Southeastern News

University updates fire safety systems in residence halls

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Fire alarm systems are currently being updated in three residence halls (Chickasaw Hall, Choctaw Hall, and Shearer Hall) at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The new fire alarm systems will provide added fire detection sensitivity, while also reducing false alarms caused by environmental factors such as humidity and dust. Additionally, the systems include a versatile voice audio system that allows a command station to target building announcements to specific parts of the building, and a fault reduction redundancy that preserves the fire alarm system’s circuitry in the event of power surges, lightning strikes, and other scenarios.

Three sessions of Camp SE orientation scheduled

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced the dates for Camp SE (orientation) and Camp SE Online.

The 2015 overnight Camp SE schedule: June 28-29, July 12-13 and July 26-27. All new students are required to attend an on-campus Camp SE or

Camp SE Online for non-traditional or transfer students.

The orientation tradition provides students the opportunity to meet other incoming students transitioning into the college environment.

Camp SE is priced at $85 per student and includes three meals in the University Café, snacks, one-night stay in Shearer Hall and Suites, a Camp SE T-shirt and other materials and supplies. Parents or family members may attend for $25 each. Parents will meet with campus administrators, faculty and Southeastern students.

Parents will enjoy breakfast and lunch in the University Café.

Camp SE Online costs $50 per student and will not start until after the first week of school. For more information, go to http://www.se.edu/campse.

Southeastern hosts Chickasaw Leadership Academy

Amy Gantt, recruitment and retention coordinator for the Chickasaw Nation Education Services Department, offers instruction at a Chickasaw Language class. It was one of many events at the Chickasaw Summer Leadership Academy at Southeastern.

Amy Gantt, recruitment and retention coordinator for the Chickasaw Nation Education Services Department, offers instruction at a Chickasaw Language class. It was one of many events at the Chickasaw Summer Leadership Academy at Southeastern.

DURANT, Okla. — The Chickasaw Summer Leadership Academy was held on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University July 7-18.

The academy was sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation in coordination with the Native American Center for Student Success. Fourteen  Chickasaw students participated in the two-week event. The purpose of the academy was to provide a college-like experience to the students.

Those experiences included living in Shearer Hall, attending classes, eating meals in the university cafeteria, and completing various assignments and tasks.  Additionally, the students participated in cultural and recreational activities.

A highlight for the students was learning how to make traditional style woven baskets and learning the history of stickball with some hands-on experiences.        Each student attending the academy was presented an iPad to assist them with note taking, web surfing, and photography of events.

“This was a truly remarkable academy for the students,’’ said Chris Wesberry, director of the Native American Center for Student Success  at Southeastern. “Not only did they get the college experience at Southeastern, but they also participated in cultural activities and went to some fun places and met some special people.  State Representative Lisa Johnson-Billy and Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon met with the group during an outing at the Chickasaw Nation in Ada.”