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RSU Student Support Services is a federally funded program, helping students achieve aca- demic success in their time at Rogers State University. All The S Cubed S P R I N G 2 0 0 9 The Student Support Services Newsletter of our services are pro- Keep in Touch: Facebook and Texts! vided at no cost to the students. There are also some opportunities for supplemental Pell scholar- ships. We’re very excited that this page, feel free to write on our about upcoming SSS and on cam- semester we have been looking FaceBook wall, and make new pus events. If you live on your We are able to serve 300 into new methods of keeping in friends here at RSU. It’s a great phone, you can get a heads up on students each academic touch with all our students. Both way to interact with other RSU what’s happening when we send are now LIVE! students and get yourself the out the alerts. year. Participants have to First and foremost, we have our connections you need to succeed To sign up, send the text mes- qualify for the program. own Facebook page. Here we’ll in your academic career. sage RSUSSS to the phone num- Each participant must be be posting pictures, upcoming Just don’t ber 41411. one or more of: events, news, and more . It’s a forget we You can also sign up at the web- great way to chat with other SSS still need site http://textmarks.com. Our First Generation participants and keep your finger to actu- alert stream is “RSUSSS”. Student (Neither on the pulse of everything we’re ally see parent has a 4-year doing. you from Note: You are responsible for all time to costs associated with receiving degree) Don’t miss out! time! text messages. Standard text Low Income (As RSU Student Support Ser- messaging charges apply. Check vices Facebook page can be If you have unlimited text mes- with your provider. You can specified by federal sages, you might want to sign up found at unsubscribe by sending UNSUB- guidelines) for our text alerts service. We’re SCRIBE RSUSSS to the phone http://tinyurl.com/rsu-sss-fb using textmarks.com to broad- number 41411. Have a disability Come along, become a fan of the cast messages to our participants documented by the University’s Director of Student Develop- ment. If you read nothing else, read this: TRIP TO DALLAS. NO COST TO YOU . There are also require- Prior to the beginning of each fall July 25 we head out to big “D” - of Art as well as having some ments to be a citizen and semester, we invite first-time Dallas, TX to visit some of the great food and good company. a full time student at the RSU Freshmen to join us for our city’s museums including the 6th Best of all, the whole weekend is Claremore campus with at annual Summit Weekend. This is floor Museum, the Dallas Museum free of charge to participants an ideal time for students to (with the small exception of a least 6 hours of classes at become better acquainted with couple of fast food meals). We the 1000 or greater level. SSS staff and the services we pay all transportation and hotel provide. Also it’s a great time to costs. To apply for the pro- see the campus and meet other gram, please come to students. In order to go, you need to be a new incoming freshman, have Prep Hall room 105. This year it begins with a ropes signed up for our program [See Call 343-7575 for more course challenge on Friday, July eligibility on left of this page] and information. 24 including team building and you need to sign up as early as leadership skills. On Saturday, possible. Spaces are limited! Summit Weekend ‘08—Missouri P AGE 2 Centennial Float by Amber Reagh Regular readers of the There was also a book sign- ―TRiO Time‖ themed float newsletter will remember ing by John Wooley, author carried TRiO students and that in the last issue, we of ―100 Years on the Hill‖, staff. The float also fea- were very excited about the a coffee table book chroni- tured a mock up of the RSU upcoming RSU Centennial cling the history of Rogers Centennial clock. It was celebration activities. State University and prior well received and a lot of institutions on the same site fun. On March 25, 2009, Rogers for the last century. State University alumni, Thank you to all the stu- faculty, staff and students The day of celebration’s dents who participated in The ‘TrIO Time’ gathered in front of the new high point was the RSU the centennial celebrations Float and staff and student services center to Centennial Parade. Many and to all the alumni, fac- students of the TrIO hear the announcement of student organizations built ulty and staff who made it departments. its official name: ―The Cen- floats for the parade, includ- possible. tennial Center.