Ride-Sharing is Caring

For the Fall 2016 semester, the UCO Student Association (UCOSA) partnered with Uber to offer free rides to UCO students on the weekends. In typical college student fashion, Bronchos took full advantage of the situation. Here’s a look at what a few students had to say about their experiences:

The Singing Student

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“I frequently use the UCO Uber on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It’s been great! Kept me out of a lot of trouble by making the right decision by getting one. I think it’s impacted this campus big time by reminding students that it’s okay to drink, but be safe by using Uber instead of driving!”

– Dillon, pre-med major from Newcastle, OK

Being Involved at UCO

By Riley Cole, junior strategic communication major, leadership minor

Being involved at UCO has allowed me to become connected to campus, understanding the history and richness Central embodies. I have built community like no other. I’ve discovered my passion and strengths, and built my resume more and more. So it seems, busier students do better in all areas; I’ve found this to be true.

Serving as a chapter president I’ve been stretched and strengthened more than I could have ever imagined. If it wasn’t for peers who saw potential in me and encouraged me to step up in leadership roles, I would have never had the opportunity to become a member of Sigma Phi Lambda and serve as president. This role has given me immense opportunities on campus, influence in areas I never would’ve dreamed and friendships that will last forever.

Getting involved at UCO has greatly enhanced my college experience. I would not be the leader, student, friend or sister I am if it wasn’t for the organizations I’ve invested in.

Editor’s note: Cole is a member of the following organizations:

  • Sigma Phi Lambda (president, chaplain, homecoming chair, cheer and dance choreographer and Spring Sing chair);
  • President’s Leadership Council (senior representative);
  • New Broncho Orientation (Stampede Week director); and,
  • Hooves Up (rally coordinator).
photograph of renovation of stairs at Max Chambers Library

Cosmetic Surgery for the Max Chambers Library

By Christine Edwards, librarian, Max Chambers Library

This summer the UCO library is undergoing a bit of a face lift. Among the top of these procedures is a re-flooring of the main staircase. Tiles have been torn up and the steps lay bare awaiting their new coverings. Complementing the update of the stairs, a fresh paint job is being applied to all those dusty white (or formerly white) pillars that crisscross the atrium. The expansively high ceilings have required the use of some heavy equipment which has the librarians and students listening to a lovely chorus of “beep, beep, beep” as they maneuver around the first floor. This also required the unfortunate closing off of the east entrance. Want that Starbucks coffee from the Outtakes Café? Need a study snack? You’ll have to walk all the way around the outside for the time being.

If you’re tired of walking, then you might choose to take the elevator instead of the stairs when you come back to study. Look down during your ride and you’ll notice the shiny new floor. No more suspicious-smelling carpet in these lifts! It has been replaced by an easy-to-clean alternative and we are oh so happy about it.

So, while the construction might be inconvenient for the moment, the end result will be well worth the pain of the process and a cosmetically enhanced library will be able to welcome you back in the fall.

— Photo provided by Jeff Musslewhite, library technician III, Max Chambers Library