UCO offers preview of sorority life at annual Summer Tea
The University of Central Oklahoma Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life invites current and incoming students who are interested in joining a sorority to attend the Panhellenic Summer Tea at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms on Central’s campus.
UCO Alumni association names Deer Creek graduate a ‘Central Standout’
The University of Central Oklahoma Office of Alumni Relations recently named Deer Creek High School graduate Joel Richardson a 2014 Central Standout. The award honors six students — three freshmen and three seniors — who distinguish themselves as true “Bronchos” within Central’s student body.
UCO recognized as ‘Storm Ready’ by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service recently renewed the University of Central Oklahoma’s certification as a “StormReady University,” recognizing the institution for its established severe weather preparedness procedures.
UCO Psychology professor examines history of scientific sexism and racism in new book
How can skewed psychological research impact society? Profoundly, according to Caleb Lack, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. He addresses the history of such scientific research and how it contributed to sexism and racism, and offers guides on how to conduct and evaluate comparative research, in his recently published book, “Psychology Gone Astray.”
Missouri State releases spring graduation list
Missouri State University conferred 2,381 degrees to students during its three spring commencement ceremonies May 16 at JQH Arena. Matthew D. Iver, of Edmond, received an Administrative Studies/Homeland Security MS degree.
Edmond teacher attends OERB educators’ retreat
Eighty-one teachers from across the state of Oklahoma spent two days touring, participating in and learning all about Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry. The teachers attended the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s Educators’ Retreat, which took place June 18-20 in Ardmore.
Back-to-School event to serve Oklahoma foster children; volunteers needed
Citizens Caring for Children will present a two-day Back-to-School shopping event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 and 1-5 p.m. July 27 for school-aged children in foster care living in Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan and Pottawatomie counties. The event will take place at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Expo Hall.
Dream Big Teacher Challenge accepting proposals through July 31
As America’s teachers work on completing their lesson plans for the upcoming school year, Farmers Insurance wants to encourage teachers to include plans to transform their school by winning one of five $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge grants.
In order to be considered, teachers must complete and return the grant application found at www.thankamillionteachers.com by July 31.
CareerTech state director resigns
Robert Sommers, secretary of education and workforce development and state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology education, announced today he is resigning both posts effective Aug. 15.
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