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Look back through all of the exciting events and news articles from the last ten years!

NSU College of Education Alum Wins Milken Education Award

Lindsay Brooke Lee, who graduated from NSU in 2014, is the English department chair at Will Rogers Junior High in Claremore, Oklahoma. She was awarded the Milken Educator Award. See story for more detail:

https://www. milkeneducatorawards.org/ educators/view/brooke-lee

November 2019

Psychology and Counseling Department Chair Presents the Triarchic Theory of Gender

On Friday, August 9, 2019, Dr. Choate and his colleagues presented a 4-hour continuing education workshop, TRANSlating Research Into Practice: Evidenced-Based Care for the Transgender Community. Dr. Choate presented his new theory, The Triarchic Theory of Gender (The Gender g), a framework he designed to incorporate the various disparate research in the field of Gender Studies into a cohesive whole that can be tested in an empirical way. Furthermore, his colleagues, Jim Scholl and William Bryant, presented data they had collected to validate the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) with this population and inform interdisciplinary treatment decisions through a trauma-focused lens.The workshop was met with high praise and many major theorists in this area have already reached out to include Dr. Choate and his colleagues in future research and application endeavors that will cross cultures and international borders.

Pictured from left to right: Danny Johnson, NSU Director of Alumni Relations; Dee Shell, Reading Specialist at Creekwood Elementary; Rachel Kaiser, Principal of Creekwood Elementary; & Dr. Lisa Bisogno, Associate Dean of NSU College of Education

August 2019

COE Alum receives NSU Alumni Association teacher appreciation gift

NSU Alumni Association presented a $500 teacher appreciation gift card award to COE alum Dee Shell and Principal Rachel Kaiser at Creekwood Elementary. Congratulations to all!

Pictured from left to right: Danny Johnson, NSU Director of Alumni Relations; Dee Shell, Reading Specialist at Creekwood Elementary; Rachel Kaiser, Principal of Creekwood Elementary; & Dr. Lisa Bisogno, Associate Dean of NSU College of Education

COE Library Media graduate program ranked 18th in country

The Library Media and Information Technology graduate degree program at Northeastern State University was ranked 18th best library science schools in the country according to Study.com. Hundreds of library science schools were evaluated and NSU's Library Media program was selected based on academic and career resources for library science students, the quality of education, faculty, and more. For more information, see Study.com's Top Library Science Schools list.

Choate Publishes Handbook

Dr. Kurt Choate and his co-editor, Dr. Alfred Carlozzi published a book titled Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons: A Handbook for Service Providers, Educators, and Families. Dr. Choate is an Associate Professor and the Department Chair for Psychology and Counseling.

In the News
NSU professor publishes transgender and gender diverse handbook - Riverhawks Weekly


April 1, 2019

Celebration of Teaching celebrates 20 Years

Guest speaker Taylor Mali, a TED Best of the Web speaker, has done little more than write and perform poetry--and teach others to do the same--since 2000. His poems are clear. They are almost always hysterically funny, often sentimental, appealing, accessible. And smart (Bob Holman). He is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having taught in one capacity of another since 1990.

The Celebration of Teaching event on March 14 marks the event's 20th year. Taylor's talk on NSU's Tahlequah campus will be followed by lunch, then a panel presentation for high school students. The day will wrap up around 2:00. There is no charge for participants, but pre-registration by March 8 is required.

The Celebration of Teaching is designed to support and celebrate current teachers, inspire future teachers, and recognize the profound impact of education on our society. The event is sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi and Northeastern State University's College of Education.

Contact Dr. Tobi Thompson at 918-444-3710 or thompsto@nsuok.edu for registration materials or more information.

February 2019

Langston selected as NASPA Annual Conference Intern

Ms. Jessica Langston, graduate student in the Higher Education Leadership M.S. program, was selected as a graduate intern for the NASPA Annual Conference. Langston was eligible to apply to be an intern due to her participation in the 2018-2019 NASPA Graduate Associate Program. Eight interns are selected from across the nation each year. Langston serves NSU as the Senior Scholarship Coordinator.

NASPA is the national professional organization for leaders in student affairs.

January 18, 2019

Donning of the Kente Celebrates Black Students

Four December graduates from the College of Education participated in the November Donning of the Kente. The ceremony celebrates the academic and personal achievements of black undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating this semester.

Edna Boggs
I am a Fall 2018 graduate from Sallisaw Oklahoma majoring in Health and Physical Education. During my time at NSU I was President of the Association of Black Collegians, American Association of University Women, and Phi Theta Kappa. I plan to attend Southern Nazarene University the Fall 2019 to obtain my Masters in Kinesiology.

