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The University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts recently received a $360,029 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund programs and projects to advance diversity initiatives, as well as provide opportunities to underserved communities in the Oklahoma City metro. Central is one of two higher education institutions in the state […]


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As the University of Central Oklahoma’s Addiction Counseling Program at UCO is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021, the graduate program has been recognized as one of the top 50 master’s counseling programs in the nation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). “To be recognized is terrific,” said J. […]


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Ashley Jeffalone

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 place winner, for his manuscript, “Whims […]


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Chaddlesone 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, anthropology […]


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Mural depicting a portrait of George Floyd

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 and in our own communities. […]


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Theresa Vaughan is the assistant dean and a professor of humanities in the UCO College of Liberal Arts. Where are you from? I was born in Detroit, MI. My grandparents were immigrants from Ireland who came to work in the auto factories. About half of my male relatives and a few female relatives over the […]


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Dear CLA Faculty and Staff, The semester is ending. How strange that seems! The regular activities of the College are proceeding apace, as final exams wrap up, grades are submitted, and we roll toward summer course offerings. And yet, everything has changed. We cannot celebrate the year’s end, the graduation of so many students, or […]


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Micah Wilson a senior MCOM student

I am Micah Wilson a senior MCOM student majoring in professional media. I am an Oklahoma City native from “the Creek.” My career goal is to do television news in OKC as an anchor/reporter. I want to be an active member of the community visiting local schools and empowering students. I would eventually like to […]


Popular Topics: CLA | Department of Mass Communication

One of the most difficult classes offered to Strategic Communication majors calls upon students to develop a campaign for a real brand and to compete against other schools in the National Student Advertising Competition. Students who enroll must function as a real-world advertising agency, allowing them to develop vital skills for entering the advertising world. […]


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The most difficult circumstances sometimes produce the greatest opportunities. This is certainly true for those in the field of journalism. Amanda Siew, a professional media student in the Department of Mass Communication and a native of Malaysia, exemplified this when she found that her return home over break required two-week isolation in a hotel. She […]


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