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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. […]

Popular Topics: CLA | Department of Mass Communication

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 […]

Popular Topics: award | CLA | Department of Mass Communication
Grace Wray and Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen

Congratulations to CLA major Grace Wray for taking part in the first-ever virtual “Posters on the Hill” on April 21, 2020, and kudos to her mentor, Dr. Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen! Posters on the Hill is the nation’s premier advocacy event hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Each year about 60 student researchers and their mentors are selected to travel to Washington, […]

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Kelli Jo Ford, Winner of 2019 Everett Southwest Literary Award

The University of Central Oklahoma Department of English is pleased to announce that contest judge Rob Roensch has chosen Kelli Jo Ford’s manuscript, “Crooked Hallelujah” as the winner of this year’s Everett Southwest Literary Award. “Crooked Hallelujah” is about four generations of Cherokee women and was published by Grove Press after winning the Everett Award. It […]

Popular Topics: CLA | Department of English
Former President Don Betz and Susanne Betz cut the ribbon.

The South Wing Ribbon Cutting and champagne toast took place on June 18, 2019. This was the last presidential act of Don Betz. Pictured above (L-R): Provost John Barthell; Don Beck, Beck Design; Nick Bench, Lippert Brothers Construction; Susan Winchester, Chair of the Oklahoma Board of Regents; Former President Don Betz; Susanne Betz; and Dean […]

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Vista Award winners

The staff of the University of Central Oklahoma’s student-run newspaper, The Vista, took home 13 awards at the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association Awards Banquet held April 5 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Central’s students competed against entries from 14 other colleges and universities in the state. “It’s great to see all their hard work […]

Popular Topics: award | CLA | Department of Mass Communication
Dr. Amy Carrell posing with award.

Language Society faculty advisor, Dr. Amy Carrell, was awarded 2019 Faculty Advisor of the Year at the annual Campus Leadership Awards in the NUC Grand Ballroom. Student and Language Society President, Kaylea Harris says, “It meant so much to us to know that the Campus Leadership Awards selection committee recognizes how amazing and wonderful our […]

Popular Topics: award | CLA | Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Shukla and her display on methamphetamine.

The School of Criminal Justice and Department of Mass Communication collaborated on a transformational photographic exhibit highlighting Oklahoma’s response to clandestine meth labs from the front lines. The exhibit is titled “Oklahoma Meth Labs: Decades of Chaos.” Dr. Rashi Shukla,  partnered with Agent Dub Turner to develop the exhibition with the assistance of photographers Jesse […]

Popular Topics: CLA | Department of Mass Communication | School of Criminal Justice

Department of History & Geography faculty continued the tradition of offering exciting research and study opportunities abroad in summer 2019. Students had several options to choose from this year. Dr. Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen taught Applied Research in London, a course in which students travel to London for 10 to 21 days and work on various cutting-edge […]

Popular Topics: CLA | Department of History and Geography
Jerod Kersey

Where are you from? I grew up in Guymon, OK (the center of that thingy we call the Panhandle). After which I spent two years at Colby Community College in Colby, KS running cross-country and track & field. I moved to Edmond after graduation to figure out what I wanted to do next, and found […]

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