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Dear NSU Parent Association Members, Welcome to October! This month will bring Homecoming, fall sports, Fall Break and midterm tests and mid-term grades… sometimes that can mean a little stress for our students. While there is not an official mid-term testing period, faculty may choose to give tests October 1-14; midterm grades should be posted by October 15th. Your student should be able to access their grades via their GoNSU account on October 15th. The mid-term grades will provide your student with a gauge of how they are doing, still plenty of time to improve their study skills, seek out our free tutoring program, etc. We hope to see you at Homecoming events, October 5-6. The events and information for each of them can be found at homecoming.aspx. Our NSU Homecoming Parade involves many student groups and they spend hours decorating their floats, please come and watch the parade! You are invited to attend the all the events, please make plans to come. Also, mark your calendar for the NSU Parent Association Football Tailgate scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2012. The tailgate will begin at 12 pm at Doc Wadley Stadium. The NSU Parent Association will provide the meat (probably grilled chicken), drinks and paper goods. We will be counting on those attending to provide a dish (salad, veggie, and dessert) so please contact


us either via email, or call us at 918-444-2139 to let us know how many are coming with you and what you will bring. Remember to bring serving utensils if needed. Also, bring a lawn chair so you can be comfortable and your NSU Parent Association Membership card will be required for admission. Efforts are still underway to coordinate tailgates for women’s and men’s soccer, we will send a separate invitation for those. November 3 is also RiverHawk Rally. If you have a junior or senior high school student looking for a college, please visit the website, hscrelations/RiverHawkRally.aspx to register them for the event. Please let us know if we can assist you or your student with anything. We appreciate your participation so much! Sincerely,

The Parent Program Team Suzanne Myers Shaina Scoggins Jasmine Wright Audra Hurley

Parent Association

DEAR PARENT ASSOCIATION MEMBERS: I wanted to extend my appreciation for your membership and involvement with the NSU Parent Association. We realize the significant impact that college life has in your student’s life and also in the family. We are excited about the partnership you are developing with us during this journey. NSU’s Homecoming, beginning Friday, October 5, is such a great time of the year and includes festivities that may be of interest to you. Please know you are welcome and invited to these events. We look forward to seeing you. Here are a few of the highlights that we to encourage you to attend: Friday, October 5 Alumni Association Green & White Golf Classic Alumni Association NSU Foundation Champagne Bingo Alumni Association North End Homecoming Street Bash at The Branch Women’s Soccer vs. Nebraska-Kearney Saturday, October 6 Homecoming Parade Tailgate Festivities Football Game Detailed information and ticket prices for each event can be viewed at homecoming/aspx. Also on the page you will find information regarding hotel accommodations in Tahlequah. My wife, Penny and I look forward to meeting you during your next visit to NSU and Tahlequah. We hope to see you at Homecoming 2012! Dr. Steve Turner NSU President

DEAN OF LIBERAL ARTS As the new Dean of Liberal Arts, I have been deeply impressed by how much NSU cares for its students. Your family could not have made a better choice for higher education. Liberal Arts provide the academic core for the entire University. We have over 20 major programs in seven departments—Media Studies, Art, and Theater, Military Science, Social Work, Languages and Literature, Criminal justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security, Music and Humanities, and Social Science. Our students are prepared to be good citizens, lifelong learners, and adaptable to changing workplaces and economic conditions. Through our College of Extended Learning and campuses in Broken Arrow and Muskogee, we certainly have programs to also meet the needs of adult students who have family and professional obligations. Please explore the College of Liberal Arts and our wonderful programs. My contact information is below and includes email and cellphone. If you are on campus, please visit our offices. I look forward to hearing from you, and wish your family the best! Phil Bridgmon, Ph.D. Dean of Liberal Arts 918-444-3618 (office) 918-822-7863 (cell) Email: bridgmon@nsuok.ed

HOMECOMING EVENTS Sunday, September 30 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Paint the Town Green

Monday, October 1 6 p.m. Block Party

Thursday, October 4 1:30 p.m. Investiture for Dr. Steve Turner 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bonfire & Spirit Rally

