Feature Story: Acknowledging the Hard Days

Erika Cerda, Director of Employee Relations 

Today was a hard day.  

I’ve been saying that a lot lately. I feel unsettled, slightly outside of myself. Have you convinced yourself you have COVID-19 during an Oklahoma allergy attack yet? Just me? Are you super drained by all of the bright-siding and encouragement to use this time as a personal growth project? Confused about whether . . .  read more

Broncho Brag

Congrats, Justine!

Justine Kendall and her husband welcomed their first baby girl, Hendrie Kate Kendall, into the world April 8, 2020. 

Get-to-Know a Broncho

What is your background? 

Before working at UCO I worked at Managed IT Services managing, monitoring and maintaining various business networks.  This allowed me to get my hands on differing networks of varying sizes and increased my hardware and software knowledge exponentially.     

Tell me how you first got involved at . . .  read more

Don’t Let Teleworking Stunt Your Professional Growth

Fran Petties, Director of Talent Development 

Now that many UCO employees are starting to settle into working remotely, the HR Talent Development team would like to encourage you to build time for professional development into your daily work schedule. There are numerous ways to develop and enhance your skills while working remotely. Many departments across campus have been . . .  read more

Time for a Vacation?

Katie Saylor, Benefits Specialist

We’re 5 months in to 2020, and things have never been crazier. Possibly the perfect time for a staycation? I think so—especially for employees who have maxed out their vacation accrual. Take a minute to check your leave hours and remember that employees are strongly encouraged to take at least one consecutive, weeklong vacation . . .  read more

Tech Corner

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications

The Office of Information Technology, in coordination with UCO Esports, assisted in planning and supporting a high school esports recruitment event in March, in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms on Central’s campus. The single-elimination tournaments, which spanned multiple video game titles, and community events was marketed to Edmond . . .  read more

UCO Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association Announces Virtual Events

Jakey Dobbs, Learning Innovation Architect 

The UCO Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association (UCOYP) serves as a resource group to connect and support professionals in their careers at UCO through networking, professional development and community engagement opportunities. UCOYP is open to any employee at UCO, no matter their age or experience level.  

A list of upcoming virtual . . .  read more

Staff Senate Update

Dawn Kaiser, Manager of Inventory and Receiving

The UCO Staff Senate met Tuesday, April 7 via videoconference. SSP 2019/2020-002:  Chosen Name Policy was presented to the Senate for debate. The proposal was voted on and passed unanimously. You can view this proposal in its entirety on the Staff Senate . . .  read more