A time to give thanks at NSU-Broken Arrow


It’s hard to believe it’s already November here at Northeastern State University. The semester has flown by and before we know it, we will be celebrating fall 2023 commencement. It’s a busy time with the holidays and final exams and projects approaching, but there’s so much to be thankful for.

November is Native American Heritage Month. At NSU this time takes on a special significance, given the university's historical ties with our diverse Indigenous communities here in northeast Oklahoma.

NSU recognizes the month as an occasion to honor the profound contributions of Native American cultures, traditions and peoples to both the university and the broader community.

NSU strives year-round to support our American Indian neighbors in every way possible. Whether that be getting the degree of their dreams or completing professional development to advance in their career. Reach out today or visit Go2NSU.com to find out how we can assist with accomplishing your academic and career goals.

Veterans Day is also this month and our campus community recognizes the immense sacrifices made by veterans in service to our nation, and we take every opportunity to honor and express our appreciation for their dedication and bravery.

Whether through special events or ongoing support programs, NSU ensures that veterans are not just acknowledged, but truly embraced and valued as an integral part of our university family. We are proud to give thanks to veterans and their families, both on and off campus, for their service and unwavering commitment to the principles we hold dear. NSU is here to serve you on the next step of your academic journey.

The Office of Veterans Services offers our service members and their families assistance with using their military benefits and connects them to resources to make the most of their time on campus. Visit nsuok.edu/veterans to learn more.

All three NSU campuses will be closed Nov. 22-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

NSU is thankful for the hard work of students, faculty and staff whose dedication to excellence keeps our institution thriving. We hope this break serves as a time for some well-deserved rest, relaxation and fellowship with friends and family.

The holiday season kicks off at NSU when we return from break.

Lights On will take place on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the NSU Tahlequah campus. This beloved event features holiday performances and the illumination of the historic Seminary Hall in celebration of the season. All are invited to enjoy the sight.

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