Friday, October 5 10 a.m. Alumni Association Green & White Golf Classic 11 a.m. Alumni Association NSU Foundation Champagne Bingo 4 p.m. Little Miss & Mister RiverHawk Pageant new 5 p.m. Phi Sigma Epsilon/Kappa Reunion 6 p.m. Nifty Fitties Reunion 7 p.m. Alumni Association North End Homecoming Street Bash at The Branch new 7 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Nebraska-Kearney

Saturday, October 6 8 a.m. Athletic Association Breakfast 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble's Discounts & Donuts new 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Capitola "Cappi" Wadley Reading & Technology Center Open House 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sigma Sigma Sigma Reunion 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delta Zeta Reunion 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lambda Chi Alpha Reunion 11 a.m. Homecoming Parade 12 p.m. Reunion Tailgate Party 12 p.m. Alumni Association Life Member Luncheon & Half Century Club Recognition 12 p.m. College of Liberal Arts Tailgate 12:30 p.m. Alumni Association Green & White Network Cook-Out 2 p.m. Football vs. Missouri Western

WADLEY CENTER CAPITOLA “CAPPI” WADLEY CENTER FOR READING AND TECHNOLOGY TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- A new chapter has begun at Northeastern State University with the opening of the Capitola “Cappi” Wadley Center for Reading and Technology on Aug. 28. The state-of-the-art facility provides a place where children can overcome reading deficiencies and educators can become better prepared to help them learn to read. It is a story that longtime educator Cappi Wadley would have loved to read. “My mother Cappi just loved this community, loved this university. But mostly she loved teaching. She knew that education was the key to success in this life—and that reading was the foundation of education,” said her son, Gregg Wadley. “She had a long, long history of teaching and valued teaching and the power of knowledge that education brings. We thought this would be a great way to pay tribute to her life. I think she would be very proud.”

Housed on Bagley’s third floor, the Wadley Center offers a clinic where children can overcome reading deficiencies through tutoring. The facility is directed by Dr. Tobi Thompson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. Construction of the facility began on July 11, 2011. The clinical design allows individual and small-group tutoring. There are also collaborative learning areas, a computer lab, classrooms and a workroom. “The Wadley Center will benefit the university as well as those who utilize its tutoring and family literacy services,” said Anita Thompson, development and grants officer for the College of Education. “By working with individual children, our teacher candidates can hone their literacy instruction skills.”

Gregg Wadley, Northeastern class of 1969, and his wife, Dr. Betsy Brackett, pledged $1 million in December 2009 in honor of Wadley’s mother who passed away in 2005. The gift was the first million-dollar donation in NSU’s history.

While one-on-one instruction programs are focused on children, Thompson said NSU’s College of Education wants to include services for adults in the future. There is a waiting list, but Thompson said those seeking literacy tutors should still call the center. Family literacy nights will be offered beginning in late October.

“The new Cappi Wadley Reading and Technology Center is about providing a clinic setting for kids that may be having some difficulties with the reading process with both the mechanics and fundamentals, but it also is a teaching lab for students,” said NSU President Steve Turner.

“The literacy nights are still being planned, but they will bring families here to have a good time and show children how much fun reading can be,” Thompson said. “We will have crafts, food and games. We will also teach parents what to look for in children who are having difficulty reading, and how to help them.”

“This facility will accept referrals from area schools for those children who might need extra assistance. The second benefit is that our students who are going through the teacher education program will also be able to benefit from having a clinical experience as part of their education here at NSU.”

She added that donations to the center are still welcome. “The center will always need donor support,” she said. “We will require funds to maintain the facility, buy children’s books and make technology upgrades as they become available.”

SEQUOYAH INSTITUTE GALAXY OF STARS As a part of Northeastern State University’s Sequoyah Institute, the Galaxy of Stars Series fosters cultural enrichment beyond the classroom, and promotes the experience and understanding of the fine arts through the presentation of national and international performing artists to our students and the community. Beyond entertainment, educational outreach events accompany each of the series performances. Beyond the Stage outreach events offer educational workshops, master classes and lectures. Learning LIVE outreach events offer daytime performances to area schools with accompanying curriculum guide resources to be used in the classroom. The Galaxy of Stars Series is a vital part of the educational experience offered at NSU

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Time for Three The Water Coolers Asleep at the Wheel

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An Evening with Frank Vignola Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues Step Afrika

TIME FOR THREE Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. NSU Center for the Performing Arts The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members -- Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass -- carry a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing. What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music evolved into Time for Three, or Tf3 for short -- a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries. A self-described “classically trained garage band,” the group blends classical themes and bowing techniques with bluegrass-style fiddling, jazzy bass lines and the occasional hip-hop riff.

