Week 12 – Lessons in Leadership – Representative Cyndi Munson

During her presentation, Cyndi discussed overcoming challenges during her road to being elected an Oklahoma state representative. What challenges have you faced in your leadership journey (or see yourself facing in the future), and how have you best met and overcome these challenges (or plan to meet them in the future)?

Tart Cherry Juice: Fad or For Real

 In today’s society, stress is an everyday occurrence that people deal with in a variety of ways, healthy or unhealthy. Chronic or long-term stress can cause many problems psychologically and physically. Having healthy ways to deal with stress is an important tool for any individual. One way to help relieve stress is to be more active in your lifestyle by exercising regularly and moving more often. While there are several different strategies and mechanisms for dealing with the effects of stress, one new method is drinking tart cherry juice. Here is a little bit of information about how tart cherry juices can affect your body. . . .  read more

Benefits of Drinking Water

November 8, 2018
By: Katie Miller

Benefits of Drinking Water

Do you struggle with your water intake? Do you know the potential benefits that water can do for your body? Below are just a handful of reasons why you should up your water game!

  • Increased Brain Power
  • Increased Energy
  • Flush out Toxins
  • Prevents Headaches
  • Improves Heart Health
  • Better Mood
  • Increased Digestion
  • Maximize Physical Performance

All of these positive outcomes of drinking water could be the difference in having bad day and having a great day. An improved mood and increased energy? Bring on the work week! . . .  read more

4 Ways to Boost Fitness Motivation

11/13/18   By: Ashli Gissandaner

Start with small goals

 You can still reach larger goals by getting to them in smaller increments. You do not have to limit yourself in order to do so. For example: instead of trying to lose 15 pounds at once, start small with only trying to lose 5 pounds every so often to get to 15.

Reward Yourself

 Creating an incentive can help accomplish your goals. Those new pair of shoes you may want are only an exercise session away! Plus, this is motivating and rewards add a level of fun to exercise. . . .  read more

An ancient remedy to modern complaints

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the use of cold instruments such as ice or water as a way to treat injury or inflammation. According to the Dermatology Journal, cryotherapy dates back to the times of the ancient Egyptians and has evolved over the years to what we know it as today.  Even certain cultures in Europe still participate in cold-plunging each year when the waters temperature drops below freezing.  Cryotherapy consists of applying ice directly to the affected area or immersing the affected area or even the whole body into cold water. Now there are also whole body cryotherapy machines that are used to immerse your body in cold temperatures as seen on the right. . . .  read more

A Simple Remedy to Help Reduce Lower Back Pain

by: Justin Brous

According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80%, or four out of every five adults will experience some form of back pain throughout their lifetime. That is a staggering number that people should be more aware of in order to take the initiative into preventing future problems with chronic back pain. The Mayo Clinic advises these factors as an effective way to prevent lower back pain which include exercise, especially the strengthening and improving flexibility of abdominal and back muscles, maintaining a healthy weight and the cessation of cigarette smoking. Below are four exercises that improve strength and/or flexibility of you core muscles to promote reduction in lower back pain. . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Kevin Bergquist

As a Graphic Designer at Fulton Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN, alumnus Kevin Bergquist demonstrates the skills he gained from the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design in his daily work.

Bergquist graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Illustration. Since then, he has used his educational experiences throughout his career, working independently as a screenprinter and freelance designer before beginning his current position at Fulton Brewing Company as a full-time Graphic Designer. His daily work involves designing anything from packaging to web graphics to posters for the company, providing ample opportunities to flex his creative muscles. . . .  read more

Message from the Dean – November 12, 2018

First some good news:

Breanna Shellhorse is an ACM@UCO senior from Claremore, Oklahoma. She will be embarking on a prestigious weeklong internship at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this January. The internship is through the Creative Mind Group which fosters opportunities for aspiring film professionals to prove their skills and value by interning with film studios, production companies, talent agencies, public relation firms and media outlets who can launch their careers. Congratulations Breanna! . . .  read more