NOVEMBER 12, 2008


Investiture for Southeastern President Michael Turner Scheduled for Dec. 5

Photo of Southeastern president Michael Turner.
Investiture ceremony for Southeastern Oklahoma State University's 18th president, Dr. Michael Turner, will be Dec. 5, 2008.

The investiture ceremony for Dr. Michael D. Turner, Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s 18th president, will be held on Friday, December 5, in Montgomery Auditorium in Historic Morrison Hall. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m.

That evening, an Inaugural Ball (black tie optional), set for 7 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, will cap off a week full of special activities. All proceeds ($50 per person) from the Ball will go to student scholarships.

Following is the schedule of events for Investiture Week:
Monday, Dec. 1
Conversations on Leadership
11 a.m.
The Forum, Student Union, room 213
President’s Leadership Class

University Candlelighting
7 p.m.
Montgomery Auditorium, Morrison Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 2
Celebrating Our Commitment to Discovery and Learning
Faculty and student research poster presentations
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Loft, Student Union, 2nd floor
Sponsored by Academic Affairs

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Recognizing the World Beyond and the Best Within
New York Times Luncheon and Conversation, featuring Southeastern’s Dr. James Wintle, Department of Fine Arts
The Forum, Student Union, room 213
Sponsored by the New York Times and Southeastern’s Initiative for Civic Engagement

Thursday, Dec. 4
President’s Evening of the Arts
7-9 p.m.
Visual and Performing Arts Center and Art Gallery
Hosted by the Alumni Association and Investiture Committee

Friday, Dec. 5
Investiture of Dr. Michael D. Turner, 18th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University
1:30 p.m.
Montgomery Auditorium, Morrison Hall

Centennial Historical Marker Unveiling
3:30 p.m.
President’s Home
Hosted by the Centennial Committee

Inaugural Ball
7 p.m.
Visual and Performing Arts Center
Black Tie optional
Proceeds support student scholarships
Hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University