Photo of Edna Boggs.

Tori Peterson
I am from Tulsa, OK. I am getting a B.S in Psychology and a minor in Communications. I played college soccer at Bacone College, then transferred here to finish getting my degree. I couldn't have done it without the amazing support of my family and friends, and God.

Photo of Edna Boggs.

Pictured left to right: Tori, her younger brother Kyle Easley, and mother Rochelle Peterson.

Ashley Steele
I was born in Muskogee, Ok. I spent the majority of my life in Wagoner, Ok. I transitioned back to living in Muskogee during my freshman year of high school. Growing up, we didn't have much, but my parents always made ends meet. After graduating high school, I went to Oklahoma State University for two years before returning home. During my absence from school, life happened. I was blessed to have a beautiful little girl named Julianne. I was determined to give her everything I never had, and inspired to teach her everything I ever wanted to know. Through the TANF focus program, under the wings of Suzanne Holloway and Heather Mason, I was afforded the opportunity to further my education and broaden my horizons. I began school at Connors State College. It only took me one year to gather the necessary credits, and graduate in the spring of 2017 with my Associates Degree in Psychology. The desire to keep pushing forward after graduation was sparked after watching my mother obtain her Bachelor's degree in social work. I chose to enroll at NSU and continue my journey on the road to success. I was determined to obtain my Bachelor's degree in psychology with hopes to become a licensed professional counselor in the near future. It was not by far an easy journey. Along the way I lost loved ones, undergone surgery, and had to tend to the needs of my beautiful baby girl. It was by God's grace, mercy, and favor that I was able to make it this far. Now that I have overcame what was supposed to be the impossible, I have to keep pushing forward towards my next goal. Hopefully the next time you hear from or about me, it will be as I am walking the stage to be awarded with my Masters of Science in Counseling. I want to thank each and every person who has poured into my life. My fianc e Eric Parks Jr., my parents Tony and Lasandra Steele, my second set of parents Todd and Danita Johnson, my grandparents Robert and Julia Mondaine, my siblings, pastors, mentors, teachers, and close friends and family members. I could not have made it this far without your support, love, and encouragement.

Photo of Ashley Steele and family.

Alexandria Lewis is a Psychology major. There is no picture or biography available for Alexandria.

November 30, 2018

Sargent Recognized for Servant Leadership

Dr. Stephan Sargent, Professor of Reading and Director of the Broken Arrow Reading Clinic received the AdvancED's Midwest Region 2018 Servant Leadership Recognition Award for Oklahoma.

In the News
NSU professor recognized for servant leadership - The Journal Record


November 26, 2018

STEAM Maker Lab Opens on Broken Arrow Campus

Community members and supporters of the Race Academy of Critical Engagement (RACE) gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the Broken Arrow STEAM Maker Lab. The STEAM Maker Lab offers the use of low-tech and high-tech materials to the community, teachers, and teacher candidates to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Visit the Lab in BAED 239, or the Tahlequah STEAM Maker Lab in Bagley Hall 136

In the News
NSU Broken Arrow opens STEAM Maker Lab - Muskogee Phoenix


November 12, 2018

Ferrell Receives Distinction of Quality Award

Northeastern State University Professor Dr. Jim Ferrell (School Administration) was awarded the Distinction of Quality Award at the AdvancED Midwest Regional Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, for his work with AdvancED in Oklahoma and other states. AdvancED is a non-profit school accrediting agency committed to help schools improve .

October 2018

COE Alumna Named Dean

The College of Education (COE) is excited to announce that COE alumna Dr. Vanessa Anton was selected as the Dean. Anton earned a bachelor's degree in business education from NSU in 1995, and graduated with a master's degree in college teaching from NSU's College of Education in 1997. She earned a PhD in Kinesiology in 2001 from the University of Arkansas.

In the News
Anton chosen to serve as NSU College of Education dean - nsuok.edu


October 31, 2018

Alumnus Finalist for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching

NSU alumnus Carrie Akins was one of three state-level finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for science teaching at the elementary level. PAEMST is the highest recognition a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.

In the News
Hofmeister announces finalists for national mathematics, science teaching award

September 2018

Jones Receives Rising Star Award

Ms. Nikki Jones, a candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program, received the NASPA IV-W Rising Star Award - Graduate Student. One graduate student in each of the 10 states in the IV-West region of NASPA is selected to receive this award each year. The award recognizes graduate students who are actively involved in and intend to pursue careers in Student Affairs.

