Around the Campus March 27- March 31, 2017

Around the Campus March 27- March 31, 2017

A list of campus events happening this week.

Around the Campus is a weekly compilation of events happening across and around the University of Central Oklahoma’s campus.

Monthly Events:

Women’s History Month: The UCO Women’s Outreach Center will celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting contributions of women and celebrating the empowerment of females. They are asking students to submit a letter online on OrgSync to a notable women in history by March 30, 2017. The WOC will also host other events to celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March.

Day-by-day:

Monday, March 27, 2017:

  • Non-Traditional Student Support Group: Beginning at 11 a.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 415, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will offer a support group for students who are having issues balancing school, work and family.

  • UCOSA Congress Meetings: At 1 p.m. in the Will Rogers Room on the fourth floor of the Nigh University Center, UCOSA Congress members will have their weekly congress meeting.

  • Got Stress Workshop: The Center for Counseling and Well-Being will hold a class on learning how to manage stress and college life in NUC Room 402 from 2-3 p.m

  • Life Skills Around Eating: At 3:30 p.m. in Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will be holding a free and confidential support group for those who suffer from eating disorders and symptoms that suggest eating disorders.

  • UCO Jazz Division: Donny McCaslin Concert: At 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab, the UCO Jazz Division will present saxophonist Donny McCaslin to perform. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.ucojazzlab.com or by calling 405-974-2100.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017:

  • Social Justice Series: Intersectionality and Social Justice: Working Together to Create Change: From 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Central Station (HES), the Office of Sustainability will meet once a month on a Tuesday to discuss different social justice issues as part of the 2017 Social Justice Series. The topic for this session will be about intersectionality and social justice. This session will discuss the political and social activism happening in the wake of the Presidential election. It will also discuss how to respect different opinions in order to work towards progressive social change.  More information can be found on Facebook or by contacting Eric Hemphill at 405-974-3526. This is also a STLR-tagged event by the tenet Service Learning & Civic Engagement.

  • SPB: Look Out Time: At 11 a.m. members from Campus Activities will be out by Broncho Lake near the clock tower to help students design their own clocks for their homes. More information on this event can be found by UCO Campus Activities at 405-974-2363.

  • MindStrength: At noon, in the Wellness Center Room 104, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will offer a workshop for students faculty and staff to work on lessening anxiety, improving sleep, balancing emotions and improving the ability to stay calm in tough situations. More information can be found on OrgSync.com.

  • SMART Recovery: At noon in the NUC Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will have a SMART Recovery meeting for those in recovery to learn skills to stay balanced and motivated in staying healthy. More information about the SMART Recovery can be found on www.smartrecovery.org.
  • Anger Tamers: At 1 p.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will give confidential and free support for those who struggle with controlling anger.

  • Society of Women Engineers Monthly Meeting: Beginning at 3 p.m. in Howell Hall, the Society of Women Engineers will have their monthly meeting to discuss volunteering, conferences and events.

  • Food Security Deliberation: At 3:30 in the Nigh University Center’s Room 320b, a STLR-tagged event will be held to provide an opportunity for students to be active participants with food security deliberation event. Food security is related to the supply of food and an individual’s access to it. The STLR tenets include: Health & Wellness; Service Learning & Civic Engagement. More information can be found by contacting event host Susan Scott at sscott@uco.edu.

  • BronchoThon Volleyball Tournament FTK: From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Sigma Tau Gamma house located at 911 Washington St, Edmond, OK 73034, there will be a volleyball tournament to raise money for BronchoThon. The event will sell snow cones, hot dogs and hamburgers.

  •  Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Nights: From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Outdoor Adventure Recreation Center in Edmond park by Lake Arcadia, the Department of Wellness and Sport will offer various disability recreation opportunities on campus for all students, faculty and staff on various Tuesdays. All Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation nights are free for students with a valid UCO ID. For March 28 the sport will be cycling.  Additional information can be found by contacting Heather Kohl at hkohl@uco.edu or 405-974-3140.

  •  S.I.S.T.A Circles: At 7 p.m. in Nigh University Center’s Room 202, the Black Student Association will have their ‘Sisters Inspiring Sisters Through Achievement’ discussion in fellowship circles. The circles will also be a time to talk about topics that are relevant while also creating a safe space to come up with solutions.

  •  SAFE Poetry Night: At 7 p.m. in the Radke Fine Arts Theater (CTL), the Student Alliance for Equality will have a public reading by poets Candace Liger and Lauren Zuniga. The event is open to the public and will serve refreshments in the foyer.  More information can be found by contacting SAFE faculty J. David Macey, Ph.D., at 405-974-5922 or email at dmacey@uco.edu.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017:

  • 2017 Liberal Arts Symposium: UCO’s College of Liberal Arts will host their annual symposium in the Liberal Arts building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is to offer students a chance to present their writing, research and other academic and creative activities to their peers. There will also be two keynote speakers at the event. Bruce Plante will speak in Pegasus Theatre from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. and John Granger at 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The event is STLR-tagged by the following tenets: Global & Cultural Competency; Research, Creative & Scholarly Activities. More information can be found by contacting the event host Guillermo Martinez-Sotelo at gmartinezsotelo@uco.edu or by visiting the Liberal Arts website under the tab titled ‘Symposium.’

