Archive, GraduateCertificate Program Completition Application FormChartwell'sChemistry ClubChemistry ProgramChoral and Vocal StudiesCivic Education Fellowship Program Application FormCivitas - Social Sciences PublicationCLEP Test InfoClubs and OrganizationsCollege DemocratsCollege RepublicansCommencement InformationCommunication DepartmentCommunication Department Information Request FormComplaint Form for Students & EmployeesComplete Withdrawal FormComputer Science ClubComputer Science ProgramConcert BandConcert ChoirConcurrent StudentsConsumer InformationContinuing or Non-Renewal Housing ContractContinuing Student Scholarship ApplicationCORE - Conserving Our Ranger EnvironmentCoronado HallCoronado Hall CafeCounseling Psychology, Master ofCounseling, Request Non-Emergency AppointmentCounseling ServicesCourse Evaluations Special Request Form for FacultyCourse Evaluations Tenured Faculty ExemptionsCourse RotationsCourse Schedule ArchiveCourse SchedulesCOVID-19 Active CasesCrime Prevention & Safety TipsCriminal Justice-Law Enforcement & CorrectionsCurrent International StudentsCurriculum and Instruction - Master's Degree DA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZDelta Mu Delta Business Honor SocietyDining ServicesDiversity at NorthwesternDivision of Business Information Request FormDNP Acknowledgement of General Information Form DNP Applicant Reference FormDNP ApplicationDNP General InformationDNP Program - Person Serving as Reference for Applicant FormDorm It UpDrug Free Policy Statement Brochure EA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZEducation, Division ofEducation - Graduate StudiesEducation Division Information Request FormEducational Leadership - Master's DegreeEmail AccessEmergency Text Message Alert System infoEmployee BenefitsEmployee DirectoryEmployee HandbookEmploymentEmployment Application - Faculty, Administration, Professional (Exempt)Employment Application - Non-Exempt StaffEmployment Data - 2017Employment Data - 2018Employment - Request for Supplemental InformationEnglish ProgramEnglish, Foreign Language & Humanities Information Request FormEnglish, Foreign Language and HumanitiesEnidEnid InformationEthics PointEvent & Facility Reservation InformationEvents CalendarExam Request Form FA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZFacility and Event Reservation FormFactbook for NorthwesternFaculty - AgricultureFaculty - BusinessFaculty - CommunicationFaculty - EducationFaculty - English, Foreign Language and HumanitiesFaculty - Fine ArtsFaculty - Health and Sports Science EducationFaculty - Math and Computer ScienceFaculty - Natural ScienceFaculty - NursingFaculty - PsychologyFaculty - Social SciencesFaculty - Social WorkFaculty Development Advisory Board (FDAB)Faculty Evaluation and Development (FEAD)Faculty HandbookFaculty Handbook - AdjunctFaculty Resources for Online ProgramsFaculty Resources for School of EducationFaculty SenateFall Career & Internship Fair FormFall Education Career FairFamily DayFellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Fight SongFiling a Complaint, Student/EmployeeFiling a GrievanceFinals ScheduleFinancesFinancial AidFinancial Aid FAQ'sFinancial Aid Files and LinksFinancial Audit FY20Fine Arts DepartmentFine Arts Department Information Request FormFood Pantry - Campus CabinetForeign LanguageNWOSU ForgeFoundation OfficeFreshman ConnectionFreshman Connection Registration FormFreshman OrientationFreshman Residency Exemption Request FormFreshman Residency Requirement InfoFreshman Scholarship FormFryer HallFulbright ProgramFull-time Job - Career Services GA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZGas Leak ReportingGay-Straight AllianceGeneral Education AssessmentGeneral Psychology, Master ofGovernanceGraduate CatalogGraduate Degree Program CostsGraduate and Employment Data - 2017Graduate and Employment Data - 2018Graduate StudentsGraduate StudiesGraduate Studies-Application FormsGraduate Studies Information Request FormGraduate Studies Student Learning OutcomesGrievance FormGuidance CounselorsGuitar Festival Registration Form HA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZHealth & Safety OfficeHealth & Sports Science EducationHealth & Sports Science Education Information Request FormHeartland BESTHeartland BEST Registration FormHepatitis B FormHerod Hall Auditorium Reservation FormHistory of NorthwesternHistory & Global StudiesHoliday Tubas 2017HomecomingHomecoming Float Entry FormHomecoming "Massed Bands" Registration FormHomecoming SuggestionsHomecoming ThemeHomecoming Theme & Parade Marshal FormHomecoming ThemesHomepageHonor Society of NursingHonors ApplicationHonors ProgramHousing and Meal Application Contract FormHousing - Continuing or Non-Renewal Housing ContractHousing - Customize Your RoomHousing - Freshman Residency Exemption Request FormHousing - Residence Hall HandbookHousing - Room AssignmentsHousing - Sibling/Family Housing Agreement WaiverHousing - StaffHousing - Summer Housing ContractHousing - Work forHuman Resources IA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZImmunization PolicyImmunization Records FormImportant DatesIncoming FreshmenInformation TechnologyInstitutional Animal Care and Use CommitteeInstitutional AssessmentInstitutional DiversityInstitutional Review BoardInstitutional Review Board Application FormInternational Student AssociationInternational Student CostsInternational Student EmploymentInternational StudentsInternational Students: ApplicationInternational Students: Financial Guarantee FormInternational Students: Statement of UnderstandingInternational Student ServicesIntramural SportsIntramural Team Sign-up JA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZJ.R. Holder Wellness CenterJazz EnsembleJob Application, StudentsJob Openings at NorthwesternJohn Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award KA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZKNSU Radio LA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZLanguage Testing International (LTI)LeadershipLeviathan SocietyLibrary ServicesLicensure Pass Rates for CPA, Teaching, NursingLiving On Campus MA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZMap of CampusMarching BandMascot & ColorsMass CommunicationMaster's DegreesMath ClubMath ProgramMath & Computer Science DepartmentMath & Computer Science Department Information Request FormMath, Cmsc, & Natural Science Scholarship ApplicationMedical Sciences ClubMeningitis FormMen's BasketballMiller Analogies Test (MAT)Miss CinderellaMission Statement for NorthwesternMuseum of Natural History NA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZNAS Art ShowNatural ScienceNatural Science Department Information Request FormNet Price CalculatorNew Ranger EventsNew Staff Orientation Evaluation FormNews ArchiveNon-Travel Conference/Event Approval FormNorthwestern News - 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Master's DegreeScience Fair JudgingSecurity and Fire Safety ReportSelf-StudyService Learning/Civic Engagement (SLICE)Service Learning AwardsService Learning Community Partner Submission FormService Learning Course Approval FormService Learning Course Follow-Up FormService Learning Post-Project Report for Clubs/OrganizationsSevere Weather InformationSexual Assault Anonymous Reporting FormSexual Misconduct Policy & Sexual Violence ResourcesSGA MinutesSibling/Family Housing Agreement WaiverSigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor SocietySigma Tau Delta English Honor SocietySocial Science EducationSocial SciencesSocial Sciences Department Information Request FormSocial Sciences Coninuting Student Scholarship ApplicationSocial WorkSocial Work Conference Room Reservation (Room JD307)Social Work Field Experience ApplicationSocial Work Information RequestSocial Work Major ApplicationSocial Work Program Professional Reference FormSocial Work Scholarship ApplicationSociety of Physics Students (SPS)Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT)SociologySoftballSouth HallSpanish ClubSpeech & TheatreSponsored Programs (Grants)Sponsored Programs - 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Mass Communication

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 the freshman year, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through working with campus media.Award-winning campus media 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: 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: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: ​​Gain knowledge and skills in multiple areas including broadcast, print journalism, and strategic communicationUse industry standard equipment and software in our on-campus studios and newsroomComplete internships that offer additional learning experiences and opportunities to networkEnjoy supportive relationships with faculty and peersWork one-on-one with faculty and in group settings with peersApply for participation and/or memorial scholarships specifically for students active in the mass communication program and student mediaWork for our student media in paid student positions TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The following are the 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.SLO 7: Students will apply skills for effective review and analysis of research pertaining to the discipline of mass communication.

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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Communication Department Faculty TITLE: Tamara Brown, Chair CONTENT: Communication Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication Office: VH110  Phone: 580-327-8429 Fax: 580-327-8185Email: tlbrown@nwosu.eduEDUCATIONPostgraduate Work, Oklahoma State UniversityM.S., May 1993, University of OklahomaB.S., May 1991, Northwestern Oklahoma State University CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSESCertificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech, Language and Hearing AssociationOklahoma State License to Practice Speech Language Pathology from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and AudiologyBrown joined the faculty of Northwestern in August of 1998.COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTSCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech CommunicationSCOM 1014 American Sign LanguageSCOM 2763 Voice and PhoneticsSCOM 3113 Advanced Speech CommunicationSCOM 3133 Interpersonal CommunicationSCOM 3213 Business and Professional CommunicationSCOM 3613 Small Group CommunicationSCOM 4023 Nonverbal CommunicationCAREER HIGHLIGHTSJohn Barton Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, 2005-2006John Sheffield Teacher of the Year, 2004-2005Named Chair of Communication Department, July 2005Hired as Instructor of Speech at NWOSU, August 1998FAMILY INFORMATIONHusband, ScottChildren, Megan and Colton TITLE: Dr. John Ellerbach CONTENT: Assistant Professor of Mass CommunicationStrategic Communication AdviserOffice: JDA 234Phone: 580-327-8456Email: jrellerbach@nwosu.eduEDUCATIONEd.D. Oklahoma State University, Mass Communication Higher Education, 1988M.A. Drake University, Journalism, 1982B.A. University of Dubuque, English, 1975COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTMCOM 3463 Introduction to Strategic CommunicationMCOM 3521 Strategic Communication PracticumMCOM 3833 Strategic Communication Writing    SCOM 1113 Introduction to SpeechMCOM 4123  Advanced Strategic CommunicationMCOM 3053  Principles of Advertising and MarketingMCOM 3203  Media PhotographyCAREER HIGHLIGHTS Author of two books about Iowa and author of various humor and satire piecesAuthor of a textbook: “Public Relations Case Studies for Analysis and Action”Broadcast journalist in Wisconsin and freelancer of various feature stories for a variety of newspapers and magazinesDirector of Public Relations for the Iowa Hospital AssociationTaught at a variety of colleges and universities, three of them in the Penn State System of Higher EducationSPECIAL INTERESTSDaily workouts: running and weight trainingTravelingSpending time with my granddaughterFAMILY INFORMATIONWife:  AndreaDaughters: Aurora (dietician in PA) and Natalie (owner of a clothing store in PA: “Trendy Trades”)Granddaughter: Luciana TITLE: Dr. Kaylene Armstrong CONTENT: Assistant Professor of Mass CommunicationNorthwestern News & RangerPulse.com AdviserOffice: Jesse Dunn Annex 232Phone: 580-327-8481Email: kdarmstrong@nwosu.eduEDUCATIONPh.D. in journalism history, December 2015, University of Southern MississippiM.S. in communication, December 1997, Utah State UniversityB.A. in communication, April 1976, Brigham Young University COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTMCOM 2113 News ReportingMCOM 3103 News EditingMCOM 3203 Media PhotographyMCOM 3222 Feature Writing (Advanced Reporting)MCOM 3363 Multimedia JournalismMCOM 3541 Print and Online PracticumMCOM 4103 Publication Design and ProductionMCOM 4213 Mass Communication Law & EthicsCAREER HIGHLIGHTSSpent 20 years as a reporter and editor at four daily newspapers.First female city editor at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah.Adviser to four student newspapers.Author of How Student Journalists Report Campus Unrest, published in January 2018 (Lexington Books).Member of American Journalism Historians Association and College Media Association.SPECIAL INTERESTSMedia historyGrammar nerd!FAMILY INFORMATIONMarried to retired chiropractor Robert J. Armstrong, the other Dr. ArmstrongFive daughters and 12 grandchildren TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Dr. Luis Rocha Antunes CONTENT: Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Broadcast AdviserOffice: Jesse Dunn Annex 235Phone: (580)327-8465Email: lrochaantunes@nwosu.eduEDUCATIONPh.D. Film Studies,  2017, University of Kent (Canterbury, England)Ph.D. Aesthetics,  2017, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway)Research Fellow, 2014, Harvard UniversityM.A. Communication Sciences (Film & Television Studies),  2010, New University of Lisbon (Portugal)B.A. Portuguese Language and Culture, 2007, University of Lisbon (Portugal)COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTMCOM 2123 Introduction to Mass CommunicationMCOM 3113 Introduction to Audio and Video ProductionMCOM 3313 Broadcast NewsMCOM 3803 Broadcast Writing and AnnouncingMCOM 3901 Broadcast PracticumMCOM 4413 Advanced Audio and Video ProductionSCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech CommunicationCAREER HIGHLIGHTSPublished a book: The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiential Film Aesthetics. Intellect Books/The Chicago University PressThe book was nominated for “Best Monograph Award Nomination. The British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies”Recipient of “The Faculty of Humanities Prize for Postgraduate Research, University of Kent” in 2017I have helped many of my students to start their careers as multimedia journalists and news anchors for local television stations.SPECIAL INTERESTSI grew up playing soccer and still love it today. I follow most European leagues.I really like technology and try to stay up to date with new developments especially in what comes to audiovisual technology.I love video and photography.Also love watching movies.FAMILY INFORMATIONWife, AmyDaughter, IsabellaI am originally from Portugal, I have lived in 5 different countries and I love teaching and working with young bright minds.

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Agriculture

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 FormUniversity FarmContact:Dr. Dean Scarbrough, ChairProfessor of AgricultureJesse Dunn 106Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8487dascarbrough@nwosu.eduClubs:Aggie ClubStudent SpotlightCole Anderson, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Senior "I love Northwestern's Agriculture program because my instructors bring a tremendous amount of knowledge to the table. These individuals have allowed me to gain lifelong knowledge and have connections all over in the lifestyle I know and love."Haylie Pegelow, Bucklin, Kansas, 2018 Graduate "I love Northwestern's Agriculture Department because of the professors, the hands on learning, and the opportunities that are provided. Professors are always willing to help students and are eager to share their knowledge with others. With what I've learned from my professors and the Ag Industry, I can venture out and share my knowledge with others. I have a love for Agriculture and that's something that'll never change.” 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: Course Rotation CONTENT: Course RotationAgriculture TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyAgriculture EducationAgriculture, Business minor TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: 100% job placement for Ag. Ed. graduatesNW Ag. interns are offered full-time, industry positions upon graduationAg. degrees are very versatile, leading to careers ranging from banking to real estateStarting salaries average over $40,000 for Ag. graduatesAll faculty have working experience in production agricultureBlake Kennedy (2019) American Star in AgribusinessBridger Anderson (2019) College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Steer Wrestling ChampionTaylor Munsell (2019) CNFR Breakaway Roping Champion Dr. Mindi Clark (2017) Significant Woman in OK Agriculture by the OK Dept. of Ag, Food & Forestry and OSU  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 their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship, 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified 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. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: SLOs - Agriculture DepartmentStudents 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.

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 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!Education Preparation Provider Mission Statement:“We enlighten and empower our graduates through program excellence to educate those whom they serve.”Faculty Information Request FormALCATeachers ClosetGraduate StudiesClinical III Evaluation Assessment TrainingContact:Dr. Christee JenlinkAssociate Dean of EducationEducation Center 205CNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8450cljenlink@nwosu.eduClubsOAEAStudent SpotlightsRiley Wakefield, Oneill, NE, Senior, Elementary Education“Through the Teacher Preparation Program at NWOSU, I have had the honor to be taught by the most impressive educators I have ever met.  With their vast range of experience in the classroom, they have been able to show me how to let every child learn to their greatest potential. I have also learned how to let the classroom be a safe and enjoyable place for students at the same time while they are learning. The different projects and assignments I have been expected to accomplish are fun and challenging, but the rewarding feeling of making a difference in a child’s life is, by far, the greatest aspect of being in this program.”J.C. Wells, Laverne Senior, Math Education“As I begin my student teaching semester, I am now able to implement the skills and methods of teaching that I have learned during my time in the Education program at NWOSU. With small class sizes, I have been able to learn not only the curriculum, but also attain a multitude of knowledge that the professors have gained through their years of educational experience.  This unique opportunity has helped teach me what to do and what not to do in the classroom, as well as develop my ability to become an effective educator. As I reach the end of my degree in Math Education, I know that I have been equipped with the necessary tools to step in a classroom and educate my future students to the very best of my ability.”Megan Brown, Blackwell, OK, Senior, Elementary Education"As I am pursuing my degree in elementary education, I find myself more and more excited to join the ranks of the hard-working teachers in the state of Oklahoma and make a difference in the lives of kids! The education department at NWOSU provides a strong foundation for future teachers by equipping us with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to be effective.  The department is tight-knit, class sizes are small, and instructors are truly invested in students." 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.Study Materials  TITLE: Course Rotation CONTENT: Course RotationEducation TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyEarly Childhood EducationElementary EducationSpecial Education TITLE: Diversity CONTENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University ensures all teacher candidates complete diverse field experiences within their respective program.  A teacher candidate is to research the demographics of each school site within a district BEFORE completing field experience hours.School Diversity Rating Charts     School Diversity Rating 2016-2017  (Spring 2017 until Spring 2019)    School Diversity Ratings 2019 (use Fall 2019 until Spring 2022) TITLE: Forms CONTENT: Appeals FormBackground Check InstructionsCourse Substitution FormClinical III / Student Teaching Applications (Due March 1 or October 1)Teacher Education Interview Application (Due March 1 or October 1) Transfer Student Waiver Lesson Plan Fall 2020Foundations of Education Placement for Field Experience I TITLE: Handbooks CONTENT: Teacher Education Handbook (2022)Teacher Education Handbook (2021)Teacher Education Handbook (2020)Teacher Education Handbook (2019) Teacher Education Handbook (2018)Teacher Education Handbook (2017) Teacher Education Handbook (2016) TITLE: Checksheets CONTENT: Early Childhood EducationElementary EducationSpecial EducationCorrelation Chart TITLE: Accreditation CONTENT: The following education programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the following Specialized Professional Associations:Agriculture Education (B.S.Ed.) Office of Education Quality and Accountability (OEQA)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.)  Office of Education Quality and Accountability (OEQA)Music Education (B.M.E.) Office of Education Quality and Accountability (OEQA)Instrumental VocalNatural Science Education (B.S.Ed.) Natural Science Teachers Association (NSTA)BiologyChemistryPhysicsSocial 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.)  Office of Education Quality and Accountability (OEQA)Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)Reading Specialist (M.Ed.) International Reading Association (IRA)CAEP (NCATE) Accreditation InformationCAEP (NCATE) WebsiteAnnual Reporting Measures2020 (AY 2018-19) 2019 (AY 2017-2018) Institutional Annual Report202020192018201720162015201420132012InTASC Alignment with TLE (Teacher Leader Effectiveness)Oklahoma State ReportsAnnual State Reports2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016TEAMS (Teacher Education Assessment Management System)TEAMS HandbookTEAMS Annual Report2019-20202018-20192017-2018 2016-20172015-20162014-20152013-20142012-2013​Title II Title II Program  Report2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-20162014-2015NWOSU Graduates ​​Hired in Education Positions2017-20182016-2017 TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship, 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you must: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.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships.Background Check, OGET Loan Application TITLE: OKlahoma Department of Education CONTENT: Certification Exams (OGET, OSAT, OPTE)OEQA (Office of Education Quality and Accountability)Oklahoma Teacher CertificationSchool Report CardTeacher Shortage InformationTeacher Shortage Task Force Report TITLE: Advisory Board CONTENT: Advisory Board ChargeThe charge of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Division of Education Advisory Board is for its members to use their expertise and skills in the field of education to guide the Division in matters related to its purpose as an educator preparation provider.  The members of the Advisory Board will be representative of the stakeholders with whom the Division collaborates in candidate preparation. Advisory Board MembersAmber Graham-Fitzgerald, Director of Human Resources and Communications, Enid Public Schools, Enid, OklahomaDaLana Hawkins, Assistant Principal, Ponca City High School, Ponca City Public Schools, Ponca City, OklahomaKaren Koehn, Career Counselor, Northwest Technology Center, Alva, OklahomaMichelle McDonald, Curriculum Interventionist, and Public Information Officer, Woodward Public Schools, Woodward, OklahomaAgendas April 6, 2018November 12, 2018February 18, 2019October 3, 2019MinutesApril 6, 2018November 12, 2018February 18, 2019October 3, 2019 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: Alternative Placement (Certification) Program CONTENT: NWOSU Plan of Study for Individuals Seeking Alternative Teaching CertificationNorthwestern Oklahoma State University supports individuals seeking alternative certification and strives to prepare individuals for success as educators.  The Division of Education provides classes through the Curriculum and Instruction graduate program, which is designed to meet the needs of those who are alternatively or emergency certified.  (No prior educational knowledge expected.)Individuals can:Elect to take individual courses at the graduate level from the Curriculum and Instruction plan of study to meet additional coursework required by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  Completion of graduate-level courses may move an individual across the salary schedule to earn more money.Complete a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, which provides a deeper understanding of teaching through the study of curriculum and pedagogy.  In addition to being better prepared to teach, the completion of the master’s degree places an individual in a higher earning bracket on the salary schedule. Elect to take unrestricted undergraduate education courses to meet additional coursework required by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  This option does not move an individual across the salary schedule, nor does coursework apply toward a graduate degree. All prerequisites and criteria for undergraduate courses must be met to enroll in an undergraduate course.  Example: Ed Seminar, GPA, see page 45 Undergraduate Catalog.Any option will meet the state’s alternative certification requirement.NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITYGRADUATE PLAN OF STUDYMaster of Education~ Curriculum and Instruction OptionName: Student ID#: Signature: _________________________ Date: ______________PROGRAM Hours Semester1. Required Core Subjects (10 hours)A. EDUC 5010 Graduate Study Seminar (during 1st semester 0 of graduate work)B. ResearchEDUC 5013 Introduction to Research (must be taken within the first 9 hours of coursework)C. FoundationEDUC 5203 Educational PracticesD. PsychologyEDUC 5212 Psychology of TeachingE. DiversityEDUC 5822 Multicultural Education 2. Concentration Courses (16 hours)A. Option 1 – Emphasis in Curriculum LeadershipEDUC 5103 Curriculum in SchoolsEDUC 5093 Curriculum and Instruction for Special LearnersEDUC 5222 Advanced Educational PsychologyPSYC 5183 Human Growth and DevelopmentEDUC 5352 Behavior Intervention StrategiesEDUC 5423 Foundations of LiteracyArea of Emphasis (select 6 credit hours)EDUC 5223 Methods and Techniques for Individualizing InstructionEDUC 5553 Methods and Materials in the Education of the GiftedEDUC 5782 Supervision of TeachingEDUC 5772 School and Public RelationsEDUC 5231 Advanced Assessment DesignEDUC 5221 Advanced Educational TechnologyB. Option 2 – Emphasis in National Board Certification Preparation (16 hours)EDUC 5103 Curriculum in SchoolsEDUC 5093 Curriculum and Instruction for Special LearnersEDUC 5222 Advanced Educational PsychologyPSYC 5183 Human Growth and DevelopmentEDUC 5352 Behavior Intervention StrategiesEDUC 5403 Advanced Developmental Reading ~ PrimaryOREDUC 5413 Advanced Developmental Reading~Inter./Sec.Area of Emphasis (9 credit hours required)EDUC 5023 Portfolio DevelopmentEDUC 5500 PracticumEDUC 5033 National Board Examination PreparationC. Option 3 – Emphasis in Special Education* (16 hours)EDUC 5103 Curriculum in SchoolsEDUC 5093 Curriculum and Instruction for Special LearnersEDUC 5222 Advanced Educational PsychologyPSYC 5183 Human Growth and DevelopmentEDUC 5392 Clinical Procedures for Teaching Students w/Severe/Profound DisabilitiesEDUC 5423 Foundations of LiteracyArea of Emphasis (Select 6 hours)EDUC 5373 Curriculum Development for Students with Mild/Moderate DisabilitiesEDUC 5263 Historical & Theoretical Perspectives of Special EducationEDUC 5383 Leadership in Special EducationEDUC 5583 Assessment & Diagnosis in Special Education*Currently, Option 3 is available pending approval form the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher EducationTOTAL HOURS: (minimum 32-35 hours required) 32-35Approved: (original signatures required)Advisory Committee:Chair _____________________________________________________ Date: ________________Member ___________________________________________________Date: ________________Member ___________________________________________________Date: ________________Associate Dean of Graduate Studies: ___________________________Date: ________________Updated 8.11.2017 TITLE: State Licensure Information CONTENT: Professional Licensure DisclosureProfessional Education Licensure by State Teacher Education

