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Langston University
Langston University seal
Langston University seal

Motto: Education for Service
Established: March 12, 1897 (1897-03-12)
Type: Public
Land-grant
HBCU
President: Dr. JoAnn Haysbert
Students: 3,922
Location: Langston, Oklahoma,
United States
Campus: Rural
Former names: Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University
Colors: Navy Blue and Orange
         
Nickname: Lions
Athletics: NCAA
Affiliations: Red River Athletic Conference
Website: www.lunet.edu
Image:Langstonuniversitylogo.png

Langston University is an institution of higher learning located in Langston, Oklahoma, USA. It is the only historically black college in the state, and the westernmost historically black college in the United States. Though located in a rural setting just 10 miles east of Guthrie, Langston also serves an urban mission with University Centers in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are American institutions which have been designated by a Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Langston is a town located in Logan County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are settled places outside towns and cities. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Navy blue is an especially dark shade of the color blue. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... The Red River Athletic Conference is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Langston is a town located in Logan County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Guthrie is a city in Logan County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metroplex. ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ...

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History

Langston University is named for John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), civil rights pioneer, first African American member of Congress from Virginia, founder of the Howard University Law School, and American consul-general to Haiti. The school was founded in 1897 and was known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University. John Mercer Langston John Mercer Langston (December 14, 1829–November 15, 1897) was born in Louisa County, Virginia. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Howard University (HU) is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Washington, D.C., United States. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Academics

The University offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. It is known as a leader in the field of agricultural research, and hosts the internationally recognized E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research. LU has nearly 4,000 students from all 50 states and several foreign countries representing the most diverse student body at an Oklahoma college[citation needed]. An associate degree is an academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... // An academic discipline, or field of study, is a branch of knowledge which is taught or researched at the college or university level. ... This article is about the domestic species. ...


The university was accredited with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2005.[1] Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ...


Student activities

The student life at Langston University garnered the attention of BET and the second season of the reality television show College Hill was filmed there.

The university boasts one of the nation's top choral programs[citation needed] and its nearly 150 piece show band is sought after for bowl games, parades, government ceremonies and marching competitions across the nation and abroad[citation needed].
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Notable alumni

Name Class year Notability Reference
Bessie Coleman The first African American woman pilot and the first American woman to obtain an International Pilot's license. Coleman enrolled in 1910, but because of a lack of funds, she only completed one term [2]
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Langston graduates who stood at the forefront of the fight to integrate historically white law schools in the South
Dr. William H. Hale Past President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Nathan Hare wrote the conceptual proposal for the first department of black studies and was the first person hired to coordinate a black studies program in the United States.
Marques Haynes starred in basketball and football at Langston before going on to captain the Harlem Globetrotters and induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame
Dr. Ernest L. Hollaway Past President Langston University
Dr. Henry Ponder Past President of Fisk University, Talladega College, Benedict College, NAFEO and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) Bessie Queen Bess Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926), was the first African American woman to become an airplane pilot, and the first American woman to hold an international pilot license. ... Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (February 8, 1924 - October 18, 1995) Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma she was the daughter of a minister. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Dr. Nathan Hare On April 9, 1933 in Slick, Oklahoma Nathan Hare was ushered into this world. ... African American studies, or Black studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of African Americans. ... Marques Haynes (October 3, 1926 – ) is a former pro basketball player and member of the Harlem Globetrotters. ... For the animated television series, see Harlem Globetrotters (TV series). ... For Womens Basketball Hall of Fame, see Womens Basketball Hall of Fame. ... Henry Ponder Henry Ponder (b. ... {{THESE FOOLS GOT OWNED Hermosa, Herman and Jefferson Sts. ... Talladega College is Alabamas oldest private, historically black, liberal arts college. ... Benedict College is an historically African-American liberal arts college located in Columbia, South Carolina. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  2. ^ Texas Roots - BessieColeman.com

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • www.lunet.edu Official web site
  • Oklahoma Higher Education Institution Fact Sheet
  • LUoldschool.com
  • John Mercer Langston
  • E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research
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Langston University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Langston University is an institution of higher learning located in Langston, Oklahoma, USA.
Langston University is named for John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), civil rights pioneer, first African American member of Congress from Virginia, founder of the Howard University Law School, and American consul-general to Haiti.
The University boasts one of the nation's top choral programs and its nearly 200 piece show band is sought after for bowl games, parades, government ceremonies and marching competitions across the nation and abroad.
John Mercer Langston (886 words)
John Mercer Langston, a graduate of Oberlin College and Oberlin resident for 15 years, was a fl leader of conviction and influence, a visionary reformer, and an accomplished statesman and lawyer.
Langston was born free in 1829 in Louisa County Virginia, the youngest of four children.
Langston married Caroline Wall, a senior in the literary department at Oberlin, settled in Brownhelm, OH and established a law practice.
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