Lessons in Leadership – Week 3 – Chris and Amme Weilert

Chris and Amme highlighted a number of themes concerning leadership, business, and personal development. Provide your thoughts on one of the following themes and how this theme applies to you.

  1. You are not entitled to your dream. Work ethic matters.
  2. Speak the truth and show the truth: Honesty and Integrity.
  3. Comparison is the thief of joy.

Are Books Magical? – The Power and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Setne Khamwas and Naneferkaptah

I was initially excited to study Setne Khamwas and Naneferkaptah because I had no previous history with it. However, once I realized that it was going to be the subject of my first blog post, I struggled to choose a topic to cover for a close reading. I tried to identify a few of the story’s important themes, and finally settled on “Magic.” . . .  read more

From the Desk of the Dean

Dear CMS Alumni and Friends,

Greetings from the Dean’s Office. I hope you had a great summer.

We have completed a successful academic year. Thanks to the efforts of our faculty and staff, we produced another large group of graduates for the much-needed STEM Workforce in Oklahoma and in the country.

We started our 2019-2020 academic year last month. . . .  read more

CHEM Updates

Like many departments across campus, the Chemistry Department has a long history of faculty who take pride in and devote a great amount of time to their work with students in the classroom. Over the past year, a number of faculty in the Department spent time learning how to improve their teaching through book groups, workshops, and other learning . . .  read more

Cody Wilkerson, Nursing Graduate Student

Cody Wilkerson graduated from UCO with his bachelor’s in nursing in May 2017. During that time he served as a tutor for the department. He states “I developed a passion for pediatrics very early on in nursing school so I took a full time job on the Pediatric Surgical Unit at The Children’s Hospital after graduation and have worked there . . .  read more

Joel Erickson, Computer Science Undergraduate Researcher

Joel Erickson is a recent graduate of UCO with a computer science major. During his undergraduate studies, Joel became interested in applying his computer science knowledge to financial trading. He created a trading infrastructure on his own, which incorporated a number of algorithmic and parameterized trading strategies.

In the summer and fall 2019 . . .  read more

Department of Funeral Service Welcomes New Professor

The Department of Funeral Service is excited to introduce our newest faculty member, Eric Kroier, JD/MBA. Eric is a licensed funeral director/embalmer, and graduate of the UCO Funeral Service department. After finishing his funeral service degree, he continued his education at the University of Oklahoma earning both a JD and MBA. In addition to his . . .  read more

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Leann Laubach

Dr. Leann Laubach graduated with a BS, Nursing degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1987. After obtaining her nursing license she worked as a staff nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit for 14 years. In 2005 she began teaching full-time at UCO after finishing her Master of Science with an emphasis in Nursing Education at Southern Nazarene . . .  read more

Dr. Tierney Harvey Takes Over as First-Year Engineering Coordinator

Dr. Tierney Harvey first joined the department as a Temporary Lecturer in Fall 2015. In Fall 2018, she was hired into a Continuing Lecturer position and tasked with developing and implementing the department’s First-Year Engineering Program. Dr. Harvey earned her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a B.S. with High . . .  read more

Jaime Thomas, D.O., Biology Alumna

Dr. Jaime Thomas started out as a Summer Bridge student at UCO in 2008 and then conducted undergraduate research with Dr. Mel Vaughan on the cross reactivity of human antibodies with gecko and bat tissues. She also worked with Dr. Hari Kotturi to investigate the ability of bitter melon extract to inhibit myofibroblast differentiation. She presented . . .  read more