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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

SE School of Arts & Sciences offers week of “creative activities”

SE School of Arts & Sciences offers week of “creative activities”

Press Release Date: 4-13-2011

DURANT, Okla. – Musical performances, theatre presentations, faculty lectures and more will be part of the School of Arts and Sciences’ Brain Storm Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Week at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Activities are scheduled April 18-21 (Monday-Thursday).

Among the highlights of the week are lectures by faculty members Dr. Tom Patton and Dr. Gleny Beach.

Patton will present “Science and Adventure in the Grand Canyon and Other Western Rivers” on Monday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the New Theatre Building on campus.

An avid river runner for 35 years, Patton’s classes and research focus on aquatic ecosystems and lower vertebrates (fish, amphibians, and reptiles). In the summer of 2010, he had the opportunity to oar a small boat 280 miles through the Grand Canyon with a group of fellow scientists and “river rats.” In this presentation, Patton will provide an overview of that trip, as well as conservation issues in the Grand Canyon and other western rivers as they relate to his work.

On Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the New Theatre Building, Beach will present a lecture titled, “Out of South Africa: Art Education & Safari.”

Winner of the 2010 Governor’s Arts Award, Beach will provide an overview of her recent trip to Johannesburg and Cape Town in collaboration with people and institutions involved in promoting art education in South Africa. Her presentation will also include a view of her safari to Kruger National Park.

Following is the complete schedule of activities:

Monday, April 18

  • 1 p.m. – Speech Jam – Glen D. Johnson Student Union Auditorium
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dr. Tim Patton Lecture – New Theatre – “EcoAdventure in the Grand Canyon and Other Western Rivers”
  • 7:30 p.m. – Young Choreographer’s Showcase – New Theatre

Tuesday, April 19

  • 2:30 p.m. – Speech and Debate Team Forum: “Guns on Campus” – Student Union Auditorium
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dr. Gleny Beach Lecture – New Theatre — “Out of South Africa: Art Education & Safari”
  • 7:30 p.m. – SE Percussion Ensemble Concert – Fine Arts Recital Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. – The Time is Out of Joint: A Study of Hamlet – New Theatre

Wednesday, April 20

  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – School of Arts and Sciences Research Display – SE Ballroom
  • 6:30 p.m. – Cookies and Composition: Music Presentation – Fine Arts Recital Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. – One Act Play Festival – New Theatre Building

Thursday, April 21

  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – School of Arts and Sciences Research Display – SE Ballroom
  • 5 p.m. – Dr. Yoder & Dr. Oliver Faculty Music Recital (clarinet and trombone) – Fine Arts Recital Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. – Musical Theatre Showcase – New Theatre
  • 7:30 p.m. – Haiku Performance Art Project – New Theatre
  • 7:30 p.m. – SE Concert Band – Montgomery Auditorium