NASPA is the professional organization for student affairs administrators in higher education.

In the News
NASPA IV-W Rising Star Award - Graduate Student

August 14, 2018

College Hosts Annual SNAG Fundraising Event

The NSU College of Education hosted the annual SNAG Golf Fundraising tournament on September 7, 2018 at the Burnt Cabin SNAG Golf Course. 100% percent of player and sponsorship funding will go to a scholarship account through the NSU Foundation. Participants from the College of Education, university, and community volunteers enjoyed playing golf, eating, and spending time with colleagues, friends, and family.

Interim Dean, Dr. Vanessa Anton congratulates the winning team, Dr. Jim Ferrell, Jeanna Wing, and Gary Wing.

Alumni Finalists for Teacher of the Year

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released the names of the finalists for the 2019-2020 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Award. Four of the twelve finalists graduated from the NSU College of Education. Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister says the finalists are "some of Oklahoma's finest educators who are making a difference in the lives of our students every day. The Oklahoma Teacher of the Year was announced September 19, 2018 at the State Fair Park.

Natalie Fielden teaches kindergarten at Freedom Elementary School in Sapulpa. She earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from NSU. Carol Hunsperger teaches third grade at Grove Lower Elementary School in Grove Public Schools. She graduated from NSU with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Jenny Morphis teaches first grade at Hilldale Lower Elementary School in Hilldale Public Schools. She earned a bachelor's in Early Childhood and a master's in Reading from NSU. V. Jannean Thompson teaches fifth grade at Berryhill North Elementary School in Berryhill Public Schools. Thompson graduated from NSU with a bachelor's in Elementary Education as well as a master's in School Administration.

Interim COE Dean Dr. Vanessa Anton and COE Assistant Dean Dr. Lisa Bisogno were in attendance to support all finalists.

Library Media Program and UKB awarded grant

The NSU faculty in the Library Media and Information Technology Master of Science Program, Dr. Alesha Baker and Dr. Kelli Carney, are currently providing consulting services to the United Keetoowah Band (UKB) through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant in the amount of $10,000. Students enrolled in Library Media graduate courses will work with faculty to catalog and evaluate the UKB educational library collection. Automation software, which will be utilized to improve the circulation process, was purchased through the grant. Faculty will assist in writing and developing policies including circulation and collection maintenance. In order to ensure sustainability, faculty will develop and deliver software training for the UKB library staff. The grant concludes in August 2019, at which time faculty will inventory the newly automated collection and recommend titles for future consideration. This partnership not only serves to benefit the members of the UKB but also provides NSU students a model for community collaboration and networking.

Academic Spotlight: Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree

In this Academic Spotlight, Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, describes how her participation in the international faculty development seminar in Alicante, Spain impacts her work with students.

Call for Third-Party Comments on Educator Preparation Program

Northeastern State University's Educator Preparation Program is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 4-6, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

  • Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
    In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

 

Oreo Phases of the Moon

Dr. Linda Wilson, Curriculum & Instruction faculty and director for the COE's Center for Educational Creativity and Innovation (CECI), demonstrates a creative way to teach children about the phases of the moon on News On 6.

To see how to make "Oreo Phases Of The Moon", watch the video at Oreo Phases Of The Moon - newson6.com

Ingredients

  • A package of Oreos (Double Stuff works best)
  • Each child will need 8 Oreos, more if they crack
  • A butter knife and
  • A paper plate  
  • Sharpie

Instructions

  • Depending on the age of your child, let them use a Sharpie to label each phase on the paper plate
  • Gently separate the Oreo so all filling is on one side
  • Be very careful as you separate your Oreos. If they crack, you'll have to eat them!
  • The full moon and new moon are already done when you pull apart your Oreo
  • Scrape off the filling to create 2 crescent moons, 2 half moons and 2 gibbous moons
  • Discuss why the moon looks like it does in each phase
dr linda wilson demonstrates oreo phases of the moon on the channel six news

NSU EDUCATION PROFESSOR'S 'FLUFFY SLIME' RECIPE

Dr. Linda Wilson, Curriculum & Instruction faculty and director for the COE's Center for Educational Creativity and Innovation (CECI), showed Dave Davis, Reporter from the News On 6 at noon, how to make "Fluffy Slime" and use it as a learning tool.

To see how to make "Fluffy Slime", watch the video at NSU Education Professor's 'Fluffy Slime' Recipe - newson6.com.

