Centralities for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Events Today

— "Women Who Dared to Survive" luncheon, noon-1 p.m., NUC 213. For more information and to view a complete list of Women Who Dared events, contact Tess Bromme at 974-3626 or woc@uco.edu.

— VP of administration faculty/staff forum for Stanley Sieg, 1:30 p.m., LAR Pegasus Theater.

— "Utilizing Library Resources in Your Online Course with eLearning Librarian Deborah Thompson," 2-4 p.m., THH 310. Register online.

— UCO's Fencing Club meets from 4-6 p.m. each Monday at Wantland Gym. The club provides all equipment and training. Contact John Bowen, Ph.D., at jbowen@uco.edu or Darian DeBolt, Ph.D., at ddebolt@uco.edu.

— Presentation, question-and-answer session by John Limbert, Ph.D., 34-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and former U.S. Ambassador to Iran, 5:30 p.m., NUC Ballroom C.

— S.T.A.R.S Multicultural Honor Society's "Feast Like Stars," 6 p.m., NUC 201. The free event will feature dishes from a variety of cultures and ethnic groups. For more information, email starsuco@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

— "Stereotypes in the Media" discussion, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, NUC 312.

— Graduate Council meeting, 3 p.m. Tuesday, NUC 404.

— Student Alliance for Equality's BGLTQ trivia competition, 7 p.m. Tuesday, NUC 213. Contact SAFE faculty adviser J. David Macey Jr., Ph.D., at 974-5641 or dmacey@uco.edu.

— 5th Street Jazz Collective featuring guest trombonist John Fedchock, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jazz Lab. Read more.

— Students for an Accessible Society is selling "Okarche Cinnamon Rolls and Cookies." To order, contact Tracey Romano at tromano@uco.edu or Mark Maddy, Ed.D., at mmaddy@uco.edu by Wednesday. Delivery will be before Thanksgiving.

— Wednesday Wellness Walks to Sprouts Farmers Market, 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. each Wednesday, starting from the west side of Old North. To register, email Emilee Bounds at ebounds@uco.edu. Participants will be sent a liability waiver to complete and return. For more information, call Bounds at 974-3119.

— Native American Heritage Month kicks off with a free lunch event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Broncho Lake. Later in the day, everyone is invited to attend a workshop at 6 p.m. in Room 202, Nigh University Center, to learn how to make various Native American crafts and Indian fry bread. View a complete list of the month's events here

— Passport to Japan lecture on the Japanese education system, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, EDU 115. Contact Wayne Stein, Ph.D., at wstein@uco.edu with questions.

— Native American Heritage Month craft, cooking workshop, 6 p.m. Thursday, NUC 202. View a complete list of the month's events here

— "Desi Night," hosted by the Indian Student Association, 7-10 p.m. Thursday, NUC Ballrooms. For more information, call 209-8165.

— "Making Your Online Courses ADA Accessible," 2-4 p.m. Friday, NUC. 322. Register online.

— Application deadline for the Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition is Friday. The qualifying round will be Nov. 14, with a final round on Jan. 24, 2014. First-place prize is $500 cash; second-place prize is $250; and third-place prize is $150. Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 974-3588.

Applications for Alternative Spring Break are due by 5 p.m. Friday. Also, organizers also seek faculty and staff advisers. Contact Rachel Winters at rparks2@uco.edu, 974-2623 or in NUC 212.

— Chambers Library is hosting a Book Spine Poetry Contest. Cash prizes up to $300 will be awarded. Entries are due Friday. Read more.

— Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Hamilton Field House lawn.

— Saturday Afternoon Live, 2-4 p.m. each Saturday, The Paramount701 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City.

— Screenwriting Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. each Saturday, The Paramount701 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City.

— College of Fine Arts and Design Chamber Orchestra performance, 3 p.m. Sunday, Armstrong Auditorium, 14400-B S. Bryant Road. Read more.

— "Making Your Online Courses ADA Accessible," 9-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, NUC 322. Register online.

— Veteran's Day ceremony, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Old North Amphitheater. The first 100 attendees will receive a free UCO fleece ear band. Call 974-3686 or email VetHERO@uco.edu.

— Veteran's Day tribute by Professor Emeritus Bill Van Osdol, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Evans Hall Great Room.

— Open-to-the-public lecture by guest artist Gina Adams, M.F.A., 5-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, EDU 115. Read more.

— 2013 Years of Service Celebration, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, NUC Grand Ballroom. View a list of honorees.

— UCO Society of Gentlemen and Scholars, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, NUC 19th Hole. Visit's the group's Facebook page, or reach them on Twitter (@UCO_Gentlemen). Contact club president James Turnbow at jturnbow@uco.edu.

— 38th Annual International Festival, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 14, NUC Ballrooms.

— Registration is now open for the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Fall 2013 Conference, Nov. 15 in the Nigh University Center. Cost is $100, or $45 for students. Register online

— Disability Support Services asks the UCO community to provide input on a short, 10-minute questionnaire about interactions with, and perceptions of, the office's work. Please take the appropriate survey by Nov. 15: Faculty survey; Dean, director and department head survey; or Student survey.

