This article, written by Scott Puryear,
appeared in the the Guymon Daily Herald on August
4, 2004, and is used here with permission.
at OPSU set to begin
By Scott Puryear
Guymon Daily Herald
It might seem that it was but yesterday
when that timid little five year old went off to kindergarten,
and now, grown to a young man or young woman, they are
heading off to college . . . and the world.
Time passes so quickly
young people will, sure enough, be tomorrow’s leaders.
mission is to prepare young people for the future, and
for many of them, that future begins on August 18th, when
fall semester classes start. For many freshmen, the transition
is a fun time, and for sure, a great experience. For others,
however, it might be just a bit stressful.
In order to make things just a little
easier for everyone, the University is offering a pre-enrollment
clinic on the Goodwell campus on Thursday, August 12. The
event will begin at 9:00 a.m.
At the clinic, students enrolling for
the fall will have the opportunity to work with OPSU faculty
and staff and have their questions answered concerning
things like the enrollment process itself, campus housing,
financial aid, and coursework advisement.
Students will have
the opportunity to get virtually everything done in a
single day – enrollment,
ID cards, yearbook photographs, and they can even pick
up their text books.
All incoming students are reminded to
have their official high school transcripts, (college transcripts
if they have attended another school), and ACT and/or SAT
State University calls itself the friendliest campus
in the Southwest, and all incoming students are invited
to campus on the 12th for the clinic (and a buffet lunch
will be provided). This fall should be a wonderful experience
for everyone, especially the freshman and transfer students.
The rest of the students and the faculty are eager to
get back into the classroom, the grounds and maintenance
group at the school has worked hard to get the facilities
ready and it won’t be
long before the exciting Aggie football team takes the
field for their first game (on August 28th).
Time flies, summer is turning into fall,
football is coming, classes are starting within two weeks
and . . . the future is nearly here.