Keeping yourself safe from the sun!

Jeff Mlekush, Coordinator Safety Operations

Here is helpful information from the Centers for Disease Control about how to protect yourself from sunburn and lessen the chances of developing skin cancer from sun exposure.

Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Too much sun can cause skin cancer. Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin . . .  read more

Deer Oaks EAP Monthly Newsletter

All UCO faculty and staff have access to the EAP through Deer Oaks. The EAP provides free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, prevention and education services for you, dependents living at home or elsewhere and anyone who lives in your household. View the monthly newsletter on the Hub.

Staff Senate Updates

Adri Edwards-Johnson, Staff Senate President

Many of us wear multiple hats at UCO – Staff Member, Supervisor, Senator; Advisor, Advocate, Adjunct; and so many more that aren’t full of alliteration. We have developed relationships that have allowed us to make progress during a difficult time. We fill multiple roles and fulfill additional responsibilities due to a plethora of reasons. Because . . .  read more

Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, Professor, Adult Education & Safety Sciences

The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month during the academic year. The final regularly scheduled meeting was held on April 28th. Guest speakers began with Dr. Amanda Keesee, UCO Manager of Academic Technology and Training and Dr. Alyssa Provencio, provided a brief update in her role as the Academic Affairs . . .  read more

Civic Engagement Training Opportunity

The National Issues Forums Institute is hosting an online introduction forum to the creation and use of historic decisions issue guides Tuesday, June 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. over Zoom. This forum will teach participants the process of framing and deliberating forums over historic decisions, and will . . .  read more

Infinitely Recyclable Glass

photo of glass bottles and jar with tulips

The City of Edmond stopped taking glass in their curbside recycling back in 2019, and UCO doesn’t recycle glass in their regular recycle locations. But, this commodity is in high-demand by glass manufacturers and is infinitely recyclable. In fact…

  • Melting recycled glass down happens at lower temperatures than smelting it together from sand;
  • Lower temperature ovens mean less greenhouse gases;
  • Lower temperatures mean lower prices; and
  • Recycling glass diverts it from landfills, leaving more room in landfills for other items.

The Central Oklahoma Sustainability Collaborative (COSC) here at UCO worked with our Physical . . .  read more