Southeastern News

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.

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.

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.

Mike Davis completes fellowship with Council on Student Affairs Leadership Academy

Mike DavisDURANT, Okla. – Mike Davis, Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Director of Compliance & Safety, has recently completed a year-long fellowship with the Oklahoma Board of Regents Council on Student Affairs (COSA) Leadership Academy.

The COSA Leadership Academy is designed to facilitate professional growth and enrichment for student affairs specialists at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.  As a COSA Leadership Academy Fellow, Davis participated in a series of issue-oriented forums led by experienced Higher Education professionals from across the state on topics such as accreditation, legal issues, enrollment management, and diversity.

The Fellowship is exclusive to professionals who have been nominated by the senior student affairs officer of their home institution.

Sharon Robinson, retired Southeastern Vice President for Student Affairs,  nominated Davis last spring.

Davis, who began his career with Southeastern in the Student Affairs division in 2010, has previously been a Hall Director in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. He has also served as Coordinator of Disability Services.

Davis holds a Law Degree from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southeastern.

Southeastern closed on Friday, April 14

DURANT, Okla. – Friday, April 14, is an observed holiday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Classes will resume and all offices will re-open on Monday, April 17.

Southeastern Chorale in concert April 20

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Chorale, the premier choral ensemble for Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be featured in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, the Chorale will present Imagined Corners – a Choral Journey,  featuring music representative of the four cardinal points of the globe.

This concert of secular music will range from English to Chinese folk songs and also includes Native American music and Japanese vocal jazz.

The resulting works utilize a wide range of vocal techniques and writing styles ranging from spoken chorus to contemporary choral music.

Jesseca Shipman, junior music education major from Kiowa, will serve as student conductor for this event.

Southeastern Symphonic Chorus presents concert April 10

DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Symphonic Chorus will present “Heroes of the Old Testament” on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Durant (5400 Main Street).

The concert is free and open to the public.

A varied program of choral works will dramatize the stories of Elijah, Miriam, David, and Ezekiel. Theprincipal portion will be two extended scenes from Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, one of the most famous oratorios in western music.

Dr. Jeremy Blackwood, Southeastern’s Director of Voice and Opera, will sing the role of theconfrontational prophet.  Another large undertaking will be Miriam’s Song of Triumph by Franz Schubert; this lesser-known short cantata concerns theparting of the Red Sea and features Southeastern voice professor Nereida Garcia as Miriam.

The Symphonic Chorus features college students as well as community members. Dr. Joshua Nannestad will conduct, and Dr. Kate Stubbs will play piano.

Southeastern hosts 104th Curriculum Contest on March 30

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host the 104th Inter-High School Curriculum Meet on Thursday, March 30.

The day begins with an 8:30 a.m. sign-in for school sponsors on the second floor of the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Testing will cover such subjects as Science, Psychology, Computers, Music, Government & Politics, Mathematics, Finance and History.

 

Curriculum Contest director Dr. James Britton said, “This is a big event and an exciting time for the high school students. We’re expecting about 1,500 students from 70 schools and really looking forward to seeing so many visitors on our campus.”

Spring break scheduled for March 13-17

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be closed March 13-17 for spring break.

All classes will resume and University offices re-open on Monday, March 20. (The library will be open on March 19 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)