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The Southwestern

Celebrating SWOSU’s retirees

Celebrating SWOSU’s retirees

Rachel Masson and Penelope Lackey April 22, 2022

As this school year is coming to a close, a few long time SWOSU staff members will be closing out their chapter with the school. After multiple decades of hard work and dedication for SWOSU, the following...

SWOSU student Camille M. Goerend of Weatherford won the overall grand prize at the recent 27th annual Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol. Goerend becomes SWOSU’s fourth grand prize winner since the inception of the Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol event. Congratulating her is Oklahoma House of Representative Anthony Moore of Clinton.

SWOSU Student Camille Goerend Wins Grand Prize at Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol

SWOSU PR April 3, 2022

For the second straight year, a Southwestern Oklahoma State University student in Weatherford has won the overall grand prize at the 27th annual Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol. Camille Goerend...

RUSO Universities Announce Scholarship for Ukrainian Students

RUSO Universities Announce Scholarship for Ukrainian Students

SWOSU PR March 27, 2022

The Regional University System of Oklahoma’s six university presidents have announced a scholarship program for Ukrainians who have been severely impacted or displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Presidents...

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has received a $450,000 grant to support a program with a goal to ensure that students and families are supported in out-of-school time learning with programming that is partnership-driven, widely available, and student success-focused. It is a partnership between Weatherford Public School and SWOSU. Meeting recently to discuss the award were (front from left): Marla Pankratz, Dr. Amy Barnett, Robyn Randol and Dr. Amber Sturgeon. Back from left—Vanessa Nix, Weatherford Public Schools Superintendent Jill Henderson, SWOSU President Dr. Diana Lovell and Dr. Bo Pagliasotti.

SWOSU Receives $450,000 Grant for High-Quality Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Initiative

SWOSU PR March 27, 2022

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been awarded $150,000 per year over three years from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) under OSDE´S High-Quality Afterschool and Summer Learning...

2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine Episode 2

Katy Malinowski, Southwestern reporter March 14, 2022

  Dr. Heather Katz, Dawson Holloway, and Samantha Cowan join The Southwestern again in an informational segment on the sudden attack on Ukraine from Russia.

SWOSU to Dedicate General Thomas P. Stafford Archives on March 11

SWOSU to Dedicate General Thomas P. Stafford Archives on March 11

SWOSU PR March 7, 2022

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has scheduled the dedication of the General Thomas P. Stafford Archives for Friday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at...

SWOSU professor, students analyze Ukraine situation

Katy Malinowski, Southwestern reporter March 5, 2022

As the Russian attack on Ukraine heads into its second week, Dr. Heather Katz, Dawson Holloway, and Samantha Cowan join The Southwestern in an informational segment on the situation.

Devin Smoot.

UPDATE: SWOSU Professor arrested on two counts on child sexual abuse

Katy Malinowski, News Editor February 15, 2022

The SWOSU professor which was charged with two counts of child sexual abuse on Oct. 21, 2021 has now plead guilty as of Jan. 1, 2022.     Devin Smoot was a SWOSU professor hired in 2019 for Computer...

SWOSU Covid-19 2022 Procedures Update

SWOSU Covid-19 2022 Procedures Update

Katy Malinowski, News Editor February 11, 2022

Every Tuesday, the current COVID-19 positive cases are updated on the SWOSU website. As of Feb 8, 2022 it has been reported as: 2 - Known Active Student Cases on the Weatherford campus 0 - Known...

The latest COVID numbers at SWOSU

The latest COVID numbers at SWOSU

Johannes Becht, News Reporter February 8, 2022

After a turbulent start into the new semester with many students getting sick from COVID-19, the situation has now calmed down. As of Feb. 8, only 3 total active COVID-19 cases were reported by the...

The Physical Plant has started removing the snow on campus.

[Photos] Winter weather on SWOSU campus – Snow removal has started

Johannes Becht, News Reporter February 3, 2022

A snow storm has hit Oklahoma - and transformed the SWOSU campus in a white winter wonderland. The SWOSU administration cancelled classes for Wednesday and Thursday, and it is likely that classes on...

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Hit-and-run on SWOSU campus: Suspect to appear in court on Feb. 4

Johannes Becht, News Reporter February 1, 2022

An apparent hit-and-run occurred on the SWOSU campus between Neff Hall and Burton House in October 2021. Now, the suspect, Ruthie Ann Wills, is scheduled to appear for a second preliminary hearing in Custer...

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