  • Mock Interview Day: From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 338 for students to practice interviewing with a local metro-area employer. To sign up for a session contact UCO Career Services in Room 338 or call 405-974-3346.

  • Seeking Strength: At 2 p.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will hold a free and confidential group for those dealing with trauma or substance abuse symptoms. The groups work on skills such as how to set boundaries in relationships, understanding triggers and learning how to self-care.

  • BGLTQ+ Support: From 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the NUC Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will offer a support group for individuals thinking about coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or for people who have recently come out and are seeking support. These groups are free and confidential.

  • Bringing in the Bystander: At 2:30 p.m. in the CTL Room 108, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will offer a workshop to show the UCO community how they can respond safely to cases of sexual violence that they may witness.

  • OrgSync 101: At 3 p.m. in the Administration Building’s Room 101A, members from the Student Organizations Office will offer a training session on OrgSync for officers, advisors or members of organizations across campus.

  • UCOSA: Presidential Debate: At 6 p.m. in Constitution Hall (NUC) the three student body presidential candidates, Elsa Ruiz, Zachary Robbins and Stockton Duvall, will debate. The event will be moderated by Kory Atcuson, the chair emeritus of the UCO Student Congress.  Questions will also include submissions from students. More information can be found by contacting the Interim Chair of the UCOSA Election Commission, Caleb Power, at cpower@uco.edu.


Thursday, March 30, 2017:

  • Seeking Strength: At 2 p.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will hold a free and confidential group for those dealing with trauma or substance abuse symptoms. The groups work on skills such as how to set boundaries in relationships, understanding triggers and learning how to self-care.

  • Central Improv Weekly Meeting: At 3 p.m. in the Nigh University Center, Central Improv will have their weekly meeting to practice and improve their improv skills. The meetings are open to the UCO community.
  • Stress Paws: From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will have therapy dogs to help students relieve stress every Thursday.

  • Mathematics, Science Seminar Series: At 4 p.m. in Howell Hall’s Room 201 the assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Colorado Mesa University, Johanna Varner, Ph.D. will present “Pikas Under Fire: American Pika Ecology and Behavior in a Time of Global Change.” This event will talk about climate change and its effects that are forcing many alpine species upslope.

  • Financial Budget Crisis: At 5:30 p.m. in the Nigh University Center, Praxis will invite the City Managers Association of Oklahoma on campus to discuss the current budget crisis across the state.

  • SMART Recovery: At 5:30 p.m. at the International House, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will have a SMART Recovery meeting for those in recovery to learn skills to stay balanced and motivated in staying healthy.

  • Alexander Lawrence Posey Speaker Series: Danez Smith: At 6 p.m. in the Pegasus Theater (LAR) the New Plains Student Publishing Group, Department of English, SAFE, BSA, Black Male Initiative and Literature in Performance will present poz writer, performer and author Danez Smith. Smith has authored two chapbooks and has also won the Button Poetry Prize. He has been featured on Buzzfeed, Blavity, PBS Newshour and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. More infomation about Smith and the event can be found by contacting Dr. Iliana Rocha at irocha@uco.edu or event host Shay Rahm at srahm@uco.edu. The STLR tenets for this event include Global & Cultural Competency; Health & Wellness; Service Learning & Civic Engagement.

  • MSA and The Vista “We Are America” Forum: At 6 p.m. in the Mass Communication Building’s Room 120, the Muslim Student Association and UCO’s school newspaper, The Vista, will host an open forum for the UCO community to talk about the issues Muslims face, in media coverage, socially and politically, as well as discussing culture and common misconceptions. The forum will include a panel that will offer different topics and data for the audience to discuss as well as offer an opportunity for attendees to ask the panel any questions. Refreshments for the event will be served at 5:30 p.m..


Friday, March 31, 2017:

  • Anger Tamers: From 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will give confidential and free support for those who struggle with controlling anger.

  • Grief Group: Beginning at 11 a.m. in the Nigh University Center’s Room 402, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being will offer a grief group to individuals who are experiencing grief.

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Meeting: At noon in the College of Liberal Art’s Political Science Department Office (Suite 102) members from of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honorary Society will have their monthly meeting. The honor society is open to students who have 10+ credit hours in political science and who also maintain a 3.0+ GPA in political science hours.

  • Tie-Dye Event: Beginning at 1 p.m. by Broncho Lake, the Society of Women Engineers will be out to have students buy on of their shirts to tie-dye it.

  • ACM General Meeting: At 2 p.m. members from the Association for Computing Machinery will have their general meeting in the Math and Computer Science Building’s Room 126.


Information gathered for ‘Around the Campus’ can be found on UCO’s OrgSync page, uco.edu, blasts.uco.edu, Campus Activities and from other organizations across campus.

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