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Faculty and staff prepare for new school year at UCO in Edmond

Associate professors Mark Maddy and Kristi Archuleta participate in the faculty and staff labyrinth walk at the University of Central Oklahoma labyrinth in Edmond. [Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman]

Associate professors Mark Maddy and Kristi Archuleta participate in the faculty and staff labyrinth walk at the University of Central Oklahoma labyrinth in Edmond. [Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman]

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.

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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