Southeastern News

Homecoming activities scheduled for Oct. 11-12-13

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2018 on October 11-13.

The traditional Homecoming parade is set for Thursday October 11, at 6:30 p.m.  in downtown Durant.  That evening’s event will kick off the Homecoming festivities; following the parade there will be food trucks and a live band at Market Square presented by Durant Main Street for all Southeastern alumni and friends and the Durant community. This will be the second year in a row that Southeastern and Durant High School will hold a parade together.

Other traditional activities include the 32nd annual Whang Bang Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, October 12, at Chickasaw Pointe.  Registration opens at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m.

The Distinguished Awards Banquet recognizing Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients are retired Col. Tray Ardese, Dr. Russell DeBose-Boyd, and Dr.  Barbara Rackley.

This year’s Distinguished Former Faculty award honorees are Dr. Kenneth Chinn, Dr. Jane Elder, and Dr. Ken Elder.

The Homecoming Bonfire is scheduled for Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater on campus.

On Saturday, October 13, the Alumni Tailgate Party opens at 11 a.m. in Tailgate Alley across from Paul Laird Field.

Live music will be provided by The Arbuckle Xpress Band (11:15 a.m.) and Ty England (noon-1:30 p.m.).

Also on Saturday at 11 a.m., a 30th anniversary reunion of the 1988 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference championship football team will take place on the lawn of Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium.

Southeastern’s Savage Storm will kick off at 2 p.m. against Southern Arkansas University in the Homecoming football game at Paul Laird Field. During pre-game ceremonies on the field at 1:40 p.m., the Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty Award recipients will be introduced.

For more information and a complete list of homecoming activities, visit

http://www.se.edu/alumni/schedule-of-events-2/.

Southeastern to host Domestic Violence Awareness event

By Southeastern Student Media

Domestic violence awareness messages were painted on t-shirts during last year’s event. These shirts were displayed in the Student Union and increased awareness on campus .

Domestic violence awareness messages were painted on t-shirts during last year’s event. These shirts were displayed in the Student Union and increased awareness on campus .

Was it just a fight? Is it normal to be called names? Is it really a big deal if your partner calls you twenty times a day to ask where you are?

As part of October Domestic Violence Awareness month, Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host Love. Sex. Lies., an awareness event on Tuesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Union Atrium. The event will help students understand what healthy relationships should look like.

Students can paint awareness messages on t-shirts, enjoy live entertainment by U92 DJs and take relationship assessments to gauge their current relationships. Free Pizza will be provided by Gateway Mortgage Group.

The purpose of the event is to create awareness in order for students to be able to recognize what an unhealthy relationship looks like, compared to a healthy one. Trained advocates will be on hand to discuss warning signs and provide support and referrals for students.

According to the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner. Southeastern takes these statistics seriously and wants to create a safe environment for students by openly discussing domestic violence and sexual assault on campus.

Students will also be encouraged to join Southeastern on October 1 for the Take Back the Night March to downtown Market Square for the annual Crisis Center Candlelight Vigil. The march begins at 5:15 p.m. at the entrance to Paul Laird Field. The vigil begins at 6 p.m.

Homecoming activities scheduled for Oct. 11-12-13

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2018 on October 11-13.

The traditional Homecoming parade is set for Thursday October 11, at 6:30 p.m.  in downtown Durant.  That evening’s event will kick off the Homecoming festivities; following the parade there will be food trucks and a live band at Market Square presented by Durant Main Street for all Southeastern alumni and friends and the Durant community. This will be the second year in a row that Southeastern and Durant High School will hold a parade together.

Other traditional activities include the 32nd annual Whang Bang Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, October 12, at Chickasaw Pointe.  Registration opens at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m.

The Distinguished Awards Banquet recognizing Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients are retired Marine Col. Tray Ardese, Dr. Russell DeBose-Boyd, and Dr.  Barbara Rackley.

This year’s Distinguished Former Faculty award honorees are Dr. Kenneth Chinn, Dr. Jane Elder, and Dr. Ken Elder.

On Saturday, October 13, the Alumni Tailgate Party opens at 11 a.m. in Tailgate Alley across from Paul Laird Field.

