Southeastern News

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 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.

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.’’

Southeastern president appointed to Board of Juvenile Affairs

President Burrage

President Burrage

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Sean Burrage is one of three new appointees to the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs. The seven-member board is appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin and confirmed by the Senate.

The Board of Juvenile Affairs is the governing body of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA). The OJA is is responsible for planning and coordinating statewide juvenile justice and delinquency prevention services.

Burrage will serve as a member representing the 2nd Congressional District. His four-year term begins July 2.

The Southeastern president was also named to the Task Force on the Future of Higher Education that was recently formed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The 68-member task force, which was established at the State Regents’ March meeting, will conduct a systematic review of higher education in Oklahoma; examine existing initiatives and best practices; and report findings and recommendations on strategies that best support improving quality, access, affordability, and efficiency.

The Task Force includes regents, college and university presidents, citizens, and governmental designees.

Burrage is also a member of the Oklahoma Ordinance Works Authority.

Three sessions of Camp SE new student orientation scheduled

DURANT, Okla. –  All new first-time freshmen/transfers attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University are required to attend either Camp SE or Camp SE Online.

Parents may also attend the orientation event.

Camp SE dates (overnight) are June 25-26, July 9-10 and July 16-17.

Camp SE Online is geared for incoming non-traditional students and transfer students and will not be offered until after fall classes begin on August 21.

Camp SE prices are $85 per student and Camp SE Online is priced at $50.

The purpose of the orientation is to assist new students with their transition to campus by providing programs and services that outline the University’s academic requirements as well as co-curricular opportunities.

New students and their families are provided an understanding of University expectations and requirements. Participation in orientation is a pivotal step in connecting students to the campus community and the opportunity for academic success.

Camp SE students will receive an overnight stay in Shearer Residence Hall & Suites.

Parents and family may expect a casual, conversational environment to learn about the University’s expectations of their students; meet with campus administrators, faculty and current Southeastern students; have time to visit campus offices to help prepare their students for classes to begin; and continental breakfast and lunch in the University café.

For complete camp information or to register, please visit www.se.edu/campse or call 580-745-2947.

Spring Commencement held Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena

Southeastern president Sean Burrage congratulates a graduate Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage congratulates a graduate Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

DURANT, Okla. – Two commencement ceremonies were held Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Southeastern’s  graduating class this spring included students from 25 states and 13 countries. In addition, 53% of the graduates were first-generation college graduates.

Students were awarded degrees from the School of Arts and Sciences, John Massey School of Business, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Graduate Studies.

Marti Phillips of Durant, a Southeastern graduate, delivered the commencement address. Offering welcoming remarks were Southeastern president Sean Burrage, Chairman John Massey of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and Regent Amy Ford from the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents. Alumni Association president Will Payne delivered the alumni charge.

Regent Amy Ford offered welcoming remarks on behalf of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Regent Amy Ford offered welcoming remarks on behalf of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents

Marti Phillips was Saturday’s commencement speaker.

Marti Phillips was Saturday’s commencement speaker.

Speaker of the House Charles McCall congratulates Tri-County honorees

Area high school seniors, their families, and educators gathered Tuesday night at the Tri-County Honors Program, sponsored by First United Bank and Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Area high school seniors, their families, and educators gathered Tuesday night at the Tri-County Honors Program, sponsored by First United Bank and Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Speaker of the House Charles McCall offers inspiring words to the students, their families, and educators at Tuesday’s Tri-County Honors Program. Also on the program were Southeastern president Sean Burrage, left, and First United Bank CEO Greg Massey, right.

Speaker of the House Charles McCall offers inspiring words to the students, their families, and educators at Tuesday’s Tri-County Honors Program. Also on the program were Southeastern president Sean Burrage, left, and First United Bank CEO Greg Massey, right.

DURANT, Okla. – The Honorable Charles McCall, Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, was the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the Tri-County Honors Program.

First United Bank is Corporate sponsor and Southeastern Oklahoma State University is the Education sponsor for the annual event, which honors area high school students and is held in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.

 

 

Speaker McCall was elected to that position on January 3, 2017, and represents House District 22. He was first elected to the House in 2012, and has served as the chairman of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Revenue and Taxation.

