Southeastern News

Southeastern receives NSF grant to enhance High Performance Computing

DURANT, Okla. –  Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in collaboration with Northeastern, Rogers State, and Southwestern, will receive a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Southeastern will receive approximately $60,000 as its portion of the

$333,000 grant, which will provide a separate network for high speed connections to research computers across Oklahoma and be of great benefit to Southeastern faculty and students’ research using advanced computing systems.

High performance computing (HPC) was first introduced to the campus by former faculty member Mike Morris in the mid-2000s. Over the next five years, Southeastern’s HPC capabilities evolved, with resulting endeavors leading to many presentations, both internationally and by students.
This year, Southeastern mathematics professor Dr. Karl Frinkle has been awarded an Organized Research Grant and a Presidential Partner’s Grant to upgrade the power of the current HPC cluster. Southeastern’s HPC center is made possible by the collaboration of numerous departments and individuals on campus and is truly a university-wide effort that provides students hands-on opportunities with cutting edge research technology.

Frinkle also noted that members of the community have donated computer equipment to assist in the effort.

Southeastern to host ECU veterans academic boot camp Aug. 7-10

DURANT, Okla. – The East Central University Veterans Upward Bound Academic Boot Camp will be held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Monday-Thursday, August 7-10.

The program is designed for veterans who are currently attending or planning to attend Southeastern.

To register, veterans should contact Angel Bartholow at East Central (580-559-5807) or Teriki Barnes at Southeastern (580-745-2268).

The collaborative venture between East Central’s and Southeastern’s TRIO programs will meet from 8:30 a.m.-noon in room 100 of the Russell Building.

All services are free of charge and instruction will be provided by Southeastern’s Learning Center.

The Boot Camp will include instruction on college preparation, math, reading & writing, financial literacy & budgeting, financial aid/GI Bill and tips for navigating college.

For information on the Boot Camp agenda, visit www.se.edu/eoc.

Southeastern history professor Brooks Flippen named Fulbright Scholar

Dr. J. Brooks Flippen

Dr. J. Brooks Flippen

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University has its second Fulbright Scholar in the 71-year history of the prestigious scholarship program.

Dr. J. Brooks Flippen, professor of history at Southeastern, was recently named a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. G. Stevenson Smith, recently retired as John Massey Endowed Chair Professor of Accounting, was Southeastern’s first Fulbright Scholar in 2011.

Flippen has received a “Fulbright Scholar Grant” from the U.S. Department of State to teach at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

South China Normal University is a comprehensive Chinese university with a student population of approximately 35,000, located in the heart of Guangzhou.  It has one of the largest foreign student populations of any university in China.

“It is a real honor to receive this award, and I look forward to representing Southeastern and the State of Oklahoma in China,’’ Flippen said.

Flippen will be teaching courses on the history of American environmental and religious politics; in addition, he will be a member of the Fulbright “Lecturer’s Cohort,” in which he’ll present public lectures on American history when invited by organizations and universities throughout the country.

Classes begin in early September at the University.

Flippen specializes in modern American political/environmental history. He is the author of three books: “Conservative Conservationist: Russell E. Train and the Emergence of American Environmentalism,” “Nixon and the Environment,” and “Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family and the Rise of the Religious Right.’’

 

He joined the Southeastern faculty in 1995 and holds degrees from Washington and Lee University, the University of Richmond, and the University of Maryland.

The Fulbright Program is an American scholarship program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

High school students learn about medical careers at OSU mini-camp

Dr. Kayse Shrum from OSU addresses the students Tuesday morning.

Dr. Kayse Shrum from OSU addresses the students Tuesday morning.

DURANT, Okla. – More than 100 high school students attended the Oklahoma State University’s College of Medicine’s Operation Orange event Tuesday.

The mini medical camp, designed to inform students about educational opportunities and careers in the field of medicine, was hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Students from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas attended the sessions in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Students participated in a number of activities at the mini-camp.

Students participated in a number of activities at the mini-camp.

Participants were involved in hands-on demonstrations; met current Oklahoma State University medical students; studied human anatomy with a heart, lungs and brain; performed intubations by using a simulator; and learned more about career opportunities in the healthcare field.

2Offering remarks to the students were were OSU Center for Health Sciences CEO  Dr. Johnny Stephens; OSU Center for Health Sciences President Dr. Kayse Shrum; Chief Gary Batton of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and Southeastern president Sean Burrage.

Take Flight Aviation Camp held at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – Seven high school students participated in “Take Flight Aviation Science Camp” this week at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Among the week-long activities were:

  • Presentation on STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) related aviation careers
  • Basic rocket building and launching
  • Airplane — Aerodynamics, design and performance, navigation, weather/atmospheric conditions
  • One hour of flight time in Southeastern Cessna C-172
  • One hour of flight time in flight simulator
  • Tour of Flight Safety International in Dallas

The students also stayed on campus during the week in a University residence hall.

George Jacox and Dr. Stan Alluisi of the Southeastern Aviation Sciences Institute coordinated the event.