Fluffy Slime Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups White School Glue
  • 8-10 cups shaving cream (less than a full canister)
  • 1-12oz bottle contact lens (saline) solution
  • Food dye, optional

Or for a smaller portion:

  • 1 cup glue
  • 3 cups shaving cream
  • 5+ Tablespoons contact lens solution (this will need to be adjusted based on your slime - things like humidity and type of shaving cream will mean you need more or less)

Directions

  • Empty glue into a large mixing bowl.
  • If you are adding food coloring or glitter, stir this in now.
  • Stir shaving cream into slime mixture, stirring continually.
  • Add the contact solution in small amounts at a time. This acts as the slime activator.
  • Once the slime is cohesive, no longer sticky or appearing to have any liquid in the mixture, start kneading the slime. This is going to help it be less sticky.
  • Knead the slime for at least 3 minutes before adding any more ingredients to adjust.
  • When the slime has been thoroughly kneaded and adjusted, give it to the kids in a clean solid surface.

Note: You can add glow in the dark paint to this recipe, but most glow in the dark items require a 48-72 hour activation period. You can also add glitter to this recipe if you wish.

 

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNITED KEETOOWAH BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS IN OKLAHOMA SIGN MOU

A new cornerstone for capacity building was put into place June 14 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between Northeastern State University and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

In The News

Northeastern State University, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma sign MOU - nsuok.edu

 

northeastern state universisty president turner signs mou with the keetoowah band of cherokee indians

nsu president steven turner and the keetoowah band of cherokee indians

 

DR. MARIA CHRISTIAN HONORED BY STATE REGENTS’ COUNCIL FOR ONLINE LEARNING EXCELLENCE

Dr. Maria Christian, assistant professor of higher education leadership at Northeastern State University, was honored with the Oklahoma Online Excellence Award during the State Regents meeting April 20. Pictured with Christian are State Regents Chair John Massey and Chancellor Glen D. Johnson.

In The News

NSU professor honored by State Regents’ Council for Online Learning Excellence - nsuok.edu

DR. MARIA CHRISTIAN HONORED BY STATE REGENTS’ COUNCIL FOR ONLINE LEARNING EXCELLENCE

DR. BEA KELLER-DUPREE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, SELECTED OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE 40 UNDER 40 2017

Elizabeth "Bea" Keller-Dupree, 32 — Tulsa

Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, Northeastern State University; Owner/Therapist, Enrichment Counseling & Consultation

As a professor of psychology and counseling at Northeastern State University as well as a licensed professional counselor, Bea Keller-Dupree says she loves that her career path encourages her to be a lifelong learner. “I have tons of interests (both personally and professionally), and in my career, the more I learn, the better equipped I am to counsel and teach a variety of people,” she says. “I often am reminded that there is a trickle-down effect to my learning: when I am engaged with my learning, my students benefit. When my students benefit, their future clients benefit. When future clients benefit, the communities we live in benefit.” Keller-Dupree’s desire to help people extends beyond her profession – she builds service learning into her courses and volunteers alongside undergraduate psychology and graduate counseling students at NSU at churches and community organizations. She has also served with Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor. “I think the causes I support through volunteering are rooted in community – whether that community is local or abroad. I value being hands-on with specific community needs.”

Source: Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40 2017 - okmag.com

 

BA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO HOST DISTRICT-WIDE ART SHOW AT NSUBA – APRIL 10-14, 2017

Broken Arrow Public Schools will host its seventh annual district-wide art show April 10-14 at Northeastern State University - Broken Arrow. Following the show, senior high art will remain on display for the remainder of April.

The public is invited to view pre-kindergarten through senior high school art exhibits between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

An opening night event is slated for 5-7 p.m. April 11 in the Visitors’ Center Gallery in the Administrative Services building.

Student art work will be on display in various campus buildings, which is a first for this annual show. All displays will be accessible via enclosed walkways which connect all campus buildings, and visitors are encouraged to visit each exhibit.

High school art will be in the Administrative Services building in the first floor Visitors’ Center Gallery and lobby. Middle school art will be in the Liberal Arts building in the second floor walkway and atrium. Elementary school art will be in the library in the first and second floor walkways and in the central areas. Pre-kindergarten art will be in the Science building in the second floor walkway.

 

NSU CELEBRATES RECORD NUMBER OF DAVINCI AWARD WINNERS IN 2017

Northeastern State University is celebrating four DaVinci award-winning members this year—the most any university can have in a single year.  Three of the four winners are in the College of Education--two students and one faculty member.