‖ ing TRiO and VOICE. The Want more pictures and “Walk On” On February 13, after a won- by Kendra Lemons rights movement, and this by the leader of the company. news? Go visit our derful meal at Spaghetti production focused on trials The audience was encouraged Warehouse, participants of and tribulations she pushed to join in on the songs with facebook page! See front Student Support Services through as well as her accom- singing and clapping. There cover for details. took a trip to the Tulsa Per- plishments. An ensemble cast was also a question and an- forming Arts Center to see of six put on quite an impres- swer session directly follow- Walk On. This musical per- sive show. The hour long ing. Walk On really reminded http://tinyurl.com/rsu-sss-fb formance was put on by a Walk On followed Rosa from all who attended of the im- small theater company based childhood to beginnings of portance of Rosa Parks’ life out of Ohio about the life of the Civil Rights Movement. as well as the need to recog- Rosa Parks. Ms. Parks was a Outstanding acting was inter- nize the significance of Black main proponent in the civil spersed with original songs History Month. TRiO Day February 25, 2009 was this McNair, Veteran’s Upward flow screens) listening to year’s TRiO day event! bound and UB Math and speeches given by politicians, Hundreds of students from Science. It was quite a gath- TRiO program graduates and various TRiO programs ering, and we were proud to TRiO volunteers. It was quite across Oklahoma— be part of it. an awe inspiring event. Including Student Support It took place at the Capitol On the way home, we Services, as well as Educa- building in Oklahoma City. stopped at Cracker Barrel for tional Talent Search, Up- We spent the morning in the hearty food before returning Students in the ward Bound, Education Representatives chamber (or to RSU. Capitol Building Opportunity Center, watching on one of the over- T HE S CUBED SP RING 2009 P AGE 3 In The Spotlight: Gary Moeller Every semester we invite a faculty or He explained that many of his pieces are Mr. Moeller also showed us a montage staff member talk about what they do at currently on show in Wolf Productions of photographs taken over in Montone, RSU and in particular how you, the stu- Gallery in downtown Claremore. (Go see Italy, where a group of students go dents, can get involved. This semester we his art there!) each summer with him to study art and were lucky to have Professor Gary Moel- local artists. ler talk about his artwork and to dis- cuss opportunities for study abroad. All told it was a fun presentation, and students are reminded that, like all Professor Moeller showed us some of campus activities, it is important to his artwork, which (by his own admis- get involved! If you wanted to go to sion) he says he has too little time to Italy, or you wanted to have pieces work on; but to me it looked impres- displayed in the student art show, sive! His self portrait was particularly Professor Moeller would be the per- fascinating. son to go see! The Voice Report by Stephenie Butterfield RSU Voice is a new student led organiza- had a very successful and yummy Taco tion on campus which began in the Salad Sale in April. These food sales The leaders of RSU Voice are very Spring of 2009. were a huge hit on campus. A portion of dedicated and have worked hard this the proceeds will be donated to a local first semester in setting up a wonderful The group is associated with the federal non-profit organization. In addition to organization for future students to TRiO program, Student Support Services these events RSU Voice members do- come. We are always looking for new (SSS). Membership is open to all stu- members and would love to have you! nated goods to Blue Star Mother’s for the dents on campus and leadership positions Bring your ideas and get involved in TRiO Day fundraiser in Oklahoma City, are open to any SSS participants. RSU this brand new organization on campus. attended the Leadership Retreat with Voice’s motto is ―giving leaders a voice‖. SSS, and participated in the RSU Centen- Either stop by SSS in Prep Hall (Room We promote leadership through commu- nial Celebration and Parade. 105), call 918-343-7575 or email nity and campus involvement by con- Stephenie Butterfield at Everybody involved with Voice would ducting fundraisers for various non-profit firstname.lastname@example.org. like to thank our President Emeritus, organizations, providing leadership train- Sally Lechtenberg, who had to step ing and workshops, and supporting cam- down owing to graduating. Congratu- pus events. lations to Sally. The new officers of This semester, RSU Voice hosted a RSU Voice that were elected for the workshop presented by Dr. Robert 2009-2010 period are: Boughner on ―How the mind works‖. On Amber Reagh, President and Histo- the first Monday of each month we held a rian, Kendra Lemons, Vice President; pizza sale, which provided anyone on Garry Lee Flatt, Treasurer. campus with a huge slice of pizza and a Stephenie Butterfield remains as Staff Advisor. soda pop for only two dollars. We also Leadership Retreat 2009 P AGE 4 By Brittany Benson On a warm, breezy after- rooms, many of the stu- noon, Student Support dents went to check out members, mentors, and staff the lobby, which was loaded up the vans, and frankly amazing! headed off to start the ad- venturous weekend never to The lodges be forgotten. were On a trip equipped like this, of for social course games, someone such as always has to shuffle- After Representative Shel- get lost. This board, card ton spoke, it was time to Representative Mike games and the like time Paul was hand out awards. Everyone Shelton and the students gathered to the slower who attended was given a driver—but with some play in groups. certificate. The presentation ―wait for me!