The Broncho Beat: October 2020

Check out the latest issue of the Broncho Beat! Published October 2020 Feature Story: Benefits Open Enrollment is Almost Here Get to Know a Broncho: Angie Austin-McCourtie Broncho Brags Unconscious Bias in Recruiting A Note on Networking Talent Acquisition and…

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Feature Story: Benefits Open Enrollment is Almost Here

Katie Saylor, Senior Benefits Specialist It’s the best time of year—your annual benefits open enrollment! I know, I know, most of you view this as a necessary evil, as insurance can be overwhelming and scary. But this is my Superbowl,…

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Get to Know a Broncho

Angie Austin-McCourtie, Administrative Assistant I, Office of Diversity and Inclusion What is your background? I attended university at Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma (Central State when I attended) studying Interior Design and Business. I got married…

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Broncho Brags

Well done, Tiffany and Patrick! Kudos to Tiffany Bryant and Patrick Kubier for their tireless work over the last year on revamping the website for Institutional Effectiveness and creating the new data dashboard. We appreciate the hundreds of hours you…

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Unconscious Bias in Recruiting

Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist We may not be consciously bias, aware and intentional about our biases, but we are all unconsciously bias. Unconscious bias is social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness….

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A Note on Networking

Saasha Reese, Training and Development Specialist Personal and professional relationships have changed dramatically over the past 20 years and one of the most daunting areas of development for many employees is building a network. However, you are most likely further ahead than…

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Talent Acquisition and Compensation Referral Program

Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist Congratulations to Karisa Rollins for being our first ever recipient of the UCO Employee Referral bonus! We would also like to congratulate Liz Hall on her one-year UCO anniversary!  If you have a friend that you…

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Save the Date: Annual Years of Service Celebration

Jill Robertson, Employee Experience Specialist Just because 2020 looks different than any other previous year does not mean it will stop us from celebrating our employees’ milestone anniversaries. Save the date for the virtual event which will be 10 a.m….

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Tech Corner: October is Cybersecurity Month!

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and UCO’s Office of Information Technology wants you to stay cyber aware.   With the 2020 theme, “Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart” Cybersecurity Month encourages everyone to…

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Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, Graduate Admissions Specialist II The UCO Staff Senate held meetings Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 6. The primary order of business was new legislation. The Staff Senate will meet again Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 via Zoom. Special…

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September New Employees

October Years of Service

30 Years Drew Duke 27 Years Carolyn Mahin 26 Years Beverly Prosser 24 Years Jere Stegall 23 Years Denise Lozeau 22 Years Diane Rice 19 Years Charlene WilesCynthia Guthrie 16 Years Ronny Brown 15 Years Ellen Schmidt 14 Years Pamela…

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