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Thanksgiving Break, NOV. 23-25: Classes Canceled, Offices Closed.:

The Max Chambers Library will be open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 22., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23 and will be closed Nov. 24-26. The Wellness Center will be closed Nov. 23-27 and will resume normal hours Nov. 28.

Dialogue with the Dean webinar series graphic and photo of Dean Jeanetta SimsDialogue with the Dean is a webinar series that typically occurs monthly at 2 p.m. Tuesdays hosted by Jeanetta D. Sims, Ph.D., dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies and University College.
This webinar series offers practical insights and strategies for helping current and prospective UCO students advance in their professional and personal lives. Though designed for students, all interested individuals, including the public, are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events in the Series

We have concluded our final webinar for the 2020-21 academic year, and will return with new content during the fall 2021 semester. In the meantime, check out our collection in the Past Event Recordings section below.

Past Event Recordings

Nov. 10, 2020

Cultivating a Career of Excellence

Nov. 10, 2020, featured guest Dr. Dwight Adams, Forensic Science Institute director on the topic of "Cultivating a Career of Excellence."


DEC. 08, 2020


Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

Dec. 8, 2020, featured guest Julia Reed, senior director of the UCO Center for Counseling and Well-Being, on the topic of "Overcoming Stress and Anxiety" with graduate students and Graduate Student Advisory Board members: Hollie Blackstock and Samantha Dawes.


 DEC. 15, 2020

Choosing UCO for an International Graduate Student Experience

Dec. 15, 2020, featured guest Dr. Dennis Dunham, Office of Global Affairs executive director, on the topic "Choosing UCO for an International Graduate Student Experience" with graduate students and Graduate Student Advisory Board members: Cynthia Kagambirwa and Frank Poku.


Jan. 26, 2021


Exploring International Research Collaborations

Jan. 26, 2021, Dialogue with the Dean featured two UCO professors, Drs. LaDonna Atkins and Matthew Hollrah, on the topic of "Exploring International Research Collaborations." 

Feb. 23, 2021

Graduate Students Parenting Amid the Pandemic

Feb. 23, 2021, featured "Graduate Students Parenting Amid the Pandemic," with two UCO graduate students: Bridget Cuadra, pursuing a Master of Arts in History, and Shada Atif A. Sahlabji, pursuing a Master of Fine Arts. 


March 30, 2021

Race, Representations and Relating: Lessons Learned from the Tulsa Race Massacre

March 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (CT), featured "Race, Representations and Relating: Lessons Learned from the Tulsa Race Massacre" with three special guests and subject matter experts.

  • Dr. Meta G. Carstarphen, Gaylord Family Professor in Strategic Communication, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Tina M. Harris, Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Sandra Thompson, Interim Assistant Dean and Professor, College of Fine Arts & Design, University of Central Oklahoma

April 13, 2021

Video coming soon!

Tips and Strategies for Graduate Admissions at UCO

April 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (CT), featured the topic "Tips and Strategies for Graduate Admissions at UCO", with UCO graduate faculty and staff members! Our three panelists for this discussion will include Dr. Brittany Bannish, associate professor, mathematics and statistics; Brittany Carson, manager of graduate admissions and CRM activities; and Zachary Hunter, manager of graduate recruitment and outreach.