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Cameron welcomes new members to Kappa Delta Pi education honor society
By janwilli - 4/11/2014

Cameron University’s Upsilon Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, will welcome 38 new members. An induction ceremony for 22 students took place on the Cameron campus earlier this week. An additional 16 students who are pursuing degrees through Cameron’s elementary education program at Rogers State University in Claremore will take place on May 5.

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Cameron alumnus Bill W. Burgess, Jr. to address Cameron’s 2014 graduating class
By janwilli - 4/10/2014

Cameron alumnus Bill W. Burgess, Jr., will deliver the commencement address to Cameron University’s Class of 2014. The annual graduation ceremony is slated for Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Cameron Stadium. Following his address, CU’s 2014 graduates will receive their diplomas. A fireworks display will cap off the occasion. The public is invited to attend.

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Cameron University Testing Center earns national certification
By janwilli - 4/10/2014

The Testing Center at Cameron University has earned Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association (NCTA). In earning the certification, the Testing Center met rigorous criteria based on NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs. Cameron’s Testing Center is one of only two higher education testing centers in the state to earn the certification. NCTA Test Center Certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.

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Cameron University faculty members honored
By janwilli - 4/8/2014

Cameron University faculty members Dr. Gary Buckley, Dr. Edris Montalvo, Dr. Michelle Smith and Dr. Derik Steyn were honored tonight with awards recognizing their contributions to Cameron’s academic community. Buckley received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Technology Integration, Montalvo received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Scholarship and Artistic Endeavor in the Education Enterprise, Smith received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in University Service, and Steyn received the Bhattacharya Endowed Lectureship for Excellence in Research Award.

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Cameron University announces winners of “University Choice Awards”
By janwilli - 4/8/2014

Five members of the Cameron University faculty and staff have been selected as this year’s recipients of Cameron’s University Choice Awards. Dr. Theresa Billiot, Megan Canfield, Dr. Jenel Cavazos, Sarah Collins and Marty Sherman received their awards during a ceremony tonight on the Cameron campus. Each received a plaque recognizing his/her achievement as well as a $1,000 stipend.

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Apply now for Cameron University science summer academies
By janwilli - 4/7/2014

Now is the time for middle school and high school students interested in attending Cameron University’s Science Detectives Summer Academy, NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy and the new Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy to apply for the residential camps. All three academies are free to participating students. Information about each of the camps is presented below. A listing of all Cameron University summer camps can be found at www.cameron.edu/summer-camps.

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Cameron University faculty member receives National Science Foundation research grant from OK EPSCoR
By janwilli - 4/7/2014

Cameron University faculty member Brandon McDonald has been awarded a research grant by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (OK EPSCoR) which will fund his ongoing research on the kangaroo rat. OK EPSCoR was established by the National Science Foundation in 1985 to strengthen Oklahoma’s exploration and growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The grant includes a generous stipend for a student to work as an undergraduate research assistant.

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CETES Tech Night to examine 3D printing
By janwilli - 4/7/2014

The Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) located at Cameron University presents Tech Night on Tuesday, April 15, from 6-9 p.m. This month’s presentation features Kevin Harris, co-founder of Radiant Fabrication and an independent game developer, who will present “Demystifying 3D Printing.” The session will take place in the Sarkeys Conference Room (Room 207) at CETES. Tech Night is open to the public at no charge.

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Cameron University’s Terry Conley named to national post
By janwilli - 4/4/2014

Dr. Terry Conley, Dean of the School of Science and Technology at Cameron University, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Councilor in the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Conley’s term will begin in June 2014, concurrent with the national CUR conference in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1978, CUR supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. The organization has a membership of nearly 10,000 individuals and more than 650 universities and colleges.

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Cameron University’s Scholars Summit to focus on research and scholarly activities
By janwilli - 4/4/2014

Cameron University will present the 2013-14 Scholars Summit, a celebration of faculty and student research scholarship and creative activities, on April 10-11 in the CETES Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include poster presentations, research exhibits and student panel presentations. The Scholars Summit is open to the public at no charge.

