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Raised Fist for Juneteenth

June 19, or Juneteenth, is recognized as the oldest celebration acknowledging the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger, leading a company of about 2,000 Union soldiers, read General Order No. 3 to the citizens of Galveston, Texas. “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with […]


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Is April indeed the “cruelest month,” as T. S. Eliot writes (The Waste Land), or is it the season of sweet renewal, as Chaucer promises, when “showers sweet” bathe the parched earth and nourish budding flowers (The Canterbury Tales)? This April, I suspect, may be a bittersweet month for all of us, as we celebrate 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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UCO Liberal Arts Dean Cathy Webster with student at Graduation Convocation

We are putting a bow on the 2018-19 Academic Year, with final grades being calculated and intersession about to begin. I will soon depart for my semi-annual Study Tour, Europe à la Mode, that takes both Liberal Arts and Fashion Marketing students to Florence, Paris, and London in an admittedly whirlwind fashion. Some College business […]


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October is upon us, and the perfect time to “fall in love” with Liberal Arts. Take a minute to stroll around the South Wing construction – bricks are being laid as the exterior of the building gets finished off in a style to complement our original structure. In spite of wet weather, the project remains […]


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“Try to remember the kind of September When life was slow and oh, so mellow…” Try to remember, and then let’s get on with it! September is chock full of activity in the College and while a slow and mellow life might be pleasant, we are already into the swing of the Fall semester. And […]


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Dear Colleagues, It’s that time again: School’s (nearly) out for summer! After the stress of exam week for students and grading of final assignments for faculty, the whole College can take a collective breath and look forward to a change of pace for the summer. But before we do that, we will celebrate the Class […]


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