Cameron University has added two instructional greenhouses to its arsenal of hands-on teaching facilities, thanks to a $210,000 grant from The McMahon Foundation. Situated on the west side of the Sciences Complex, the greenhouses will offer year-round growing in a controlled environment and are conveniently located near the classrooms where biology and agriculture courses are taught.
Cameron University’s Civic Symphony will take the stage on Tuesday, October 5, for a special concert made up exclusively of string players. The concert takes place in the McCutcheon Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military members and non-CU students. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with CU I.D. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. To reserve tickets as seating is limited, call the box office at 580-581-2346. Facial coverings are strongly encouraged.
The Magic Lantern Film Society at Cameron University, a student organization that presents films of all genres, will feature Kevin Smith’s 1994 cult classic, “Clerks,” on Friday, October 1. The screening takes place in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend, although donations are accepted.
For those considering entering the teaching field but unsure of how to become certified, Cameron University’s “CU Become a Teacher” virtual workshop can provide the answers. The Zoom presentation will take place on Monday, October 4, at 5:30 p.m. This free, specialized presentation will focus on the multiple pathways for becoming a teacher.
Would you like to teach PK-12 students with special needs? If you already have a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, then Cameron University’s CU Be A Special Education Teacher, a virtual learning session, will walk you through the steps to achieve certification in special education. This free, informational event is slated for Monday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m. and will take place via Zoom. To register and receive a secure link, please go to https://www.cameron.edu/education/events and click on the registration link.
Calling all high school students! If you haven’t yet started exploring your college options, Cameron University can help. CU, in conjunction with the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling, will host two college fairs on the Lawton campus and one on the CU-Duncan camps so that high school students can connect with colleges and universities. Fairs are free for students and parents to attend.
The Cameron University engineering program, which offers the only engineering degree in southwest Oklahoma, has received a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. The donation has been used to provide scholarships to Cameron students who are pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Engineering.
Tiffany Smith has been named as Cameron University’s Director of Development. Smith joined the university in September 2015 and was most recently Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement, a position in which she developed hands-on familiarity with all aspects of the university’s fundraising mission, including the Cameron University Foundation. Smith steps into the role vacated by former director Julie Cunningham, who relocated out-of-state.
The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will open its 2021-2022 Spirited Season with “Blithe Spirit,” Noel Coward’s classic 1941 comedy. The “high spirited” production will be presented in the University Theatre from Thursday, September 30, through Sunday, October 3. The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students. CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2346.