Latest Community & Outreach News Releases


Event Center Director Speaks to State Regents about Fire Incident Command Center

06.12.2018 - Nate Downs, director of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford, was recently invited to speak to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education about SWOSU’s efforts with the huge Rhea Fire that burned over 285,000 acres in western Oklahoma in April-May.

Free Workshop on Fraud & Identity Theft Planned Wednesday in Weatherford

06.08.2018 - Elaine Dodd, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association (OBA) Fraud Division, will present a “Fraud and Identity Theft for Senior and Other Citizens” workshop on Wednesday, June 13, in Weatherford.

122 Pounds of Unused and Expired Drugs Collected at SWOSU Drive

05.04.2018 - The Southwestern Oklahoma State University American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter recently hosted a Drug Take-Back Day on the SWOSU campus.

Kalie Kerth Appointed to Serve on Child Welfare and Foster Care Board

04.30.2018 - Dr. Kalie Kerth, assistant professor and rural health clinical pharmacist in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, has been appointed by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to serve on the State Post Adjudication Review Advisory Board.

Incident Command Center Shutting Down at SWOSU

04.27.2018 - The recent Rhea Fire Incident Command Center, which was located at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, fully shut down on April 27.

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.