Author: Eriech Tapia

Eriech TapiaEriech Tapia, 20, is a student from the University of Central Oklahoma and is pursuing a degree in journalism and a minor in public relations. He has received multiple awards for journalism over his five years of reporting and being editor-in-chief for two of those years, recently including the Oklahoma Press Association’s Award for Promise in Journalism. He has reported from Cuba, Turkey, Greece, and from across the United States. In addition to reporting, he is an active volunteer in the Edmond community and on the President’s Leadership Council at UCO.

UCO to Host National Research Conference in 2018

UCO to Host National Research Conference in 2018

NewsEriech Tapia- April 11, 2017

The National Conference for Undergraduate Research was held last week at the University of Memphis. More than 100 individuals from the University of Central Oklahoma attended and presented at the ... Read More

University Sees Decrease in Students from Saudi Arabia

University Sees Decrease in Students from Saudi Arabia

NewsEriech Tapia- April 4, 2017

In the fall of 2013, more than 400 students from Saudi Arabia were enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma. Read More

Liberal Arts Building Updates Planned

Liberal Arts Building Updates Planned

NewsEriech Tapia- February 28, 2017

Plans are in the works to bring new offices, classrooms and a larger theater to the Liberal Arts Building. Read More

Increase in Cases of Sexual Harassment at UCO

Increase in Cases of Sexual Harassment at UCO

NewsEriech Tapia- February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day can bring painful memories for some, including UCO students. Read More

Texting and Driving Could Cost Drivers

Texting and Driving Could Cost Drivers

Main StoryEriech Tapia- February 6, 2017

VIDEO: Texting and driving continues to be a danger despite laws that make the act illegal. Read More

UCO Faces $2.1 Million Budget Shortfall

UCO Faces $2.1 Million Budget Shortfall

NewsEriech Tapia- February 1, 2017

UCO faces a $2.1 million budget shortfall due to low enrollment. Read More

Focusing on the Bottom Dollar; A Private Institution’s Philosophy

Focusing on the Bottom Dollar; A Private Institution’s Philosophy

NewsEriech Tapia- September 12, 2016

Students walk around campus near Broncho Lake on Aug. 17, 2016. Only a certain amount of money is appointed to be awarded to students in scholarship, which continuously lessens with ... Read More

The Push for International Dollars; A Private Institution’s Philosophy

The Push for International Dollars; A Private Institution’s Philosophy

NewsEriech Tapia- September 6, 2016

From left, UCO President Don Betz, Vice President for Student Affairs Myron Pope, and Executive Director of International Affairs Dennis Dunham. (Photos provided by Dan Smith, Photo Services.) Reporter's Note: ... Read More

UCO Student Killed in Head-On Collision

UCO Student Killed in Head-On Collision

NewsEriech Tapia- August 30, 2016

Jordan DeShazer, 19, was a Psychology major at the University of Central Oklahoma. DeShazer was killed in a head-on collision Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (Photo provided by the DeShazer family.) ... Read More

Fall Forum: Keeping the Oxygen Flowing

Fall Forum: Keeping the Oxygen Flowing

NewsEriech Tapia- August 30, 2016

President Betz presents an award to Georgia Fiering, director of the Chesapeake Boathouse, at the 2016 Fall Forum. Photo by Eriech Tapia, The Vista. Addressing faculty and staff from across ... Read More