News and notes for fall semester at NSU-Broken Arrow


The fall semester is moving full steam ahead here at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow. Students are settled into their new class schedules and all of NSU’s campuses are as busy as ever.

NSU’s new president, Dr. Rodney Hanley, is already hard at work serving NSU and the surrounding campus communities.

We are excited to invite community members to meet Dr. Hanley at three welcome receptions happening this month.

The Broken Arrow welcome event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Arts @ 302 located at 302 S. Main Street here in Broken Arrow. This reception is co-sponsored by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, a valued partner to the institution.

Welcome receptions will also be held in Tahlequah on Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m. in the Armory Municipal Center at 100 N. Water Avenue and in Muskogee on Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Muskogee High School Arena at 3200 E. Shawnee Road.

NSU is thankful for our community partners and their help in hosting these events. I encourage you to stop in to one of the receptions to say hello and hear more about Dr. Hanley’s exciting plans for the future of NSU.

NSU’s 2023 homecoming festivities will take place Sept. 24-Sept 30. This year’s theme is “Welcome Back to Green Country” and celebrates the memories made by alumni and the memories that are currently being made by NSU students today.

Homecoming is a time of immense pride and joy for students, alumni, faculty and the surrounding communities. This cherished tradition brings together past and present members of the NSU family to celebrate their shared heritage, create lasting memories and strengthen the bonds that tie them to their alma mater.

It’s also time to celebrate NSU alumni. The NSU Alumni Association is proud to recognize Sara Hill ’00 and Loren Montgomery ’00 as this year’s Distinguished Alumni and Stephen Highers ’05 and Brandon Robbins ’06 as this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni.

l invite you all to make a trip to our Tahlequah campus to join us in cheering on the RiverHawks against Pittsburg State on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at Doc Wadley Stadium for the homecoming football game.

I hope the many NSU alumni here in Broken Arrow will take part in some of this year’s homecoming festivities and share some of their own NSU memories with current and future students. It is sure to be a week to remember in Green Country. To learn more about this year’s homecoming schedule, visit

With it being the season of homecoming at schools across the state, you might be thinking about how you can get started on or finish your college degree. There’s still time for you to take the first step toward joining the ranks of NSU alumni by enrolling in a course or two this semester.

The next block of 8-week classes kicks off on Monday, Oct. 9. Spots are available in a variety of course subjects including media studies, economics, education and others.

Maybe you’re ready to advance to the next level of your career with a master’s degree. NSU offers 8-week courses for masters of business administration, masters of public health and more.

Don’t wait another semester to get started on furthering your dreams. Visit to learn more about available opportunities or
to apply today.

My wish for all community members this fall is to know there is a home for you at NSU. Whether you are looking to further your own education, find partnership opportunities or simply support our mission of furthering higher education opportunities in northeast Oklahoma and beyond - we hope to see you soon.

Dan Mabery is vice president of university relations at Northeastern State University. 

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