“Killers of the Flower Moon” author David Grann presented his research and writing process to a capacity crowd inside Seminole State College’s Jeff Johnston Auditorium on Sept. 21. The event was sponsored by the Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions federal grant program. Students, employees, tribal leaders and community members listened as the writer spoke about the journey of crafting the book, which began with a tip from a historian friend about the Osage Nation Museum.Continue reading “The Devil, The Osage and a Cruel Conspiracy: Author Shines Light on Dark History at SSC Event”
Seminole State College will host its annual Constitution Day event on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. in the lecture hall located just inside the Enoch Kelly Haney Center. This year’s event will feature a presentation by Professor of Government Jeffrey Christiansen titled “James Madison: Father of the Constitution.” The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading “James Madison’s Influence to Be Explored at SSC’s Constitution Day Event”
The Seminole State College Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions federal grant program hosted the Osage ballet “Wahzhazhe” on Aug. 15 in the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Auditorium.
Students, employees and community members enjoyed the performance, which depicts more than 400 years of the tribe’s history. Following the event, attendees had the opportunity to meet with the ballet dancers.
As students arrived for their first day of class on Aug. 14, Seminole State College faculty and staff greeted them, helped them find their classrooms and passed out goody bags. Pictured: Assistant Professor of Agriculture Wendy Rich (center) welcomes two students in Tanner Hall.
SSC Campus and Activities annual Welcome Week programming included free cotton candy for students to begin the week.
Welcome Week continued with ice cream provided by the Scoops Ice Cream Truck on Aug. 16. Other Welcome Week activities included cupcake decorating, pen engraving, a free movie night at Strother Cinema, a pop-up gameshow and free fair-style food to conclude the event.
SSC President Lana Reynolds speaks with over 170 students at an athletic orientation held in the Raymond Harber Field House on Aug. 15. The College’s sports teams heard from coaches, administrators and staff about goals for the upcoming year, as well as campus resources.
The Seminole State College Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTI) grant program will host a performance of the Osage ballet “Wahzhazhe” on Aug. 15 in the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Auditorium, located on the College’s campus. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Continue reading “Osage Ballet to Perform at SSC”
Seminole State College hosted its annual in-service event for all full-time employees on Aug. 9 in preparation for the fall semester, beginning Aug. 14. This year’s theme was “Together We Grow.”
SSC President Lana Reynolds welcomed employees, discussed accomplishments of the last year and talked about upcoming campus events.
Captain Dalton Jackson, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Police Department, spoke to SSC employees about campus safety and what steps to take in an active shooter situation.
Seminole State College recently hosted its annual Kids on Campus Summer Camp from June 26 to June 29. The camp provided an opportunity for children (K-6th grades) to learn new skills, explore new interests and make new friends. Pictured students participate in the art and screen-printing camp.
The College offered instruction provided by faculty, staff and local area educators that have expertise in their field. June camps included: ceramics (pictured) art and screen-printing, Lego and the culinary arts.
A new addition to this year’s Kids on Campus Summer Camp was culinary camp. Members of the Great Western Dining team taught attendees basic culinary skills and showed them how to make their own sweet treats.
Seminole State College hosted a retirement reception for Talent Search Director Mary Ann Hill and Upward Bound Head Coordinator Ronnie Williamson in the E.T. Dunlap Student Union on June 26. Co-workers, family and friends gathered to celebrate their careers and wish them well on their retirements.
Ronnie Williamson (left) and Mary Ann Hill (right) will retire from SSC at the end of June. Williamson served one year as an Advisor for the Talent Search grant program before working under the Upward Bound grant. He is looking forward to spending more time golfing, swimming and running following his retirement. He resides in Seminole. Hill has been employed by SSC for 32 years. In addition to her role as the Director of the Talent Search grant program, she also is a past President of the Professional Staff Association. She is active in the Seminole Humane Society and resides in Seminole.
Seminole State College will host a free two-day Reach Higher: Reconnect event to help working adults learn more about completing their degrees on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21.
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., prospective students can visit the Tanner Hall building for light refreshments and to speak with advisors, financial aid specialists, the admissions team and take a campus tour.Continue reading “SSC to Host Event for Working Adults Looking to Finish Their Degrees”
Seminole State College is hosting the Early Oklahoma: Black Hope/Black Dreams traveling exhibit in the lobby of the Enoch Kelly Haney Center throughout the month of June. The exhibit, curated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, features the accomplishments of three individuals who had a vision for greater opportunity and equality for themselves and others.
Edward (Edwin) Preston McCabe arrived in Oklahoma Territory in 1889. He was experienced in finance, law, land development and politics. McCabe sought a place where African Americans could establish their own towns like other groups of Americans.
Roscoe Dunjee was a newspaperman, activist, humanitarian and a man of extraordinary conviction and legendary accomplishment. Founded in 1915, Dunjee’s newspaper was titled the Black Dispatch. Dunjee also took aim at the legal system and the issues, incidents, and laws that deprived African Americans of their rights of citizenship and human dignity.
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was the first African American admitted to the University of Oklahoma Law School on June 18, 1949, and the first to graduate in August 1951. Through her,
African Americans succeeded in challenging the separate but equal doctrine as it applied to educational opportunities.
The exhibit is sponsored by the SSC Educational Foundation and is being held in commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday. Seminole State College’s summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.