Also on Saturday at 11 a.m., a 30th anniversary reunion of the 1988 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference championship football team will take place on the lawn of Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium.

Southeastern’s Savage Storm will kick off at 2 p.m. against Southern Arkansas University in the Homecoming football game at Paul Laird Field. During pre-game ceremonies on the field at 1:40 p.m., the Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty Award recipients will be introduced.

 For more information and a complete list of homecoming activities, visit

http://www.se.edu/alumni/schedule-of-events-2/.

Fall Break at Southeastern set for October 20-21

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be closed October 20-21 for Fall Break.

However, the Southeastern Savage Storm football team will be at home Saturday, October 22, to face Arkansas Tech. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at Paul Laird Field.

Classes will resume and offices will re-open at the University on Monday, October 24.

Southeastern closed Oct. 15-16 for Fall Break

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be closed Oct. 15-16 for Fall Break. Classes will resume and offices will be open on Monday, Oct. 19.

The Southeastern Savage Storm football team will be home on Saturday, Oct. 17 for a 2 p.m. kickoff against Harding University at Paul Laird Field.

“Parents, Families and Friends Day’’ set for Sept. 19

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate “Parents, Families and Friends Day’’ on Saturday, September 19.

The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with Brunch in the Café. Visitors to the campus may accompany students to the special brunch at the Café in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Tailgate Alley opens at noon across from Paul Laird Field.

“Parents, Families and Friends Day’’ registration starts at 2 p.m. under the tent at Tailgate Alley. Parents may pick up souvenir cups while supplies last, enjoy the pretzel bar and purchase discounted tickets to the football game.

“Arbuckle Express’’ will provide live music from the Tailgate Stage while groups snap family pictures at the True Blue photo booth and/or make signs for the family at the SE Sign Shop.

Judging of the True Blue BBQ will be held prior to 3 p.m. and complimentary samples will be available at the True Blue Central tent.

Savage Storm mascot Bolt will be available for family photos at 3 p.m. in the Parents Day tent.

Awarding of the True Blue BBQ Trophy is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

“Reckless Kelly’’ will  provide live music on the Tailgate Stage at 4 p.m.

Southeastern performances will begin at 5:30 and feature  the Sparks Dance Team, the Chorvettes Show Choir and the Southeastern marching band.

Coach Bo Atterberry’s Savage Storm squad will take on Oklahoma Baptist at 6 p.m. at Paul Laird Field.

For more information, visit http://www.se.edu/dept/student-life/parents-family-and-friends-day/

 

Southeastern to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 23-25

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2014 on October 23-24-25.

This year’s theme is “Destination Homecoming” and the three-day event should have something for everyone, including current students, alumni and friends.

Honored as Distinguished Alumni will be Dr. Jesse Arnold, Ms. Josephine Wildcat Bigler and Dr. David Whitlock.

 

Recognized as Distinguished Former Faculty will be Dr. Pat Dunham, Dr. Phil

Dunham and Dr. Robert Oliver.

Along with banquets, pep rallies, campus tours, the Whang Bang golf tournament, tailgate alley and the Homecoming football game, numerous reunions are scheduled. For information on reunions, check http://alumni.SE.edu.

The following schedule includes some of the many events scheduled for Homecoming weekend:

Thursday, October 23

SE Night at the Museum, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Three Valley Museum, 401 W. Main Street.

Friday, October 24

28th-annual Whang Bang Golf Tournament, Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. Participants may register online at http://alumni.SE.edu. The Whang Bang has started a highly popular tradition that has legends from Southeastern’s storied athletics history serving as honorary starters. This year’s honorary starter is SE Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Beard.

Distinguished Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Visual and Performing Arts Center. This event features introduction of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty.

True Blue Rally, 8 p.m., amphitheater.

Saturday, October 25

Coffee & Conversation with Southeastern Athletic Legends, 8 a.m. Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium. Former Southeastern athletes gather to reminisce. Hosted by Southeastern president Sean Burrage and Director of Athletics Keith Baxter.

Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., downtown

Alumni Tailgate Party, Alumni Alley, 11 a.m., across from Paul Laird Field.

