AI in the Classroom

There is something to be said for good, interesting, well-written prose. Most of us probably wish that we saw more of that on a daily basis. Good writing is a skill that takes time and practice to master and people have long lamented that this technology or that technology is going to ruin students and their writing capabilities. Remember when texting . . .  read more

Americans and the Holocaust Film Series, Jan. 19

Jewish refugee children wave at the Statue of Liberty as the President Harding steams into New York harbor
The Metropolitan Library System, in collaboration with UCO’s Department of History and Geography, will host a screening and discussion of episode three of the documentary “The U.S. and the Holocaust” from 4-7 p.m., Jan. 19, in The Bob Burke First Amendment Screening Room, Communications building, Room 120. This is part of a series of events associated with the Americans and the Holocaust exhibit that is currently on display at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City. For additional information, contact Erik Huneke, Ph.D., associate professor of history at UCO. This event is free and open to the public.

FACS: Eclipse Chamber Ensemble

Faculty Artist Concert Series

Faculty Artist Concert Series
7:30PM Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
UCO Jazz Lab

Beyond Borders

Eclipse Chamber Ensemble
Natalie Syring, flute
Gerald Warlick, oboe
Jenny Rucker, clarinet
Miho Fisher, piano


Trio pour Flûte, Hautbois, et Clarinette avec accompagnement de Piano (1892)
Louis-Adolphe Mayeur (1837-1894)

Morning Dew (2022)
(World premiere–commissioned by Eclipse)
Dillan Francis (b. 1990)

Suite dans le style ancient, Op. 127 . . .  read more

Día de los Muertos: Student Exhibition – Krottinger Gallery

This Exhibition is a celebration of Dia de los Muertos and a remembrance of our loved ones. The works displayed have been created by Latinx students from across the University of Central Oklahoma campus. It is the goal of the Melton and Krottinger Galleries to honor cultural and ethnic heritage by promoting the voices of the artists existing within . . .  read more

In Memoriam


  • Alyce Loree McConnell Rice (B.S. ‘45)
  • Shirley Patrick Mankin (B.A.Ed. ‘57)
  • Jackie Krutsinger (B.S.Ed. ‘59)
  • Charles Lewis Hunnicutt (B.A. ‘60)
  • Robert “Chuck” Cantwell (B.S. ‘63)
  • Ethel Rosetta (Trinkle) Werblo (B.S.Ed. ‘63)
  • Tommy Alvin “Coach” Heidebrecht (B.S.Ed. ‘67)
  • Thomas John Vaughn Jr. (B.A.Ed. ‘67)
  • William P. Livermon (B.S. ‘68)
  • Lloyd James Bush Jr. (B.B.A. ‘69)
  • Walter J. Gillispie (B.S. ‘69)
  • James Allen Hellams (B.A. ‘70)
  • Esther “Teri” Bodanis Shifrin (M.Ed. ‘70)
  • Mary Nell Traywick (B.S.Ed. ‘66, M.Ed. ‘70)
  • Sue Ann Risinger (B.S.Ed. ‘71)
  • Carol J. Meyer Lingreen (M.Ed. ‘72)
  • Judith Stevens Raulston (M.Ed. ‘73)
  • Anna Beth Heidebrecht (B.A. ‘69, M.Ed. ‘74)
  • William Wray McCollum (B.S. ‘72, B.A. ‘73, M.Ed. ‘75)
  • Barbara Booth Ryan (B.S.Ed. ‘75)
  • Meredith Ann Cocklin (M.Ed. ‘76)
  • Julie Sue Marks Blackstone (B.A. ‘77)
  • David Delor Dixon (B.S. ‘78)
  • Willa Mae ‘Wanzor’ Goolsby (B.S. ‘68, M.Ed. ‘78)
  • Pauline Laura Wilson-Hartley (B.B.A. ‘80)
  • Leonard Mathias Reynen (B.S. ‘78, M.A. ‘84)
  • Walter Arthur Greenwood (M.Ed. ‘88)
  • Carolyn (Malkowicz) Grosche (B.A. ‘88)
  • Linda Lawson (B.S. ‘89)
  • Nicole Renee Westerhoff-Sanders (B.S. ‘99)
  • Wesley Allan Dickson (B.S. ‘00)

UCO alumna Sgt. Meagan Burke died Sept. 29, 2022, in a head-on auto collision. While at Central, Burke was a member, and goalkeeper, of the UCO Women’s Soccer team, and made an appearance at the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship. During her senior year, Burke played 1,677 of 1,780 possible minutes in goal during . . .  read more

Alumni Notes

‘77 Carolyn Cotton (M.Ed., ‘77) was inducted into the Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Hall of Fame.

‘79 Clayton Nolen (B.S.Ed., ‘73, M.Ed., ‘79) was selected into the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc.

‘81 Greg Winters (M.Ed., ‘81) was inducted into the Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Hall of Fame.

‘87 . . .  read more

The Impact of Legacy

The Impact of Legacy – The Central community extends multiple generations, all of which leave a lasting and impactful legacy. Pictured, UCO President Patti Neuhold- Ravikumar. Photo by Lauren Bieri.

Honoring the Legacy of Broncho Athletes

THIS FALL, THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA INDUCTED seven individuals and two national championship teams into the UCO Athletics Hall of Fame at the annual banquet. The banquet highlights past student-athletes who have record-making athletic careers. These athletes are recognized not only for the athletic accolades they earned, . . .  read more

Carrying Legacy

Commencement – a beginning and an ending.

For most students, reaching commencement is among the most joyous moments in both their academic careers and lives in general. The end of years of work and the beginning of the next chapter of their lives. And we would be remiss to forget the families who stood by their students through their academic journeys – watching them achieve their dreams . . .  read more