STARS IN THE SUMMER BOX OFFICE & TICKETS Daytime Box Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Woods House 529 Seminary Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464 Phone: (918) 458-2075 Fax: (918) 458-2119 Performance Box Office Open 1 hour prior to each performance.

*No phone reservations will be taken at the performance box office.

Type Price

Adults $12.00 NSU Alumni / NSU Employees $10.00 Seniors (60+) / Groups (12+) $8.00 Student / Children $6.00


6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 1:00 PM

SCHEDULES MEN’S SOCCER 8/31 MO. ST. LOUIS 7:00 PM 9/2 MARYVILLE (MO.) 1:00 PM 9/7 COLORADO MESA @ HAYS, KS 3:30 PM 9/9 SIOUX FALLS @ HAYS, KS 11:00 AM 9/14 HARDING* 1:00 PM 9/20 FORT HAYS ST.* 7:00 PM 9/22 SOUTHERN NAZARENE* 1:00 PM 9/28 TRUMAN* 7:00 PM 9/30 UPPER IOWA* 1:00 PM 10/5 INCARNATE WORD 5:00 PM 10/7 MIDWESTERN ST. 1:00 PM 10/11 LINDENWOOD* 7:30 PM 10/13 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST* 11:00 AM 10/18 FORT HAYS ST.* 7:00 PM 10/20 SOUTHERN NAZARENE* 7:00 PM 10/23 OUACHITA BAPTIST 6:00 PM 10/26 HARDING* 7:00 PM

WOMEN’S SOCCER 8/30 9/7 9/9 9/11 9/14 9/16 9/21 9/23 9/28 9/30 10/5 10/7 10/11 10/13 10/19 10/23 10/26 10/28


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Helpful Contact Information Each of the extensions below can be directly reached by first dialing 444 (example, 444.2200 will connect you to Admission and Records) Office/Department


Admission & Records 2200 Business Affairs 2160 Campus Operator 0 Campus Police 2468 Center For Performing Arts 2791 Central Ticket Office 4554 College Of Business & Technology 2900 College Of Education 3700 College of Liberal Arts 3600 College Of Science & Health Professions 3800 Counseling/Student Affairs 2120 Disabled Student Services/ Student Affairs 2120 Drop Zone (Mail Room) 2610 Financial Aid 3402 First Year Experience 3253 Fitness Center 3980 Greek Affairs 2533 Housing 4700 ID Office 2577 Intramural Sports Program 3981 Library 3233 Microcomputing Services 5678 Northeastern Activities Board 2526


Administrative Personnel

NSU Parent Program


Parking & Traffic


Gayle Anderson Coordinator Career Services


Playhouse 2789

Patti Buhl, Public Safety


RiverHawk Shoppe


Scholarship Office


Sue Catron Director Business Affairs


Sequoyah Institute


Student Health Center


Student Support Services


Tutoring—General Info


Tutoring—Math Lab


Tutoring—Writing Lab


Executive Officers


Steve Turner President 2000


Teri Cochran, Director Student Financial Services 3410 Ron Cox Director Physical Fitness Center


Phyllis Fife, Director Center For Tribal Studies


Tom Smith Director Communications & Marketing


Peggy Glenn Executive Director Development


Janet Bahr Interim VP Academic Affairs


David Koehn VP For Administration

Danny Johnson Director Alumni Relations



Laura Boren, VP Student Affairs

Tony Duckworth, Director Athletics



Tim Foutch VP Operations

Suzanne Myers Director Transfer & Parent Programs 2137


Ron Cambiano Asst To President


Jerrett Phillips Interim Exec Director Enrollment Management

Jerry Cook Interim Exec Dir Univ Rel


Jeff Walker Director Fye & Enrollment Services 3253


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