Southeastern Campus Tours, 11:30 a.m. Explore the campus during the one-hour tour. Student tours will include campus and residence halls, plus a lunch ticket. Special Alumni tours will also be held. Register online at http://www.SE.edu/future-students/visit. Tours leave from the entrance to Paul Laird Field.

Pre-Game Ceremony, 1:50 p.m., Paul Laird Field. Introduction of Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty, past and present.

Kickoff: Southeastern vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m.

Discover Durant “A Market Fair,” Market Square, downtown, 6 p.m.

Southeastern celebrates “Parents, Family and Friends Day’’

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University celebrated “Parents, Family and Friends Day’’ Saturday with various activities leading up to the Savage Storm — Ouachita Baptist University football game at Paul Laird Field. Tailgate Alley was open across from Laird Field and served as the site for the day’s activities.

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BBQ, Charlie Robison concert highlight game day events on Sept. 13

DURANT, Okla. – Barbecue and music are on the game day menu Saturday, Sept. 13, as Southeastern Oklahoma State University opens its home football season.

Arkansas-Monticello will visit Paul Laird Field that evening for a 6 o’clock kickoff.

Prior to that, the True Blue BBQ Cook-off and SE Tailgate Party will be held. Charlie Robison, with special guest the Chase Sanford Band, will liven up the festivities with a free concert in Tailgate Alley (University Blvd. and 2nd Street across from Paul Laird Field). The Sanford Band will take the stage at 2 p.m. followed by

Robison at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the second-annual True Blue BBQ Cook-Off, sponsored by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, will be in full swing from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Tailgate Alley.

Southeastern Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 23-24-25

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2014 on October 23-24-25.

This year’s theme is “Destination Homecoming” and the three-day event will offer something for everyone, including current students, alumni and friends.

Honored as 2014 Distinguished Alumni will be Dr. Jesse Arnold, Ms. Josephine Wildcat Bigler, and Dr. David Whitlock.

Recognized as 2014 Distinguished Former Faculty will be Dr. Pat Dunham, Dr. Phil Dunham, and Dr. Robert Oliver.

Along with banquets, pep rallies, parade, campus tours, the Whang Bang golf tournament, tailgate alley and the Homecoming football game, numerous reunions are scheduled. For information on reunions, check http://alumni.SE.edu.

The following schedule includes some of the many events scheduled for Homecoming:

Thursday, October 23

SE Night at the Museum, 5:30-7 p.m., Three Valley Museum, 401 W. Main Street. Enjoy an evening full of surprises as the Durant Historical Society hosts this popular event. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, October 24

28th-annual Whang Bang Golf Tournament, Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. Participants may register online at http://alumni.SE.edu. The Whang Bang has started a highly popular tradition that has legends from Southeastern’s storied athletics history serving as honorary starters.

Distinguished Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Visual and Performing Arts Center. This event features introduction of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty award recipients.

True Blue Rally, 8 p.m., amphitheater.

Saturday, October 25

Coffee and Conversation with Southeastern Athletic Legends, 8 a.m., Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium. Former Southeastern athletes gather to reminisce. Hosted by Southeastern president Sean Burrage and Director of Athletics Keith Baxter.

Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., downtown Durant

Alumni Tailgate Party, Alumni Alley, 11 a.m., across from  Paul Laird Field.

Southeastern Campus Tours, 11:30 a.m. Explore the campus during the one-hour tour. It’s great for students and their families who are considering Southeastern. Student tours will include campus and residence halls, plus a lunch ticket. Special Alumni tours will also be held. Register online at http://www.SEedu/future-students/visit. Tours leave from the entrance to Paul Laird Field.

Southeastern Marching Band Enters, 1:45 p.m., Paul Laird Field.

Pre-Game Ceremony, 1:50 p.m., Paul Laird Field. Introduction of Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Former Faculty

Kickoff: Southeastern vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m.

Discover Durant “A Market Fair,” downtown Durant, 6 p.m. Alumni and friends of Southeastern are invited to enjoy an evening of food, live music, arts and crafts hosted by the Durant Young Professionals.