‖ phone calls Later on that evening, we had an Oscar Ceremony he soon caught up, and they dressed up to go to the for- theme, which was fun. The were off towards excite- mal banquet. The food was group took lots of pictures, ment. and soon split to play games and relax in the hot When tub and pool area. By they ar- midnight, most were “...that evening, rived at asleep. Post Oak we dressed up to Lodge in The next morning the Tulsa, group enjoyed the go to the formal many deluxe buffet break- banquet. The were fast, then prepared for delighted the adventures of the food was to find day. The students out that went off to Purple delicious.” they all Glaze and made some had their spiffy looking ceram- own separate rooms in the ics. Some were classy and lodge with their own bath- delicious. Our speaker, some were... wacky!! room. After checking Representative Mike Shel- out the ton, came to the stage. He is After the Purple glaze, the an alumnus of Student Sup- group took off to Dave and port Services. He spoke Buster’s for a blast! The about his college ex- students and staff ate lunch perience, career, and and went off to play how SSS changed his some games. life. It was very inspira- tional. One thing in par- ticular I remember hearing him say was, ―You can’t help others, until you first help your- self.‖ Great quote to live by. T HE S CUBED P AGE 5 Time to go home came far too soon. The Student Support Services mem- bers, mentors and staff all loaded up the vans to return to RSU. This retreat was awesome. So next year, COME AND ENJOY THE FUN!!! “The students went off to Purple Glaze and made some spiffy looking ceramics…” Psi Chi Induction On Friday, May 1st, 2009, RSU’s chapter of Butterfield, Re- Well Psi Chi—the National Honors Society for becca Bue, Lare- done one Psychology—held its sixth new members lie Rene Leuel- and all! induction ceremony. len, and David This year, several of SSS’s participants were Nichols. inducted into Psi Chi. We would like to take Pictured is Dr. Kevin Woller, handing over the opportunity to congratulate them all for certificates to Kendra and David, as well as Ste- their hard work and dedication to their field phenie and Rebecca posing for the camera. of study. [Don’t forget to look at the accomplishments of Inducted SSS members were Stephenie all SSS students on page 6]. Student Support Services Room 105 Preparatory Hall Members’ Accomplishments P AGE 6 Allen, Zackary Ingram, Whitney Rogers State University President's List, Fall 2008 President's List, Fall 2008 Amrine, Cody Johnston, Jesse Phone: 918-342-7575 B.S. Justice Administration Dean's List, Fall 2008 Anderson, Mandy Keiffer, Carrie E-mail: email@example.com A.A.S. Nursing A.A. Accounting Bagby, Michael Kelley, Bryce B.S. Business Administration (Accounting) Dean's List, Fall 2008 Baker, Erika King, Amanda We’re on the web: B.S. Criminal Justice Studies (Law/Justice) President's List, Fall 2008 Berray, Serena Psi Chi Inductee President's List, Fall 2008 B.S. Social Science (Psychology & Sociology) Bowers, Billy Leach, Kassi http://www.rsu.edu/trio/sss.asp B.S. Social Science (Psychology and Sociology) A.A.S. Nursing Bue, Rebecca Lechtenberg, Sally We’re on Facebook: President's List, Fall 2008 B.S. Social Science (Psychology) B.S. Community Counseling, Cum Laude Leuellen, Larelie Exemplary Graduate, School of Liberal Arts Psi Chi Inductee Outstanding Capstone Project, School of Liberal Arts Lincoln, Katie http://tinyurl.com/rsu-sss-fb Butterfield, Stephenie A.A.S Nursing President's List, Fall 2008 Lyons, Heidi Psi Chi Inductee B.S. Justice Administration Text Alerts: B.S. Community Counseling Cantrell, Jason President's List, Fall 2008 Outstanding Capstone Project, School of Liberal Arts Martin, Kiri BA, Communications (Communications Arts) To sign up for alerts- B.S. Business Administration (Management) McGlumphy, Darrell Sigma Beta Delta Leadership Award, Dean's List, Fall 2008 Text RSUSSS to 41411 School of Business and Technology Medlock-Russel, Kristy Carlton, Misty Dean's List, Fall 2008 B.S. Community Counseling Mitchell, Laura Or go to Carnagey, Mary A.A.S. Nursing http://www.textmarks.com/rsusss A.A.S. Nursing Molina, Maribel Castillo, Rebeca Dean's List, Fall 2008 A.A. 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