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Katie Barton

Media Coordinator, Northeastern State University

Location icon United States

Finding a fresh, new way to communicate an old idea is one of my favorite creative challenges.

I’m a strong writer who is known for creating well-developed editorial plans and keeping my projects highly organized. I’ve proven these strengths as media coordinator for Northeastern State University and as editor of a weekly newspaper.

I know how to write content that’s effective: 100 percent of the press releases I sent to the media in 2019 were picked up by at least one media outlet; more than 70 percent were picked up by two or more outlets.

I’m experienced in translating dense, academic writing and technical jargon into language that’s easy to understand and fun to read.

Portfolio
Imprints - alumni magazine
12/01/2019
To Tahlequah and Beyond

(FEATURE) - The stars are the limit for this pair of NSU alumni. Jason Ford and Lesli Lewis work together as exhibit maintenance techs at the Kennedy Space Center.

Imprints - alumni magazine
12/01/2019
Winning and Empowering

(FEATURE ) - NSU graduate student Karen Iverson documented her breast cancer battle in a journal that she has now published to help others dealing with the disease.

Imprints - alumni magazine
12/01/2019
2019 Alumni Honorees

(FEATURE) - Retired Psychologist Dr. Lahoma Schultz and Deputy Attorney General for Cherokee Nation Chrissi Nimmo were honored during NSU's 2019 homecoming celebration. Read how NSU prepared them for careers they love.

Imprints - alumni magazine
07/01/2019
Okie Nomads

(FEATURE) - Zach and Rachael Elseman were on track to achieve the American dream: they had college degrees, steady jobs and a nice house on a quiet street. Then one day they quit their jobs, rented out their house and moved into a bus.

Imprints - alumni magazine
07/01/2019
Bridging Continents

(FEATURE) - Instead of new international students moving to Oklahoma, faculty members involved in this innovative program are the ones packing their bags and leaving the comforts of home—at least in the beginning.

Imprints - alumni magazine
07/01/2019
Coming Home

(FEATURE) - NSU's new head football coach already has deep ties to the university. He's an alumnus who played on the 1994 national championship team, and he's the son of the winningest head football coach in the school's history.

Imprints - alumni magazine
12/01/2019
Crafting their own path

(FEATURE) - Gone are the days when flipping hamburgers was the best option for earning extra cash as a college student. These two students are using social media to pursue passions, start businesses and fund their education.

Development Annual Report
05/01/2019
Making Sense of Cents

(FEATURE) - This scholarship is teaching students personal finance skills -- like how to navigate a budget and shop for a car.

Imprints - NSU Alumni Magazine
12/01/2018
2018 Alumni Honorees

(FEATURE) - During the 2018 homecoming celebration, NSU honored three inspiring alumni: A political leader, a research scientist, and an ATF Special Agent. They share their journey to success in these features.

eNSUre
07/01/2018
Vercruyssen finds his place at NSU

(FEATURE) - A nontraditional student describes how he was pulled back to school and how scholarships made his goals possible.

eNSUre
07/01/2018
Leading the Class

(FEATURE) - As she prepares for her first year of teaching, a recent alumna shares how scholarships improved her college experience.

Imprints - Northeastern State University Alumni Magazine
12/01/2017
Generating STEAM

(NEWS) - Innovation is picking up STEAM in the Northeastern State University College of Education with the opening of its STEAM Maker Lab.

Imprints - Northeastern State University Alumni Magazine
12/01/2017
Connecting Continents

(FEATURE) - A professor is using his online classroom to reach doctors in rural Africa. Read how he's teaching around the globe without leaving his office in Oklahoma.

Christian County Headliner News
06/14/2013
80 pounds less: Republic man changes lifestyle, changes life

(FEATURE) - Eric Lair reached a turning point March 15, 2010. That's the day Lair decided to take advantage of an Anytime Fitness membership discount at the Republic Business Expo. He weighed 280 pounds.