Get-to-Know a Broncho

Bailey Cheatham, talent acquisition specialist

What is your background?

I grew up in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma with my mother, father and three younger brothers. As a child, I was always interested in history, archaeology, mythology, astrology and art – all of which were subjects I focused my efforts on in my years attending Mustang High School.

After graduating from Mustang, I set off for Norman . . .  read more

Virtual Dare to Lead™ Registration Open

Fran Petties, director of talent development

The Talent Development department to host a virtual Dare to Lead™ Cohort for UCO faculty and staff with facilitator Linda Clark MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDTLF at a discounted price of $425. Individuals who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and a digital Dare to Lead Trained badge. The program dates are March 23, 30, and . . .  read more

Policy Changes

Mary Deter-Billings, director of employee relations and communications

Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In December 2021, the following policy change was made:

  • Personal Leave policy was updated to clarify that personal leave can be used for mental wellness.

Visit the Policy Changes page . . .  read more

If You Buy, You Must Comply

Jeff Mlekush, coordinator safety operations, Environmental Health and Safety

Tracking chemicals from delivery to disposal is a function of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). EHS tracks chemical purchases made by UCO faculty and staff using a chemical inventory management system called MSDSonline. . .  read more

What are Safety Data Sheets and Why Should I Care About Them?

Jeff Mlekush, coordinator safety operations, Environmental Health and Safety

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are documents provided by manufacturers for most products and provide users of those products with important information regarding the hazards associated with the product. SDS are standardized and contain 16 defined sections within them covering information from the name of the producer to fire-fighting procedures to disposal . . .  read more

Tech Corner: Central Tech Express

Stephanie Edwards, manager of web strategy and IT communications

The Central Tech Express has reopened on the UCO Campus. Located on the 2nd floor of the Nigh University Center, the Central Tech Express will offer services from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Powered by the UCO Office of Information Technology, the Central Tech Express will serve as a satellite office for the UCO Service Desk and offer additional . . .  read more

Staff Senate Update

Ellen Schmidt, master electrician, Mitchell Hall Theatre

Most of the Staff Senate work happens outside of our monthly meetings. Committees cast a wide net of research based on their ideas, suggestions from constituents and topics that come out of broader Senate concerns. Their work includes things like researching how other institutions function, surveying constituents, and meeting with pertinent people . . .  read more