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Gov. Anoatubby congratulates graduates at Native American ceremony

Governor Bill Anoatubby of The Chickasaw Nation congratulates students and their families Wednesday at the Native American Graduation Ceremony and Reception.

Governor Bill Anoatubby of The Chickasaw Nation congratulates students and their families Wednesday at the Native American Graduation Ceremony and Reception.

DURANT, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby of The Chickasaw Nation offered inspiring remarks while congratulating graduates and their families Wednesday as guest speaker at the Native American Graduation Ceremony & Reception, an annual event held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Also on the program were Southeastern president Sean Burrage, Native American Institute director Lauren Rowland, and School of Choctaw Language instructor Chantelle Standefer.

The Native American graduates (undergraduate and graduate) were honored and presented the traditional stole at the event, which was held in the

Fine Arts Recital Hall. A reception followed in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Following are the graduates honored, listed by permanent hometown:

Bachelor’s Degrees

Oklahoma

Ada: Duty, Emily Grace; Walkup, Trenton Blake

The graduates gather for a group photo at Wednesday’s Native American Graduation and Reception.

The graduates gather for a group photo at Wednesday’s Native American Graduation and Reception.

Antlers: House, Harlan Dale; Spurlock, Sydney Morgan; Taylor, Lisa Ann

Ardmore: Gillespie, Amber Ray; Gravitt, Shelly Renea

Atoka: Johnston, Brianna Nicole; Klaver, Crystal A; Stiles, Brandon Wayne

Barnsdall: Rasberry, Kasidy Dawn

Battiest: Noah, Michael Damian

Bennington: Percell, Abby Danielle

Bixby: Sharp, Patrick Wayne

Blanco: Williams, Amanda Lynn

Bokchito: McCann, Amos Tanner

Boswell: Dill, Misty Dawn

Broken Bow: Batchelor, Cindy Rae; Harris, Steven Paul Gene; Martin, Jake Micheal; Virgin, Skylre Boni

Burneyville: Self, Ailey Brietta

Caddo: Ringle, Joshua Blake

Calera: Patton, Noah Joy; Rogers, Riggin Russell

Caney: Foskey, Amelia Jo

Cartwright: Robinson, Jared Heath

Colbert: Nuncio, Joshua Shane; Poteet, Maddison Jade; Whitehead, Payton Sawyer

Coleman: Daniel, Jessica Taylor

Crowder: Cook, Kaitlan Paige

Davis: Hudson, Michael Cort

Duncan: Barrick, Taylor Denise

Durant: Clayton, Jessica A; Dosh, Caitlin Reanne; Elliott, Isaac Parker; Green, Kaley Michel; Joines, Austin Roger; Maxwell, Matthew Blane; Peterson, Wade Haskell; Thomas, Paige Nikole; Wilcox, Brandon Ray

Eufaula: Paden, Nehemiah Forrest

Farris: Winters, Krista Ann

Fort Towson: Byrd, Caitlyn L; Mahaffey, Joshua Lynn

Fox: Eaves, Ethen James

Hartshorne: Baughman, Ramie KaraLynn; Pingleton, Dylan Vaughn

Hendrix: Stanglin, Madison Layne

Holdenville: Camp, Jesse Rudolph

Hugo: Bigfeather, Cindy Renee; Cooke, Spencer Dwayne; Finch, Ashlyn Brooke; Self, Peyton Nicole; Simpson, Sarah LeeAnn; Smith, Tiffany Kay; Wilson, Lindsey Michelle

