Good Sport 101

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You’ve gotten involved. You’ve shown your school spirit. Now, it’s time to be a good sport and support your fellow Bronchos through UCO Athletics!

We asked UCO Athletics about the ins-and-outs of supporting student-athletes, and here’s what they had to say.

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Did you know that the Bronchos have won 19 national titles? In fact, Central’s rowing team won UCO’s latest national championship just last year. The Bronchos have high-quality teams in numerous sports, so chances are that there’s a UCO team out there competing for a title in your favorite sport. . . .  read more

Connect to Central: Get Involved!

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One of the best ways to make the most of your time at Central is to get involved. We’ve got more than 200 student organizations, so there’s something for everyone.

But how do we find out about all of these organizations?

Great question! At the Student Involvement Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018 around Broncho Lake (or in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms if there’s rain), a wide variety of Central’s student organizations will be on display to showcase what they’ve got to offer and to answer any questions you may have. . . .  read more

Reading Rainbow: Spreading Joy Through Literacy

A group of UCO students stands in front of a library in Gulu, Uganda.

As a college student in America, at any given moment, there is probably at least one book in your backpack, not to mention the countless books on shelves in your home. Now, imagine wanting to read, but not having the resources to do so.

A group of UCO students stands in front of a library in Gulu, Uganda.
The group of Central students stands in front of the library in Gulu, Uganda where they made improvements.

This summer, as part of a study tour, a group of UCO students traveled more than 8,000 miles across the world to serve the Ugandan community and provide maintenance for a new library that had been built at the St. Monica vocational school in Gulu, Uganda. This library was built thanks to the generous support of the UCO community. Last semester, the same group of students hosted a gala and organized a T-shirt fundraiser for St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Centre, with the help of Sister Rosemary, the director of the center, all to assist with literacy efforts in the area. The St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Centre is a safe-haven for young women who have been subjected to horrors such as abduction, torture and more, as well as being forced to injure or kill family members while serving as soldiers in Kony’s army against their will. . . .  read more

UCO Students Dance Their Way to a Better World

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University of Central Oklahoma students are brushing up on all of the latest moves for participation in BronchoThon, an 8-hour dance marathon dedicated to the many children who are assisted by Children’s Miracle Network. BronchoThon is UCO’s version of popular dance marathons done by universities throughout the nation. BronchoThon is new to UCO this semester, taking the place of Spring Sing, and will generate awareness and financial support for the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation, an affiliate of the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. BronchoThon will include musical entertainment, student-led activities, refreshments and, of course, dancing. At the end, everyone will celebrate the total amount of money raised. . . .  read more

Celebrating Diversity in Scholarship

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Captured in two of Central’s six tenets, global and cultural competencies and research, scholarly and creative activities are prevalent throughout the UCO campus, in both curricular and extra-curricular settings. However, one student group is celebrating its diversity, while promoting research, scholarship and creativity.

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-10-55-02-amDiverse Student Scholars (DSS) is a group comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students at Central, who collaborate to conduct, present and share scholarly research to the academic community and beyond. Dr. Jeanetta Sims, assistant dean for Central’s Jackson College of Graduate Studies and a tenured associate professor in the marketing department in Central’s College of Business, began DSS in the fall of 2007, her first semester of teaching at UCO. . . .  read more