Centralities for Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

Wellness Tip

— Supplement your diet with multi-vitamins to stay healthy and illness-free.

Events Today

— UCO performing arts tickets on sale. Learn more.

Upcoming Events 

— Leadership UCO Applications due, 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Contact Jakey Dobbs.

— Residence hall move-in day, Aug. 11. Sign up to volunteer.

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

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

— UCO faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about interprofessional education or interprofessional practice, contact Linda Sealey, Ph.D. Learn more. 

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


— 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.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
— Melody Beattie

Broncho Travels — Faculty and students from the College of Education and Professional Studies were all smiles when they arrived at Auckland International Airport in New Zealand. The group learned about the unique culture of the Maori people and visited the University of Waikato and schools in Hamilton and Tauranga. The tour was May 31-June 19.


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Child Study Center Afternoon Class Openings

The Child Study Center has openings in its afternoon class that meets from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, beginning Aug. 20. The class accepts children ages 4 and 5. If interested, contact Cristy Smith by email or call 405-974-5788.

UCO-Based U.S. Women's and Men's Sitting Volleyball Teams Compete at World Championships

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team, based at UCO, took home a third-straight silver at the World Championships July 21 in Netherlands. The U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team, also based at Central, placed eighth at World Championships, its best result ever. Read more.

OCAE 'Dance and Down Syndrome' Camp Connects Community to Dance

The UCO Oklahoma Center for Arts Education (OCAE) and Department of Dance brought dance and music excerpts from Disney’s “The Descendants” to the stage during the annual, weeklong Dance and Down syndrome Music Theatre Camp. In its 11th year, the camp offered attendees daily music classes and dance and acting rehearsals, within a fun and safe environment. Read the press release.

Employee Tuition Waiver Benefit Changes

Effective fall 2018, the tuition waiver benefit policy rules have changed. The new policy changes the benefit from a defined dollar amount to the value of eight undergraduate credit hours each academic year. Employees have flexibility on how they choose to apply this benefit to each semester and may use all of the waiver at once or spread out the credit over one academic year. The current value of eight undergraduate hours for academic year 2018-19 is $1,728.40. 

The guidelines for the policy include:

  • The benefit applies to any full-time employee after working at UCO for six months;
  • Employees may transfer this benefit to any eligible dependent with dependent verification and completion of a dependent application;
  • Employees using the benefit for their own account do not need to fill out an employee-only application unless they would like a specific way to apply the credit amount over the academic year; and,
  • All applications must be emailed to tuitionwaiverbenefit@uco.edu. No paper applications will be accepted. 

All applications for the fall 2018 semester are due by noon Friday, Aug. 10. For more information about the tuition waiver benefit and new taxation guidelines, visit the Human Resources website.