In The News

NSU celebrates record number of DaVinci award winners in 2017 - nsuok.edu

 

BAKER SELECTED AS OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FELLOW

 

Alesha Baker, instructor in the Educational Foundations and Leadership (Library Media and Information Technology) department was selected as an Open Educational Research (OER) Fellow by the Open Education Group. Alesha is one of 22 fellows chosen from around the United States and Canada. This fellowship provides mentoring opportunities to assist Alesha in conducting research on the use of open textbooks in both higher education and P-12 settings. She recently presented her most current research on open textbook use at the Open Education Conference held in November 2016. The presentations included an examination of the creation and adoption of open textbooks in a P-12 school and the Open Education Wise Initiative at Oklahoma State University where she worked as their Open Education Research Assistant in the Spring of 2016. Alesha plans to continue researching the impact of open textbooks on the outcomes of secondary students’ Science tests. She also plans to modify her courses to include open educational resources and open pedagogy.

Alesha Baker, instructor in the Educational Foundations and Leadership (Library Media and Information Technology) department was selected as an Open Educational Research (OER) Fellow by the Open Education Group

 

VEX ROBOTICS RECOGNIZED AS NSU COE PARTNER WITH RBPEA

 

The Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award (RBPE) is designed to highlight successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses. VEX Robotics was been selected by President Turner to be honored this year, along with other businesses selected by other institutions in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. The College of Education partners with VEX Robotics in a variety of ways to impact teacher candidate and P-12 student learning. The RBPE luncheon reception and award ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond

vec robotocis recognized as nsu college of education parnter

nsu college of education makes a partnership with vex robotics

COE MASTER'S STUDENT TAKES CLASS FROM WOODALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Northeastern State University Master of Education in Teaching student Dr. Geary Don Crofford took four of his Cyber cats Robotics Team members to Washington D.C. for the 2016 White House Science Fair on April 12 and 13, 2016.

In The News

NSU master’s student takes class to 2016 White House Science Fair - nsuok.edu

DR. BEA KELLER-DUPREE NAMED 2016 DAVINCI FELLOW

Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree, COE assistant professor of psychology, was awarded the honor of being named a 2016 DaVinci Institute Fellow. Dr. John deBanzie, professor of biology, was also named a fellow this year. The award recognizes innovation and creative responses to unique challenges in the classroom. This honor includes a $1000 cash award and will be conferred at the DaVinci Institute Honors and Awards Ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center on April 1, 2016. Oklahoma is one of only 13 recognized Districts of Creativity in the world. It is the only state in the U.S., and the only location in North American to own this recognition. Congratulations to both Dr. Keller-Dupree and Dr. deBanzie for this prestigious recognition of your innovation and creativity.

In The News

NSU faculty named 2016 DaVinci Fellows - nsuok.edu

NSU HOSTS ROBOTICS EDUCATION & COMPETITION STATE OK CHAMPIONSHIP

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation will hold the State Oklahoma Championship at NSU in Tahlequah on March 5, 2016. The event is expected to attract more than 88 teams with students from elementary, middle, and high school competing in the VEX IQ Challenge and the VEX Robotics Competition with a full day of robotics matches.

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the State Oklahoma Championship (pdf)

CELEBRATION OF TEACHING

NSU's College of Education hosted their annual Celebration of Teaching event for middle and high school students on January 26, 2016. 

In The News

NSU GRADUATE NICK HUGHES 2016 OK SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR

Mr. Nick Hughes, NSU M.S. in School Counseling Graduate, was named 2016 Oklahoma School Counselor of the Year. Nick is the counselor at Limestone Academy in Sand Springs.

In The News

COE WELCOMES BACK STUDENT 15 YEARS LATER

Adam Brown started studying Early Childhood Education in 1995 at Northeastern State University when he was 20 years old. While he enjoyed school, at the time Brown wanted nothing more than to become a firefighter. He left in 1998—without completing his degree. Fifteen years later, after retiring from his dream job due to injuries, Brown returned to NSU and resumed his Education degree, with tremendous guidance from faculty and staff.

In The News

 

JUSTHOPE - NSU COE ADMINISTRATORS TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA

 

Dr. Vanessa Anton, Dr. Allyson Watson, Dr. Jim Ferrell and Dr. Lisa Bisogno, traveled on an exploratory service learning trip with JustHope.org. The four administrators were part of a 15 member team of higher education representatives from across the United States. The group toured Chacraseca and La Flor Nicaragua to learn about social and educational impact, capacity building and sustainable projects in developing countries.

