Southeastern Centennial to feature 100 Hours of Celebration this week

DURANT, Okla. -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues its 2009 Centennial Celebration with a full slate of events during the week of March 23-27.

Unless otherwise noted, events are free of charge and open to the Southeastern community and the public.

Among the special events scheduled are a re-enactment of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt¹s visit to the Southeastern campus in 1937; the E.T. Dunlap Lectureship with Chancellor and former Southeastern president Glen D. Johnson; and a Community-Alumni Breakfast, the Retired/Current Faculty Breakfast, a Breakfast and Chat with Chancellor Johnson, and a carillon concert.

The week-long activities will include 100 Hours of Celebration, highlighting the University¹s commitment to Discovery and Learning, and Health and Wellness. During this time, the general public is invited to attend an open class (see schedule below) taught by Southeastern faculty members.

Please visit the centennial web site at for additional information on all events.

Following is the complete list of activities for March 23-27:

Special Events

All Week

The 5th Annual Great Plains Juried Art Exhibit on Display, 1-5 p.m. daily in the Centre Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center (Special guided tour on Thursday, March 26, with artist Janie Umsted)

Tuesday, March 24

7:30 a.m. -- Community/Alumni Breakfast, Student Union Café, cost is $5.78

Wednesday, March 25

7:30 a.m. ­ Retired /Current Faculty Breakfast, Student Union Café, cost is $5.78

10 a.m. -- ³A Visit with Eleanor Roosevelt,¹¹ portrayed by Erma Stewart, Montgomery Auditorium, no admission charge

Thursday, March 26

7:30 a.m. ­ Retired/Current Staff Breakfast, Student Union Café, cost is

8:00 a.m. ­ Curriculum Contest, Student Union

6:30 p.m. ­ Cardinal Key Induction, former Cardinal Key members are encouraged to attend, Student Union 213

Friday, March 27

8:00 a.m. ­ Breakfast and Chat with the Chancellor, breakfast with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, Student Union Café, cost is $5.78

11 a.m. -- E.T. Dunlap Medal & Lectureship with Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, Southeastern Ballroom

5 p.m. ­ Carillon concert

100 hours of Celebration activities

Celebrating our Commitment to Discovery and Learning

You are invited to join in the celebration of Southeastern¹s Centennial by attending an Open Class taught by Southeastern faculty members. Students, alumni and the general public are invited to attend.

Tuesday, March 24 - Student Union 213

8:00 a.m. -- Physiology of Exercise -- Dr. Mike Reed

9:30 a.m. -- Limnology (Fresh Water Ecosystems) -- Dr. Tim Patton

12:30 p.m. -- Introduction to Philosophy -- Dr. John Mischo

Wednesday, March 25 ­ Student Union 213

8:00 a.m. -- Principles of Sociology -- Dr. Jane Elder

9:00 a.m. -- Principles II of Biology -- Dr. Brad Ludrick

10:00 a.m. -- Art of the Ancient World -- Mr. David Barnes

10:00 a.m. -- Playwriting (Union Loft) -- Dr. James Cunningham

11:00 a.m. -- Foundations of Literacy -- Dr. Nancy Hill

12:00 p.m. -- Elementary Spanish -- Dr. Dan Althoff

Noon - Times Talk ­ Grab your lunch at the Magnolia Eatery and join Dr.
Shannon McCraw, Assistant Professor of Communication, for a discussion based on the topics of the day as found in the New York Times. The discussion will begin at noon in the Student Union Loft.

Thursday, March 26 ­ Student Union 213

8:00 a.m. -- Aviation Legal Problems -- Dr. Stan Alluisi

9:30 a.m. -- Creative Expressions -- Ms. Kathleen Hardgrove

11:00 a.m. -- Acting Shakespeare (Union 303) -- Ms. Riley Coker

12:30 p.m. -- Creative Writing Workshop -- Dr. Randy Prus

Friday, March 27 ­ Student Union 213

9:00 a.m. -- Film Musicals -- Dr. Aaron Adair

10:00 a.m. -- Product & Operation Management -- Dr. Andy Tiger

11:00 a.m. -- Introduction to Theatre -- Mr. Corey King

12:00 p.m. -- Dance Company -- Ms. Riley Coker

Celebrating our Commitment to Health and Wellness

Free health screenings ­ 12:30 p.m. ­ 1:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23

Blood-Pressure Checks, Student Union Atrium

Tuesday, March 24

Depression Screenings, Student Union Game Room

Wednesday, March 25

Hearing Screenings, Library Floor 2A

Friday, March 27

Stick Blood Sugar Screening, Student Union Atrium

Personal Health and Fitness ­ Opportunities to Explore

Monday, March 23

7 p.m. ­ Staph Infection Presentation by Dr. Tram B. Pham-Hill, Russell Building, room 100

Wednesday, March 25

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ­ Positive Psychology Events, students from Dr. Charla Hall¹s psychology class offer strategies for increasing happiness, Student Union, room 303

Thursday, March 26

6 a.m. ­ Yoga Class, presented by Continuing Education, Student Union, room

1 p.m. ­ Gardening 101, Master Gardener Grady Hartman presents ³Chemicals in Gardening,¹¹ Student Union, room 303

6 p.m. ­ Campus Praise, the Southeastern Baptist Collegiate ministry offers a free cookout followed by the Crossroads Worship Gathering at 8 p.m., Student Union Plaza

Friday, March 27

2 a.m. - 4 a.m. ­ Walking After Midnight, a time for friends to gather for late-night walking and talking, Paul Laird Field

1 p.m. ­ Gardening 101, Master Gardener Faith Huddleston presents a session on butterflies, Student Union, room 303

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