How do you turn a disability into a strength? When you’re Vince Morvillo, a highly successful business consultant and entrepreneur and the first blind person to win the prestigious National Ensign Sailing championship, you substitute vision for sight. Morvillo will present the keynote address at Cameron University’s sixth annual Inclusion and Leadership Summit, a one-day conference that aims to provide education and awareness about the importance of inclusion and diversity. The event, which takes place on Friday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the McMahon Centennial Complex, is open to the public at no charge. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required and can be completed online at https://www.cameron.edu/diversitysummit.
Cameron University will commemorate Arbor Day with the planting of six Eastern Redbud trees on the Lawton campus. The redbuds will be planted adjacent to Nance-Boyer Hall on Wednesday, March 24, at 1 p.m.
Priority registration for the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters at Cameron University begins on Tuesday, March 23. On that day, graduate students, seniors and honors program students can officially register for classes. Priority registration continues on Wednesday, March 24 for juniors; Thursday, March 25 for sophomores; and Friday, March 26 for freshmen.
Cameron University’s 11th Academic Festival, “Connections: Information Transfer Between People,” continues with a presentation by STEM/STEAM advocate Talithia Williams on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
If anyone can convince you that “Yes, You Can,” it’s Jim Stovall, keynote speaker for Cameron University’s sixth annual Inclusion and Leadership Summit. In his keynote address, Stovall will offer a vision of what can be achieved by those who say “yes” in the face of challenge and adversity. The half-day conference, which aims to provide education and awareness about the importance of inclusion and diversity, will take place virtually on Friday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is available to the public at no charge.
Dr. Kyle Moore, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, has been appointed chair of the department, effective June 1. Moore will fill the role of chair that will be vacated by the retirement of Dr. Danny McGuire.
Cameron University has rescheduled the appearance of speaker, author and consultant Kari Mirabal, who will bring her networking expertise to Lawton when she presents “Network Smarter: Top 10 LinkedIn Profile ‘Must-haves.” Mirabal’s appearance is now scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the McCasland Ballroom on the second floor of the McMahon Centennial Complex. The event is open to the public at no charge. Social distancing protocols are in place on the CU campus, so face coverings are required.
Trombonist Steve Wiest will headline the 2021 Cameron University Jazz Festival, joining the CU Jazz Ensemble and the Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the University Theatre. The Aggie Jazz Academy, a group of high school students from throughout southwest Oklahoma, will also make a guest appearance.
Cameron University students and alumni, as well as community members from throughout southwest Oklahoma, are invited to explore career opportunities during the Red River Career Expo, which will take place virtually from Monday, March 8, through Friday, March 12. For the first time, the Red River Career Expo will offer virtual sessions targeted at various industry segments, allowing job seekers to hone in on the industries they wish to explore. Job seekers should register at https://www.cameron.edu/RRCE in order to receive Zoom links to the virtual sessions they wish to attend. Registration is free.