Southeastern News

Founders’ Day activities scheduled for March 6

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Founders’ Day on Thursday, March 6.

Founders’ Day is an annual event that highlights the foundation of Southeastern’s identity – historical, political, cultural and academic.

The Founders’ Day program will begin at 3 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium with a performance by the Southeastern Chorale.

Vicki Hudson, chair of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, will offer the welcome.

Dr. David Norris, Distinguished Former Faculty and author of “A History of Southeastern Oklahoma State University Since 1909” will speak on the history of the University.

President Larry Minks will address the Vision and Future of Southeastern to conclude the program.

Since Southeastern opened in 1909 in a former peach orchard, the Peach Cook-Off has now become a favorite event of the celebration.

Peach Cook-Off entries (the food) are due in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union loft at 11 a.m. with judging to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Refrigerated items are not permitted. The Cook-Off is open to the general public, as well as faculty, staff, and students of Southeastern.

There are three main categories: Pies/Cobblers, Jams/Jellies, and Cooks’ Choice, which may include salsa, cakes, pasties, etc. Peaches must be the main ingredient in each entry.

Entry forms may be printed at or picked up at the Office of Continuing Education in the Welcome Center. Entries must be submitted to Career Management/Office of Continuing Education located in the Welcome Center no later than noon on March 4.

Peach Cook-Off results will be announced during the program. Everyone is invited to sample the cook-off entries in the Student Union Loft immediately following the program.