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 EducationThe Health and Sports Science program currently offers three different degree majors and a minor for a Bachelor's of Science Degree. Those degrees are: Health and Physical Education Teaching degree (grades K-12); Non-teaching Health and Sports Science degree (major or minor); and a Health and Fitness Management degree (major & minor).   Northwestern has a long and rich tradition with National Accreditation in the teacher education profession. The Health and Sports Science department prides itself on individual student attention and assistance. Our students become part of the department family and not simply an enrollment number. We pledge to do our best to ensure that every student receives the assistance and attention to graduate and be a proud alumnus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  The Health and Sports Science Education department's mission is to prepare the students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to contribute to healthy lifestyles. The department further envisions its graduates will gain employment in a variety of settings in which knowledge of kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology can be applied to contexts including the design of individual, dual, and team activities with youth, adult, and special populations. The department believes that attitude plays a major role in the development of a healthful lifestyle and, therefore, strives to instill the knowledge of factors involved in the development of an appreciation of such lifestyles. The department also strives to allow students the opportunity to experience and participate in an environment where positive health practices are exhibited.  Faculty Information Request FormJ.R. Holder Wellness CenterIntercollegiate AthleticsIntramural SportsContact:Mr. Shane HansenChair, Health and Sports Science EducationInstructor of Health and Sports ScienceHealth and Sports Science 134Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8628schansen@nwosu.edu Mr. Mark Zadorozny Instructor, Health and Sports ScienceHealth and Sports Science 150Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8624mazadorozny@nwosu.eduClubs:Fellowship of Christian AthletesStudent Athlete Advisory CommitteeStudent SpotlightKelsey Schumpert, Anadarko, OK, Senior"The Health and Sports Science Department at NWOSU is a fantastic department full of caring and helpful faculty members. Throughout my time as a Ranger, the Health and Sports Science faculty have gone above and beyond to guide my education and mentor me as I pursue my future career. The hands-on learning, friendly atmosphere, and career focused teaching have allowed me to grow and develop my skills before entering the classroom. The Health and Sports Science Education degree at Northwestern has thoroughly prepared me for my future as a coach and teacher."Kayla Eaton, Stillwater, OK, Junior"I like how the professors are willing to work with you in any way you need and I genuinely enjoy what I learn about in my classes. I like that this degree is so broad and that you can do so many things with it. Having a health and fitness management degree is going to help me with having a career in the health field." 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: www.nwosu.edu/student-services/office-of-career-services​ TITLE: Course Rotation CONTENT: Course RotationHealth and Sports Science Education TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyBachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science - EducationHealth & Fitness Management TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: 100% job placement for teacher education program for physical educationMerit based scholarships available only to Health and Sports Science majorsReceive individual student attention and assistance3 degree options: Health and Physical Education Teaching degree (grades Pre-K-12); Non-teaching Health and Sports Science degree (major or minor); and Health and Fitness Management degree We prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to contribute to healthy lifestylesCareer path options include becoming a teacher, coach, personal trainer, fitness professional, physical therapist, and more  TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship, 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships. 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.

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, 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 future.Faculty  Information Request FormContact:Dr. Jason D. Ferrell, Department ChairAssistant Professor of Psychologyjdferrell@nwosu.edu(580) 327-8447ClubsPsychology ClubPsi ChiStudent SpotlightAlicia Green, Enid, OK, Senior"A degree in Psychology has taught me patience, understanding, and empathy for other people. I love learning about different theories of Psychology and cannot wait til I am able to use those theories in Graduate school and eventually in my career as a counselor. The best part of the Psychology department at Northwestern is the teachers. They really care about their students and their students’ success. They are passionate about psychology and teaching. My time here has been amazing." TITLE: Degrees Offered CONTENT: Bachelor's DegreesPsychologyMinorsPsychologyExercise and Sports PsychologySubstance AbuseMaster's DegreesMaster of Counseling PsychologyMaster of General Psychology For 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: Course Rotation CONTENT: Course RotationPsychology TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: Plans of StudyPsychologyMasters of Counseling Psychology 48 Hour ProgramMasters of Counseling Psychology LPC TrackMasters of Counseling Psychology LADC TrackMasters of Science General Psychology TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: Learn from faculty that have expertise in areas such as counseling, research, data analysis and specialized areas including sports psychology and substance abuse counselingStudy about the human body and behavior from evidence based curriculumHands-on learning with psychology tools which help with application theories and techniques in the fieldUtilize knowledge and skills obtained to begin careers in education or assessment, advance to graduate school, and even work with a major league baseball team using sports psychology TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship, 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.  Psychology Scholarship Form can be found by clicking here. Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Knowledge Base of Psychology SLO 1: Students will defferentiate major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical finding, and historical trends in psychology. Research Methods in PsychologySLO 2: Students will appraise basic research methods in psychology, including formulation of research design, appraisal of data analysis, and provide interpretation. Critical Thinking Skills in PsychologySLO 3: Students will examine and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to problem-solving.Application of PsychologySLO 4: Students will apply psychological priniciples to personal, social, and organizational issues.   TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes - MCP CONTENT: Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical PracticeSLO 1:  Students will examine basic counseling theories within the counseling profession, and establish a theoretical framework to utilize with diverse client populations.SLO 2:  Students are responsible for displaying ethical professionalism by demonstrating knowledge of ethical codes, legal statutes, professional organizations, and licensing standards.SLO 3:  Students will demonstrate techniques and therapeutic approaches used in counseling to assess human behavior, pathology, and addiction. Social and Cultural DiversitySLO 4:  Students will evaluate and demonstrate knowledge and self-awareness of diverse populations and cultural context.SLO 5:  Students will examine theories and models of multicultural counseling, cultural identity development, social justice, and advocacy. Human Growth and DevelopmentSLO 6:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories of human growth and development by evaluating biological, developmental, and environmental factors that impact the life-span. Assessment and TestingSLO 7:  Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standardized methods of client assessment/evaluation used in counseling by administering, interpreting, and analyzing various tests.Research and Program EvaluationSLO 8:  Students will analyze, interpret, and implement empirical research as it impacts the counseling field.SLO 9:  Students will design research studies  TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes - MGP CONTENT: Social and Cultural DiversitySLO 4:  Students will evaluate and demonstrate knowledge and self-awareness of diverse populations and cultural context.SLO 5:  Students will examine theories and models of multicultural counseling, cultural identity development, social justice, and advocacy.Human Growth and DevelopmentSLO 6:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories of human growth and development by evaluating biological, developmental, and environmental factors that impact the life-span. Assessment and TestingSLO 7:  Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standardized methods of client assessment/evaluation used in psychology by evaluating, interpreting, and analyzing various tests.Research and Program EvaluationSLO 8:  Students will analyze, interpret, and implement empirical research as it impacts the psychology field.SLO 9:  Students will author a final thesis or capstone project. TITLE: State Licensure Information CONTENT: State Licensure Information (updated August 12, 2020)

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 Library Hours and CalendarAlva Campus — J.W. Martin Library580-327-8574Contact a LibrarianEnid Campus580-327-8576Visitation ScheduleWoodward Campus580-327-8572Visitation ScheduleOur Mission & VisionMissionConnecting Learners to Knowledge.VisionLibrary Services aspires to be the central hub of information resources for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University community.Follow the Library   Quick LinksAbout UsNewsHow Do I …?I Need to Find …Interlibrary LoanInstructionPoliciesServicesDigital Archives

English

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 and Writer's Roundtable, organizations that help students make connections with their literature-loving peers.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 Delta, the English Honor Society.Writer's Roundtable, a creative writing group open to all faculty, staff, and students. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with an English Degree?Writing/EditingCreative WritingJournalismFree-lanceTechnical WritingLiterature-RelatedLibrarian/Information SpecialistPublishingMedia & Public RelationsTranslatorAbstractorResearcherEducationAdvertising Sales/MarketingCirculationProductionPublicityAdvertisingCreativeMediaResearchPublic RelationsParalegalBankingBusiness/IndustryPublishing 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: 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 English, Writing, and SpanishFor a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Course Rotations CONTENT: English Course RotationHumanities Course Rotation TITLE: Plans of Study CONTENT: English Major English Education MajorEnglish MinorWriting Minor TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Gladys Bingham-Dotter Scholarship: 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 Scholarship: 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 organization.Agnes Lebeda Writing Award: Granted to a full-time senior or graduate student majoring in English with a 3.50 CGPA. The Milt and Becky Lehr Award: 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: Awarded to a full-time English major with a CGPA of 2.50.Fran Wadley Slack Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time junior or senior English major or minor with a CGPA of 3.00.For more information, please visit Scholarships.

Foreign Language

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Foreign Language¡Bienvenidos!Our Spanish professor, Dr. Robert Vest, is always willing to help any student interested in learning Spanish. His classes focus on teaching students to speak Spanish through communicative methods, while also focusing on developing students' cultural competency. Dr. Vest has travelled and lived in many Hispanic countries, especially México and Spain, which enriches his instruction.Students who choose to complete a major or minor in Spanish will be able to take classes in Spanish that focus on the wonderful literature and cultures of the Hispanic world!Dr. Vest is also the faculty sponsor of the University's Spanish club, which is involved in both cultural activities and civic projects, as well as Sigma Delta Pi, the international Spanish honor society.For more information about the Spanish program or its student organizations, contact Dr. Robert Vest, assistant professor of Spanish, or Dr. Kate Lane, department chair. Contact:Dr. Robert VestAssistant Professor of SpanishVinson Hall 202580-327-8466rcvest@nwosu.eduClubsSigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society) Spanish Club TITLE: Spanish Major CONTENT: The Foreign Language program offers a Spanish major that requires 40 credit hours. Be sure to check out the Course Schedule for times, dates, and locations of these courses. Required Courses (credit hours):SPAN 1224: Elementary Spanish II (4)SPAN 2151: Spanish Pronunciation (1)SPAN 2183: Intermediate Spanish I (3) SPAN 2193: Intermediate Spanish II (3)SPAN 3103: Intro to Hispanic Lit (3)SPAN 3113: Peninsular/Spanish American Culture (3)SPAN 4391: Internship (1)SPAN 4501: Capstone (1)Elective Courses (credit hours):SPAN 3153: Topics in Hispanic Literature & Culture (3)      *May be repeated for credit when course content changes.SPAN 3183: Advanced Spanish I (3)SPAN 3193: Advanced Spanish II (3)SPAN 4103: Survey of Peninsular Literature (3)SPAN 4183: Conversation (3)SPAN 4193: Composition/Grammar (3)SPAN 4223: Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)Spanish majors must complete, as part of their requirements, SPAN 1114, or be placed into SPAN 1224 by CLEP or Examination.Students with fewer than 70 credit hours may be able to test out of the first 12 credit hours of Spanish. For a detailed look at the descriptions for this major, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Spanish Minor CONTENT: The Foreign Language program offers a Spanish minor that requires 23 credit hours. Be sure to check out the Course Schedule for times, dates, and locations of these courses. Spanish Minor Required Courses (credit hours):SPAN 1114: Elementary Spanish I (4)SPAN 1224: Elementary Spanish II (4)SPAN 2183: Intermediate Spanish I (3) or SPAN 2193: Intermediate Spanish II (3)*Select three 3000-level elective courses (9), chosen from the following:SPAN 3103: Intro to Hispanic Lit (3)SPAN 3113: Peninsular/Spanish American Culture (3)SPAN 3153: Topics in Hispanic Literature & Culture (3)SPAN 3183: Advanced Spanish I (3)SPAN 3193: Advanced Spanish II (3)*Select one 4000-level elective course (3), chosen from the following:SPAN 4103: Survey of Peninsular Literature (3)SPAN 4183: Conversation (3)SPAN 4193: Composition/Grammar (3)SPAN 4223: Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)For a detailed look at the descriptions for this minor, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Careers for Spanish Students CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Spanish Degree?You'll have a leg up in the job market as employers will be looking for candidates with Spanish-speaking skills, plus being bilingual keeps your brain sharp. Being bilingual could also help you earn more money after graduation, and traveling abroad could become easier.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: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish:SLO 1Students will demonstrate oral proficiency in Spanish at the advanced level according to the standards adopted by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages.SLO 2Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationship of cultural practices, products, and perspectives in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as compare them to those of their own culture.SLO 3Students will produce a significant research assignment in Spanish in which they synthesize and analyze data from primary and secondary sources to critique a specific cultural product or practice in the Spanish-speaking world.SLO 4Students will identify the primary arguments and supporting details in oral and written discourses as well as demonstrate the ability to formulate their own supported arguments in both presentational and interpersonal modes of communication.SLO 5Students will identify major cultural movements in world history and synthesize how such movements influenced both Spanish and Spanish American civilization and cultural production. TITLE: Course Rotation CONTENT: Spanish Course Rotation TITLE: Plan of Study CONTENT: Spanish Major Plan of StudySpanish Minor Plan of Study TITLE: Scholarship CONTENT: The Foreign Language program offers the Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship. The award is $500 and is given to a full-time continuing student minoring in Spanish. The student must have completed three semesters of Spanish coursework and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.For more information, please visit Scholarships.

Speech & Theatre

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Speech and TheatreThe Speech and Theatre program strives to enable its members to achieve learning excellence and reach their full potential through guidance, instruction, and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies and professional applications in speech and theatre related fields.The Speech and Theatre program offers multiple courses designed to improve understanding of the human communication process and to develop proficiency in many types of communication from public speaking to the performing arts. The Speech and Theatre program offers the following major and minor coursework.Speech and Theatre majorSpeech Communication minorTheatre minorMusical theatre minor​ Contact:Kimberly Weast, MFAProfessor of Theatre ArtsChair, Department of Fine ArtsRyerson Hall 330Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8462kkweast@nwosu.eduMickey JordanDirector of Technical TheatreHerod Hall Facilities ManagerRyerson Hall 302Northwestern - Alva(580) 327-8458mojordan@nwosu.eduTamara BrownAssistant Professor of SpeechChair, Communication DepartmentVinson Hall 110Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8429tlbrown@nwosu.eduClubs:Castle Players Theatre ClubPresident: Chris ChaunceyVice-President: Lilith FerreroSecretary/Treasurer: Sydney EndsleyHistorian: Shovel ThornburgFor more information please contact our president at clchauncey94@rangers.nwosu.edu. TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out their respective scholarship forms: Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Scholarship 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 using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://ournorthwestern.org/make-an-investment/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.Students in this department also may qualify for participation scholarships of up to $2,000.For more information, please visit Scholarships. TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: What Can I Do with a Speech & Theatre Degree?Professional, community, religious, technical and children’s theatreAmusement and theme parksPublic speakingSpeech writingHuman resourcesLobbyingMotivational speakingPoliticsCustomer serviceActorsProducersDirectorsArtistic DirectorsScriptwritersScript EditorsPlaywrights and DramaturgsStage ManagersTechniciansSet, Lighting, Sound, Make-up and Costume Designers TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: The following are the five 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.SLO 5: Students will formulate strategies for effective communication in intercultural situations.