Idabel: Cobb, Patrick Wade

Keota: Quirk, Mary Elizabeth

Kiowa: Wills, Jadyn Nikole

Konawa: Khoury, Danielle Arlene

Lone Grove: Kennedy, Amy Elizabeth

Madill: Hartsfield, Makaylah Jordan

McAlester: Kirkland, Christopher Dale

Milburn: Rodenbaugh, Elaine Ruth

Moore: Davis, Cannon Price

Ponca City: Scott, Blake Austin

Poteau: Shelton, Tatum Nicole

Quinton: Nix, Kristina K

Rattan: Baze, Mark Duncan; Clay, Cade Michael

Red Oak: Mabry, Jenna B

Sawyer: Finley, Collin Walker

Soper: McKee, Tanner David

Spiro: Lester, Crystal Lynn

Stigler: Goff, Brittany Dawn

Stroud: Barrett, Jacy Ann

Tahlequah: Asbill, Rodney Wayne

Tishomingo: Kellner, Michael Allen; Ladd, Crockett P; Snowden, Carrie D

Tulsa: Tims, Latoya Cecelia

Valliant: Leffel, Colton K; Reynolds, Shelby Lynn

Vinita: Williams, Emily Dawn

Wright City: Tidmore, John Paden

Florida

Melbourne:  Palmer, Tyler DeWayne

Missouri

Lone Jack:  Key, Jonathan David

Texas

Colleyville: Henderson, Shea Taylor

Crosby: Blackburn, Joshua Randall

Dallas: Jackson II, Bobby Ray

Denison: Anderson, Alysha Chantel; Black, Tara Lynn; Clark, Samantha Ray;  Reed, Zoe Nichole

McKinney: Teel, Jeffery Logan

Melissa: Webb, Katherine Grace

Paris: LeFlore, Ryan Michael

Pearland: Hickey, Suzanne Celise

Pittsburg: Smith, Tajawin JaCarrol

Rockwall: Apala, Darwin Gene

Savoy: Dunkle, Carly Dawn

Sherman: Arnold, Haleigh Lynne; Baker, Michael A; Thornhill, Alexis Kenna

Van Alstyne: Stevens, Kelsea Mckale

Graduate degrees

Oklahoma

Ada: Poulin, Nicole Jayne

Chelsea: Cagle, Kari Lynn

Durant: Counce, Robin Elizabeth; Narcomey, Nicole R; Sullivan, Elizabeth Anne

Madill: Arterberry, Chandler Baylee

McAlester: Karr, Casten Wayne

Oklahoma City: Dunn, Gary D

Ponca City: Hubbard, Deeyll T

Tahlequah: Shankle, Bradley Wayne

Vian: Murphy, Logan Pierce

Yukon: Moore, Maria R

Arkansas

West Memphis:  Jenkins, Chris Allen

Arizona

Flagstaff: Edd, Lisa A

California

Hesperia: Wallbaum, Mathew Allen

Palo Cedro: Fisher-Smith, Dawn Sheri

Texas

Kilgore: Payne, Dana Maree

Pilot Point: Evans, Haley Claire

Van Alstyne: Wiles, Tina M

Virginia

Roanoke: Hines – Fa’atau, Taylor B

 

Southeastern enjoys successful Super Saturday

The Science Olympiad attracted junior high and high school students from across Oklahoma.

The Science Olympiad attracted junior high and high school students from across Oklahoma.

DURANT, Okla. – Despite the rain, one of the biggest campus events of the year – “Super Saturday’’ – went on as scheduled over the weekend at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

An estimated 600-plus junior high and high school students and parents were on campus for a variety of events.

More than 200 students participated in the State Science Olympiad, which Southeastern hosted for the third consecutive year. Students from 14 schools competed in 46 events across campus, with assistance from University faculty and staff, who volunteered their time.

Meanwhile, high school students were vying for scholarships in the President’s Leadership Class, Honors Program, Music and Theater departments.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., an Academic Department Fair was held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. During this time, faculty members provided information about their specific programs to the visiting students.

Professor Jack Ousey visits with a prospective student Saturday at the Academic Fair.

Professor Jack Ousey visits with a prospective student Saturday at the Academic Fair.

The Academic Fair was held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

The Academic Fair was held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

“Super Saturday’’ set for February 24 at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – An estimated 1,000 students, parents, and school officials are expected to be on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University February 24 for an event known as “Super Saturday.’’

On that day, a number of activities will be taking place on campus, including the State Science Olympiad competition, which is expected to attract 300 high school and middle school students.

Also on that day, the Southeastern President’s Leadership Class, Honors Program, Music, and Theater departments will be holding auditions for high school students interested in earning scholarships to attend the University.

Throughout the day, students and other visitors will have the opportunity to go on campus tours and lunch will be available.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., an Academic Department Fair is scheduled in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. During this time, faculty members will be available to provide information about their specific programs.

The tours, fair, and lunch will be in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

The Savage Storm basketball and baseball teams will also have games on campus in the afternoon.

“This event provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective Southeastern  students and their parents to learn more about what the University has to offer,’’ said Southeastern president Sean Burrage. “Our faculty, staff and current students look forward to visiting with all our visitors and will be glad to answer any questions.’’

“Super Saturday’’ is hosted by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

 

Native American Symposium scheduled for Nov. 3

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host the 12th Native American Symposium: Representations and Realities on Friday, November 3.

The Symposium will feature presentations and discussions on Native American literature, history, education, science, religion, art and film.

