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.
Cameron University’s Iota Sigma chapter of the Delta Mu Delta (DMD) International Honor Society in Business recently inducted 12 new members via a virtual induction ceremony. Delta Mu Delta recognizes and encourages academic excellence to create a community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through lifetime membership. Dr. Greg Treadwell and Dr. Aubree Walton serve as faculty advisors to the chapter.
The Collegian, Cameron University student-run newspaper, was honored by the Oklahoma Press Association in its “2019 Better Newspaper Contest.” The publication received awards in four categories of the Overall Newspaper competition, and two Cameron students earned accolades in individual categories.
Cameron University has announced the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the Spring 2020 semester. To make the President’s Honor Roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time (carrying at least 12 hours of classes) and maintain a straight A average (4.0). The Dean’s Honor Roll requires a B average (3.00-3.99).
Cameron University has received approval from its governing board, the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University, as well as the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, to offer seven more existing degree programs via electronic delivery in addition to their current face-to-face and/or hybrid delivery methods. The degree programs approved for electronic delivery are the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sports and Exercise Science, the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice, the Associate in Science (AS) in Business, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Administration, the Master of Education (MEd) in Reading, and the Master of Science (MS) in Behavioral Sciences (general psychology track).
Nine Cameron University students have been elected to membership in Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national honor society in chemistry. Gamma Sigma Epsilon’s mission is to promote the pursuit of knowledge and truth, both as ends in themselves and to aid in the uplifting of the human condition; the respect for all things living and non-living, reacting and non-reacting; and the promotion of scientific research, particularly in the field of chemistry.
The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts honored the accomplishments of CU’s theatre arts students through a virtual award ceremony recently.
Cameron University students Katherine Book and Jessica Smith have been accepted into Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. Psi Chi’s mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Membership is open to students who are majoring or minoring in psychology.
Cameron University has received access to $1,749,140 through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security). The funds will be distributed to eligible students to offset unanticipated financial costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.