Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t, My Pedagogy

Image of the cover of a book: Barkley & Major, Learning Assessment Techniques

Written by Sam Ladwig, M.F.A, Assistant Professor, Design – 

I teach a creative thinking class that is intentionally unorthodox. It falls into the “healthy life skills” category of core coursework at the University of Central Oklahoma, but it is ultimately a critical thinking course. Although I use several readings from Shane Show’s . . .  read more

Message from the Dean – October 23, 2017

First Some Good News:
I am going to quote Dr. Brian Lamb who is with our Wind Symphony in Germany.
“At our concert Sunday evening, we had a standing ovation and five curtain calls, two of which demanded encores. Tess Remy-Schumacher and Andreas Sagstetter said this is unheard of with German crowds in a church setting. . . .  read more


by: Breion Young & Kayla Rogers

Overtraining is something that everybody has questions about. Is it good for the body? Will my performance increase or decrease? What is considered overtraining? “Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes. It occurs when the volume and intensity . . .  read more

Message from the Dean – October 16, 2017

First Some Good News:
The Musical Theatre’s performance of Chicago set attendance records last weekend. In four performances, we distributed 1,840 tickets! A huge shout-out to marketing and the cast and crew for producing a show so many people wanted to see. For context, our previous best was the 2014 production of Chorus . . .  read more

Relax and Breathe

Relax and Breath

Have you ever just felt that the weight of the world is on your shoulders, stress is eating you up, and there just doesn’t seem to be a way to relax? “Take a deep breath and relax.” We have all heard this before but it is very true and important to remember in the midst of our everyday lives. Studies have shown that breathing . . .  read more