JustHope is a non-profit organization based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a university partner with Tulsa Community College. Administrators from TCC and NSU will plan future meetings and possible continued engagement for faculty and undergraduate and graduate student

nsu's drs vanessa anton, allyson watson, jim ferrell and lisa bisogno  travels to nicaragua for justhope dot org

nsu's drs vanessa anton, jim ferrell, lisa bisogno, and allyson watson in nicaragua

 

COE HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP STUDENT FACILITATES WORKSHOP AND WINS COMPETITION AT NASPA CONFERENCE

 

During the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) conference November 14-17, 2016, Mr. ​Hoang Do, a first semester ​graduate ​student in the College of Education's ​M.S. in ​Higher Education Leadership program​, and graduate assistant for the Graduate College, helped facilitate a two-day SALT/NUFP, Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow and NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program​ ​workshop that introduced the Student Affairs profession. In addition, Hoang ​participated ​in a case study competition. His team was awarded first place in the competition.

NSU's Higher Education Leadership Student Hoang Do Facilitates Workshop and Receives Award (pdf)

NASPA IV-W Rising Star Award - Graduate Student

In The News

NSU graduate student leads team to first place in NASPA competition - nsuok.edu

college of education naspa conference won by student

 

NSU's Counseling Programs First in State to Receive CACREP Accreditation

NSU became the first university in Oklahoma to attain Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation in three specific counseling degree programs - Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling.

In The News

NSU: JOB FAIR FOR PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS POTENTIAL TEACHERS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS SEEK MATCHES AT NSU JOB FAIR

The Teachers Job Fair at NSU Broken Arrow connects education students who are expecting to graduate soon with schools, district representatives, recruiters, and cooperatives. Students can schedule interviews with prospective employers during this event. Many schools are willing to hire candidates "on the spot" if they are a good match. Employers from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas especially seek out special education, secondary math, and secondary science teachers.

In The News

Potential teachers, school districts seek matches at NSU job fair - tulsaworld.com

NSU, CASC PARTNER TO OFFER 4-YEAR DEGREES IN ELEMENTARY ED AND SPECIAL ED

Beginning in the fall of 2015 Northeastern State University will begin offering potential teachers wishing to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or Special Education the opportunity to complete their degrees at the campuses of Carl Albert State College (CASC) in either a full-time or part-time format.

Plans for the partnership began in the summer of 2014 after NSU’s Transfers & Parent Programs Coordinator brought to the Education department’s attention that there was a strong need for teachers in the Sallisaw and Poteau areas. Although the idea was discussed several years ago, the Education department now believes that the technology, through the use of Blackboard Collaborate, and the willingness of dedicated faculty members, will allow for the program to run successfully.

In The News

SNAG GOLF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

DR. ALLYSON WATSON, COE ENDOWED CHAIR, HONORED WITH PINNACLE AWARD

Dr. Allyson Watson, endowed chair for Urban Education, Outreach and Research in the College of Education at Northeastern State University, was one of seven women who received the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, Wednesday at Tulsa’s City Hall.

In The News

NSU Endowed Chair honored with Pinnacle Award - nsuok.edu

NSU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FACULTY MEMBER AND STUDENT RECEIVE DAVINCI INSTITUTE AWARD

COE Associate Professor and director of the Reading Clinic on the Broken Arrow Campus, Dr. Stephan Sargent, and Elementary Education major, David Dotson, were honored at the DaVinci Institute award banquet, March 27, 2015. The institute recognizes outstanding creativity in higher education.

In The News

NSU College of Education represented at DaVinci Institute awards banquet - nsuok.edu

NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR SPEAKS AT THE COE CELEBRATION OF TEACHING EVENT

National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, spoke to high school students at NSU's College of Education Celebration of Teaching Event, March 3, 2015, at NSU.  Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year, Jason Proctor, (math teacher at Tahlequah High School) also hosted a panel with other top teachers--Tonya Boyle, 5th grade teacher at H. Cecil Rhoades Elementary School, Broken Arrow (2015 OKTOY finalist); Lezlie Gilbert, 2nd grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School, Tahlequah (2016 Heritage Elementary TOY); Shawn Sheehan, special education teacher at Norman High School (2016 Norman HS TOY); and Diane Walker, history teacher at Muskogee High School (2015 OKTOY finalist).

