The Broncho Beat: November 2020

Check out the latest issue of the Broncho Beat! Published November 2020 Feature Story: The UCO Experience Get to Know a Broncho: Sydney Wood Broncho Brags Tuesday Talks are Back: Support for the Season Inclusive Community: Native American Heritage Month…

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Feature Story: The UCO Experience

Jill Robertson, Employee Experience Specialist As 2020 comes to a close, we begin to wonder what 2021 will bring. We faced challenge after challenge this year, and there are still many unknowns in the months to come. What we do know is that we can only overcome the challenges when we are well; both as…

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Inclusive Community: Native American Heritage Month

MeShawn Green, Inclusive Community Advocate November is Native American Heritage Month. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is celebrating the month with several events. Native American Heritage Month events include: 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Mental Health Panel, via Zoom 3…

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Broncho Brags

Big Kudos to Sarah Ward! Sarah has been working extremely hard the past month tacking on extra job roles. She has been part of the hiring committee for the digital media/web coordinator, scheduling and interviewing candidates, fulfilling the job duties of…

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Get to Know a Broncho

Sydney Wood, Employee Relations Specialist What is your background? I graduated from UCO with two bachelor’s degrees: one in Human Resource Management and the other in Legal Studies. I started working as the Employee Relations Assistant at the beginning of my…

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Tuesday Talks are Back: Support for the Season

Saasha Reese, Training and Development Specialist  As the season changes and we glide into winter, we also will notice the shift in our own rhythms and responsibilities on and off campus. The winter season, like all the seasons this year, will present its own unique challenges and opportunities and we as…

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Unconscious Bias in Recruiting

Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist  In last month’s Broncho Beat we discussed three forms of unconscious bias in recruiting: Affinity bias, Ageism and Attribution bias. All of these biases are unintentional and occur when we make judgements based on readily available…

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Tech Corner: Keeping Your Online Meetings Safe

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications If you or a colleague are using Zoom as your webinar platform, it is important to know how to keep your meetings secure from unwanted attendees. UCO has taken preventive measures by…

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Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, Graduate Admissions Specialist II The UCO Staff Senate held meetings on Tuesday, October 6th and Tuesday, November 3rd. The primary order of business was passing the annual reaffirmation No Weapons on Campus resolution. The Staff Senate will meet…

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October New Employees

Brent VogelDirectorCareer Development Center Jacob StaudtJunior Tutor Central Community Music School Judie MeierLearner ConciergeConnected Campus Student Support Matt Barnes IT Manager, Information SecurityOffice of Information Technology Amber Willett CashierStudent Financial Services Lina BettsDigital Marketing CoordinatorUniversity Communications Carlos BettsIT Network Engineer…

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November Birthdays

1 Deborah Carson 2 Amy TownsendChristina Kirk 3 Laura MatlockCharles Melson 4 Taryn HansenNatalie Kiara Hampton 5 Currier Rassouli-CurrierMichelle MasamitsuKimberly MartinLarry HarmonLeon FranklinMaureen Moore 6 Amy LambAlixandria EatonJeffrey MillerTimothy PeteteAnnabelle SaundersJalal Daneshfar 7 Rose NealRobert WallMahogany WoodsMichael Hendricks 8 Chad…

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November Years of Service

33 Years Mike Kirk 16 Years Joy Jefferson 7 Years Morgan GillAnthony FazioKok ChanReginald Jordan 32 Years Timothy Rafter 15 Years Theresa Lute 6 Years Austin BoldingMark WalvoordAngela PageApril Rutledge 27 Years Billy Elliott 14 Years Zahra Khalili 5 Years…

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