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Cameron to host 500 high school students during annual Agriculture Interscholastic Meet
By janwilli - 4/2/2014

The Cameron University Department of Agriculture will play host to approximately 500 high school students representing 70 high schools from throughout Oklahoma during its annual FFA Agriculture Interscholastic Meet on Wednesday, April 9 and Monday, April 22. The event helps agriculture students hone their skills in areas ranging from practical animal science and agronomy to leadership and business while preparing for the state FFA competition. Cameron has hosted the Ag Interscholastic Meet for more than 50 years.

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Cameron University speech and debate team claims championships, top awards at national tournaments
By janwilli - 4/2/2014

The members of the Cameron University speech and debate team wrapped up their competitive season with outstanding results at two national tournaments, the JV Nationals in Hutchinson, Kan., and the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Comprehensive Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. The team brought home national championships from both tournaments, as well as a slew of other top awards.

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Cameron University Department of Arts presents “Theosophia” senior art exhibition at Museum of the Great Plains
By janwilli - 4/1/2014

The Cameron University Department of Art presents “Theosophia,” the Annual Senior Art Exhibition, from April 5 through May 4 at the Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris Ave. in Lawton. “Theosophia” showcases mature bodies of works by 19 Cameron students. Included in the exhibition are paintings, drawings, prints, digital work, and graphic design. The opening reception is Saturday, April 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Cameron University to host Graduation Fair for 2014 CU graduates
By janwilli - 3/27/2014

Cameron University will host a Graduation Fair for 2014 graduates in order to facilitate the various aspects of commencement. The Graduation Fair will take place on Monday, March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. All 2014 Cameron graduates are encouraged to visit the event.

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Public invited to Cameron University’s Computing and Technology Week
By janwilli - 3/27/2014

The Cameron University Department of Computing and Technology will host Computing and Technology Week from April 3-4 with a series of presentations and student competitions.  All presentations are open to the public at no charge. 

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Cameron University earns Tree Campus USA® designation
By janwilli - 3/20/2014

Cameron University has earned designation as a Tree Campus USA®. The national program, launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. President John McArthur and students, Kevin Stieb, president of Cameron’s Student Government Association, and Kathryn Parsley, a biology major and member of the Campus Tree Advisory Committee, attended the recognition ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion in Oklahoma City on March 13.

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Cameron announces Spring Break hours
By janwilli - 3/14/2014

Cameron University will mark the midpoint of the semester with Spring Break from March 17-21. Administrative offices will be open, operating on normal business hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; however, no classes will be held during this time.

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Cameron University Percussion Ensemble concert to open with Cache High School Percussion Ensemble
By janwilli - 3/14/2014

The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble will be joined by the Cache High School Percussion Ensemble for a concert on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. A reception hosted by the Friends of Cameron Percussion will follow the concert. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cameron faculty, staff and students are admitted free with CU ID.

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Cameron University will examine the issue of Indian mascots with presentation by Dr. Cornel Pewewardy
By janwilli - 3/14/2014

The Cameron University Library will present “Walk a Mile in My Redface: The Indian Mascot Controversey in American Schools, Sports Culture and Media,” featuring renowned educator and author Cornel Pewewardy on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. Pewewardy, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, will examine the reliance of schools and sports cultures on Hollywood’s image of Native Americans through the lens of tribal critical race theory in the redress of manufactured Indian mascots. The presentation is open to the public at no charge. This presentation is made possible through the Clodus & Pauline (Chaat) Smith Endowed Lectureship in American Indian Studies.

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Cameron University’s Dr. Thom Balmer and Dr. Joanni Sailor appointed to new State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure
By janwilli - 3/14/2014

Cameron University’s Dr. Thom Balmer and Dr. Joanni Sailor are two of the 11 professionals who have been appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to the State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure, a new board that oversees the licensures of marital and family therapists, professional counselors, and behavioral practitioners. They will each serve a three-year term. At the board’s first meeting, Balmer was elected chair, and Sailor was elected vice-chair. Both Balmer and Sailor are assistant professors in the Department of Psychology.

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Artwork by Cameron University professor selected for national exhibition
By janwilli - 3/13/2014

A pastel painting by Cameron University faculty member Monika Linehan has been accepted into “Pastel National 2014,” a national juried exhibition presented by the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kan. “The Shy Girl,” a 19” x 27” pastel on Art Spectrum paper, was selected from submissions from around the nation and will be on display from March 28 through May 11 at the Wichita Center for the Arts Gallery. The exhibition is a national showcase for artists working in pastels and has highlighted the art of pastel on paper since 1984.