Visual Arts

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 ProgramGraceful Arts CenterContact:Kyle LarsonAssistant Professor of ArtDirector of Visual ArtsJesse Dunn Art Annex, Office 326B(580) 327-8108krlarson@nwosu.eduGet the latest news, event and exhibition information by following us on Facebook:Club:NWOSU Art Society TITLE: Visual Arts Minor CONTENT: The Visual Arts Program provides courses to complete the 21 credits needed to earn a minor in Visual Arts.ART 1103  Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Art: 3ART 2013  Art History Survey: 3ART 2213  Life Drawing: 3ART 3143  Beginning Painting: 3ART 3163  Natural History Drawing: ( 3 )(OR)ART 3173  Digital Illustration: ( 3 )ART 4103  Intermediate Painting: 3ART 4123  Advanced Studio: 3Total: 21 Credit Hours*Art in Life, HUM 2432 ( 2 ) - Must be taken as a directed elective under “Human Heritage & Culture” of the general education requirements. Although the course is required, it may not be counted in the minimum total for a minor.For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for the Visual Arts minor, please see the Undergraduate Catalog. TITLE: Faculty CONTENT: Kyle LarsonAssistant Professor of Art, Director of Visual ArtsEducationMFA | Boston UniversityMA | California State University, SacramentoBA | California State University, SacramentoCourses TaughtBeginning and Intermediate Painting, Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Art, Life Drawing, Digital Illustration/Graphic Design, Art History Survey, Natural History Drawing, and Advanced Studio.Websitekyle-larson.comEmailkrlarson@nwosu.eduKen KelseyInstructor of History and Fine ArtsEducationMA | University of Wisconsin in MilwaukeeMA | Oklahoma State UniversityBA | Oklahoma State UniversityCourses TaughtArt in LifeEmailkdkelsey@nwosu.edu TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Alva Incentive ScholarshipThe Alva Incentive Scholarship* is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students, and provides students with up to $1,000 when they declare an Art Minor. Students must enroll in at least one Visual Arts course each semester during their first year at NWOSU. * Alva Incentive Scholarship is available only to new incoming students. Students must be living in the city limits of Alva at time of enrollment.Visual Arts Foundation ScholarshipsThe Northwestern Oklahoma  State University Foundation administers several awards in visual arts.  Applicants for  these  awards  must  meet  specific  criteria  and  should  request  an  application  form  from  the  chairman  of  the department. Applications must be completed by February 15th of each year.  The Bobette Buchanan Pfeifer Visual Arts Scholarship was established by the family of Bobette Buchanan Pfeifer, an accomplished photographer, to allow Northwestern students to pursue their mutual love of the visual arts. Candidates must be accepted as a full-time continuing student at Northwestern and have at least a 3.0 CGPA in the art minor. Candidates must also have completed two or more art classes in order to receive the scholarship. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, room and board.The Case Family Scholarship was established in honor of James Case and the Case family. The Case Family Scholarship will be awarded to a student either in the Department of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) or the Department of Mass Communication.  The selection committee will alternate between the departments each year. The recipient must be a full-time student at Northwestern and remain active in campus organizations and major or minor in art or mass communication. First preference will be given to students from Waynoka, OK. Second preference will be given to students from Woods County, OK. Third preference will be given to students from northwest Oklahoma. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, room and board. TITLE: Course Offerings CONTENT: To view Visual Arts course rotations, click on the following link: Visual Arts Course RotationsART 1103 - Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Art: A foundations class with emphasis on the development of a fundamental drawing skill set and visual vocabulary. Students will be introduced to various mediums, such as collage, charcoal, chalk pastel, watercolor, acrylics, and mixed-media.ART 2213 - Life Drawing: An intermediate course in observational drawing focusing on the study of the anatomical structure and interpretive representation of the human figure. Students work from live models.ART 2013 - Art History Survey: Introductory survey of Western art. Special focus on developments in painting and drawing.ART 3143 - Beginning Painting: An exploration of the medium of oil paint, and an introduction to various techniques and approaches in painting primarily through the practice of still-life, landscape and figure. Emphasis will be on direct observation and use of color to make form.ART 3173 - Digital Illustration/Graphic Design: An introductory course to the world of digital illustration and design. The class is held in the Visual Arts department's Mac lab. Focus on the development of a diverse skill set and the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create digital art and publications for print and the web.ART 3163 - Natural History Drawing: Students will create drawings from both specimen in the collection of the NWOSU Museum of Natural History and other gathered references. Emphasis on accurate description of animal bodies and natural environments. Discussion of historical animaliers and of contemporary illustrators of natural subjects.ART 4103 - Intermediate Painting: This course is a continuation of the pictorial problems and material techniques of painting introduced in ART 3143 - Beginning Painting, focusing on more complex and varied subject matter, media, and concepts. Greater emphasis placed on the development of individualized approaches to materials and content.ART 4123 - Advanced Studio: This course is required of graduating art minors. Emphasis on exploration of individual interests in painting and drawing. Lecture, studio and critique sessions will include preparing the artist statement, preparation of a portfolio and promotional material, and developing work for a representative final show.HUM 2432 - Art in Life: This course analyzes the evolution of cultures as they developed  and  were  expressed  in  art starting with ancient and medieval societies, the Renaissance period  until  concluding  with an assessment  of  the post-modernist aesthetics of today. TITLE: Artist-in-Residence Program CONTENT: The NWOSU Artist-in-Residency Program brings emerging and established artists from diverse backgrounds and practices to live and create artwork at NWOSU. The AIRs work alongside students, provide lectures and workshops on campus and in the community, and exhibit artwork in a culminating show. Students see firsthand what it takes to be a professional artist and receive invaluable feedback on their work.For more information on the NWOSU Artist-in-Residence Program, go to: NWOSU Artist-in-Residence TITLE: Student Opportunities CONTENT: Student Exhibition OpportunitiesNWOSU Visual Arts Students are provided with opportunities to exhibit artwork on campus, at the Graceful Arts Gallery and Studio, the historic Runnymede, and other supportive businesses in the heart of Alva’s downtown. Alva’s First Friday Artwalk is a monthly arts festival full of artwork, music and food.Career OpportunitiesSkills cultivated as a visual arts minor prepare students for advanced study in the visual arts and for entry into professional artistic employment. Possible career paths and advanced study in the visual arts include: visual artist, art education (grade school/high school art teacher), art therapy, graphic design, illustration/digital illustration, arts administration, gallery assistant/curator, and more.  TITLE: Student Learning Outcomes CONTENT: Visual Arts Student Learning OutcomesSLO 1 | Refinement of Observational SkillsStudents will learn to see and respond to complexity with sensitivity and nuance.SLO 2 | Cultivation of IdeasStudents will be able to analyze and synthesize visual information and research from a variety of sources for use as subject matter and inspiration in their art practice.SLO 3 | Development of Skill and ProcessStudents will gain hands-on experience in a variety of media and methodologies, and will have sufficient mastery of one or more media to complete the technical, formal, and conceptual challenges involved in the cultivation of a sustained, focused studio practice. Students will develop a personal approach and fluidity in their practice, and will create an original body of work.  SLO 4 | Communication of Ideas and ContextStudents will be able to communicate the content and context of their work visually, orally and in writing.SLO 5 | Development of Work EthicStudents will cultivate a strong work ethic through rigorous studio practice and research. Fostering behaviors such as curiosity, initiative, and persistence will help students engage with the world in productive and dynamic ways. Students will be able to work independently or collaboratively to achieve stated goals.SLO 6 | Engagement with Art History and Contemporary ArtStudents will gain a foundational understanding of art history and will engage with contemporary art and artists, by way of frequent trips to galleries and museums, and the NWOSU Artist-in-Residence program. Students will learn to think critically and imaginatively about their work in a greater context. 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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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Faculty for English, Foreign Language and Humanities TITLE: Kathryn E. Lane, Ph.D. CONTENT: Chair, English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department, Professor of English Northwestern - Alva Vinson Hall 210Phone: (580) 327-8470kelane@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2009M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2002B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999COURSES TAUGHTENGL. 1113: Composition IENGL. 1213: Composition IIENGL. 2123: Foundations of English StudiesENGL. 2653: British Survey II (1800-forward)ENGL. 3303: Popular Literature: Victorian Detective FictionENGL. 3173: The Romantics and VictoriansENGL. 3403: World Literature IENGL. 4103/5103: 19th Century British NovelENGL. 4113/5613: Creative WritingENGL. 4263/5263: 20th & 21st Century British NovelENGL. 4453: English CapstoneENGL. 4470: Independent Study (Nonfiction; Playwriting)HUM 2423: Introduction to FilmHUM. 4480: Humanities, Study Abroad2012: Ireland, Wales, & England2013: Germany2014: Rome, Tuscany, Barcelona, & Madrid2017: New Zealand and Australia2018: Global CitizenshipRESEARCH INTERESTSLost Victorian AuthorsPopular Culture StudiesVirginia WoolfFeminist TheoryFiction WritingCAREER HIGHLIGHTSNWOSU’s John Sheffield Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?I love to cook and experience new cuisines. I’m always up for trying a new recipe or restaurant. I love to travel and am normally planning a trip—even for a day—to explore someplace new. Reading is not only my occupation but my passion. I’m one of those people with a TBR (to be read) pile that is constantly growing—which is about the only thing I do grow as I seem to kill all of my attempts at gardening.FAVORITE QUOTE“All the world is a book and those who do not travel, read but one page.” --St. Augustine TITLE: Matthew M. Lambert, Ph.D. CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 214Phone: (580) 327-8428mmlambert@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2017M. A., University of South Alabama, 2009​B. A., University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2004COURSES TAUGHTENGL. 1113: Composition IENGL. 3433/5433: Nineteenth Century American NovelRESEARCH INTERESTSAmerican LiteratureEnvironmental LiteratureAfrican American LiteratureAmerican Indian LiteratureCrime FictionScience FictionFilmCultural StudiesCAREER HIGHLIGHTSPanel Chair, “Depression-era Environmental Literature,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 2021Author, ““Critical Reception of Ellison’s Essays,” Ralph Ellison in Context, Cambridge UP, 2021Author, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s, UP of Mississippi, 2020Author, “The Self-Reflectivity of Silliness: Sullivan’s Travels’ Critique of the Classical Hollywood Film,” Journal of Popular Film and Television, 2016Author, “‘That sonofabitch could cut your throat’: Bigger and the Black Rat in Richard Wright’s Native Son,” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 2016WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?I am married and have two cats.  When not teaching, I am usually reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music, or playing my guitar.  I also enjoy hiking—whether on the quiet trails of a nature preserve or the crowded sidewalks of a city.FAVORITE QUOTE“…in Wildness is the preservation of the World.” – Henry David Thoreau TITLE: Dawn D. Allen, M.F.A. CONTENT: Instructor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 215Phone: (580) 327-8469dfallen@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONM.F.A., University of Nebraska, 2008B. S., Pittsburg State University, 1980COURSES TAUGHTENGL. 1113: Composition IENGL. 1213: Composition IIENGL. 3503: MythologyENGL. 3513: Technical WritingENGL. 3523: Advanced CompositionENGL. 4113: Creative WritingWHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?I can’t cook, but I had the good sense to marry a man who can. I have two sons, two daughters-in-law, four grand-dogs, two grand-cats, and a furry mutt of my own.  My husband and I have horses and recently relocated so we can enjoy them every day. My parents live close and have been among my biggest writing supporters. Unfortunately (for them), they also provided a lot of fodder for my stories. TITLE: Lindsey M. Cherry, M.A. CONTENT: Instructor of English, Program Coordinator English EducationNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 212Phone: (580) 327-8472lmcherry@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONM.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 2014B.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 2009  COURSES TAUGHTENGL. 1113: Composition IENGL. 1213: Composition IIENGL. 4173/5173: English UsageENGL. 4093: Young Adult LiteratureENGL. 4333: Teaching English in the Secondary SchoolHUM. 2413: Introduction to LiteratureRESEARCH INTERESTSModernismPoststructuralismHyperreality and SimulationFeminist TheoryAmerican Literature post 1900American Indian LiteratureMusic and PoetryCAREER HIGHLIGHTSAuthor, “Eliot and Godard,” Reading With Jean-Luc Godard, Caboose, expected publication 2020 Author, “Woolf and Godard,” Reading With Jean-Luc Godard, Caboose, expected publication 2020Recipient, Innovation in Teaching Award, Redlands Community College, 2019Invited Speaker, Association of Career and Technology Education National Conference, 2018President, Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Services-Special Populations, 2015 - 2018Recipient, Most Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Central Oklahoma, 2013-2014Author, “Curiosity,” Edgar Allan Poe in Context, Cambridge UP, 2013Recipient, Outstanding Paper Presented by a Graduate Student, College English Association, 2010WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?I am a mother of two brilliant daughters and two giant dogs. I love taking road trips with my husband; we often travel to music festivals and try to attend Austin City Limits at least every other year. Teaching and learning are my true passions, and being able to do both for a living is a dream realized.FAVORITE QUOTE“For words, like nature, half reveal / And half conceal the soul within” - Alfred, Lord  TITLE: Shawn P. Holliday, Ph.D. CONTENT: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies,Professor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaRyerson Hall 212Phone: (580) 327-8589spholliday@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D., Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania, 1999M.A., Marshall University, 1993B.A., Marshall University, 1991COURSES TAUGHTENGL. 2883: American Literature Since WhitmanENGL. 3303/5413: Popular Literature: The WesternENGL. 3343/5433: 19th Century American NovelENGL. 3463/5463: American Literature: Twain & JamesENGL. 4163: Literary CriticismENGL. 4203/5203: Contemporary PoetryENGL. 4273/5273: 20th & 21st Century American NovelENGL. 4480/5180: Seminar (20th Century American Playwrights; Jazz and American Literature)HUM. 4900: The History of Rock and RollRESEARCH INTERESTSAmerican Realism and NaturalismModernismAppalachian LiteratureLiterature of the American WestMusic and LiteratureLiterary CriticismCAREER HIGHLIGHTS               Recipient, Oklahoma Humanities Council Opportunity Grant to give a series of talks on the Oklahoma poets laureate at high at schools, museums, and libraries around the state of Oklahoma, 2014. Recipient, Everett T. Helm Fellowship to support research using the Clifford Odets papers at Indiana University’s Lilly Library, 2008.Recipient, Zelda and Paul Gitlin Literary Prize for best article published on Thomas Wolfe in 2006, 2007.      Recipient, William B. Wisdom Grant in Aid of Research to support research using the Thomas Wolfe papers at Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Thomas Wolfe Society, 2006.Recipient, Berger Foundation Grant to Teach Abroad for a semester in London, England, 2005.Recipient, Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, Alice Lloyd College, 2003.Fellow, Salzburg Seminar session in Contemporary American Literature, 2003. Faculty Mentor: Shirley Geok-lin Lim.WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?I spend most of my time away from work writing conference papers, articles, and books on different aspects of American literature. Besides that, I love to cook, grill, read, travel, and spend time with my wife and daughter. I also enjoy playing the bass guitar. The Beatles are a special passion of mine, too.FAVORITE QUOTE“Each of us is all the sums he has not counted: subtract us into the nakedness and night again, and you shall see begin in Crete four thousand years ago the love that ended yesterday in Texas.” --Thomas Wolfe TITLE: Roxie J. James, Ph.D. CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EnglishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 208Phone: (580) 327-8474rjjames@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh. D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014M.A., Northwestern State University, 2008B.A., Northwestern State Univeristy, 2009B.A., Louisiana State University, 2006COURSES TAUGHTENGL. 1113: Composition IENGL. 1213: Composition IIENGL. 3303/5413: Popular Literature: The Dirty, The Scary, and The ScandalousENGL. 3423: Multicultural LiteratureENGL. 3503: MythologyENGL. 4413: Restoration and 18th Century English Literature RESEARCH INTERESTSRomantic and Victorian LiteratureRestoration and Eighteenth Century British LiteratureAmerican Literature to circa 1900Children’s LiteratureDirt Theory and StudiesFAVORITE QUOTE"But a stranger in a strange land, he is no one; men know him not—and to know not is to care not for." --Bram Stoker TITLE: Robert Vest, Ph.D. CONTENT: Professor of SpanishNorthwestern - AlvaVinson Hall 202Phone: (580) 327-8466rcvest@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D., Purdue University, 2018M.A., Purdue University, 2012B.A., Northern Michigan University, 2010COURSES TAUGHTSPAN. 1114: Spanish ISPAN. 1224: Spanish IISPAN. 2151: Spanish PronunciationSPAN. 2183: Conversation/Reading ISPAN. 2193: Composition/Grammar ISPAN. 3103: Introduction to Hispanic LiteratureSPAN. 3113: Peninsular/Spanish American CultureSPAN. 3183: Conversation IISPAN. 3193: Composition/Grammar IISPAN. 4103: Survey of Peninsular LiteratureSPAN. 4183: Conversation IIISPAN. 4193: Composition/Grammar IIISPAN. 4223: Survey of Spanish American LiteratureRESEARCH INTERESTSRealism/Naturalism in Latin American LiteratureLiterature of the Boom/Post-BoomLatin American short storyScience and LiteratureCAREER HIGHLIGHTSHelping lead a study abroad in Madrid, SpainHelping plan and pull off cultural activities with Spanish ClubPublishing an article in an academic journal as an undergraduate with a great faculty advisorWHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?I love to travel every chance I get. My favorite place to travel is Mexico, especially Mexico City and Guanajuato. When I am not traveling, I am normally reading a new book or looking for people to play board games.FAVORITE QUOTE"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it." - Gabriel García Márquez

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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Fine Arts Faculty TITLE: Kimberly Weast CONTENT: Kimberly Weast, M.F.A.Fine Arts Department ChairDirector of Theatre ArtsProfessor of TheatreOffice: Ryerson Hall 330  580-327-8462kkweast@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: Michael Black CONTENT: Michael Black, D.M.A.Assistant Professor of MusicDirector of BandsOffice: Ryerson Hall 304 580-327-8191mcblack@nwosu.eduEducation:D.M.A. University of Kentucky M.M. University of Connecticut B.M.E. Northeastern State University Licensure:Oklahoma Teaching CertificateResearch and Scholarly Interests:Overcoming “Podium Deafness” for ConductorsPerformance Practice in the Marches of John Philip SousaInterpreting Articulation in the Works of Vaclav NelhybelThe Use of African American Music Styles in Symphonic WorksWind Band music of Irish ComposersAnalysis of the Original Folk Songs used by Percy Grainger in Lincolnshire PosyThe Wind Music of Steve DanyewCareer Highlights:Recording albums with Robin Eubanks and Russell Malone.Performing at the North American Brass Band Association Championships.Presenting scholarly research at the Indiana Music Educators Association Professional Development ConferenceUniversity of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band exhibition performance at the Bands of America Grand National ChampionshipDirecting the University of Connecticut Pep Band at the 2014 Final FourMaking 3 appearances on ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10Hobbies:Outdoor activitiesBasketballRunningTelling dad jokes Favorite Quote:“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” – Victor HugoFavorite Motto:A performance will never be perfect, so make sure it is intentional.Favorite Things to Do Outside of Work:Spend time with my wife and childrenCourses Typically Taught:Ranger Marching BandSymphony BandCommunity BandJazz EnsembleInstrumental Music Education and Methods CoursesInstrumental Conducting TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Dineo Heilmann CONTENT: Dineo Heilmann, M.E.Clarinet and Saxophone InstructorAdjunct Instructor of Musicbdheilmann@nwosu.eduEducation:M.M.E. Wichita State UniversityB.M.E. Oklahoma State UniversityA.A. Northern Oklahoma College TITLE: Ken Kelsey CONTENT: Ken Kelsey, M.A.Instructor of History and Fine ArtsOffice: Jesse Dunn 319A580-327-8523kdkelsey@nwosu.eduEducation:M.A.  Oklahoma State UniversityB.A.  Oklahoma State University TITLE: Kyle Larson CONTENT: Kyle Larson, M.F.A.Assistant Professor of ArtOffice: Jesse Dunn Annex 326B580-327-8108krlarson@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. Assistant Professor of MusicDirector of Choral MusicOffice: Ryerson Hall 323580-327-8692krlonghurst@nwosu.eduEducation:D.M.A. University of Southern CaliforniaM.M.  University of UtahB.A. Weber State UniversityB.M. Weber State UniversityLicensure:State of Utah,  Vocal Music, German, and ESL EndorsementResearch and Scholarly Interests:20th Century German Choral Composers/MusicRecruiting and repertoire for the TTBB/Male choirProsocial behavior and synchronization through singingCareer highlights:Conducting Oklahoma Honor Choirs. Having performed with Elton John at the Emmy's on national television and the Rolling Stones on their 50th anniversary tour. Featured tenor soloist with the USC Symphony and Choirs in Vaughan William's Serenade to Music. Teaching and mentoring future teachers and staying in touch with graduates. Performed Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in Disney Hall. Singing in and around Israel. Having auditioned for the television series, the Sing Off, with T Minus 5 Vocal band. Hobbies:TravelingCampingSportsCookingFavorite Quote:"Music is the universal language of mankind"-Henry Wadsworth LongfellowFavorite Motto:"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."("Lehre tut viel, aber Aufmunterung tut alles.")Johann Wolfgang von GoetheFavorite Thing to do Outside of Work:Camping with my familyCourses Typically Taught:University Concert ChoirUniversity ChoraleUniversity SingersPrinciples of ConductingChoral ConductingChoral LiteratureChoral Methods & Materials - Secondary SchoolsAural SkillsMusic TheoryMusic HistoryMusic in Life TITLE: Lawana Newell CONTENT: Lawana Newell, M.M.Director of Vocal StudiesInstructor of MusicOffice: Fine Arts 315580-327-8689linewell@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 MusicResearch and Scholarly Interests:Modernism and musicWorld musicJazz improvisationMusical traditions in western cultureHobbies:PaintingRecording musicFavorite Quote:“Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem.” – Woody AllenFavorite Motto:"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." - Lao TzuFavorite Thing to do Outside of Work:Performance with Jazz TrioCourses Typically Taught:Music in LifeWorld MusicApplied GuitarStringed InstrumentsMusic CompositionChoral Arranging TITLE: Mickey Jordan CONTENT: Director of Technical TheatreHerod Hall Facilities Managermojordan@nwosu.eduEducation:B.A.  Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAssociates in Arts Vernon CollegeResearch and Scholarly Interests:Development of technical theatreFrank Lloyd Wright architectureMuseum preservation and studiesHobbies:TravelStudio artAttending the picturesVisit museumsFavorite Quote:“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Lloyd WrightFavorite Motto:“Do good, and good will happen.” – LaDell JordanFavorite Thing to do Outside of Work:Visit thrift and antique stores searching for my next "best find."Courses Typically Taught:Theatre Production IITheatre Participation ICo-teaching Scenic DesignCo-teaching of Lighting Design 

Ranger Marching Band

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00 PM. Membership is open to all Northwestern students regardless of major. Participation scholarships are available. To join, complete the "Ranger Band Pre-Registration Form" on this webpage.The 2021 NWOSU Band Camp will begin on August 8th.  Please pre-register for the band program HERE.  A tentative schedule can be found HERE.  There will be a simple placement audition at the beginning of band camp.  This is not an audition to get into the band.  The placement audition is used to assign parts to students.  It is required for the drum line, but it is optional for the rest of the band.  Students who choose not to audition will be placed on second or third part.  The music used for drum line placement can be download here.  The rest of the band will practice music and have placement on the first day of band camp.Contact Professor Kimberly Weast at kkweast@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8462 for more information.  Ranger Band Pre-RegistrationProspective Student Interest Form

Symphony Band

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Symphony BandThe Northwestern Symphony 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 Professor Kimberly Weast at kkweast@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8462. Scholarships are available for participation! Band Pre-RegistrationProspective Student Interest Form

Concert Band

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Concert BandThe Northwestern Concert Band is a community band that rehearses Monday evenings, 7-8:45 PM, in the last month of the Spring term.  All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to join.Contact Professor Kimberly Weast for more information at kkweast@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8462.  Band Pre-RegistrationProspective Student Interest Form

Jazz Ensemble

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00-2:50 PM, and membership is open to all students regardless of major.  You can pre-register for the 2021-2022 Ranger Jazz program HERE.Contact Professor Kimberly Weast at kkweast@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8462 more information.Scholarships are available for participation! Band Pre-RegistrationProspective Student Interest Form

Math

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK MathematicsThe Mathematics program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers majors in Mathematics and Mathematics Education as well as a minor in Mathematics. Every student at Northwestern will take at least one course in the department in the form of general education courses, or other major required mathematics courses. Courses through Calculus II are taught each year, and we offer courses beyond on a two year rotation. We also offer a three course sequence specifically designed for future elementary school teachers.Students pursuing Mathematics Education have the opportunity to work as a Student Instructor in a remedial or 1000 level classroom working directly with one of our faculty. Future teachers will get to work giving one-on-one help to students, preparing lessons and assessments and even teaching lessons during the semester. Many students studying Pre-Engineering also take courses in Mathematics and many pursue a minor as part of their degree plan. We also see many science majors choose to study mathematics as a minor field.Math students at Northwestern can participate in Math Club, volunteer with outreach projects like BEST Robotics and the Math and Science Academy in the summers, or study in our designated study room or computer lab.To learn more about how to become part of the Mathematics programs at Northwestern feel free to come see us on the second floor of Shockley Hall or email any of our dedicated faculty. Contact:Dr. Tim MaharryProfessor of Mathematics Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department Shockley Hall 214Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduClubsMath Club 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. For more information contact Dr. Sheila Brintnall @ 580-327-8582 or skbrintnall@nwosu.edu   TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: A degree in mathematics provides students with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills that apply to a variety of careersStudents can major or minor in mathematics and mathematics educationMath education students can workas a student instructor in a remedial or 1000 level classroom along with facultyPre-engineering students can take math and science classes at NWOSUBecause of a national shortage of math teachers, 100% of our recent grads found teaching jobs 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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Computer ScienceNorthwestern Oklahoma State University offers many opportunities through its Computer Science Program. Majors are available in Computer Science as well as Information Systems. There is also a Game Programming minor available and many students choose to major and minor in Computer Science. Courses offered include programming, database, networking, robotics, computer forensics, game development, operating systems, and website and app development. The department recently opened the Bill & Billie Buckles Computer Science Robotics lab. This lab provides high-end computers, a 3D printer, as well as a robotics build lab with various equipment and resources.  Students interested in Gamming, Game Development, and Game Programming also utilize this lab.   NWOSU has an active student eSports team as well as a Game Programming team.The field of Computer Science provides strong employment opportunities. NWOSU Computer Science students are very successful obtaining jobs in the field of Computer Science after graduation. While at NWOSU, internship opportunities are also available to students. To learn more about how to become part of the Computer Science program at Northwestern feel free to come see us in Shockley Hall or email any of our dedicated faculty. Contact:Dr. Tim MaharryProfessor of Mathematics Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department Shockley Hall 214Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduClubs:Computer Science ClubNWOSU eSports 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.    Computers, Peripherals, and Product Reviews on the WebCNET - General InformationTUCOWS  How Stuff Works - computersPC World TITLE: Departmental Program Highlights CONTENT: Courses offered include programming, database, networking, computer forensics, game development, robotics, operating systems, and website and app developmentBill & Billie Buckles Computer Science Robotics lab provides high-end computers, a 3D printer, and a robotics build labStudents interested in gaming, game development, and game programming also utilize this labStudents have placed 1st through 3rd for the last 7 years at the Heartland Gaming Exposition in TulsaStudents also participate in Gaming LiveStreams, other gaming events and conferences 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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Faculty for Math and Computer Science Comprising the Math and Computer Science Department are faculty members (left to right):Dr. Tim Maharry (Mathematics) Department ChairDr. Dena Walker (Mathematics)Mr. Evan Vaverka (Computer Science)Dr. Sheila Brintnall (Mathematics)Mr. Mark Bagley (Computer Science)Mr. Keenan Meeker (Mathematics)Dr. Mary Riegel (Mathematics) TITLE: Dr. Tim Maharry (Chair) CONTENT: Professor of MathematicsChair, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceBeisel Family Endowed Chair in MathematicsPhone: (580) 327-8583Office: Shockley Hall 214E-Mail: tjmaharry@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:Ph.D. – Statistics, Oklahoma State UniversityM.S. – Applied Mathematics, Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. – Mathematics, Hastings CollegeCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:College AlgebraContemporary MathStatisticsMath ModelsProbability & Statistics IProbability & Statistics IICalculusNORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:Campus Coordinator for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM (OK-SLAMP)BEST Robotics Competition VolunteerMATHCOUNTS Competition VolunteerNW Regional Science Fair VolunteerCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:John Barton Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, 2008Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award, 2017 TITLE: Mark Bagley CONTENT: Instructor of Computer SciencePhone: (580) 327-8604Office: Shockley Hall 116E-Mail: mabagley@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:M.Ed. Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2013 B.S. Oklahoma State University, 1981B.S. Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1980 COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:Database ManagementSystem Analysis & DesignAdvanced ProgrammingData StructuresOperating SystemsRoboticsComputer ForensicsNetwork SecurityNORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:Co-Sponsor of the Computer Science ClubCo-Sponsor of the Game Programming TeamsBEST Robotics Competition VolunteerMember of the Academic Affairs Appeals CommitteeSponsor of Robotics ActivitiesHOBBIES:ReadingFishingMusicResearchRobot Design and DevelopmentCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Development of Robotics and Computer Science LabsGame Programming Teams winning many awards at the annual Heartland Gaming Expo sponsored by the University of TulsaServing on the Organizational Committee of the Heartland Gaming Expo TITLE: Dr. Sheila Brintnall CONTENT: Professor of MathematicsPhone: (580) 327-8582 Office: Shockley Hall 223E-Mail: skbrintnall@nwosu.eduResumeEDUCATION:PhD Mathematics Education – University of OklahomaMS Pure Mathematics – Oklahoma State UniversityBSEduc Mathematics Education – Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityBAEduc English Education – Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT: MATH 0015  Beginning AlgebraMATH 1513  College AlgebraMATH 1514  College Algebra with ReviewMATH 2215  Calculus IMATH 2315  Calculus IIMATH 3353  Modern AlgebraMATH 4333  History of MathematicsMATH 4442  Teaching Secondary MathMATH 4203  Differential EquationsNORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:Co-Director of Miss Cinderella PageantBEST Robotics Competition VolunteerMATHCOUNTS Competition VolunteerNW Regional Science Fair VolunteerTeacher Education Faculty MemberFinancial Aid Appeals Committee MemberLISCENSURE:Mathematics, English, and Computer Science HOBBIES:SewingQuiltingCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Seeing my former students in the Education field, where many have moved into adminstration roles. Proud to know my teaching helped them accomplish their dreams.RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS: Mathematics LearningSPECIAL INTERESTS:Boston TerriersFAVORITE QUOTE:"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." Lao Tzu TITLE: Keenan Meeker CONTENT: Instructor of MathematicsDevelopmental Mathematics CoordinatorPhone: (580) 327-8581Office: Shockley Hall 212E-Mail: krmeeker@nwosu.edu Curriculum Vitae EDUCATION:Ph. D. in Progress, Oklahoma State UniversityM.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.A., The Master’s University, Santa ClaritaCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:MATH 0013 Pre-Intermediate AlgebraMATH 0123 Intermediate AlgebraMATH 0115 Beginning AlgebraMATH 1403 Contemporary MathematicsMATH 1514 College Algebra with ReviewMATH 1513 College AlgebraMATH 3043 Math TechNORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:Developmental Mathematics CoordinatorHeartland BEST Robotics Committee MemberHonors Committee MemberStudent Affairs Committee MemberMATHCOUNTS Competition VolunteerLICENSURE:Oklahoma Mathematics Teaching CertificationRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Trends and Issues in Using Technology in Developmental Mathematics CoursesEducational Technology in Collegiate MathematicsUsing Discrete Mathematics in the K-12 classroomMathematics EducationHOBBIES:TravelingGrilling/CookingCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:When my students learn to have fun with mathematics;  realizing that mathematics is not as scary as they originally thought. FAVORTIE QUOTE:“Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.” –Simeon-Denis Poisson TITLE: Dr. Mary Riegel CONTENT: Associate Professor of MathematicsPhone: (580) 327-8437Office: Shockley Hall 222E-Mail: mriegel@nwosu.eduCurriculum Vitae EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Mathematics with a focus in Combinatorics and Optimization University of Montana, May 2012Dissertation: "Nontraditional Positional Games: New methods and boards for playing Tic-Tac-Toe" M.A. in Mathematics with a focus in AlgebraUniversity of Montana, May 2008Project: "Elementary Theory of Coxeter Groups"B.A. in Pure MathematicsWhitman College, May 2006Project: "Simson Lines in Euclidean Space"COURSES TAUGHT AT NWOSU: MATH 1403 Contemporary Math (and Contemporary with Lab)MATH 1513 College Algebra (and College Algebra with Lab)MATH 2233 Structural Concepts in Arithmetic (for Elementary Ed majors)MATH 2433 Structural Concepts in Mathematics (for Elementary Ed majors)MATH 2633 Geometry for Elementary Teachers (for Elementary Ed majors)MATH 2013 StatisticsMATH 2215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus IMATH 2315 Analytic Geometry and Calculus IIMATH 3013 Linear AlgebraMATH 3043 Math TechnologyMATH 3053 Discrete MathematicsMATH 3323 Multivariable CalculusMATH 4203 Differential EquationsMATH 5180 Women in Mathematics (grad level)NORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:Chair Social Affairs CommitteeFaculty Senate (2017-present)Heartland BEST Robotics Game ChairProud supporter of Math Club,  Society of Physics Students, Medical Sciences Club, and the Northwestern Art SocietyWho I am away from Northwestern: In my spare time, I love to crochet, quilt, weave, bake, read, and golf.  I also love playing board games, and spending time with my oversized dogs.  TITLE: Evan Vaverka CONTENT: Instructor of Computer SciencePhone: (580) 327-8587Office: Shockley Hall 213E-Mail: epvaverka@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:M.Ed. Adult Education, Management and Administration, Dec 2020 B.S. Computer Science, May 2015COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:Programming ConceptsProgramming 1 and 2Game Production and Game DevelopmentMobile Application DesignMicro Computer ApplicationsHOBBIES:Playing Video GamesDesigning Video Games TITLE: Dr. Dena Walker CONTENT: Associate Professor of MathematicsPhone: (580) 327-8586Office: Shockley Hall 220E-Mail: dewalker@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:Doctor of Philosophy – Professional Education Studies (Mathematics)Oklahoma State University, May 2014Masters of Education – Secondary Education and AdministrationNorthwestern Oklahoma State University, December 2004Bachelor of Science (Education) – Mathematics EducationNorthwestern Oklahoma State University, May 2003COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT:College AlgebraCollege TrigonometryCollege GeometryStructural Concepts of ArithmeticStructural Concepts of MathematicsGeometry for Elementary TeachersNORTHWESTERN ROLES/ACTIVITIES:Math Club Co-SponsorRed and Black Scroll Honor Society Co-SponsorMiss Cinderella Banquet CoordinatorMiss Northwestern Board of DirectorsLICENSURE:Oklahoma State Department of Education Teaching CertificateAdvanced MathematicsIntermediate MathematicsMid-level math for High School CreditHOBBIES:Baking/CookingBaseballSwimmingFrolicking with friendsSquare DancingCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:When my students are successful in their career/life goals.

