The Broncho Beat – September 2022 Issue

Feature Story: UCO Project SPEAK Get To Know a Broncho: Robbie Day, retention coordinator MidFirst Bank BBQ Office Air Quality TechCorner: Power BI Training Opportunities Now Available GIThrive | Managing Stress through Digestive Health Keep Your Brain Sharp Policy Updates…

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Feature Story: UCO Project SPEAK

Aschley Melson, project SPEAK coordinator TW/CW: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence Sexual violence on college campuses is pervasive. However, help is available.  According to RAINN.org, an anti-sexual violence organization: 13% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through…

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Get-To-Know a Broncho

Robbie Day, retention coordinator What is your background?  Hello! My name is Robbie Day, and I was raised just outside of Medicine Park, OK. The U.S. Army brought my family to Fort Sill when I was 5 years old, and…

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MidFirst Bank BBQ

M’Lissa Newport, employee experience specialist MidFirst Bank has invited faculty and staff to stop by Buddy’s Lawn on Monday, Sept. 19, from 11:30am-1:30pm, for a come and go UCO appreciation event, including free lunch catered by Head Country BBQ. MidFirst will also be able to answer questions…

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Office Air Quality

Jeff Mlekush, coordinator safety operations We spend most of our lives in indoor environments. If you think about it, out of 24 hours in a day, you are probably spending over 20 hours inside. So, the quality of these inside…

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TechCorner: Power BI Training Opportunities Now Available

Amanda Keesee, manager, academic technology and training The Technology Resource Center is excited to announce the first available training sessions on Microsoft Power BI. Register today to reserve your spot!       • Sep. 14 @ 1:00pm       • Sep. 20 @ 10:30am       •…

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GIThrive | Managing Stress through Digestive Health

Back to school and changing schedules can feel overwhelming. Good news, you have a fully covered benefit, GIThrive, to help you manage stress and anxiety. There’s a powerful connection between your brain and digestive tract, and the gut-brain connection may…

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Keep Your Brain Sharp

Aetna Our brains are powerful. They control every part of our daily lives. But as we get older, it’s common for our brains to have cognitive changes. By making small lifestyle changes, you can help keep your brain sharp. Brain…

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Policy Updates

Mary Deter-Billings, director of employee relations, talent acquisition and talent development Direct Appointments Policy Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In July, the following policy…

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Deer Oaks EAP Monthly Newsletter

All UCO faculty and staff have access to the EAP through Deer Oaks. The EAP provides free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, prevention and education services for you, dependents living at home or elsewhere and anyone who lives in…

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August New Employees

Not Pictured: Howard Richards – Instructor – Physics Shannan Bilyeu – Employee Lifecycle Specialist