Technology in the News

The tech industry is experiencing a worldwide shortage of technology parts. These parts include base components in nearly all technologies you encounter on a daily basis. In a recent Forbes article on the semiconductor shortages, Forbes noted how much we rely on these technologies in everything from . . .  read more

Feature Story: Progress is Happening at UCO

Dr. Rebecca Quoss-Moore, LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Association

As of July, the university has successfully worked with Paycom to streamline the process for faculty, staff and student employees to ensure their name and pronouns are correctly indicated in Paycom systems. While the Paycom options have placed some restraints on our ability to use the most accurate language, faculty, staff and . . .  read more

Broncho Brags

Congratulations, Sarah!

Liam Matthew Ward was born Thursday, June 17 at 12:56 p.m. at 6 pounds, 6 ounces and 19.25 inches long. Liam was welcomed with love by Bradley, Sarah and big sister, Ryleigh. 

Way to go, Allison and Beth!

Congratulations to HRIS and operations specialists Allison Penn-Franklin and Beth Poston on passing their associate Professional Human Resources . . .  read more

Get-to-Know a Broncho: Katie Timmerman

Katie Timmerman, Communications and Operations Manager

What is your background?  

I was born into a military (Navy) family in Norfolk, Virginia, and moved around quite a bit as a child. I’ve lived on the west coast and east coast, as well as the south, the midwest and the southwest. However, I spent the majority of my childhood in Michigan, and that’s where I consider myself “from”. . . .  read more

Defining the Promotion Process

Paige Buchanan, recruitment specialist

Managing a promotion process effectively is one of the ways we can drive success at UCO. There are copious amounts of research that prove just how important it is to not only promote, but to ensure that the process is managed well. According to a study from the Harvard Business Review, when people believe promotions are managed effectively, . . .  read more

Tech Corner: Two-Factor Authentication Coming Soon

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of IT Communications and Web Strategy

The UCO Office of Information Technology is continuing to improve and enhance security features for university systems. OIT has initiated the deployment of DUO Security, two-factor authentication software, that will be applied to systems that authenticate using the university’s Single Sign-On processes (CAS and ADFS) such as VPN, email, Microsoft . . .  read more

Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, professor of Organizational Leadership, Adult Education and Safety Sciences

The UCO Faculty Senate typically holds meetings the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. The fall meetings for 2021 begin the second Thursday of September, Sept. 8. Due to fall break, the October meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12 (Pending Faculty Senate approval). The November meeting is Nov 11 and in December . . .  read more

Staff Senate Update

Ellen Schmidt, master electrician, Mitchell Hall Theater

Staff Senate officers were elected (president, vice president, secretary/treasurer) and appointed (parliamentarian, webmaster/historian). The 2021-2022 Executive Committee for Staff Senate is: 

  • President – Adri Edwards-Johnson, representative from Information Technology  
  • Vice-President – Jakey Dobbs, representative from Academic Affairs
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Tracey Romano, representative from Academic Affairs  
  • Parliamentarian – Taylor Baird, representative from Enrollment and Student Success  
  • Webmaster/Historian – Ellen Schmidt, representative from Academic Affairs  
  • Past President – Scott DeBoard, representative from Finance and Operations   

Staff Senate committee assignments have been made and committee chairs were named. The 2021-2022 committee chairs . . .  read more