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:Dr. Steven MaierProfessor of PhysicsChair, Department of Natural ScienceScience Building 107 BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduClubsMedical Sciences Club TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Careers in the Biological Sciences (hosted by the American Institute of Biological Sciences) 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:Dr. Steven MaierProfessor of PhysicsChair, Department of Natural ScienceNorthwestern - AlvaScience Building 107-BPhone: (580) 327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduClubs:Chemistry Club TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Chemistry Career Resources (hosted by: American Chemical Society) 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:Dr. Steven MaierProfessor of PhysicsChair, Department of Natural ScienceNorthwestern - AlvaScience Building 107-BPhone (580) 327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduClubs:Society of Physics Students TITLE: Careers for Minor CONTENT: Your Future with Physics: Career Directions (hosted by Institute of Physics) TITLE: CONTENT:

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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Natural Science Faculty Pictured above are the men and women who are the faculty in the Department of Natural Science. TITLE: Dr. Steven Maier, Chair CONTENT: Associate Professor of PhysicsChair, Department of Natural Science Phone: (580) 327 - 8562Fax: (580) 327 - 8556Email: sjmaier@nwosu.eduOffice: SC 107-BLaboratory: SC 108 and SC 110Curriculum VitaeEducation:Ph.D. OU (Norman, OK) Science EducationM.S. OSU (Stillwater, OK) PhysicsB.S. SLU (Canton, NY) Physics and Education Courses Taught: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/Scholarly Interests:K - 16 Science Education (for science and non-science majors)Physics Education ResearchScience Teacher EducationSTEM Outreach/Informal EducationCareer Highlights:2020 Physics Education Research Conference co-organizerPhysics & Everyday Thinking (PET) Faculty Online Learning Community (FOLC) cluster leaderSolo Physics Education Research (PER) community organizerHeartland BEST Robotics co-directorNorthwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair co-directorTeachers of Physics and Physical Science (ToPPS) grant funding/PI 2011-2015John Barton Award for distinguished teaching and service 2011University of Oklahoma Rainbolt College of Education Convocation Speaker 2008Hobbies:FishingTraveling/CampingCollecting sandsModel rocketryMilling about in lab TITLE: Dr. Cornelia Mihai CONTENT: Professor of Organic ChemistryPhone: (580) 327-8559Fax: (580) 327-8556Office: Science Building 100-AE-Mail: cmihai@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEducationPhD, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, August 2001MS in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, 1996BS in Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 1981Courses Taught:CHEM 1105 Chemistry for Non-MajorsCHEM X114 Organic Chemistry I & IIBIOL/CHEM 4143 BiochemistryBIOL/CHEM 4152 Biochemistry LabCHEM 4125Advanced Organic ChemistryCHEM 4153 Medicinal ChemistryCHEM 4480 Chemistry SeminarResearch/Scholarly Interests:Research at the interface of  Organic and Medicinal ChemistryDrug discoveryServing as an academic advisor for undergraduate students in areas of ChemistryCareer Highlights:More than 10 years research experience (3 years post-doctoral and 10 years pre-doctoral).Proven record in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Mechanistic and Synthetic Enzymology and Analytical Chemistry.Proficiency in design, synthesis and characterization of organic compounds using classical and modern analytical techniques.In-depth knowledge of enzymes purification, enzyme characterization, enzyme kinetics, enzyme inhibition and assay development using different biochemical and biophysical techniques.Demonstrated skills in management of chemical and biochemical laboratories.Supervisory and training experience in an academic R&D setting.More than 14 years diverse teaching experience.Grants writing skills.Hobbies:Science fiction moviesNew age musicTraveling TITLE: Dr. Venkata Moorthy CONTENT: Professor of BiologyPhone: (580) 327-8565Fax: (580) 327-8556Office: SC 201CE-Mail: vmmoorthy@nwosu.eduEducation:PhD - Mycorrhizal Interactions, University of Oklahoma MS – Botany, University of Mysore, IndiaBS - Botany, Zoology and Chemistry, St. Philomena’s College - affiliated to Mysore University, IndiaExperience:12.5 years teaching experience at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, India4.5 years of teaching experience at University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma23 years of teaching experience at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OklahomaCourses Taught:BIOL 3315 MicrobiologyBIOL 4115 Pathogenic Microbiology and ImmunologyBIOL 4323 ImmunologyBIOL 4213 VirologyBIOL 4233 Human ParasitologyBIOL 4273 MycologyBIOL 4470 Independent StudyBIOL 3352 Genetics LabBIOL 3174 Plant PhysiologyBIOL 4214 EcologyBIOL 1124 BotanyBIOL 4021 Senior SeminarBIOL 4001 Junior SeminarResearch/Scholarly Interests:Mycorrhizal Fungi-Plant interactionsBacteria and Human interactionsCareer Highlights:Educators Leadership Academy; Outstanding professors Academy Award: 2008-2009John Barton Distinguished teaching and Service Award: 2009Oklahoma Higher Education Excellence in Teaching Award(NESU): 2010Family Information:Spouse: Sudha Moorthy, Director at Tiny steps Montessori Preschool, Alva, OklahomaDaughter: Dr. Ganga Moorthy, Pediatrician at Duke Medical Center, Durham NCSon: Gagan Moorthy, Senior at University of OklahomaHobbies:GardeningYogaTravelingFavorite Quote:“Study without thinking is worthless; thinking without study is dangerous” – Confucius.Motto I Live By:“But better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a Lie” - Khaled Hosseini TITLE: Dr. Piper Robida CONTENT: Assistant Professor of BiologyPhone: (580) 327-8563Office: Science Building 100-DE-Mail: parobida@nwosu.eduEducation:Ph.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Biomedical Science) 2017B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver (Biology) 2011Experience:2018-2019   Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology, North Central College2017-2019   Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Allergy and Immunology2012-2017   Teaching Assistant, University of South Carolina, Department of Biological SciencesCourses Taught:Human Anatomy (BIOL 3184)Human Physiology (BIOL 3194)Cell & Molecular Biology (BIOL 3363)Pathophysiology (BIOL 4503)Research/Scholarly Interests:Mast cell biologyAllergy and ImmunologyAtopic dermatitisCareer Highlights:American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Travel Scholarship (2019)Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference, Travel Scholarship (2016)SC-INBRE Bioinformatics Pilot Project Grant – Co-PI (2014)Rocky Mountain Branch – American Society of Microbiologists, Presentation Award (2012)Hobbies:CookingHomesteadingTravelingOutdoor activities TITLE: Dr. Nicholus Ledbetter CONTENT: ​Assistant Professor of Biology Department of Natural SciencePhone: (580) 327 - 8673Email: nmledbetter@nwosu.eduOffice: SC 201-AEducation:Ph.D. University of Tulsa (Biology) 2021B.S. University of Central Arkansas, Conway (Biology) 2016Courses Taught:General Zoology Natural History of the Vertebrates Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Mechanisms of Animal Development Animal Physiology Lab Cell and Molecular Biology Lab Research/Scholarly Interests:Macroevolution Evolutionary Morphology Evolutionary Development Phylogenetics Limb Reduction Herpetology Career Highlights:Authored Seven Publications Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Kansas State University Research Grant from the American Museum of Natural History Hobbies:Herping aka catching/observing reptiles and amphibians Nature photography Video/trading card games  TITLE: Dr. Jenny Sattler CONTENT: Associate Professor of PhysicsDepartment of Natural SciencePhone: (580) 327 - 8568Fax: (580) 327 - 8556Email: jasattler@nwosu.eduOffice: SC 201-DLaboratory: SC 108 and SC 110Education:Ph.D. East Carolina University (Biomedical Physics) 2013M.S. East Carolina University (Medical Physics) 2013M.S. University of North Dakota (Physics) 2005B.S. University of North Dakota (Physics) 2003Courses Taught:General Physics I and IIGeneral AstronomyRadiation BiologyGeneral Physical ScienceEarth and Space ScienceModern PhysicsClassical MechanicsNuclear PhysicsOpticsResearch/Scholarly Interests:Cancer biologyRadiation biologyAstronomyNorthwestern Roles/Activites:BEST RoboticsScience FairStudy Abroad TITLE: Dr. Steven Thompson CONTENT: Professor of BiologyDepartment of Natural SciencePhone: (580) 327 - 8566Email: sdthompson@nwosu.eduOffice: SC 201-BEducation:Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Plant Science, EcologyM.S. Oklahoma State University, Plant EcologyB.S. Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Botany and ZoologyCourses Taught:General Biology, BIOL 1114General Botany, BIOL 1124Science Fair Judging, BIOL and CHEM 3011Plant Physiology, BIOL 3174Ornithology, BIOL 3204Plant Kingdom, BIOL 3213Grassland Ecosystems, BIOL 3374Biology Seminar, BIOL 4011Ecology, BIOL 4214Plant Taxonomy, BIOL 4223Common Plants of Oklahoma, BIOL 4313Museum Techniques, BIOL 4360Independent Study, BIOL 4470Readings in Biology, BIOL 4490Research and Scholarly Interest:EcologyHobbies:Fishing, especially fly fishingBicycling TITLE: Dr. Jason Wickham CONTENT: Professor of ChemistryDepartment of Natural SciencesSchool of Arts and SciencesScience Building 100-CNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8560jrwickham@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEducation:Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Washington University in Saint Loius (WUSTL) 2007-2008Ph. D of Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma (OU) 2007B. S. of Chemistry from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) 2002Courses Taught:Chemistry for Non-MajorsGeneral Chemistry IGeneral Chemistry IIClassical Chemical AnalyzesInstrumental Chemical AnalyzesInorganic ChemistryPhysical Chemistry IPhysical Chemistry IIChemistry SeminarResearch/Scholarly Interests:Iodine quantity and distribution in brine watersSolid Polymer Electrolyte materialsNanomaterialsSurface modification chemistryCareer Highlights:OCAST research and development internship project grant - 2017Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Partnership Award - 2017OCAST research and development internship project grant - 2014Hobbies:Native American artifact and historyFishingHuntingBaseballRestoring carsUniversity Clubs/Professional Organizations:Co-Sponsor of the Chemistry ClubMember of the American Chemical SocietyTreasure of the Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society

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:Kirk RogersInstructor of Criminal JusticeDepartment of Social SciencesJesse Dunn 302CNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8516kwrogers@nwosu.edu TITLE: Internships CONTENT: The Social Sciences Department offers internships to students who are majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology or Political Science. The Internship program is designed to introduce junior or senior level students to the policies and procedures that are used in the various governmental agencies or the non-profit community. Both public and private sector agencies are appropriate locations for internships.Students are expected to identify an agency that could provide them with prospective positions post graduation. The internship program is only available for students who have completed at least 12 hours of upper division coursework in their major area of study. The internship should be viewed as the stepping stone to post graduation employment.Departmental Alumni who performed internships have gone onto excellent careers in government agencies and the private, non-profit sector. Students who believe that graduate school or law school are in their future, are also urged to pursue an internship in order to solidify their goals post graduate work completion. Internship Application FormInternship Syllabus 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). TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement and Corrections Careers include:Police Officer, Highway Patrol Officer, FBI, Secret Service, DEA, Border Patrol, Game Ranger, Park Ranger, Private Security, ATF, OSBI, Narcotics Investigator, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, Juvenile Affairs Case Worker, Correctional Officer, Corrections Administration, Correctional Case Manager, Gang Liason Officer, Criminologist, Policy Researcher and Analyst, Probation and Parole Officer... and many more.

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:Dr. Eric SchmaltzProfessor of HistoryDepartment of Social SciencesJesse Dunn 321Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8526ejschmaltz@nwosu.eduClubsLeviathan SocietyPhi Alpha ThetaTriple R Corral of Westerners International 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. TITLE: CONTENT:

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:Dr. Aaron MasonProfessor of Political ScienceDepartment of Social SciencesJesse Dunn 302BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8522mason@nwosu.eduClubs & Honor SocietiesLeviathan SocietyCollege DemocratsCollege RepublicansPi Sigma Alpha TITLE: Internships CONTENT: The Social Sciences Department offers internships to students who are majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology or Political Science. The Internship program is designed to introduce junior or senior level students to the policies and procedures that are used in the various governmental agencies or the non-profit community. Both public and private sector agencies are appropriate locations for internships.Students are expected to identify an agency that could provide them with prospective positions post graduation. The internship program is only available for students who have completed at least 12 hours of upper division coursework in their major area of study. The internship should be viewed as the stepping stone to post graduation employment.Departmental Alumni who performed internships have gone onto excellent careers in government agencies and the private, non-profit sector. Students who believe that graduate school or law school are in their future, are also urged to pursue an internship in order to solidify their goals post graduate work completion. Internship Application FormInternship Syllabus 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. 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.

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.eduClubsPi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honor Society) TITLE: Careers for Degree CONTENT: Social Science Education Careers Include:Teacher, Professor, Coach, School Administration, Tutor, Mentor, Academic Counselor... and many more. TITLE: Plan of Study CONTENT: Social Science Education

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:Dr. Kay DeckerProfessor of SociologyChair, Department of Social SciencesJesse Dunn 311 BNorthwestern-Alva(580) 327-8521kldecker@nwosu.edu TITLE: Internships CONTENT: The Social Sciences Department offers internships to students who are majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology or Political Science. The Internship program is designed to introduce junior or senior level students to the policies and procedures that are used in the various governmental agencies or the non-profit community. Both public and private sector agencies are appropriate locations for internships.Students are expected to identify an agency that could provide them with prospective positions post graduation. The internship program is only available for students who have completed at least 12 hours of upper division coursework in their major area of study. The internship should be viewed as the stepping stone to post graduation employment.Departmental Alumni who performed internships have gone onto excellent careers in government agencies and the private, non-profit sector. Students who believe that graduate school or law school are in their future, are also urged to pursue an internship in order to solidify their goals post graduate work completion. Internship Application FormInternship Syllabus 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. 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.

