Southeastern News

Southeastern hosts Texoma College Fair

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Some 25 colleges and universities participated in the Texoma College Fair Wednesday in the Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium. Assisting high school students in this photo are biological sciences professor Dr. Ning Wu and Christiana Kyles of the Gear Up program. Southeastern served as host of the event.

University closed Nov. 19-23 for Thanksgiving

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be closed the week of Nov. 19-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

All classes will resume and offices will re-open on Monday, Nov. 26.

Chorale concert scheduled for Nov. 15

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Chorale, in photo above, the premier choral ensemble for Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be featured in concert on Thursday, November 15, at the First Christian Church in Durant (301 North Third Avenue). The Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, will present Wonder – A Child’s Joy.    The concert stems from a yearning to return to the discovery and simplicity of childhood. This concert repertoire includes texts of nursery rhymes, lullabies, nonsense songs, as well as poets’ reflections of youth.  The Chorale will be assisted by collaborative pianist Kate Stubbs. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

University updates fire safety systems in residence halls

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Fire alarm systems are currently being updated in three residence halls (Chickasaw Hall, Choctaw Hall, and Shearer Hall) at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The new fire alarm systems will provide added fire detection sensitivity, while also reducing false alarms caused by environmental factors such as humidity and dust. Additionally, the systems include a versatile voice audio system that allows a command station to target building announcements to specific parts of the building, and a fault reduction redundancy that preserves the fire alarm system’s circuitry in the event of power surges, lightning strikes, and other scenarios.

SE Live attracts more than 400 high school students to campus

SE Live participants received an energetic welcome to campus Wednesday in Montgomery Auditorium.

SE Live participants received an energetic welcome to campus Wednesday in Montgomery Auditorium.

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – More than 400 high school juniors, seniors, and their parents were on campus Wednesday for SE Live. This “open house’’ allowed participants to meet faculty, staff and students, learn about specific academic programs, tour the campus, learn about scholarships and financial aid, and discover what Southeastern has to offer students.

 

 

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes visitors to campus at SE Live.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage welcomes visitors to campus at SE Live.

The True Blue Ambassadors student organization at Southeastern makes a presentation Wednesday at SE Live.

The True Blue Ambassadors student organization at Southeastern makes a presentation Wednesday at SE Live.

SE Live open house for prospective students set for Oct. 24

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – High school juniors, seniors, and their parents are invited to attend SE Live on Wednesday, October 24.

This “open house’’ will allow participants to meet faculty, staff and students, tour the campus, learn about scholarships and financial aid, and discover what Southeastern has to offer students.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., in the Student Union, followed by an opening session at 9 a.m., breakout sessions at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, and campus tours at 1 p.m.

You can register at https://www.se.edu/events/selive/

For more information, call 580-745-2060.

Davis to receive Golden Quill Award from Oklahoma Bar Association

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Michael J. Davis, Director of Compliance and Safety at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will receive the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award, honoring the best written article published this year in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.

His article, titled, “A Primer on Disability Accommodation in Higher Education,” was published in August 2018 and selected by the Bar Journal’s Board of Editors for the prestigious award, which will be formally presented in November at a ceremony in Tulsa.

The Golden Quill Award is named in honor of Maurice Merrill — a professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law from 1936 to 1968 – and who was nationally distinguished for his work as a writer, scholar and teacher.

Davis has been an attorney since 2013 and serves as an adjunct instructor of Business Law in the Department of Management and Marketing in addition to his other professional duties at the University.

Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar scheduled for Oct. 17

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be the site of a Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar on Oct. 17.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Hallie McKinney Ballroom. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the seminar will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will be provided with a brief look at current opportunities in markets and industries as it relates to women in business from successful women entrepreneurs.

Panelists from the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, REI Women’s Business Center, and the Small Business Administration will provide insight and answer questions.

Topics to be addressed include regulatory issues and changing laws, financing and funding, managing risk, social media marketing tips, cash flow and expense management, public relations, goal-setting, growth and planning for the future.

An awards presentation honoring successful women entrepreneurs will follow the sessions – award nominations are currently being accepted online.

Seminar sponsors are the Southeastern John Massey School of Business, the Don. W. Sands Lectureship in Business Administration, and the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center.

The seminar is being held in conjunction with Women Entrepreneurship Week (Oct. 13-20). Southeastern is one of 125 colleges and universities worldwide holding seminars and conferences during the week.

To register for the seminar, visit http://www.se.edu/dept/bus/women-in-entrepreneurship-registration/

For more information, call Stacy Estep at 580-745-2979.

Southeastern Band Day features area high school students

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – The Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band held its annual Band Day during halftime of the Savage Storm-Ouachita Baptist football game on September 15. The performance included 350 students from Southeastern and the following high schools from Oklahoma and Texas: Antlers, Atoka, Bells, Bridgeport, Broken Bow, Clayton, Coalgate, Davis, Denison, Durant, Fox, Idabel, Kingston, Princeton, Quinlan, Sherman, S&S, Springer, Vian, and Whitewright.

Southeastern professor named to editing position at School Law Reporter

DURANT, Okla. – Dr. R. Stewart Mayers was recently named administrative editor of the School Law Reporter, the flagship publication of the Education Law Association.

Mayers is professor/chair of the Department of Educational Instruction and Leadership at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The Reporter provides summaries of all court cases in both state and federal courts that involve education at any level. As administrative editor, Mayers will oversee a large group of education law professionals, including education law professors and attorneys from across the country, to ensure all cases are assigned to be summarized and submitted to the co-editors of the Reporter for layout and publication.

He joined the Southeastern faculty in 2001.