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Message from the Dean – May 14, 2018

First some good news: ACM@UCO Business Development Center manager Derek Brown and The Flaming Lips have been nominated for a Tony Award for the SpongeBob Broadway musical! Department of Art faculty member, Michael Litzau was awarded an Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) Creative Projects Grant! Now a story: The most important stories are the ones voiced by […]

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Message from the Dean – May 7, 2018

First some good news: Summer is here. For many faculty this means an opportunity to reflect, invigorate, and re-engage with personal creative interests. We have dozens of examples, like Eric Hoefer who will attend an artist’s residency in New York, and Emily Heugatter who will be directing summer Shakespeare in Virginia. Faculty and students alike […]

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Message from the Dean – April 30, 2018

First some good news: The UCO Department of Theatre Arts recently completed a successful tour of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at several area high schools. The UCO students, led by Emily Heugatter, gained valuable touring experience, and the actors and student ambassadors also met with high school students, faculty and parents both […]

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Message from the Dean – April 23, 2018

First Some Good News: The winners for the Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup were announced at a gala dinner last Thursday night. In its 14-year history, nearly 2,150 college students have taken the Love’s Cup Challenge. This year, the Department of Design continued their winning ways with students Kenzie McFeely, Amanda Dely, and Hayden Magar winning 1st […]

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Message from the Dean – April 16, 2018

First Some Good News: Department of Art Assistant Professor, David Webber projected his own video work, as well as that of current UCO new media students, on the walls of the world renowned Menil Collection main building in Houston, as a part of this year’s BYOB on April 6. To quote the website describing the […]

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Message from the Dean – April 9, 2018

First Some Gratitude: I am so grateful to the faculty and staff of CFAD for the spirit of selfless volunteerism on ready display before, during and after NCUR. The event was a huge success, and we played a major role in enhancing the reputation of UCO on an international scale. CFAD supported every aspect of […]

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Message from the Dean – April 2, 2018

First Some Good News: The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum’s 2018 international juried exhibition, New Impressions will include work by UCO Designers Jesse Warne and Monique Ortman! You can see it in Two Rivers, Wisconsin April 17-June 30, 2018 with a gallery reception on Saturday, June 16 from 5-7 pm. There will be work […]

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Message from the Dean – March 16, 2018

First Some Good News: Veni, vidi, vici Now a Story: I frequently credit my artistic success to naiveté. I grew up in small Midwestern towns and went to tiny church schools my entire life. If I had known how intense the competition was, I probably would have never dared to schlep a sleeve of slides […]

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Message from the Dean – March 12, 2018

First Some Good News: Last week, UCO Theatre Arts students participated in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. Eleven students were invited to present their work at the festival. Three students performed with merit. Emily Bond and Riley Helton were finalists in The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Student Directing Initiative. Miranda […]

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Message from the Dean – March 5, 2018

First Some Good News: Students from the UCO Department of Design won 81 awards at the American Advertising Awards (ADDY’s) event in Oklahoma City on February 24. The awards included: Best of Show, Best of Illustration and the Braggy Award for the school with the most total wins. Our Department of Design wins more awards […]

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