Centralities for Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Wellness Tip

— Try to avoid microwaved food and limit junk food.

Events Today

— Those Who Can Do: UCO Art and Design Faculty Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

— Planning meeting for interprofessional education and interprofessional practice, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15, EDU 213E. Contact Linda Sealey, Ph.D. Open to UCO faculty and staff.

— College of Liberal Arts beam signing event, 3 p.m. Aug. 14.

— Interfaith Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23, Broncho Lake. Learn more.

— Brisch Center for Historical Performance Chamber Music Fundraiser, 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Learn more.

— Community Responding to International Students Program seeks families interested in a friendship program for Central’s international students. Learn more.

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

— Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System Pre-Retirement Sessions, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13. Register online.


— 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.

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

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Fall Forum, Tomorrow — Join UCO President Don Betz and Provost John Barthell, for the 2018 Faculty and Staff Fall Forum tomorrow, Aug. 14, in the Nigh University Center Grand Ballrooms. View the program.

  • 8 a.m. — Doors open. Enjoy a light breakfast, peruse information tables and connect to fellow UCO staff and faculty. Sierra Sikes, musical theatre sophomore, performs.
  • 9 a.m. — President Betz opens, Provost Barthell follows, Awards Ceremony and more.


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Welcome Home Week Schedule

The 2018 Welcome Home Week schedule has been released. Welcome Home Week is a series of events geared toward new and returning students to help kick off the new school year and encourage students to explore Central's colleges and campus. View the schedule. 

Fall Book Club Registration Opens

“The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” by Jon Meacham is President Betz’ selection for the fall book club. Registration for the book club is open. All participants receive a free hardcover book. For registration and more information, visit the website, call 405-974-3670 or email Professional Development. Limited seating available. View the announcement.

Printed 2018-19 Academic Calendars Available

Stop by University Communications in Room 201, Lillard Administration, to pick up academic calendars for a department, office or college. Or, download the PDF.

CaSTLE Program Information Session, Aug. 22

Creating a Study Tour Leadership Experience (CaSTLE) is open to full-time and adjunct faculty who are interested in learning to lead a study tour for academic credit. The program consists of several sessions related to study tour preparation. Completion of the program allows participants the opportunity to serve in internship roles on study tours being led by seasoned study tour leaders. All study tour sponsors are required to complete CaSTLE training and an internship before offering a study tour.

The first CaSTLE session will be from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Thatcher Hall, Room 114. Future session dates will be determined at the first meeting. For more information, email Randal Ice, Ph.D.

2018 Employee Hydration Challenge

The Benefits Department will host the 2018 Hydration Challenge for all full-time, benefited employees from Aug. 20-Sept. 7. Participants will be challenged to drink half of their body weight in ounces of water each day. Employees are encouraged to participate individually or as a department. All registrants will receive a 2018 Hydration Challenge water bottle. Each department that competes in the challenge will choose a “hydration champion” who will register the department in a Qualtrics survey, and five departments chosen at random will receive a lunch from Coolgreens or Zoe’s Kitchen.

For more information, email Benefits. To sign up as a department, select a hydration champion to register the department by completing the Qualtrics survey.