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.

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.

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.