All events in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union are free and open to the public.

The Symposium begins at 9 a.m. Friday, November 3, with Native Politics and Native Veterans. It includes such offerings as Native Education and Native History.

Lunch in the loft is scheduled for noon with featured speaker Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham in the student union auditorium at 1 p.m. She is the director of the Native Nations Center at the University of Oklahoma and a graduate of Southeastern.

The event closes with the showing of Atanarjuat:  The Fast Runner, the first full-length film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in the Inuit language.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Spencer at 580-745-2921 or visit the website at http://www.se.edu/nas/.

Hal Bowman to present “Teach Like A Rock Star’’ workshop on Aug. 24

_halbowman (3)DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Project Teach will sponsor an educational workshop, “Teach Like A Rock Star,” on Thursday, August 24 in the Magnolia Ballroom.

The workshop will be held in the Magnolia Ballroom from 12:30-3 p.m. and there is no admission charge. The public is invited to attend, but there is limited seating.

Hal Bowman, author of “A Grade Above,” “A Step Ahead,” and “Teach Like A Rock Star,” will conduct the workshop, which will be highly informative for education majors.

Bowman has spent more than 20 years pursuing what drives student achievement. The workshop reflects the profound educational and personal impact teachers have on students’ lives. It is research-based, results-driven and offers powerful tools, strategies, resources and an extraordinary learning environment.

           Project Teach is a Student Support Services TRIO  program that is designed to enhance teacher preparation k-12. It is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

High school students learn about medical careers at OSU mini-camp

Dr. Kayse Shrum from OSU addresses the students Tuesday morning.

Dr. Kayse Shrum from OSU addresses the students Tuesday morning.

DURANT, Okla. – More than 100 high school students attended the Oklahoma State University’s College of Medicine’s Operation Orange event Tuesday.

The mini medical camp, designed to inform students about educational opportunities and careers in the field of medicine, was hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Students from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas attended the sessions in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Students participated in a number of activities at the mini-camp.

Students participated in a number of activities at the mini-camp.

Participants were involved in hands-on demonstrations; met current Oklahoma State University medical students; studied human anatomy with a heart, lungs and brain; performed intubations by using a simulator; and learned more about career opportunities in the healthcare field.

2Offering remarks to the students were were OSU Center for Health Sciences CEO  Dr. Johnny Stephens; OSU Center for Health Sciences President Dr. Kayse Shrum; Chief Gary Batton of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and Southeastern president Sean Burrage.

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 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.”

“Children of the Civil Rights’’ documentary aired in Student Union

JuliaClifford, director of the documentary, sets the stage for the showing of the film.

JuliaClifford, director of the documentary, sets the stage for the showing of the film.

Special guests Joyce Henderson, Bill Clifford and Joyce Jackson participate in a discussion following the film’s showing.

Special guests Joyce Henderson, Bill Clifford and Joyce Jackson participate in a discussion following the film’s showing.

DURANT, Okla. – More than 100 students, faculty and staff  from Southeastern Oklahoma State University attended a special screening of  “Children of the Civil Rights,’’ a documentary based on the Oklahoma City restaurant sit-ins in 1958-64.  The film was shown Thursday in the Glen D.  Johnson  Student Union.

Also in attendance were the film’s director – Julia Clifford, a Southeastern graduate (’92) and Ardmore native – along with three individuals who were involved in the sit-ins, Joyce Jackson, Joyce Henderson and Bill Clifford, the director’s father.

 

Following the 60-minute film, a question-and-answer session was held.

Promotional materials state the following about the documentary:

“For six years, a group of kids went into restaurants and asked for service. It never got violent; it never really made national news; but together, they turned around every restaurant except onebefore the 1964 Civil Rights Act.’’

This event was sponsored by the Southeastern Student Support Services and the Office for Student Life.

SE Live and Native American Visitation Day scheduled for February 3

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host SE Live Open House and Native American Visitation Day on Wednesday, February 3.

Future students, their parents and families are invited to come out and experience life at Southeastern.

Students should register for SE Live online at  http://www.se.edu/future-students/visit/selive/

 

Walk-ins will be accepted during registration from 8-9 a.m. in the Glen D.

Johnson Student Union.

 

Students and parents will be able to explore the campus and residence life,experience Southeastern traditions and attend a Southeastern class.

They will also interact with Southeastern students, visit with admissions and financial aid representatives and academic department advisors.

SE Live includes one free lunch ticket for students, and all students attending will receive a Southeastern sackpack.