College of Liberal Arts News

Hunter's Work Featured

Splash 19: Illusion of Light, features a watercolor painting created by Professor of Art, Lance Hunter. Late July, North Light Books published his painting, “Ephemeral”, in the newest book in the Best of Watercolor series. This is the fourth consecutive year that Hunter has had work selected by the Splash editorial staff from international submissions. The current issue of Watercolor Artist magazine (October) also features “Ephemeral” in an ad promoting Splash 21.

Lance Hunter is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Hunter has received awards in national and international watercolor exhibitions. He has exhibited oil paintings in the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition and in the Southern Representational Painters National Exhibition. His oil paintings have been published in International Artist magazine and in American Art Collector magazine several times. 




Center for Women's Studies Relocates

Dr. Suzanne Farmer, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Jennifer Edwards, Professor of Sociology, co-hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center for Women’s Studies. The Center has now been officially established in its new location at the Woods House. NSU Alumnus Dr. Isabel Baker was the keynote speaker for the event and Chief Bill John Baker presented the Center with a framed print outlining notable Oklahoma female leaders.

The Center for Women’s Studies honors NSU’s heritage as the location of the former Cherokee National Female Seminary and the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Founded in 2013, the Center for Women’s Studies supports many of Northeastern State University’s core values and goals through both an academic minor and programming that promotes an environment of learning and discovery, full inclusion, civic engagement, and it also encourages global knowledge and cultural sensitivity.



Whitekiller Awarded Fulbright

Dr. Whitekiller was awarded the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to serve as a Research Chair in Indigenous Studies in Canada. She also was granted a one-year sabbatical from NSU. She will be conducting research to provide insight into the cultural factors and coping mechanisms of Aboriginal peoples in college retention and completion. Dr. Whitekiller plans to recruit aboriginal elders as co-facilitators  for the focus group process at both Vancouver Island University and Dalhousie University.

Whitekiller, named Canada's Vancouver Island University Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair and held audience with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Canada's Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs. Dr. Whitekiller was asked to discuss how large historic institutions can become more amicable and inclusive to women and racial minorities.