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University Facilities on the Claremore Campus

University Facilities on the Claremore Campus

Baird Hall—Named for Ralph N. Baird, longtime mathematics professor, this building houses class-rooms for English, arts, and humanities. The Foundations Gallery, located in the art department on the first floor, regularly displays student, faculty, and guest exhibits.

Bushyhead Field House–Named for Dr. Jesse Bushyhead, Claremore physician, the recently renovated field house is the location of the Wellness Center, a fitness center designed for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and residents of Rogers County. The field house also features a basketball court.

Campus Police StationThis structure was originally constructed to provide a residence for the family of an Oklahoma Military Academy Officer. The approximately 1,500-square-foot home currently houses the Campus Police offices.

Conservation Education Reserve—A 100-acre outdoor education facility adjoining the RSU campus, the RSU Conservation Education Reserve is a joint effort by the University and the Rogers County Conservation District, in cooperation with the Department of Wildlife and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. The Texaco Foundation, founding benefactor of the reserve, has provided funds to develop five key components of the facility, including a wetlands walkway, view tower, amphitheater, dock, Challenge Course, water study labs, backyard habitat and butterfly garden, and various trails with more than 130 educational stations and exhibits.

Downs Hall—Named for Captain Walter E. Downs, Jr., son of former OMA President Col. Walter E. Downs. Captain Downs was a former cadet and a casualty of World War II. This facility serves as housing for RSU students, their spouses, and their families. The RSU Student Health Center is also located in the northeast corner of Downs Hall.

Foundation Alumni Center—Dedicated in 1983, this 2,700-square-foot building is headquarters for the Development Office, the Rogers State University Foundation, the Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Association, and the Rogers State University Alumni Association. Private funds were raised to construct the building.

Health Sciences Building—This facility houses the main office of the School of Mathematics, Science and Health Sciences, and laboratories and classrooms for the health sciences programs. It also contains several academic support programs. The building features two auditoriums, five laboratories, and a student commons area.

Herrington Hall—Named for the Herrington family including Mr. Carl G. Herrington, who served on the RSU Foundation Board of Directors. This facility houses the university’s School of Business and Technology and includes a variety of classrooms and computer labs.

Innovation CenterThe Innovation Center fosters regional economic development and address the educational needs of business and industry in northeastern Oklahoma. The 7,000-square-foot building includes incubator space for several entrepreneurial companies. The facilities provide office space and administrative resources for the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA), the Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence, SCORE, and other business support organizations.

Ledbetter Hall—Named for Col. Homer M. Ledbetter, a former president of OMA, this building is a duplicate of Downs Hall. This facility serves as housing for RSU students, their spouses, and their families.

Loshbaugh Hall—This structure houses biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics classrooms and laboratories. It is named for Alva N. Loshbaugh, former professor of chemistry.

Markham Hall—This facility houses the studios for RSU-TV and RSU Radio and business offices, and it is a one-stop center for advisement, enrollment, financial aid, counseling, and other student services. The building is named for Major General Baird H. Markham, commanding general of the 45th Division and a former member of the Board of Regents of the University. The building was completely renovated in 2002.

Meyer Hall—Named in honor of Maurice Meyer, the first Oklahoma soldier to fall in World War I, this building has been remodeled to house the Oklahoma Military Academy Museum and offices for the president and other members of the administrative staff. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pershing Hall—Named for World War I General of the Armies, this building was originally constructed as an indoor rifle range and now houses the campus print shop, mail room , and university archives.

Preparatory Hall—This domed structure, featuring a gold dome, was built in 1910 and is the oldest building on campus. This building contains the office of Academic Computing Services and the School of Liberal Arts.

RSU Child Development Center—This structure formerly housed the infirmary for Oklahoma Military Academy and is now a childcare and preschool center for children of students, staff, and faculty, as well as the general public.

RSU Radio - 91.3 FM—Located in Markham Hall, KRSC-91.3 FM, known as RSU Radio, is a public radio station licensed to Rogers State University. The station was first established in 1980 as a 10-watt station. Effective power has been increased to 3,000 watts reaching a potential audience of 1.2 million in northeastern Oklahoma. Listeners can enjoy a significant mix of free-form pop alternative music with specialty shows on rock, blues, jazz, and Celtic music.  91.3  FM  also  is  known  as  "Rogers  County Sports Radio" with comprehensive coverage of area high school football, basketball, baseball, and girl's softball. RSU Radio is an associate member of the public radio satellite system and the Oklahoma News Network. The station is a "hands on" teaching facility of the RSU communications program. The station broadcasts Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

RSU Student Apartments—This state-of-the-art, luxury residence for students on the Claremore campus opened in 2001. The facility accommodates 248 students and features four-bedroom suites, common living areas, kitchens, Internet connections in every bedroom, a swimming pool, meeting rooms, and an outdoor sand volleyball court. The facility is adjacent to the Stratton Taylor Library and other classroom buildings.

RSU-TV—Located in Markham Hall, KRSC-TV is a public educational television station licensed to Rogers State University. It is the only full-power, over-the-air broadcast television station licensed to a college or university in Oklahoma. The station began operation in 1987 as a 300,000-watt station. In 1992, a new 850-foot tower/transmitter was constructed increasing transmitting power to 2.75 million watts. KRSC-TV reaches a broadcast audience of 1.2 million viewers in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas via UHF Channel 35 and 70 cable systems. The station produces and broadcasts a significant volume of college-level telecourses, “live” interactive distance learning programming, and developmental courses from three specially equipped broadcast classrooms on campus. Additional programming, local production, and special interest features round out the lineup. RSU-TV is recognized annually for being one of the top public stations nationally in regard to volume of local production. The station is a student training facility for the RSU communications program. The station broadcasts Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to midnight.

Sculpture Lab–Constructed in 2004, the Sculpture Lab provides equipment and facilities to support students and faculty working with ceramics, pottery, and other sculptural processes.

Soldiers Field—Ideally situated in a natural depression, this facility has a 1,500-seat stadium and press box.

Stratton Taylor Library––The new $4 million Stratton Taylor Library, located in the heart of RSU’s Claremore campus, houses the university’s expanding library holdings and services. The library collection, located  on  the second and third floors, provides students with computer use areas, study spaces, reading rooms, meeting rooms, a classroom, and a coffee bar. The first floor of the building contains classrooms and offices. The state-of-the-art facility is the focal point of the Claremore campus and a center for learning and research for students and faculty alike.  Completed  in  2004,  the  library  is  named  for Sen. Stratton Taylor, President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the Oklahoma Senate and Distinguished Alumnus of RSU.

Student Union Building—The Student Union Building is home to the Rogers State University Bookstore, RSU Café, and the Student Affairs Office.

Thunderbird Hall—Dedicated to honor the war dead of Oklahoma's famous 45th Division and once a cadet lounge. Plans are to remodel this structure as a student activities center.

Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium—A 580-seat facility equipped for all types of productions, available to the public for a minimal charge. Please contact the Office of Administrative Services at (918) 343-7733 for more information.