Connors State College Building Futures One At A Time Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WELCOME BACK BOWLING Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:49:59 +0000 Welcome2014_DigitalSigns4_Bowling

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CONNORS GRAD NAMED HITES SCHOLAR Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:46:49 +0000 Hites ScholarTen two-year college students have been named recipients of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, receiving a total of $75,000 to assist in the attainment of baccalaureate degrees. Among the winners is Stacey Dawes of Connors’ Phi Theta Kappa Mu Chi Chapter. Dawes plans to attend Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

“We are beyond proud of Ms. Dawes,” said CSC President Dr. Tim Faltyn. “She was an outstanding student and we are honored to call her part of the Connors State College family.”

Scholarships of $7,500 each were awarded to 10 students based on applications submitted by members. Students enrolled in associate degree programs and eligible to transfer to a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting senior institution in the fall of 2014 were eligible to apply. Judges reviewed and scored applications for academic rigor, engagement, and leadership. The 2014 Hites Transfer Scholars were selected from more than 2,200 applicants.

“When the Hites Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa joined together a few short years ago to take the initial steps toward establishing the endowment, none of us anticipated the severity of today’s economic challenges facing both students and colleges,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley. “The Hites Transfer Scholarships are helping to meet a need that becomes more crucial every day – helping our students follow through on their commitment to complete by providing financial assistance to make earning a baccalaureate degree possible. We are grateful for our partnership, and we congratulate these 2014 Hites Transfer Scholarship recipients.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions.  More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.

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WELCOME BACK COOKOUT Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:37:59 +0000 Welcome2014_DigitalSigns_PortCookout

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LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, OKLAHOMA! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:31:29 +0000 LetsTalkAboutIt-Oklahoma_Fall2014_digitalConnors State College’s latest series Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! Making Sense of the American Civil War, will be held at the Muskogee West campus auditorium on select Thursdays this Fall.  Dive into the literature and explore the American Civil War like never before.  Learn what tensions of he late 1800′s lead to the succession of the American south.  Join Connors State College at the Muskogee West Campus and “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!”



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CONNORS CELEBRATES WEEK OF WELCOME Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:17:59 +0000 Week of Welcome

The Connors State College Office of Student Activities kicked off the new school year with “Week of Welcome” (WOW), two weeks filled with exciting, fun and educational activities. Week one was a huge success!  Each event aimed to unite students and faculty and to help new students settle into college life. WOW began on Move-In Day, when hundreds of students and their families ascended on the college dorms to meet their roommates and settle into their new homes.

Welcome Back Luau

On the evening of Move In Day, students were treated to a Welcome Back Luau at Millers Crossing dorms. Many participated in the cookout, limbo contest, cardboard boat race, watermelon eating contest and outdoor movie.

“The Welcome Back Luau was a great way to greet our students and offered them some fun activities after a hard day of moving,” said CSC President Dr. Tim Faltyn.

DUI Go-Karts

Connors State College students recently got the chance to experience what it is like to drive and walk a straight line under the influence of alcohol thanks to specially designed goggles that emulate the effects of delayed motor skills.

Students attempted to drive a go kart through an obstacle course while wearing the goggles. They were then asked to walk a straight line by Connors’ Chief of Police James Mendenhall. While the results of both provided hilarious entertainment the seriousness of driving under the influence was not lost on the students.

 Call of Duty: Ghosts Tournament

Several students gathered together at the Connors State College Fine Arts Auditorium to compete in a Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

“A video game tournament is not a huge event,” said Student Activities Coordinator, Cody Clovis, “but it provides an opportunity for students to hang out and interact with one another. Sometimes it’s the smaller, more interment events that allow students to really get to know one another.”

Winners of the tournament were Jordan Gresham and Colt Taylor.

 Welcome Back Bash

The CSC campus came alive once again with the Welcome Back Bash held Wed. night, Aug. 20, on the Fine Arts lawn in Warner. Once again the Office of Student Activities hosted a cookout and students enjoyed the music of the live band Livin’ Country. The event was complete with informational booths about CSC organizations, free giveaways, and yes, even live snakes!

 Grocery BINGO

Several students gathered in the Cafeteria at noon, on Thurs., Aug. 21, not to eat lunch as one might expect, but to play several rounds of grocery bingo.  The Grocery Bingo winners chose from a wide variety of grocery items to take to their dorms.


“Overall I think Week of Welcome went great,” said Student Services Director, Mike Jackson. “I have really enjoyed all of the events and interacting with the students and I believe they enjoyed it as well. It was a great way to start what I believe will be a great semester.”

To view photos of this week’s events visit


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Mud Volleyball Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:36:24 +0000 Mud-Volleyball-8.27.14

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Save Lives, Give Blood Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:32:32 +0000 RedCrossBloodDrive_F2014

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Grocery Bingo Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:19:23 +0000 IMG_1830Several students gathered in the Cafeteria at noon, not to eat lunch as one might expect, but to play several rounds of grocery bingo.  The Office of Student Activities hosted the event as part of Week of Welcome, two weeks of activities designed to get students involved in campus life.  The Grocery Bingo winners chose from a wide variety of grocery items to take to their dorms.  Visit our Facebook page to view more photos.

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Welcome Back Bash Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:10 +0000 IMG_0998The Office of Student Activities continued their Week of Welcome activities with a Welcome Back Bash for students, faculty and staff.  The event was complete with a cookout, live band, organization information, and yes, even live snakes!  Check out our Facebook page for all the photos!

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It’s Move In Day! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:58:39 +0000 The quiet summer at Connors State College came to a halt as more than 100 students returned to campus on Sat., Aug. 16, for Move In Day. Students and their parents brought bags of items, refrigerators, bed linens and more to settle into the campus dorms.

“We helped a lot of people move in and get settled,” said Student Services Director Mike Jackson. “It’s nice to have the students back on campus full-time.”

After a long day of moving and unpacking, the student activities department treated students to a Welcome Back Luau where they enjoyed a cookout, cardboard boat races, limbo, a watermelon eating contest and an outdoor movie.

“We wanted to give the students a chance to reconnect and make new friends,” said Cody Clovis, student activities coordinator. “I think they had a lot of fun.”

More than 300 students have moved to campus so far.

Visit our Facebook page for more fun photos!

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