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Langston, Oklahoma – Langston University Office of Student Life recently held the annual Student Leadership Institute (SLI), where student leaders learned best practices for leading and developing their organizations. The weeklong event included guest speakers, seminars, group exercises and other activities to help the students develop as leaders. The theme was “Back to the Basics: Remembering The Foundation For Success.”

Langston University student, William C. Moore III, junior Natural Resources Major was selected out of three applicants to work as a student intern for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is aimed to help students find internship opportunities through different environmental government agencies.

Langston, Oklahoma – Langston University will host the 10th Annual President’s Scholarship Gala at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This is sure to be an evening of elegance that will include a spirited silent auction, and the smooth sounds of national recording artist and Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Eddie Levert, Sr. of the iconic R&B/Soul group The O’Jays.

Langston University President Kent J. Smith, Jr., PhD announced the appointment of Mautra Jones as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs. In this capacity, Jones will serve as the University’s chief development officer responsible for directing all facets of the University’s fundraising, donor and alumni relations, corporate and community relations, special events, marketing and communications, external affairs and governmental affairs. She will also serve as Executive Director of the Langston University Foundation.

NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR awarded $36,000 to Langston professor, Randy Hunt, Ph. D. and the School of Education and Behavioral Science to produce effective, informed, and reflective future STEM scientists capable of independent practice and professional growth in college STEM programs.

The Business without Borders, LLC, Langston University, and Star Spencer High School will offer workshop presentations on the 2014 Farm Bill, gardening tips, U.S. Department of Agriculture home loan and repair assistance, and animal management assistance on Sat., April 18, 2015 at Star Spencer High School (3001 Spencer, Road, Spencer, Oklahoma). Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the workshop starts at 9:30 a.m.

Langston, Oklahoma – United States Department of Agricultural and Tuskegee University awarded $22,000 to George Luker, Ph.D. and the School of Agriculture and Applied Science for “Swine Outreach Activity”. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a national response to reduce, and in some areas eliminate, the risks and damages inflicted by feral swine to property, agriculture, natural resources and human health.

Langston, Oklahoma – The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Langston University hosted the Ira D. Hall and Rubye Hibler Hall Endowed Lecture Series on March 10, 2015. Students, faculty, staff and special guests gathered in honor of Langston graduates Rubye and Ira D. Hall, for whom the annual lecture series is named.

Langston, Oklahoma – The DOD Air Force awarded a $200,000 research grant to Byron Quinn, Ph.D, professor in the university’s Biology department in Arts and Sciences. Quinn received funding for his grant entitled “Biochemical Fatigue Metabolite Instrumentation”.

Langston, Oklahoma – Five female students participated for the title at the annual Miss Langston Scholarship Pageant that took place on Saturday night. The title of Miss Langston represents a woman who is the face and voice of Langston University.
The participants were judged on their performance in an onstage question-and-answer portion, a talent and physical fitness portion and an evening gown and swimsuit portion. All participants were required to adopt a platform, or cause they can support, for something they can tie into the community.