McCurtain County Campus to Host EdCamp August 8

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More than 40 educators from multiple states participated in last year’s EdCamp.

Southeastern McCurtain County Campus will host EdCamp Southeast Oklahoma on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

According to Idabel Public Schools Superintendent Doug Brown, an EdCamp is a free “unconference” modeled after a national professional development trend where educators build their own professional development.

“Last year’s inaugural Edcamp SEOK had over 40 educators from multiple states from public, private, Higher Ed and even homeschool,” Brown said. “Join this inspirational day of collaboration and start your school year off right!”

Online registration is now available. Please visit the EdCamp website to learn more about EdCamps and why this will be another fantastic, free professional development event for Oklahoma and regional educators.

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Not Just for Rocket Scientists… Explorers Welcome, Too!

STEM_logosSE is very excited to be hosting STARBASE Oklahoma on two campuses, as we present Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camps for Girls in June and July 2015!

STARBASE OK focuses on elementary students, in order to motivate them to explore the STEM fields, in school. These two camps will bring hands-on and age appropriate activities for girls who have recently completed 4th or 5th grades by Summer 2015.

Both camps will be four days of fun and learning adventure. For more information and to enroll your child, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at either the SE/McCurtain County campus for the Idabel camp in July or the SE/Durant campus in June: 1-800-435-1327 x-2858, or visit our websites for camp dates, registration forms and prices: www.SE.edu/ContEd or www.SE.edu/mccurtain/continuing-ed

All girls in this age category can enroll (each camp is limited to 24 campers per camp). If your child has a Choctaw Nation membership card & CDIB, there will be no fee to enroll. So if you are a Rocket Scientist, an Explorer or just plain curious, we invite on a ride with STARBASE OK!

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McAllister Makes Presentation to NANFA in Tahlequah

Dr. Chris T. McAllister (Biology Professor, EOSC-Idabel) and T. J. Fayton (doctoral student at Southern Mississippi University) coauthored an invited presentation on “Helminth Parasites of Oklahoma Fishes” at the annual meeting of the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) on June 5, 2015 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Clockwise from left to right: NANFA meeting poster; Title of their presentation; Male redfin darter (Etheostoma whipplei) in breeding color from Mayes County, OK; Redfin shiner (Lythrurus umbratilus) from Garland County, AR.  *Both of these fishes harbor new species of digenean trematode of the genus Plagioporus.

Clockwise from left to right: NANFA meeting poster; Title of their presentation; Male redfin darter (Etheostoma whipplei) in breeding color from Mayes County, OK; Redfin shiner (Lythrurus umbratilus) from Garland County, AR. *Both of these fishes harbor new species of digenean trematode of the genus Plagioporus.

The NANFA meeting was originally scheduled to be in Broken Bow at Beavers Bend State Park but due to recent flooding was moved to Tahlequah.

Dr. Mac and T.J. also took advantage of the great diversity of fishes in the area (including Arkansas) and collected specimens from Ozarkian streams of the Illinois River drainage for examination of helminth parasites.

They have discovered several new host and geographic distributional records as well as a dozen or more species, new to science. Several publications are expected from their research in nationally-known scientific journals.

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