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 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social Sciences Faculty TITLE: Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz  CONTENT: Eric J. Schmaltz, Ph.D.Department Chair and Professor of History and Global Studies Co-Founder and Executive Director of the NWOSU-Institute for Citizenship Studies (2010)2014 John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityRecipient of the American Library Association (ALA) “Choice Academic Book of the Year Award” for 2005 - article contributor to published international compilation (2006)Contact:Jesse Dunn 321 - Northwestern AlvaPhone:  (580) 327-8526Email:  ejschmaltz@nwosu.eduEducation: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)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)Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)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, translation pieces, and  a number of anticipated book projects for publication. TITLE: Jana Brown CONTENT: Jana Brown, M.A.Social Science Education CoordinatorInstructor of HistoryContact:Jesse Dunn 321(580) 327-8519jdbrown@nwosu.eduEducation:M.A. in American Studies, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (2014)B.A. in Social Science Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (2009)Areas of Academic Specialization:Social Science EducationAmerican HistoryAmerican WestOklahoma HistoryPublic HistoryProfessional Accomplishments/Contributions/Pursuits:Professor Brown came to Northwestern in the fall of 2014 after teaching history, family and consumer sciences, and speech and drama in the high school setting.  She is the Coordinator for the Social Science Education program as well as an instructor of history.  Professor Brown is currently seeking her PhD. in American History, American West, with a minor in Public History from Oklahoma State University. Professor Brown’s research includes African American settlement in Northwest Oklahoma as well as other local topics of interest. TITLE: Dr. Roger Hardaway CONTENT: Roger Hardaway, D.A.Professor of HistoryContact:Jesse Dunn 319B(580) 327-8520rdhardaway@nwosu.eduDr. 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).  TITLE: Dr. Kay Decker CONTENT: Dr. Kay Decker, M.S., Ed. D.Professor of SociologyContact:Jesse Dunn 311B(580) 327-8521kldecker@nwosu.eduRecipient of the John Sheffield Teacher of the Year Award, given by the NWOSU Student Government Association (2013)Education and Certifications:B.A. Ed. -  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 Academic Specialization:Racial & Ethnic Studies/Social DiversityAnthropology and American Indians of the SouthwestSocial GerontologySocial Theory and Research MethodsRural Sociology and Community DevelopmentProfessional Accomplishments/Associations:Graduate 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 Presentations:Over 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 Day:One 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 TITLE: Sarah Fry CONTENT: Sarah Fry, M.A.Instructor of Criminal Justice and SociologyContact:Jesse Dunn 302D(580) 327-8523svfry@nwosu.eduEducation: Professor Fry is currently completing her PhD in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University.M.A. (Criminology) The Pennsylvania State University: State College, Pennsylvania (2015) B.A. (Anthropology/Sociology)Westminster College: Fulton, Missouri (2012)Areas of Academic Specialization:PolicingCorrectionsConsequences of Correctional InvolvementSociology of Crime and DevianceSocial Stratification Quantitative Research Methods                                                                Organizational Affiliations and Memberships/Professional Duties:American Society of CriminologyAmerican Sociological AssociationProfessional Accomplishments/Contributions/Pursuits:Fry, Sarah. 2017. “Patterns of Force and the ‘Dangerous Class’: Does Local Context Predict Police Use of Force?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, panel on “Threat Perspectives and Policing,” Philadelphia, PA.Fry, Sarah and Brandy Parker. 2017. “Stress Proliferation through Father's Incarceration: Collateral Consequences for Young Children's Physical Health.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, panel on “Health and Well-being,” Montréal, Canada.Parker, Brandy and Sarah Fry. 2017 “Not Without a Price: The Influence of Conviction on Illegal Earnings.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, roundtable on “Crime, Law, and Deviance,” Montréal, Canada.Yetter, Alyssa, Corina Graif, and Sarah Fry. 2017. “Public and Subsidized Housing.” Pp. 616-623 in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. Edited by Robert Rycroft. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.Fry, Sarah and Brandy Parker. 2016. “Collateral Consequences of Father’s Incarceration for Child’s Physical Health.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, panel on “Children of Incarcerated Parents,” New Orleans, LA.Parker, Brandy and Sarah Fry. 2016. “Does Incarceration Influence Future Illegal Earnings? Examining Within-Person Changes in Incarceration Status and Illegal Earnings.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, panel on “Alternative Perspectives to Understanding Persistence and Desistance from Offending,” New Orleans, LA.Sarah Fry. 2015. “Neighborhoods of Activity and Immigrant Generational Status in Los Angeles County.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, panel on “The Effects of Parenting and Mobility on Delinquency,” Washington, DC.Favorite Quote:"If [people] define situations as real, they are real in their consequences." – Dorothy Swaine Thomas and William Isaac Thomas TITLE: Dr. Aaron Mason CONTENT: Aaron Mason, Ph.D.Professor of Political ScienceContact:Jesse Dunn 302B(580) 327-8522mason@nwosu.eduCo-Founder and Executive Director of the NWOSU-Institute for Citizenship Studies (2010)2014 Oklahoma Political Science Association Teacher of the Year AwardEducation:Ph.D. (Political Science) Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, Arizona (2006)M.A. (Political Science) The University of Texas at Arlington: Arlington, Texas (1997)B.A. (Political Science) Northeastern State University: Tahlequah, Oklahoma (1994) Areas of Academic Specialization:American Political Institutions and ProcessesPublic Policy/Public AdministrationThe U.S. ConstitutionAmerican Indian Tribal GovernmentsFederalismThe Founding FathersThe American Civil War                                                                 Selected Publishing Activities:Indian 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 Writing:Successfully 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: Jeff McAlpin CONTENT: Jeff McAlpin, M.S.Instructor of Sociology and Criminal Justice and Administrative Director of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Community Service ProgramContact:Jesse Dunn 305(580) 327-8517                                                                                                                              jdmcalpin@nwosu.eduAreas of Academic Specialization:Cultural influences/shiftsJuvenile DelinquencyCriminologyOrganizational Affiliations and Memberships/Professional Duties: Administrative Director NWOSU-Community Service Program @Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional CenterPresident of Alva Goldbug Educational FoundationMember of American Correctional AssociationMember Oklahoma Sociological AssociationMember Oklahoma Correctional AssociationMr. McAlpin has been counseling and teaching in the areas of sociology, youth and corrections since 1999. He and his staff helped to streamline the drug/alcohol treatment program at the Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) and recently examined four year's data from that program to show a recidivism rate of 22% much lower than the national average of 65%. Mr. McAlpin has served on faculty senate, serves on various committees at both Northwestern and BJCC, serves as President of the Alva Golbug Education Foundation, which uses the interest from a $500,000 endowment to assist teachers and students academically in the local Alva school system. The community Service Program at BJCC has provided professional "hands on" academic opportunities to students in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social work and criminal justice. Many of these individuals have gone on to be qualified professionals or entrepreneurs in their fields. The staff of the Community Service Program are currently working towards development of updated curriculum and data collection for drug/alcohol treatment at BJCC and its possible expansion within the state correctional system. TITLE: Kirk Rogers CONTENT: Kirk Rogers, M.A.Instructor of Criminal JusticeContact:Jesse Dunn 302C(580) 327-8516kwrogers@nwosu.eduEducation:M.A. (Criminal Justice) Wichita State UniversityM.A. (American Studies) Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. (Law Enforcement) Northwestern Oklahoma State University Mr. Rogers is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is working on his Doctorate of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Emergency Management.Kirk Wayne Rogers is currently an Instructor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Social Sciences in the School of Arts and Science at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, and has been employed in this capacity since August of 2008.Mr. Rogers earned an Associate’s of Science in Psychology from Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kansas; a Bachelor’s of Science in Law Enforcement from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma; a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas; and a Master of Arts in American Studies from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Mr. Rogers is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is working on his Doctorate of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Emergency Management.Prior to beginning his teaching career, Mr. Rogers served as the Chief Of Police for the Attica Police Department in Attica, Kansas; was elected twice as the Sheriff of Harper County, Kansas; served as a District Attorney’s Investigator for the District One District Attorney’s Office in Guymon, Oklahoma; served as a Narcotics Investigator for the District Sheriff’s Multi-County Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force in Northwest Oklahoma; and served as a Patrol Officer and Narcotics Investigator for the Alva Police Department in Alva, Oklahoma.  Mr. Rogers has served on the Board of Directors for numerous law enforcement associations, including the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers and the Kansas Narcotic Officer’s Association.  In addition, Mr. Rogers was also previously appointed as a Committee Member for the Legislative Affairs Committee and as a Committee Member for the Drug Enforcement Committee for the National Sheriff’s Association.  Mr. Rogers has received several awards and honors throughout his criminal justice career, and was recognized as the Northwest Oklahoma Narcotics Officer of the Year in 1996.  In addition to his career in law enforcement, Mr. Rogers also served as a Medical Specialist in the Kansas Army National Guard and the Oklahoma Army National Guard from 1992 to 1998.Mr. Rogers was also a volunteer firefighter for almost twenty-five years with agencies like the Attica District #1 Volunteer Fire Department in Attica, Kansas, and the Capron Volunteer Fire Department in Capron, Oklahoma.  As a member of the Attica District #1 Volunteer Fire Department, Mr. Rogers served as the Fire Chief for the Attica District #1 Volunteer Fire Department from January of 2010 until January of 2019.  In addition to the training that he received as a volunteer firefighter, Mr. Rogers was also able to obtain his certification as an Emergency Medical Responder with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, and was able to obtain his license as an Emergency Medical Responder in the State of Oklahoma and the State of Kansas.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Mr. Rogers also currently works as a part-time Emergency Medical Responder for the Harper County Emergency Medical Service in Harper County, Kansas (where he served as the interim Captain in charge of emergency medical operations from September of 2017 to February of 2018), and as a part-time Police Officer for the Harper Police Department in Harper, Kansas.  Since 2020, Mr. Rogers has also served as an Airman in the Kansas Air National Guard, where he works in Sustainment Services for the 184th Intelligence Wing, Force Support Squadron, stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Gordon L. Patton - Adjunct CONTENT: Gordon L. Patton, M.A.Adjunct Instructor of History and Political ScienceContact: Home phone:  580-767-1086 (preferred)Cell:  580-576-0553 (can call and text)glpatton@nwosu.edu    Education:Associate of Arts Social Science:  Northern Oklahoma CollegeBachelor of Arts - History and Political Science:  Northwestern Oklahoma State University Master of Arts - History:  Oklahoma State UniversityAreas of Academic Specialization:Colonial AmericaRevolutionary WarPresidential HistoryRailroad HistoryUS ConstitutionClasses Taught:US History to 1877Latin American HistoryAmerican Federal GovernmentU.S. Foreign PolicyInternational RelationsComparative Government TITLE: Jim Hunt - Adjunct CONTENT: Jim Hunt, B.A.Ed.Adjunct Instructor of GeographyContact:Northwestern - Woodward Campus580-254-1467  jwhunt@nwosu.eduEducation:B.A.Ed./Social Science - Northwestern Oklahoma State University TITLE: Jason Seigars - Adjunct CONTENT: Jason Seigars, J.D.Adjunct InstructorContact:Northwestern - Enid jaseigars@nwosu.eduJudge 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. TITLE: Ruth Welters-Smith - Adjunct CONTENT: Ruth Welters-Smith, M.A.Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice Contact:Jesse Dunn 311A (580) 327-8111 rewelters-smith@nwosu.eduEducation: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:Criminal Justice Administration and ManagementOrganization of the Criminal Justice SystemsProbation, Parole, and Community TreatmentIntroduction to CorrectionsIntroduction to SociologyDeviant BehaviorSpecial Interest:Human Trafficking 

Faculty - Business

School of Professional Studies OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING OVERVIEW BUSINESS NURSING Division of Business Faculty and Staff TITLE: Garrett Lahr, Chair CONTENT: Instructor of BusinessJesse Dunn 222(580) 327-8510galahr@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONDBA in Management – University of Phoenix (in progress)         MBA - Southwestern Oklahoma State University (2017)        B.S., Business Administration – Northwestern Oklahoma State University (2016)                                                                                       TEACHING COMPETENCIESGeneral BusinessPersonal FinanceManagementBusiness ResearchInternshipsRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSPersonal Finance with an Emphasis on Young AdultsManagement and LeadershipCAREER HIGHLIGHTSFaculty Member at NWOSU Since 2018Part Owner of Lahr CattleHonorary Member of Delta Mu DeltaRanger Business Club Sponsor TITLE: Roger Brown CONTENT: Associate Professor of BusinessJesse Dunn 201B-Alva(580) 327-8509 rsbrown@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management, 2014(Formerly) University of Texas Pan American, currently UTRGVMasters in Business Administration, 2003(Formerly) University of Texas Pan American, currently UTRGVMasters in Professional Accounting, 2000University of Texas at AustinBachelor of Science in Accounting, 1996University of the West Indies, Mona CampusTEACHING COMPETENCIESManagementLeadershipEntrepreneurshipFinancial and Managerial AccountingGeneral BusinessRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSManagement, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship and LeadershipCAREER HIGHLIGHTSCombined three years’ experience at a big four accounting firmOver three years’ experience working in accounting at a universityOne conference research award for an academic conference in Dallas, TexasFour refereed journal publicationsFive conference presentationsThree years’ experience as an adjunct lecturer at the university levelHonorary Delta Mu Delta member TITLE: Kenneth Creech CONTENT: Instructor of Business Jesse Dunn 220(580) 327-8483 krcreech@nwosu.eduEducationMBA Gonzaga UniversityBBA Gonzaga University (Public Accounting)LicensureCPA – State of WashingtonCertified Management Accountant – Institute of Management AccountantsTeaching CompetenciesAccountingFinanceInternational BusinessBusiness CommunicationsResearch/Scholarly InterestsNew accounting issues, management accounting for small business, international issues in accounting and financeCareer HighlightsAssociate Professor of Accounting, Briar Cliff University (2015-2020)Instructor of Management Studies, St. Olaf College (2014-2015)Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Montana Western, (2012-2014)Over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance.Conducted business in over 20 countries.Worked for 3 different Fortune 500 companies. TITLE: Jerry Gustafson CONTENT: Professor of BusinessNorthwestern Enid 112(580) 213-3184jjgustafson@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONKansas State University (2010-2011) (18 graduate semester hours)Financial Planning Graduate Certificate (G.P.A. = 4.0)Oklahoma State University Graduate Studies in Computer Science (G.P.A. = 4.0)University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1980-1984) Ph.D. in Mathematics Education (G.P.A. = 4.0);University of Nebraska-Omaha (1976-1979) M.A.T. In Mathematics Education (G.P.A. = 3.9);University of Northern Iowa-Cedar Falls (1968-1972) B.A. In Mathematics and Education        (G.P.A. = 3.7) Summa Cum Laude.LICENSURERegistered Level IV Stock Options TraderFirst came to NWOSU in fall of 1998.TEACHING COMPETENCIESInvestmentsInsuranceReal EstateEntrepreneurshipLeadershipPersonal Finance.StatisticsBusiness MathRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSComplex Stock Options Trading StrategiesTrend Following Investment SystemsNumerous presentations/papers at national and international business conferencesCAREER HIGHLIGHTSOwner of Love Wedding PhotographyOwner of Gustafson Rental PropertiesPresident of Bestboots.comRegistered Stock Options TraderTaught all high school mathematics courses for 12 yearsProfessor of Mathematics for 14 yearsProfessor of Computer Science for 3 yearsProfessor of E-Commerce for 9 yearsProfessor of Business since 2010 TITLE: David Hawkins CONTENT: Associate Professor of BusinessJesse Dunn 219-Alva(580) 327-8440wdhawkins@nwosu.edu Curriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh. D. in Marketing, Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ, 2013M.B.A. Marketing, Dallas Baptist University, 1997M.A. Theology, Abilene Christian University, 1987B.A. Biblical Studies, Abilene Christian University, 1982LICENSURELicensed Child Care Director (Durable)Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care LicensingTEACHING COMPETENCIESMarketingManagementEntrepreneurshipStrategic ManagementGeneral BusinessRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSEntrepreneurship with emphasis upon successful women in entrepreneurship. Business strategic positioning in volatile environments.CAREER HIGHLIGHTSSmall business owner 25+ years. Recipient of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for work dedicated to low-income and at risk children. Expert witness for civil and criminal cases involving injuries to children.Marketing Chair – University of Phoenix, Dallas campusDivision of Business Chair - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityBoard Member – Northwest Oklahoma CASAPast President & Current Board Member – Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra TITLE: Steven Palmer CONTENT: Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in BusinessProfessor of BusinessJesse Dunn 214-Alva(580) 327-8507scpalmer@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONJ.D., Creighton University, 1980M.B.A., Creighton University, 1991B.A. in Political Science, Creighton University, 1977LICENSURELicensed 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 COMPETENCIESAcademically qualified to teachManagementMarketingLawEthicsGeneral BusinessProfessionally qualified to teachAccountingEconomicsFinanceRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSConstitutional Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Ethics, PedagogyCAREER HIGHLIGHTSPracticed 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: Joseph Paul CONTENT: Associate Professor of BusinessEnid 112(580) 213-3132jspaul@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONDBA in International Business–Argosy University, FL (ACBSP accredited)MBA, Texas A&M – Commerce, TX (AACSB accredited)B. Com (major in Financial Accounting), O.U. IndiaM.Com (major Managerial Accounting and Taxation), O.U. IndiaBCJ (Communication & Journalism) O.U. IndiaLICENSURESix-Sigma Black Belt ProfessionalTEACHING COMPETENCIESManagementOperations ManagementManagerial AccountingFinancial AccountingMarketingStrategic ManagementInternational BusinessInternational ManagementRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSMonitor and analyze offshore outsourcing of the U.S. MNCsCorporate America – Trends in Corporate Level Strategies   CAREER HIGHLIGHTSInternational Visiting Scholar at Modern College of Business & Science in Oman (Middle-East)Recipient of the award “Most Innovative & Learning Professor of Oklahoma Christian University," (OC) for 2011Made several competitive presentations (domestic & international) including at ACBSP conferenceManagement consultant for Dr Pepper & Snapple Group international OperationsWorked as a Senior Operations and Finance Analyst at DFW International AirportWorked for KPMG and Andersen consultancy firms as an IT Manager of Business Intelligence and Data WarehousingCPE (Continuing Professional Education) instructor at Arthur AndersenFor over six years worked as Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTrained in Project Management based on PMI curriculum, DFW, TXTrained in Tableau Visual Data AnalyticsTotal Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction Training of Stephen R. Covey’s Career Track, DFW, TXTrained in SAS language programming, SAS Institute Inc. Cary, North Carolina TITLE: Dana Roark CONTENT: Instructor of BusinessJesse Dunn 201B(580) 327-8504dkroark@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONNorth Central University- Received ABD status while pursuing Ed.D. in Education with specialization in Curriculum and Teaching.Northwestern Oklahoma State University- Master of Education - Business Option 2002Northwestern Oklahoma State University- Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting     1989LICENSURECertified Public Accounting - State Of OklahomaTEACHING COMPETENCIESIndividual and Business Income TaxFinancial AccountingManagerial AccountingSurvey of AccountingCost AccountingAgriculture AccountingPUBLICATIONS"Are Routine Retiring CEOs More Closely Monitored in their Last Years" Bourret, R. and Roark, D. Mustang Journal Of Accounting And Finance, Volume 3 (2013). The Mustang Journal of Accounting and Finance is an official publication ofMustang Journals, Inc., PO Box 2193, Edmond OK 73083 “A Second Look at Retiring CEOs to Determine That They Are More Closely Monitored In Their Last Years” Bourret, R. and Roark, D. CAREER HIGHLIGHTSNWOSU Faculty August 2007 to May 2015, Adjunct August 2015-2020Member Oklahoma Society of CPASmall business owner since 1994Over 30 years of experience in income tax and public accountingMember National Business Educators AssociationSigma Beta DeltaHonorary Member of Delta Mu DeltaMonty Thompson Continuing Education Foundation President 2018 to present TITLE: John Stockmyer CONTENT: Professor of BusinessNorthwestern-AlvaJesse Dunn 216(580) 327-8512Northwestern-EnidRoom 112(580) 213-3183jlstockmyer@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D. (Marketing) University of Missouri, 1999M.B.A. (Marketing Emphasis) Rockhurst University, 1992B.S.E. (Physics/Physical Science) University of Central Missouri, 1987LICENSUREState of Missouri - Life Teaching CertificatePhysics/Physical Science Grades 7-12TEACHING COMPETENCIESPrinciples of MarketingTechnology and E-CommerceServices MarketingMarketing CommunicationsBusiness ResearchRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSCrisis Management, Retail Design, Cognitive Biases, Ethics and Marketing, Pedagogy (Teaching with Technology)CAREER HIGHLIGHTSFaculty member at NWOSU since 2013Teaching undergraduate and graduate business courses since 1993Helped initiate, design and install Disc Golf course on the NWOSU-Enid campus.M.B.A. Program Director – Eastern New Mexico UniversityDepartment Chair – Eastern New Mexico UniversityAMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Fellow (University of Missouri – 1997)Work Experience: Various Service, Warehouse, and Retail Industry jobs. TITLE: Wei Zhou CONTENT: Professor of BusinessJesse Dunn 227A-Alva(580) 327-8505wzhou@nwosu.edu Curriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D., Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2011M.S., Finance, University of Florida, 2007B.S., Agricultural Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, 2000B.S., Applied Physics, China Agricultural University, 1998TEACHING COMPETENCIESMacroeconomicsMicroeconomicsSurvey of EconomicsPersonal FinanceSurvey of FinanceAgricultural EconomicsAgricultural MarketingFarm ManagementRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTSDr. Zhou concentrates her research in applied economics. Her most recent presentation, "Economic Impact Study: an analysis of the rodeo program on the northwestern region of Oklahoma,” was at the Annual MBAA International in Chicago (2016). She also co-authored research on the international students in "Bridging the Gap: an analysis of the international students' program on Oklahoma". This study was presented in 2013 at the MBAA International Conference in Chicago, IL. Another presentation in Chicago the same year, "Why do we need to invest in art and music? A case study in northwestern Oklahoma region" reflects her interest beyond economics.CAREER HIGHLIGHTSTaught at colleges and universities for 10+ years.VP and Program Chair in international organizationFaculty advisor for international business student organizationSeven conference presentations TITLE: Adjunct Instructors CONTENT: Dr. Norman GreyAdjunct Instructor of Businessnlgrey@nwosu.eduDr. David HemleyAdjunct Instructor of Businessddhemley@nwosu.eduMs. Sharla Delane McUneAdjunct Instructor of Businesssdmcune@nwosu.eduDr. Max Grunbaum NagielAdjunct Instructor of Businessmmgrunbaumnagiel@nwosu.eduDr. Johnny NelsonAdjunct Instructor of Businessjtnelson@nwosu.eduMs. Brandi PeaceAdjunct Instructor of Businessbapeace@nwosu.eduDr. David PechaVice President for Administration/Adjunct Instructor of Businessdmpecha@nwosu.eduMs. Karen SnearyAdjunct Instructor of Businesskasneary@nwosu.eduDr. Clifford TuckAdjunct Instructor of Businesscttuck@nwosu.eduDr. Gary TuckerAdjunct Instructor of Businessgdtucker@nwosu.edu TITLE: CONTENT: Secretary580-327-8615@nwosu.eduJesse Dunn 227

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 DepartmentProfessor of AgricultureJesse Dunn 106709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717(580) 327-8487dascarbrough@nwosu.eduCurriculum 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: Associate Professor of Agriculture Jesse Dunn 112709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717(580) 327-8484msclark@nwosu.eduEducation: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. Tracy Beedy CONTENT: Assistant Professor of AgricultureJesse Dunn 127C 709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717(580) 327-8485tlbeedy@nwosu.eduEducation:Ph.D.  Agronomy - Michigan State UniversityM.S.    Soil Science - Texas A&M UniversityM.S.    Agricultural Economics - Michigan State UniversityB.S.     Agronomy - Texas A&M University TITLE: Jack Staats CONTENT: Instructor of Agriculture Jesse Dunn 127A709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717(580) 327-8537jdstaats@nwosu.edu Education: M. Ed.   Adult Education - Northwestern Okla. State Univ.B.S.    Agricultural Education - Oklahoma State UniversityLinks of Interest:   Oklahoma FFA Association Website TITLE: Steve Sneary CONTENT: Farm ManagerInstructor of AgricultureNWOSU Farm709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717sasneary@nwosu.eduEducation: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 eight miles southwest 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 set of cattle-working facilities and other capital improvements were built in 1987-88.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. Forty acres in cultivation were to provide more room for experimental crops. An addtional 40 acres of pasture-land were to be used for training agriculture students in range management and as pasture for University cattle. On December 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 that year.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 ft2 Wisdom Agriculture Education Center building was completed during 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 ceremonies at the facility on October 14, 2011.Additional funds from the private-public partnership were used to construct a 600 ft2 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 Charles Morton Share Trust 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 Charles Morton Share Trust 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” and articulation plans in place with Autry Technology Center, High Plains Technology Center, Northwest Technology Center, and  Pioneer Technology Center,  may grant college credit to those individuals who qualify for extra-institutional learning.Third, the Charles Morton Share Trust 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 Application Students must submit three references from teachers or employers. BSN Applicant Reference Form (to be filled out applicant)BSN Person Serving as Reference Form (to be filled out by three of your references) Applications will open October 1, 2021. 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:Meet the NWOSU Admission requirements. Must provide a copy of official transcript(s) from all 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    2013    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 Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing, with references and a copy of all college transcripts including technology school transcripts (LPN). Generic Track Applications are reviewed by the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing Admissions Committee beginning in February each year.Must complete Kaplan Nursing Program Admission Test. Applicant must pass the Kaplan Nursing School Admission Test with an overall score of 73% or higher with a science score of 65% or higher.The Kaplan Admission Test location/date/time will be announced during the current application cycle. Please contact Pam Hess at (580) 327-8493 or prhess@nwosu.edu for more information about this exam.6. 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 Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in February. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to complete a History and Physical Exam and obtain CNA certification if not already certified. 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 Charles Morton Share Trust 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) TITLE: COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS IN PROGRAM CONTENT: All Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing students must have access to a computer for assignments and testing. Students in the traditional BSN program must have access to a laptop computer for classroom testing.Minimum Technology Requirements:Broadband Internet Access- Hard-wired access preferred2 GB RAM (minimum)2.9 GHz Processor (minimum)20 GB hard drive (minimum)Windows 7 or higherWeb Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox Stable Channel Release, Chrome Stable Channel Release)Micorsoft OFfice 2003 Suite or higherAdobe Reader 9 or higherWindows Media Player 7 or higherAdditional program-specific applications may be required. TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: CONTENT:

