Get-To-Know a Broncho

Zahra Khalili, Administrative Asst III, Adult Education & Safety Science

What is your background? 

I’m originally from Iran but have spent most of my life in America, specifically Oklahoma. My husband and I moved to Oklahoma a long time ago (I’ll spare you the exact year) to pursue our dreams of going to college. Eventually we went on to earn our master’s degrees as well. Mine was in Guidance and Counseling and later I also earned my MBA. . . .  read more

Nominations Open for Annual Exceptional Performance Award

M’Lissa Freeman, Employee Experience Specialist

Looking for a way to recognize an outstanding UCO staff member? Nominate them for the Annual Exceptional Performance Award. 

Nominations now are being accepted, and the winners will be announced at Fall Convocation. Recipients of the annual award receive a $1250 monetary award.

The award is available to all regular (non-temporary) staff . . .  read more

Tech Corner: 5 Tips to Keep Your Electronics Cool This Summer

Roberta Botello, Executive Assistant to the CIO

Summer is finally here. As the days get warmer, make sure to keep your computer and other electronic gadgets nice and cool. Extreme heat can potentially damage your expensive toys. Keep these five tips in mind as you go through the summer months.

Allow for Airflow

Give your equipment a little breathing room. Make sure there is ample of space around your devices – . . .  read more

Drink Up


Let’s talk hydration.

Drinking water has many benefits:

  • It helps keep you cool and regulates your body’s temperature.
  • It removes waste products from your body.
  • It protects your spinal cord.
  • It cushions your joints.

How much?

You’ve probably heard the advice, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” That’s easy to remember. And it’s a reasonable goal.

Fewer than 8 glasses might be fine for some people. And some will need to drink more. How much you need depends on your situation. You’ll need to drink more when you’re . . .  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.