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OKC Thunder Breakaway Camp Planned June 5-7 at SWOSU

04.25.2018 - The Oklahoma City Thunder will hold a summer youth basketball camp at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

SWOSU Blood Drives Help Save 2,349 Lives

04.24.2018 - Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford had five blood drives during the 2017-18 school year, and Oklahoma Blood Institute officials have reported a total of 783 donations.

Wildfire Relief Executive Order Signed by Lt. Governor

04.16.2018 - Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, serving as acting governor on April 16, signed an executive order lifting weight and oversize restrictions on vehicles in order to bring in larger equipment and supplies for wildfire relief (utility repairs, feed, fuel and food) in western Oklahoma.

Fire Incident Command Center Stationed at SWOSU

04.16.2018 - Because of the fires in western Oklahoma, the U.S. Forestry Service has set up an Incident Command Center and staging area at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Crowder Lake Park Celebrates Opening Day

04.11.2018 - Mason Pritchard with his car nicknamed the Bullet was the winner of a downhill derby race at the recent Crowder Lake Park opening day held recently at the facilities south of Weatherford.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Announces SWOSU’s Jessie Ray as 2018 End Litter Winner

04.06.2018 - Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) together with Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced 2018 End Litter video winners, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Jessica “Jessie” Ray of Piedmont was the winner of the college competition.

Students from Sweetwater, Hammon and Burns Flat-Dill City Win Timed WARP

04.03.2018 - Students from Sweetwater High School, Hammon High School and Burns Flat-Dill City High School were the top three finishers at Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre’s recent annual Timed WARP (Writing and Research Program) writing competition.

VETS Selling Hot Dogs for Books in Elk City

04.03.2018 - The Veterans Education Taskforce at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (VETS) will have a hot dog fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, at Atwoods in Elk City.

Community Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Event

04.02.2018 - Community volunteers are needed this Saturday, April 7, for an Olympic Village booth at the Route 66 Area Special Olympics Track and Field Meet in Yukon.

Southmoore, Weatherford and Drummond Win Sweepstakes at SWOSU Interscholastic Meet

03.30.2018 - Southmoore, Weatherford and Drummond high schools won sweepstakes titles at the 105th annual Southwestern Oklahoma State University Interscholastic Meet held March 29 on the Weatherford campus.

SWOSU Hosting 105th SWIM on Thursday

03.28.2018 - Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host the 105th annual interscholastic meet (known around the state as SWIM) this Thursday, March 29, in Weatherford.

Pioneer Cellular and SWOSU Presented Partnership Excellence Award

03.15.2018 - Twenty-seven business and higher education partnerships throughout the state were recently recognized for innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce, and among the partnerships recognized at a reception in Edmond were Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Pioneer Cellular.

Hennessey Senior Wins Digital Graphic Art Contest at SWOSU

03.13.2018 - Hennessey High School student Mirian Ortega recently won a digital graphic art contest for high school seniors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Youth Football Camp Planned April 7 at SWOSU for K-6th Graders

03.12.2018 - The Southwestern Oklahoma State University football program invites all pre K-6th graders to its free Youth Camp on Saturday, April 7, on the Weatherford campus.

SWOSU Clarifies Policy Regarding Use of Campus Facilities as Public Storm Shelters

03.08.2018 - Southwestern Oklahoma State University reminds Weatherford residents to plan to seek shelter at home or in a personal shelter when tornadic conditions exist.

SWOSU Group Aids Washita Battlefield Site with Kiosk

03.01.2018 - A team of Southwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members and alumni, in cooperation with the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, developed a portable touch screen kiosk with tactile graphics, braille, audio and visual images to engage audiences in the story of the tragedy at Washita.

Route 66 Special Olympics Bocce Tourney Planned Saturday at SWOSU

03.01.2018 - Southwestern Oklahoma State University will be the site of the Route 66 Special Olympics Bocce Tournament this Saturday, March 3, at ASAP Energy Field on the Weatherford campus.

Importance of Higher Education - Column by SWOSU President Randy Beutler

02.28.2018 - I would like to visit with you about the importance of higher education to our nation, state and communities.

Oklahoma Oil & Gas, Mineral and Land Conference Planned March 16 at SWOSU

02.28.2018 - A free conference on Oklahoma Oil & Gas, Mineral and Land is planned March 16 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

TKE and Casa Soto Teaming Up for Children’s Hospital

02.27.2018 - SWOSU’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) social fraternity is collaborating with local Weatherford restaurant Casa Soto to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.