Makayla Taylor wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of others by becoming a child psychologist. At Cameron University, she earned a reputation as a hard-working student with unbridled enthusiasm for her chosen profession. Although she passed away unexpectedly five months before graduating from Cameron University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, her dream of helping others lives on with the establishment of the Makayla Taylor Endowed Scholarship in Psychology.
An oil painting by Cameron University assistant professor of art Jack Crouch has been selected for inclusion in the sixth annual Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition and Exhibition (CCAN), making the second consecutive year his work has been chosen for the prestigious show. His work, “The Red Couch,” will be on display at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas, through November 26.
According to the 2022 Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” rankings, Cameron University is the top-ranking university in Oklahoma to be listed. In addition to ranking first in Oklahoma, CU ranks 13th in the Southwest region, 99th among public institutions, 103rd among four year schools and 120th in the nation overall. For more than a decade, veterans have relied on the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” as a top resource when making education decisions.
More than 65 students have been named to Who’s Who Among Students at Cameron University, a competitive and prestigious award. These students were nominated by faculty and staff on campus and then evaluated, based on their leadership, involvement and academics. After receiving a nomination by faculty or staff, students submit an application outlining their collegiate career, including membership in student organizations, campus and community involvement and grades. In order to be eligible, students must have completed at least 60 hours.
Cameron University’s Dr. JD Little will present a faculty recital featuring the Seasons of Swing Jazz Quintet on Thursday, September 15. In addition to leading the ensemble, Little wrote the arrangements for the repertoire. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for senior citizens, K-12 students and members of the military. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with valid ID. Seating is limited; to reserve a ticket, call (580) 581-2346.
Two Cameron University musical ensembles will unite to present “Light and Darkness,” a concert featuring the Cameron University Concert Band and the Cameron/Lawton Community Band. The concert is set for Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre.
Concurrent enrollment – whereby high school students take college level classes to get a head start on earning a college degree – has reached an all-time high at Cameron University. For the Fall 2022 semester, the number of concurrent students is 34.8 percent higher than in Fall 2021.
The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will begin its 2022-23 season with “Alias Grace” by Jennifer Blackmer. The production will be presented in the University Theatre from Thursday, September 29, through Sunday, October 2. The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cameron University has been selected for inclusion on MilitarySupportiveColleges.com’s Select Schools – Central Editor’s Pick list. CU is one of only two regional, public universities chosen by the digital platform’s editors. According to the site, all schools selected go the extra mile toward making vets and active duty military students feel at home and offer the extra support those students need to transition to higher education from military service.