Cherokee National Seminary - Indian Territory


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    Cherokee National Seminary - Indian Territory

    Post by Admin on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:30 am

    "Northeastern State University (NSU) is a public university with its main campus located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. Northeastern's home, Tahlequah, is also the capital of The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. The University also has two other campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow.


    The school was founded on May 7, 1851 as the Cherokee National Female Seminary. On March 6, 1909, the State Legislature of Oklahoma passed an act providing for the creation and location of Northeastern State Normal School at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and for the purchase form the Cherokee Tribal Government of the building, land, and equipment of the Cherokee Female Seminary. In the 1950s Northeastern emerged as a comprehensive state college, broadening its curriculum at the baccalaureate level to encompass liberal arts subjects and adding a fifth year program designed to prepare master teachers for elementary and secondary schools. In 1974, the Oklahoma Legislature authorized that the name of the institution be changed from Northeastern State Normal School to Northeastern Oklahoma State University and then again in 1985 to Northeastern State University. Northeastern is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Oklahoma as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning west of the Mississippi River.[3] Today NSU is the fourth largest University in Oklahoma.[4]

    Tahlequah Campus

    The Tahlequah campus, which spans over 200 acres (0.81 km2), rests on the grounds of the Cherokee Female Seminary. The original building for the seminary is still in use, and now known as Seminary Hall. The campus consists of a multitude of different buildings with classroom, laboratory, residential, and athletic facilities. Recent years have witnessed the construction of a $10 million Science Center which was funded by a bond issued by the University.[5] NSU boasts the only College of Optometry in Oklahoma, and the largest enrollment of Native American students of any public institution of higher education by both percentage and amount.[6] NSU offers 69 undergraduate degrees, 18 graduate degrees, and 13 pre-professional programs in five colleges (Business & Technology, Liberal Arts, Education, Optometry, and Health & Science Professions). The student-to-faculty ratio is 26 to 1 and in the Spring of 2008 the total enrollment for the Tahlequah Campus was 6,216.[7] There is also a distance learning program, where students who cannot attend the university due to work or family obligations can complete courses via the Internet or videoconferencing."

    A few of my relatives went to school/graduated from here including Monroe Calvin Keys & his wife Lucy Lowrey Hoyt Keys. They graduated in 2/1885.

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