Faculty and staff prepare for new school year at UCO in Edmond
EDMOND — Faculty and staff at the University of Central Oklahoma were invited Tuesday to gather at the UCO labyrinth at the conclusion of their fall forum.
The purpose of the labyrinth journey was "to join our thoughts and energies as we begin a new school year, being intentional in our efforts to create an environment that is productive and conducive to personal growth," said Mark Maddy, associate professor of educational sciences, foundations and research.
The labyrinth is an intricate circular design — a winding path leading to a rosette in the center. Located just west of the Y Chapel, UCO's labyrinth is a replica of a 13th century installation at Chartres Cathedral in France. It is open to faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community.
Although some labyrinths are used for religious purposes, the campus labyrinth is intended to give students and others a place for reflection and introspection.
Fall classes start Monday at UCO.