Author Archive for Mark Walvoord – Page 2

Seeing Immigration in a New Light

[by Amanda Ables] After attending a STLR faculty training, Stacy Southerland, a Spanish professor here at UCO, had the motivation and the tools to enhance one of her assignments for her introductory classes. She wanted to give students the opportunity to reach their personal academic goals, reach a course learning objective, and earn STLR credit. […]

Changing the Way We Do Work, and Who We Become Along the Way

We heard from another of our awesome STLR Employer Advisory Board members, Charles Gosset, a certified Life Purpose Coach (ACC) and the founder of Full Integration Coaching. His focus is on empowering passionate difference-makers to lead courageous, authentic lives so that they can find and fulfill their purpose — whether that’s the purpose of a […]

Stand Out to a Tax Commissioner

We recently sat down with Clark Jolley, Oklahoma Tax Commissioner, to discuss what it takes for a UCO student to stand out to him, and other state agencies, as a work-ready employee. He had some great advice, so view the video below for the full interview (it’s only 6-minutes and could really help you out!). […]

Sexuality in the Jewish Community

[by Amanda Ables] Jakey Reavis is an undergraduate student at UCO majoring in History with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and he has worked on several STLR projects. One research project, under the supervision of Dr. Lindsey Churchill, the founder and director of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor, analyzed the 1980’s […]

Getting Out of My Brain to Do Something Transformative

[by Jacob Jardel] Whenever anyone asks what degree I graduated with this semester, the answer is easy: I got a Master of Arts degree in English with a focus on Composition and Rhetoric. The question that usually follows is some form of “What does that even mean?” I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about […]

Mentorship and Networking for Future Career Success

This week, we visited with another of our STLR Employer Advisory Board members, Rhae Lynn Hyde, and got her take on how UCO students and graduates can tackle the job market! Rhae Lynn is the Corporate Recruiter for Good Shepherd Hospice. Good Shepherd Hospice is a leading provider of hospice care with a clear vision […]

COVID-19 Can’t Stop STLR: Events Move Online

[by Mark Walvoord] The Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) exists to encourage, and track the impact of, UCO students’ growth across UCO’s Central 6 Tenets. The most widespread STLR credit is gained through students attending STLR Events, and swiping their UCO ID card. In fact, since 2015 when STLR rolled out at UCO’s campus, through […]

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Enhance your Culture Even Online

[by Jordan Hill] Whether it be a movie night, pajama jam, or mindfulness moments, UCO’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), has something for everyone. What is ODI? It’s the place to be to enrich and advance your cultural competence, and to engage in opportunities centered around diversity. They work with numerous organizations, such as […]

Ready to play ball? Eat your broccoli first!

Meet Dr. Tawni Holmes, a professor at UCO and the director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Human Environmental Science Department, where she has been teaching nutrition and dietetics since 2004. She incorporates many service-learning projects and transformative experiences in her courses and encourages and mentors students to participate in undergraduate projects. One […]

Standing out in the Heartland

We recently heard from one of our STLR Employer Advisory Board members, Alix Orza, about how UCO students and graduates can stand out in the job market. She works for Heartland Payment Systems as the Director of Human Resources, so had some great advice! Heartland delivers credit, debit, prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions […]