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Congress to Campus Events Planned September 29 at SWOSU


Southwestern Oklahoma State University students and western Oklahoma residents are reminded to register for a private reception for former Congressmen Glenn English and Mickey Edwards during a “Congress to Campus” event being held Thursday, September 29, on the Weatherford campus.

The “Congress to Campus” event will provide students, faculty/staff and area residents the opportunity to interact with former members of Congress in an apolitical environment in order to better understand how government works, and doesn’t work, and perhaps could work.

The SWOSU Foundation, Inc. will host English and Edwards at a private reception benefitting the SWOSU Department of Social Sciences at 5:30 p.m. in the Skyview Suite of the Pioneer Cellular Events Center. Tickets to the private reception are $20 each and may be purchased at  or by calling the Foundation’s campus offices at Burton House, 580-774-3267.

SWOSU will host English and Edwards in a “Congress to Campus” Community Forum at 7 p.m. in the SWOSU Business Enterprise Center (formerly the SWOSU Conference Center). English and Edwards will discuss many topics including the 2016 presidential election and will take questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the forum and an RSVP for the forum is not required but encouraged for planning purposes—those wishing to RSVP should call SWOSU’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267 or e-mail  

English represented the 6th Congressional District of Oklahoma in the U. S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1975 to January 7, 1994. Edwards represented the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma in the U. S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1993. “Congress to Campus” is a program of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress in partnership with the Stennis Center for Public Service. The aim of “Congress to Campus” is to engage students and provide inspiration that will lead to greater democratic participation; whether it is in the arena of public service or something as simple as voting.

For more information, contact the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267.