The Broncho Beat – June 2021 Issue

Check out the latest issue of the Broncho Beat! Published June 2021 Feature Story: Returning, With Caution Get to Know a Broncho: Dr. Nesreen Alsbou June Preventative Care Challenge ComPsych 90-Day Satisfaction Survey C-style DiSC Highlight Conflicts and Consultations Summer…

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Feature Story: Returning, With Caution

Erika Cerda, assistant vice president for Talent Management It is now June of 2021 and most of us are back on campus, navigating our spaces after over a year of mandated masks and social distancing. It’s quite the shift from…

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Get to Know a Broncho

Dr. Nesreen Alsbou, professor of electrical and computer engineering What is your background? Currently, I am a professor of engineering at UCO. I am the electrical engineering program coordinator, the director of the Internet of Things (IoT) research lab and supervising multiple…

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June Preventative Care Challenge

Katie Saylor, senior benefits specialist Wellness challenges are back! Throughout the month of June, all full-time faculty and staff members are encouraged to get a preventative exam and earn a UCO t-shirt. UCO community members have fallen well below the…

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ComPsych 90-Day Satisfaction Survey

Jill Robertson, employee experience specialist ComPsych became UCO’s employee assistance program (EAP) provider March 1, 2021. As we complete our first 90 days with ComPsych, we are interested in hearing feedback from the UCO community on their experience with ComPsych….

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C-style DiSC Highlight

Fran Petties, director of Talent Development This month’s Talent Development department spotlight will shine on the Wiley Everything DiSC C-style. The purpose of this spotlight is to increase awareness of the differing communication styles and needs that exist across campus…

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Conflicts and Consultations

Sydney Wood, employee relations specialist Conflicts are inevitable in the workplace, whether it be someone leaving their food in the fridge too long, or inappropriate or unethical behavior. Managing disputes with coworkers and supervisors can seem like a daunting challenge,…

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Summer Safety Tips: Boat and Water Safety

Jeff Mlekush, coordinator of safety operations Boat Safety The blazing heat of the Oklahoma summers often drives us to the water. Luckily, we have many different lakes to help us beat the heat. Of course, the best way to enjoy…

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Tech Corner: Employee Security Access Form (ESAF) Updates

Stephanie Edwards, manager of web strategy and IT communications The UCO Office of Information Technology (OIT), in partnership with the Banner Leadership Team, has released the next phase of the Employee Security Access Form (ESAF). All new ESAF access requests…

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Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, associate professor, Organizational Leadership, Adult Education and Safety Sciences The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month during the academic year and one additional meeting in April. The final meeting of this year was…

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Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, graduate admissions specialist II The UCO Staff Senate held a meeting Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The guest speakers were Laura Butler, legislative liaison, and Christian Coleman, vice president of UCOSA. During the meeting, the following pieces of legislation…

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May 2021 New Faculty and Staff

Not Pictured: Oliver Ellington, Library Specialist, Chambers LibraryCarol Hoipkemier, Veteran SCO Specialist, Research and GrantsPatricia Lopez Mcfatridge, Conference Consultant, Conference and EventsHeather Scheele-Clark, Library Specialist, Chambers Library