Cameron University continues Centennial Celebration with School of Science and Technology Week

Cameron University continues its Centennial Celebration with the School of Science and Technology Week from October 5-10. The departments of Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Computing & Technology, Mathematical Sciences, Military Science, Multimedia Design and Physical Sciences have planned an exciting roster of events featuring some of CU's successful alumni as well as retired faculty and community members. The result is a weeklong slate of events that will appeal to people of all ages and interests. All events are free and open to the public.

On Sunday, October 5, the School of Science and Technology Family Fair kicks off the week with a fun-filled event for the entire family. Events include fun math and science activities for people of all ages and displays of military equipment and farm implements including antique tractors. Activities include a petting zoo, a rock-climbing wall, an obstacle course, electronic and robotic displays, a walk-through of a simulated bat cave and more. The Family Fair takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. on the grounds north of Howell Hall.

Also on Sunday, October 5, the Department of Agriculture will present Dr. Johnny Horton, a consulting nutritionist who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1976. Dr. Horton will speak on "100 Years - A Good Start!" following a 6:30 p.m. chuck wagon barbeque. This event is free; however, a ticket is required for admission. For ticket information for this event, contact the CU Department of Agriculture at 581-2275.

Join Col. Michael Phillips, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, for "Cameron University: Infinite Possibilities" on Monday, October 6. Col. Phillips, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics in 1982, returns to Cameron to speak on the opportunities that an education provides. His presentation will touch on his educational experience in mathematics and ROTC at CU, how that led to his current position at West Point, the impact it has had on the current core mathematics curriculum at the military academy, and more. A reception and display of historical army uniforms will follow his presentation. This event takes place at 6 p.m. in Room 209 at Burch Hall.

On Tuesday, October 7, a select panel of retired CU faculty members will participate in "The Evolution of Biology at Cameron University," a discussion on changes in the biological sciences. Join Dr. Micky Cooper, Dr. David Groves, Dr. Jack Tyler, and Professor Bob Ziegler for this lively panel. These emeritus faculty members combined for 129 years of teaching at Cameron. A reception will follow. This event is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Goodyear Lecture Hall of the CU Science Complex.

Rhonda Clemmer, President of Eagle Systems & Services, Inc. in Lawton, returns to her alma mater on Wednesday, October 8 at 3 p.m. to present "Cat Herding and Other Secrets to Project Management," a discussion of issues related to project management. Clemmer, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from CU in 1989, has been named Oklahoma Business Person of the Year as well as one of Oklahoma's 50 Outstanding Women. Grab a seat in Room 110 of CETES for this entertaining and information presentation. A reception will follow.

On Thursday, October 9, Dr. Catherine Stringfellow, Professor of Computer Science at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, shares her perspectives on computer science research today during her presentation, "Counting Bugs and Solving Puzzles...Computer Science Research?" The Lawton native earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at CU in 1984. Her presentation starts at 2 p.m. in the Wichita Room at the Shepler Center. A reception will follow.

The School of Science and Technology takes the celebration to the Cameron University Duncan campus on Thursday, October 9 when a panel consisting of practitioners in a variety of health care careers will present "Cameron University: From the Classroom to the Exam Room," an informational discussion about the varying educational requirements for careers in health care. Following a 6:30 p.m. reception, the presentation kicks off at 7 p.m. in the CU Duncan Learning Resource Center.

On Friday, October 10, Dr. Stan Zisman takes a break from his position as Technical and EHS Manager for the Pasadena Chemicals Complex of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company to speak on the critical role of mentoring, identifying your strengths and other topics during his presentation, "Perspectives on the Journey to Personal and Professional Fulfillment." Join the Walters native, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1985, at 4 p.m. in the Goodyear Lecture Hall at the CU Science Complex. A reception will follow.

Each of CU's academic schools will host a Centennial Celebration week during this academic year. School of Liberal Arts Week is scheduled for the first week of November. The School of Business and the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences will host Centennial Celebrations during the Spring 2009 semester.

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Sept 18, 2008

PR# 08-138