In The News

Top teacher speaks to high school students at NSU - muskogeephoenix.com

NSU HOSTING STATE VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION MARCH 7, 2015

On March 7, at the NSU Event Center more than 300 elementary, middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around the state of Oklahoma will be competing in the Oklahoma VEX State Championship.

In The News

NSU to host state VEX robotics competition – Mar. 7 - nsuok.edu

YOUNG INNOVATORS GEAR UP FOR LOCAL VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION AT NSU

More than 300 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around the state of Oklahoma will unite at the NSU March 7, 2015, at the NSU Event Center for the 2014 for the VEX Oklahoma State Championship.

In The News

Young Innovators Gear Up For State Vex Robotics Competition - nsuok.edu

PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

Psychology & Counseling Newsletter Spring 2015 (pdf)

NSU ROBO HAWKS QUALIFY FOR WORLD COMPETITION

Congratulations to the NSU1 RoboHawks Team who traveled to League City, Texas, on 2/21/15, for a regional robotics competition. They placed first and are now qualified for the World Championship.

Rankings:

#1 NSU1 RoboHawks Northeastern State University 6-0-0 (12/37)

#2 HEAT Synergistic STEM Outreach Center Houston ENT 5-1-0 (10/46)

#3 OWLS Rice University 4-2-0 (8/30)

#4 GATR University of Florida 4-2-0 (8/19)

#5 CELTS University of St. Thomas 2-4-0 (4/26)

#6 RUT University of Texas Austin 2-4-0 (4/1)

#7 UHCGS University of Houston 1-5-0 (2/23)

#8 TXMX TexMex Robotics BONBOTZ-U 0-6-0 (0/0)

In The News

NSU RoboHawks bring home championship title from Robot Jubilee - nsuok.edu

The CLARION Newsletter Summer 2015

Inside This Issue:

  • Teaching for Inspiration: Celebration of Teaching
  • The Educator’s Desk: From the Classroom to the Court!
  • Spring 2015 Student & Faculty Spotlight
  • 3rd Annual SNAG Golf Fundraiser Save the Date
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Bon Voyage Dr. Geise
  • Photo Gallery

The College Clarion Summer 2015 Newsletter (pdf)

 

SMART CHOICE EXPANDED AT CASC

The partnership between Northeastern State University and Carl Albert State College has taken another positive step. This fall, the first cohort of elementary education and special education majors will benefit from the Smart Choice transfer program between both institutions.

In The News

NSU, CASC partner to help education majors graduate - nsuok.edu

THE CLARION NEWSLETTER FALL 2015

Inside This Issue:

  • Message from the Dean
  • Fall Opening Meeting Highlights
  • 2015 Faculty Awards
  • The Counselors Corner
  • White House Convening on College Counseling
  • Department of Psychology and Counseling Gain National Accreditation
  • Bagley Reunion 2015
  • SNAG Golf Annual College of Education Fundraiser
  • NSU Robotics RACE Team Hall of Fame Inductees Highlights
  • KIPP 8th Annual College Day
  • Alumni Spotlight

The College Clarion Newsletter Fall 2015 (pdf)

OKLAHOMA TEACHER SHORTAGE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

Dr. Debbie Landry, Dean of the College of Education, served on Oklahoma's Teacher Shortage Task Force. Dr. Landry wrote a summary on the Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Task Force Offers Recommendations located on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's (AACTE) blog, Ed Prep Matters.

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Task Force (pdf)

SPECIAL EDUCATION CANDIDATE WINS AWARD

Breanna Potter, from Sallisaw, recently received the Indian College Student of the Year award at a ceremony on December 2, 2015 at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur. This was part of the 36th annual Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education. Potter is a member of the Cherokee Nation and is a senior at Northeastern State University (NSU), majoring in Special Education—Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

In The News

 

NSU & CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE HOST INFORMATION SESSION>

Beginning in the fall of 2015 Northeastern State University will begin offering potential teachers wishing to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or Special Education the opportunity to complete their degrees at the campuses of Carl Albert State College (CASC) in either a full-time or part-time format.

To kick-start enrollment in the program, on April 6, NSU and CASC will be hosting an introductory information session on the Sallisaw CASC campus for students who plan to pursue either of the degree programs or would like more information. The event will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Delores O’Guin Mitchell Library, and representatives from admissions, financial aid, academic advising and the College of Education will be available to assist and answer questions.

For more information regarding these academic programs, please call Dr. Tritschler at 918-444-3710 or email her at tritschl@nsuok.edu or Suzanne Myers at 918-444-2137 or myers@nsuok.edu.

