N.T. Wright visits OC for Lecture - On Monday, March 24, world-renowned author N.T. Wright will visit Oklahoma Christian for a free keynote lecture in the Payne Athletic Center. This visit has attracted attention from all over the country. A panel discussion on Tuesday morning, March 25 will feature Dr. Wright and scholars from Ivy League schools. Click here for more information on the activities and how to get tickets.
Two members of the ‘Little Rock 9’ visit campus - Black History Month features a campus visit on Monday, February 24, from two of the “Little Rock 9” who led in the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Click here for a complete overview of the significance of that historic event, and information on the campus visit. The event is being hosted by Gary Jones (06), OC’s Multicultural and Service Learning Coordinator.
Eagle Landing Update - This week, I will be sending test letters out to 60 alumni to test our “proofing” system for names and years to be engraved into the granite plates for our Eagle Landing project. Once the “test deadline” has passed, I will make final revisions where needed and prepare for the complete alumni mailing to be done by the end of March.
To remind each of you, this campus tribute will be a garden area with a water feature to replace the current fountain on the old mall. For a quick look at the photos, click here. The primary purpose is to honor all graduates from Oklahoma Christian since its beginning. Each of those names will be etched into granite plates to be displayed throughout the garden. Each subsequent class will be added at the end of a school year. If you attended OC, but did not graduate, you’re still part of the OC family. You will be able, if desired, to purchase a paver within the garden walk area with your name and the year with which you would like to be associated.
For general questions about the project at this time, you can call me at 405-425-5120 or email me at email@example.com. We will have a phone line and email address set up to accept any questions regarding the project, or your personal graduation status when the full mailing goes out. SPECIAL NOTE: For those who may have walked at graduation, but did not complete your degree, perhaps this project will be the motivation for finishing. For more information on how to earn your degree, contact our Registrar’s Office at 405-425-5200. We’d love to have your name in granite!
OC Sends Two More Grads to ‘Teach for America’ - Two more future alumni have been selected to be a part of the prestigious “Teach for America” program. This national program is for hand-selected graduates from all levels of higher education across the U.S. Congratulations to this year’s selections from OC, Hannah Ketring and Katelyn Jackson. Click here to watch a video about Hannah and Katelyn.
Senior Sendoff Continues - The program we call Senior Sendoff continues in its fourth year as a small way to thank our seniors. Our Alumni Office staff takes groups of our graduating seniors to dinner and Thunder games on March 11 and March 24. In addition to those “limited ticketed” outings, we host a late-night bowling event for all graduating seniors in April.
Our continued thanks to alumni who are supporting this program with financial gifts. Through these gifts, our seniors pay nothing to attend the events. You are making OC better for our seniors. Thank you!
Stafford North’s Good News Newsletter - The February issue of Good News has stories about baptisms in Kenya, Honduras, the Philippines, Arkansas, and inner-city Oklahoma City. These encouraging stories tell of the good work that produces such results. This issue features the first of a series of stories about inner-city ministries. Please note, too, the story about a survey OC is conducting to learn more about why some do and some do not reach out to others with the gospel. The results of this survey will help churches know how their members can be more effective in outreach. To read the January Good News, go to www.oc.edu/goodnews. Please suggest stories for coming issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s about it for now. If you’re coming to Spring Sing, we hope to see you here. If not, don’t forget to check in on the live online stream of the show on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm CST.
Talk to you next month!