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: Visit the Online Tuition and Fees web page for costs. There 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 Info 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.Record of Arrest or Commitment for Mental IncompetencePolicy It 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 hoursSpeechA combination Anatomy and Physiology course may be considered for meeting the requirement for the separate Anatomy course and Physiology course. A General Biology course may be considered for meeting the requirement for the Chemistry 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: All online students are required to have a webcam with microphone capabilities and a scanner for submission of required assignment materials.Broadband Internet Access- Hard-wired access preferred2 GB RAM (minimum requirement)2.9 GHz Processor (minimum requirement)20 GB hard drive (minimum)Windows 7 or HigherWeb Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox Stable Channel Release, or Chrome Stable Release)Microsoft Office 2003 Suite or higherAdobe Reader 9 or higherWindows Media Player 7 or higherAdditional program-specific applications may be required. 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, ANEFCharles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing ChairProfessor of NursingOffice Carter Hall Administration -Alva Phone 580-327-8489scwells@nwosu.edu Curriculum 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/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, RNCharles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing Assistant ChairAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 100- Alva Phone 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 2015LICENSURE:RN in the State of Oklahoma since 2008First came to NWOSU in the Summer of 2010TEACHING 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 programRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Incivility in Nursing and Nursing EducationSimulation in Nursing EducationCAREER 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. Hazle Courtney Ballina, DNP Chair CONTENT: Hazle Courtney Ballina, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-C   Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice Program DirectorAssistant ProfessorOffice Carter Hall 203- Alva Phone 580-327-8497hcballina@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 COMPETENCIES:Online course developmentClinical competency trainingRN to NP transition to practiceRESEARCH/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 guidelinesCareer HighlightsReceived the Unsung Hero award from the Convenience Care AssociationParticipates in a variety of both professional and community volunteer boardsOpened a clinic in her home town of New Richmond, WI to serve uninsured and underinsured in the area TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: KeEra Byrd CONTENT: KeEra Byrd, MSN, RNInstructor of NursingOffice Alva/Woodward CampusesPhone 580-327-8498kmbyrd@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:Currently pursuing DNP, Walden University 2018 MSN in Nursing Education, West Governors University 2015 BSN, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TXLICENSURE:Registered Nurse (RN) - OklahomaCertifications: BLS, ACLS, CALSFirst Came to NWOSU in August 2020TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Medical SurgicalWomen's HealthRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Student EngagementSimulation in Nursing EducationRecruitment and RetentionCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Sigma Theta Tau International, 2015 TITLE: Dr. Amanda Clepper CONTENT: Amanda Clepper, DNP, MSN, RNAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 102- AlvaPhone 580-327-8495adclepper@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2021  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/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: Jonathan Crowell CONTENT: Jonathan Crowell, MSN, APRN, FNP-CInstructor of NursingOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-327-8491 jecrowell@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2020  M.S.N in Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Oklahoma2015  M.A. in Christian Scripture, Heritage Christian University 2007  BA in Theology, University Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver2004  BSN, East Central UniversityLICENSURE:Advanced Practice Registered NurseRegistered NurseTEACHING COMPETENCIES: Community Health NursingMental Health NursingRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Integrating Technology & Patient CareBridging the Gap Between Nursing Education & Nursing PracticeCAREER HIGHIGHTS: 16 yrs of Intensive Care & Emergency Dept. ExperienceEmergency Dept. Charge NurseHouse Supervisor at Wagoner Community Hospital TITLE: Denise Floyd CONTENT: Denise Floyd, MSNInstructor of NursingOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-213-3161 ddfloyd@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2018  MSN, Grand Canyon University2015  BSN, Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityLICENSURE:Registered Nurse (RN) – OklahomaTEACHING COMPETENCIES:Adult Health IIICritical Care NursingRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Methods of Early Mobilization in the Critical Care PatientUse of technology to Provide Education and Care to Rural CommunitiesCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Critical Care bedside nursing at St. Mary’s Regional Medical CenterCritical Care Director at St. Mary’s Regional Medical CenterService Excellence award Member of PICC line teamMember of Open Heart Recovery Team TITLE: Dr. Yvette Lowery CONTENT: Yvette Lowery, DNP, MSN, RNAssistant Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 201- AlvaPhone 580-327-8500 yrlowery@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:2015: Doctor of Nursing Practice, South University2004: Master of Science in Nursing, Jacksonville University1996: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Norfolk State UniversityLICENSURE: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/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. 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/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: Heidi Ritchie CONTENT: Heidi Ritchie, MS, RNInstructor of NursingOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-213-3159hrritchie@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATION:MS with Emphasis in Nursing Education - University of Northern Colorado, 2003BSN –Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1998Diploma in Nursing – Bryan Memorial Hospital, 1996LICENSURE:Registered Nurse (RN) – OklahomaBLS & ACLS CurrentMaintains a clinical practice as a RN in Cardiac RehabTEACHING COMPETENCIES:Returned to teaching Full-Time at NWOSU Fall 2018Adult Health I, II, IIIPathophysiologyDysrhythmiasRESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:Use of Technology in the ClassroomCardiac NursingLeadershipMentoring of New Nurses and FacultyCAREER HIGHLIGHTS:Outstanding Faculty- Enid Campus – Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2007-08Graduate Dean’s Citation for Excellence- University of Northern Colorado 2003Phyllis Drennan Award for Outstanding Graduate Student:  Nursing Education – University of Northern Colorado 2003  TITLE: Dr. Pat Thompson CONTENT: Pat Thompson, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-CAssociate Professor of NursingOffice Carter Hall 104- AlvaPhone 580-327-8490prthompson@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 PathophysiologyEvidence Based Practice and Scholarship in Advanced Practice NursingRole Development for the DNPAdvanced PharmacotherapeuticsTheory for Evidence-Based Advanced Nursing PracticePrimary Care of Families- Adult, Didactic and PracticumPrimary Care of Families- Pediatrics, Didactic and PracticumPrimary Care of of Families- Women, Didactic and PracticumDNP Project, Parts 1 and 2Developed:NURS6132 Advanced Holistic AssessmentGerontology in Primary Care, Didactic and PracticumDNP Project, Parts 3 and 4DNP Practicum in Family NursingRESEARCH/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: Jean Wahlgren CONTENT: Jean Wahlgren, MSNE, RNKetterman Lab CoordinatorOffice Enid CampusPhone 580-213-3157jcwahlgren@nwosu.edu Curriculum 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/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 HIGHLIGHTS:Sigma 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 HessCharles Morton Share Trust Divison of Nursing Administrative AssistantOffice Carter Hall Administration- AlvaPhone 580-327-8493prhess@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:Associate of Arts Degree-Dodge City Community CollegeHOBBIES:Attending athletic eventsEntertaining familyGoing to movies FAMILY:Husband - Tony HessSons - Lane and DaltonUNIVERSITY SERVICE:Staff CouncilAthletic Advisory Council TITLE: Melissa Brown CONTENT: Melissa Brown, M.EdWisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice Administrative AssistantOffice Carter Hall 103- AlvaPhone 580-327-8442mbrown@nwosu.eduEDUCATIONM.Ed. Adult Education Management & Administration B.A. History PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONSBrown, M., Brown, R. S., & Nandedkar, A. (2019). Transformational Leadership Theory and  Exploring the Perceptions of Diversity Management in Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 19(7), 1-10.Brown, M., Brown, R. S., & Nandedkar, A. (2019, April 11-14 ). Transformational Leadership Theory and Exploring the Perceptions of Diversity Management in Higher Education Presentation.  International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference, Dallas, Texas.UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Staff Council CommitteePearson Test AdministratorACT Test AdministratorPhi Alpha Theta HOBBIESI enjoy reading, movies, traveling, zoos, baseball, basketball, soccer, spending time with family and my dogs.FAMILY Married to Dr. Roger S. Brown; two fur babies Chei and Shadow. 

Faculty - Social Work

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Social Work Faculty and Staff TITLE: Dr. Kylene Rehder - Chair CONTENT: Jake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Chair in Social WorkProfessor of Social WorkChair, Department of Social WorkSocial Work Program Director Jesse Dunn 308Office 139-Woodward (580) 327-8135kdrehder@nwosu.eduEDUCATION: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) 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 HIGHLIGHTS:Governor Appointment to the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social WorkersNASW-OK Social Worker of the Year, 2018University of Oklahoma Hall of Fame Social Work Educator of the Year, 2018John Sheffield Teacher of the Year, 2018Featured 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: Codi Harding CONTENT: Citizens of Enid Endowed ChairAssistant Professor of Social WorkDirector of Field ExperienceRoom 110-Enid(580) 213-3148clharding@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:2018 M.S.W., University of Oklahoma2017 B.S.W., Northwestern Oklahoma State University2017 B.S. in Psychology, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityLICENSURE:Licensed Clinical Social Worker Provisional (LCSW-P) with the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers First came to NWOSU in the fall of 2021.TEACHING COMPETENCIES:Human Behavior and the Social EnvironmentSocial Work Practice with Families and GroupsSocial Work Diversity and Social JusticeSocial Work Practice with Organizations and CommunitiesSocial Work Field Education TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Andrea Lauderdale, Secretary CONTENT: Andrea LauderdaleSecretary, Department of Social WorkJesse Dunn 308(580) 327-8134amlauderdale@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 Young John 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) TITLE: Dr. Christee Jenlink, Chair CONTENT: Associate Dean of Education Professor of EducationNorthwestern - Alva Education Center 205C Phone: (580) 327-8450 cljenlink@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONEd.D. Educational Administration, Oklahoma State UniversityM.Ed. Education, Music, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.A. Ed. Music EducationCERTIFICATIONElementary and Secondary PrincipalInstrumental MusicVocal MusicMusic TheorySocial SciencesCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTUndergraduate, Assessment and EvaluationGraduate, Educational Leadership Internship, Advanced Educational PsychologyHOBBIESGardening, ReadingUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Assessment CommitteeFEAD CommitteeGraduate Committee  TITLE: Dr. Mariann Braten-Hall CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EducationDivision of Education Northwestern - Alva Education Center 117 Phone: (580) 327-8452 mbraten-hall@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONEd.D. Higher Education from Oral Roberts UniversityM.Ed. Educational Leadership, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.A. Ed. Elementary Education, Oral Roberts UniversityCERTIFICATIONElementary EducationMild to Moderate DisabilitiesPrincipal (Elementary)COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTFoundations of Math MethodsIntermediate Math MethodsEmergent LiteracyChildren's LiteratureElementary Science MethodsElementary Social StudiesEarly Childhood Science and Social Studies MethodsStudents with ExceptionalitiesHOBBIESChurch, traveling, readingUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Diversity CommitteeService Learning CommitteeOAEA sponsorFAMILY Husband Dennis TITLE: Summer Foster CONTENT: Instructor of EducationDivision of Education Northwestern - Alva Education Center 113 Phone: (580) 327-8461 skfoster@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONM.Ed. Master of Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University B.S. Elementary Education, Speech Language Pathology, Fort Hays State UniversityCERTIFICATIONElementary Education K-9School Counseling  Pre-K-12B.S. Speech Language PathologyEnglish as a Second LanguageCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTEarly Childhood Development and LearningEarly Childhood Curriculum Development and ImplementationEarly Childhood AssessmentHOBBIESReading, Exercise, Home Improvement Projects FAMILY Husband-Dave, Children-Sydney, Beau, Mary Kate TITLE: Dr. Joshua Hawkins CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EducationDivision of Education Northwestern - Enid 118 Phone: (580) 213-3182 jlhawkins@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D. Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State UniversityM.Ed. Educational Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. Special Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityOKLAHOMA CERTIFICATION: STANDARDSecondary PrincipalElementary PrincipalSevere & Profound/Multiple DisabilitiesMild-Moderate DisabilitiesMid-Level EnglishIntermediate MathematicsHOBBIESHe enjoys simple pleasures - beauty in art and nature, old books and bookstores, music, exercise, hot tea in the morning, people, clear-thinking, a good turn of phrase, study, silence and laughter.  FAMILY  Dr. Hawkins lives with his wife and six children in Stillwater, Oklahoma.   TITLE: Dr. Steven Mackie CONTENT: Professor of EducationDivision of Education Northwestern - Enid 116 Phone: (580) 213-3121 swmackie@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONPh.D. in Educational Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2008. M.Ed. in Educational Studies, University of Oklahoma, 1997.B.A. in Liberal Studies, Prescott College, 1992.CERTIFICATIONOklahoma and Arizona state teaching certificates in all social sciencesCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTFoundations of EducationMulticultural EducationEducational PracticesInstitutional Management SPECIAL INTERESTS/HOBBIESEcojusticeTravelGardeningOklahoma Historical Society (Lifetime Member)Oklahoma Master Naturalist – OSU Extension ServiceUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Co-Faculty Sponsor of the student organization CORE - Conserving Our Ranger EnvironmentDiversity CommitteeFaculty SenateOklahoma A+ Schools TITLE: Natalie Miller CONTENT: Assistant Certification OfficerDivision of Education Northwestern - Alva Education Center 205B Phone: (580) 327-8441 ndmiller@nwosu.edu EDUCATIONB.S. Business Administration 2005M.Ed. Adult Education & Management 2010HOBBIESReadingSpending Time with FamilyWatching Old MoviesUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Staff Council Committee memberCampus Scholarship Drive memberACT Test CoordinatorPearson Test AdministratorFAMILY Married to Greg; 2 daughters, Dana Craven & Tara Sander; and 2 grandchildren Abbi Hall & Casey Sander TITLE: Dr. Jen Oswald CONTENT: Associate Professor of EducationDivision of Education Northwestern - Alva Education Center 105 Phone: (580) 327-8451 jdoswald@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONEd.D. Reading and Literacy, Capella UniversityM.Ed. Reading Specialist, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. Early Childhood Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.A. History and Social Studies, Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityCERTIFICATIONEarly ChildhoodElementary EducationReading SpecialistCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTChildren’s LiteratureEmergent LiteracyDiagnosisEd TechEC ApprenticeshipTeaching Reading in the Content AreaHOBBIESReading, spending time with family and friendsUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)NWOSU SOEA SponsorTeacher’s ClosetLiteracy Center DirectorTEC, Faculty SenateFAMILY Husband – Nick, Son – Rett, Dog - Ginger TITLE: Dr. Christie Riley CONTENT: Associate Professor of EducationDirector of Teacher EducationDivision of EducationNorthwestern - AlvaEducation Center 219Phone: (580) 327-8694clriley@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONEd.D. Educational Leadership, Northcentral UniversityM.S. Behavioral Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. Social Work, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityCERTIFICATIONElementary Principal (PK-8)School Counselor (PK-12)Early Childhood (PK-3)Elementary Education (1-8)FAMILY Married to Scott, and they have two children, Lora and Ally.  TITLE: Dr. Henry Trabuc CONTENT: Assistant Professor of EducationDivision of Education Education Center 115 Northwestern - Alva Phone: (580) 327-8459 hjtrabuc@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONEd.D.  Educational Leadership, Northcentral University, Scottsdale, ArizonaM.S. in Education  from Emporia State University, Emporia, KansasB.S.  In Education, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KansasCERTIFICATION  District Leadership (PreK - 12) Building Leadership (PreK-12) Gifted Education (K-12) American History (5-12) World History (5-12) Political Science/Government (7-12) Physical Education (K-12)COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTStudents with ExceptionalitiesClassroom Management & Behavior Intervention IAssessment DesignAssessment in Special EducationChild and Adolescent PsychologySocial Studies MethodsSchool Personnel AdministrationPublic School RelationsHOBBIESTravelOutdoor sportsConservationUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Diversity Committee Scholarship Committee TEC CommitteeFAMILY Married to Leanne; two children: Derek and Nicole TITLE: Dr. Martie Young CONTENT: Professor of EducationDirector of Student TeachingDivision of Education Room 118 Northwestern-Enid Phone: (580) 213-3195 mlyoung@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONEd.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State UniversityM.Ed. Special Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. Elementary Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityCERTIFICATIONSEarly ChildhoodElementaryMild and Moderate DisabilitiesIntellectual DisabilitiesReading SpecialistGrammar & CompositionNewspaperYearbookSpeech & DramaMiddle Level Social StudiesMiddle Level Language ArtsCOURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTMulticultural EdStudent TeachingEarly Childhood Methods classesCreative ActivitiesAdult Cognitive StylesCurriculum for the Special LearnerUNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)Teacher Ed FacultyTeacher Ed CommitteeTEAMSEducation Advisory CommitteeNWOSU Academic AppealsFAMILY Spouse – Dr. Lyle Young TITLE: Derek Trabuc CONTENT: Instructor of EducationDivision of Education Northwestern - Alva Education Center 115 Phone: (580) 327-8460 djtrabuc@nwosu.eduCurriculum VitaeEDUCATIONCurrently Ed. D Curriculum Development, American College of Education M.S. Ed. Leadership, Pittsburg State UniversityB.S. Elementary Education K-9, Pittsburg State UniversityCERTIFICATIONElementary Education K-9Educational Leadership K-12COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHTSocial Studies MethodsLanguage Arts MethodsChild & Adolescent PsychologyIntermediate Math MethodsHOBBIESFitness, Travel, Outdoor adventuresFAMILY Wife-Salena, Children-Sadrie & Kaster TITLE: Amy Melton CONTENT: SecretaryDivision of Education Northwestern - Alva Education Center 205 Phone: (580) 327-8436 admelton@nwosu.edu EDUCATIONB.A. General StudiesWorking on Masters of Adult EdHOBBIESI enjoy working out, reading, traveling, church, and spending time with family.   FAMILY Husband-Tyler, Sons-Myles & Austyn

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 TITLE: Shane Hansen, Chair CONTENT: Chair, Health and Sports Science EducationInstructor of Health and Sports ScienceHealth & Sports Science 134 (580) 327-8628schansen@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:Currently All But Dissertation, Walden University2010 M. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University2008 B.S. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWORK EXPERIENCE:2016-Present - Instructor of Health and Sports Science2014-2016 - Director of Students and Housing2013-2014 - Director of Wellness Center & Instructor for Health and Sports Science2008-2013 - Head Coach for Men's and Women's Cross Country2008-2013 - Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball2008-2013 - Adjunct Instructor for Health and Sports ScienceCOURSES TAUGHT:School & Community HealthTechniques of Teaching Individual/Dual SportsTechniques of Teaching Team SportsTechniques of Teaching Rhythm's and AquaticsAdapted Physical EducationElementary School ProgramPhysiology of ExerciseFAMILY INFORMATION:Wife: KaylynSon: RyneDaughter: SuttonSPECIAL INTERESTS:Helping people reach their potential TITLE: Mark Zadorozny CONTENT: Instructor of Health and Sports ScienceHealth and Sports Science 150 (580) 327-8624 mazadorozny@nwosu.edu EDUCATION:2014 M. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University2008 B.S. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWORK EXPERIENCE:2018 – 2020 High Plains Tech Center Woodward, OK – Technical Applications Program Instructor2016 – 2018 Yukon Public Schools 7th/8th grade Science, Head 8th JH Girls Basketball, HS JV Baseball2012 – 2016 Woodward Public Schools 7th grade Science, 8th Physical Ed. / JH Football, Asst. HS Softball, HS Girls Basketball, HS Baseball2011 – 2012 Woodward Public Schools Elementary Physical Ed. / Asst. HS Softball, 9th Boys Basketball, HS Baseball2010 – Dexter Schools USD 471 - K-12 Health and Physical Ed. Teacher/ Asst. HS Football, Boys Basketball, Head Baseball2009 – Alva Middle School - Physical Ed. Teacher/ Assistant HS Baseball2007 – 2009 Alva Recreational ComplexCOURSES TAUGHT:Organization & Administration Health & PETechniques of Teaching Individual/Dual SportsTechniques of Teaching Team SportsTechniques of Teaching Rhythm's and AquaticsAdapted Physical EducationElementary School ProgramHSSE Teacher CourseSPECIAL INTERESTS:Sports and AthleticsMusic TITLE: Chandler Mead CONTENT: Adjunct Instructor Sports ScienceHealth and Sports Science 149 (580) 327-8629 cemead@nwosu.eduEDUCATION:2007 D. Ed., Oklahoma State University1991 M. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University1990 B.S. Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University1986 B.S., Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWORK EXPERIENCE:Fall 2020-Current - Retired Adjunct Health and Sports Science Instructor2004-2020 - Department Chair for Health and Sports Science1999-2003- Wellness Center Director1990-1998 - Assistant and Defensive Coordinator1987-1990 - Graduate Assistant Football CoachCOURSES TAUGHT:NutritionAthletic InjuryWellness ConceptsTeachers CourseConcepts of AerobicsLegal Liability in Sports and RecreationKinesiologyDirected Readings in Health and Sports ScienceSports Finance and MarketingFAMILY INFORMATION:Wife: KarenSon: MarcusDaughter: TylarSPECIAL INTERESTS:Sports and AthleticsOutdoor Recreation

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 TITLE: Dr. Jason FerrellDepartment Chair CONTENT: Assistant Professor and Chair of PsychologyOffice: Alva Education Center 216 and Enid Room 114  Phone: 580-327-8447jdferrell@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Website: https://www.jasondferrell.com/EducationPh.D. in Psychology (2017) – University of Texas at AustinM.A. in Experimental Psychology (2011) – University of Central OklahomaB.A. in Psychology (2009) – University of Central OklahomaNotable AwardsOklahoma Psychological Society's Outstanding Teacher (2021)Janet T. Spence Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015)Personal InterestsI am a scientist first, and my area of expertise is human behavior.  I support and strive for open and reproducible science, and pay particular attention to measurement and psychometrics.  Most of my research/teaching resides in a space that intersects psychology, education, language, communications, statistics, measurement, computer science, and technology.  One line of my research/teaching involves the learning, teaching, practicing, and improvement of psychology as science.  Another line involves measuring personality and social dynamics (including language) in real-life (virtual and non-virtual) contexts and person perception in relation to self-presentation, self-concept, and other-perception.  Another line involves the measurement of online human behavior (verbal and nonverbal), as well as using the internet as a learning, teaching, and research tool.  I am also passionate about and study the dynamics of education, teaching, and learning; with various projects focusing on the development, complex dynamics, and improvement of online and non-traditional education.  I love academia where I have fun with research; teaching; mentoring to, learning from, and working with students! TITLE: Dr. Wayne McMillin  CONTENT: Professor of PsychologyDean, Northwestern-EnidOffice: Enid, Room 122Phone: 580-213-3116FAX 580-213-3151wlmcmillin@nwosu.edu2929 E. RandolphEnid, OK 73701Curriculum VitaeEducationPh.D. in Educational Psychology (1999) - Oklahoma State UniversityM.A. in Experimental Psychology (1994) - University of Central OklahomaB.S. in Psychology (1988) - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAcademic 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: Dr. Stephanie Widick CONTENT: Assistant Professor of PsychologyOffice Alva, Education Center 210Phone 580-327-8443srwidick@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeEducationPh.D. in Educational Psychology (2018) - Oklahoma State UniversityMaster of Counseling Psychology (2012) - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. in Psychology (2008) - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityProfessional AffiliationsOklahoma Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychological Association-Division 15American Educational Research AssociationAcademic InterestsI teach courses in motivation, human development, research, and statistics. My personal research interests include motivation theory, higher education effectiveness, academic motivation and achievement, and perceptions of online learning.Professional InterestsMotivation TheoryLeadership CharacteristicsAcademic Motivation and AchievementHigher Education EffectivenessPerceptions of Online LearningA Few of My Favorite ThingsSpending time with family and friends, coffee, being outdoors, Law & Order, reading, Big Bang Theory, baseball (nothing beats baseball), small town life, watching students grow throughout their academic career.“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi  TITLE: Mr. Taylor Randolph CONTENT: Instructor of PsychologyOffice Enid, Room 114Phone 580-213-3119jtrandolph@nwosu.edu2929 E. RandolphEnid, OK 73701EducationCurrently pursing Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Adams State UniversityMaster of Theological Studies (2012) - Phillips Theological SeminaryMaster of Counseling Psychology (2004) - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.A. in  Psychology (1995) - Phillips UniversityAreas 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, social justice and religious identity.  CertificationsLPC (board approved supervisor), LADC (board approved supervisor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), Oklahoma State Certified Trauma-Informed Trainer, Oklahoma Department of MEntal Health and Substance Abuse Services Trauma Informed Certified TrainerProfessional Continuing EducationReceived training in the following Evidence-Based Practices:  Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adolescent – Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Seeking Safety, Strengthening Families, Celebrating Families, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT).A board approved supervisor since 2009, 14 licensure candidates successfully attained LPC, LADC, LADC/MH licensure under his supervision. From 2000-2016, he provided counseling and administrative services in a variety of settings including:  a children’s inpatient psychiatric hospital, adult residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, adult and adolescent drug court, children and youth emergency shelter, school-based counseling, young adults transitional living, first-time offenders program, juvenile offenders counseling, child and family outpatient counseling services, adult and adolescent anger management, parenting classes.Community EngagementChairperson of the Mental Health Coalition of Enid and Garfield CountyMental Health Representative for the Garfield County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Response TeamFavorite ThingsPassions include:  psychological and theological research, playing and listening to music, hiking, mountains, spending time with family, exercise, yoga, and (time and weather permitting) golf. TITLE: Mrs. Allissa Miller CONTENT: Instructor of PsychologyOffice: Alva, EC 214Phone: 580-213-3136abmiller@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717EducationM.A. in Counseling (2016) - Midwestern Baptist Theologial Seminary - Kansas City, MissouriB.S. in Family Studies (2013) - Univeristy of Nebraska at KearneyAreas of InterestMy favorite subjects are relationships in general (including but not limited to marriage and family), multicultural, and abnormal psychology.Favorite ThingsWhen I am not teaching my focus is on my family including my husband and (soon to be) two sons. We enjoy going out together as a family and meeting new people. I love reading a wide range of topics and genres and attempting to cook. I love interacting with people and having discussions about things that they are passionate about. I will never turn down good coffee or conversation with people.  TITLE: Mrs. Mistie Kline CONTENT: Lecturer of PsychologyOffice: Education Center 208Phone: 580-327-8148mekline@nwosu.edu709 Oklahoma Blvd.Alva, OK 73717Curriculum VitaeEducationMaster of Counseling Psychology (2004) - Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityB.S. in Psychology (1998) - Phillips UniversityNotable AwardsJohn Sheffield Teacher of the Year Award (2020)​Professional AffiliationsAssociation for Psychological SciencePsi ChiSociety for Teaching PsychologyOklahoma Association of College Testing PersonnelNational College Testing AssociationNational Association for Developmental EducationFavorite ThingsMy favorite subject areas of instruction includes Biopsychology, Sleep and Dreams, Psychopharmacology, Sensation and Perception, and General Psychology.  When I am not busy being inspired to teach and learn from my students, my focus is on my daughters, Carrington and Taylor Ann.I enjoy traveling, cooking, research, attending rock concerts, and watching Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. TITLE: Adjunct Faculty CONTENT: Coming soon!

