Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will host “COVID-19 and Our Community,” a business forum that will examine the impact of the current pandemic in our community. The forum will take place on Thursday, December 3, at 4 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. Although the event is open to the public at no charge, seating is limited. Participation via ZOOM is highly encouraged. Please firstname.lastname@example.org for a secure link to the Zoom session. In-person attendees will be asked to follow social distancing protocols and must wear a facial covering.
Cameron University will be closed from November 25-27 for celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. No classes will be held during this time, and administrative offices will be closed. Classes resume and offices re-open for normal business hours on Monday, November 30.
Cameron University staff members Tiffany Hamilton, Tina Nickell and Brandy Scott are the recipients of the 2020 Pickaxe Awards, which recognize full-time Cameron employees whose performance is above and beyond expectations. Hamilton is an administrative assistant in the Department of Education, Nickell is an administrative assistant in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and Scott is an administrative assistant in the Department of Sports and Exercise Science. Each received a $1,000 stipend and a commemorative award.
On Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy benefitting charitable causes, the Cameron University Foundation hopes to receive gifts from 100 donors. Giving Tuesday takes place on Tuesday, December 1. All gifts received that day will be earmarked for the Cameron Aggie Response (CARE) Fund. Gifts can be made online at https://www.cameron.edu/foundation/givingtuesday, which will direct donors to a secure, online credit card form. Gifts can also be mailed to Cameron University Foundation, Office of University Advancement, 2800 W. Gore Blvd., Administration 245, Lawton, OK 73505.
The Cameron University Foundation has teamed with AmazonSmile, a charitable initiative of the worldwide online marketplace Amazon. Supporters can now select the Cameron University Foundation, shop on Amazon, and generate donations for CU students. For every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the total to the CU Foundation. Just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7168952, choose the Cameron University Foundation as your charitable organization, and start shopping.
Cameron University’s Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will continue its 2020-21 theatre season, celebrating “Festival XI: Connections: Information Transfer Between People,” with Jeff Goode’s “The Eight: The Reindeer Monologues.” This dark comedy will be presented in the University Theatre from November 19 to 22 The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students. CU students receive Free admission with their CU I.D. Due to COVID-19 protocols, seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 580-581-2478 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences will present “Human Trafficking 101: Community Education and Prevention of Human Trafficking,” featuring Ahsha Morin, president of The Red Cord, Monday, November 16, at 2 p.m. the McCasland Ballroom. The event is open to the public at no cost. Due to COVID-19 protocols, seating is limited. Social distancing will be enforced, and facial coverings are required.
Cameron University has been allocated $20,000 by the Oklahoma IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research in biomedical sciences. CU faculty members may apply for funding up to $2,500 per project. The funds must be used to support one or more undergraduate students engaged in mentored research under the direction of the faculty member, with the majority of the award being utilized to support student salaries.
The Cameron University Art Teaching Gallery will present “Observations from Isolation,” an art exhibit inspired by COVID-19 created Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash. The exhibit will open on Thursday, November 12, with a reception and artist talk at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge. The Art Teaching Gallery is located in the Art Building on the east side of the Cameron campus. A maximum of 10 patrons at a time will be allowed into the gallery and hallway exhibition space. Facial coverings are required.