Author Archive for Mark Walvoord – Page 3

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 […]

The Medieval Society

[reposted from the Fall 2019 STLR Student Newsletter; written by Ally Weides] The Medieval Society at UCO works to understand and recreate the culture and society of the middle ages. They have been on our campus since 1993 and started out under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Law. However, for the last two years, the […]

Sila Tamang, A STLR Student in Computer Science

[Repost from https://blogs.uco.edu/cms/2020/03/23/sila-tamang-undergraduate-researcher-in-computer-science, March 23, 2020, with permission] I came from a background where for computer class, I played Mario games and improved my typing speed. For a person who entered Computer Science thinking HTML was a programming language, I found it difficult in the beginning. Yet, pushing through that class and proceeding onward to […]