Bands and Instrumental Music

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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 Interest Form to be contacted about membership and potential scholarships.   Band Pre-RegistrationProspective Student Interest FormContact:​Dr. Michael BlackAssistant Professor of MusicDirector of BandsRyerson Hall 304Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8191mcblack@nwosu.eduClubs:Phi Delta Music Society TITLE: Performance Groups CONTENT: We have four performance groups:Ranger Marching BandSymphony BandConcert BandJazz Ensemble TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: All band participants who are full-time students qualify for up to a $2,000 annual scholarship.  This is renewable each year.The following additional scholarships must be applied for by February 15.  Applications are available by asking music faculty members:The Alton and Betty Zimmerman Vocal Scholar Award is presented to an outstanding incoming freshman-vocalist who is planning to major in vocal music performance or vocal music education. The award is renewable each year for up to four years.The Blackford-Funk Scholarship, established in memory of Gladys A. (Blackford) Funk, class of 1915, is intended for a piano major.The Charles fisher Scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time continuing instrumental music or music education major. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to one student, and be applied toward university-related expenses.The Donovan and Dorothy Reichenberger Vocal Scholar Award is presented to a continuing vocal music student or an outstanding incoming freshman who is planning to major in vocal music performance or vocal music education. The award is renewable each year for four years.The Doris Cooley Scholarship is intended for a music major from any performance medium, and is given in memory of Mrs. Cooley who was the wife of Rev. Raymond Cooley, former pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Alva.The Dorothy Reichenberger Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a continuing student or an incoming freshman who meets the admission standards and the scholarship selection criteria set forth by Northwestern’s music faculty. The candidate must participate in the vocal or instrumental music program.The Earl & Margie Brunkest Estate Music Scholarship is intended for a full-time student majoring in music. This scholarship will be applied toward university-related expenses including tuition, books, fees, room or board.The Electa Lee Frieden Scholarship is given in honor of Mrs. Frieden, wife of Mr. Dale Frieden.  Mr. Dale Frieden was one of the first trustees of the Northwestern Foundation, and past chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Because of her support of the Foundation and her interest in music, the Frieden Scholarship is intended for a student who makes a worthy contribution to the music program.The Fred Neuman Scholarship is intended for a music major who graduated from Alva High School. Fred Neuman was the choir director at Alva for many years and his former students established this scholarship fund.The Joan Talley Fisher Scholarship is intended for a full-time student majoring in instrumental or vocal music.The Kenneth and Sue Fellers Family Scholarship is awarded to a full-time music major in odd years and to a math or science major in even years. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a continuing student, with a preference given to students residing in Northwest Oklahoma. Kenneth Fellers, a 1963 math and physics graduate, wishes to assist student in math, physical or biological science. Sue Fellers, a 1964 music graduate, wishes to assist students in music.The Oscar Stover Scholarship is intended for a member or members who make a significant contribution to the Ranger Band.  It is presented in memory of Oscar Stover, distinguished faculty member and Music Department Chairman from 1960 until his retirement in 1976. The Director of Instrument Music selects the student recipients of this award.The Ruth Marie Genuit Scholarship is intended for a vocal major. The recipient is selected by audition with the music faculty. The award is given in memory of Ruth Genuit who was a member of the music faculty from 1942 until her retirement in 1971.The Shirley Family Music Scholarship is to be awarded to a continuing full-time student. This student is not required to be a music major or minor, but participation in band is required. First consideration will be given to the applicant with the highest financial need.  The Frankie Rogers Baxter Scholarship is to be awarded in Fall of Odd years to a Fine Arts major, who is full-time student at the Alva campus, native Oklahoman,  and with a 3.0 or higher.  The scholarship is named after George T. and Frankie Rogers Baxter and alternates between the Fine Arts and Science/Math Departments.   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: Student Outcomes in Each MajorBachelor of Arts in musicThe graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of music, the theory of music, and competence in aural skills by sight and sound.Demonstrate knowledge of the history of music. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, philosophy, and methodology of current performance and pedagogy practices.Demonstrate performing competence.Demonstrate basic piano skills necessary to become successful music performers and/or applied music teachers.Bachelor of Music The graduate with a Bachelor of Music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:Perform at the highest possible level in his/her primary performance medium.Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.Teach essential elements of music and music performance.Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.Understand music’s relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.Use technology in appropriate musical applications.Communicate the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic qualities of music to a diverse society.Bachelor of Music EducationThe graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:Teach essential elements of music and music performance at elementary and secondary school levels.Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.Perform with appropriate tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.Understand music’s relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.Use technology in appropriate musical applications.Communicate the intellectual, emotional and aesthetic qualities of music to a diverse society. 

Choral and Vocal Studies

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Choral and Vocal StudiesThe choral and vocal students at NWOSU 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 performances including concerts by the University Chorale, Concert Choir, and the University Singers. Northwestern choirs tour regionally and nationally. Just over a year ago, the University Chorale and Singers toured Austria and the Czech Republic. The choirs have also taken tours to New York, including a performance in Carnegie Hall, Shanghai and Beijing, 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. Participation scholarships in choir are available to every NWOSU student. We welcome all community members to join our community Concert Choir.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!New incoming freshmen wanting to audition for Singers and or who will be majoring or minoring in music, please sign up for a Fine Arts Audition on Sat, February 9th, or Sat., March 9th, on the Fine Arts Home Page to be considered for all eligible scholarships.Continuing students, email krlonghurst@nwosu.edu to set up another time that would work for you. No preparation is needed! Contact:Karsten LonghurstInstructor of MusicRyerson Hall 323Northwestern-Alva(580) 327-8692krlonghurst@nwosu.eduClubs:Phi Delta Music Society TITLE: Sing with Us! CONTENT: 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, email Prof. Longhurst at krlonghurst@nwosu.edu to sign up for an audition for Singers or a quick voice placement for Chorale or Concert Choir. You don't need to prepare anything! 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 $2,000 for continuing students. Scholarships above the cost of tuition may be applied to other university costs. Students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of courses are eligible to receive these scholarships.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. 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.The 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.Eligibility 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 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: Student Outcomes in Each MajorBachelor of Arts in musicThe graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of music, the theory of music, and competence in aural skills by sight and sound.Demonstrate knowledge of the history of music. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, philosophy, and methodology of current performance and pedagogy practices.Demonstrate performing competence.Demonstrate basic piano skills necessary to become successful music performers and/or applied music teachers.Bachelor of MusicThe graduate with a Bachelor of Music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:Perform at the highest possible level in his/her primary performance medium.Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.Teach essential elements of music and music performance.Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.Understand music’s relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.Use technology in appropriate musical applications.Communicate the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic qualities of music to a diverse society.Bachelor of Music EducationThe graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:Teach essential elements of music and music performance at elementary and secondary school levels.Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.Perform with appropriate tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.Understand music’s relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.Use technology in appropriate musical applications.Communicate the intellectual, emotional and aesthetic qualities of music to a diverse society. 

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

ReachHigher - Oklahoma's Degree Completion Program

ReachHigher - Oklahoma's Degree Completion Program Reach Higher: RECONNECT Week | July 19-22, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.| Extended hours on July 20 until 7 p.m.Visit our Enid and Woodward campuses during this week to learn more about finishing your bachelor's degree. You can stop by the campuses, call, or set-up a virtual meeting to find out more information. Fill out this form to receive information on the Reach Higher program. Enid Campus | 2929 E. Randolph | 580-213-3101Woodward Campus | 2007 34th Street | 580-254-2500 Program OverviewIf you have earned a minimum of 72 credit hours, are at least 21 years of age, have not been enrolled as a full-time student for at least one year, and have a minimum of 2.0 graduation/retention GPA in past college course work, you might consider applying for admission in the ReachHigher program to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. Individual colleges also may have other admission requirements. Through ReachHigher, work and life experiences may, in some cases, qualify for college credit — saving time and money.Complete a bachelor's degree taking courses that are available online or face-to-face.The 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 https://reachhigherok.org/flexfinish/flexfinish-bachelors/. 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 aid 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. ReachHigher BrochureReachHigher Costs at NWOSUOklahoma's ReachHigher HomepageTransfer StudentsBridge Program with NOCNWOSU-Enid Campus InfoNWOSU-Woodward Campus InfoTo learn more about the program at Northwestern, contact Dr. Jerry Gustafson, professor of business, by email at jjgustafson@nwosu.edu. You also may contact Northwestern’s Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546.

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. Mission Statement for NorthwesternNorthwestern 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.

Employee Benefits

Employment OVERVIEW HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OVERVIEW HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Benefit Package Overview for Calendar Year 2020Northwestern 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.(For more on the information below, please visit your RangerNet Account)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. Enhanced “Buy Up” benefit optional - additional premium paid by employee.Dependent coverage optional - paid by employee.  Can be pre-taxed.Group Term Life Insurance (Standard 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” – (Standard Insurance Co.))Employee coverage paid by NWOSU (6 full months waiting period).        Enhanced “Buy Up” benefit optional - additional premium paid by employee.Short Term Disability – “STD” – (Standard Insurance Co.)Employee coverage optional – paid by employee.Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity Insurance (Individual policy sold by MetLife– during open enrollment Option Period only)Employee and family coverage optional - paid by employee.  Can be pre-taxed.RetirementOASDI Social Security6.2% of first $137,700 in 2020 taxable wages paid by employee, matched by NWOSU.Medicare Tax1.45% of total 2020 taxable wages paid by employee, matched by NWOSU.Oklahoma Teachers RetirementVested after 7 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.edu(580) 327-8530Fax: (580) 327-8538 

Homecoming

Homecoming OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY OVERVIEW HOMECOMING THEME PARADE MARSHAL MISS CINDERELLA RANGER ROYALTY   HOMECOMING Oct. 7-9, 2021At 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, Oct. 7Miss Cinderella Talent Show7: 30 p.m. Herod Hall AuditoriumFriday, Oct. 8Rally 'Round the Ranger (Free Lunch)          Noon Ranger StatueMiss Cinderella Pageant          8 p.m. Herod Hall AuditoriumSaturday, Oct. 9Ranger Run (5K & 1-Mile Fun Run)8 a.m. Downtown Alva Square in front of RialtoAlumni Tent (Free Donuts/Coffee)8 a.m. North side of Downtown Alva SquareHomecoming Parade10 a.m. Downtown Alva SquareRanger Lunch on the Square ($6/person)Directly after Parade Across from Rialto Alumni Band Rehearsal​2 p.m. Third Floor Ryerson HallMassed Band Performance3:30 p.m. Ranger FieldNorthwestern VS University of Arkansas at Monticello Football Game           4 p.m. Ranger Field TITLE: Homecoming Buttons 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. Alva Homecoming Button Sales LocationsAlva Chamber of Commerce 502 Okla. Blvd. (580) 327-1647; Alva Vision Clinic 504 College (580) 327-2393; Holder Drug 513 Barnes St. (580) 327-3332; La Dee Da's 428 Flynn (580) 327-0382; NWOSU Campus 709 Okla. Blvd. (580) 327-8536; Shepherd Oil Convenience Store 1512 E. Okla. Blvd. (580) 3327-8055; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack 609 College (580) 327-0409; Rialto Cinema 516 Flynn (580) 327-0535Woodward Homecoming Button Sales LocationEdward Jones 1725 Okla. Ave. Suite 2 (580) 256-2249Enid Homecoming Buttons Contact Button Chairman Karen Koehn kkoehn@nwtech.edu (580) 327-7273MERCHANT 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: 2021 Homecoming Merchant Incentives TITLE: Homecoming Theme CONTENT: Current Theme: “Game On: Ranger 2021 Edition”  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: 2021 Parade Marshal Linda TutwilerWould 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: 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's Alva campus. 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. Miss Cinderella Scholarship InformationRecent 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, 2021. 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 Information and Data Sheet ​Miss C Talent GuidelinesMiss C Wardrobe GuidelinesMiss C Pageant Rules Miss C Certification of Local Winner MISS CINDERELLA CONTESTANT INFORMATION SHEET FORMWhat is Miss Cinderella? Campus map for parkingStay Tuned for the 2021 Miss Cinderella PosterStay Tuned for the 2021 Miss Cinderella Evening Gown Walk Pattern Video 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. 6, by noonBelow you will find the online float entry form OR a fillable PDF document that can be emailed or printed and sent to Mrs. Shannon Leaper. 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 - Fillable PDF Document (If you choose to fill out the Homecoming Float Entry Form please email it to Float Chairman Mrs. Shannon Leaper.)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 Workshop TITLE: 5K 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 official Homecoming T-shirts are given to each paid entry.All participants will receive a medal. First place in the men’s and women’s division for both the 5K and the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a plaque and a gift certificate for the J.R. Holder Wellness Center. In correlation with the 2021 Homecoming theme "Game On: Ranger 2021 Edition," we encourage any and all participants to have some fun and dress-up as your favorite game character! Any board game, video game, athlete, etc. 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 the assistant director. Map for the 5K and the Fun Run route For more information download the Ranger Run Flyer.   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 can be found below: Ranger RoyaltyBuilding Decorating Contest Sheet Decorating Contest Student V Faculty Flag FootballRally 'Round the RangerFor more information on the homecoming contests, sponsored by Student Government Association, contact Olivia Yandel at oayandel@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8105.     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 6AClass 5AClass 4A Class 3A Class 2AJunior 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 at 1:00 p.m. for those playing in the massed band.REGISTER YOUR BAND REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCT. 6 @ NOONFor more information contact Dr. Michael Black, assistant professor of music and director of bands, at (580) 327-8191 or mcblack@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. 9, 2021! This year's homecoming alumni band director will be announced soon! Rehearsal will start at 2 p.m. in the band room on the third floor of Ryerson Hall, Alva campus. Game time is set for 4 p.m. Alumni Band LetterWant to be involved in the Alumni Band? Fill out the form below! Please complete the information and submit by Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in order to reserve a T-shirt in the correct size. More information will follow.Alumni Band Registration Form TITLE: Alumni Baseball/Softball CONTENT: Friday, Oct. 8Myers Stadium 6:30 p.m. Warm Up/Practice7:00 p.m. (approximately) Alumni Baseball/Softball Co-ed Softball GameEveryone is welcome!Free Hot Dogs & HamburgersQuestions, concerns or suggestions? Contact:  Matt Strattonmatts@alvastatebank.com(580) 603-1772 Ryan Hintergardtryanhintergardt@sbcglobal.net(580) 761-7607The Northwestern Foundation Office will provide a homecoming t-shirt to baseball/softball alumni who 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.Alumni Baseball/Softball Game Registration Form TITLE: Homecoming T-Shirt CONTENT: The 2021 Homecoming T-Shirt design will be announced soon!Adult sizes S-XL are $12 each or 2 for $20; XXL and up are $15 each. We will be selling up to 5XL.Youth sizes are $12 each or 2 for $20. Only available through preorder. Infant OnesiesLong Sleeves Baby One PieceInterlock Knit 5.6 Oz Poly CottonSizes: 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months$10 each; available only through preorderToddler T-shirtShort Sleeve Crew Neck65% Polyester, 35% Cotton Interlock Knit, 5.6 OzSizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T$10 each; available only through preorderPreorder HerePreorder deadline will be announced soon!Wear your homecoming button and receive $1 off your total purchasing order!   TITLE: Alumni Tent CONTENT: Following the parade at noon in 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.Stay tuned for the Alumni Tent 2021 Flyer TITLE: Motel Discounts CONTENT: Stay tuned for Homecoming Discounts at Area Motels TITLE: CONTENT: TITLE: Homecoming Committee CONTENT: Have questions or concerns? Contact the appropriate homecoming committee member below:HOMECOMING COMMITTEE MEMBERSGeneral Chairman: Dr. David PechaButton Sales Chair: Karen KoehnSecretary & Chamber Coordinator: Jodie BradfordTreasurer: Tara HannafordSpecial Events Coordinator: Bryan MillerMarketing Coordinator: Erin Davis Alumni Coordinator: John AllenAlumni Marketing Coordinator: Emma SporlederMiss Cinderella Pageant Co-directors: Lisa Franz and Dr. Sheila BrintnallRanger Run Chair: Bailie GoochCampus/Student Events: Olivia YandelStudent Government Association President: Dawson MaxwellParade Chairs: Patrick Hawley and Ben OrcuttBand Director: Dr. Michael BlackAntique Car Chair: Gary BrownFloat Chair: Shannon LeaperTheatre Director: Kimberly WeastMaintenance Secretary:  Markangela KinnettTo contact an individual from the committee, please click on his or her name to send an email. Suggestions for Homecoming?  Please submit them to Erin Davis.If you have a comment or suggestions you would like the homecoming committee to address please use the online form below: Homecoming Suggestions

University Relations

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION 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 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 News ArchiveUniversity Relations ContactsKelsey MartinDirector of Marketing and University RelationsSecond Floor, Herod Hall(580) 327-8478Valarie CaseUniversity Relations SpecialistVinson Hall, Room 113(580) 327-8486Erin DavisUniversity Relations SpecialistVinson Hall, Room 109(580) 327-8480 TITLE: Headshot Photos CONTENT: Our office is offering inexpensive headshots for Northwestern students and employees who are looking to show a more professional presence on social media platforms or needing something to go with a resume for a job search.Just contact Valarie or Erin to schedule an appointment at least one week before you may need your photo.Cost is only $5.00 for each image selected.We'll do some light editing and email to you the edited original-sized digital negative and a cropped 2.5 x 3 inch image. TITLE: Red & Black Fridays! CONTENT: On Fridays we wear red and black!Join us in wearing your favorite red and black attire every Friday, post your photo to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtags #NWOSU and #RedNBlackFriday and you'll be entered into a contest to win a Ranger prize. Just follow the rules & show us your colors from wherever you are each Friday by 2 p.m. TITLE: Student Photo Submissions CONTENT: Would you like to have the awesome photo you took of campus featured on the Northwestern Instagram account? Or maybe you'd like to show that you did well on a test... or just want to show off you and your friends!Submit your photos using publicrelations@nwosu.edu, and we just might use your photo on @NWOSURangers!

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Accessing Seismic Data

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 IRIS URL Builder Go to: http://service.iris.edu/irisws/timeseries/docs/1/builder/Select the URL Builder tabEnter fields as outlined below for Alva’s seismic stationNetwork: GSStation: OK035Location:00 (for broadband)20 (for strong motion)Channels (for broadband only)HHZ (vertical motion)HH1 (north-south motion)HH2 (east-west motion)Channels (for strong motion only)HNZ (vertical motion)HN1 (north-south motion)HN2 (east-west motion)Start/End TimesSelect dates from the drop down menuModify the time to get at specific events (convert time to 24hr time, then add 6 hours)Example: a 10:30 PM quake’s time on January 6th in Oklahoma should be T04:30:00 on January 7th in the search queueMake sure “Plot” is selected from the Output option near the bottom right of the screenLeave other fields/checkboxes as they are at first, you can experiment with them later to see what they doThe link at the bottom of the page will display the plot!  This link can also be copied and shared with others.Software for managing raw data: DimasDimas uses the “miniseed” output data on the URL Builder described above.To access other seismic station data around the globe, go to http://ds.iris.edu/mda (or Google search IRIS MDA).  GS is the US Geologic Survey’s network.  Alva’s station is OK035.

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 JudgingProject Oklahoma Whiteboard

Museum of Natural History

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 Museum of Natural HistoryJesse Dunn Building, Second FloorNorthwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAlva, Oklahoma 73717The museum's open hours will vary. Interested persons should call the museum or the museum directors to determine the current schedule.  Museum Contacts:(580) 327-8513Museum Directors:Dr. Steven Thompson, 580-327-8566Dr. Aaron J. Place, 580-327-8673 TITLE: History of Museum CONTENT: G.W. Stevens begins museum in 1902The Museum of Natural History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was established in 1902 by Professor G.W. Stevens, head of the biology department. It is the second oldest museum in Oklahoma.In 1908, Professor Stevens and his former student, assistant and protege, T.C. Carter, traveled to Alaska, spending seven months collecting hundreds of specimens of mammals, birds and bird eggs. Those Alaskan materials were then added to the museum, which already contained an extensive collection of biological specimens native to the Oklahoma area.Stevens left Northwestern in 1916 but Carter taught at the University until his retirement in 1952. Carter and his students collected and/or prepared much of the material that remains on display today.Bill Pitts served as full time curator from 1963 to 1974. The museum was then without a curator until Dr. Paul Nighswonger of the biology department was appointed as a part-time curator in 1990. He and Dr. Dan Shorter, also from the biology department, had begun the slow process of restoration of the museum and its exhibits in the late 1980's. That process continued when Dr. Vernon Powders became the director/curator in 1994.Closed, except for research and specially arranged tours, since January 1975, the Northwestern Museum of Natural History reopened to the public on Sept. 3, 1997. It is housed on the second floor of the Jesse Dunn Building, in what once was the university's library. It is a large, elegant area interesting for its architecture and decoration, as well as for its contents. TITLE: Collections CONTENT: Collection of featured birds, mammals, and fossilsCurrently the museum has more than 6,000 accessioned items, including a mounted bird collection that is one of the largest in the state. This collection includes two whooping cranes, Grus americanus, and more than 20 mounted eagles.The mammal collection includes one mounted black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes, (possibly the rarest living mammal in the world). The shovel-tusked mastodon, Gomphotherium spp., exhibit is unique for North America.The museum's collection includes either on display or in storage, paleontogical, anthropological, archeological, geological, historical and natural history materials.Exhibits include mounted birds and mammals, pleistocene fossils, and geological, anthropological, archeological and natural history displays, as well as historical photographs and articles dealing with the university and northwestern Oklahoma.Part of the Bird CollectionBlackfooted Ferret (Nearly Extinct)Extinct TeleocerasShovel-Toothed Mastodon TITLE: CONTENT:

Heartland BEST

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK    BEST National RegistryNational BEST2020 Schedule of EventsCancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic TITLE: What is BEST Robotics? CONTENT: Boosting Engineering, Science & TechnologyFounded in Texas in 1993 by two engineersStudent teams are guided by professional mentors and school coaches. BEST has expanded to ~900 participating schools and over 18,000 student participants in over a dozen states.Students have six weeks to design, develop, build and test a robot that can outperform their competitors.Each team receives identical kits of parts including items such as plywood, metal and plastic sheet stock, nuts, bolts, screws, tapes, glue, pvc pipe and fittings, motors and servos. ​Winning teams from each Hub compete at the Regional competitions.  (Texas BEST,  South’s BEST,  Denver BEST)  TITLE: Contacts CONTENT: Dr. Steve Maier, Hub Director580-327-8562sjmaier@nwosu.eduDr. Jenny Sattler, Kit Committee Chair580-327-8568jasattler@nwosu.eduDr. Mary Riegel, Game Committee Chair580-327-8437mriegel@nwosu.eduDr. Tim Maharry, Sponsorship and Finance, BEST Award580-327-8583tjmaharry@nwosu.eduHeartland BEST Committee: Mr. Tom Boren, Dr. Roxie James, Mr. Keenan Meeker, Dr. Jason Wickham TITLE: Registration CONTENT: Heartland BEST will not be hosting events during the 2020 season. There are opportunities available to participate in an online version of the game. Information can be found on the BEST Robotics website and through the BEST National Registry. Heartland BEST will be back in action in the 2021 season and we hope to see you all there. In the meantime if you have questions please feel free to reach out to a member of the Heartland BEST Team!Zoom event for BEST Robotics Kickoff is Aug. 28, 2021. This event will introduce the BEST Robotics teams to the game for the year as well as explain how the season is going to run.Contact Dr. Jenny Sattler at jasattler@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8568 if interested in attending this Zoom meeting.

Science Fair Judging

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK Northwestern Oklahoma State University presents theNorthwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair     Since 1957, NWOSU has had the honor of hosting the Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair.  This program has evolved over the years to become one of outreach, service learning, and has served as a springboard for aspiring students.Our fair services the northwest most counties of Oklahoma and is a feeder fair for the Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair (OSSEF) held annually in Stillwater, OK at OSU.  At the regional fair, judges have the capability of advancing a project to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).2021 Region Fair: The 2021 Northwest Regional Science Fair will be held remotely following the format of both the OSSEF and the ISEF.  Registration and ISEF Paperwork Deadline: Februrary 8, 2021Upload of materials deadline: February 17, 2021 at 11:59PM. Information regarding the upload process will be sent to participating teachers no later that February 12, 2021. Judging of Projects:  February 18 - 19. Results Announced: February 25, 20212021 Project Material Guidelines TITLE: Students CONTENT: Thank you for taking on a science fair project!  We hope to see you at our fair!  This document contains some helpful information, includingTypical Components of a Science Fair Project/BoardSome Terminology (The Basics)Some Terminology (Advanced) TITLE: Teachers CONTENT: Thank you for your efforts in helping students experience "Science" by providing them with this opportunity!!  You should have received an email outlining the steps for registering science fair projects.  If you need this information sent to you again, please email Steve Maier at sjmaier@nwosu.edu. TITLE: Registration CONTENT: Before beginning the registration procees, it is recommended:You have ISEF forms already completedYou will need the following information to complete the registration form:​Student's information: Name (first, middle, last), mailing address, email address, grade and gender.Project information: Title, short description of project, category (choices are provided), type of project (individual or group), and whether the project involves human subjects, vertebrate animals, or hazardous biological agents.  You will also need to indicate whether the project will need access to electricity at the Regional Fair.  School information:  School's name and mailing address, teacher's name, phone number, and email address.You have ISEF forms scanned in and saved as PDF files ​For ISEF form pre-approval, please email the PDF files to VMMoorthy@nwosu.edu​On the day of the regional science fair, bring all of the original ISEF forms with you.We will sign and date the original ISEF forms using the date of pre-approval, as applicable. Once corrected and upon pre-approval, we will indicate the date of pre-approval for our records.If revisions or additional forms are needed, we will let you know.To register for the 2021 Regional Science Fair, please click here. TITLE: Judges CONTENT: If you are interested in serving as a Judge for the Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair, please email Steve Maier.  TITLE: Scholarships CONTENT: Parents, Teachers, and Students!Please note that since 2014, NWOSU scholarships have been awarded to the top finishing seniors at the regional fair!NWOSU Regional Science Fair Scholarships1st Place Senior: $1,5002nd Place Senior: $1,0003rd Place Senior: $500$1,500 NWOSU Scholarships are also awarded to selected top finishing Juniors and Seniors at OSSEF in the areas ofBiochemistry, Medicine, and Health SciencesPhysical ScienceZoology and BotanyMathematics and Computer Science

Project Oklahoma Whiteboard

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 Project Oklahoma Whiteboard Contact:Steven J. Maiersjmaier@nwosu.edu TITLE: Just What is Project Oklahoma Whiteboard? CONTENT: Project Oklahoma Whiteboard was an initiative to promote active learning in the classroom by getting class sets of whiteboards in as many Oklahoma science classrooms as possible.  By providing  examples of their effective use, related resources, and supporting research-based documentation, our hope was for classrooms across the state to give this versatile education tool a try!At the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year, every active High School physics teacher in the state were sent a set of 25 whiteboards (9" x 12") at no charge and with no obligation.Included in each Project Oklahoma Whiteboard package included:Information on the AAPT/PTRA ToPPS Program at NWOSUAn AAPT membership applicationPhysics First Informational packetAAPT calendarAAPT HS Physics photo contest posterInformation on the AOK section of the AAPT (search AOK - American Association of Physics Teachers on Facebook)Example "best practice" activities to get started using whiteboards (via this website)A list of practitioner and research-based resources available on the web for using whiteboards in the classroom (via this website) TITLE: Why Whiteboards? What's all the fuss about? CONTENT: Near the close of the 2011 AAPT/PTRA NWOSU ToPPS grant cycle, some discussion began about what kinds of "takehome" items could have the greatest impact for participants and their students.  While higher end technology items were considered, some realizations about science teachers were identified:Most science teachers teach more than one subject/disciplineSome science teachers are more proficient with technology than othersSome science teachers use data acquisition materials, but not allAvailability to IT within a district is not consistent across the stateWhile data acquisition interfaces are nice, only one unit for a class of 25 - 30 is impractical and let's face it, probe/sensors are expensiveDuring the 2011 NWOSU ToPPS program, participants made regular use of "no frills" whiteboards.  Recalling this, we determined this could have the greatest impact given the demographics of our ToPPS participants and Oklahoma's science teachers -- despite it's "low technology."The PI for this project is Steven Maier, Professor of Physics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Significant contribution toward the project is from Brian Lamore, a PTRA from Houston, TX -- Thank You, Brian! Funding is made possible through Title II grants awarded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. TITLE: How to "Whiteboard" CONTENT: Just as there are numerous ways to facilitate learning in the classroom, there are numerous ways to effectively use whiteboards in the classroom.For those new to the idea of using whiteboards in the classroom, here are some suggestions to get started.  These only scratch the surface, though.  Browsing the resources on these pages and the web will quickly reveal depths of usage that have more to do with pedagogy than writing on a whiteboard.1.       Just getting started?  Give each student a small whiteboard & marker, then ask a question.  Have them work a problem or draw a diagram.  When done, select students at random to explain their work.  Or, select boards at random and point out strengths of work and common difficulties.  Pictured to the right is a simple Fermi estimation question: "estimate how many pieces of chalk there are in US schools."2.       Want more interaction?  Give each student a small whiteboard & marker, then ask a question.  Just a couple minutes in, tell students to switch whiteboards with their neighbor and finish what their neighbor started without erasing the original work.  Then have them share what they added and what they think their neighbors' thought processes were.3.       Group work?  Give each student group a large whiteboard (or, have students create a larger area by putting their individual boards together).  Then ask a question for the group to work on together.  When done, have the group members circle what they think are the three most important things they wrote down.4.       More group interaction?  Combine 2 and 3 above!  Have groups exchange boards and evaluate the others' work or circle the three most important things.  Then in a class discussion, see if the authors agree with what the other groups said.5.       Into classroom polling?  You can use whiteboards as a low tech clicker.  Just ask a question, have the students "select" their answer by writing it on the whiteboard in big font.  Have them reveal their answers all at once.Small Whiteboard Discussion WikiThis wiki is a forum that discusses the role a small whiteboard could play in the classroom. Like any tool, it can serve only as a superficial novelty, . . . or as a pivotal tool that really draws students in, keeping them engaged and on task. Thank you Mary Bridget for this link!Here's a whiteboard gem: ask students to draw what they think is going on inside a magnet. Then, after some discussion and exploration with materials (like magnetizing iron filings in a corked test tube and a long nail that can be cut), have them discuss with groups and whiteboard the question again!  Make sure their model accounts for how magnets can't ever just have a North or a South pole (you can't have one without the other . . . why?From Physics Education Research:Students at the college level generally hold the same initial ideas of the inner workings of magnets as ES children.  Why??  Mostly because they have not investigated "magnetism" in a systematic way, but also because they have not challenged or discussed with others what they "know" about magnetism.  It is really amazing to see a class move toward the domain model (pictured last) from incomplete models while sharing their ideas and laboratory experiences.  This level of understanding is attainable among elementary school students!  Whiteboarding alone won't do all of this for you, but it certainly can be a huge part! TITLE: Where can I get whiteboards? CONTENT: Making Whiteboards:Advantages includeThis is an inexpensive alternative to going to a supplier, potentially entirely freeYou may be able to get a local lumber store to donate the boards; especially if you tell them you'll take damaged panelsYou may be able to get your local lumber store to cut the boards for youYou make them whatever size you want.You can include a handle hole wherever you want and how big you want.You can include a small hole for a marker/eraser tie if you like.Disadvantages includeThey take time to make (edges should be sanded and corners should be rounded).It may take some expertise to cut them the way you want them.Do yourself a favor and wear a mask and/or set up a shop vac!Options of boards at a local lumber store would likely includeDry Erase boardComes in 32" x 48"Most expensive (~$6 for 32" x 48" panel)FrostywhiteMidrange price (~$14 for 48" x 96" panel)ThrifywhiteLeast expensive (~$12 for 48" x 96" panel)Whichever you choose make sure it is marlite, equivalent or superior.  Do not get the thin vinyl shower enclosure material.Purchasing Ready-Made WhiteboardsAdvantages includeNo hassle: purchase what you want and you don't have to spend time making cuts or sandingIt's now a competitive market, prices are getting pretty reasonableBecause of the market, many suppliers have added features like diagrams, graphing grids, two-sided boards, etc.Disadvantages includeCan get priceySuppliers (this is by no means a comprehensive list, but it should be enough to get you started looking)"The Makerboard People at http://www.dryerase.com/ seem to have excellent prices on tough boards. They have larger 24"x24" boards too that are pretty cool.  Many of their boards come pre-printed with graph lines, anatomy pictures, periodic tables, etc. Some are printed on one side but have markerboard material on both sides."--Zeke Kossoverwww.whiteboardsusa.com --Frank NoschesePlayscapes (bulk supplier) --Jane Jackson"Huddle Boards by Steelcase. You might find expanding your search using this term helpful."--Phil Long (This is a high-end product)Recommended Sizes24" x 32"Good size for group work, especially in landscape orientation.  Students (once in the habit) can write large enough for whole class to see.  This size will fit on most lab tables without taking up too much of a footprint.  This is the size that many "modelers" use in physics and math.9" x 12"Small and convenient, but . . .  This is the minimum size for individual use and will accommodate a sheet of paper.  This is really not practical for group work or large classrooms (where you'd want students to see what others wrote from across the room).  The good news: an entire class set won't take up much space and can fit in an unused digital projector bag.  There's no doubt about it, these are small.  But in a way handy, too.  Simple graphs and diagrams can still lead to great discussions.  Below, two student groups tried to represent a diagram of high precision but low accuracy . . .  How could you lead a class discussion to sort this one out?2' x 4'Great for group work and easy for lumber stores to cut for you.  These prop nicely portrait or landscape style in the tray of your wal mounted chalk/marker board.  The downside is they are a little awkward for students to move around at this size, especially if you have sinks or gas outlets at your lab tables--it can be difficult to find a large enough level writing surface.  Pictured below is a 2' x 4' board being used.  There is a lot of room for reporting data, generating graphs and answering questions--large enough for everyone in the class to see.  Plus, there's room for artsy diagrams!  The example below is just BEGGING for a discussion of slope . . . TITLE: Tricks of the Trade CONTENT: Perhaps the biggest drawback to using whiteboards is the use of dry erase markers.  They can be messy, are a consumable item and are non-renewable.  There are alternatives you might not be aware of, however:"There are a couple of solutions to yucky pens. They make whiteboard markers that are refillable and use a water based ink. I like the ones made by AusPen . The six pack with refillable six color inks cost $50. Used them for entire year and never needed replacing. They needed refilling about once a week. On the other hand, no dust and the board is far, far easier to erase and clean. New pens cost $1.50. Ink is extra.The nibs wear out and need replacing. I love them." -- Zeke Kossover"There are also whiteboard crayons. They require more effort to erase than dry erase markers. I wouldn't use them on my main board, but for small boards they work fine and the crayons don't need capping so they last pretty much forever." -- Zeke KossoverHelpful hints on buying and maintaining whiteboards -- Jane JacksonWhiteboard care & cleaning (compiled listserv discussion from ASU's modeling website)Propping whiteboards up in the tray of the chalkboard/markerboard in the front of the room helps students see them all at once.  You may even be able to prop them up on the upper frame of the chalkboard/markerboard.  Alternatively, whiteboard stands  can be purchased/made (for larger whiteboards).  Guitar hangers could also work. . .Chalkboard paint can be added to the back of an economy board for using chalk.  -- Jim DeaneIf you (or your students!) are tech-savvy, even smartphones or iPads can be used as "mini" whiteboards:Above is a screen capture of a graphic created with the Doodle Buddy on an iPhone.  In this example, the numbers of apps resulting from searches were plotted.  While this is done in tongue-and-cheek (the implied exponential trend is meaningless), it does demonstrate how text can be inserted, rotated and graphs generated.  This particular app is free and has limited but useful features. TITLE: Supporting References CONTENT: Multimedia ResourcesBlog by Frank Noschese: The $2 Interactive WhiteboardVideos demonstrating best practices & utility of whiteboardingSelect publications on whiteboarding effectiveness(from Arizona State University's modeling site thank you, Jane Jackson!)Modeling Discourse Management -- Doctoral dissertation, Dwain Desbien (2002)Rules of the whiteboard circle -- John Griffith (2011)Whiteboarding in the college and HS classroom -- Dan MacIsaacUsing interactive whiteboarding to enhance student learning -- Patty Blanton (2008)Whiteboarding: a learning process -- Don Yost (2003)Whiteboarding and Socratic dialogues: Questions and answers -- Carl Wenning (2005)Engaging students in conducting Socratic diologues: Suggestions for science teachers -- Carl Wenning (2006)You will soon learn that "whiteboarding" is less about having a white board and more about questioning strategies.  As you get a handle on how whiteboards can enhance the classroom, you'll find yourself digging deeper into questioning strategies . . .Other references (thank you, Paul Camp!) Barrows, H.S. (1996). Problem-based learning in medicine and beyond: A brief overview. In Wilkerson, L & Gijselaers, W.H. (eds). New directions for teaching and learning, no.68. Bringing problem-based learning to higher education: Theory and practice, 3-13. San Francisco: Jossey -BassPrinciples and Practice of aPBL Howard S. Barrows and Wee Keng NeoHmelo, C.E. & Evensen, D.H. (2000). Problem-based learning: Gaining insights on learning interactions through multiple methods of inquiry.In Evenson, D.H. & Hmelo, C.E. (eds). Problem-Based Learning: A Research perspective on learning interactions, 1-18.Problem-Based Learning: How to Gain the Most from PBL by Donald Woods McMaster University (1994) ISBN - 9780666239617Research based and an indepth publication on the implications for curriculum; using whiteboards is a component of activity the authors have students engaged in.Listserv Compilations (Helpful discussions from the ASU modeling listserv)Whiteboarding: A tool, a learning experienceWhiteboarding: Board meeting introductionsWhiteboarding: Board meeting physical aidsWhiteboarding: Board meetings -- speed the paceWhiteboarding: Identify the model!Whiteboarding: Appropriate use of data tablesWhiteboarding: Resistance by lower-level studentsWhiteboarding: Ways to improveAsk students to create questions they would expect to see on your next exam.  You will be surprised . . .  Above is a sample wave behavior question. TITLE: Thank You! CONTENT: This project would not have been successful without the following support, so Thank You!Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for funding the projectBrian Lamore for brainstorming about the ideaToPPS 2011 participants for chiming in with feedback about what kind of “thing” would have the most impactMerrifield’s of Alva for discount on markersStarr Lumber of Alva for donating labor, equipment usage and time (5 hours straight of cutting panels!)Volunteers:• Tim Maharry, cutting (mathematics)• Richard Ryerson, ordering, cutting—manning the saw (Starr Lumber)• Dean Scarborough, cutting (agriculture)• Steve Thompson, cutting (biology)• Jason Wickham, cutting (chemistry) and• Amber, Leah (11), Jenna (8) & Kayla Maier (3) were my packers! *Disclaimer: Counts on items are +/- 2 due to Kayla’s help--uncertainty would be greater if only Steve did the counting! TITLE: CONTENT:

Student Media & Clubs

School of Arts & Sciences OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL WORK OVERVIEW COMMUNICATION ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND HUMANITIES FINE ARTS LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 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-run media outlets.Students and faculty have membership opportunities in a variety of organizations. Organization members may participate in competitions, attend seminars, and create networking systems.  Mass Communication Faculty Contacts:Dr. Kaylene ArmstrongNorthwestern News/RangerPulse.com AdviserJDA232(580) 327-8481kdarmstrong@nwosu.eduErica MillerJDA234(580) 327-8456ejmiller@nwosu.edu TITLE: KNSU Radio CONTENT: KNSU is Northwestern's on-campus radio station and provides audio for Cable Channel 7. The faculty and students are excited about recent studio updates that will allow for the future expansion of KNSU broadcasts.  TITLE: Northwestern News CONTENT: The Northwestern News, a weekly newspaper, is produced by the students with assistance from the faculty adviser and is published on Thursdays in the fall and spring semesters. Our newspaper is recognized as one of the state's best. The Northwestern News and its staff are routinely honored in the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association's annual competition.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: NWTV7 is Northwestern's award-winning TV studio that is run by our students with assistance from the faculty adviser. The students produce a weekly newscast throughout the fall and spring semesters. Recent studio updates allow our students to gain hands-on experience with up-to-date equipment and software.  TITLE: RangerPulse CONTENT: RangerPulse.com is the online media platform run by our students with assistance from the faculty adviser. It provides a platform for converging multiple aspects of our student work.  TITLE: OBEA/SPJ CONTENT: The Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) is a state-wide organization comprised of many of the state's public and private universities and colleges. Membership provides for the exchange of ideas and opportunities among students, faculty and media professionals.The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), formly Sigma Delta Chi, is the nation's oldest and most broad-based organization representing journalists. SPJ provides a variety of resources and services for student journalists.Northwestern's chapters of OBEA and SPJ meet regularly and offer students multiple opportunities. TITLE: Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association CONTENT: The Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association (OCMA) strives to promote and improve student media at Oklahoma universities and colleges. Our students have the opportunity to attend the annual OCMA conference each spring semester. The Northwestern News, our campus newspaper, and its staff participate in the annual OCMA competition receiving multiple awards and recognitions.

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 15 (Fall) or April 15 (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 LICENSING INFORMATION OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION 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.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.  NWOSU on FacebookNWOSU on Twitter 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 LibrariesNWOSU Museum of Natural HistoryNWOSU Teacher's ClosetNWOSU TheatreNWOSU Visual ArtsNWTV - Channel 7NWOSU Counseling ServicesNWOSU ChoirsNorthwestern NewsNWOSU Mass CommNWOSU Department of Social WorkNWOSU Opioid Prevention TITLE: NWOSU-Related Facebook Groups (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU Art SocietyNWOSU Marching BandClass of 2020 - NWOSUNWOSU Mass Comm AlumniNWOSU Medical Sciences ClubNWOSU ScienceNWOSU Natural Science Education TITLE: NWOSU-Related Twitter (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU Official Twitter - @nwosuNWOSU Office of Recruitment - @nwosuadmissionsNWOSU Athletics - @nwosuathleticsNWOSU-Enid - @NWOSUEnidHonors Program @NWOSU_HonorsNW Ok Concert Series - @NorthwestOKCSNWOSU Art Society - @nwosuartsocietyNWOSU English program - @NWOSU_EnglishWriter's Roundtable - @WritersofNWOSUNatural Science - @NWOSUscienceNWOSU Libraries -- @NWOSULibrariesNWOSU Choirs -- @nwosuchoirsDivision of Education - @nwosu_educationCampus Cabinet Food Pantry - @campuscabinetnwNWTV7 - @NWTV7 TITLE: NWOSU-Related Instagram (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU OfficialNWOSU Office of RecruitmentMiss NorthwesternNWOSU Art SocietyNWOSU Opioid Prevention TITLE: NWOSU-Related Snapchat (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSURangers (University Relations)NWOSU Castle Players TITLE: NWOSU-related YouTube (Registered) CONTENT: NWOSU (nwokst)

NWOSU Photos

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION 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 on various Shutterfly pages.  2021-22 School Year PhotosPhotos from the current 2021-22 school year are available at https://nwosuphotos202122.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 to print directly from their site. In order to download you will need to create a FREE account with 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/NWOSU-Enid PhotosLooking for photos from activities and events on our Enid campus? You can find them at www.nwosu.edu/enid/photos. Spring 2020 Virtual Ceremonies - Commencement, Nurses Pinning, Education Pinning2020 Virtual Spring Commencement2020 Virtual Nurses Pinning Ceremony2020 Virtual Education Pinning Ceremony Past School Years in Photos2020-21 School Year Photos2019-20 School Year Photo2018-19 School Year Photos2017-18 School Year Photos2016-17 School Year Photos2015-16 School Year Photos2014-15 School Year Photos2013-14 School Year Photos2012-13 School Year Photos Spring 2012 School Year Photos (working on adding)Summer/Fall 2011 School Year PhotosSpring 2011 School Year PhotosSummer/Fall 2010 School Year PhotosSummer/Fall 2009 School Year Photos2008-2009 School Year Photos2007-2008 School Year Photos2006-2007 School Year Photos

Publication Guidelines & Logo Standards

University Relations OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION OVERVIEW NWOSU SOCIAL MEDIA NWOSU PHOTOS PUBLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGO STANDARDS LICENSING INFORMATION 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 and determine if your publication needs the Affirmative Action Compliance Statement/Cost Statement.____ 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 choose. All university logos should have a TM on them for proper use. We are currently in the process of updating the info below with new logos using the TM.The graphic at left may be used in Northwestern employee email signatures. Set up your email signature to appear similar to this: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 with word mark may be used for recruitment purposes or in a more informal publication for students.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://www.riderangersride.com/documents/2015/7/28//NWOSU_Style_Guide.pdf?id=490 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 choose.  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 -- 

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

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 NWOSU Artist-in-Residence ProgramThe 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 to artists, 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 large 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 artists, in exchange, are requested to provide a workshop and artist talk for the community during their stay, as well as work with students in the visual arts 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.To apply, send 10 images of recent work, a C.V., and a brief artist statement and description of how you'd like to use your time at NWOSU to: krlarson@nwosu.edu.  Preference given to artists with MA/MFAs and extensive exhibition records. For more information on this program, or if you have any questions, please contact the director of the visual arts program, Kyle Larson, at (580) 327-8108 or krlarson@nwosu.eduPast Residents2017-2018September 2017, Robert Camacho  -  robertjcamacho.comOctober 2017, Laura DeAngelis  -  lauralaniphoto.com November 2017, Christine Aria  -  christinearia.comJanuary/February 2018, Stephanie Ramirez  -  stephaniecramirez.comMarch/April 2018, Marianne Hoffmeister  -  cargocollective.com/mariannehoffmeister2016-2017October 2016, Britynn Davis  -  britynndavis.comNovember 2016, Anna Valdez  -  annavaldez.comJanuary/February 2017, M