Prior to running for the House of Representatives, he served as Mayor of Atoka from 2005 to 2012.

 

The Speaker earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Oklahoma and completed the banking program at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. He currently serves as the CEO and Board Chairman of AmeriState Bank in Atoka.

First United CEO Greg Massey presided over the event, with Southeastern president Sean Burrage offering welcoming remarks. Awards were presented by Speaker McCall, Massey, Burrage, the bank presidents, and Southeastern vice president for university advancement Dr. Kyle Stafford.

Eighty-six students from 17 area schools were represented at the 2017 Tri-County Honors Program.

The following students, listed by school, were honored for their scholastic and leadership skills:

Achille High School: Raychel Alexander, Sergio Vazquez, Ryan Hudgins, Zane Westbrook, McKayla Dunegan.

Bennington High School: Kindal Stricklen, Nicole McWilliams, Haily Tom, William Smith, Maria Martinez, Alyssa Mathews.

Boswell High School: D’yani Shores, Madealyn Morphis, Caleb Hitchcock, Virginia Beddo.

Caddo High School: Chaney Freese, Charlotte Brantley, Clayton Holbrook, Allison Adair.

Calera High School: Chase Hamilton, Cooper Hamilton, Caleb Judkins, Madison Partain,  Makayla Thomas, Haley Childers.

Colbert High School: Ronnie Rickman, Jared Tucker.

Durant High School: Spencer Patton, Elena Mendoza, Micah Abrams, Matthew Anderson, Emari Benito, Rebekah Corson, Taylor Cox, Adyson Gabbart, Blake Harper, Makenna Jones, Maci McCoy, Chloe McKinney, Jonathan Metts, Brody Morgan, Morgan O’Hern, Alexis Prado, Jakob Smith, Nikki Smith, Rainbow Spindle, Kevin Tran, Jatelyn Wallace.

Fort Towson High School: Jacob Good, Veronica Chamberlain, Tristen Beard, Elizabeth Whitlow.

Hugo High School: Gary Newberry, Alexis Bills, Anthony Bennett, India Gage.

Durant Kiamichi Technology Center: Sergio Vazquez, Isabel Briceno, Nicolas Posekany, Charlie Gould, Joshua Gonzalez, Maria Martinez.

Hugo Kiamichi Technology Center: Summer Moffitt

Kingston High School: Clayton Dewayne Taylor, Grace Madelyn Werth.

Madill High School: Joseph Tuck, Will Shelby, Hayden Holder, Roxy Avilia.

Rock Creek High School: Kaycee Williams, Jesse Durham, Cole Eschete, Aubree Goodwin.

Silo High School: Peyton Cobb, Jake Hamilton, Crissy Odom, Braden Allen, Adyson Barber.

Soper High School: Madelynn Dancer, Alexa Pettyjohn, Cage Record, Kaylee Dennis.

Victory Life Academy: Larra Lankford, Tristan Perkins, Ben Grody, Tara Dollar.

Southeastern recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and retirees at event

) Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Faculty Senate chair Dr.Steven Emge, far right, congratulate Dr. Randy Prus (Lifetime Achievement), Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch (Professor of the Year), and Carolyn Fridley (Adjunct Professor of the Year) on their awards.

) Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Faculty Senate chair Dr.Steven Emge, far right, congratulate Dr. Randy Prus (Lifetime Achievement), Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch (Professor of the Year), and Carolyn Fridley (Adjunct Professor of the Year) on their awards.

 Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Staff Association president Teena Harlin, far right, congratulate Roxanne Bell (Service/Technical), Johnna Towne (Secretarial/Clerical), and Kendra Gross (Administrative/Professional) on receiving their respective awards Monday.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Staff Association president Teena Harlin, far right, congratulate Roxanne Bell (Service/Technical), Johnna Towne (Secretarial/Clerical), and Kendra Gross (Administrative/Professional) on receiving their respective awards Monday.

 

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration was held Monday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The event honors retirees and employees for years of service. In addition, awards are presented by the Faculty Senate and Staff Association.

