Centralities for Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wellness Tip

— Practice yoga, tai chi and/or meditation to reduce your emotional reactivity.

Events Today  

— Farewell Reception for Nuratu Mohammed, noon, THH 121. Contact David Macey, Ph.D.

Upcoming Events

— New Banner 9, June 18. Visit the Project Web Page for details and watch for emails from Module leaders for training.

— Retirement Reception for Susan Prater and Nancy Vollertsen, 2:30-4 p.m. June 22, NUC 326.

— Student Alliance for Equality to march in the Oklahoma City LGBTQ Pride Parade, 6 p.m. June 24, corner of Classen and N.W. 39th, Oklahoma City. All are welcome. Contact David Macey, Ph.D.

— Work-Study/Departmental Tuition Waiver Workshops, 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. June 26, NUC 320B. Register online. Contact Abigail Okoe.

— Deadline to schedule a summer thesis defense, July 13. View thesis packet.

— Strength, Speed and Agility Camp for ages 8-15, 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays July 16-27. Register online. Contact Johnny Watley.

— Splash Bash, 7-9 p.m. July 19, Andy Alligator’s Water Park, 3300 Market Place, Norman. Purchase passesView a flier. Contact Jamie Hadwin.

— Deadline to register student organizations, Sept. 7. Learn more

— Read the June issue of Broncho Beat from Human Resources.


— Submit signage request forms for approval at least two weeks prior to the event date. Email ucomm@uco.edu for details.

— Centralities submissions are automatically added to UCO's master calendar, the Central app and UCONNECT.

— View the newly redesigned Inside Central, the official blog of UCO. Email blog ideas to ucomm@uco.edu.

— The university's Academic Early Referral System (AERS) is now available to faculty. For more information, email Student Success.

— For severe weather information, including a map of shelters on campus, visit the public safety website.

There are times when words seem empty
and only actions seem great.

— Woodrow Wilson

Kudos — Bryan Duke, Ph.D., recently received the Jane Morse Service Award from the Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He is director of Educator Preparation and assistant dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. The award honors those who have made significant contributions in the field of education and provided outstanding leadership and service.


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Special System Maintenance, June 17

The Office of Information Technology will perform system maintenance from 5 a.m.-noon Sunday, June 17.

During this time, UCONNECT, Banner and other UCO systems will be unavailable.

For more information regarding the monthly maintenance schedule and systems available, contact the UCO Service Desk by email or call 405-974-2255.

Annual Employee Exceptional Performance Award Nominations

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the Annual Employee Exceptional Performance Award. This award is presented by the president at Fall Forum in August and includes a $1,250 stipend. 

In response to employee feedback, this award is no longer restricted from staff at the director level or above. All staff employees who have a minimum of six months of continuous employment are eligible. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 6, and may be submitted to Mary Deter-Billings.

Chambers Library Broadcasting World Cup Games

Through the duration of the 2018 World Cup, Chambers Library will live broadcast games that occur during library hours. Games will be shown on the big screen in The Max Room on the fourth floor of Chambers Library. 

Library summer hours are:

  • 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
  • 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday;
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and,
  • Noon-9 p.m. Sunday.

All are welcome to watch as world teams compete for the coveted cup.