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Langston, Oklahoma – Langston University began a new chapter in its history with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for its School of Physical Therapy building located at the Langston, Oklahoma campus. Construction for the new facility has begun, it is located adjacent to the wetlands pond and island and south of the E. L. Holloway Agricultural Complex. Fencing and construction trailers are currently mobilized at the construction site.

Langston, Oklahoma - The Langston University Aquaculture Program canceled the Feb. 28 workshop due to inclement weather. The workshop has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2015. The presentations for aquaculture hobbyists and commercial producers will take place at the E.L. Holloway Research, Education and Extension Center located on the main campus. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will focus on the increasing interest in aquaponic production, processing and marketing.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a driving force behind the civil rights movement in the 1950s and ‘60s, but he was more than just an activist. He had a love for people that drove him to believe in a better future for all. King’s inspiring vision for the future has motivated many to take action in their own lives and strive for a better future.

Langston, Oklahoma – Langston University announced that three alumni were chosen for new administrative and faculty appointments for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Ricco Wright, Ed. D. was named assistant professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Langston campus. Wright started teaching at the university this past August. His efforts in his first semester have already had a positive impact on the campus community.

Langston, Oklahoma - Elected officials from East Kenya visited the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research at Langston University on Oct. 31, 2014. The E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research plays an important role in improving the lives of people in developing countries. Foreign institutions continue to benefit from the training and resources made available by the Institute for Research and Extension. The officials toured the research facilities and goat farm in hopes that the University will consider investing in various projects in East Kenya.

Langston, Oklahoma – Langston University School of Education & Behavioral Sciences has received a $3000 grant from the NASA Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR) and a $9000 grant from the Oklahoma Teacher Connection.

Langston, Oklahoma – A senior English Education major at Langston University, Emmanuel Robinson, was one of 30 aspiring male teachers chosen from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the nation to attend the HBCU Male Summer Institute hosted by Winston-Salem State University. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Teacher Quality and Retention Program fund the Institute.

The Guthrie native aspires to become a high school English teacher. “I really want to teach in an urban setting and give those students the ability to compete with anyone,” said Robinson.

Langston, Oklahoma – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) partners with Langston University to monitor trends in agriculture education and the future of agriculture-related careers.

“We are ideally positioned to provide new insight into the rapidly developing field of agriculture,” said Marvin Burns, Ph. D., Dean of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Langston University.
“We are grateful for the financial support of this important research and look forward to sharing the results next year.”

On Sept. 18, 2014, Langston University hosted its annual Mr. and Miss Orange and Blue Pageant. The scholarship based pageant was created to be a feeder pageant and mentorship program for the Mr. and Miss Langston University programs.

Langston, Oklahoma – ONEOK recently pledged nearly $1.5 million to Langston University to fund projects campus-wide.

As the largest gift to date, ONEOK’s gift will fund scholarships in the Accounting Department that will be awarded to well-deserving students with financial needs. It will also fund a new professorship in the Accounting Department.