Following is the list of retirees, with years of service:

Dr. Gleny Beach, professor /director of visual arts in art, communication &theatre, 23 years; Dr. Theresa Hrncir, professor of accounting & finance, 21 years; Dr. Margaret Avard, professor of chemistry, computer & physical sciences, 20 years; and Dr. Vivian Guarnera, associate professor/chair of Educational instruction & leadership, 20 years.

Also, Dr. Charles Marshall, associate professor of aviation sciences institute, 13 years; Linda McGehee, custodian, custodial services, 12 years; Dr. Reba Criswell, Associate Professor of Counseling/School Counseling Program Coordinator

Behavioral Sciences, 11 years; Dr. George Stevenson Smith, professor of accounting & finance, 11 years; Sandy Bumgarner, office assistant academic programs in art, communication & theatre, 9 years; and Dr. Robin Plumb, dean & director of Educational outreach, 7 years.

Following is the list of award recipients:

Faculty Senate awards

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching

Arts & Sciences (A&S): Math, Sciences and Safety – Dr. Tim Smith

A&S: Arts and Letters – Ms. Riley Coker

Education & Behavioral Sciences  – Dr. Susan Morrison

John Massey School of Business –  Stephanie Metts

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarly Activity

A&S: Math,Science and Safety – Dr. Erica Corbett

A&S: Arts and Letters – Dr. Brooks Flippen

Education & Behavioral Sciences – Dr. Amy Madewell

John Massey School of Business – Dr. Ying Lin

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Meritorious Service to the University and/or Profession

A&S: Math,Sciences and Safety – Dr. Tim Smith

A&S: Arts and Letters – Dr. Jeremy Blackwood

Education & Behavioral Sciences – Dr. Amy Madewell

John Massey School of Business  – Dr. Kitty Campbell

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Professor of the Year

Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch –Professor of English, Director of Honors Program

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Randy Prus, Professor of English, Chair of English, Humanities & Languages

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Adjunct Professor of the Year

Ms. Carolyn Fridley

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Librarian of the Year

Ms. Sandra Thomas

 

Staff  Association awards:

Administrative/Professional — Kendra Gross, director of McCurtain County campus

Secretarial/Clerical — Johnna Towne, office manager, Physical Plant

Service/Technical — Roxanne Bell, custodian

Aviation Career Day held on campus Friday

Students learn more about aviation careers during Friday’s event at Southeastern.

Students learn more about aviation careers during Friday’s event at Southeastern.

DURANT, Okla. – Aviation Career Day was held Friday afternoon on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Sponsored by the Southeastern Aviation Sciences Institute, some 45 SE students visited with representatives (many of them SE alumni) from 18 airlines/related businesses to learn more about career opportunities in the field.

Among others in attendance was Southeastern president Sean Burrage,  SE aviation alumni president Chris Ferguson, and SE aviation faculty members.

President Burrage, Chief Batton, John Carey named to Higher Education Task Force

President Burrage

Sean Burrage

DURANT, Okla. – Durant will be well represented on the Task Force on the Future of Higher Education that was recently formed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE).

The 68-member task force, which was established at the State Regents’ March meeting, will conduct a systematic review of higher education in Oklahoma; examine existing initiatives and best practices; and report findings and recommendations on strategies that best support improving quality, access, affordability, and efficiency.

John Carey

John Carey

Representing the Durant area on the Task Force are Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Sean 
Burrage, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton, and former State Rep. John Carey. OSRHE chairman John Massey of Durant is an ex-officio member.

John Massey

John Massey

“I am honored to serve on this task force with Chief Batton, Rep. Carey and Regent Massey,’’ Burrage said. “I can’t think of three individuals who are more dedicated to serving Oklahomans as we all work together to face the challenges in higher education.’’

The Task Force includes regents, college and university presidents, citizens, and governmental designees.

ChiefBatton

Gary Batton

“Given the ongoing financial pressures on the state coupled with the imperative to raise attainment and graduation rates, the task force will examine ways to improve performance and optimize resources,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “The central mission of the task force is to clearly position Oklahoma public higher education to meet the future challenges of maintaining accessibility and affordability without compromising quality. As such, the task force will focus on modernization, efficiencies and innovation. I appreciate the willingness of these individuals to dedicate their time, knowledge, and expertise to serve as task force members.”