Farewell 2017, Hello 2018: A Year In Review

It’s been said, “You can’t get where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.”  Don’t ask me who said it but it is a great quote. The Office of Information Technology has a road map for the coming year. In fact we have an atlas for the next few years culminating in 2020. But before we kick off a new journey through 2018, . . .  read more

Message from the Dean – February 19, 2018

First Some Good News:
Our venues continue to earn raves! Readers of the Edmond Sun have nominated and selected the UCO Jazz Lab as the BEST place for live music & concert venue. The readers also selected the Mitchell Hall Theatre as the BEST local live theatre. These annual “Sunshine Awards” will be announced in the paper on Feb. 28.

Now . . .  read more


If you have been following our Facebook, you’ve seen us release some pretty nifty playlists curated by faculty and staff as well as playlists featuring our alumni and current students!

Click here to visit our Spotify profile. Give us a like and a follow to keep up with music tastes, samples from festivals and the latest breakout artists.

Central Is Where The Heart Is

A man proposing to a woman in front of Old North.

It’s a tale as old as time – older than Old North even. We’re talking about love, people.

With a history dating back to 1890, Central is no stranger to love, but what does modern-day love look like on our campus?

In an effort to discover the different stages of love at UCO, we got to know three Central couples who have weaved the bronze and blue . . .  read more

Lack the Fab to Bougie Swag

Created by: Malorie Kalens and Lillian Sherrill

Why Do Women Buy Active Wear?

Turn on the television or log on to social media, and you will see any number of companies promoting their fitness brand. One of the current leading brands in sportswear for women is Lululemon©. Some would say these companies are a “cult” like industry because . . .  read more

Message from the Dean – February 12, 2018

First Some Good News:
Trevor McBane, a student at ACM@UCO is a contestant on American Idol this year. You know I’ll be watching this season beginning March 11 on ABC to see where this journey takes him. Team Trevor all the way!

Now a Story:
Many of my earliest religious memories focus on eschatology. As a grade-schooler, I . . .  read more

Company Culture and Employability

People who are absolutely perfect on paper won't get a job if they don't fit the company culture

Source: Hora, M. T., Benbow, R. J., & Oleson, A. K. (2018, January). Beyond the skills gap: Preparing college students for life and work. AAC&U Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Co-authors also refer readers to: Rivera, L. A. (2012). The case of elite professional service firms. American Sociological Review, 77(6), 999-1022.