Southeastern News

SE Live open house for prospective students set for Oct. 24


DURANT, Okla. – High school juniors, seniors, and their parents are invited to attend SE Live on Wednesday, October 24.

This “open house’’ will allow participants to meet faculty, staff and students, tour the campus, learn about scholarships and financial aid, and discover what Southeastern has to offer students.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., in the Student Union, followed by an opening session at 9 a.m., breakout sessions at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, and campus tours at 1 p.m.

You can register at

For more information, call 580-745-2060.

Aviation Visitation Day scheduled for February 24

DURANT, Okla. – High school students interested in pursuing a career in aviation are invited to attend Aviation Visitation Day on February 24 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The event, hosted by the Southeastern Aviation Sciences Institute (ASI), will include a campus tour and visits to ASI facilities and the regional airport. Other activities include a flight simulator demonstration, panel discussion of aviation careers, and information provided by several regional airline representatives who will be in attendance.

Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration in the Student Union. Lunch will be provided.

To register, go to

BrainStorm activities scheduled for April 13-25

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will present BrainStorm on April 13-25.

The event includes poster and lecture presentations.

Dr. Layne Heitz and Kathleen Hardgrove are serving as co-chairs for BrainStorm 2015.

Among the many presentations available to the public, Southeastern students and faculty, will be concerts by the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band (7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, Montgomery Auditorium); Southeastern Percussion Ensemble (7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall); University Singers concert (2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the Recital Hall); Chorale and Men’s Choir concert (7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the Recital Hall); and Jazz Fest (All day Saturday, April 25, at Sports City Café).

Other presentations include The Odd and Unusual from the History of Safety (3-4 p.m., Monday, April 13, Russell Building room 100); Native America: What Does it Mean to Live, Learn and Work Here? (9:30-11 a.m., Student Union 323 and 303); Presentation of the 24 Hour Play & Film Festival (7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Playhouse); Mathematica – Applications for Real Life (3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, Russell 100); Take Five: The Movie Premier (full-length film, running time 1:40, Family rating R, Tuesday, April 22, in the Playhouse).

For the complete BrainStorm schedule, go to

Southeastern to observe MLK Day with service to the community

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 20, inspired by a quote from MLK Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Classes will not be held on that day, but University offices will be open.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer for this day of service. The Dean of Students and Office of Student Life plan to have a food drive and donate the goods to local pantries and also volunteer at the pantries.

“We are asking everyone to bring one can of food,” said Liz Howard, Student Activities Coordinator. “One canned-food item can make the difference.”

The service day will start at 8 a.m.  in the second floor auditorium of the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. There will be a reflection on the MLK Day, and transportation for all students, faculty and staff will be provided for volunteers at the food pantries. Lunch will be in the Student Union following the event.

The regional and local food pantries are always struggling to maintain a stock of canned food, especially after the holidays. Items like peanut butter, jelly and canned meats are always needed.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Office of Student Life at 580-745-2947.

Southeastern hosts Celebration of Student Success event, ribbon-cutting on January 24

DURANT, Okla. – Dignitaries from throughout Oklahoma are expected to be in attendance at Southeastern Oklahoma State University Jan. 24 for “The Celebration of Student Success Through Partnerships’’ event.

This event will highlight “Oklahoma’s Complete College America’’ initiative with examples of successful programs and partnerships in place at Southeastern.  A reception will be held at 3 p.m. in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union loft. The program will begin at 3:30  p.m. in the atrium of the  Student Union.

Scheduled to be on the program with Southeastern president Larry Minks are Oklahoma Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, State Regent John Massey, Regional University System of Oklahoma Regent and Chair Terry Matlock, Chief Gregory Pyle of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Governor Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation.

Following this event, a ribbon-cutting for the Center for Student Success building, located in the old Campus bookstore, will be held at approximately 4 p.m.