The University of Central Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Arts hosts the 35th Annual Symposium on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, offering students the opportunity to present their exemplary writing and research and to participate in other academic and creative activities. This long-standing tradition is one of the most important and visible celebrations . . .
UCO English Professor Wayne Stein Speaks at TEDxUCO
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 . . .
Chief Jim Gray- 2022 Chaddlesone Lecture guest speaker
The Chaddlesone Arts and Letters Lecture Series guest speaker for 2022 is Jim Gray. He spoke at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 in the Liberal Arts Lecture Hall, LAS L01.
Jim Gray is a former Principal Chief of the Osage Nation (2002-2010) and former publisher (1996-2002) of the Native American Times, the largest independent Native American Indian-owned . . .
UCO English Welcomes Zachary Scalzo as Artist-In-Residence
Zachary Scalzo joins UCO’s Department of English as an Artist-in Residence. Scalzo earned his M.F.A. in Drama– Playwriting from the University of Calgary in 2020. He also holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and an M.A. in Comparative Literature– Translation Studies from Florida Atlantic University.
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UCO Liberal Arts Honors Its Exceptional Students
The UCO College of Liberal Arts honored its exceptional students at the 2022 Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 29 at the UCO College of Liberal Arts South Wing Lecture Hall.
Letter from the Interim Dean
It is one of my greatest privileges as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts to welcome you to the 2022 Liberal Arts Honors and Awards Ceremony, at which . . .
Artist in Residence Awarded Fellowship for Memoir
Dr. Wendy Barnes, Artist in Residence in the Department of English, was recently awarded a New Jersey Council for the Arts fellowship for her memoir The Hunger Year. Dr. Barnes will be reading, on April 21, as part of the University of Oklahoma’s Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series.
Barnes recently participated in a reading of her collection poetry . . .
UCO Professor of English to speak at TEDxUCO
Dr. Wayne Stein, Professor of English, will deliver a talk titled “Resilience Against Cancer: Thriving Amidst Adversity” on April 14 as part of the TEDxUCO series. Dr. Stein will discuss 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 . . .
2021 Everett Southwest Literary Award-Winners
The UCO Department of English is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Everett Southwest Literary Awards. Short story writer Ashley Jeffalone won first prize for her story collection “Rekindled,” and the second prize was awarded to Sidney Thompson for “You Don’t Get to Take This Home.” The third . . .
Watch Dr. heather ahtone’s presentation for the 2020 Sherman Chaddlesone Art and Letters Lecture Series
The Sherman Chaddlesone Arts and Letters Lecture Series hosted heather ahtone, Ph.D., as 2020’s guest speaker. ahtone is the senior curator at the First Americans Museum in downtown Oklahoma City. She is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and is of both Chickasaw and Choctaw descent.
ahtone’s interdisciplinary doctorate degree is in art history, . . .
UCO English Responds to George Floyd Tragedy
The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma deplores the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, and it condemns the continuing, disproportionate, and frequently deadly physical, psychological, and socio-economic violence directed against Black people and People of Color across the country . . .