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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Wed. Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Central will transition from in-person instruction to virtual instruction after Thanksgiving Break until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. All members of the campus community are encouraged to continue COVID-19 protocols when away from campus. For more information, view the university's coronavirus webpage

Center for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts

Logo for CALAThe Center for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts, or CALA, founded by the College of Liberal Arts, focuses on interdisciplinary research and cross-disciplinary collaboration, promotion of the Liberal Arts, curriculum development, and public outreach concerning research and education in the Liberal Arts and beyond. CALA is a central location for collaboration among faculty members from across departments and community stakeholders.

Our mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary, student-centered research and curricula through the support of interdisciplinary initiatives and public outreach involving the Liberal Arts. Our vision for the Center for the Advancement of Liberal Arts is similar, to create an environment where interdisciplinary study is encouraged and the value of the Liberal Arts is effectively communicated to the benefit of all students, faculty, and stakeholders.

For more information, contact Theresa Vaughan, Ph.D., tvaughan@uco.edu | (405) 974-3434


Events 

Community Forums 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 12

The UCO Center for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts has partnered with the College of Liberal Arts to host two community forums addressing a range of unprecedented contemporary topics that have emerged in 2020.

Topics include the active pursuit of racial equity and social justice, the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the changing political landscape and student advocacy and well-being.

Interested participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage in a dialogue about addressing challenges that all communities are currently facing.

Register for the Nov. 10 or Nov. 12 panel. 

Panelists for the Nov. 10 forum include:
• Catherine Webster, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts;
• Travis Jones, Ph.D., criminal justice;
• Desiree Hill, Ph.D., mass communication;
• Alyssa Provencio, Ph.D., political science; and,
• Leeda Copley, Ph.D., sociology, gerontology, and substance abuse studies. 

Panelists for the Nov. 12 forum include:
• Catherine Webster, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts;
• Rebecca Quoss-Moore, Ph.D., English;
• Erik Huneke, Ph.D., history and geography;
• Annie Holt, Ph.D., humanities and philosophy; and,
• Jessica Appleby, Ph.D., modern languages.