— Free OTRS retirement planning seminar, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 16, Renaissance Cox Business and Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City. Pre-registration is required at http://ok.gov/trs/.

— Language and Linguistics Student Conference, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, NUC. Learn more online.

— Prints of artwork by Japanese-American artist Roger Shimomura are on display through Nov. 22 in the south elevator lobbies on the first and second floors of Chambers Library.

— Graduate Council meeting, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, NUC 404.

— President’s Club Children’s Christmas Party, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 5, NUC Ballrooms.

— Toys for Tots campaign, daily through Dec. 6. Collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be across campus. Contact Police Services at 974-2345 or Aviva Krause with Student Veterans of America at 974-5570.

— The deadline to drop dependents who gain coverage through the federal marketplace exchange is Dec. 10.

— College of Education and Professional Studies commencement, 1 p.m. Dec. 13.

— Jackson College of Graduate Studies commencement, 5 p.m. Dec. 13.

— College of Business, and College of Fine Arts and Design commencement, 10 a.m. Dec. 14.

— College of Liberal Arts, and College of Mathematics and Science commencement, 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

— Deadline is Jan. 15 to apply for one of two $1,000 book, material grants. Guidelines are available online.

— Graduate Council meeting, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, NUC 404.

— Graduate Council meeting, 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, NUC 404.


— Visit Campus Activities, NUC 424, to purchase for $5 a Homecoming T-shirt on a first-come, first-served basis.

— Apple recently released new updates to iLife, iWork and the core OS X (Mavericks). OIT asks that you do not download these updates to university-owned computers with an Apple ID until further notice. For more information, contact the UCO Service Desk at support@uco.edu.

— Contact the Mercy Clinic at 974-3115 to verify the arrival of additional vaccine before visiting the clinic for a flu shot.

— The Central Pantry is in dire need of canned fruit; canned meat; men’s deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and body wash; peanut butter; size 1 diapers; and paper, plastic or reusable cloth bags. Bring donations to NUC 212.

— Flu shot availability, 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, WEL 105. Contact the Mercy Clinic at UCO at 974-3115, or visit the clinic's website.

Become a free member of the Council on Undergraduate Research online. After entering name and title, be sure to select University of Central Oklahoma from the "Select Institution" drop-down menu to receive a free membership. Then, complete the form.

— CeCE is offering in-office, in-department "Making Your Courses Accessible" training by appointment. Contact Milissa Copeland at 974-3584 or mcopeland9@uco.edu.

— Central's Council on Family Relations needs headphones and MP3 players donations. Bring them to HES 100. Visit MusicandMemory.org or contact Glee Bertram, Ph.D., at gbertram@uco.edu.

— To schedule instruction library instruction, contact Jean Longo at 974-2874 or schedule a session online. Learn more.

— Free hearing screenings, evaluations and hearing aid counseling are available at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Library. Call 974-5419.

"A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us."
W.H. Auden


Students Recycle Vinyl Banners, Create New Designs — Susan Miller, Ph.D., recently asked students in her Creative Problem Solving class to recycle old vinyl banners into clothing designs. Their work in on display on the first floor of Human Environmental Sciences. 


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New Broncho Beat Available

The November 2013 issue of Broncho Beat is now available. Don’t miss the new column "Have You Heard?" or the important reminder from Payroll Services about W-2 mailing addresses. 

'Are you Hireable?' Career Chats Luncheon, Tuesday

Join Career Services for a free Career Chats lunch and learn about skills that are demanded by employers in every career at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 202, Nigh University Center.

Participants will learn how to emphasize their transferable/soft skills and how they contribute to ensuring job fit.

Career Chat seminars enable students to fine-tune job search skills and prepare for internships, employment and/or graduate/professional school opportunities. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Lunch is provided by Career Services. For more information, contact Career Services at 974-3346, careers@uco.edu or in Room 338, Nigh University Center.

Auditions for SAFE Talent Show Announced

Auditions for the Student Alliance for Equality's (SAFE) annual SAFE Talent Show will be at the following times:

  • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 104, Music; and,
  • Noon-2 p.m. Saturday in Pegasus Theater, Liberal Arts.

The talent show will be Tuesday, Nov. 19. For further information, please contact SAFE faculty adviser J. David Macey, Ph.D., at 974-5641 or dmacey@uco.edu.

Tornado Shelter Petition-Signing Events Announced

The American Democracy Project is sponsoring a petition drive to get a state question on the November 2014 ballot. The drive focuses on the use of the state franchise tax to pay the interest on state bonds that would be used to build tornado shelters in Oklahoma's public schools.

Petition-signing times are 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5 and 12, across from the Nigh University Center food court.

Contact Elizabeth Overman, Ph.D., at 974-5530 or eoverman@uco.edu to participate in drive or for more information.

'Nothin’ Betta than Operetta,' Nov. 12-14

"Nothin’ Betta than Operetta" will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 at the Jazz Lab. The program will cover lesser-known operettas including excerpts from Leonard Berstein’s "Candide" and Johann Strauss’ "Die Fledermaus." Tickets are $5 at the door and may be purchased with cash or check only. Read more