“This camp is most effective in a small group setting,” Jacox said. “It is important that the students receive individual attention. This type of activity provides us with an opportunity to share our knowledge, while promoting careers in aviation-related fields.”

Students receive instruction at the Take Flight Aviation Camp this week at Southeastern.

Students receive instruction at the Take Flight Aviation Camp this week at Southeastern.

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Veterans Upward Bound Academic Boot Camp set for June 12-15

DURANT, Okla. – The East Central University Veterans Upward Bound Academic Boot Camp will be held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Monday-Thursday, June 12-15.

The program is designed for veterans who are currently attending or planning to attend Southeastern.

To register, veterans should contact Angel Bartholow at East Central (580-559-5807) or Teriki Barnes at Southeastern (580-745-2268).

The collaborative venture between East Central’s and Southeastern’s TRIO programs will meet from 8:30 a.m.-noon in room 100 of the Russell Building.

The program is designed for veterans who are currently attending or planning to attend Southeastern.

All services are free of charge and instruction will be provided by Southeastern’s Learning Center.

The Boot Camp will include instruction on college preparation, math, reading & writing, financial literacy & budgeting, financial aid/GI Bill and tips for navigating college.

For information on the Boot Camp agenda, visit www.se.edu/eoc.

Southeastern hosting OSU College of Medicine mini-camp for high school students

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be hosting one of Oklahoma State University’s College of Medicine’s Operation Orange events.
This free, one-day mini medical camp for high school students (grades 9-12)  is scheduled for  Tuesday, June 13,  from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Some 135 students are expected to attend to learn more about careers in medicine.

Participants will be involved in hands-on demonstrations; meet current Oklahoma State University medical students; study human anatomy with a heart, lungs and brain; perform intubations by using a simulator; and learn more about career opportunities in the healthcare field.

To register, email  Tanner.Thompson@okstate.edu

Southeastern begins four-day summer work week May 29

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will implement its four-day summer work week beginning with the week of May 29. (The University is closed May 29 for Memorial Day).

Public office hours during the summer will be 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Offices are closed on Friday.

The normal 8-5 Monday-Friday work schedule will resume on Monday, July 31.

Green Eggs and Hamlet now available online

 

DURANT, Okla. –  Green Eggs and Hamlet is a literary journal published annually by the Department of English, Humanities and Languages at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The journal features pieces of literature and art by Southeastern students and alumni, and all editorial work was done by student volunteers Rachel Childers, Kameron Dunn, Noah Patton, Rachel Corson, Dylan Candelora, and Michaela Jestis.

Copies of this edition of Green Eggs and Hamlet are available in Morrison 333,

and  you can view a PDF copy at http://www.se.edu/dept/ehl/files/2011/09/GEAH2017.pdf

 

To be considered for next year’s edition, please email your work to greeneggsandhamlet@se.edu by February 2, 2018.  For more information, follow us on Facebook at SOSU Green Eggs and Hamlet.

Southeastern science graduates continue education at professional and graduate schools

More than a dozen science graduates from Southeastern are continuing their studies at various graduate and professional schools.

More than a dozen science graduates from Southeastern are continuing their studies at various graduate and professional schools.

DURANT, Okla. – Spring Commencement ceremonies are being held all across the country as graduates and their families celebrate their many academic achievements.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University held its spring commencement on May 6. Notable is the fact that 53% were first-generation college graduates, while  the diverse class was represented by  students from 25 states and 13 countries.

And while many of the graduates will be beginning their careers, many others will continue their educational pursuits in various professional and graduate programs.

More than a dozen graduates from Southeastern’s Department of Chemistry, Computer, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences have been accepted into one or more such programs. The list includes:

  • Clark Austin of Clayton (Oklahoma), College of Pharmacy at both the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU)
  • Aleina Pate, Fort Towson, Chemistry graduate school, University of Tulsa
  • Calli Rogers, Kingston, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cameron Schuessler, Durant, College of Pharmacy at University of Oklahoma
  • Sara Tomlinson, Valliant, College of Pharmacy at OU and SWOSU
  • Rachel Wallace, Krum (Texas), College of Pharmacy at The University of the Incarnate Word
  • Patrick Wayne Sharp, Tulsa, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rachel Grider, Durant, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mikael Ann Worsham, Healdton, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Payton Gentry, Antlers, Physician Assistant program at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Peyton Joines, Caddo, Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Also, Stephen Bastible, Durant,  post Bachelor of Sciences studies, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Angela Heath, Ardmore, Physician Assistant program, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Allison Joines, Caddo, Physician Assistant Program, Oklahoma City University

“This is an exceptional group of students,’’ said Dr. Tim Smith, Chair of Chemistry, Computer & Physical Sciences. “Because of their hard work, they now have, in many cases, multiple career opportunities. The science departments are extremely proud of these students and believe they have a bright future. And as faculty members, we take a great deal of pride in helping our students prepare for success.’’