Are you interested in becoming a special education teacher but aren’t sure what steps to take to become certified? The Cameron University School of Graduate and Professional Studies can help, thanks to a virtual informational session that will focus on CU’s upcoming Special Education Boot Camp. The session will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m. To register for the informational presentation, go to https://www.cameron.edu/education/events. Registrants will receive a password-protected link to the Zoom session.
Cameron University will kick off its 11th Academic Festival, “Connections: Information Transfer Between People,” with a presentation by mental health advocate Frank Warren. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Tuesday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are required for admission and can be reserved online at http://www.cameron.edu/festivalxi. The deadline to order tickets is Friday, September 11. Tickets will be distributed by mail or can be picked up in advance from the Office of Public Affairs, Administration Building, Room 150 beginning on Monday, September 14. For ticket information, call 580-581-2211.
The Cameron University Alumni Association (CUAA) invites artists from throughout southwest Oklahoma and beyond to submit an application to create a mural for the upcoming Aggie Art Walk, a display of original artwork that will be displayed on the CU campus later this fall. Anyone may apply to participate. A minimum of 12 artists will be selected. Design submissions should revolve around the theme of “Connections.” To apply, visit https://www.cameron.edu/alumni/aggie-art-walk. Call the CU Office of Alumni Relations at 580-581-2988 for more information.
Cameron University alumna Brigit Minden has been named as one of the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest recognition of K-12 math and science teachers. The honor was announced by President Donald J. Trump earlier this week. Minden graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and a minor in psychology. She teaches mathematics at Central High School, where she was the district’s Teacher of the Year in 2016.
Cameron University has selected “Connections: Information Transfer Between People” as the theme for its 11th academic festival, a dynamic, privately funded, year-long symposium that explores a topic worthy of in-depth study. Through a series of presentations by nationally recognized speakers, Cameron will consider three distinct aspects of the festival theme: social interactions, workplace and medicine.
Four Cameron University education students have been awarded Future Teacher Scholarships, a program funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). Brandon Langford, Amanda McClure, Makayla Meadows and Erika Montgomery are the recipients.
Two Cameron University faculty members have been appointed as departmental chairs, while the responsibilities of a current departmental chair have been expanded to include another academic unit. Dr. Shaun Calix, Associate Professor of Psychology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Mike Husak, Professor of Biology, has been named Chair of the Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences. Dr. Stephanie Boss, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Sports and Exercise Science, will also serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Education.
Cameron University announced this week that it plans to hold an outdoor ceremony in October to award degrees to the Class of 2020. The rescheduled event – complete with the traditional fireworks display – will start at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, in Cameron Stadium.
Cameron University students continue as the primary focus of the university as today the university’s governing board was presented with a 2020-2021 budget that maintains tuition and fees at current rates. In addition to holding tuition and fees at current rates for the third consecutive year, the proposed $43,365,886 operating budget earmarks almost $34 million for student instruction, academic support, student scholarships and tuition waivers, and student services during the upcoming academic year. Cameron’s tuition and mandatory fees structure is also subject to approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.