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Dr. Stein at TEDxUCO, holding nunchucks

Dr. Wayne Stein, Professor of English, delivered a talk titled “Resilience Against Cancer: Thriving Amidst Adversity” on April 14, 2021 as part of the TEDxUCO series. Stein discussed the ways in which he has used the path of the mindful warrior and the weapon of positivity to overcome painful adversities while battling cancer during the […]


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Chief Jim Gray- UCO Chaddlesone Lecture Series Guest Speaker

The Chaddlesone Arts and Letters Lecture Series guest speaker for 2022 is Jim Gray. He spoke at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 in the Liberal Arts Lecture Hall, LAS L01. Jim Gray is a former Principal Chief of the Osage Nation (2002-2010) and former publisher (1996-2002) of the Native American Times, the largest […]


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Zachary Scalzo

Zachary Scalzo joins UCO’s Department of English as an Artist-in Residence. Scalzo earned his M.F.A. in Drama– Playwriting from the University of Calgary in 2020. He also holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and an M.A. in Comparative Literature– Translation Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Two plays by Scalzo (“Us” and “Taking […]


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More than 50 students smiling with their award certificates and plaques after the 2022 College of Fine Arts Honors and Awards Ceremony

The UCO College of Liberal Arts honored its exceptional students at the 2022 Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 29 at the UCO College of Liberal Arts South Wing Lecture Hall.   Letter from the Interim Dean It is one of my greatest privileges as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts to welcome […]


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Dr. Wendy Barnes, Artist in Residence in the Department of English, was recently awarded a New Jersey Council for the Arts fellowship for her memoir The Hunger Year.  Dr. Barnes will be reading, on April 21, as part of the University of Oklahoma’s Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series. Barnes recently participated in a reading of […]


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Dr. Wayne Stein, Professor of English, will deliver a talk titled “Resilience Against Cancer: Thriving Amidst Adversity” on April 14 as part of the TEDxUCO series. Dr. Stein will discuss the ways in which he has used the path of the mindful warrior and the weapon of positivity to overcome painful adversities while battling cancer […]


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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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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 […]


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