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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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Cameron University music concerts rescheduled
By janwilli - 3/4/2014

The Cameron University Department of Music has re-scheduled performances by the Cameron University Concert Choir, the Cameron University Centennial Singers and the Cameron/Lawton Civic Chorale for Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

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Cameron University Concert Band to present spring concert
By janwilli - 3/4/2014

The Cameron University Concert Band will present its spring concert on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/military/senior citizens. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted free with CU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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Cameron University to host Peter Markes, Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year
By janwilli - 3/4/2014

The Cameron University Department of Education will host a presentation by Peter Markes, Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year, on Monday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom in the McMahon Centennial Complex. Markes will offer general advice and motivation for new teachers. The presentation is open to the public at no charge.

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Cameron University speech and debate team claims top prize at state tournament
By janwilli - 2/27/2014

Cameron University’s speech and debate team claimed victory at the recent Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensic Association’s state tournament. Cameron’s team emerged as the tournament champion in Overall Sweepstakes and won the state championship in both Debate Sweepstakes and Combined (Debate and Individual Event) Sweepstakes. They defeated opponents from 17 schools.

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High school students encouraged to apply for Inspired Leadership Challenge sponsored by Cameron University and General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum
By janwilli - 2/26/2014

Cameron University and the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in Hobart will present the Inspired Leadership Challenge (ILC) for outstanding Oklahoma high school students on Saturday, March 29 in Cynthia S. Ross Hall and CETES Conference Center. ILC is a one-day competitive leadership challenge during which participants will gain vital leadership skills, take part in team-building exercises, receive policy briefings and instruction, and compete in a speech competition. The competition will include scholarship awards and a chance to attend the national Four Star Leadership Program in July. High school students can apply online at www.tommyfranksmuseum.org. There is no charge to attend. Registration deadline is March 19. For more information, call (580) 726-5900.

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“Cameron Opera Goes to the Movies” in two free performances
By janwilli - 2/25/2014

The Cameron University Department of Music will present “Cameron Opera Goes to the Movies,” a concert featuring selections of operatic music that have been used in classic and contemporary films. The concert will be presented on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Admission is free and is limited to the first 80 patrons. The performances are sponsored by the Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild. To reserve a seat, call 581-2440.

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Cameron University Library and Lawton Area Reading Council sponsor storytelling sessions for elementary school children
By janwilli - 2/25/2014

The Cameron University Library and the Lawton Area Reading Council (LARC) are pleased to bring noted authors David Titus, Kim Doner and Rebecca Dotlich to campus this semester. Each will be featured in three presentations on two consecutive days. Titus will appear on March 4-5; Doner on March 24-25 and Dotlich on May 1-2. The presentations are aimed at elementary school children and are open to the public at no charge.

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Cameron University student wins award for top undergraduate presentation
By janwilli - 2/21/2014

Cameron University student Adrienne Wells won the Rollin H. Baker Award for best undergraduate presentation in classical mammalogy at the 32nd annual meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists. Wells, of Lawton, is majoring in chemistry and biology.

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Cameron University students win awards at state broadcast competition
By janwilli - 2/21/2014

Cameron University broadcast students won four awards in the 24th annual student competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA). Noah Copeland, Indiahoma; Kim Garner, Lawton; and Sandra O’Brien, Lawton, were honored for their entries. They will receive their awards on March 27 during a ceremony sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB).

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Artwork by Cameron University’s Katherine Liontas-Warren included in invitational exhibition
By janwilli - 2/21/2014

Artwork by Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren is included in “blak-uh n-hwahyt: Truth in Black and White,” an invitational exhibit at The Meadows Gallery located at the University of Texas at Tyler. The exhibit features the work of black and white prints and will be on display from February 24 through April 4.

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Cameron University makes Degree Works academic tracking program available to CU students
By janwilli - 2/17/2014

Cameron University undergraduate students can track their individual degree progress through Degree Works, a comprehensive online academic advisement tool. Degree Works will enable CU students to monitor their progress toward degree completion and graduation beginning March 3. Students can access the tool by logging into their AggieAccess account, going to the “My Info” section, and selecting “Degree Works” under the Student Quick Links.

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CU Alumni Association announces CUAA Award honorees
By janwilli - 2/17/2014

The Cameron University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni and Faculty Hall of Fame Awards, which will be presented during the university’s homecoming festivities. Commander (Ret.) Joseph Lawrence and Lonny Morrison will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards; Jennifer Meason and Steve Merchant have been named Outstanding Young Alumni; and Dr. Leon Fischer and Benson Warren will be inducted into the Cameron University Faculty Hall of Fame. The awards will be presented during the Aggie Family & Friends Awards Lunch on Saturday, March 1 in the McCasland Ballroom. The ceremony starts at Noon and is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance by calling 581-2988.

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Cameron University Alumni Association honors students and local family with awards
By janwilli - 2/17/2014

The Cameron University Alumni Association (CUAA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow Award and the Cameron University Family of the Year Awards. Students Tyler Blount, Lawton; Gilron Charles, St. George’s, Grenada; Colten Kennedy, Elgin; and Jetta Trammell, Snyder, will each received the Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow award. The Kinslow family of Lawton and the Stringham family, also of Lawton, will both be honored with the Family of the Year award. The awards will be presented during the CUAA’s Aggie Family and Friends Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 1, held in conjunction with CU ROCKS Homecoming 2014.

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Artwork by Cameron University students accepted for national exhibition
By janwilli - 2/14/2014

Artwork by Cameron University students Hailey Harris and Elia Merel has been selected for inclusion in the 48th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harris and Merel are both art majors. The show, which attracts works by contemporary artists from across the country, is judged by a guest juror of national stature and will be on exhibit from February 21 through May 2 in Del Mar’s Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery.

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