Ever been to Oklahoma? Me neither. But if I ever did go there, I would be sure to visit the campus of Northeastern State University, preferably during a RiverHawks game. You see NSU has an outstanding athletics program – one of the best in the nation. I would have the choice of watching any of the following:
Most of these sports field both men’s and women’s teams (football is for men, tennis and softball for the ladies). Yes, I would make frequent trips to Doc Wadley Stadium at Gable Field, tickets in hand, knowing I was supporting both a good team and a great cause. I would especially like to get the basketball/football ticket package: when you purchase at least two reserved seats for football, you can save $50 each on the purchase of two reserved basketball seats. Talk about a win-win!
Another winner would be any business, such as SEO Online Services, with the foresight to put up advertising signage for baseball, softball and soccer games. Of course, I would want to advertise on 97.1 FM The Sports Animal’s “RiverHawk Talk”, both on a weekly basis and during the game. I’d even take out ads on the Internet streaming of GoRiverHawksGo.com, perhaps adding rolling logos linked to my website and a listing on the Corporate Sponsorship page like a wholesale sporting goods store. For print media, I have numerous options, including football programs, schedule cards and posters, team rosters, game day ads and sponsorship, special sponsored activities and even promotional items. I would be best buddies with Rylee Williamson by the time I was done.
Now, don’t get me wrong, NSU is more than just a sports school with cool apps. Much more: its offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs for today’s global citizen/student; from classes on being an ipod repair technician, to just about anything. Did you know that if you want to earn a Doctorate of Optometry in Oklahoma, your only choice is NSU? Or if you want to grow poinsettia christmas flowers as farmer NSU is also has classes on that. It is one of only 20 universities in the country offering this degree. Pretty good for a facility that traces its roots back to 1846 as the Cherokee National Female Seminary. It became the Northeastern Normal School in 1909. NSU has campus locations in Tahlequah, Broken Arrow and Muskogee, attended by almost 10,000 students. Almost a third of the student body is self-identified as American Indian, and NSU is proud to graduate the highest number of America Indians in the country each year. While the tuition for NSU is very competitive, you may still need loans and other financial assistance. If you need assistance with your GRE testing there are plenty of resources that can help you pass the test. In 2010, 1680 degrees were awarded, and the top majors included elementary education, psychology and criminal justice.
As they say at NSU: “Gather Here. Go Far.”