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UCO Student Advertising Team
Qualifies for National Competition

AAF teamFollwing a national online semi-final, MCOM's American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition Team has qualified for the national Competition to be held in June in New Orleans. The team took first place in Fort Worth, Texas for the AAF District 10 Competition, April 5-7, 2017, competing against other universities within AAF’s District 10 states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The team developed a comprehensive advertising campaign for this year's client, Tai Pei frozen foods. This is the second year in a row UCO has taken first place in the AAF District 10 Competition. The team is advised by MCOM’s Sandy Martin who has advised the team since its inception in 2011.

Debate Team Places 10th Nationally

Central's debate team recently placed 10th at the 71st Annual National Debate Tournament hosted by the University of Kansas in Overland Park, Kansas. The team won an elimination round at the tournament for the first time.

Derek Hilligoss, a senior Political Science major from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Jasmine Stidham, a senior Political Science major from Couer d’Alene, Idaho, had the best showing in UCO history at that particular tournament. Stidham also was named the 19th speaker overall.

A total of 156 debaters from 44 universities competed at this year’s tournament. It is the oldest collegiate policy debate in the United States.

The Changing Face of
The College of Liberal Arts

CLA construction envisionedConstruction of a $17 million, 55,000-square foot addition to the College of Liberal Arts is expected to begin near the end of the Fall 2017 semester. The addition will include classrooms, office space, gathering space for students and an all-new 200-seat theater.

The project is expected to take a year and a half to complete.

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