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In Other News JUNE 28, 2006 Events

State Regents allocate record appropriations throughout state system

Most of higher education’s $130 million in new state appropriations for fiscal year 2007 will be used to shore up the operating budgets of Oklahoma’s 25 public colleges and universities, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education announced recently. Read more.

Oklahoma colleges to enter 2006-07 with new presidents

Several key appointments have taken place recently across the state system with the announcement of three new college presidents who will lead their respective institutions into the 2006-07 academic year.

Long-time employee Dr. Terry Britton has been named the next president of Rose State College, Midwest City,
while long-time senior administrator and accounting professor Dr. Janet Cunningham was recently named the next president of Northwestern Oklahoma State College, Alva.

Dr. Richard Rafes, a long-time university attorney,
administrator and educator, has been named president of East Central University, Ada.

The three new presidents will begin their new duties effective July 1. Read more.

Cheyenne-Arapaho tribal college being established at SWOSU

Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College Board have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a tribal college on the Weatherford campus.

SWOSU President John Hays and Tribal College Board Chairman Lawrence Hart signed the agreement that is effective through May 31, 2009. The College Board is affiliated with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Read more.

Cameron improves campus safety with addition of security call boxes

Out of thousands of colleges and universities in United States, Cameron University ranks among the top 35 safest campuses. This week, Cameron officials added a safety measure that will provide CU students even more security and services.

Cameron’s physical facilities crew, working with the university’s Office of Public Safety, installed 13 call boxes across campus. The self-contained, solar-powered units stand 10 feet tall and enable students immediate contact with the Office of Public Safety by pressing a button. Read more.

 

 

Northeastern State announces plan to find a new mascot

A little more than a year from now, Northeastern State University will be sporting a new mascot.

NSU President Dr. Larry Williams announced in May that the state’s oldest institution of higher learning will begin the process of finding a new mascot this summer. Williams’ decision to form a task force charged with guiding the selection and implementation of a new mascot to represent NSU’s athletic teams follows an extensive study of how logos and the name Redmen are used throughout the university. Read more.

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