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Live stream featuring author of “Thunder Dog” rescheduled for April 3
By janwilli - 3/13/2014

The Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) forum featuring New York Times best-selling author and inspirational speaker Michael Hingson, originally scheduled for early February, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 3. The original presentation was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Cameron University School of Business will host a live-stream of Hingson’s presentation, "Trust, Teamwork & Thunder Dog's Triumph" in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at www.okethics.org. The $25 registration fee includes lunch. The program is recommended for one CPE in ethics for CPAs desiring to further their educational endeavors.

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Cameron University names Fall 2013 graduates
By janwilli - 3/13/2014

Cameron University is pleased to announce the names of students who completed graduation requirements at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Fall graduates are eligible to participate in graduation ceremonies at the end of the spring semester, since Cameron does not hold a fall ceremony. The 2014 commencement is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 9, at Cameron Stadium.

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Cameron University’s Dr. Ioannis Argyros publishes new mathematics textbook
By janwilli - 3/12/2014

Cameron University’s Dr. Ioannis Argyros, professor of mathematical sciences, is the co-author of a new mathematics textbook, “Computational Methods in Nonlinear Analysis.” The 575-page volume has been published by World Scientific Publishing Company and is available at www.worldscientific.com. Argyros co-authored the book with Dr. Said Hilout from Poitiers University, Poitiers, France.

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Cameron University students present research papers at communication conference
By janwilli - 3/12/2014

Two Cameron University students presented research papers at the recent 25th Annual Sooner Communication Conference. Ricky Petty, a senior communication major from Loyal, and Kaley Neal, a junior public relations student from Duncan, presented projects completed in a class on corporate and organizational communication. Petty’s paper analyzed Margaret Thatcher’s leadership style during the Falkland Islands Crisis, and Neal’s research explored Paula Deen’s image restoration strategies after she was accused of racism in 2012.

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Artwork by Cameron University senior Hailey Harris to be exhibited in Sciences Complex
By janwilli - 3/12/2014

Cameron University will showcase the work of senior art major Hailey Harris with a special exhibition in the Sciences Complex. Harris will present a gallery talk at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13. The exhibition will feature a variety of original relief prints and paintings and will be on display through mid-April.

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Public welcome to attend “pitch-off” by Project DREAM finalists
By janwilli - 3/11/2014

Four southwest Oklahoma entrepreneurs have been selected to vie for the Project DREAM title. The finalists were among those who submitted their business ideas to Project DREAM, an initiative of Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) and part of the statewide Dream Big Oklahoma initiative. The finalists will pitch to a panel of experts who will determine the winner(s), who could win up to $5,000 to pursue their business. The winning selection will also be eligible to compete for a statewide grand prize. The presentations will take place on Friday, March 14 at 3 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center and is open to the public.

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New members inducted into Cameron University’s Phi Eta Sigma honor society
By janwilli - 3/11/2014

The Cameron University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national interdisciplinary honor society, inducted 49 new members during its 28th annual induction ceremony on March 6. Phi Eta Sigma, with chapters on more than 350 college campuses across the nation, encourages and rewards academic excellence achieved by students during their freshman year in institutions of higher learning.

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Cameron University business forum to address Oklahoma’s economic health
By janwilli - 3/4/2014

Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will host a business forum focusing on the state’s economic health as measured by gross collections by the state. The keynote address will be delivered by State Treasurer Ken Miller. The forum will take place on Friday, March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Shepler Center and is open to the public at no cost.

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Cameron University students win ADDY Award
By janwilli - 3/6/2014

Four Cameron University students were rewarded for their work in an advertising class during the recent 48th Annual American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) sponsored by the Oklahoma City Ad Club. Casey Durham and Joe Lee, Cache; Courtney Landoll, Elgin; and Garrett Schaede, Owasso; received a Silver ADDY in the student competition for a television commercial they produced. The commercial was part of a hands-on campaign for Red River Best Chevy Dealers that was undertaken in Dr. Theresa Billiot’s advertising class during the Fall 2013 semester. To view the award-winning spot, go to http://youtu.be/dUPSNLUOpgs.

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