M.P.A. Advisory Board Chair to serve on NASA Panel

UCO Masters of Public Administration advisory board chair S.E. Puett has been selected to serve as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practitioner for NASA’s Astrophysics Division Inclusion Panel to review scientific proposals and plans that ensure awareness and accessibility to opportunities for creating sustainable organizational development for . . .  read more

Americans and the Holocaust Film Series, Jan. 19

Jewish refugee children wave at the Statue of Liberty as the President Harding steams into New York harbor
The Metropolitan Library System, in collaboration with UCO’s Department of History and Geography, will host a screening and discussion of episode three of the documentary “The U.S. and the Holocaust” from 4-7 p.m., Jan. 19, in The Bob Burke First Amendment Screening Room, Communications building, Room 120. This is part of a series of events¬†associated with the Americans and the Holocaust exhibit that is currently on display at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City. For additional information,¬†contact Erik Huneke, Ph.D., associate professor of history at UCO. This event is free and open to the public.

Criminal Justice Students Tour Federal Correctional Institution

14 Students in a row smiling. The barbed wire fence of Federal Corrections Institution El Reno can be seen in the background.
Students from the UCO Criminal Justice course Administration of Correctional Institutions recently toured Federal Correctional Institution El Reno (FCI El Reno), a medium-security United States federal prison. This class is led by professor Jaime Burns, Ph.D. “The University of Central Oklahoma provides students with wonderful, rich academic opportunities. Through the School of Criminal Justice I have had the ability to grow and nurture my education. I have been shown academia through an outside lens by taking hands on prison tours and learning with incarcerated students inside of a prison. I think UCO is a great fit for any student who wants to be able to learn about a subject not just in a classroom setting but also in a way that is engaging. The professors also work to be able to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment which has personally helped me succeed academically as well as forge new important relationships. I have had such a wonderful experience at UCO that it has encouraged me to continue higher education once I complete my undergraduate degree. The decision to continue my education was influenced by staff and faculty helping me express and complete my goals.” – Bonnie, UCO Criminal Justice student Established in 1974, the Criminal Justice program at UCO is the oldest in the state and has provided leadership within the criminal justice field for decades! The School of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Oklahoma currently offers three undergraduate degree programs: General, Police, and Corrections. We also offer two graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Management and Administration and a Master of Arts in Crime and Intelligence Analysis Visit the UCO Criminal Justice Website.

UCO English Professor Wayne Stein Speaks at TEDxUCO

Dr. Stein at TEDxUCO, holding nunchucks

Dr. Wayne Stein, Professor of English, delivered a talk titled “Resilience Against Cancer: Thriving Amidst Adversity” on April 14, 2021 as part of the TEDxUCO series. Stein discussed the ways in which he has used the path of the mindful warrior and the weapon of positivity to overcome painful adversities while battling cancer during the COVID-19 . . .  read more

Why Pets Are Often Treated Better Than Grandparents: Presentation by the Honorable Lance Robertson

Lance Robertson guest speaker for UCO Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Substance Abuse Studies

The UCO Department of Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies will host a seminar titled “Why Pets Are Often Treated Better Than Grandparents: Ageism and Inequality in Elder Care” presented by the Honorable Lance Robertson at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in the Liberal Arts Lecture Hall (LAS L01).

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