New CEPS Faculty – Fall 2020

Several new faculty members will be joining the Broncho family this fall across several departments within the College of Education and Professional Studies. Below are the names of the new faculty within each department.

Department of Adult Education and Safety Sciences

  • Janet Handwerk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Yadira Reyes-Pena, Lecturer
  • Monica Walls, Visiting Instructor

Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services

  • Ed Collins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department

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Condemning Hate, Bias and Discrimination: A Statement from the UCO Inclusive Community Response Team

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Dear Campus Community, We are aware of the reports of the assault of a local man and the alleged use of homophobic slurs by the suspects. One of those arrested in conjunction with the incident is a UCO student who was last enrolled in spring 2020. The incident has been referred to our Office of Student Conduct for further investigation. Our thoughts are also with the survivor of the incident as he recovers. As authorities continue to investigate the incident, we want to share that we condemn in the strongest terms expressions of hate, bias and discrimination. Crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community have too often been ignored and that justice has not always been served when the victims of crimes have been members of marginalized or disenfranchised communities. We reaffirm our commitment to fostering inclusiveness at the university and in the communities we serve. We aim to ensure that all members of our community, including those who historically have not enjoyed the full and equitable protection of the law, have recourse against violence and injustice. Below is a list of university and community resources to learn more:

University Resources

Women’s Research Center / BGLTQ+ Student Center Contact: Lindsey Churchill, Ph.D., 405-974-2221 Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE)
Contact: David Macey, Ph.D., 405-974-5605 Office of Inclusive Community
Contact: MeShawn Green, 405-974-5907 Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Contact: Dene Roseburr-Olotu, 405-974-3588 Center for Counseling and Well-Being
Contact: Email or 405-974-2215 LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Association Contact: John Stephens, 405-974-2450

Community Resources

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Celebrating Juneteenth

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Today, the University of Central Oklahoma recognizes and encourages our community to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday began in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. News spread much slower back then, and when slaves in . . .  read more

Testimonial: ACM@UCO graduate Jennifer Tindal

screen shot of jennifer tindel from the video. It's a portrait-like head-and-shoulders shot with her name in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Jennifer Tindal is a graduate of Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. She recently visited our downtown Oklahoma City campus, and shared how ACM@UCO helped her develop her career in the music business.

Acclaimed Bassist Victor Wooten to Lead April 24 Masterclass at ACM@UCO in Bricktown

Bass player Victor Wooten performs onstage in this undated publicity photo.

The Victor Wooten Band and The Wooten Woods Experience performs 7 p.m. April 24 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Tickets are $32, available at acm-uco.eventbrite.com. The same day, Wooten leads a masterclass at noon April 24 in the Songwriting Room (first floor) on the ACM@UCO campus, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., in Bricktown. Entry is limited to UCO students, staff and faculty, as well ticketholders to that night’s concert. Seating for the masterclass is limited and is first-come-first-served.