In The News

NSU, Carl Albert State College host information session for Elementary and Special Education degrees - nsuok.edu

TEACHING & URBAN REFORM NETWORK MAKES AN IMPACT IN TULSA!

All education students must spend some time as an intern first. NSU takes it a step further by introducing future teachers to urban teaching environments to better prepare them for the challenges they may encounter. The outcomes are proving this program effective.

In The News

Future Teachers Get Experience In Urban Tulsa Classrooms - newson6.com


Northeastern State University Urban Education Program lifting test scores for north Tulsa elementary - kjrh.com

ROBOTICS TEAM SHINES IN GLOBAL COMPETITION

The robotics team of Northeastern State University, Edubots, received much attention and praise during a recent global competition.

During its April 15-21 trip to the 2013 VEX Robotics College Challenge World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., the NSU College of Education team of future teachers competed against future scientists and engineers. They finished 44th in the 52-team field and earned the Judges' Trophy.

In The News

Robotics team shines in global competition -nsuok.edu

CBS STEVE HARTMAN AT NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Steve Hartman visits Northeastern State University College of Education's Cappi Wadley Reading and Technology Center. 

In The News

NSU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ALUMNUS NAMED OKLAHOMA PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

Mrs. Theresa Kiger, of Roy Clark Elementary in Union Public Schools, was named the Oklahoma State Principal of the Year. Not only is this an extremely prestigious award, but it is integral to NSU for two other reasons. Mrs. Kiger is instrumental in the preparation of teachers at NSU-BA in the reading program. She is actively involved in the College of Education reading curriculum course (READ 4063) and has provided space (weekly) and students to us for the past 9 years. Second, Mrs. Kiger has both her bachelor's and master's degrees from NSU! 

In The News

 

DR. STEPHAN SARGENT EDITOR FOR THE OKLAHOMA READER

COE PARTICIPATES IN JOPLIN TORNADO CLEANUP

COE Cleanup Crew

Washington Irving Elementary destoryed

Joplin Regional Medical Center, two floors shorter and deemed unsafe

Bonnie Giese finds an blanket heirloom

Health and Physical Education candidate David Hill cleaning up

KAPPA DELTA PI EDUCATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 70 new members were inducted into its membership through the Kappa Rho chapter of Northeastern State University on April 17, 2011. The ceremony was conducted on the NSU-Broken Arrow campus.

The Society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. At Northeastern State University, education majors with a 3.25 GPA or better are eligible for membership.

Founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois by William C. Bagley, Kappa Delta Pi is the largest honor society in education, representing 572 undergraduate and professional chapters and more than 45,000 active members. The Kappa Rho chapter was begun at NSU on May 13, 1966. Kappa Delta Pi's most distinguished members over the last century have included Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver and current leaders in education Howard Gardner, Maxine Greene, and Carol Gilligan.

Local Contact:
Deborah Landry, Ed. D.
landryd@nsuok.edu
918.444.3710

National Contact:
Kelly M. Skinner
Director of Membership, Kappa Delta Pi
kellys@kdp.org

AVERY CHAMBERS SELECTED AS A 2011 DAVINCI-MARTIN SCHOLAR

Each year the DaVinci Institute, Oklahoma's Creativity Think Tank, honors a special group of Oklahoma teachers by recognizing them as DaVinci Scholars. These ten teachers possess a unique set of characteristics. Each has graduated from an Oklahoma college or university. Each has chosen to remain in Oklahoma to build a teaching career and is currently employed as a teacher in an Oklahoma public or private P-12 school. These DaVinci Scholars practice interdisciplinary instructional methods in the classroom, recognize and support the value of multiple intelligences, individual learning styles, and foster creativity and critical thought in students. A DaVinci Scholar collaborates with peers and parents and understands that learning is not static but rather an ongoing lifelong process.

Avery stated, "First, I want to thank each one of you for your support and your undying commitment to give outstanding service to our future teachers. Second, I want to state how honored I am to have received this award.

Avery, an NSU COE graduate and teacher education candidate, was accompanied to the awards banquet in Oklahoma City by NSU DaVinci Fellows, Dr. Linda Wilson and Dr. Martha Parrott, as well as Dean Kay Grant.

More about the DaVinci Institute

List of DaVinci Scholars by Year

 

NSU GRAD NAMED BARTLESVILLE TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR JULY

NSU alumni Darla Gardner has been named the Bartlesville Public School District's Teacher of the Month for July by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac.

In The News

Bartlesville Public School District's The Burn Newsletter (pdf)

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